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Dot Huff

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Best Beach house in town! GREAT Location! Right in town and close to the beach!

25 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

South NJ Shore House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in the center of Avalon, this comfy two story home offers six bedrooms and three full baths. Within easy walking distance to beach, bay, shops and restaurants and accommodating a large family, you will find this spacious traditional floor plan the perfect seashore rental. Greeted by an inviting front porch as you enter this lovely home, you will find a large living area with cathedral ceilings with a flat screen TV and FREE internet connection. The new custom kitchen has an upgraded appliance package with granite countertops. It opens up to the dining room that has a fireplace and sliders to the sun deck with eastern exposure. Off the back of the home is a master bedroom newly painted with queen size bed, new carpet and a new flat screen TV. There is a hall bath with handicap installed rails which are also in the walk-in shower. The front of the home has beautiful newly installed hardwood flooring, new carpet, new furniture and it looks terrific!! It offers 3 bedrooms, two with queen size beds and new carpets and one with two twins and new carpet all are freshly painted. There is a full hall bath. The second floor offers a huge master bedroom with a queen bed, an eastern balcony and lots of privacy! The smaller bedroom has bunk beds and new carpet. There is a hall bath. The large back yard for those summer barbecues completes the package. Also, included is FREE wireless high speed internet and central air conditioning.

Our large comfy home is ideal for family & friends to gather for all kinds of reasons & in all kinds of seasons! Not only are those vacations in the Summer ideal, but the Spring & Fall, Thanksgiving & Christmas getaways are perfect too! We also welcome mature adult groups who would like to get away from the normal hustle bustle of life to enjoy a long overdue retreat together. Do you belong to a hobby or interest group, a bible study or small group, a walking or running club? The Avalon beaches are ideal for those “7 Mile” long relaxing walks to cope with tension in the body & anxiety in the mind, or vigorous runs to challenge your body with some great physical activity! Into biking?? Have a group that is planning a ride together to the shore? Avalon is a great destination & our home the perfect place to end up! Are you the creative type & lack inspiration that inhibits the creative juices from flowing? Well, come on down and stay awhile. We guarantee you will be able to cultivate a relaxed mind that can be the key to re-igniting the fire of your imagination! Bring your scrap-booking, quilting, art or photography friends to explore the colors, textures & the amazing diversity that is everywhere in nature. Our huge dinning room table & new custom kitchen with upgraded appliances & granite countertops is the ideal place for your cooking class & “foodie” friends to have a long weekend creating those new scrumptious recipes you’ve been dying to try! Your book club, game playing friends or bridge club have a fabulous place to come & enjoy the relaxing effects of reading & playing games which some say even has therapeutic benefits!! The most active time of year for you birdwatchers is the Spring and Fall...we have a bird sanctuary nearby so come see the great variety & large number of birds traveling south to their wintering or nesting locations. Do you have a friend who is getting married? How about a special weekend getaway before the big day? Avalon is the perfect choice for your golf getaway! You are never more than a few miles away from a dozen beautiful golf courses where you have opportunity to challenge yourself & improve your golf game! Don't forget the Polar Plunge weekend in February!! We have heat in the house :-) So what are you waiting for? Let’s go — it’s time to getaway!

Keywords: Large Single Family Home that can accommodate families and mature adult groups. Don't let the prospect of rising fuel costs dampened your attitude regarding this summer but consider it a fixed cost and part of your vacation expense! Also, at our house you can park your car and leave it there all week so no worries!! Dine and indulge in some old favorites, and new restaurants you've always wanted to try! The 7 Mile Restaurant Week begins June 3rd in Avalon and Stone Harbor. Over 30 restaurants are participating this year with terrific price points to fit any budget.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dot Huff (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dot Huff

We inherited our beautiful vacation home from our parents and are very excited to be able to rent it out so others can enjoy one of the most desirable vacation resorts in the USA! We have enjoyed Avalon for many, many years and want to share it with you! Did you know that Avalon is the premiere family-oriented vacation shore community in Southern New Jersey? It offers beautiful beaches, many opportunities for fishing, boating, crabbing, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, parks, a number of summer sports camps, many fine restaurants & shops and family activities. We have historic villages, beautiful gardens, cultural arts, golf courses, antique shops, and whatever else suits your pleasure within a few minutes' ride of Avalon. So come on down!!

Dot Huff purchased this house in 1975

Why Dot Huff chose South NJ Shore

Here's a recent article about Avalon that explains why we choose to stay in Avalon. (Avalon, NJ)—Avalon has been formally recognized by having one of the Top Ten beaches in the entire state of New Jersey. That announcement was made today during a media event this afternoon in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Avalon’s beaches placed seventh in the state during an online survey. The balloting process took three months, and resulted in more than 16,000 votes being cast. “This is great news for Avalon residents and visitors”, said Avalon Mayor Marty Pagliughi. “Once again, there is overwhelming proof that residents and visitors appreciate Avalon’s beaches, and recognize the borough’s restoration efforts that have been ongoing for decades”. Couldn't have said it better myself! :-)

What makes this house unique

We LOVE our home in Avalon!! But....don't take our word for it....here are some of our guests opinions and experiences... 'The house is very warm and inviting, Terrific kitchen,Very large dining room table to accommodate hungry vacationers, Loved the front porch with the lovely blue stripe awnings, The outside shower was delightful, Very pleasant and lush back yard, Nice wide street, Just a short walk to the beach, Centrally located to restaurants, shops and bakeries, Rental process quite painless, Great house for a large group, Updated kitchen and large dining area, Can't beat the location, You can walk to everything, There is plenty of room in the home, Six bedrooms are very comfortable, Kids appreciated the large bunk beds, Family room is roomy and comfortable, Cooks in the family raved about the kitchen, There was plenty of room around the large dining room table, This is a great vacation home, Great front porch, We all enjoyed the dining room table, The beach house was in excellent condition, A fantastic layout and flow, Lots of space to rest and relax, All of the bedrooms were very spacious with closets, The bathrooms were clean and modern, The kitchen was well stocked with lots of pots, pans, and dishes,etc., We loved the yard, deck, grill and front porch, The outdoor shower was fantastic!, This was truly a wonderful house to stay in, Perfect walking distance to the beach, Great neighborhood, Close to shopping,etc., The property is in a great location, It has an excellent layout for large groups or multiple families, The owners are attentive and a pleasure to work with' So take our happy guests word for it..... because they speak louder than we do!!

Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

Best Beach house in town! GREAT Location! Right in town and close to the beach!
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
Bryn Mawr, PA
5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time our friend group rented this house for an off-season weekend. This house feels like a home. The kitchen is well-stocked, the dining area nicely accommodates a group, and the living room is very comfortable. My bed was comfortable (I didn't ask any one else about theirs!). Enough bedrooms and bathrooms for 9 of us. Easy walk to the beach. The house is very clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! We hope you come back soon!
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Birdsboro, PA
5

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

We have a ladies' weekend (usually 7 of us) who repeatedly use this beach house. We go off season which is ideal for us. The house easily accommodates us and it's beautiful and well-maintained.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! And thanks for taking such good care of our home!! We look forward to having you again!!
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5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the email I sent to Dot after our stay:

Hi Dot,

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your house this week. Everyone in the family (4 young boys, 4 30somethings and 3 seniors) thought it was terrific. We loved the big dining room table, where we had great family dinners with lots of laughs and two birthday celebrations. The back yard was just right for bubble blowing by the 3 and 4 year olds, and we loved sitting on the front porch in the evening. The awnings reminded me of my parents' house, which had striped awnings too.

And Avalon was a delight. We truly loved the town and the beach, the 5 and 10, Isabel's bakery, the seafood restaurants, etc. We stayed on the beach Friday night till the sun went down, but no one wanted to come in. We took advantage of the shopping in Stone Harbor and had a morning of Wildwood boardwalk fun. But the quiet, small town look and feel of Avalon was the best.

I broke a wine glass (one of the glasses with the black stem), but I don't think there was any other damage. We put the house back in order before we left.

I can't say just yet what our plans will be for next summer, but I'd love to take the house again. As soon as I can, I'll be in touch, and hopefully it will still be available.

Many thanks for a wonderful family vacation,

Ben

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben, So glad you and your family enjoyed our beach house! We love it too and it's been a real blessing to be able to share it with you and others!! And I agree that you can't beat AVALON! Looking forward to having you back in the future!
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5

Great, Comfortable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (family of 4 and grandparents) had a great stay in this house! The owner, Dot, was fabulous to work with and everything in the house was just as expected. Perfect location, easy walk to beach and downtown Avalon shops and restaurants. Loved having the grassy back yard and picnic table...perfect for my boys to kick a soccer ball around or play catch. Kitchen was well stocked...found everything we needed. Loved having the big dining table for eating and playing games. I also enjoyed sitting on the front porch reading.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, Thanks again for taking such good care of our beach house! We really enjoyed having you! Hope you decide to come back in the future! Take care.
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Reading, PA
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This lovely Avalon Beach Home has been our families vacation home for 4 years. There are 10 of us. The home is beautiful, comfortable and has everything one would need to help make your stay perfect! It accommodates "all" of us comfortably. Quiet neighborhood! Convenient to downtown and 1 1/12 blocks from beach. Oh, did I mention the outside shower?

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi S, Thanks for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoy our beach house and it accommodates your family so well! See you next year!
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5

perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10, ages 3-70, spent a wonderful week here last August. It's hard to imagine a better place for our beach vacation. The house is very comfortable for a large diverse group, and the location is wonderful. You rarely need to drive a car anywhere. In one direction the beach is a short 2-3 block walk. In the other, restaurants and shops are just a few blocks away. The house is large without feeling impersonal. Our family spent a lot of time around the large dining table, which quickly became an informal gathering spot. We also enjoyed the large grassy

back yard, deck, and outdoor shower (a "must" for the beach). We would definitely come back to this house for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the GREAT review, Ann. We hope you do come back soon. The Doyle Five Family
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
our beach house
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach!
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Pier Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Hoys
Nearest Point of Interest
96th Street in Stone Harbor

If you are looking for adventure, there are unlimited activities to keep you busy. For the water lovers, you can enjoy boating, sailing, wave running, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, wake boarding, fishing, surfing and swimming in our ocean and back bays. If staying on land suits you better, take up a game of beach volleyball, play tennis at one of our newly renovated courts, or visit one of our nine parks and playgrounds.

For those who prefer a slower pace, enjoy a walk on our seven miles of safe and beautiful beaches, sit back and enjoy a boat tour, take a leisurely bike ride through town or visit one of our public docks and watch the sunset. Shopping also is a favorite pastime. While Stone Harbor has always been known for its famous 96th Street shopping district, Avalon now has a unique shopping district of its own, along Dune Drive. With more than a hundred stores to visit within the seven miles, you are sure to find what you are looking for, and what you didn’t even realize you needed!

When the sun goes down, the excitement is just beginning. Whether it is casual dining with the family or a romantic night out, we have a lot to offer. There are more than 30 restaurants to choose from, with selections from seafood and steak to burgers and wings. After dinner, stop in one of our bars or nightclubs for an after-dinner drink, take in a movie or play a round of miniature golf! From sunrise to sunset, you can make yourself as busy or as relaxed as you want.

So come and stay at our beach house and enjoy Avalon!!

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Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Summer Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
2016 Fall Season
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
2017 Early Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
2017 Spring Season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,300
 
 
2017 Summer Season
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
2017 Fall Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

South NJ Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In-town and only 2 blocks from the Beach and 1 Block from the Bay! There is a coffee pot and a toaster!

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