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Ocean front overlooking inlet, brand new upscale construction

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom on ocean beach, and looking into the inlet.

Totally new house, third house north of the Manasquan inlet. On pilings for a spectacular view of both sunrise and sunset and a great place to relax on the enclosed, screened and glassed in porch. Tile floors first floor, upscale, SS kitchen appliances, Wi Fi, cable TV. Additional space in "Oarhouse"guest house over garage as separate rental available to sleep 2-3 more guests.Charming cottage feel with modern comforts can be rented at the same time to expand your options for family groups. Great for couples.

More Details

Nancy K. Mountford
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Nancy K. Mountford

Kent and Nancy are both marine biologists who love the sea and Manasquan. Kent's family owned the original cottage, which was destroyed in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. This cottage captures the feel of the old cottage which was over 100 years old, but with all modern conveniences. Kent is now an environmental historian and writes newspaper columns and books from both here and our home in MD. Nancy also grows orchids on a commercial level.

Nancy K. Mountford purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Nancy K. Mountford chose Manasquan

The original house on this property was in the family for over 90 years. We rebuilt new after Hurricane Sandy, putting it up on 8 ft. pilings and making it livable year round. This part of the beach is the best surfing beach in NJ.

This summer has been wonderful for renting the beach house. We will be keeping the same rates for summer 2016 as 2015 until September 15, 2015 when we will have a small increase.

What makes this cottage unique

Fantastic views from front and back; quick walk to the water - you can take a dip and come back to the outside showers and sit in the beach front or back chairs to sun. We are the third house from the Manasquan inlet which provides an endless parade of boats to watch from either the front or back porches and balconies. Families all know each other and are very friendly Scroll down and see the weather conditions as well. The best surfing beach in NJ is right out front! Prefer family groups and no 'group' rental or large parties allowed. Must be at least 25 years old (insurance requires this).


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Manasquan, New Jersey

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Keep outside noise low to respect the neighbors
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass enclosed, tile shower, quartz counter tops on vanity,
  • One upstairs has washer and dryer, large tiled shower with glass doors. One downstairs has shower, tiled with glass door. Both are spotless!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - Master BR opens to upstairs, ocean front balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , pop-up bed sleeps two; faces river and inlet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , pop up bed; door to br opens to back, upstairs balcony
  • Master bedroom has sliding door to balcony facing ocean and inlet, lie in bed and watch the boats go out. Back two bedrooms have folding door between them to make one larger room. Both have access to back balcony. Sit on the balcony in the evening to watch weekly fireworks; watch sunrises over the ocean and 'people' watch the boardwalk.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You can spend your time here relaxing on the beach or on one of the porches or balconies. You can go swimming in the ocean a minute from the front porch, or surfing on one of the best surfing beaches in NJ right in front of the cottage. Go surf fishing in the mornings or on a 'head' boat locally. This is a very family-friendly end of the beach, third house from the Manasquan Inlet. Rebuilt from the ground up after hurricane Sandy. Great local seafood nearby.


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Ocean front overlooking inlet, brand new upscale construction
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great view, great location, super clean everything as advertized

  • 5 of 5

The place is exactly as pictured, no surprises. Great view of the ocean from master bedroom and the river and inlet from the back bedrooms. Very comfortable and clean.

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean, beautiful and perfect for the 3 of us.

  • 5 of 5

This is how to make lemonade out of lemons. This family cottage was destroyed in Sandy but was rebuilt with love and attention to detail as an updated version of what I remember as a Manasquan Beach House. No oversized "mansion" here. The home is beautifully designed and constructed.

And you can't beat the view!

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Special!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (less our daughter who could not make it in from Boston) arrived on Saturday, July 9th – it was raining sideways. We settled in nicely and immediately became enamored with 425 1st Avenue. The home (and it is a home for the owners so please treat it as such) is beautiful! It is newly constructed having been so after the original cottage was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. The décor is really special and includes history and remnants of the original cottage throughout its interior. Just when you think you have a thorough understanding of the history of the cottage and the surrounding area, you find another interesting tidbit of information posted somewhere. On Sunday morning the sun was shining and remained shining for the remainder of our trip! Amazing weather…….and surf! The house, the weather and the beach made this a really great vacation! The location of this property is also special being that it is the third house from the Manasquan inlet. This location is somewhat furthest away from the busier public beach access points and thus allows for more of a sense of privacy. Additionally, being able to watch the watercraft leave and enter the inlet at virtually all hours is pretty cool! Add to all of this the fact that we had the opportunity to meet Kent Mountford (owner). The many conversations with Kent were interesting, educational and gratifying! Oh……and we also met the neighbors who were so kind and welcoming! For us, this was a very special trip! Our usual trip to the tropics was put aside for a trip to Manasquan and we are happy that we made this decision, for it was truly a relaxing vacation without the hassle of the airport experience and flying. It is our intent to return and we would encourage others to consider a stay. This is a magnificent gem and needs to be treated as such.

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beachfront cottage in Manasquan, NJ

  • 4 of 5

My family and I rented this recently renovated (rebuilt) 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage right on the beach in Manasquan. My husband, adult son, and elderly mother and I stayed in the house over Christmas to be near my brother's family in Brick, NJ. The location was perfect. Having spent many happy childhood weekends growing up in the 60's at Manasquan, we appreciated the historical and family artifacts that were labeled and displayed around the house. The owners clearly love the area and their family property that was rebuilt after Sandy. Their touches and mementos gave the house a homey and special feel. Other than the family heirlooms, everything about the house is brand new. The heated floors were especially comfortable for a wintertime stay. The downstairs screen-porch and upstairs balconies are nice features. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and beautiful view. The other bedrooms also have an excellent view looking back over the inlet from their balcony. The additional bedrooms are on the small side and separated only by a folding accordion partition. Each contains a trundle bed that can be left as a single or made up as two twins or a king. We had an adult in each room and made the mistake of asking for the king bed setup- which did not leave room for much else. The single twin bed setup was definitely more comfortable for one person in each room. The house is well equipped and had everything we needed. The only glitch seemed to be the hypersensitivity of the mulitple fire alarms which screeched every time we tried to cook anything in the oven or on top of the stove- although we we warned about this possibility in the very helpful renter's manual that was provided by the owners. The owners were most accommodating, responsive, and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brothers Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My three brothers and I stayed three enjoyable days here as part of a little family reunion. It brought back fond memories of our days "down the Shore" from our youth. The amazing sun rises and views of the ocean and inlet couldn't be better. Long walks on the beach and the Fisherman's Cove Reserve Area are really peaceful. It was the first week of November and the weather was wonderful day and night. We even saw a fox exploring the dunes one evening. The raw bar at the Wharfside in Point Pleasant, the mussels at Leggetts down the block and especially the pizza at Vic's in Bradley Beach satisfied my Jersey cuisine appetite. The house is beautifully decorated with many interesting artifacts, many of which that are tagged with information about the piece. It has a very comfortable feel. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here reminiscing and now have a new memory to share. I hope to bring my wife back soon for the same experience. Thank you Nancy and Kent.

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark, NJ
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Cape May-Lewes
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
NJ Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Manasquan, near inlet
Car: recommended

Great family beach to swim, surf, fish and walk on boardwalk. Deep sea fishing and local seafood restaurants nearby. Ride our bikes (3) into town or to Allen Wood Park . Surf board, bogey board, beach chairs all here for you to use.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Manasquan, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer shoulder
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer 2018
Sep 18 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall shoulder
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$664.2
house cleaning C$232.47

There is a cleaning fee of $175 and security deposit of $500 refundable if there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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