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Fabulous Oceanfront 5 Bdr/3 BA

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View of ocean, beach and dunes from main deck of house


Last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This is a charming older (early 1970s) large cottage on the beachfront. The decks are cantilevered over the dunes, offering stunning unobstructed 270-degree views of miles of wide white beaches and endless blue ocean from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and beachfront bedrooms. The beach in front of the house is extremely wide, with clean fine white sand and lifeguards posted in designated swimming areas in the summer season.

The house is equidistant between the town centers of Avalon (to the north) and Stone Harbor (to the south). Each town center is a 3-minute drive from the house, or a pleasant 40-minute walk on the wide, flat beach, or a 10-minute bike ride on the main road (max car speed: 25 mph). Avalon's small town center has an old-time American atmosphere, with small shops and restaurants, bicycle rentals, a park, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a new public library with computer terminals and Wi-Fi.

The slightly larger and busier town of Stone Harbor has wonderful shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and a popular movie theater. Or drive 30-45 minutes to visit historic Cape May with its Victorian houses, charming walks, and excellent shops, galleries and restaurants. Less than an hour's drive from Avalon are Atlantic City with its famous boardwalk casinos, and Wildwood with its oceanfront amusement park.

We have vacationers who return to the house year after year. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    The owner or agent must be informed as to the number and kind of pets the renter is bringing. The owner and agent reserve the right to disallow dangerous breeds or potentially dangerous animals....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Oceanfront, sliding glass doors to deck, gorgeous views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Ocean view from windows...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs, oceanfront, sliding doors to downstairs deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    Downstairs partial ocean view, good large children's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Downstairs oceanfront, ensuite bath, sliding doors to deck...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (10). Bedrooms are light pastel beach colors; three are oceanfront and have sliding glass doors onto decks. The other two have an ocean view. All have good closet space and dresser drawer space....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bath, washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs hall bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Downstairs ensuite bath (room with queen bed)...moreless

  • Bathrooms are fairly plain; the fixtures are not brand new, but everything is kept in very good condition....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owner will be happy to discuss, answer any questions; call 646-438-4040 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time....moreless


  • Books:

    Take a book, leave a book -- lots of paperbacks and books on living room bookshelves...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    CRT, not flatscreen...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Unobstructed open views of the beach, dunes and ocean. The beach and house were unaffected by Hurricane Sandy....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    House is situated high up on the dune, beautiful views of dunes, beach and ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large heavy rectangular table with side benches and chairs at either end...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One large unit upstairs that cools the greatroom area, and in one bedroom downstairs. Also, two window fans that fit securely in open window wells, and several other fans to use as needed....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Room for one car or SUV in garage....moreless

  • Garage:

    One car or SUV. Garage contains about a dozen beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, 2 boxes of sand toys, kites, boards, etc for renters' use. Also has 4 covered trash cans. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    There are thermostats in each bedroom to control temperature individually; one thermostat in greatroom...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet connection possible; must be arranged with owner...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Large corner living room (oriented E and S), wicker couch, chairs, tables, TV, radio, lots of paperbacks, rocking chair, spectacular views of ocean, beach, dunes....moreless

  • Parking:

    In driveway (2 cars); in garage (1 car); on 64th Street is unrestricted ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 2 cars in the driveway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available:

    Many local restaurants and businesses offer take-out and catering services....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with all standard implements, pots and pans, salad spinner, bowls, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New (last 3 years) dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen with fabulous unobstructed views of beach and ocean...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Basic microwave, built-in....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New (last 3 years) large fridge, icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Older stove and oven. All appliances are electric....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Avalon and Stone Harbor both have bicycle rental shops...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Upstairs and downstairs decks overlook dunes and ocean....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are municipal courts in Avalon and Stone Harbor...moreless



from 1 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season (4 nights)
Aug 1 - Aug 4, 2017
4 night min stay
High season
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid-season 1
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid-season 2
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid-season 3
Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Low season 1
Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Low season 2
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Security deposit waiver $45
  • Lease processing $55
  • Taxes Not included


Minimum stay is one week, Saturday to Saturday, in 2016.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Car: Necessary

Avalon's beach was not affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the house was untouched. The edge of the damage started a few miles north of Avalon.

The main attractions of Avalon are the beach, which is unusually wide and uncrowded, and the surf. Avalon is a low-density, family-friendly community with no highrises or large multifamily buildings. Stores and restaurants are small and family-owned. The wide main street (speed limit 25) is great for biking and jogging.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Weekends at the shore are a summer ritual for many New Jersey families. My family made day trips to the beach for years, until one summer, 45 years ago, we joined with another family to rent a tiny cottage on Longboat Island (NJ) for one whole week. We were hooked, and for the next decade we rented cottages for one or two weeks until we were finally able to buy a house at the beach. Avalon is a wonderful place for families, and equally wonderful for those who want a low-key place away from the noise, stress and fast pace of urban life. And of course the glitter and grit of Atlantic City's casinos and boardwalk are less than an hour's drive away. The Nor'easter of November 2009 washed away a lot of sand from the Avalon and Stone Harbor beaches, and did quite a lot of damage down the coast all the way to Virginia. The beach in front of our house, while reduced, is still broad and wide, since the high dunes in this area are so extensive. The dunes are intact and fully protected all the houses in this area. So while some sand was lost, there will be no effect on the use of the beaches in 2010.

Why the Owner Chose Avalon, NJ, USA:
Avalon has one of the last remaining high dunes systems on the east coast, providing a beautiful backdrop to the beach. Avalon's 4-mile beachfront is lined with wide-spaced single-family houses; there are no high-rises anywhere in Avalon or Stone Harbor. For those who seek open spaces and tranquility, there is probably no town on the Jersey shore that offers owners and vacationers more of both.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is interesting that while some of the Atlantic Ocean beaches on the east coast of the U.S. have had erosion problems, the beach in Avalon has actually built up naturally over the years, due to favorable wind patterns and water currents. The dunes have probably tripled in depth over the last 35 years, and the beach width has probably doubled. The fabulous views of the dunes, beach and ocean from the decks of this house are a truly unique feature.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • View of ocean, beach and dunes from main deck of house

    View of ocean, beach and dunes from main deck of house

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Beachfront bedroom 1, top floor

    Beachfront bedroom 1, top floor

  • Kitchen and breakfast bar

    Kitchen and breakfast bar

  • Beachfront bedroom 2

    Beachfront bedroom 2

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 11, 2017

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