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Ocean front charming beach house next to the dunes and the beach entance and wit

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 bedrooms, upstairs sleeping loft, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 14

This charming house was built around the 1930's. The best part about this property is that it is right on the beach. One can go to the beach, easily walk back for lunch or a snack, and return to the beach. There is an outside shower, a second floor deck, and a nice back yard for relaxing and grilling. More than one family can share this house and a wonderful feature is that the kids can all sleep upstairs in the loft and the parents can sleep downstairs in the 3 bedrooms on the first floor. The front porch is a great place to sit and read and watch the beach activity. People are walking to the beach with their surfboards and towels in tow and the ice cream truck makes many stops in front of the house. It is fun to see the children run for their ice creams. This property is next to the beach and in walking distance to surf shops, markets, and kids activities.

Contact Property Owner Melissa and Brian Ruttle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Contact Property Owner Melissa and Brian Ruttle

We are a family of four. My husband grew up spending his summers in our beautiful beach house. He likes to say he was born in salt air. This beach house is very special to all of us. I can still smell my mother in laws cooking and we continue the laughter and good times in this adorable special home.

We hope those who rent it will build the same fantastic memories.

Why Contact Property Owner Melissa and Brian Ruttle chose Ship Bottom

An Oldie but a Goodie!! Enjoy the charm of an original New Jersey Shore beach house. You can not beat the location. You can roll out of bed and be at the beach. You do not have to drive to the beach or worry about packing yourself for a day at the beach. The house is on the beach!! Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

The house is right at the beach. Many people have to drive their car to the beach, unload all their beach gear , and find parking before enjoying a day at the beach. Our house has parking and you can walk to the beach. The location is wonderful!!


Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , on the second floor
    outside shower - shower , outside shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , guest bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , guest bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 4 twin/ single , sleeping loft w/ half bath
  • There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor. This is a great house where the adults can sleep downstairs and the kids can all sleep upstairs. The upstairs is one big room with a half bathroom and a lot of beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do not have a garden , but the whole house sits right by the beach and the dunes. There is a back yard with a grill, picnic table, and seating. There is an outside refrigerator and and outside shower.


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Ocean front charming beach house next to the dunes and the beach entance and wit
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Charming Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our beach vacation was exactly what we wished it would be in this cozy beach house. We had five adults and five kids and had room to spare. The kids loved bunking together upstairs and all us adults loved relaxing on the new patio downstairs. Coffee in the morning listening to the waves was wonderful. The location couldnt have been better. Within seconds we were on the beach. The house had everything we needed and the owner was exceptional to work with. I highly recommend this home for your beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much. I forgot to thank you so long ago. :) Melissa
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Princeton, MA, USA

The perfect shore house...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other families - 6 adults, 9 kids. It was PERFECT! Better than described. Totally family friendly and very comfortable. Right on the beach - you can wake up to the sounds of the surf (and see over the dunes from upstairs sleeping area). The best was not ever having to load kids in the car(s) to go to the beach!!! And if any one child needed to go home, it didn't end the day for all. We either walked to the local eateries for meals or cooked in the well stocked kitchen (we had lots of fun grilling!). Super area for a vacation - great shopping and antique stores too. We will definitely be back this summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We,too,feel that it is the perfect family vacation spot. Our children love it and we hope that many more families will build special memories there. We are glad to hear that you will be returning this summer. Thanks again!!
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Princeton, Ma

A perfect week-end away for parents and kids!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples, 5 kids. Plenty of room for all plus more. Loved the house, the beach, the area. A great way to get away with others. Togetherness when you want it, space when you need it! The beach right there and shops and restaurants just a walk away. Loved it. Thanks Melissa and Brian.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Princeton, MA, USA

GREAT Place, GREAT Time, GREAT Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We went with 2 other families, 9 kids and 6 adults. This place was perfect! We had plenty of room. The house was very comfortable, and you can not beat the location. We walked to the beach, the convenience store, and some local shops many times during our vacation. The best part for me was how easy it was to stop back to the house if someone needed a break, or got hungry. It was so convenient. We drove up the charming island one day and really enjoyed the local antique shops. The property is just as described, it was clean and maintained. The owners are very nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Gateway
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ocean Acres Golf
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Toms River Bus and Train Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ship Bottom Shellfish
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
water skiing

This house is located right on the beach. The property has great ocean views and is protected by the dunes. Long Beach Island is known for it's beautiful clean sandy beaches. This area is very family oriented. There is something for everyone. There are many well known restaurants, galleries, shops, and sports activities all in walking distance. One can enjoy the ocean right beside the house or you can walk 3 blocks and be at the bay. Long Beach Island is 45 minutes from Atlantic City, 1.5 hours to Philadelphia, and 2 hours to NYC. Long Beach Island is a barrier island and is 6 miles at sea. It has a whole host of fishing and crabbing activities coupled with all types of water sports ( surfing, boating, kite surfing, and jet skiing). One can enjoy musicals at The Surf Light Theater and take art lessons at the Love Ladies craft Center. Long Beach Island is a wonderful vacation destination.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

The place is cleaned before and after you rent.

We collect a security deposit to hold their spot and then require the $3,000.00 3-4 weeks before they rent. Summer rentals are $3,000./week and off season in late Sept. to Oct. are reduced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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