Located In Longport, One Of The Last Jewels Of The Jersey Shore
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Family home, Longport Native
Drew purchased this House in 2009
Why Drew chose Longport
Beach Location, Beach Location, Beach Location!!!!
What makes this House unique
This property is great for families looking for a house next to the beach so that they can have all the kids stuff very close and not have to cart tons of stuff to the beach!!!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
subject to fee
Minimum age of primary renter:23
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Loved our stay at this beautiful home.
The house is beautiful and we loved staying there! It has so much character and is perfect for a large group. The beach is right next to the house and was not crowded at all.
We had 8 ladies and all had their own beds except two who shared a bed. The top bed in the bunk bed does not have a true mattress. It is more like a pad, so we did not use it.
One thing that is important to know and can be a difficulty is that there is no bathroom on the main floor. You have to go to the 2nd or 3rd floor to use a bathroom. That will be the only reason we will not be able to stay there again due to a physical handicap in our group. Otherwise the house was perfect!
We had a great stay in Longport. Andrew was easy to work with and the house was in a beautiful location. Would love to go back!
Great house on beach
Great house to spend a couple days at, right on the beach for a great price.
Great location for long weekend, beware of surprises
This house was comfortable for a group of 10 adults (including 2 pregnant woman) and it's proximity to the beach made going home for lunch/ bathroom extremely easy, which was clutch.
The owner was less than forthright about several things, that I want to spell out here., so you can make an educated choice. The first thing is that extra guest charge started at 5 guests- for a house than can fit up to 12. He reduced the charge when I asked about it, but since the house is so large, this seems premature. Second, as we got closer I asked about beach badges (didn't think to ask when booking as I've never had a problem before). The process for beach badges is he has an associate bring them to the house and pick them up, for $50 total, and requires a $30 deposit per badge. He says he does it this way, because people lose them. At the very least, this should have been disclosed in the listing. The house was not booked the day before we were set to arrive or the day after, so I asked about early check in and late check out. He was able to accommodate- for a fee, where he broke down the daily rate into 1/12 hourly. Again, I get this is a business but the house literally wasn't going to be used anyway. I asked about the grill- which was available (though small and not well maintained). However, there was no propane. I texted with the associate who dropped off the badges and he said there was an extra in the front- also empty. We had to scrap our grilling plans for the first night. I also texted the owner, who got back to me the next day and essentially said propane should be our responsibility (I had asked about being reimbursed for the propane) and no one has ever asked him before and he was upset I texted him at 9:00 pm to ask about propane. He was rude on the phone to me, saying he knew I was going to give a bad review, but maybe he shouldn't be renting to "people like me". Whatever that means.
A couple hours later, the caretaker MariKate showed up to ask how things were going and if we needed anything. I relayed the situation to her and lo and behold, she took care of the propane issue and a few others. That is probably why he has never been asked before, because she fixes things for him. She was lovely and accommodating.
The house is for sale and clearly needs to be updated and some things did seem like legitimate safety issues. The owner seems to wants to get out of the rental game, probably a good idea.
In this internet travel era, we are all let to believe that just about everything can be for free, or close to it. Realty is that if you book a flight for $49 from coast to coast, yes the baggage and even water may not be for free. My house is a 2 million plus house, in an expensive neighborhood, `right next to the beach, I mean right next to the Beach, not more that 75 feet away from the beach steps. Everything is expensive to maintain because of the ocean and the Real Estate Taxes alone are 20,000per year. That does not include gas $5000ish, electric 2500ish, cleaning 250 a turn, and maintance. The summer rental season is short, June till September. This is not a profitable venture, but the house has been in the family for nearly 100 years and one of a kind in terms of Victorian beauty. We as a family know that as soon as it is sold, the wrecking ball will come and an ugly boxy modern 2 x 4 special will be built in its place.
So when this particular renter saw this six bedroom house advertised for almost free per night on a prime season weekend and just booked it, she should have read the terms. Yes the booking company HA sets the way the house information is disclosed, not me. Their advertised price is for six guests, not 12. Yes the house can handle 12. The Boeing 747 can handle 300, but if you only put 6 people in the number of travelers coming, do you expect the airline to board 12?? Another issue came up with early check in and late check out, Yes, if you want to come as early and possible and leave as late as possible, so you only have to pay for 2 days instead of the four you are using, you will have to pay extra.
Yes, guests leave the gas grill on (literally), and the gas tank is always empty so we found it better for the guests to fill it. We notices people are much more careful.
Beach Tags costs money, and are not to be assumed included. We do include. If you give the guest 12 tags with no strings attached, you can bet you will get 10 back. So to avoid this so called my associate, a 14 year old neighborhood kid saving for college delivers them to the door, takes a deposit per tag $30, picks them up, returns the deposit and collects for his services for college. The system works. This guest did not like to pay the $50 and was concerned that the 14 year old boy would keep her deposit and wanted assurances. Maybe the 2 million dollars house is enough? Hmmm.
Note, the City requires an inspection of the House every rental ($75) Very Safe!!
We spent the weekend in the house with a large group of friends in town for a wedding and couldn't have asked for a better place. Andrew was professional and answered any questions we had leading up to the trip and Marykae, the local point person, went out of her way constantly to make us feel at home. Every time we had a question or concern Marykae was one step ahead with a solution and went above and beyond her duties to make sure we had a great time. The house is literally seconds from the beach and was nice and quiet. Can't wait to go back.
served it's purpose just fine!
Overall, we had a fine stay. The house served its purpose very well - a place to stay and hang out for two nights. But....
To start our stay, there was miscommunication between the owner and the caretaker regarding our check-in time, which (in my opinion) was reacted to very poorly by the caretaker. However, they both made up for this inconvenience by giving us a late check out. The caretaker ended up being very nice, as well.
That being said, I was under the impression we had the whole house to ourselves. While we 'technically' did, the caretaker lived directly underneath us, so it always felt like we were being watched. I am not saying we were, or had any problems with the caretaker - but it just felt odd that someone was living right below us, and we were never told about this ahead of time.
The house is without a doubt in need of some TLC - the beds are creaky and could use new mattresses; pillows too. The overall aesthetic is just old-fashioned. The grill was tiny, and there was no backyard to speak of. The seating arrangements weren't necessarily 'comfortable' - we barely sat down to chat, standing in the kitchen area most of the time.
However, like I said, the house served its purpose for us, and we enjoyed our stay in the area. Considering the limited number of properties in Longport, I would stay here again (if I had to), but I would definitely look for another more updated, aesthetically-pleasing property first.
located only 10 minutes to Atlantic City and the Casino and also 10 minutes to the Family Friendly Ocean City Boardwalk