|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This beautiful, spacious beach home with central air and IN-GROUND, fenced in pool is waiting for you to create your beach vacation. The home is only 1 1/2 blocks to the beach and the boardwalk. Perfectly distanced from the crowds of the Jenkinson's Amusements (3 1/2 blocks), the house is in a residential neighborhood. Enjoy a fun day at the beach, come home,shower in our private outdoor shower, relax by the pool while barbecuing some dinner. If it's a cool breezy evening, unwind on the back porch (with flat panel TV) and have some great laughs while warming up by our beautiful fire-pit and having some drinks. Then, for some evening entertainment, walk up the boardwalk to Jenkinson's where there is fun for the whole family including rides, amusements, games, fun house and even the Jenkinson's Aquarium.
If you're looking for live music, you can head to Martell's Tiki Bar which has a stage and live entertainment while you can eat beachfront under the stars. Our house is perfectly situated to experience it all without even having to get in a car! However, if you do want to go exploring, you have much to choose from including Six Flags Great Adventure which is only a 30 minute drive. Golf and movie theaters close by. NO PROMS PLEASE
Christmas at the beach has always been magical....the beach, it's not just for summers anymore!
The house itself is a great location and plenty of space for everyone. As others have mentioned, definitely plan on shopping for essentials (toilet paper, paper towels, and other paper products) because there isn't much in the house or kitchen. You also need to bring your own towels. All propane tanks were empty when we stayed so we had to go fill one up. Also, the cover for the grill was damaged and it seemed like the grill hadn't been cleaned in years (perhaps it's just because we stayed late in the season and it's only cleaned once a year?).
Account owner was very quick to respond wen booking but once I paid I had to wait days or even a week to hear from them (and sent numerous followups). Was supposed to get our security deposit back within 30 days but took 44 days, 3 messages to the owner (without a response) and 1 message to VRBO directly.
House has plenty of room for large groups! Excellent location in point pleasant beach, walking distance to most things, especially Boardwalk.
The house has plenty of room for a big group (we had 15), with a spacious and functional layout of bedrooms, common areas, etc. Perfect location by the boardwalk and beach, though the backyard and pool are also good for hanging out. The kitchen is fully equipped plus there's an outdoor grill. Basic pots/pans, dishes and silverware are provided, as are sheets/pillows for the beds. Other essentials--towels, soap, dish detergent, trash bags, paper products, etc.--may be absent on arrival, so pack or shop accordingly. The owner was very responsive and accommodating with our arrival and departure timing. Took some follow ups to get the deposit back, but it was ultimately refunded in full without questions asked.
I stayed at the house with an old group of friends from college and our stay was great, we only stayed for a weekend but definitely could see doing a longer trip in the future. We had a group of 12 and found there to be more than enough sleeping arrangements ( though I will caution one "bedroom" is much smaller with a slanted ceiling, but worked well for a friend who was ill over the weekend). There is tons of outdoor space and plenty of seating, we did not use the pool much as we were so close to the beach but its a nice option.
The location was great a short walk to the beach/boardwalk and 5 minute drive to the local Stop and Shop, we ate dinner at Prime 13 and the uber was around $8. Only notes I have are to be mindful of parking as it gets busy during the weekend so when you can claim a spot don't move your car, and keep in mind that the beach is $9 a person to enter so make the most of it. Again overall a great experience, I had one question while I was there and was able to reach the owner right away who take care of my question.
The house was perfect for our business mastermind weekend. The kitchen and family room area enabled us to conduct discussions in a comfortable setting. Bedrooms were comfortable except that a few beds were missing mattress covers. Plenty of hot water for all the showers but you should bring extra paper products. The kitchen is a nice size but lacks enough utensils and place settings for the full capacity of the house. The one problem we did have was the inability to connect to the wifi. We had to resort to our own phone hot spots.
Overall this is a great house for large groups.
We had a large group stay over Labor Day weekend and overall had a great time. The house is very spacious, with lots of different sleeping accommodations (take note, the additional "child room" has a sloping roof that can make it fairly claustrophobic). The location is great, very easy to get to via NJ Transit, and only a block away from the boardwalk and beach that provided a lot of entertainment. If you plan to BBQ, clarify with the owners about propane ahead of time. There was not much left in the tank, but we eeked by since one of the owners initially suggested that we had to buy our own propane (something I've never seen before in a rental house) before sort of agreeing to cover it if it was really a big deal for us.
The one real negative was that, unlike some of the other reviewers, we found the owner difficult to communicate with. I would often have to send numerous texts, emails and leave voicemails before getting a response. After a respectable period after our stay, I tried to contact the owner about the return of our security deposit. After numerous texts, emails, phone calls, and voicemails, I simply received a brusque message that the security deposit would be returned within the 30 day period mandated by HomeAway. That deadline came and passed with nothing and it was only when I reminded the owner, more than a week afterwards, that the security was eventually returned.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Minimum age of renter: 25.
July and August WEEKLY Rentals Only.
Additional security may be required based on rental.
3 NIGHT MINIMUM FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.