What’s not to love about this place? An idyllic setting on Deal Lake, this house was our perfect vacation getaway, where we felt indulged but at home from the moment we entered. Dan treated us to a delightful welcome basket, which included a comprehensive guide to the house, flyers for some of the local venues, a map of the area, a bottle of sparkling wine, and the way straight to my heart: a bag of locally roasted coffee. We were immediately in love.
Visually, the house is well-captured in the photos, with its inviting and mod decor. The blue couch is super comfortable for cozying up to watch a movie, as is the mattress in the master bedroom. (Incidentally, I slept better at Dan’s house than I have in a while! Dan: what kind of mattress is that? lol!) Modern conveniences (e.g., keyless entry, NEST thermostat, hi-definition television with all kinds of options) complement the home’s original charm (hardwood floors, glass doorknobs), and we happily took advantage of everything.
We played Scrabble (I dominated! haha!), listened to a bunch of nostalgic records from Dan’s collection, cooked in the amazingly well-appointed kitchen (and on that incredible grill, too), lounged for hours on the porch, made friends with some misfit ducks, built a fire down by the lake (so romantic!), and even took out the canoe a couple of times. We really fell in love! And while we stayed in more than we went out, the house is perfectly located to explore the ever developing Asbury Park ... and only a short drive/cab-ride to the coast (and Silverball PINBALL :)).
We spent the most amazing week and a half here that we’ll always remember. If you’re planning a trip to Asbury Park, this is the place to stay. Thank you for everything, Dan!