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Tandem Bike Inn in Belmar, NJ

Tandem Bike Inn in Belmar, NJ

Specialties

The Tandem Bike Inn is conveniently located one hour from Philadelphia, one hour from New York City and 45 minutes from New Jersey's Newark Liberty airport. And, the train from Penn Station in New York City drops passengers just two blocks from the Inn's front door. We feature eight rooms with a variety of configurations including King and Queen beds as well as pull-outs for extra guests. Every room has a private bath, some with Jacuzzi tubs, four rooms have fireplaces, and all include beach tags for guests. Located just one block off Main Street and a short walk to the beach, The Tandem Bike Inn is perfectly situated for a restful and relaxing vacation. Once you arrive you can walk everywhere. There are many great restaurants and shops right on Main Street and the beach and ocean front dining are less that a half mile away. Come and relax!

History

Established in 2011.

We purchased the Inn in April of 2011 and opened for business on July 1, 2011.  We are excited to have guests come to our home and enjoy the Jersey Shore with us. We live here year round and are open for business 12 months a year. We have already had guests from nearly every state in the US and all around the globe. It has been a terrific experience.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 603 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ, 07719
  • Mon: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Comments (7):

1. Lauren C.
Thanks to Mike and Ann Marie, my girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our girls weekend down the shore.  They are extremely accomodating, friendly and ensure your utmost comfort at their inn. The inn feels modern, homey and inviting with spacious rooms and a large porch great for dining and relaxing.  We stayed in the charming and spacious Captain's Ride room which came with individually controlled AC, tv, pullout couch, fire place, private bath and jaccuzi.  The homemade cookies, pumpkin bread and fabulous gormet breakfast were a nice touch as well.  The beach is a 10 minute walk.  Beach tags, chairs and towels are all provided.  It's a bit pricey but well worth it.  I would definitely stay there again and have already recommended it to friends.

02/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Theresa O.
My boyfriend and I stayed here in mid-June after deciding to do a quick but public transportation accessible/easily walkable getaway from Manhattan. The Tandem Bike Inn is incredibly close to the train drop-off, and a short 10-minute walk to the beach on a quiet, peaceful street. The house itself is charming, as are its owners, Mike and Ann Marie. Mike is very knowledgeable about the area and offered us suggestions and tips which was nice. Ann Marie is quite the chef, with afternoon snacks (peach cobbler and lemon crisps) to a sweet & savory breakfast on the porch (french toast on crossiant bread with organic pineapple sausage). Mike and Ann Marie allow you to take beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas to the beach, which are an added bonus you don't get at a hotel. Even better, they provide you with beach passes, which you'll need to get on the beach.
If you want a subdued getaway that has clean accomodations, friendly staff, and the added bonus of really delicious home-cooked meals and treats, look no further!

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. John T.
My boyfriend and I stayed here over the July 4th weekend, which happened to be their opening weekend, and had the most amazing experience.

The proprietors were absolutely the most hospitable, friendly and attentive hosts you could wish for.  Breakfast was absolutely amazing and homemade to order...fresh made Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries with a fresh fruit salad appetizer (with julienne fresh mint grown on the property) and freshly baked banana walnut muffins, WOW!!!!!! The BF and I unfortunately missed most of the breakfasts since we're late risers and service ends around 10 am, a mistake we will not be making again.

The rooms are all nicely appointed and CLEAN with very comfortable beds.  Each room had it's own bathroom, air conditioning and HD cable TV. Beach passes are included in the price of the rooms as well.

The location is very central to everything.  The train was about a block and a half away, three restaurants, including a vegan/vegetarian one, right up the block from the inn and the beach is a very easy walk from the inn.  

Tandem Bike Inn is one of those establishments that knows that in the hospitality industry, HOSPITALITY is most important.  Something that most of the industry has forgotten.  We're already planning another trip this summer to Belmar and will most definitely staying at Tandem Bike Inn.

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Jeff F.
This was one of my all-time favorite B&B experiences! And here's my top 10 reasons why...

10. Daily tea & snacks: 3:30p is high tea time & delicious snacks served including homemade lemonade, apple cider & cheese n crackers.

9. Discount: they offer a 10% discount for first time visitors...cha-ching!

8. Free Wifi: if you have trouble disconnecting like I do, they have great high speed coverage throughout the house including front porch.

7. Outdoor shower: this is a big one for me, the perfect refreshing feature after a long day sunning at the beach.

6. Bikes: they offer free bike usage including beach cruisers, mtn bikes and the titular tandem which I highly recommend for a unique adventure around town.

5. Porch: property has a large L shaped porch that offers a nice relaxing view from your rocking chair...just watch as the world goes by.

4. Aesthetics: personally directed by new owner Anne Marie, the interior was refurbished with a keen eye towards creating a warm, modern vibe that is carried throughout the house from the rooms to the common areas. Our room (#8) was comfy n clean and each has its own private bath (ours had a spacious and uniquely angular design, perfect for two).

3. Breakfast: Seriously delicious, perfect way to start the day...homemade scones, omelets, french toast, juices...Mmmm, mmmm good.

2. Location: Situated in beachy Belmar, it's a 5 min walk from the train station, 5 min walk to Main St (bars & restaurants) and 10 mins walk to the beach. And if you happen to be a Bruuuuce fan, it's at the corner of 10th Ave & E St which is NJ's own version of the crossroads.

1. Mike & Anne Marie: a charming New England couple who've recently transplanted from CT to Belmar to open this gem of a B&B. They were accommodating, warm and friendly and special shout out to Anne Marie whose prowess in the kitchen, from breakfast to desserts is top notch.

12/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. MarisaandKeith K.
Stayed 4 nights with our 3 yr old daughter.  Loved everything about our stay!  The owners couldn't be nicer.  They have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The home cooking is incredible. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable and relaxing.  Free beach passes, beach blankets and chairs.  Lots of great restaurants nearby.  Got up every morning for a fresh cup of coffee and home made treat while reading the day's news on the front porch or in the living room.  The room was great. In room AC, private bathroom and shower, full cable provided.  Can't wait to go back!

29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Regina G.
Simply AMAZING. AnneMarie and Mike are great. Every part of my stay was a luxury experience - the room, amenities (free beach tags, umbrellas and chairs), the breakfast, all stellar!! Went to the beach for my birthday, and was not disappointed. Will definitely come back.

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Kirby K.
For my husband and my 4th wedding anniversary we decided to go on a little getaway. This is when the great search for a place to stay started.  I looked at every B&B and small hotel in the general area and none of them seamed right.  The hotels were not special enough and the B&B's all looked like someone's grandmas house.  Then I found The Tandem Bike Inn.  It was everything I wanted in a anniversary getaway.  
When we arrived (three hours before check in) we had planed to just stop by to see if we could leave the car in the parking lot while we walked around town.  Instead Anne Marie (the one half of the husband and wife in keeping team) welcomed us with open arms and got our room all ready for us.  She told us all about the local shops.  Mike (the other half of the inn keeper team) showed us to our room and explained everything from the tv to breakfast.  Mike also welcomed us with a smiling face and open arms.  
We decided to drive the five minuet drive to the beach and walk along the boardwalk.  When we returned my husband and I got comfy in their "living room area" with books and hot tea (that they always have available) and some fantastic freshly baked Rocky Road Cookies.  The cookies were so good I would have eaten the whole plate but I held back.  
When we were looking for a good dinner spot we asked Mike and he told us about great seafood place called Mr. Shrimp and he recommended we pick up a bottle of wine because they are BYOB.  
After our amazing dinner we choose to relax in our room and watch a movie on one of the many movie channels they offer.  
I had the best nights sleep I think I have ever had in not my own bed.  The bed was soft but not too soft and the Inn was quiet.  
In the morning we dressed and went downstairs to read and drink a nice cup of tea we were greeted by Mike and he invited us to try some freshly baked Cinnamon Banana Bread while we wait for breakfast to be served.  The banana bread was amazing.  We had to have two pieces each we couldn't help our selves.  Then breakfast happened.  A delightful spiced baked apple was the appetizer (who knew people had breakfast appetizers) followed up by a beautiful plate of three large slices of golden fluffy French Toast with strawberries, blackberries, and cinnamon butter as well as two thick crispy pieces of bacon.  It was a sinfully amazing breakfast and so filling.  I will miss this breakfast regularly.  
Shortly after breakfast my husband and I sadly packed up our belongings and went downstairs to tell our lovely in keeps that it was time for us to head home.  We found them serving breakfast to some of the other guests and when we told them we were heading out they both made time to say goodbye to us.  They encourage us to return during the warmer season and then they presented us with a tandem bike or naming as a gift for our anniversary.  
If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay, with amazing food, and kind people Tandem Bike Inn is that place.

19/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0