|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
NO PROM, SENIOR WEEK, OR OTHER TYPES OF HIGH SCHOOL PARTIES!
My husband and I are experienced hosts - we've hosted amazing guests in our NYC condo since 2008 - and we're super excited to expand our commitment to budget vacations paired with high-end hospitality with our very own shore house in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
We bought this lovely home in June 2013, and we spent the entire summer renovating it just for you. We know you're gonna love it as much as we do. [PLEASE NOTE: The house can only sleep 9 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.]
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 a queen-size inflatable air mattress.
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, there's a queen pullout in the living room as well as a queen air mattress 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 recently released 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. We 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 two bicycles that you're welcome to use to see the sights around town, and the washer and dryer should you need it. Also for your recreational use is a boogie board that you can take to the beach and ride the waves, and a box full of beach games.
We also have a private, very relaxing backyard that will likely put your stay (and our listing) over the edge in terms of value and sheer awesomeness.
In the backyard you'll find a dining set 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. We also have a bean-bag toss game that you can set up in the backyard for hours of fun.
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 parking in our neighborhood so you have one less thing to stress about.
We've also just added an outdoor theater to the property - and if you enjoy watching movies outside, you're gonna love this! We have a huge 77' screen on which a top-of-the-line projector will play whatever DVD you'd like in brilliant color. There are speakers for excellent sound, too. Just set it all up in the backyard (very easy to do) and you and your guests are in for a unique experience that you won't find at any other rental in Asbury Park. Grab some snacks, drinks and blankets and have a ball!
What else...? What else...?
Dogs are allowed (there's an additional fee of $35 per dog per night - please count him 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. There's a doggy beach nearby - our 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 ours.
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); a large outlet shopping mall with all the good stores (I'm a J. Crew boy myself); 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 $30 per person (military, seniors and children get a very good discount). Really relaxing ride.
ALSO, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT PROM PARTIES OR ANY SCENARIO WHERE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WILL RUN AMOK. WE RECEIVE OVER 100 INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS EACH YEAR. WE'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 US GETS THE SIDE-EYE, AND ME AND MY FRIENDS LAUGH ABOUT IT - OFTEN HYSTERICALLY - LATER. THUS, THE ANSWER IS... NOPE. YOU MUST BE AGE 21 OR OLDER TO RENT. BECAUSE WE'RE NOT DUMMIES, AND WE DON'T WANT DEAD TEENAGERS IN OUR BASEMENT. YOUR PARENTS WILL THANK ME LATER.
That about covers it. Of course we're 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 we'll oblige anyway. :)
We hope to hear from you soon!
A few other things to consider:
We control the house remotely. We'll unlock it in advance of your arrival, and there's 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. We ask that you respect our neighbors by keeping the noise level down after hours. We like to party too, but we're respectful - and we expect the same from our guests. We have security cameras outside to make sure everything stays within reason. If you cause a problem - which we know you won't, of course - we'll call the cops and kick you out. Like, for real. Just be decent, please, and everyone will have a good night's sleep.
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, we 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.
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. You can move things around while you're there to make yourself more comfortable, but please put them back where they belong.
5. As we enjoy our home whenever we're not hosting guests, we will have our personal effects there and food items in the fridge and freezer. This is not an invitation to attend our buffet. 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!
We're a young, fun, professional couple who enjoy hosting guests in our homes from all over the world.
Mikey purchased this house in 2013
We fell in love with this house at first sight. It has everything we 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. We love it here, and you will too.
Our property also is available for share opportunities.
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.
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!
This cozy cape was in a great area of Asbury Park. The house was clean, well decorated, and in perfect order.
We had a fantastic time at this beach house. The place was spotless, full of fresh linens, and wonderfully decorated. With its proximity to the beach and boardwalk, it's a great place to take in the sights and sounds of Asbury Park. Mikey was an excellent host and was very responsive before and during our stay when we had questions. I would absolutely recommend staying at this rental!
My friends and I rented Mikey's house for Memorial Day weekend and it was perfect. I have rented vacation homes in the past and this home is definitely my top pick. It was clean, beautifully decorated and provided all the luxuries of my own home. If you're interested in this house I would absolutely recommend renting it.
The house was perfect for our mini vacation. Everything was organized and neat. The entire house was cleaned to the t. Not to mention the owners were easy to reach if we had any questions during our stay. There is no doubt we would want to stay here again for our annual trip.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.