Bright, airy, Mediterranean-themed condo w/ two bd, two ba, large lr w/fp and central AC; ocean views, rooftop deck in residential Lower Chelsea, one block from Bartram Beach & Boardwalk (restrooms, showers, picnic table),secure bldg,unit alarm,2 pkg
This condo is directly across the street from the beach and boardwalk in a residential section of Atlantic City known as "Lower Chelsea" or the Plaza section. The neighborhood is full of old mansions and beach houses constructed from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)...with many, newer homes "McMansions" and condominiums added over the years.. 4401 Atlantic Avenue ("The Embassy Condominium--built in 1922") Unit B-4 was recently renovated and the floor plan changed to reflect the needs of contemporary times. Every space was thoughtfully designed and utilized to maximize living space. The living room is simply charming and a perfect gathering space for evenings at the shore. The rooftop deck is another great space to have cocktails, watch the sunset and enjoy a nice summer breeze in the evenings whilst gazing out at the Atlantic Ocean or viewing the AC skyline and a 360 view of the area. The sounds and smells of the ocean and seagulls help add to the experience. This neighborhood (Lower Chelsea/Plaza) is close to Ventnor, where guests can walk to many top-rated BYOB restaurants and the Jitney (a local mini-bus service) runs about every ten minutes right in front of the condo up and down the length of Atlantic City--to gain easy access to the exciting nightlife of the casinos, restaurants and clubs of Atlantic City. The Boardwalk is the world's longest and excellent for biking, running or walking along the Atlantic Ocean. It runs the entire length of both Atlantic City and Ventnor for a total of 5.75 (9.25 km) miles one way. Bartram Ave. Beach is a clean family beach with rest rooms and showers; a farmer's market, live concerts in the evenings and Cinema under the Stars are special treats offered throughout the week. The condo has six beach chairs, two umbrellas, beach towels, and a beach caddy and one bicycle (although there are spaces to put four more in the basement) all located in the basement. The condominium also has an outside shower and a rooftop deck. One can easily watch sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean or sunset over the bays from the rooftop deck or along any spot the length of Absecon Island. Ventnor to the south is full of restaurants and stores, and is home to St. Leonard's Tract--a historic enclave of grand shore homes built from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The next town South along Absecon Island is Margate--a lovely town of homes. Check out Marven Gardens (yes from the game of Monopoly--only the game misspelled Marven to "Marvin"). Marven Gardens is taken from the two towns of Margate and Ventnor and is another neighborhood of fine homes built in the 1920s and are beautifully landscaped and well worth the stroll....Margate is also home to Lucy the Elephant--a famous icon of the Jersey Shore. The last town south on Absecon Island is Longport--historic and stunning. A nice spit that ends with a jetty--the perfect quiet place to view a sunset or do some fishing. But of course, Atlantic City is the Grand Dame of Absecon Island. To the north of the condo, "AC" is full of nightlife, restaurants and upscale shopping. There is a large outdoor mall known as the Tangier Outlets--with many well known designer stores, shops and restaurants. Atlantic City still has its charm in certain areas and entertainment abounds and is thriving. Whether you prefer the exciting nightlife Atlantic City has to offer--along the Boardwalk, the Marina District or Gardener's Basin--or a more quiet refined evening in one of the many fine restaurants along the bay in the smaller towns on the barrier island-- Margate, Ventnor or Longport--Absecon Island has much to offer everyone! There are many fishing and boating expeditions too. Family oriented Ocean City with it's family-themed boardwalk complete with amusement rides is the next barrier island south of Absecon Island and only 20 minutes away. Farther afield south is Cape May--America's very first seaside resort--full of historic Victorian architecture, B&Bs and fine restaurants--a 40 minute drive away. Cape May was named after Dutch Captain Mey who charted the area in 1615 for the colony of New Netherland and it was settled shortly thereafter. Access to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry can take you and your car to Lewes, Delaware and Rehobeth Beach, DE for a fine excursion across the Delaware Bay. Still, back in Cape May, the downtown tour of historic homes is not to be missed and dining on Sunset beach in Cape May is a perfect way to end an evening watching the sun set over the Delaware Bay; climbing Cape May Light is a must! Access to Atlantic City is easy! The city has quick and easy access to 25% of the US population--drawing from the Phila/NYC/DC metropolitan areas. It is a 60 minute drive on the Atlantic City Expressway from Philadelphia, or a 70 minute train ride from Philadelphia on a New Jersey Transit Train; there are multiple busses--private and public (NJT) that go to AC 24 hours a day; it is also a one hour ride from Phila. Int'l Airport. By car, NYC is accessible by a two hour drive along the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. There are many public and private busses that leave from Manhattan and New Jersey 24 hours a day. Atlantic City International Airport is also 20 minutes away and there are many car rental places to be found. This is a great destination for day trips or quick overnight trips. South Jersey is rich in farming history (New Jersey is the "Garden State"). Along the shore, where the pine barrens are--fishing, cranberry bogs and blueberries are tradition! Farther inland, South Jersey boasts many fine farms and small towns where fresh produce and picturesque farms can be found--even dairy farms and a rodeo is 40 minutes away in Woodstown. Historic river towns such as Greenwich, Mauricetown, Port Norris and Fortescue--offer a small sampling of South Jersey's oyster industry towns (now beginning to thrive once again)...these river towns grew up along the marshes and fields of the Delaware River, Maurice River and Cohannsey River. Farther afield from South Jersey--you have historic Philadelphia--America's largest city during colonial times--second to London in the British Empire. Philadelphia and Historic Olde City has many of America's "firsts" and Independence Mall is a must see for any American or anyone who has an interest in the very short history of America as a country; Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and has many fine restaurants, museums cultural venues. The Philadelphia Art Museum is one of the world's finest and the Philadelphia Orchestra is world-renowned; two hours away is New York City--this does not need a description--and farther south from Atlantic City is Maryland and the historic towns along the Chesapeake Bay and the eastern shore down to the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.
Owner's favorite restaurants on Absecon island:
In Atlantic City:
Upscale dining: The Knife and Fork (in an old Belgian styled manor house), Dock's Oyster House. Great Italian (real, South Jersey Italian restaurant) is Chef Vola--A MUST if you can get a reservation. The crab cakes are divine but everything is there (book way in advance--months in advance if you want the summer--although if they have an opening and you are flexible and are willing to drop whatever you are doing and arrive when THEY say, do it!), for a "hoagie" or what the rest of the country calls subs--go to White House Subs, for sticky margaritas go to Los Amigos, and my all time favorite, run-down dive bar/restaurant and not-to-be missed place for beer, pizza and the BEST hot roast beef sandwiches is the famous Tony's Baltimore and Grill. Lastly, for cheap eats during the wee morning hours is the Wonder Bar--it's where dignity goes to die just a little bit...on the canal but fun!
In Ventnor--Sage restaurant is a must--it is a BYOB so stop by the liquor store on the corner and bring your own bottle and in Margate three of my favorites are Tomatoes (for happy hour cocktails and appetizers) Lamberti's Sunset Marina for great Italian and seafood with sunset over the bay and Steve and Cookie's--an eclectic menu also along the bay in Margate.
There are two parking permits at the condo for on-street parking. Condo is fully stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, any sort of cocktail glass you can imagine, modern appliances, dishwasher, washer, dryer, sheets, towels, etc. If you break anything, you buy it.
Guests are entitled to access the rooftop deck when it is open. Guests also have access to all beach equipment in the storage closet in the basement. Guests also have access to bike racks should they bring their own bikes.
The building is secure and there is video surveillance around the entire property, within the hallways, on the rooftop deck and in the basement. The main key works for both front and back doors. There is an alarm system in the unit and an electronic buzzer and speaker phone that allows entry for guests. I will give you the alarm code upon rental.
All guests are expected to comply with all condominium rules.
Expect heavier traffic on the following weekends, Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day and any major events like the Miss America Pageant and the Atlantic City Air Show.
All guests are expected to comply with all condominium rules. Please note that when returning from the beach, guests are not enter the condominium using the front door. Guests are kindly required to shower off outside and enter the building using the back door and back staircase. The saltwater does damage to the carpets. Likewise, after shopping, large packages and groceries are to be brought in using the back staircase and taking out garbage and recyclables should also be removed using the back staircase only. All guests are expected to observe rules of rooftop deck and clean up after themselves. Proper etiquette should be employed in public shared spaces and guests are asked to refrain from using profanity in these shared spaces.
See condo rules posted throughout building: Briefly they are as follows:
1. Use back service entrance when coming in from beach. Please rinse sand off at the outside shower (if you have not done so at the beach) and use back staircase to enter building and unit.
2. Do not move heavy objects across marble foyer.
3. Observe rooftop deck rules: no loud noise or profanity, if white gate is closed, no guests after 10:00 pm (RARELY this is closed). Clean up after yourselves and remember to recycle and extinguish all lights and secure the door after use.
4. No smoking in the unit is permitted.
5. Please DO NOT open the windows in the unit and always remember to draw blinds upwards when not in use and before you depart (important so that the sun does not bleach walls and furniture). We ask that you feel free to use the AC but remember to turn it off when your stay is up and you depart. You can easily get "fresh air" up on the rooftop deck or simply walk across the street to the beach and boardwalk--lots of benches on the boardwalk to hang out... Very fussy about not opening the windows and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
6. Please re-cyle (paper in one bin; cans and plastic in the other--don't forget to rinse before recycling).
7. Please remove all trash and recycling when you leave and place liners back into the bins--found under kitchen sink--white liners for two smaller bins and black bags for the largest.
8. Wash and dry towels before you leave and put back; empty dishwasher.
9. There can be no pets brought into the unit or on the premises.
10. THERE MUST BE NO ILLEGAL DRUGS BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES. STRICTLY ENFORCED--THIS INCLUDES MARIJUANA UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRESCRIPTION FOR IT.
Greetings! I am an expatriate who has recently returned home after being overseas for 14 years. I definitely have wander lust. I enjoy travel, world politics, ancient historical sites, city life, art and architecture. I also have some language proficiency in Russian, French and Spanish. I work in Manhattan and often come down to my little condo by the beach. I find my bliss at the beach...and find I have a penchant for bodies of salt water in general:) Cheers!