About the property
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Beautifully Restored ~ Ocean Views ~ Great for Family Reunions, Weddings & More!
ONLY ONE SUMMER WEEK REMAINING as of 5/16/18: June 16 - 23, REDUCED TO $3900.
Absolutely Stunning Beach Block Victorian Sleeps 18 in 7 Bedrooms with 3 full & 2 half baths in ONE unit! 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.
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 custom 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, 3 benches & a glass top dining table. 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 a 42” hdtv, a leather, queen-size, sleeper sofa and a beautiful Queen Ann arm chair. The family room is 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 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 two 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. If renting two or three units, enjoy our truly spectacular courtyard with beautiful flowers, EP Henry pavers, an outdoor kitchen, wrought iron furniture and seating for 40. Please note: the courtyard is not included with the Main House rental unless one or both of the adjacent condos is rented. The Main House has a large, wrap-around deck with beautiful hanging baskets and terrific ocean breezes, and seats 18.
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 (owners, Susan and Polly) live on the property, above Condo B, from May through mid-October, and are generally on-site during those months to answer any questions your stay and Ocean City in general, area attractions, and restaurants.
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- May 23, 2018
Polly and Sue are both adjunct professors in the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University in Villanova, PA. Sue teaches Real Estate, Contracts and Torts on campus, and Leadership courses online. Polly teaches Legal Research and Information Systems at Villanova and a variety of technology courses at Drexel University. Polly is a Regional EHS Manager at ADT and Sue is an attorney. Polly is currently pursuing her doctorate in Information Studies at Drexel. In addition to the Victoria Inn, we own and operate our Wellington Oasis (VRBO Listing #995401), a spectacular home in the heart of Wellington (Palm Beach County, Florida) - the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World. Fortunately, Polly is quite handy and enjoys making improvements to the Inn. Sue is constantly redecorating, so returning guests always find something new! We are both avid antique collectors. 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 recent 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!
Susan purchased this House in 2004
Why Susan chose Ocean City
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 14 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.
What makes this House unique
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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Stayed here with my family for a few days. This beautiful vacation home was a perfect blend of history and every modern convenience. Beach breezes move thru the large open windows and spacious tall ceiling spaces. From the large kitchen table which fit the whole family, to the spacious wrap around porch — plenty of room for everyone to be together. Loved the easy walk to the beach, boardwalk and local tennis courts. Close to everything and the owners made sure we lacked for nothing. We will definitely go back to this lovely gem!
The Victoria Inn is a beautiful relaxing getaway. The house is beautiful, just a short stroll to the beach and boardwalk on a quiet street. We had a wonderful, quiet, relaxing stay. The house had everything we needed and more. Thanks so much to Polly & Sue, our stay was perfect.
Thanks, Jill! Girls Getaways are very popular at the Victoria Inn. There's so much to do with the beach, boardwalk, shops, salons, and restaurants - all within walking distance. New this year, we can even schedule massages at the Inn.
Victorian Inn what a beautiful place! Immaculately clean and ornately decorated. Visually appealing outside as well. Sit on the patio and relax. The owners Polly and Sue are very gracious and aim to please.
Thank you, Sunshine : ) We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you next year.
This house is in the perfect location. Less than 5 min walk to the beach and Boardwalk . The house is full of Victorian style decorations and antiques. Lots of bedrooms, all clean.
I grew up in Ocean City, so getting married there seemed like the right choice for my husband and me. We moved to Washington after graduating from college, and hasn't seen many of our friends (college and high school) in quite a while. We wanted to all stay together for the weekend of our wedding. The hotels were going to cost way too much since we would need several rooms. I came across the Pink Victorian and it was perfect! We could all stay in one house and we could get loud and act like kids again without disrupting anyone. We had a wonderful stay, a beautiful wedding, and would love to return for a stay with all of our old friends again in the future.
Thank you, Brittany and Ethan for choosing our home for your wedding! It means so much to us when guests choose our home for their wedding celebration, as we know how important and special the day is! We are thrilled you had a wonderful weekend, and wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and joy. We hope to see you in the future!
Emily & Steve
This was our second time staying at the Victorian Inn accommodations, and our first time staying at the main house. Sue & Polly could not have been more gracious hosts and made our stay such a warm and welcoming experience for us on both occasions. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, and each unit holds accommodations that would be perfect for a getaway with family or friends. We were a short walk to shops and restaurants, as well as to the beach and Boardwalk. Perfect location! And awesome owners. You will come as guests and leave as friends. We highly recommend staying in any one (or all three for a large group!) of the units!
Thank you, Emily and Steve. Meeting new friends is truly one of the greatest gifts we receive as owners of the Victoria Inn. We have met so many wonderful people over the past 12 years, many of whom we are lucky enough to call friends. We look forward to seeing you both again!
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!
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Please Note: We will never ask for a bank to bank transfer for payment or to confirm a reservation. Polly & I manage the property ourselves & are generally on-site from May through mid-October to answer any questions. Otherwise, we are available by phone or email. 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, or you can order them directly from us for less ($15 per bed and the beds will be made for you).