Like it or not, 1209 Ocean Terrace in Seaside Heights, aka the “Jersey Shore” house, is one of the most famous addresses in pop culture.
And a lot of people do like it.
Michael Loundy, owner of Seaside Realty in Seaside Heights, reports that his phone is constantly ringing from fans who want to stay at the house.
“It’s still a very hot house,” said Loundy to the USA Today Network New Jersey. “I guess it has to do with the fact that the show (now called ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’) is still airing but we get a half of dozen of calls per day to see about the availability and the pricing of it.”
A bridal shower and a 21st birthday party recently stayed at the house, Loundy said. Rates average $3,000 a night for the spot, which has six bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Capacity is 12, so it works out to just north of $200 per person for a group stay.
“We have people coming from all over looking to book it and the house looks exactly as it did when the show filmed,” Loundy said. “The duck phone is still there and all the things the people expect to see. It’s been a very, very active house.”
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Yes, that includes “Jersey Shore” cast members stopping by. Part of the debut episode of “Jersey shore Family Vacation” was filmed at the house in 2018.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi grabbed the duck phone, which has since been returned.
“They periodically do shoot in the area and sometimes in the house,” Loundy said. “The cast loves Seaside and they come to be in the house and they come to Seaside to do the things they’ve done before. They’re grown up now, they have their families with them so they travel a little heavier with their new families and you never know when they’re going to be around.”
Loundy got the call in 2009 from 495 Productions, the producer of “Jersey Shore.” They needed a house with six bedrooms for a new series to be called “Jersey Shore.” It became an international sensation.
The original run ended in 2012, and city officials now want to go in a “different direction.”
Fans can take a tour of the house through the adjacent Shore Store, which can be entered on the boardwalk. There you’ll probably see Danny Merk, who frequently appeared on “Jersey Shore” and is seen on “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.” He’s a co-owner of the Shore Store and also of the “Jersey Shore” house.
The tours are $10 and they last about 10 minutes. Check out the Shore Store’s Facebook page for more info. shop’s The overnight stays are now being booked through Booking.com.
Who knows who you’ll see. Stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” have stopped by Seaside Heights over the last two summers.
Loundy said the “Real Housewives” could work something out at the “Jersey Shore” house.
“We are definitely available,” Loundy said. “If they want to rent it they can go right to Booking.com and we would welcome them.”
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. His multiple awards include recognition for stories on both Bruce Springsteen and Snooki. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; email@example.com. Stay with app.com or consider a subscription today.