Recent New Jersey property reviews
"My family and i had an excellent stay at this property. You can tell the owners of the property have taken care to make sure renters have a good experience. We have two young girls age 4 & 2 and having the outside shower was key. I do not think any of us took a shower inside the house because the outsdie shower seemed to have been newly built & it was clean and spacious. Having netflix on the TV really came in handy for the childern so they could watch Kid shows in the morning. The proximity to mall area was a 10 minute walk, and the use of the garage helped with the storage of Bikes etc. The gas grill came in handy when we had dinner on the back porch. It was clean and even had a spare gas cannister. The house had wifi which was needed for me to do work remotely. Lastly it was 5 minute walk to the beach which was made easy with the beach cart provided. In closing, the house was close to everything and it was comfortable staying there."Guest: Griz Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 29, 2013View listing
"We spent the month of August 2013 at this wonderful home. The location is perfect - you have a view of a lake and are a few blocks from the beach (Belmar), a playground and tennis courts are a very short walk, and the charming town of Spring Lake is a short bike ride/slightly longer walk. The owners literally could not be nicer or more attentive. They thought of every detail - from providing little welcome gifts (like pails and shovels for the kids) to restaurant suggestions. They were responsive and incredibly helpful to every inquiry. The house is charming and ideal for a family. We have 2 children (5 and 8 at the time), who live in the city so particularly loved the yard, swing and bbq. They also loved being able to bike to the beach, town and the playground, and playing tennis every evening just blocks from the house. The house is set back from the main road, so although you are close to everything, it feels quiet. The owners provide lots of extra touches in the home. Everything is in good condition and the home was very clean, with helpful instructions provided wherever needed (washer, etc). The yard and outdoor table are terrific, the decorating is cute, and the home is perfectly situated. The pictures are absolutely accurate, and everything was as advertised - even better! In terms of recommendations: We loved "Who's on First" for breakfast, "Scone Pony" for treats, and the chocolate shop in town for amazing $1 ice cream cones. We signed our 5 year old up for soccer at the park just up the street, and we met a tennis coach on the courts who gave us lessons. The owners generously provided badges to the Belmar beach, just up the block. Although it's definitely not necessary, we went ahead and got ourselves badges for Spring Lake beach because it has a pool and more family-oriented beach. Not sure we would do that again, as the pool is salt water and quite cold even in hot August. We would definitely recommend this home to family and friends, and we plan to come back for August 2014! We love this home!"Guest: JerseyShore/CityMom Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: January 4, 2014View listing
"This is a great place to stay with family. There are two living areas, which eliminates the "who gets control of the remote for the tv". The house was clean when we got there. The 4 bedrooms were good sizes. One bedroom had bunk beds, which sparked the imagination of my two grandchildren. The house is 1.5 short blocks to the beach. We could also walk to Aunt B's (an exceptional ice cream store)."Guest: Jill Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 7, 2012View listing
"The location was perfect, Residential & quiet yet couldn't be closer to the boards. We were close to all the amusements and beach which worked out well for our son. Owner was pleasant to deal with. Rooms were clean -a plus when renting! Will be back next year! Kids also loved the pool."Guest: no nickname Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: August 5, 2011View listing
Delaware River Region Travel Tips
Delaware River Vacation Rentals Are Conveniently Located
Convenient for both Newark and Philadelphia International Airports, the area around Delaware River lodging is a great vacation area. It is conveniently located with several major roads into the region, with Interstate 95 being the main route. New Jersey’s moderate climate provides warm, humid summers and cold winters.
Delaware River Vacation Houses Have History on Your Doorstep
There are many delightful areas around Delaware River vacation rentals with many cities and natural areas to explore. One of the most famous cities is home to one of the world’s most renowned universities, Princeton. This historic city is an ideal place to walk, enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and beautiful architecture. At Battlefield State Park, visit Clark House; the former home of Thomas Clarke sits within 85 acres covering the area of the Battle of Princeton. Drumthwacket is a Greek Revival-style mansion and is the official residence of the State Governor. Also here is Morven, the former home of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Those looking to explore the prehistoric age may like the Museum of National History at the University for its collection of dinosaur fossils, eggs and artifacts from the area. Recently restored Rockingham House is the site where George and Martha Washington stayed during the 1783 Continental Congress.
Nearby, Salem sits on the junction of the Intercoastal Waterway and both the Delaware and Salem rivers. The renovated downtown area is a mix of historic architecture and great shopping. Nature lovers will enjoy Fort Mott State Park on the banks of the Delaware River. Here, visitors can explore the fort, sea wall and Finns Point Trail. From here, there is a ferry to Pea Patch Island, the site of Fort Delaware. This impressive structure was a prison during the Civil War. Other towns to explore within the region include Burlington, famous for its connection to the legendary pirate, Blackbeard. Close to Burlington is Haddonfield where the world’s first dinosaur skeleton was discovered in 1858 and Mullica Hill, where the whole town is preserved on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a great town for those who enjoy antiquing, and there are also art galleries, restaurants, and many charming shops. The adventurous may enjoy an evening ghost walk here. The village of Batsto in Hammonton dates back to 1766 and offers visitors the chance to learn more about this important period in American history. Visitors to Camden will want to explore the waterfront, with spectacular views over to the skyline of Philadelphia. Here, stop at the Adventure Aquarium where visitors are encouraged to touch species such as starfish, stingrays and even the sharks. Permanently docked here is the esteemed Battleship New Jersey, now a floating museum, commemorating her role in defending the United States.
Historic Towns in an Historic Area
The area is not just about exploring the beautiful towns around Delaware River vacation houses. At Pinelands National Reserve, visitors will find a unique habitat with a wonderful variety of wildlife and plant, including wild orchids, rare pygmy pitch pines and the endangered Pinelands tree frog. In the Reserve, visitors can hike the trails, visit the historic sites and discover the charming towns. Activities here include canoeing, kayaking and biking.
Some Delaware River Lodging Is as Historic as the Region
Delaware River vacation houses here are steeped in the history of this area, and come with an impressive array of extras to make these beautiful properties even more special. Each home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including washing and drying facilities, and air conditioning. They are wonderfully decorated to a high standard and some include wifi internet access among the luxury extras provided. Many welcome both kids and dogs.