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Your Own Private Bed & Breakfast

Bedrooms 14
Half Baths2
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

14 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms: 4 full, 3 half, sleeps 25 or less

Perfect family reunion vacation house! Contact owner directly at central ave house dot com.

Two blocks from the beach, your rental includes Includes 20 beach passes, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. Go to Central Avenue House dot com to view the complete website.

Amenities also include wireless Internet, two kitchens, one living room, one large dining room that seats 25, two breezy porches perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxing, 2 TV/DVDs downstairs, a washer/dryer, beach towels and chairs, window A/Cs and ceiling fans throughout.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jennifer

I am Ocean Grove's last remaining multi-generational innkeeper. My great-grandmother bought our hotel in 1898 and I'm the fourth generation woman in our family to own and operate it. It's been a blessing and a privilege to do so. But now it is time to let the Central Avenue House re-invent itself as a group rental. I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours has!

Jennifer purchased this hotel in 1899

Why Jennifer chose Ocean Grove

I was fortunate enough to be born into a family of female hoteliers in the most beautiful sea shore location on earth.

What makes this hotel unique

I love that you can walk just a few blocks and be anywhere you need to be! Whether it's two blocks to the beach or restaurants, or buying a quart of milk, getting the paper, going to the bank, post office or hardware store, everthing is so close! Best is walking into Asbury Park for the most exceptional musical and artistic culture you'll find anywhere. Asbury is the hipper, funkier, zanier cousin to Ocean Grove's Victorian, mom & pop, Americana, time stood still character. You've got the best of both worlds w/i blocks of each other when you stay at the Central Avenue House

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of 14 had a wonderful time here. There was plenty of room for all of us, with bedrooms to spare. We were close to everything and loved the music from the boardwalk gazebo to the Methodist camp ground. It's so close to the beach and has good supplies of beach towels and chairs. We had all our meals in the house and found the kitchen easy to work in and had all the utensils you could want. Thank you, Jennifer. You do a beautiful job!
Aug 2014
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Ocean Grove Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs, directly off bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Second floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Third floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Third floor
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Second floor
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room 2, second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Room 3, second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room 5, second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Room 7, second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Room 8, second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Room 9, second floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Room 10, third floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , Room 12, third floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single , Room 14, third floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double , Room 16, third floor
    Bedroom 11 - 1 twin/ single , Room 17, third floor
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , Room 18, third floor
    Bedroom 13 - 2 twin/ single , Room 19, third floor
    Bedroom 14 - 1 double , Apartment bedroom, first floor
  • Downstairs apartment bedroom sleeps 2. Second Floor has 6 bedrooms and sleeps 12. Third Floor has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 12
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs is unique in that you have available to you an apartment which opens into the former guest lobby, guest kitchen and first floor porch. So, you essentially have two living rooms with TV/DVD/VCRs and a second kitchen which has all the amenities of a regular kitchen minus a stove. The second floor also has a wide, relaxing porch surrounded by trees so that you feel as if you are in your own private tree fort! The apartment living room can be configured to accommodate two large dining tables w/ chairs. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cell phones and Ipods for phone and music needs. There is wireless internet connectivity throughout. Parking is street parking. The Inn will not be rented to unchaperoned youth.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 37 reviews

Perfect for a large Family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my son's wedding. We had friends and family come from all over the country, and this huge and cozy house allowed us gathering and privacy all in one place. Close to beach, stocked with beach items (including beach passes), air conditioners in every room. Walking distance to everything we needed. Owner was close at hand if needed!!! Wonderful to work with and provided excellent information prior to our arrival regarding things to do - made planning so much easier. We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, No, thank you for being such easy and fun guests! I hope you can come back again next year.
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Excellent location, plenty of room.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week. It is an easy walk to the beach, boardwalk restaurants and quaint Main Street as well as the pavilion and Tabernacle. The 2 porches are wonderful. Our family of 23 enjoyed having 14 bedrooms and plenty of seating in the dining room. The house is very well-worn but it was clean and had everything we could want. The landlord was very considerate and made everything easy for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for big families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jen's place for a family get together. There were over 20 of us and we had plenty of space. The dining room size and and set up was great because we all got to eat together. The house was close to the beach and Main Street shops. The two porches were lovely. Not having to bring any linens, towels or beach chairs was very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha, I'm so glad that your family enjoyed their holiday!
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Ocean Grove for 20+ with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Ocean Grove is a favorite destination for our family but this time, we got to share it with lots of family and friends (20+ people). The house has plenty of rooms for everyone to spread out yet wonderful spaces to hang out together - mainly we used the two porches, which have very comfortable seating. The owner met us on arrival and provided plenty of assistance with places to go and things to do. She had starter supplies plus plenty of laundry supplies and extras like light bulbs, in case we needed them (which we did not). The rooms were clean and beds comfortable. There were plenty of beach towels (over 30 of them) as well as plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas, so you won't need to bring any of those. We enjoyed the beach each day, walked 2 blocks to get ice cream every night and ate at the Starving Artist several mornings for breakfast. We enjoyed the Silverball pinball museum, Korean Fusion Tacos and cocktails in Asbury Park - just a short walk away. Ocean Grove is a darling place to visit, and the Central Avenue House was a perfect homebase for our large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Julie, who knew you were a travel writer! Thank you for your kindness. Four generations of women owners are smiling with happiness that we could share our home with yours. :) It takes a village! I'm glad you and yours made memories here. All the best, Jennifer
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as I arrived at the Central Ave house, I was greeted by Jennifer and was given a tour of the place. She gave me all the information I needed about the house, parking, the beach and places to eat/shop. It was not difficult to contact her if I needed anything during my stay. She was also very generous and understanding about having 20+ people at her house for the weekend! I highly recommend staying here if you are looking to visit Ocean Grove or Asbury Park, especially if you don't mind the two minute walk to the beach :)

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, historic, amazing place to stay. Just feet from the buttery waters of the New Jersey sea.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stella Marina / Watermark in Asbury Park
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Atlantic Highlands / Sea Streak
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jumping Brook, Neptune NJ
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Asbury Park / NJ Transit
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Garden State Parkway and Route 33
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nagle's Apothecary Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove was founded in 1869 as an outgrowth of the camp meeting movement in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has more per capita Victorian architecture than any other town in the United States. You don't even need a vehicle during your stay as everything in town is within walking distance. World famous Asbury Park, home of Bruce Springsteen, is just a 5 minute walk away. Asbury has emerged as the new Brooklyn with its fine restaurants, arts, music and entertainment scene. There is always a festival feel to this City by the Sea. We're a mere 45 miles south of New York City - hop the train from Asbury and be enchanted by all the City has to offer. Philadelphia is 70 miles west and easily accessible by bus or auto. Within 10 - 30 minutes by car you can indulge in marina fishing, golf, horseback riding/the track, Great Adventure amusement center & animal park and PNC Art Center concert hall. Atlantic City is 75 miles south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350

Rates include 20 beach passes.
Cleaning fee, $250.00

$50% deposit due with signing of lease. Balance due 6 weeks prior to occupancy. Payment by check only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.