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Ocean View House Steps to the Beach Can Sleep up to 20

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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About the Property

Sunny beach-view house with up to 10 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

Enchanting Victorian with ocean views, up to 10 BR, steps to the beach
This historic 3-story home features a rare double-decker porch to ensure breezes and ocean views
that intoxicate the senses. Built in 1900 and just seconds from the beach, the Chelsea House
features up to 10 bedrooms and 5 baths, recently renovated kitchen and appliances, and
refinished hardwood floors. Located in the heart of Ocean Grove’s famous historic district, the
Chelsea was a popular boarding house for more than 40 years and still retains the charm of a
bygone era. The main house has 9 bedrooms and 4 baths to sleep 16. The optional owner's
apartment can be arranged to house additional guests in a separate living space. All
accommodations have central AC and updated amenities throughout.
BR#1- 2nd floor - King bed, French door access to 2nd porch, full bath, ceiling fan equipped.
BR#2- 2nd floor - 2 twins, ceiling fan.
BR#3- 2nd floor - Twin, ceiling fan.
BR#4- 3rd floor - Queen bed, ceiling fan, sink.
BR#5- 3rd floor - 2 twins, ceiling fan, sink.
BR#6- 3rd floor - Full size bed, writing desk, ceiling fan, sink.
BR#7- 3rd floor - Twin, ceiling fan.
BR#8- 3rd floor - Twin, ceiling fan, desk, video capable tv and videos.
BR#9- 3rd floor - Full size bed, twin bed, sink, water view
Optional BR#10 - Ground floor with separate entrance. Bedroom has Queen bed, living room
(daybed & trundle = two twins), dining area, kitchen, laundry & bath.

The Chelsea is walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, and the front door
is only yards to the beach. Two porches are perfect for relaxing with morning coffee or evening
cocktails. A barbecue is available for outdoor grilling. Flowers bloom in the front-yard garden
and stunning, gingerbread-strewn Victorian homes surround the house in every direction.
This dream rental is perfect for large groups or families, and there is plenty to do for everyone.
Guests can enjoy the ocean, tennis and bocci courts, 3 playgrounds, 2 miniature golf locations,
and scores of restaurants within walking distance. Sign up for sight-seeing tours, go deep-sea
fishing, browse nearby antique and gift shops, or dine at a multitude of sidewalk cafes.
Two convenience stores for quick pick-ups are nearby, and several full size grocers are within a
few miles. For the Shopper, we have 2 name-brand outlet malls within driving distance. For day of fun, it’s only a 30 minute drive to Six Flags Great Adventure. And there is easy access to
buses and trains to NYC. Enjoy the best of Ocean Grove—surf, sand, and the rich history of this
lovely Jersey Shore town—only at the Chelsea House. Book your summer rental today!
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese - romaji
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require the renter to be among those staying at the property for the rental period....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Our Train room is accompanied by train tracks and magnetic trains in the bottom drawer of the bureau. The train Mountain, is in the closet, and the red, green and blue drawers in the corner hold a variety of action figures and transportation items. Our duck room is perfect for tea parties. The room has a tea set, and a table for two little people, table cloth ready....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed on or near the property. Feel free to take a walk and have one....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only. No cats. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 2 Train Room: 1 twin/ single

    Train room...moreless

  • Bedroom 6 Africa room: 1 queen

    In-room sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 India room: 1 queen

    India room has an in-room sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 7 English Garden room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Has in-room sink and water views...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 French room: 2 twin/ single

    French room has an in-room sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 8 Irish room: 1 twin/ single

    has water view,heavy shade, tv with video, child size desk...moreless

  • Bedroom 9 Mexico room: 1 twin/ single

    four poster twin bed, very bright room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1 with private porch: 1 king

    Frenchdoors w/private porch,Ensuite Bathroom toilet & shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 Duck Room: 2 twin/ single

    Duck room has table and chairs and tea sets...moreless

  • Bedroom 10 OWNER'S Apartment: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Separate unit with bath,Dining,sitting,kitchen,laundry,entry...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (8)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This house includes use of available beach badges, Beach chairs, Beach toys, Outdoor table and chairs, barbecue, linens and towels. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games are stacked outside bathroom. Candyland, Sorry! and others....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screens available but no services are provided. If you need help setting up your data hotspot with your phone, we can walk you through the process (or your teenager or grandchild....)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Train room has Thomas and friends and tracks. Duck room has tea sets. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Box table in living room and cabinet drawers near refrigerator each have CDs and videos. Irish room and Duck room have televisions with vhf or cd players....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    We are a few houses from the beach....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beach and ocean views from porches...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    1) Dining Table seats 14 with leaves. 2) Round Porch Table seats 4 - 6, but best used as space for wine and cheese and sunset watching 3) Owners' apartment dining room has Dining Table for up to six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Available for the Winter Season...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedsheets, pillows and cases, bath towels available for use. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    flat screen television and stereo...moreless

  • Parking:

    A lot for cars is at Ocean and Broadway Avenues, if street parking not readily available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels available for use. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The standard kitchen attire....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full set of plates, utensils, glass & stemware, serving set. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen facilities with plenty of counterspace for a family meal preparation. Island has two stools so friends can perch on them to chat while meals are prepared. LOTS of counter space!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Installed on wall above stove top, has light and vent....moreless

  • Oven:

    wall oven with timer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee filters, some basics like S&P...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1) New French door stainless with freezer drawers for easy access. Spacious for a full family grocery list. 2) Drink fridge located under the kitchen island is easy access for kids' juice boxes, cans...moreless

  • Stove:

    separate stove top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster-oven installed under cabinet...moreless


  • Balcony:

    1) Entry to house has porch with chairs and table and BBQ. 2) Master bedroom has French doors to second floor porch. Rocking chairs and small table....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    LOCATED ON THE BOARDWALK - at south end of Grove Boardwalk, another at Bradley Beach where they have music during Summer nights, sometimes dancing.......moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses in area. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1) Small front yard for kids to toss a ball. 2) Several playgrounds in walking distance have space for picnicking on grass. 3) There is a HUGE public green five houses away before boardwalk....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Must be arranged with ocean grove camp meeting association. Courts are two blocks from house. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide some boogie boards and noodles. We cannot guarantee the condition but they are located with beach chairs under the porch. Surf shop nearby at West Grove shopping strip....moreless



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from 22 traveler reviews
Ocean Grove NJ Beach House Ocean View 09/23/2011

VRBO Bear stayed here:

The Bear decided to go a little off the beaten path and leave his humble abode in the Rocky Mountains to venture to Ocean Grove, NJ and see the ocean. So what if Mother Nature threw Hurricane Irene at the NJ shore a week before his trip? The Bear was undaunted and is happy to report: Irene may have caused problems, but the New Jersey shore is essentially untouched and open for business!

The Chelsea makes an excellent rental for families with small kids and pets. The house is huge, boasting 9 bedrooms, a big front porch, a giant dining table sufficiently large to feed the entire crew, and a kitchen big enough to cook for that kind of crowd. After dinner, I was able to retire to the huge master bedroom with French doors opening onto a large balcony, letting in the sea breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the beach. What a way to relax!

Did I mention that the beach is only a block away? Walk to the end of the block and you’re right on the boardwalk, with the sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean laid out before you. Bring your blankets and umbrella, if your cubs are like the ones in my group, it’ll be hours before you can tear them away. They’ll be splashing in the waves, digging sandcastles, and collecting seashells for hours. Or bring your surfboard. I enjoyed watching the surfers take on the waves.

Ocean Grove itself is a lovely little town. There are a huge number of shops and restaurants just a few blocks from the Chelsea and no end of things to do within walking distance – you can go to local parks and playgrounds, shop on Main Street, visit the historic Great Auditorium and the surrounding vacation tents, enjoy a ride on the paddle boats at Wesley Lake, or venture up to Asbury Park for all the attractions on the boardwalk, even try to spot The Boss at The Stone Pony. I did have one rainy day, but not to worry – The Chelsea’s owners provided loads of games and amusements right in the house. The cubs especially loved the craft closet and having tea parties in the Duck Room. When we finally felt the need to get out of the house, Jenkinson’s Aquarium in nearby Point Pleasant provided a great rainy day excursion.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ocean Grove and the Chelsea. You will too! It’s never too early to plan your next vacation, so go book now!

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$800 $1,000
Thu, Fri, Sat
4th JulyWEEK call us
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Week July 8
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week July 15
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

week July 22
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week July 29
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week Aug 5
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week Aug 12
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week Aug 19
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
3 night min stay

Week Aug 26
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Off season
Sep 18 - May 22, 2018
5 night min stay
$300 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750


Owners apartment is available for an additional fee of $1200 per week and sleeps four more people in a self contained, separate entrance apartment which has queen, two twins , living, dining, kitchen bath and laundry.

Rates are not guaranteed unless reservation is paid.

Also, be aware that I am unable to guarantee this offer will be available if you delay in accepting it. Since we only have one property, we work on a "first to accept, first to reserve" basis. So, in short, our place is available as I write this to you, but if we receive a request for a conflicting reservation, we may make a conflicting offer to another party. If that offer is accepted prior to you accepting yours, we may no longer be able to accommodate you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Antique shops, Ice Cream Parlours, Cheese shop, Bakeries, Cafes, shell-seeking, good old family fun time walking on the boardwalk, fishing or watching the sunset.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We started here with a baby, and renovated this old B&B to meet the needs of our growing family. We love to BBQ and eat out on the porch each night, and enjoy the beautiful views....there's nothing like it.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Grove, Neptune Township, NJ, USA:
We stopped into Ocean Grove for dinner one evening and fell in love with the town and the rest is history. The charming village atmosphere keeps Ocean Grove a quiet place for families to enjoy without the noisy beat of the young drinking crowds of other beach towns. Life is simple here, good food, friends and sunsets after days spent enjoying the beach, and strolling the boardwalk. Barbecue or walk to the MANY nearby restaurants. Friday and Saturday Night Performances offer music for all genres at the Pavilion and The Great Auditorium. Or stroll to Bradley Beach for the activities at the gazebo. Take a folding chair to the beach for the Friday night movies at the fishing pier or listen to the performances from the lawn at the The Great Auditorium. During Summer, make sure to stroll through the Tents that make Ocean Grove unique. And If you can, catch the Summer House tour which provides access to 8 or 10 houses or tents on a walking tour. If nothing else, enjoy the sun and the sand. Take a picnic basket or run home, we are only a few houses away from the beach, so you don't have to purchase meals at the snack bar.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Chelsea is steps from the beach, and 2 blocks to Main Street shops, Ice cream parlors and Restaurants and Live Performances at The Great Auditorium. The board walk offers a beautiful ocean front walk South to Spring Lake and North through Asbury Park's Renovated Ocean Front up to LongBranch. Stop into the Stone Pony to see who’s there. Main Street offers something for everyone: plants, books, antiques, gifts, cheese, jewelry, bakeries, candy and coffee shops to enjoy.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese - romaji
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from porch on entry level

    View from porch on entry level

  • The Chelsea just before the garden blooms!

    The Chelsea just before the garden blooms!

  • Kitchen island with "beverage" fridge.

    Kitchen island with "beverage" fridge.

  • Train room for boys - twin on second floor - has wooden tracks and trains

    Train room for boys - twin on second floor - has wooden tracks and trains

  • The English Room - Ocean View sleeps three kids in Full and Twin beds

    The English Room - Ocean View sleeps three kids in Full and Twin beds

  • Kitchen dining table for Large families or groups

    Kitchen dining table for Large families or groups

  • The Africa Room - Queen bed and in-room sink

    The Africa Room - Queen bed and in-room sink

  • Looking from dining area toward front porch

    Looking from dining area toward front porch

  • extra bath towels are located above the washer &dryer

    extra bath towels are located above the washer &dryer

  • The French Room 3rd floor, two twins

    The French Room 3rd floor, two twins

  • View from the end of our block

    View from the end of our block

  • Second floor porch view at sunset

    Second floor porch view at sunset

  • The First floor bath has shower over tub as well.

    The First floor bath has shower over tub as well.

  • 2nd Floor  Girl's Twin Bed Room - A Place for Tea Parties

    2nd Floor Girl's Twin Bed Room - A Place for Tea Parties

  • Master BR

    Master BR

  • Spaciously well equipped including crock pot so you can cook at the beach!

    Spaciously well equipped including crock pot so you can cook at the beach!

  • The India Room

    The India Room

  • Our Burma chair in the master bedroom

    Our Burma chair in the master bedroom

  • We accept COOOL pets....

    We accept COOOL pets....

  • The duck room - two twins second floor

    The duck room - two twins second floor

  • view from the English Garden room - Full & twin beds, with sink

    view from the English Garden room - Full & twin beds, with sink

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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