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Melissa Halligan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Large Beach House- Perfect Location!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 6 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15*)

Now accepting reservations for 2017 Season!!!

** 2013** Recently completed renovation of in-law suite. This suite adds a 6th bedroom, bathroom, living area and separate kitchen as well as private entrance. Great added value to your rental.

Avalon living at its finest with a completely renovated interior done in 2012 featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs throughout the house, wireless internet, wireless stereo (smartphone compatible), and open spaced floor plan. Your family and friends will feel completely at home and at ease vacationing in this home. Come relax on the large front porch while you watch the sunset over the bay. Or walk just two blocks to the beach and boardwalk and work on your tan. If you prefer more of a night life this home is just steps from two of the most popular restaurants and bars on the island, 'The Princeton', and 'The Whitebriar', but don't worry, noise is not a problem on this block.

Imagine waking up and taking a short walk to get your morning cup of coffee and pastries at Avalon's most well known 'Kohler's Bakery'. Followed up by a great day on the beautiful beaches just two blocks from this home. Beach passes are included in the rental. After a great day on the beach walk home and enjoy an outdoor shower and get ready for a fun night in town. This house has the BEST LOCATION on the island. All the best shops, restaurants, and miniature golf locations are within walking distance. You can also walk or ride your bike to the local grocery store to stock up on any family needs. Becoming more popular these days is renting a golf cart to get around town. You can pile in your family and friends and head out to dinner for the night in your eco friendly ride.

This beach home can easily accommodate one large family or several families with 6 spacious bedrooms (including in-law suite), and a 7th sunroom with a pull out sleeper sofa. The house has a charming old Avalon feel featuring original hardwood flooring throughout and fine antique detailing. Beautifully decorated you and your family will feel completely at home. In addition, this family friendly home features two brand new bathrooms each with a bathtub. This home is one of the original homes built in Avalon and actually has a basement with washer and dryer for your convenience.

1st Floor - Covered decks on front and back, great room with living and dining spaces, sunroom with pocket doors for privacy and a pull out sofa bed, state of the art kitchen, 1 full bathroom, 1 queen bedroom, second bedroom featuring 2 twin beds.

2nd Floor - three bedrooms and a full bathroom. Bedrooms include a spacious master with a king bed, another bedroom with queen bed, and a third room with a twin over full bunkbed. Plenty of closet space.

Basement level - In-Law Suite features two flat screen TVs, a queen sized bedroom, brand new full bathroom, and a pantry kitchen. Private entrance from the street and a storage area for all your beach toys, chairs, bikes.

Very long driveway for off street parking, outdoor shower, backyard with propane grille.

Rental is Friday to Friday

Beach Tags Included (6) - Linens are NOT provided

Keywords: Steps away from Avalon's finest restaurants, and shops. Two blocks to the Beach, nice decks, great views, plenty of parking, renovated throughout including a brand new kitchen and bathrooms.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Halligan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Melissa Halligan

We both grew up spending summer vacations in Avalon as young children. Once we met we realized we both loved Avalon and actually had an Avalon themed wedding. It was our dream to someday own our own property in Avalon where our children could experience what we both experienced growing up. We were able to realize that dream in 2011 when we found the perfect Avalon home and purchased this home from a family who had owned it since the 1940s. They were thrilled to sell it to us when they learned we planned to restore it to its glory and not tear it down like so many home these days. We graciously restored the home with a complete renovation in 2012 and now love the antique feeling with all the modern amenities.

Melissa Halligan purchased this house in 2011

Why Melissa Halligan chose South NJ Shore

Avalon has the finest beaches and downtown of all the South Jersey shore points so when we began our search for the perfect shore house we immediately decided this was the right spot. We also chose Avalon because as children we both grew up spending summer vacations here and have countless fond memories of the beaches and downtown. Finally, this home in Avalon has the very best location centered just close enough to the beach and steps from downtown. Once you get here you won't need to use your car again until you leave the island.

What makes this house unique

We love spending time on the front porch listening to live music coming from the community park located at the end of the street. We eat many meals as a family outside on the porch. The home is spacious but cozy and family time is relaxed and enjoyable here.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Large Beach House- Perfect Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Mechanicsburg, PA

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stay here with our four adult children and 4 grandchildren. The house is very spacious allowing everyone to have their own space. We have rented two years now and plan to come back many, many more. Owners are super to work with and very accommodating. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a Girls' Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends used this house for a reunion weekend and it was perfect! Great location, plenty of room, and fully equipped. The home owners were quick to respond to questions and very professional in their interactions. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location, Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a girls weekend. The house is within walking distance to both the beach and town and is so beautiful inside. We couldn't have found a better house. Would recommend this house to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Came here with some of my best friends to relax and enjoy the weekend. Although it was 50 and rainy - we didn't let the bad weather get in the way and had so much fun lounging both in the spacious living room that comfortably fit 10 of us as well as watching the rain from the front porch. It was so close to both the beach and the restaurants/shops of Avalon - I felt like it was the absolute perfect location. We lucked out on Sunday and got to take a quick walk on the boardwalk and see the beach in the sunshine before driving/flying back to our respective states. Melissa was great to work with and I will definitely keep this house in mind for future getaways.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Wow Factor!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect fit for my friends bachelorette party. Every person that walked through the door was thoroughly impressed with how nice everything was.

The location is perfect as it is right in the heart of Avalon and within walking distance to the beach and local restaurant hot spots.

The house came equipped with so many extra amenities and basic everyday items that I've never seen in any beach house I've stayed in. Not to mention there is enough room to park at least 8 vehicles before having to think about street parking.

This transaction was so easy and the owners were easy to work with and quick to respond. I highly recommend this place for any large group looking for an affordable and upscale location for the week.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Ashburn, VA

Perfect Location, Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was very comfortable in the house. Our parents stayed in the suite downstairs and enjoyed having their own mini apartment. The rest of house (4 adults, 4 kids) stayed in the main house. We had plenty of space. We loved the separate TV/play room for the kids. The big front porch was wonderful to hang out on every day. We ate on the picnic table many times as well. The location so close to town and only a few blocks to the beach was great. We were not bothered by noise at all which we were concerned about. Only thing we had a problem with was the fridge. We brought A TON of food and putting it all in at once lowered the temp. We contacted the owner and they had someone come out to look at it right away. I would suggest another fridge in the storage area in the basement. With all of us we would have loved a second fridge. Highly recommend this house. It's as charming as it looks!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Princeton
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Diving Horse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
21st Street Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Princeton Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Circle Pizza


Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

We rent season round including through the winter and all holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter etc). Make an inquiry and we can discuss your travel plans in more detail. We also do weekend rentals for Memorial Day weekend, Labor day weekend, and any other weekend throughout the fall, winter, and spring. During peak summer weeks we operate on a weekly or monthly rental schedule only.

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South NJ Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , features a double shower head system
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , features a rain shower head with tile bench
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , basement apartment
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1) twin over full - brand new
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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