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September is the Best Time at Cape May. Reserve Now!

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cape May cottage description

You're sure to enjoy your stay in our lovely, freshly painted inside and out cottage with new porch windows and eclectic décor. The cottage is surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens, tranquil water features and an old-fashion tree swing. It sits just steps from the bay and the best sunsets you can imagine.Your coffee will still be hot when you step down to the beach to read the morning paper and do some dolphin watching. After you arrive back at the cottage from a day at the beach, perhaps you will want to surround yourself with nature by relaxing in our lovely butterfly and hummingbird gardens.You can grill up lunch and enjoy it in the screen house. Just picture yourself enjoying pre-dinner cocktails by the pond terrace listening to the sounds of the waterfall. After watching the sunset, you and the family can gather around the firepit and roast some marshmallows and listen to the distant horn of the ferry. Creating great meals right at the cottage is a delight with our chef's kitchen and you can enhance your favorite dishes by helping yourself to the various organic herbs and edible flowers that I grow. Feel comfortable knowing that I do not use any chemicals anywhere in the garden.

Our natural bay-beach is just steps away, FREE, and abounds with wildflowers, dune grasses, butterflies, and dolphins. Whether it's for morning coffee, sunbathing, fishing or crabbing off the jetties, or a glass of wine in the evening, you will find the bay calling to you to enjoy it's many pleasures...beautiful sunsets, dolphin sightings, beach glass hunting , fishing or bird watching. Our lovely beach has warm, calm waters perfect for swimming and keeping an eye on the little ones.
There is always something to do, or you can just do nothing. Music, fun, tropical drinks and casual food just blocks away at the beach bar at Harpoon Henry's or at the many fine restaurants in Cape May. Wildlife preserves for bird watching are minutes away, Wildwood boardwalk 15 minutes, Cape May 10 minutes, the Zoo is 15 minutes away, and several wineries just 2 minutes away. Our area of the Jersey shore has something to entertain everyone and every vacation interest.

Beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys for the little ones are provided. You will love our spacious, private outdoor shower under the trees, the screen house, lovely water feature, and you can even do some bird watching right from your chair in the garden. If you are looking to ride the waves in Cape May, we have complimentary beach tags for you, too.

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, House, Retreat, vacation getaway, peaceful and relaxing, natural beach, friendly neighborhood


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • lighted pond with waterfall by the terrace


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    central a/c...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room:

                    spacious family room and newly renovated front sunroom with cable tv and lovely seating for 8...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    two car...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Large outdoor firepit with adirondack chairs...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    two ovens...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    basic condiments, spices and kitchen gadgets...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    5 burner chefs stove...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    blender, grille, cappuccino maker...moreless


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo:

                    spacious screen house for dining and relaxing...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    lovely gardens with native plants to attract butterflies...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa



                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 17 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $250 $265
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31
                      2 night min stay
                      $200 $225
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

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                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Atlantic City

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Some of our best memories are the times we've spent with family and friends in Townbank. For me, there are many relaxing, pleasurable activities such as biking on the flat, picturesque roads, walking the beautiful, natural beaches, enjoying the gardens, kayaking, and shopping the specialty shops of Cape May. Leisure time can also be spent hunting for 'treasures' at the many antique shops and yard sales. We enjoy the family oriented neighborhood, quaint country church for Sunday services, great wines right out of the boutique vineyards nearby, and wonderfully farm-fresh produce and seafood.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cape May:
                      It only took one visit to Townbank and we were hooked. You, too, will fall in love with this quaint family community of single homes on tree lined roads with some of the oldest and largest trees in South Jersey. My family used to come here when I was a child and it hasn't changed very much since then. We fell in love with our cottage in the village of Townbank, bought it immediately, and have been working on it lovingly ever since. We enjoy every moment being there and so will you. You won't want to leave, I promise!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      What we love about our cottage's location is the proximity to historic Cape May. A lovely seaside resort resplendent with beautiful Victorican homes, wonderful shopping, sightseeing and whaling excursions. If you enjoy the excitement of the rides and games on the boardwalk,then you will love Wildwood...we are so close, yet so far from the those maddening crowds. In Townbank, we have absolutely no problems with traffic, parking, or late-night revelers. You'll have crickets, cicadas and the distant horn of the ferry to serenade you while you're star watching around the fire pit. Not really a beach person, but still want to experience a great getaway? You can have nature take you away by just spending time in our shaded, lush gardens. We decorated the cottage comfortably so you will feel right at home. If you miss one of Townbank's world-famous sunsets, don't worry, we have a beautiful 25' mural of a gorgeous sunset that you can see anytime...night or day. Come spend your vacation in our very special, very peaceful Garden Cottage by the Bay.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • The cottage's front garden greets your arrival

                        The cottage's front garden greets your arrival

                      • section of garden with hummingbird attracting cannas

                        section of garden with hummingbird attracting cannas

                      • Pond terrace

                        Pond terrace

                      • Our beautiful, natural beach

                        Our beautiful, natural beach

                      • Back patio, tree swing and screen house

                        Back patio, tree swing and screen house

                      • screen house and fire pit under the trees

                        screen house and fire pit under the trees

                      • Terrace by garden pond and waterfall

                        Terrace by garden pond and waterfall

                      • Kitchen and dining area looking into SUNROOM

                        Kitchen and dining area looking into SUNROOM

                      • one side of family room

                        one side of family room

                      • 2nd bedroom

                        2nd bedroom

                      • Patio off family room

                        Patio off family room

                      VRBO #238743

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $200 - $265 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 70%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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                      (610) 299-4998 (Pennsylvania, USA)

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