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Steve Kearns - OWNER

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Stunning 3-Bedrm Downtown Loft Home + GREAT REVIEWS + 6 Beach Tags

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

This beautiful vaulted-ceiling loft home features three bedrooms (master bedroom loft overlooks living room); two full baths; Cathedral Ceiling living room with two-story, floor-to-ceiling, sound-proofed windows and hardwood floors; full kitchen, dining room, Family (TV) room with hardwood floors, front slate porch and large rear deck with gas grill, table and chairs, and greenery.

Furniture is a fine mix of new and antique pieces. It is located 4 1/2 blocks from the famous Ocean City Boardwalk and one block from the downtown Ocean City shopping and restaurant district between tenth and 11th Streets on West Avenue.

This 'downtowner' is a must-see for families looking to rent an affordable LARGE home for vacation, but still have the convenience of walking to all Ocean City attractions. This is not your typical rental. It's a home away from home. This smoke-free property rents quickly for the summer season.

Keywords: House

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve Kearns - OWNER (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve Kearns - OWNER

Hello, I am Stephen Kearns, a Broadway and Concert tour manager. I am 'on the road' much of the year. Over the span of my career, I have managed Broadway and family entertainment shows including the 'Grease' National Tour starring Frankie Avalon, 'The Will Rogers Follies' National Tour starring Larry Gatlin, 'Sesame Street Live', 'The Wiggles', and many more. I am currently managing 'The Color Purple' National Tour, and I am one of Frankie Avalon's booking agents. That's a picture of Frankie and me in San Diego.

Steve Kearns - OWNER purchased this house in 2004

Why Steve Kearns - OWNER chose South NJ Shore

My Grandparents owned a summer cottage in Ocean City. We spent our summers 'down the shore.' When it came time to buy a home, I chose Ocean City. My friends in show business can easily visit from NYC, and its a great location to host friends and family.

What makes this house unique

One of the things that I love about our home is the fact that there are two large living areas separated by French doors. Most properties in Ocean City only have one great room. The place just has a good, comfortable vibe. Not your typical OC rental.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Stunning 3-Bedrm Downtown Loft Home + GREAT REVIEWS + 6 Beach Tags
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

A fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We just returned back from a week's stay here; my wife and I and our 3 daughters absolutely loved the house, location, and the time spent. The house is clean, well kept, and extremely functional - especially for kids. Short walk to the beach and boardwalk was easy to navigate, we also loved how close we were to the shops, Starbucks, and many resturants. There is also a great authentic Mexican resturant a few yards away. The owner of the house Steve was great to work with and made sure our expectations were met. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect early summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Decided to take an early vaction this year, and so happy we chose to stay with Stephen. The house was immaculate and spacious, and had all the amenities you'd ever need. All of the extra touches such as beach tags, chairs, and even some toys & games were only bested by the service Stephen provided. He told us to text him for anything we needed and was always available. One day while grilling on the huge deck, we ran out of propane. Stephen had arranged for a new tank to be delivered before our steaks even had a chance to get cold! I look forward to staying at his property again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable New Year's experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our families wanted to get away for New Year's with our families and this place was wonderful! Very warm and spacious, extremely clean and near all activities in Ocean City. We loved the 2 living rooms and that we could see the New Year's fireworks from the back deck. We would recommend this property to anyone with kids, pets or just looking for a relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerset NJ

Best house on the block!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous vacation! Stephen, the owner, was super friendly and knows Ocean City like the back of his hand. He kept us up on all the local activities AND the best places to eat! The house was gorgeous, spacious and super clean. AND fido got to come with us! Rating this home and vacation on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best...we easily rate this one a 10! We got a whole lot of vacation for an amazing price. There was only one problem...we could not bring the house home with us! You simply have to rent this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Space- Clean, Convenient, and Hospitable

  • 5 of 5

We're just wrapping up a great week-long stay. Here are some of the highlights:

- Steve is the most accessible, hospitable summer rental owner I've ever come across. He's very attentive and responsive; we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

- It means so much that we're able to bring our well-behaved 70# four-legged family member along with us. Unfortunately, this requirement cuts out a lot of rental properties that don't allow dogs, or only allow pocket-sized dogs. This truly pet-friendly condo is fresh, clean, and far more polished than most others.

- Filtered water from the fridge- it's the little things that make all the difference.

- Exceptionally convenient to shopping on West Ave and Asbury Ave. and street parking. About a block to Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. Two blocks to Superfresh, and maybe three to Rite Aid. We haven't moved our car since we arrived.

- Our group includes two couples, one small baby and one large dog, and the living space is set up so that we could easily and comfortably partition it off and baby-proof when needed. The loft master bedroom could be noisy, but there's plenty of separate space for early-risers to hang out downstairs and not disrupt those who are still sleeping.

- The keyless entry is pretty awesome and it's nice to not have to coordinate keys among our group.

Things that might be good to know:

- The kitchen is beautiful and decently stocked, but not overflowing with everything you could possibly need. I had to pick up a corkscrew that I'm leaving behind for future tenants. (You're welcome.) Remember to bring hand towels.

- Views in OC are just not really stellar, and this is no exception. Do get excited about the beautiful picture windows, but not too excited because they face some sort of electrical substation situation across the street. They do allow tons of natural light in throughout the day.

- Our group had mixed reviews on WiFi speed, but it's about what you would expect from a rental property (2.97Mb Down; 0.67Mb Up).

All in all, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! The kitchen is fully-stocked with dishes, glasses (wine, flutes, standard drinking, etc.), cookware, silverware, double gas ovens and cooktop, French Door stainless steel fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, and milkshake maker. At one time, I had three corkscrews in the house. Things sometimes, unfortunately, sometimes "disappear." Thank you for the new corkscrew. We enjoy not having many building across the street from us - because of it, we can see less-obstructed sunsets in the evening. We would LOVE to have faster Internet. Unfortunately, Comcast completely shuts down during the peak season providing no service whatsoever. Verizon Fios is unavailable on the island. So, Verizon DSL is the only choice which provides reliable, steady service all season - regardless of island population.
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Rockledge, PA

Heaven with a beach!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed here in October and came back again because, really, why look anywhere else! The listing photos were true to the actual house and the property was very well maintained and clean. Stephen was in constant contact with us throughout the rental process. The property is only a few short blocks to the boardwalk and beach but we also had a great ocean breeze during our stay. There are several restaurants within walking distance as well as many stores and boutiques to shop in. Everyone should stay here at least one time (but leave me a weekend for myself, too!) Thanks, Stephen, for a great weekend at my home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Boardwalk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer Season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August - Early September
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season 2016-17
Oct 1 2016 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250

House-Trained Pets are welcome at an additional $95 per week each.

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South NJ Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
SIX BEACH TAGS INCLUDED! PLUS, four beach chairs. Stereo with zoned speakers in most rooms, No Smoking. House-trained pets considered.

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