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It's all about the Golden Light of Autumn (and next year already)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Summer's booked and there're a couple of weeks in the golden light of October open. Find out why they say it's the best time of the year down the shore. (And it's next year already, so get in while the getting's good.) 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

More Details

Owner
Ed Tettemer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Ed Tettemer

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.

Ed Tettemer purchased this house in 2000

Why Ed Tettemer chose Southern Shore Region

No boardwalk. No beach tags. No honky-tonk. Oh, and have we mentioned the incredible ocean views?

What makes this house unique

Peace, quiet, tranquility. And a good speakeasy a short walk away.

Amenities

Strathmere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Big room connected to a full bath. Ocean views!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Next to bathroom w/shower. Upper deck: sweeping ocean views.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Open floor plan to bathroom and 2nd bedroom. Deck w/ocean vi
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

It's all about the Golden Light of Autumn (and next year already)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Great house, everything I needed, great views, practically on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house, great place to stay, incredible views, well stocked, owners great to deal with. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. Dalton, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay in Strathmere, even with a few rainy days. You forgot to mention in your review that you got some fine painting done. The little oil gem you left for us, featuring the Band of Venus across the ocean's sunrise horizon, is gorgeous and is now hanging among other guests' paintings in our spiral staircase gallery! Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again.
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Middleburg, Florida
5

PERFECTION BY THE JERSEY SHORELINE!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautiful, spacious and overall awesome!!

The owner, Ed, had great correspondence timing and was very helpful. We loved that the charm of the home included books, music & a very well stocked kitchen. We are so thankful for the experience of not only being able to afford the rental, but it was located within a 2-3 hour driving distance from all of the sites we wished to visit while there on vacation.

We live in Florida and we were able to see NYC, Cape May (to watch whales & dolphins play out in the Atlantic), Philadelphia, Amish Country, Washington D.C., Atlantic City as well as the quiet (this time of year) town of Strathmere. With the affordability of Linden Cottage, we were able to do so much and make wonderful memories for our 5 kids that they'll never forget and always cherish.

Our pup Raylen even enjoyed his stay.

This was by far our favorite vacation yet. Thanks, Ed, for helping us be able to mark several things off of our "Bucket Lists".

Hope to come back someday and just spend the actual week at the beach house and rest up. We were on the go so much that I feel we need a vacation in bed for a week now LOL.

AWESOME LOCATION!!! Loved the sunrises!! Cheers

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Thanks so much. Happy you made so many connections. Let's get a week at the actual beach on your bucket list. We'll bring some Amish friends to you!
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5

Beyond Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a one week, off season stay at Linden Cottage. The rental home is so comfortable and clean. The ocean views from every angle are a plus. Part of my week was spent with friends; the remainder with family as we celebrated our daughter's birthday. It was perfect for both groups. Ed was supportive - there was a Nor'easter that hit points N and NW - Strathmere experienced only heavy winds and rain, but there was no question about being able to be there through the storm action even tho it turned out to be relatively tame. We truly enjoyed looking out at the tall, strong waves during the storm. And we enjoyed walking the beach. The kitchen is equipped - I can't think of one kitchen tool or appliance that was missing! The property is pet friendly - it was so nice to take our dog. The location is perfect! We look forward to returning. I must say that Ed gets five stars for VRBO ownership - from beginning to end he was responsive and available for any questions. We look forward to returning to this "Strathmere Diamond."

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say, we're in the happiness business! Seriously, this really floats our boat whenever we hear how much people love it here in the so-called "off season." And yes, there's nothing better than hunkering down with the fireplace sizzling and pot roast roasting and the storm a'raging outside. Come back soon when the water's swimmable! Thanky.
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5

Our off-season retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Spouse and I and our two dogs have been staying here for a few years now for the winter solstice through the new year. Going back this off-season for a February week also. I've never been a fan of blazing hot sun and bodies lying all over the beach - just give me the quiet to hear the waves breaking and gulls calling all day long. The beach access is right in front of you and dogs are allowed to go walking on the beach with you in the off-season. For the birders, there are world class wetland and beach trails all less than 30 minutes away - Cape May to the south, Forsythe Wildlife Refuge to the north, Belleplain Forest to the west, and lots of local walks closer to home. The house itself has lots of open space and everything we need. We cook a lot because the kitchen is equipped, but also because it's fun to cook and gaze at the ocean! Evenings are wonderful with wireless internet, sound system, television, books, puzzles, and cast iron gas fireplace.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that our cottage has become a home for your new years' traditions. And we'll always be on the lookout for the return of our snowy owl for you. Thanks so much! (Let us know how to make your cooking more fun. We relish a well-stocked kitchen.)
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Heislerville, NJ
5

Magnificent Way to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home for our recent week of fishing and relaxation at the Jersey Shore. The views are wonderful from everywhere, inside and out. Home is open, spacious, and fully equipped for cooking, reading, and relaxing. You're just a short walk away from the sand and surf. And, our dog Kasey didn't have to be left out as the property is pet friendly. Dealing with the homeowner was smooth sailing all the way. Quick to respond and quite accommodating as well. Didn't take us long at all to decide we'll be back and we are looking forward to our return trip next fall.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such lovely comments. We do aim for "smooth sailing," and we do love to see dogs run and laugh on the beach. And what's a holiday at the beach if you can't cook up a big batch of fisherman's stew in a comfy kitchen? So glad you and Kasey are coming back. Here's to many happy returns!
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5

waves of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed this location and house. The views and sounds of the water from the house are wonderful. The beach is easily accessible. The house was very comfortable. Quite enjoyed the long window seat. Perfect place to sit, read, and gaze out on the beach when it was cold or rainy. Kitchen is outfitted with lots of pots and utensils, and room! Had plenty of tools at our disposal to cook up a yummy meal or two. If you go during the offseason be prepared for a lack of dining choices, particularly during the week and in Strathmere. There are places to be found in Sea Isle and Ocean City but they aren't plentiful.

It was a quiet getaway for us and I can see it being a great option for a larger group during peak season. Enjoyed some of the personal touches including the the CD collection and variety of books. I wouldn't hesitate to go back and I'd recommend this to anyone.

From A to Z, the owner was extremely responsive and thorough with communications.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying with us, and for browsing the library. We love the idea of laying about with the ocean in your ears and falling into the trance of a good book. And yes, during the "offseason," which some of us call "the bestest time of the year at the beach," it's a good thing to wanna cook up a storm. That's entertainment enough for us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlantic City International (ACY)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry (a great ride)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ocean City
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Point of Interest
The Deauville Inn
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Strathmere House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Time!
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Last August Gasp/Labor Day
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Post Labor Day
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Pure September
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Golden October
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
November
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Merry Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Summertime
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
August/Labor Day
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Post Labor Day
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Pure September
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Golden October
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Calm November
Nov 3 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Christmas Prelude
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Glad Tidings
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
10 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Snowy Owls!
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$200
$600
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$600
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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