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Beach-Block 7 Bedroom "Home Away from Home" at the Shore!

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Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary


Last updated: 01/12/2017

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    No busy streets to cross to get to the beach -- and guarded beaches all along the waterfront. We've got videos, toys and puzzles for the kids of all ages. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because many tenants have allergies, we ask that you do not bring pets into the house during your stay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

  • Ocean View Adjoining: 2 twin/ single

    Functions as a suite with the adjoining queen bedroom. ...moreless

  • Queen Bed adjoins sunporch: 1 queen

    This bedroom is in the main hall and opens to the sunporch. ...moreless

  • The 'Girls' room: 2 twin/ single

    Where the pretty linens are...opens to the sun porch. ...moreless

  • The 'Boys' Room: 2 twin/ single

    Two more twin beds that open to the sun porch. ...moreless

  • 1st Floor Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Private bath adjoins this first floor easily accessible room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom : 1 king

    King bed, TV, adjoining private bath and sitting room...moreless

  • Ocean View Room : 1 queen

    TV, View of the ocean and directly adjacent to the deck. ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • First Floor Half Bath: toilet

    Adjacent to the family room and living spaces....moreless

  • First Floor Private Bath: toilet, shower

    Adjoins the 1st floor single bedroom. ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Enter from within the Master Bedroom. ...moreless

  • Family Bath #1: toilet, shower

    Enter from center hall upstairs. ...moreless

  • Family Bath #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink along with tub/shower. ...moreless

  • 4.5 As described.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Countless books for your reading enjoyment. Feel free to read while you are staying with us. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Various board games and puzzles for play on the indoor sun porch....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) HD TVs with cable access. ...moreless

  • Television:

    TVs with cable access in most rooms. Bring a Firestick or similar item to access Netflix and other options. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys...use at your own risk 😃...moreless

  • Video Library:

    State of the art televisions with cable and DVD players, including a blu-ray player. Total of 5 TVs hooked to cable....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    We are on the beach block and you can see the ocean from our deck. The ocean breezes are abundant!...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    There is counter top eating in the kitchen with 4 chairs, and the dining room table seats 14. Placemats included! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two zones with thermostats for bedrooms and living areas separate....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast Cable provides the 'triple play' of phone, TV and internet. XfinityI. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Temperature controls and moisture sensing timers. Good news -- we also have an outside line for fresh air drying....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    As long as Comcast provides the feature, we offer free domestic long distance on the phone service in the house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two zones with thermostats on two floors. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Should the wireless have problems (this IS the shore), there is a wired connection on the 2nd floor. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    You will arrive to fresh linens folded on the beds, and countless bath towels in colors to help remember which is 'your towel.' We wash your sheets for the next tenants....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two large living spaces -- one major living room with couches and tables and a place to relax. Smaller family room for games, puzzles and movies/TV. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Four spaces for cars in the driveway, and on-street parking is usually readily available along Second Ave....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4) Local service on phones throughout the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels and a dozen+ beach towels. All you need to pack is your suitcase! We do ask that you launder the towels you use before you leave. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Installed Aug 2010...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We have a wi-fi modem and as long as the system is providing a strong signal, it's yours to use throughout the house and on the deck and porch....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a standard Keurig as well as a working coffee maker, unless a tenant doesn't report the problem. Filters included. BYO coffee and pods. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Family-ready kitchen. Pots, pans, utensils, grill tools, giant pot for corn, lobster pot and utensils, large griddle for pancakes and sandwiches....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive sets of dinner ware and utensils. NO need to bring any of your own. We have serving platters, trays, lobster utensils, and more. We also have an abundance of glassware and barware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whisper quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, 5-burner gas stove, double Miehle ovens (convection and conventional), microwave oven, bar sink and regular sink, dishwasher and garbage disposal - extra freezer too! Coffee options....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, spices and seasonings. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator in kitchen; full size freezer in the adjacent 'mud room.'...moreless

  • Stove:

    There is a gas stove with 5 burners and a Miehle combination convection/standard double oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The Deck forms the balcony above the driveway and facing the beach....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    NOt guaranteed. If you want to spend your week on a bike (highly recommended), bring your own or rent them here. We have them, but their condition varies and we make no representations. . ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor deck is on the second floor, accessed through steps from the drive/grill area or through the sun porch. Table for dining, chairs for sunning, and quiet place to read....moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple golf courses available a short drive away. Information at the house. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts within biking distance in Stone Harbor. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach toys -- boogie boards, horseshoes, balls, buckets and shovels and more. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 17 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 29 - Nov 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter (heating)
Nov 17 - Mar 16, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Lewes Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Stone Harbor, NJ, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

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  • Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary

    Family living on the beach block and across from the Bird Sanctuary

  • Enjoy adult conversation or a good movie in our living room

    Enjoy adult conversation or a good movie in our living room

  • A quiet spot to read.

    A quiet spot to read.

  • One of three bedrooms with two twin beds

    One of three bedrooms with two twin beds

  • View to the east and the beach!

    View to the east and the beach!

  • Outside deck with entrance into the sun porch.

    Outside deck with entrance into the sun porch.

  • Meal time seats 14....or less.

    Meal time seats 14....or less.

  • View to the north.

    View to the north.

  • Custom dining table seats 14 with a built-in buffet for easy serving

    Custom dining table seats 14 with a built-in buffet for easy serving

  • The comfort of a leather couch watching the Phillies!

    The comfort of a leather couch watching the Phillies!

  • A second spot for TV and room!

    A second spot for TV and room!

  • All 6 of the upstairs bdrms are accessed thru the hall at the top of the stairs.

    All 6 of the upstairs bdrms are accessed thru the hall at the top of the stairs.

  • View to the west from the front door -- that's the Bird Sanctuary!

    View to the west from the front door -- that's the Bird Sanctuary!

  • One of two bedrooms with a queen size bed, opens to the deck.

    One of two bedrooms with a queen size bed, opens to the deck.

  • A year-round place to enjoy family time.

    A year-round place to enjoy family time.

  • One of 3 bedrooms with two family-friendly twin beds.

    One of 3 bedrooms with two family-friendly twin beds.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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