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Hidden Gem - OCNJ Beach Condo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bright, Cheery, Tranquil and Quiet Condo

Our home offers families and couples or individuals older than 25 years old (NO SENIOR WEEK/PROM WEEKENDS) a great get away for a few days or the week during the Summer Season. This exciting and relaxing vacation awaits you and your loved ones in the less congested Northern end of Ocean City, NJ. It is conveniently located at the corner of Wesley and 1st, midway between the beach and the bay. Stroll down to the beach, visit the boardwalk with its shops and amusement/rides or play a round of mini-golf with the kids, see a show at the Music Pier, visit the quaint shops and eateries on Asbury Avenue. Walk to the bay and enjoy crabbing off the bulk heads, rent a jet ski or visit the nearby casinos or Cape May County Zoo. There is always something to do! Enjoy the abundance of sun and boardwalk activities all within a short walk while you reconnect with family and friends. The condo association does not allow renters the opportunity to bring pets along.

The Condo

This location features a renovated second floor condo in a home that has withstood the test of time and storms since 1929. It has a fully equipped over sized galley kitchen and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay. You will find yourself choosing between relaxing on the spacious shaded front porch or the spacious back sun deck. Either location is equipped for dining. So you can either start your morning with a good book and coffee on the front porch or after a short walk back from the beach your family can eat lunch on the back porch before finishing the day out on the beach. From the front porch to the rear deck our home offers a cozy comfortable space. Though the home retains some of its historical charm it is fully equipped with cable, wireless wifi, and smart TVs. We hope your family finds our home a place to relax and build memories.

This home is a smoke free environment.


High Speed internet along with Smart TVs

Comforter Sets and pillows for All Beds

Pack n play, booster seat and safety gate


Outdoor Electric grill on rear deck.

Outdoor shower with hot and cold water

6 seasonal beach tags provided with rentals


Building renovated in 2003 and has been continually updated

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Suitability: Minimum Age Limit for Renters-children welcome-non smoking only

John and Cheryl Zdon (Owner)

Member since: 201

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John and Cheryl Zdon
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About John and Cheryl Zdon

I grew up in South NJ and my wife grew up in PA just north of Philly. Our family became weekly summer renter to the island in 1982. After 34 years of vacationing and walking the island dreaming we decided to make an investment in our future. We searched the shore up and down and each time we came back to what felt right, Ocean City. We love vacationing here not only in season but throughout the year.

John and Cheryl Zdon purchased this condo in 2016

Why John and Cheryl Zdon chose Ocean City

My wife's had two criteria to her selection of a home. It must have off street parking and have a porch. From the moment we walked on this property we just had a feeling that this home would be perfect to start our next stage of life. We wanted a home to share with our children and grand children. We are now looking forward to making memories with our grandchildren in this home. This 3 bedroom 1 bath home with both outdoor spaces, off street parking and private outdoor shower felt right and we just knew it would be perfect to share.

What makes this condo unique

My wife fell in love with the front porch. We will often find her out there reading and drinking her morning coffee. The rear deck is also a key feature of the home. It's cozy 3 bedroom interior has just that perfect feel. Its location in the northern end of the island puts us close enough to many of the attractions but not in the center of all the congestion. The home is centrally located in the middle of the island on the northern end. In either direction with a short walk is the beach access and boardwalk with public restrooms or the bay with it recreational features.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo around the Ocean City around the Cape May County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath and Beach towels not provided.
  • The bathroom also has a stackable washer and drier for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Front Bedroom - LINENS NOT PROVIDED
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Rear Room- Twin over Full Bunk -LINENS NOT PROVIDED
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , middle room-twin trundle-LINENS NOT INCLUDED
  • Each room has it own pillows and quilted bedcovers. Blankets can be found in the closet. Bed linens are not provided. There is a pack n play in the home also.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
Not far from the home is a wonderful park for young children, there is also a skate board park on our end of the island. The area also has tennis courts, fishing and crabbing areas along the bay side of the island. Bicycling on the island is a favorite pass time and your bikes can be secured in the rear of the property.


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Hidden Gem - OCNJ Beach Condo
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Thank you John, we really enjoyed the stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located very close to the start of the boardwalk. Walking to the beach and on the boardwalk is very convenient. Due to the off season so some of the restaurants nearby were not open, but the pizza house was very good and also in walking distance.

The house itself is very clean and comfortable. We have seven people from two families and it fits perfectly. There are so many box games that my kids love. Parking on the side of the building and off street was not a problem. there were many parking spaces available.

On the last day before checking out, John texted me and told me that we don't need to rush for the 10am morning check out. We can stay extended so we had plenty of time to have a good breakfast and relax packing.

Before I got there, I exchanged some emails with John with questions related to where to do some fishing. He was so kind and gave me a lot of informations about where the piers are, where to get the bait and even told me what is the best way to drive or walk there.

We really had a good time for the short weekend home away.

Thanks again to the host! John, see you next time. I will come back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and well kept. Had toys and games for the children. Spent a lot of time on the decks. Beds were very comfortable. We had everything we needed and had a great vacations.

This is a can't miss beach house

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem was so comfortable and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We liked the location of this property. It is located in the quiet neighborhood part of OC.

So many places within walking distance. It is located on the second floor which did not pose a problem for us. It was very welcoming, clean, comfy and had just the right amount of amenities. We had five grown adults for two days and 3 during the week. The only issue some might have is the one bathroom. Wish it had another 1/2 bath but all worked out. John and Cheryl were very nice to work with. They even delivered a beach umbrella mid week cause the one at the house was broke. WOW! that is service!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and warming. The owners we very gracious and easy to work with. We will definitely stay again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for what we needed- a few minute walk to the beach. We have a toddler and were able to leave a lot at home because it was provided- gates, toys, booster seat, beach toys as well as beach chairs and a cart. Smart TVs with Netflix was also a nice touch. The place was clean and the patios were a great place to relax. John and Cheryl were great and easy to deal with- we hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won’t go wrong staying here!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at a lot of places over the years, but this place was the cleanest I have encountered!! Wonderful property and the hosts were amazing! We really enjoyed drinking our morning coffee on the front porch. A gate was provided to keep toddlers safe too! Kitchen well equipped, beds were super comfy and a great location as well. Off street parking was definitely an added bonus! We forgot a few items and Jon quickly mailed them to our home!! Definitely recommend staying here!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A short drive off the island is the very enjoyable Cape May County Zoo which operates on a donation basis. The old Victorian town of Cape May is also a must for strolling through and shopping in unique shops. The area also has some wineries to tour along with the historic Smithville Village.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.05

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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