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Perfect Beach Cottage (Manasquan Family Shore House)

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


Half Baths
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 a table for 8. 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 30 Years Old unless you are a Family with Children *

More Details

Mike & Tracey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Mike & 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 & Tracey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mike & Tracey chose Jersey Shore

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
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Perfect Beach Cottage (Manasquan Family Shore House)
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

It truly is the Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house was very clean and the layout was terrific. It's so close to the beach and a playground which was wonderful for my two small kids. They also loved the loft feature. We would certainly stay here again. Mike was very responsive and the whole stay was just so relaxing!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenlawn, NY 11740

Annual Bucket List Experience

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our ninth summer vacation week at 108 2nd Ave. it is always difficult to leave and this year was no exception. Mike and Tracey are hands on hosts. Our little home has all the character of a beach bungalow from our Manasquan childhood but with 21st century amenities. Proximity to the ocean at Sea Watch makes it easy to view the sunrise and go back and forth to the beach for lunch and then again "happy hour" for our favorite time of the day. Manasquan is a magical place, a slice of life that all five of us anticipate every August.

Mom has been joining us each year and at 86, she needs a little help getting on the beach. We always find a willing volunteer to roll her down the path in a beach wheelchair. It's not just the place, it's the people we love.

Do you like to cook? No problem all the essentials including giant grill are available. Want to teach the kids to play cards, board games? Great big table on the back porch is the best gathering place of all.

Kids will love the kiddie loft that is their own private getaway.

Clean, clean, clean! If you MUST, wireless internet helps you connect with the office but if you can, disconnect and go experience all Manasquan and its neighboring towns have to offer.

This years agenda included spa at Sensabilities in Sea Girt, concert at Tim McGloones in Asbury Park, daily walk on the boardwalk, lunch truck at Sea Watch and lots of laughs and memories. We are going back again for our tenth season next summer.

Try it, you'll love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is newly (and tastefully) updated and very comfortable. The owners are very accommodating. It's a short walk to the beach and two beach passes are included in the rental. The separate front and back porches provide plenty of space. The outdoor shower even has little dispensers with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. It is less than a mile from town and an easy walk. Thanks again, Mike and Tracey, for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this cozy beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third year at this owner's rental. I don't have to say too much more...three years renting says it all. Started out renting the last week in June, 2015 season rented the last two weeks. I just love it. Its quaint & cozy, equipped with all your needs - I even went home with my wash done. How great is that?! The proximity to everything Manasquan has to offer is great; and walkable/bikeable. I never move my car once I get there. Back home a week and oh I miss the layout of that cute little place. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucks county, PA

Great for my family!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just fantastic. It's as cute and comfortable as it is in the pictures and its proximity to the beach was way closer than I was expecting. Also, to my surprise, the beach entrance that is closest has an enormous playground right on the sand that was great for the kids. We had an absolutely amazing time in this home. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgewater, NJ

Great beach cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Manasquan beach cottage was wonderful! We spent the entire month of April there enjoying every day. The location of the beach cottage in only 1 block from the beach, right in front of a playground and bathroom facilities. House was clean, organized, and had equipped with all the right stuff...beach chairs, cozy beds, front screened in porch and covered back deck for outside dining with great furniture. Owner was very nice and is dedicated to your stay at his home. Will be back and recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • 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

Manasquan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 10 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend (Sat to Mon)
May 27 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early June
May 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $155

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.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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