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South End Avalon Beach Block, 3rd House From Beach, Large Pool, Ocean Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Southend Beach Block,3rd House From Beach,Large Pool & Lounge Area,Decks & Views

Located on possibly the best beach block in Avalon, this vacation home ("Villa Lil Avalon") is the 3rd house from the beach. No need to cross any streets (great for kids). This beach is one of the more private beaches on the island. The home itself has been meticulously maintained. The ocean vistas from the home are sensational. With a pool measuring 16x32, you'll enjoy one of the largest pools in Avalon. Plenty of space surrounds the pool for lounging or bbq grilling. Inside the home your family will find expansive great rooms on both levels, two master bedrooms (one with beautiful ocean views), three other bedrooms, a library, two wetbars for entertaining, and a tiled sun room off of the pool. You'll enjoy the southern exposed sundeck on the second floor overlooking the pool. There is easy access to a wonderful third floor deck that will provide you the most awesome beach, white-water and sunset views. All common areas have hardwood floors. The landscaping is lush and mature. Located at 60th & Dune Drive.

The owner, Tom McLaughlin, is the only person you speak with in order to rent the house. If you see this listing anywhere else or someone other than Tom McLaughlin is representing this home it is a fraud. eg. Craigslist.

More Details

Thomas McLaughlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Tom & Family ! Your home is beautiful - we couldn't ask for a better place to share a special week with our family. It has become a new tradition to take our adult kids and their special person (and now we have a grandson) on vacation with us as their Christmas present. The choice of your lovely home made a great memory for all of us - room to spread out - close to the beach - wonderful pool complete with pool toys for the grown kids and a table to share meals, game time, lots of laughs and unforgettable time together !
Sep 2015
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • We also have two pack n plays at the house for little ones.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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South End Avalon Beach Block, 3rd House From Beach, Large Pool, Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful Home and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the month of June in order to explore Avalon and Stone Harbor. It was the perfect experience. We had family and friends join us throughout the month. We especially enjoyed the pool area where we could cool off after the beach, barbacue and hang out. The upstairs space which included two master bedrooms and living area and deck looking out over the pool provided us with the perfect balance of privacy and sociability as our guests arrived and departed during the month. I cannot say enough about Tom's hospitality. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable and stress-free stay. The location is absolutely perfect, situated between the two town centers and only steps from the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Avalon vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We picked this home in Avalon as a central meeting point for the members of our family. Little did we know just how perfect it was. Upon arrival, the house was nice and clean and ready for us. We immediately put our suits on and jumped in the pool that was calling our names. Like bath water. It was so nice to have a pool right outside our door. We found this to be the best part of the whole vacation. Don't get me wrong, we spent plenty of time on the beach, which was only a few steps away, but it was always nice to have the pool waiting for us. We grilled out each day which was easy and ate at the three tables with umbrellas for most meals. It was a special birthday for my husband and myself and our children surprised us with a photo shoot on the beach. It was perfect. My elderly parents even came for the day and got in the picture which was quite special. They were actually meeting one of their four great grand children for the first time. Such a special memory now. As far as the house goes, with the two living rooms, all the bedrooms/bathrooms, very large kitchen table, the many refrigerators and all the deck space, it was a wonderful gathering place for our family. Everything was there....beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach wagon to haul everything, bikes, cooler, plenty of seating around the pool, we couldn't have enjoyed it more. The owner, Tom, was so accommodating. He answered any questions we had and made sure it was going to be a great time. It sure was. I highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The House and the experience from looking to booking to actual vacation week was AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Each year we take our grown kids and their spouse/significant person on vacation. This year with the addition of a 5 month old grandson we wanted something close to home with lots of room, a comfortable place to stay, a home away from home. This was perfect! The house and what it came equipped with was more than we hoped for - nice beach chairs - Yeh! Real comfortable mattresses - Yeh! A wine refrigerator and 2nd in the garage - Yeh! Lots of room yet cozy places to all spend time together. Thank you Tom and family for sharing your wonderful home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgewood, NJ

Amazing home for families!

  • 5 of 5

In the words of our 3 year old son, "This house is so warm and cozy!" The owner was so helpful as we planned our trip and that continued during our stay. The layout of the house is amazing and allowed for us and our guests to never feel like we were on top of each other. So many different areas to hangout! VERY Clean which was important for my family - we have a 3 year old and a 3 month old! Convenience of close proximity to the beach was so nice. Easy to head back to the house for bathroom, lunch or pool breaks. Pool and entertaining space outside was so relaxing. We enjoyed Cocktails and appetizers on the deck in the evening as we took in the sunset. Loved riding bikes into Stone Harbor and Avalon! This house truly has it all (although we couldn't find the most important tool - a wine opener:)) and we have already inquired about a second stay in September. This house will be part of our family tradition for years to come! Thanks Tom!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NJ

The PERFECT Wedding Rental

  • 5 of 5

My fiance & I were looking for a beautiful house in Avalon for us & our wedding party as we were getting married at the Avalon Yacht Club. This house by far was exactly what we were looking for. The pictures of the house on the site does not do this place justice, when we arrived our jaws dropped. We knew we chose the right one! As we walked into "our home" for the weekend our names were written on a chalkboard with a warm welcome. I felt like a little kid, my husband & I ran around the house to see it all, we were surprised with how BIG the house was! We were so excited for our bridal party to arrive & to start our wedding weekend. First floor: BIG living room space with couches, HUGE kitchen table, kitchen, sun room with seating, beautiful pool with 2 outside tables/ chairs, outside bar/ grill & shower, 3 bed rooms, one full bath, mud room with washer/ dryer & half bath. Second floor: HUGE living room space with couches, smaller kitchen table with bar area, 2 master suites with 2 full baths. The one master that we stayed in has a view of the ocean & balcony with beautiful french doors going into the bedroom & library (Great for wedding pictures of the bride) a huge balcony that over looks the pool area from the living room. What surprised us was the roof top balcony with views of the ocean & bay! WE HIGHLY recommend this beautiful, well kept/ clean home for any vaca stay but most importantly if you are looking for a house for your wedding weekend, this would be a perfect fit. The morning of the wedding we had the guys leave to go out for while the girls ate downstairs, when they returned my husband & guys got ready downstairs while girls were upstairs. It worked out perfectly b/c both floors had a living room space, baths & outside access. We stayed on our "assigned" floors b/c we didnt want to see eachother. It was perfect b/c our family & bridal party could be there while we both were getting ready & be able to see the both of us. We took so many beautiful pictures here inside & outside! The house made things easier for everyone & it was great to have everyone under the same roof! The morning after, we had a big pancake breakfast for family/ friends who all stayed in the area. I still have people talking about how great this house was, it feels like it was built for a wedding party! Tom was very nice & accommodating, one of the most pleasant landlords I ever dealt with. I wish we could do it all over again & we will be back for our anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester Springs, PA

Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families with 8 kids and 4 adults in this lovely home. The location to the beach and the backyard pool allowed us for plenty of on site fun. The dining table and common areas are huge and allow for great family gatherings. The updated aesthetics and meticulous upkeep of the home far exceeded our expectations. The owner is very generous with the use of the bikes, beach chairs and pool toys. We hope to visit this home again!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Note: $750 refundable damage deposit is also due at time of booking. All bookings 7 nights or greater include end-of-stay cleaning included in quoted rates. If less than one week stay, there will be a $250 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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