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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
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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- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17
- 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
- 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
- Books For Adults
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
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- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
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- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas to New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Spring,Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 6, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 7 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Taxes Not included
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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.
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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Spacious living room with gas fireplace
Kitchen - maple cabinets
Dining room can seat 10-20. High chair and booster seat provided
Master bathroom -- walk-in shower
Lavender room -- queen
Yellow bedroom -- made up as a king
Arles bedroom -- 3rd floor, single bed
Twin bedroom in second floor apartment
Wide sandy beach. Guards on duty Memorial Day weekend and mid-June to Labor Day
First floor bathroom has walk-in shower and ADA-height toilet.
Watch spectacular sunsets from the boardwalk.
Ocean Grovers live on their porches -- you'll love relaxing on this one!
47' Smart TV with Netflix in LR -- choose from thousands of movies or TV series.
Island kitchen with stainless appliances, including dishwasher.
Spacious master bedroom with private bath.
View from second floor porch
3rd floor yellow bedroom (2 twins)
Peach bedroom (queen)
Queen bedroom in apartment
Second floor den with flat screen 32" TV -- great for the teenagers!
Beautiful stained glass throughout the house
Ocean Grove is full of lovely Victorian homes.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 15, 2015
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