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This historic gem is the most photographed home in Cape May. Built in 1869 by a wealthy Pennsylvania coal baron, John McCreary, its architecture is a mix of Victorian elegance meeting Gothic Revival. Architect Stephen Button designed this beautiful Gothic villa to feature a 60' tower. He also designed her with stenciled and ruby glass arched windows. This home features 4 large public rooms, 9 bedrooms and 9 1/2 baths (mixture of double beds, queen, king and single beds), all richly decorated with antiques, chandeliers, mahogany trim, beautiful wallpaper and Persian rugs. Shaded verandas and porches offer relaxing spaces for reading, watching the horse-drawn carriages go by or enjoying the summer breezes. Our location in the heart of Cape May's historic district puts you within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, art galleries and, of course, our wonderful beaches and cool Atlantic Ocean. There is on-site parking for 10 cars and a large side yard for bbqs, games, and family gatherings and more. A large modern kitchen renovated in 2012 features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and new flooring. A separate galley kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. All bathrooms have undergone renovation as well. Rates range from $4500-$12000 weekly; the nightly rate ranges from $1100-1400. Keywords: The Abbey, at Cape May, is a large Victorian, Beach, House, Rental, 1 block from the beach.
Families with children OK - no prom parties....moreless
Short staircases front and back. All formal bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors; however two new queen sleep sofas will be housed on the first floor with an accessible full bath with large walk-in shower....moreless
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) One queen sofabed in San Fran bedroom; one queen sofabed in the front parlor; one queen sofabed in the library, two single beds...moreless
Charming historic home full of period antiques, high ceiling, unique architecture whose original plans are kept in the Library of Congress, but with all the modern amenities of a contemporary beach house....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
1 block from the beach and newly-constructed convention center....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 22 people
First floor - central air conditioning; all bedrooms and separate bathrooms will have mini-split units for heat and air conditioning....moreless
(2) One large kitchen, newly remodeled April 2012. Refinished hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gas and electric range, huge refrigerator, microwave, island with seating and sink, custom cabinetry, dishwasher, farm double sink, double ovens - large family friendly.
Second kitchen - butler's galley kitchen with gas range, microwave, double farm sink, small fridge, custom cabinetry, refinished hardwood floors....moreless
June 27-July 18 Jun 27 - Jul 17, 2015 7 night min stay
July 18-Aug 8 Jul 18 - Aug 8, 2015 7 night min stay
Aug 8-Aug 22 Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2015 7 night min stay
Aug 22-Aug 29 Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2015 6 night min stay
Aug 29-Sept 5 Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2015 2 night min stay
Sept 5-Oct 3 Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015 2 night min stay
Oct 3-Oct 24 Oct 4 - Oct 24, 2015 2 night min stay
Oct 24-Dec 30 Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Standard pricing 2 night min stay
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Lighthouse, birdwatching, horse-drawn carriages, trolley, music venues
Year Purchased: 2012
Why the Owner Chose Cape May: We love Cape May, an amazing town, and we want to share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Abbey has been a landmark B&B in Cape May for years. We are transitioning her to a whole house vacation rental where large families and groups of friends as well as businesses can gather and make wonderful memories.