Williams Cottage Inn

506 South Atlantic Avenue, Beach Haven, New Jersey 08008
Innkeeper(s): Bette Van Liere

The Dome Room

The ocean view is spectacular from the Dome Room. When the tide is in you can actually see the waves hitting the shore! Equally dramatic is the impressive octagonal vaulted ceiling. Rope lighting and an intricate, antique French chandelier further enhance this historical "Onion Dome" that was built in 1885. Soft sea glass and sand colors compliment the vintage brass bed and the golden tapestry throne chairs that flank each side of the expansive floor-to-ceiling window. Victorian tradition is dramatically reinterpreted in your private bathroom with bead board wainscoting, black and white marble floors and distinctive wallpaper. Enjoy air bubble action in the comfortable double slipper Champagne O2 Pedestal Spa Tub. And, the marble double shower is fitted with multiple body jets for your pleasure. An antique Federal mirror and gold sconces gleam above the black marble vanity. You truly are on top of the world in the Dome Room.


The Garden Room

As welcoming and refreshing as a garden in springtime, this delightful room has French doors leading to a private porch. Relax in the comfortable cushioned chaise lounge or sit at the marble table and read a book while you feel the ocean breezes blow away your cares. Soft colors, Floral wallpaper, botanical prints and delicate hand-painting on the head board abound in this flowering retreat. Richly gold fringed drapery, satin bedspread and bed skirt, lingerie dresser, vintage bedside tables and lamps. The private bathroom continues the soft hues of the bedroom with an antique bronze and milk glass chandelier illuminating the pastel marble floors. Walk-in shower with inlaid floral tiles, large intricate vanity mirror, and stained glass window further accentuate this beautiful bathroom.


The Aviary

The bird-themed Aviary lets your imagination soar. A painted sky ceiling surmounts soft floral and bird wallpaper inviting you to enter this sanctuary in the clouds. The impressive deeply carved Victorian headboard nearly touches the sky and the matching marble-topped dresser reflects this treetop world. Antique ornithology prints grace the walls under the light of a bronze chandelier with birds nesting among its branches. Majolica bird lamp, vintage floor lamp with jade, antique rocking chair and a delightful bird needlepoint stool further enhance the room. The cozy private bathroom evokes a gentler age with its wood wainscoting, delicate wallpaper, slate floor, and antique hand-painted ironstone corner sink. A majolica tile mural of colorful birds and branches adorns the intricately tiled shower.


The Opulent Room

Brass, gold, copper, amber and rich patterns create a romantic mood in the Opulent room. Every surface awakens your senses. An antique inlaid French bed, with a memory foam mattress, is draped under a brass valance, with elegant Waterford bedspread and pillows. Deep gold ceilings and an antique chandelier glow above richly patterned walls and gold draperies. The room also hosts four beautifully framed Gustav Klimt pictures, an elegant Victorian marbled dresser, a sage green velvet antique chair and a darling tapestry footstool. And, on each of the marbled bedside tables, we've placed vintage Fenton bubble glass lamps. The private bathroom is a fantasy land for your pleasure, with rich polished onyx rock floors. A separate onyx, granite and marble clad shower and brass-framed antique mirror complete this scene. The Opulent Room is an intimate, tastefully decorated guest room you are sure to love!


The Asian Room

This serene room is a modern classic. Soft linen-colored walls and fabrics, upholstered headboard and bed frame in tan suede cloth, and subtle natural textures will transport you. Antique Asian-style armchairs rest in the quiet windowed seating niche. The oriental wardrobe is lacquer red, as are the bedside and television cabinets. Rich red shams with embroidered golden dragon flies compliment the luxurious satin bedspread. And, above the bed is an impressive glass beaded chandelier that casts sparkle and glow throughout the room. The private bathroom is a Zen world of wonder. Unique pebbled rock floor, bamboo walls and an Asian inspired vanity. The exceptionally deep Japanese soaking tub will seduce your senses when used in conjunction with the slate and copper tiled "steam mist" sauna/shower combination.


The Angel Room

The Victorian Age is reborn in this beautifully wallpapered retreat furnished with an antique barley twist bedroom set. A host of unusual antique angels bedeck the walls while crystal hurricane lamps sparkle on the marble-topped nightstands. The spacious private bathroom is tiled in patterned basket weave Ming green and white marble. The generous shower is replete with multiple water jets, rain and spray showerheads. The bathroom also features a large "Old England" vanity which is wheelchair accessible. Victorian bead board wainscoting completes this luxurious bathing environment. The Angel Room is on the first floor and is handicapped accessible. Outside lift elevator. Handicapped accessible.


The Blue Room

Inspired by this room's ocean views, the Blue Room is a sea of blue and white, silver and crystal. Ocean blue walls with original white woodwork surround you in a king-sized bed draped in blue and white toile fabric while a crystal chandelier gleams overhead. Antique silvery mercury glass accents shine atop the mantel on the original 1885 corner fireplace. Two richly upholstered armchairs and a powder bench provide a place to sit and relax. Soft daylight fills this beautiful space through multiple toile-fabric draped windows. The private bathroom is a land of luxury with its basket weave marble floor, pressed tin ceiling, and original Victorian bead board wainscoting. Blue Danube toile wallpaper surrounds you as you bathe in the claw foot tub under a crystal chandelier. A separate double shower is clad in Carrara marble and fitted with an abundance of shower jets. The Blue Room is the largest room in Williams Cottage Inn.


Rose Suite

This gabled sunny top floor suite is all charm and grace, from the antique hand-painted bedroom furniture to the hand-painted Gone-with-the-Wind bedside lamps. You'll want to curl up on the comfy window seats and your cares will vanish in the jeweled light of the stained-glass window. Relax on the antique slipper chaise in the sitting room, watch the ocean and curl up by the fireplace. The private bathroom is Victorian luxury. A clawfoot tub with shower ring, and a console sink rest upon Ming green and white marble tile, and the room shares the glow of the jeweled stained glass window with the bedroom.

  • Amenities

    • Fine Italian linens, plush robes, L'Occitane toiletries
    • Gourmet Breakfast in the Dining Room or on the porch
    • Delightful afternoon refreshments daily
    • Wireless internet access in every room
    • Flat screen TV with DVD player in every guest room
    • In room telephone
    • Enjoyment of the Inn's library, parlor and large verandah
    • Beach chairs, towels & umbrellas are provided
    • Complimentary bicycles and tennis rackets
    • Daily beach badges are provided complimentary to guests during their stay
    • Outdoor shower for after beach rinse
  • Rates & Policies


    • Please call for rate information
    • Prices are subject to change
    • Nightly rates are for two guests per room
    • Minimum stay is 2 nights (holiday weekends require 3 nights)
    • Rates are per night and do not include 7% NJ sales tax & 8% lodging tax

    Check-In & Check-Out

    • Check in: 2 to 8 pm
    • Check-out: before noon


    • 50% of the total amount due for the period reserved must be paid in advance to confirm the reservation
    • The balance is due at check-in.


    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash or check.


    A minimum of two weeks notice is needed to refund your deposit, Guests who shorten their stay less than two weeks prior to arrival are liable for charges for cancelled nights.


    • Guests 16 years of age & above are welcome
    • The Inn's premises are smoke free
    • Sorry, no pets accepted