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My friends and I are graduating in the spring, and we want to find a nice, quiet spot where we can hang out together during the week before the commencement ceremony. We want a beach house, but predictably, we're having an absolute hell of a time trying to get one. Most homeowners consider anyone under the age of 30 to be a roving demolition team, much more a bunch of 21-22 year olds. And then there are things like "New Jersey law," which apparently (says one owner) prohibits anyone under 21 on the premises without an "adult"/"parent" around - which sounds like bullshit, but what do I know about Jersey law?
This is incredibly frustrating, as my friends and I are pretty typical nerds: we have 0-2 drinks each at our shindigs, play a lot of Settlers of Cataan and Carcassonne, and think a "hardcore party" involves cranking up the volume a few bars higher than normal when playing Rock Band. We're not the types who will accidentally burn the deck down. Hell, most of these guys are too law-abiding to go above the speed limit.
What can/should we do? I've seen plenty of people pull this off in the past, but I don't know how. Do we need to get one of our parents involved, promise a larger security deposit, lie about our age or what? We're afraid of falsifying too much, as we don't want to give the homeowners reasons to evict us...