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Bedrooms 8
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

Walk to the beautiful Ocean Grove beach, rated as one of 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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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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

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).

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.

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
+217 377 0563
Ocean Grove Jersey Shore
New York

Beautiful, spacious and right near the beach.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
+217 377 0563
Ocean Grove Jersey Shore


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!
Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
+217 377 0563
Ocean Grove Jersey Shore

Pefect vacation for a big family.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
+217 377 0563
Ocean Grove Jersey Shore

Loved it again!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed at Carol's beach house for the second time this summer & enjoyed it as much as we had the first time. The remodeled downstairs bathroom was great for our octogenarian & we all loved the new washer & dryer! The house is wonderful, Buster's a great neighbor, and the community is sooo not "The Jersey Shore" of tv fame. Thanks again, Carol, we are counting the weeks til our next family beach vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Patti, your family is fun to host. I especially loved meeting your mom and was glad she could join you all this year. I'm sorry I couldn't produce whales this summer, but perhaps next time!
Huge house 1.5 blks from great beach. Beach Boys coming July 25!
+217 377 0563
Ocean Grove Jersey Shore
Princeton, NJ

30th birthday weekend by the shore

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday by inviting my friends for a long weekend at the shore. This house was absolutely perfect for us! Great location, a stone's throw from the beach and walking distance from the nice restaurants and bars in Asbury Park. Also, several of my guests arrived by train from NYC, and the station in Asbury Park is conveniently within walking distance. The house is very spacious and nicely decorated yet feels really cozy and welcoming, it was spotless and there were plenty of facilities for all my guests. The owner, Carol, was so friendly and had clearly thought about everything in terms of amenities. The house is well stocked with all the little things you need to live comfortably. I highly recommend this property and would love to return to Ocean Grove in the future,
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Next time I promise better weather! I'm glad you and your great friends had a chance to visit the Jersey Shore, and I hope to see you again.
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Great Auditorium, The
Bistro Ole
"(732) 897-0048 Latin-infused Spanish/Portuguese cuisine, lots of seafo..."
"(732) 869-0770 Eclectic, interesting food, lots of seafood. BYOB. 68 Main Avenue Ocean Grove..."
Mr Shrimp
"(732) 681-7855. Great seafood, portions are huge. They cater, deliver, and do take out. This..."
Langosta Lounge
Day's Ice Cream
"Day's Ice Cream/Starving Artist Cafe (732) 988-1007 Best place in town for breakfast or lunc..."
Stella Marina Bar & Rstrnt LLC
" (732) 775-7776 Fine Italian restaurant on the boardwalk j..."
Vic's Italian Restaurant
" (732) 774-8225. This is where the locals go for Italian food. My brothers love the thin cru..."
Cubacan restaurant
" (732)774-3004 Cuban food on the Boardwalk. I love the ambiance, upbeat music, although Dan ..."
Clancy's Tavern
" (732) 988-4500 Just outside the Grove in West Grove Square, this is a family restaurant wit..."
The Victorian Tea Room
"(732) 988-1216 In the Lillagaard Hotel. Lunch and Hig..."
Luigi's Pizza
"(732) 502-0015 Family pizza & Italian restaurant. Gr..."
" (732) 775-1020 Trendy and popular. Sushi and other Japanese standa..."
Old Man Rafferty
" (732) 774-1600 Housed in the former Steinbach's Department Store building, features a large..."
Fish Urban Dining
" (732) 455-8181 Specializes in stylishly prepared seafood, but..."
Brick Wall Tavern
"(732) 774-1264. Tavern atmosphere, very dark, not much besides burgers but ok family fare. 5..."
" (732)-774-2222. Fine Italian dining. I've been twice and have not been disappointed. http:/..."
" (732) 988-0123 Elegant surroundings overlooking Wesley Lake and the Grove; classy and price..."
Tim McLoone's Supper Club
" (732) 774-1155 and"
"(732)897-8600. Mexican via Hawaii & Japan. Wraps, tacos. Burritos, enchiladas, salads. Eat-i..."
Bamboo Leaf
" (732)774-1661 Thai food, well prepared and authentic. BYOB. 722 Main St, Bradley Beach. "
Ollie Klein's
" (732) 681-1177 Best fish on the shore, great views of the Shark River from the terrace. Now..."
Hot Sand Glassblowing Studio
"(732) 927-5475, a short walk across Wesley Lake and up Cookman Avenue. If you have the tinie..."
Silverball Museum II
"(732)774-4994. I love this place! Pay an entry fee ($10.00 as of 2013) and play all of the..."
Asbury Lanes
"Edgy, pushes the envelope, definitely for more adventurous visitors. In addition to bowling..."
The Stone Pony
"Live music venue, known all over the world as the place that launched Bruce Springsteen. O..."
Belmar Parasail
"Soar high above the water and enjoy fabulous views of the shore towns and beach. "
Jenkinson's Pavillion Boardwalk and Amusement Park
Kotta Sushi Asian
Paranormal Books & Curiosities
" Walking tour of haunted locations! "
Yvonnes Cafe
"I've always thought this was a lunch place -- a wonderful lunch place -- but now I see it is..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Atlantic Highlands
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Asbury Park
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Ocean Grove
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Moonstruck, Asbury Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Day's/Starving Artist
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.

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Availability & Rates

Ocean Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Late Spring,Early Summer
May 21 2014 - Jun 26 2014
3 nights
June 27 - July 3
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 2 2014
6 nights
July 3-11 (8 nights)
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 10 2014
5 nights
Jul 11 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 nights
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 nights
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • library
  • synagogues
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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