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Plan a Last-Minute Summer Vacation!
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, July 19, 2021

Although most of our properties are booked through the end of Summer 2021, you can still find an escape at a handful of our vacation rentals! From beachfront cottages, lake escapes, and condos with community amenities, we have vacation rentals that will make for a perfect last-minute getaway this summer! Check out these vacation rentals for your final summer 2021 getaway! 

Bethany Beach Townhouse Near the Water

A Bethany Beach vacation rental townhouse

This 3-bedroom Bethany Beach vacation rental sits just 4 miles from the charming downtown area and is a short drive from the sandy shoreline! Sitting on the Indian River Bay, Sandy Cove allows for waterfront fun like fishing and crabbing. Spend sunny days lounging near the community pool and enjoy relaxing on the balconies with a cocktail in hand! 

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New-Construction Avalon Vacation House 

This 6-bedroom Avalon vacation home is a newly built property perfect for group vacations on the Jersey Shore! The three-story home features amenities such as an elevator for additional accessibility, a private swimming pool, an outside shower for rinsing off after days at the beach and sleeping accommodations for 10 guests. This is the perfect place to stay with the whole family or a group of friends!

Book 1659 Dune Drive

Victorian Cape May Cottage with Beach Views

A Cape May vacation rental home

This stunning 7-bedroom Cape May vacation rental is the perfect spot for a last-minute summer getaway. A Victorian-style cottage, the property features a large garden, ocean views, and balconies for outdoor relaxation. Inside, the furnishings reflect the Victorian-style and add to the charm of the unique property. Your entire family will enjoy a stay at this gorgeous Cape May beach home! 

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Lewes Vacation Condo with Community Amenities

For those seeking plenty of on-site amenities, book a Lewes vacation condo in the Villages of Five Points! A stay in our 3-bedroom condo will have you enjoying summer fun with 2 community pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, walking trails, and more. Wake up to sip your coffee on the screened porch and enjoy views of the pond. Don’t wait any longer to book your last-minute summer vacation! 

Book 33192 N Village Loop 

Smith Mountain Lake Cabin with Private Pool 

A dock at a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental

If you prefer the lake over the beach, head to this charming cottage on Smith Mountain Lake! Complete with a private dock and salt-water swimming pool, this property has everything you need for a final summer trip! After a day on the water, have a campfire in the cottage’s fire pit to make s’mores and share stories under the stars. You won’t want to miss a final summer getaway at this Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental!  

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The Best Nightlife in South Jersey
Posted by Long & Foster | Friday, July 16, 2021

After a day on the beach, hit the town in South Jersey! Avalon and Sea Isle City are both hotspots for lively nightlife and entertainment including live music and DJs. Enjoy a night of dancing with friends at a nightclub or opt for a cozy tavern environment with acoustic music. Plus, many of these spots also offer tasty bites to eat if you get hungry during your night out on the town!  

Nightlife in Avalon, NJ

A man serves a cocktail

The Windrift 

The Signature Lounge at the Windrift Resort is home to a charming piano bar with live entertainment 5 nights a week. Grab a cocktail to enjoy while you enjoy live music and chat with friends. Also at the Windrift is an outdoor Tiki Bar that features stunning views. Choose a cocktail from a wide array of house-made cocktails, beers, and wines and munch on delicious food while you enjoy the breeze at this outdoor bar. 

The Princeton 

The Princeton is a hotspot for entertainment in Avalon, NJ. With a tasty food menu ranging from salads, burgers, seafood, and more, there’s no better place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a night out with friends and family. Entertainment can be enjoyed nearly every night with bands and DJs and a dog-friendly patio means the entire family can tag along! 

The Whitebriar's Mermaid Café 

The Whitebriar’s Mermaid Café is a prime destination for dancing and sushi! The bar is full of beachy flair with a playlist that will get you out of your chair and on the dance floor. Order a special roll or one of the chef’s signature roll and pair it with a signature cocktail or beer. Get ready to dance the night away at this beachy bar! 

Sea Isle City Nightlife

Friends dance together on a night out

Ocean Drive Beach Club 

With live music and DJs virtually every night, you can always have a night out on the town at the Ocean Drive Beach Club! Grab a bite to eat at the Sandbar and Grill or enjoy a happy hour for a beachy cocktail. Some of the nightlife you can expect are DJ performances and even nights with dueling pianos! 

KIX 

With 6 different, unique bars all in one location, KIX is a perfect destination for a night out in Sea Isle City. Take your pick of a night club, indoor and outdoor lounge, a patio with frozen drinks, the intimate Kit-Kat Club, and a to-go bar. Find your new favorite drink and toast to a great night with friends and family. 

Dead Dog Saloon  

This cozy two-story tavern is a quaint spot for good brews and live music. Select from an ever-changing rotation of draft beers or red and white wines while sitting back and enjoying the music from local artists. Hungry? You can also dig into some shareable snacks like pretzel bites, chicken wings, cheesesteak minis, and more!  

Enjoy Nightlife on Jersey’s Coast 

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Explore these nightlife spots and so much more when you book a stay in an Avalon or Sea Isle City vacation rental. From hitting the beach, shopping in local boutiques, and enjoying delicious seafood and more, there is so much to explore when you book a stay in South Jersey! 

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Celebrate the 4th of July at a Delaware Beach Destination
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, May 24, 2021

Celebrate the 4th of July with a stay on the Delaware coast! From oceanfront Bethany Beach vacation rentals to a private Lewes vacation home, you’re sure to enjoy a stay in one of these coastal getaways. During the holiday weekend you can find boardwalks to stroll, live music events, and (of course) firework displays! 

Check out these Delaware destinations that are perfect for celebrating the 4th of July!

Friends celebrate the 4th of July

Bethany Beach 

Spend the 4th of July weekend in Bethany Beach to enjoy beautiful beaches, state parks, and local attractions. Plus, Bethany Beach is bringing back fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July for summer 2021! With a stay in an oceanfront Bethany Beach vacation rental, the beach will be just steps away allowing for you to make the most of your coastal getaway.  

Rehoboth Beach 

Rehoboth Beach is a prime destination for Independence Day celebrations on Delaware’s coast! Fireworks are set to go off on Saturday July 3rd, 2021 around 9:30 PM.  Visitors will be able to watch the fireworks along the beach and boardwalk. Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy live music with the Bandstand Concert series! Plus, you can feel at home in a Rehoboth Beach vacation rental to enjoy the privacy of your own coastal home or an oceanfront condo!  

A view of fireworks on the Delaware coast

Dewey Beach 

Right next to Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach is a delightful coastal destination that is perfect for a 4th of July weekend! With a nearby spanning boardwalk, gorgeous beaches, and local shops and eateries, there are plenty of ways to celebrate as a family. Dine at an oceanfront restaurant before heading out to the beach to catch a spot for the fireworks! 

Lewes 

Lewes, DE knows how to celebrate the 4th of July with classic flare! First, the celebrations kick off with second street being shut down to make way for old-fashioned games — a favorite activity for children of all ages. After taking part in the second street games, head to the Lewes-Rehoboth canal to watch the boat parade. The parade will float through the canal and end up at Fisherman’s Wharf with the boats all competing for a prize for the best decorations! You can also have a BBQ at home at your Lewes vacation rental or make a splash in a community pool with a stay in a Lewes rental condo! 

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Best Ways to Spend Father’s Day at Smith Mountain Lake!
Posted by Long & Foster | Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Celebrate Father’s Day with a stay in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With plenty of outdoor activities from hiking, biking, and spending time out on the water, this is a perfect destination to bring the whole family together and celebrate dad!  

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 

Go for a Hike in Smith Mountain Lake State Park

A father and son go hiking around Smith Mountain Lake

Start the day off with a morning hike! Smith Mountain Lake State Park is home to plenty of trails that offer gorgeous views and an easy-going hike that is perfect for the whole family. Turtle Island Trail is an easy-going 1.2-mile loop trail that offers plenty of waterfront views. For a slightly more challenging hike, choose Buck Run Trail. A 3.3-mile out-and-back-style trail, the hike takes you along the river and through the forest. Dogs are allowed to tag along as long as they are leashed. Bring the whole family along for this perfect Father’s Day activity!  

Get Out on the Lake 

Of course, a day at Smith Mountain Lake isn’t complete without time spent on the water! Go for a swim at Smith Mountain Lake Beach or rent a boat to travel around the whole lake. Behind a boat, go wakeboarding or tubing with family and friends. For a more relaxed pace, paddle through the water in a kayak or on a paddle board. Jet skis are another favorite activity for cruising through the water of this gorgeous lake. The entire family will love a day spent on the lake!

Cast A Fishing Line 

A father and son fish on Smith Mountain Lake

Another way to enjoy a day out in nature is to spend the day fishing! Cast a fishing line to reel in a largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, and more. If you rent a lakefront Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental, cast a fishing line from your private dock! Reeling in a fish can be the perfect Father's Day activity for the whole family.  

Book a Tee Time at a Smith Mountain Lake Golf Course

Another favorite activity of dads around the world? Hitting the golf course! Luckily you can book a tee time at a handful of golf courses around Smith Mountain Lake. The Copper Cove Golf Club was designed by Russell Breeden, who has nearly 100 courses to his credit. Another favorite golf club is The Waterfront Golf Course. This course features 18 holes on a PGA Championship Golf Course with plenty of shoreline and gorgeous views. Another lakeside golf course in the area is Mariner’s Landing Country Club. An 18-hole course designed by the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., this course challenges golfers of every skill level while being a great outing for the whole family. Whether you are a golfing pro or a beginner just looking to practice your swing, golfing is a perfect activity to celebrate Father's Day!  

Feel at Home in a Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rental 

A dock with Adirondack chairs on Smith Mountain Lake

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day as family than relaxing in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With waterfront rentals that offer amenities like docks, hot tubs, grills, and more, you’re sure to enjoy a weekend away with dad. Book a dog-friendly rental to bring along the four-legged members of your family and don’t forget your swimsuit!  

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5 Must-Try Sea Isle City Restaurants
Posted by Long & Foster | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Planning a trip to Sea Isle City? After a day at the beach or exploring the Sea Isle City Promenade, enjoy local cuisine from one of the best Sea Isle City restaurants. From waterfront seafood to Italian dishes served in a fine-dining atmosphere, you won’t want to miss these Sea Isle City restaurants! 

Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Sea Isle City! 

A plate of seafood in a Sea Isle City restaurant

1. Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant

Of course, when you are staying on the Jersey shore, you have to enjoy a bite of local seafood! Mike’s Seafood and Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy delicious seafood dishes like a lobster tail dinner, a lobster roll sandwich, and Nantucket Sea Scallops!  

2. Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant 

Enjoy waterfront dining at Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant. Dig in to a King Crab dinner or a plate of lobster tails. You can also grab an omelett, waffles, and more for breakfast or stop in for a waterfront lunch at this local hotspot.  

3. La Fontana Coast 

Experience fine dining at La Fontana Coast! Featuring a menu of Italian specialties including Bolognese, alfredo, and scampi! Pair your pasta dish with a fine wine and prepare to enjoy a romantic evening or a pleasant dinner out with the whole family.  

4. Sunset Pier 

Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Sunset Pier is a perfect place to dine al fresco near the water! Star the day off with a stack of pancakes before heading out to enjoy a day at the beach. Or stop in for lunch or dinner to enjoy a burger or plate of seafood. 

5. Braca Café 

Operating since 1908, the Braca Café has been a staple of Sea Isle City cuisine for generations. Enjoy American and Italian cuisine in an elevated setting with dishes like Cajun scallops penne, parmigiana chicken and veal, or a steak!  

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A living room of a Sea Isle City vacation rental

Book a Sea Isle City vacation rental to enjoy beachfront relaxation and the charm of this coastal town. With beachfront homes, condos with prime locations, and even pet-friendly properties, Sea Isle City is a perfect place to spend time on vacation with family and friends.  

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Lewes, Delaware
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, April 12, 2021

Looking for a coastal getaway to celebrate Mother’s Day? Look no further than Lewes, Delaware! A small coastal town with plenty of charm, Lewes is the perfect place to relax and celebrate Mom for Mother’s Day 2021! Book a Lewes vacation rental today and get ready to hit the beach and explore local, boutiques, eateries, and more!  

Mother's Day falls on Sunday May 9th, 2021 

Start the day with a Mother’s Day Brunch 

Mothers Day Brunch at a Lewes restaurant

Begin Mother’s Day by sharing a delicious breakfast at a local Lewes restaurant! Eggcelent is a charming local breakfast spot offering fresh ground coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and everything you could desire for brunch ranging from omelets, pancakes, and avocado toast. Dine al fresco on the patio space and enjoy the coastal breeze as you celebrate with mom! 

Stroll Second Street 

After a tasty brunch, head to Second Street to explore the boutiques and local shops that await. Find a unique book shop, antique stores, jewelry, boutiques, and more as you explore the charming downtown area of Lewes. Pick up something sweet at the Edie Bee’s Confectionery, stop into the Henlopen Trading Co., or pick up a souvenir at Lewes Gifts!  

Explore Cape Henlopen State Park 

A view of cape Henlopen State Park

After you have explored Second Street, head to Cape Henlopen State Park for beautiful ocean views, lovely sand dunes, and plenty of nature trails. Keep an eye out for shorebirds and wildflowers as you hike or bike along the trails or simply bring a blanket to lay down as you sunbathe on the beach! There’s no better way to enjoy family time together than relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous Delaware shoreline.  

Visit the Zwaanendael Museum 

For another fun local activity, make a visit to the Zwaanendael Museum! Free to the public, this museum invites visitors to learn about the history of Lewes. The building commemorates the early Dutch settlements in the area dating back to the 1600s and houses artifacts of maritime, culture, and military history of the area. History buffs and families alike will enjoy a visit to this unique area attraction. 

Feel at Home in a Lewes Vacation Rental 

A Lewes vacation rental home

Book a Lewes vacation rental to truly feel at home in this charming coastal town. Enjoy a home complete with a bright, spacious interior perhaps a condo with access to plenty of community amenities. No matter what kind of Lewes vacation rental you desire, you’re sure to find a property that invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day with style and relaxation!  

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5 Reasons to Book an Ocean City, NJ Vacation Rental
Posted by Long & Foster | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

An oceanfront hub for family fun and outdoor activities, Ocean City, NJ is a perfect place for a beach vacation! With an iconic boardwalk that is almost 3 miles long, family-friendly attractions, and delicious seafood and sweet treats, there’s no better place to enjoy a family vacation near the beach! Find out what awaits when you book an Ocean City, NJ vacation rental! 

1. Be Close to the Ocean City Boardwalk  

When you book an Ocean City, NJ vacation rental you get the benefit of being close to the beach and the iconic boardwalk. Take a stroll along the 2.5-mile-long boardwalk that runs parallel to Ocean City Beach. Host to boutiques, eateries, amusement rides, and even country-fair style food, there’s something for everyone along the Boardwalk! Rent a bike to pedal along the boardwalk or grab some saltwater taffy to snack on while you stroll on foot! 

2. Find Thrills at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier 

Children enjoy an amusement park ride in Ocean City, NJ

While you enjoy your Ocean City vacation, head to Gillian’s Wonderland Pier for theme parks rides! From the mellow kiddie coasters and carousel to the stomach-flipping Drop Tower, there are rides for every level of thrill-seeker. Take in the view from the top of the Giant Wheel, climb into the log ride, or put your hands in the air as you ride in a coaster. There’s no better way to experience amusement park fun on a pier! 

3. Spend Time Enjoying the Jersey Shore 

A beach near Ocean City, NJ

Of course, Ocean City is the perfect place to hit the beach! Luckily, Ocean City Beach features 10 miles of beautiful coastline that is free to access. Pick a spot to setup your beach chairs to relax, sunbathe, and swim. Bring along a football or frisbee for beach games or enjoy watersports like surfing, canoeing, or kayaking.  

For even more beachfront exploration, head to Corson’s Inlet State Park! A popular spot for hiking, fishing and crabbing, the park features 341 acres of protected wildlife area complete with hiking trails, beach access, and a boat launch. Get out on the water with a fishing pole in hand or sunbathe on the beach for an ideal day out in nature.  

4. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth & Seafood Cravings 

Ocean City, NJ is home to unique candy stores

Ocean City is known for its nostalgic charm and delicious seafood. During your visit, enjoying local cuisine is a must! Spadafora's Restaurant & Clam Bar  offers an array of seafood dishes ranging from shrimp and scallops to the classic sruf and turf! For oceanfront dining, head to Cafe Beach Club! Serving up classic breakfast items as well as sandwiches and burgers, this restaurant is the perfect way to start the day or take a break from the beach to grab a bite! Have a sweet tooth? Shriver's Salt Water Taffy and Fudge invites visitors to dig into a piece of delicious fudge, enjoy a macaroon or two, or pick up a box of saltwater taffy to bring home. Enjoy something sweet for a perfect end to a day! 

5. Relax in an Ocean City Vacation Rental

An Ocean City, NJ vacation rental

With plenty of beachfront Ocean City vacation rentals, you’re sure to find a beachy retreat that can serve as your home-away-from-home! A vacation rental allows you to truly feel at home with a living room and kitchen that make for the perfect space to relax after a day at the beach. Whether your family desires a private beachfront home or a condo with community amenities, we have properties that serve every desire.  

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