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Well-Loved, Light + Airy c.1906 Home ~ Available for the First Time: **New Pool!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4+ Bedroom/2 Baths/1 Outdoor Shower on (Rare) Leafy Half-Acre ~ Sleeps 6-8

Forget Your Worries! This crisply-vibed, sturdy clapboard ('UNtouched by Sandy') is as freshly painted and recently renovated as it is newly on offer for select spring/summer and autumn/winter enjoyment.

Located on a sleepy, dead-end street, "Happy House" has a contagious, rocking-chair kind of rhythm. Think s-l-o-w. Crickets are at-the-ready to provide ambient music (ear buds not required), as are lightning bugs for front porch and/or backyard illumination.

Leafy and expansive, this park-like property attracts a fascinating range of birds. Lots of bunnies, too.

While reliable Wi-Fi requires but a click, there's no 'office,' nor is there anything even remotely 'formal' here. Simple + Down Home = a Vacation. Yes? That's how we roll.

A mere 6 blocks from the beach* (and 4, from the Bay and/or Yacht Club), three trusty bikes will get you to toe-worthy, soft Atlantic sand as quickly as you care to pedal. (*Beach Passes/included.)

There are 4+ bedrooms: 3 (one with a Queen, one with a Double, and one with two Twin beds) on the 2nd floor > and 1 (with two Twins) + a Den with a Double pull-out on the 3rd floor. On the 1st floor, a recently- weather-enclosed + abundantly sunny porch provides both a Double futon and French doors for privacy. A Full Bath (with tub/shower combo) is on the 2nd floor; and a new, full bath (shower/no tub) + laundry are on the first. Perfect for a nimble family + an au pere.

Forget Your Car(s)! Cycle or walk to Mueller's Bakery (for powdery, sugar power!) and/or to Shore Fresh (for ultra-fishiness!) = every day, all-season musts!

Forget Your Linens! Sheets/towels (bath) are provided.

Mostly: Unwind! Come on > Get Happy!

More Details

Owner
Lisa Mullins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Lisa Mullins

Native New Yorker, Cincinnati raised (Go Reds!), Northwestern U. grad and, for many years now: Washington, D.C.-based, I fell in love with The Shore at a young age. While most (seemingly ALL : ) mid-Westerners flock to the Great Lakes of Michigan for summer fun, our family very naturally migrated East, time and again, to pester and encroach upon beloved family in Bay Head, and to revisit nearby Spring Lake.

Lisa Mullins purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa Mullins chose Shore Region

Harkening back to simpler times -- if even only to the 'uncomplicated-ness' of a few decades ago -- Happy House is, by deliberate design and true, old-bones renovations, a 'Mayberry' kind of place. While WiFi, four flat-screen televisions with plentiful cable channels, and an iPod stereo system await: so, too, does this otherwise timeless space and this quiet street. Board games, an expansive, park-like yard and comfy porches will serve to 'disconnect' the Next Gen (and, maybe, you?), and to re-connect people with people. Heck, no dishwasher will enable you to teach The Kids what it was like Back in The Day.

What makes this house unique

As a prospective Guest > Happy House is, truly, a Family Affair: For Yours ~ A cozy old Sperry Topsider kind of place, where you'll slip right into h-o-m-e; For Ours ~ You'll likely interface with 'multiples' of us > one sister (we call her The Speller) will reply to your inquiry/ies and dutifully note + do her darnedest to execute every aspect/need of your visit. Multiple cousins (we call them The Formerly Encroached Upon) still live 'thisclose' to Happy House, and are available to troubleshoot, as needed.

Map

Car: not necessary

Amenities

Bay Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , NEW! On 1st floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • (See "Property Description")
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • (See "Property Description")
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Passes, Park-like Setting

Reviews

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Well-Loved, Light + Airy c.1906 Home ~ Available for the First Time: **New Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New York, NY
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Beautiful property with great pool and huge yard!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Happy House! It was great for our kids and the various visitors that we had coming and going. The bathrooms are not spacious, but the house was otherwise perfect. The owner was incredibly helpful and extremely responsive throughout our stay. We would go back every summer if they will have us!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the Happy House for a four-day weekend with my husband, mother-in-law, and our two sons (ages 2 and 4). The house was comfortable, filled with light, and absolutely charming. We felt very much at home there. We went thinking only about the beach, but we were delighted to discover there were so many other fun things to do nearby. The house is a nice walk/bike ride or a short drive away from the beach, the Boardwalk, a bakery, and all kinds of cute shops. The screened-in porch was a great place to lounge after the kids went to bed, and the main level was nice and open with comfortable furnishings. The house had everything we needed, from beach toys to towels. This house is great for adults and kids of all ages. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to return many times!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150

Weekly Summer Rentals include the (1x) $150 housekeeping fee; length of stay could dictate addt'l housekeeping at Guest's expense.
Rates are based on 6 person occupancy.
For all Guests: A $750 Damage deposit is required ~ which is refundable provided your good 'care' of Happy House
'Happy' to answer questions. Please Inquire.
Simple!

Terms are Simple, but Strict ~ Please Inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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