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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Located one block from the center of Ocean City Beach and Boardwalk The Pawling Apartmentsm has been our family home since 1978. We purchased the beach and boardwalk property for its ideal location at the middle of the boardwalk. Far enough away from the amusement rides so that they are not a noise distraction. Close enough for a healthy walk. Your porch has a panoramic view of Ocean Ave. The best part is the parking that is waiting for you during the busy part of the day and night. At this terrific location parking is at a premium. Here you have two car parking one behind the other, so one car is always accessible. Clotheslines have a pulleys from back porch floor. There are outside showers on each floor with two on the ground floor. In addition, hoses make for easy clean-up for your beach chairs. Other amenities include an outside BBQ grill, bikes and plastic wagons. We are a quick walk to Boyer's market for take-out food, groceries and Wawa. Joe, our handyman, is helpful to keep things working in your apartment. Large original family apartments with sunny porches, living room, dining room, four bedrooms, kitchen,4 mud room showers with toilets 2 outside showers, 2 off street car parking spaces, 4 beach badges, common washer/dryer, bikes. The three floors offer several families to vacations together, but in separate apartments.

Contact: 609 432 0536

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Joyce Pawling Wirpsza
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Joyce Pawling Wirpsza

Stanley and Joyce have invited families to their Ocean Ave home for more than thirty years. Living in our original Ocean City apartment offers us many advantages. We are steps away from the beach and boardwalk. Stanley is an avid fisherman turned clammer. Of course my passion is keeping Ocean Ave. as historic apartment building with modern conveniences. My mother's home is steps away for an quick visit. too.

Joyce Pawling Wirpsza purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Joyce Pawling Wirpsza chose Ocean City

1206 Ocean Ave. is one minute away from the center of the Ocean City Boardwalk and 12th Street Beach. An extra advantage for the 12th Street Beach is the large public bathroom on the boardwalk. Most importantly our property has parking that did not flood during Hurricane Sandy. Your car is safely parked in the rear, which is feet away from the highest point on the island. Although we do recommend that no one stays on the island during a hurricane. The building is pre thirty construction with large beams and a cement wall through the center of the building, making an ideal sound barrier. Throughout the year I ride my bike on the boardwalk, a favorite family activity. With the beaches proximity we make several trips a day. In addition we have bikes and kayaks that are easily assessable to your family's enjoyment.

What makes this apartment unique

Our family has a large reunion each year with members arriving from as far as California. It easily accommodates a variety of interest and activities. Still after thirty years we are waiting for my girls, 33 and 31 to say they are bored.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ocean City in Cape May County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The large bedroom has a bathtub with shower. Kohler fixtures, sink, and john. In addition there are four hot outside showers, so more than one person may shower at a time. Twin bedrooms maybe easily converted to king sized beds. Some apartments have sand room with head and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) Four full size single beds., Child Beds (1) Available for small children who may fall our of bed. We have comfortable topping to convert twins bed to a king.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1206 Ocean Ave is a unique property that lends itself to a seaside vacation. Morning spent riding bikes, walking on the beach, hot coffee on the porch, afternoons on the beach, and nightly walks on the boardwalk. As the sun moves across the sky there are new family activities to enjoy. Arriving at your apartment there is a parking space waiting, an owner cleaned apartment, handyman, 4 beach tags, some chairs, umbrellas, ready for your use. The easy access to beach and boardwalk make it ideal a family vacation.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Very convenient to all you want to do in Ocean City at a great price! (really a 4.5 star review)

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to all you want to do in Ocean City at a great price! The apartment was very clean upon arrival and veiw from 3rd floor is amazing. The price of the unit made it all the better. The owner (Joyce) was extremely helpful and accomodating as well. Only improvement I'd recommend is a paint job on the outside of the house and maybe updating the carpet in the apartment to freshen it up a bit. Those would be the only updates I'd look for, as the charm of the place really adds to your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agree...with the paint job... We have bought the paint, it has been raining for weeks... What to do? New carpet is in the plans for 2017.
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We moved from the Western Slope of Colorado.

A 6 month winter rental

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I moved to OC to establish residency. Fortunately, we found the Pawling Apts and were pleased to have a 6 month stay. Joyce and Stan (the owners) and Joe (the maintenance guru) made our stay wonderful. It had everything we needed, including internet access, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and great shower.

A stone's throw from the beach, shopping (grocery, pharmacies, Dunkin Donuts (our fine morning dining) and many restaurants/cafes open during the off season, post office close by, and the library within walking distance. We feel that we have made new friends in Joyce, Stan and Joe, as we have now relocated to OC and thank them for their kindness.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we enjoyed your stay. too.
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A perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this place with family and friends in summer 2014. Everybody enjoyed the great location (so close to the beach even for the kids), all the amendies provided for the beach, the nice view of the Ocean from the 3rd floor (a better table to eat would be great), the fact that the walls are thick enough that we even forget that we have neighbors, the cleanliness of the place and more over, we really found the owners generous, accommodating, and full of kindness (in French we would say people with a big heart). I am really picky and this place met my expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for recommendations.
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Moorestown, NJ

Last minute gem

  • 5 of 5

We decided to try to spend the long Memorial Day weekend at OCNJ and were thrilled to find a reasonably priced home that easily accommodated my wife(and me), our daughter and her 2 boys. Joyce had arranged that we could check in at our convenience and leave when we wanted to, so we enjoyed a really long and relaxing "weekend". Both Joyce and Stan were pleasant and congenial to our group and the home is great, providing everything we needed. One short block to boardwalk and beach was perfect for the young ones and the "old" guys could sit on the spacious porch and watch the world go by. A winner!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted when families enjoy are original Ocean City home like we do.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Classic Ocean City Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed yearly stay in this turn of the century classic apartment house. Family friendly, great location and exceptionally clean. The third floor units have beautiful beach views. We stay every year and are always pleasantly surprised by the constant updating and maintenance done by the owners Joyce and Stan.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We live on our property and know most of our tenants have children that grow up at our beach house. As mentioned we improve our property each year. Joyce and Stan
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Somers Point
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
12 Blocks
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
1206 Ocean Ave.
Nearest Point of Interest
Lifeguard Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mac & Mango Pizza
Car: recommended

Ocean City is located nine miles away from the Atlantic. We are a short block to the Ocean City Boardwalk at 12 Street. I prefer to use my own lease, you are welcome to call 609 432 0546.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ocean City, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 12 to May 19
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 19 to 24
19 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 24 to May 29
24 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
May 31 to June 9
31 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
10 night minimum stay
June 16 to June 23
16 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
June 23
23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 11- 16Wesley Ave.
11 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

More Dates are Available. Rates will variety depending
on the number in your family.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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