#1 5 star rated 3 BR property. 4 blks to beach. 2 Spring Lk beach passes


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Winter rental rates available. The only vacation rental on this street with the spectacular view of the lake. Stay here once, and you will wish you booked more time and want to return next year. Bought and renovated since 2012. Inviting front porch provides hours of relaxing and unwinding. Watch the sunrise over the mighty Atlantic and serene Lake Como from the comfort of your porch every day as you gear up to start your fun filled day. 4 blocks to beach along South Boulevard. Steps away from Marucci Park. Dead end street with another park at the end of the street. Great for families with children. Front porch, side deck with barbq has eating area. Completely fenced in rear yard. Side deck has gate to keep young children near while you eat or grill. 3 BR, 2 bath ranch. Master BR has king bed with master bath with shower and tub. Guest BR has full bed with room for your porta-crib or playpen for infant or toddler. Third BR has two twin beds. Washer and dryer.Hall bath completely renovated 2014 with beautiful Italian ocean blue tile complemented with multi colored blue glass tile throughout. There is a full shower that runs the entire width of bath. No tub in this bath, but great for families with grandparents or anyone who has difficulty stepping into a tub. Outside shower to rinse off after a day at the beach. Huge, bright eat in kitchen, modern and fully furnished, with lots of cabinets, seats six. Brand new French doors lead onto side deck. New granite counter tops, back-splash, floor. This is a great kitchen to cook or hang out in. Great flow to entertain between living room, kitchen and side deck. All rooms bright, sunny and airy with oversized windows. Beach decor throughout gives a great vibe. Brand new Central air and furnace. Living room very large with flat screen TV, cable and internet. Electric fireplace and ceiling fan make this one of the coziest rooms in the house. Beautiful, bright landscaping surrounds the home. A small, 15- inch deep fish pond provides another area to relax near, stocked with about nine small, bright, colorful fish that are the family pets. Young and old alike will love them and the tranquil setting the pond provides with a waterfall and lovely aquatic plants and flowers. If you love to fish, you only need to walk across the street to the lake to do some lake fishing or if you are into salt water ocean fishing, the beach awaits you and your lures. Very quiet, family neighborhood. Close to Spring Lake Third Avenue shopping. Enjoy a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk day or night. Short drive to Point Pleasant Boardwalk and amusement rides. Approximately 30 minute drive to 6 Flags Great Adventure as well as Seaside Heights Boardwalk. On site parking for 3 cars and plenty of free street parking. 2 Spring Lake beach passes will be provided in Summer 2018 and must be returned on checkout. Books, toys, board games, two adult bikes, two children's bikes. No helmets. NJ law requires children to wear helmets riding bikes. Linens, pillows, beach chairs included. Bring towels and beach towels. We only rent to families or mature couples. No young singles, young groups or subletting. No smoking or pets. You have not rented anywhere this clean or nice. This is a family vacation rental home that can't be beat for the location and price. No other rental on this street has the view this home has! Come escape at 'The Great Escape'. You'll be glad you did and want to come back! Bank check or echeck free Credit cards accepted with 2.9% processing fee

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  1. Claire D.
    We returned to our home town for a mini family reunion to support aging parents! The great escape served us well and was perfect for our week stay! Loved sitting on the front porch looking at the lake and sitting on the side porch listening to the waterfall. Cynthia was a delightful owner and easy to work with. She and Tom care about their home and the renters experience! Loved the walks to the beach and around the lake! Thank you for renting your home out!!! Great time!!! Claire 29 June 2016 - 15:10:00
  2. barbara b.
    Just look at Cynthia's photos and you will see what a lovely home she maintains. How can you miss with awning covered front porch and side deck? The place is crisp, clean, and bright with all the amenities that one needs. One can easily see Cynthia's "pride of place' both inside the house and outside, with a lovely tended garden and Koi Pond. My husband and I, daughter and 6 yr old grandson enjoyed not only the house, but the proximity to Belmar and Spring Lake's beautiful beaches, shopping and very good restaurants. My grandson had a great time on the rides and boardwalk in nearby Point Pleasant. All was good for our week's stay, such that we will be back for more next summer!! Thank you, Cynthia Barbara and Mike 24 August 2017 - 21:32:00
  3. Jackie D.
    This lovely house was perfect for our family for a month while renovating our new home. So close to the beach and minutes from town, shopping etc. We stayed in the winter and it was nice but the summer I'm sure is fantastic. 01 March 2016 - 19:13:00
  4. Kyle
    I am currently living at The Great Escape during the winter. The house is on a very quiet dead end street. It is as described....immaculate. It's a great house with a homey feel to it. Even though it's 4 degrees outside today, watching the sunrise every morning from the front porch as it rises over the lake is a view that can't be beat. I wish I lived here permanently to tell you the truth. The owner was very helpful and accommodating getting me settled in and showing me all the places I needed in the area. When I have had a question, she responded immediately. She is an easy person to deal with. I will hate to leave in May and look forward to coming back again in the off season. For those of you who come during the summer, you are in for a great treat to stay here. The location is awesome, next to the lake and a few blocks to the beach which even during the winter is really nice to be at. I would recommend the home to vacationers who are mature and will take good care of the house. 08 January 2015 - 14:54:21
  5. Lynn S.
    I have just spent a few days at The Great Escape in Lake Como NJ and I would recommend this beach cottage to anyone who is looking for an immaculate rental in a great location. The neighborhood is very nice, and the home is comfortable and has every amenity. It is a great place to spend time with family and friends. It is a short walk to Lake Como and about 4 blocks walk or bike ride to the boardwalk and beach. In addition to great walks on the boardwalk, other highlights were shopping in Spring Lake, dinner in Point Pleasant and generally just people watching and sightseeing at the beach. The side deck is a great place to hang out with coffee in the morning and the front covered porch has comfortable wicker furniture and a bit of a view of Lake Como. The owner Cynthia is very helpful and great to work with. Truly a great escape! 11 May 2015 - 13:25:21
  6. Robin S.
    We enjoyed our return to the Belmar / Spring Lake area and our stay at The Great Escape. Having lived a few blocks from there over 23 years ago, it was great to see the old neighborhood. Really enjoyed sitting on the front porch with it's nice breezes and view of Lake Como. Used the included Belmar beach badges a few times, but was too cold for swimming. 13 June 2015 - 02:13:54
  7. Jennifer P.
    Beautiful home and great location. Close enough to the beach without being too close. Loved that there was a playground within walking distance for my toddler. She also LOVED the fish pond. The house was the perfect size and it was nice that it had all the amenities that we needed. We also had everything we needed within 10 minutes, great restaurants, lots of activities, and of course the BEACH. Pt Pleasant boardwalk was only about 20 minutes too so that was nice. Cynthia was very attentive and was great to work with, I would definitely recommend this property! 19 June 2015 - 16:47:01
  8. jeanne k.
    "The Great Escape" in Lake Como, New Jersey was a beautiful place to stay. The home is immaculately clean. The location is close to gorgeous beaches and good restaurants. Can't wait to visit again next summer. 05 July 2015 - 22:55:26
  9. Jackie C.
    We had the best low key, relaxing vacation ever. We biked, walked all over the place, flew kites and sat for hours at the beach, playing games and reading books. We loved to start and end our day on the front porch overlooking the lake. I would come back in a heart beat. The home is just lovely and inviting. 29 July 2015 - 21:38:59
  10. Chris
    Conveniently located within walking distance of the beach and downtown Belmar. Marruci Park is a block away, and a great spot when kids need a break from the beach. The house is very comfortable, especially the front porch and deck. It is a great spot for families with kids. 03 September 2015 - 19:51:05
  11. Very much enjoyed our stay .The house is well cared for ,very clean,the kitchen has everything you could ever need.Enjoyed the front porch and side deck.Location was great four blocks to the beach and two blocks to Marruci park is a real plus.Teen age grand daughters liked being able to ride the bikes to the beach and to visit their cousins a few blocks away in Spring Lake .The welcome gift of wine glasses,wine ,fruit and kerigold cheese was a nice touch and appreciated.We are looking forward to returning next year. 05 September 2015 - 21:21:57
  12. Maria M.
    We spent 5 weeks at this lovely home. It is a perfect house, close to beach and boardwalk. The house has a lovely front porch for watching the sunrise with your morning coffee. The central a/c is wonderful when coming back from a day at the beach. The house is very clean and comfortable! Cynthia is very responsive and stays in touch to ensure that everything is perfect. Maria and Mike 31 August 2016 - 16:43:43
  13. Amba G.
    We were here for 9 weeks at The Great Escape whilest our 2 sons attended basketball 12 mins drive away at Hoop Group in Neptune. Also Mixed Martial Arts two blocks away with one of the best in the world - Kurt Pellegrino . The Great Escape is a real home from home & very clean in a great safe neighborhood 2 minute drive to the lovely beach. We were blessed with some great weather at the end of summer, & visited the beach many times. When the weather turned cooler the heating worked a treat. We also enjoyed the garden, fish pond & side deck. Supermarkets, shops & library are 5 minute drive away.. Some good restaurants also 5 minute drive away, Frederico's for pizza, Sumo for sushi at Wall, next to Wholefoods. There's also the wonderful Soulful Awakenings Yoga & Meditation Centre 1 minute drive away on Main St. Marucci Park is a two minute walk away, for basketball, tennis, soccer, baseball, kids playground etc. Roughly an hours drive & then 20 minute train ride into Madison Square Garden, New York City ( we did this twice it was so convenient). Philadelphia is also only 1 hour 15 minute drive away, so we had a great day out there, visiting the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall. Internet fast. Cynthia is wonderfully helpful & there are lovely neighbours next door. Coming from England we weren't expecting to pay extra for utilites so make sure you are prepared to cover these costs up front ( normal for the U.S.A). All in all it was a great home away from home & we'd love to come back again. Amba & Anthony 22 November 2016 - 15:44:57
  14. Lynda M.
    My daughter and I spent 10 September days at Cynthia's Lake Como cottage and found everything to be perfect. When we arrived, there was a bottle of Pino Grigio, two stemware glasses, a wedge of great cheese and a box of crackers, just waiting for us. Notes everywhere -- every question answered. Everything was clean and it worked! Even the near passing of two hurricanes didn't dampen the mellowness of our surroundings. While the main attraction certainly was the beach- combing, this sweet cottage took second prize. Four stars only because driving to the beach proved the better way of getting there .... the 4 blocks were long ones. Highly recommended. 08 October 2017 - 23:48:00
  15. Carol L.
    This lovely home is immaculate and very inviting. It is fully equipped, and each room is decorated with lovely artwork....The quiet setting with a view of Lake Como and within walking distance of the ocean make this a wonderful "sanctuary". In addition, the pond with 9 fish add to the peacefulness of this home. The house is close to restaurants, stores, a farm stand, and shops. It is a perfect spot for families or friends. I enjoyed the house for a month... Cynthia, the owner, is thoughtful and attentive but not intrusive. I highly recommend The Great Escape! Carol L. , Maplewood, NJ 08 November 2017 - 22:08:00
  16. Michael T.
    We had a fantastic week at the Great Escape! Cynthia kicked off our week by greeting us at her home, walking us through the property and preparing wine, cheese, crackers and special toys for our sons. The layout of the home was perfect for us. We enjoyed having breakfast on the side porch and evening cocktails on the front porch. Everything was clean and well stocked. The AC worked really well, as it was quite warm that week. The boys loved their "assignment" of feeding the fish every other day! The location is fantastic. It was a quick drive or bike ride to the Spring Lake - North Pavilion. We enjoyed the park next door and the 15 minute walk into Spring Lake town center. Plenty of shopping, bars and restaurants in the near vicinity. We look forward to returning next year! Thanks Cynthia for making our family escape great! 22 September 2017 - 16:39:00
  17. My wife and I and our two children just spent a week at the great escape. I have to say it was exactly as the home was advertised in both the details and the pictures. The owner Cynthia was extremely accommodating. When we checked in I felt like I was checking into a high end hotel. She puts together a welcome gift of wine, cheese and crackers, grapes and personalized wine glasses with the great escape logo on it for us to keep. We have rented other homes before but have never received the special treatment we did from Cynthia. The porch view of the lake was great and the breezes in the evening refreshing. The sunrise each morning was worth getting up for. The home is really clean and comfortable. I highly recommend the property and the owner. We will be going back for sure next year. Sorry, Cynthia we forgot to sign yoyr guest book hope this says it all. Thanks for everything. 21 June 2015 - 23:18:12
  18. Dawn
    We just had a great vacation at the great escape. The house is really clean and has a great view of the lake. The owner Cynthia was great to work with and has everything you could possibly need to be comfortable. Really enjoyed the porch time and breezes coming off the ocean and lake. Will be back for sure! 30 July 2016 - 00:51:29
  19. Dawn
    I just spent an awesome week at The Great Escape. It was so relaxing. The location is great with anything you need nearby....restaurants, shopping, entertainment and best of all the great beach which we walked to every day. Loved going for a walk on the boardwalk in the early morning or evening and the best part was how close it was to walk to. There is a park a few doors away which is also really nice for people with kids. I can't say enough about how relaxing the front porch was with that great view of the lake and the breezes that floated your way all day. The retractable awnings were really nice if you wanted to be on the porch but not bake in the sun. The house was great and it far exceeded our expectations. The owner really goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need and on top of it we were so surprised with the gifts waiting for our arrival: wine and cheese, grapes, cute wineglasses with the house logo that were gifts for us to keep, and the fridge is stocked with cold water bottles. We have never received anything like that before at any other place we rented. We will definitely return next year and hope to add an additional week to either spend the week of Fourth of July there or else the last two weeks in June. It was a great time and very relaxing. Thanks for all you did to make it that way. We really appreciate it. 10 July 2015 - 23:21:02
  20. Mike W.
    My wife and I enjoyed at stay at the shore. The weather could have been better but we enjoyed the location of the house - just far enough away from the hustle and bustle downtown, close to the lake and a short bike ride to The beach. Cynthis is very helpful/knowledgeable. 06 August 2017 - 17:40:00

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