5703 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor

Here is a photo of a single-family, nine-room house located at 5703 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, which for sale.

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Nine-room home in Ventnor is available to buy

{child_byline}VINCENT JACKSON

Staff Writer

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Nine-room home in Ventnor is available to buy

{child_byline}VINCENT JACKSON

Staff Writer

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For Alfred and June Waber, their nine-room single family home at 5703 Atlantic Ave. has always been their summer oasis, a place to escape the city.

The Center City-Philadelphia couple, who have been married for 51 years, have been coming down on weekends for close to 20 years to the house to take a short break from big-city life.

“I love sitting on the terrace. Sometimes, in the morning, I have a cup of coffee,” June Waber said. “It’s very pretty sitting out there. You’re in your own little special world.”

Located in the historic St. Leonard’s Tract District, which features big lots and big houses, the home has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms and one half bathroom.

The Wabers describe their home as a upside-down house because of its open concept living space with a dining room, living room with built-in, wood-burning fireplace and a powder room all on the second floor.

The second floor contains the center island kitchen with a refrigerator, electric stove, a self-cleaning oven, microwave, dishwasher and a garbage disposal. The upper floor also features a master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

The first floor features three bedrooms, a den and two bathrooms.

The house’s interior features cathedral ceilings and skylights. There is wall-to-wall carpeting and tiled bathrooms. Summertime heat can be countered with multi-zoned, central air conditioning, ceiling fans or both, and the house uses gas heat for the winter.

The outside of the home offers vinyl siding, a front deck, a porch, a fenced yard, patio, an in-ground pool, outside shower and a concrete driveway. There is a detached garage for one car, but there is room for three or more cars to park on the property.

The Wabers bought the home as new in 1998. Even though they are only one block from the beach, the house has never had storm damage even from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Their house is nestled between two bigger homes, and they believe that has helped. The dunes on the beach keep the ocean water out, and the bay seems to be under control, Alfred Waber said. They also believe the house and street is on a little bit of a higher elevation because they’ve escaped flooding at times they have seen other city streets flood.

The Wabers’ time in Ventnor is completely different from the time they spend in their Philadelphia high rise.

“We would have our drink on the terrace and have an ocean breeze out front, or we would sit in the back and look at the swimming pool, and the birds were singing, and the flowers were blooming,” June Waber said. “It was wonderful. We loved it.”

The Wabers are selling the home because their daughters and grandchildren are old enough now to have their own lives and don’t come to South Jersey as much as they used to.

“We are at a very narrow part of the island. The island is only three blocks deep where we are, which means when you go to the beach, you don’t have an army of people around you,” Alfred Waber said.

For more information about this property, call Rachel Cummings with The Hartman Home Team at 609-553-6865.

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Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.

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