Last-Minute Getaway

Gather a group of friends and take a last-minute trip to Asbury Park this weekend

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If you didn't make it out of town for Memorial Day Weekend—or even if you did—it's not too late to snap up a quaint but spacious cottage for you and a group of friends for the first weekend in June. For this week's Last-Minute Getaway, we're eyeing this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home right in the heart of New Jersey's Asbury Park.

The listing notes that the home sleeps eight people, and with an asking price of $600/night (the prices go up later in the season), that'll come to $75/night per person if you successfully wrangle an eight-person crew. The home is located a short walk from the beach, as well as Asbury's numerous restaurant and nightlife options.

For lounging at home, there's also a spacious wraparound porch with seating, a large kitchen (as well as an outdoor grill), a TV room, and a main living area:

The bedrooms look big and bright, and the bathrooms are unusually large and modern for a beach house, possibly indicating some recent renovations:

As of press time, the listing is still available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this coming weekend (note that there's a three-night minimum stay), and the host is listed on VRBO as having a 100 percent response rate, meaning that if you request to book, you'll very likely be hearing back soon. (The hosts have also received five-star reviews from previous visitors, an important metric to check when browsing by-owner vacation rental sites such as VRBO or Airbnb.)

Book now, and you can look forward to a long weekend of pinball, boardwalk strolls, and shows at the Stone Pony.