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Amazing Ocean Views -3BR/2BA Beach Block Condo W/ Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,180 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This unique 3 bedroom 2 bath unit is nestled atop the Merrimac Condominium located on the 80th street beach block in Avalon NJ. This well maintained building is located across the street from the Stone Harbor recreational area. This area has a baseball/softball field, soccer fields, 11 tennis courts, basketball courts, and a skateboard park. The recreational area is also home to a wonderful children's playground complete with swings, a large climb & slide jungle gym, gazebo and a full bocce court.

The Merrimac shares a block with the very popular Windrift restaurant/hotel. Connected to the 79th/80th street beach block you will find a total of 5 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges. If you venture a block further, you will find more restaurants, take-out seafood places, a pizza shop and a market.

This location is within walking distance of Stone Harbor's quaint and charming 96th Street (Main Street) with numerous restaurants, shops, famous ice cream establishments and kids’ activities such as roof top mini golf, Movie Theater, etc.

Did we mention location? Walk half a block from the condominium (crossing no streets) to the private, wide, beautiful, clean beach where you can enjoy the sand and surf. Ice cream vendors push carts along the shoreline, so you can enjoy a cold treat and an ice cold bottle of water without leaving your beach chair. When you are finished in the sand, come back to the Merrimac for a relaxing dip in the heated pool. If you are not a fan of the beach, spend your whole day at the pool, the choice is yours!

The 3 bedroom condominium is bright, spacious, recently remodeled and freshly painted. Enjoy the new, large, flat screen television mounted in the living room and watch the waves roll in from any seat on the living room sofa. Every bedroom is equipped with a ceiling fan, an ihome alarm clock/docking station and flat screen television. You will find all the comforts of home while on vacation.

Keywords: Beach Block, Ocean Views 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-8, Heated Pool, Park & Walk to Restaurants Recreation Shopping & Bars

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About The Owner

Philadelphia Magazine Article - by Michael Callahan, June 2008


THE VIBE Lift the Main Line off the Main Line, hike it 37 miles down the A.C. Expressway and 23 more down the Parkway,and plant firmly on seven-mile island. Add a generous portion of Center City-ites on weekends, plus a heaping handful of overprivileged high-school seniors/college seniors/single yuppies in group houses, and two pinches each of Lilly Pulitzer, Jimmy Buffett and Mercedes-Benz. Fold in friendly locals. Mix well.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Avalon

Our family has rented at the Merrimac Condominium for years before we purchased. We always dreamed of owning a unit in the building. Avalon NJ, specifically the Merrimac Condominium has always been an incredibly enjoyable family vacation spot. We were able to realize our lifelong dream of owning a unit when real estate prices started to decline a few years ago. Now we are busy making many improvements to our ‘home at the shore.’ We invite you to bring your family and share our home on your next vacation.

What makes this condo unique

A wonderful feature is the covered deck area outside of our unit. You can dine, enjoy a cocktail, or play cards on the table located in the deck area. Rain or shine, sit and watch the waves free from nature's elements.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place looks absolutely beautiful!! This is our 4th year in this unit and the changes are amazing. We have always loved the beautiful ocean views. Thank you for another great year and we look forward to next year!
Jul 2010
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Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly renovated: brand new tub, toilet, vanity, etc.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated: Large walk-in-shower w/ river rock floor
  • Both bathrooms are completely remodeled. Brand new tub, toilets, vanities, granite vanity top, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One Trundle bed as well - 4 beds total in this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pack -n- Play provided in bedroom closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa has queen sleeper bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
6 seasonal beach tags provided with weekly rental


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Ocean Views -3BR/2BA Beach Block Condo W/ Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

VERY satisfied with the unit and the owner!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting this unit and couldn't have been happier. The owner was very helpful and available via text 24/7. This unit is the nicest unit in the complex (and has the BEST view of the ocean)! The unit has been completely remodeled and is very clean. I can't say enough good things about our experience. I typically don't write reviews but felt I needed to since our experience was so wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Knowing you rarely write reviews, and seeing you write one for us is an honor. Thank you! We are so glad we could move things around to get you a week again next season! We are counting the days to summer and hope you and your family are as well!
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Yardley, PA

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

This condominium was more than perfect for my family (2 adults, 4 kids under 14 years). Everything is so clean and new within the unit. The views of the ocean are just great. The location was so nice, we just love Avalon and Stone Harbor. There were no misrepresentations in the listing versus what we experienced when we stayed there, in fact the listing understates the property itself. We resigned immediately to reserve the same week this coming summer and are counting the days until we return. Thanks so much to the owner who offered so much communication and was so accommodating through the entire process. My Husband and kids love this place, so do I!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We do work very hard to make the condominium as nice as possible for all of our guests and getting this type of feedback only motivates us to work harder. Looking forward to having your family back next season!
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Perfect family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Avalon for our family of 6 and we were unsure of what to expect with the condo, property and town. The condo certainly surpassed our expectations with newly updated (gorgeous) bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen with washer/dryer, and TVs in every bedroom. The condo layout worked well for our larger family. The owner even put together a welcome binder for guests that included restaurant information, renter 'favorites' for restaurants, and things to do in Avalon. We did have a slight problem with the air conditioning but after sending the owner an email, he responded immediately and it was repaired the same day. I should add that the owner communicated with me via email for almost an entire year answering all my questions and he was happy to do so!

My kids enjoyed going to the beach in the morning and using the pool in the late afternoon. Having a pool on property was very appealing to us as most home rentals didn't include a pool. The location of the property was a short walk to the beach, park (across the street) and windrift hotel. I couldn't be more pleased with our accommodations and very attentive homeowner. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We are looking forward to our return trip next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review Kim. You and your family are wonderful and always welcome. Looking forward to having you all back next summer!
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Amazing Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the condo for our annual "Sisters Week" but also invited our husbands for the Labor Day holiday weekend - they had to be out by Tuesday morning! (This was my second time at the Merrimac and first time in this condo).

We all had a BLAST! We love the layout of this place - from it's awesome big dining room and newly remodeled kitchen to the three bedrooms to the lovely living room with ocean views. Everything is bright and new and comfortable. It's really nice to have two full bathrooms, too. Having the beach chairs and beach tags provided is another big bonus that other places we've rented do not provide.

I can't say enough about how great the owner is! Anthony was always available to answer any questions I had. He clearly enjoys being able to share his beautiful beach home with his renters and makes everything very easy.

The pool is pretty great - never too crowded, plenty of chairs and tables and always very clean. We spent part of every day there.

I could go on but suffice it to say that we are already booked for next summer! Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home, Anthony!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You, your Sisters and family are always welcome to stay in our place! We're so glad we could provide a spot for you all to enjoy one another. The annual September gathering is just around the corner!
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Putnam County, NY

Jen D.

  • 5 of 5

This unit has become our one week home away from home for our annual Avalon vacation. Everything you could possible need is here. From the stocked kitchen with the cork-screw to the extra beach chairs and boogie boards in the closet, this unit works perfectly for our family. The large kitchen allows us to host an annual dinner for friends and family. The pool waits as an oasis for parents and kids after a hot day at the beach. A baseball field and basketball courts keep my kids busy in the off hours and it's all within walking distance to Springer's in Stone Harbor. Can't ask for much more than that! We love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this great review Jen. We appreciate your whole family and look forward to having you visit our place each year! We know you always appreciate when we do a renovation project, so wait until you see the bathrooms!! Your vacation is just around the corner .... Enjoy!
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Dunmore, PA

Paridise with ocean views

  • 5 of 5

This unit is great. Being on vacation and still feeding, cleaning and doing laundry is

even restful. Our family loves the unit and all it offers. The ocean views from the deck is spectacular. There are plently of sleeping arrangements, and room for guests. We can't

wait to come back this year and see the kitchen.

We would recommend this unit to all. It is clean and spectacular.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you for this review. We can't wait to have you back again this year! We are excited for you to see the kitchen remodel - you are going to love it! Thanks again for the review.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
Windrift Restaurant and Hotel
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Amtrak - ABN
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Windrift Restaurant and Hotel
Nearest Beach
Avalon / Stone Harbor Beaches
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please DO NOT inquire about rates or rentals for periods less than one week. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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