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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! Multiple generations are our happiest tenants! Grandparents can have their adult children and all their grandchildren enjoy the beach together! 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 with wicker furniture and lovely ceiling fans for reading and games, and an attached deck on the 2nd floor for easy access to the sun. 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 walkto 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 families or bridge clubs or reunions. 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.
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
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
Because many tenants have allergies, we ask that you do not bring pets into the house during your stay....moreless
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14
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
Master Bedroom : 1 king
King bed, TV, adjoining private bath and sitting room...moreless
Ocean View Room : 1 queen
TV, View of the ocean and directly adjacent to the deck. ...moreless
King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king bed 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
4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
First Floor Half Bath: toilet
Adjacent to the family room and living spaces....moreless
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
Countless books for your reading enjoyment. Feel free to read while you are staying with us. ...moreless
Various board hames and puzzles for play on the indoor sun porch....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(4) 2 HD TVs with premium channels included; two additional TVs on the cable system....moreless
One 'child friendly' TV is not connected to cable but has a video player with a large video library for small children....moreless
Rates are based on 13 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Summer II Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 13 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 13 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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.
Personal check to owner. Rental not confirmed without signed lease and deposit check accepted.
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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!
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.