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If you’re getting a late start on your summer plans because you were waiting to see what would be open, you might want to consider a stay down on the Jersey Shore. The 130-mile coastline has 40 different towns with sandy beaches, boardwalks, and locally-owned restaurants.
Jersey beaches are expected to open in phases this season, although you might not get to swim until July. At least many of the iconic restaurants and ice cream shops are open for takeout and delivery. It's a good option for city dwellers who want some sun and fresh ocean air, since the city’s beaches are still closed and Long Island beaches are mostly opening for locals only.
When it comes to rentals here, you’ll find that owners typically have a minimum stay and many rentals are already booked for the majority of the season. But, you can still find a mix of rentals available by the week or month at a range of prices, depending on which beachside town you’re interested in.
So, if you want to escape to the shore this summer, check out these rentals still available through Labor Day in Wildwood, Spring Lake, Ocean City, Avon by the Sea, and Lavallete.
4908 Ocean Ave., Wildwood
This five bedroom, two and a half bath is asking $5,200 a week and is available weekly or monthly from July to September. The house sleeps up to 14 people and two of the bedrooms have oceanfront views. The kitchen has a double oven, dishwasher, and granite countertops. There’s two large decks (one with ocean views) and parking space for three cars. Wildwoods Crest Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk are across the street. Nearby eateries include Sea Shell Ice Cream, Duffer’s Restaurant, and Dogtooth Bar & Grill.
215 Pennsylvania Ave., Spring Lake
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $4,500 a week with a two-week minimum, and is available for July and August. There’s hardwood floors, full baths on both floors, a fireplace, sunroom, and detached garage. It’s two blocks from Spring Lake Beach and Boardwalk, and four beach badges are included with your stay. Divine Park and Spring Lake Tap House are nearby.
700 Wesley Ave., Ocean City
This five bedroom, three bath starts at $3,300 a week, depending on week, and is available from the end of May to September. There’s an eat-in kitchen, laundry room, wraparound porch, high ceilings, and an outdoor shower. Located in Ocean City’s historic district, Ocean City Beach and Boardwalk are a 14-minute walk away. Local spots include Fractured Prune Donuts, Varsity Inn, and Ready's Coffee Shop.
337 Norwood Ave., Avon by the Sea
This three bedroom, one bath is asking $7,500 for two weeks, and is available for various weeks from June to August. The house has a fireplace, loft, backyard with a grill and an outdoor shower, and there’s views of Sylvan Lake from the front porch. It’s three blocks from Avon Beach and nearby restaurants include Michael’s Pizzeria and Seed to Sprout.
23 West Sea Way, Lavallette
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $1,695 a week for several weeks in August, and is also available for discounted rates through the end of June. There’s a loft, a backyard with a gas grill, seating, and an outdoor shower, and parking space for two cars. Chadwick Beach is about a 10-minute walk away and nearby eateries include Runners Seafood and Donuts Plus.
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