5 Shore Rentals for Last-Minute Planners

Haven't nailed down your summer vacation yet? It's not too late - you can still book a week or a month in July, August or even September.

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By this time, most of us have already made our plans and booked our lodgings for a summer vacation at the Jersey Shore.

But there are always stragglers, not to mention those who may not have had the time to nail down a vacation week or month yet. The good news is, it’s not too late to rent a great place at the Shore for a week or even longer. And we’re not talking about getting a skunk of a house, condo or apartment, either. Take a look at these great units still available for rent:

104 S. 30th Ave., Longport (above) | 1 bed, 1 bath, 3,500 square feet, $120,000/month. Inquire with agent about pet policy.

When beachfront homes go for multimillions, it should surprise no one that renting one for a month would run six figures. When a beachfront home is as lavishly appointed as this one, the tab makes sense given the nature of the Jersey Shore vacation rental market. For starters, this is a spacious, 3,500-square-foot home right next to the beach with beach views from its covered front porch and the open-air deck off the master suite. The first-floor living room features huge windows looking out onto the beach, a full wet bar and a 12-foot retractable movie screen. The stylish kitchen, open to the main living area, has lacquered cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Fisher & Paykel, including a bread warmer. The master suite features a bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a large home office next to the upper deck. And it’s fully sprinklered and has a one-car garage to boot.

This home is also listed for sale with an asking price of $4,500,000.

104 S. 30th Ave., Longport, N.J. 08403 [Matthew Vassallo | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Margate]

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328 E. Atlantic Blvd., Ocean City | 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 6, square footage unavailable, $2,400/week or $9,000/month. No pets or smoking.

Ocean City is the only Jersey Shore community with its own “suburb” built in: the Gardens section at the island’s north tip features detached single-family homes and duplexes on larger lots than one finds in the rest of the city. This home retains all of its original midcentury style and has been well maintained through the years. Its nicest feature is its grass backyard with a patio and grill at the back.

328 E. Atlantic Blvd., Ocean City, N.J. 08226 [Thomas Palermo | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

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3002 Devon Ave., Longport | 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 5, square footage unavailable, $6,000/month. Contact agent about pet policy.

Want to enjoy the tranquility of Longport but don’t have six figures to spend on rent? This handsome 1960s rancher might be more up your alley. It’s been very well maintained, with an eat-in kitchen, a rear patio, a side deck and a fireplace in the living room. You’re also midway between the beach and the bay, so you can both soak up rays by the ocean during the day and head over to a nice bayside eatery to watch the sun set at night.

3002 Devon Ave., Longport, N.J. 08403 [Albert Casalnova | Keller Williams Jersey Shore]

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812 North St. #2, Ocean City | 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 8, 822 square feet, $2,000/week through the week beginning Aug. 11th, $1,500/week for weeks from Aug. 18th through Labor Day, $995/week for weeks starting on Labor Day. Contact agent about pet policy.

New units like this one go up all the time in Ocean City, but you really can’t beat a classic. This second-floor unit has all the charm and airiness of a traditional Ocean City vacation home, and it’s been updated with a totally modern kitchen and bathrooms. You can also cook and entertain outdoors, for the deck off the kitchen in back has a grill. This home has Wi-Fi and smart HDTVs in every room for those days when you don’t want to hit the beach just one block away.

Editor’s note: Zillow listings may not accurately reflect availability. Since RE/MAX agent sites do not have vacation rental functionality, we suggest you contact the agent directly to check for this unit’s availability.

812 North St. #2, Ocean City, N.J. 08226 [Lisa Novelli | RE/MAX Platinum Properties via Zillow]

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131 9th St., Avalon | 6 beds, 6 baths, sleeps 12, square footage unavailable, $12,000/week, available weeks starting Aug. 18th and Aug. 25th. Pets welcome, no smoking.

Yes, you can do Avalon by the week too. This newer three-story home near Seven Mile Island’s northern tip is a great place to do it too. It’s big enough to accommodate your clan and has an elevator, accessible from outside, serving all three levels with four stops. The main floor has a large family room with wet bar and sliding glass doors leading out to the patio and pool in back. The great room and kitchen with custom island are on the second floor, which also has a large deck for taking in the view and the ocean air. The top-floor master suite and the rear bedroom on the third floor both have private decks. You’re just two blocks from a guarded beach and one block from the Avalon Borough Recreation Area.

131 9th St., Avalon, N.J. 08202 [Jack Vizzard | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Avalon]