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HUGE house | 1.5 blks from beach | Family reunions!


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Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HUGE house | 1.5 blks from beach | Family reunions!

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Ocean Grove House Rental Photos and Description

1.5 blocks from beach. 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 14 comfortably

Walk to beautiful Ocean Grove Beach on the Jersey Shore, rated among the top 15 beaches of the world for 2014 by Fodor's Travel. You'll also be just a few short blocks to the Great Auditorium; downtown Ocean Grove and Asbury's hip Cookman Avenue. Updated, spacious house welcomes you to gracious and comfortable living by the shore. Beautiful crown moldings and stained glass fill the house. The fully equipped, modern island kitchen features stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, dishwasher, stand-alone ice maker.

This is a perfect gathering place for housing out-of town wedding guests or holding family reunions all year round. Kids love their own 'den' upstairs; adults chat on the porch, near the fireplace, or around the dining room table.

My home is also ideal for a small professional conference or retreat -- high-speed wireless Internet connections are available throughout. Two large flat screen TVs with DVD and plenty of flexible meeting space simplify your arrangements. The house is less than a mile from the train station with frequent service to NYC; dozens of fine restaurants are within walking distance.

Perfect for gatherings of family and friends: This house is ideal for a family reunion, wedding guests, gal's weekend, or for several couples or families who want a wonderful vacation at the Jersey Shore.

Very few homes in Ocean Grove offer so many bedrooms and baths. This house sleeps 14 in beds, and four full bathrooms make it easy when everyone comes home from the beach at the same time! We also provide one roll-away bed for one extra guest. For the diaper set, a port-a-crib, high chair, stroller, and booster seat reduce the gear you otherwise would need to pack.

10 beach tags (yes, 10!) along with plenty of beach towels, beach umbrellas, beach toys, and sand chairs make this a turn-key vacation destination -- you need to pack only your clothes, food, sunscreen, and vacation spirit!

If you want to see more pictures and the floor plans of this great vacation home, visit my own website at

The house is perfectly located within easy walking distance of the beach, the Great Auditorium, downtown Ocean Grove, and the hip restaurants and night spots of downtown Asbury Park. Stroll to my new favorite restaurant on the boardwalk, Stella Marina, and wander over to the Stone Pony nightclub for a brew and good music; who knows -- Bruce Springsteen may show up!.

Summertime in Ocean Grove will make you feel like you've stepped back in time to a more relaxed era. Savor ice cream cones from Day's; browse through the two huge flea markets in spring and fall; thrill to an 800-voice choir festival; discover a new artist at the boardwalk art show. Let your kids vie for candy at an old-fashioned Fourth of July parade or take home fish & chips from the Ladies' Auxiliary fish fry. Walk or bike everywhere. In July and August, enjoy free organ concerts in the Great Auditorium and the 'Summer Stars' classical music events on Thursdays with an amazing array of established musicians. Pick parsley and basil from the garden and grill the flounder you caught that morning off the jetty.

Nearby attractions: Most of my guests don't want anything more than the beach and boardwalk and shops in town. But, if you like a more high-powered vacation, you can take day trips to Monmouth Racetrack, Atlantic City, Six Flags/Great Adventure Safari Park, or even New York City. Rent a boat at the nearby Shark River inlet marina, or take a deep-sea fishing trip with the family. Swoop past the beach high overhead in a paraglider. Several golf courses are available nearby; tennis and shuffleboard at the Grove tennis club.

And for a unique stroll down memory lane, don't miss the Silverball Pinball Museum down the Boardwalk in Asbury.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carol (Owner)
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About Carol

My great-grandparents visited Ocean Grove every year for vacation, and my grandmother and her sister operated a B&B here for many years. Now that my grandson has visited, I guess you could say we are a six-generation Ocean Grove family.

My father's parents owned and operated a rustic lodge in Enfield, New Hampshire for decades -- Livingstone Lodge. Innkeeping was in my genes from both sides of my family!

I'd been coming to Ocean Grove all my life, and could not imagine a better place to move to when I retire. I sing alto in the Auditorium choir every week -- ask me about joining in if you are here on a Sunday and love to sing.

Carol purchased this house in 2007

Why Carol chose Ocean Grove

When a house just a few doors down from my mother's came on the market, I couldn't resist. The house had been owned by my grandmother's cousin for many years, so it seemed right to bring it back into the family. I've remodeled the house extensively (sorry, cousin Mary!), updating it and furnishing it to be the kind of home I want to live in. Until that day, I love to welcome families and other groups to my home to kick back, relax, and experience an Ocean Grove vacation.

Ocean Grove is unique on the Jersey Shore -- a National Historic site with more beautifully preserved Victorian homes than any other place in the country, it was founded as a Methodist campground and retreat just after the Civil War. At the heart of the town is the Great Auditorium, a 6500-seat building that is just a few blocks from my home, During July and August you can enjoy free organ concerts on Wednesdays; on Thursdays is the inexpensive Summer Stars classical music concert series; and on Saturdays, popular big-name acts like the Beach Boys, ABBA, Diana Kral, and Tony Bennett.

Ocean Grove is a laid-back, relaxing seaside community. We walk everywhere -- to Day's Ice Cream Parlor for some amazing Belgian Chocolate ice cream, to Main Street for the Cheese Shop, hardware store, bakery, art gallery, or sandwich shop (the lobster sandwiches were a big hit with my friends this summer!); across the bridge to Asbury Park for fine dining and hip stores and nightlife; and, of course, to the beach.

For those of you who have never been to the Jersey shore, you'll be surprised at how warm the water is most of the summer. Waves can be big before or after a storm -- the surfers have their own beach nearby -- but usually are gentle enough for the more timid swimmer. The sand is clean and white, and the lifeguards are the best (two of them live next door).

What makes this house unique

This is a big house -- there is so much room, extended families will fit beautifully. The first floor is a lovely gathering place, cozy in winter with a gas fireplace and airy in summer with lots of windows. The second floor apartment provides a bonus with a second living room and kitchen.

My favorite place of all is the porch -- you and your family and friends will spend most of your time on the porch, perhaps with a cup of coffee and newspaper, just relaxing. Don't be surprised if your Ocean Grove neighbors chat you up while you're on the porch -- it's that kind of gracious, small town friendliness that I love.

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Bedrooms 8
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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HUGE house | 1.5 blks from beach | Family reunions!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Love Ocean Grove

  • 4 of 5

Carol was a great owner to deal with. She is very efficient and thinks of everything. You get a trust factor that you do not normally get with rentals. She takes pride in her home and really truly wants renters to have a enjoyable vacation. The house is well kept and worked very well for our big group. We love Ocean Grove and I highly recommend this house

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time. This is a perfect location for a family.

The House was very comfortable. Teens and preteens could walk all over Ocean Grove and boardwalk with no worries.

The adults could enjoy concerts and food in Asbury Park in the evenings!

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. I hope to see you all again!

Great house for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We found this house to be just as described in other reviews and perfect for our family reunion! All 14 of us were comfortable and especially appreciated the first floor bedroom (for my elderly mother), the updated bathrooms and kitchen. We were so impressed with all the extra supplies provided such as fresh bars of soap in the showers, paper towels, and a well-stocked kitchen. The location is very convenient with a short walk to town or to the Asbury Park boardwalk and train station. With the extra refrigerator upstairs, we were able to stock all the food we needed for the entire weekend (although there is a small grocery store in Ocean Grove). We really enjoyed sitting on the porch and the neighborhood is very friendly and quiet. Our weekend was just as relaxing and fun as we had hoped it would be and we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Susan, I'm so glad you all had a good time.
New York

Beautiful, spacious and right near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

My group of 15 rented the house for the weekend, and had a really great experience. The website maintained by the owner is very informative, and all descriptions and pics were completely accurate. The house, which conveniently has two kitchens and living rooms, was clean and well-maintained, very well-stocked with linens and kitchen items, and is on a quiet street a few blocks from a great beach. It's also only a few blocks from Main Street, where most of the shops and restaurants in the area ore located.

Additionally, the owner responded to my initial inquiry and follow-up questions promptly, and handled all logistics in a hassle-free manner. All in all, a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

It was a brilliant home, both cozy and classy. The proprietor is close by, and is wonderful. The kitchen is FULLY stocked (more than expected); there are plenty of chairs for the beach. Can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Pefect vacation for a big family.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Ocean Grove, 10 adults and 5 children under the age of 7. It is conveniently located to everything (beach, town, auditorium, etc..). The area is safe and the people are friendly. Carol was very helpfull and answered all of our many questions before we arrived and while we were there. It is well stocked (kitchen supplies, room supplies, beach supplies, electronics, etc...).The house is clean and plenty of room for everyone. We liked the clean sheets on the bed so that we could make them when we arrived and then strip them and leave them out for the service when we left.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Moonstruck, Asbury Park
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Atlantic Highlands
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Asbury Park
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Day's/Starving Artist
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Ocean Grove
Car: not necessary

Ocean Grove is a National Historic Site for the wonderful 'painted lady' Victorian homes. The beach is wide and clean, with wonderful swimming and beach combing. Stroll on the boardwalk, wander over to visit the shops and restaurants on Main Street, enjoy the wonderful concerts on the boardwalk and in the Great Auditorium.


Rates & Availability

From $770 Per night

Ocean Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring,Early Summer
May 28 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 3 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Notes Rates subject to change until a rental agreement is signed.

Summer season rentals must be a full week, Friday to Friday.

Reservations for partial weeks during June will not be taken until March; for summer, after June 15.

$600 security/damage deposit upon signing; 50% due 60 days before check-in and remaining 50% due 30 days before check-in.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Ocean Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Third floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third floor
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor in the apartment
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , 2nd floor, newly redecorated. Heated floor.
    First floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Plenty of top-quality towels and washcloths (including beach towels), hand soap, and bath soap are provided.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private, newly redecorated master bath; private porch
    Apartment master bedroom - 1 queen , Second floor in the apartment
    Apartment twin - 2 twin/ single , Second floor in the apartment
    Lavender room - 1 queen , Third floor
    Yellow bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Third floor
    Peach Bedroom - 1 queen , Third floor
    Arles bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Third floor
    Harry Potter room - 1 twin/ single , First floor bedroom useful for those who don't like stairs
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans in addition to the whisper-quiet central AC system with controls in each room. The second floor has a separate two bedroom, 1 bath apartment that can be locked off from the rest of the house; if you have only 10 people, you can rent the main part of the house without the apartment (this option not available July 1-Labor Day). Bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels are all provided; guests make up their own beds. A laundry service is included in the rental rate so that guests are not responsible for doing laundry.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The apartment also has its own kitchen, so there is a second refrigerator and stove. The apartment living room with a flat screen TV/DVD is a perfect place for the kids to hang out. Housekeeping/cleaning service provided at changeover and twice a month during longer rentals. Large four-burner stainless gas grill is perfect for easy cooking for a crowd. Please note there is no back or side yard. The house is so big it goes almost to the lot line on three sides. The two porches are where you will relax outside.

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