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Huge House | 1.5 Blks from Beach | Family Reunions!

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocean Grove house description

Walk to beautiful Ocean Grove Beach on the Jersey Shore, rated among the top 15 beaches of the world for 2014 by Fodor's Travel. You'll also be just a few short blocks to the Great Auditorium; downtown Ocean Grove and Asbury's hip Cookman Avenue. Updated, spacious house welcomes you to gracious and comfortable living by the shore. Beautiful crown moldings and stained glass fill the house. The fully equipped, modern island kitchen features stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, dishwasher, stand-alone ice maker.

This is a perfect gathering place for housing out-of town wedding guests or holding family reunions all year round. Kids love their own 'den' upstairs; adults chat on the porch, near the fireplace, or around the dining room table.

My home is also ideal for a small professional conference or retreat -- high-speed wireless Internet connections are available throughout. Two large flat screen TVs with DVD and plenty of flexible meeting space simplify your arrangements. The house is less than a mile from the train station with frequent service to NYC; dozens of fine restaurants are within walking distance.

Perfect for gatherings of family and friends: This house is ideal for a family reunion, wedding guests, gal's weekend, or for several couples or families who want a wonderful vacation at the Jersey Shore.

Very few homes in Ocean Grove offer so many bedrooms and baths. This house sleeps 14 in beds, and four full bathrooms make it easy when everyone comes home from the beach at the same time! We also provide one roll-away bed for one extra guest. For the diaper set, a port-a-crib, high chair, stroller, and booster seat reduce the gear you otherwise would need to pack.

10 beach tags (yes, 10!) along with plenty of beach towels, beach umbrellas, beach toys, and sand chairs make this a turn-key vacation destination -- you need to pack only your clothes, food, sunscreen, and vacation spirit!

If you want to see more pictures and the floor plans of this great vacation home, visit my own website at

http://livingstonelodging.com

The house is perfectly located within easy walking distance of the beach, the Great Auditorium, downtown Ocean Grove, and the hip restaurants and night spots of downtown Asbury Park. Stroll to my new favorite restaurant on the boardwalk, Stella Marina, and wander over to the Stone Pony nightclub for a brew and good music; who knows -- Bruce Springsteen may show up!.

Summertime in Ocean Grove will make you feel like you've stepped back in time to a more relaxed era. Savor ice cream cones from Day's; browse through the two huge flea markets in spring and fall; thrill to an 800-voice choir festival; discover a new artist at the boardwalk art show. Let your kids vie for candy at an old-fashioned Fourth of July parade or take home fish & chips from the Ladies' Auxiliary fish fry. Walk or bike everywhere. In July and August, enjoy free organ concerts in the Great Auditorium and the 'Summer Stars' classical music events on Thursdays with an amazing array of established musicians. Pick parsley and basil from the garden and grill the flounder you caught that morning off the jetty.

Nearby attractions: Most of my guests don't want anything more than the beach and boardwalk and shops in town. But, if you like a more high-powered vacation, you can take day trips to Monmouth Racetrack, Atlantic City, Six Flags/Great Adventure Safari Park, or even New York City. Rent a boat at the nearby Shark River inlet marina, or take a deep-sea fishing trip with the family. Swoop past the beach high overhead in a paraglider. Several golf courses are available nearby; tennis and shuffleboard at the Grove tennis club.

And for a unique stroll down memory lane, don't miss the Silverball Pinball Museum down the Boardwalk in Asbury.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            At least one adult over the age of 30 must be in your party. Absolutely no prom or fraternity parties!...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Two pac'n'plays are provided, along with a high chair and a booster seat. Nice stroller. Boogie boards and beach toys provided. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You may smoke on the porch....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            There are 4 steps up to the porch. Once up to the porch, a person can stay in the first floor bedroom and have access to a first floor bathroom with walk-in shower. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Private, newly redecorated master bath; private porch...moreless

          • Apartment master bedroom: 1 queen

            Second floor in the apartment...moreless

          • Apartment twin: 2 twin/ single

            Second floor in the apartment...moreless

          • Lavender room: 1 queen

            Third floor...moreless

          • Yellow bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Third floor...moreless

          • Peach Bedroom: 1 queen

            Third floor...moreless

          • Arles bedroom: 1 twin/ single

            Third floor...moreless

          • Harry Potter room: 1 twin/ single

            First floor bedroom useful for those who don't like stairs...moreless

          • All bedrooms have ceiling fans in addition to the whisper-quiet central AC system with controls in each room. The second floor has a separate two bedroom, 1 bath apartment that can be locked off from the rest of the house; if you have only 10 people, you can rent the main part of the house without the apartment (this option not available July 1-Labor Day). Bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels are all provided; guests make up their own beds. A laundry service is included in the rental rate so that guests are not responsible for doing laundry....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Third floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Third floor...moreless

          • Second floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Second floor in the apartment...moreless

          • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

            2nd floor, newly redecorated. Heated floor....moreless

          • First floor bathroom: toilet, shower

            Newly remodeled bathroom with walk-in shower...moreless

          • Plenty of top-quality towels and washcloths (including beach towels), hand soap, and bath soap are provided. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The apartment also has its own kitchen, so there is a second refrigerator and stove. The apartment living room with a flat screen TV/DVD is a perfect place for the kids to hang out. Housekeeping/cleaning service provided at changeover and twice a month during longer rentals. Large four-burner stainless gas grill is perfect for easy cooking for a crowd. Please note there is no back or side yard. The house is so big it goes almost to the lot line on three sides. The two porches are where you will relax outside....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Good selection of great books, many genres, including ones for teen readers. ...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Sony Blu-Ray DVD player. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Settlers of Cataan, Monopoly, CandyLand, Scrabble, cards,poker chips, Upwords, Uno, Uno Stacko, Mancala, Parcheesi, Boggle, Twister, Life, Yahtzee, Pictionary, Backgammon, Chess, Cribbage...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                FIOS cable TV with Multi-room DVR...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Has I-pod station...moreless

              • Television:

                47' 'smart TV' with DVR, Netflix, and Blu-Ray player in living room. 32' flat screen with built-in DVD player and DVR in apartment living room...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys - shovels, pails, molds. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Free access to Netflix -- thousands of movies and TV series. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Downtown:

                Short walk to charming shops and restaurants in downtown Ocean Grove. Don't miss ice cream from Day's. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Boardwalk and ocean visible from porch...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Jet Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Large dining room, modular tables can be arranged to seat up to 22....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 16 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                State of the art ductless mini-split AC. Each room has a whisper-quiet wall unit with separate controls. You will LOVE this!...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Stainless high-capacity steam dryer in first floor laundry room. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Gas fireplace. ...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free anywhere in the US....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Three thermostats control the apartment and three floors. Also, the AC units in each room can also provide heat, so each room can be set to its own temperature....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless connection to FIOS network...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Guests make their own beds with our high quality sheets. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Spacious, well appointed, plenty of comfortable seating around the gas fireplace. 47' 'smart TV' with Netflix, Blu-Ray DVD player, DVR...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                On street. Parking is difficult on summer weekends, so plan to arrive close to the 2 pm check in on Friday...moreless

              • Parking On Street
              • Telephone:

                Free nationwide long distance, two handsets...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath, hand, and face towels are stocked in each bathroom. At least 14 beach towels are also provided. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Stainless large high-efficiency washer in first floor laundry room. HE detergent provided. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Verizon cable modem with wi-fi...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                Several are provided. Reusable filter basket. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything a good cook needs. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Wine glasses and dinner service for at least 16. Plenty of serving dishes....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Modern kitchen with stainless appliances, including dishwasher. A second kitchen in the apartment makes it easy to cook for a crowd. ...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave:

                One in each kitchen. ...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Food processor, blender, Crockpot, waffle maker. a good supply of pots and pans including a lobster pot....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless french door with built-in ice maker. Also a separate stand-alone ice maker. Second fridge in apartment kitchen. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas stove downstairs, electric cooktop in the apartment. Two ovens, one downstairs, one in the apartment....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster:

                Two toasters. ...moreless

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Outdoor Grill:

                4-burner Gas grill ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Two porches, comfortable seating...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Boogie boards, skim board ...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas to New Year's
              Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $875
              $3,900
              Late Spring,Early Summer
              May 28 - Jun 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $860
              $3,900
              Summer
              Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $6,300

              Changeover Day: Friday

              Labor Day weekend
              Sep 4 - Sep 11, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,000
              $5,400
              September
              Sep 12 - Oct 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $860
              $3,900
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $770
              $3,675

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Rates subject to change until a rental agreement is signed.

              Summer season rentals must be a full week, Friday to Friday.

              Reservations for partial weeks during June will not be taken until March; for summer, after June 15.

              $600 security/damage deposit upon signing; 50% due 60 days before check-in and remaining 50% due 30 days before check-in.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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              Location

              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Newark Airport
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Moonstruck, Asbury Park
              17 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Atlantic Highlands
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Asbury Park
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Garden State Parkway
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Day's/Starving Artist
              150 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Ocean Grove

              Car: Not Necessary

              Ocean Grove is a National Historic Site for the wonderful 'painted lady' Victorian homes. The beach is wide and clean, with wonderful swimming and beach combing. Stroll on the boardwalk, wander over to visit the shops and restaurants on Main Street, enjoy the wonderful concerts on the boardwalk and in the Great Auditorium.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: My great-grandparents visited Ocean Grove every year for vacation, and my grandmother and her sister operated a B&B here for many years. Now that my grandson has visited, I guess you could say we are a six-generation Ocean Grove family. My father's parents owned and operated a rustic lodge in Enfield, New Hampshire for decades -- Livingstone Lodge. Innkeeping was in my genes from both sides of my family! I'd been coming to Ocean Grove all my life, and could not imagine a better place to move to when I retire. I sing alto in the Auditorium choir every week -- ask me about joining in if you are here on a Sunday and love to sing.

              Why the Owner Chose Ocean Grove:
              When a house just a few doors down from my mother's came on the market, I couldn't resist. The house had been owned by my grandmother's cousin for many years, so it seemed right to bring it back into the family. I've remodeled the house extensively (sorry, cousin Mary!), updating it and furnishing it to be the kind of home I want to live in. Until that day, I love to welcome families and other groups to my home to kick back, relax, and experience an Ocean Grove vacation. Ocean Grove is unique on the Jersey Shore -- a National Historic site with more beautifully preserved Victorian homes than any other place in the country, it was founded as a Methodist campground and retreat just after the Civil War. At the heart of the town is the Great Auditorium, a 6500-seat building that is just a few blocks from my home, During July and August you can enjoy free organ concerts on Wednesdays; on Thursdays is the inexpensive Summer Stars classical music concert series; and on Saturdays, popular big-name acts like the Beach Boys, ABBA, Diana Kral, and Tony Bennett. Ocean Grove is a laid-back, relaxing seaside community. We walk everywhere -- to Day's Ice Cream Parlor for some amazing Belgian Chocolate ice cream, to Main Street for the Cheese Shop, hardware store, bakery, art gallery, or sandwich shop (the lobster sandwiches were a big hit with my friends this summer!); across the bridge to Asbury Park for fine dining and hip stores and nightlife; and, of course, to the beach. For those of you who have never been to the Jersey shore, you'll be surprised at how warm the water is most of the summer. Waves can be big before or after a storm -- the surfers have their own beach nearby -- but usually are gentle enough for the more timid swimmer. The sand is clean and white, and the lifeguards are the best (two of them live next door).

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This is a big house -- there is so much room, extended families will fit beautifully. The first floor is a lovely gathering place, cozy in winter with a gas fireplace and airy in summer with lots of windows. The second floor apartment provides a bonus with a second living room and kitchen. My favorite place of all is the porch -- you and your family and friends will spend most of your time on the porch, perhaps with a cup of coffee and newspaper, just relaxing. Don't be surprised if your Ocean Grove neighbors chat you up while you're on the porch -- it's that kind of gracious, small town friendliness that I love.


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              Photos

              • Spacious living room with gas fireplace

                Spacious living room with gas fireplace

              • Dining room can seat 10-20. High chair and booster seat provided

                Dining room can seat 10-20. High chair and booster seat provided

              • Stainless appliances, well-designed, functional kitchen

                Stainless appliances, well-designed, functional kitchen

              • Second floor den with flat screen TV - perfect for the kids

                Second floor den with flat screen TV - perfect for the kids

              • Peach bedroom (queen)

                Peach bedroom (queen)

              • Twin bedroom, two beds, second floor in the apartment.

                Twin bedroom, two beds, second floor in the apartment.

              • The Yellow Bedroom (twin) on the 3rd floor

                The Yellow Bedroom (twin) on the 3rd floor

              • 'Harry Potter Room' - first floor, great for someone who doesn't like stairs.

                'Harry Potter Room' - first floor, great for someone who doesn't like stairs.

              • Wide sandy beach.  Guards on duty Memorial Day weekend and mid-June to Labor Day

                Wide sandy beach. Guards on duty Memorial Day weekend and mid-June to Labor Day

              • 'Painted Lady' Victorian homes around every corner

                'Painted Lady' Victorian homes around every corner

              • First floor bathroom has walk-in shower and ADA-height toilet.

                First floor bathroom has walk-in shower and ADA-height toilet.

              • Cocktails on the porch is an Ocean Grove tradition you will love!

                Cocktails on the porch is an Ocean Grove tradition you will love!

              • 47' Smart TV with Netflix in LR -- choose from thousands of movies or TV series.

                47' Smart TV with Netflix in LR -- choose from thousands of movies or TV series.

              • Island kitchen with pantry, dishwasher, fridge, every small appliance you need!

                Island kitchen with pantry, dishwasher, fridge, every small appliance you need!

              • Roomy master bedroom, queen, private bath, cedar closet & ocean view porch

                Roomy master bedroom, queen, private bath, cedar closet & ocean view porch

              • Lavender bedroom (queen), third floor

                Lavender bedroom (queen), third floor

              • 'Arles' Single bedroom, third floor

                'Arles' Single bedroom, third floor

              • Queen Bedroom in connecting second floor apartment

                Queen Bedroom in connecting second floor apartment

              • Yellow bedroom, small table perfect for tea parties

                Yellow bedroom, small table perfect for tea parties

              • Ocean view from master suite porch

                Ocean view from master suite porch

              • View spectacular sunsets from Boardwalk

                View spectacular sunsets from Boardwalk

              • Beautiful stained glass throughout the house

                Beautiful stained glass throughout the house

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              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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