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SHABBY CHIC BEACHFRONT LUXURY 1st flr - Extra Large Deck Steps Directly to Sand!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

RIGHT ON SAND - 4 LARGE Bedrooms, 3 Marble Baths, Cabana, 1st Floor Duplex

BEACHFRONT!! Gorgeous, Luxurious Beachfront 4 large bedrooms. LARGEST double wide and long DECK which steps right out onto the sand. Direct access from deck to the sand and beach access right at our home. Two of the bedrooms are master suites each with a private marble bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom (plus we have an outdoor cabana shower). Wheelchair accessible with a ramp up to the deck and house is all on one floor. Maple and granite kitchen. Tile floors throughout. Slip covered cool furniture with a shabby chic nautical decor. Working fireplace. Easy 2 block walk to park, playground, stores and restaurants that are on 34th street. Very comfortable and easy to enjoy beach house. We create and decorate it for our own use too, and our children have grown up in it. It's one of the very few houses in all of Ocean City that has a deck with just 1 step to the sand (parents can lounge on deck while children build sand castles). Almost all other properties require guests to go back inside, down stairs and back out in order to get from the deck to the sand. Our house is extra wide so the entire living room and dining room open up to the beach. The sounds of the waves can be heard from the bedrooms. We also have a garage with plenty of parking. Other amenities include Cable TV. Wireless High-speed Internet. Outside Shower Cabana. Just a few blocks to walk to children's park, tennis, shops. Private Washer and Dryer. Rental often will sometimes include, boogie boards, 4 beach tags and beach chairs. Our home is on Wesley Ave between 36th & 37th Streets (boardwalk begins around 18th street). This home is the 1st floor of a duplex. The owners upstairs do not usually rent their home.

Keywords: beachfront, beach front, oceanfront, ocean, family, chic, access, deck, large deck, luxury, comfortable, beach access, large, pet friendly, handicap ramp

More Details

Property Manager
Michele Dougherty
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Michele Dougherty

We bought this beach house 20 years ago, when we lived in NJ. We used to go every weekend from Turnersville and our children have spent every summer of their young lives there. Now we live in California and can't be there like we used to be. We rent it to people who care for it like we did.. and most of our tenants come back year after year. We try still to go as often as we can because there's no place in the world like it.

Michele Dougherty purchased this house in 1994

Why Michele Dougherty chose Southern Shore Region

This house is so special because our deck is grandfathered in to be so big and step right out to the sand. We used to rent before we bought in OC and it was frustrating (especially with kids or a dog), to be on the beautiful deck and have to go inside and down stairs to get to the beach. So our house... steps right to sand AND we have a direct access to the water right from the bottom of our steps. kids can be on the sand while we sat on the deck!

What makes this house unique

Clearly the extra wide deck and ability to step right to the sand make this house invaluable for so many! the ease and comfort with which to enjoy the beach are priceless!


Ocean City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cabana - shower , We have a Cabana and Shower with it's own outdoor entrance
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill Bathroom conects bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for one of Master Bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for 1 of the Master Suites
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With it's own private bathroom
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with it's own private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , king bed can be converted to 2 twins & shares bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds and a shared bathroom
  • We have 2 Master Bedrooms and the 2 other bedrooms connect with a Jack -n - Jill bathroom. All bedrooms are VERY large with closets, comfy beds, and plenty of storage space for clothes.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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SHABBY CHIC BEACHFRONT LUXURY 1st flr - Extra Large Deck Steps Directly to Sand!
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Sand and ocean at my door

  • 5 of 5

Decorated and don up with attention to details that made our time really delightful so comfortable

Large front deck that opens to the big living space is what I teally love. Really andelicious Jersy shore house. I have been there several times with several family members. We all loved it and the kids were so happy .. really perfect choice

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this lovely home for a week this summer. We've been vacationing in Ocean City for over 10 years and this is our 2nd year at this Shabby Chic house. All I can say is ... we didn't know what we were missing until now! To have the ability to sit on the deck while the kids played on the beach was a godsend! The access to the ocean is right in front of the house. It was so easy to go back and forth all day. The photos don't do it justice. We loved the comfortable bedrooms. They're very large and they feel chic. Our kids love it here and now it feels like its our own beach house. We already reserved our 3rd year for the summer of 2018!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keansburg, NJ

Dune front deck takes your cares away

  • 4 of 5

The beach house was almost all I could wish for. I searched up and down NJ and DEL for beachfront property for 3-4 bedrooms. Finding this house seemed perfect, close enough for the group to come and go from our homes in Red Bank. The cost of the property was high, but seems in line with others. It was my first trip to Ocean City, and the house is situated at a quiet end of the beach. There was no partying in near by houses or decks to distract from the sound of the waves.

Fully outfitted kitchen. Barbeque worked easily. The only complaint is that the house had an unpleasant smell from being damp (from the ocean air I guess) and from the A/C. The living space is open to the seaside, with all the bedrooms like bunkers on the street side. Good for sleeping.

Lastly parking was good, we got 4 cars in without using the garage.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property on the ocean! We had a wonderful stay. I think we got the best week of summer! The weather was stellar and the home was perfect and well kept. Everyone was able to congregate on the huge deck where we grilled and laughed while soaking in the sun! The owners Michelle and Jack are lovely and very customer friendly. We had zero problems during our stay. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative without hesitation. This property is about 20 streets away from the boardwalk and close to everything. We ate out daily and found lots of great eating along the ocean and in town too. The property owners have a nice binder filled with dining suggestions. Very helpful. We especially enjoyed the boardwalk, the beautiful beach, and eating out. Perfect vacation with lots of fun family memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You had us at The Deck!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier with our week inside Shabby Chic. All the amenities made it very nice. But that deck. Awesome. Neighbors upstairs are the best too.

Proximity to the beach with your own path was excellent as well. Left a gift of propane for whomever came next.

Definitely our OCNJ favorite!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed our home! We too love our deck so much. People seem to have better vacations when they can go back and forth to the beach so easily. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review (and we love our neighbors too). Have a great remainder of summer. Warmly, Michele & Jack
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Great family friendly beach vaca!

  • 4 of 5

The owners are friendly and very responsive. Great to be able to bring our dog along on our weekend. Kids loved being able to run out to the beach on a whim. Maybe I couldn't find it, but a cutting board would be nice for the kitchen. Otherwise I wouldn't change a thing, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
Ocean City
Car: not necessary

Close to the incredible Ocean City boardwalk but far enough away to enjoy your beach backyard without disruption of the crowds. There are rides, shops, restaurants, and entertainment on the boardwalk and in town. Ocean City was just named one of the worlds best family destinations!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $500
Damage Deposit $1,000

We will consider renting to Young Adults ages 18 to 24. This special lease will also require parents (responsible parties) to all sign and also be responsible for any damages. In addition to the General Security Deposit of $1000, a $1500 deposit is required. All security deposits are fully refundable within 30 days of departure if there are no problems. The $500 "Pet fee" is a refundable security deposit (if not needed for extra cleaning).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund