About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 nights
4 Bdrm, 2.5 Baths, sleeps 6 w/ Fabulous Front Porch Ocean Breezes
Beautifully decorated, immaculate, well-cared for home features beautiful new entry doors(3)and side portico. Home boasts a recently renovated Stunning Gourmet Kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & Spa-like Master Bath. All bedrooms on 2nd floor. A most inviting and relaxing home; Central A/C, beautiful patio attached to house & stainless gas-grill, Private NON-SHARING YARD, Outdoor Shower, and furnished basement with A/C.
Perfect for SMALL FAMILIES, SLEEPS 7.
UNABLE to accommodate Large GROUPS, MULTI-FAMILIES, or Pets.
* Beach and Pool Privileges: 5 combination beach and pool badges, beach chairs-umbrella-beach cart & locker at NEW North-End Pavilion ~ just blocks away.
* Open floor-plan in kitchen-family room; french doors to PRIVATE beautiful patio, grill, yard ~ perfect summer setting.
* Custom woven-shades on all windows; room-darkening in all bedrooms.
* Linens, bath & beach towels provided!
* Convenient location makes for wonderful walks to beach, town, park, and train station.
* Ocean breezes & glimpse of beachfront enjoyed from the front porch!
NOTE: Fall '16 ~ our photos were lifted & posted as a False Ad on Craig's List. Whomever did so, are not the owners & had no claim to this property.
Do Not Reply or Enter into any agreement for a Craig's List posting featuring same/similar photos or details to our property - it is a scam. We do not advertise nor post on Craig's List.
Sue & Darren
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Sue & Darren
One born & bred area girl and one "summers-at-the-shore" boy knew the place for them was small town life by the sea. Familiar faces & traditional events in town, elementary school around the corner, beautiful beaches, walking & biking through town, and wonderful neighbors was the lifestyle we wanted for our young family. The town of Spring Lake is a special place, to which our many guests attest - visit, after visit, after visit.
Sue & Darren purchased this House in 1999
Why Sue & Darren chose Spring Lake Heights
This charming home has links to the historic Lewis Lumber Yard which occupied several blocks in this part of town. Mr. Lewis built a row of homes across the street for his employees, while our home was most likely built for an over-see-er or manager. Original floors and trim were in excellent shape when we purchased the home & have been maintained. Renovations to the home have been completed with the historic value of the home in mind, in order to preserve the authenticity of the dwelling.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our weeklong stay was a home run! Property is beautifully maintained, well appointed, and immaculate
Our hosts were gracious and businesslike. They deserve highest honors.
Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate your wonderful compliments. Impeccable guest deserve the highest of compliments as well, and you family is truly deserving. We hope you'll consider a return visit!
Excellent in every way!
It is unusual to find a property (especially at the beach) furnished, outfitted and maintained as a home rather than a rental for transients. This also applies to the outdoor furnishings and the large supply of beach equipment. Consequently, the owners are quick to remedy any malfunction or problem. The property’s amenities and location in a quiet neighborhood but convenient to the shopping district and beach made it ideal for a family ranging in age from 3 to 72.
Great time in Spring Lake
In one word Wow! Our family with 2 grandkids and 4 adults had a great stay. The location was within distance of the town center where there Is a beautiful lake, bike and walking paths and a playground for the kids. The north end beach has
3 pools one for small children , one for those bigger and learning how to swim and a bigger lap pool. The stay came with a convenient locker adjacent to the pool and steps from the beach so you don't have lug stuff back and forth. The home was very comfortable for all. There is a play - living area that can accommodates the family and is adjacent to a fabulous kitchen . We used the backyard for some play and to eat out using the grill and some take out. Upstairs worked for the kids and adults. The playpen more than fit into the master bedroom. Plenty of closet space.
Shopping for groceries is minutes away . Sue and Darren were great hosts. A place to go back to!
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Robert. We are so happy everyone enjoyed their stay and have shared with us (and others) what made it such a special experience. Your family joins the numerous guests who are not only pleasant, but tremendously respectful of the property. We would love to have you all return!
Charming home and wonderful vacation!
We came back for a second year to this charming home for a wonderful beach vacation. We all had a great time in this beautiful and well maintained property. The easy access to beach and pool with beach lockers make it so easy with 3 small children. We are looking forward to our return visit!
Thank you for your lovely sentiments about the house, we are thrilled it suits you all so well. We are looking forward to your delightful family's return this year for 'summer #3'!
This house is ideal - perfectly suited to 5 - 7 people - and we found owners to be most welcoming & accommodating. House was immaculate upon arrival w/ beds made, towels hanging nicely in baths, area menus collected for dining out & take-out. Even provided a wealth of beach towels for guests to use! Available by text to respond to any questions, but not intrusive in any way.
House: Simply love the open floor plan, hinted at from living room - flowing into kitchen & family room. Kitchen is well planned w/ separate areas conducive to gathering together for all meals - food prep, island eating, window seating. Patio is a good size & has great accessibility to family room - super spot for post beach & outdoor grilling. Outdoor shower is adjacent to a side door - making it easy to get from there into house - no need to trek across a yard full of guests in a towel!
Town: what's not to love about Spring Lake?? Quiet beaches, walks on boardwalk & through town, beautiful parks, and playing tennis. A must-do: enjoy town from the seat of a bike ... in-town bike rentals make this easy!
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed our property so very much and we'd be happy to welcome your return!
Should have trusted our instincts
despite my instincts (based on a VRBO review as well as a couple strange conversations with the owners) 8 rented this house for myself, my parents, my adult sibling and my three year old daughter over Labor Day. Unfortunately I wish I had trusted my gut as the owners not only invaded our vacation every day of our stay but also robbed us of over half our security deposit in one of the most ludicrous and insulting letters of grievances I have ever received.
The house lived up to its expectations in that it is charming, well decorated, organized so nicely for guests and a great location. Sue, the owner, left a wonderful book for my daughter as a welcome gesture, but unfortunately none of that outweighs the extreme negatives that are unacceptable for renters.
The owners found reasons to come to the property every day, and each time we were accomodating. Although it made my husband and parents uncomfortable, we were gracious and even went as far as to quickly vacate the home so the owner could show it to another prospect. The most intrusive was when the owner asked me if her son could come over and mow the lawn early one morning. I said yes and for the next two hours had to uncomfortably deal with her husband lurking around the backyard, front yard and garage. As my parents attempted to enjoy coffee in their pajamas, they felt incredibly uncomfortable being able to see the owner 10 feet away appearing to do nothing more than spy on us. Well after the son was done mowing, the husband stayed and at one point seemed to be watching the home from his car.
Despite all of this, I was prepared against my husband's wishes to not submit an official review but instead email the owners with suggestions on how to make people feel more like it is their home for the weekend if they pay.
That was until we received our security deposit back. The owners took over $600 of our money with unfounded and ridiculous charges such as "physical remnants and odor beyond description" in the master bedroom where my very tidy and clean smelling parents slept.
There were false charges of evidence of smoking cigarettes and damaging the cushions with ashes. This is an outright lie. Most frustrating of the claims is a paragraph long rant about ants. Yes, within an hour of arriving, we found ants so out of pocket we bought ant traps since this is CLEARLY a common problem.
If you value your privacy and money do not rent this home. We are insulted and will not be returning.
"Should Have Trusted Our Instincts"
14 Years Rental History /
34 Happy Guest Families /
12 Returning Families for multiple stays
There are always 2 side to every story, and this situation is no exception. ---
We did not & do not ... "invade" guests' stay. We have many families to attest to this.
Please note: these guests secured the house for a long weekend. Due to weather issues leading up to their stay, lawn care had to be accomplished while they were in the house. We did contact them prior to coming over & they approved things they are now complaining about. ---
As for the condition of the home:
We ensure the house is immaculate & personally inspected immediately for every guests' arrival, void of "pests", & the way we want to find a rental secured for our own family. ---
As itemized for these guests, any costs deducted from security deposit were used to take care of issues resulting from their stay. These guests unfortunately left the house in a terribly filthy condition (remains too sensitive to post here), food remnants & ants so rampant thru-out the house Pest Control had to be brought in. Ants WERE NOT PRESENT Prior to or Upon their arrival. If that was the case, why not tell us about it when I checked in to see how they were finding the house?? ---
We encourage all guests to report any issues whatsoever so we can address it. These guests reported nothing at all. In fact, face-to-face meeting & txt msgs verified how much they loved the house & all was great. ---
We personally met 5 of the guests (husband, daughter, parents), who seemed like such wonderful people. Guess we were fooled ~ we were shocked to discover the state in which they left the home upon their departure.
Just blocks from beautiful beaches, park, town, and train. Lovely downtown shopping with quaint shops & restaurants. In-town outdoor hard court tennis courts (7), nearby miniature golf, boating, parasailing and water activities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE NOTE: HOME is NOT AVAILABLE for GROUP OR MULTI-FAMILY RENTALS. NOTE: Weekly Rentals accepted. Preference: 10-DAY, MULTI-WEEK and/or MONTHLY Rentals (DISCOUNT Given). PAYMENT: Bank checks, Personal checks & Person-to-Person banking transfers accepted as follows: ( ) Two-week or more rental periods: 50% down due upon signing of lease ( ) One week rental period: payment in full due upon signing of lease ( ) All rentals: Separate checks/payment for Final Balance of rental, Security deposit, & Cleaning fees are due 45 days prior to arrival date. Cancellation Policy / Refund: ( ) Cancellations occurring 60 days or more PRIOR to arrival will receive a complete refund. ( ) Cancellations occurring less than 60days will receive a complete refund if another tenant is secured.