Fall/Winter Weekends! Elegant Classic Home with Fireplace/Summer 2017 Idyll

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Backyard with outdoor stone seating and deck


Last updated: 10/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Pristine house, perfectly located, tastefully furnished and well equipped with quality accoutrements.
Classic Dutch Colonial 100-year-old home, recently renovated, with airy living room/dining room and wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, high-end kitchen with handmade maple table to seat 10, refinished hardwood floors throughout, chef's kitchen with marble counters and new stainless appliances, French doors to sunporch, den (with pull-out queen couch), new 40-in flatscreen TV, wifi, central a/c and heat, basement family room with 50 inch TV, 3 full baths all newly appointed with Kohler fittings, 4 upstairs bedrooms with designer wallpaper, antique furnishings, enormous double-lot yard, professionally landscaped with roses and hydrangeas, plum and dogwood and apple trees, lavender and peonies, crape myrtle and butterfly bush. Covered side porch with new wicker couches and chairs, new back deck with gas grill, table and seating for dining and market umbrella, two reclining lawn chaises, new outdoor shower. Comes with 5 beach badges and exclusive locker for storing beach gear (chairs, umbrella are provided) at the North End Pavilion. A perfect getaway for all seasons! Cool and relaxing in summer's warmth, with the beach so near and the water so inviting. Fall, Winter and Spring are also great times to visit-- for beautiful walks on the beach, a leisurely bike ride on the avenues, horse riding at Allaire, day fishing out of Shark River, a lovely meal at the local eateries, shopping downtown, a run on the boardwalk, antiquing in nearby Pt Pleasant, snuggling in with a great book, or special someone, hot cocoa, and ginger cookies afterwards, or just cocooning with a warmed glass of wine by the crackling fire, with music and laughter.
NOTE: Ideal for families; no groups, please. Nor do we host weddings or events.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/12/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The house is not suitable for high school or college graduation parties. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is child-friendly, with a gate at top of stairs, a changing station, baby bath, high chair and portacrib, a deep kitchen drawer filled with essentials such as baby monitor, child locks for cabinets and plugs, toddler and infant-sized plastic bowels and trays and sippy cups and utensils, etc. The red wagon in garage good for pulling toddlers around, while older kids can use the scooter and bikes in garage.The town is ideal or kids, really, with two playgrounds just a few short blocks away, public tennis courts, two salt water baby pools for kids in summer (at the North End Pavilion), and lots for kids to do!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are three stairs to enter the house on driveway rear entrance...Front stairs also 3 risers.Once inside, floor plan is open and navigable. Only first floor bedroom is den with pullout couch bed. First floor bath is a walk-in shower...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Yellow room; southeast...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Green room; southwest...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Blue room; northeast...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Pink room; northwest...moreless

  • Den

    First floor; pull out sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Basement : 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Basement has convertible sofabed...moreless

  • Queen-size Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2) (Both first-floor den and basement have sofas that convert to queen beds). Portacrib is stored in green room upstairs closet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs SOUTH FRONT: toilet, tub, shower

    Second Floor bath...moreless

  • Upstairs NORTH BACK: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second floor North...moreless

  • DOWNSTAIRS: toilet, shower

    First Floor...moreless

  • Outdoor shower (near driveway): outdoor shower

    Off back door entryway; perfect for apres-beach!...moreless

  • Carrara marble vanities in two baths; all new Kohler fixtures. Antique original pedestal sink in downstairs bath. High quality 100% white cotton towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Spring Lake has several surfer-only beaches and a local shop on Third Street will rent boards and offers lessons for the uninitiated. We are close to Allaire Village, a historic state park, Great Adventure amusement park, deep sea fishing boats leave daily from Shark River Basin in Belmar, and Monmouth Racetrack is up route 35. Lots of antiquing venues, especially in nearby Red Bank. Multiple spa facilities nearby....moreless


  • Games:

    Board games in basement for rainy days-Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Stratego, Checkers, Chess, Parcheesi etc...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Package of 140 channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod 4 friendly Sony player with converter to iPhone 5, plus conventional CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    Two 40-50-inch flat screens, new, both in den and in basement...moreless

  • Toys:

    Board games and more (found in basement in two bins to right of white desk)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted VHS films. Mostly for small kids... ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the blue sea down Madison Avenue from the side porch....while not much of a view, the breezes are wonderful!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The custom-made kitchen table (my brother designed from locally sourced maple) seats 12. The formal dining table seats 10. The outdoor deck table seats 6, with 6 additional folding chairs as needed. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air, ceiling and floor vents NEST smart thermostats are located 1) in dining room AND 2) at top of second floor stairs. Set in winter at 64 max day, 60 night and 60 upstairs as heat rises....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in 2014...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning-screen and fireplace utensils, wood (LIMITED kindling- bin in garage has sticks from property). Fatwood sticks can be ordered from LLBean or Amazon....moreless

  • Garage:

    Owner uses for storage but tenants may use to stow additional beach gear. Bicycles are available for use at guest's risk. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Full DSL connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    400-count cotton designer sheets, coverlets, 4 pillows per room. Full complement of superior 100% white cotton towels (16/6/8), kitchen cloths, & (in basement basket) 12 striped cotton beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Classic and comfortable with down-filled couch and love seat, 3 upholstered arm chairs, 2 footstools, 3 occasional chairs, 2 coffee tables, 2 end tables, books, 4 lamps, ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for 5 cars provided; Spring Lake requires off-street parking at night after midnight...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Long driveway-Spring Lake ordinances say you MUST have all cars off the street by 1 am till 6 am....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited national calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach (12) and bath (16), plus 3 bathmats and 6 hand handtowels. 8 washcloths.Please ONLY take striped towels to the beach. Please use tissues provided (not washcloths) for makeup removal ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New in 2014....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi-speed DSL...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fieldstone floor-to-ceiling traditional Rumsford fireplace with wrought iron and brass implements...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso, plus drip automatic machine in kitchen and Melita filters, and also a French press with separate coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two sets- classic white kitchenware and a Wedgewood bone china set in ivory...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Sunny and with all new white marble counters and stainless steel appliances, white dishes, ample glassware, well-stocked, with spacious dining/ comfortable seating for 12, direct access to deck....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, stainless steel...moreless

  • Oven:

    new, stainless steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, condiments, plastic garbage bags, 2 rolls of paper towels, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    There are 5-7 bicyles in the garage. Use at your own risk- they are oiled each spring but are in variable shape. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Side porch is covered and awninged, with wicker couch, settee, 3 chairs and coffee table. Back deck has market umbrella, wrought-iron glass table, 6 matching chairs, 2 wicker chairs, 2 chaises....moreless

  • Golf:

    See guest notes- several local courses...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Double-sized garden with privacy on all sides and stone seating area under shady fruit trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New WEBER gas grill (2015)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free courts nearby in Divine Park. From Memorial Day to Labor Day you must first register with Community Pass (type in Spring Lake NJ) to reserve time.

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We offer a FULL locker at the North End Pavilion Beach Club (for storing beach gear); including privileges at 3 new pools as well as 5 beach/pool badges (retail value $11K for season)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Jan 3 - May 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$4,500 $17,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$800 $800
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • cleaning $200


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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newark International
Spring Lake, NJ, USA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spring Lake
Spring Lake, NJ, USA
Nearest Train
New Jersey Transit-North Coast Line
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NJ Parkway- exit 98 from north
Spring Lake, NJ, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Two blocks from the house -- Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ, USA
Nearest Beach
Spring Lake beach

Car: Recommended

One of the prettiest towns on the Jersey Shore, retaining its Victorian charm with wonderful pristine beaches, a boardwalk with wooden gazebos, two sweet lakes with little bridges, and adorable downtown with a honest-to-goodness 5 and Dime, attractive shops, two chocolate stores and other childhood delights. Great dining options nearby. Everyone gets around on bicycles. A gentle, relaxing place, out of time. Perfect.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1960

About: We are a family of 7 brothers and sisters (plus assorted spouses or significant others, 14 offspring, lots of cousins, in-laws, and friends) who live variously in New York, Washington DC, London, and Los Angeles. We return like the swallows of Capistrano to Spring Lake for our annual Memorial Day extravaganza, and for many weekends and early vacation weeks. It holds many happy memories for us, and for our children now as well. We are lawyers, publishers, hotel decorators, science editors, art directors, video filmmakers turned property managers, architects. This is the place we come to be together with our extended family who still live in this charming town: cousins, aunts and uncles.

Why Spring Lake, NJ, USA:
Our grandfather came from Ireland (when his older brother inherited the property), to make his fortune in America. He bought a farm in Princeton and part of an old estate in Spring Lake and we summered there with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, a big extended family, in a compound created from the old carriage houses and stables and gardens of Grandfather's peonies and irises. When two lawyer friends (who lived with their 6 children a few houses away) had to move for work, my parents swapped homes with them. (But in the neighborhood our house is still 'the Maloy house.') It was reportedly built by a Mason (who was a mason) in 1910 and he built it well; the steps and proportions follow those magic numbers. It is a lovely, solid, happy home, and we have great memories of fireflies and flashlight tag, of the screen door slamming softly and Mother coming out on the porch wth a tray of vanilla cream sodas we sipped on the the wicker couch, and the strawberry patch and the sweetness of the lilacs and Rose of Sharon blooming, and the beach all shimmering in that summer light .... Finally, after 50 years, we finished a massive renovation to bring all to a state-of-the art level. Since our children love it as much as we do, the house is now good for the next 50 years, so their children will someday enjoy it too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peaceful, restful, deeply restorative are the associations we have with being in Spring Lake at this Brighton house. Evening strolls on the boardwalks, morning runs on the beaches, leisurely bike rides anytime, reading (and a little nap) on the porch sofa with its view of the sea, hanging out and catching up in the awning shade, fishing off the bridges in Spring Lake, or deep sea out of Shark River, great BBQs in the backyard, trips to the 5 & 10 for penny candy, to Jean Louise for chocolates, to Hoffman's or Peterson's (now The Sunday Times) for ice cream, The Scone Pony or Tom Bailey's for freshly-baked croissants or doughnuts, and so much more! It's like a Norman Rockwell painting of another time, and the small town feel is underlined in all the daily scenes of boys riding lazily home with their surfboards tucked under arm on their bicycles, or grandparents reading the Sunday paper on the benches by the lake as families of swans glide by. (It is the quintessential beach town: winter population 2700, swelling to 25,000 in summer). And a small piece of heaven on earth.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/12/2016

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  • Backyard with outdoor stone seating and deck

    Backyard with outdoor stone seating and deck

  • Living Room with wood-burning fieldstone fireplace

    Living Room with wood-burning fieldstone fireplace

  • Dining room, opens into living space

    Dining room, opens into living space

  • Queen green bedroom, 2nd floor

    Queen green bedroom, 2nd floor

  • Queen blue bedroom, 2nd floor

    Queen blue bedroom, 2nd floor

  • Kitchen-Carrara marble countertops, all new cabinets, appliances, Wedgwood china

    Kitchen-Carrara marble countertops, all new cabinets, appliances, Wedgwood china

  • Dining table, kitchen, seats 12

    Dining table, kitchen, seats 12

  • !st flower walk-in shower and bathroom, off kitchen and entry

    !st flower walk-in shower and bathroom, off kitchen and entry

  • New deck with plantings, wicker porch furniture

    New deck with plantings, wicker porch furniture

  • Dining Room facing the side porch, facing ocean, east

    Dining Room facing the side porch, facing ocean, east

  • Stair down from second floor; landing plus 5 risers

    Stair down from second floor; landing plus 5 risers

  • Living room, fieldstone fireplace, Stark carpet

    Living room, fieldstone fireplace, Stark carpet

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Sun Room with Flatscreen TV and foldout queen sofabed

    Sun Room with Flatscreen TV and foldout queen sofabed

  • Pink bedroom, 2nd floor

    Pink bedroom, 2nd floor

  • Queen yellow bedroom, 2nd floor

    Queen yellow bedroom, 2nd floor

  • 2nd floor front bath, all new Kohler fixtures

    2nd floor front bath, all new Kohler fixtures

  • Kitchen, door to dining rom

    Kitchen, door to dining rom

  • 2nd floor shower bathroom

    2nd floor shower bathroom

  • Basement TV room with huge flatscreen, office station, keyboard

    Basement TV room with huge flatscreen, office station, keyboard

  • New gas grill on deck

    New gas grill on deck

  • Stair to second floor, 3 risers, landing, 5 risers, landing,  5  to top

    Stair to second floor, 3 risers, landing, 5 risers, landing, 5 to top

  • Back deck facing garden

    Back deck facing garden

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Spring Lake, NJ, USA #429714

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