Our Home

The Vision of Mary's Place by the Sea is a world where every woman with cancer has a PLACE to feel whole.

When Mary's Place by the Sea opened its doors in 2009, two rooms were rented in a lovely B & B, located at 7 Ocean Avenue in Ocean Grove.  During the course of one year, word had spread and more women with cancer wanted to stay than the accommodations would allow.  The next year, Mary's Place moved to 15 Broadway, a beautiful, four-bedroom home which needed minor renovations to accommodate up to four women overnight. After five years of welcoming women with cancer through these doors and many more on waiting lists, the decision to build a new home was an easy one.  The demand for a respite was high as we learned about more and more women who were facing this life-altering disease.

Mary's Place by the Sea opened the doors to its new home in June, 2016. Our home is a ten-bedroom, state-of-the-art, custom built "sanctuary by the sea", located two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean at 22 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

In our new home, Mary's Place can say yes to more women with cancer...yes to more rest and privacy with each guest having their own room with a private bath... yes to a peaceful setting with porches looking out to the ocean... yes to an elevator allowing our guests to reach their rooms with ease... yes to having a hands-on education about nutrition while dealing with cancer... yes to more of the services we already provide including oncology massage, individual mental health counseling, nutrition education, reiki, meditation, reflexology, expressive writing and more.  It is because of the women we serve, we are humbled to say yes.

Since its founding, Mary's Place by the Sea has welcomed 10,000 women with cancer and offered them the opportunity to hit the pause button and focus on their healing: mind, body and soul.

Mary’s Place offers a wide range of complimentary services to our guests.  We work with you to customize your visit so that you can take advantage of as many, or as few, of these services as you want.  We can also develop customized services if you let us know what you need in advance.  All of our services are provided by experienced, highly-qualified practitioners. Some services include: Oncological Massage, Reiki/Healing Touch therapy, Integrative Self-Care Therapies, Nutritional counseling, Journal Writing, Social Worker/Counseling, Gentle Yoga.