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Speaks: english

Charming Seashore Cottage 2 Blocks from Beach-Ocean View

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Stone Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Three bedroom, two bath cottage with huge second story deck with ocean views

'WHIMSEA'-You will love the charm of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home. The home features a first floor bedroom with bunk/loft (can be separated) and two upstairs bedrooms. The second floor bath is completely new.

A new porch and deck with a view of the ocean has been added to the home. You are a short walk to Clarke's Market and the surfing beach, Chelsea playground and park. New carpets, couches, TV's and hardwood floors. Also near fishing(on 110th Street) in the bay and ocean. Near Ocean City and Wildwood Boardwalks and gorgeous, historic Cape May, NJ. Tennis courts, playgrounds, multiple golf courses nearby in a beautiful and safe family resort with large, powder sand beaches fully guarded. Surfing Beach two blocks down the street!

New air-conditioning system, upgraded including new venting and blowers to enhance second floor a/c. Also, new ceiling fans throughout. Fabulous second story deck for sunning and catching sea breezes at night while enjoying your fine Chardonnay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Owner/Manager

We have spent decades enjoying Stone Harbor with family and friends. It isn't a wild, crazy, party resort, though there is live music (rock and roll mostly) at Fred's in town and some evenings at Coffee Talk, a cafe on 97th Street. We love the safe, quiet atmosphere of the South End of Stone Harbor, where 'Whimsea' is located. In town, less than a mile away, there is plenty of fun outdoor activity and lots of fabulous boutique shopping along with antiques stores nearby, mini golf, movies! The beaches are wonderful and almost never crammed with people like other resorts. This is a special place we want to share with you as your vacation sanctuary You will want to return again and again!

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2003

Why Owner/Manager chose South NJ Shore

We bought our house here because Stone Harbor is immaculately clean, safe and beautiful. There is so much to do in such close proximity to this house. You really only need one car because you can walk or ride bikes to the market, town and anything in Stone Harbor or Avalon. They call this 'Seven Mile Island': nice bike loop and bike lanes on Second Avenue make this 'kid friendly' and more relaxing for parents!

What makes this house unique

Beach two blocks away with bonus of the Stone Harbor surfing beach to the right side. The house is very comfortable with soft buttery leather couches and recliner in living room. The second story deck is wonderful at night and sunset. This is a large beach and you can see the Ocean two blocks away. Charming, quaint and cottage-like and close to everything you need!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely week! Great weather, biking and kayaking. Can't wait to come back next year.
Sep 2012
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Charming Seashore Cottage 2 Blocks from Beach-Ocean View
average rating of 4.857143 based on 23 reviews
Wenonah, NJ

Clean and cute house with excellent owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in the Whimsea and recommend it to other families. Rich & Sandy, the owners, maintain a very clean house and are great to work with. The location is great, the neighbors are super friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower. We hope to stay at the Whimsea again.

Here are a few recommendations for food, drink, fun in SH: tacos at Quahog's; rum runners at The Sandbar Village Beach Bar; sunset at Buckets; fishing on Miss Avalon; Chelsea Park; and, of course, the beach!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, PA

Great week at the shore.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week in Stone Harbor staying at Whimsea. We had two parents and four adult kids plus some guests. We were very comfortable the whole week. It's a nice quiet street but still close enough to bike or walk to the action on 96th. The owners were very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wethersfield, CT

A perfect weeklong getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us on Stone Harbor. It was neat and clean and within easy walking distance to the beach. We especially enjoyed spending time on your deck, where we ate most of our meals rather than fight the crowds at the local restaurants. And the long walk on the beach towards Wildwood Crest was spectacular. We hope to see you again next year. Again, thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rich and Sandy,

Your cottage is simply wonderful. In all of our years coming to Stone Harbor on vacation, your house is our family favorite, it feels like home. You and Rich have been the most accommodating people we have ever met. Your neighbors are so wonderful and make us feel like we are just not renters when we are there. The bathrooms are adorable, the house is immaculately clean, the couch is so comfy, and that roof deck with views of the ocean..... wow......spectacular. There is plenty of room for our large brood. We never feel like we are on top of each other. I think our most favorite part is the huge outside shower with the hotel grade shower head. There is never a parking issue and our daughter has made life long friends in that 110th Street neighborhood. We love the house so much that we are now up to 4 or 5 weeks a summer. You are stuck with us for life!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, PA

Perfectly charming!

  • 5 of 5

All we wanted was a place that felt like home as it's only our second summer renting after having a family home to visit in SH for so many years. Whimsea felt like home, a charming cottage feel, open and clean with just the right amount of space for every member of the family to find some time alone to read and relax or to gather all together comfortably in the living room or upper deck. We absolutely loved it and appreciated the owners' personal touch and quick communications leading up to our stay. VERY pleased!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisburg, PA

Wonderful Week at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whimsea the week of June 18th 2011. We had a larger group - three kids, and at one point 6 adults. Most of the week it was just three kids and three adults. The house was a good size, even when we were all there we did not feel like we were stepping all over each other. Beach is very clean, but the ocean was a little rough.

The house is really cute and "beachy", and in a great location. My three kids ages 3 - 10 had no problems walking to the beach, and there are beach and bay views from the deck. Inside the house, the living room has comfy couches (as opposed to the typical rental furniture) and is more roomy then it looks in the pictures. The porch is a great place to eat or do puzzles, or for grandparents to have time away from the kids! The kitchen is a little small, but good for eating breakfast or snacks. For dinner or lunch there is a fold-out table in the entery way which can accomidate more people.

The bedrooms are nicely decorated. The first floor bedroom is perfect for kids - it has a bunkbed plus a pop-up bed. The two upstairs bedrooms are also nice and share a jack and jill bathroom. There is also an outdoor shower (is it very private) and great for cleaning up after the beach. Washer and dryer are located behind the house in a shed.

The owners are very friendly and helpful should anything occur.

Here are a few things we suggest to people. Donna's is only 1 1/2 blocks away and a great place to walk to in the mornings to get coffee and donuts. The Italian Garden is a great place for dinner, small but food is great. And you must go to Springer's ice cream (worth the wait). Tutto Gellato has excellent gellato that must be tried! Maribella's also great for homemade Italian food. Carney's was ok for seafood. We also went to the Crabbies Inc. about 50 minutes away for all you can eat crabs.

Overall a great place, and we would go there again! Normally we go to the Outter Banks or Myrtle Beach, but Stone Harbor is now our #1 pick.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Wetlands Institute
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Cafe Noir
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Stone Harbor Golf Club
"Great golf course minutes from Whimsea cottage, Stone Harbor, NJ."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Philadelphia or Newark
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Reeds at Shelter Haven
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cape May Lewes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Stone Harbor
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jay's on Third
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
two and one half blocks
Car: recommended

Bird watching at Sanctuary within walking distance, located on street leading to the surfing beach in Stone Harbor. Cape May County Zoo a few miles away is one of the finest zoos in the US and is 100% FREE. Surfing beach is only 2.5 blocks from house. 20 minutes from Ocean City and Wildwood boardwalks and historic Cape May. Wetlands Institute is our gem-take boat tours of the wetlands, hear lectures on topics related to nature and ecology. Finally, Stone Harbor has the best shopping for high quality clothing/jewelry and art in a small area of anyplace I have ever been.


Rates & Availability

Stone Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September 17, 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 24, 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
May 6-13, 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13-20, 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20-27, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27-June 3, 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 3-10, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 10-17, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17-24, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24-July 1, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 1-8, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 8-15, 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 15-27, 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 22-29, 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 29-Aug 5, 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5-12, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12-19, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19-26, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sept 2, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 2-9, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 9-16, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 16-23, 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 23-30, 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7-14, 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct.14-21, 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21-28, 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28-Nov 4, 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Checks and credit cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stone Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Trundle roll-away under bunk beds, huge second floor deck great for sunbathing and fabulous breezes at night.

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