Monday, September 21, 2015

Avalon NJ

For the past 4 days my husband and I have been relaxing down the shore, in Avalon NJ. It was a perfect time to go. The crowds are gone and the streets are empty!
The town is beautiful and I couldn't help but show you some of the gorgeous houses.
The one above is for sale in case you are looking.....!

The weather was cooperating and every day we biked for at least 2 hours. We would go to breakfast and then tour the town. Check out the mermaid weathervane on top.

Bob on the bike.

The gardens were equally impressive, especially in the hot beach weather. I am pretty sure all those pretty flower boxes had a watering system.
This was one of my favorites, I loved the symmetry and the flowers for sure! To the right is their pretty garage and a pool too. Don't you just want to walk through that arch, covered with a mandevilla vine?

Every single home made sure you had a great view of the Atlantic and decks to take advantage of the cool ocean breeze. Again how pretty are the flowers!

It has inspired me for next year's garden. The flower boxes had either petunias or ivy geraniums.

This one had a lovely deep side porch that overlooked the ocean. I am pretty sure there are lots of parties held there!
While these houses are over the top, the ones in Stone Harbor are even more over the top. Next time I will share some of those with you. In the meantime I can only dream about what they look like on the inside!



  1. Wow!!! What amazing homes!!! I love the beach in the Fall. Those window boxes are so spectacular!

  2. Those are impressive beach homes! I think a person could get lost inside one of these. LOL
    Thanks for sharing the photos though, they are beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to enjoy some nice weather and biking, looks like a great place to do it.

  3. What a wonderful tour of amazing houses and colourful plantings. It's great to hear you had some lovely days away enjoy the sunshine and different views.

  4. These homes are stunning. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  5. Hard to believe that most are summer homes! Looks like you had a nice relaxing time!

  6. Amazing homes and gardens. I think the flowers also love love being that close to the water and get lots of sea breezes. I can't believe how ginormus those homes are - I thought the first one was a hotel or condos!
    How fun to ride bikes around these beauties.

  7. WOW! Just WOW! So glad you are having a fun time-lots of great eye candy to enjoy on your bike rides.

  8. What lovely homes. So glad you had a chance to get way and enjoy the views.

  9. I'm a Central NJ native and have never been to Avalon... lol! Thanks for sharing pictures! Those houses and flowers are magnificent! Enjoy your time away!

  10. These homes are phenomenal! I've never seen anything like them. I can only begin to guess what they cost, let alone what the upkeep must surely be. As a former realtor, I'm sure YOU know the value in all this. Just another thing I will dream about never owning. :-)


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