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Labor Day available, North end, 1/2 block from beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6)

This home has been family owned for 3 generations enjoying all the excitement of the Jersey shore. This first floor unit has been completely renovated to provide all the modern amenities, while designed to maintain a historic appeal. You will notice refinished original hardwood floors, solid wood 5-panel doors, accents of seashore tiles, and a stained glass transom. All mattress sets are 'Heavenly Beds' by Simmons for luxurious comfort, and all bedrooms along with living and dining room have ceiling fans.

The newly designed kitchen, with all stainless steel appliances, provides open access to the living area and front porch, great for family gatherings and entertainment. Granite counter tops include a double sink and additional bar sink. The front porch also includes a breakfast nook complete with a built-in window seat. A newly created outside seating area includes private area for sitting, watching the passer-bys and grilling! A gas Weber grill will be provided. High-speed wireless internet is also available.

Actual address is 831 St. James Place. This unit is 1 block from the beach and the start of the boardwalk. Our end of the boardwalk hosts the 1st street lifeguard station with bathrooms and first aid, if necessary. Close by on the boards is Brown's restaurant,famous for their fresh morning donuts, and Anthony's Water Ice for those hot beach days. The property also has an outside shower and changing room for rinsing off after returning from the beach. At the opposite end of our block from the beach, there is a deli, restaurant, pizza shop, and ice cream parlor within 1-3 short blocks. Additionally, we offer 6 beach tags, boogie board, horseshoes, and family board games to get started on your fun.

Keywords: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, beach block, beach, house, ocean city, new jersey, NJ

More Details

tristin thompson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About tristin thompson

Hello, I am Tristin Thompson, 3rd generation home owner to this property. I spent my summers in this house on the 3rd floor while tenants rented the 1st and 2nd floor. I was responsible for cleaning the rentals on Saturdays before I could go ride my bike or play on the beach and boardwalk. My father still uses the 2nd and 3rd floor during his summers. I reside in Kentucky and only get to visit Ocean City for short durations to get the property ready for the summer or to close it down. I love staying there and I love how the entire renovation provided new updated conveniences but still gives me the comfy feel of summer at the beach!

tristin thompson purchased this house in 2006

Why tristin thompson chose Ocean City

This place is a family keepsake, passed down through the generations and with the memories of Ocean City summers. It is totally renovated with all modern conveniences. Location is ideal for all the activities in Ocean City

What makes this house unique

Great Location, Active street for people watching, Close to the beach. The Heavenly Beds make for a dreamy comfortable sleep. Remember I am a chiropractor, so comfort and support is necessary for good sleep!


Ocean City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2-Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1-Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3-Master - 1 queen
  • All beds feature Simmons 'Heavenly Beds', extra thick, extra plush and supportive. 2 Queen size beds in 2 bedrooms and 2 twin beds in the 3rd bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
showcase kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite tops, coffee maker, bar sink and bar height seated area, breakfast nook with window bench seat, enclosed front porch with large windows to enjoy the summer breezes, high-speed wireless internet access available, enclosed outside shower, 6 beach tags, boogie board, horseshoes, and family board games to enjoy


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Labor Day available, North end, 1/2 block from beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Cottage close to Beach - Feels like home - Stayed Aug 5th - Aug 19th, 2017

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, it is adorable. We loved the outside shower as easy to shower right from the beach. The owner provided more than I had ever seen anyone do before. Toilet paper, paper towels, linen, laundry detergent, dish detergent, beach chairs, boogie boards, bikes, etc. and the list goes on. The owner providing all these necessities made our trip coming and going to much easier.

We stayed for 2 weeks and it was the best decision ever. This house is so close to beach that it was very easy to run home to pack lunch, replenish drinks etc. Remember location, location, location. We did not want to leave. We stayed with my daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren and a good time was had by all. We made many happy memories at Tristan's beach house.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks and compliments. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to have you back another year!!! Tristin
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Cute , comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from Ocean City, NJ and really enjoyed our stay. Our accommadations were perfect for us- close to the beach, comfortable, clean pretty little place. VERY comfortable beds-which i really appreciated, as i often find it hard to sleep well in an unfamiliar place. Would love to come back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect all around!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for the beach and boardwalk. Tristin's home has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Just bring yourself and a bag she has the rest covered. Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and bedrooms with the absolutely most comfortable matresses. Berenato's deli is a half block away and Browns famous for their delicious donuts on the boardwalk. Her house is right in the middle. Highly recommend this property and will be staying again next season.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying at this beautifully kept and well equipped beach house. The home is well maintained, with all the amenities to make anyone's stay feel like they're home. The location is great, just a 2 minute walk to the beach and places to eat. Thank you for another great summer vacation in OC.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and love the sheets and towels provided!

  • 4 of 5

The place is very quaint. Love the hardwood floors and character of the home. The outdoor shower was perfect as well as a spot to wash off everything. I like the front patio bc we could just hang out there and watch the people go by.

I was a bit anxious with using the washer and dryer bc it did not seem to hold a lot. It also took a while to get through a cycle. I like to have my laundry done as the week goes along but it would not stop me from renting again.

The house is close to a great deli, pizza place, and ice cream joint. Browns is right up the street and all within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip back to OCNJ in 6 yrs. Loved this updated traditional beach home. Loved the sunroom and front patio area. Kitchen is updated with plenty of space . We had 3 generations in the home and everyone was comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet. The walk to the beach was only one block and the beach was not crowded. We were also pleased that sheets, towels , toilet paper ,paper towels were supplied, less things to bring. We would definitely stay in this home again. Owner checked in by email ensuring everything was ok .

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within 20 minutes from Atlantic City and Casinos, and less than 1 hour to Historic Cape May, known for its' Victorian homes, ferry, and famous lighthouses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

Payments are usually broken into 3 payments with final payment due 60 days prior arrival date. Credit cards can be used to make payments, however, there may be a convenience fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.