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Beach-block 7 bedroom "home away from home" at the shore!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Family home, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, large dining room on the beach block!

Time to book for 2017 Season

Our property is not a typical rental -- it's a beach house that we have called home for 25+ years. But with the kids of 2 families all grown up and moved on -- we want new families to enjoy their summers here, just as we have. Our tag line -- all you need to pack is your suitcase. No lugging linens and towels and chairs and toys and umbrellas....if you are used to renting, you know what that extra car is filled with! We offer a family gathering spot -- ready to give everyone a place to relax, enjoy the beach, and settle down to share meals at our 'seats 14' dining room table -- the gathering place for all visitors!

Multiple generations are our happiest tenants! Grandparents can have their adult children and all their grandchildren enjoy the beach together! Check out LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION below for a link to our website about our home.

With 7 bedrooms and beds for 13, along with 4 full baths and a powder room -- it's an ideal place for grandparents to vacation with adult children and their grandchildren. With a living room, a family room and a porch and deck, there is room for everyone to wander off and read, watch the Phillies or Pirates in HD, or just have conversation in the living room - time together AND time alone. We've got an indoor sun porch with wicker furniture and lovely ceiling fans for reading and puzzles and games, and an attached deck on the 2nd floor for easy access to the sun with modern and comfortable furniture. We've got DVD players and VHS players, with a pretty awesome collection of family-friendly films. The link for our home website is available below.

Our home is located on the beach block, and we are less than 20 'shore blocks' to walk to town, on bike-lane lined Second Avenue. No busy streets to cross to get to the sand! We are adjacent to the extensive acreage known as the "nuns' retreat and beach" as well as the Bird Sanctuary. We are a short walk to a small community playground with swings and climbing equipment -- our kids all learned to ride 2-wheelers in this little bit of quiet at the shore. We believe that our 'Beach House' is truly a family-friendly retreat for your summer vacation.

And it's not just about summer ! We are perfect for 'get aways' for families or bridge clubs or reunions. With a fully-equipped kitchen, a large dining room and 4 full baths, it's a great off-season or holiday retreat for families, groups or couples. Have a wedding in town? Try us --our 7 bedrooms beats any hotel pricing for sure! The town is quiet and there's no need to drive around. (3 night minimum preferred in off-season). Call us or send us an email for more information. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is 14 of any age- no exceptions without written authorization in the lease. No rentals to under 25 without prior authorization.

Keywords: Beach Home

More Details

Owner
Andrea F
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Andrea F

Our beach house is not only family-friendly, it's family-owned. Bought in 1985, it's been a family center for more than a generation. Now the grandparents are great-grandparents, and we've got another generation lining up to 'use the beach house.' We would love to share our beach house with you -- it's our home and we are pretty careful to make sure our tenants think it can be their home too!

Andrea F purchased this house in 1985

Why Andrea F chose Southern Shore Region

Our kids have grown up with memories of this house and this town -- and hope to bring their own children here. We chose Stone Harbor because we all love the ocean, and the crowds are so much more manageable...there's room to play frisbee on the beach! The small town feel of the community around 96th street freed up our kids to experience summers the way we had...riding bikes, doing soccer camp, working at Springers, and participating in the local community theater. We play golf too -- and there are so many courses within 30 minutes of the house that we never ran out of options. The kids can ride bikes -- anywhere -- and the walk to town is so easy that we rarely use our car once we arrive. The Boardwalk at Wildwood (20 minutes) has some awesome amusement rides (and water parks) -- and provides that authentic beach experience once or twice each summer. Ocean City Boardwalk is a bit further, but an easy drive for a day or evening on the Boards at Ocean City. Why our house? Because it will feel like home.

What makes this house unique

One summer at our home and you'll be sold on the joys of having a dining room that will seat everyone -- and a kitchen that is made for 'many cooks' in the kitchen. Conventional cooking equipment, gas stove, convection and microwave ovens, a full freezer to bring food from home, lobster pots and crackers (and a great source for live lobsters if you're game!) The hot water heater never seems to run out of hot water, which is a joy when a house full return from the beach and want to use the 5 showers (one outdoors). The Air conditioning is nice, but sea breezes and the sound of the birds in the Bird Sanctuary, along with ceiling fans in the bedrooms and on the indoor porch, means you can enjoy the summer the way you remember it growing up. We're just a short walk to the beach, and we've got chairs and beach towels and umbrellas and games....whatever you can imagine. We've got a house full of books -- we promise you all can find something good to read! Because the beach is shared with the Summer Retreat for Immaculata's nuns, it's a quiet guarded beach that's adjacent to an active boogie-board guarded beach. If you have little ones, you'll find you can relax while in the sun because the beach isn't filled with day trippers....but your own teens can pop one beach south and party with the crowds! Check out LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION below for a link to our website about our home.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beach-block 7 bedroom "home away from home" at the shore!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year renting this lovely house. It was very clean and well supplied with towels, kitchen appliances and utensils, beach chairs, everything you could possible need for a wonderful time at the shore. At times we had 12 people staying there and the house never seemed too small to accommodate all of us easily. The proximity to the beach was also great, 10 houses away, which meant easy trips back and forth all day. The owners made sure that we had everything we needed to have a memorable vacation. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy when a family has the vacation they dream of! Our property is a home, and having you share such positive feelings is truly gratifying, It is also kind of you to validate our claim that " all you need to pack is your suitcase" because we do hope we provide everything shore visits require. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Arlington, VA
5

Another excellent family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year our extended family has stayed at this well situated, well supplied home, and we look forward to returning in 2014!.

We love the proximity to the beach and the walkable distance to 'town'.

It is wonderful to be able to fit everyone around the table for meals!

Local places we liked: the Cape May Zoo, Tutto Gelato, Springer's, Quahogs and Spiaggetta's.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience!
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West Chester PA
5

Summer 2013

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house for a week for several years and we just love to come back. We are 3 generations looking forward to this week every year. The house is just perfect for us in every way, but what we like the most is the diningroom with that long table that can seat us all. It seems by now we have

our set places and what delight it is to have us all eating at the same time and talking about memoreis and new plans and all kinds of discussions.

We get sticky buns from Donna's , our August birthday ice cream cake from Springer's and fresh produce from the Farmers' Market.

We now only basically pack clothes as everything we need for the week is already in the house like towels, sheets, and stuff for the beach thanks to the owners !

We follow a certain routine but this year surfboard lessons were added so that is now on our agenda !

We are looking forwaed to next summer !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review...and the surfing reference. We've heard that from others...will try to post info on our website for future rentals! Our home is obviously perfect for families like yours --because that's what we all did growing up there! We still have our rooms and our seats! Thanka!
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Pottsgrove PA
5

Truly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This house is well located only if you like peace, quiet and rest. Very well stocked with everything you would need and turn-key to the beach. On the beach block in a great location and within a healthy walking distance to anything at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester PA
5

Our best week of the year with our extended family

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year we spent in the house (or the Mansion as one of our granddaughters calls it !) for our beach vacation. We could not wait for the week to start ! It was great to be able to come down on a Friday .There was very little traffic for any of us.We come from all over and evrybody said "no more coming down on a Saturday".

We love the space the house gives for us all .Everyone is so comfortable in their bedrooms and with each family having their own bathroom.In the early morning the kids go out on the veranda to read or play games to wait for the adults to wake up.

The kitchen is very well equipped and we cooked many great meals there. And the diningroom ! All of us sat together at mealtime .The kids at the far end occupying the same seats as last year . We had wonderful conversations between the adults and the kids. Times like that stay with you for a long time !

The kids spent their time of the beach in the den where they played games and watched their TV shows and us adults sat in the big livingroom with our TV shows , mostly the Phillies.

The beach on 113th street is wonderful. Not very crowded and close to the house. Just a few minutes from the house which is so nice for both young and old.

The owners have made it easy for us renters. There are beach chairs , umbrellas, shovels and buckets and beachtags.The kitchen has everything you need and more.Towels and sheets too.

We love to go to Uncle Ben's for a pancake breakfast , Springer's ice cream ,the bead store on 3rd ave,Fred's tavern and the fudge store and Stone Harbor Pizza .

We like to go to the inlet at low tide to look for shells and hermit crabs and little fish swimming in the tidepools.

When we came to the house Elizabeth from Seven Mile Supervisors welcomed us and led us into a spotless house . All the beds were made with clean towels on each bed, the bathrooms had plenty of toiletpaper , Kleenex boxes and handsoap.She told us about the new washingmachine and how to run it and made sure we had her cell phone number to reach her in case we needed to.

We had a wonderful time and are already looking forward to our week next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the wonderful comments. It's especially great to hear that 7 Mile Supervisors did a good job -- this was our first year of "by owner" and we really think we have found the best of all worlds. You were great tenants and we are thrilled that you are already booked for next summer. No mansion -- but glad the kids think so. A house with spaces for everyone -- sometimes together, sometimes not. Have a lovely fall! See you next summer!
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5

Goodnight Irene

  • 5 of 5

Although we were cut short by Hurricane Irene - we had a fabulous week! Beautiful sunshine, white sandy beach, warm waters and dolphins putting on a show. Elizabeth was delightful to work with and all was as promised. The new deck will certainly be a welcome addition. Once again, many thanks for a delightful week.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our home and Stone Harbor. Also appreciate your comment about Elizabeth. This was our first summer "by owner" and our first time using 7 Mile Supervisors for our "by owner" rental property management, and it's been a great one. Elizabeth and Ryan have been our eyes and ears on the island -- and they even closed up the house for the hurricane! Sorry your trip was cut short -- hope you are safe on Long Island!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Car: recommended

Very family friendly community; Cape May County Zoo 15 minutes away; 15 minutes to amusement parks on boardwalk in Wildwood; countless restaurants, miniature golf, shopping. Adjacent to the protected area known as the Bird Sanctuary. Awesome biking area with major roads providing bike lanes (bike rentals nearby). 10 beach tags included during your stay. Departure cleaning included in rental rate; all bed linens provided and washed for the next tenant. All you need to bring is your suitcase! FAMILIES PREFERRED. NO GROUPS without prior approval.

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Rates & Availability

Stone Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Winter (heating)
Nov 17 2017 - Mar 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

In season,We rent Friday to Friday during the season. Get a whole weekend and avoid the Saturday in/out traffic!
2:00 pm check in; 10:00 am check

After September 5, options are based on 4-night minimums. Shorter stays -- please email.

Personal check to owner. Rental not confirmed without signed lease and deposit check accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Stone Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Half Bath - toilet , Adjacent to the family room and living spaces.
    First Floor Private Bath - toilet , shower , Adjoins the 1st floor single bedroom.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Enter from within the Master Bedroom.
    Family Bath #1 - toilet , shower , Enter from center hall upstairs.
    Family Bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink along with tub/shower.
  • 4.5 As described.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Ocean View Adjoining - 2 twin/ single , Functions as a suite with the adjoining queen bedroom.
    Queen Bed adjoins sunporch - 1 queen , This bedroom is in the main hall and opens to the sunporch.
    The 'Girls' room - 2 twin/ single , Where the pretty linens are...opens to the sun porch.
    The 'Boys' Room - 2 twin/ single , Two more twin beds that open to the sun porch.
    1st Floor Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Private bath adjoins this first floor easily accessible room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed, TV, adjoining private bath and sitting room
    Ocean View Room - 1 queen , TV, View of the ocean and directly adjacent to the deck.
  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king bed adjoining a sitting room with a private bath with a walk-in shower. There are two 2nd Floor bedrooms with queen beds. There are 3 bedrooms with two twin beds on the top floor, and a bedroom with a single bed and private adjoining bath on the first floor (ideal for babysitter or single visitor), Due to changing safety requirements, we no longer provide a crib, but the bedrooms have ample floor space to bring your own. Please inquire. Rentals are available in town.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide 10 beach tags for your use on Stone Harbor beaches during your stay. 10+ Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, horse shoes, frisbees, sand toys,12+ beach towels When you are ready to leave, just strip the beds and we will do the bedding laundry for the next tenants.

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