Fun in the sun all around. These are some of our “stationary” shells. We put out a basket of blank shells and a jar of markers, and we were surprised and delighted to see the results.

This is the the shell that inspired the idea for the stationary and the ensuing creativity from friends and guests of all ages.

The creativity has come in a great range of colors, styles, and messages:

Here are some examples of feedback from rental guests:

Mark V – May 2024 – My wife Cynthia and I would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you for sharing your beautiful Stone Harbor home with us at 10305 1st Avenue, and especially for allowing us to bring our beloved rescue dog, Crystal Bluebelle.

Cindy has such cherished memories of visiting Stone Harbor as a child, and your home evoked wonderful nostalgia for her. The amazing originality and the care that you continue to take to retain this historic property are very meaningful to us since Cindy is a professional antique dealer. The vintage character of your home brought back many memories for her since this is exactly the type of home she would have stayed in back in the 1950s and 60s. She may have even stayed in this home as a child – it seemed so familiar to her!  Your house has absolutely everything we could possibly want to enjoy during that week! It has been many years since we shared a true vacation together, and the week at your home is one we will never forget.

Thank you again! We have reserved the same week for 2025 and we very much look forward to it already!

Heidi – October 2023 – My mother, my dogs & I had the most PERFECT 5 days at your incredible home this week. It pained us to leave. My mom is a meticulous perfectionist & was blown away by the amazing details that Charles has in the home, from the quaint original doors & latches, to the perfectly placed amenities & provisions of everything we could ever need. We have stayed in upwards of 30 other rentals over the years & this house surpassed every single one of them by FAR! Having Charles available & attentive & responsive to questions & our needs, was icing on the cake. The pool is outstanding & can be a hot pool during chilly weather or a cold refreshing pool in the summer. It was awesome to be basking in the water in October & then hopping on over to the pavilion with a fire table & outdoor Roku TV to stream movies & watch the Phillies games! The kitchen is great to cook in & the beds are ALL SO COMFORTABLE!!! Wonderful sheets, towels, beach towels, blankets, comforters, beach chairs, floats – PERFECT.

Anthony – October 2023 – The Oasis is a great place for groups with plenty of communal space and amenities and room for everyone to sleep comfortably.

Colleen – October 2023 – We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend. The house is in a great location and has everything that you may need. We could walk to the beach and to the restaurants. When at the house you can hear the ocean when sitting in the front and in the back there is a great pool and a large area to enjoy. We look forward to staying again.

Melissa – April 2023This was a great place for a weekend away! The pool/hot tub is AMAZING and really added to our stay! Charles was super helpful and responsive to any and all questions. Definitely will be booking again!

Kathleen – April 2023We had a lovely stay, right by the ocean. Really enjoyed the backyard. Charles was great. Thank you!

Courtney – April 2023Vintage beach rare gem! This property had everything we could have needed for our stay. Very clean and comfortable. The backyard is truly an oasis and we had to drag ourselves back inside. We didn’t have children with us, but did notice all of the family friendly touches. The sleep shack couldn’t have been cuter! I can only imagine how many littles fight over the opportunity to sleep in it-with AC to boot! Literally a short block from the beach and a short stroll into town. Charlie was a wonderful host and we can’t wait to book again!

McKenzie – April 2023Our stay was fantastic. We travelled to stone harbor for a wedding and Charles was very helpful and responsive. He made us feel completely at home, and made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable! We would definitely recommend this stay!

Jessica – April 2023Charles was always available and very prompt! The house had everything you could need including cleaning supplies, toiletries, cooking utensils, seasonings, linens, towels, etc.. All the supplies needed for the beach were available and easily accessible. The walk to the beach was so easy with the rolling wagon along with being only a block away! Having so many supplies available was a huge bonus as it saved so much vehicle space! Adults and children in pur group all enjoyed our time here!

Marcella – April 2023We had very high expectations for Oasis Stone Harbor and we were blown away! The interior was charming and had a New England beach vibe. The house was extremely comfortable and maximized sleep and living space. The outside living area was everything and more than we were expecting! We spent our time outside from morning until evening! We have been renting at the Jersey Shore for 21+ years and this is by far our favorite place! Charles was an excellent host! He was on his way out when we arrived but took the time to show us around! I highly recommend Oasis Stone Harbor for friends, couples, or family getaways! I can’t say enough positive things about our stay!

Sarah – April 2023We loved our stay at the Oasis! Everything was comfortable and easy to find. Our kids loved the pool and that it’s a very short walk to a great playground! The house had plenty of room so that even with 4 adults and 3 kids we were able to spread out and not be right on top of one another. It’s a beautiful area, and so nice that the beach and shops are both within walking distance. We’d love to stay again!

Vanessa – March 2023 – I cannot say enough good things about Oasis as a rental home and Charles as a host. The location of the home is both extremely close to the beach and only a few minutes walk to 96th street. There were so many beds that we could have fit another family! When my son discovered the small mini shed apartment he declared it his 🙂 The home was very well appointed — we didn’t want for anything. As EV drivers, the outdoor electric plug ensured we were fully charged upon departure. If you stay, make sure to fill out a shell in the entry sunroom! Thank you so much, Charles. We will be back!

Kate – March 2023Great location and a cozy space for a weekend in stone harbor, just wish we had a little better weather to enjoy the amazing backyard and pool! Would 100% stay again!

Misti – March 2023 – Would definitely recommend this Airbnb. We will be back again.
Thank you

Christine – February 2023This house is old beach style rustic and homey, yet it has a very modern kitchen and outdoor living space. There are plenty of beds in 4 bedrooms plus an extra bed in a *very* cute backyard “she shed.” The very modern and lovely back patio/pool/hot tub/bar area is a great party space.
We very much enjoyed our stay in the off-season winter. We were cozy with general house and individual room heating.
This house is a great value for the price and is literally one block from the beach. The Main Street with restaurants and shops is also walkable. Super cute town.
Charles is super friendly and very responsive. Great host.

Ben – February 2023 – Really great place if you can get it. Lots of old school charm but with modern updates and amenities. we didn’t get to use the pool (was too cold) but that would have been great, I’m sure. older house, so pipes creak and can be drafty, but a block from beach and super cozy. we loved our stay!

Erica – February 2023The house was in a perfect location, one block from the gorgeous beach and easy to walk to restaurants as well. It was the perfect set up for a family get away to gather and enjoy time at the house, both inside and out. We found it comfortable, very clean and organized. Would recommend!

Ian – January 2023Stayed at Charles’ place twice now and both times he was extremely helpful and friendly. The house is great, short walk to the beach and downtown. Awesome bedroom to bathroom ratio, and the backyard is incredible! Best place to stay in Stone Harbor.

Patrick – January 2023Charles is a great host. Proactive and professional. We enjoyed our stay.

JJ – December 2022 – What a gem! Charming, spacious, and updated beach cottage with many thoughtful touches. Especially appreciated the upgraded oven and cookware, plus the brand new washer/dryer. Kids enjoyed the games, puzzles, and crafts. Great location close to beach and 96th Street shops. Exceptional host. Would love to stay again.

Lauren – December 2022 – What a wonderful weekend getaway! The house is the perfect place to sneak away for a few days at the beach! Charles is an absolutely wonderful host and made sure that we were taken care of and had everything that we needed. The backyard is amazing and the short walk to the beach is an added bonus. Everyone continued to comment this weekend about how they would love to come back to stay at this place. The Oasis is definitely a place where we will be coming back again and again!

Barbara – December 2022 – Gorgeous backyard space with fire table. Weather was ok during the day outside but the fire table made it nice to be able to gather outside at night. Close to be able to walk or bike to shops and restaurants. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.