About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
NOW RENTING FOR 2018
Comfortable cottage that sleeps six just steps from Ocean Grove.
Delightful front porch with padded wicker chairs.
Only three blocks to the ocean and also three blocks to Main Street.
Two beach passes are included....beach passes are eight dollars per day when purchased daily at the beach
We have a large (four feet by five feet) outdoor enclosed shower. It is private and and has a seat for comfort and convenience.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
Why Greg McLaughlin chose Bradley Beach
Located between Avon and Ocean Grove Minutes to Jersey Shore Premium outlets...120 stores
What makes this Cottage unique
Steps to Ocean Grove, close to beach and restaurants and shopping
Shabby and Run Down
My family and I have been renting beach vacation homes for almost twenty years, and we have never entered a place that was so poorly maintained. We came directly here from another two bedroom rental in Bradley Beach and were shocked by the difference. The furniture was fraying, and while I saw that cleaning people had been there, there was a layer of grim on the sofas and chairs that reminded me of a fraternity house. There were stained up curtains on all the windows covering up the fact that every window of the house faced a wall, so there was no sunlight. The pillows were disgusting - stained up and lumpy, as if hundreds of people had drooled on them or worse, and the beds weren't much better. Many of the drawers were stuck shut and unusable, and the air conditioner was held together with strips of silver duct tape. The only outside space was an alley with a tiny metal table. If the price were $500 a week, then maybe it would make sense, but having seen that $1500 a week in Bradley Beach bought us a beautifully decorated and maintained 2 Bedroom with all new kitchen and appliances, and a lovely large deck (the rental we stayed in directly before this one), I'd say: Look Elsewhere.
This renter’s review is loaded with untruths and exaggerations.
I have been renting the cottage for 11 years and NEVER received a single complaint. I have repeat renters every season that love the cottage and its quaintness
While I do not solicit guests to write VRBO reviews, the three that did were completely complimentary.
THESE FOLLOWING REVIEWS SPEAK VOLUMES: They are from the three guests immediately preceding and the one guest immediately following this renter.
This is a segment of a review from only 10 months ago.
“The minute we stepped into this quaint clean cottage we felt right at home. My husband and I have dealt with many summer rental properties and Greg was by far the easiest renter we have ever dealt with. He is very flexible and always responded very promptly. We will without a doubt be back next summer!!”
Next: a comment from an email sent last month by one of my repeat early guests that stay for 6 – 7 weeks every spring until Memorial Day:
Greg, “As always we did enjoy our time and use of your cottage”
Next: a complete email I received from the guest that was at the cottage the preceding week:
hey greg, we had a wonderful time. our grandaughter cried and cried when we were leaving. the cottage was so sweet and met all our needs and more. we loved your fish which now have names and also our little duck visitor. really hoping we can do it again next year. thanks so much,kathy
Lastly an email we received from our guest the following week :
Thanks Greg, we had a great week. The weather was perfect. The house is in a great location. Your cottage is adorable and I hope to come again next year. We enjoyed looking after the fish too. Lynne
I’m sorry that these renters feel this way, but that the four reviews stated above do tell the truth.
This renter is someone who didn’t look at the pictures closely, didn’t’ read the ad and failed to read the rental agreement they signed .The property is listed as a Cottage and is referred to as a cottage in all four examples above. It is warm, cozy and modest. The décor is French American/shabby chic .
This renter is not being truthful in that they previously told me that perhaps the difference is that they stayed in a unit the prior week that was sort of expensive and newer. Now they are saying that the other unit was less expensive. It appears that they are making a comparison with the expensive unit.
In this response i had planned to address everything but limited by characters by VRBO policy .
We had a wonderful time. Our grand daughter cried and cried when we were leaving. The cottage was so sweet and met all our needs and more. We loved your fish which now have names and also our little duck visitor. Really hoping we can do it again next year. Thanks so much!
Highly recommend this rental!!! Perfect location!
My husband and I spent a week at Greg's families cottage last minute this September and we were so happy we made the decision to stay at this rental. This cottage could not be in a better location. It is centrally located between the beach and Main Street with shops and restaurants. You can walk everywhere. One block away is the beautiful Fletcher Lake made the most relaxing early morning walk with the dogs. The minute we stepped into this quaint clean cottage we felt right at home. My husband and I have dealt with many summer rental properties and Greg was by far the easiest renter we have ever dealt with. He is very flexible and always responded very promptly. We will without a doubt be back next summer!!
Charming Cottage in Central Location in Bradley Beach
If you enjoy the 'shabby chic' decor, you will love this comfortable cottage. It is centrally located within this beach community - a short walk to the beach or to Main St. Through the wall air conditioning was effective during our visit during the last week in June, 2011. The ownder, Greg, is a responsible landowner with quick reponses to my questions. We will rent again next year, without a doubt.