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Amazing Waterfront w/ Large Dock and Swimming! Includes Kayaks

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Stone Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), 2 Kayaks

Lovely waterfront home has uninterrupted views of marshlands. Swimmers will enjoy jumping off the dock into the swift current of the creek. Children can spend countless hours crabbing from the dock directly behind the house. Birders will enjoy frequent sightings of blue heron and white egrets. Or, launch our kayak directly off the dock and explore miles of waterways.

The property has two large docks with a swim ladder; the covered patio offers complete shade and respite from the sun; a rooftop deck offers spectacular views. The house is crisply decorated and has central air conditioning. After a long day at the beach, rinse-off in the enclosed, hot-water, outdoor shower to refresh before dinner. Enjoy a family BBQ (gas grill provided) and outdoor dining in the lovely backyard with incredible views. Large screen TV, cable, DVD/blu-ray player, high-speed Internet. Two kayaks (1 single, 1 double) will be available for use, as long as renters continue to treat them well and not lose the paddles :)

What to bring? Everything fun to take advantage of the waterfront location, e.g. kayaks, fishing rods, crab traps, water floats, umbrellas, beach chairs. For land-lovers, bring your bikes for biking up and down 7-Mile island.

Stone Harbors famous beaches are a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the house. Quaint shops and lovely restaurants are a 10 minute walk into town. Walk across the street to the Wetlands Institute where children can enjoy many wildlife programs and touch animals in the live feeding tanks; adults can view the nearby nesting osprey, take back bay boat rides and enjoy lectures about the Wetlands. Cape May, an historic Victorian town, is a 20 minute drive south on the Garden State Parkway. Visit the Zoo, a 10 minute drive north on the Garden State Parkway. Take the kids to enjoy a day of amusement rides and water parks at the Wildwood boardwalk, 20 minutes south (rides appropriate for children ages 3+).

Beach passes required for those 12 and older from late May until early September. Four beach passes included.

The 3 boat slips on our waterfront are rented separately. These boat renters may walk thru the side of this property to access their boats during their stay.

No young adult groups and no pets, please. We look for renters who treat our home as if it were their home. Bring your own sheets, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, dish clothes, and napkins. Blankets and pillows provided. Cleaning service included in cost of rental. Saturday to Saturday rentals only. 1 week minimum.

50% is required with a signed lease. All balances must be paid in full 30 days prior to check-in. If reserving less than 30 days of start of rental, all payments due up-front. $75 booking fee. $50 per week accidental insurance fee. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT WE DO NOT DO NIGHTLY or PARTIAL-WEEK RENTALS.

This property books 12 months in advance, so dont delay in reserving your desired week! I will take requests now for Summer 2017. I will take reservations and deposits starting October 2016 for Summer 2017.

Emailed slightly preferred. If I do not respond to your email in a timely fashion, please do call me.

Keywords: House, Waterfront, Swim, Kayak, Fish, Boat

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Suzanne

Our family enjoying a boat ride on the inland waterway at sunset, 1/8 mile from the property.

Suzanne purchased this house in 2003

Why Suzanne chose South NJ Shore

My husband and I have been vacationing in Stone Harbor for over 25 years. Stone Harbor is a fantastic destination that offers something for everyone in the family. We enjoy motor-boating, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and waverunning - all of which we can do right from the dock on our property. My daughter absolutely loves the beach. And, I enjoy window shopping in downtown Stone Harbor.

What makes this house unique

Our property is on a quiet cul-de-sac road overlooking an expansive marshland in Stone Harbor Manor. I can almost guarantee that we have the BEST view of any bayfront property in Stone Harbor. Most other Stone Harbor bayfront homes have views of other properties across the bay. I personally prefer to sip my pina coladas watching the sailboats in the distance and blue herons walking along the waterline. Our home has so much to offer including swimming, fishing, kayaking, and bird watching. We are located across from one of the largest Laughing Gull rookeries in the country, and we have Diamondback Turtles nesting directly in our yard! Town is a 10 minute walk and the beach is a 15 minute walk from the house.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Amazing Waterfront w/ Large Dock and Swimming! Includes Kayaks
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Great family time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at this home in Stone Harbor. The home is well maintained and had everything we needed. The guys enjoyed fishing from the dock and setting crab traps. They caught shark and sea bass and had a good fight with some huge flounder! Use of the kayaks was another great perk. The view of the sunsets each evening was fantastic. The home is just over the bridge to town and the ocean beaches. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our beach house. Yes, we love the proximity to town, just a short walk over the bridge. While we have had great success catching crabs with raw chicken from our dock, could you share advice on the hooks and bait you used to catch the flounder? And, what time of day you went fishing off our dock? Many of our guests love to fish, but I lack advice in this department! We look forward to having you back next year.
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Ashland, OR

A Great Place for Creating Family Memories!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous location for enjoying the water on kayaks, walking into town for coffee/ice cream, enjoying quiet and lovely sunset barbeque dinners on the dock, and sleeping peacefully in the evenings. A very sweet house that was both charming and had all the amenities of home. The house was nicely furnished, including comfortable beds, a bright, open and airy feeling throughout the home, and great views of the water. We loved the location and easy walk to town, in addition having the use of kayaks was great as the water ways were fabulous to explore. Our family enjoyed every minute of our stay at this home and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous bay house!

  • 5 of 5

From the outside, this house does not appear to be "beachy", but the pictures do not do this rental justice. The house was spotless upon arrival, and the beds were as comfortable as my own (even the pull-out sofa bed was extremely comfortable). The outdoor grassy yard, dock and floating dock was great for dining, crabbing, fishing, and swimming. The use of the kayaks was a bonus for us (our two teenagers were on them almost daily). And the views from the back dock were simply spectacular!

I was a little hesitant renting a house that was not directly on the island, but realized I had nothing to worry about! Getting into town was literally a walk over the bridge; we make the walk almost every night. We did drive to the beach, although it really wasn't necessary. I just didn't want to walk through town with chairs and an umbrella. If we did walk, I would estimate it would take about 20 minutes. The house was also stocked with games, puzzles and books if you forgot your own or were stuck inside on a rainy day.

The kitchen was very well stocked with all the amenities of home; I agree with other reviews that it could use some updating. It was the only space in the house that I would say was a little disappointing. But it was very clean and functional. I would rent this property again and would recommend it as well. It really is a gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this adorable little bungalow. If I were to say anything negative, it would be that the kitchen could use a little upgrading, but we had such great weather, that we cooked and ate almost every meal outside on the patio with that amazing view of the water. The two living/family rooms and backyard provided plenty of room for our two young boys to play or watch a little TV, and the downstairs and outdoor showers were perfect after a sandy day at the beach! Our family loved crabbing from the dock, kayaking almost every day, the close proximity to town, and of course, the beautiful beaches. The house was clean upon arrival and was stocked with everything we needed for a fun-filled, relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our beach house. We have been growing our fleet of kayaks over the years, and so glad you enjoyed them! I agree, the kitchen needs some attention. Every year we do upgrades to the house, e.g. awning (2015), bathroom (2015), Weber grill (2014), new downstairs media room (2013), flat screen smart TV (2013), upstairs coaches (Sept 2015), mattresses (2014), docks (2011), outdoor furniture (June 2016). A kitchen upgrade is on the list and the delay is simply a budget consideration. In the meantime, I trust that you found that the kitchen was equipped with all the essentials. We hope to have you and your family back next year, Summer 2016.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My family (6) gathered to celebrate my sister's birthday with some birdwatching at the shore.

The house was perfect, it was very clean and comfortable AND very well supplied with all the kitchen things you always need and usually forget.

It was too cold to use the kayak, but the view from the deck was very enjoyable.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Wheaton Arts in Millville. Great time, great house!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house and hope to have you back! It was a pleasure working with you. I have not yet visited Wheaton Arts in Millville after 26 years vacationing in Stone Harbor. I will DEFINITELY put it on my To Do list!!
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Englewood, NJ

Great Off-Season Rental facing the wetlands just outside Stone Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Our mid-fall stay at this property was most enjoyable: a comfy, clean, modern, functional home, from the back yard of which one can literally launch a kayak into the wetlands or just watch great egrets fish from the deck; as well as use as one's base for exploring the area on foot or by car. It being mid-October, it was too cool to swim or barbecue, but warmer days allowed for a bit of outdoor deck lounging, and it was a go week for avid paddlers with wetsuits. For those whose idea of fun excludes wearing neoprene, there are all kinds of land's end towns and exurbs to explore throughout the Cape May environs. Nighttime was ideal for World Series and movie watching, eating in the restaurants and taverns that are open year-round where the locals go, and for exploring the deserted summer beach towns like Wildwood.

I would unreservedly recommend this property, under its current ownership, to friends/relatives seeking a quiet, comfortable, outdoor-based getaway. The amenities -- from a good stereo to modern clock/radios in bedrooms to two full baths to cozy blankets in the den to a well-equipped kitchen (there was even a wine aerating tool!) to decent recreational kayaks capable of seating three -- bespeak the owners' forethought and welcoming attitude toward their houseguests; and the home's location -- on a quiet side street in easy walking distance of town and the beach -- perfect. This house, and this area, are perfect for reflective human beings who want to relax, enjoy nature, get out, and get away while still in New Jersey, probably not so much so for wild partygoers.

We particularly loved Rick's Seafood in North Wildwood, both the raw and cooked-meal take out, and, of course, Kohr's ice cream and the Fudge Kitchen (for it's chocolate, not its fudge or taffy), both downtown.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Apparently our recent addition of 2 kayaks and paddles is appreciated! We renovated the downstairs (courtesy of damage from Hurricane Sandy), and our guests seem to enjoy this new, cozy room - especially in the off-season. Hope to have you and your family back!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape May Court House
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Philadelphia, PA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
96th Street Beach, Stone Harbor
Car: necessary

Going to the beach, Wildwood amusement park, water parks in Stone Harbor and Cape May, Parasailing, Biking, Tennis, Kayaking, Boating, Waverunning, Sailing, Paddle Boarding, Wetlands Institute, Cape May County Zoo, Atlantic City, Cape May, antiques in Dennisville and Cape May, Trolley Tours in Cape May, Fine Dining


Rates & Availability

Stone Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Week 26: Summer 2016
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week 0: Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 1: Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 2: Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 3: Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 4: Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 5: Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 6: Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 14: Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 15: Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 16: Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 17: Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 18: Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 19: Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 20: Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 21: Summer 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 22: Summer 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 23: Summer 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 24: Summer 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 25: Summer 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 26: Summer 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking $75
Accident Insurance $50

Book early! I begin taking reservations up to 9 months in advance, and repeat renters get first choice! I will take requests up to 12 months in advance for specific dates.

50% deposit required to reserve this property.

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Stone Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tub/Shower combination
    Outside Shower - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot/Cold Water
  • Upstairs bathroom shared by 3 bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom near Queen Sofa downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized sofa bed in downstairs media-room. You must bring your own sheets. Blankets and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large floating dock that is great for kayaking. 2-person plus 1-person kayak may be included in rental; inquire to confirm. Renters provide all linens. If you choose to rent linens and towels, here are some options: 609-601-5077 OR 856-693-4219 AND Grocery Shop Online at Shop Rite in Rio Grande:

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