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Perfect Beach Block Home with Amazing Pool and Outdoor Entertainment Area

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Beautiful Avalon beach block home. Ocean views from your front deck. A large pool in your backyard. Avalon does not get any better than this!!!

Just 4 homes separating you from the award-winning Avalon beach. Our home boasts four large bed rooms and three full baths that combined sleeps 11 (in beds)+ a spare pull-out couch. A large upstairs open living area consists of two bedrooms, two full baths, living, dining room, and a nicely equipped kitchen. There is a large front deck with ocean views and a rear private second story deck overlooking the pool.

The lower level consists of two bed rooms, full bath, plus a large den with a beverage and snack area that was completely renovated in 2015. The best part of this renovation is that the den now has direct view and access to the pool area that opens to a new entertainment and lounge area.

We offer all of the amenities you need for your home away from home. Gas grill, patio furniture and loungers, wet bar and icemaker for the adults. X-box, WiFi, multiple TVs, Streaming devices, DVDs and a huge 12 x 34’ pool for kids of all ages.

Keywords: Single Family Home, Beach Block, Pool, Ocean Views, Family Friendly, Game Room, Kids, Avalon, luxury, Entertain, Amazing, getaway, celebration, relaxing, surfing, kids

More Details

Mike Hallowell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Mike Hallowell

Mike and Lisa Hallowell have been Avalon homeowners for over 15 years - and lifelong lovers of this beautiful town. Our goal for this home was to allow our renters to feel as if it was their own. As parents of three young children, we know the challenges that a family vacation entails. We tried to think of all the amenities we enjoy when vacationing and put them together into one great experience. We hope you and your family have the opportunity to vacation here and enjoy all there is to offer in beautiful Avalon, NJ.

Mike Hallowell purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike Hallowell chose Avalon

Why Avalon? location, location, location! One of only a few beach-block single family rental homes with a pool in all of seven-mile island. Just a few steps away from beautiful Avalon beach – voted best beach in mid-Atlantic. Our beach is lifeguard protected and 1 block from a designated surfing beach and a designated boogie board beach. Located in the quiet north end of town, yet only five blocks from town center. Leave your car and walk to great restaurants, bars, and your morning coffee.

What makes this house unique

This home has the best of everything. A private pool in your back yard, two second story decks (front and back) and a covered pool-side patio to get away from that mid-day sun. In 2015 we completed a major den make-over and added a wetbar and direct access to the pool via huge 10-ft double sliding doors. We cater to families and so our home also provides a great area for the kids on the lower level complete with TV, DVDs and video game collection - while the adults can relax on the second level deck and enjoy the ocean views or take a swim in the private pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I rented this home with a group of girlfriends and everything was perfect.The listing was accurate and the owner was very helpful and resourceful. Everything worked out perfectly and the house was even nicer than expected! There is a huge pool in the back and large balconies on either side of the house. The house is very well decorated and the furniture is fashionable, yet comfortable. There is plenty of room to relax in front of the flat screen tv. This was a perfect house for our Avalon getaway!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway
May 2010
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Full bathroom in the Master Suite
    Upstairs Hall Bathroom - In addition to Master Suite, a full hall bath on 2nd floor.
    Lower Level Full Bath - Full bath to support lower level bedrooms
    Dual Outside Showers - outdoor shower , We built dual outside showers to ease transition from beach
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 2nd Fl East - 1 king , A new King bed has been added for 2015 to our Master Bedroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2nd Fl West - 1 queen , A queen 4-post bed is located in the 2nd level guest bedroom
    Lower Level East Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 3 single /twin beds with a 4th hide-away single.
    Lower Level West Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , LL West bedroom has a single bed along with the queen.
    Lower Level Family Room Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , Lower Level Family room has a pull-out bed.
  • King (1) in Master Bedroom. Queen size Beds (2) One in the Upper Level Guest Room. There is also a queen in the 1st floor west bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (5) The lower-level east bedroom has 3 single beds with a 4th hide-away single that pulls out from beneath another. The 1st floor west bedroom also has a single bed along with the queen bed. Sleep Sofa (1) The 1st floor family room has a sleep sofa that creates an extra bed (beyond the 11 beds in bedrooms) if necessary.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
First Floor den has a wetbar with mini fridge, sink, dishwasher and ice-maker. We also provide an X-box with a selection of family-friendly games, a DVD and video collection and some games, books and puzzles to keep all ages entertained.


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Perfect Beach Block Home with Amazing Pool and Outdoor Entertainment Area
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 59 reviews
Providence, RI

Another Great Family Stay in Avalon

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time working with Mike Hallowell to stay at his house in Avalon. We love the house -- beach block, spacious, plenty of bedrooms. In particular, we love how open the kitchen, dining room, and living room are upstairs -- great for spending time together as a family.

We weren't able to take advantage of the pool, etc. out back since we were there in November, but it looks like a great outdoor space for the warmer times of the year.

Ultimately, though, we came back to Mike because he's great to work with -- he's wonderful with communication, prompt, and has been able to address our questions and issues during our stay. For example, we had an issue with the garbage disposal when a wine opener unknowingly fell down the drain -- Mike came over the following morning and fixed it for us with no problem.

We hope to stay at Mike's again and you should certainly consider it, too, if you're looking for a great stay in Avalon during the summer or off-season.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Steps away from the ocean, views of the ocean from the front deck, and a beautiful backyard pool with all the amenities.

The home was well appointed and provided separate living spaces. The owner could not have been more accommodating and responded timely to any questions. We would highly recommend this property and hope to rent again in 2018.

Cyndy and Brady

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, sparkling pool, close to everythin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Avalon, beautifully decorated, plenty of room for adults and children. Mike, owner, is wonderful, met our every need, and even carried our overweight bags up the steps! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great support from start to finish from Mike the owner. Just lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable fit for nine beach-loving adults. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Congers, NY


  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and very well equipped home....very bright and open, thanks to the fabulous windows! Can't beat the location....just a few houses from the dunes to the beach. Pool in the back is perfect, with plenty of comfortable seating. There are lots of TV's in the house and games for the kids downstairs.

Mike responded immediately to a question we had and Lisa even provided her own Avalon restaurant reviews, which was helpful! Our family had a fabulous week. Definitely a vacation to remember. Thank you Mike and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 4 of 5

First time we decided to rent a house instead of staying at a hotel due to our ever growing family. It was just perfect! Location was great a short walk over the dune to the beach. The pool was wonderful both day and night! House was very accommodating for my family of 4 plus my parents and grandfather! Michael was very responsive both before and during our stay. We all had a vacation to remember! Thank you Michael & Lisa!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a short walk away from beautiful Avalon beach – voted best beach in mid-Atlantic. Our beach is lifeguard protected with separate swimming and designated boogie board areas. Located in the quiet north end, yet only three short blocks to town. Leave your car and walk to great restaurants, bars, and your morning coffee. If you have kids, Avalon's recreation program is great for kids of all ages. There is a recreation area just 2 blocks from our home with a playground, baseball and soccer fields and tennis courts. There's something for everyone. Walk into town or onto the beach. It's all close by in a marvelous place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $150

Note: $750 refundable damage deposit is also due at time of booking. All bookings 7 nights or greater include end-of-stay cleaning included in quoted rates unless otherwise noted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund