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- LUXURY PENTHOUSE (Gardens) Center of town and shopping (Secrest by the SEA)

Bedrooms 3
Space 125 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Lovely 2nd floor condo with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with over 1400 sq ft of living space close to the beach. The rooms are larger than normal with an open floor plan including a front patio & rooftop deck for sun bathing.

Sleeps 8 people with 3 queen beds and queen sofa bed. It comes with a fully stock kitchen with washer & dryer,microwave and outdoor showers.

Rentals to families only.

No groups,pets or smoking permitted.

For monthly and Holiday rates please contact owner.

Please call for dates and special multiple weeks rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Gina Secrest
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Gina Secrest

Military widow, and former real estate agent. Bought the condo a few years ago on the 2nd level. I live in 1st. floor condo, I have a daughter with 2 children that use condo. I redecorated and updated everything. recently. Have son an Austin ,Texas law enforcment officer, that uses condo when visiting. I have bought and sold over 10 houses personally,due to my many travels. I rent the upstairs to pay my taxes and meet expenses. I am very hospitable and love to cook and bake. I am involved with church and the American legion, and many other functions. I enjoy watching my grandchildren play volleyball. I have traveled to Turkey, Italy, Spain, France , but I love the U>S>A> best of all. I fly my flags every day. American.Texas A & M, and my Southwest Texas University . I love all my neighbors, they love me, and you will love them. Children are my # 1 priority. I am also a former X-ray tech. Graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Hosp. 1955. Was a consumer Affairs advocate in State of New Jersey and love to shop. I would like to rent to lovely families, that appreciate the Jersey Shore that I am so proud to be living here.

Gina Secrest purchased this condo in 2012

Why Gina Secrest chose South NJ Shore

My condo is large, approx. 1400 sq. ft. private, much storage, great neighborhood and for children to walk all over town and be safe at the play ground, ball field, or ice cream parlor and restaurant. I can go out and know my house is safe. Especially, since the Deputy Fire Chief lives next door with 2 lovely children under 6 yrs . old. I walk to the Yacht club, along the bay and around the neighborhood, with no much traffic. I live on a street that is a bike trail and cars go slowly. I sunbath on my top deck with complete privacy, and listen to music all day. Greatest choice I ever made in my lifetime was buying in OCEAN CITY, N>J> ( Beside marrying my husband and having 2 children) So... COME ON DOWN

What makes this condo unique

Roof top, large front porch, privacy, Very clean and beautifully decorated living area, Gourmet kitchen, fully eqipped, wagon for the baby, Much china and glassware, plenty of pots and pans, outdoor shower, use of garage area. Safe and comfortable . If you rent for the winter, the fireplace is warm and cozy. Great Honeymoon Suite, close to yacht club and easy access to Longport bridge to Margate and Atlantic City. Airport and Phila , PA. 1 hour away.


Ocean City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • rooms are large. Have child's youth bed if needed."
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi, cable TV all rooms , central air, 2 parking areas, VCR,CD player. Gas Fireplace.. Amusement parks on boardwalk.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

- LUXURY PENTHOUSE (Gardens) Center of town and shopping (Secrest by the SEA)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect for my Family!

  • 5 of 5

This rental couldn't have been more perfect for my family. It was spacious, impeccably clean, comfortable, and in a great location in Ocean City. Our kids enjoyed playing at the park at the end of the block (we even participated in an Easter Egg Hunt they held there). But the best part of staying at Secrest by the Sea was Gina's hospitality. Knowing someone was right downstairs that could answer questions about the town, give us ideas for things to do, and even play with my kids...that was just amazing. I am so thankful to have met Gina and stayed at Secrest by the Sea and can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kat and Jeff, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I enjoyed your lovely family. Children are my favorite guest, can't spoil them enough. Wish you do come back soon, and thank you for taking extra good care of the condo. GINA
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Great Condo in Ocean City and Very Nice Owner

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my son, and my wife stayed in Gina's condo in July in Ocean City. We had a great time! Gina treated us like family. The Condo's location is ideal for children (toddlers) because it is near a park. The beach is also quite close. Each day, we went to the beach in the morning, and in the evening we went to the boardwalk.

The condo is huge and has a beautiful roof deck and patio. The condo was perfect for our toddler to roam around. It also has central air conditioning which kept it very cool. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Secrest by the Sea for four days the summer of 2016. We loved it so much that we decided to go back for a week this year. It was truly wonderful. The owner lives in the apartment below and is very sweet and helpful. The space is beautiful with soft carpets, a lovely balcony to sip a drink on, and a roof deck great for star gazing. There's a TV in every room, so the kids were thrilled. It's a quick drive to the beach. And after a long day in the sun, this apartment was such a lovely place to kick up our feet and just relax. Stay there and you'll fall in love too!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the flattering review, it pleases me so, when I see my guest enjoy this Touch of Paradise as much as I do. Hope to see them next year. Gina
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property to rent! The house is fully stocked with whatever you need. The location is perfect with only a short drive to the beach. The roof top deck is also a plus! I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen and her group were very respectful, quiet,clean and caring. I will be happy to host this group again. A perfect group for this quiet neighborhood. ( SECREST BY THE SEA)
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wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four days at Secrest by the Sea. Gina was warm and welcoming. The space was so airy, and there was plenty of room for our family of 8 there. The area we were in was quiet, a playground and coffee shop just a few blocks away. We were there during an extremely hot stretch of days and it was so nice to come back from the beach, rinse of in the outdoor shower, and come in to this cool apartment. We would definitely recommend this space for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. I try to make the condo as homely as possible. My guests are exceptional people and the children feel at home and safe. They all enjoy the boards, and amusements and good food. GINA Come back.
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Excellent Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Gina Seacrest provided us with a wonderful place to stay. The apartment had all the amenities and was well stocked with supplies we needed. The place was clean, well lit, and very comfortable for the 8 of us who used it for a week. I would highly recommend this property for anyone interested in having a nice vacation with no worries.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My condo is definitely a family oriented unit. I'm the owner/agent and live on first level. Here to please and available at all times. come to this wonderful place I call PARADISE. Gina
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Atlantic City airport 15 miles Phila. Inter.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Somers Point, N J
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cape May- Lowes
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Great Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Atlantic City, N J
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway @ Atlantic City Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Poconoe Mts. Pennsylvania
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Bike Riding on boardwalk b 4 10.

* Bike trails on propery street.

* Miniture Golf blocks away.

* Tennis courts nearby.

* Play ground in walking distance.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Restuarants & Ice Cream Palor.

* Yacht Club near by.

* Boat & Fishing pier...

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

2 Large amusement parks and boardwalk with water park and m.niture golfing in close proximity.

Boat dock and fishing pier 1/2 block from condo. Outlets, casinos, N Y plays. Phila. museums and Liberty Bell. Many more attractions in surrounding area .See the Mummers on Tues on the Boards. Family night with different bands on Thurs. night Shopping for great deals along Asbury Ave. Block party in Oct. and craft shows. Fall great time of year.Express Restaurant, Ice cream parlor, Churches within 5 blocks. Bike trail on our street. Quiet street with large parking area in rear of building . Access to garage to store bikes. Outdoor showers. Very private area and safe. Location walking distance to Tabernacle, farmers market on WEDS. baseball field, fishing at dock on 2nd. & Bay ave, Jog Longport and 9th. st. bridge, Amusements 5 blocks away and no meter parking for beach . Must see to appreciate.


Rates & Availability

Ocean City Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

No pets, Free parking, free beach tags, wifi, families only.

Half of rent at booking, Balance due 30 days before arrival or cash at arrival. No credit cards.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.