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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 3 Summer Weeks Available for 2018

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20)

The Philadelphia House

This unique Ocean Grove vacation home includes two master bedroom suites, one with a full bath and living area and the second as part of the 3rd story vaulted ceiling loft which also includes a sitting room, huge living room, full kitchen, dining area, full wet bar, full bath and a custom designed spacious walk-in custom closet.

With the three additional bedrooms, formal dinng room and other living areas, this beautifully designed home easily sleeps 15 adults.

This three story Victorian gem boasts three outstanding porches, each with a full ocean and beach view, open living room, dining room, modern kitchen, full bath and a secluded, fully stocked wet bar on the first floor.

The second story includes 3 bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and the master suite with a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

A finished lower level provides a media room as an alternate youth entertainment and sleeping area.

Whether you are looking for a place for you and your family to stay for a wedding or an event, a family reunion by the beach or simply an intimate weekend away, we will be here to make your stay everything you imagine.

We cater to all ages and walks of life. However, while we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Keywords: Luxury, spacious, updated, modern, pet friendly, loft, master suite, ocean block, ocean view, beach house

More Details

Owner
John Gross
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About John Gross

I have been so fortunate to have raised my family in this wonderful community in this beatiful home. Ocean Grove provides a wonderful family setting with everything one could imagine. As a former Mayor of this community, I am proud of what this community has become and now I invite you to come and experieince for a short time what our family has grown to love over our lifetime.

John Gross purchased this house in 1992

Why John Gross chose Ocean Grove

Our home is located on one of the most beuatiful, well kept and friendliest blocks in Ocean Grove. It is just 300 feet to the beach and a 3 minute walk to the downtown business district. I chose our home to raise my wonderful family, pictured above, and they will attest to its special place in their hearts.

What makes this house unique

This home, once a summer hotel with 17 rooms, was converted to a single family home when we purchased the property in 1992. We performed a complete renovation over the next 10 years and recently re-freshened every room.

My favorite spaces in our home include each of three porches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the eat in family kitchen on the first floor, each of the two master bedroom suites and the third floor manhatten style loft.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Rating from 1 to 5 with five being highest and 1 the lowest

Booking process –5

Property condition –5

Landlord responsiveness –5

Cleaning service –5

Ocean grove in general –4

Beach front –5

Other Comments

I finally have time to write to you and thank you for one of the best vacations our family has had. Your house in Ocean Grove was wonderful, and suited our family's needs perfectly. It had the right amount of beds, so that everyone was comfortable, a large enough dining room for all of us to enjoy family meals together, and an ideal location near the beach and town. Ocean Grove was a very fine quiet and historical community to visit and it's unique history made the location even more interesting . The amenities you provided were just right. It was a pleasure working with you both . We are not sure of our plans for next year at this time, but I personally would love to return if we can coordinate all of our schedules again. I will have to let you know , but please keep us in mind.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd flr on-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    1st floor hallway - toilet , shower
    2nd floor halway - toilet , shower
    3rd floor on-suite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 2nd floor on-suite - 1 double
    2nd floor west rear - 1 queen
    3rd floor on-suite - 1 queen
    2nd floor middle - 1 double
    2nd floor east rear - 2 twin/ single , plus a pull out trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 5 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps another 10 people
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two full size futons and 2 super comfortable, high end queen air mattresses in the downstairs recreation room and a full size pull out couch in the third floor living area sleep another 10 people comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Reviews

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Luxury Ocean Block - 2 Master Suites -Only 3 Summer Weeks Available for 2018
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 50 reviews
5

Perfect for a family or friend reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family and I reserved this property to celebrate my grandmothers 70th birthday. Her one wish was that all of her grandkids were together in one spot because we haven’t been in over 10 years. My grandmother could not stop smiling once she stepped foot in the house.

It was the perfect size for about 13 adults and about 5 kids. There’s enough space for everyone to be close but still have some personal space haha. The house exhibited a traditional family vibe which added to our experience.

Although we had two minor issues with the house, John was extra responsive and that’s something we all appreciated. The little hiccups did not keep us from enjoying the house.

The rooms are big enough for multiple to share, for example I slept on a bed with two of my adult sisters and we were comfortable.

I would just ensure you have a car when you visit just so you can get around to the super market and what not. The stores are close driving, but definitely not walkable.

The weather wasnt the best, but the beach is super close and the view from the balconies is nothing short of amazing.

The house was set up and presented well for us and we made sure we left it the way we found it. Overall this we had a great weekend and I would definitely book this place again!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families stay here for the weekend for our cousin's wedding. Lots of space for everyone to stay. Loved the great room on the top floor and all the balcony furniture everyone was able to have a place to sit. Steps from the beach and a few blocks from the main strip with all the shops. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as expected

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed here when we were celebrating our Son's and wife's wedding. The property is clean and well maintained. The location was perfect, a short walk to the beach and boardwalk and to shopping and dining in town. The third floor was my favorite. It has an apothecary theme, and being a pharmacist I enjoyed seeing all the memorabilia. The views were awesome from there also. John is very attentive to any concerns, which we had none and he contacted us to make sure everything was acceptable. Would not hesitate to recommend a stay here and look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you John for sharing your home with us. We had a great time in Ocean Grove.... the house served as the perfect location for our families to stay for our cousins wedding!! The house is so spacious and functional. We had 2 families with teenage kids and everyone had a good time. The two kitchens came in very handy! We will definitely come stay again with you.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large family Thanksgiving gathering: Tastefully decorated, comfortable home and convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We hosted our annual family Thanksgiving gathering at the Philadelphia House (4 weeks early) at Asbury Park, NJ. It was an excellent time - top to bottom . The town and surrounding shops, restaurants are personal and quaint with something for everyone's taste.

The home was spacious with sleeping and sitting areas. We prepared a meal and served 15 people easily with the ample space and cooking accessories. Everyone of our guests commented on how relaxing the accommodations were for them. We will definitely return the area and stay at John's house.

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic for our whole family to stay in one place. Plenty of room to spread out and living areas on every floor. The location was great too. We could easily walk to the beach or to the Main Street to get our favorite Taylor Ham and cheese sandwich at Nagles. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The views from the balconies were amazing. We had so much fun in Ocean Grove. Love the boardwalk and the ability to walk to Asbury Park too.

John was great and very responsive. I can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberty International, Newark NJ
Nearest Barpub
Clancy's, Main Street
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Jumping Brook Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bradley Beach, NJ
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Grass, Main Avenue, Ocean Grove
Nearest Beach
End of my block
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Grove Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Ave
Nearest Point of Interest
Cookman Avenue - Asbury Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Great Auditorium
Car: not necessary

Beach Living

Eateries

Downtown Shopping

Entertainment at the Great Auditorium

Experience the Renaissance of Asbury Park

Schedule of Events

Day Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure

Services

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$792
From
C$1,320
Fri,Sat
C$5,942
C$23,107
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$7,856
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$4,753
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer Next Year
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$660
From
C$990
Fri,Sat
C$4,621
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$396
From
C$660
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$376.31
Damage Deposit C$1,650.5

While we encourage guests of all ages to stay at the Philadelphia House, only those ages 21 or older are eligible to book our home. Also, we do not book for Prom Parties, ever. We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, our home is not suitable for such bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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