Totally new house, third house north of the Manasquan inlet. On pilings for a spectacular view of both sunrise and sunset and a great place to relax on the enclosed, screened and glassed in porch. Tile floors first floor, upscale, SS kitchen appliances, Wi Fi, cable TV. Additional space in "Oarhouse"guest house over garage as separate rental available to sleep 2-3 more guests.Charming cottage feel with modern comforts can be rented at the same time to expand your options for family groups. Great for couples.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom on ocean beach, and looking into the inlet.
Nancy K. Mountford
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Nancy K. Mountford
Kent and Nancy are both marine biologists who love the sea and Manasquan. Kent's family owned the original cottage, which was destroyed in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. This cottage captures the feel of the old cottage which was over 100 years old, but with all modern conveniences. Kent is now an environmental historian and writes newspaper columns and books from both here and our home in MD. Nancy also grows orchids on a commercial level.
Nancy K. Mountford purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Nancy K. Mountford chose Manasquan
The original house on this property was in the family for over 90 years. We rebuilt new after Hurricane Sandy, putting it up on 8 ft. pilings and making it livable year round. This part of the beach is the best surfing beach in NJ. This summer has been wonderful for renting the beach house. We will be keeping the same rates for summer 2016 as 2015 until September 15, 2015 when we will have a small increase.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fantastic views from front and back; quick walk to the water - you can take a dip and come back to the outside showers and sit in the beach front or back chairs to sun. We are the third house from the Manasquan inlet which provides an endless parade of boats to watch from either the front or back porches and balconies. Families all know each other and are very friendly Scroll down and see the weather conditions as well. The best surfing beach in NJ is right out front! Prefer family groups and no 'group' rental or large parties allowed. Must be at least 25 years old (insurance requires this).
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful oceanfront home. A perfect vacation location
who hasn't dream of living on the beach. This hoe was perfect!! Clean, comfortable and full of history from the shore. The owners, Kent and Nancy are very welcoming to their guest. Their love for their Manasquan home is evident everywhere look.
You will love it too.
Awesome house - Perfect location!!
My family of three had the greatest time staying here. The house is in tremendous shape! Cozy , clean and has the classic charm of an oceanfront shore house. I could stare at the views from the balcony and front porch for weeks and not get bored. The added bonus of the surfboards, boogie boards and beach chairs were a huge bonus. The owners instructions were very clear and everything went great from check in to check out. I cannot speak highly enough of how much we enjoyed our stay.
Location can't be beat!
A charming and comfortable beachfront cottage with spectacular views of the Manasquan Inlet. This lovely home has every amenity necessary to make planning and packing for a beach vacation effortless!
Great view, great location, super clean everything as advertized
The place is exactly as pictured, no surprises. Great view of the ocean from master bedroom and the river and inlet from the back bedrooms. Very comfortable and clean.
The property was clean, beautiful and perfect for the 3 of us.
This is how to make lemonade out of lemons. This family cottage was destroyed in Sandy but was rebuilt with love and attention to detail as an updated version of what I remember as a Manasquan Beach House. No oversized "mansion" here. The home is beautifully designed and constructed.
And you can't beat the view!
Our family (less our daughter who could not make it in from Boston) arrived on Saturday, July 9th – it was raining sideways. We settled in nicely and immediately became enamored with 425 1st Avenue. The home (and it is a home for the owners so please treat it as such) is beautiful! It is newly constructed having been so after the original cottage was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. The décor is really special and includes history and remnants of the original cottage throughout its interior. Just when you think you have a thorough understanding of the history of the cottage and the surrounding area, you find another interesting tidbit of information posted somewhere. On Sunday morning the sun was shining and remained shining for the remainder of our trip! Amazing weather…….and surf! The house, the weather and the beach made this a really great vacation! The location of this property is also special being that it is the third house from the Manasquan inlet. This location is somewhat furthest away from the busier public beach access points and thus allows for more of a sense of privacy. Additionally, being able to watch the watercraft leave and enter the inlet at virtually all hours is pretty cool! Add to all of this the fact that we had the opportunity to meet Kent Mountford (owner). The many conversations with Kent were interesting, educational and gratifying! Oh……and we also met the neighbors who were so kind and welcoming! For us, this was a very special trip! Our usual trip to the tropics was put aside for a trip to Manasquan and we are happy that we made this decision, for it was truly a relaxing vacation without the hassle of the airport experience and flying. It is our intent to return and we would encourage others to consider a stay. This is a magnificent gem and needs to be treated as such.
Great family beach to swim, surf, fish and walk on boardwalk. Deep sea fishing and local seafood restaurants nearby. Ride our bikes (3) into town or to Allen Wood Park . Surf board, bogey board, beach chairs all here for you to use.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a cleaning fee of $175 and security deposit of $500 refundable if there is no damage.