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Adorable Irish Cottage Walk to beach, shops & restaurants $1,500-$4,500 mo.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1King,1Queen-1Bath(twin sofa bed & futon)

This is a quaint Irish cottage in a nice, quiet family area, close to all of the summer attractions, a mile from both Manasaquan and Sea Girt beaches and walking distance to main street shopping, restaurants and pubs. The cottage features an open concept with cathedral ceilings, skylights, stained glass, wood floors and cabinets. This is a private back house with a separate fenced backyard with a BBQ grill and patio. 2 HD TVs, DVR, wireless internet, cable with premium channels and phone.

This is a vacation community containing large sandy beaches and boardwalks, surfing & fishing at the Inlet, crabbing, bike/dog walking trail (paved six mile path just 5 blocks away), kayaking in Stockton Lake and a separate dog beach, skateboard park, tennis courts, theatre, free concerts and fireworks (summer). Other activities just a short drive away: Spring Lake shopping or theatre, Point Pleasant boardwalk arcade, Belmar fishing and marina, Monmouth public golf courses and crabbing at Bay Head. Just 30 minutes to Six Flags Great Adventure or Monmouth racetrack, one hour to Atlantic City, and 80 minutes to Cape May. Walking distance to the train station to New York City (only 2 hrs away by train.).

Easy access - no stairs. 2 Adult beach badges, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, skim boards, 3 bikes, 2 kayaks, fishing eqpt., crab trap & a pack and play crib with sheets.

More Details

Carole Friel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Carole Friel

The property has been in the family since the early 1902. My husband's great grandfather and two sons built the front house in 1908. The cottage was built by our grandfather's youngest son in the 1953. He lived there until 2005, when he was 88. He vacationed in Ireland every year until he was 86. He was born in the front house (family of eight) in 1917.

Carole Friel purchased this cottage in 1953

Why Carole Friel chose Manasquan

Upon entering it is open, bright, warm & cozy.

What makes this cottage unique

Away from the crowds and noise, but close enough to be anywhere in 5 min. Love to walk to town, theatre and restaurants.


Manasquan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Twin sofa bed in living room - Also baby pack & play available in shed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, Unbrellas, Fishing & Crab trap, Boogie/Skim Boards, Sand pails & toys.


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Adorable Irish Cottage Walk to beach, shops & restaurants $1,500-$4,500 mo.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
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Unique property in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the cottage for the month of October. My wife, two daughters, two dogs (< 20 lbs each), and I were able to reasonably fit here. The cottage is cozy with a wood burning fireplace which we enjoyed a few times during our stay. The fenced in yard was large and a great space for our dogs. The location...can't say enough about the location! Easy walk to downtown Manasquan, and all its shops and restaurants. Close to both Sea Girt and Manasquan beaches by car or bike. I already miss my morning walks with my wife at the Squan inlet/beach. Carole and Jack were quick to help with questions and very easy to work with in general. Would definitely recommend this property and I look forward to returning to Manasquan very soon!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 4 of 5

The little cottage was great for us. It was clean and comfortable and we all enjoyed it. The location was ideal, close to all of our activities

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, well maintained, everything we needed...a diamond! So glad we stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience = Fabulous! Carole was a great host!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage - We highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent our Thanksgiving holiday at this cozy cottage. It felt like home. My husband commented he wished he could live there year round! It was perfect for the two of us and our 3 small dogs. Even the dogs felt particularly comfortable in this warm, inviting space. It is well taken care of, clean and well maintained, with lots of interesting knick-knacks and books to peruse. The workmanship of the structure itself is very impressive! I love the stain glass windows:) Lots of love went into this space. The kitchen is easy to navigate and hang out in. The fenced in yard is great. The bedrooms are comfortable. The heat worked fine - too well at times;) The bathroom is very small but we were not expecting anything different (the shower could be a problem for a very tall person). Overall, it was a great place to be and very convenient to visit my elderly parents to and from. It is also a perfect writer's cottage. We are planning on returning twice next year. It is our new go-to spot near the Jersey shore.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Carole's cottage. Carole was more than accommodating and answered all of my questions leading up to our stay. The house was adorable and was equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. I would absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone and hope to stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect location for my month long stay. Carole was very accommodating when I had an emergency and needed to extend my stay. She communicated quickly to answer any and all of my questions. I wanted to book the cottage for September but it is already reserved through November. The cable and wi-fi are excellent, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Newark, Atlantic City or Philidelphia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Squan Tavern, Marias, Reef & Barrel, Rods
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Atlantic Highlands to NYC
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Spring Lake Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Manasquan, NJ (NYC in 2 hrs)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
70, 71, 34 or 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Squan Tavern, Reef & Barrel, Maria's, Rods
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manasquan or Sea Girt
Car: recommended

Beaches, Fishing, Crabbing, Skateboard park, Dog beach, Walking/biking trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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