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July 20, 2015

On the Market: 9 dream homes on the Jersey Shore

Real Estate Design
Shore home Longport 2 Contributed art/

A stunning home in Longport, N.J.

You’ve worked hard all year, so your summer vacation better be amazing. In these Jersey Shore dream homes, it will be. These nine homes on sale now all feature killer views and the most luxurious amenities to go with them.

1. Beachfront stunner in Margate, $3.599 million

Shore home Margate
(Photo courtesy of Fox & Roach Realtors)

The elegant Modernist construction of this three-bedroom in Margate creates some epic views out over the beach. Walls of windows and cathedral ceilings mean there’s almost nothing blocking this Imax view of the shore. A deck frames the property and gives you the perfect spot for entertaining guests (because a lot of people you barely know are suddenly going to want to visit).

See the listing here.

2. No, THIS is a stunner – Longport, $5.995 million

Shore home Longport 1
(Photo courtesy of Fox & Roach)

Forget that last place. That place was a dump. Take a look here. It’s three stories, has six bedrooms and is 6,000 square feet large. There’s a personal movie theater for your enjoyment and an elevator to take you up to the master suite, which takes up the entire third floor. What’s really amazing, though, are the panoramic, wraparound views of the bay and the gigantic deck in front. As the listing succinctly puts it: “SUNSETS!”

See the listing here.

3. A sugar plum treat in Cape May, $1.263 million

Cape May sugar plum
(Photo courtesy of Zillow)

In a block of deliriously candy-colored Victorians, the Sugar Plum Cottage stands out as one of the most delectable. The six-bedroom 1890 home was recently repainted in more “stately” colors – because only in Cape May would aubergine and seafoam green be considered the reserved, dignified choice. Whether you set up your rocking chairs on the front porch or the second-floor sun porch, you’ll be able to see the beach a block away.

See the listing here.

4. Decked-out duplex in Ocean City, $4.640 million

Ocean City dream home
(Photo courtesy of Fox & Roach)

This eight-bedroom, three-story duplex gives you the option of living in one unit and renting the other – if you can bear to share it. You can contemplate the beach either from the cabana level (which includes a rec room), the sunroom on the second floor or the rooftop deck. An elevator is included so that you can climb dunes, not stairs.

See the listing here.

5. High living for high rollers near the AC Parkway, Ventnor, $2.999 million

Shore home Ventnor
(Photo courtesy of Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty)

Skip from the boardwalk to your backyard in this brick beauty in Ventnor. There are three decks from which to look out onto the ocean and the Atlantic City skyline, and you can host plenty of guests inside with five bedrooms and 5,500 square feet of space for entertaining inside and out.

See the listing here.

6. A simple cedar cottage in Cape May, $600,000

Cape May cedar home
(Photo courtesy of Zillow)

In a change from all that marble-topped luxury, here's a simple cedar home that epitomizes the small, charming beach house. The four-bed, roughly 1,200-square-foot home sits in an ideal location: On one side is Lake Lily, on the other is a state park, and a few blocks away are the beach and the famous Cape May Lighthouse. The long climb up the lighthouse steps is the perfect justification for chilling out in a hammock on the side deck for the rest of the day. Or the rest of the summer.

See the listing here.

7. Go big or go home in Ocean City, $6.9 million

Ocean City shore home
(Photo courtesy of Fox & Roach)

Now enough with simplicity. This home has 17 rooms total. The guesthouse alone is 3,600 square feet and has five bedrooms. This home offers more than 250 feet of bayfront views as well as 18-foot vaulted ceilings in the living room. This is no place to fool around: Live here if you want serious luxury.

See the listing here.

8. Mediterranean style in Margate, $1.85 million

Margate Soleil
(Photo courtesy of Soleil)

With a red-tiled terra cotta roof, stucco siding and brick accents, this five-bedroom facing the bay evokes an Italian villa. Tuscan-style cabinets and a marbled sink in the kitchen continue the trend, and a fireplace in the large living room lends comfortable warmth in both design and practice. For the maestro of the house, there’s a master suite with a private deck.

See the listing here.

9. Everything you want in Ocean City, $4.7 million

Zillow Ocean City
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Nine beds? That's an acceptable number. You're right next to the shore, but why not have a pool, too? And, of course, there's a bar room next to the oceanfront deck. This three-level, 8,150-square-foot home lacks for nothing.

See the listing here.