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The Main House is the top 3 floors (pink) - ground floor (grey) is Condo A

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Last updated: 07/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The week of August 27th has been drastically reduced to $3700 for the entire week. Partial week rentals are also available. We are now taking reservations for the fall of 2016 and all of 2017.

Absolutely Stunning Beach Block Victoria Sleeps 18 in 7 Bedrooms with 3 full & 2 half baths! Every room has been completely renovated and the house is absolutely gorgeous. Unlike most of the other listings on this site, our home sleeps 18 in 7 bedrooms ALL in the same unit - no need to add on to the published rate, or go from one unit to another. If you have more than 18 guests, see our listing #476419 to add one or two adjacent units in order to sleep up to 40 guests at the same address. Please note: We have opted out of "book it now" because of the fees charged by the vendor, but we will gladly reserve over the phone with a credit card and a minimal 3% fee (saving you hundreds of dollars). We have a 100% response rate and generally reply within an hour of receiving an inquiry.

Take a step back in time as you relax in our lovingly restored & completely renovated Victorian, comfortably furnished with beautiful antiques & lovely decorations. This extraordinary home is unlike any other in South Jersey, furnished like a lovely bed and breakfast. A recent guest, having stayed in Ocean City every year for several decades, said our house "was in a league of its own". Built circa 1915, enjoy wide-plank hardwood floors, a carved oak staircase, an original stained glass window, new Anderson windows throughout, an antique oak fireplace with a two-tiered mantle & electric insert, a gorgeous mahogany bar, pocket oak doors, 2nd antique fireplace with electric insert, wide trim, & arched doorways. Many of our guests tell us our home is more beautifully decorated and furnished than any in Cape May. It is truly beautiful. The spectacular kitchen was renovated in 2015 with a new tin ceiling, crown moulding, a beautiful chandelier, a new tile backsplash, and top of the line upgrades.

Enjoy wonderful ocean breezes on our lovely, expansive, wicker-furnished, wrap around deck with pretty hanging baskets & plenty of seating: 3 love seats, a sofa, 4 chairs, 4 benches & 2 glass top dining tables. From the over-sized, breezy deck, enter into a breathtaking foyer with beautiful antiques including a Victorian organ, secretary desk, china cabinet and Victorian hall tree. The spectacular oak staircase leads to the seven beautifully appointed bedrooms on the upper floors. Entertain in the elegant antique furnished living room with ocean views, two gorgeous sofas, two arm-chairs and a lovely antique fireplace with an electric insert. Enjoy cocktails at the rich mahogany bar with the ambiance of a European tavern. The bar area features a custom wet bar, a 178 can beverage refrigerator, 27” hdtv with cable, and additional seating for 8. The family room has 42” hdtv, a leather, queen-size, sleeper sofa and a beautiful Queen Ann arm chair, adjacent to a full bath, making this an optional 8th bedroom. The spectacular over-sized kitchen has Corian counters, lots of cabinets, a Bosch dishwasher, new GE Adora stainless steel appliances including a glass-top convection oven, built-in microwave, refrigerator/freezer, all small electrics, a Keurig, and complete dinner service for 20. The hand-crafted kitchen table seats 14 and is terrific for meals, playing games (we have dozens), or watching tv on a 43” hdtv with cable.

The pretty bedrooms are located on the top two floors of the house, a floor above the living areas for privacy and quiet – a wonderful respite at the end of a long, fun-filled day! All seven bedrooms have been fully renovated in the last two years, all are beautifully furnished, and all have HDTV/DVD combinations with cable. On the second floor are four amazing bedrooms, all with quaint tooth-brushing sinks, beautiful antique dressers, queen size beds, and gorgeous antique crystal chandeliers. “Memories” is the second floor master with unbelievable ocean views and a private half bath (water closet and sink). The charming, updated full bath on the second floor has gorgeous pine wainscoting, new flooring, a lovely pedestal sink, new toilet, and a new tub with a beautiful ceramic tile surround.

The third floor features the “Romance” suite with a queen bed, exquisite Victorian dressers, a gorgeous wingback chair, beautiful stained glass ceiling fan, breathtaking ocean views, a private full bath, and an oversized Jacuzzi for two. Also on the third floor is “Renoir” with two full size beds, a cottage dresser, and a hand-painted Renoir dresser; and “Harmony” with a queen bed and dresser. The Renoir and Harmony bedrooms share a “Jack and Jill” powder room, accessible directly from both bedrooms.

If you need more space, VRBO Listing ID #476419 features our Main House and adjacent ground-level condos. Combined, the Victoria Inn can accommodate up to 40 guests in three adjacent units with 14 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths. Rent the Main House and Condo A for up to 31 guests, or the Main House & Condos A and B for up to 40 guests. All units have been fully renovated and are beautiful.

Enjoy our 2.5 Mile Boardwalk, Surfing Beach, Amusement Piers, Water Park, Mini-Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Shuffleboard, Fishing Pier, dozens of restaurants & hundreds of shops. At the bay, you will find many more activities including fishing excursions, a pirate ship, dolphin watching, & water sports - jet skiing, boating, fishing & para-sailing. Rentals include business class WiFi, air conditioning, 10 beach tags & 2 off-street parking spaces.

We are located at 815 5th Street, across from the Ocean City High School. In our 12 years as owners, we have hosted numerous family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, retreats, leadership and youth group events, and friends, couples, and girls weekends. Our guests are always delighted with the condition of our home, the furnishings, & the many extras we provide. While you might find other large homes in Ocean City, not one comes close to ours. We take great pride in maintaining our gorgeous home in the Victorian style while providing our guests with modern amenities. We invite you to read our many superb guest reviews & schedule a visit; you'll absolutely love our home as have thousands of guests in the past 11.5 years.

Please Note: We will never ask for a bank to bank transfer for payment or to confirm a reservation. We (Susan and Polly) manage the property & are generally on-site to answer any questions.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under age 25 groups for 3 day maximum at $100pp/night. Families with children under 25 & supervised youth retreats are welcome. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Although the home is beautifully furnished with antiques, the breakables and more expensive decorations are removed for summer rentals. All of the furnishings remain as seen, although we slipcover the living room furniture. Families with small children ALWAYS rent our home and find it to be child-friendly. We provide a high chair for your use. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Although pets are not allowed, occasionally the dogs of our friends or families, and sometimes our cats, join us in the house during the off-season, so this house may not be suitable for people allergic to animals. We do NOT allow guests to bring pets of any size on our property, regardless of whether the pet is crated and regardless of size and behavior. Bringing a pet onto our property will result in immediate termination of the lease and forfeiture of all money paid. The only exception to this is that a service dog may be brought into Condo A for sight and hearing impaired persons only, with prior written approval of the Lessor. No other "service" or "therapy" animals are permitted....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ground floor unit is handicap-friendly, see vrbo listing #476419 for more details....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 8: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New queen size sleeper sofa in Family Rm, optional 8th BR....moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - Memories: 1 queen

    Fantastic ocean views, ensuite powder room & wingback chair...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: Romance: 1 queen

    Lovely! Fantastic Ocean Views, Private Master Bath, Jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - Tranquility: 1 queen

    Gorgeous Bedroom with toothbrushing sink & highboy...moreless

  • Bedroom 6 - Renoir: 2 double

    This room shares a 'Jack & Jill' powder room with Harmony....moreless

  • Bedroom 4 - Serenity: 1 queen

    Highboy dresser, Victorian chandelier & toothbrushing sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 - Harmony: 1 queen

    This room shares a 'Jack & Jill' powder room - low ceiling!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - Dreamscapes: 1 queen

    Beautiful antique iron bed in lovely bedroom w/ laundry nook...moreless

  • 7 absolutely beautiful bedrooms, all completely renovated with gorgeous hardwood floors and lovely antiques. The third floor “Renoir” room has two full beds, each of the 6 other bedrooms have a queen bed. We also have 1 portable crib / pack and play. All bedrooms have antique dressers, pretty quilts, hdtv/dvd combinations and cable. Of the four bedrooms on the second floor, each has a gorgeous crystal chandelier and a tooth-brushing sink, one ("Memories") has a private powder room and breathtaking ocean views. The master bedroom on the third floor ("Romance") has fantastic ocean views and a private full bath with a jacuzzi for two. The other two third floor bedrooms share a 'Jack and Jill' powder room. Bedrooms have coat trees and/or hooks on the backs of the doors, but no closets. Sorry, the house was built in 1915! Five bedrooms have gorgeous crystal chandeliers & all have hdtv/dvd combinations with cable. NOTE: The bed in the "Harmony" bedroom is under an alcove (low ceiling). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Exterior Showers: outdoor shower

    Two exterior showers, fully enclosed....moreless

  • Jack and Jill Powder Room - Third Floor: toilet

    Shared by Harmony & Renoir Bedrooms...moreless

  • Second Floor Full Bath : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Custom tile surround, located on 2nd floor with hall access....moreless

  • First Floor Full Bath: toilet, shower

    New full bath located next to family room on 1st floor...moreless

  • Memories - Private en-suite in Second Floor Master: toilet

    Toothbrushing sink & water closet with a toilet ...moreless

  • Private Third Floor Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Located off of master bedroom with oversized jacuzzi for 2...moreless

  • 3 full, one on each floor, all have been completely renovated with tiled showers. The first floor bath is adjacent to the family room. The family room has a queen size leather sleeper sofa, so this could be an optional 8th bedroom if needed. Please note there is no door on the family room, so this is not a private room. The second floor full bath is located in the hall between the four bedrooms and includes a custom-tiled tub/shower combination, pedestal sink & toilet. All 2nd floor bedrooms have quaint tooth-brushing sinks, and the Memories bedroom on the 2nd floor also has a private half bath (water closet with toilet). The four piece en-suite on the 3rd floor is accessible only through the master bedroom. The two remaining third floor bedrooms (Renoir & Harmony) share a beautiful, large powder room - accessible through both bedrooms. Two fully enclosed outdoor showers are available, shared with other units, from mid-May to mid-October....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Entertain in the spectacular bar area with antique oak fireplace & electric insert (looks like a real fire, heat is optional) & beautiful mahogany wet bar stocked w/ shakers, pitchers, ice bucket, wine & bar glasses, & blender! The formal living room has an antique fireplace mantle with electric insert. Spectacular furnishings & exquisite decorations. Ideal for family reunions, weddings, civil unions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, holidays (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter), girls' weekends, scrap-booking, retreats, bar & bat mitzvahs, engagement parties, bridal showers, youth groups & corporate retreats, 2 adjoining units sleep up to 22 with a fabulous courtyard, make this a truly unique rental. Schedule a visit, you are sure to love our wonderful home. We will gladly help you plan a Spa Weekend, complete with massages, manicures & pedicures, and/or yoga! Very reasonably priced meeting space for groups within walking distance!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Dozens of books in each unit, a couple hundred in all....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    All bedroom tvs have dvd players, as does the television in the family room. ...moreless

  • Games:

    We provide dozens of board games including Monopoly, Scrabble, Apple to Apple, Sequence, Sorry, Pay Day, Trivia Pursuit, Uno, and many, many more....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Actually 10. All 7 bedrooms have 27' to 32' hdtv/dvd combinations, plus a 42' hdtv/dvd in the family room, 43' in the kitchen and 27' in the bar. We have dozens of dvds. All televisions have cable....moreless

  • Television:

    Actually 10. All 7 bedrooms have 27' to 32' hdtv/dvd combinations, plus a 42' hdtv/dvd in the family room, 43' in the kitchen and 27' in the bar. We have dozens of dvds. All televisions have cable....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    'Downtown' Ocean City, just a couple blocks from our home, features over 100 shops including antiques, clothing boutiques, homemade candy, florists, bakeries, a surf shop, dozens of eateries & more....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The partial ocean view is from the brand new, over-sized, wrap around deck, living room, and four of the seven bedrooms. You will enjoy fantastic ocean breezes from the wrap-around deck!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Ocean City was voted the Number 1 Family Vacation Resort by the Travel Channel a few years ago!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The hand-crafted kitchen table seats up to 14 with seating for an additional 7 in the adjoining bar area. The wrap-around deck seats 18 with fantastic ocean breezes. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air on 2nd & 3rd floors (all 7 bedrooms), 2 new (2013) x-large, energy-efficient window units on 1st floor. The house stays very cool!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large capacity "LG" front loading dryer located in laundry nook in Dreamscapes bedroom. New in 2015....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) Actually electric, each looks like a real fire, very similar to gas fireplaces. Child-friendly, not hot to the touch, but they can provide additional heat if desired....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house is heated, plus two electric fireplaces in the main house provide additional heat if desired....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    The kitchen & living area is the entire 1st floor of the house. The living room has 2 sofas & 2 arm chairs; the bar area seats 8, & the family room seats 6. All rooms are adjoining. 3 HDTVs & cable....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free street parking is available on a first come, first-served basis. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two spaces provided. Free street parking, subject to availability. We do our very best to 'save' at least one street spot for main house rentals. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Extra large capacity "LG" front loading washer, located in laundry nook in Dreamscapes bedroom. New in 2015....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure, commercial grade WiFi is included with your rental....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can provide you with recommendations....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig, 2 twelve cup coffee makers, one 40 cup coffee maker, & a coffee bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You'll find everything you need in excellent condition with beautiful dishes, serving dishes and glassware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete dinner service for 20 including wine & iced tea glasses, champagne flutes, dinner and lunch plates, serving platters, soup bowls, coffee mugs, bakeware, pots and pans of all sizes....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2016: Top-rated Bosch 500 series stainless steel, extremely quiet, XL capacity with three racks....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All the conveniences of home! Dishes & silverware: service for more than 20, drinking glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini & margarita glasses, plenty of pots & pans including lobster pot, huge skillet, many serving dishes & large bowls, Keurig, 12 & 40 cup coffee makers, toaster oven, toaster, electric can opener, blender, mixer, crock pot, electric griddle, coffee grinder, electric knife. Beverage fridge by wet bar holds 178 cans. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New in May 2014: GE stainless steel...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New in May 2014: GE Adora stainless steel, full size refrigerator/freezer in kitchen with an ice-maker. 178 can beverage refrigerator in bar area. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    New in May 2014: GE Adora stainless steel, convection roast/bake, self-cleaning, glass top stove/oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice, and a toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We do not have bicycles, but they can be rented for an hourly, daily, or weekly fee at a few nearby locations....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our deck is brand new and beautiful with lovely aluminum railings! It is furnished with two white wicker tables, seating for 18 & beautiful hanging baskets. Enjoy great views & terrific breezes!...moreless

  • Golf:

    12-hole, par 3 golf course located about 2.5 miles from our home. Many other golf courses within a 30 minute drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We don't have a lawn, but we have many gorgeous flowers. Across the street is the football field/track, diagonally across are 16 tennis courts, & 1 block away is a huge park spanning an entire block....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    June, 2016: Paradise grilling Systems outdoor kitchen with Summerset Commercial Stainless Steel grill, plus an extra grill. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Only a few steps from the house, just across the street, are 12 tennis courts - 6 turf and 6 clay. Bring your rackets!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    In master suite, over-sized jacuzzi for two....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 27
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$800 $875
Fri, Sat
$3,700
September 3
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$750
$3,000
September
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$650 $750
Fri, Sat
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat
November
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$750
December
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat
Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
Winter / Early Spring
Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$525 $575
Fri, Sat
Easter
Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
Late April
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
May
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $750
Fri, Sat
MDW & Early June
May 26 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$675 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
June 3
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$700 $750
Fri, Sat
$3,500
June 10
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,100
June 17
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,700
June 24
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,300
July 1
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,900
July 8
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,400
July 15
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,800
July 22
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
July 29
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
August 5
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
August 12
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,700
August 19
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,400
August 26
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,900
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
September
Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$750
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat
November
Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
December
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$750
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Guests provide their own sheets and towels. Other bed linens and pillows are provided. We can provide you with contact information for companies that deliver linens.

We will NEVER ask for a bank to bank transfer. Payment by check or money order preferred; credit cards accepted with a 2% fee. Reservations made 6 or more months in advance will be split into 3 payments; less than 6 months will be split into 2 payments. A cleaning fee of $100 will be charged for partial week rentals, but nor for weekly rentals. The $500 security deposit is fully refundable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/05/2016
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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
AC International Airport
3.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several, just over the bridge into Somers Point
34 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Lewes Ferry Lincoln Blvd, N. Cape May NJ
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 holes, on the bay side
20 Miles
Nearest Train
South Station and Ohio Avenues Absecon, NJ
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dozens in walking distance & many over the bridge
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fifth Street Beach, Surf at 7th St, 2 blocks south

Car: Recommended

Lovely, guarded beaches and a surfing beach 2 blocks away! Summer events include musicians & weekly events on the boardwalk, sand sculpture contest, parades, family nights, a fabulous farmer's market & more! Enjoy the gorgeous beach, 2 mile boardwalk, 2 amusement piers, water park, mini golf, track & football field, tennis courts (8 clay & 8 turf), beach volleyball, brand new, state of the art skate park (full pads are required), jet ski rentals, surfing lessons, spas, salons, unique shops, & antique stores. Stroll the boardwalk & visit Fudge Kitchen, Shriver's Salt Water Taffy, Kohr Bros Ice Cream, Manco & Manco Pizza, George's Candies & dozens of shops! 20 minutes to Atlantic City casinos & shows, 30 minutes to Historic Cape May & the Cape May Zoo, 70 minutes to Philadelphia, 2.5 hours to NY City! Many events are planned throughout the year including Street Rod Weekend, Spring & Fall Block Parties, craft shows & Easter, Halloween, Christmas & New Year’s events!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We (I’m Susan and my partner Polly) both love collecting antiques, renovating houses, traveling, and reading. I have four children ages 19 to 26, and the youngest enjoys spending his summers at the beach with us, working at a nearby restaurant. We have two amazing grandchildren, and we love when they visit us in Ocean City - going to the beach, boardwalk and amusement piers! While my primary job is managing The Victoria Inn, I have lots of other “part-time” jobs. Polly and I are both adjunct professors in the Continuing Studies Department at Villanova University, teaching in the Paralegal Certificate Program. I teach real estate, estate planning and ethics, as well as Leadership courses for Villanova's College of Part-Time Studies. Polly teaches Information Systems. I have my law degree from Widener and my LLM from Villanova. Polly has a Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies from Widener, her Master’s in Information Systems from Drexel University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Information Studies at Drexel. Fortunately, Polly is quite handy and enjoys making improvements to the Inn. I’m constantly redecorating, so returning guests always find something new! We are both avid antique collectors and have a small shop in South Seaville, NJ. Most weekends, time permitting, we are at estate sales, garage sales, or antique stores. It’s one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon. We’ve had so much fun renovating, furnishing and decorating our house. A past guest told us she could “feel the love in every room”. If you are looking for a true home away from home, this is your vacation home!

Why the Owner Chose Ocean City, NJ, USA:
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! We love the history, architecture and charm of old homes. Our phenomenal house was built in 1915 and we have spent the last 12 years renovating the Victoria Inn, making it an absolutely idyllic vacation retreat. We love old homes and the family-friendly atmosphere of Ocean City - a fun, safe place to vacation. OC has won many awards and was recently named the greatest family vacation resort by Travel magazine. It's comforting to allow the children to explore the town without worrying about bars on every corner as found in many other south jersey beach towns. We are located 1 block to the beach and 2.5 mile boardwalk. Every block of our fabulous beach is guarded, & the 7th Street beach is a guarded beach only for surfing. With so much to do, you can walk anywhere and avoid paying for parking! The boardwalk has 2 great amusement piers, a water park, several mini-golf courses, music pier, arcades, surf shops, a movie theater, dozens of stores, and every kind of 'fun food' imaginable: ice cream, pizza, salt water taffy, caramel corn, water ice, candy, fudge, French fries, seafood, smoothies, cotton candy, and more. We are just a couple of blocks to the 100+ shops and many restaurants on Asbury Avenue, a great shopping venue for a girls' weekend or a break from the sun! Less than a block from our home you will find 12 tennis courts, a track, football field, shuffleboard courts, basketball court, & beach volleyball. You can rent bicycles for a morning ride on the boardwalk. Just a few blocks away is the bay where you can rent jet skis, go deep sea fishing, crabbing, enjoy a whale & dolphin watching cruise, go parasailing, or enjoy a delicious meal. New in 2016 is a state of the art skate park just a few blocks away (full pads req'd). If you want to relax, our wrap-around deck is a terrific spot to savor your morning coffee, read a book, play a game, people watch, or enjoy cocktails. The courtyard is ideal for celebrations with seating for 40.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Victoria Inn is a truly unique setting for fantastic summer vacations, intimate weddings, fabulous birthday parties, memorable anniversaries, festive holiday celebrations, & fun-filled family reunions. Newly married, Polly and I especially enjoy hosting weddings, & we will gladly assist you in planning the perfect event! Our fabulous fully enclosed courtyard, reminiscent of a French Cafe, has seating for 40 at lovely wrought iron tables & chairs with many potted, hanging & climbing flowers, & hundreds of tiny white lights. With accommodations for up to 40, the Victoria Inn provides a reasonably priced retreat venue, ideal for corporate, youth & spiritual retreats. Meeting space for large groups is available just a few blocks away. We will gladly assist with reservations. From mid-June to the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, we have weekly rentals only. However, unlike many rental properties, we rent year-round. From September to mid-June, a 2 night minimum stay is required, except for holidays when a 3 night minimum stay is required. In addition to celebrations, guests have gathered for Creative Memories Scrap-booking, Mah-Jong weekends, yoga and spiritual retreats, & many youth groups. Ocean City also hosts many special events including the M.S. Bike-a-thon, ALS walk, antique car show, Spring & Fall Block Parties, craft shows, art shows, Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of eggs on the beach, Decorated Hat Parade, Halloween Festivities, Trick-or-Treating, Hayrides on the boardwalk, Music Festivals, Breakfast with Santa, & Free Horse & Carriage Rides! Just steps from our house are all of the fabulous First Night (New Year's) Activities with fireworks, rides, musicians, shows & magicians. Conveniently located, 20 minutes to Atlantic City’s casinos & terrific shopping outlets; 30 minutes to historic Cape May with its famous zoo, many antique stores, dozens of shops, Victorian homes & fantastic restaurants, 1 hour to Philadelphia, & 2.5 hours to New York City.


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  • The Main House is the top 3 floors (pink) - ground floor (grey) is Condo A

    The Main House is the top 3 floors (pink) - ground floor (grey) is Condo A

  • Bradford Pear tree (1 of 3) and 1 of several new raised gardens added in 2015

    Bradford Pear tree (1 of 3) and 1 of several new raised gardens added in 2015

  • Awesome wrap-around deck, great breezes, ocean views & lovely geraniums!

    Awesome wrap-around deck, great breezes, ocean views & lovely geraniums!

  • Custom Table Seats 14, beautiful tin ceiling, crown moulding & lovely chandelier

    Custom Table Seats 14, beautiful tin ceiling, crown moulding & lovely chandelier

  • GE Adora "true convection" bake/roast oven & convection microwave

    GE Adora "true convection" bake/roast oven & convection microwave

  • Gorgeous Victorian sofa, newly reupholstered (matching chair not shown)

    Gorgeous Victorian sofa, newly reupholstered (matching chair not shown)

  • Stunning bar, ornate oak fireplace with electric insert, view to family room

    Stunning bar, ornate oak fireplace with electric insert, view to family room

  • Family Room with queen size sleeper sofa, adjacent to full bath. 42"hdtv/cable

    Family Room with queen size sleeper sofa, adjacent to full bath. 42"hdtv/cable

  • "Tranquility" Queen Bed, tooth-brushing sink, 32"hdtv/cable, gorgeous chandelier

    "Tranquility" Queen Bed, tooth-brushing sink, 32"hdtv/cable, gorgeous chandelier

  • "Memories" Queen Bed, ensuite powder room, wonderful ocean views, 32"hdtv/cable

    "Memories" Queen Bed, ensuite powder room, wonderful ocean views, 32"hdtv/cable

  • "Harmony" Queen Bed, Victorian dresser, "Jack & Jill" powder room, low ceiling!

    "Harmony" Queen Bed, Victorian dresser, "Jack & Jill" powder room, low ceiling!

  • "Romance" Victorian dresser, 32"hdtv/cable,  en-suite 4 piece bath & extra sink

    "Romance" Victorian dresser, 32"hdtv/cable, en-suite 4 piece bath & extra sink

  • Many guests rent the Main House & Condo A; others include Condo B (to the right)

    Many guests rent the Main House & Condo A; others include Condo B (to the right)

  • Gorgeous Deck Flowers, comfortable wicker furniture, pretty aluminum railings.

    Gorgeous Deck Flowers, comfortable wicker furniture, pretty aluminum railings.

  • Somerset Commercial Grill and an extra grill!

    Somerset Commercial Grill and an extra grill!

  • Lots of cabinets, Bosch dishwasher, GE Adora fridge with ice & water dispenser

    Lots of cabinets, Bosch dishwasher, GE Adora fridge with ice & water dispenser

  • Gourmet Kitchen, custom backsplash, Corian Counters, & deluxe appliances!

    Gourmet Kitchen, custom backsplash, Corian Counters, & deluxe appliances!

  • Formal Living Room with decorative fireplace & electric insert, Victorian tables

    Formal Living Room with decorative fireplace & electric insert, Victorian tables

  • Celebrate! Custom bar seats 7 with bar sink & beverage fridge!

    Celebrate! Custom bar seats 7 with bar sink & beverage fridge!

  • Lovely Victorian chair, pie crust table & hot air balloon print in family room

    Lovely Victorian chair, pie crust table & hot air balloon print in family room

  • "Dreamscapes" Queen bed, lovely dressers, enclosed laundry nook, 27"hdtv/cable

    "Dreamscapes" Queen bed, lovely dressers, enclosed laundry nook, 27"hdtv/cable

  • "Serenity" Queen bed, exquisite Victorian chandelier, sink, 27"hdtv/cable

    "Serenity" Queen bed, exquisite Victorian chandelier, sink, 27"hdtv/cable

  • "Renoir" 2 full beds, 2 dressers, Jack & Jill" powder room, 32"hdtv/cable/dvd

    "Renoir" 2 full beds, 2 dressers, Jack & Jill" powder room, 32"hdtv/cable/dvd

  • "Romance" Queen Bed with stunning ocean views, wingback chair, stained glass fan

    "Romance" Queen Bed with stunning ocean views, wingback chair, stained glass fan

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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