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Perfect Beach Cottage (Manasquan Family Shore House)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with Outdoor Shower and two covered (Sleeps 6)

Relaxing beach retreat, 200 feet from the beach. Painstakingly restored beach cottage with all the modern amenities. Front porch to people watch, and private covered rear porch with exposed beams, wicker fan, bistro lights, and a large hardwood table. Fun loft for kids to hang out and even hook up a game system. Wonderful cedar outdoor shower to wash away the sand, and get ready for a night out to dinner at one of dozens of great restaurants. Spend your days on the beach, walking the boardwalk, fishing, or kayaking. Mansquan is the consumate family beach town, with its cute downtown shopping area, family beaches and abundant dining & nightlife.

This is the best family beach north of LBI, and the best, most comfortable house you will rent.

You will never want to leave!

* Minimum Age for Rentals is 28 Years Old unless you are a Family with Children *

More Details

Mike and Tracey
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Mike and Tracey

Tracey & I have two kids who have grown up renting summer houses with us. We all love the beach - it is a year-round discussion at our house - 'when are we going to the beach', who are we inviting'... 'Can we get a surfing lesson?', 'let's go to that miniature golf place', 'I want to eat at the Warfside'... We love the beach, and invite you to enjoy your vacation at our home.

Mike and Tracey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mike and Tracey chose Manasquan

We were looking for a house in LBI, but realized it was too far for a weekend getaway. Tracey & I spent a long weekend at the shore, seeing houses for sale all the way from Seaside to Sea Bright. We fell in love with this charming town and the family atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

So close to the beach that you will come back to the house instead of buying a drink at the burger shack, and can run back instead of using the public restroom. Perfectly restored cottage gives you comfort and convenience. Most of our guests tell us 'you've thought of EVERYTHING'


Manasquan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Take Garbage and Recycling out upon checkout. Recycling must be separated and put in clear bags. Cardboard stacked separately.
  • Guest acknowledges that linens are not provided. Guest must bring or arrange for sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and towels. Pillows are provided.
  • Cleaning checklist to be completed by guest upon checkout. Cleaning fee is not for us to clean up after you but to make it perfect for next guest :-)
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath -
    Full Bath -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • towels not provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bring your own pillow cases, sheets, blankets and towels. We include pillows only. Linens can be provided for a fee thru a local linen service. Please give us 2 weeks notice.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautifully Restored Beach Cottage with natural pine floors, Utterly Spotless, Charming, Relaxing, Cedar Outdoor Shower with soap & shampoo dispenser, hand shower, and foot wash for sandy feet, Mini-Cabana Changing Area ajoined to Shower with hooks for hanging towels & shelves for dry clothing & Bench, Play-room/Loft with TV & Bean-Bag Chairs & kids play table


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Beach Cottage (Manasquan Family Shore House)
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Awesome Property! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this cottage & Mike was so accommodating as a host>thanks Mike!

The cottage is really close to the beach & one of our favorite features was the outdoor shower! Everything was super clean & set up upon arrival. We look forward to returning & renting one of Mike's properties>thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Only a couple of blocks from the beach with a spacious back porch to hang out on. My friends and I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Manasquan Vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Great stay but lacking hooks to hang clothes. Could use hooks over bedroom doors. Simple fix. Great for walking to the beach. Great little place and perfect weather. Great reunion with old high school friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosy beach cottage - 1 block to ocean, boardwalk - easy walk to stand up paddle, kayak, bike rentals

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is bright, super clean. Great outdoor shower. Vintage screened front porch and covered back patio dining area make it easy to find a private place to relax. Really well maintained. Mike and Tracy are great hosts and take pride in the presentation of the cottage. Close to beach, coffee, casual food stops along the boardwalk. Great beach town.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay a this charming Shore House. The kids loved the loft, the grown-ups loved the back porch, and we all loved the short walk to the beach, playground and lunch at GeGe! Would definitely stay there again. Thank you, Mike and Tracey!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shear perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Can't thank the owners of this place enough! We had a great time! Perfect layout! They thought of everything! Plenty of space for myself and three teenagers to spread out and relax. The outdoor shower was awesome after a day at the beach. Back porch was great for entertaining and the grill came in handy too! The beach is so close to the house and the fireworks on a Thursday night were great! LOVED this place! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Newark Liberty Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bel-Aire Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Manasquan Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Sandy Seagull Corner Store
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

Fireworks weekly visible from the beach, Dayboat Fishing, Cigarette Boat Races in Season, Parades, Surfing Lessons, Boogie Boarding, Shopping Outlets, Charming Downtown, Biking Trail, Waterfront Dining, Aquarium, Concerts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155
Refundable damage deposit $250

Note - rates are entered for the "nights" so a rate period ending Friday includes Friday night through Saturday morning. E.g. Memorial Day Weekend is listed as Saturday to Sunday nights - you arrive Saturday, and depart Monday morning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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