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#1 5 star rated 3 BR property. 4 blks to beach. 2 Spring Lk beach passes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Lakeview, 3 Br 2 Bath ranch, 4 blks to beach,1 blk to park

Winter rental rates available. The only vacation rental on this street with the spectacular view of the lake. Stay here once, and you will wish you booked more time and want to return next year. Bought and renovated since 2012. Inviting front porch provides hours of relaxing and unwinding. Watch the sunrise over the mighty Atlantic and serene Lake Como from the comfort of your porch every day as you gear up to start your fun filled day. 4 blocks to beach along South Boulevard. Steps away from Marucci Park. Dead end street with another park at the end of the street. Great for families with children. Front porch, side deck with barbq has eating area. Completely fenced in rear yard. Side deck has gate to keep young children near while you eat or grill. 3 BR, 2 bath ranch. Master BR has king bed with master bath with shower and tub. Guest BR has full bed with room for your porta-crib or playpen for infant or toddler. Third BR has two twin beds. Washer and dryer.Hall bath completely renovated 2014 with beautiful Italian ocean blue tile complemented with multi colored blue glass tile throughout. There is a full shower that runs the entire width of bath. No tub in this bath, but great for families with grandparents or anyone who has difficulty stepping into a tub. Outside shower to rinse off after a day at the beach. Huge, bright eat in kitchen, modern and fully furnished, with lots of cabinets, seats six. Brand new French doors lead onto side deck. New granite counter tops, back-splash, floor. This is a great kitchen to cook or hang out in. Great flow to entertain between living room, kitchen and side deck. All rooms bright, sunny and airy with oversized windows. Beach decor throughout gives a great vibe. Brand new Central air and furnace. Living room very large with flat screen TV, cable and internet. Electric fireplace and ceiling fan make this one of the coziest rooms in the house. Beautiful, bright landscaping surrounds the home. A small, 15- inch deep fish pond provides another area to relax near, stocked with about nine small, bright, colorful fish that are the family pets. Young and old alike will love them and the tranquil setting the pond provides with a waterfall and lovely aquatic plants and flowers. If you love to fish, you only need to walk across the street to the lake to do some lake fishing or if you are into salt water ocean fishing, the beach awaits you and your lures. Very quiet, family neighborhood. Close to Spring Lake Third Avenue shopping. Enjoy a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk day or night. Short drive to Point Pleasant Boardwalk and amusement rides. Approximately 30 minute drive to 6 Flags Great Adventure as well as Seaside Heights Boardwalk. On site parking for 3 cars and plenty of free street parking. 2 Spring Lake beach passes will be provided in Summer 2018 and must be returned on checkout. Books, toys, board games, two adult bikes, two children's bikes. No helmets. NJ law requires children to wear helmets riding bikes. Linens, pillows, beach chairs included. Bring towels and beach towels. We only rent to families or mature couples. No young singles, young groups or subletting. No smoking or pets. You have not rented anywhere this clean or nice. This is a family vacation rental home that can't be beat for the location and price. No other rental on this street has the view this home has! Come escape at 'The Great Escape'. You'll be glad you did and want to come back!

Bank check or echeck free

Credit cards accepted with 2.9% processing fee

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Cynthia

Our family loves 'The Great Escape' and so will you. The home is impeccable and we want families or mature couples to enjoy it like we do and care for it like it was your own. Once you stay here, you will want to come back.

Cynthia purchased this house in 2012

Why Cynthia chose Lake Como

This home has a great view of the lake, and you can see Ocean Avenue and the beach from the front porch. No other rental on this street has this view. It is warm, cozy and inviting. You will feel at home. The close proximity to the lake, ocean and nearby amenities make the location perfect. The grounds are beautiful, and the small fish pond with waterfall and lush plants and flowers, delightful to relax by.

What makes this house unique

Excellent location and value. You won't want to leave, but you surely will want to return again soon!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lake Como, New Jersey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 33 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No young groups accepted; it's a family neighborhood. Only families & mature(age) couples are booked. Email 1st before you give credit card 2 website
  • Certificate of occupancy must be obtained by me for every rental. Town forms need to be completed along with the rental contract.
  • Please rinse off sand & return home in same condition received. Upon acceptance of rental request you are required to sign contract.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hall bath completely renovated in 2014 with beautiful ocean blue Italian tile and multi colored blue glass tile.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are bright and airy with large oversized windows and white wooden blinds. Second bedroom has full bed with plenty of room for your portacrib for infant or toddler
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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#1 5 star rated 3 BR property. 4 blks to beach. 2 Spring Lk beach passes
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

The Great Escape was truly great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at the Great Escape! Cynthia kicked off our week by greeting us at her home, walking us through the property and preparing wine, cheese, crackers and special toys for our sons. The layout of the home was perfect for us. We enjoyed having breakfast on the side porch and evening cocktails on the front porch. Everything was clean and well stocked. The AC worked really well, as it was quite warm that week. The boys loved their "assignment" of feeding the fish every other day! The location is fantastic. It was a quick drive or bike ride to the Spring Lake - North Pavilion. We enjoyed the park next door and the 15 minute walk into Spring Lake town center. Plenty of shopping, bars and restaurants in the near vicinity. We look forward to returning next year! Thanks Cynthia for making our family escape great!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you so much for such a great review. I am so happy you and your family had such a great experience and I look forward to you all returning next year. Thank you for making my home your home away from home. Regards, Cynthia
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A perfect "get away" will be experienced at The Great Escape"!

  • 4 of 5

This lovely home is immaculate and very inviting. It is fully equipped, and each room is decorated with lovely artwork....The quiet setting with a view of Lake Como and within walking distance of the ocean make this a wonderful "sanctuary". In addition, the pond with 9 fish add to the peacefulness of this home.

The house is close to restaurants, stores, a farm stand, and shops. It is a perfect spot for families or friends.

I enjoyed the house for a month...

Cynthia, the owner, is thoughtful and attentive but not intrusive.

I highly recommend The Great Escape!

Carol L. , Maplewood, NJ

  • Submitted: 8-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. You were a wonderful guest and I wish you many years of health and happiness in your next adventure in Arizona. All the best, Cynthia
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Great little home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I spent 10 September days at Cynthia's Lake Como cottage and found everything to be perfect. When we arrived, there was a bottle of Pino Grigio, two stemware glasses, a wedge of great cheese and a box of crackers, just waiting for us. Notes everywhere -- every question answered. Everything was clean and it worked! Even the near passing of two hurricanes didn't dampen the mellowness of our surroundings. While the main attraction certainly was the beach- combing, this sweet cottage took second prize. Four stars only because driving to the beach proved the better way of getting there .... the 4 blocks were long ones. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lynda. I am glad you and your daughter had a great vacation. I am amazed you can still drive on your own ten hours. Kudos to you!! I hope you both return and hopefully next time you'll have a driving partner to help you split the long ride home. Thank you for taking such great care of The Great Escape. I'm happy you both enjoyed the hospitality gifts as well. Regards, Cynthia
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Clean and Comfortable Retreat in Lovely Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

Just look at Cynthia's photos and you will see what a lovely home she maintains. How can you miss with awning covered front porch and side deck?

The place is crisp, clean, and bright with all the amenities that one needs. One can easily see Cynthia's "pride of place' both inside the house and outside, with a lovely tended garden and Koi Pond.

My husband and I, daughter and 6 yr old grandson enjoyed not only the house, but the proximity to Belmar and Spring Lake's beautiful beaches, shopping and very good restaurants. My grandson had a great time on the rides and boardwalk in nearby Point Pleasant. All was good for our week's stay, such that we will be back for more next summer!! Thank you, Cynthia

Barbara and Mike

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara, for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. It is such a help to future guests and I truly appreciate your kind words. I have found over the years by being selective in who stays in my home, when they see how immaculate it is, they keep it that way during their stay and return it in pristine condition just as your family did. I don't rent it just as a rental. I do take pride in my home and want to share it with others who will enjoy it, so I do go the extra mile to ensure everything is perfect when my guests arrive. I include welcome gifts of wine, cheese, fruit and waters to show my appreciation to them for selecting my home as their home away from home and it is my way to say thank you. I look forward to seeing you next year. Your grandson is adorable and took good care of the fish!
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Birthday week, reconnecting to our Jersey roots

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week with family in NJ. The property is located on a quiet

Side street, walking distance to beach and Boardwalk. We had great weather, so much to do in just a week. Great restuarants close by but we also cooked in three nights and found the house was well appointed. strongly recommend this property

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy you had such a wonderful time. You were wonderful guests and I thank you for taking such great care of my home. I surely hope you are able to return to The Great Escape next year. I welcome guests like you and your family back! Enjoy the rest of your summer and I wish you best for you and your family. Keeping them all in my prayers. Regards, Cynthia
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1-wk rental at the NJ Shore

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed at stay at the shore. The weather could have been better but we enjoyed the location of the house - just far enough away from the hustle and bustle downtown, close to the lake and a short bike ride to The beach. Cynthis is very helpful/knowledgeable.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. It sounds like you had a great time reuniting with all your family and friends after being out of NJ for so many years. I am glad your trip and the wedding was great and you enjoyed yourselves. I try to ensure everything is perfect on the arrival of all my VIP guests and hope you enjoyed the 5 star welcome gift I left you: a bottle of wine, different cheeses and crackers, and fruit and water in the fridge to help you settle in. I haven't heard other owners treat their guests this way. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my home.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar Anticipation, Belmar
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
NJ Transit
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Spring Lake and Belmar Beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lake Como, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
14 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 19 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter rate
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee each 125.00 C$157.84
Tourism fee pay to town C$63.14
CO winter rentals only C$151.52
Property Damage Protection C$99.75

Tenant pays all utilities for winter rental. Brand new high efficiency gas furnace. 2 Spring Lake beach passes provided which must be returned on checkout along with house key. Rental Saturday to Saturday. Credit card incurs 2.9 % fee. Echeck is free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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