This charming carriage house is just blocks from the fabulous Asbury Park Boardwalk. It's walking distance to the shopping district, night life, fine dining and theatre venues. Enjoy all that Asbury has to offer and then relax in your well appointed, air conditioned, private beach cottage.
The house has three bedrooms, two with full beds and one smaller room with a single bed. There's a huge couch for that unexpected overnight guest. The huge living room and full size kitchen are one open space, perfect for entertaining. There's even a full size dining table if you want to have a dinner party!
There are two newly renovated full baths, one on each floor. The furnishings are not typical rental furniture but carefully selected modern, vintage and antique pieces.
The cottage is nestled behind Asbury's premiere bed & breakfast, Mikell's Big House. Guests are invited to attend the Sat afternoon porch party (a coveted Asbury invitation!). See reviews to learn more about this!
Pets are welcome with a preliminary discussion and additional deposit. Smoking is allowed on the front porch and second floor balcony only. Beach chairs, beach towels, etc are provided. Just bring yourself, some friends and head to the beach!
Keywords: beach cottage, bungalo, renovated carriage house
I was a fashion designer living in San Francisco for 25 years. I moved to Manhattan in 2002 and bought the property as a weekend getaway. I renovated the carriage house first and then lived in it while renovating the main house...I loved living there! When the renovation was done I had a big party. Four people at that party asked me to renovate and design the interiors of their Asbury homes. I had fallen in love with Asbury and really didn't want to go back to New York. A new career was born! I now am an interior designer. Three years ago I converted the Big House into a B&B (when the new Boardwalk opened). I love entertaining and really enjoy making sure my guests have an amazing experience in Asbury Park.
Mikell Towery purchased this cottage in 2002
Asbury Park was in decline for many years. But I saw the potential of what it could be again. Luckily, alot of other like-minded New Yorkers thought so, too. We have all worked hard to bring Asbury Park back to life. We are all giddy with excitement that it's working! In spite of the economy in the last few years, Asbury continues to grow and move forward.
I am very involved in Asbury Park. I can help to open doors to meeting people or leave you alone, whichever you prefer. I know most of the business and restaurant owners in town and can get a reservation when they are sold out or special perks, discounts, freebies, etc. You are also welcome to attend my Sat porch party, an institution in Asbury Park!
This was the most fabulous summer rental..We loved the privacy of the Carriage House and spaciousness. Mikell was kind, courteous and so helpful to my family, friends and myself. Even my little Yorkies had a blast and are now depressed being home again.
I was able to hold our weekly ladies meeting with ample space in the living room area, afterwards we all sat for dinner in the kitchen.
The interior furniture had an eclectic flair and tastefully done. Plenty of dresser n closet space and most importantly clean and comfy beds. Bathrooms were bright with great water pressure for my daughter's long hair.
We will definitely return to this charming home very soon. I am pleased to say I made a new friend in Mikell. Thank you for a wonderful stay, you are a special lady.
We stayed at the carriage house for two weeks. We thought the accommodations were excellent and were completely satisfied with our stay. The owner of the property is very friendly, helpful, and easy going. If you need assistance with anything, she is willing to help out but if you seek privacy, she is not intrusive in any way. The carriage house was very comfortable and met our needs of three adults and one child perfectly. The layout of the house is nice, with the kitchen and large living room downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen is quite suitable for preparing meals. The property was very clean and excellently maintained. Any needs that came up were responded to right away. The photos of the house do provide an accurate depiction of the space. We were also happy with the location: We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach, a park, as well as some shops and restaurants. And the house is a quick, easy drive to most things. I would not hesitate to recommend the carriage house to anyone visiting this area.
Just returned from a great trip to Asbury Park. We stayed at the carriage house and couldn't have been happier. Not only is the house charming, but it's nicely renovated and very comfortable. Coming from a New York apartment, it felt huge! We loved the furnishings and the clean, beachy feel. The owner (Mikell) was very accommodating to our needs and made our stay a pleasure. And so close to the beach! We really had a great week and look forward to going back!
This was our second visit to the Carriage House. Both visits were wonderful. The owner is friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs/requests. The carriage house is clean, well-maintained and spacious. We will definately return again.....and again!