Inn of the Gull - private room

House - Private room · N Troy Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406, United States
Your host, Jim
42 Reviews
Response rate: 92%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Dear fans & friends of Inn of the Gull -Renovations are completed!
A brand new upstairs bathroom & guest room for summer of 2014. I hope to see you this summer.
Stay with me & enjoy all the Jersey shore has to offer.
I'm located in a small, quiet town about a mile from exciting Atlantic City, and only 2 miles to the nearest casino. I'm just 3 short blocks from Ventnor's beautiful beaches, and our boardwalk is perfect for quiet walks and bike rides. I'm close to fine local restaurants, clubs, casinos & all local attractions. Ocean City, NJ, America's Family Resort is just minutes away. It's a quick, scenic drive to Wildwood or Cape May. And you can enjoy beautiful sunsets on the bay directly across the street from the house.
There are plenty of restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops close by.
The rates are high at the casinos. My price is reasonable, and you'll enjoy Ventnor.

Your accommodations:
remember, you'll be staying with me... no private entrance or bath, but you'll feel like part of the family

For one person or a couple, I have a cozy private bedroom w/ closet & dresser. Ceiling fan + central air .Comfortable full size bed.
There is also a bedroom with a queen size bed + TV which is available for a slightly higher rate.
For three or more guests, there is a 2nd bedroom (additional charge), and I just added a 3rd room with bunk beds for the kids. I can accommodate a family of 5 for up to 4 nights... ask about my special family rate.
You'll have your own bathroom with an additional downstairs bathroom + an outside shower for after the beach.
I provide beach chairs & beach tags during the summer season. Towels & linens are provided, + use of washer & dryer. WiFi internet access. Central A/C (set it to your comfort!) & gas fireplace. Use of full kitchen & dining room. 50" flat screen TV in living room.

We're looking forward to a great summer here in South Jersey. The ocean & beach will be warm and our restaurants and attractions are going Jersey Strong!
Margaritaville has opened at Resorts Casino,and there's plenty of free festivals & events lined up for the summer season.
Guests who are arriving by plane, train or bus (ACY, PHL, EWR): I am happy to be your taxi service for a comparable rate. Inquire in advance....if I'm available, I'll pick you up/drop you off.
The local bus to Atlantic City runs 2 blocks from the house. I will take you on a short "orientation tour" of the island if my schedule permits. We can often provide transportation for you during your stay - cheaper than a taxi.
If the weather is nice & we're not too busy, we'll take a boat cruise on the bay.

For security reasons, I prefer guests who have an AirBnB profile with photos. If you're brand new to AirBnB, please follow the references directions -- its easy to set up through Air BnB.

Guest Access

FYI - you'll be staying with me! You will have your own private bathroom which is located next to your bedroom.
There is no private entrance.

Interaction with Guests

You will enjoy as much or as little interaction as you wish...
I pride myself on my "Local Knowledge". I can recommend restaurants, casinos, local attractions, bars & nightlife.
If I'm not to busy and the weather cooperates, I will give you a short orientation tour of the town and island. We may even be able to arrange a scenic boat ride!

The Neighborhood

The Inn of the Gull is located in the lovely town of Ventnor, just south of exciting Atlantic City.
I'm directly across the street from the Intracoastal Waterway and only 3 short blocks to the beach & boardwalk.
Ventnor has plenty of great dining options. There are no bars in Ventnor, but all restaurants allow you to bring in your adult beverages. There are package good stores close by for wine beer or liquor.
The town of Margate is the next town south. Nice beaches, great bars & restaurants + Lucy the Elephant in Margate.

Getting around

If you prearrange, I'll pick you up at the airport, train station or bus terminal for a nominal fee.

The house is 2 blocks from the bus route to Atlantic City. Buses run frequently. I may also be able to provide a ride for you if I'm around. don't be afraid to ask!
If you bring your bicycles, you can keep them in my secure garage. I may be able to loan you a bike or two... if they're available. we have a great bike rental shop in town. Tell them I sent you for a special rate.
We are on an island and everything is relatively close.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $33 / night after 2 guests
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Jim (email hidden). Made us feel at home. Both he and Rob were kind enough to offer us a ride into AC. The home looks as if it has just been renovated, very clean. It overlooks the inter coastal waterway from the front patio. The neighborhood is quiet. Very positive experience!

    July 2014
  • I stayed at Jim's place to go to a concert in Atlantic city. It's a great house in a great location. The house is right off the bay and a short cab ride to Atlantic city. Jim (email hidden)e house was clean and he was available for any questions we had. I would definitely stay there again

    November 2013
    Response from Jim:

    thanks Amigo... great having you guys and I hope the show was good. come back in the summer & we'll take a cruise on the bay.

    November 2013
  • This place could not have been more perfect for our quick trip to AC. There were 5 of us -- plenty of space, easy to find, comfortable beds and living area, and incredibly generous hosting by both Jim and his friend Rob -- Jim was out of town, but Rob took care of us brilliantly. Clean, accommodating, close to anything you might want (couple blocks from the beach, food to grab within walking distance, and a short ride down to casinos). We'll definitely look Jim up when we come back again.

    October 2013
    Response from Jim:

    Thanks Carrie... come on back any time.

    October 2013
  • Stayed one night at Jim's Inn of the Gull: Great relaxed atmosphere, accommodating host with great suggestions for dinner/drinks. Ventnor is a great location with access to all of the Jersey Shore.

    Highly recommended!

    September 2013
  • Hi AirBnB-ers,

    My Girlfriend and I wanted to spend a 2 day trip at Atlantic City and since she has a family member that works for Airbnb, we wanted to give it a try. Jim's location, where he has lived for the past 30 yrs) is about 8 minutes from all the action AC has to offer. We had a late check in, which Jim was able to easily accomidate. And when it became time for dinner, Jim was there with two extra plates on the table and invited us to join his dinner party. Very generous. (sorry we already had dinner plans!) The next day, Jim gave us a brief tour of the local area with the places to get a bit and the firehouse where he used to work. And that day when I forgot my beach towel and suntan lotion, Jim was able to provide them to us (along with a beach chair :)) Jim goes above and beyond for his guests and strives to make your stay comfortable.

    September 2013
    Response from Jim:

    thanks you guys... come back for a cruise on the boat next summer. you're always welcome.

    September 2013
  • We loved Jim's AirBnb. My husband and I have done five already and this was one of our favorites. Great location (downtown AC is 2 miles away) in a cute little beach town Ventor City. Family-friendly, safe. House is well-equipped, room is big for a couple and Jim was so friendly and welcoming. Would stay again!

    September 2013
    Response from Jim:

    Thanks you guys... Come back any time. It was a pleasure meeting you.q

    September 2013
  • Sharon and I had a great stay with you . We enjoyed your company.
    Your home is neat and clean. You (email hidden). I would recommend your home to all my friends and to anyone that what's to go to Atlantic City. Hope to see you again Sharon and Jerry

    August 2013
    Response from Jim:

    Thanks Jerry... See you next time. Always welcome and best of luck to you two. Great guests!

    August 2013
  • Jim is an excellent host! He picked up at the station, he brought us to the beach, to the casino. He's really really nice and funny!
    The room was wonderful with a lot of space, a big bed, we received towels and also chairs for the beach.
    We wish we had stayed longer there cause we felt just like at home!

    August 2013
    Response from Jim:

    I hope you enjoyed DC and have fun on the rest of your holiday. come back next summer!

    August 2013
  • Jim (email hidden). Immediately he made us feel as if we were old friends. He had great stories to share and was fun to be around. We had never stayed in Ventnor, so Jim had great suggestions on where to go and what to do.

    This was our first Airbnb experience and there was some apprehension on my part initially about staying in another person's house. However, I can say with confidence that I never had to worry about my safety, privacy, or something "going missing."

    The house was clean when we arrived. The sheets were clean, and Jim provided us with clean towels which is very much appreciated. The bathroom and shower were beautiful. The kitchen was very nice. The appliances were up to date, clean, and in perfect working condition. We were able to cook some meals to cut down on costs. The beach is a short walk away, and Jim provided us with beach tags. After a day at the beach, the outdoor shower was refreshing.

    Overall, this was a wonderful experience for all of us. I highly recommend staying with Jim. Thank you for welcoming us in to your home!

    July 2013
    Response from Jim:

    thanks, Shawn. you're welcome back any time.

    July 2013
  • My girlfriend and I were looking for a place down the shore last minute 4th of July weekend. We could not have had a more pleasant experience had we planned everything out months in advance. Jim made us feel like old friends of his. If you plan on going to the Atlantic City area, do yourself a favor, stay at the Inn of the Gull and let Jim be your guide. He has lived in the area his entire life and can recommend an itinerary no matter what kind of experience you're looking for. His place is just a short drive from all the resorts and casinos of Atlantic City, and Ventnor itself is beautiful without all the bustle of AC. Show you have an adventurous spirit and Jim might even surprise you with a ride on his speed boat.

    I can't say enough nice things about our stay. I will definitely keep The Inn of The Gull in mind next time I head down the shore.

    July 2013
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