Situated near the bay, Absecon rancher is also close to the beaches, boardwalks and a slew of seashore activity | Business

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Situated near the bay, Absecon rancher is also close to the beaches, boardwalks and a slew of seashore activity | Business


This time of year, crowds flock to the Jersey Shore by the thousands, in some cases traveling 100 miles or more for a brief respite from the confines of the city and suburbs.

Located a short walk from Absecon Bay, the three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom home for sale at 603 Sooy Lane in Absecon qualifies as the kind of property many of those same people would love to retreat to during the sweltering summer months.

It also happens to be less than a tenth of the distance from many of the best beaches, boardwalks and amenities in the seaside town that most Philly-area residents crave during the dog days of summer.

“If you like boating or fishing, or even if you just enjoy walking, this is an ideal location,” says Realtor Pam Stearns of Re/Max Atlantic, who is hosting an open house on the property of 11: 00 to 11:00 will present. 13:00 today. “Everybody walks back there because there is practically no traffic. You can walk off the docks and fish or crab, or just enjoy the AC skyline. It’s such a great location.”

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Joanne Delaney’s mother and stepfather became the second owners of the property when they bought it in 1990. The rancher, located in a residential neighborhood, was custom built by its original owner, Rick Mulvihill, who is the retired police chief of Absecon and currently a professor of criminal justice at Stockton University.

“Rick sold it to my mom, and they were the only two owners,” said Delaney, an Absecon resident who grew up in nearby Brigantine. “My mother and stepfather (whom she married after Delaney’s father died) have always loved living there.

“There’s a lot of privacy, but it’s not too quiet, and it’s so close to so many different things (including Galloway Township’s 60-plus-acre Veterans Memorial and Glenn by the Bay parks just north, both managed by the Atlantic County Parks System ),” she adds. “It has extra-wide hallways, beautiful hardwood floors, and three large bedrooms. It’s always been well maintained and well maintained, and they’ve made a lot of upgrades over the years, including the deck last summer. “

The back deck on the home—situated on a spacious 14,375-square-foot (125-foot-wide by 115-foot-deep) lot—is made of virtually maintenance-free Trex construction (see and vinyl railings. The deck is well suited for large gatherings and can be accessed from the backyard or from inside the gathering room/den. The enclosed rear garden is highlighted by a beautiful hedge of rhododendron bushes and is matched by the house’s equally well-landscaped street side.

The gathering room opens into a custom kitchen with center island and its own breakfast sitting area. The entrance hall, living room and formal dining room are all furnished with manicured hardwood flooring, with the dining room looking out onto the rear garden through beautiful windows.

The home is well equipped for year-round comfort, enhanced by a modern HVAC system with central multi-zone air conditioning, and a solid brick wood burning fireplace in the gathering room with a cast iron sleeve that radiates and cuts heat. on winter heating bills. Next to the fireplace is a built-in firewood storage compartment.

All three substantial bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, and other amenities include a two-plus-car garage and off-street parking for at least two other cars in the driveway; a crawl space and an attic for additional storage; and a laundry room next to the powder room or half bath. The house also features an abundance of exceptional furniture that can be negotiated in price.

There will be an open house at 603 Sooylaan from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday, August 14th. Qualified buyers can call the direct line of listing agent Pam Stearns of Re/Max Atlantic at 609-457-5986 or email her at Pam

Photos provided by Pamela Stearns


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