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Summer Homes Down The Shore

By J.M. Balasa | August 9, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

The hustle and bustle of the Philadelphia lifestyle is alluring, but, sometimes, a weekend getaway is just what you need to relax and renew. Here is a pair of the Jersey Shore’s most desirable homes for luxe summer retreats.



Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, 522 N. Union Ave. in Margate (609.487.7234, is within walking distance to the marina district—home to upscale restaurants like Sofia, Tomatoes, and Steve and Cookie’s.

LOCATION, LOCATION “This home has the best bayfront location in the entire area,” says Realtor Brian Hiltner of the Hartman Home Team. “It’s built-in a way where you feel like you are on a boat while you are living in it.” The rear of the home sits atop pilings in a manner similar to an ocean pier, which allows for the tranquil tide to rise and fall just feet away from the living space.

PRICE TAG For just under $1.85 million, the 3,016-square-foot property treats homeowners to sweeping panoramic views of the water from every room in the four-bed, four-bath home, including the marble master bath.

MORE DETAILS Outdoor decks make for a serene escape, while a newly built dock with three boat slips is perfect for cruising around the bay.



A stucco exterior, terra-cotta tiled roof and ornate railings lining each floor’s generous outdoor spaces lend an old-world Mediterranean charm to 5 S. Pelham Ave. in Longport (609.822.3339,

LOCATION, LOCATION “The home is as neat as a pin, low maintenance, and move-in ready,” says Realtor Jerome DiPentino of the five-bed, 4 1/2-bath home. “The best feature is its close proximity to the beach—which is only seven houses away.”

PRICE TAG At just under $2 million, the 2,726-square foot property boasts an elevator, hardwood floors, and an elegant kitchen with a built-in wine fridge and gorgeous stone backsplash. Relax in the turreted sitting area at the home’s entrance where multiple windows provide ample natural lighting.

MORE DETAILS The third-floor master suite opens to an expansive rooftop deck overlooking the ocean.

Photography by: BY EZ Memories/Courtesy of the Hartman Home Teach/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox & Roach Realtors; By Homejab/Courtesy of the Depentino Team/Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.