Monday, March 26, 2012

Surf Chair Rentals (Beach Wheel Chairs)

We get asked from time to time about surf chair rentals (a.k.a. beach wheel chairs).  We unfortunately do not currently offer these.  However, many coastal towns provide at no charge.

Here are a few towns offering free surf chairs:

AvalonDaily (summer): 10:00 am - 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday - Saturday (quiet season) -  Call for appointment.
LavalletteAvailable on a first come first serve basis through the Lifeguard Headquarters 732-793-2566.
Off season Beach Wheelchairs are available through Public Works @ 732-793-7766

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Odd beach items

I find it funny when houses have lawn items of animals that don't live at the jersey shore. Here's a few favorites. Maybe well get a big bear lawn ornament.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Relax Concierge Recommends: Asbury Park

Here are a few of our favorite spots in Asbury Park.

America's Cup
633 Cookman Avenue # 3
Stop on in for a cup of coffee.
Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly 

Biggie's Clam Bar
1300 Ocean Ave
French fries please!
Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly 

Bistro Ole
230 Main Street
Great food and great sangria. Just remember to bring your wine.
Also recommended in the "Best of the Shore 2010" issue of Philadelphia Magazine. 

Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue 
n our opinion, this is our best place in Asbury Park for a cocktail and dinner!
Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly 

Taka Sushi
632 Mattison Avenue 

Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly 

516 Cookman Avenue
(732) 776-5900
We love their breakfast options!

800 Ocean Avenue
Great place to grab a drink on a date. Sit outside if the weather is nice or chill by the fireplace. Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly

Lightly Salted Surf Mercado
1000 Ocean Avenue 

Also recommended in the "Best of Jersey" issue by NJ Monthly

The Pampered Spirit
Mobile Massage and Spa Co.
Call Bridget to schedule a service. Let them know Relax Concierge sent you!

Asbury First 

Showcase of Asbury Park arts and entertainment attractions. 
Also recommended in the March 2011 issue of NJ Monthly. 

Silverball Museum Arcade
1000 Ocean Ave 

Over 200 pinball machines from different decades. Great spot for try out games while waiting for a table at Langosta. Our favorite is Theater of Magic! 

Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave
Great place to catch a show. Our favorite recent show at the Stone Pony was Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. It's usually standing room only but if you can walk around check out the memorabilia on the walls.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ocean City Merchant Association

We look forward to being a part of the Ocean City Merchant Association.  Now that we have our new store - its perfect time for us to join.  Look for us at upcoming events.  For a full listing of events, check them out below:
  • Spring and Fall Block Parties
  • Citywide Yard Sales
  • Seafood Festival
  • Easter activities
  • Mothers Day flower giveaway
  • Doo Dah Days in the Downtown and the Doo Dah Parade
  • Halloween Trick or Treating and Parade
  • Red & White Weekend – an all-class reunion of Ocean City High School plus parade
  • Fall Farmers Market in the Downtown – Saturdays, September-October
  • Holiday Events
For more information, visit

Monday, March 19, 2012

Run Like An Antelope To See Phish At Bader Field This Summer

Phish from the Boardwalk Hall 2010 tour
What could be better than 3 nights of Phish at Bader Field? Some of you may say Dave Matthews... but since this is my blog - Phish is the right answer.

Tour dates include 6/15, 6/16 and 6/17.  Tickets are $60 general admission. Check out the tour info here.

Phish loves to play AC so we are sure the shows will be fabulous. We will definitely be going to one of them.  Not sure which one yet since we anticipate that weekend to be the start of our busy season.

While the website suggests many hotels in AC, we think a beach house is the way to go for the week or long weekend.    If booking a beach house - spend more time hanging at the shows or catching some sun.  Let us provide you with linens, towels, beach gear and more!

Friday, March 16, 2012


We are looking forward to working with several families of sailors participating in the USODA Optimist Team Trials located at the Branch Beach Yacht Club. The Regatta will be held from April 26th - April 29th.

This event has the best Opti sailors in the Nation vying to represent the USA regattas across the world.

So far, we are providing linens, towels, groceries and our bed making service.  We are happy to offer all families 25% off any of our rental items with coupon code "REGATTA".

Best of luck!

NJ Tourism Is Back

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno tells NJ tourism industry representatives that tourism is back in NJ:|topnews|text|Frontpage

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beachgoers At The Jersey Shore

With this unseasonable warm stretch of weather, many locals have been hitting the beach.  Its nice to see folks out there with their beach chairs, towels and books.  While it may be a little warmer inland,  it is sweatshirt weather up on the beach.

We are hoping to catch some rays tomorrow!  We dont get much time to hang out on the beach in the summer so we certainly try to enjoy whenever we can.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get Your Tickets Ready

It's almost that time of year to attend your favorite fashion shows and auctions.  I've always enjoyed getting dressed up and attending them with my mom and sisters.  

We are excited to donate $100 gift certificates to the following events and charities:

Mount Mary Mary Academy Mercy Guild Fashion Show - MSMA is my alma mater and I'm always happy to support their events.   (March 25th)

Main Line Parent Mom's Night Out 

Haddonfield Juniors Club Gala  - This gala benefits the Valerie Fund. 

Haddonfield  Newcomers Club - I was a member of the Newcomers Club when we lived in Haddonfield.  Every year they have a spring event to benefit a charity.

Career Wardrobe   - Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit organization providing
professional clothing and support to low-income women transitioning into the workforce in

Get your auction tickets so you can contribute to a great charity and maybe win a gift certificate!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Relax Concierge is featured on Newsworks!

Check out the feature about Relax Concierge on Newsworks.  Check it out here.

Special thanks to Jen A. Miller for the fantastic interview!  We had a lot of fun chatting about the business and happenings at the Shore.   

Jen's blog used to be located at  It has recently been picked up by Newsworks! Way to go Jen!  Make sure to check out all of Jen's fun at the Jersey Shore at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Free Vacation?

Free vacation are two words you never hear together.  Vacations can cost a lot of money if a whole family is going away for a week.  With so many costs these days,  sometimes vacations are held for another year.

Ocean City knows the importance of a good summer vacation with your friends and family.  For the past few years they've held a vacation giveaway.  For several weeks during the summer a week at a vacation rental is awarded to a lucky winner.  In addition to the accommodations, a gift basket full of goodies and gift certificates from local businesses are provided making it even more desirable.

This summer Ocean City will be running the contest again.... but... it's even better.  It's now for 11 weeks and not 8!

Relax Concierge has participated in this contest for several years now.  We look forward to including our L'Occitane toiletry sets in each gift basket.

To enter the contest, visit the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce website at .  Good luck!  We hope you win one of our toiletry sets and of course a free week in beautiful Ocean City.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Retreat on Long Beach Island

We got a call yesterday for a delivery on Long Beach Island for a retreat weekend.    The Jersey Shore is the perfect place to relax, renew and reflect.   This retreat house sleeps 20, is just 3 houses from the beach and located at 85th Street in Beach Haven Crest. 

This property offers lots of extras for team building with large groups.  Some of their suggestions include:

Small Weddings *French Cuisine Cooking with Francis Pons 
Business Meetings *Scrapbooking Workshops
Family Reunion *Massage/Spa Weekends 
Scavenger Hunts *Mother Daughter Girlfriend Baking Classes
Catered Weekends *Water Color Painter's Workshop
Spiritual Weekend * Raw Diet Education Workshop
Healing Retreats *Yoga/Pilates Weekends
Painting Retreats Fishing Charters
Clay Weekend Church Groups
Men/Women of Faith Revolve Weekend
Family Reunions Book Club Getaway
Couples Weekend 
Family Tree Research
Photography Weekends
Marriage/Engaged Encounter

For the *'s - the homeowners can set this up for guests.   

Visit their website for more information.  Don't forget to call us for sheets and towels.

Sea Isle Realty Office Visit

In preparation for Summer 2012, we've been visiting with realtors to spread the word about our rental items and services.   Sea Isle was the pick of the day so we headed over with our basket with examples of linens, towels, toiletries and free items like our Acqua Panna water.

Realty offices were pretty busy with ringing phones and vacationers inquiring about rentals.   We had the pleasure to meet and drop off our door tags at:
NJ Realty
Coldwell Banker
Sea Isle Realty

After our visit, we stopped at Mike's Seafood to pick up crab legs for dinner.  The front store at Mikes is open on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays in the winter.   We tried to order dungeness crabs and lobster mac but they are only available during the Summer months.  We'll have to wait a few more months.

Next stop?  We have a few more towns to visit including Margate, Lavallette, Avalon and Stone Harbor.  We will be there as soon as we reorder another 5000 door tags.  

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sunrise, sunset

Thursdays sunrise was a bit gloomy but the sunset was incredible.  Its a good day when you get to enjoy both no matter what they look like.