About this rental
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 8)
Sofa bed/futon · Bunk bed
Bathrooms: 1, Separate WCs: 1
Toilet · Bath with shower
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Only on outside porches front and rearOnly on outside porches front and rear
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Hosted by Michael & Mary Jo MerriamAsk a question
About Michael & Mary Jo Merriam
We are transplanted New Yorkers here at the beach since 2007. As a married couple since 1987, we still have another 10 or so years until we reach retirement age. Our work as a USPS employee and a Physical Therapist keep us pretty busy as we prepare our teenage daughter in graduating High school and then off to college. We found Oceanside Village the best place to vacation when we wanted to come to the beach from up in the mountains of NY, and have felt blessed that we were able to offer a place for others to enjoy now that we live here. We wanted to express our many thanks to the scores of guests that have stayed with us since we opened the beach house to families back in 2006. Our number of repeat guests has increased steadily as the experience of hosting families over this time has made us better hosts. Since we had vacationed here at the beach for many years, we understand each guest's desire to have an enjoyable, incident free, visit when they stay with us. Since we live here too, have put our guest's accommodations our highest priority to earn the repeat visitors that have made this rental so successful. We have made mistakes, had to offer refunds, and nights out on us that have popped up when we had to step for our guests. We've had an occasion guest not able to follow through with their reservations and have been able to offer discounts on other visits when a full refund was not able to be returned. Our policy is and has always been, 'Is this the way I would want to be treated if I was a guest here?' Someday we hope to call our cozy beach house our permanent residence and enjoy the village and the ocean full time.
Michael & Mary Jo Merriam purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Michael & Mary Jo Merriam chose Garden City Beach
We bought this vacation home after renting it for 4 straight years. It is only 5 minutes to the ocean on foot, a neat place, and in a great neighboorhood spot. Oceanside village is right across the street from the market, a great golf center and, and a one stop convenience store. The community with the pools, fields, and activities plus the gated security made it the perfect community for us to vacation in. We like the one level living, the open floor plan, and the great site the house sits on. As guests we had stayed at many different homes in the village, and did have issues with some. After the many repeat visits to the house on Jacana, we never bothered to look for any place else to stay. There are some places bigger and more expensive to rent in the village, and we've had to look out for large groups, (8-10 or more) to advise them that we may not have the ideal accommodation. We apologize to those guests expecting a 'white glove'/5 star hotel room type of accommodation, and have always put value and comfort over luxury and the red carpet impressions only the most demanding guests are expecting. Luckily, our guests have confirmed that we have been successful as some are already in contact with us about future visits before leaving the one they are currently enjoying. Every spring we attempt to tackle the next project that we feel makes the house a better place to stay, and take great pride as hosts for those new to us, or returning for another visit.
What makes this Cottage unique
Early morning sun warms the front porch where we begin our day with newpapers or magazines and coffee. A huge live oak tree provides enough shade so as we plan our day, the yard stays protected from the typical summer sun. After a day at the beach the outdoor shower could not be more inviting and convenient for us to plan our night after the sand. For nights at home, the outdoor grilling patio, along with the breeze on the front porch make relaxing around the house as inviting as a small community neighboorhood can get. It doesn't get much better. Pets can be corralled in the semi fenced in yard, and if you've had the experience of staying in a home where you felt like you were in a parking space at a local Walmart, this home site will be an experience you'll appreciate unlike any other.