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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 3 Summer Weeks Available

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20)

The Philadelphia House

This unique Ocean Grove vacation home includes two master bedroom suites, one with a full bath and living area and the second as part of the 3rd story vaulted ceiling loft which also includes a sitting room, huge living room, full kitchen, dining area, full wet bar, full bath and a custom designed spacious walk-in custom closet.

With the three additional bedrooms, formal dinng room and other living areas, this beautifully designed home easily sleeps 15 adults.

This three story Victorian gem boasts three outstanding porches, each with a full ocean and beach view, open living room, dining room, modern kitchen, full bath and a secluded, fully stocked wet bar on the first floor.

The second story includes 3 bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and the master suite with a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

A finished lower level provides a media room as an alternate youth entertainment and sleeping area.

Whether you are looking for a place for you and your family to stay for a wedding or an event, a family reunion by the beach or simply an intimate weekend away, we will be here to make your stay everything you imagine.

We cater to all ages and walks of life. However, while we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Keywords: Luxury, spacious, updated, modern, pet friendly, loft, master suite, ocean block, ocean view, beach house

More Details

John Gross
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About John Gross

I have been so fortunate to have raised my family in this wonderful community in this beatiful home. Ocean Grove provides a wonderful family setting with everything one could imagine. As a former Mayor of this community, I am proud of what this community has become and now I invite you to come and experieince for a short time what our family has grown to love over our lifetime.

John Gross purchased this house in 1992

Why John Gross chose Shore Region

Our home is located on one of the most beuatiful, well kept and friendliest blocks in Ocean Grove. It is just 300 feet to the beach and a 3 minute walk to the downtown business district. I chose our home to raise my wonderful family, pictured above, and they will attest to its special place in their hearts.

What makes this house unique

This home, once a summer hotel with 17 rooms, was converted to a single family home when we purchased the property in 1992. We performed a complete renovation over the next 10 years and recently re-freshened every room.

My favorite spaces in our home include each of three porches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the eat in family kitchen on the first floor, each of the two master bedroom suites and the third floor manhatten style loft.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Rating from 1 to 5 with five being highest and 1 the lowest

Booking process –5

Property condition –5

Landlord responsiveness –5

Cleaning service –5

Ocean grove in general –4

Beach front –5

Other Comments

I finally have time to write to you and thank you for one of the best vacations our family has had. Your house in Ocean Grove was wonderful, and suited our family's needs perfectly. It had the right amount of beds, so that everyone was comfortable, a large enough dining room for all of us to enjoy family meals together, and an ideal location near the beach and town. Ocean Grove was a very fine quiet and historical community to visit and it's unique history made the location even more interesting . The amenities you provided were just right. It was a pleasure working with you both . We are not sure of our plans for next year at this time, but I personally would love to return if we can coordinate all of our schedules again. I will have to let you know , but please keep us in mind.
Aug 2012
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Ocean Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd flr on-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    1st floor hallway - toilet , shower
    2nd floor halway - toilet , shower
    3rd floor on-suite - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 2nd floor on-suite - 1 double
    2nd floor west rear - 1 queen
    3rd floor on-suite - 1 queen
    2nd floor middle - 1 double
    2nd floor east rear - 2 twin/ single , plus a pull out trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 5 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps another 10 people
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two full size futons and 2 super comfortable, high end queen air mattresses in the downstairs recreation room and a full size pull out couch in the third floor living area sleep another 10 people comfortably.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.


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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 3 Summer Weeks Available
average rating of 4.9375 based on 36 reviews
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We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to John for being so accommodating. The house itself was great with a bunch of well-sized bedrooms perfect for a group and really nice common space on the 1st and 3rd floors for everyone to hang out.

And the location is amazing - it's literally a 3 minute walk to the beach, about 20 minutes (or 8 minute uber to the train), and easy access to the boardwalk/to get to neighboring towns.

Would highly recommend for a group!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Philadelphia House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Philadelphia house for a family wedding in May, we had a total of 10 people. The house was perfect ! the first night we were able to gather on the top deck to enjoy the ocean view and weather. On saturday while the Noreaster raged outside we all were able to gather on the top floor (very spacious a perfect for a crowd) and enjoy each others company without being on top of each other. The house has a very homey feel, definitely will be top on the list for the next family get together.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

this was the perfect place for extended family to gather for a wedding. Enough space to accomodate everyone for sleeping and a large open space to gather and be together in a comfortable setting. John was always available if we had any questions or needs. This will be at the top of my list when looking to rent again for a large number of people.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful house, great experience!

  • 5 of 5

After a last minute blizzard caused us to have to cancel our pre-booked cabin in the Pocono's, we had less than 48 hours to come up with a solution. We were planning a joint bachelor/bachelorette party and had people flying in. We were almost certain our weekend wasn't going to happen until we decided to look in the Asbury Park/Ocean Grove area. Mr. Gross responded almost immediately to our inquiry and was so incredibly kind/helpful. We felt so confident in our booking and sure enough, we were on our way two days later. I cannot express how easy the process was and how gorgeous the house was. Pictures do NOT do it justice and we were in awe when we stepped foot inside. Every room was clean and nicely arranged and it was nice having two kitchens. We even synced up our netflix and hulu accounts and had a fantastic weekend. Our guests could not stop raving (in total there were 10 of us and there were still beds left over) about how much fun they had and how nice the house was. We would love to spend another weekend (or two :) ) again in the near future. Fabulous house, fabulous location, fabulous owner! Cannot recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming beach house

  • 5 of 5

Charming three story house two blocks from the beach. Great location to walk around town. Perfect for friends or family, though be aware there are a lot of stairs (maybe not the best for older individuals).

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for families. It's well-kept, steps from the beach with everything you need for a relaxing, fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberty International, Newark NJ
Nearest Barpub
Clancy's, Main Street
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Jumping Brook Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bradley Beach, NJ
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Grass, Main Avenue, Ocean Grove
Nearest Beach
End of my block
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Grove Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Ave
Nearest Point of Interest
Cookman Avenue - Asbury Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Great Auditorium
Car: not necessary

Beach Living


Downtown Shopping

Entertainment at the Great Auditorium

Experience the Renaissance of Asbury Park

Schedule of Events

Day Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure



Rates & Availability

Ocean Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Next Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linen Fee $285 + Tax
Convenience Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,250
Tax Rate 5.0%

While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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