Cottage, 3 Bedrooms +, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-)
Molly & Jim Kelly
About Molly & Jim Kelly
PROPERTY OWNERS SINCE 1985--- RECENTLY TOTALLY RENOVATED-
Molly & Jim Kelly purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Molly & Jim Kelly chose Gold Coast
GOLD COAST -QUIET RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD-CONVENIENT TO --EVERYTHING--GROCERY & RETAIL SHOPPING-- GREAT BEACHES!! FAMILY RESTAURANT ICE CREAM PARLOR -PERFECT FOR FAMILIES- KESSELS FAMILY FRIENDLY ICE CREAM PARLOR RESTAURANT 1BLOCK AWAY- DOTS BAKERY SHORT WALK--
What makes this Cottage unique
VERY PRIVATE--1st FLOOR-- SCREENED IN PORCH-- PRIVATE OUTSIDE SHOWER- ALL LINENS/ TOWELS PROVIDED-(2SETS)-- BEACH TAGS INCLUDED- 5 HOUSES TO GREAT BEACH-
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our most favorite OC rental. First floor unit is just beautiful. We got there to a pitcher of delicious ice tea and fresh flowers. All the linens and towels were provided which was just wonderful. Never rented a house that provided those. The screened in front porch was so relaxing in the mornings and the evenings. Beautiful flowers and landscaping...this picture does not do it justice. Five houses from the beach. We just loved it and will definitely rent again. Jim and Molly were so nice. Thank you so much.
Lovely family! They left the home in pristine condition and loved it like it was their own. Heard a lot of laughter so we knew they were enjoying their special time together. Over the years we have been blessed with wonderful guests. Every once in a while something special happens, This was one of those of times. It was like your favorite relative/ friend came to visit . It doesn't get any better then this family!
Clean, comfortable - had a very nice time!
The home accommodated comfortably my husband and I, as well as our four teenagers. Loved the screened in porch and the close proximity to the beach!
Lovely family. We have been very fortunate over the years to have wonderful families. This is one of those special families. We were aware that teenagers were part of the family,however these teenagers were perfect in every way -- very mannerly- quiet-& friendly. We would
Love to have them return.
Not the house for us
We got to the house and we're very disappointed. It was extremely extremely tiny, cluttered and tight. We couldn't even fit one suitcase in the master bedroom. My mother is disabled with a walker and there was furniture everywhere. We were deathly afraid she would fall. We could not stay there. I did tell the owner upon booking that my mother was elderly and disabled and there was no mention of the difficulty navigating the space. We spent a tremendous amount of money on this house and couldn't even stay there. We have rented through VRBO for 8 successful years and we will not rent on there again due to this experience. We lost all our money and I don't think this would have occurred if we had gone through a realtor initially. There was ZERO parking for my elderly parents. The one space that they did provide was way too tight for our mid sized SUV. The space was crammed into a small garage space in between other cars. We called a realtor and found a house on the beach less!! I can't even believe this owner charges what he does for a 3 bedroom, tiny, cramped place. It was uncomfortable furniture. The TV was ancient. Chairs were everywhere and with 2 kids and elderly parents, it was not ideal. The enclosed porch had no screens so you were literally sitting in a hot box. The owner would not give us any money back so we ended up paying for 2 homes this week. He said as a courtesy he would give us back our security deposit. As a courtesy? We handed in the keys and never even stayed more than 10 minutes. A courtesy would be to give us money back, if not all- then some. Anything would be helpful. We are not complainers. We felt the home was unsafe for kids and my parents. We would never ever ever recommend this for a family. Literally the worst house we have ever rented in 8 years in Ocean City.
We will address each point as objectively as possible
(1) TINY-- The majority of 3 bedrm/2 bath duplex condo's average 1100-1200 sq. ft. per unit - are built on 30 'X 100' lot size.
* Confirm with tax records or any Realtor in Ocean City NJ
(2) Our cottage is 1147sq. ft.
(3) Couldn't fit suitcase in master bedroom 120 sq.ft. with private bath plus closet-- Queen Bed
(4) Difficulty Navigating-- what was mentioned--was that her Mother had a walker. It was pointed out that our exterior photo of the front of our property shows --3 steps leading to our first floor deck. There are no additional steps in our first floor unit. Kindly review all photos.
(5) Parking-- POINT-- Ocean City has very strict zoning standards that pertain to parking each parking space must be a minimum of 9'X18'
We provide one parking space for our guests as mentioned in our description plus street parking -usually available in front of our home as it was on Aug .19th 2017.
(6) POINT-- Guest states that they have rented in Ocean City for 8 years through VRBO. Note these guest's are 8 years familiar with rental rates -- size of 3 bedrm /2 bath condo's and parking in season.
(7) TV--" Ancient"- Note-- TV was never turned on--nor did anyone sit on any furniture. There are 2 TV's in the unit -1 flat screen in master bedroom and one in the living room. Granted it is not a brand new model--- but it is cable and has a wonderful picture quality and is able to play both VHS & DVD's with a collection available for the entire family
(8) Enclosed Porch had NO screens--- please review our photos-- our SCREENED in porch has and remains a very popular addition to our cottage. A walk back in time-charming old world/ comfortable wicker furniture-private /quiet- great for reading -afternoon nap and little kids to play after a busy/exhausting day at the beach
An extremely valid point re: her elderly Mother and her difficulty in navigating with her walker and being concerned that she would fall. A legitimate concern-- keep in mind that an issue as serious as this "Mother could fall etc" you can not rely on photos or a property owner to know what would be a comfort level --you have to see and inspect the property first hand particularly when you live within an 1 &1/2 hr. drive away. Much too serious to rely on a 3rd party or photos.
My family had a great vacation in very nice home. Beautifully decorated, quiet, beach at end of block and the host's where very accommodating. Everything was there!
You won't be disappointed!
We just finished spending a great vacation week in Ocean City at this Gold Coast Jewel! This home is immaculate with beautiful wooden floors, tasteful beach decor, a wonderful granite kitchen, lovely screened in porch and great outside shower. Jim and Molly are perfect hosts and thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable from local coupons and newspapers, to fresh flowers to a delicious pitcher of ice tea waiting in the refrigerator. We have three children under 5 and the location and amenities were perfect for our needs. We feel lucky to have found this property!
Best Shore rental
What a wonderful week in an absolutely wonderful home. The owners go way beyond what you expect of a typical shore rental. Furnishings, linens and even kitchenware are what you would find in a well appointed home. We didn't even want to go out for dinner as it was such a pleasure to cook in the kitchen. The front porch was a great place to relax and read or for the kids to play. We really appreciated that there were plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and even sand toys. In all, the location is great--very close to beach, short trolley ride to boardwalk, near bike path and fairly close to playground--and the home itself is just made for relaxing. The owners could not have been more gracious with providing plenty of info on Ocean City and a daily paper; there was even a pitcher of iced tea waiting for us in the fridge! Thank you Jim and Molly for making our stay so thorouhly enjoyable.