Perfect Family Beach House in Asbury Park

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

7 night minimum (Sat- Sat)

JULY weekly rate - (Sat- Sat) $2500
AUG weekly rate - (Sat-Sat) $2700
SEPT weekly rate - (Sat-Sat) $2500

Amenities galore:
Large outdoor shower, terrific outdoor dining areas, huge back yard with multiple destinations for relaxing, playing, gathering and grilling. Dog friendly, large comfy den, large dining room, 3 BR's, 2 full baths, a cook's kitchen, and a wisteria shaded front porch .

Located on beautiful Fourth Avenue sits a 115 year old dark cedar shake style Victorian. Beautifully restored, this fascinating house features historic elements alongside numerous modern amenities.

The 3 level house opens onto a lovely foyer and sitting parlor and LARGE DINING ROOM and KITCHEN. Upstairs is a COMFY FAMILY DEN with 55" Smart TV. The good sized EAT IN KITCHEN with cable TV/DVR is fully equipped with all that is needed for cooking and entertaining.

There are 3 BEDROOMS each with cable TV and can accommodate 6 people. One bedroom has an additional Smart TV. The house features 2 FULL BATHROOMS - one on each level.

The house is equipped with INTERNET AND MULTIROOM DVR with a total of 5 TV's. (2 Smart)

The soothing WRAP AROUND FRONT PORCH is complete with 2 sets of stairs, ROCKERS and a SWING. This old house is a very relaxing home away from home.

Enjoy a sand free house by utilizing the LARGE 6 'x 4' fully enclosed CEDAR OUTDOOR SHOWER complete with dressing area, seating and privacy.

The outdoor areas feature a large yard with several destinations for entertaining and relaxing. A TEAK DINING TABLE lies beneath a wooden Edison light lit PERGOLA with trumpet vine. A bicycle DECK or seating DECK sits beneath the back landing and stairs shaded by an 11 ft. retractable awning. The large fenced in property features OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS, BBQ grille and assorted destinations for sitting, relaxing, playing, socializing and dining. The outdoor area is perfect for games and gatherings. Well trained dogs are welcome.

The house also has a large WASHER/DRYER, SOAPSTONE SINK and FOLDING AREA in the cellar. The cellar ceilings are unusually high. The house has window air conditioners in every room.

Also included are 3 adult bicycles, one child bicycle and a Seventh Avenue Beach locker complete with 6 sand chairs, two umbrellas and a blanket.

The BEACH is a very short bike ride away or a pleasant walk to the Asbury Park BOARDWALK.

THE HOUSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY THE WEEK, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. Located in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue between Pine and Comstock Streets.

The H.S. Conrow House was featured on HGTV's "Who's Lived in my House?"

All inquiries and bookings are managed by Conover Reality.
Booking Agent - Lydia Bougouis 908-309-8635

History of the H. S. Conrow House

Henry Smock Conrow was an architect and manager at the historic Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company of Asbury Park (1897-1906) and later recognized as an accomplished architect in Wichita, Kansas. (1906-1945)

H. S. Conrow was born in Deal, New Jersey in 1861 and obtained a common-school education until he was 16 years old. In 1881, at the young age of 20, he moved with his parents to Kansas with some time spent in Tennessee. According to family lore, Henry's father, Daniel Van Note Conrow of Dutch descent, took his family consisting of wife and four young children alongside a herd of mules to Tennessee where they rested for a while before moving on to Kansas. Once they made it to Wichita, young Henry quickly managed to learn the carpenter's trade and subsequently the contracting and building business. (1888-1893)

In 1893 at the age of 33, he returned to New Jersey and began to work as a carpenter at his Uncle Garrett Smock's successful business, the famed Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company of Asbury Park. In 1896, at the age of 35 he was earning about $800 dollars a year and applied himself pursuing the study architecture while working as a carpenter. He enrolled in a late 19th century Complete Architectural Course by correspondence training and learned the profession under the mentorship of an Asbury Park architect. It was an exciting time for Asbury Park as this magnificent seaside resort had become a laboratory for Victorian resort architecture.

Henry soon received his Architecture license and quickly rose to Manager/Architect at Buchanon and Smock serving as project manager for some of Asbury Park's earliest Victorian structures.

In 1899, at age 38, H. S. Conrow was credited as the architect for the addition to the Grand Avenue Reformed Church Consistory in Asbury Park.

In 1900, at the age of 39, he purchased a parcel of land from Asbury Park's founder, James Bradley at 1106 Fourth Avenue.

That same year H. S. Conrow designed and built his first home, a cedar shake style Victorian on the west side of Railroad Avenue. This area was near very near Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company where he worked and a couple of blocks from Deal Lake. (West of railroad at this time was officially the town of Neptune until the annexation in 1906)

On 1901 at age 40, Henry completed the beautiful cedar shake house. Henry, his wife Mary and his three young children, Mary Lane, Robert Smock "Bob" and Francis lived in the house for only five years. In 1906, at the age of 45, Henry and his family moved on to Wichita, Kansas to join his aging parents and engage in new business and architectural opportunities.

In Wichita, H.S. Conrow was first an estimator for the United Sash & Door Company employing about 75 men. In 1911 at age 50 he hung his New Jersey earned architect shingle as H.S. Conrow and had his office in the new and grand Wichita Beacon Building (1911). Over the years and until his death in 1945, he had become a well respected architect throughout Kansas. He designed many of Wichita's beautiful structures, including the Wichita Country Club (1914), the Young Women's Christian Association Building, the College Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, the Armstrong Building the South Western College Stewart Field House, Library and Industrial Training Buildings at Winfield, Kansas, the Domestic Laundry of Wichita and numerous residences in Wichita and near-by cities and towns.

H. S. Conrow's architectural contribution to Wichita was enriched by his training and work experiences at Buchanon and Smock in Asbury Park in the late 19th century. Henry Smock Conrow will be remembered for playing a role in the architectural design and development of the 19th century seaside resort, Asbury Park alongside Wichita, Kansas in the early 20th century.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Den


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size beds, secretary, a...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 murphy bed

    3rd bedroom has one window and features a full size Murphy b...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom has three windows, queen size iron bed and cl...moreless

  • Three (s) Bedrooms. (1) Master Bedroom has three windows, queen size bed and closet. Beyond the bedroom is a step-down room with a love seat and TV.(2) 2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size bed, secretary, armoire and TV (3) 3rd bedroom has one window and features a full size Murphy bed and historic mantel. Flanking the Murphy bed are built-in closets with two doors. Inside is plenty of room for hanging clothing, storage and more. This room can easily double as a reading room or game room. Multi-room DVR is accessible on all TVs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • The downstairs bathroom is a chocolate brown and pink tiled bath with shower, tub, large counter and single sink with one southern window....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Atlantic Ocean and the famed Asbury Park Boardwalk are a 10 block, 10 minute walk and a short bicycle ride away....moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has butcher block island with TV / DVR....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Great old front porch with wysteria, fern and a wooden swing....moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wooden deck beneath back stair landing with retractable sun awning....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Trees, wysteria, boston ivy, english ivy, crepe myrtle, clematis, dutchman's pipe, lilly of the valley, monkey grass, black bamboo, vibernum, honeysuckle, climbing hydrangia, lilies and succulents....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2013 Kenmore Grill with folding side counters. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 2 - Jul 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500 $9,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 31 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,700 $10,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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44 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newark or Atlantic City
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seastreak to Manhattan
1 Miles
Nearest Train
NJ Transit - Allenhurst or Asbury Park Station

Car: Recommended

For day trippers, Manhattan is 58 minutes by car, 1:40 by train and 35 minutes by water ferry to Highlands which is a 20-25 minute drive from Asbury Park.

Sandy Hook National Gateway Park ( the hook, the northern most tip of the Jersey Shore) is 25 minutes away.


Manager info

About: The Henry Smock Conrow House is owner occupied throughout the year and is offered for weekly vacation rentals on select weeks, in season ( May - October.) The owners chose Asbury Park because it offers a wide assortment of seaside recreational and entertainment activity combined with it's beauty. This historic city by the sea celebrates a diverse community, music of all genres, theatre, an independent film house (The Showroom), recreation, art, music, good food and its famed beach and boardwalk and exciting downtown. Additionally, assorted year round events, festivals, and fun destinations are throughout the Jersey Shore region and beyond. Asbury Park's stunning proximity to New York, Philadelphia and surrounding areas makes it the perfect ocean-side destination for rest, relaxation or more.

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VRBO #432135

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Perfect Family Beach House in Asbury Park

Asbury Park, NJ, USA #432135

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