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5 Bdr Beach Block in the North Gardens Section!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights

About the property

Five Bedroom / 2 Bath Beach Block Rental

Five Bedroom/2 bath BEACH BLOCK RENTAL in The Gardens area on the super family-friendly North end of Ocean City, New Jersey!!! There’s no place like OCNJ in terms of safety and opportunities for family fun!! If you are looking for an ultra-modern 'McMansion' for your vacation...our unit probably isn't for you. If you are looking for a clean, well maintained VINTAGE SHORE HOME EXPERIENCE...look no further!! Our Unit sleeps 12 comfortably with an additional pull out sofa bed. You can see more info on our property on

Information for Student Groups is at the end of this description...please do not request until you've read this.

Our unit is 2 blocks from the beach. We are two streets north of the beginning of the boardwalk so it is an easy family walk to all the Boardwalk offers without the crowding and noise of locations nearer the Boardwalk.

Morning coffee in our porch swing with a view of the ocean just can’t be beat!! House is has central AC, washer and dryer, dishwasher and there is an outside shower with changing room. Wireless is provided and we have Direct TV.

Parking is always a challenge on our tiny island, but our unit provides one off-street parking spot so you always have a 'go to' vehicle without worrying about losing your spot!!

Sheets, towels and beach equipment are not provided. All of these items can be rented locally if you'd like or you can bring your own.


Our property is in very quiet, calm residential area that is best suited for families. While we would consider a student group (Senior Week etc) we would have a number of stipulations that would be non-negotiable. They include:

An additional "per person" damage deposit of $300 per person on the lease

A responsible adult (a parent or adult relative...not just someone over 21) must be on the property for the full week and must be willing to take responsibility for the group in terms of finances and behavior. This is a non-negotiable item!!! We would need to speak with this person in advance. If the AIC (Adult in Charge) isn't able to stay the whole week, the entire group would have to vacate the property as well and no money would be refunded. This is absolutely a non-negotiable stipulation.

Provide a list of students who would be on the list with parental contact information.

Only students who are listed on the lease can be on the property.

We realize that these are some significant requirements so this might cause some groups to not want to choose our property.

In addition, we live on the property all summer. My husband has 40 years experience teaching HS and college....and our eyes and ears are on the property throughout the summer.

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Patti Nivens - owner's wife/prop manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

About Patti Nivens - owner's wife/prop manager

Stan and I love this property!!! There is a little 'garage building' at the back of the property and we live out there all summer. We live out of our gazebo which I have named Stanaritaville for it's Jimmy Buffet/Caribbean feel!!

Stan is a retired teacher/coach who has spent summers in OC for over 30 years. Patti teaches Country Line Dancing ( and can be contracted to do an evening of Line Dancing for your family!!

While we are never in our renters 'space' it is nice because we are on site so if anything goes wrong, Stan (who is a fantastic handy man) is there to take care of it ASAP. You don't have to call a realtor who has to call a service person and then hope for a decent response time.

Patti Nivens - owner's wife/prop manager purchased this condo in 2010

Why Patti Nivens - owner's wife/prop manager chose Ocean City

It's close to the beach!! Its close enough to the boardwalk to be easily accessible without the crowding and noise of properties closer to the boardwalk. It has everything you need for a Vintage Shore Vacation!!! And, if there's something we don't have that you need, we will do all in our power to get it!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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5 Bdr Beach Block in the North Gardens Section!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

Comfortable, convenient with GREAT owners!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet neighborhood and the location which was 2 blocks to the beach and 2 short blocks to the north end of the boardwalk. Enjoyed walking or biking almost everywhere we wanted to go. The house had 5 bedrooms which accommodated our large and ever changing group of visitors. Everyone who visited loved the swing on the porch and the fact that we could all eat meals together at the dining room table that seats 10 comfortably. There is an outdoor grill for barbecuing and a roomy and private shower outside as well as 2 inside which made showering quick for our group. The porch was large enough for our group in the mornings for coffee and conversation. Stan and Patti are both very friendly and always responded quickly when we had questions both before and during the 2 weeks we stayed there. They felt like friends by the time we left at the end of our stay. We look forward to staying here again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, good location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight adults and three toddlers had a great time. It was very helpful to have Stan and Patti close by if we had questions or needed help. The house was very comfortable and we enjoyed the covered front porch. I hope we can come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Patti and Stan's fantastic rental and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. They extend a warm welcome and provide great tips and things to do. The home is perfect for beach living -- charming and comfortable with everything you need. the front deck is a great hangout for reading or relaxing and the upstairs is a great nook for young kids -- it stays remarkably cool with the nighttime breezes. Easy access to the beach and ample parking -- can't beat it!! Will return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great rental place for all ages. Plenty of sleeping arrangements. Well equipped kitchen with large Dining room table for all to sit and relax and enjoy meals.

My wife and I had our adult children and their spouses for the weekend and when they went home they left the grandchildren with us and we spent the week with them.

Great place for children, beach is very close, boardwalk and amusements are nearby, great place for riding bikes and relaxing on the front porch.

Looking forward to renting this unique property in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Frank!!! You guys were great as well and we are so happy you enjoyed our beach house!!!
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An Ocean City Gem!

  • 5 of 5

As long-time visitors to Ocean City, we couldn't have been more thrilled to find Patti and Stan's lovely property in the heart of the Gardens District! Aside from its terrific location, including plenty of on-site and street parking and only a 5 minute walk to the beach, their clean, spacious home is set-up perfectly to accommodate a multi-generational family. With 3 large, welcoming bedrooms on the 2nd floor for parents and grandparents and 2 generous bedrooms and a common area on the 3d floor for the kids, there is more than enough room for everyone to spread out. The well-equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook for a crowd, and the porch is the perfect spot for reading or enjoying cocktails. Patti and Stan could not have been more gracious or welcoming, which made our whole week even more carefree. We look forward to spending many more vacations at this Ocean City gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela!!! We loved having your family and we look forward to next summer!!!!
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Mechanicsburg, PA

My Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just loved this place and am missing it now! It was large with plenty of bedrooms for the teenagers (in fact, an entire upstairs suite), close to beach with volleyball nets and a lovely quiet neighborhood. It was clean and kitchen well equipped. We all loved the front porch - especially the swing!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rates & Availability

Gardens Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
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Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
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Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
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Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
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Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
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Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
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Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

There are only 3 summer weeks available at this time...Aug 2, Aug 9 and Aug 16. Prices for the 3 weeks are in the listing. The deposits for damage and cleaning will be refunded provided the tenant returns the unit in the condition it was in when rented and there is no damage. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gardens Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flatscreen TV and ceiling fan in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

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