|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Jersey shore living at its simplest - 5 bedroom upside down house, 2.5 Baths, sleeps 10 - comfortable living area - dining area and kitchen - ocean breezes abound - relax and enjoy the slower pace of beach life- outside shower and casual dining on the second floor deck - gas grill and new deck furniture.
This lovely South Jersey rental sleeps 10 and offers 2.5 baths - a laundry room and complete kitchen - all furnishings have been updated in the last five years - quiet south end of Stone Harbor and located three houses from the beach that allows rafts and boogie boards - basketball hoop in backyard for the kids or the adults to enjoy!
Town is accessible by foot (21 blocks) or bring your own bike or roller blades- great restaurants - movie theatre and lovely gift shops - public golf courses are off island for the golf enthusiasts-and zoo as well- many water activities available - rent jet skis - go para sailing - rent surf boards- or kayaks - something for everyone !!!!!
My family and I rented this house for a wedding that we were attending in Stone Harbor. First, it was so convenient that we could rent for 4 nights versus a full week. That is very difficult to find!!! The location of this house is perfect! It is in the quiet section of Stone Harbor and just two houses back from the beach!! The beach at 117th Street is very large and not crowded at all!
The house itself looks tiny from the outside but is much bigger inside. The main master bedroom was huge . The other four bedrooms, while not large, were more than accommodating. Three of the five bedrooms have AC. On a humid day, it did get a bit stuffy in the house but the breeze from the ocean was more than enough to cool off the rooms. Every room does have some sort of fan so that definitely helps! The bathrooms, while in need of some updating, were big enough to share. There is also a half bath on the bottom floor which is most helpful when coming in off the beach so you do not track sand all over the upstairs.
The kitchen is small but well stocked with kitchen equipment and is open to the family dining area and great room. The great room was much larger than it looks in the pictures and sat our families most comfortably.
The best part of the house is the huge wrap around deck with ocean views!! There is alot of seating out on the deck and we spent a considerable amount of time out there. It is a great place for morning coffee and an evening cocktail!!
There are not many food markets or restaurants in this area of Stone Harbor but the downtown is just a short 5 minute drive away.
Mary, the owner, is very responsive via email and the house was clean and neat when we arrived! I would definitely recommend this house for family vacations!
Location: Perfect for us, as our priority was to be as close to the beach as possible. It doesn't get much closer than this! There was just one house between us and the beach. Paradise. It's a residential neighborhood and there were no lunch restaurants nearby so we had to go into town (5 min drive) to get any prepared food, but we were more than happy to do this because we wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else!
Space: The photos of this place do not do it justice! Its main living space on the second floor is wonderful, including a smallish but open kitchen, a dining area with a dining table, and a living space with comfortable couches and a TV. We enjoyed playing card games in the living area and drinking beverages and chatting on the gorgeous patio that wraps around the whole living space with gorgeous ocean views. The patio is larger than the photo makes it look and it was all we ever wanted!
The bedrooms were large enough and the beds were comfortable, but all we did in them was sleep as the rest of the house and the beach/town nearby were where we wanted to be! We could not figure out how to get all of the AC units in the bedrooms to work. It wasn't too much of a problem though as each room also had a fan. I did not ask Mary for help on this, though if I had I'm sure she would have been very responsive.
While we were in Stone Harbor we enjoyed the beach, and spent a day on a winery tour. These were an easy 20 minute drive away (and we hired a driver to take us). We also enjoyed dinner and dancing at the Windrift hotel, which was just a 5 minute cab ride away.
My only comment other than raves would be that certain areas in the house had more personal clutter around than I had expected. I understand that this is Mary's home that her family enjoys. My family has a beach vacation home ourselves that we rent out, and I know how difficult it can be to share your special family place with strangers and to get it all ready. I appreciated Mary's making enough space for us in the cupboards and refrigerator. This house is not like being in a hotel or a rental that has no personal items, but we were not bothered by it. Something I very much appreciated about this rental was there was no 1-week minimum that many large rentals in the area require. Perfect for a long weekend.
Overall, I highly recommend this property for your family/group vacation.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning not included. Professional cleaners must be hired. Limited weekend availability in July and August.
50% deposit required when contract is signed.