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Things To Know Before Your Stay

Our Policies

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 Should you book a stay and find that you need to post pone your plans for any reason, then we will offer a two-year travel voucher that you can use in the future.  Typically, we have a no cancellation policy, but due to the fact that we would want only healthy visitors in our home, then we are being as flexible as possible.  Book with confidence and should you plans change, then use the booking at a time that is more convenient.  If you are a guest that has been to the Inn in prior years, we are offering a same rate booking for you.  Please call Vicki Ippolito and book directly.  Despite the fact we are on many third party booking sites, we would appreciate your booking directly, so we may learn more about your travel needs.  The Innkeeper may be reached at 732-818-7580 and we look forward to your visit.

Typical Cancellation Policy:

Since we are a small Bed and Breakfast, we assign a specific room for your specific dates when you initially make your reservation. Therefore, we must adhere to a cancellation policy since no-shows have a huge impact on our business. We thank you for understanding our No Cancellation Policy. Please carefully read the description of the Inn prior to booking a stay or call the Inn Keeper for more detailed information. We have a cancellation policy but would like to avoid cancellations at all costs to make the experience most enjoyable for our guests.  In the event of a cancellation, the owner of the business will credit your payment for use for up to two years if booked directly through the Inn.  Third party bookings through on-line booking sites are non-refundable.  Each person is encouraged to call the Inn at 732-818-7580 for best reservation rates and extended stays.

Please note prior to booking that all guest rooms are located on the second floor of the Inn and the main level of the Inn operates as a Victorian Tea Room. All guest rooms are decorated for Christmas and decorations will not be removed.  The Tea Room guests are dining on the first floor of the Inn and enjoying a beautiful Afternoon Tea.  The Inn is also available for venue rentals and events are often happening in the home in the evenings.  The second floor of the Inn has a sitting area and the downstairs parlour is always available to our over night guests.

One night stay reservations must be paid in full at time of booking. Reservations longer than one night require the first-night stay as a deposit at the time of booking. All reservations will be paid in full with the credit card on file within seven days prior to check-in. Extended stays of three days or more require payment in full at the time of booking.

Reservations Required

All reservations are preferred to be made at least 24 hours in advance but exceptions may be made given the circumstances. Reservations made directly to the Inn are taken between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

The Mathis House participates with several online third-party booking sites. In the event any third-party sites make an error in standard room rates, room availability, hotel occupancy or state sales tax charges, and/ or any other reservation details, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation within 24 hours of booking.

These third-party sites may not collect a deposit, so the cancellation fees above may not apply to your reservation if booked online. Reservations made on third-party booking sites require a credit card to remain on file with the Inn once the confirmation is received. 


Rates are for single or double occupancy. NJ State Sales Tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax are not included in the room rates. Guests may pay with cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Our rooms can only accommodate up to two guests. However, we do have a cot available for an extra fee. Please reserve a cot at the time of booking. The cost of the cot rental is $25.00 per night.

Victorian Tea

Our elegant Victorian teas are not included in our B&B rates. However, if you or your group is interested in scheduling a Victorian Tea, please book in advance. Private and group dinners may also be arranged with the Innkeeper.

Check-In / Check-Out

Our preferred Check-in time is from 3 to 5 p.m. Please enter your estimated time of arrival at the time of booking your reservation. Special arrangements may be made for check-ins after 5 p.m. by calling the Innkeeper prior to your arrival. If you need to check in earlier, let us know at least 24 hours in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Check-out is by 11 AM. Please remember to leave your room key with us prior to departing. We are not responsible for personal items left behind or stolen. Please check your room thoroughly when you are leaving and lock the door behind you. You are given one key to your suite upon your arrival. 


A full breakfast is served at 9:00 AM in our Butterfly Room. With advance notice, we may be able to accommodate an earlier breakfast time. Please advise in advance of any special dietary needs or allergies. There is also a coffeemaker and mini-refrigerator located on the second floor for your use. Traveling guests may invite family members or friends not staying at the Inn for breakfast for the cost of $20.00 per person and arrangements may be made with the Innkeeper in advance.


We’re sure the turn-of-the-century guests of Mathis House enjoy their cigars, cigarettes, and pipes, but for safety and health reasons, no smoking is allowed in the house or on the porch.  Please note that vapor cigarettes may set off the alarm at the Inn, so please refrain from using such devices in the Inn.


As you are guests in our home, we ask that you please respect the Bed and Breakfast and all the belongings in it. Damages incurred to the bed and breakfast and/or your suite during your stay, i.e., furnishings, stained bed linens or towels, rugs, lost/missing items, etc., will be charged to your credit card on file.


To ensure all our guests enjoy their time with us, the Innkeeper must approve guests of booked guests. No additional guests may stay on-premises past 10 PM without prior permission from the Innkeeper.


We are delighted to accommodate groups. To book 3 or more rooms, we require a minimum of 10 days' notice. If you would like the entire inn, payment in full as a deposit is required at the time of booking.


Parking is free in a well-lit parking lot conveniently located parking lot in the immediate rear of the Inn. Guests may utilize the front circular driveway at the time of check-in.

Room Service

Room service is available by request daily. As part of our Eco-Green commitment, we will not change the bed linens, towels, or robes in a guest room unless the guests stay with us at least three nights. However, we want all of our guests to have the best experience possible and will happily replace these items more frequently if specifically requested.

Mathis House Victorian bed and Breakfast and Tea Room at 600 Main

We are open Daily Tuesday to Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM




600 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753