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7 BR Beach Block - Sleeps 13, Dining Room Seats All. Features Galore!

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Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stone Harbor house description

Booking now for 2014!

Our property is not a typical rental -- it's a beach house that we have called home for 25+ years. But with the kids of 2 families all grown up and moved on -- we want new families to enjoy their summers here, just as we have. We offer a family gathering spot -- ready to give everyone a place to relax, enjoy the beach, and settle down to share meals at our 'seats 14' dining room table -- the gathering place for all visitors! Check out LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION below for a link to our website about our home.


With 7 bedrooms and beds for 13, along with 4 full baths and a powder room -- it's an ideal place for grandparents to vacation with adult children and their grandchildren. With a living room, a family room and a porch and deck, there is room for everyone to wander off and read, watch the Phillies in HD, or just have conversation in the living room - time together AND time alone. We've got an indoor sun porch and a large deck on the 2nd floor -- with places for puzzles, quiet reading, and sunbathing. We've got DVD players and VHS players, with a pretty awesome collection of family-friendly films. The link for our home website is available below.


Our home is located on the beach block, and we are less than 20 'shore blocks' to town, on bike-lane lined Second Avenue. We are adjacent to the extensive acreage known as the 'nuns' retreat and beach' as well as the bird sanctuary. We are a short walk to a small community playground with swings and climbing equipment -- our kids all learned to ride 2-wheelers in this little bit of quiet at the shore. We believe that our 'Beach House' is truly a family-friendly retreat for your summer vacation.

And it's not just about summer ! We are perfect for 'get aways' for girls-getaways and more. With a fully-equipped kitchen, a large dining room and 4 full baths, it's a great off-season or holiday retreat for families or couples - and the owner has a reunion here annually for high school friends! Cook your turkey here, or spend New Year's Eve with a few couples -- the town is quiet and there's no need to drive around. (3 night minimum preferred in off-season). Call us or send us an email for more information. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is 13 of any age- no exceptions without written authorization in the lease.



Keywords: Beach Home

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            No busy streets to cross to get to the beach -- and guarded beaches all along the waterfront. We've got videos, toys and puzzles for the kids of all ages. There is one TV with just a VCR -- bring your video game system!...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Because many tenants have allergies, we ask that you do not bring pets into the house during your stay....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

          • Master Bedroom : 1 king

            King bed with adjoining private bath and sitting room...moreless

          • Ocean View Room : 1 queen

            View of the ocean and directly adjacent to the deck. ...moreless

          • Ocean View Adjoining: 2 twin/ single

            Functions as a suite with the adjoining queen bedroom. ...moreless

          • Queen Bed adjoins sunporch: 1 queen

            This bedroom is in the main hall and opens to the sunporch. ...moreless

          • The 'Girls' room: 2 twin/ single

            Where the pretty linens are...opens to the sun porch. ...moreless

          • The 'Boys' Room: 2 twin/ single

            Two more twin beds that open to the sun porch. ...moreless

          • 1st Floor Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

            Private bath adjoins this first floor easily accessible room...moreless

          • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king bed with brand new mattress, adjoining a sitting room with a private bath with a walk-in shower. There are two 2nd Floor bedrooms with queen beds. There are 3 bedrooms with two twin beds on the top floor, and a bedroom with a single bed and private adjoining bath on the first floor (ideal for babysitter or single visitor), Baby Cribs (1) Due to changing safety requirements, we no longer provide a crib. Please inquire. Rentals are available in town....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • First Floor Half Bath: toilet

            Adjacent to the family room and living spaces....moreless

          • First Floor Private Bath: toilet, shower

            Adjoins the 1st floor single bedroom. ...moreless

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Enter from within the Master Bedroom. ...moreless

          • Family Bath #1: toilet, shower

            Enter from center hall upstairs. ...moreless

          • Family Bath #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double sink along with tub/shower. ...moreless

          • 4.5 As described.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Refrigerator, brand new 5-burner gas stove, double Miehle ovens (convection and conventional), microwave oven, bar sink and regular sink, garbage disposal - extra freezer too!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Family-ready kitchen. Pots, pans, utensils, grill tools, giant pot for corn, lobster pot and utensils, large griddle for pancakes and sandwiches....moreless

          • Dining:

            There is counter top eating in the kitchen with 4 chairs, and the dining room table seats 14. Placemats included! ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is a working coffee maker, unless a tenant doesn't report the problem. Filters included. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            There is a gas stove with 5 burners and a Miehle combination convection/standard double oven. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size refrigerator in kitchen; full size freezer in the adjacent 'mud room.'...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Extensive sets of dinner ware and utensils. NO need to bring any of your own. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, spices and seasonings. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Whisper quiet dishwasher...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            You will arrive to fresh linens folded on the beds, and countless bath towels in colors to help remember which is 'your towel.' We wash your sheets for the next tenants....moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            Two large living spaces -- one major living room with couches and tables and a place to relax. Smaller family room for games, puzzles and movies/TV. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Temperature controls and moisture sensing timers. Good news -- we also have an outside line for fresh air drying....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Four spaces for cars in the driveway, and on-street parking is usually readily available along Second Ave....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All bath towels and a dozen+ beach towels. All you need to pack is your suitcase!...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two zones with thermostats for bedrooms and living areas separate....moreless

          • Heating:

            Two zones with thermostats on two floors. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Installed Aug 2010...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We provide 10 beach tags for your use on Stone Harbor beaches during your stay. 10+ Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, horse shoes, frisbees, sand toys,12+ beach towels When you are ready to leave, just strip the beds and we will do the bedding laundry for the next tenants....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                One 'child friendly' TV is not connected to cable but has a video player with a large video library for small children....moreless

              • Video Library:

                State of the art televisions with cable and DVD players, including a blu-ray player. Total of 5 TVs hooked to cable....moreless

              • Books:

                Countless books for your reading enjoyment. Feel free to read while you are staying with us. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) 2 HD TVs with premium channels included; two additional TVs on the cable system....moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                We have a wi-fi modem and as long as the system is providing a strong signal, it's yours to use throughout the house and on the deck and porch....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                As long as Comcast provides the feature, we offer free domestic long distance on the phone service in the house....moreless

              • Internet:

                Should the wireless have problems (this IS the shore), there is a wired connection on the 2nd floor. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Comcast Cable provides the 'triple play' of phone, TV and internet....moreless

              • Telephone:

                (4) Local service on phones throughout the house....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor deck is on the second floor, accessed through steps from the drive/grill area or through the sun porch. Table for dining, chairs for sunning, and quiet place to read....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                NOt guaranteed. If you want to spend your week on a bike (highly recommended), bring your own or rent them here. We have them, but their condition varies. ...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                This is an enclosed sun porch with screens that runs the full length of the house. Furniture, card tables, space to visit ,read, do puzzles and more....moreless

              • Golf:

                Multiple golf courses available a short drive away. Information at the house. ...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Beach toys -- boogie boards, horseshoes, balls, buckets and shovels and more. ...moreless

              • Balcony:

                The Deck forms the balcony above the driveway and facing the beach....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    We are on the beach block and the ocean is viewable from the deck. Ocean breezes are abundant!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Hospital
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  June/July
                  Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,750

                  Changeover Day: Friday


                  Rates are based on 13 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  August
                  Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,500

                  Changeover Day: Friday


                  Rates are based on 13 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  September
                  Aug 30 - Sep 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,250
                  Heating Offseason
                  Sep 26 - Mar 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $750 $900
                  Fri, Sat
                  $5,000 $15,000

                  Rates are based on 13 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

                  Off Season - no heat required
                  Apr 1 - May 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $750 $900
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $4,500 $15,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  We rent Friday to Friday during the season. Get a whole weekend and avoid the Saturday in/out traffic!

                  2:00 pm check in; 10:00 am check-out

                  June 20-27 $6,250 a week

                  June 27-July 4, July 4-11 , July 11-18, July 18-25, July 25-Aug 1 $6,750 a week

                  August 8 - 15, August 15-22 $6,500 a week

                  August 22 - 29, Aug 29 - Sept 5 $6,250 a week

                  After September 5, options are based on 3-night minimums.

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                  Location

                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Philadelphia International Airport
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Cape May Lewes Ferry
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Garden State Parkway

                  Car: Recommended

                  Very family friendly community; Cape May County Zoo 15 minutes away; 15 minutes to amusement parks on boardwalk in Wildwood; countless restaurants, miniature golf, shopping. Adjacent to the protected area known as the Bird Sanctuary. Awesome biking area with major roads providing bike lanes (bike rentals nearby). 10 beach tags included during your stay. Departure cleaning included in rental rate; all bed linens provided and washed for the next tenant. All you need to bring is your suitcase!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: Our beach house is not only family-friendly, it's family-owned. Bought in 1985 by our parents, aka Mimi and Poppa, along with their two married adult daughters (the current owners) -- it's been a family center for more than a generation. Now the grandparents are great-grandparents, and we've got another generation lining up to 'use the beach house.' 3 families peacefully coexisted in this home -- each family had a bathroom, the dining room table was big enough for everyone, and Springers Home-made Ice Cream has filled our freezer and our imaginations from the beginning. You'll see generational pictures taken in front of Springers from the beginning when there were 3 grandchildren to modern times when the number reached 8, and the oldest is over 30. Oh - a great grandchild too! We would love to share our beach house with you -- it's our home and we are pretty careful to make sure our tenants think it can be their home too!

                  Why the Owner Chose Stone Harbor:
                  Our family vacationed 'at the shore' from our earliest memories. In the 1950s we would come to Cape May and stay near the beach -- wherever we could find a spot. We switched to Ocean City in the 60s, and Avalon in the 70s. It was in the 80s that our rental search landed us in Stone Harbor .... and that's where we put down roots. With the family spread across the country, we all came to Stone Harbor in August each summer, looking for a rental that would fit our crowd. In 1985, we decided that we could pool our resources and stop talking about how hard it was to find the right place....When we found this house, we knew we had found our beach home. Our kids have grown up with memories of this house and this town -- and hope to bring their own children here. We chose Stone Harbor because we all love the ocean, and the crowds are so much more manageable...there's room to play frisbee on the beach! The small town feel of the community around 96th street freed up our kids to experience summers the way we had...riding bikes, doing soccer camp, working at Springers, and participating in the local community theater (Avalon Players in the early years -- Seven Mile Stars in the later years -- our family was part of founding that organization in Stone Harbor!) We play golf too -- and there are so many courses within 30 minutes of the house that we never ran out of options. The kids can ride bikes -- anywhere -- and the walk to town is so easy that we rarely use our car once we arrive. The island started running a trolley in 2013 to eliminate any need to drive! The Boardwalk at Wildwood has some awesome amusement rides (and water parks) -- and provides that authentic beach experience once or twice each summer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  One summer at our home and you'll be sold on the joys of having a dining room that will seat everyone -- and a kitchen that is made for 'many cooks' in the kitchen. Conventional cooking equipment, convection and microwave ovens, a full freezer to bring food from home, lobster pots and crackers (and a great source for live lobsters if you're game!) The hot water heater never seems to run out of hot water, which is a joy when a house full return from the beach and want to use the 5 showers (one outdoors). The Air conditioning is nice, but sea breezes and the sound of the birds in the Bird Sanctuary, along with ceiling fans in the bedrooms means you can enjoy the summer the way you remember it growing up. We're just a short walk to the beach, and we've got chairs and beach towels and umbrellas and games....whatever you can imagine. We've got a house full of books -- we promise you can all find something good to read! Because the beach is shared with the Summer Retreat for Immaculata's nuns, it's a quiet guarded beach that's adjacent to an active boogie-board guarded beach. If you have little ones, you'll find you can relax while in the sun because the beach isn't filled with day trippers....but your own teens can pop one beach south and party with the crowds! Check out LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION below for a link to our website about our home.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary

                    Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary

                  • Enjoy adult conversation or a good movie in our living room

                    Enjoy adult conversation or a good movie in our living room

                  • The comfort of a leather couch watching the Phillies!

                    The comfort of a leather couch watching the Phillies!

                  • The HDTV in the den.

                    The HDTV in the den.

                  • The sun porch runs the full length of the house - reading, puzzles and more!

                    The sun porch runs the full length of the house - reading, puzzles and more!

                  • All the upstairs bedrooms are accessed through the hall at the top of the stairs

                    All the upstairs bedrooms are accessed through the hall at the top of the stairs

                  • From inside looking out the front door.

                    From inside looking out the front door.

                  • View to the east and the beach!

                    View to the east and the beach!

                  • You can see why it's quiet -- that's STILL the Bird Sanctuary to the west.

                    You can see why it's quiet -- that's STILL the Bird Sanctuary to the west.

                  • Custom dining table seats 14 with a built-in buffet for easy serving

                    Custom dining table seats 14 with a built-in buffet for easy serving

                  • An extensive video library makes the Den another spot to relax in peace

                    An extensive video library makes the Den another spot to relax in peace

                  • One of three bedrooms with two twin beds

                    One of three bedrooms with two twin beds

                  • Outdoor spaces, a table seating 4-6 with a view of the ocean and Villa Maria

                    Outdoor spaces, a table seating 4-6 with a view of the ocean and Villa Maria

                  • The Center Hall on the first floor

                    The Center Hall on the first floor

                  • View to the west from the front door -- that's the Bird Sanctuary!

                    View to the west from the front door -- that's the Bird Sanctuary!

                  • The house is an AWESOME spot for a reunion. Ask about off season options!

                    The house is an AWESOME spot for a reunion. Ask about off season options!

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                  7 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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