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#1 5 star rated 3 BR property. 4 blks to beach. 2 Spring Lk beach passes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Lakeview, 3 Br 2 Bath ranch, 4 blks to beach,1 blk to park

Off season rates are also available. Utilities and fees are extra during these time periods when rent is significantly reduced from prime season.

The Great Escape is the only vacation rental on this street with the spectacular view of the lake. Stay here once, and you will wish you booked more time and want to return next year. Bought and renovated since 2012. Inviting front porch provides hours of relaxing and unwinding. Watch the sunrise over the mighty Atlantic and serene Lake Como from the comfort of your porch every day as you gear up to start your fun filled day. 4 blocks to beach along South Boulevard. Steps away from Marucci Park. Dead end street with another park at the end of the street. Great for families with children. Front porch, side deck with barbq has eating area. Completely fenced in rear yard. Side deck has gate to keep young children near while you eat or grill. 3 BR, 2 bath ranch. Master BR has king bed with master bath with shower and tub. Guest BR has full bed with room for your porta-crib or playpen for infant or toddler. Third BR has two twin beds. Washer and dryer.Hall bath completely renovated 2014 with beautiful Italian ocean blue tile complemented with multi colored blue glass tile throughout. There is a full shower that runs the entire width of bath. No tub in this bath, but great for families with grandparents or anyone who has difficulty stepping into a tub. Outside shower to rinse off after a day at the beach. Huge, bright eat in kitchen, modern and fully furnished, with lots of cabinets, seats six. Brand new Patio slider doors with built in mini blinds for privacy lead onto side deck. New granite counter tops, back-splash, floor. This is a great kitchen to cook or hang out in. Great flow to entertain between living room, kitchen and side deck. All rooms bright, sunny and airy with oversized windows. Beach decor throughout gives a great vibe. Brand new Central air and furnace. Living room very large with flat screen TV, cable and internet. Electric fireplace and ceiling fan make this one of the coziest rooms in the house. Beautiful, bright landscaping surrounds the home. A small, 15- inch deep fish pond provides another area to relax near, stocked with about nine small, bright, colorful fish that are the family pets. Young and old alike will love them and the tranquil setting the pond provides with a waterfall and lovely aquatic plants and flowers. If you love to fish, you only need to walk across the street to the lake to do some lake fishing or if you are into salt water ocean fishing, the beach awaits you and your lures. Very quiet, family neighborhood. Close to Spring Lake Third Avenue shopping. Enjoy a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk day or night. Short drive to Point Pleasant Boardwalk and amusement rides. Approximately 30 minute drive to 6 Flags Great Adventure as well as Seaside Heights Boardwalk. On site parking for 3 cars and plenty of free street parking. 2 Spring Lake beach passes will be provided in Summer 2018 and must be returned on checkout. Books, toys, board games, two adult bikes, two children's bikes. No helmets. NJ law requires children to wear helmets riding bikes. Linens, pillows, beach chairs included. Bring towels and beach towels. We only rent to families or mature couples. No young singles, young groups or subletting. No smoking or pets. You have not rented anywhere this clean or nice. This is a family vacation rental home that can't be beat for the location and price. No other rental on this street has the view this home has! Come escape at 'The Great Escape'. You'll be glad you did and want to come back!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Cynthia

Our family loves 'The Great Escape' and so will you. The home is impeccable and we want families or mature couples to enjoy it like we do and care for it like it was your own. Once you stay here, you will want to come back.

Cynthia purchased this house in 2012

Why Cynthia chose Lake Como

This home has a great view of the lake, and you can see Ocean Avenue and the beach from the front porch. No other rental on this street has this view. It is warm, cozy and inviting. You will feel at home. The close proximity to the lake, ocean and nearby amenities make the location perfect. The grounds are beautiful, and the small fish pond with waterfall and lush plants and flowers, delightful to relax by.

What makes this house unique

Excellent location and value. You won't want to leave, but you surely will want to return again soon!


Lake Como House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 33 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No young groups accepted; it's a family neighborhood. Only families & mature(age) couples are booked. Email 1st before you give credit card 2 website
  • Certificate of occupancy must be obtained by me for every rental. Town forms need to be completed along with the rental contract.
  • Please rinse off sand & return home in same condition received. Upon acceptance of rental request you are required to sign contract.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hall bath completely renovated in 2014 with beautiful ocean blue Italian tile and multi colored blue glass tile.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are bright and airy with large oversized windows and white wooden blinds. Second bedroom has full bed with plenty of room for your portacrib for infant or toddler
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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#1 5 star rated 3 BR property. 4 blks to beach. 2 Spring Lk beach passes
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

The Great Escape was truly great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at the Great Escape! Cynthia kicked off our week by greeting us at her home, walking us through the property and preparing wine, cheese, crackers and special toys for our sons. The layout of the home was perfect for us. We enjoyed having breakfast on the side porch and evening cocktails on the front porch. Everything was clean and well stocked. The AC worked really well, as it was quite warm that week. The boys loved their "assignment" of feeding the fish every other day! The location is fantastic. It was a quick drive or bike ride to the Spring Lake - North Pavilion. We enjoyed the park next door and the 15 minute walk into Spring Lake town center. Plenty of shopping, bars and restaurants in the near vicinity. We look forward to returning next year! Thanks Cynthia for making our family escape great!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you so much for such a great review. I am so happy you and your family had such a great experience and I look forward to you all returning next year. Thank you for making my home your home away from home. Regards, Cynthia
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Very warm, welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

Front porch was my favorite place to relax daily with a cup of coffee. Backyard was a great place to hang out and play lawn games. Owner was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Clean and maintained. Restaurants a bit of a walk, but we ubered easily.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house and owner!

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable beach house, with everything you could want in a beach rental. Owner a dream to work with, impeccabley kept house and yard, and close to the best beach in Jersey.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Kathleen for coming back to The Great Escape a second summer in a row. We love repeat guests they are like family and your generous gift of champagne to celebrate the birth of our granddaughter was so thoughtful and unexpected. As always, you take impeccable care of our home, your home away from home. Hope to see you all again next summer. Many thanks to your son for his help removing the old grill! I couldn’t have done it without him! Warm regards, Cynthia
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Beautiful clean and relaxing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Warm and inviting home within walking distance to the Ocean.

Beautifully landscaped neighborhood on serene Lake Como N.J. Great retreat for a much needed respite. We were relaxed and felt right at home the moment we stepped inside. Plenty of attractions in the area. Clean beaches, and boardwalk. Close to Asbury Park, home to great shopping and restaurants on the boardwalk. We will be definitely booking our next vacation and coming back to recharge...

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura Thank you so much for your great review. I am glad you both had such a great time and I look forward to you returning to The Great Escape. Regards, Cynthia
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Perfect, quiet, very clean, felt like we were staying at family’s home.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great location with easy bike to beach. An inviting home that was very clean and comfortable. Owner very helpful and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee for taking the time to write such a nice review. I’m happy you were able to connect with all your family and you had a pleasant stay at The Great Escape. I hope you return again. Thank you for taking such great care of my home. Have a great summer!
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Better than Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WE absolutely love this rental. It feels like home and we can truly relax here. Everything we need is included or wit in a very short drive for us to obtain. The beach is close, there is a great little park for the grand kids, and a little lake for the kids to fish in. I love the fact that you can sit outside under the awnings all day and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful roses if you have no place to be. It's convenient to just about everything. Cynthia is a wonderful owner and was extremely thoughtful and helpful.

My only two complaints were the neighbors took up most of the street parking which is a big problem and on a smaller scale, we had cold weather and it took us a few days of freezing to figure out how to turn on the heat. We eventually did and everything turned out fine.

I hope to be able to rent this beautiful home on Memorial Day weekend for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia, for writing such a lovely review. It was great having you and your family return again to run in the Spring Lake 5k. I am so sorry you did not call to ask about turning on the heat! That’s why I always leave my number so if you ever have any questions I am only a phone call away. I also have the directions written down on the inside of the cupboard where the internet info is. Next year I will show you for sure. As to the parking, I’m surprised to hear that. I know your son in law had a large truck but you can usually fit four regular sized cars two deep and two side by side in the driveway. We do it all the time. We have even put a fifth car on beyond the gate on the macadam so perhaps the large truck he had made things a little tricky. We will work to improve everything for your stay next year. I look forward to it. Thank you for making my home your home away from home. I hope you all have a wonderful summer.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar Anticipation, Belmar
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
NJ Transit
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Spring Lake and Belmar Beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CO & tourism fee to town $170
cleaning fee each 125.00 $125
Property Damage Protection $79

Tenant pays all utilities for winter rental. Brand new high efficiency gas furnace. 2 Spring Lake beach passes provided in season which must be returned on checkout along with house key. Rental Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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