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Five-Star Reviews

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Adorable Belmar Beach House Rental

"We found this beach house on the web and took a chance, as we're 3,000 miles away. It did not disappoint. The home was spacious, adorably decorated and clean, and the owner was so gracious, friendly, and accommodating.


The deck was just lovely. We had coffee out there every morning and watched the birds and squirrels run around. The furnishings were so suited for the beach, and the kitchen was stocked as well as your own home. We are planning to go back again next summer. You won't be disappointed in this place!"

— Sandie and Jack, California

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The Homiest Place

"This was our first time staying in Belmar, and there was a lot to explore nearby. The beach was a short walk, very clean and beautiful views. We have previously stayed at several beach rentals in Long Beach Island (LBI), and this was by far the homiest place. I highly recommend Christine's cottage!"

— Kristen, New Jersey

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Our Home Away From Home

"My family and I always enjoy our time spent at Christine's place. We've rented for several years now, and it totally feels like our home away from home. Christine is a wonderful host, and we always look forward to our stay."


— Pat, New York

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Great Place To Relax

"Perfect two weeks at the Jersey Shore! Thanks for giving us a place to relax and escape during the pandemic. The house was clean, comfortable and quiet. We really enjoyed our stay!"

— Amy and Jeff, New Jersey

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Wonderful Amenities

"We stayed over Labor Day week and loved it here! We enjoyed all the wonderful amenities, especially the BBQ grill, and got a great night's sleep! We hope to return next summer."

— Gene and Jaimie, New York

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An Excellent Choice!

"The Blue Hydrangea provided a pleasant and relaxing week with all the comforts of home. The decor is warm and inviting with plenty of amenities. It was fun to stay over instead of making the usual day trips. Many thanks!


— Marie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Amenities Are Outstanding

"We truly enjoyed our stay at Christine's cottage. The decorations are beautiful, and the amenities are outstanding. We enjoyed our long walks on the boardwalk (there is no place like it) and the wonderful deck and beautiful gardens. It was truly a home away from home. Thank you for a wonderful vacation spot."

— Pat, North Carolina, and Margaret, New Jersey

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Wonderful Host And Stay

"We loved our stay at Blue Hydrangea Cottage. Christine is a wonderful host. Everything in the house was perfect, clean, and beautifully decorated. We loved hanging out on the deck. We are looking forward to booking again next year!"

— Nancy, Betsy, and Beth, New Jersey

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Wonderful Second Visit

"This was our second visit to the Blue Hydrangea. We had a wonderful week! The beach locker was a fantastic addition this year — really appreciated the convenience. We also enjoyed our afternoon cocktails on the deck and watching all the little birds in your beautiful gardens."

— Bill and Patti, Hudson Valley, New York

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Love Staying Here

"This was my third vacation at Christine's cottage. I love staying here! It is so comfortable and clean, and I feel at home. The owner is wonderful. She makes you feel right at home. I would recommend this place for your next vacation!"

— Teri, Belle Mead, New Jersey

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Everything You Need

"What a wonderful surprise this place is! Clean and well organized, with everything you would ever need in a house. Most comfortable place I've ever stayed at down the Jersey Shore." 

— Alina, New Jersey

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Perfect Getaway Place

"My wife and I stayed at the Blue Hydrangea Cottage for a week and absolutely loved it! It was perfect for what we were looking for: very quiet, peaceful, and within walking distance of Belmar boardwalk and beach. Perfect getaway place any time of year." 

— Andy, Hawaii

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Cozy And Well-Equipped

"Our family had a wonderful time. The Blue Hydrangea is a cozy and well-equipped place. Thank you, Christine!" 

— Nancy and Marc, Arizona

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Everything Was Perfect

"This was my first time renting a home on the Jersey Shore. Could not have asked for a better place. Christine's home is lovely and everything was perfect. I cannot wait to return next summer."

— Joanne, Staten Island, New York

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Charming Cottage

"We enjoyed our week’s stay at Blue Hydrangea! The home was a perfect size for the four of us, with a very roomy and modern kitchen. Everything was clean and in order when we arrived. The deck is like having another room and has a lovely view of the garden below.


An easy walk to Main Street’s shops and restaurants. I enjoyed walking to the boardwalk for my morning walk. We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat."

— Karen, Nutley, New Jersey

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Relaxing And Comfortable

"I just spent a lovely, relaxing few weeks at the Blue Hydrangea. Christine is the perfect hostess: The home was very private, spotlessly clean, and attention was paid to every detail! The kitchen was perfectly stocked with utensils, dishes, pots, and everything needed to prepare meals. There is a large deck with lounge chairs and a table for enjoying meals outside. I enjoyed sitting with a cup of coffee in the morning, listening to the birds! 


The Belmar beach is beautiful, and there is a long boardwalk for early-morning and late-night walks. The town takes very good care of the beachfront area and there are several places to get pizza and other fast foods, as well as a couple of restaurants across from the ocean. As a bonus, the train to NYC stops right at the edge of town!

— Mary Ellen, Asheville, North Carolina

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Great Location In A Great Shore Town

"My wife, young son, and I stayed here for two weeks and couldn’t have asked for a more suitable space. It was a great central location, walking distance to both the beach and Main Street for restaurants, convenience stores, etc.


The house was a perfect size and was very nicely decorated. The deck was a nice bonus; we spent a lot of time out there in the morning for coffee and for evening dinners. Belmar is great town, too. We would definitely go back!"

— Aaron, Jersey City, New Jersey

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Beach Paradise

"We were warmly welcomed and wonderfully accommodated at Christine's cottage. It's a beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean, comfortable, and quiet rental home on a lovely residential street — just as described and pictured. The location is perfect for a short or long stay since all you need is within walking distance.


One of my many favorite memories is sitting on the deck with a glass of wine in the late afternoon and seeing the tree tops rustling in the ocean's breeze — very relaxing. The worst time was leaving. I wanted to stay and never leave."
— Mercedes and John, Bayonne, New Jersey

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Beautiful Belmar Cottage Rental

"The Blue Hydrangea Beach Cottage nestled in the heart of beautiful Belmar provided all the best for a cozy stay for our family of four. The cottage was comfortably furnished for rest and relaxation, perfect after a full day at the beach, which is just a walk up the street.

The sunrise is worth waking up for, and with a cup of coffee in hand on the deck, our day was set in motion. Upon our arrival, Christine had this little gem of a retreat well-appointed with provisions to enhance our stay. From beach badges, to a detailed binder highlighting shore points of interest, no detail was compromised in this 'home away from home.'

Whether you are a New Jersey native or first-time visitor, you will discover the Blue Hydrangea is a perennial favorite you will be longing to revisit."

— Dawn and Marc, Georgia

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Fourth Of July Week

"So happy I decided to rent this cottage! From the beginning, Christine, was a pleasure to correspond with. The pictures really didn't do this cottage justice. Very warm and inviting. It always felt like home here. The grounds are very well kept, drinking tea on the deck was very relaxing. Short walk to the beach and very close to Main Street, should you need something. Christine is very sweet and accommodating. Had a great week!"

— Patricia, New York

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Highly Recommend

"My girlfriend, her daughter, and myself spent Memorial Day weekend at Christine's lovely home. It was our first time in Belmar, and it didn't disappoint. To keep it short and sweet, the rental was extremely comfortable, spotless, with a great location! Christine was a gracious host. If you're visiting Belmar, I highly recommend renting from her."

— Keith, Yonkers, New York

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A Sweet Surprise

"We stayed here from southern California to visit our son. We enjoyed biking, walking, and hanging out at the beach, and spent a day in Manhattan. The Blue Hydrangea has been perfect. Love the 'sand and sea' colors and touches. It has been so comfortable and so East Coast for us. Thank you!"

— The Berks, San Diego

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Really Enjoyed Our Stay

"Blue Hydrangea was like a home away from home. It was very clean (especially the bathroom) and had great amenities down to the Keurig coffeemaker, corkscrew, wine glasses, grill, and boogie boards. The decor was tastefully done. Our family had a short but very relaxing time both at the beach and hanging out at the cottage. Hope to be back next year!"

— Alan, Massachusetts

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Perfect Rental If You Have A Baby

"Rented Christine's adorable house for my parents to babysit my 1-year-old for a week. Christine had everything you could possibly need for a little one (high chair, crib, pack and play for the beach, changing pad, bath tub, umbrella stroller, the list goes on and on).


The house is a great setup, one block from a playground and near the beach playground as well. Christine was there for anything my parents needed. Highly recommend, especially if you have a little one with you."

— Hillary, Jersey City, New Jersey

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Our Honeymoon Week — Just Perfect!

"My husband and I spent our first week of marriage at the Blue Hydrangea Cottage, and it was perfect! We relaxed on the deck, took runs on the boardwalk, and strolled down Main Street in Belmar.


This cottage is so beautifully decorated — we love all of the yellows and blues. It is clearly so well taken care of, and you could not have been more accommodating! We have been raving about this place to everyone!"

— Meghan and Brett, Boston

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We Just Love It!

"This was our second year staying here, and we just love it. The house is adorable, extremely well maintained, and very, very clean. We love sitting on the patio in the mornings with our coffee. The hostess is friendly, upbeat, and just a pleasure. Her goal is to make sure your stay is exactly what you hoped it would be. We're going home rested and happy that we were here."

— Jack and Sandie, California

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Can't Wait To Come Back!

"This beach house is beautiful. Very nicely decorated, comfortable, and conveniently located. This was our second year staying here for a girls' week and again, we had a great time! The owner is friendly and helpful and willing to do anything to make your stay a good one! Thank you for a wonderful week."

— Karen, Florida

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Wonderful Beach House Rental

"My family enjoyed a fun week at the Blue Hydrangea. The home was very nicely furnished and extremely well kept. It looked in person just like the photos. The kitchen had every utensil you could think of  even though we ended up eating out. There was plenty of room for our family of four, including a comfortable living room and nice deck.


It was our first time in Belmar, and there was a lot to explore nearby. The beach was a short walk, very clean with beautiful views. We found good restaurants and ice cream within walking distance. We have previously stayed at several beach houses in LBI and this was by far the homiest place. I highly recommend this beach rental!"

— Kristen, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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Planning Our Next Stay

"Thank you, Christine, for your hospitality! We had the BEST time in Belmar this week and enjoyed every moment of our beach vacation and your lovely home! We are relaxed, recharged and refreshed. Coffee on the deck in the morning with the butterflies was a favorite. We celebrated our 32nd anniversary here. We are already planning our next stay!"

— Patti and Bill, New York

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Everything You Could Want

"Everything you would ever need during your stay is found in this rental, and the owner put a lot of thought into the amenities. Everything was very clean and comfortable. There is a beautiful deck outside to enjoy during your stay, a very quiet area. Owners were very thoughtful in making our stay enjoyable. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone wanting to stay in Belmar."

— Joanne, Wayne, New Jersey

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Clean And Welcoming

"Thank you for hosting us in your beautiful home. Everything was fresh and clean and so welcoming! You didn't miss anything in helping us make our stay relaxing and fun. The deck was my favorite reading spot — always a nice breeze. Belmar is a great shore town — just what I needed!"

— Julie, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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Look Forward To Returning

"My family and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Christine's house in Belmar. We had a great time! The unit is beautifully decorated and very comfortable for a family of four.


The house is located within easy walking distance of both the beach and shopping and restaurants. Christine is a gracious and knowledgeable host — for example, she provided recommendations for several great restaurants and ice cream places in Belmar.


I appreciated that Christine provides beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and boogie boards for our use, so I did not have to worry about packing those items. I highly recommend Christine's house to anyone looking for a place in Belmar, New Jersey. My family and I look forward to returning!"

— Michael, West Caldwell, New Jersey

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We Loved Our Stay!

"Christine was a wonderful host, and her cottage was everything you could ask for to enjoy family time at the Jersey Shore. I was nervous to travel with a 2-year-old and 9-month-old, but Christine went above and beyond to make sure we had all of the comforts of home during our stay.


I appreciated how clean and modern all of the amenities were. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, and the kids slept great (to my surprise!). The beach and playgrounds were all a quick walk away. We look forward to returning next year!"

— Meaghan, New Hampshire

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Perfect For The Two Of Us

"The home was very clean and very up to date. It is a perfect home and close enough to the beach and to Main Street for shops and dining. Everyone who visited us during the day was impressed with the home. The place was exactly as we hoped it would be. We will be back next year!"

— Manny, New Jersey

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Great For Our Family

"My wife, 4-year-old son and I spent a week in June at this wonderful property. Everything worked out perfect for us. The cottage was well equipped, clean and offered nice areas for dining and relaxing both inside and out. We would definitely stay again."

— Mike, San Jose, California

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