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'Sonny Shores' - Single Family Home - Gardens, North End

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


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Updated Single Family Home

This bright and beautiful, updated, original OC home in the desirable Gardens/North End section has the perfect blend of location and amenities. With this single family home you do not have to contest with families above or below - it's all yours and comes with multiple off street parking spaces.

You won't find a better home to fully relax and create your own summertime memories. Close to guarded beaches (North, Surf and Atlantic), as well as the surfing beach at Waverly. Enjoy sunrises on the back porch/deck (or front) with your cup of coffee. After the beach, freshen up in the brand new, clean, double door outdoor shower house with a rainfall shower head and enjoy the glorious sunsets on the front porch or deck with a cool beverage and family and friends. Relax. Put your feet up and enjoy the Shore.

The house is ideal for family gatherings, large or extended families or multiple families.

The first floor provides a spacious and sun filled front family room with plenty of seating and a TV; sunny dining room with an extra leaf insert for the table to accommodate 8-10, eat in kitchen with coffee maker, toaster oven for morning bagels and afternoon dogs, microwave; a separate back family room/guest suite with attached full bath and pullout Queen sofa, closet, TV with DVD and card table for board games. This room includes access to the large back deck, just above the back patio, which includes a glass topped/umbrella covered table with brand new gas grill.

Upstairs you enjoy four bedrooms: a front master bedroom with a King bed, TV-DVD, and closet, with a separate, sunlit sitting room and access to the front top deck; a middle Queen bedroom with closet; and two back bedrooms, each with a closet, one with a full size bed; the other a twin, with access to the expansive back deck.

The third floor - the Kids Hangout - contains two twin beds and a full size, wooden futon couch/bed, a TV with DVD, and full bath.

As the kids play cards or outside games (we know, WiFi and cable are also here), you can grill out your gourmet meal (burgers and dogs are gourmet, right?), or order local take-out, see reviews below.

If you want to stay in and decompress, do it, there's plenty of room. If you'd like to head to the Rides, it's a leisurely 15 minute walk. This house is perfectly situated, just blocks from the beaches, several restaurants (Cousins, Island Grill, or nestled in the dunes - Northend Beach Grill), two great ice cream parlors (TJ's and Annie's Carousel), two delis/small groceries (Berenatos and Bakelys) and one block to Express Pizza, which offers pizza, stromboli, subs and more. Last but not least is Pesanos, a fantastic variety store that carries everything you've forgotten.

This quiet, one-way, one block, tree-lined street has very little traffic and is just right for families with children. Get back to the times when you were a kid and it was just about having fun and spending time with family and friends. In fact, with the four porches/decks, have plenty of family and friends - make new friends!

Remember, this is the Shore.

6 beach tags provided.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

sally mead
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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About sally mead

We've been here for generations, dating back to the late 1800's. Other places are wonderful in their own right, but OC is just the place for our family. We love the atmosphere, powdery sand beaches, the electricity of Boardwalk and the quiet calm of the Gardens.

sally mead purchased this house in 2013

Why sally mead chose South NJ Shore

This is a single family home. You do not have to contest with families above or below - it's all yours. Plenty of off-street parking. Lot's of room to explore for the kids on foot or by bike. It's a safe, quiet, rare one-way, one block street tucked in the family-friendly Gardens neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This home is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded downtown area, but close enough that you can get there on foot and be in the center of it all if you like. Ocean City differs from many larger suburban neighborhoods in that you can park your car for the week (except for larger grocery store runs) and get around by foot or bike.


based on 7 traveler reviews

'Sonny Shores' - Single Family Home - Gardens, North End
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A PERFECT Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying at "Sonny Shores" for a family reunion and it was the perfect house. The porches, the flow of the rooms & the easy access made it a wonderful multi-age family house. The atmosphere is relaxed but the rooms are tastefully decorated and very clean! There is plenty of room for "alone time" but the large dining room was wonderful for everyone to sit around the table for games! We, luckily, had perfect beach weather but the front, back and upstairs porches make comfortable, breezy reading spaces too. This is a house we'd easily come back to ourselves and recommend to friends & family. Sonny Shores is a real find!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion and it could not have been more perfect. It is a short walk from the beach and a quick drive or bike ride to the boardwalk. It is spacious enough that everyone can relax without stepping on toes and has many areas to convene for meals and family game nights. It is clean and airy and rooms are well appointed. The wrap around porch and back deck make for the perfect spot to sit and read, enjoy a cup of coffee or an evening cocktail. We will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamison, PA

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 kids and some extended family had an excellent time at Sonny Shores. The house was great-spacious, clean and lots of room for a big family and more! We love the North end of OC and it was a great neighborhood (active but quiet), decent walking distance from the beach and boards. The owners are good people and we truly enjoyed are stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at Sonny Shores and had an amazing vacation! The house is very nicely located on a quiet street in the Garden district of Ocean City, and we could easily get to the beach, the boardwalk and downtown. We were also nicely surprised by an awesome kids playground only a few blocks away. We loved the attic for the kids room, all of the space around the house, and the back yard and back deck were a nice treat for an Ocean City property. The house has a lot of beach charm, and is also very spacious so the family could spread out. We look forward to staying here again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonny Shores - Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two young boys and two dogs spent 3 weeks at Sonny Shores while our house in Linwood was being renovated. It is a great neighborhood, I really enjoyed my morning walks around the gardens with my two dogs. Only a few blocks to the beach and boardwalk made this location prefect. The house is well maintained and we had no issues while staying there. My wife enjoyed the back upper deck for late afternoon readings in the shade. Kids had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutley perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Laurel Rd home in Ocean City could not have been better! This house is very roomy, very clean and new! We all felt right at home with space to spread out when needed and ample space for large family game nights, movie nights and lots of good food and laughter! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Island Grill
"Great food and easy atmosphere - perfect for after the beach"
Bakley's Deli
"Love this place. The owner has been there forever - I think he's always been bald. Great b..."
Tj's Ice Cream Plus
"Long lines - but what 's good that isn't worth waiting a little bit. Usually lots of famili..."
Brown's Restaurant
"Ok. Another long line - at 6:30 in the AM! But that's the point, phenomenal cake donuts wi..."
Berenato's Corner Deli
"Berenato's is a great place within walking distance. Get your paper (NYT, WSJ, Inquirer) an..."
Annie's Carousel
"Unlike other's, a short line but it is the best ice cream on the island. Small storefront t..."
Express Pizza & Subs
"Fast service. Great pizza - chewy crust, with great sauce and tasty cheese. Try the steak ..."
St Frances Cabrini Church
"Cleanse your soul after a wonderful night of fun. Also, short homilys, they know you want t..."
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
North, Surf or Atlantic beach, Ocean City, NJ
Car: not necessary

Loads to do - Boardwalk with 2 amusement parks - Playland and Wonderland (15 minute walk), multiple playgrounds (North street - 3 blocks away is closest), shopping in town, tennis courts at 6th street, executive public golf course on 18th street - full size course just over the causeway at Great Bay, 6th St. recreational center, beach volleyball, boat charters and jet skis over on Bay Ave., fishing piers (9th street causeway and Long Port), dog beaches, and so much more. Not to mention that colorful Atlantic City is a 20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Ocean City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
Early Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Labor Day
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $160

* $500 Security Deposit.
* $150 Cleaning Fee.
* Check-in: After 2:00 PM.
* Check-out: Before 10:00 AM.
* Please Check Our Calendar For Availability.
* Pets Considered - $250 per pet.
* No Smoking.
* Guests are to bring linens and towels.
* We rent only to families and over 25 yrs old.

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Ocean City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on second floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on third floor.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Private enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold H2O.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Serta mattress; Flat screen TV; access to front porch oaisis
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cherry wood furniture; 3 bay windows for lots of light.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Two windows; view of back porch and morning sun.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Flat screen TV; Large gathering area for kids; private bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Cozy with painted furniture; door to enormous back deck.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pullout
  • Clean, light filled rooms that will make you happy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
6 beach tags provided (not guaranteed). Pillows, blankets and comforters are provided. Guests supply their own linens and towels. Not everyone may have King Sized sheets; they are available if needed. We ask, however, that you clean and place them where you found them at the end of your stay.

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