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Adorable Historic Cottage Near Surfing Beach

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'Crow's Nest' 26 Weber Court, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247


Last updated: 06/01/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stone Harbor cottage description

This is one of the original, historic cottages in Stone Harbor along the Courts. The Courts are quiet, one way Streets in the South End of Stone Harbor which is a little removed from the hustle-bustle of town but within walking distance. This is one of the rare Court properties with a full upstairs loft zoned as a rec room with a half bath but has a captain's day bed which opens to two adjoining twins. Kids LOVE this loft, which led to the house name, 'Crow's Nest'. It allows them a separate space to hang out, watch tv and catch rays on the deck, which is accessible from the loft. The deck also has stairs ascending to it from the outside ground level.

This house, which has several hand -made stained glass windows and is overflowing with charm, is just over 2 blocks to the beach, including the Surfing Beach where the famous 'Nun's Beach' Surfing Competition is held in September each year to raise funds for the Villa Maria summer convent.

The cottage is within three blocks of a small market open all season called Clarke's Sunset Market near the bay. Clarke's has the best hamburger meat we have ever grilled and we take some home for the winter and keep it in the freezer. Across the street from Clarke's you also have Donna's Place where Taylor Swift worked as a teen. There is also a fresh seafood market attached to Donna's where they will cook your seafood for take-out or you can purchase it uncooked and grill it the way you like it. All of this is within 3 blocks of the house.

This is a wonderful and wholesome town with a few fabulous restaurants and a 15 minute drive to Sand Barons, Stone Harbor and other wonderful golf courses. You can walk to the bay and the beach. There is fishing in the bay or ocean. The main street of Stone Harbor is 96th Street which has its own movie theater, great clothing and jewelry shopping, a few miniature golf courses on the tops of the buildings and an arcade. This is not at all like 'Jersey Shore' the TV show! It is a high end, beautiful, family oriented beach resort with great beaches which have two or more lifeguards at all swimming beaches throughout the season.

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Loft


              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1), Captain's Bed in loft which is two twins (one is a pull out from under the top single. Also, roll away twin under one of the beds which would be fine for a child or teen....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • ...moreless

              • Half bath is recently built and is in the second floor loft which gives kids their own 'space'. Also, there is, of course, an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Most people use this after the beach....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining room with table that comfortably sits 4 or 6. Foldable chairs for extra seating....moreless

              • Freezer:

                On top of refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking:

                On Street parking plus one spot for a small car or bikes under deck stairs...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Living Room seats 6
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Aside from 1 1/2 baths, full outside shower, parking on property for small car under deck stairs plus street parking next to house...moreless


                  • Video Library:

                    Small selection of current DVDs and children's movies...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Books for adults and kids...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player


                  • Telephone:

                    a 'go phone' is provided for emergencies and is pre-loaded with minutes. There is no land line....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Zoo
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Basketball Court


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 9 traveler reviews
                  5.3 to 5.10/14- $1000         6.28 to 7.5/14 - $1775        8.23 to 8.30/14-$1800
                  5.10 to 5.17/14-$1000         7.05 to 7.12/14- $1875        8.30 to 9.6/14-$1500
                  5.17 to 5.24/14-$1000         7.12 to 7.19/14- $1875        9.6 to 9.13/14-$1300
                  5.24 to 5.31/14-$1200         7.19 to 7.26/14-$1875         9.13 to 9.20/14-$1300
                  5.31 to 6.7/14-$1300          7.26 to 8.2/14 - $1975        9.20 to 9.27/14-$1300
                  6.7 to 6.14/14-$1375         8.2 to 8.9/14-$2075          9.27 to 10.4.14-$1300
                  6.14 to 6.21/14-$1475        8.9 to 8.16/14-$2075         Oct weeks-$900 sat-sat
                  6.21 to 6.28/14-$1675        8.16 to 8.23/14-$2075         Nov weeks-$900 sat-sat

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 06/01/2014
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                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Philadelphia or Newark
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Cape May-Lewes Ferry
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Garden State Parkway
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  2.5 blocks
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Reeds at Shelter Haven
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Many courses in and near Stone Harbor
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Jay's on Third

                  Car: Recommended

                  Also,Boogie Boarding and skim boarding. Stone Harbor has a great, recently restored bird sanctuary with walking paths. It also is home of the Wetlands Institute on Stone Harbor Blvd which you can tour on foot or boat. Great educational, fun place for kids which has wildlife seminars and boat tours of the wetlands. Also, the Cape May County Zoo is minutes away and is completely FREE! It is a fabulous, clean, amazing zoo with big cats, giraffes and a savannah! This is a must see!

                  This property is only 20 minutes from Ocean City Boardwalk, 10 minutes from Wildwood Boardwalk and 20 minutes to Historic Cape May. Stone Harbor has several high end BYOB restaurants and fabulous shopping on 96th Street. If you forget your bottle of wine, Fred's Liquor Store will deliver it directly to you at the restaurant for a minimal fee.

                  It is a safe, family oriented community, not at all like the TV show 'Jersey Shore'. It is a high end beach town with gorgeous, fine sand beaches, all with two or more lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day and sometimes after Labor Day. If you like to walk, you can park your car and get to anything on foot or bike.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I grew up going to Ocean City, NJ but when I was around 9 yrs old,my father 'discovered' Stone Harbor and we rented there for many years until they bought their first house in 1984 across from Villa Maria Convent near the surfing beach. My family fell in love with Stone Harbor. It is a gathering spot for the entire family. I love the ocean. The beaches of Stone Harbor are the perfect place to enjoy the things I love most with my family. My parents still go to their house as much as possible, though they are in their 80's and my daughter worked at Donna's Place last summer. I like the fact that even in high season and big weekends, you aren't jammed together with strangers at the beach. We play tennis at 96th Street every weekend and have heard they just replaced the courts with new fast dry. Going to Stone Harbor, even on off season weekends, Thanksgiving and New Years is a huge part of our lives that we hope to share with others! My favorite weekends are 4th of July when everybody takes a beach chair at dark to watch the Avalon fireworks facing North, then you turn your beach chair around to watch the Wildwood fireworks in the South afterward. There are lotsof people who do it and it is a blast!

                  Why the Owner Chose Stone Harbor:
                  Stone Harbor has beautiful beaches, great food, low key but high end. You can go to the nicest BYOB in nice causual wear or you can get dressed up if you really want to. My husband, daughter and I have owned several properties there and it is a sound real estate investment in a family friendly, non-wild beach community. We have built up a lot of nice friendships with people there. When we walk into the house after a long work week in the Philly area, we can just feel the stress and exhaustion of the week disappear. Our daughter learned to ride a bike on the wide streets of the south end where this house is located. There is a cute playground two blocks away with a running course for adults that has exercise stations. Your kids can play while you run circles around the playground and can see them. We purchased near the bird sanctuary which has been restored and has walkways. For the nature lover, the Wetlands Institute is on Stone Harbor Blvd and has boat and walking tours of the wetlands. It is as safe a shore town as you will ever find in NJ. We love Stone Harbor!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  You can walk to beach and bay. The house is in the South End which is more private and slightly removed from 'town' which is basically the area surrounding 96th Street. Weber Court is between 109th and 110th Streets. We can walk to the bay, throw out a fishing line from the end of 110th or go boogie boarding at the beach. This house has a cute little dining room next to the kitchen. We have Sunday brunch there. The rec room loft with the Captain's bed (day bed with two adjoining twins) gives kids their space with their own half bath. The adults can enjoy and spread out downstairs. This is one of the larger cottages on the Courts and it gets rave reviews from all our guests. Many return year after year. Plus you can walk to the market! Big plus. Park the car and walk and bike everywhere. However, the house is about 20 minutes drive to Ocean City NJ, 10 minutes from Wildwood, if you 'need' boardwalk and rides. Also only 20 minutes from historic Cape May!

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                  • 'Crow's Nest' 26 Weber Court,
 Stone Harbor, NJ  08247

                    'Crow's Nest' 26 Weber Court, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

                  • Bedroom #1 1st floor - Bunks

                    Bedroom #1 1st floor - Bunks

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Access to loft

                    Access to loft

                  • New second floor deck accessed from second floor loft or exterior stairs

                    New second floor deck accessed from second floor loft or exterior stairs

                  • A Stone Harbor Beach at Sunset

                    A Stone Harbor Beach at Sunset

                  • Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa

                    Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa

                  • Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

                    Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

                  • Kitchen


                  • The loft with a single captain's bed with trundle and half bath.

                    The loft with a single captain's bed with trundle and half bath.

                  • 117th Street Beach in Season on a typical nice day

                    117th Street Beach in Season on a typical nice day

                  • Villa Maria Convent on Nun's Beach at Sunset (Surfing Beach)-S.Harbor

                    Villa Maria Convent on Nun's Beach at Sunset (Surfing Beach)-S.Harbor

                  VRBO #351868

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014


                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/01/14
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                  (215) 416-7455 (Pennsylvania, USA)

                  Speaks: english

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