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

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 22, 2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


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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Exeptional Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our family experienced a fantastic vacation at this rental this past summer. The second floor unit is spacious, comfortable, roomy and clean ~ very pleasant environment. Gina could not be more hospitable and welcoming. The location is perfect for families since it is in a quiet neighborhood ~ but still close to the beach and other activities. We loved our experience and will definitely return to Gina's in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family of 7. I loved the enclosed outside shower. It made clean up from the beach easy.The boardwalk is close for the evening fun. The rooftop deck and front deck gave us plenty of room to sit outside and enjoy the sea air. The condition of the property was immaculate and the decor was perfect. This property is close to everything including rides, mini golf, ice cream and of course the beach. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect family rental

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed for many years in Ocean City Nj. "Secrest by the Sea" is our favorite rental. The home is spacious and includes all the amenities our family of 6 needed. Plus it's located in the nice quiet part of town but still easy to reach the beach. The roof top deck is unbeatable especially for watching the fireworks! The house was immaculately cleaned and we loved the beach decor. The tv's in each room were a real bonus for the rainy day and the enclosed outdoor shower made beach days so much easier! When we return next summer "Secrest by the Sea" will be our first choice!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Atlantic City airport 15 miles Phila. Inter. at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Somers Point, N J at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cape May- Lowes at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Great Bay at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Atlantic City, N J at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Garden State Parkway @ Atlantic City Expressway at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : CRAB Trap at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Poconoe Mts. Pennsylvania at 90 Miles

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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • condo


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1350 sq. ft.


  • 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."


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Free WiFi, cable TV all rooms , central air, 2 parking areas, VCR,CD player. Gas Fireplace.. Amusement parks on boardwalk.

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