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Best Budget Beach Vacay On The Jersey Shore

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Tons Of Fun For Family And Friends While Saving Lots Of Money.

NO PROM, SENIOR WEEK, OR OTHER TYPES OF HIGH SCHOOL PARTIES!

I'm an experienced host with nearly a decade experience on Airbnb, and I'm excited to expand my commitment to budget vacations paired with high-end hospitality at my shore house in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

I bought this lovely home in June 2013, and I spent the entire summer renovating it just for you. I know you're gonna love it as much as I do. [PLEASE NOTE: The house can sleep 10 people comfortably, unless you bring additional air mattresses. The reason we have it listed for 16+ people is for those who solely want to host an event at the house during the daytime with limited overnight guests.]

For your convenience and comfort, this amazing three-bedroom home features a king bed in a large master bedroom with a large flat-screen HDTV with cable; a double bed in the guest bedroom with a medium-sized flat-screen HDTV with cable; a twin pullout bed in a third bedroom; a queen-size pullout bed in the living room; and two queen-size inflatable air mattresses.

All linens, pillows, and towels are provided for your convenience. There is closet space with hangers and drawers in each room so you can unpack and relax for the duration of your trip.

Every room is outfitted with air-conditioning units for those hot Jersey Shore nights, and the house is heated in all rooms for when the winter weather sweeps in to make your beach getaway a little cooler and cozier.

If more than three beds will be required, as I mentioned previously, there's a queen pullout in the living room as well as two queen air mattresses that you can set up. Linens and pillows also are provided for those extra beds.

There's a large flat-screen HDTV in the living room so you can unwind at the end of the night (plus free movies in our digital library), and there are board games that you're welcome to play if you and your friends and family are up for a little friendly competition.

The dining room table seats six comfortably so you can serve family-style meals to discuss all the fun you're having. The kitchen also is outfitted with everything you'll need to make amazing breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including all-new stainless steel appliances (featuring our dream-come-true double oven, dishwasher, microwave, and spacious fridge), coffee maker; blender; pots, pans, utensils, baking sheets/pans, and other essentials; toaster; and popcorn maker. I cook a lot, so you'll likely find everything you want and need in our pimped-out culinary oasis.

From the kitchen, you can access the basement, where you'll find the washer and dryer should you need it.

The private, very relaxing backyard will likely put your stay (and this listing) over the edge in terms of value and sheer awesomeness. You'll find for your recreational use boogie boards, bikes, backyard games, kayaks, and beach chairs in the shed in the backyard.

There's also an outdoor dining table that seats six with a large umbrella to keep you shaded on those sizzling summer days. You can use this space to serve your meals straight from the large gas grill (which is also shaded; a welcome respite for grill masters) in the afternoons and evenings. When you're finished eating, feel free to kick back and relax on our additional lounge set with fire pit, or in the nap-inducing handmade hammock hung between two trees in the backyard.

This is starting to sound like an episode of 'The Price Is Right', isn't it? But wait - there's more!

When you return from the beach, there's an outdoor shower that you can use to clean yourself off (it's preferred that you don't bring the beach inside), and there's plenty of free street parking in our neighborhood so you have one less thing to stress about.

What else...? What else...?

Dogs are allowed (there's an additional fee of $35 per dog per night - please count your pet as a person when booking), so long as you mind them at all times and you ensure that they don't destroy or damage anything. You must bring a crate for when you leave the house without the dog if you're worried your dog will damage anything. There's a doggy beach nearby - my dog LOVES it - so you can take your pup to play with others in the mornings or evenings. There's also a bar with a doggy 'yappy hour' that your furbabies will enjoy if they're little lushes like mine.

Other fantastic nearby attractions include the beach and boardwalk (It's exactly one mile straight up our street - easily accessible on foot, by bike, or by car); outdoor movies and bonfires; a large outlet shopping mall with all the good stores; bowling alleys; miniature golf; a large flea market; an abundance of historic local bars featuring live music; excellent local restaurants and shops; Six Flags (about a 30-minute drive); Atlantic City (about 1.5 hours away); and New York City (about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car, or 1.5 hours by train). Some of these attractions require a car, but there's still plenty to do if you're coming without a vehicle.

The NJ Transit train station is about a 10-minute walk from our house, which will take you to and from the heart of New York City if you're up for a quick side adventure. Round-trip tickets are $32.50 per person (military, seniors and children get a very good discount). Really relaxing ride.

ALSO, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT I DO NOT ACCEPT PROM PARTIES OR ANY SCENARIO WHERE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WILL RUN AMOK. I RECEIVE OVER 100 INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS EACH YEAR. I'VE HEARD ALL THE EXCUSES ABOUT HOW EVERYTHING WILL BE OK BECAUSE YOUR DADDY IS A LAWYER OR THAT YOUR CHURCH GROUP JUST WANTS "TO PRAY ALL OVER THE HOUSE." ALL OF THESE ATTEMPTS TO PULL ONE OVER ON ME GETS THE SIDE-EYE, AND ME AND MY FRIENDS LAUGH ABOUT IT - OFTEN HYSTERICALLY - LATER. THUS, THE ANSWER IS... NO. YOU MUST BE AGE 21 OR OLDER TO RENT. BECAUSE I'M NOT A DUMMY, AND I DON'T WANT DEAD TEENAGERS IN MY BASEMENT. YOUR PARENTS WILL THANK ME LATER.

That about covers it. Of course I'm happy to answer any questions you may have to help you decide if this is the best place for your next beach vacay.

P.S. It already is, but I'll oblige anyway. :)

I hope to hear from you soon!

A few other things to consider:

I control the house remotely. I'll unlock it in advance of your arrival, and there will ne a set of keys inside that you can use to manually lock the door when you go out.

The neighborhood is safe, quiet and residential. I ask that you respect our neighbors by keeping the noise level down after hours. I like to party too, but I'm respectful - and I expect the same from my guests. We have security cameras outside to make sure everything stays within reason. If you cause a problem - which I know you won't, of course - I'll call the cops and kick you out. Like, for real. Just be decent, please, and everyone will have a great time.

There's a train in town that travels from New York City all the way down the Jersey coast. You can take it to the city or to another beach town for a day trip. Otherwise, I have a couple bikes that you're welcome to use during your stay.

Here are some things that we've experienced in the past that we hope to avoid in the future:

1. Please don't pull any wires out of the TVs or out of the walls. Sounds silly, I'm sure, but someone has done it.

2. Please, pleeeease dispose of your trash in the cans on the side of the house before leaving. Sometimes I can't get there to clean up after your stay for a few days. Lingering trash is not a good situation. I'm not Jack Hannah, and I don't want to be friends with the squirrels.

3. Please mind your fire and make sure it is completely extinguished when you're finished if you decide to build one. You must supply your own food and fire materials.

4. Please replace the covers to the grill and fire pit once everything is extinguished properly.

4. Please don't rearrange our furniture, light fixtures, cabinets, etc., inside the house. You can move things around while you're there to make yourself more comfortable, but please put them back where they belong.

5. As I enjoy my home whenever I'm not hosting guests, I will have our personal effects in the bathroom and bedrooms and food items in the fridge and freezer. This is not an invitation to take my belongings or attend my buffet. Please don't steal anything, and please buy your own food. That said, you're welcome to use small amounts of community items like salt, pepper, sugar, flour, spices, oil, etc. If you've used enough to make a dent, please replace it.

6. In general, please review the white manual on the desk at the start and end of your stay and everything will go smoothly.

Thanks in advance!

More Details

Property Manager
Mikey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Mikey

I'm a young, fun, professional guy who enjoys hosting guests from all over the world.

Mikey purchased this house in 2013

Why Mikey chose Asbury Park

I fell in love with this house at first sight. It has everything I could want in a shore home, including lots of light, ample space indoors and outdoors for relaxing, and there are so many fun things to do around town. I love it here, and you will too.

What makes this house unique

My property also is available for share opportunities; photo and film shoots; and events, like birthday, anniversary, and retirement parties.

Amenities

Asbury Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Philadelphia
5

Amazing experience with very friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Adorable house with a great back yard. Hosts we're very friendly and readily available when I had questions. Also very accommodating when we needed to check out a little late on Sunday due to a mix up with our reservations for breakfast. Binder with all the good local spots to eat and drink was very helpful. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canandaigua NY
5

Beautiful home minutes to everything in AP!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Mikey's home! It's true to the pics posted! The bedrooms are comfy and spacious!! The whole house is clean. I'm a nurse so by nature I notice when things are dirty. The backyard is great for outdoor dining or hanging out. The appliances and equipment in the kitchen made it a breeze to make meals and clean up after.

There is parking on the street and we never had a problem find a spot.

We didn't use the TV cause we had plenty else to entertain us. The do have google play which was great for listening to music.

Overall we had a great time and would easily stay here again!!! Even after we left, we realized we forgot something and Mikey was so kind to let us run back and pick up our items. Really a class act of a host! Thank you for sharing your home, so my family could make memories of our own. <3

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for such a lovely review - and for taking great care of our home. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our house and in Asbury Park. You're welcome back any time.
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House was clean and neat (except for the oven) but the yard was not.

  • 2 of 5

As a person that relies on honest reviews when using VRBO in the past, I will give an honest review. The property owners need to update the listing and the photos as many things were not as described and make no mistake, you are living in someone's year-round residence. Closets and drawers are filled with their items as well as kitchen counter tops, cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer. There is very little room for anything you bring. No ice maker or trays, we had to buy a bag of our own ice, luckily there was an empty cooler in the yard. TV in master bedroom was not set up properly to get FIOS only blu-rays which they did not provide. The backyard (where we had planned a family BBQ) was shady and quiet as promised, but overgrown in areas and unkempt. The furniture was dirty and full of leaves, the fire pit was filled with debris and covered with a rusty, dented screen. Leaves and dirt everywhere and while we were instructed to clean up after our pet, we found ourselves cleaning up another dog's droppings before we even let our dog into the yard. We then swept the patio for 1/2 hour with a broom that was in the yard, apparently not used often. Two lawn mowers set out next to patio furniture as well. The outdoor shower was a mess. Filled with dirt and leaves, old flower pots and a bag of soil. The shower looked like it was more for storage then use, just ask the very large spiders that call it home! Our first call to the owner was to ask where the hammock was...it had rotted so they took it down. Also, there was no gas in the grill tank or the spare. The owner was very quick to remedy both and brought a hammock and gas for the grill. Next call to owner was where are the beach passes and where is the outdoor theater from the description on VRBO? Owner decided not to include beach passes this year and the home theater (large screen, projector, speakers and extension cord, you need the long extension cord because there is no electricity in the yard and you have to snake the cord through an open kitchen window into an outlet inside, had to be brought up from the basement. As we are not kids and we were on vacation, we decided not to try to carry all this stuff up from the basement especially since they did not provide any dvd's. Just not worth the trouble or backache. More prep, less clutter goes a long way, and the white binder...very condescending.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the "honest" review. My response: "The property owners need to update the listing and the photos as many things were not as described and make no mistake, you are living in someone's year-round residence. Closets and drawers are filled with their items as well as kitchen counter tops, cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer." As it clearly states in our listing, so guests "make no mistake," this is our year-round residence. As such, as also stated in the listing, we have items in the closets, drawers, cabinets and fridge. There is space allotted for guest use, however, like several free drawers in the guest bedroom, free cabinet space, and room in the fridge. Obviously this didn't meet your standards. "TV in master bedroom was not set up properly to get FIOS only blu-rays which they did not provide." The TV in all rooms are FIOS-cable connected. Perhaps you didn't read the instructions in the condescending white binder on how to properly use the remotes/TVs. We don't offer a physical DVD library for guests, but as stated in the listing we do provide a robust digital library. Apologies if this also didn't meet your standards. "The backyard (where we had planned a family BBQ) was shady and quiet as promised, but overgrown in areas and unkempt. The furniture was dirty and full of leaves, the fire pit was filled with debris and covered with a rusty, dented screen." We can't afford to have the backyard landscaped weekly, but the lawn was mowed. And that rusty, dented screen is because it's a fire pit cover. It's stay outdoors... on a fire pit. However, we'll consider replacing that every four weeks to keep it shiny and new. "Two lawn mowers set out next to patio furniture as well." Behind the patio furniture is more accurate, and this is where we keep the lawn mowers. Out of remaining characters to continue, but in the eight years we've been doing this we've never received such a nit-picky review. Hopefully you managed to let yourselves have a decent time despite that nothing met your standards.
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5

Immaculate beach house & wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Home is clean, newly renovated and beautifully decorated. Host is a true gem and was super responsive to all my (silly) questions. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cape was in a great area of Asbury Park. The house was clean, well decorated, and in perfect order.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Newark-Liberty International Airport
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Asbury Park Train Station - 10 minute walk
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Asbury Park Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $35

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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