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Beach Breezes, timeless elegance (only August 17-Labor Day left!)

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sunny, cool, tasteful, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, with gracious double-sized yard

Pristine house, perfectly located, tastefully furnished and well equipped with quality accoutrements.

Classic Dutch Colonial 120-year-old home, recently renovated, with airy living room/dining room and wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, high-end kitchen with handmade maple table (seats 10), refinished hardwood floors, chef's kitchen with white marble counters and new stainless appliances, French doors to awninged sun porch, 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, dogwood, apple trees, lavender and peonies, crape myrtle and butterfly bush. Covered side porch with new wicker couches and chairs, new back deck with Weber 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 (5 chairs, umbrella 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, horse riding at Allaire, day fishing out of Shark River, a lovely meal at the local eateries, shopping downtown, a run or bike ride on the boardwalk, antiquing in nearby Pt Pleasant, snuggling in front of the crackling fire with a great book, hot cocoa, or a warmed glass of wine, with music and laughter.

NOTE: Ideal for families; no groups, please. No one under 25. Nor do we host weddings or events. HIGH SEASON RENTALS (June 15 -Labor Day) are minimum one week.

More Details

Property Manager
Nan Richardson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Nan Richardson

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.

Nan Richardson purchased this house in 1960

Why Nan Richardson chose Spring Lake

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Spring Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs NORTH BACK - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor North
    Outdoor shower (near driveway) - outdoor shower , Off back door entryway; perfect for apres-beach!
    Upstairs SOUTH FRONT - toilet , tub , shower , Second Floor bath South
    DOWNSTAIRS walk-in - toilet , shower , First Floor
  • Carrara marble vanities in two baths; all new Kohler fixtures. Antique original pedestal sink in downstairs bath. High quality 100% white cotton towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Yellow room; southeast
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Green room; southwest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Blue room; northeast
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Pink room; northwest
    TV room - First floor; pull out queen sleeper sofa
    Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible queen pull out sofabed
  • Queen-size Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), All bedrooms have a dresser (front rooms have 2 dressers each), chair, endtables and two lamps, closet with 8 wooden or foam hangers. Beds have duvets (summer weight) and coverlets plus 4 pillows 9 2 each on twins beds.) Blinds on all windows. Both first-floor den and basement have sofas that convert to queen beds. Portacrib is stored in upstairs (green room) closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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 and Point Pleasant. Multiple spa facilities nearby.


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Beach Breezes, timeless elegance (only August 17-Labor Day left!)
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My college friends meet every year for a weekend getaway. We rented this house in June. It was perfect for us! There was plenty of room. It was a few blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the downtown area. So convenient! Spring Lake is just beautiful and not your typical Jersey shore point.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is perfect. Great size, beautiful kitchen and backyard.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well kept and cleanly. The yard is beautifully landscaped. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay anymore. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

With a small group of girlfriends, booked the house for a pre-wedding

last hurrah weekend. It was wonderful to stay there off season. I have

been there in summer (which is fantastic-great beach and pools, bar scene

in towns nearby ), but the town has real charm in the off months also-

very peaceful and pretty. The weather was mostly lovely and we spent

the days walking and running every morning on on the beach and

boardwalks, going on bike rides to little seaside restaurants for lunch,

then having massages and scrubs at a nearby spa, doing a little retail

therapy at the very nice boutiques there, hitting the nearby antique

shops one rainy day and finding treasures, eating the yummy chocolates at

the TWO shops in town and- we had to try both of course! And cooking

great dinners and having a great time together hanging out at night before

the really nice fireplace. We had brunch at Parker House Sunday which was

great, also.

It was just the bonding time we all needed. I love Spring Lake in


The owner was a pleasure to deal with and answered the hundred questions I

had patiently, making helpful suggestions, like signing up for Fresh

Direct to be delivered so we had a stocked fridge when we arrived from

Boston, NY and DC,

The house was very clean and cozy and everything went so smoothly.My

friends loved it. We will definitely come again!.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that your group had a nice time and may I add thank you for leaving the house so tidy. We would be very glad to have you back -- in any season!
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Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely way to spend a week in autumn.

The location was really perfect - walking distance from the train to NYC, to the beach, to town. So really didn’t need a car (but as we drove from Boston had one anyway). We pretty much walked everywhere in Spring Lake but used the car to explore other towns along the shore. The house is immaculate, sunny and cheerful feeling, delightfully decorated and spacious. Character-filled mix of modern and vintage. Bathrooms and kitchen all pristine - with everything you need! The four bedrooms on the second floor are very comfortable - great beds and attractive furnishings. Having two nice bathrooms on the 2nd floor works really well for everyone. And one off the kitchen is very convenient.

The fireplace was great to have the one cool night we were there. Firewood is provided, even some kindling (most places don’t offer that in my experience). Gigantic yard for Spring Lake- beautifully landscaped, very pleasant to sit under the plum tree and read. We enjoyed moving from the deck to the porches following the sun depending on the time of day for morning coffee, lunch and cocktails.

It was so nice to be at the beach without the crowds. We were entertained watching the handful of surfers enjoying the great waves. The water was still warm enough to swim and the days were simply beautiful and nights perfect for sleeping-- with windows open. (NO AC needed!) Owner was terrific to deal with; answered all questions promptly and was very helpful with suggestions for dining and activities.

Hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious house and property in a spectacular jersey shore town. Nicely and comfortably furnished.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is Spring Lake!!

  • 4 of 5

This charming dutch colonial was probably one of the first lovely neighborhood homes built in Spring Lake. It is walking distance to the beach and downtown Spring Lake. It is very roomy and comfortable for a large family. The bathrooms and kitchen have been updated along with a sophisticated HVAC programming system. Back yard is very generous and perfect for kids to run around. Home is chuck full of games, books, toys for every age. A bit pricey, but after all this is Spring Lake!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vic's Pizza
Hoffman's Ice Cream
The Mill
The Parker House
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newark International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Spring Lake
Nearest Train
New Jersey Transit-North Coast Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NJ Parkway- exit 98 from north
Nearest Restaurant
Two blocks from the house -- Third Avenue
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $3,000

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
We accept checks, or can use CHASE QUICK PAY ( f you bank there also).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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