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Best Budget Beach Vacay On The Jersey Shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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


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.


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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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 Jersey Shore

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.


Asbury Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Best Budget Beach Vacay On The Jersey Shore
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

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 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: Aug 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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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! Beautiful, well-kept house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Asbury Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 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

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner'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.
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