Ocean Front Grand Victorian Mansion


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Come explore the historic coastal town of Ocean Grove and stay at the historical Strandvue Grand Victorian Mansion The Strandvue is a Grand Victorian Mansion located in the beautiful New Jersey Shore Town of Historic Ocean Grove. The Strandvue is a wonderful vacation location . The sweeping front porch boasts a breathtaking view of the beach and the cozy interior with 6 fully furnished bedrooms and plenty of additional living space, can accommodate up to 16 – 18 guests comfortably. The furnished bedrooms have ample room to sleep 12 guests, but additional sleeping arrangements can be made on the first floor sleeper sofa, the third floor futon and two air mattresses. The Strandvue is only a few blocks from downtown Ocean Grove’s shops, restaurants and entertainment. The Strandvue's sweeping 1400 square foot porch has unparalleled views of the ocean. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean or just enjoy a happy hour cocktail. The entire porch is gated, so it's a great place to let the kids run around while you sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. When you walk in you are greeted by Strandvue’s great Parlor. The parlor invites you to unwind and is a great space to play games or or simply sit quietly and read a book with a fabulously relaxing beach view. The parlor is also a great place to gather with friends and family. The room spans from the front of the house clear to the back of the home and is a great space for entertaining. Wake up and have your coffee or tea in our spacious sunroom. Open the windows and let the cool ocean breeze in as you watch the sun rise over the ocean. This is the perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach or around town. The Strandvue has sleeping arrangements up to 18 people comfortably. The 2nd level is where the master suite is located with the sun room. There are 3 additional bedrooms on that floor. The 3rd level is like it's own private suite with a spacious sitting area, large private bath and and 2 additional bedrooms. To the front of the house is the 3rd floor turret bedroom that has the best view of the ocean. Strandvue also provides sleeper sofas and air mattresses. WiFi, flat screen TV on every floor, hardwood floors, fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances, dishwasher, and corian counters. The vacation rental comes with six beach badges.

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  1. James B.
    My group of about 15 friends and spouses rented this amazing house for our 18th annual Euchre card tournament this September. Everybody raved about the house, the location, and the town. Also, the manager, Nancy, was a tremendous help both before and throughout or stay. First, the location is spectacular. Ocean Grove is a wonderful town with lots of charm, and the house sits right on the beach, directly across from the boardwalk, fronting an entire block. Probably the best location in town. It really is as good as it looks. I grew up in NJ and have been coming to various shore towns from Wildwood to Long Branch since I was a kid. Ocean Grove is special. And it's only an hour from Newark airport, which was great for our out of state people. Close for travelers, but it feels like another world from NYC, in the best possible way. Second, the house, while a bit quirky in the bed and bathroom department, is incredible. Best of all is the gigantic front porch. We spent as much time as possible here, in daylight hours and at night. The view is unbeatable and the atmosphere is wonderful. There is a grill and you can grill on one end of the deck without smoke bothering people on the other end. There are three large tables and chairs and we routinely sat a dozen people there with room to spare. The house is also HUGE and charming. A real antique, built in 1880 if I recall correctly. We slept 15 people without trouble, and during the days we didn't feel like we were on top of each other either. And staying in a place with so much evident personality was a real bonus. One caveat: The Master Bedroom has a railroad bedroom off of it (not counted in the 5 listed rooms--that would make it six) and these rooms share a private bath, which itself is divided into one bath with just a toilet and one with just a shower and sink. Slightly odd but not a big issue for us. In a house with six beds (not including 2 sofabeds and 2 air mattresses) and four bathrooms, the quirks weren't a problem, and were more part of the charm of this vintage house. Lastly, Nancy the manager was wonderful to deal with, answering our text-messaged questions and helping out with anything we needed. We had a package delivered to the house after we'd left and Nancy repacked and mailed it to us back home. Above and beyond the call of duty. Overall, the Strandview was a highlight of our 18 years of getting together. We definitely want to return. 23 September 2014 - 21:52:24
  2. Ava N.
    Boxes of flooring in the living room upon arrival.. Property manager traveling. My husband had to move the heavy boxes. Cleaning crew walked in with a key while we still had another night in the house. My daughter was alone and because it was three men it frightened her. 04 June 2017 - 18:59:00
  3. Diana A.
    A thoroughly comfortable place to stay. The house is just as it appears in the photos. Manager was very responsive, although I can't say that we ran into any problems. This is no one's home, it is an income property, with the usual upsides (you don't have to worry about disarranging or mangling anyone's personal stuff ) and downsides of a house that no one actually lives in. A very comfortable place for a group holiday. 20 June 2017 - 08:36:00
  4. James N.
    We loved the old historic house that just keeps on going. You feel like you are stepping back in time. You fall asleep to the waves at the beach across the street. It was a perfect pre-wedding location and makes for great pictures. Nancy who we coordinated with is excellent and lives really close. She was a pleasure to deal with. As a historic home no central air but the window units do the trick. Very special memories and great old charming town. 25 May 2017 - 17:01:00
  5. Cathy K.
    My daughters bridal party used the Strandvue for the weekend of her wedding. The wedding was the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Nancy couldn't have been more accommodating. The girls were able to get in early Friday morning after Nancy was able to rearrange cleaning crew. She answered all our questions immediately. The house was clean. It was a wonderful experience and Nancy was great to deal with! 16 September 2017 - 18:26:00
  6. September 29th, 2012 my wedding of 50 guests was held at the Strandvue mansion for an intimate event. The ceremony was held in the living room area, cocktail hour and the reception was held inside and under the covered porch. EVERYTHING was beautiful and the owner and rental agent were very quick to accommodate furniture moving needs, as well as making the house handicap accessible for a guest. The pictures are phenomenal with the stained glass, antique decor, and beach scenery. We fit 5 families (18 guests). Plenty of sleeping space, pull out couches, blow up beds, and no one had to worry about bringing towels, linens, eatery, etc. This was such a memorable wedding/vacation/getaway. My guests felt like they were "in a movie," and nearby catering (Yvonne's catering) food (from rehearsal dinner-to reception food-to desserts & cupcakes) was the best I have ever had! Also, my photographer of Violet Brown Photography worked so hard to capture every beautiful moment just perfectly and artistically. It was the time of our lives, and we thank the Strandvue for providing!!! I would recommend a small wedding here any day. 08 October 2012 - 17:32:14
  7. Sarah
    My mother and I used the Strandvue to host a baby shower for my sister in law. Elegant, cheerful, and comfortable- it was the perfect setting! The spacious first floor allowed ample room for our guests to mingle and enjoy the afternoon. We hired Jessica from Hearth & Table to cater the luncheon, and the large modern kitchen allowed her to smoothly prepare her exceptional food! We set up the dining room with an appetizer, beverage, and a dessert station, and transformed the formal room into a beautiful area for our 34 guests to sit together and enjoy their lunch with a view! We were delighted with the house and our guests agreed it was the best shower ever! 26 January 2013 - 20:16:17
  8. A group of us stayed at Strandvue this past weekend. The place is beyond amazing! The house has a distinct, welcoming personality. The realtor, Nancy, answered all our questions prior to arrival and dealing with her as well as with the owner was beyond easy and comfortable. The house is old, but extremely well maintained. We needed a few things when we arrived and Nancy graciously provided them, and was always available to answer any question. Waking up in the morning to beautiful sunrises is more than anyone can wish for. I highly recommend this house to any large group. You will have privacy and comfort in an amazing location. 23 January 2013 - 16:38:15
  9. Nick
    Our running club has had a holiday party for the past 30+ years. This year we had it at Strandvue (1/6/13), with 35 of us attending. The consensus was that it was our best holiday party ever - due largely to the elegance of the mansion. Everyone enjoyed touring the house. It easily accommodated us for a sit-down dinner and then for "skit night". There were plenty of spare bedrooms for those who didn't want to drive home that night. Waking up to see the sun rise over the ocean was a special treat. We heartily recommend Strandvue, for a special function or a longer stay. 28 January 2013 - 14:43:46
  10. Sarah
    My wife and I were married at the Strandvue this past September. The setting was absolutely perfect! Our wedding was elegant yet personal and casual. We were able to accommodate 100 guests. We used Jacques Catering out of Middletown NJ for our catering, equipment rental, and wedding planning. We had our afternoon ceremony on the porch, while our guests comfortably watched from the lawn. The reception included games on the front lawn, music (we rented a pa, but a band or dj could be accommodated), cocktail hour and BBQ. Jacques set up a 30 x 30 tent on one section of the lawn, which held seating for 90 guests, and we had a family style table on the porch for immediate family members. Our reception was rather informal in that our guests were free to walk around the house to appreciate the historic beauty of the Strandvue and walk across the street to the beach. So many of our guests told us how much they enjoyed doing that! The Strandvue is uniquely stunning, both inside and outside! It was important to us to stay away from reception halls so that we could enjoy our big day at a venue with amazing, one of a kind beauty and personality! It was the best day of our lives! 25 November 2013 - 00:36:15
  11. Robert R.
    This was our 2nd Thanksgiving spent at the Strandvue. You could not find a better or more memorable location for a family gathering. Easy access to Manhattan and ocean views out of a Coastal Living magazine combine to make this a one of a kind vacation rental. Ocean Grove is a unique spot on the Jersey Shore and has a great local flavor. For breakfast we hit Nagel's, 2 blocks from Strandvue. It was great and we made more trips for lunches during the week. The train station is 15-20 minute walk away and connections are made Long Branch into New York Penn. Given a choice I recommend taking the ferry from Atlantic Highlands for an unbelievable approach into the city! It is a 30-40 minute drive from Standvue straight up the coast. It was the most unbelievable views of the Statue of Liberty and City. Our family is looking forward to our next visit to the Standvue and Ocean Grove. 30 November 2013 - 00:36:41
  12. Darin
    We had a wonderful time! The house was amazing! We were amazed with how much room we had. We had my family of 8, my wife's family of 5 and both sets of parents. The weather was a little too cold so we all spent quite a bit of time in the mansion together. We never felt crowded. The kids played a lot on the 3rd level and you couldn't hear them at all on the main floor. The children ranged from 9 months old to 18 years old. Everyone of them had a great time. We couldn't get over the ocean view that we had throughout the home. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit NYC. We took the owner's advice and took the ferry across to NYC. That was one of the highlights. It was quite spectacular as we approached the big city and passed the Statue of Liberty. This was the first time we have ever been to NYC - what a wonderful way to see it for the first time. The front deck was HUGE - the kids spent a lot of time running around and playing on the deck. The little town of Ocean Grove was amazing! Lots of great little shops to go into and great places to eat. Everyone was so friendly! Our family's favorite was Nagel's - which was just a quick walk away. The owner's of the home were great to work with and very helpful! We definitely want to come back here! It was a vacation that we will always remember! 05 May 2014 - 17:21:23
  13. Edward K.
    I recently had a family reunion at the Strandvue and it was terrific. The front porch alone was worth the rental. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nice and the beach is right across the street. The location is as good as it gets in Ocean Grove and the yard had beautiful landscaping. The kitchen accommodated big meals and there was plenty of seating at three big tables on the porch. It was a great place for families and we would definitely go back. 01 August 2014 - 00:39:50
  14. Very quaint victorian house right across from the beach - excellent view, and proximity from stores/restaurants if you might need those. View of the beach from the patio & the 2nd floor balcony is great. We were a large group (11 adults, 7 kids) and didnt have any problems with sleeping space. We watched the 4th July parade & fireworks from the patio and the kids had a blast. The property manager, Ms. N is extremely helpful and accommodating to any special requests. Overall a great place to spend time - highly recommended to anyone plannning to spend a weekend (or more) on the central Jersey shore - expect to have a great experience. 13 August 2014 - 14:40:59
  15. Howie
    The house which sits directly across the street from the beach is great. Good space for large get togethers. We had 24 eating dinner on Friday night without being crowded. Comfortable, relaxing, well maintained. Rental agent was accomadating and available when we had questions. This is a fabulous place to gather your 'whole' family for a summer celebration. House is accessible short walk to Asbury or Bradley Beach. One couple came by train to Asbury and walked over to the house. Plenty of nearby places to eat! 21 August 2014 - 00:33:02
  16. karen
    In April 2015 I had a welcome home party for my son returning from the Navy, I had 125 guests attend the party, many from out of state & a few from over seas. It was a beautiful charming house that comfortably slept 20 guests. Every bedroom had a beautiful water view, clean sheets clean towels. A fully equipped kitchen. Very well maintained & cared for by a lovely Property Manager, Nancy. She was amazing & helpful with suggestions & recommendations, very knowledgeable of the area, things to do & places to eat. Although it was a huge house on the water it felt very cozy, warm & comfortable, The area very much reminded me of Martha's Vineyard with beautiful little unique shops & restaurants. I would highly rate & recommend this property and the Property Manager Nancy who helped me flawlessly plan a surprise welcome home party for my son. 11 June 2015 - 00:16:40
  17. Mary B.
    We spent a week at impressive Strandvue in early June. Our family loved it! Many extras with house [in addition to 4 full bathrooms and a powder room]: plenty of bath towels, beach towels, linens, a car booster seat, spices in the kitchen cabinets, numerous TV sets and three sets of tables and chairs on the huge front porch. Two new airbeds [plus several that tended to deflate during the night], and at least two sofas that could serve as a single bed. Master suite is accessed by a single door and includes a king bed in the main room [full bath en suite] with a double bed [and balcony] in a separate room off the main bedroom. Sun room and laundry room/powder room are also off the main bedroom of the master suite. Property manager Nancy was most helpful and gracious throughout the entire rental process. Stroll across the street to Ocean Grove beach, or go north on the boardwalk to Asbury Park or south to Bradley Beach - all an easy walk. Ocean Grove is a delightful Victorian town to explore on foot; shops and restaurants are about a block away from Strandvue. Chilly, windy weather did not affect our enjoyment - some people went into the water anyway - and the 2nd floor sun room and the first floor sun room [which adjoins the large dining room] allowed us to bask in sheltered comfort when we weren't outside. This was a splendid occasion and we are very happy we were able to secure a reservation at Strandvue. 21 June 2015 - 01:17:02
  18. vj
    Unbelievable home, lots of spacious rooms, extremely large covered front porch overlooking the ocean. The location is perfect for all occasions, walk to shops, beach, restaurants and night life. Home sits on a beautiful lot directly in front of the ocean and a gorgeous beach in an Historic Jersey shore community. Every activity you would want is steps away yet this home provides privacy and roominess for all. Perfect for family vacation, a wedding or event, or a weekend getaway to the shore. We loved it! 22 June 2015 - 02:00:39
  19. She said yes!!!
    OK where do I start, from the exterior look at the Strandvue to the spacious front porch to the abundant room inside everything was just amazing! We had our engagement party here with over 70 people and even though there was plenty of space inside we chose to do it on the front porch. With the food drinks and dessert inside the front porch allowed us plenty of space for tables and chairs, it looked amazing. The weather was perfect and having the beach directly across the street with an amazing view was a highlight to everyone who attended. The manager Nancy was very helpful during the whole process. We are eagerly waiting to come back to the Strandvue for our rehearsal dinner! 06 June 2016 - 17:56:08
  20. sueb1025
    This was the most perfect place to hold our wedding for 110 people. We had many family members from around the country stay with us and in the many surrounding bed and breakfasts. The house is made for absolute fun. The front porch alone could be the where you spend the entire time you are there. The house is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. There are plenty of towels, soft sheets and coffee mugs! The manager Nancy is wonderful. She is very helpful and accomodating. Town is a short walk and the ocean is across the street. Made for a dreamy, funfilled week of celebration. We all loved it and look forward to the next time we are able to spend time there again! 26 June 2015 - 14:14:29

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