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Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Only 2 blocks from the ocean!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 14
Half Baths2
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Ocean Grove holiday hotel

14 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms: 3 full, 3 half, sleeps 25 or less

PLEASE READ: We do not accept prom weekend types of rentals. Thank you.

Includes 20 beach passes, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas and cleaning. Go to Central Avenue House dot com to view the complete website.

Amenities also include wireless Internet, two kitchens, one living room, one large dining room that seats 25, two breezy porches perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxing, 2 TV/DVDs downstairs, a washer/dryer, beach towels and chairs, window A/Cs and ceiling fans throughout.

  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

About Jennifer

I am Ocean Grove's last remaining multi-generational innkeeper. My great-grandmother bought our hotel in 1898 and I'm the fourth generation woman in our family to own and operate it. It's been a blessing and a privilege to do so. But now it is time to let the Central Avenue House re-invent itself as a group rental. I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours has!

Jennifer purchased this hotel in 1899

Why Jennifer chose Jersey Shore

I was fortunate enough to be born into a family of female hoteliers in the most beautiful sea shore location on earth.

What makes this hotel unique

I love that you can walk just a few blocks and be anywhere you need to be! Whether it's two blocks to the beach or restaurants, or buying a quart of milk, getting the paper, going to the bank, post office or hardware store, everthing is so close! Best is walking into Asbury Park for the most exceptional musical and artistic culture you'll find anywhere. Asbury is the hipper, funkier, zanier cousin to Ocean Grove's Victorian, mom & pop, Americana, time stood still character. You've got the best of both worlds w/i blocks of each other when you stay at the Central Avenue House

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of 14 had a wonderful time here. There was plenty of room for all of us, with bedrooms to spare. We were close to everything and loved the music from the boardwalk gazebo to the Methodist camp ground. It's so close to the beach and has good supplies of beach towels and chairs. We had all our meals in the house and found the kitchen easy to work in and had all the utensils you could want. Thank you, Jennifer. You do a beautiful job!
Aug 2014
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based on 31 traveller reviews

Only 2 blocks from the ocean!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, historic, amazing place to stay. Just feet from the buttery waters of the New Jersey sea.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I defy you to find a better place to reunite

  • 5 of 5

If you are gathering a large herd of people for an joyous reunion -- whether old college friends, or other groups looking to celebrate bygone funtimes and generate new ones -- the Central Ave. House hits the spot.

Location can't be beat. The beach is just a short barefoot walk away. The porches are incredible. You'll take the air while reconnecting with dear friends and sipping a fine wine. The array of twin-bedded rooms with air conditioning is ideal for all the members of your party to enjoy a good night's sleep before you get up and do it all again the next day.

Yes, you should rent this house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, New York

Great Group Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for large groups who want to get away for the weekend and enjoy the beach and fun of Asbury Park.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Inn It to Win It!

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt the most incredible place to entertain a group of fun-loving bachelor-bash beachgoers looking for welcoming porches, people, pizza and parties with pals.

Our entire group of 15 each had their own comfortable room to sleep in and space to catch up on old times. We're already making plans to make a weekend at the Central Avenue House an annual event. Thanks to Jennifer for making this a must-visit and can't-wait-to-return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group was my first "guy weekend" rental and your group was fantastic! I hope other guy groups follow in your footsteps :)
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Portland, OR

Excellent House For Large Gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer was the consummate host and very communicative. We had about 14 guys in their mid-30's gathered for a very wholesome bachelor party. We had great weather so took full advantage of the porches and proximity to the beach. The fact that everyone had their own room was a real bonus as sometimes these large gatherings mean awkward sleeping arrangements. Would love to return again sometime in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, with an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Love this house! This is perfect for a large family gathering, particularly if you have a family member with knee or other mobility issues. Only 3 steps up the front porch, and there's a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, which turned out to be perfect for my parents. It's close to the beach, has two great ice cream places within a couple blocks, and has a historic home across the street, which is open for tours (and a good way to get to know the community's history.) It has plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, two fridges, a washer and dryer and just about everything you need for a week at the beach. Each room has an air conditioner (new, very functional) but spending time on the porches in the ocean breeze is just fine too. Jennifer was kind and very responsive to emails. We were all thrilled with our stay and would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stella Marina / Watermark in Asbury Park
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Atlantic Highlands / Sea Streak
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jumping Brook, Neptune NJ
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Asbury Park / NJ Transit
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Garden State Parkway and Route 33
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nagle's Apothecary Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove was founded in 1869 as an outgrowth of the camp meeting movement in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has more per capita Victorian architecture than any other town in the United States. You don't even need a vehicle during your stay as everything in town is within walking distance. World famous Asbury Park, home of Bruce Springsteen, is just a 5 minute walk away. Asbury has emerged as the new Brooklyn with its fine restaurants, arts, music and entertainment scene. There is always a festival feel to this City by the Sea. We're a mere 45 miles south of New York City - hop the train from Asbury and be enchanted by all the City has to offer. Philadelphia is 70 miles west and easily accessible by bus or auto. Within 10 - 30 minutes by car you can indulge in marina fishing, golf, horseback riding/the track, Great Adventure amusement center & animal park and PNC Art Center concert hall. Atlantic City is 75 miles south.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include 20 beach passes.

$50% deposit due with signing of lease. Balance due 6 weeks prior to occupancy. Payment by check only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs, directly off bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Second floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Third floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Third floor
    Bathroom 4 - shower enclosure , Second floor
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Room 2, second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , Room 3, second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Room 5, second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Room 7, second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , Room 8, second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double bed , Room 9, second floor
    Bedroom 13 - 2 single bed , Room 19, third floor
    Bedroom 14 - 1 double bed , Apartment bedroom, first floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Room 10, third floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 single bed , Room 12, third floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 single bed , Room 14, third floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double bed , Room 16, third floor
    Bedroom 11 - 1 single bed , Room 17, third floor
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double bed , Room 18, third floor
  • Downstairs apartment bedroom sleeps 2. Second Floor has 6 bedrooms and sleeps 12. Third Floor has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 12
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs is unique in that you have available to you an apartment which opens into the former guest lobby, guest kitchen and first floor porch. So, you essentially have two living rooms with TV/DVD/VCRs and a second kitchen which has all the amenities of a regular kitchen minus a stove. The second floor also has a wide, relaxing porch surrounded by trees so that you feel as if you are in your own private tree fort! The apartment living room can be configured to accommodate two large dining tables w/ chairs. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cell phones and Ipods for phone and music needs. There is wireless internet connectivity throughout. Parking is street parking. The Inn will not be rented to unchaperoned youth.