3 bdrms/2 baths upstairs apt; full deck faces ocean; sleeps 8; beach block, AC
Linda C. Shanahan
About Linda C. Shanahan
The Shanahans are thrilled to have totally recovered from Superstorm Sandy and that after 29 long and very tedious months, we are back in our home. My husband and I are married 42 years, retired, and have three grown children. Our year round home is in Union, NJ where the kids all went to the public schools and then onto Rutgers University. Our daughters now own homes in Clark but the youngest still lives full time with us during the summer months as she is a server at a close by restaurant. All of us love the Jersey Shore and spend as much time as possible at the beach as jobs and responsibilities will allow. We love company and have made many memories of great times with friends and extended family at this house. The kids were only in high school and college when we bought, so there have been lots of parties, sleepovers, and celebrations to be had. Now that we are back in our beloved summer home, we look forward to lots more. We are friendly and hospitable but not intrusive. We will do anything within reason to make your vacation a total success.This is your vacation, and if all you want is privacy and relaxation, that is exactly what you will get.
Linda C. Shanahan purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Linda C. Shanahan chose Ortley Beach
As a family vacation, we rented for better than 20 years in Lavallette, the beach town just north of Ortley Beach. We thought that Lavallette was the best. When buying, we didn't want to look anywhere else. Thank God, our realtor insisted we look at 19 Eighth Ave. Ortley Beach. We fell in love with the property and location. That summer we fell equally in love with the beach and the freedom it gave to the beach goers as opposed to the restrictions of Lavallette. You can eat on our beach (we even have local businesses that deliver lunch, snacks, drinks right up there), play ball, dig holes, fly kites and no one bothers you or your kids. Our house is right down the block from the beach, so your bathroom is close by. But clean, air-conditioned bathrooms are also located even closer on the boardwalk. Kids forget their favorite boogey board or need a little break? No problem. As we are beach block, there is no highway to cross and they can return home for whatever, and you can feel safe that all is well. There is little if any crime in the area. Bikes remain out in backyards, blankets, chairs, books, umbrellas are left on the beach while you go home for any reason. No problem. Seaside Heights is about a half mile south of us and offers restaurants, rides, arcades, a water park, pubs, etc. if you seek such excitement. Lavallette has great little shops for your shopping pleasure. A&P superstore is right down the road on Rt. 35 south. We pretty much have it all right here or close by.
What makes this Apartment unique
We loved our original home with its free flowing floor plan and our sun filled sunroom that faced up to the beach. Now with a new architectural plan, we built an even bigger home with even more windows to allow the sun to warm our souls as well as our bodies. We raised the house to local specifications, and as a result, you can clearly see the ocean from the upstairs deck. Sunrise is an awesome sight! We now have a beautiful deck on both floors and are still left with a backyard for games and garden. Trust me, you will not be disappointed if you decide to stay at the Club.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enjoyed every minute of being here!!
Linda and her husband were very accommodating to our needs. Their rental is clean and very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed coffee on the balcony and the short walk to the beach. It's such a nice neighborhood. Thank you for providing us with a beautiful vacation.
Ortley Beach, NJ
Great location and very nice owners, close to the beach and in walking distance to bagels, ice cream, miniature golf. Seaside Hts boardwalk is a five minute drive and has greatly improved.
Great beach and beach house
Very clean, great for families, helpful hosts. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The beach was nice, locals very friendly, a quiet neighborhood especially during the week.
Life is good at NJ Shore
Wonderful 2 weeks have just passed in one of the nicest places I have ever rented at the NJ Shore. Included in this experience were the wonderful people who own and rent out this apartment, as well as their family who were also so welcoming. Needless to say, I would consider this rental for any future trips I might schedule at the NJ Shore.
Linda and Rich, thank you so much for such a wonderful experience and your help. Sincerely, Joanne
What a lovely review, Joann! Thank you so much for your kind words and complimentary description of our rental and your stay. It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know you. Vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, so we’re glad we succeeded in making yours awesome. We look forward to seeing you again. Again, thank you and be well.
Great Week At Ortley Beach
Great week. House very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The owner was nice enough to provide sheets and towels since we were traveling from Ohio.
May 17th-19th 2019
Such a great trip! The house was absolutely perfect. Great location super clean and such a functional lay out. We had such a nice time. Linda and her husband were such fantastic hosts and so accommodating. Can’t wait to book more trips to this beautiful home. Can’t thank you enough.
Thank you so very much for your highly complimentary review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your weekend and that our apartment as well as ourselves received such a glowing commentary. Hope that we get a chance to see you and your lovely family again.
The Jersey shore took a beating on Oct. 30th, 2012 when Superstorm Sandy tried to wipe us off the map. However, in the past three and a half years, homeowners, shop owners, restauranteurs, and local/state/federal government have cleaned up, built up, and improved what was already paradise to those who live here seasonally, year round, or those who visited for vacation. To begin, our totally renovated beach block home sits among all other new and improved residences and has the advantage of being within walking distance of Jerry's Fresh Farm Market, the Acme, a CVS, a liquor store, a MacDonald's, a bakery, a fish market, a beauty salon, and a bagel store. One short block away is the Sunny Hunny Pancake House where yummy breakfast food is served till 2PM. Lydia's across from Sunny Hunny serves/deliver Cuban food. Steps from our house, there is a fabulous BYOB Italian restaurant, Rockafellas. It's a MUST for at least one dinner during your stay. Next door to this fine establishment is the Golden Gate Express, Chinese food that is the favorite of all the locals. Three blocks north of us, there is Barnacle Bill's. Here you can play a round of miniature golf, enjoy arcade games, satisfy your hunger in their cafe, or just drop by for an ice cream cone. With Seaside Hts. just half a mile south, you can enjoy the Boardwalk with its multitude of eateries, games, rides, entertainment, fireworks, arcades, etc. There are fabulous restaurants in Seaside off the boardwalk as well. Many have nightclubs for crowds of all ages. Our favorite pub, Klee's Bar and Grill, is there also. At Klee's you will never be disappointed whether you choose their famous thin crust pizza, a burger, or a sizzling steak. The food, entertainment, and drinks are the best in town and are so reasonably priced. you will be tempted to go more than once. Traveling a bit more south, you will find Island Beach State Park, a narrow barrier island stretching for ten miles. You can swim, picnic, ride the bicycle trail, fish, and have a wonderful, healthy, exciting time when exploring the park's natural habitat. Lavallette, the coastal town just north of Ortley, is home to many fine eating, drinking, and shopping establishments. For one of a kind souvenirs or jewelry items, My Sister's Jewelry Box is a unique and wonderful shop coupled with My Sister's Favorite Things, where you can purchase spectacular beach attire, purses, cover-ups, dresses, etc. B&B Dept. store is one more block north. This store is exactly what you're looking for to get that perfect "something". And every other Wednesday during July and August they, along with the other shops in downtown Lavallette, have sidewalk sales where you can pick up some real steals! So whether your dream vacation is to just relax on the beach or you are ready for good times, good food, good drinks, and some adventure, Ortley Beach can be your quiet haven or your door to fun!