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Bay views & Beautiful Sunsets

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Avalon House Rental Photos and Description

SUMMER ONLY: "Single Home"; 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, outside shower, sleeps 8

Incredible sunsets!!! ..Start your day with wonderful views of the bay and wetlands. In the evening, relax on the partially covered wrap-around deck to enjoy incredible sunsets. (see pictures) This is a single house on an extra wide lot for privacy and quiet.. It is newly decorated, well stocked and offers a complete host of amenities to make for a perfect vacation. You'll have direct access, at the end of our street, to one of Avalon's best, life guard protected, beaches ( just a 3 block walk away). 39th Street Park with tennis courts, basketball courts, bocce court and new expanded playground are a block away. Our street is quiet and safe for children. The floor plan is large and open and ideal for families. Our upside-down house has a lovely master bedroom on the 2nd floor with its own bath and sliding doors to a private deck..There are three large bedrooms on the first floor. We provide beach chairs & umbrellas. A garage is provided for bikes, a small car or beach your stuff. You will love the house, location, views and the excellent vacation value.

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

John Short
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About John Short

We live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. We use the house extensively ourselves so it has all the amenities of a family home.

Our house is nicelyl decorated and appointed, maintained and cleaned on a regular basis.

John Short purchased this house in 2002

Why John Short chose South NJ Shore

We chose the house because of the bay view, the quiet street and the over-sized lot. We liked the upside-down layout to enhanse the view. While many homes in Avalon are duplexes, twins or townhouses, we wanted the privacy of a single home.

What makes this house unique

Upside-down house benefit. Did you know that on a 'buggy day' at the shore, the bugs do not come to the second floor.(really!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We throughly enjoyed this house.

The property,the view and the emenities were all great. This was a good location for us and our children.
Aug 2009
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Bay views & Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Clean, peaceful, spacious, property with reverse living area that presents sunset views of the bay.

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this homey rental property in July. It was clean, modern, well equipped and had a spacious open living area. Additionally there are sizable 2nd floor decks for lounging at those times we were not beach bound. The street was quiet with only occasional traffic. There is a wooded property between this home and the bay that gave it a tranquil secluded feeling. The supplies were well thought out - from utensils to televisions we did not have trouble finding whatever we needed.

Good choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for providing my family and I with such lovely accommodations for our 2 week vacation in Avalon. Your well maintained and beautifully decorated home was so spacious and comfortable. Upon arrival, we immediately felt right "at home". Loved the open flow between kitchen, dining area, living room and deck. It gave us plenty of space to gather in the evening to watch TV, play games, or quietly read. One of my fondest memories is dining on the deck and being in awe of the sunset each evening. As far as supplies are concerned, you "left no stone unturned". To my delight, a fully equipped kitchen and to my kids delight a garage filled with every imaginable piece of beach gear. Needless to say our 2 week stay flew by and no one was eager to leave on departure day. Thanks again for a great holiday and we look forward to returning soon again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are happy to know you were pleased with our house and amenities. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, well appointed vacation home. The house is clean and well maintained with a great deck with views of the bay. The property is in a quiet road and it is an easy walk to the beach and the center of Avalon.

A great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Debbie, Thanks so much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home. We appreciate your comments.
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful rental home exceeded our expectations on all fronts. While situated in a quiet neighborhood, it is also convenient to the center of town. The beach is within walking distance which is a huge plus. There is also a trolley only two blocks away which will take you into either Avalon or Stone Harbor with their many great restaurants and excellent shopping. We loved the bay front deck with great views of wetlands and also show stopping sunsets! The house is very comfortable, spacious and well stocked. We love this part of the Jersey Shore, having spent many summers in Avalon enjoying family vacations. This is a perfect spot and we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Robin, Thanks so much for your terrific review. We put a lot of thought into making our place comfortable and it is nice to know it is well received. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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Fabulous House, Quiet Location & Stunning Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We had not vacationed at the Jersey shore for 4 years due to school and sports commitments, and the house which we had rented in the past in Avalon was booked for the season. It had been listed on Homeaway and we found this house while searching the website. WHAT A FIND! The house is on a quiet backstreet but not too far from the town center. Everything, including the beach, is in walking distance. The house was clean and tastefully decorated. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and having 2.5 baths was a plus! We grilled on the porch at nights and then enjoyed cocktails while watching the AMAZING SUNSETS over the bay – so picturesque! It was like owning a private home at the shore. The owner called us several times, checking to see if we needed anything and if we were happy with our stay (which we were). Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Gail, Thank you so much for submitting such a terrific review. It means a lot to us to know that you and your family were pleased with our house. "see you next summer".
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Avalon this year was the best. There was seven of us ( two grandparents, daughter and son-in-law and three grandchildren(16,19 and 22)) We all enjoyed our stay. We have been going to the outer banks for twenty years as a family and didn't realize what we were missing here in NJ. The house was beautiful and well maintained. It met all of our needs and more. The views were absolutely beautiful from the deck. The lovely wide beach was a good three blocks away, but we brought bikes which were able to store in the garage (which was a huge plus). It was also great having an Acme only a few miles away and a well stocked grocery store in town. All in all everything was great and we had a great time.

We are looking forward to return again next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Joyce, Thank you very much for a terrific review. We sincerely appreciate your comments. I think it is a big help, for future renters, to read "real life" experiences. We will look foward to seeing you next July. John
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
3 blocks (Jack's Place)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sand Barrens Golf Club; plus several others
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Exit 13 Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several; 6 blocks
Car: recommended

Avalon was voted 'The Best Beach Resort' in the Mid-Atlantic. . It is known for its beautiful beaches, its uncrowded atmosphere and its friendly people. Avalon has plenty of stores for shopping and there are no parking meters! There is 'lots' to do in Avalon and it is a great place for families. We overlook the bay and are three blocks from the beach (with direct access). Downtown with stores, restaurants, bars and 'things to do' is six blocks away.

Golf: The Avalon area has a terrific selection of golf courses(12 or more) both 9 and 18 hole, suited for all playing levels. There are also a number of driving ranges.

Tennis: There are both soft and hard courts in the park only one block away Make a reservations or walk-on.

Fishing; Fish off the beach or pedestrian jetty. You can rent small fishing boats and equipment at several marinas..


Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 10, 2017 week
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 17, 2017 week
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 8, 2017 week
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 15, 2017 week
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 5, 2017 week
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 12, 2017 week
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

DO NOT SEND MONEY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO THE OWNER FIRST (John at 610.613.3232) $400 security deposit due immediately.
Payments accepted by e-check; Other amount payable by check only. A 2.5% charge will be added for credit card payments.(EXCEPT $400 DEPOSIT)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st fl powder room - toilet
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom towels are not included.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Queen size
    Back - 2 twin/ single , 2-twin beds
    Side - 1 queen , Queen size
    Front - 2 twin/ single , 2-twin beds
  • One queen-size bed is on the second floor; one is on the first floor. The other two rooms have 2 twin beds. Total beds: 2 queen & 4 twin Bed linens are not included.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cental air conditioning. We have two zones (2 systems) with separate thermostats on each floor We do not accept group rentals. We rent to families only. Minimum age 25 Absolutely no pets. No smoking

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