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Beautiful, Handicap Friendly 4 BR 2 BA Beach Block Condo ~ AC & WIFI ~ Proms OK

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully Renovated Ground Level Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 13

Completely renovated, this unbelievable first-floor, handicap-friendly condo is only one block to the beach and boardwalk, conveniently located in walking distance to over 100 shops and restaurants! This fabulous condo features all modern amenities including two-zoned central air, Wifi, a 42 inch hdtv with cable in the family room, HDTVs with cable in each bedroom, PSII, many video and board games, and dozens of books for your reading pleasure.

Please note: We have opted out of "book it now" because of the fees charged by the vendor, but we will gladly reserve over the phone with a credit card and a minimal 3% fee (saving you hundreds in fees). We have a 100% response rate and generally reply within an hour of receiving an inquiry.

The new, brighter interior boasts a 36 inch wide, leaded glass front door and a wide hallway, making it easy for someone in a wheelchair to navigate throughout the unit. There are no steps leading into the condo or into the courtyard. An over-sized, handicap-friendly full bath features grab bars and a roll-in, tiled shower. A second full bath includes a newly tiled shower. Beautifully decorated and furnished, the condo features new floors, trim, solid wood doors, recessed lighting and partially exposed brick walls in some of the rooms. Our guests love the antique fireplace mantle showcasing an exposed brick wall, old irons and pottery.

The family room is gorgeous with exposed brick walls, a comfortable leather sectional sofa, coffee table, handmade oak bookcase and a 42 inch hdtv with a dvd player and cable. The spectacular kitchen features stunning hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous granite counters, and a tile floor. The stainless appliances include a glass-top, self-cleaning stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with a water dispenser and an icemaker, dinner service for 16, a wide variety of cookware, and many small electrics including a Keurig, griddle, crock pot, blender, mixer, coffee maker and toaster. The adjacent tavern-style dining room is reminiscent of an early English pub with an antique oak table & buffet. Enjoy combined seating in the kitchen and adjacent dining room for 12, or enjoy meals in our lovely courtyard with seating for 30. The shared courtyard, reminiscent of a French Café, is a fantastic space partially enclosed with lattice-work, filled with gorgeous flowers, freshly painted wrought-iron furniture, and hundreds of tiny white lights. Expanded in 2016, the courtyard now features a beautiful outdoor kitchen, stunning pavers, and a raised garden, making it a spectacular setting for celebrations!

One of the best deals in Ocean City, the condo has four terrific bedrooms, 2 full baths, and shares two exterior showers from May to October. Bedroom 1 (Aspire) has a queen bed and antique oak dresser. Bedroom 2 (Believe) has a queen bed and antique dresser. Bedroom 3 (Celebrate) has two whitewashed bunk beds and three dressers. The first bunk bed is a full over a full (sleeps 4), and the second is a pyramid bunk (twin over full). This room is a great space for kids with a 42 inch flat screen hdtv and a PSII. Bedroom 4 (Dream) has a queen bed and lovely hand-painter dresser. All bedrooms have hdtv/dvd combinations and all have cable. Condo A and Condo B (the adjacent unit that sleeps 9, VR listing 7083901) share a new (2015) Samsung XL capacity washer and dryer. All units share our two gas grills and two fully enclosed outside showers. Each condo rental includes two off-street parking spaces and six weekly beach tags. Beach tags are required for the use of the beach for adults and children ages 12 and over, between mid-June and Labor Day.

Please be advised that the ceilings and most doorways in Condo A are approximately 79 to 81 inches high, but the door leading to the courtyard is 72 inches high. There are no steps leading into the condo.

We have 2 adjacent units available: a 7 BR, 5 bath Victorian Home (sleeps 18 in the unit comprising the 3 floors above this condo), see VRBO listing #61524, and a three bedroom, 2 bath condo that sleeps 9 (Listing #7083901). Rent both lower floor condos to sleep up to 22, or rent the entire property for up to 40 guests! Great for family reunions, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, retreats, youth groups, scouts & more.

We are 1 block to the guarded beach, boardwalk, shuffleboard courts, track, football/soccer field, beach volleyball, & basketball courts, & a half block to the 12 tennis courts - 6 turf, 6 clay. New for 2016 is a terrific skate park just a few blocks away. Stroll the 2-mile boardwalk & find hundreds of shops, eateries (fudge, salt water taffy, ice cream, pizza, funnel cake, French fries, snow cones, popcorn, candy apples and more!), 2 amusement piers, mini-golf courses, movie theaters, gift shops, souvenirs, clothing stores, jewelry, a lovely Christmas shop, & much more. Nearby, you can rent bikes to ride on the boardwalk. At the bay, you can participate in many water sports including jet skiing, boating, deep-sea fishing, whale & dolphin watching, parasailing & more. Within walking distance you will find many restaurants; several remain open year-round. A few blocks away is Asbury Avenue, the shopping district of OC, with over 100 specialty shops. Weekly summer events within just a few blocks include a fabulous farmer's market, Family Nights on Asbury, & Family Nights on the Boardwalk. Come see why Ocean City was voted the Number 1 Family Resort by The Travel Channel.

Please Note: We will never ask for a bank to bank transfer for payment or to confirm a reservation. Polly & I manage the property ourselves & are generally on-site to answer any questions. Please call us to schedule a visit, or stop by any summer Saturday between 11 and 3 for a tour.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Bacastow
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Susan Bacastow

We (I’m Susan and my partner Polly) both love collecting antiques, renovating houses, traveling, and reading. I have four children ages 20 to 26, and the youngest enjoys spending his summers at the beach with us, working at a nearby restaurant. We have two amazing grandchildren, and we love when they visit us in Ocean City - going to the beach, boardwalk and amusement piers!

While my primary job is managing The Victoria Inn, Polly and I are both adjunct professors in the College of Part-Time Studies at Villanova University. I teach Leadership courses and Polly teaches Information Systems. I have my law degree from Widener and my LLM from Villanova. Polly has a Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies from Widener, her Master’s in Information Systems from Drexel University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Information Studies at Drexel. Fortunately, Polly is quite handy and enjoys making improvements to the Inn. I’m constantly redecorating, so returning guests always find something new! We are both avid antique collectors. Most weekends, time permitting, we are at estate sales, garage sales, or antique stores. It’s one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon. We’ve had so much fun renovating, furnishing and decorating our house. A recent guest told us she could “feel the love in every room”. If you are looking for a true home away from home, this is your vacation home!

Susan Bacastow purchased this condo in 2004

Why Susan Bacastow chose South NJ Shore

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! We love the history, architecture and charm of old homes. Our house was built in 1915 and we have spent the last twelve years renovating the Victoria Inn, making it an absolutely idyllic vacation retreat. We love old homes and the family-friendly atmosphere of Ocean City - a fun, safe place to vacation. OC has won many awards and was recently named the greatest family vacation resort by Travel magazine. It's comforting to allow the children to explore the town without worrying about bars on every corner as found in many other south jersey beach towns. We are located 1 block to the beach and 2.5 mile boardwalk. Every block of our fabulous beach is guarded, & the 7th Street beach is a guarded beach only for surfing. With so much to do, you can walk anywhere and avoid paying for parking! The boardwalk has 2 great amusement piers, a water park, several mini-golf courses, music pier, arcades, surf shops, a movie theater, dozens of stores, and every kind of 'fun food' imaginable: ice cream, pizza, salt water taffy, caramel corn, water ice, candy, fudge, French fries, seafood, smoothies, cotton candy, and more. We are just a couple of blocks to the 100+ shops and many restaurants on Asbury Avenue, a great shopping venue for a girls' weekend or a break from the hot sun! Less than a block from our home you will find 12 tennis courts, a track, football field, shuffleboard courts, basketball court, & beach volleyball. You can rent bicycles for a morning ride on the boardwalk. Just a few blocks away is the bay where you can rent jet skis, go deep sea fishing, crabbing, enjoy a whale & dolphin watching cruise, go parasailing, or enjoy a delicious meal. If you just want to relax, our wrap-around deck is a terrific spot to savor your morning coffee, read a book, play a game, people watch, or enjoy cocktails. The courtyard is perfect for celebrations with seating for 40!

What makes this condo unique

The Victoria Inn is a truly unique setting for fantastic summer vacations, intimate weddings, fabulous birthday parties, memorable anniversaries, festive holiday celebrations, & fun-filled family reunions. Newly married, Polly and I especially enjoy hosting weddings, & we will gladly assist you in planning the perfect event! Our lovely, partially enclosed courtyard, reminiscent of a French Cafe, has seating for 40 at fabulous wrought iron tables & chairs with many potted, hanging & climbing flowers, & hundreds of tiny white lights. Expanded in 2016, the courtyard now features stunning pavers and a raised garden, making it a spectacular setting for celebrations!

With accommodations for up to 40, the Victoria Inn provides a reasonably priced retreat venue. Meeting space for large groups is available just a few blocks away. We will gladly assist with reservations.

From mid-June to the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, we have weekly rentals only. However, we rent year-round. From September to mid-June, a 2 night minimum stay is required, except for holidays with a 3 night minimum.

In addition to celebrations, guests have gathered for Creative Memories Scrap-booking, Mah-Jong weekends, yoga, spiritual, & youth retreats. Ocean City also hosts many special events including the M.S. Bike-a-thon, ALS walk, antique car show, Spring & Fall Block Parties, craft shows, art shows, Easter Egg Hunt with 100,000 eggs, Decorated Hat Parade, Halloween Festivities, Trick-or-Treating, Hayrides on the boardwalk, Music Festivals, Breakfast with Santa & Free Horse & Carriage Rides! Just steps from our house are all of the fabulous First Night (New Year's) Activities with fireworks, rides, musicians, shows & magicians.

Conveniently located, 20 minutes to Atlantic City’s casinos & terrific shopping outlets; 30 minutes to historic Cape May with its famous zoo, many antique stores, dozens of shops, Victorian homes & fantastic restaurants, 1 hour to Philadelphia, & 2.5 hours to NY City.


Ocean City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Full Bath - toilet , shower , Newly tiled shower, pedestal sink & toilet
    Large, Handicap Accessible, Full Bath - toilet , shower , XL, roll-in, tiled shower w/ grab bars & grab bar at toilet
    Fully Enclosed Exterior Showers - outdoor shower , Shared with other units, available May through early October
  • Both bathrooms are new and beautifully tiled. One is an over-sized, handicap accessible full bath with lots of space for a wheelchair.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 ~ Believe - 1 queen , Queen bed, antique dresser, 32' hdtv/dvd with cable
    Bedroom 1 ~ Aspire - 1 queen , Queen bed, antique oak dresser, 27' hdtv/cable
    Bedroom 3 ~ Celebrate - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunks: dbl/dbl & twin/dbl, 3 dressers, 42'hdtv/cable, PSII
    Bedroom 4 ~ Dream - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pyramid bunk thru Labor Day '16, then it will be a queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautifully appointed with two-zoned central air conditioning, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, cable tv/dvd, wifi, PSII, video and board games, dozens of books, fully stocked kitchen, 6 beach tags, shared washer and dryer, lovely enclosed courtyard, gas grill, two off-street parking spaces & two fully enclosed 'outside' showers. The entire property has been beautifully landscaped with EP Henry pavers, raised gardens, gorgeous flowers and pretty trees.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Northfield, MN, USA

Beach weekend with the team

  • 5 of 5

Our women's xc team (12 total) had wonderful weekend in Condo A. We felt like little kids walking into this house discovering all the rooms and cute decor. The outdoor space on the porch and patio was fantastic and large enough for us all to spread out and relax in the beautiful and warm mid-Oct weather. At night after walking down and along the beach in the moonlight we were able to hook up our laptops to the big tv and watch chickflicks and eat icecream! For dinner one night we cooked chili in the crockpot. The house had everything we needed and more. We loved all being together and bonding in such a comfy setting. It was a very charming and clean place to stay and for a group of our size it was at a price that couldn't be beat. Sue the owner was very responsive to my many questions with the booking and patient with getting my payment to go through with my school's account. She even checked in with us after the stay to make sure everything went well.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the fantastic review, Laura - it made my day : ) We're very happy you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the condo and Ocean City. We love it when our guests feel at home in our home, and can enjoy all of the amenities. We're glad you had great weather and were able to enjoy our new courtyard and patio! We hope one day you will be able to return to OC!
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Loved The Patio!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here! Very quaint and cute! Our favorite features were the front and back patio areas!! Great for wheelchair access into the house. The only negative for us was the problems we kept having getting the Wifi to work. One in our group had a hot spot, so we ended up using that. Overall though we loved our stay here and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rebecca. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your son was able to navigate throughout the condo comfortably! The patio and courtyard are great spaces. While we do have Comcast business class Internet, a couple of times this year it did seem to get overloaded. Next summer we are upgrading even further (I have no idea what the next level is called, but we are getting it), so we shouldn't have any connection issues : )
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a great time in Condo B. The extra large bunk beds room was great for the kids. Clean, comfortable and very homey in a great location. Close to everything & I think 5th Street Beach is our new go-to when we visit.

Sue & Polly couldn't have been nicer and we knew we were in good hands.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alisha! Your review is posted in the correct place; however it mentions Condo B (our 3 bedroom) although you stayed in our Condo A (the 4 bedroom). We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again next year.
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Loved our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Condo A! The location is perfect. Close to the beach and boardwalk, but on a quiet street. The kitchen was clean and well stocked. Some nights we ate dinner outside in the courtyard. Very child friendly with books, movies, and games. Can't say enough nice things! Thank you Victoria Inn!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Chuck. We do our best to have the kitchen well stocked. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they open the cabinets as we have just about everything they need! The courtyard is so wonderful for meals with all of the flowers, wrought iron tables and chairs and the little "Christmas" lights. Glad the kiddies liked the games and movies. We hope to see you next year : )
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West Chester


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a more perfect time. We watched the fireworks right from the front of the house and there were tons of things to do throughout the weekend to celebrate the July 4th holiday. The condo was amazing - really spacious and comfortable. We felt like we were at home! The pebble floor in the tile shower made me feel like I was at the spa. The appliances look and function as if they are brand new (which I'm pretty sure the refrigerator with the front water dispenser is!) Our boys absolutely loved the PlayStation II that was in their bedroom and the girls (including the adults!) loved the hundreds of books. There was such a wide selection that even my husband found some he liked. When we wanted to "people watch", we sat in the front of the house among all of the gorgeous flower gardens. When we wanted to have a little more privacy, we sat in the courtyard among the climbing mandevillas. We BBQ'd a few nights as well. It was so nice to stay so close to the beach and the boardwalk. The owners Sue and Polly think of absolutely everything and make you feel like a favorite family member instead of "just" a renter. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Courtney. I'm glad your family enjoyed all of the amenities. We always have lots of kids in this condo and they really enjoy the PSII and all the video games (about 25), plus the many books, DVDs and board games. The flowers are especially pretty this year : ) We hope to see you next summer!
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the main house it is a beautiful place this year I tried condo was a very nice condo extra wide hallway and shower for the handicapped person, we enjoyed the very comfy leather sofa.The back patio was very spacious and inviting.Sue and Polly are very nice and helpful.We enjoy walks on the beach and bike riding.Sue and Polly recommended a fabulous restaurant for breakfast that was located on Asbury Street.Can not wait until next year

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam! We're glad you enjoyed Condo A this year. While not quite as beautiful as the Main House, it's a great alternative for a smaller group, and still has lots of space with the newly renovated, large family room, big kitchen and dining room. The Hurricane Sandy renovations really transformed this condo into a gorgeous, modern unit. We look forward to seeing you, Craig and the gang next year : )
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Senior Week 1
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Senior Weeks 2 & 3
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 12
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

Please Note: We will never ask for a bank to bank transfer for payment or to confirm a reservation. Polly & I manage the property ourselves & are generally on-site to answer any questions. $100 Cleaning Fee. Under age 25, additional security $65 to $100 pp.

We will NEVER ask for a bank to bank transfer. Payment by check or money order preferred; credit cards accepted with a 2% fee. Reservations made 6 or more months in advance will be split into 3 payments; less than 6 months will be split into 2 payments. A cleaning fee of $100 will be charged for all rentals. The $300 security deposit is fully refundable.

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