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Single Level Private Cottage w/ Yard, Parking & Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA Private Cottage w/ Yard, Parking & Steps to Beach

This charming one floor living single home is immaculate, comfortable, sunny and breezy and less that 5 minutes to the beach with no busy streets to cross. It is located in the desirable Gardens section of Ocean City, which is less congested and has some of the the best beaches on the island. With our home, there is no need to spend your vacation in a condo with strangers living upstairs or downstairs or walking up and down a flight of steps during your Ocean City vacation. Enjoy the ease of single-story living with a patio next to your own irrigated yard.

A Life Guard patrolled swimming beach (E. Atlantic) and surfing beach (Waverly) are both an easy walk from the front door. The kids will love TJs ice-cream shop a few doors down as well as Browns’ donuts, which serves donuts that are made fresh right before your eyes. Head out the back of the Gardens to the Longport Bridge where you can connect to Sommers Point or take the short 9 mile ride to the excitement of Atlantic City's casinos, live shows, and great restaurants. Top off your fun-filled days with a delicious cook-out and enjoy the evening on your private patio. After you lock-in your reservation, we will send you a complete list of all of our favorite spots, both on and off the island. It is the wisdom of over 40 summers spent in Ocean City.

Our home is a clean summer beach cottage with hardwood floors throughout the house, a modern eat-in kitchen with seating for 6 and all of the essential appliances that one needs.

There are 3 bedrooms (Queen bed, 1 bunk bed plus a twin, 2 twin beds) and 1.5 bathrooms. The family room is spacious and seats 7.

Other Amenities:

* High Speed / bandwidth internet access via Comcast cable modem (Ethernet)

* Outside shower with hot & cold water to rinse off or shower the kids!

* Central Air and Heat.

* 2 off-street parking spaces


* $ 350 Security Deposit.

* Check-in: After 3:30 PM On Saturday

* Check-out: Before 10:00 AM Saturday

* All Weekly Rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

* Please Check Our Calendar for Availability.

* No Pets and No Smoking.

* Guests are to bring their own linens and towels

Keywords: Single-Family Home, 1 floor, walk to beach.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Chris

My wife and I, along with our three daughters (ages 15, 13 and 9) have been vacationing in OCNJ our entire lives. My wife and I grew up outside of Philadelphia but couldn't stop coming to the Jersey shore even after we moved to the Washington DC area in 1998. We now live in Arlington VA and spend as much time as our schedule allows at the beach. Some of our best family memories were created in Ocean City.

Chris purchased this house in 2013

Why Chris chose Gardens

For many summers we stayed at a home my grandmother owned on 19th street but always dreamed of owning our own little piece of sand in Ocean City. While we had always loved the center of the island, we fell in love with charm, privacy and convenience of the Gardens area of Ocean City. There is an ice-cream shop a few doors down and there are great neighborhood restaurants near-by. The amusement park rides, water park, and shops on the boardwalk are a 15 minute walk and Browns, which serves homemade donuts made fresh before your eyes, is less than a 10 minute walk from the front door.

What makes this house unique

As you may know, most of the homes in Ocean City are duplexes, with very little privacy. Our home is a single level cottage, with no one living above or below you, giving you more privacy. There is a nice yard, off-street parking and a cute ice-cream shop with the best home-made ice cream in town only a few doors down. The beach is a close 4 minute walk with no busy streets to cross with a surfing beach only 3 blocks away.


Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite from the Master Bedroom - Renovated in 2015
  • There is also an outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , sleeps 3
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Standard cleaning is provided between rentals.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Single Level Private Cottage w/ Yard, Parking & Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Chadds Ford PA

Perfect 3 bedroom home near the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house has space for 2 cars to park right in front of house, plus parking on the street. You can access the backyard from both sides of the house, which has an outdoor shower, grassy area perfect for little kids to run around, a shed with bikes - we used 2 of them - great bikes, and has a big wheeled "wheel barrow" for lugging stuff to the beach. We left our own beach stuff in the backyard- beach chairs, kids wagon - and felt safe not locking it up. As you enter the house, there is a nice size family room area and kitchen off to the right with table and chairs for 6, plenty of pots and pans, utensils, etc. Hallway leads back to bedroom with twin beds on the left ( small but nice size closet), bathroom on the right, and at end of hallway are 2 bedrooms, the master is on the right with bathroom. The rooms felt private, although close, but I'd suggest taking a fan to put in the room if you are a light sleeper. ( I did because we had grandkids that I knew might wake up during the night) The bedroom at the end of the hallway has a set of bunk beds, plus another single bed. You can't use the ceiling fan in that bedroom because of the bunkbed -- so another reason for at least one fan.

The whole house feels light and airy.

The only thing I would say was a hassle - was the washer/dryer was one unit and took a long time, and a little time to figure out - but, really, that's stretching to "complain" about.

The neighborhood was so quiet - we were there over Labor Day weekend into following week. 3 doors down is an ice cream/coffee store open 2-10- that was a bonus!

Walking to the beach and then beginning of boardwalk were within 5-6 blocks. We walked to Browns ( at beginning of boardwalk) for coffee and apple cider doughnuts every morning - what a treat. That time of year, we were even able to drive and park on side streets within a block of the beach for free, or meters close by too.

We didn't realize most businesses only take cash

I suggest pizza delivery - Manco and Manco

Island Grill - few blocks away for take out or dine in

Hula Grill on the boardwalk

We were grandparents, parents, and a 3 and 5 year old. If we go again, will definitely rent this house again - it worked well for us, plus like that part of Ocean City. We had never been there before and were very pleasantly surprised how clean and charming the area was.

Chris was easy to work with - only had one small issue - with TV, and he called me back right away. So highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with your House. It was clean & very well equipped, especially the kitchen!

The location was perfect for us ! Walking to the beach & the boardwalk was so convenient , traveling with 2 children ages 3 & 2 . Hope to come back again sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family getaway. Landlord is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet, well-appointed, exceptional location, with the most accommodating landlords!

  • 5 of 5

If you love riding bikes, walking to the boardwalk, cooking meals for family or guests, or trailing a cart filled with beach supplies for a day in the sand and surf, this little cottage will meet your needs. Call the landlord anytime and he will respond. The cottage is chock full of supplies for all... Even games to play in the backyard!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA

Nice, quiet area

  • 4 of 5

The home was as advertised and very comfortable for our family of seven. The shed is well stocked with two single bikes and a tandem. There are also four beach chairs and a number of other beach items.

The walk to the beach is short and the beaches at this end of the island are much less crowded than other parts of the island.

Chris was quick to respond and very accommodating. We were able to get in early and when we asked to extend our stay he was quick to accommodate us.

The ice cream shop two doors down has great ice cream.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two weeks in July

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. House was clean, kitchen well stocked. Great location, easy to get to beach, good deli two blocks away, and a restaurant nice to eat in or take out. Just what we needed. An ice cream parlor just two doors away. The only complaint were the beds. Master bedroom ok, but the twin beds in both rooms uncomfortable. Plastic covers, awful, and just uncomfortable. We were there for two weeks, hard to deal with uncomforatable beds that long. Yes, I would recommend this place. Owners obviously care.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, Thanks for your review - we're sorry that you found the beds uncomfortable. We are taking care of that in the off season. We have always slept in the master bedroom and nobody had ever mentioned anything to us about any problems with the other beds so we weren't aware of a problem. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay other than that. Best, Chris
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Tj's Ice Cream Plus
"Fantastic homemade ice-cream. This is our favorite ice cream in Ocean City."
Manco & Manco Pizza
"Our favorite pizza in Ocean City."
Brown's Restaurant
"The best donuts anywhere - made right before your eyes. Get there early as the donut line g..."
Ocean City Boardwalk
"A great place to ride bikes in the morning or take a seaside stroll in the evening."
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
"What would Ocean City be without the rides? Tons of fun for the family."
Totally Tubular Watersports
Bay Cats
"A great place to rent a sailboat for the day."
Fudge Kitchen
"One of the best fudge shops in Ocean City."
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
E. Atlantic Beach
Car: not necessary

There is a great ice-cream shop only a few doors down, and both swimming and surfing beaches are less than a 5 minute walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $350

Rates are subject to change until payment is confirmed.
Add a 2.5% fee if paying by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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