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Beautiful, Comfy Spr Lk Living ~ Winter '16 & Summer '17 Avail

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 90 nights


Spring Lake House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, sleeps 6 w/ Delightful Front Porch Ocean Breezes

Beautiful Gourmet Kitchen / Master Bath / Family Room Renovation completed 2014.

Relaxed living by the ocean @ Jersey Shore ... just blocks from North End beach & pavilion!

Lovely 4-bdrm home: Perfect for SMALL FAMILIES, SLEEPS 6 ... NO large GROUPS or MULTI-FAMILIES.

* Open kitchen-family room, complete with french doors to beautiful patio, grill, yard provides delightful setting.

* Beach privileges include 5 badges, beach chairs-umbrella-beach cart and locker at the NEW North-End Pavilion.

* Convenient location makes for wonderful walks to beach, town, park, and train station.

Come enjoy the ocean breezes & glimpse of beachfront from the front porch!

NOTE: WE ARE AWARE SOMEONE TOOK PHOTOS OF and POSTED INACCURATE INFO regarding OUR PROPERTY on a CRAIG'S LIST POST ~ in attempt to SCAM POTENTIAL RENTERS. WHOEVER POSTED THAT LISTING ARE NOT THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY. We are the owners, and have sent repeated requests for help to Craig's List, which largely went unanswered.

DO NOT REPLY or ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT to a Craig's List posting featuring the same photos as our property - it is a scam. WE DO NOT ADVERTISE or POST on CRAIG's LIST.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Sue & Darren
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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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 Jersey Shore

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thanks again--we had a great time! If Labor Day weekend is still open, let us know ..."
Aug 2013
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3.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Comfy Spr Lk Living ~ Winter '16 & Summer '17 Avail
average rating of 3.4 based on 7 reviews

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this vacation home, so much that we've rented it 3 times over the past 5 years. The owners make you feel like it's your home and are always available, if needed. Over the years they beautifully updated their home and we benefit :) We will continue to rent this home and continue to make our summer memories here !

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely sentiments & review! It is truly a pleasure having you come to stay, and we are delighted you all feel so comfortable at the house. We look forward to welcoming you back, anytime, for another visit!!
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Should have trusted our instincts

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 14 YEARS RENTAL HISTORY / 34 HAPPY FAMILIES Staying HERE / 8 FAMILIES Returning for Repeat Stays / 2 Destructive, Dishonest Guests / 2 Guests NOT INVITED or Wanted Back / 2 Slanted, Lie-filled Reviews / The guests who composed this review made no attempt whatsoever to discuss anything about their stay with us, the owners. The house was inspected immediately upon the guests departure & was found left in a filthy state (some remains too sensitive to post here), terms of agreed usage were disregarded & ignored, and by their own admission in the review they had more people at the house than the house is approved to house (as listed on the website & in the lease). The house is IMMACULATELY PREPARED for each & every guest who reserves the property. It was no different for this group coming in. Additionally, there were several days between the previous group & this one. I PERSONALLY checked on the house several times in between the 2 families, and inspected the home immediately prior to arrival of this group ... and there was NO EVIDENCE of ants. By the guests own admission, we requested permission to show the house to prospective tenants. I walked them through the kitchen & family room areas, and there were NO ANTS NOR ANT TRAPS. Yet, post-stay ANTS WERE RAMPANT throughout the kitchen, as was evidence of FOOD REMAINS ALL OVER (in the cabinets, on the floor, under family room furniture, etc.). If tenants had a problem with ANYTHING, they could have easily contacted us. INSTEAD, I HAVE TEXT Msg verification they LOVED the house & HAD NO COMPLAINTS. Just as I have documentation of house condition, & smoking materials left-behind after their departure. It is OUR REGRET in allowing this group to use the house. We CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT MAKES THEM THINK WE WOULD EVER ALLOW THEM TO RETURN, and we will be certain to warn other rental home owners of the POOR HOUSE GUESTS these people turned out to be.
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Cozy spring lake rental

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean, well maintained and well-equipped. Convenient location to town and beach. Owner is very hands in and helpful. Provided useful guidance, beach and pool badges. Highly recommend for an affordable spring lake rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Thank you for the Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here - yet again! - perfect for the 5 of us & occasional grandparents. We love this house and can't thank you enough for leaving all the kid & beach stuff for us - those things make a world of difference especially since we come from afar.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Owner kept complete deposit accusing us of damages

  • 1 of 5

We absolutely do not recommend this rental property. This house is beautiful and the right price but it is not a rental property. This is the owner's personal home and they micromanage it in an obsessive manner that makes being a guest there miserable. They were apparently watching us and having their neighbors watch us during the duration of our stay and, unbeknownst to us, simultaneously creating lists of complaints against us. They accused us of unsubstantiated excessive damage in multi-paged legal documents delivered by certified mail after the conclusion of the rental.

Accused damages included (but were not limited to - remember this was a multipage document): excessive water use and excessive sand in the laundry machine - at a beach rental house; missing silverware, two stained oven mitts, a missing bath towel and such. Furthermore, they sent in their cleaning person at a specific day and time (always Fridays) whether that is convenient for your plans or not. Again, it is their house and you are made to feel like you are a guest who needs to follow their rules as opposed to a renting user with associated rights.

We were terribly sad to see the rental end this way and would caution anyone from renting this property. They are completely ignorant of normal rental arrangements because this is their home - NOT A RENTAL.

We have rented high end homes (rental costs as high as $10,000/week) for years around the world through both and VRBO and never had a problem and never written a complaint. BE FOREWARNED. THIS IS NOT A SAFE RENTAL.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Travelers, The person who wrote this review is NOT BEING HONEST. The review was written as if they stayed at the house, when in fact they stayed elsewhere, and allowed 3x the number of people the house is approved & advertised for to use the house. PLEASE MAKE ALL QUERIES TO US - we're happy to answer! OUR REPEAT FAMILIES CAN'T BE WRONG. With over 10 years of renting (9 with Vacation Rentals), 30 very happy families, and Long before Vacation Rentals allowed reviews, we have consistently received praise for us & our property. In fact, we have had many repeat guests - including 3 families from Summer of 2015 returning for 2016! We are dedicated to ensuring every guest finds the condition of our property to be what was advertised. Contact VacationRentals; they can verify our history and standing with them. THERE IS NOTHING UNSAFE or UNFAIR about our property. THIS IS REVIEW was POSTED to denigrate and slander us, without the guests accepting responsibility for the damages to the property.
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Nearest Golf
Public~Bel Air, Quail Ridge; Private~Spring Lake
Nearest Train
Spring Lake - just blocks away
Nearest Restaurant
Many! Cafes & casual dining just blocks away.
Nearest Beach
Spring Lake - just blocks away
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy the beautiful beach & boardwalk.

* Stroll through the charming town & take in the specialty shops.

* Have a picnic in the park.

* Enjoy a relaxing bike ride through town.

* Play tennis!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Enjoy the beaches & boardwalk.

* Walk or bike ride through town.

* Have a picnic in the park.

* Enjoy the ocean breezes from the front porch.

* Treat yourself to fabulous ice cream cones!.

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

Spring Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-'17
Jan 15 2017 - Jun 17 2017
90 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Mid - Late August 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 2 2017
15 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning / weekly $160
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

* WINTER RENTAL: Utilities are NOT included, please inquire regarding additional costs.
House Cleaning costs will be offered at winter rate.

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, and Cleaning fees are due 60 days prior to arrival date.
Cancellation Policy / Refund:
( ) Cancellations occurring 60 - 90 days PRIOR to arrival will receive a complete refund.
( ) Cancellations occurring less than 60 days will receive a complete refund if another tenant is secured.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Spring Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , Vintage style pedestal sink & fixtures hint at days gone-by.
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This main upstairs hallway bath is white & cheerfully crisp!
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Gorgeous! Oversized-shower w/ bench creates a spa retreat!
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Over-sized Enclosed stall w/ separate entry access to house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Study Haven - 1 twin/ single , Quiet retreat w/ desk for the work from home traveler.
    Pale Vista Green - 2 double , Complimentary shades of green offer a tranquil setting.
    Cozy Nook - 1 twin/ single , A unique floor-plan creates a special retreat.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Dbl-door entry, master suite w/ mahogany furn & master bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
OUR HOME IS PERFECT for SMALL FAMILIES. OUR HOME IS NOT IN ANY WAY CONDUCIVE TO GROUP or MULTI-FAMILY RENTALS - and we will not entertain these requests. Four bedrooms - sleeps 6 (1 king, 1 double, 2 twin) * Stunningly re-modeled Gourmet Kitchen * Brand-New Master Bath with gorgeous over-sized shower * Freshly re-decorated * Lovely backyard w/ patio, new gas grill, tiki torches, sprinkler system, weekly lawn care, & Outdoor Shower with easy access to house * Central A/C & hardwood floors throughout * Re-designed Laundry Room (off family rm) * Finished basement room w/ add'l hi-def TV * Beach-picnic coolers, beach bags, adult bicycles on hand. INCLUDED - use of 5 beach badges & North-End locker, beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart. PLEASE NOTE: House is NOT available for groups or multi-family rentals.

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