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SEPTEMBER: BEST MONTH IN OG. Walk Everywhere! Perfect for Families & Friends.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,801 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

OG: As family friendly as Bradley Beach and a stone's throw from hip Asbury Park

All the locals know it, and know you do too. September in Ocean Grove is the best month of the year. The water is warm, the sun shines, nights are cool and the crowds are gone. All the restaurants in OG and AP are open for business. Come stay with us this September for a long weekend and enjoy off season rates. Write us for more details.

WELCOME TO THE HYDRANGEA HOUSE OF OCEAN GROVE! The minute you walk into this bright, 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 included-- because we like to get to the beach as soon as we arrive as we assume you do too. ($160 value)

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 SURFING LESSONS--You'll find Summertime Surf located at the end of our street. Kids surfing, women's weekends, surfing for all. If we can help you connect with Summertime Surf, let us know.

o WALK EVERYWHERE--okay, you have to make that obligatory drive to Wegman's, but after that, you can park your car and not move it for the rest of the week if you like. Walk to the beach, walk to town, walk to Asbury Park (via boardwalk or PA Ave and over the footbridge), walk to Bradley Beach. Freedom!

o BEACH HOUSE GAMES--we have a closet full of them. Puzzles, Connect Four, Candy Land, Life. You name it.

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 NO TAXES. NO NORMAL CLEANING FEE. Our rates are all in. Book with confidence.

Just bring a toothbrush and a bathing suit!


We've lowered our rates on 40% of the prime summer weeks and on all of May, June and September. If you have flexibility, enjoy our budget friendly rates.

Please note: Our rates are "all in." No taxes, no charge for normal cleaning. (VRBO charges a service fee on all transactions, but that is separate from our rental rate.)

While we can't guarantee a refund for cancellations, we make every effort to re-rent a cancelled 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 ages.

Should you have any questions, please contact us. We want to be sure our Hydrangea House is a great fit for your group.

House Rules

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. These documents need to be scanned and emailed to us.

2. Use of the house & property is limited to eight people. Sorry, we do not allow extra guests - eight people is 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 10PM and 9AM. We also ask our guest 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.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, mandarin
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Marybeth

My Nana brought me with her to Ocean Grove for a vacation when I was a young teenager. That week in the the Grove made a big impression on me. Much later, when I was an adult, I learned that whenever my grandmother could put together the funds, she would spend a week in Ocean Grove and bring one of her grandchildren. She loved Ocean Grove right down to the tips of her very Catholic toes. (The hotel in which we stayed, the Grand Atlantic, is now a retirement home for Catholic nuns. Nana would like that.)

In 2004, now with my own young children in tow, we bought our home on Broadway. From the very beginning, even in the midst of multi-year restoration projects, our family and friends gathered here, relaxed and deeply enjoyed each others' company. This house, with it's bright welcoming spaces, provided places for groups to talk, play games, tell stories. And other spaces, to read quietly or take a nap. Low on technology, but high on relaxing atmosphere, we developed a treasure trove of great memories with friends and family.

Now that my kids are older and doing other things in the summer, we want to share our experience with others. Come to the Hydrangea House. Relax. Reconnect. Renew.

Marybeth purchased this house in 2004

Why Marybeth chose Ocean Grove

The proximity to the beach is the real draw. You can swim , boogie board and surf. If you don't know how to surf, SummertimeSurf has a school located right at the end of our street. Like SUP? Take lessons or rent from SummertimeSurf in Bradley Beach on the Shark River inlet, just a 5 minute drive away.

And did we mention our beach locker?

Also, Ocean Grove is not your normal shore vacation town. It is a retreat and the influence of the Camp Meeting is palpable. For kids, the Camp Meeting provides activities every single day, and because the town has sidewalks everywhere, even the young kids can walk themselves to and from activities. In fact, we often get the reaction from kids who visit from their suburban towns that they "feel so free" in Ocean Grove. If one craves more action, Asbury is just a walk to the north with great shopping, dining and night life..

Please contact us before booking to answer any questions and to ensure our house will be a great fit for you.

What makes this house unique

First, the beautiful Ocean Grove beach is just a 5 minute walk away. And we provide a beach locker stocked with chairs and umbrellas. Why lug that stuff back and forth when you can walk, carefree, swinging only your beach towel?

In 2003, we fell in love with the beautiful, but non-working original wood windows in this home. The windows let in such an abundance of light that every other place we saw seemed dark. In 2006 we renovated all the first floor windows, retaining all their unique glass, and re-roping them so even the largest sash now opens with one-hand operation, as they were originally intended. When opened a few inches on the top and the bottom, these old beauties provide natural cooling. Okay, it's not like modern a/c, but for most days of the summer, it is delightful to live in a place graced with ocean breezes.

Please contact us before booking to ensure our house will be a great fit for you. We can only confirm bookings after we have spoken and after the paper rental agreement and Township Certificate of Inspection has been filled out and returned.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1801 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outdoor Shower and dressing Room - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold water the only place to be after a day at the beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Double bed, chair, closet and dresser.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Two twin beds, desk, chair, dresser, closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , Two twin beds, chair, closet with drawers.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed , Double bed, dresser, chair, access to balcony (18yrs & over)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hate to wait till the afternoon to check in? We get it! Pick up your beach chairs and beach passes at 11 am, go to the beach, go out to lunch, shop, enjoy OG - then move in at 4:30 pm - a great way to start your vacay!


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SEPTEMBER: BEST MONTH IN OG. Walk Everywhere! Perfect for Families & Friends.
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

We loved Hydrangia House. The week was restful and we are renewed in body and spirit.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the atmosphere, porch, outdoor shower, and home layout. Marybeth’s attention to detail makes all the difference in a home away from home. We enjoyed local eateries In Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. We realized we didn’t miss the tv and actually finished several books while we were here. We have a fondness for Ocean Grove, it’s history and hope to return in the future.

Warmest regards

Tracy & Chaz Carroll.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem of Ocean Grove!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental, the home is more beautiful than in the pictures. The owner is exceptionally attentive to details. Everything you need to have a wonderful beach vacation is provided. The home is immaculate and is in a great location. You never have to set foot in your car. Will definitely rent again next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & welcoming - wonderful in every season!

  • 5 of 5

I recently had a wonderful stay at Hydrangea House! I love the feel of the space as the old house has a cozy feel and a whole lot of warmth & character, but its amenities are certainly up-to-date and it was truly accommodating to us. On that note, the kitchen is fully equipped and the lovely front porch is furnished - after venturing out for the day, you can easily prepare a meal and appreciate the gardens surrounding the house. Of course, you must get out as it’s an easy walk to the boardwalk & beach! I so appreciated the time on the boards. There is far more to see & do in Ocean Grove and nearby Asbury Park off the boardwalk. We had a delicious meal at Cardinal in Asbury Park and were happy to discover Burbelmaiers on Main Avenue. I look forward to our return visit and the opportunity to continue to discover the area and then relax & unwind back at the house.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our gardens! Even thought the houses sit on slivers of property, almost every Ocean Grover works in their garden all summer. The result is a delight. Please come back again. We are pleased you enjoyed the front porch, well equipped kitchen and cozy touches. Marybeth and family
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The perfect period property

  • 5 of 5

It is rare for me to stay at a holiday rental property and not find fault with something but this was one of those occasions. Beautifully situated, tastefully and comfortably furnished, there was nothing to want for. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and everything was spotless. The pristine beach is a lazy stroll away and down town Ocean Grove is movie set ready. A long walk took us in the direction of Asbury Park where we found a surprising selection of first-class restaurants, bars and a micro brewery. Thank you Marybeth for accommodating our party. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen--Thank you for your kind words and your repeat visit. There is no higher compliment for a vacation home owner than to have guests come back. And we also love the lazy walk to the beach...especially in the summer when we offer a beach locker and you can walk without being weighed down by beach paraphernalia. We are also delighted you have discovered the delights of Ocean Grove in mid-fall. Too cool for swimming, for sure, but not for long strolls along the boardwalk or even on the beach. Please come back again. You are always welcome! Marybeth and family
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Lovely rental home in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in this absolutely lovely historic home (yes--this one feels like a home, not just a rental!) in Ocean Grove, NJ. Charming, incredibly well-maintained, and clean! Perfect ladies weekend—walkable to beach and downtown OG and even hip Asbury Park. Well-organized kitchen, had music/games, plenty of comfy spots to socialize inside and out (great porch! cozy throw blankets), and yet we all had our own beds, too. Highly recommend! (and btw I also recommend Burblemaiers in OG for savory (or sweet) pies, and Cardinals in Asbury Park for brunch! Such a fab weekend, can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie--We agree! The walk to Main Ave in Ocean Grove is well rewarded with all the well known shops and restaurants and now with Burbelmeiers. Imagine, a pie shop right in Ocean Grove! Have you also had a chance to visit Purple Haze in Asbury Park--a hand made donut shop that will spoil you for any others. We hope we see you again, Julie! Marybeth and family
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Multigenerational family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

4 generations of our family (ages 1 yr to 97 yrs ) gathered for an all too short week at Mary Beth's charming , well maintained home in Ocean Grove.

This was our first visit to Ocean Grove and we all enjoyed the house and the town. The house is over 100 years old but the owner's love and care is evident throughout . Mary Beth has skillfully managed updates and modern conveniences while retaining the comfortable coziness that encourages relaxation and reconnecting . The house was exceptionally clean which was very imporrtant to us. It was a short walk to the beautiful , expansive beach with life guards and a nearby playground area which we used often. The good sized front porch was like an additional room and provided ideal afternoon nap spaces for adults in our group.

There was plenty to do and we managed without cable TV connection but that would be a nice addition to the property . Mary Beth is accessible and responsive and it is evident that this home has meant a lot to her and her family .

As we packed up to leave our 4 and a half yr old grandson stood on the porch with me . He looked up at me and said "I wish we could stay forever ." We had a happy time there and recommend this property .

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed reading every word of your review! This home was made for family gatherings and we're happy to hear you created such a wonderful experience for your family in our Hydrangea House. And no higher praise than that which comes from a 4-year old. (You made my day!) We will reconsider the cable TV idea over the winter. Thanks, again, for your kind words. We hope you will return.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$1,010.48

Our rates are "all in." No taxes, no charge for normal cleaning. (VRBO charges a service fee on all transactions, but that is separate from our rental rate.)

From June 30 through Sept 1, we rent in 7-day blocks, Saturday changeover day.

=2018 RATES=

o High Season (June 30-August 10) $3600
o Late Season (August 11-September 1) $3200

o Memorial Day $2100
o Labor Day $2100


o June weekends $450 per night
o September weekends $450 per night

We ask first-time guests to pay through the VRBO system.

A signed lease, list of all guests and copy of driver's license due before reservation is confirmed.

Because of our limited summer season, we can't guarantee refunds. But, we will make every effort to re-rent your week (or long weekend), and we will refund you to the extent of the new rent. We think this is fair to you and enables us to continue to offer our vacation home for short term summer rental. Please call if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made