#182. Loved this house!!
This was our first time in Ocean Grove and we rented "Nichols house" for an extended Labor Day weekend. Allacen( realtor) and Raj (owner) are both awesome and responsive, making this an overall pleasant and wonderful experience. The house is literally 3 houses and one hotel from the beach. ( meaning there are 3 houses and a small hotel on the corner)... it is so easy to walk to walk to the beach and boardwalk. If you like to walk, this is great because you can walk either way on the boardwalk.. toward Bradley Beach/ Avon on the sea/Belmar or, the other direction into Asbury Park. The house is very nice and comfortable and recently renovated. My husband and I were there with our daughter and niece. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and 2 on the 3rd so the "girls" had the 3rd floor and we took the second to spread out. I'm sure that others may choose to have more people in the house, but we found the house to be perfect for our crew.
it is an older house( late 1890's!) and very vertical with steeper steps so if you have anybody who has difficulty with steps, this is something to think about, but for most this is not an issue. The beds were all comfortable and we got the bedding package which was also all new and comfortable. They had great towels and beach towels and chairs which were so nice not to have to bring!
The house is overall very comfortable and we really loved the second floor porch as well as the front porch. Being 3 houses from the beach you can totally see the beach from the second floor deck. very relaxing right off of the bedrooms.
Without a doubt the best thing about this house is the LOCATION! right by the beach and boardwalk, in this cute, quirky town of Ocean Grove... where you can walk right to Main St in like 5 minutes and get dinner or ice cream (byo.. it's a dry town)OR you can walk to Asbury Park ( 5-10 min) and eat or drink at a ton of places and also hear music and MAYBE even get to see Bruce Springsteen!!! :)
We found this house to be a great rental and we will definitely be back! It was a hassle free/ pleasant experience with a great accommodation at a fair price at the beach. what more can you ask for?GO, GO, GO!!!