2 Bedroom,1 Bath, Close to Beach,Shopping On Asbury Ave, Beautiful!
ILENE & JIM MATTHEWS
About ILENE & JIM MATTHEWS
Growing up in Margate City,N.J. I have always found the beach and boardwalk my 'happy place'. When my husband Jim and I started to look for a place to 'hang our hat', we felt Ocean City would be the perfect spot due to the family friendly atmosphere where our children and grandchildren could enjoy the days on a boardwalk/ beach, such as I did growing up!
ILENE & JIM MATTHEWS purchased this Condo in 2012
Why ILENE & JIM MATTHEWS chose Ocean City
We were looking for something that was 'NEW'....already renovated and the condos at The Varsity fit the bill! PERFECT LOCATION...(park your car and walk everywhere) it is a building from the early 1900 and was renovated in 2006..BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! I am a interior designer and this redo was by a great builder, Russell Snow. His attention to detail is impeccable! We have less than 700 sq ft but every modern convenience was not spared! From the Shiplap planking on the living room ceiling (8 1/2' high), ceiling fans in each room, beautifully appointed frosted glass doors, granite countertops, To all the commercial hardware and fire/sprinkler system...it's all GOOD:) when I am on vacation at COZY CONDO i don't want to cook and the fact that we can go downstairs to THE VARSITY INN and eat is a MAJOR PLUS for me ( French Toast, omelets,tomato soup, home fries, burgers ..it's all YUMMY!!) They close at 2 pm in the afternoon so it is great for quiet evenings on the balcony! The walk to the beach is easy and so close to the food store, restaurants, boardwalk 'fun food', and Hobby Horse Ice Cream just across the street (YUM,YUM) We are close to Asbury avenue for shopping and more wonderful places to eat! We feel blessed to own such a great place:):)
What makes this Condo unique
OCEAN CITY the greatest FAMILY RESORT TOWN by the Sea:) we really ENJOY OUR FRONT BALCONY overlooking 8th Street..( not to mention the OCEAN view). Lots of good energy!!! We hang out all the time and eat most of our meals on the deck! It's great being in a town setting, and so close to the boardwalk/beach! Daytime, read a book, 'Fun in the sun' or just people watching. At night you can enjoy a quiet/relaxing time on the deck and on certain holiday's watch the fireworks or just take a stroll on the boardwalk! It's a great mix, we LOVE IT!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
So charming and comfy!
Everything about this place was perfect! From communications with the owner to location and proximity of things to do to comfort of the beds and couch. If I ever find myself in Ocean City again, I will definitely be booking with Ilene! She’s wonderful as is her place!
Thank You from the bottom of my heart Christie! Having a dedicated Marathon Runner such as yourself
staying with us was an honor!
Best of luck in your future races and Welcome Back anytime! You are a joy to deal with...Fondly, Ilene
Perfect Place for Small Families
My family of four just returned from our first stay at the Matthews' "Cozy Condo". We loved it! Ilene is the perfect hostess and was very communicative throughout the process. She made sure we were comfortable and at home, which we certainly were. The icing on the cake? Her personal greeting along with two personalized sand buckets for our four and two-year-olds. The property itself is charming and very well-kept. It has everything a small family could need. The location is PERFECT and is only a short walk from the beach and just about everything else OCNJ offers. The amenities include use of a beach buggy which was a tremendous help for my husband and I as we had two toddlers in tow. When reserving, do be mindful that this is a third-floor property. Because our children are the "rowdy" type, we did receive a visit from our downstairs neighbors early in our stay to ask that we try to keep the volume down. Life with toddlers! :)
Our four-year-old sums up this listing best, "We don't need to go to any other beach houses. We can just keep coming here again and again and again and again and again!" Thank you, Ilene, for our wonderful getaway.
Thank You Whitney for your FIVE STAR review, much appreciated! It’s wonderful families like yours that make it all worthwhile!
The kids are adorable, no worries... I will take care of the “renters” downstairs for next year!
You and your wonderful family are welcome back anytime!!!🏖⚓️
Excellent Apartment -- Even Better Hosts!
- I would recommend this apartment to others in the future and would be willing to stay there again.
- The owner is very communicative and was very flexible with our check-in and check-out times. They went beyond their call of duty and made a gift for our toddler, and helped us with our luggage in the rain. They are just really nice people.
- Everything is clean and in working condition. The stove works, the thermostat works, the lights work, the shower works, everything works just as it should. It shows that the place is well-maintained.
- The place is baby proofed -- wall outlet protectors, covers on the stove top knobs, window child-locks. There's a trundle bed so it's nice for kids to stay in.
- Location is great. Two blocks from the beach. The side street has free street parking.
- Large closets. Clean and empty. Everything you need is in the apartment -- laundry/dryer, vacuum cleaner, simple utensils and bowls, large fridge and freezer, baby high chair, folding chairs, and extra pillows.
- The place was quiet even though it was above the Varsity Inn. Only the roof fan was loud in the morning, but the owner communicated that to us well in advance and it's just white noise.
Thank You Eric for your FIVE STAR review! Jim, our son Clay & I take it seriously that this is YOUR VK time and really want all of our Cozy Condo guests to have a great time!
Families like yours make it all worth while. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and welcome back anytime.
Jim and Ilene were wonderful hosts. Their condo is nicely updated, decorated, and in a great location. Everything we needed was close by as far as shops, restaurants and most importantly, the beach! We will definitely stay in their wonderful condo in the future and also recommend it to anyone who is looking to vacation in OCNJ.
THANK YOU Arnold so much for your awesome 5 star review, much appreciated! Glad you all had fun!
Your beautiful family is welcome back anytime 🏖
Jim & Ilene Matthews
COZY CONDO, LLC
Great condo in a great area
We really enjoyed our stay in the cozy condo. It's in a great location if you want to be near the action of the historic district with easy access to shopping and restaurants. The condo is very nicely updated and makes an excellent use of the space. Kids loved the trundle bed and the view of all the activity on 8th street below. The Matthews family was exceptional to deal with: Ilene communicated easily throughout the process and their son Clay was great to assist with checking in. Would not hesitate to recommend if you're looking for a 2bdrm unit as these are tricky to find in OCNJ.
Thank you Al for your stellar Five star review! Much appreciated!
We do try and make all our guests feel welcome and comfortable for
You and your fabulous family are welcome back anytime!
Ilene, Jim & Clay
One word—-PERFECT! By: Stephanie Peterson
Hands down, the nicest people to rent from! Ilene is a joy to communicate with and her son, Clay, was so helpful when we arrived. He even helped bring up our luggage! The Cozy Condo is so comfortable and inviting. My family enjoyed spending our mornings on the front deck. I loved the huge master closet! I have to say the Matthews family thought of everything to make our stay at the Cozy Condo special and memorable! I highly recommend making a visit to Lucy the Elephant (there are several pictures of her in the condo). It is only 10 minutes away and it really has an interesting history! We were so glad we met Lucy! I can’t say enough about the Cozy Condo and the Matthews family—-both are delightful and they will make your Ocean City vacation a JOY!
A Big Thank You Stephanie for your 5 star glowing review, very much appreciated! It’s wonderful folks like you that make it al worthwhile. You are now part of our Cozy Condo family and are welcome back anytime!
Ilene, Jim & Clay
Fantastic Location!! Walk everywhere from Cozy Condo. Shopping on Asbury avenue, Restaurants, grocery store is at 8th & WEST, HOBBY HORSE ICE CREAM across the street, etc..close to shopping and eating on the famous Ocean City boardwalk! Bicycle rentals down the street, just steps away!
The Varsity Inn, on ground floor , is open for breakfast and lunch 7 am til 2pm DAILY....$25 coupon included with A MINIMUM 7 night stay SUMMER SEASON ONLY.