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Mike Hallowell

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Beach Block with Pool - Great Ocean Views

53 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights

Overview

Avalon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Beautiful Avalon beach block home. Ocean views from your front deck. A large pool in your backyard. Avalon does not get any better than this!!!

Just 4 homes separating you from the award-winning Avalon beach. Our home boasts four large bed rooms and three full baths that combined sleeps 11 (in beds)+ a spare pull-out couch. A large upstairs open living area consists of two bedrooms, two full baths, living, dining room, and a nicely equipped kitchen. There is a large front deck with unobstructed ocean views and a rear private second story deck overlooking the pool.

The lower level consists of two bed rooms, full bath, plus a large den with a beverage and snack area that was completely renovated in 2015. The best part of this renovation is that the den now has direct view and access to the poo area via 10 ft double sliding doors.

We offer all of the amenities you need for your home away from home. Gas grill, patio furniture and loungers, wet bar and icemaker for the adults. X-box, WiFi, multiple TVs, VCRs, DVDs and a huge 12 x 34’ pool for kids of all ages.

Keywords: Single Family Home, Beach Block, Pool, Ocean Views, Family Friendly, Game Room, Kids, Avalon, luxury, Entertain,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Hallowell (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike Hallowell

Mike and Lisa Hallowell have been Avalon homeowners for over 15 years - and lifelong lovers of this beautiful town. Our goal for this home was to allow our renters to feel as if it was their own. As parents of three young children, we know the challenges that a family vacation entails. We tried to think of all the amenities we enjoy when vacationing and put them together into one great experience. We hope you and your family have the opportunity to vacation here and enjoy all there is to offer in beautiful Avalon, NJ.

Mike Hallowell purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike Hallowell chose South NJ Shore

Why Avalon? location, location, location! One of only a few beach-block single family rental homes with a pool in all of seven-mile island. Just a few steps away from beautiful Avalon beach – voted best beach in mid-Atlantic. Our beach is lifeguard protected and 1 block from a designated surfing beach and a designated boogie board beach. Located in the quiet north end of town, yet only five blocks from town center. Leave your car and walk to great restaurants, bars, and your morning coffee.

What makes this house unique

This home has the best of everything. A private pool in your back yard, two second story decks (front and back) and a covered pool-side patio to get away from that mid-day sun. In 2015 we completed a major den make-over and added a wetbar and direct access to the pool via huge 10-ft double sliding doors. We cater to families and so our home also provides a great area for the kids on the lower level complete with TV, DVDs and video game collection - while the adults can relax on the second level deck and enjoy the ocean views or take a swim in the private pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I rented this home with a group of girlfriends and everything was perfect.The listing was accurate and the owner was very helpful and resourceful. Everything worked out perfectly and the house was even nicer than expected! There is a huge pool in the back and large balconies on either side of the house. The house is very well decorated and the furniture is fashionable, yet comfortable. There is plenty of room to relax in front of the flat screen tv. This was a perfect house for our Avalon getaway!



Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway
May 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 53 traveler reviews

Beach Block with Pool - Great Ocean Views
average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews
4

Just perfect!

  • 4 of 5

First time we decided to rent a house instead of staying at a hotel due to our ever growing family. It was just perfect! Location was great a short walk over the dune to the beach. The pool was wonderful both day and night! House was very accommodating for my family of 4 plus my parents and grandfather! Michael was very responsive both before and during our stay. We all had a vacation to remember! Thank you Michael & Lisa!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pomona, ny
5

excellent location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our 7th stay here, Three generations under one roof and while we may not agree on everything we all can agree on how much we love coming to Avalon. The in ground heated pool in the back yard, 4th house from the beach and just a great place to stay has become our summer home for 1 week a year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week in Avalon

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is fantastic for beach lovers! Mike and Lisa's bright, comfortable home is clean, stylishly decorated and works well for a large family! Their great pool was a wonderful bonus, as were the two side by side outdoor showers. Dealing with Mike was so easy—he couldn't have been more professional, helpful or friendly. Mike and Lisa's warm and attractive home is a great reflection of them. So glad we were able to rent it as it was a family beach week for us that couldn't have been better. Hope to get back to Avalon next year! Thanks, Hallowells!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for a family get together. Plenty of space for various ages of guests on 2 floors.

The house is meticulous, comfortable and stylish. There is space to eat, play, or to be quiet and rest, and no shortage of bathrooms or decks. Great owners too- accommodating, polite, and easy communications. A+ on all counts.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

What Sets This Rental Apart? The Owner (and, of course, it's also a great property!)

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent Tuesday thru Sunday of Thanksgiving week at Mike's property in Avalon. The property itself is clear, well-maintained, and has a great location in Avalon (not to mention being beach-block). The interior is open and spacious, making the place feel welcoming and warm. Plenty of beds, two refrigerators, and an incredibly comfortable couch are just some of the perks of the furnishing and amenities. There's also a pool, but since we were there in November, we didn't take advantage of it. There are great views of the beach and ocean from the deck, as well.

But while the property was wonderful, the key to this place (and why I would recommend choosing it) is Mike, the owner. When on a site like VRBO, there are always plenty of property options to choose from. For me, the key is a good owner. Someone who provides plenty of details, is easy to get in touch with and communicate with, and who takes joy in your visit. Mike is that person. He was never pushy, nor overbearing, but provided just the right amount of information about the property and town, and responded almost immediately when we contacted him with a question leading up to the stay or with any (minor) issues during the stay itself. I was coordinating this rental arrangement from up in Boston (but for a stay involving my parents, sisters, SOs, etc.), and it was so easy to do with Mike's help. We look forward to renting from and working with him again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Home with a great landlord

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in this home. I previously rented another property in Avalon from the owner and was looking for a quite weekend with my girlfriend. This home is absolutely beautiful. It is large, well laid out and very open. It is in exceptional condition. The deck is beautiful with a view to the beach. What a great place for a morning cup of coffee. While we were out of season and the pool was not open, it is very large. The furnishings for the house are very tasteful with a beachy feel. The kitchen is well supplied with newer appliances. The bedrooms are all well decorated and the bed was super comfortable. The living room has a very nice sofa and comfortable seating. The electronics for the house are fantastic with outdoor speakers. Everything is in perfect condition and kept very clean. I can't think of a single thing that would improve this home.

The owner is a super nice guy. Very responsive every step of the way. We didn't have any problems with this or the previous rental home, but I'm sure he would have addressed them right away had we run into any trouble. He returned our security deposit in full promptly. Only regret was we didn't have more time there.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Just a short walk away from beautiful Avalon beach – voted best beach in mid-Atlantic. Our beach is lifeguard protected with separate swimming and designated boogie board areas. Located in the quiet north end, yet only three short blocks to town. Leave your car and walk to great restaurants, bars, and your morning coffee. If you have kids, Avalon's recreation program is great for kids of all ages. There is a recreation area just 2 blocks from our home with a playground, baseball and soccer fields and tennis courts. There's something for everyone. Walk into town or onto the beach. It's all close by in a marvelous place.

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Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept 24th -Oct 1st 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,900
$5,000
 
 
Nov - Dec 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
11 night minimum stay
$2,200
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Valentines Day 2017
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
St Patrick's Day March 16-19th
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
April 1 - May 13th 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
Easter 4/14 - 4/17/17
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend 2017
May 12 2017 - May 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
May 13th - 20th 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,200
 
 
May 20th - 27th 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,700
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
June 3 - 10th 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
June 10th - 17th 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
June 17th - 24th 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
June 24th - July 1 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,600
 
 
July 1- July 8th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,900
 
 
July 8th - July 15th 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,800
 
 
July 15th - July 22, 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,300
 
 
July 22 - July 29th 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,300
 
 
July 29th - Aug 5th 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,300
 
 
Aug 5th - Aug 12th 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
Aug 12th - Aug 19th 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
Aug 19th - Aug 26th 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,600
 
 
Aug 26- Sept 2nd 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Labor Day Week 9/2 thru 9/9/17
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Sept 9th - Sept 16th 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Sept 16th -23rd 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Sept 23rd - 30th
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,900
$5,000
 
 
Nov - Dec 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Note: $750 refundable damage deposit is also due at time of booking. All bookings 7 nights or greater include end-of-stay cleaning included in quoted rates unless otherwise noted.

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Amenities

Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Full bathroom in the Master Suite
    Upstairs Hall Bathroom - In addition to Master Suite, a full hall bath on 2nd floor.
    Lower Level Full Bath - Full bath to support lower level bedrooms
    Dual Outside Showers - outdoor shower , We built dual outside showers to ease transition from beach
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 2nd Fl East - 1 king , A new King bed has been added for 2015 to our Master Bedroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2nd Fl West - 1 queen , A queen 4-post bed is located in the 2nd level guest bedroom
    Lower Level East Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 3 single /twin beds with a 4th hide-away single.
    Lower Level West Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , LL West bedroom has a single bed along with the queen.
    Lower Level Family Room Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , Lower Level Family room has a pull-out bed.
  • King (1) in Master Bedroom. Queen size Beds (2) One in the Upper Level Guest Room. There is also a queen in the 1st floor west bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (5) The lower-level east bedroom has 3 single beds with a 4th hide-away single that pulls out from beneath another. The 1st floor west bedroom also has a single bed along with the queen bed. Sleep Sofa (1) The 1st floor family room has a sleep sofa that creates an extra bed (beyond the 11 beds in bedrooms) if necessary.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
First Floor den has a wetbar with mini fridge, sink, dishwasher and ice-maker. We also provide an X-box with a selection of family-friendly games, a DVD and video collection and some games, books and puzzles to keep all ages entertained.

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