"Opening the door the first day was the beginning of a wonderful week. This home was totally SPOTLESS everywhere & smelled marvelously inviting too! The kitchen was amazing w/top quality appliances & every tool, dish, pan, bowl, glassware (including fine wine & margarita glasses). Loved the huge granite island w/barstools & automatic floor sweeper! Three bathrooms were large, immaculate, modern & updated-designed to accommodate multiple guests at one time-no waiting! Also nice to find LOTS of towels, pillows & linens. The pool deck had sun from sunrise to late in the afternoon (almost evening) & the 2 Intex pool loungers provided were awesome for floating, reading, even sleeping!! The day room was bathed in the most glorious sunlight sparkling off the pool each day & it also contained a huge flat-screen TV & player, a Sony stereo w/3-cd changer & a surprisingly vast amount/variety of games, toys, dolls, hundreds of music cd's from Frank Sinatra to jazz, pop & country, a bookcase full of truly interesting books (my favorite was "Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pants") & videos. No need to bring ANY of that w/you!! Best of all was the front deck w/dining table & chairs for 8 PLUS seating/space for 6-8 more to enjoy SPECTACULAR sunsets & bay night views. On-street parking right in front was always easy to find & Bayview Ave was quiet enough to ride bikes down the middle most days. The garage holds a myriad of helpful tools (toolbox, air compressor, 2 beach bikes, paddles, wheeled coolers, folding tables, beach umbrellas, chairs, crab pots, etc. etc. etc.) A second dining table & 8 chairs is set up by the garage w/a very large stainless steel BBQ grill. All three decks (bayfront, pool, & side) have latching gates making it perfect for young children or pets to roam "freely" & safely. Very handy keyless entry. A 2-man kayak was perfect for paddling leisurely around the edge of the bay & down along the Island Beach State Park. We rented a pontoon boat (JSWatercraft) one day & were able to beach it right in front of the house to load guests & supplies & even moored it there briefly. The house is just a few blocks from a really cool playground, protected bay beach & long fish/crabbing pier & also just 2-3 short blocks from ocean side beaches. Easy walk to restaurants, grocery/liquor, & B&B Dept. store! We had 12 rental bikes delivered to the house (Beach Authority) & rode them up the boardwalk in the mornings before 11am. Wish I could say more here--just PERFECT!!"
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: September 25, 2014