5 valentine ideas on the jersey shoreValentine’s Day is coming up this weekend, why not try something a little different on the Jersey Shore this year? Aren’t you tired of the same old same old? Dinner and a movie with a box of chocolates has been done to death.

Branch out a little with us this weekend and check out some of the unique events that you and your loved one can take part in. From braving the cold, winter waters of the Atlantic to tasting delicious wines, the Jersey Shore has a lot to offer beyond just a night out at a fancy restaurant.

5) Valentine's Day Plunge:

What better way to celebrate the fiery passions of the heart than by taking a plunge in the ice-cold waters of the Jersey Shore’s Atlantic coast? The 10th annual Valentine Plunge takes place between 12 and 5 on…

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jersey shore wine weekendPresented by Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and sponsored by several local businesses, the 4th annual Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is your chance to get out and take an international journey through the world of wine with your neighbors! The event is set to take place at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, NJ, February 19th and 20th.

Learn about which wines pair well with which kinds of food, and take advantage of the opportunity to get involved in food tutorials with noted executive Chef Peter Csikos. Check out the schedule below and decide which events you’d like to check out!

Below is just a taste of the planned event, check the website for more info!

Friday, February 19th.

Start off the festivities the right way! Compare two…

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renting your jersey shore vacation homeIf you own a property you’re looking to rent out as a Jersey Shore Vacation Rental, you really have two options: you can rent it out yourself, or hire a local property management company to take care of the details for you.

Marketing your home, screening renters and maintaining a rental property is a full-time job in and of itself. In addition to the time involved in filling and maintaining the rental, operating a rental property brings with it numerous legal implications that you may not be aware of. Hiring a property management company can help alleviate much of the stress associated with maintaining your property as a vacation home.

Help Finding Quality Renters

This may not seem as difficult as it is, but finding quality renters to fill…

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jersey shore summer rentalsWe may be deep in the throes of winter, but believe it or not, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your Jersey Shore summer rental. In fact, it may even serve as an ideal respite from the weather outside to let your mind wander to the warm embrace of summer.

The stunning Jersey Shore coastline stretches for 127 miles from Sandy Hook to Cape May, with many beautiful white sandy beaches and bustling boardwalks waiting to be explored. Some of the best, most luxurious and drop-dead gorgeous rental properties can be found in the central shore regions of Ocean and Monmouth Counties, in communities like Bay Head, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach and Spring Lake.

Finding the Right Jersey Shore Rental

The summer rentals along the Jersey…

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spotlight on wall township njWall Township has established itself as one of the most desirable places to make a home along the New Jersey Shoreline. The township’s long history in the area and stunning natural setting are clear indications of why members of the community love to make their home here.

Established back in 1851, the community that 25,000 year-round residents currently call home was named after General Garret D. Wall, who commanded the Trenton Volunteer Company in the War of 1812, stationed in Sandy Hook. He would go on to serve as both quartermaster for the state of New Jersey and as a US Senator.

Deep Ties to History

The original settlement in the area, Allaire Village, founded in 1822 has now been immortalized as a living museum in the expansive and…

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new years resolutions for your jersey shore home

It’s inevitable. Every year at this time, folks think back at the year past and begin to make resolutions to improve their health and improve their lives. It’s all about personal reflection and individual improvement.

But what about the home? There are a number of simple, every day improvements you can make to your daily routine that will vastly improve the health and well-being of your Jersey Shore home. We’ve collected a number of small resolutions you can easily commit to that will have significant and far-reaching effects on your biggest investment: the home. Were you really going to stick to that personal resolution, anyway?

Cut Energy Usage

This has the dual benefit of both saving you money and the environment. Simple changes like…

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merry christmas from Clayton and Clayton REALTORS®The team at ClaytonandClayton.com would like to wish you and your family a very special Christmas, and an exceptionally happy new year! Shawn Clayton and the entire team at Clayton and Clayton Realtors® would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every one of our wonderful clients. Without you, we couldn’t have had the spectacular and record-breaking year we’ve just had.

We also couldn’t have made it this far without the hard work and determination of our team of dedicated and passionate Jersey Shore real estate agents. They consistently place the focus squarely on the needs of the customer above all else, where it belongs. Clayton and Clayton understands the true value of contributing to our local community and building…

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winter at the jersey shoreI know it may not seem like winter yet, but as New Jerseyans know, it’s bound to show its weary head eventually. Luckily, things don’t just stop along the Jersey Shore when the temperature drops. The many beautiful communities that line the Atlantic coastline have plenty of stellar activities to keep locals and visitors alike busy any time of the year, not just the summertime.

There is more to the Jersey Shore than just the beach after all.

Bring in Good Tidings of the Season Shore Style!

This weekend sees the beginning of Point Pleasant Beach’s popular Sea of Lights Holiday Festival. Come to the shoreline to see the boardwalk come alight with a glorious display of Christmas lights. As part of the holiday festivities, Jerkinson’s Boardwalk and…

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refind bay head njReFind owner, local artist and resident of the Bay Head community, Zsa Zsa Stackles wanted to bring a whimsical, artistic energy back to the Jersey Shore after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The result – Refind, a fun, stress-free environment for local artists and interested parties to simply create.

The unique boutique, gallery and art studio opened its doors in June of 2014 and has been offering an eclectic mix of found art, and continuous art classes and seminars for all ability levels ever since. The space can also be rented by local artists looking for a space to be creative. If you’re feeling inspired, Zsa Zsa will do her best to help make your inspiration a reality.

A Showcase of Local Artwork & Artists

Zsa Zsa displays and sells…

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bay head 34th annual christmas walk

It's that time of year again! Proudly sponsored by the Bay Head Business Association, this weekend marks the official start of the holiday season in Bay Head, NJ. Come out and enjoy the 34th Annual Christmas Walk, a range of fun, family-friendly activities all weekend long to kick off the holiday the right way, along with all your neighbors! Clayton and Clayton Realtors have included a full schedule of events for your convenience below.

Featured events include an open house of all participating local businesses, holiday movies, live ice sculpting and visits by Santa and Penguins. What's your excuse? Come out and start off the holiday season with a bang and enjoy all the local festivities!

Friday, December 4th

  • 5:30 - 8:30, Open House at…

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