Luxury and Relaxation on Long Beach Island. The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to a Barnegat Light, NJ getaway. This contemporary mini-resort offers a more private and personalized lodging option with comparable features of a larger Jersey Shore resort for an unforgettable Atlantic shore escape. Decorated cake in front of happy birthday balloon and banner. Balloons, hat, colorful napkins on table.Specials & Packages Couple strolling in tide, gazing at each other. Lighthouse, sky with clouds, ocean in background.Gift Certificates Lighhouse at sunset with boardwalk across horizon. water in foreground.The Area When you step into our beautiful bayfront inn, you are greeted with friendly faces, warm inn ambiance and personalized service. Choose from our six individually appointed rooms and two luxurious suites for quiet evenings, restful nights and invigorating island mornings. Each offers modern amenities including all standard in-room items found in hotels across America. What sets us apart are those little extras including beach gear, bicycles, and the unique environment of a boutique hotel. Private tables for morning dining grace the sun porch, a comfortable dining room with plenty of seating and an award-winning breakfast like no other. A parlor with a grand piano, library, and game tables provide a romantic environment in which to relax, read or have a quiet cup of coffee. Hidden away in a private backyard area is our guest-only outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi (heated Mid-May through Mid-September during peak season). Relax by the pool in our lounge chairs, or make the short walk to the nearby ocean beach and enjoy one of America’s favorite sandy stretches. Our rooftop deck puts you on top of the world where you can celebrate the end of a perfect day during breathtaking sunsets over the bay and provides a full view of the Barnegat Lighthouse and panoramic view of the area. Whether your visit is a romantic retreat or a social vacation, The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast offers truly distinctive accommodations. As each day passes our hope is that you feel more like an esteemed guest in a friend’s home… which is precisely what you become at The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast.
Nancy Gallimore, the innkeeper of The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast is thrilled to welcome you to beautiful Barnegat Light on the New Jersey Shore: her home for over 40 years. Nancy found her way into innkeeping through the suggestion of her realtor, Benee Scola Associates, who had placed the seaside home on the market for sale. After deciding not to sell, Nancy checked out the possibility of converting the home and went full speed ahead, opening the unusually modern bayfront bed and breakfast in 2000.
Many unique features distinguished her from the stereotypical Victorian B&B, the first being that her building was seashore contemporary! Described as a “mini-resort,” the property features a large swimming pool in the rear courtyard, private entrances to all rooms, private tables for dining and no wallpaper or doilies. This set The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast apart from the typical B&B and finally gave Long Beach Island an upscale accommodation, which offers true serenity instead of typical B&B fluff. Sixteen years later, the building still looks new, inside and out, due to a rigorous maintenance schedule.
Nancy is the mother of son Greg and daughter Kelly and has two granddaughters and a grandson. Both of her children participated in helping her establish the bed and breakfast throughout their younger years, but eventually pursued their own dreams, which makes their mom proud.
In her off time, Nancy is an avid wildlife photographer and travels someplace wild every year to capture additional images. Some of her photos grace the walls of The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast.
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