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Cozy & Convenient Pet Friendly Vacation Rental Ocean City, New Jersey

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-8)

Fresh, clean, and spacious, pet friendly, family friendly rental. 617 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ. Ground floor (ceilings are shorter)

No off street parking; however, it's rarely a problem in the Historic District. There are no parking meters on this block.

4 streets from the beach, boardwalk. 1/4 block to the Tabernacle greens. Walk a block or two to tennis and basketball courts, playground, track, soccer and baseball fields or shuffleboard.

Relax on your own covered patio. You can save money by cooking in your full kitchen.

You will be situated in the historic district in Ocean City, New Jersey. Enjoy the pleasant tree shaded neighborhood.

One block from the shopping and dinning on Asbury Avenue.

Convenient to Bayside Center and their programs.

We'd love to host your stay! Included in our rentals are generous discounts on 1 hour or longer spa services at Compass Spa and Wellness within walking distance of our pet friendly 3 bedroom unit. Certainly a stay with relaxation and enjoyment at the top of the list. While talking about massage we offer group stay and spa packages in the off season so be sure to tell us about your upcoming events.

Ocean City, New Jersey is a world famous seashore community located in the heart of the Jersey Shore. At the northern tip of Cape May County, it is perfectly situated for a vacation; just 20 minutes from Atlantic City, 60 minutes from Philadelphia, and two hours from New York City.

It's all good! The beach has opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, para sailing and more. The bay offers boating, jet ski, kayak, paddle boarding and fishing of all kinds. However, away from the more crowded venues there are many other kinds of enjoyment, many based on the environmental resources of the island, which do not receive the same kind of publicity.

The flavor is a cross between seashore casual and Philadelphia, and it is uniquely Ocean City. The light side of culture is also well represented in the fun-filled activities that are sponsored by the city for the benefit of visitors and residents alike. The Martin Z. Mollusk day and Miss Crustacean Contest, to the decorated boat parade on the bay in July known as Night in Venice, the Baby Parade in August and First Night Celebration and beautiful fireworks over the ocean on New Year’s Eve, with a large number of events in between, the city has made a concerted effort to welcome and entertain folks.

Most of these events are held at Ocean City's Historic and beautiful Music Pier for info and events see

The History!: The Ocean City Tabernacle was built between Wesley and Asbury Avenues and between 5th and 6th Streets. Camp Meetings were held by the following summer. In 1879, four Methodist ministers, Ezra B. Lake, James Lake, S. Wesley Lake and William Burrell chose the island as a suitable spot to establish a Christian retreat and camp meeting on the order of Ocean Grove. They met under a tall cedar tree, which stands today in the Lobby of the Ocean City Tabernacle. Having chosen the name Ocean City, the founders incorporated the Ocean City Association, laid out street and lots for cottages, hotel and businesses.

More Details

Property Manager
Monique Bottalico
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Monique Bottalico

I want you to have a relaxing and fantastic time in Ocean City with your two legged and four-legged friends.

Monique Bottalico purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Monique Bottalico chose Ocean City

I grew up in Ocean City. I love it and hope you will too!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our 4th time down here in OC and your place is by FAR the cleanest rental we have been at. Very nice!
Jul 2014
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Ocean City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All new 2013
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , We also have 2 rolling cots available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Uber is available in our county and Atlantic County.


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Cozy & Convenient Pet Friendly Vacation Rental Ocean City, New Jersey
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

It was a nice rental in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week and would recommend it to others. It’s nice being downtown and close to restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patchogue, NY

Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great September beach rental. Comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, plenty of room, friendly neighbors, pet friendly, nice porch for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails, convenient to downtown and the boardwalk, about a ten or fifteen minute walk on Sunday morning to church and then Brown's for donuts, five minutes to Wonderland, and even more that I can't think of right now. We had three cars and parked right in front of the house all week long with no problems. Monique was a pleasure to deal with, as were the people living upstairs. The place was clean and inviting and I have nothing but good memories of our stay here. Thank you Monique!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as advertised - close to the beach, stores and restaurants. The kitchen, master bedroom and living rooms were spacious and well designed. The other rooms were totally functional and bright. There is an outside shower, which we used to clean our dog before re-entering the apartment. We'll book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great September Get-a-Way!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay in this unique and pet-friendly unit! Located in the historic/residential district, the street was both quiet and friendly and convenient to places to walk my dog. The unit was clean and smelled fresh, and every comfort was provided. I enjoyed the décor - old charming building but with a bit of urban flair inside. Monique, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and responsive and flexible in every way. Could not be happier and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Media, PA

Very Nice Pet-Friendly place

  • 4 of 5

Our fam ily stayed in this pet-friendly, lower-level place the last week of July, 2013. It was just as it was advertised and did not disappoint. Pluses are the spacious kitchen and the seating on the front porch.

We loved the location, which is about a ten minute walk to the boardwalk and just one block from Asbury Ave with all its shops and restaurants. Having Ocean City Tabernacle just steps away was and and unexpected bonus. We LOVED the service there on Sunday morning, plus the farmer's market on Wednesday was terrific. I was a little conc

erned that being so close to the firehouse would result in lots of sirens, but that wasn't the case at all. Some minor cons I would mention include lack of food storage in the kitchen (which has lots of counter space but little storage) and one other thing is that there is a rental property directly above, which results in some noise in this unit. In our case, we heard kids running around during the waking hours, but to us that wasn't a big deal. Also the neighbor to the north played his music slightly loud, but it was harmless stuff from the 80's and wasn't too annoying, and was only noticeable when on the front porch.

Parking was never an issue. We could usually snag a spot right out front in the evening; in the day we typically used the municipal lot about a block away.

My only complaint about the listing is that it says linens provided, but you do need to provide your own bedsheets and mattress pads plus your own towels. Maybe this is typical for OC, but since we're newbies we weren't sure. Good thing we brought our own stuff just in case.

It's impossible to list all the nearby attractions we recommend, but here are a few: OC Tabernacle; Annie's 8th Street Cafe; Nonna's Trattoria; Primos Hoagies; and the coffee shop at 9th and Asbury whose name I can't recall.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review. I'm so glad you took advantage of the assets the Historic District has to offer. I love the farmers market too and that you can walk to most anything! After Hurricane Sandy and the ENTIRE apartment was redone we had to rip out 4' from the floor everywhere. The apartment was virtually see thru. I imagine extra hooks and such for towels went away with the demolition; however, we did everything we could do to save floor space like mounting the tv and entertainment stand and will certainly consider your suggestions for fall updates. As far as kitchen space, it was REALLY tiny before and in post storm re thinking. I had the option of a little more cabinet space which I did or add little more cabinetry or a dishwasher. The dishwasher won :) I'll also check the listing and if it says linens provided I'll remove it. We do have linen service available if someone wants it. The rental agreement states: "Blankets and pillows are provided" Possibly that should be reworded for greater clarity. This has been another super year of being fully booked. Returing guest loved the update. We're very happy to provide a sweet rental that's pet friendly.
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Mullica Hill, NJ

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over July 4th weekend and everything was great. The rooms are clean and open, with plenty of room to spread out. Parking in the rear is a huge amenity. Bathroom is large, kitchen is on the smaller side but since there is a gas grill it was no problem with meals.We would definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlantic City Intl Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Atlantic City Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Jon and Patty's Bistro
Nearest Beach
Ocean City
Car: not necessary

Golf: Ocean City Golf Course

In its tradition of family fun, the City of Ocean City owns and operates a twelve hole, par 3 golf course that is open to the public. The golf course is a great place to go in the morning before hitting the beach, after a beach day to unwind or as an alternative for a change of pace from the sand and sea. Set in the scenic meadows of the bay area, the golf course provides a beautiful and fun way to spend a few hours of the day in OceanCity.

All ages are welcome, but children under 12 years old must have a parent with them. To play, each person must have their own golf bag. Clubs are available for rental as well as hand carts and riding carts.

The Ocean City Municipal Golf Course is located on Bay Avenue at 26th Street. Winter hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and summer hours are 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The golf course has a pro shop and memberships are available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100

H.S. Senior weeks priced 425. per person plus 100. sec pp w/STRICT agreement.
Summer 2014 & Winter Seasonal 2014 ready for rent. No off street parking but not usually an issue in this neighborhood.
Fresh & clean, pet friendly, family friendly rental. 3 Bedroom, 617 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ. Ground Floor (Shorter Ceiling Height). 4 streets to beach, boardwalk. 1/4 block to Tabernacle grounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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