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Charming Seashore Cottage 2 Blocks from Beach-Ocean View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, two bath cottage with huge second story deck with ocean views

'WHIMSEA'-You will love the charm of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home. The home features a first floor bedroom with bunk/loft (can be separated) and two upstairs bedrooms. The second floor bath is completely new.

A new porch and deck with a view of the ocean has been added to the home. You are a short walk to Clarke's Market and the surfing beach, Chelsea playground and park. New carpets, couches, TV's and hardwood floors. Also near fishing(on 110th Street) in the bay and ocean. Near Ocean City and Wildwood Boardwalks and gorgeous, historic Cape May, NJ. Tennis courts, playgrounds, multiple golf courses nearby in a beautiful and safe family resort with large, powder sand beaches fully guarded. Surfing Beach two blocks down the street!

New air-conditioning system, upgraded including new venting and blowers to enhance second floor a/c. Also, new ceiling fans throughout. Fabulous second story deck for sunning and catching sea breezes at night while enjoying your fine Chardonnay.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We have spent decades enjoying Stone Harbor with family and friends. It isn't a wild, crazy, party resort, though there is live music (rock and roll mostly) at Fred's in town and some evenings at Coffee Talk, a cafe on 97th Street. We love the safe, quiet atmosphere of the South End of Stone Harbor, where 'Whimsea' is located. In town, less than a mile away, there is plenty of fun outdoor activity and lots of fabulous boutique shopping along with antiques stores nearby, mini golf, movies! The beaches are wonderful and almost never crammed with people like other resorts. This is a special place we want to share with you as your vacation sanctuary You will want to return again and again!

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2003

Why Owner/Manager chose Southern Shore Region

We bought our house here because Stone Harbor is immaculately clean, safe and beautiful. There is so much to do in such close proximity to this house. You really only need one car because you can walk or ride bikes to the market, town and anything in Stone Harbor or Avalon. They call this 'Seven Mile Island': nice bike loop and bike lanes on Second Avenue make this 'kid friendly' and more relaxing for parents!

What makes this house unique

Beach two blocks away with bonus of the Stone Harbor surfing beach to the right side. The house is very comfortable with soft buttery leather couches and recliner in living room. The second story deck is wonderful at night and sunset. This is a large beach and you can see the Ocean two blocks away. Charming, quaint and cottage-like and close to everything you need!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely week! Great weather, biking and kayaking. Can't wait to come back next year.
Sep 2012
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Stone Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Trundle roll-away under bunk beds, huge second floor deck great for sunbathing and fabulous breezes at night.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Charming cottage with great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in early June. Two adults and two young adult sons. The location can't be beat..two short blocks to the beach and a short bike ride into town. Stone Harbor was quiet this time of year, which really made for a relaxing visit. All amenities were provided as stated in the listing and the owners were friendly, responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommend this property and the lovely shore community of Stone Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenonah, NJ

Clean and cute house with excellent owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in the Whimsea and recommend it to other families. Rich & Sandy, the owners, maintain a very clean house and are great to work with. The location is great, the neighbors are super friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower. We hope to stay at the Whimsea again.

Here are a few recommendations for food, drink, fun in SH: tacos at Quahog's; rum runners at The Sandbar Village Beach Bar; sunset at Buckets; fishing on Miss Avalon; Chelsea Park; and, of course, the beach!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, PA

Great week at the shore.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week in Stone Harbor staying at Whimsea. We had two parents and four adult kids plus some guests. We were very comfortable the whole week. It's a nice quiet street but still close enough to bike or walk to the action on 96th. The owners were very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wethersfield, CT

A perfect weeklong getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us on Stone Harbor. It was neat and clean and within easy walking distance to the beach. We especially enjoyed spending time on your deck, where we ate most of our meals rather than fight the crowds at the local restaurants. And the long walk on the beach towards Wildwood Crest was spectacular. We hope to see you again next year. Again, thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rich and Sandy,

Your cottage is simply wonderful. In all of our years coming to Stone Harbor on vacation, your house is our family favorite, it feels like home. You and Rich have been the most accommodating people we have ever met. Your neighbors are so wonderful and make us feel like we are just not renters when we are there. The bathrooms are adorable, the house is immaculately clean, the couch is so comfy, and that roof deck with views of the ocean..... wow......spectacular. There is plenty of room for our large brood. We never feel like we are on top of each other. I think our most favorite part is the huge outside shower with the hotel grade shower head. There is never a parking issue and our daughter has made life long friends in that 110th Street neighborhood. We love the house so much that we are now up to 4 or 5 weeks a summer. You are stuck with us for life!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, PA

Perfectly charming!

  • 5 of 5

All we wanted was a place that felt like home as it's only our second summer renting after having a family home to visit in SH for so many years. Whimsea felt like home, a charming cottage feel, open and clean with just the right amount of space for every member of the family to find some time alone to read and relax or to gather all together comfortably in the living room or upper deck. We absolutely loved it and appreciated the owners' personal touch and quick communications leading up to our stay. VERY pleased!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Philadelphia or Newark
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Reeds at Shelter Haven
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cape May Lewes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Stone Harbor
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jay's on Third
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
two and one half blocks
Car: recommended

Bird watching at Sanctuary within walking distance, located on street leading to the surfing beach in Stone Harbor. Cape May County Zoo a few miles away is one of the finest zoos in the US and is 100% FREE. Surfing beach is only 2.5 blocks from house. 20 minutes from Ocean City and Wildwood boardwalks and historic Cape May. Wetlands Institute is our gem-take boat tours of the wetlands, hear lectures on topics related to nature and ecology. Finally, Stone Harbor has the best shopping for high quality clothing/jewelry and art in a small area of anyplace I have ever been.


Rates & Availability

Stone Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 22-29, 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 29-Aug 5, 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5-12, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12-19, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19-26, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sept 2, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 2-9, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 9-16, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 16-23, 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 23-30, 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7-14, 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct.14-21, 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21-28, 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28-Nov 4, 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Checks and credit cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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