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Sea Isle City- WiFi, 55" TV, Pack'n'Play/Highchr, beach tags/chairs, bay sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, New Wraparound Deck Spring '15- Sleeps 10

We only rent to groups if every person in the group is age 28 or older. There is a $400. refundable Security Deposit included with each rental lease.

This spacious 4 bedroom – 2 bath Townsend Inlet home is just 2.5 short blocks from the ocean and one block to the bay. Enjoy breath-taking sunsets over the wetlands from the wraparound DECK (new as of spring, 2015) that features beautiful new deck furniture (purchased May 21, 2016). Take in panoramic views of the island from the newly remodeled turret/sun room, as you unwind in style after a fun-filled day on the beach!

This unique and graciously appointed home, which was constructed by a builder for his own family, has been recently upgraded to offer comfortable accommodations for our valued guests. In July 2016, a GE refrigerator was installed; 2014-GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS with glass tile back splashes were also installed. New Living Room furniture & a GRACO high chair were recently bought . A Graco Pack'N'Play, rocking chair, and lots of kid friendly extras are provided for the convenience and pleasure of our guests! We are pleased to offer for your relaxed family-time, an Orion telescope, as well as a card table/chairs for puzzles and games.

With a cathedral ceiling, skylights and GAS FIREPLACE –the Great Room is spacious & perfect for snuggling in with that special someone. Your cozy beach home has a 55' HDTV (2015) with surround sound, 4 more tvs, WiFi, 4 DVD players & VCR, DVD library, board games & books.

Your relaxing home away from home offers beach tags ,umbrella & chairs. NO GROUPS unless all members are 28 or older No/PETS/SMOKING.

1st Level-Bedrm 1-Queen; Bedrm 2-Queen Tempurpedic; Bedrm 3-2 twin beds. Full Bath, Laundry Rm. 2nd Level-Great Rm -55" TV; gas fireplace; Queen Sleeper Sofa & Loveseat,Lg Eat-In Kitchen-Black/Silver Appliances w/ oversized pantry. Full Bath. Bedrm 4 -2 twin beds. 2 Plush rollaway cots. Turret/Sun Room- From the deck,ascend the spiral staircase to your own private retreat! Drink in bay breezes, experience glorious sunsets, or just cuddle up with that book you've been meaning to read. If you feel the need to connect with family in the house, the turret is intercom-equipped.

Driveway Parking for 2; adjacent to garden. The enclosed outside shower is located in a private walled area.

Safety- There are fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, an emergency kit (food, water, 1st aid supplies, evacuation info), childproof outlet covers, as well as contact info for pharmacy and medical centers.

~Doing whatever we can to facilitate a lovely and carefree vacation for our guests is our duty and privilege! ~

Please note:

We offer reservations throughout the year. Long weekends and weeks. For two or more week vacations- we offer a discount.

To better accommodate our guests and neighbors - We do not rent to groups. Also, because some guests may be allergic, no pets are allowed.

Please bring linens and towels-comforters and pillows are provided, as are BEACH: tags(6); 6 beach chairs (NEW-April, 2016) umbrella and game equipment. A beach wagon and Wonder Wheeler NEW April, 2016 (beach cart) are offered for your convenience!

More Details

Property Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

fish by the jetty! Lots of kingfish!

We had a great TWO weeks, your home is great! Thank you!
Jul 2008
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Townsend's Inlet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Grab bars for your safety in shower/tubs.Upgraded mirrors and lighting fixtures in 2014. Freshly painted doors and vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pack'n'Play Graco
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Rollaway cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Rollaway cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Tempurpedic in one queen bedroom. Queen Sofa bed in living room. Plus, 2 large roll-a-way cots with upgraded mattresses. New comforters in all bedrooms. New flat screen tvs in bedrooms.Grab
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bedrooms have TVs - cable and DVD as well as a TV in the 3rd floor observation/turret room (total TVs 5). Six beach tags, beach umbrella and six beach chairs included. Wonder wheeler, beach wagon and beach games provided. Graco Pack N' Play, Graco High Chair, rocker, intercoms, children's books, dvds, games (for all ages). Card table and chairs. Emergency Essentials Box in the event power is lost.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Sea Isle City- WiFi, 55" TV, Pack'n'Play/Highchr, beach tags/chairs, bay sunsets
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 34 reviews

Cozy beach home - perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 18 month old daughter, as well as several friends with small children. The house was just perfect for us. The kitchen is open and spacious and was great for group meals. The big screen tv in the living room was great for movie nights. Our daughter made use of the high hair and pack and play every day- it was helpful to not have to bring these extra items along in an already fully- packed car. This home is located in a quiet end of Sea Isle City, so we felt comfortable and safe with the kids. It's about 3 blocks from the beach. One of the best things about this property is that the owners, Jim and Ellen, make you feel like you're at home. They are very accommodating and are easy to reach by phone or e-mail if needed. We would definitely recommend this vacation rental to anyone who is looking for great value for the money!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kristin, for your kind words. It was our pleasure to greet you at check-in, as well as learn about the great time you had during your well-deserved vacation with family and friends! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, since we rent throughout the year, including several holidays. Our plans include upgrading the flooring, as well as providing even more infant and family-friendly amenities in order to further everyone's comfort and enjoyment. Thanks again for choosing the "Castle Beach House!" Warm and sunny regards, Jim and Ellen
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Returning home to the Jersey Shore

  • 5 of 5

Having been born and raised in Cape May County we were very concerned about finding the "right" temporary housing this past winter as we relocated back to Cape May County after almost 30 years.

We came upon Ellen and Jim's place in Sea Isle City through Home Away and the rest as they say is history. From the moment we made contact until months after our departure we have had nothing but a wonderful experience thanks to Jim and Ellen.

The place was as shown, clean, prepared, and reasonable. It was blocks from the ocean and the bay allowing us to breath that great sense of being at the shore that we had not had for a very long time. A charming area the home is peacefully located in Sea Isle City allowing quick access to the beach, the bay, the parkway and Avalon.

We spent several months in the home and no matter what we needed or what questions we might have had there was always a quick and thoughtful response from the owners.

Being a duplex and the owners having the other section of the house we were a bit worried when we signed up. They were so kind and wonderful when they did come down to the shore we didn't even know they were there.

The place is an older home so you can just relax, put your feet up and enjoy all that the Jersey shore has to offer. 2 Bathrooms, plenty of living space, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, porch furniture, TV's everywhere, washer and dryer, outdoor shower, beach chairs, wagon to take everything to the beach and on and on!!

This is a perfect family rental, plenty of room for young and old. Parking on the property and in front of the home as well. Neighborhood is great, safe to walk in the early morning and evenings, a small piece of paradise if you want to have comfortable and quiet, walking distance to the beach and plenty of amenities to come home to at night!

And the icing on the cake, the owners of some of the nicest, friendliest, most sincere folks you will ever meet!

The owners take great pride in their home and want their guests to all have a great experience. They would have had all of the upgrades completed by now but they generously allowed us to stay through January which pushed back their schedule a bit. I am sure that when the season opens up this next month the place will be ready for all who are lucky enough to spend some time in this very magical home with these amazing owners! You can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Great location and home

  • 5 of 5

Ellen could not have been more helpful in coordinating our rental. She was hesitant to rent to us as she had just had long term renters vacate a few days prior to our stay and wanted to ensure that her home met the highest level of standards. We assured her we were OK with the situation and we were not disappointed when we arrived, the carpets had been cleaned and the home was in good shape! The location was great and the large layout was accommodating for our party. We have discussed renting again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind sentiments and gracious review! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time during your stay. We would love to welcome you and your family back to make great memories together in the near future! Warm and sunny regards, Ellen
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Reviews are all outdated.

  • 2 of 5

First off let me commend the property owner, Ellen is so kind, responsive and genuinely lovely. I have been using VRBO for many years and have never been disappointed with a property. Unfortunately this isn't one of those times. I rented this property over Easter weekend to share with 3 of my children and my grandchildren. While the house is outdated, that wasn't what disappointed me, the house clearly states no pets however when we sat on the furniture we were immediately covered in dog or cat hair. The carpets were beyond filthy and stained and I was unhappy my granddaughter had no choice but to crawl on them. I was excited to rent a property that claimed it had a highchair, one less thing to lug and unfortunately it didn't. Besides the master bedroom all of the other beds in the house were extremely uncomfortable, my kids tossed and turned all night and didn't sleep past 7 am because of back pain; at one point I had to place a roll away mattress on top of a twin mattress to allow him some sleep, the mattresses are old (or just very cheap) and noisy and the bed frames are noisy as well. In the bedroom on the main floor my son had to place heavy shoes in front of the door to stop it from making noise. Since there isn't a master bath you are forced to do hair and makeup in the bedroom which is fine but there isn't a usable outlet anywhere near the mirror, not well thought out. As far as the kitchen goes the furniture is extremely out dated and the cloth on the chairs also dirty. We were excited to grill outside in the beautiful weather and were prepared to fill the propane tank if needed, however, the grill's cooking grates were rusty and it was unusable. The amenities in the kitchen were plentiful except for lacking cookie sheet or or baking pan (I was baking bread for Easter). The bathroom fixtures are old and outdated, and the tile grout dirty as were the throw rugs. My biggest disappointment is that I have to write this review, I feel like I should tell Ellen personally and not make this public because I liked her so much, but, if I would have read a recent review that described the property exactly like it is I wouldn't have rented it. So, that is why I am leaving a review. On the positive, the location is great and convenient. I appreciate Ellen's quick thank you when I arrived home and would reconsider the property with some investment and professional cleaning.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are rather baffled by this review having so many repeat renters (both in season and off season) over the past 12 years as well as all of the recent positive reviews which are written by tenants in the guest book, located in the main hallway and look to get these online. We take great pride and pay attention to details to accommodate our guests with a clean, well maintained, friendly and welcoming home away from home during the vacation. Each year we continually make upgrades to the house – from kitchen remodeling (granite countertops, backsplash), new deck and deck furniture, interior/exterior painting, new furniture, large screen TV, etc. Planned for this upcoming season are new flooring in the living areas, mattresses, interior painting, in addition to upgrades to the rear entry area. Many of the upgrades/improvements have been scheduled, but delayed a bit since we had a lovely family staying in the house from fall ’16 to Feb ‘17. The scheduled upgrades/improvements will be done prior to the start of the 2017 summer season. Regarding cleanliness - the winter tenant did have it professionally cleaned in February when they vacated, top to bottom including the rugs. Also, before each new guest arrives, we recheck the entire house, and address any area that needs to be re-cleaned, repaired or replaced. In addition, as we did with this guest, we walk through the property to review property details and if anything is out of place or unsatisfactory make every attempt to correct the problem immediately within reason. Since we live next door, we are easily able to address questions or concerns immediately. The only call we received from this guest was to turn the outside shower water which we did within 5 minutes of their call. It was an unseasonably warm day (80 vs 53 degree average temperature) and we forgot to turn the outside shower on. We are surprised about the pet hair on the sofa – due to the professionally cleaning done and we didn’t notice any hair when we were preparing the property. Mattresses - we rotate the purchase of our mattresses –and vary in hardness/softness – some new mattresses have been ordered for the ’17 season. High chair, pack’n’play for guests with children, but are stored for guests without children. All correspondences from this guest specified that there were 6 adults/no children. Lynne, we appreciate your comments and if in the future are interested in returning, we hope you find the improvement to your liking.
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Quiet and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the last two nights of a hectic tour of the northeast at this beautifully appointed vacation rental. Spotlessly clean, it offered all the comforts of home, plus. From having breakfast surrounded by windows in the spacious and sunlit dining area, to sitting on the wraparound deck overlooking the quiet neighborhood, to watching television on the 55" TV in front of the gas fireplace in the evening, it was a time of rest and rejuvenation. My favourite spot in the house was the charming and private "turret room", accessible only by a winding stairway off of the deck. In the morning I would grab my reading material and my music and head up to this little sanctuary where I would spend an hour or two in perfect seclusion. And, of course, there is the ocean.... The beach is only a short walk from the house, and I took advantage of its proximity often. Finally, this review would not be complete without mentioning what wonderfully helpful and welcoming hosts Jim and Ellen are. They indeed do make it a "home away from home". Thanks, Jim and Ellen.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, Thank you so much for your kind sentiments. It was such a joy to hear that you and Darrell found your stay be very quiet and relaxing - "a home away from home," which has always been our goal for our guests! We would love to have you stay with us anytime! Jim and I are excited that the Castle Beach House is nearly ready for our Summer 2016 guests...the garden area has a new dining table and benches. We just purchased several beach chairs and a Wonder Wheeler, and are ready to purchase a conversation set for the deck. Sea Isle is looking great with lovely landscaping downtown, graceful beach entryways to the wide replenished beach, and several new stores and restaurants. Thank you again, for taking the time to write such a kind review! Warm regards, Ellen
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a full week in August. There were 6 adults and 1 child. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room so that we were not on top of another. The owners of the home made us feel that it was our house. We loved staying there and will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the Castle Beach House. Jim and I are so happy that you and your lovely family found the house and rental experience to be so "perfect." We would welcome you back anytime with a "Return Guest Discount" so you can enjoy the beautiful new beach that was just replenished! We continue to upgrade amenities, and provide new baby and family-friendly equipment to make packing easier and vacationing with little ones more fun and carefree! Warm regards, Ellen
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlantic City Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Beach
Sea Isle City

Jitney service on the island-leave your car at the house, if desired! Free concerts, dance parties, movies and ''Family Fun Night" weekly! For the nature lover, twice weekly Sea Isle offers Guided Beach combing. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, and all forms of water sports! Festivals include:Skimmer, Fall Family, Oktoberfest, Irish and Italian! The house is perfect for Girls' or Golf Weekends, retreats and for wedding guests.


Rates & Availability

Townsend's Inlet House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Extra Fun Season!
Sep 17 2016 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mother's Day Week
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fun in Sun June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sunny June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Father's Day/Skimmer Weekend
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jumpin' Waves June!
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Making Memories July
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Summer Breezes
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Glistening Sea August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hummingbird views August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Breezy Autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Extra Fun Season
Sep 16 2017 - May 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

NO: Smoking or pets, due to other guests' allergies.
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT ACCEPT Senior Week, Prom, College or High School Group Rentals. Minimum age requirement for groups.
PLEASE contact us for Multi-Week and Off-Season Rates.
PLEASE Note: Previous Guests will be given a DISCOUNT in appreciation for repeat business!

We require a House Deposit with the signed Rental Agreement. All monies must be received 30 days before check-in. We will discuss the number of payments upon the house reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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