Bed & Breakfast: Rates & Policies

A Note: for guest's safety and privacy, we do NOT book online. Please  call, text, or email: we'd like to TALK with you to assure that what we are will meet your needs!  As of 2022, we are open just for 6 "special" weekends. We hope to return to our regular summer schedule in 2025. See you then!

The rates and info below are from 2020 . We left this info  here to give you a reference/context. When we reopen, (summer 2025?) we will post the current rates.

*** Rates include a hot gourmet breakfast; free WIFI; use of beach badges, bicycles,  beach towels, chairs, and toys; 24/7 library, games, and puzzles; a lobby-full of maps and guides to local events; ample off-street parking; free ice; in-room frig; picnic area; clothesline; A/C; "Frequent Beacher" rewards*; friendly, attentive staff onsite 24 hours--AND A TWO-BLOCK WALK TO THE BEACH/ THREE-BLOCK WALK TO OL' BARNEY, one of NJ's most beloved lighthouses!***

Jan 1-May 1, 2020

May 3-22, 2020

May 23 - Sept 6, 2020

Sept 7-Oct 3,

Oct 4-31,

Nov 1, 2020-
Mar 31, 2021










Up to 4

Private deck

Neptune **







Up to 4

Private deck

Emperor Penguin***







Up to 5

Private entrance








Up to 4








Up to 3

LBI Bed & Breakfast

**Wheelchair accessible

*** Apartment with Pullman kitchen

Bed & Breakfast Rates Ask about group rates; Monday and Tuesday specials; and *loyalty programs: "Frequent Beacher;" "rain insurance;" and "banked nights."

A note about Minerva’s rates: We strive to achieve a fine balance: aiming to keep our rates modest, so that working families can afford their much-needed vacations; while taking pride in our commitment to meticulous housekeeping, and to hearty breakfasts comprised of healthful, high-quality ingredients—and neither of those things comes cheap! We accomplish our goals by competitive compensation to our dedicated and talented assistants, by careful budgeting, by limiting the owner’s salary to a VERY modest sum, and-- from time to time—by offering loyalty rewards and economical theme weekends. We believe that once you have experienced Minerva’s hospitality, you will agree that we offer good value.

* "Frequent Beacher": Accumulate 6 nights, get one night free! (this is cumulative, and does NOT have to be consecutive nights; Frequent Beacher points never expire.)  Rain insurance: If it rains for more than 4 hours on any FULL day of your stay at Minerva's, we'll give you a $40 voucher, good for your next visit to Minerva's! (Limited to one voucher per party, per visit). "Banked nights": Problem: can't meet the 3-night minimum, because you can get away for only a two-night stay? Easy solution: Pay for three nights, then stay two nights and "bank" the third night to link onto a future reservation. Never expires!)


  • We require a three-night minimum stay on weekends in July and August, and on holiday weekends. There may be a two-night minimum on some other weekends. Special discounts on Mondays and Tuesdays June-August: 15% in June; 10% in July; 5% in August
  • Check-in: 3 pm (Please call us if you will be checking in later than 9 pm)
  • Check-out: 11:30 am (Housekeeping between 11 and 2 each day)
  • A deposit of one-half is due when a reservation is made; balance, plus applicable taxes, due upon arrival.
  • We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, and AMERICAN EXPRESS, or cash. Personal checks are accepted for deposits made four weeks in advance of arrival.


  • Cancellations with fifteen days' notice will receive a full refund of the deposit, minus a $10 processing fee.
  • With EIGHT DAYS’ notice, the deposit will be held and applied toward a future stay.
  • With less than eight days’ notice, deposits will not be refunded.
  • ‡ Rates subject to change without notice.

GUEST RESPONSIBILITIES: For everyone’s protection, we do not allow pets, smoking, candles, or other open flames inside the building. SMOKING IS PERMITTED IN DESIGNATED OUTDOOR AREAS ONLY.

  • Out of courtesy to our other guests, and to our neighbors, loud music and/or noisy or raucous conversation is not permitted.
  • Furnishings, linens, beach badges, bicycles, beach chairs, etc. are the property of Minerva’s by the Sea, and management reserves the right to charge for guest's damage to or loss of said property.
  • Any guest who breaches these responsibilities may be asked to leave, and will not be eligible for a refund of charges.

For more information about bed and breakfast amenities, please reach out to us today. For the safety of you and your fellow guests, we DO NOT book online. To book a reservation, please give us a call at 610-653-6153. We do not offer online booking. Must confirm via phone call.