Ocean Grove, NJ Bright, upscale 4 Bed, 2 Bath, summer house weekly rental with a spacious wrap-around lemonade porch for dining, coveted side yard, WiFi, 4 beach passes, outdoor shower, gardens. All this, plus luxury kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. Hardwood floors and slip-covered furnishings, plush beach towels, everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation with many upgrades. Just bring a toothbrush and a bathing suit! Questions? Give us a call!
WELCOME TO THE HYDRANGEA HOUSE NJ IN OCEAN GROVE!
o Incredibly Convenient Beach Locker (stocked with 6 chairs & umbrella) Included.
o Four (4) Beach Passes included ($280 value!)
o Fabulous outdoor shower on site.
Hydrangea House NJ is owned and managed with pride by Marybeth Robb.
UPDATES FOR 2020 SEASON
We know this is an unusual year. And while we can’t guarantee anything—except a comfortable stay near a beautiful beach—we want you to know three things we are doing differently this year.
1. SUPER WI-FI— knowing some people will need to do some work this year, we have installed Fios’ “Gig” wi-if. The speed will amaze you—I know we are amazed—and even if it’s a rainy day and everyone is using a device, the speed will still be spectacular.
2. EXTRA CLEANING— we have wonderful cleaning staff, as our returning guests can attest. And, in addition to their usual great work, they will be using an antimicrobial spray on hard surfaces in the bathrooms and on the doorknobs.
3. FRESHLY LAUNDERED PILLOWS AND COVERLETS FOR EACH NEW GUEST— we continue to use our insanely comfortable LLBean 100% Pima cotton sheets. And this year we have swapped out our quilts for gloriously lightweight “Cumulus” coverlets, which we will launder with each change in guest group. We will also provide freshly laundered pillows in freshly laundered Allerease pillow covers for each guest.
AND NOW, WELCOME TO THE HYDRANGEA HOUSE NJ!
The minute you walk into this immaculate, well-appointed home, you'll know you're at the beach. From the comfortable furnishings to the huge wrap around porch, to the outdoor shower, everything you need for a completely relaxing beach vacation is at your disposal.
What makes our Hydrangea House special?
o BEACH LOCKER--contains 6 chairs and umbrella. Even though we are only four blocks to the beach, the locker is the difference between a carefree stroll to the beach and one loaded down with paraphernalia. We know. We didn't always have a locker. Now that we do, we will never give it up!
o FOUR BEACH PASSES provided. (Priceless.)
o BEACH TOWELS provided--who wants to bring those on vacation? All linens and bath towels included, too. (And we pride ourselves on high quality towels and bed linens. All 100% cotton...soft and comfortable.)
o OUTDOOR SHOWER--private, and open to the blue sky. Hot and cold water--get rid of beach sand and emerge refreshed for your evening on the front porch or on the town. And, our shower connects to the first-floor bathroom--how convenient is that?
o OUTDOOR DINING--because there's nothing like sitting on your spacious Ocean Grove front porch, having dinner and watching the world go by. Morning coffee is good there, too.
o COMFORTABLE BEDS, sofas and chairs--because we like comfortable upholstered goods ourselves, our furniture comes from Mitchell Gold, Crate and Barrel, and Shiffman bedding. And we use insanely comfortable, 100% Pima cotton sheets from LLBean, named the best sheets by a leading consumer magazine.
o BEACH LOCKER! Did we mention this vacation maker?
Just bring a toothbrush and a bathing suit!
Please note: Our rates are "all in." No charge for normal cleaning. (NJ Taxes and the VRBO service fee are separate from our rental rate.)
While we can't guarantee a refund for cancellations, we make every effort to re-rent a canceled week and will make a refund to the extent of the re-rental rate.
From June 30 through Sept 1, we rent in 7-day blocks, Saturday changeover day.
Outdoor shower has hot and cold running water. A BEACH LOCKER (we call it the vacation-maker) that holds 6 beach chairs and beach umbrella so you walk to the beach hands-free. Weekly vacation rental includes FOUR BEACH PASSES---kids under 12 free beach entry. The hot and cold running water OUTDOOR SHOWER is completely private and open to the blue sky. BEDS, SOFAS from top-notch furniture makers: Shiffman, Crate and Barrel, Mitchell Gold.
Only an hour’s drive from Manhattan (to the north) and 90 minutes from Philadelphia (to the south), Ocean Grove is a weekend, summer, and year-round destination for domestic and international travelers. Ocean Grove is also easily accessible by train and bus via New Jersey Transit.
5 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH! Follow Rte 33 east into Ocean Grove and down Broadway. Go 5 blocks and we are on the corner.
In case you didn't know, Ocean Grove was named one of Fodor's 15 Best Beaches for 2014:
Ocean Grove, NJ, one of the Jersey Shore's finest year-round seaside resorts is known as 'the Jewel of the Jersey Shore.' Ocean Grove has the highest concentration of authentic Victorian architecture in the country. This national historic treasure offers one square mile of natural beauty, including pristine beaches, tree-lined streets, serene boardwalk and parks, music & lecture programs, unique eateries, and a quaint shopping district.
Rent bicycles at the Ocean Grove Hardware Store on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove or at Brielle Cyclery on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The area's flat terrain makes for easy riding for people of all ages.
Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at the Ocean Grove Hardware Store on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. The area's flat terrain makes for easy riding for people of all age
Summertime in Ocean Grove is filled with arts and craft shows, giant flea markets, guided historical walking tours, house tours, performances by famous named artists at the legendary Great Auditorium and much more. The Ocean Grove Boardwalk connects to the Bradley Beach Boardwalk to the south and the beautiful and hopping Asbury Park Boardwalk to the north with its shops, restaurants, chic lounges, casual bars and other entertainment venues.
Ocean Grove is as Family-Friendly as Bradley Beach and as Hip as Asbury Park. Asbury Park, with its restaurants, shops, and nightlife, just steps away. Public Golf courses abound in Monmouth County. Check out water sports. Surfing camps at SUP, run by Summertime Surf at end of Broadway on the beach.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$450 - $1,100||$3,000 - $4,200||-||1 Nights||-|
Check in 4:00 pm. Check out 11:30 am.
$750 Security. Due with rental rate. Signed rental agreement and other documentation due in order to confirm reservation.
No refunds. We will make every effort to re-rent if you have to cancel and will refund you to the extent of the re-rental rate.
No hidden fees. Our rates are all in. (NJ taxes, 11.625%, do not apply when you book directly with a homeowner, as you can by using this website.)
During high season, Saturday to Saturday rentals only. May, June, and Sept long weekends available.
During high season, Saturday to Saturday rentals only. May, June and Sept long weekends available.
1. The Responsible Guest will need to review, complete and sign a lease agreement, and Neptune Township Certificate of Inspection when they reserve our home. Within 24 hours of making a reservation, these documents need to be scanned and emailed back to us, along with a copy of the Responsible guest's driver's license.
2. Use of the house & property is limited to eight people. Sorry, we do not allow extra guests - eight people are the most on the premises (house, porch, and property) at any time.
3. We ask our guests not to play music on the porch at any time. Quiet hours on the porch between the hours of 10 PM and 9 AM. We also ask our guests to refrain from "blasting" music in the house at any time.
4. We do not allow parties, receptions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, proms etc on the premises.
5. Sorry, no pets.
6. No smoking in the house or on the porch.
7. All adult guests must be age 28 or over.
$750 Security. Due with rental rate. Signed rental agreement and other documentation due in order to confirm reservation.
We had a great time at the house. It is conveniently located to the beach and shops of Ocean Grove and close enough to Asbury Park if you want to walk there. A big bonus is the beach locker with chairs and umbrella. We also loved the porch and being able to eat out there. Marybeth is a great host and easy to to communicate with if needed. Would definitely come back again!
Stayed for a weekend. House was great. Met all of our needs and well accommodated. The outdoor shower is a must!!! The vintage range/oven is super cool too. The neighborhood in Ocean Grove was beautiful with lots Victorian-inspired homes. Access to beach and boardwalk was fantastic. Asbury Park was also a gem! Would definitely stay again.
Marybeth was an absolute pleasure to work with and the house was super charming and incredibly well-located (beach, Main Ave, street parking, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach & points south, etc.). And if I could rate the porch separately, I'd give it 6 out of 5! What a lovely family vacation, the last week in August seemed a smidge slower than earlier in the month/season and was the perfect time.
This traditionally Ocean City, NJ family now views Ocean Grove as another amazing Shore experience.
Thank you so much, Marybeth, trusting us with your home.
The house is perfect for a family vacation down at the Grove. Easy walking distance to the beach and all the restaurants at Asbury. Marybeth was incredibly helpful with sharing all of the going on in town and is gracious enough to share her locker full of beach chairs that make the trip so stress free. Highly recommend.
I would advise anyone who is considering this property to look elsewhere. Marybeth has many rules and is very particular about this property which made it difficult to feel like my group and I could relax on vacation. From the moment you rent the property you are given paperwork (essentially a lease) and a book of rules to sign and drivers licenses are required from every person. Marybeth also called me to “interview” me over the phone before agreeing to rent her property. This should have been the first red flag but I assumed she was just being thorough. Once you arrive at the property there are rules and signs everywhere that say what you can and cannot do. I consider my group to be a responsible, professional group of 30+ year olds who are mature. We’ve rented numerous vacation houses together and have never once had an issue or have had a security deposit taken from us. I feel that because of our age and because we are not a “multigenerational family” we are being discriminated against and wrongfully charged for damages that we did not do. Marybeth has refused to refund our entire security deposit accusing us of damages that were there before our stay. The house and fixtures are old and I believe we are being wrongfully accused of breaking things that are just old. Additionally, she has tried to “bill” us for things like her time, additional cleaning, and rearranging things in the kitchen that were moved around when these things are typically standard in a home rental. For the price we paid for the long weekend I feel like it’s outrageous to charge additional for things like that. She does require you to do laundry as well and who wants to do that on vacation when you’re paying to stay somewhere?
My group and I were extra diligent to leave the house exactly how we found it and I truly believe we are being discriminated against because we are not older or a family. I don’t think someone who is paranoid like Marybeth should be renting their home. I have an ongoing investigation on this with VRBO and expect to get my full deposit once they realize what Marybeth is trying to do. I will say the location is great and the town is lovely but none of that was worth what I am going through now.
My husband and I rented the Hydrangea House for a week long getaway in mid-June 2019. The house was perfect for us, my husband's parents and our toddler twins. It's a very clean, well-decorated home -- definitely a far cry from most "sterile" rental properties -- and we found ourselves comfortable almost immediately. Marybeth is a very responsive and communicative owner and she was a pleasure to work with. If the house suits our needs in the future, we'd love to be able to visit again.
Wonderful home for a long weekend family reunion. Very clean and comfortable. Beautifully restored home with great antique touches. Short walk to restaurants ice cream and the beach of course. We will be back !
We stayed at this rental for 6 nights, 4 Bruceheads from Norway on our 3rd trip to the Shore to see the sights.
The house and neighbourhood were far abowe our expectations. The house is well equipped and in perfect condition. The interior is tasteful and beds have good quality.
The location is also good with the nice beach near and most important for us a short walk to Asbury Park.
The host was very nice, replied quickly to my questions and is taking the rental seriously so we can have a great time. Well done.
I Would recomend this property to families and friends that are on holday, and want a premier rental in a quiet and nice neighbourhood.
My family spent a glorious 10 days at the lovely Hydrangea House! The house was perfect - we had everything we needed, and we all especially loved taking an outdoor shower (with hot water!) upon returning from the beautiful beach at Ocean Grove. We swam and rode our bikes around town just about every day, It's a fabulous home in a community filled with history, beauty and character. Thank you, Marybeth, for helping to make our family vacation a memorable one!
When I first walked in I actually squealed with delight. Hydrangea House is even more beautiful than its pictures. Everything was provided for us- beach towels, bath towels, sheets--- it was such a convenient and an easy vacation. The outdoor shower is such a wonderful feature. It was an easy straight shot to the beach, and the walk is unencumbered because of the well stocked beach locker. I can't wait to go back!