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An Elephant-Sized Stay on the Jersey Shore

Entire house hosted by Richard
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking. Get details
Sorry, all stays have been booked. But don’t worry, I am open to the public for tours year-round!

The space
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. 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 am a National Historic Landmark and the oldest roadside attraction in America -- older than even the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

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.

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. 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.

Guest access
Upon arrival, and after you store your clothing in the antique trunk (not to be confused with my trunk), the grand bed, sculptures, and vibrant flower arrangements will take you right back to the Victorian era.

Then, you’ll experience some of the best perks the Jersey Shore has to offer! I, for one, prefer dining on peanuts. But you can look forward to some delicious meals from the Shore’s best local chefs and bakeries.

And after taking in a beautiful view of my favorite neighbor, the shoreline, you can try your hand at a game of chess while enjoying a refreshment from the stocked bar cart. There might even be some other local goodies thrown in while you’re here!

Other things to note
To celebrate this historic stay, Airbnb will make a donation to the Save Lucy Committee, supporting efforts to keep me looking great so that new generations of families can visit me for years to come.

I’m all about fun and games - as you’ll see my toenails have a colorful set of polish, my interior has a fun eclectic Victorian vibe and iconic views to boot! However, I am rather historic – and if I do say so myself, important – so please make sure we’re all respectful and on the same page during your stay. Guests staying in my walls agree to abide by the rules detailed in the listing.

Requests to book the limited stays will be live on Thursday, March 5, so fans looking to get the opportunity to stay on the Jersey Shore with me need to keep their eyes on the listing for the chance to submit their request to stay on their desired date. The stay is not reserved until you receive a confirmation notification of your reservation at the end of the booking process.

This is not a contest.
Sorry, all stays have been booked. But don’t worry, I am open to the public for tours year-round!

The space
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. 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 generati…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
TV
Essentials
Heating
Air conditioning
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance

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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

Joined in February 2020
  • 3 Reviews
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…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 3:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Health & safety
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Cancellation policy