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Denise Larsen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! BOOK NOW! Sleeps 12, Pool, large decks, beautiful sunsets!

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

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Overview

New Jersey House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + family room with privacy door, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

YOUR ENTIRE GROUP MUST BE 25 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO RENT THIS HOUSE!

NO PROM GROUPS! This is a family neighborhood; very quiet.

This home was once a single family home and was converted to a two family, in 2009. The larger portion of the home, almost 2,000 sq. ft. is available for rent. There is now a small apartment attached to the rear of the house where I live. When you look at the picture... the entire front of the house is part of the rental property. Only a small part of the building in the back half of the second floor is where the apartment is located. Although the guest portion of the house is listed as a two bedroom, the loft area has a trundle bed and the family room, which has a door for privacy and it's own very large custom bathroom, has a queen sized pullout couch (brand new) and a trundle bed. There are three full bathrooms, two on the first floor and a large master bath with a soaking tub, that has jets. Also, there is a separate shower and double sinks in the master.

It has been completely remodeled with all hardwood floors, except for the family room which is carpeted. New tiled bathrooms, a modern kitchen with granite counter-tops, a large island, all stainless steel appliances, Cuisinart 12 cup coffee pot and new this year a KEURIG 2.0 coffeemaker with urn, toaster oven, double oven, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave/convection oven. The house is beautifully furnished and painted with a beach motif in greens, blues, whites and tans.

Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the large front deck and watch the sunset each night over the bay. Each one is magnificent. People gather along the edge of the bay each night to watch the sun go down. Table for 8 on the deck.

Bring kayaks. I have lifejackets for your use. There are several that can be borrowed that are adjustable. Just ask! Use at own risk. Drop them right into the bay in front of the house and head south to Island Beach State Park.

Walk 5 blocks north or 2 blocks south to a fishing/crabbing pier and catch tonite's dinner! Crab pots for your use! Local tackle shops, in walking distance, will have bait and supplies for you!

Keywords: Traditional style ,newly remodeled, beach house property

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Denise Larsen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Denise Larsen

My late husband and I moved into the property in 1980. It was a tiny little bungalow which we tore down in 1987 to put up a 3 bedroom contemporary home to make room for our two growing boys. When my husband passed away in 2007, I decided to make some changes to the property. I made the decision to go with a two family and to become a summer rental property. The house turned out beautiful! I am so proud of the work done by a local builder who specializes in custom cabinetry and molding. The wainscoting in the living room really makes a statement. I love sharing this comfortable home with families who want a relaxing shore experience in a dream location.

Denise Larsen purchased this house in 1987

Why Denise Larsen chose New Jersey

My late husband grew up in Seaside Park and when we got married we rented the house that we eventually bought. We just really loved the area and he couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I am originally from Maine and grew up in the mountains and woods. Living at the beach opened up a whole new world to me. I've never grown tired of the beautiful sunsets on the bay and the amazing sunrises up at the ocean.

What makes this house unique

I can ride my bike to the post office, the market, the beaches and never leave the island on the weekends when it's the most crowded. there's a traveling farmer's market almost every weekend that offers lots of Jersey Fresh Produce. I like to kayak early in the morning and just roll the kayak across the street and drop it into the bay. My favorite spot is south of here off the coast of Island Beach State Park. It's a nice paddle ride and a lovely place to watch the birds. The beach is just two blocks away and sometimes after spending the day at the beach, I like to take a dip in the pool. I have a small 18' X 24' pool that is great for a quick dip after being in the ocean or after dinner when it's still warm. Invite people for a BBQ on the front deck. Take a nice bike ride along the bay. Not much traffic, wide shoulder for kids... bring the helmets! Lots of restaurants all along this island and if you're into nite clubs... of course we have those too!

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! BOOK NOW! Sleeps 12, Pool, large decks, beautiful sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Fantastic location for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with Denise's beach house from the moment we walked in. It's decorated beautifully and has a very warm, welcoming feel. We told her right away, "this is the nicest rental home we've ever stayed in." She had everything we needed, including lots of great toys for our 10-month old son. That was helpful when he got bored with the few toys we packed! Denise was also extremely helpful and available to answer any questions we had. The location is great - we were able to easily bike to Island Beach State Park and walk to the beach on the ocean side. The playground on the bay side beach (also easily walkable - just a few blocks away) was a lot of fun for our little guy. We appreciated being in a peaceful location with very easy access to everything (including the boardwalk amusements a short drive away). The view from the front porch is fantastic. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night! This shore house was definitely a great find! Thanks, Denise!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second time at Denise's beach house. We have stayed at several other Seaside Park rentals and this one is the best around. Not only is it immaculate, beautifully decorate, and in one of the best locations on the island, the owner and her family make us feel like we've known them forever. My 3 children enjoy everything that is available to them. We go crabbing, fishing, kayaking, bike riding and of course, spend lots of time on the beach. Denise is very accommodating if there is anything you need. When we leave her home, we count the months until we go back for our summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Shore Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed all over the Jersey Shore: this is the best vacation stay we've ever had! Seaside Park is a peaceful town but close to lots of action. The house is beautiful and immaculate and has every amenity you could want. The sunset views from the deck were heavenly and if the views and the amenities aren't enough, just add Denise, the quintessential hostess, who is so friendly and helpful and just a joy to be with. You can spend your day lounging at the beach or your own private pool, or borrow a kayak and paddle around or go crabbing the bay. There are also places nearby to rent jet skis and boats, or you can take a run or bike ride in magnificent Island Beach State Park. Have fun cooking a wonderful dinner using the beautifully appointed kitchen or the generous sized grill, or enjoy any of the many great restaurants in the area. Spend the night relaxing in this magnificent home or head over to Seaside Heights for the boardwalk experience. However you choose to spend your vacation, there is something for absolutely everyone. We can't wait to come back and hang out with Denise again. It was a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was a first time group at my beach house but it felt like we'd known each other forever. I love when my guests feel so much at home and find themselves relaxing from the moment they walk in the door. I'm so exited that they are coming back next year and feel like they've become part of my extended summer family.
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Best of the best! This house has everything-Denise, Todd, Sam & Sarah are especially kind & helpful!

  • 5 of 5

Opening the door the first day was the beginning of a wonderful week. This home was totally SPOTLESS everywhere & smelled marvelously inviting too! The kitchen was amazing w/top quality appliances & every tool, dish, pan, bowl, glassware (including fine wine & margarita glasses). Loved the huge granite island w/barstools & automatic floor sweeper! Three bathrooms were large, immaculate, modern & updated-designed to accommodate multiple guests at one time-no waiting! Also nice to find LOTS of towels, pillows & linens. The pool deck had sun from sunrise to late in the afternoon (almost evening) & the 2 Intex pool loungers provided were awesome for floating, reading, even sleeping!! The day room was bathed in the most glorious sunlight sparkling off the pool each day & it also contained a huge flat-screen TV & player, a Sony stereo w/3-cd changer & a surprisingly vast amount/variety of games, toys, dolls, hundreds of music cd's from Frank Sinatra to jazz, pop & country, a bookcase full of truly interesting books (my favorite was "Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pants") & videos. No need to bring ANY of that w/you!! Best of all was the front deck w/dining table & chairs for 8 PLUS seating/space for 6-8 more to enjoy SPECTACULAR sunsets & bay night views. On-street parking right in front was always easy to find & Bayview Ave was quiet enough to ride bikes down the middle most days. The garage holds a myriad of helpful tools (toolbox, air compressor, 2 beach bikes, paddles, wheeled coolers, folding tables, beach umbrellas, chairs, crab pots, etc. etc. etc.) A second dining table & 8 chairs is set up by the garage w/a very large stainless steel BBQ grill. All three decks (bayfront, pool, & side) have latching gates making it perfect for young children or pets to roam "freely" & safely. Very handy keyless entry. A 2-man kayak was perfect for paddling leisurely around the edge of the bay & down along the Island Beach State Park. We rented a pontoon boat (JSWatercraft) one day & were able to beach it right in front of the house to load guests & supplies & even moored it there briefly. The house is just a few blocks from a really cool playground, protected bay beach & long fish/crabbing pier & also just 2-3 short blocks from ocean side beaches. Easy walk to restaurants, grocery/liquor, & B&B Dept. store! We had 12 rental bikes delivered to the house (Beach Authority) & rode them up the boardwalk in the mornings before 11am. Wish I could say more here--just PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say.... this group of guests truly took advantage of all that the area and my home had to offer. They were such a fun group and really did their homework by looking online at websites of Chambers of Commerce and the local towns like Point Pleasant, Lavalette, Seaside Heights and of course Seaside Park. It made me feel so good to see how much fun they were having and I look forward to seeing them again next year. September is typically such a beautiful month; quiet, nice weather, free beaches and still lots to do in the area. I appreciate this review because I want my guests to find a beautiful home, clean and inviting, from start of season to the last day in the fall.
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5

So nice.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house! The owner has obviously tried to think of everything to help her guests have a great stay. Plenty of room and very comfortable. I would definitely consider returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We Lucked Out!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to find and stay at this beautiful, tastefully decorated home, wonderfully situated on the bay, with cool breezes coming right off the water. The large kitchen was easy to cook in, there was dining inside and out, and plenty of casual seating. It is also very clean, neat and comfortable.

Our 15 yr old son enjoyed borrowing and using the kayak and bike, (bring your own helmet), and we were within easy walking distance of the beach and pier. Games, puzzles, TV and wifi were provided, which we, our extended family, and visiting nieces and nephews of all ages also enjoyed.

The owner was extremely helpful, offering babysitting suggestions for family members who weren't even staying with us. She was also friendly and flexible, and very accommodating.

Everything was great, even better than expected, and we look forward to coming again and staying even longer. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

This recently renovated and completely updated home is located on a three block wide barrier island. It is a comfortable walk to the ocean and sits on a street that winds along the Barnegat Bay. No obstruction of the view of this beautiful waterway. Bring a boat, jet skis, kayaks or canoes. Beaches are gorgeous and wide. 4 beach badges offered with rental. Under 12 are free. Additional badges for day, week, or season are available at entrances to the beach. Only 1.5 miles from the amusement park, with rides, arcades, restaurants, shopping and more.

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Rates & Availability

Seaside Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer - Peak season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Late Fall
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50

Memorial Day Weekend is the only time I offer a weekend rate.

Off Season rate is $300.00 per nite, $500.00 security deposit. Basic cleaning is included. Extra cleaning taken from security deposit.

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Amenities

New Jersey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    en - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , trundle bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two trundle beds = sleeping for four,and also have a pack n play., 2 sleeper sofas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
OK... so what is meant by alternative lifestyle? I was going to check that because I thought perhaps it means gay/lesbian couples and their families. If that's the case, then, of course. I guess I don't think of that as an alternative lifestyle..... My house is family friendly, period, how your family is structured is of no consequence to me. Does that make sense? I believe most in my community share my values and beliefs. This home is a bayfront home. The only thing between the home and the water is a street. No obstructions to the view. ALSO.... check out the following site.... Theshorelist.com..... they have anything you can think of to rent. Ask me first, because I may already provide it for you, but it's a great back up for those who don't want to bring as much stuff.

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