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Bob and Karen McLaughlin

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Ocean City Southend 39th&Central, wide life-guarded beach, kayaks, dog friendly

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Ocean City House Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 10) 7 nt summer minimum

News of 04-12-2016: Ocean City, NJ Voted Best Beach in USA 2016 by Coastal Living Magazine - Narrowly beating out Huntington Beach, California! Come and see what all the fuss is about with an Ocean City rental week!

"Best Beach in the USA" Special $100 off any week available for summer 2016 (May 14th or August 27th weeks now available)

This property is not available in the following months for rentals: March & April due to annual maintenance and preparation for summer rentals


****New stainless steel appliances as of mid- December 2015!!*** Check out photo of kitchen. We make upgrades each year for this shore house rental. New French Doors with Screens and "built in" blinds as of March 2016; Coming for summer of 2016 - Front Lanai conversational sitting area ground floor area at the front of the house - shady and breezy, perfect for relaxing.

"Summer Wind" Beach House - Beautiful Wide South End Beaches Family Rental Shore House. Owned by the beach-loving McLaughlin family since 1960's - A non-smoking rental - Ask us about our optional linen package ($300)

The rental rates for 2016 are as follows (** includes a holiday)


All summer rentals are Saturday at 2pm check in and Saturday at 9:30am check out

May 14th $1600 (2nd floor booked) 1st floor available

Month of June - Booked/Not Available

Month of July - Booked/Not Available

August 27 $3500 (1st floor booked, 2nd floor available) 2ND FLOOR AVAILABLE ONLY

September 10 $1900 (1st floor booked/2nd floor avail) 2ND FLOOR AVAILABLE ONLY

September 17 $1900 (both floors available)

September 24 $1900 (both floors available)

October 1 $1600 (both floors available)

Off-Season Rates: Fall and Spring: $300-$350 per night, any holidays or special event weekends $350-$400 per night. 3-NIGHT MINIMUM (no exceptions). Off-season dog fee is $150 (discounted from $200) Maximum of 2 dogs. Thanksgiving week is a 4-night minimum. Any holidays are $350-$400 on the holiday night (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve), other days of those weeks are $300-$350. Contact owner for details and pricing.

Location: Closest cross-streets 40th & Central. Across the street from the beach. The houses directly across the street from this house are on the beach. Approximately 130 feet to beach sand and fun!

Discount always given to our active military families.

Note: NO PROM/SENIOR WEEK/Graduation Party TYPE RENTALS, or any under age 24 groups. Any requests will not receive a response.

Dog-Friendly - $200 fee per week/per dog. Dogs are only acceptable pets in rental unit- breed restrictions; contact owner for details. Vet records are required for bringing a dog.


Shore Suite rate for 2016 $500 per week/no partial weeks available

Address: 3932-34 CENTRAL AVE OCNJ..OC'S BEAUTIFUL SOUTH END - wide beaches, less crowds...lifeguard stand...kayak included in rental

Boardwalk starts at 23rd Street, Catch the OC Trolley that runs all summer for a night on the famous Boardwalk!

We support our Troops: $100 off for an active military with ID

To reserve this property, a $200 credit card option charge is accepted for immediate reservation guarantee towards shore house rental rate. Lease mailed to renter, half of rental fee due in 7 days.

Note: SHORE SUITE (Summer months only)

Additional 5th Bedroom & 1 Bathroom Available only with primary rental. Ground Floor Bedroom & Bath suitable for maximum of 3 people. Perfect for overflow of teens or 2 parents and 1 child. Room consists of 1 double bed, 1 twin bed, sofa sitting area, TV, mini-fridge & microwave, dresser with mirror, bathroom with shower/sink/toilet. Email owner for details if interested. (No Dogs Allowed in Shore Suite space) Beds:1 Full Double and 1 Twin. Shore Suite per week only if main unit rented (not rented independently)

Ocean City voted Best Beach in New Jersey 2013-2014

Great House - Great Location Pack the kids & dogs - let's go to the shore! Our return rentals speak volumes. Save money & rent direct with VRBO!

GROUND FLOOR Houses Indoor parking garages, game room, cabana shower beach rinse, hammock and grills on lanai, and 'Shore Suite' (1 Bedroom/1Bath)option.

Perfect for Families! Spacious, four-bedroom unit (sleeps 10), steps to beach, lots of extras!

Granite counter tops/island in kitchen, new window treatments and spa decor main bathroom upgrades for your enjoyment.

Game Room located on the ground floor features full sized slate pool table with red felt and mahogany base, and dart board with chalk board scoreboard and protective doors, comfy bar stools. Game room style décor welcomes this feature of the Shore House.

Shore Suite and Game Room - Spring/Summer/Fall only (area not heated)

Wireless Internet service, bikes/ beach tags, and large screen HDTV in great room, updated furniture and comforters, and grilling available, Location: South End of Ocean City, across the street from the wide, life-guarded beach. Did you know not all Ocean City beaches have a OCBP Lifeguard stand? 39th Street beach does!

Located in Ocean City, New Jersey (USA); desirable south end of island with best beaches, less crowds. One block from the newest Uncle Bill's Pancake House and Aunt Betty's Ice Cream Parlor

Bedroom Details: 1 master w/ full bath & queen bed with HD TV with HBO and Showtime, 1 room w/ queen bed with TV, 1 room with 2 twin beds (no photo shown), 1 room w/ 2 sets of bunks (4 twins) with TV. Note: Room with 2 twin beds - tastefully decorated, huge closet, full dresser and night stand, perfect for kids or adults. No Linens or Towels Provided. Renter must supply all linens unless optional linen package purchased $350 per rental.

Relax on the wide, lifeguard-protected beaches just off 40th and Central in 'America's Greatest Family Resort' in our spacious, immaculately clean, modern, four-bedroom, two-bath rental. Step back in time to the Americana of Ocean City's famous boardwalk including amusement rides, shopping, and numerous dining choices. For lively nightlife, a quick drive to Somers Point and Margate. For live entertainment and casino activities Atlantic City is 15 minutes from your door.

Rental unit features a 'great room' - open floor plan with expansive kitchen with island & bar stools and dining room with huge windows galore. Relax in the roomy living room enjoying DVD's by the gas fireplace, or relax on the furnished deck. HD TV and HBO and Showtime. Small rotating by renters library of summer reading.

The ocean breezes will greet you from large front deck kitchen with island, and all of the amenities you need to entertain your family and friends.

The layout seems to please everyone. The four tastefully decorated guest rooms (Broyhill Fontana Furniture) include one room with two twins beds, one with two sets of bunk beds of inviting Lexington distressed white-washed wood and bright comforters, one room with a queen-sized bed, and the extra-large master suite with sitting area, television with DVD player, extra spacious closet, and private full bath.

For your convenience: An outdoor rinse as well as indoor ground floor cabana shower room, garage parking, and use of the ground floor terrace with North Carolina-style hammock. Relax and Enjoy!

Rental has a fully-equipped laundry room and kitchen with extra shelf space.

Pet Policy: No pets on furniture/beds, must submit vet shot record, no biting or barking issues with people of all ages and other dogs. Pet Fee $200 per dog/per week. Additional cleaning fee of $100 for excessive shedding left upon check out. Please call owner to discuss dog breed for option of pet policy consideration with your rental. Some breeds are not allowed. Breed must be discussed with owner prior to requesting pet policy and limitations of breed. If inquiring to rent with a dog provide the breed with your email inquiry.

Keywords: Duplex

2016 Summer Rentals - Add-on Options:

1) Dogs on Vacation: We are dog-friendly. $200 per dog/per week (max of 2 dogs). Must be pre-approved by owners based on breed and submission of vet shot records and dog tempermant.

2) Linen Package: $300 per rental. Includes all sheet sets for beds, bathroom towels and beach towels.

3) Shore Suite - additional space studio apartment on the ground floor with full bathroom $600 per week/$500 for any renter rentals from previous summer. Sleeps 3, TV, microwave, mini-fridge, sitting area, dining table.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob and Karen McLaughlin (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bob and Karen McLaughlin

Convinced that 39th Street is Ocean City's nicest beach - we enjoy it as often as we can. We dedicate the winter to upgrading and servicing the property with time, care and professionalism to offer the best rental possible for our summer season guests. Thank you for considering our family owned shore house since 1964 to make wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Hope to see you in OC 'America's Greatest Family Resort' We have named our beach house "Summer Wind" as a tribute to our family and love of summer and also Frank Sinatra tunes and all things feeling good about summer at the beach with family and friends!

We are proud supporters of the Policemen's Benevolent Association Annual Shore House Vacation Donation to the Charity Auction in Gloucester County, NJ to benefit the families of fallen officers.

Bob and Karen McLaughlin

Bob and Karen McLaughlin purchased this house in 1964

Why Bob and Karen McLaughlin chose Ocean City

Avoiding the hassle of flying today, Ocean City, NJ and a beach house is the perfect not-so-far-away getaway. Ocean City is a safe environment and the perfect location for a family vacation. Ocean City is a tradition from our childhood, and the boardwalk and beaches remain a step back in time and perfect for making lifelong memories every summer. We are dog-friendly but maintain an incredible clean and up to date property for all of our guests. Cleaned and maintained weekly by experienced professional cleaners the owners selected out of many to ensure the high level of quality for you, the renter for a hassle-free vacation to relax and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Location of this property is on the most narrow portion of the island. Ocean City is only 3 blocks wide at 39th Street, meaning only 3 blocks of beach-goers here and less crowds on a beach life guarded by the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Other beach locations in town serve up to 12 blocks of beach-goers. Kayak included in rental, lifejacket too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third year at this great shore house rental. The owners take great care in maintaining this roomy place. Each year there is fresh paint and bedding and upgrades to the kitchen from last year with granite countertops and new living room furniture. Added the extra space for the first time the "shore suite" for our growing group and we had plenty of room and enjoyed spreading out in this terrific rental house. We recommend this property close to the beach and the kids love the boogie boards provided in the garage!
May 2013
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Ocean City Southend 39th&Central, wide life-guarded beach, kayaks, dog friendly
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Family fun in Ocean City.

  • 5 of 5

Summer of 2016 will be our fourth summer at this property. We keep coming back because we are totally satisfied with our time spent here. Our dog is welcome, and also loves the home as much as we do. Our grandchildren have come to think of this as their home away from home. The unit is always clean and in excellent condition. It is tastefully decorated and when we have company for the day, they always remark how lucky we are. We are so close to the beach and find it so handy to come back to for lunch or just to take a break. We never have difficulty finding parking for our two additional cars that we bring. The covered porch is the best. It is so relaxing and comfortable. The grandkids love the fact that we can ride the trolley from the house to the boardwalk at night. It is the highlight of night. There is nothing we would change about this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this well-equipped house for 4 years in a row. Each year the owners, Bob and Karen, have added amenities and decorative features that contributed to our comfort and entertainment. They have been attentive to our needs and concerns, with a focus on customer service. One addition that we really enjoy with our adult children is the property's game room. Each unit has a garage to store the car or all your beach supplies, and to access the 4 cruiser bicycles. This pet-friendly house is clean and very comfortable for a group of 10 that includes 4 children (who enjoy the bunk bed room). It is located across the street from (with quick access to) beautiful south-end beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy Hook, CT

Great vacation home

  • 4 of 5

My family has rented this home several times and in July 2012 rented both floors and the owner's suite. All of the 20+ people had a fantastic times together and loved the proximity to the beach. The home itself was perfect for a large crowd and was clean and fresh with many new updates. Would highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting a worryfree vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvington NY


  • 5 of 5

We have rented this home for many years and love our time there. Great house! Great location! Great owners! No reason to go anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2 yrs ago and have not found anything that compares to your home. We look forward to renting again next year since it has already booked the entire summer. We know why :) Thanks again for sharing your home with us.

Beth and Bob Artman

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
39th or 40th street beach across the street

Ocean City Boardwalk begins at 23rd Street. Boardwalk, Beach, Bay. We are located 15 minutes from one of Americas entertainment centers, Atlantic City, NJ


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Weeks $1800-$4200
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $200

Off Season rentals are available. 3 night minimum $350 per night for May (prior to Memorial Day weekend) and October, November and December. No long term rentals permitted. No rentals for January - April. No long-term winter rentals offered. Short term vacation rentals only. $400 Security Deposit. Thanksgiving/Christmas Week $400 per night with 4/5-night minimum. NO New Years Eve rentals!

Half of rent is due with signed lease within 10 days. Balance due 3 months prior to check in date. Summer rentals are Saturday 2pm - Saturday 9:30am. No senior week/prom/graduation/teen rentals. If initial payment is not paid on time, it is assumed that potential no longer interested and/or has rented elsewhere and lease void. Rates range from $1800 in May to $4200 peak season July/August.

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Ocean City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25 Indoor Beach Shower - Ground Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in master bedroom, and queen bed in one other bedroom, Double Beds (1) 5th bedroom option only (not within main unit), Twin or Single Beds (2) one room has 2 twin beds 5th bedroom option (not within main unit - 1 twin), Bunk Beds (2) one room has 2 sets of bunks (sleeps 4). Rental unit sleeps 10 maximum. Any overages will need to rent both floors or for 2-3 additional, the 'Shore Suite' would be needed. Planned excess overnight guests over 10 for the length of the rental could result in eviction from the property.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
5th bedroom/bathroom additional space available, local experienced babysitter available by appointment (Nanny for same family for 12 years - contact owner for contact information), enjoy a healthy non-smoking atmosphere with this rental, dog-friendly

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