Since 2008, Minerva’s By The Sea has specialized in “You-centered” hospitality. This family-friendly establishment offers one of LBI’s most relaxing places to stay. No two bedroom walls adjoin, and the walls of each unit are insulated: the result is that each unit is very private. The five units range from one that can sleep 1-3, to one that has a kitchen and can sleep up to five people. Two units have private decks; and the garden, wide-ranging library; and lobby (with a perpetual jig-saw puzzle) provide inviting indoor “hang-out” spaces for when it’s time to come in from the sun (or, alas, from the rain.)
Since owner/founder, Emma Lapsansky–a semi-retired college professor–has been in the hospitality business for more than two decades, Minerva’s By The Sea is the embodiment of her years of expertise. Named after Emma’s mother–a glorious woman who spent countless summers in Barnegat Light–this bed and breakfast is the one of the finest places to stay on LBI.
Each morning you will be spoiled by a full hot breakfast, tailored to your dietary needs, and served in the informal atmosphere of Minerva’s homey kitchen, where the Sunday New York Times awaits you beside the bottomless coffeepot. You are also welcome to take your breakfast on the third floor deck, with its amazing view of Ol’ Barney, the famous lighthouse.
Stay tuned, also, to see what great Specialty Weekends Minerva’s will be hosting throughout the year!
In addition to bicycles you can borrow to maneuver around the island (bring your own helmet!) Minerva’s has beach chairs and beach toys, and many other amenities that most hotels and motels do not offer. An on-site massage room enhances the ambience of tranquillity. It’s this one-of-a-kind attention to detail that makes Minerva’s By The Sea your home away from home when you are on Long Beach Island.