STR Permit #2018-0117
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.
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. [PLEASE NOTE: The reason I have my home listed for 16+ people is for those who solely want to host an event at the house during the daytime with limited overnight guests.]
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!