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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 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 Ocean Grove

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 4.928571 based on 46 reviews
4

Large family Thanksgiving gathering: Tastefully decorated, comfortable home and convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We hosted our annual family Thanksgiving gathering at the Philadelphia House (4 weeks early) at Asbury Park, NJ. It was an excellent time - top to bottom . The town and surrounding shops, restaurants are personal and quaint with something for everyone's taste.

The home was spacious with sleeping and sitting areas. We prepared a meal and served 15 people easily with the ample space and cooking accessories. Everyone of our guests commented on how relaxing the accommodations were for them. We will definitely return the area and stay at John's house.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic for our whole family to stay in one place. Plenty of room to spread out and living areas on every floor. The location was great too. We could easily walk to the beach or to the Main Street to get our favorite Taylor Ham and cheese sandwich at Nagles. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The views from the balconies were amazing. We had so much fun in Ocean Grove. Love the boardwalk and the ability to walk to Asbury Park too.

John was great and very responsive. I can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Long September Weekend at Philadelphia House

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a group for 4 couples stay at the Philadelphia House for a wedding in Asbury Park. The house had more than enough room for our group to spread out and the top floor living room/bar area with an extra full kitchen was a great gathering place. I didn't expect that house to be so close to the beach and the ocean views from the Balcony make the whole house worth it. We would gladly stay at the Philadelphia House again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Philadelphia House was perfect for our reunion weekend

  • 5 of 5

Eight long time girl friends got together at the Philadelphia House for our 40 year high school reunion this past weekend. The location was steps from the boardwalk and beach, and the shops and restaurants in Asbury Park were just a short walk away. The views from the balconies were perfect! We were able to see the beautiful sunrise and hear the waves from our rooms. The house was spacious and well equipped. The air conditioning was a definite plus! We all agreed that we would like to do this again next year. A big thank you to the owner, John, for accommodating for all of our needs.

Genevieve Rothlauf

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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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