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Get away to Fortescue, Nj. Discover the 'Other' Jersey Shore.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful views over the salt marshes in scenic Fortescue, NJ. Watch eagles, ospreys, and sunrises from your front deck in this cozy and comfortable fully renovated cottage. Take a week or weekend off from the hustle and bustle and come to nature lover's paradise in Cumberland County, NJ. Visit the 'other' Jersey Shore and fish, bird, beachcomb, and relax. Fishing from the beach or on a charter or headboat, or bring your own boat and use the convenient boat ramp across the street. Twenty-five minutes from the arts and artisans in Millville, NJ and just over an hour to Philadelphia. Enjoy the charms of the shore as it used to be.

Two bedrooms, one with full, one with twins. Fully remodeled bath with stall shower and skylight. Central heat and air conditioning. Combined kitchen/dining/living room. Large separate family room with TV/DVD. Enclosed outside shower allows for washing away the sand in the great outdoors.

Enjoy several local restaurants with great views of bay, rivers, and meadows.

Keywords: cottage, vacation house,

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Josepha Penrose
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Josepha Penrose

My husband and I live only 45 minutes from our vacation house near the ocean beaches of Cape May County, NJ, but choose to spend as much time as possible at the 'other' Jersey Shore, in the Delaware Bay side community of Fortescue. We have found a quiet, natural world and friendly people in Fortescue and believe that once anyone visits, they'll want to return.

Josepha Penrose purchased this house in 2003


Fortescue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
Panoramic sunrise views over salt marshes. Short walk or bike ride to Delaware Bay beach. Enclosed outside shower. Vacation at the 'other ' Jersey Shore.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Get away to Fortescue, Nj. Discover the 'Other' Jersey Shore.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Awesome quaint shore house

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with this house and the feeling of being at home while we stayed was awesome. Any questions we had were answered right away. And a bonus is there's a washer and dryer!! So since we loved it so much we had to go back this year I'm recommending packing less since you can do your laundry there... So close to the beach and going fishing on the head boats. Actually we use only one captain the "miss Fortescue" and it was awesome... Trying to get a cpl weeks in this year, come and stay you'll love it here!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you like our house and Fortescue and are coming back this summer.
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Morris County, NJ

The Other Shore

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful 2 weeks at the lesser known side of Jersey. For solitude and nature this is the place. Eagles, Ospreys, and Egrets are a common sight. The sunsets over Delaware Bay are spectacular; each evening we looked forward to riding down to the beach to watch this beautiful event as the fisherman bring their day to a close......Our day trips included: the Sea Glass Festival, Old Greenwich Days, The Wheaton Arts and Crafts festival, and biking in Cape May. This meticulously kept home has been perfect for our quiet, remote getaways.....Far from the crowds, yet a short day trip to Cape May......We love it, five stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoy Fortescue so much as we do and hope you'll be back again soon!
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5 0

A nice break;

  • 4 of 5

I travel for business and this little cottage was a nice break from the hotels I normally have to stay in. the owners were easy to work with. Everything was exactly as they said it would be. Sunrises in the morning...home form work in time for a walk around town ending with watching the sunset over the bay. Lots of little stands to buy produce for a home cook meal as a opposed to eating out! A comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that our cottage was helpful to a business traveler who was able to work, then enjoy the atmosphere and scenery in Fortescue at the end of the day. We hope you'll be back on your next trip!
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Lancaster Family

  • 5 of 5

The sunrise house was truely an amazing vacation for us. The house is cozy and comfortable, everything you need is right there for you. We spent our vacation doing the things we love and relaxing. The fishing town is remarkable, we enjoyed the time spent fishing and crabbing, sight seeing and the wildlife. Jo and Bob are very frienly and do everything they can to make you stay at their house enjoyable. We enjoyed cooking in the big kitchen and relaxing on the deck while the kids played in the family room. If you are looking to simply relax and enjoy your vacation then sunrise house is the place to go. We are looking forward to going next summer and can't wait to see all the local friends we made.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you discovered the Fortescue that we know and love, and enjoyed our house at the same time. The people are as wonderful as the surroundings. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Vermontville, MI

Wonderful Home. Relaxing setting. Quiet, friendly Town. Beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

As a teen, my family rented homes in Cape May that were always nice, but usually quite cramped. When I made the reservation for the Sunrise House, I expected to find the same experience. This house greatly exceeded our expectations in both size and comfort. Very nicely decorated with room for everyone to be comfortable. 2 couples and 1 11yr old in our group. Outdoor grill and outdoor shower were great! (Shower is a must try!) Used the pull-out couch in the family room and still lots of room. The home itself sits on a spacious lot with no neighbors crowding you. Folks around are friendly and always anxious to meet this weeks guests at the Sunrise House. Enjoyed the fishing (caught striper, blue, oyster cracker, shark, croaker etc. just from shore), crabbing and beach combing right there in Fortescue. Local convenience store has the best ice cream! Higbees cafe has a great breakfast. Many local farm stands to get your fresh produce from.

Excited for and already planning our next stay in Fortescue at the Sunrise House. The home owners made the reservation process simple and were a pleasure to meet and deal with. Give no hesitation to staying here or dealing with them. You'll love your time spent here!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed Fortescue as much as we do and we hope to see you back again next year, if not sooner.
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Bucks County, PA


  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, clean, personal touches. Close to fishing and has what you need to move in and relax.

Six of us, including kids and we had plenty of room. Would stay again if we're in the area. Cottage is

well cared for in and out. Owners were very easy to deal with and kept up with responses to our ques-

tions and needs. Nice information posted for restaurants, supplies, etc..

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location for shorebird migration viewing; location for horseshoe crab migration viewing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House may be rented for a two night weekend for $300 and a three night weekend for $350 based on availability. We do not prorate the weekly rate after three nights. Four nights and up are charged the same as a weekly rental. $250.00 security deposit is required for any stay.

Payment upon receipt of the lease. $250 security deposit. Guests may pay by check, money order, or Paypal - additional charge applies.

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.