An Elephant-Sized Valentine's Day Stay

Private room in home hosted by Richard

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath


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Sometimes there’s an elephant in the room. In my case, the elephant is the room! I’m Lucy, a 139-year-old wooden elephant who calls the Jersey Shore home.

This Valentine's Day, I'm inviting a lucky couple to spend a romantic night inside the oldest roadside attraction in America, with a gourmet dinner, bubbly, breakfast and a few souvenirs to take home -- with proceeds benefitting the Save Lucy Committee and my ongoing preservation.

Bookings will go live on February 1, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET.

The space
Located in the heart of the Jersey Shore, just five miles from world famous Atlantic City, I stand “Jersey strong” at six stories high — you can’t miss me! I’m an old soul with a young heart, and I love having visitors over, especially when kids grow up and bring their families. In fact, I take pride in being one of the last of my kind, with tourists still flocking to see me every year, delighting young and old generations alike. I hosted my first stay in 1902, and over the years, I’ve been a tavern and hosted a United States President. Today, I’m one of the Jersey Shore’s most recognizable faces.

I’ve seen a lot in my years watching over the Jersey coastline, and since I never forget (obviously, I’m an elephant), I’ve got plenty of stories to share with curious guests. As you step inside my walls (and up 25 steps), you’ll be transported back in time to the 1800s, where you will feel the Victorian Era come alive.

Along with an overnight, our special Valentine's Day stay will include:
-- a custom gourmet dinner for two, to be served inside Lucy;
-- Dom Perignon champagne;
-- flowers and candy;
-- a continental breakfast in the morning;
-- on site security overnight;
-- a bathroom facility with shower;
-- two souvenir Lucy the Elephant coffee mugs; and
-- two Lucy the Elephant hoodies.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Margate City, New Jersey, United States

I’ve seen a lot of changes throughout my days at the Jersey Shore but the one constant is that the town of Margate is a place for families to spend quality time together. The community is close-knit and shares a sense of pride and belonging. I’m so happy to be part of it!

Hosted by Richard

  1. Joined in February 2020
  • 3 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Richard Helfant, Executive Director of the Save Lucy Committee, which is responsible for restoring and preserving Lucy for future generations. Our community has had its ups and downs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy but through it all, Lucy has stood as a testament to the resilience of our community. I’ve been volunteering for Lucy since I was a young teenager and have led the Save Lucy Committee for 20 years -- totaling more than 50 years of service to Lucy and the Margate community. I’m proud of her legacy as an icon of the Jersey Shore. I’m excited to take you into Lucy’s world and show you why she’s such a big part of our lives here in Margate.
Hi, I’m Richard Helfant, Executive Director of the Save Lucy Committee, which is responsible for restoring and preserving Lucy for future generations. Our community has had its ups…

During your stay

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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 6:00 PM
    Checkout: 10:00 AM
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

    Cancellation policy