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H. S. Conrow House

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Located on beautiful Fourth Avenue sits a 114 year old dark cedar shake style Victorian. Beautifully restored, this fascinating house features historic elements alongside numerous modern amenities.

The 3 level house features a lovely foyer and sitting parlor, large dining room and comfy family den with 55" Smart TV. The good sized fully equipped eat - in kitchen with cable TV is equipped with all that is needed for cooking and entertaining. There are 3 bedrooms each with cable TV and can accommodate 6 people. One bedroom has an additional Smart TV. The house features 2 full bathrooms - one on each level. The house is equipped with Internet and multi-room DVR with a total of 5 TV's. (2 Smart)

The soothing wrap-around front porch is complete with 2 sets of stairs, rockers and a swing. This old house is a very relaxing home away from home.

The outdoor area features a large yard with several destinations for entertaining and relaxing. A teak dining table lies beneath a wooden Edison light lit pergola with trumpet vine. A small deck sits beneath the back landing and stairs shaded by an 11 ft. retractable awning. The large fenced in property features an outdoor living room area, BBQ grille and assorted destinations for sitting, relaxing, playing, socializing and dining. The outdoor area is perfect for games and gatherings. Small well trained dogs are welcome.

The house also has a large washer / dryer, soapstone sink and folding area in the cellar. The cellar ceilings are unusually high. The house has window air conditioners in every room.

Also included are 4 adult bicycles, one child bicycle and a Seventh Avenue Beach locker complete with 2 sand chairs, two umbrellas and a blanket.

The beach is a very short bike ride away or a pleasant walk to the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

A fascinating unoccupied 1921 stone and wood two story cottage sits on the alley behind the front house. It is in disrepair yet safely secured and off-limits.

THE HOUSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY THE WEEK, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. The address is 1106 Fourth Avenue between Pine and Comstock Streets.

The H.S. Conrow House was featured on HGTV's "Who's Lived in my House?"

All inquiries and bookings are managed by Conover Reality.
Booking Agent - Lydia Bougouis 908-309-8635

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.

In 1893, he returned to New Jersey to work as a carpenter and pursue the study architecture. 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 his Uncle Garrett Smock's business, the famed Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company of Asbury Park.

In 1899, H. S. Conrow was credited as the architect for the addition to the Grand Avenue Reformed Church Consistory in Asbury Park. The City was a laboratory for architecture at this time and he played a role in the design and building of some of Asbury Park's earliest structures.

In 1900, at the age of 38, he purchased a parcel of land from Asbury Park's founder, James Bradley. H. S. Conrow designed and built his first home, a cedar shake style Victorian house completing it in 1901. He and his young family lived in the house for only five years (1901-06) as he returned back to Kansas and his parents in 1906 at the age of 44. .

In Wichita, H.S. Conrow was first an estimator for the United Sash & Door Company employing about 75 men. In 1911 he hung his architect shingle as H.S. Conrow and opened his office in the new and grand Wichita Beacon Building (1911). Over the years and until his death in 1945, he had become a well respected architect throughout Kansas. He designed many of Wichita's beautiful structures, including the Wichita Country Club (1914), the Young Women's Christian Association Building, the College Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, the Armstrong Building the South Western College Stewart Field House, Library and Industrial Training Buildings at Winfield, Kansas, the Domestic Laundry of Wichita and numerous residences in Wichita and near-by cities and towns.

H. S. Conrow's architectural contribution to Wichita was significantly impacted by experiences at Buchanon and Smock as he played a role in the architectural design and development of the 19th century seaside resort, Asbury Park.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

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 room with a love seat and TV.(2) 2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size bed, secretary, armoire and TV (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. Multi-room DVR is accessible on all TVs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • The downstairs bathroom is a 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
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Seating for 6 people


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has butcher block island with TV / DVR....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • 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



Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
May - October:  $2500 per week   
November - April $1400 per week  
Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day Holiday weeks (Sat-Sat): $3000/wk 
Check in is 4pm    Check out is 10am
$250 security deposit required to cfm res, refundable after rental
Full rental due 2 weeks before arrival alongside receipt of signed contract
No cleaning fees apply!

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

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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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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Date last modified - Friday, October 02, 2015

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