About Our Shore Vacation Rentals by Owner Team

Shore Summer, which offers quality shore rentals to the online public since 2004, is owned and operated by Chris and Maria Kirk. Shore Summer Rentals is a locally-owned business that offers a wide range of East Coast Shore rentals where visitors can find a comfortable place to stay. From Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City to Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Ocean City Maryland, Delaware Beaches and more, their website contains a multitude of properties.  They never charged booking fees to the owner or the renter and never will. Owners also always have full control of their email leads. >> View our Google reviews    >> View our Testimonials


With the strength of 35 plus years of combined experience in marketing, real estate, vacation rentals and property management Chris and Maria have a wealth of knowledge in successfully pairing property owners with renters. Chris and Maria were investment property owners themselves at the New Jersey Shore. Their first-hand knowledge of vacation property rental ownership gives them the unique advantage to see rentals from both sides of the fence. From understanding what "quality" really means to valuing the definition of "good tenants", Chris and Maria offer exceptional rental consulting advice to both renters and property owners alike. Please read our Property Owner Testimonials.

These invaluable experiences have given both Chris and Maria the necessary tools required for smart marketing and corporate savvy, while Maria possesses unparalleled customer service skills for smooth and detailed daily operations.

Chris and Maria live in the South Jersey area and have two children. Maria was born and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. Chris was born and raised in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, PA. They moved to the Jersey Shore area in 2005 to be closer to the shore area and to be readily available to address their customer's needs.

Maria handles all operations of the company. Prior to starting, Maria had eight years of commercial real estate/property management experience with firms located in Center City, Philadelphia.

Maria decided to expand her horizons in the real estate business obtaining her New Jersey Real Estate license back in January 2012. Maria is licensed with Keller Williams Jersey Shore, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. With over 700 offices and 110,000 real estate professionals worldwide, Keller Williams has the network and systems to give her clients an edge in today's competitive real estate marketplace. As a Realtor who's an expert in this local area, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in buying and selling real estate in the NJ Shore market. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Please remember Maria when looking to buy or sell your next home. Click here to download her real estate app. You can view home prices anywhere from your own neighborhood to anywhere in North America! It's free, there is no cost to you.

Chris is a digital marketing expert with over 15 years experience in marketing NJ Shore vacation homes.  Chris also runs his own online advertising agency where he manages Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and Pinterest Ads for his clients.  Chris has over 15 years working in business intelligence for billion dollar organizations. Chris possesses a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Temple University.

Office Assistance

Shore Summer also staffs a personal assistant to assist Maria on a daily basis. Raya is a great asset to both Maria and Chris. Raya has been working with Maria and Chris back since 2004 when Chris and Maria owned an ice cream shop on Beach Ave in Cape May, NJ. Raya demonstrates a genuine care for, we are very lucky to have Raya on our team and part of our family.

Raya has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management. She is fluent in several languages, including English, French, and Bulgarian. Raya offers tremendous skills and keeps us on our toes. Raya and her husband have 2 young sons, Christian and James. 



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