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Water Front Home of the Ocean /Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms sleeps 10

Great home on the Delaware Bay the NJ side. The house is on a bird preserve so there is a lot of wild life around. In the early summer the horse shoe crabs come lay their eggs attracting many different birds and fish. The turtles also come up and lay there eggs on the property in early July. There is a 100 foot fishing pier part of the home and ideal for the fisherman with a clean station. The home has a full kitchen, AC, Heat, washer and dryer, outdoor shower. The location is also good. 25 minutes to Avalon or 25 minutes to Cape May.

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here’s what Laureen wrote

“Location, location, location!!! Birder's paradise!! We had a wonderful few days at Alex's home! The deck is as beautiful as pictured and we were able to fish, sun and eat right on the water. Our primary interest was birding and we had water on one side and a wildlife management area on the other-spectacular! Ospreys flew overhead regularly. The house was spacious with plenty of sleeping space and 2 baths,a kitchen with a dishwasher as well as a W/D. The TV was large and had DISH. Cell signal was fine and the wifi worked well from a Jetpack. Alex was a wonderful host and was available immediately for questions and helpful info. Cape May (our original destination) was 30 minutes away, but given the phenomenal local birding from our own dock and at Matt's Landing and Thompson beach only minutes away, we only went there once. Groceries and restaurants (except for one very good diner) are about 25 minutes away, so you might want to get your groceries on the way in. Having my beloved dog with me while enjoying the area made for a fantastic vacation! We hope to return next year!”

Laureen’s private feedback for you:

What Laureen loved about your listing:

“The location and dock with the ability to fish right out your door was the best! For birding enthusiasts, the location can't be beat. I can't say how much it meant to have my dog with me-all the difference in the world!! Alex was always available without being intrusive. It was a really wonderful "
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Maurice River

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
pets may be allowed please ask


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Water Front Home of the Ocean /Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Great House & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is great. It feels very secluded and peaceful, but there is a Wawa, gas station and diner about 15 mins. away. Layout was perfect for 6 adults and 2 children. Rooms were a good size and the open kitchen, dining, living room was great for everyone to hang out together. The bathrooms are big with plenty of space to put your stuff. The deck is huge with plenty of chairs. I loved listening to the waves at night and waking up to the birds chirping in the morning. East Point Lighthouse was right down the street and we walked there a couple times. The internet went out, but always came back after we turned the box off and on (there is a battery backup, so you have to make sure it actually goes off before you turn it on again). We also recommend bringing bottled water. Great house, thank you for letting us stay there.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for nice review. The reviews are very helpful in renting.Without the extra rental income it would be hard to run the home , a lot of up keep with home on the water.
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Perfect for Fun, Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year we had a family vacation at the Bay House. Ages 5 to 60+ and everyone had a great time and didn't want to leave. My favorite part is the deck, and this year the front and side decks were rebuilt giving us even more room. More than enough room for Cornhole and lots of places for sitting out and eating out. Of course, the pier is our favorite hangout, for crabbing, fishing, flying kites, watching eagles, reading a book and keeping an eye on the kids kayaking. This year we experienced the tides during the full moon. It was surprising how far out the low tide went uncovering large areas of sand. We love the house as well. The open floor plan makes it perfect of all ages to be involved in different activities while still in the same area. The kitchen is well equipped and the dishwasher, washer and dryer make cleanup hassle free. My husband loves the rest and relaxation, though we did get him out for a little antiquing and to eat at 2 local restaurants. This year we didn't have a campfire because it was too windy, but we did the year before and it is just delightful. To keep this review honest, the internet worked for several days and then cut out, but we didn't miss it cause there were better things to do (we didn't bother Alex about it cause we honestly didn't miss it). Also, the bedrooms do not have closets. Last year we brought a shower tension rod and placed it at the top of the stairs, this year we forgot. Alex always replies to calls and emails quickly. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location! Perfect size for my family!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful trip for my husband, myself, our 4 kids and two dogs! All the amenities of home, and a view that is worth every single penny! Was a wonderful experience all around!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for my family!!!!

  • 5 of 5

As I said, perfect for my family. Left today, it was sad to leave the beautiful deck, almost full surround ., the tranquility of the splashing water, the cute little cabin. There were 10 of us and we all had a bed, in addition there was a couch. We brought a blow up bed but never even brought it out of the car. Loved it! The kids loved fishing, crabbing and Alex was so kind to let us use the Kayak. If you like solitude- a perfect place. If you like to be on the go Wildwood, Atlantic City, Cape May are all about a 50 minute drive. We did it all and I heard no complaints from a single person, not even our youngest, a ten year old boy. Only thing I would suggest is bottled water. Alex thank you for a great week .And yes we would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Remote Bayside Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My group and I had a fun and relaxing long weekend at this waterfront property. The house and patio look just like the photos posted. We were lucky enough to get sunny weather and a few of us kayaked around the bay. (Thanks for providing the kayaks Alex!) Some of the rooms smelled musty, which is to be expected in a house by the water. The patio and first floor were newly renovated and the kitchen had all the cooking appliances we needed. We also took advantage of the charcoal grill and grilled dinner every night. For a large group (we had 7 people) we felt comfortable in the first floor space. The house could have used a good vacuum, but I admit we as a group are a bit picky. Alex, the owner, was a wonderful host. He answered all my questions quickly and generously let us stay a few more hours at the house to fit our travel needs. Overall, great owner and great location to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this property for a long weekend with my parents and grandparents and I have to say that we were very pleased! With my grandmother experiencing some difficulties walking and my grandfather on oxygen, I was wary of finding a rental suitable to their needs. This place was beyond our expectations. They only had to climb a handful of stairs into the house and then one out back onto the spacious deck. I believe this little getaway was the perfect location to recharge everyone's batteries. We all enjoyed sitting on the deck and pier and just enjoying each others company away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And falling asleep to the sound of waves is never a bad thing!

Fishing off the pier was easily my favorite thing to do here. We used shedder crabs (which you can also get from the crab traps off the pier) and squid-probably caught at least 20 sand sharks plus croaker, skate, sheepshead, and striped seabass.

Heislerville/Maurice River Township is a nice small area with plenty of helpful locals. We met the Deputy Mayor at Wawa one morning and had a lengthy conversation regarding attractions and things to do- she even took the time to draw us a map! The first stop we took was to Haases Marina and they were equally as helpful- the owner took my dad and me outside, dropped the tailgate on his truck, and taught us how to properly cut shedder crabs for bait (while another fisherman and a local prison security guard watched and added their advice as well). The whole area really is a down-to-earth, laid-back atmosphere. And, of course, we couldn't have asked for more from Alex who was always quick to respond (and even his neighbor who brought us fish).

If you are in search of a calm and peaceful getaway, this is your place! We will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Maurice river diner
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: crabbing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Maurice River

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
19 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
June specail
22 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
September early
4 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$535.12
Cleaning A$86.96

2.5% Credit Card Processing Fee apply.

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.
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