Yesterday we said good bye to the Embassy Suites in Piscataway and headed over to our new home for this week in Asbury Park, NJ.
Asbury Park is a quaint shore town just south of New York City. In it’s heyday it was a popular destination for Manhattanites on weekends and summer’s at the shore. Today much of it is falling down and there are many bare spots on the beach where majestic hotels used to stand.
Perhaps Asbury Park is most famous for “The Stone Pony”. It is one of the world’s best known music venues. It is known as a starting point for many musicians, including New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. It is considered one of the greatest rock clubs of all kinds.
We rented a home about four blocks from the shore from a website called VRBO. Our home this week is a two story four bedroom 1 1/2 bath. The owner is an accomplished and very well known interior designer and architect in NYC. He has completely gutted this house and turned it into an eclectic charming home. When we walked in it was like walking into a home from HGTV.
There is also a Steinway grand piano with lots of classical music laid out to play. For the cook lover’s dream all of the appliances are Jen-Aire and the cooking ware is All Clad. We discovered that the music is piped through the house, so cooking to jazz last night was awesome. This place is perfect!
I feel like I’m in a tv show living here. It’s that pretty.
The street we are living on is a suburban street with street parking and an alley in the back. Everybody has big front porches and I can imagine it is quite the social scene in the summer. We can walk to the NJ Transit or walk to the local 7-Eleven. A quick 15 minute walk takes us to the boardwalk.
So this week we are experiencing a different style of living. A bustling suburban shore town in a home that I would never think to live in full time.
We love it.