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The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental

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Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cape May house description

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.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Families with children OK - no prom parties....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 20-26

              Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 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


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Location Type

                          • Beach View:

                            1 block from the beach and newly-constructed convention center....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Parasailing
                          • Rafting
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing


                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 22 people


                          • Air Conditioning:

                            First floor - central air conditioning; all bedrooms and separate bathrooms will have mini-split units for heat and air conditioning....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Gas Fireplace:


                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Parking for 10 cars...moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher:


                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen:

                            (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

                          • Microwave:


                          • Oven:



                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Front wraparound porch; large back porch...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jan 2-Apr 4
                          Jan 2 - Apr 4, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          Apr 4-May 16
                          Apr 5 - May 16, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          May 16- June 13
                          May 17 - Jun 13, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          June 13-20
                          Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          June 20-27
                          Jun 21 - Jun 26, 2015
                          6 night min stay

                          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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                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 01/28/2015
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          Lighthouse, birdwatching, horse-drawn carriages, trolley, music venues


                          Owner info

                          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.

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                          • The Abbey

                            The Abbey

                          • Galley Kitchen

                            Galley Kitchen

                          • Main Kitchen

                            Main Kitchen

                          • Natchez Bedroom

                            Natchez Bedroom

                          • New Orleans Bedroom

                            New Orleans Bedroom

                          • Newport Bedroom

                            Newport Bedroom

                          • Brighton Suite Large Bedroom

                            Brighton Suite Large Bedroom

                          • Brighton Suite Bathroom

                            Brighton Suite Bathroom

                          • Savannah Bedroom

                            Savannah Bedroom

                          • Laundry Room

                            Laundry Room

                          • Library and Dining Room

                            Library and Dining Room

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Kitchen - Double Wall Ovens and Powder Room

                            Kitchen - Double Wall Ovens and Powder Room

                          • Main Kitchen

                            Main Kitchen

                          • Charleston Bedroom

                            Charleston Bedroom

                          • Natchez Bathroom

                            Natchez Bathroom

                          • New Orleans Bathroom

                            New Orleans Bathroom

                          • Brighton Suite Bunk Bed Room

                            Brighton Suite Bunk Bed Room

                          • San Francisco Bedroom

                            San Francisco Bedroom

                          • Saratoga Bedroom

                            Saratoga Bedroom

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Library


                          • Back Porch

                            Back Porch

                          VRBO #404675

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

                          $1,200 - $1,786 per night (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 01/28/2015
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                          The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental

                          Cape May #404675

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