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Summer Cottage Rental by the shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Adorable summer cottage with tons of privacy and lots of room to expand. House is located on an acre of wooded area and is a bird watchers delight. Short walk to beaches and boating. Hugh sailing community. Artistic little hidden away town, that's quiet and peaceful. Yet just minutes to ocean beaches, Seaside Heights amusements, parks, waterways, boating, etc.. House is 2-3 bedroom, sleeps 6. Parking for all you need. Outdoor eating on a large screened in porch. Large yard with fire pit, horseshoes, and room to play and have family fun. Available seasonally or monthly.

Carol Ann Pareti
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Carol Ann Pareti

Husband and wife who just purchased this property to rent for the summer season. We've had rental properties prior and know how to leave a home clean and welcoming. We're professionals and live local incase of any issues, we can be there in a moment. Our prior rental had the same families year after year, and always had rave reviews. That home had been sold and we're starting again. You will

Carol Ann Pareti purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Carol Ann Pareti chose Jersey Shore

Privacy, peace and quiet - Real vacation - no crowds to bother with unless you want to go enjoy all the Seaside activities..Purchased and renovated just this year. All freshly painted and clean. Flowers and trees are all in bloom and its beautiful. Kitchen is stocked with all your appliances, outdoor bbq, yard games, fun for the entire family, or a perfect getaway for just a couple. Yard is large with many trees, flowers and bird watching right from the living room window. Hugh screened in sun porch with table perfect for your meals and BBQing and enjoyment. Island Heights has a large boardwalk for walking and riding all along the River. Yacht club is also in area, and may be available for docking your boat. Please contact us for any information or questions. You'll love it here..

What makes this cottage unique

Private.. Private... of privacy. Peaceful and quiet ! it's like you're in another world, only noise is squirrels and birds scampering around..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Island Heights in Ocean County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with vanity, full tub, toilet and large closet. Clean and will fill all your needs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 Queen size beds each in seperate bedroom 2 twin size on a trundle bed in a private sitting room area...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Home very quiet and in woods. It comes with toaster, blender, dishes, tv, stereo, bbq grill, 1 bicycle, No smoking or loud partying. Garbage goes out on Monday, if afraid of dark, this is not the house for you. If you're looking for peace and quiet this is it.. Sheets, towels and toiletries are not included..


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Summer Cottage Rental by the shore
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Florida originally from nj shore

Private cottage

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for 3 weeks last summer. The neighborhood is very nice, quiet and the bay is a short walk down the street ant the bay beach around the corner. The beach is small but clean and not crowded. I was disappointed in the size of the house but probably my fault not paying attention to sq ft in description. The room called the 3rd bedroom must have been a front porch so entry was through it. I had planned for my daughter and her 2 teenage boys boys to come for a few days but cancelled because of the close quarters. I guess fine for family with small children.

We were looking forward to the porch as the picture looks nice but we couldn't use it because of plexiglass on 2-3 sides which made it uncomfortably hot. The house is air conditioned and that was fine as weather was very hot those three weeks. Kitchen adequately stocked but because of one review I brought a lot of kitchen utencils.

Overall it was fine for the 2 of us. My main complaint was the musty smell from the rug and sofa. I constantly sprayed frebreeze bought air freshners and had candles going all the time. There wasn't a vacumn so that didn't help. I think the pictures that are shown now make the house look very bright and sunny. It was on the dark side because of all the trees and not much sun which probably caused the mustiness.

The owners were nice to deal with and easy to reach but we did have to contact them a few times to get our deposit back.

I've never written a review before that's why it's taken so long as I'm looking for rentals for this summer so now know to read descriptions and ask lots of questions.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little cabin-like in the wood by the beach

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay in this house and it was just as we remembered. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the house is surrounded by a forest of mature trees, which provided us with intimacy, especially at night when using the fire pit. The kids also had enough space to play outside and there is a playground 2 blocks further down the street. The bay beach is nice, although we saw one jellyfish. We still prefer the ocean with its bigger waves from Seaside.

The covered porch is where we spent most of our eating and leisure time. The rest of the house is cozy and just big enough for a family of five. The air conditioning was a blessing, especially during this humid summer. Special mention to the dishwasher as well, very appreciated when on vacation.

We are for sure coming back again next year. The owners made sure we liked our stay and were open to suggestions to enhance our future stays.

Thanks again Carol and Dave, see you next year !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, Great having you as always and I hope you do come again. and You must really enjoy traveling as far as you do.. Greatly appreciated...
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Great experience. House is cozy and what we expected.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was easy to get a hold of, house is great and the area is awsome.

The only suggestion is to bring a mattress topper. The beds are hard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris, I'll take your criticism into account for next summer...I'll put bed toppers in each bedroom closet, for you to use, if you like it softer.. Book early as it's been filling up very fast..
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Cute, Clean House with the feel of being in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I went on a fishing weekend with my son and 2 of my friends and was looking for a place to stay close by fishing. This is the perfect house less than 1/2 hour from private charters as well as the big party boats. The house is set back off the road with a long driveway which makes it feel like your in the woods (but you're really not (actually on a main road in Island Heights). Island Heights itself is a great safe neighborhood with a lot of friendly people and very close to everything including the beach, restaurants and shopping. Back to the house. There was one excellent queen bed in one of the rooms. The other queen bed is in need for an upgrade soon. I slept with my son in a partitioned "room" in the front of the house. The twin beds were old but the mattresses were somewhat firm and actually offered a goodnights sleep. The rest of the house was comfortable with a large eat in kitchen and a nice living room to unwind. The screened in porch was nice to eat meals in. When I go away I usually I fear coming to a place and getting grossed out. Not this house. The floors were clean and I felt super comfortable. Although the house furnishings were on the older side like I said it was clean including the bathroom. I think the cleaning service forgot to clean under the toilet (my only complaint) It took less than a minute to wipe it down and everything from that point on was great. I totally recommend this house for others. The owner states right up front to bring sheets and towels which I like to do anyway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 5 and this cozy cottage was large enough to accommodate us. It is nicely decorated, immaculate, and included all the amenities of home, except a washer/dryer. The location and large, secluded property was wonderful. The house sits back off the road in a wooded lot, and although the owner described it as dark and isolated, it is in a neighborhood with lots of charming houses. The large screened porch is fantastic, and the large, private yard really is a bonus, especially for children. Carol, the owner, was very accommodating. I look forward to staying here again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat in NJ

  • 5 of 5

Carol was great to rent from, the property was adorable, and everything was perfect for my parents, my sister & her husband, and their 2 girls, while they were in town for our wedding! Great for a family on a relaxing Jersey shore visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Island Heights, New Jersey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
off season
16 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
cleaning fee £80

No cleaning fee if season rented

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Newark, NJ
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 37
Nearest Beach
Island Heights
Car: necessary

Jersey shore.. Sun,. swim, tan, boardwalk, casinos. Yet home is quiet, private and very relaxing.. BBQ grill, screened porch, fun activities. No Pets or Smoking..


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