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Pretty bungalows but lonely
The bungalows were very pretty, freshly done, very nicely decorated but very small, which would have been ok if there were things to do or people to associate with. While their website stated no vacancies for the time frame that I was going to be there, upon arrival, there were no other vacationers except the care takers and one year round tenant. Having a 10 year old with. No one else to play with was a. It brutal. States there is WiFi, but not available in our cabin, states cable, but that means only 5 basic channels, you could not use your own private Netflix account, so we were stranded sort of during extremely hot humid days...not wanting to go outside but staying inside meant staring at the walls. Bathroom was not clean, but they offered to clean it, they stated it should have been clean as. NO one was in the cottage for 3 weeks but there was garbage under bunk beds..and in bathroom. As previously noted, you must bring every spice, salt pepper, oil, everything. The bungalow slept 5 so there were 5 plates 5 cups, 5 forks etc...no information on places to eat in the neighborhood, just a dive Chinese menu and a Italian restaurant. It would have been nice to have a small book, where maybe guests could leave dinner suggestions, or places to go and see... the care takers offered very little conversation, exceptto tell us about their medical issues..swimming was ok, it remember you are actually right beside the dock, so it can be a bit dirty, and there was only 1 chair to sit on with no cushion...we were told we could unload in driveway. It they kept the driveway clear so kids could play, the exception to that was the caretakers car and their friends from across the street.....it would be perfect for family reunions, everyone renting a bungalow...and maybe some activities..sunrise yoga, s’mores nights, I sound like I am complaining but if I had known no one else would have been there and my child could not play with anyone, we would not have booked...on the flirt side if I personally wanted a getaway, all alone, with no one to bother me in solitude ..then this is perfect.
There was black hairs all over the bathroom walls and shower. Nowhere to set anything in bathroom, not even one towel hook. The towels weren’t bleached, appeared soiled. Then there’s the front door(coded) that we tried 12 times one night to get in the joint. The manager had to come reset the code. It happened several times. If you wanted to cook, you’d have to buy everything, including salt n pepper. The beach isn’t for swimming either. Also, the walls are thin, listened to the neighbors chatting til 12:AM. Had to pound on the wall in my bunkbed.
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Nothing we can do about space, they are bungalows and therefore designed for beach living. As for cleanliness, I appreciate the feedback and will be speaking to our cleaning staff to make sure towels and bathrooms are in satisfactory condition.
Wonderful vacation with everything we needed for a family with a toddler
Our vacation here was absolutely wonderful. The property (eight beach cottages) is beautiful and spotless. The houses are all newly renovated, very clean, have a pretty and modern beach-themed design and have everything you need for cooking etc.
The beach of the property is clean and perfect for relaxing in the sun and playing with kids. We even could splash about with our 20-months-old toddler daugher right at the shore for hours, as this property and beach is located in the Sandy Hook bay and has no Atlantic waves crashing (but you can get to those beaches in no time, too!).
We also loved the whole area: The city of Highlands and its small town charm with great seafood restaurants, coffee shops, bicycle rentals etc., Hartshorne Woods Park, the Sandy Hook National Park and many things more. Also, if you want to spend one or two days in the big city, with the Seastreak ferry pier just a few minutes from this property, you can get to downton Manhattan in just a little over 30mins.
Staying here is perfect for everyone: Families with kids but also couples who want to relax and maybe visit NYC once or twice.
Last but not least, the property managers on site took care of everything that came up right away and Francine, who was our contact for the whole booking process, answered all our questions we had before and during our stay right away and was super friendly and obliging.
Although we live in Germany and this place is not the closest for us to go on summer vacation, we definitely want to come back some day!
Eiendommen omfatter 100 Feet of private strand. Hvis du ønsker en litt mer selskap da Sandy Hook og Sea Bright ligger en mil unna.