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

Gardens, Ocean City, NJ, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 30 nights

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.


sally mead

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Jan 30, 2018
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 Gardens

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                    Central HVAC; window AC unit for third floor.
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Full size, works well.
                  • Heating
                    Central HVAC, home winterized.
                  • Internet
                    Private Wireless Internet Access provided; Handy Ethernet cable can be found under entryway desk for hard wiring to a computer.
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room
                    Front living room with flat screen TV, DVD/VCR and desk; Back family room with flat screen TV, DVD/VCR and a round table for playing card or board games (full bathroom off back family room).
                  • Parking
                    Three off-street spaces; additional on-street parking usually available nearby given low-key Gardens location.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Wonderful, large capacity washer


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Plenty of everything for everyone. Fully stocked for all your needs.
                      • Dishwasher
                        Super efficient.
                      • Kitchen
                        Fully equipped cookware; blender; coffee maker, toaster oven and microwave.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                        Gas Range.
                      • Toaster
                        Toaster oven


                          • Dining
                            Dining room table seats 6 and has a leaf extension for extra elbow room. There is also a round eat-in kitchen table with seating for 4 (or 6 if kids).
                          • Dining Room
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                A good collection of nice beach reads and others.
                              • DVD Player
                                and VCR.
                              • Games
                                Puzzles and children's toys are being added weekly every year.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                All TVs have cable.
                              • Television
                                Four generous-sized flat screen TVs throughout.


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Bicycles
                                    While we do not provide bicycles, two places close-by rent hourly/daily/weekly . . . Oves Restaurant (4th & Boardwalk) and OC Bicycle Center (8th & Atlantic). Bring your own helmets.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    This is where we shine w/ 4 different porches (2 facing front, 2 rear) w/ extra sturdy railings and tons of space to spread out w/ 2 tables & chairs for 6. Patio table/chairs & umbrella seat 4 more.
                                  • Golf
                                    An executive course is open to the public up on 18th, plus an 18 hole course over the causeway at Great Bay Country Club.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Handy clothesline for your sandy beach towels and suits or to air dry your clean laundry.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Brand new and waiting for you!
                                  • Tennis
                                    Tennis courts 6 blocks away at 6th street.


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • marina
                                          • churches
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • cinemas
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • water parks

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • photography
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • 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

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • parasailing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • 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.

                                                            10 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great time, thanks so much.

                                                            Diane P.

                                                            Our California family was looking for a fun summer week on the east coast, we got it. Close to the beach, boardwalk, ice cream. Bikes were a nice way to get around

                                                            We would love to return.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks so much! It was wonderful having your family at sonny shores!

                                                            EXPERIENCE MATCHED EXPECTATIONS

                                                            Roger R.Southwest Florida

                                                            So as not to mirror the already published plaudits from other previous renters of this wonderful home, just let me offer a few observations of the place gleaned from our time there during the first two weeks of July just past. First, it is as nicely described in the website notes....a whole house of about 1900sf on three floors, which means no occupants stomping around above you, or sharing parking, showers, storage and the like. There are about 3 spaces in front of the house...easy in/easy out. Nice porches (3) to sit, read, yak and/or snack. Outside shower, which we used every day, The house sports several beach chairs, and if you run short, an Sunday nite alley drive will yield at one serviceable unit for use, and, if lucky, an umbrella. The master suite is great, a hall bath adjoining works well, but also services the other hallmate bedrooms. The third floor suite is great for three with bath. The main floor is perfect for entertaining or simply chilling in a family room and front living room. The kitchen is workable, and complete, though I'd recommend you bring a toaster...the one here is a marginal counter oven that is balky, but workable.The main floor bath is a full bath, and is off the family room.

                                                            Though about 5 blocks to the nearest beach, this location is out of parking and density crunch of the Monopoly blocks from Brighton to North. We found we could use a chase car which we loaded up in the early AM and parked in the beach block, which saved toting all that stuff down and back. The location of the house is really nice in that it is basically in a more residential area of the Gardens, and out of the madness of midtown.

                                                            The owner is very accommodating and will be available electronically to answer questions and advise as needed.

                                                            This is a five star choice, folks.

                                                            Perfect family vacation home

                                                            Laura L.

                                                            We shared some amazing memories this vacation and the beautiful home made it possible. Quiet, convenient, roomy and comfortable shore home. Thank you from our families to yours!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Ocean City New Jersey!

                                                            A PERFECT Family Reunion!


                                                            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!

                                                            Perfect Beach House

                                                            Sarah W.

                                                            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.

                                                            Great time!

                                                            Tara S.Jamison, PA

                                                            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!


                                                            Gardens, Ocean City, NJ, USA

                                                            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

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            Pet Fee

                                                            ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION: * $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.

                                                            10 Reviews
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