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

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • 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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

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

              Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Refrigerator:


              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils


              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 10 cars...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer

              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


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


                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Front wraparound porch; large back porch...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Gazebo
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                          • Beach View:

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


                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cycling
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Surfing
                          • Sailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Fishing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Shuffleboard
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Zoo
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cinemas
                          • Rafting
                          • Parasailing


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          June 29-July 19: $11,000
                          Jun 29 - Jul 19
                          7 night min stay

                          July 20-Aug 10: $12,000
                          Jul 20 - Aug 9
                          7 night min stay

                          Aug 11-Aug 24: $10,000
                          Aug 11 - Aug 24
                          7 night min stay

                          Aug 25-Aug 31: $9000
                          Aug 25 - Aug 31
                          7 night min stay

                          May 24-June 14: $7000
                          May 24 - Jun 14
                          7 night min stay

                          June 14-21: $8900
                          Jun 15 - Jun 21
                          7 night min stay

                          June 22-28: $9500
                          Jun 22 - Jun 28
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                          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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                          Speaks: english

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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 - Saturday, May 03, 2014

                          $1,000 - $1,715 per night (USD)

                          9 Bedroom / 9.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 26

                          View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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