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October on the Shore!

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asbury Park house description

As seen on HGTV's Who's Lived in my House? Episode: Hidden Passageways - the Henry Smock Conrow House was built by and home to one of America's great architects.

Located on Fourth Avenue in the heart of Asbury Park's quiet wooded northwest, away from the noise of the boardwalk and the buzz of downtown, sits a 113 year old dark cedar shake style Victorian.

The beach is a very short bike ride away, moments by car and a pleasant 10 block walk to Ocean Avenue. The New Jersey Transit train to New York is also moments away.

The Henry Smock Conrow House features 3 bedrooms ( master has TV/cable/DVR), two full baths, den with TV/cable, kitchen with TV/cable, Internet/WiFi, dining room, parlor, front porch with swing and rockers and a great sized outdoor space with pergola, dining table, grille, and assorted destinations for relaxing and playing Badminton or ball. There is plenty of room for an inflatable water pool or parking a car.

The house also features its original walnut and mahogany parquet square flooring throughout the parlor and dining room. The parlor and dining room are complete with working gas fireplace, 6 large windows and a beautiful fleur de lis leaded glass dining room window. The floors are covered with sisal rugs for added protection. Perfect for gathering and entertaining or just relaxing.

The foyer features an L- shaped beaded oak and walnut staircase with a Victorian window seat hanging out and over the western side of the old house. This cozy window seat collects a spectacular daily Jersey Shore sunset. The foyer's mahogany swinging door with porthole leads into a large windowed kitchen with plenty of western sunlight. The kitchen features cable TV, island with two stools, granite counter space, fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and is complete with cooking neccesities and dinnerware -all that you would need for cooking, entertaining and having fun. Beyond the kitchen is a small mudroom - rear exit passageway adjacent to a large 1950s chocolate and pink tiled full bathroom complete with window and large counter.

The upstairs 5 rooms include 3 comfortable bedrooms, a den and a full bathroom. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a separate step-down room with two windows and can be used as an office, dressing area or baby crib room. The 2nd bedroom has three windows, queen bed and cable TV/DVR, The 3rd bedroom has a northern window and features a murphy-bed complete with a decorative historic fireplace mantel. This room can double as an office, sitting, reading, or game room.

The 2nd floor also features a comfortable 3 windowed den complete with large comfy couch, chair and ottoman and another decorative historic fireplace mantel, cable TV with DVR and DVD, all ready for relaxation after a day at the beach. The 2nd floor also features a full bathroom with a western window.

The outdoor areas feature a beautiful wooden pergola covered in trumpet vine above a teak dining table for six. Nearby is a small deck which sits beneath the back door landing and stairs. The deck, landing and stairs become an outdoor room as they are shaded with a 11 ft. retractable awning. The deck has two wicker chairs and a round table. The outdoor area also features an additional seating area and BBQ grille. The back outdoor area has a wall of black bamboo that provides privacy to enjoy the separate destinations for relaxing, playing, reading, seating, cooking and dining.

A 1921 stone two story cottage is at the rear of the property and is in need of restoration. The cottage is secured and off-limits.

The soothing front porch is complete with three rockers and a porch swing. This old house is a very relaxing home away from home.

The Atlantic Ocean, Asbury Park Boardwalk and the electric downtown scene are only 10 blocks away on foot, by bike or car.

Also included are three bicycles and a Seventh Avenue Beach locker complete with two sand-chairs, two umbrellas and one blanket.

The house has a large washer, dryer, soapstone sink and folding area in the cellar. The house has window air conditioners and wireless internet access throughout.

Northwest Asbury Park is truly the best kept secret our City by the sea.

Asbury Park's stunning proximity to New York, Philadelphia, all of New Jersey and the tri-state region, makes it the perfect ocean-side destination for rest and relaxation alongside a beachy yet urban experience of live music, lounges, clubs, theatre, restaurants and more.

Asbury Park was once called 'The Queen City of the Eastern Seaboard' This city by the sea has an architectural, historic and cultural heritage that is tremendous, if not magical.

If you have not yet, purchase the book, 'Asbury Park's Glory Days, The Story of an American Resort', by Helen-Chantal Pike. It is the perfect reading companion to enjoy on your relaxing sea-side vacation in historic Asbury Park.


Maximum capacity of 6 (six) individuals. (Infants are welcome)

Upon request for a booking, a contract will be emailed to you. A reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the signed contract alongside a $250 security deposit. Full payment is due 3 (three) weeks before the arrival date. Bookings with less than 3 (three) weeks notice require receipt of $250 security deposit plus the full rental fee.

Cancellation of a booking within and up to 3 (three) weeks of the arrival date will result in a full refund of the $250 security deposit.

Cancellation of a booking with less notice than 3 (three) weeks before the arrival date will result in forfeiture of the $250 security deposit.

The security deposit also serves as a damage deposit. Provided the terms of the damage clause in the contract are met, the $250 security deposit will be fully refunded.

The house is available for a 7 (seven) night week checking in at 4pm on Saturday and checking out at 10am on Saturday. (Sat-Sat).

Will be considered depending upon scheduling and availability

The Henry Smock Conrow House is tobacco and smoke free.

See calendar for availability. Calendar is subject to owner block out periods and change.

Henry Smock Conrow was born in 1861 in Deal, New Jersey and obtained a common-school education until he was 16 years old. In 1881, at the young age of 20, he moved with his parents to Kansas where he managed to learn the carpenter's trade and subsequently the contracting and building business. He later returned to New Jersey, married in 1893 and lived in Freehold. In 1896, at the age of 34 he was earning about $800 dollars a year as a carpenter and enrolled in a Complete Architectural Course by correspondence training. He applied himself to learn the profession of architecture under the mentorship of a New Jersey architect, all while working as a manager at the Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company in Asbury Park. In 1900, at he age of 38, he purchased a parcel of land from Asbury Park's founder, James Bradley. Mr. Conrow thoughtfully designed and built the cedar shake style Victorian house in Asbury Park completing it in 1901. He and his young family lived in the house for only five years as he returned back to Kansas in 1906 at the age of 44. In Wichita, Mr. Conrow was an architect and estimator for the United Sash & Door Company employing about 75 men. He became a well known architect throughout Kansas and has designed many of Wichita's beautiful structures, including the Young Women's Christian Association Building, the College Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, the Wichita Country Club, the Armstrong Building, the Domestic Laundry of Wichita and the South Western College Stewart Field House, Library and Industrial Training Buildings at Winfield, Kansas, and numerous residences at Wichita and near-by cities and towns.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Den


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size beds, secretary, a...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 murphy bed

                3rd bedroom has one window and features a full size Murphy b...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master Bedroom has three windows, queen size iron bed and cl...moreless

              • Three (s) Bedrooms. (1) Master Bedroom has three windows, queen size bed and closet. Beyond the bedroom is a step-down dressing room with a wall of storage. A wooden fold-up table is also in this room for computer or reading beneath the two southern windows . (2) 2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size beds, secretary, armoire and TV/DVR/DVD (3) 3rd bedroom has one window and features a full size Murphy bed and historic mantel. Flanking the Murphy bed are built-in closets with two doors. Inside is plenty of room for hanging clothing, storage and more. This room can easily double as a reading room or game room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1


              • Bathroom 2


              • The downstairs bathroom is a 1950's chocolate brown and pink tiled bath with shower, tub, large counter and single sink with one southern window....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing


                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator


                  • Balcony:

                    Great old front porch with wysteria, fern and a wooden swing....moreless

                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wooden deck beneath back stair landing with retractable sun awning....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Trees, wysteria, boston ivy, english ivy, crepe myrtle, clematis, dutchman's pipe, lilly of the valley, monkey grass, black bamboo, vibernum, honeysuckle, climbing hydrangia, lilies and succulents....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    2013 Kenmore Grill with folding side counters. ...moreless



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                  May 26 - Oct 31, 2014
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                  Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                  44 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Newark or Atlantic City
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Seastreak to Manhattan
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  NJ Transit - Allenhurst or Asbury Park Station

                  Car: Recommended

                  For day trippers, Manhattan is 58 minutes by car, 1:40 by train and 35 minutes by water ferry to Highlands which is a 20-25 minute drive from Asbury Park.

                  Sandy Hook National Gateway is 25 minutes away.


                  Manager info

                  About: The Henry Smock Conrow House is owner occupied throughout the year and is offered for weekly vacation rentals on select weeks, in season ( May - October.) The owners chose Asbury Park because it offers a wide assortment of seaside recreational and entertainment activity combined with it's beauty. This historic city by the sea celebrates a diverse community, music of all genres, theatre, an independent film house (The Showroom), recreation, art, music, good food and its famed beach and boardwalk and exciting downtown. Additionally, assorted year round events, festivals, and fun destinations are throughout the Jersey Shore region and beyond. Asbury Park's stunning proximity to New York, Philadelphia and surrounding areas makes it the perfect ocean-side destination for rest, relaxation or more.

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                  VRBO #432135

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $343 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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