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We go there every year and just love the house and location!!! Everything we need is there so we don't have to schlep things up for the week. The new layout and bathroom lets us have our own private suite while the rest of our family has their privacy too!!! The new furniture,original wood floors uncovered, new mattresses and linens every year with constant little upgrades just makes every trip better than the last. What a difference from 8 years ago when we rented the house, you wouldn't know it was the same place!
Here is the review I wrote in 2013 before all the new renovations, all the old great things are still there with all the new:
We have our family reunion here every year. The cottage is always clean and well maintained, every year the owners improve it some more! Love the pop up gazebo, beach blankets, chairs, and coolers...we set up every morning at the beach for the day. The beach is so close you can be there in moments. Large fenced in yard perfect for little ones and dogs, the outdoor deck and BBQ for family cook outs is great for summer meals. The kitchen has everything you need from slow cookers to lobster pots plastic service to fine china! We love the cottages charm, it reminds me of a cozy bed and breakfast. A mix of antiques and nice newer furnishings makes it quaint and comfy. The sanded playground for the little ones is a nice touch. We love the fire-pit that we tell ghost stories, roast marshmallows, and eat smores. There is so much space to play games, watch movies, and hang out with the family. Love the wrap around porch!!! What we really look forward to is how close it is to everything , something for everyone with Funtown Splashtown, the arcade, Palace Playland, golf, restaurants from fast food to posh dining, and did I mention outlet stores? Little ones, teens, and adults have plenty to do. The location is perfect because it is so private but so close to the activity. The owner is great always fast to communicate and makes the vacation a special event. The beach is great for searching for sand dollars for those who like to stroll. The kids love to boogie board and build sand castles, my husband loves to fish on the beach, me I like to sunbathe and this is the nicest beach I have ever seen. We sneak there on weekends off season to enjoy by ourselves. We recommend this property to everyone just save a week for us ;-) I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
Seven people in my family stayed on this great home in August. We had a wonderful time. Everyone loved the house. It had so much space for people to find their own chairs to read (which is what most of us did!). My favorite was the small screened in porch in the front. I enjoyed sitting on the rocking chair at the end of the day with a cold drink relaxing. The kitchen was also outstanding. There was a gorgeous new gas stove, a butcher block island, and a huge pantry for storage. It made me feel like a professional cook. The back yard was very spacious with plenty of room for the kids and dog to play. The only thing I was missing was a garage or shed to store bikes and beach stuff away from the rain.
We really liked the town of Ocean Park with its simplicity and friendly, small town feel. Almost everyday we walked to the soda fountain to get ice cream cones. It was a short (maybe 8 min) walk to the beach, which was beautiful. There was a neat tidal river nearby that we body surfed in everyday with the kids when the tide was right.
Someone in my group broke the knob off the oven. I felt horrible. I texted the owner to let her know, and she reacted to the situation very calmly. I was impressed with that, especially since the stove was only a couple months old and very expensive.
We hope to stay again next summer, and would like to make it a regular vacation place to have a family gathering.