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John Gross

Member since: 2012
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Luxury Ocean Block-Summer Specials - 2 Masters Suite - Up To $200/night Off

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

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.

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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
John Gross (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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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Luxury Ocean Block-Summer Specials - 2 Masters Suite - Up To $200/night Off
average rating of 4.894737 based on 23 reviews

Our favorite OG Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at Philadelphia House and we remain very pleased with our experience. The home is fully equipped and clean. We don't use the basement room but we can vouch for accommodations in the rest of the home. The only thing we bring is a Keurig because many of us have different coffee preferences. And a few of us bring air mattresses so we can sleep dorm style on the top floor. We range in age from 35 to 71 and no one has any complaints!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend getaway for a girls trip and it was the perfect home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the house with some friends visiting America for the first time from South Korea and we all loved our stay at this house. The house was absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood felt very safe and friendly. We stayed in the beginning of October so there was no beach traffic and still warm enough to enjoy the shore. There was more than enough space for everyone to sleep and relax when we got back from our long days of touring. The two kitchens were very useful and well stocked. The owner of the house was very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a great and spacious place to stay. The pictures on the website are only a tease of this gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent house for our extended family to spend a week....two sets of grandparents, two children with spouses and four grandchildren. The house is in a perfect location (a half block from the guarded beach and boardwalk) and totally stocked with everything including beach passes for all of us and a grill in the yard. Our one complaint is that the futons in the basement are not comfortable for sleeping. The owner is very responsive whenever we contacted him. Ocean Grove is a wonderful town for families (we were able to walk a few blocks and be in the center of town). Also we biked on the boardwalk and beyond. It is pet-friendly which is perfect for us because we have a very old dog who cannot be left in a kennel. We expect to return for a third year next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gloria, we are so happy that you had a wonderful stay. This is the first that we've heard any complaints about the futon mattresses, which I assure you will be addressed long before you come back next year. I'm glad we were able to book your stay for the same summer week in 2016. We look forward to your return. John Gross
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Good for extended families.

  • 5 of 5

A portion of my extended family had a reunion here -- we had three families with a total of five kids age 1-6, plus a few grandparents, aunts, and uncles. We were there for a week. For our group, this place was perfect.

The beach was half a block away. The town, Ocean Grove, is great for families. It's quiet, not crowded, and our block seemed to be populated with more families of all ages, including young kids. The house has a fenced-in front yard, and our kids had hours of fun there while parents watched from the porch.

Four of the five bedrooms are on the same floor, so our kids were able to run into each others' rooms and play together without climbing stairs. If you have toddlers, you may want to bring a safety gate like we did, because this floor is at the top of stairs. Three of the beds were large enough for a couple to co-sleep with a baby, and the other two could work with a single parent and baby.

I would say the place could comfortably bed five couples, assuming their dispositions match the available rooms -- two rooms have large beds and luxurious spaces with their own private sitting-rooms and bathrooms; two are simply bedrooms with just enough space for their wide beds and dressers; and the fifth has a single-size bed with a pull-out bed underneath, and will feel a bit like a college dorm if you put two people in there. We put two teenage boys in, and they didn't complain. Technically, there are also two fold-out futons in the finished basement, but none of our party who tried it gave a good review of it -- this was partly because of some mustiness when we first arrived, which was probably due to recent rainy weather, and which cleared up after a dehumidifier was added. And there is a comfy couch upstairs (which may fold out? We didn't try), but that space has no privacy.

The manager is very responsive. We communicated by phone and text message; often in real-time.

There are two full kitchens, each with a dishwasher. There is a laundry closet with machines. There are also two full (and stocked!) wet-bars, and the manager told me the informal policy was just that any emptied bottles be disposed of.

Place was more than abundantly stocked with dishes, eating utensils, cooking equipment; also bedding. As far as I know, there were enough towels for our large group, too, although I didn't survey to see how many people had brought their own. The only things we had to buy and bring were food, toiletries, paper towels.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House in a Wonderful Town!

  • 5 of 5

Big, clean, comfortable, well equipped, terrific location, close to beach, THREE decks with ocean views. Owner very friendly and responsive. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Car: not necessary

Beach Living


Downtown Shopping

Entertainment at the Great Auditorium

Experience the Renaissance of Asbury Park

Schedule of Events

Day Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure



Rates & Availability

Ocean Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer Next Year
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Next Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Credit Convenience Fee $75
Cleaning and Linen Fee $285 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,250
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Jersey Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2nd floor on-suite - 1 double
    2nd floor west rear - 1 queen
    3rd floor on-suite - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd floor middle - 1 double
    2nd floor east rear - 2 twin/ single , plus a pull out trundle
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two full size futons in the downstairs recreation room and a full size pull out couch in the third floor living area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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

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