Fantastic, private stay in a wonderful suite and location
I'm an academic working at a big university in New Jersey. The downside is that the area near where I work is full of student types, and I wanted to get away from it all. So I decided to deal with a big commute and try staying at the Blue Hydrangea in Belmar for the off season. I was hesitant, but Christine reassured me: "When you're home, you'll be *here*", she said. How right she was that that mattered. Belmar in the off-season is a tranquil and beautiful getaway. And the suite is just perfect. Plenty of space, modern but relaxing furnishings, and most important (for me) a quiet place to unwind and get my work done. Just being here made every day seem like a tranquil, peaceful vacation at the beach, which I guess is what each day was (the suite is about a 10 minute walk from the beautiful beach and boardwalk). Between the two of them, Christine and Randy were the perfect hosts. Christine is a hostess who makes sure everything is in place and looked after, and at the same time *extremely* respectful of her guests' privacy and solitude. Though the suite is above their home, I felt throughout that I was living in my own separate world. And Randy is a skilled handyman, always a quick text away on the very rare occasions when anything went wrong. And on top of that, they are both delightful and warm people. Highly recommended!
The #1 rated 2BR in Belmar: Quiet, clean and comfortable retreat