On the Market at the Shore: Up-to-Date Victorian Condo in Sea Isle City
Looking for Shore digs you can afford? We have some nice ones this week. And they come with a classic Victorian hotel surrounding them.
Generally speaking, if you enjoy spending summers at the Shore but have only a modest budget, your choices are limited to weekly rentals or houses on the other side of the back bays.
Oh, and you might find a condo in one of those contemporary complexes that pop up here and there for a somewhat reasonable price.
But truly affordable Shore digs have become increasingly scarce. This week, however, you’re in luck: We found a truly affordable and reasonably commodious family-sized condo for sale right in the middle of Sea Isle City.
What’s more, this condo comes with Victorian architecture and a hotel staff thrown in.
That’s because this Sea Isle City Victorian condo for sale occupies the top floor of The Colonnade Inn, one of the oldest structures now standing in Sea Isle. Built sometime around 1883, this hotel was one of several in Sea Isle that catered to the hordes of Philadelphians who took the trains down to the seashore to enjoy the ocean, beaches and cool ocean air.
All the others have been torn down, but the Colonnade still stands. Its lobby has loads of character in its spacious lounge.
Your condo is much less lavishly decorated. But it does have clean lines, modern fixtures, plenty of light pouring through its large windows and ample space.
The main living area consists of a large open space divided by a hallway. On one side is an efficiency-style eat-in kitchen.
On the other, a spacious living room, and off the living room, a sunny sitting room.
The primary bedroom has its own bathroom with a stall shower. The other two bedrooms share a hall bath with the rest of the house. There’s also a nook that you can use as a home office space.
In addition to access to the lobby, your unit includes a roof deck atop the hotel. From here, you have a panoramic view of Sea Isle City. And if it’s not big enough, you can add an additional 80 square feet of space (ten feet by eight feet) to it.
And this Sea Isle City Victorian condo for sale is located right in the heart of the community. Plus it’s just one block from the beach.
Labor Day weekend is upon us. Buy this condo now and you can still enjoy the shoulder season. Or you might just choose to live here year-round.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,601
SALE PRICE: $379,000
OTHER STUFF: The condo fee (about $1300 per month) includes all utilities, cable TV and Internet service, central air conditioning and all the services of the hotel staff, including maid service, towels and linens, along with common area maintenance and insurance. The unit also comes with off-street parking.
4601 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, N.J. 08243 [Ryan Vince | Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty]
Updated Sept. 5th, 9:37 a.m., to include more information about what the condo fee covers.