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Fabulous oceanfront 5 bdr/3 ba

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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!

Keywords: House, cottage

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Susan Reid
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Susan Reid

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.

Susan Reid purchased this house in 1999

Why Susan Reid chose Southern Shore Region

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bath, washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs ensuite bath (room with queen bed)
  • Bathrooms are fairly plain; the fixtures are not brand new, but everything is kept in very good condition.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Oceanfront, sliding glass doors to deck, gorgeous views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean view from windows
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs, oceanfront, sliding doors to downstairs deck
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Downstairs partial ocean view, good large children's room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs oceanfront, ensuite bath, sliding doors to deck
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner will be happy to discuss, answer any questions; call 646-438-4040 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Fabulous oceanfront 5 bdr/3 ba
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
sewell,nj usa

we had a great time

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season (4 nights)
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-season 1
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-season 2
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-season 3
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season 1
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season 2
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Security deposit waiver $45
Lease processing $55

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

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.