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Beautiful Bayfront, Walk To Beach & Town, Paddle Board, Canoe

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom Bayfront 5br Home, Sleeps 14. 3 Blocks To Beach. 4 Blocks To 96th Street

TAKING "REQUESTS" FOR SUMMER 2019, BUT NOT RESERVATIONS YET. Magnificent bayfront home with private pier, water views, and over-sized floating dock perfect for deep water swimming, boating, crabbing and fishing. One 2 person canoe included, or bring your own boat and use the secure boat slip. Dine outside on the covered porch overlooking the bay or escape inside where you will find five large bedrooms, including a gracious first-floor master suite with claw foot tub.

Enjoy the well-appointed kitchen, comfortable great room, and a separate TV/den with upright piano, plus 2 sets of washers/dryers, wireless internet, and 4 flat-screened TVs, plus the best outside shower on the island.

The location of this upscale house offers you the 'BEST OF THREE WORLDS' .... The bay .... The beach which is just 3 blocks away! .... And the Stone Harbor town center is just 2 blocks away! Indeed, this is a truly unique property. The beach on 100th Street is a boogie boarding, rafting, body surfing, and swimming beach. Only a few beaches in Stone Harbor provide this combination.

No young adult groups and no pets, please. We look for renters who treat our home as if it were their home. BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS, TOWELS, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, and dish clothes. Blankets and pillows provided. Cleaning service at end of stay included.

50% is required with a signed lease. All balances must be paid in full 30 days prior to check-in. If reserving less than 30 days of start of rental, all payments due up-front. $75 booking fee. $75 per week accidental insurance fee, $150 trip cancellation charge.

Off-Season (October-April) weekly rentals available for $1,994 + fees. Whether you stay 2 nights, 3 nights or 7 nights, the minimum fee to rent this house is $1,994 + fees. We can be flexible on arrival and departure days during off-season.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Suzanne

My wife and I owned a musical instrument business in Philadelphia, and we enjoyed Stone Harbor with our family every summer. Our children all learned to swim and sail and windsurf in the bay right in our back yard; all of them eventually taught sailing. In 2000, we tore down our old house and rebuilt this beautiful new vacation house from the ground up. We now live in Gwynedd, PA.

Suzanne purchased this house in 1970

Why Suzanne chose Stone Harbor

Our family history in Stone Harbor dates back to 1930, when my parents purchased a lot and built a house on Sunset Drive. Three generations of our family lived in the Sunset Drive house for 10 years. My wife and I then bought a house across the bay from my parents in 1970 for our own family of five. We enjoyed that house for 30 years, but then tore it down and rebuilt new to accommodate our children and grandchildren.

What makes this house unique

Swimming in the bay from our dock is an experience unmatched by any in Stone Harbor! The water is deep, buoyant and warm - especially in July, August and September. One benefit of bay swimming over ocean swimming is access to the facilities and to the kitchen. If you get bored of bay swimming, the 100th Street beach is a 3 block walk. We supply a 2 person canoe AND 2 person kayak and invite you to bring your own boat and tie-up at our slip.


Stone Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Master Mathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs South Bathroom - toilet , shower , Adjacent to South Bedroom.
    Upstairs North Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Powder Room - toilet
    Downstairs Hall Powder Room - toilet , Powder room directly off center hallway
    Kitchen Powder Room - toilet , Located off of kitchen
    Outside Shower - shower , Hot/Cold shower with adjacent, dry changing room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom Downstairs - 1 queen , Bottom Floor
    South Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen
    Middle Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen
    North Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , 6 twins = 2 sets of bunk beds plus trundle under each bed
  • - If you have an elderly family member, the downstairs master bedroom is ideal for them. - The kids room upstairs has 2 sets of bunk beds plus 2 trundle beds under each bunk, totaling 6 twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House perfect for a large family that enjoys the water. Renters provide all linens. Rental includes: Grill - in addition to the installed propane tank there are 2 extra tanks Liquid hand soap provided at all sinks New bar soap for all four showers Dishwasher detergent - Cascade pouches Trash bags Coffee makers include: French press Cuisinart 4 cup with reusable filter Proctor-Si-lex 12 cup includes 8-12 cup 8" basket coffee filter Keurig including 2 reusable filters - fill them with your own coffee Other appliances: Cuisinart 14 cup food processor Oster blender (smoothies) Toaster oven - Black & Decker Toaster, 2 slice - Proctor-silex Crockpot Electric griddle Blender - hand held


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Beautiful Bayfront, Walk To Beach & Town, Paddle Board, Canoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful house, wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a more perfect location! We were able to walk downtown and to the beach. The accommodations were top notch. We celebrated a couple birthdays and had a few guests over the weekend and everyone was comfortable with their surroundings. We were able to explore the marshes with the kayak and set crab traps off the dock and within a couple hours we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labors.

We look forward to returning next year to continue the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our vacation home. We do try to make the home as inviting as possible for our guests. The water does indeed present many entertainment options for all ages, and it sounds like you took advantage of it! We look forward to having you back next year, Summer 2017.
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Bucks County


  • 5 of 5

There wasn't one negative about our stay. The house had everything we needed. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The view was magnificent.

Finding a house with a piano was an added bonus. I would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your weekend. I know there was a lot of planning that went into your gathering, friends coming in from different locations! Delighted that you enjoyed the piano, too. Hope to have you back next year!
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Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a family vacation during the week of Memorial day. It was our first time in Stone Harbor, and we couldn't have been happier. The location was excellent and loved being on the bay side. The beach is nice too, but it was very windy, and the bay is generally calmer. Also the direct and easy access to the water was excellent. We fished, kayaked, and canoe'd frequently. The house was very clean, well maintained, and we had plenty of space for our group of 10. We are looking forward to it again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay and about our house. It’s great that you took advantage of our waterfront and all the water “toys” that we provide. We are delighted that you are returning in Season 2016!
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Radnor, PA

Swimmer's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing in Avalon and Stone Harbor for many years. We have always been beach people - packing up coolers, strollers and wagons and camping for the day at the beach; our youngest builds elaborate drip sand castles, while the two older kids and I hit the waves. We are all swimmers and like the area just beyond the break, but being this far out sometimes this gets us in trouble with the lifeguards.

What we all really liked about this house was being able to swim and play in the bay every day right off our very own dock. In fact, I swam across the bay and back every morning for a quick work-out. The floating dock is really big – 8 of us plus a bunch of water toys can easily fit on it – and we did all fit on it most afternoons. We especially enjoyed using the canoe. Beyond the bay, there are many small creeks and waterways to explore by canoe. It would be nice if the owner could also provide a paddle board and kayak! Never hurts to ask, right?

The house itself was clean and well-maintained. The VRBO pictures were pretty accurate. The one thing the photos didn’t show was that 4 of the 5 bedrooms have nice water views. The one bedroom without the view is a kid’s bedroom with 4 single beds. The kitchen had all the essentials, including lobster pots, a blender and a Keurig – yes, I like my coffee! There are plenty of TVs in the house, but we tried to stay off electronics.

We spent all our meals around the large table on the back porch, enjoying the sunsets over the bay. This covered porch also features 2 great rocking chairs as you enjoy your morning coffee! As you can tell, the bay was the focal point of our vacation. This is a great house and the bayfront location can’t be beat – we’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I thought we might be providing too many coffee maker options, but I think we'll now leave the Keurig for future renters! We have just added a double-kayak to the rental as of May 2015. And, we will consider adding a paddle board as apparently this is the newest sport on the water. But, as of today, we do not offer a paddle board. Hope to have you and your family back next season!
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Philadelphia, PA

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 came from all over the East Coast to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. We were looking for something special for this occasion and this house was perfect! It's a very beautiful home on a gorgeous bay. The grand kids were very happy to have their own room, and all the adults had bay-front bedrooms.

We thought we would spend a lot of time at the beach, but the bay kept calling us! It was also easier for my elderly parents to enjoy the calm bay water versus trying to manage the sand and the waves. And the grand kids were old enough to walk into town in the evenings on their own, so they were never bored!

Now that we've experienced a slice of heaven, we can't imagine renting any other house in Stone Harbor. Thanks for making our celebration so memorable!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. This home was built for our large family to enjoy, so we are glad that it accommodated your family so nicely too. Yes, the bay is very enjoyable and especially warm in July, August, September and October!
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Philadelphia, PA

Best family vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 plus 2 grandparents stayed here for a week in the summer of 2014 and had a fantastic time. The house was clean and appeared to be freshly painted throughout. Pictures on VRBO are accurate. Because the house takes advantage of both indoor and outdoor space so well, we enjoyed a holiday together while all feeling like we had plenty of our own space to unwind whenever we needed it.

We typically did mornings at the beach which is 3.5 block away and then came back for lunch. In years past (at other rentals), we would have packed back up after lunch and gone back to the beach, but the bay was so delightful (and at least 5 degrees warmer than the ocean!) that most afternoons the kids wanted to stay at the house and swim off the floating dock. The floating dock is really big and the owner has umbrellas available so adults can sit in shade while the kids (and adults) swim. Not sure how deep the water is, but I'm over 6 feet and never touched the bottom so you should take care to make sure children who aren't strong swimmers wear life jackets.

We also enjoyed exploring Stone Harbor by water using the canoe which came with the rental (if you go out of the bay into the channel we suggest paddling against the current for the beginning of your trip so that the tide helps you when you are tired on the way home)! But the highlight for my 7 year old was checking the crab trap which we tied to the end of the dock. For about $20.00 we bought one on Amazon that had two tapered funnels where crabs climb in but can get out, and boy was it a huge hit; baited with (raw) chicken legs, it produced a few blue claw crabs every day!

After a full day of beach and bay fun we usually had dinner on the outside porch and then made the nightly pilgrimage into town so the kids could have ice cream at Springer's! The best part was, it was an easy walk. Actually, other than the dreaded trip to the ACME for groceries, we could walk everywhere from this house and almost never used the car.

Stuff to bring that we found helpful... your own linens (they aren't provided), boogie boards (for bay and beach fun), bikes and bike locks (there were a few older bikes but we preferred our own), flip flops (the sand can get hot!), folding beach chairs and towels, and a red wagon to transport sand toys and little kids. If you own a kayak bring it, but the canoe that is included is really nice too. And of course, don't forget the crab trap!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments about our home. So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay, and we welcome you back next summer. Yes, our family's favorite is also Springer's Ice Cream .... but I imagine everyone's favorite is Springer's too.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
550 Metres
Fred's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Avalon Links
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Philadelphia Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
3 blocks away
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the pristine, white sand beaches of Stone Harbor, truly the nicest beaches in New Jersey. Great boogie-boarding in the waves. Local activities include fishing, boating, water-skiing, waverunning, sailing. Water park and Wildwood Boardwalk only 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $75
Booking Fee $75
Trip Cancellation Insur. $100

A $200 cleaning fee will be added to stays less than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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