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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 3 Summer Weeks Available for 2018

Ocean Grove, Neptune Township, NJ, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 8 nights

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


John Gross

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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 Ocean Grove

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Many views overlook the beach just 300 feet away
          • Oceanfront
            Each of three elevated porches/decks overlook the beaitiful Atlantic Ocean


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        High speed wireless internet available all year long.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Ample street parking available
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach towels not provided, but bath towels a red provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        2nd floor laundrry
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High speed wireless internet available all year long.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            (2), One in each kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            (2) Dishwashers located on first and third floors.
                          • Kitchen
                            (2) Kitchens on First and Third Floor. Third floor kitchen boasts beautiful Jen Air grill for easy cooking.
                          • Microwave
                            (2) Microwaves located on first and third floors.
                          • Oven
                            (2), One in each kitchen
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large fridge in first floor kitchen. Two bar fridges on third floor.
                          • Stove
                            (2), One in each kitchen
                          • Toaster
                            (1), Oven in 1st floor kitchen


                              • Dining
                                1st floor formal dining room seats 10 or more, third floor dining area seats up to 5
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Big Screen TV in third floor living room with surround sound. Large screen TV's in every bedroom and sitting areas. TV also in first floor kitchen.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        Belmar Marina just minutes away
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) porches and (1) deck weigh magnificent views of the ocean. (1) deck in rear of the house.
                                      • Golf
                                        Many nearby public courses available
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Social front yard for beach activities
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        Local tennis courts available


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • alternative lifestyle
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                42 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Large family Thanksgiving gathering: Tastefully decorated, comfortable home and convenient location.

                                                                Kerry A.

                                                                We hosted our annual family Thanksgiving gathering at the Philadelphia House (4 weeks early) at Asbury Park, NJ. It was an excellent time - top to bottom . The town and surrounding shops, restaurants are personal and quaint with something for everyone's taste.

                                                                The home was spacious with sleeping and sitting areas. We prepared a meal and served 15 people easily with the ample space and cooking accessories. Everyone of our guests commented on how relaxing the accommodations were for them. We will definitely return the area and stay at John's house.

                                                                Perfect for a large family gathering!

                                                                Julie Z.Austin

                                                                This house was fantastic for our whole family to stay in one place. Plenty of room to spread out and living areas on every floor. The location was great too. We could easily walk to the beach or to the Main Street to get our favorite Taylor Ham and cheese sandwich at Nagles. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The views from the balconies were amazing. We had so much fun in Ocean Grove. Love the boardwalk and the ability to walk to Asbury Park too.

                                                                John was great and very responsive. I can’t wait to go back.

                                                                The Philadelphia House was perfect for our reunion weekend

                                                                Genevieve R.

                                                                Eight long time girl friends got together at the Philadelphia House for our 40 year high school reunion this past weekend. The location was steps from the boardwalk and beach, and the shops and restaurants in Asbury Park were just a short walk away. The views from the balconies were perfect! We were able to see the beautiful sunrise and hear the waves from our rooms. The house was spacious and well equipped. The air conditioning was a definite plus! We all agreed that we would like to do this again next year. A big thank you to the owner, John, for accommodating for all of our needs.

                                                                Genevieve Rothlauf

                                                                Long September Weekend at Philadelphia House

                                                                Charles K.

                                                                We recently had a group for 4 couples stay at the Philadelphia House for a wedding in Asbury Park. The house had more than enough room for our group to spread out and the top floor living room/bar area with an extra full kitchen was a great gathering place. I didn't expect that house to be so close to the beach and the ocean views from the Balcony make the whole house worth it. We would gladly stay at the Philadelphia House again!

                                                                Amazing all around

                                                                Chelsea L.

                                                                There are so many good qualities to the Philadelphia House. The location - a 1 minute walk to the beach. A beautiful beach. The beach has bathrooms right there, but even with that we could easily walk "home" to use the restroom because it was so close, and we did. The view - the view from the 3rd floor deck. AMAZING. There is nothing better than coffee on a deck with an ocean view. This has that and it was glorious. The house - PERFECT for large groups. We were a group of 12ish girls for two nights celebrating our friend's bachelorette. The third floor was awesome for hanging out and spending time together. A nice big living room, with the deck right off of it, and a bar and kitchen area. The larger kitchen is on the first floor, but we had no issues utilizing the smaller one and bringing up food from the first floor. Lots of bedrooms with lots of space, to put extra air mattresses if need be, etc. Lots of bathrooms (definitely needed for a house full of girls). Every one of the girls kept telling me what an awesome house it was and what a great find. I couldn't agree more. And the owner - what a pleasure to deal with. He was super responsive to questions before and during our stay. He checked in with me just to make sure we were happy and the house was what we expected. He was fantastic. I will definitely use this house again in the future if the need arises down the shore!

                                                                A beautifully maintained home in a quaint and respectable community.

                                                                JennHewitt, NJ, USA

                                                                The beach was less than a block away. This beach house felt like a home. Kids' activities were available within walking distance. Quaint shops right in town, again within walking distance. Beautiful weather, beautiful beach, beautiful home. We had a wonderful time!


                                                                Ocean Grove, Neptune Township, NJ, USA

                                                                Beach Living Eateries Downtown Shopping Entertainment at the Great Auditorium Experience the Renaissance of Asbury Park Schedule of Events Day Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure Services

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                                                                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.

                                                                42 Reviews
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