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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 1 Fall Weekend Available

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20)

The Philadelphia House

This unique Ocean Grove vacation home includes two master bedroom suites, one with a full bath and living area and the second as part of the 3rd story vaulted ceiling loft which also includes a sitting room, huge living room, full kitchen, dining area, full wet bar, full bath and a custom designed spacious walk-in custom closet.

With the three additional bedrooms, formal dinng room and other living areas, this beautifully designed home easily sleeps 15 adults.

This three story Victorian gem boasts three outstanding porches, each with a full ocean and beach view, open living room, dining room, modern kitchen, full bath and a secluded, fully stocked wet bar on the first floor.

The second story includes 3 bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and the master suite with a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

A finished lower level provides a media room as an alternate youth entertainment and sleeping area.

Whether you are looking for a place for you and your family to stay for a wedding or an event, a family reunion by the beach or simply an intimate weekend away, we will be here to make your stay everything you imagine.

We cater to all ages and walks of life. However, while we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Keywords: Luxury, spacious, updated, modern, pet friendly, loft, master suite, ocean block, ocean view, beach house

More Details

Owner
John Gross
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About John Gross

I have been so fortunate to have raised my family in this wonderful community in this beatiful home. Ocean Grove provides a wonderful family setting with everything one could imagine. As a former Mayor of this community, I am proud of what this community has become and now I invite you to come and experieince for a short time what our family has grown to love over our lifetime.

John Gross purchased this house in 1992

Why John Gross chose Jersey Shore

Our home is located on one of the most beuatiful, well kept and friendliest blocks in Ocean Grove. It is just 300 feet to the beach and a 3 minute walk to the downtown business district. I chose our home to raise my wonderful family, pictured above, and they will attest to its special place in their hearts.

What makes this house unique

This home, once a summer hotel with 17 rooms, was converted to a single family home when we purchased the property in 1992. We performed a complete renovation over the next 10 years and recently re-freshened every room.

My favorite spaces in our home include each of three porches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the eat in family kitchen on the first floor, each of the two master bedroom suites and the third floor manhatten style loft.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Rating from 1 to 5 with five being highest and 1 the lowest

Booking process –5

Property condition –5

Landlord responsiveness –5

Cleaning service –5

Ocean grove in general –4

Beach front –5

Other Comments

I finally have time to write to you and thank you for one of the best vacations our family has had. Your house in Ocean Grove was wonderful, and suited our family's needs perfectly. It had the right amount of beds, so that everyone was comfortable, a large enough dining room for all of us to enjoy family meals together, and an ideal location near the beach and town. Ocean Grove was a very fine quiet and historical community to visit and it's unique history made the location even more interesting . The amenities you provided were just right. It was a pleasure working with you both . We are not sure of our plans for next year at this time, but I personally would love to return if we can coordinate all of our schedules again. I will have to let you know , but please keep us in mind.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Ocean Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd flr on-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    1st floor hallway - toilet , shower
    2nd floor halway - toilet , shower
    3rd floor on-suite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 2nd floor on-suite - 1 double
    2nd floor west rear - 1 queen
    3rd floor on-suite - 1 queen
    2nd floor middle - 1 double
    2nd floor east rear - 2 twin/ single , plus a pull out trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 5 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps another 10 people
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two full size futons and 2 super comfortable, high end queen air mattresses in the downstairs recreation room and a full size pull out couch in the third floor living area sleep another 10 people comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Reviews

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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 1 Fall Weekend Available
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 42 reviews
5

Amazing all around

  • 5 of 5

There are so many good qualities to the Philadelphia House. The location - a 1 minute walk to the beach. A beautiful beach. The beach has bathrooms right there, but even with that we could easily walk "home" to use the restroom because it was so close, and we did. The view - the view from the 3rd floor deck. AMAZING. There is nothing better than coffee on a deck with an ocean view. This has that and it was glorious. The house - PERFECT for large groups. We were a group of 12ish girls for two nights celebrating our friend's bachelorette. The third floor was awesome for hanging out and spending time together. A nice big living room, with the deck right off of it, and a bar and kitchen area. The larger kitchen is on the first floor, but we had no issues utilizing the smaller one and bringing up food from the first floor. Lots of bedrooms with lots of space, to put extra air mattresses if need be, etc. Lots of bathrooms (definitely needed for a house full of girls). Every one of the girls kept telling me what an awesome house it was and what a great find. I couldn't agree more. And the owner - what a pleasure to deal with. He was super responsive to questions before and during our stay. He checked in with me just to make sure we were happy and the house was what we expected. He was fantastic. I will definitely use this house again in the future if the need arises down the shore!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hewitt, NJ, USA
5

A beautifully maintained home in a quaint and respectable community.

  • 5 of 5

The beach was less than a block away. This beach house felt like a home. Kids' activities were available within walking distance. Quaint shops right in town, again within walking distance. Beautiful weather, beautiful beach, beautiful home. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Simply the best vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We love this house and these owners. The property is well cared for and feels like a home, not a cookie cutter airbnb. The double kitchen makes meal prep a dream if you have people with special diet needs. The proximity to the beach means you can whisk a toddler home to use the potty. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, very family-oriented. We bring a three generation family gathering and find we have everything we need. In addition, the owners are constantly upgrading. For example new air conditioning system was added this year that is very quiet and smooth. If you rent this house for your get-away you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The Philadelphia House is a perfect setting for a large family or friends gathering. They are many well appointed bedrooms and sitting areas throughout the house. We loved the large dining room table for meals and games. The kitchen is especially well appointed. You can see the ocean from the balconies and we enjoyed gathering on the porch. The House is near the beach and the pier. Our family would love to return. This is a real gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westchester County, NY
5

This is an incredible vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have rented this FABULOUS beach house. We are a family of 2 sets of grandparents, 2 sets of parents and 5 children aged 1 to 12. The location is just down the street from the beach (excellent for children of different ages) and super easy to get to the beach. The accommodations are great on 4 different floors. The house comes with 10 beach passes, has 2 full kitchens, 4 full bathrooms and 3 balconies from which to watch the sun go down. And it's a very short walk into the charming town.

The owner is very receptive to any concerns we have.

We really love this house and have already booked our return stay next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week at the Philadelphia House

  • 5 of 5

The Philadelphia is a wonderful place for a large family gathering--comfortable sitting rooms scattered throughout the house, many bedrooms, well supplied kitchen, large table for dining and playing games. It is located within a block from the ocean and the pier with beautiful views from the balconies. Our family would happily stay there again if we had the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Ocean Grove
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberty International, Newark NJ
Nearest Barpub
Clancy's, Main Street
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Jumping Brook Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bradley Beach, NJ
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Grass, Main Avenue, Ocean Grove
Nearest Beach
End of my block
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Grove Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Ave
Nearest Point of Interest
Cookman Avenue - Asbury Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Great Auditorium
Car: not necessary

Beach Living

Eateries

Downtown Shopping

Entertainment at the Great Auditorium

Experience the Renaissance of Asbury Park

Schedule of Events

Day Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure

Services

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $285
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $1,250

While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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