My husband and I are experienced hosts - we've been hosting amazing guests in our NYC condo for more than four years - and we're super excited to expand our commitment to budget vacations paired with high-end hospitality with our very own beach house in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
We bought this lovely home in June 2013, and we spent the entire summer renovating it just for you. We know you're gonna love it as much as we do.
For your convenience and comfort, this amazing three-bedroom home features a king bed in a large master bedroom with a large flat-screen HDTV with cable; a double bed in the guest bedroom with a medium-sized flat-screen HDTV with cable; and a twin pullout bed in a third bedroom for overflow guests.
All linens, pillows, and towels are provided for your convenience. There is ample closet space with hangers and shelves in each room so you can unpack and relax for the duration of your trip.
Every room is outfitted with a window AC unit for those hot Jersey Shore nights, and the house is heated in all rooms for when the winter weather sweeps in to make your beach getaway a little cooler and cozier.
If more than five people will be staying in the house, there's a queen pullout in the living room as well as a queen air mattress that you can set up. Linens and pillows also are provided for those extra beds.
There's a large flat-screen HDTV in the living room so you can unwind at the end of the night (plus free movies in our digital library), and there are board games that you're welcome to play if you and your friends and family are up for a little friendly competition.
The dining room table seats six comfortably so you can serve family-style meals to discuss all the fun you're having. The kitchen also is outfitted with everything you'll need to make amazing breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including all-new stainless steel appliances (featuring our dream-come-true double oven, dishwasher, microwave, and spacious fridge), coffee maker; blender; pots, pans, utensils, baking sheets/pans, and other essentials; toaster; and popcorn maker. We cook a lot, so you'll likely find everything you want and need in our pimped-out culinary oasis.
From the kitchen, you can access the basement, where you'll find two bicycles that you're welcome to use to see the sights around town, two beach passes if you want to partake in a little fun in the sun, and the washer and dryer should you need it. Also for your recreational use is a boogie board that you can take to the beach and ride the waves.
We also have a private, very relaxing backyard that will likely put your stay (and our listing) over the edge in terms of value and sheer awesomeness. :)
In the backyard you'll find a dining set that seats six with a large umbrella to keep you shaded on those sizzling summer days. You can use this space to serve your meals straight from the large gas grill in the afternoons and evenings. When you're finished eating, feel free to kick back and relax on our additional lounge set with fire pit, or in the nap-inducing handmade hammock hung between two trees in the backyard. We also have a bean-bag toss game that you can set up in the backyard for hours of fun.
This is starting to sound like an episode of 'The Price Is Right', isn't it? But it gets even better.
When you return from the beach, there's an outdoor shower that you can use to clean yourself up, and there's plenty of parking in our neighborhood so you have one less thing to stress about.
What else...? What else...?
Dogs are allowed, so long as you mind them at all times and you ensure that they don't destroy or damage anything. You must bring a crate for when you leave the house without the dog. There's a doggy beach nearby - our dogs LOVE it - so you can take your pup to play with others in the mornings or evenings. There's also a bar with a doggy 'yappy hour' that your furbabies will love if they're little lushes like ours.
Other fantastic nearby attractions include the beach and boardwalk (It's about a mile away - easily accessible on foot, by bike, or by car); a large outlet shopping mall with all the good stores; bowling alleys; miniature golf; a large flea market; an abundance of historic local bars featuring live music; excellent local restaurants and shops; Six Flags (about a 30-minute drive); Atlantic City (about 1.5 hours away); and New York City (about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car, or 1.5 hours by train). Some of these attractions require a car, but there's still plenty to do if you're coming without a vehicle.
The NJ Transit train station is about a 10-minute walk from our house, which will take you to and from the heart of New York City if you're up for a quick side adventure. Round-trip tickets are $30 per person. Really relaxing ride.
That about covers it. Of course we're happy to answer any questions you may have to help you decide if this is the best place for your next beach vacay.
P.S. It already is, but we'll oblige anyway. :)
We hope to hear from you soon!
We control the house remotely. We'll unlock it in advance of your arrival, and there's a set of keys inside that you can use to manual lock the door when you go out.
The neighborhood is safe, quiet and residential. We ask that you respect our neighbors by keeping the noise level down after hours.
There's a train in town that travels from New York City all the way down the Jersey coast. You can take it to the city or to another beach town for a day trip. Otherwise, we have a couple bikes that you're welcome to use during your stay.
We loved this place for the comfortable bed and great location (got around fine with no car!). Mikey was very communicative and helpful throughout the process. Our big regret is that the snow kept up for tooling around town on the beautiful bikes in the basement...we'll have to come back in the spring/summer to get that experience!
Staying at Mikey and Earl's was a real treat! Thank you! The house was clean as a whistle and beautifully appointed. The main bedroom was large enough to be cozy and the bed was really comfortable! It was convenient to the beach and the addition of the bikes to get around was great! Long bike rides on the boardwalk and within walking distance to the best italian in town (Porta!) The backyard furniture was fab...if the weather had been a bit more kind we would have had a fire! Thank you Mikey...a great host and always available! Cheers guys! A x
Communication was fantastic! The house was centrally located in Asbury Park and simply lovely. This would be a great house for a family. This property is close to the beach, about a fifteen minute way.
I highly recommend renting this house, and look forward to many more shore vacations.