Summer – our favorite season here at the Jersey shore. We wait all year for these very hot, and very humid, sunny days. Nothing beats summer time in New Jersey! Our backyard is the ocean, how do you top that? The atmosphere surrounding this time of year is so special – something we hold on to year round. The sand between our toes, swimming in the waves, grabbing some ice cream and pizza on the boardwalk, sitting watching the sunset over the water – it is something magical.
This past weekend we decided to head down to Point Pleasant for some family-friendly beachside fun. We stayed in the Penthouse suite at Casa Del Mar, located on the Manasquan Inlet. Their location is steps away from the beach – our favorite part!
The Penthouse did not disappoint! It is the perfect home away from home – with the added bonus of a beautiful view of the Manasquan Inlet! The entire complex has been newly renovated to a fresh, airy beach vibe – We never wanted to leave!
You walk in to a spacious kitchen nook and kitchenette. Full sized refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher and comes stocked with pots, pans, utensils, plates, bowls, etc. Most hotels do not offer such luxury! We of course did not let the kitchen go to waste – as we made our own dinner, breakfast and lunch!
The dining area was our favorite room in the apartment! The table sat 10 comfortably and overlooked the Manasquan Inlet. The boys LOVED sitting here watching the boats go in and out every minute or so.
The living area was the perfect size! It had two couches and two lounge chairs to comfortably entertain several guests while you relax and look out to the water. The beach theme throughout the apartment added to the appeal of feeling right at home while on the Jersey shore.
With two bedrooms, we had more than enough space for the four of us. And can we just take a minute to talk about how comfy the beds were? We could have slept for hours – if the little ones didn’t wake us!
The bathroom was very practical for when you have numerous guests staying over. With a powder room connected, you can get ready in one, and still be able to have someone use the bathroom as well. And the mirrors in both rooms – OMG!
The Penthouse also has a wrap around balcony with lovely patio seating. We sat out there at night with our ice cream and watched the boats. The boys never got tired of that!
Although our stay was short – we had the very best time! Casa Del Mar is not only newly renovated with fabulous decor and amenities, but is in the best location too. With the inlet across the street with a park for the little ones, and some fishing for the whole family and steps away from the Jersey shore you cannot beat Casa Del Mar.
Katie and Shayla