Spring Lake is often compared to other Gilded Age coastal resorts such as Newport, Rhode Island, and Bar Harbor, Maine (see: Martin Maloney Cottage). When it's not being compared to those tony environs, the town is occasionally referenced as the Irish Riviera. Regardless of your own take, the houses are seriously jaw-dropping. These three will make your weekly condo rental in Ocean City seem like a hostel.
23 Pitney Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ $5,525,000
Monthly taxes: $10,175
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom estate features one of the grandest master suites we've seen in some time. It includes a private sitting area with fireplace and walk-in closet, as well as killer views. The entire home is finished with luxurious details, including the salt-water pool and spa, the dual dishwashers, the outdoor shower with fine finishes and the three-stop paneled private elevator.
206 Remsen Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ
Monthly taxes: $12,024
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom stunner features ocean and lake views. It also offers stellar curb appeal with red cedar siding and amazing landscaped grounds with a heated indoor pool adjacent to the covered patio with flat-screen TV. Inside, we love the mahogany-paneled library with built-in bookcases and a fireplace for cozy reading. Bonus: There's a built-in connection for your electric car.