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About the property

Located in Asbury Park's wooded Northwest near Deal Lake. Parking for 3 cars.

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- Beach passes

- Beach locker

- Large back yard with multiple destinations for relaxing, playing,

gathering, sports, dining and grilling

- Outdoor cedar shower (large 6'x4')

- Pergola and teak dining table covered with trumpet vine

- Welcoming fire pit

- 4 adult bicycles with locks and 1 child bicycle.

- Large comfy den with 55" Smart TV

- Multi room DVR capacity

- Lovely dining room seating 6 with leaded glass window

- 3 Bedrooms (one with sitting room) all with cable TV capacity

- 2 full baths (one downstairs behind kitchen and one upstairs)

- A cook's kitchen complete with every serving and cooking item

needed for entertaining alongside cable TV capacity

- Color coordinated sets of sheets and pillowcases

and blankets for each of the 3 bedrooms.

- Color coordinated bath towel sets to match each bedroom

- Extra Beach towels and lots of extra towels.

- Wrap-around front porch features a teak swing and Kennedy rockers

shaded by wisteria.

- Parking for 3 cars. 1 onsite, and two spots on the avenue.

- Security system

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 house has been named the H. S. Conrow House and is located in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue between Pine and Comstock Street.

The 3 level house opens from a beautiful front porch onto a lovely foyer and sitting parlor with LARGE DINING ROOM and fully equipped KITCHEN. Everything that you would need for cooking and entertaining completes the kitchen.

Also on the first floor, behind the kitchen is a small mud room and full bathroom. Classic chocolate and pink 1950s original floor and wall tiles.

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 sleep 6 people. One bedroom has an additional Smart TV.

Upstairs also features another good sized FULL BATHROOM with a wall sized mirror over the vanity.

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 area features a large front and back yard with several destinations for entertaining and relaxing. A TEAK DINING TABLE lies beneath an Edison light lit wooden PERGOLA with trumpet vine. Nearby is a welcoming fire pit. 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 4 adult bicycles, one child bicycle, beach passes 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 located in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue between Pine and Comstock Street.

Asbury Park 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.


SUMMER 2017 6/17 - 9/5 (81 nights) 26K

JULY 7/1-31 (30 nights) 11K

AUGUST 8/1-9/5 (34 nights) 12K

(includes Labor Day weekend)

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

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)

Henry Smock 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 settled into 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, Henry returned to New Jersey and began to work as a carpenter at his Uncle Garrett Smock's business, the 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 further by pursuing the study pf 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 a New Jersey architect. It was an exciting time for Asbury Park as this magnificent seaside resort had become a stunning laboratory for Victorian resort architecture and entertainment.

Henry soon received his architectural license and quickly rose to Manager and Architect at Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company of Asbury Park. Henry served 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, Henry 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 very near the Buchanon and Smock Lumber Company where Henry worked and only a couple of blocks over from Deal Lake. (West of Railroad Avenue at this time was officially the town of Neptune - annexation 1906)

In 1901 at age 40, Henry completed his family's beautiful cedar shake house. He and his wife Mary and their three young children, Mary Lane, Robert Smock "Bob" and Francis lived in the house for five years. (1901-1906). At the age of 45 in 1906, Henry and his family moved back 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, H. S. Conrow proudly hung his New Jersey earned architect license shingle onto his office in the brand 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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Asbury Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brown and pink tiled w/large vanity & sink and 1 window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom features a large full wall mirror over vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Bedroom has three windows, queen size beds, secretary, a
    Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , 3rd bedroom has one window and features a full size Murphy b
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has three windows, queen size iron bed and cl
  • Three 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Relaxing location, Comfortable, Clean, Convenient, and Nice Amenities

  • 4 of 5

I highly recommend this lovely home for a relaxing vacation in Asbury Park. The front porch is large with a lovely porch swing. The kitchen is a good size and well equipped, and the backyard has a lovely outside dining and relaxation area along with a Gas grill for your use. I brought my dog to this home and the fenced in front and back yard made for a relaxing vacation with my pet. The outdoor shower was great to wash off both me and my dog after a day at the beach and the beach locker was a nice touch stocked with umbrellas and chairs. Bicycles are provided and we enjoyed the short ride to the beach each day as well as around the neighborhood. There are lots of lovely old homes in this neighborhood and it is quiet and relaxing. I will return and highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful historic home!! Beautiful all around and so close to the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a few months and it was just ideal. Historic but yet so close to downtown Asbury Park and the beach!! Neighborhood is great!! My kids loved biking and walking around town!! The best part of this house are the owners. Friendly, quick to respond to any problems. The best landlords that I have ever had. Great people with a beautiful house and so close to the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I am so happy that you all enjoyed our home and made wonderful family memories in that beautiful historic house. You showed it great respect and care and we will always be appreciative. Please know that you are always welcome back to the shore. :)
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A perfectly lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

All 3 generations of our family found this a commodious and wonderful place to spend a week's vacation. Lots of room including big front porch and generous back yard makes for plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen is super well-equipped with everything we needed and more. Love the outdoor shower! Nice neighborhood, easy parking, kind and generous owner very available. Beach locker a plus! Highly recommended property.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time in Asbury Park and that our house perfectly met your needs for your family. With gratitude.
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Gorgeous house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. My family and I had a wonderful time. Like an earlier review said, it's even nicer than the pictures indicate. The neighborhood is adorable, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the porch and back yard and lovely, and the kitchen is a well equipped dream. The owner is delightful, as well, and super helpful. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week here this summer. With a few friends visiting for over nights, there was plenty of space for coming together and finding privacy. Cozy beds, spacious bathrooms, and well lit common rooms made it very welcoming.

We often cook on vacations, and the kitchen has everything you need for basic or more elaborate food preparation -- including knives that work well! We often ate at the table in the backyard, where our dog had plenty of room to run around, while staying safe because of the fence. That back yard is quite, there was citronella candles to keep away the bugs, and provided a green paradise when we were away from the beach.

The house is in a quite neighborhood, which was a welcome break from the bustle of the boardwalk. And yet, the bikes made it a breeze zip around Asbury Park. With little traffic, open sidewalks, and friendly people, the neighborhood was easy for walking with our dog.

The neighborhood was close to the beach, restaurants, and the grocery store, so we had everything we needed. On one cloudy day we stuck near the house, and it was comfortable for lounging. Plus the porch swing was a wonderful way to settle after a full day out and about.

And one of the best components was that the owner and realtor truly respected our privacy. With past rentals, we've had owners/realtors sending us questions or wanting to check-in midweek - all about their anxiety. Here the owner and realtor were trusting, which was appreciated. It's clearly a cared for home, and hopefully you can relax and enjoy some time here as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, amazing, perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the house for a joint birthday getaway and couldn't have been happier. Hard to believe, but the home is even more amazing in person. Some many unique touches make it seem less of a rental and more of a home, which we appreciated. The large backyard was great, and we had dinner multiple night under the twinkle lit pergola out back. The bikes and beach locker made going to the breach easy. The house was comfortable and quite a good size. The owners were wonderful people and very willing to help when needed. If you want to feel that old historic life of Asbury Park, this is the place for you! You won't be disapponted!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Newark or Atlantic City
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Seastreak to Manhattan
Nearest Train
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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