Thursday, May 12 2022

Jersey Shore rentals have been a hot commodity since the coronavirus pandemic began. And this season is not much different.

Prices are up and there have been a lot of early bookings. But the middle months of May, June, September and October weren’t as in demand now that more workers are back in their offices and many children are taking in-person learning.

If you’re still looking for a place to rent this summer, agents advise you to be flexible with your dates and keep checking, as new properties are always being added.

“I’m seeing a lot of last-minute bookings this year,” said Duane Watlington of Vacation Rentals Jersey Shore LLC founder. “People book like 30 days. And I’ve signed a record number of new listings – many are new people who have just purchased their Shore home and have never rented before.

NJ Advance Media searched for homes at or near $3,000 for weekly rental at various Shore Points. That price is a “tight” budget, according to Robert White of Coldwell Banker Realty in Spring Lake.

“At $3,000, you’re not going to be on shore. You’re going to be inland,” he said. “Typically a summer rental from Long Branch to LBI for $3,000 a week, you’re probably seven blocks or more from the ocean and you might have a little bungalow, a shed, or you might find a apartment.”

An average budget would be $5,000 to $6,000 for the month of June, and in July and August it would increase to $7,500, he said.

Here are the ads we found that still had vacancies at the time of the search:

This house still has availability from May to June 18 and in September.

1. 421 State Route 71, Spring Lake – $3,000

A newly remodeled three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Spring Lake that sleeps six. It is located seven blocks from Spring Lake Beach and has parking for three cars. This house still has availability from May to June 18 and also in September.

2. 115 N. 9th Street, Surf City – $1,000 to $2,2900

A vintage-style cape cod on Long Beach Island with two bedrooms and one bath that sleeps six. It is 3 minutes walk from the beach and two houses from the boulevard. The rental unit is on the ground floor of an owner-occupied duplex.

910 Ocean Avenue, Unit A Ocean City, NJ

This house rents from $1,500 to $3,000 per week.

3. 910 Ocean Ave, Unit A, Ocean City – $1,500 to $3,000

This new construction of three bedrooms and two bathrooms can accommodate 10 people. It is located in the heart of downtown Ocean City and within walking distance to the boardwalk, downtown Asbury Avenue and steps to the beach. Weeks are still available in June, August and September.

4. 1116 Stone Harbor Blvd, Unit 106, Stone Harbor – $2,500

A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, upside-down townhouse that sleeps 10, located in Stone Harbor Crossing, steps to shopping and a short bike ride to the beach. The complex has off-street parking and a swimming pool.

5. Home Atlantic City – $2,609

This two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home is located just steps from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It is just over a block from the Tropicana Atlantic City and Boardwalk Hall.

Waterfront in Wildwood Sleeps 12

This condo

6. 611 W Burk Ave Second Floor, Wildwood – $1,400 to $2,850

This is a waterfront condo with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps 12 people. It’s on the bay and has boat ramps and three decks. There is also parking for at least two cars, as well as street parking.

7. Apartment Lavallette – $2,200

This two bedroom, one bathroom first floor unit sleeps six and has street parking only. Weeks are still available in May, June, August and September.

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Allison Pries can be reached at [email protected].

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