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Your new favorite vacation house, as seen from the beach just 200 paces away.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), with Ocean Views from every room

When the light is golden, the beach is deserted, the sun is warm on the southern deck, and there's no waiting at the bar, why on earth do people call it the off-season? The first two weeks of November are still all yours. So what're you waiting for? The seas are rising, my friends!

Here's why The Linden Cottage is so popular:

You're way up high on 13' pilings and the beach views are sweeping from every room. The sea breezes blow away any remaining thoughts of work and everyday stress and for a week or two you're relaxed in your own private Margaritaville. Upper and lower decks are perfect for lounging above the surf and watching the folks baking on the sand below. The open kitchen in the 'great room' is perfect for good cooking and casual entertaining. The house sleeps 8 quite comfortably and everyone nods off to the sound of the sea. No boardwalk, no honky-tonk, no beach tags. It's the Jersey shore the way the old-timers say it used to be, about 20 minutes south of Atlantic City. Walk everywhere in 'town,' to a couple of great BYOB's and one legendary speakeasy. Betcha dozen clams that if you come once you'll return again and again. Oh yeah, the pooch is welcome, too.

26 Sherman Avenue – 200 paces to the beach

Our house rewards those who enjoy great views and casual entertaining. The house sits high above the sea, with two large decks, upper and lower, offering wonderful beach and sunset views (and sunrise, too, for the early birds). The great room has a dining area that seats 8 and an open kitchen with an island that seats another 4. The living area has a large sofa and three reclining loungers. On the same floor is a large bedroom, with a king-size bed and full bath. Upstairs is another full bath, plus an open bedroom with a queen bed and large, comfortable queen-size futon. Also a mini-fridge. Walk through that room and find another bedroom with a queen bed. Each bedroom has access to the upper deck, which wraps around three sides of the house. Beach views are beautiful from every room. Children feel a particular affinity to the upstairs. It becomes 'theirs' rather quickly. Which leaves the great room and largest seaside deck for the grown-ups!

Our guests bring their own sheets and towels. The kitchen is well stocked in terms of cookware and appliances. We have a washer and dryer and there is central air that rarely gets used thanks to the wonderful ocean breezes. You'll probably want a light sweater in the evening, actually. And you may want to make sure you have a few flat-bottom coffee filters, laundry detergent and such. (We'll supply the septic-safe toilet paper.)

There is a tv with a dvd/vcr and wireless internet access. And we have a hot/cold outdoor shower, plus covered parking for up to 4 cars.

Our hidden secret on the Jersey shore

Our little town of Strathmere is on a small barrier island between Ocean City and Sea Isle City, NJ, about 25 minutes south of Atlantic City and 25 minutes north of Cape May. (An hour and 15 minutes from center city Philly.) There are no exit signs for it on the Garden State Parkway (heading south bound you take the second Ocean City exit to get here), which helps to keep us a bit of a secret. This is a hamlet of old fishing cottages, many of which have recently been turned into larger, contemporary homes, but the place still feels old world compared to the shore towns that have become row after row of condos and triplexes.

In Strathmere there are two BYOBs, a funky luncheonette (say hey to Steph and Alex), a pancake house and two bayside bars, including the legendary Twisties, a tiny speakeasy unchanged from the '30s. Only two blocks wide - you're either on the bayside or on a beach block - you can walk or bike to everything here. The mail does not get delivered, so everyone meets eventually at our small post office.

There are supermarkets and ordinary shopping districts in both Sea Isle and Ocean City, each about 4 miles from the heart of Strathmere. There are boardwalks and the usual seashore arcades in both towns, with a bustling amusement pier at the north end of Ocean City. In Strathmere, we have only the dunes and a wide beach, free to the public (no tags!) and it's wonderfully uncrowded in comparison to our neighboring burgs. Strathmere is a quiet, family friendly town that rewards lovers of peace, calm and at the right times, solitude.

You can see more photos of Strathmere and its unique environs at a great website run by one of the locals. Just google Strathmere, as we're not allowed to post another website here.

And you can see a live feed of the beach view from our own webcam next door. Just google Strathmere webcam and you'll find it. (The surfers love it.)

Please let us know what other questions we can answer.


Keywords: beach house, shore house, beachfront, beach views, jersey shore, barrier island, heaven
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Two dogs max, please. And they're welcome when their owners pick up after them....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Big room connected to a full bath. Ocean views!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Next to bathroom w/shower. Upper deck: sweeping ocean views....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Open floor plan to bathroom and 2nd bedroom. Deck w/ocean vi...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Bring your own sheets, please., Queen size Beds (2) Queen size futon (1) - better than most! Bring your own sheets, please....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs, two decks, deck chairs, lots of good books, 200 paces to the beach, 2 blocks to the bay. Two good bars you can walk or bike to. A good lunch counter and a couple of good BYOBs. Sweet!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We call it the Atlantic Ocean. :)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Has Sprung
Apr 1 - May 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,125

Changeover Day: Saturday

Merry Month of May
May 6 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Memorial Day Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,875

Changeover Day: Saturday

June Is Busting Out
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,350
Summer Time!
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Last August Gasp/Labor Day
Aug 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Post Labor Day
Sep 9 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Pure September
Sep 17 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Golden October
Sep 30 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday

November
Oct 29 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$995
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Late Autumn
Nov 26 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
Merry Christmas
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$600 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is no smoking on the property, inside or out. Evidence of smoking will result in forfeiture of security deposit. Trash must be separated according to the instructions listed in the house. If we have to re-sort the trash, renter will forfeit the security deposit. Doggies must be cleaned up after, especially when walking on the beach. Now, enjoy!

Unless otherwise stated, one-third of the rental rate, plus $200 security deposit, is due within two weeks of the receipt of the lease. The balance is due on or before two weeks prior to the first date of rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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Location

Beach bocce, beach combing, long walks on the beach in the moonlight, drinking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Refugee from the advertising wars, we now believe the beach in winter is as hectic as we want it. Also the cook in the local volunteer fire company, so lemme know if you're hungry for a decent bowl of soup or a very good roast chicken.

Why the Owner Chose Strathmere, NJ, USA:
No boardwalk. No beach tags. No honky-tonk. Oh, and have we mentioned the incredible ocean views?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, quiet, tranquility. And a good speakeasy a short walk away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Photos

  • Your new favorite vacation house, as seen from the beach just 200 paces away.

    Your new favorite vacation house, as seen from the beach just 200 paces away.

  • The Atlantic Ocean, as seen from the main deck. (Pre-beach expansion.)

    The Atlantic Ocean, as seen from the main deck. (Pre-beach expansion.)

  • Dining table seats 8 if you squeeze, overlooks the dunes and beach.

    Dining table seats 8 if you squeeze, overlooks the dunes and beach.

  • The spiral staircase opens into one of two upper bedrooms. Music center.

    The spiral staircase opens into one of two upper bedrooms. Music center.

  • Dining and kitchen, overlooking the dunes.

    Dining and kitchen, overlooking the dunes.

  • King-size bedroom.

    King-size bedroom.

  • Queen-size futon, mini fridge, door to the top deck.

    Queen-size futon, mini fridge, door to the top deck.

  • Instagram sunrise from the main deck.

    Instagram sunrise from the main deck.

  • Golden light in September.

    Golden light in September.

  • You're up high on 13' pilings with sea views from every window.

    You're up high on 13' pilings with sea views from every window.

  • NJ's secret barrier-island hideaway. "Shhh..."

    NJ's secret barrier-island hideaway. "Shhh..."

  • Good kitchen, well stocked, with island stove and sharp knives.

    Good kitchen, well stocked, with island stove and sharp knives.

  • Comfy chairs. TV with DVD/VCR and Xfinity cable. (Bring your Netflix account.)

    Comfy chairs. TV with DVD/VCR and Xfinity cable. (Bring your Netflix account.)

  • From the top of the spiral stairs. There's art all over the house!

    From the top of the spiral stairs. There's art all over the house!

  • Bath, large shower, excellent washer & dryer. Double sink.

    Bath, large shower, excellent washer & dryer. Double sink.

  • Upper bedroom top of the stairs. Queen size bed & futon. Slider to top deck.

    Upper bedroom top of the stairs. Queen size bed & futon. Slider to top deck.

  • Double rainbow panorama from the main deck.

    Double rainbow panorama from the main deck.

  • Instagram sunrise: path to the beach.

    Instagram sunrise: path to the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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