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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cape May house description
OUR WEEKLY RENTALS START AND END ON SUNDAYS. THIS MINIMIZES TRAFFIC DELAYS INTO AND OUT OF THE CAPE MAY AREA FOR OUR RENTERS. **THE 2014 SUMMER SEASON IS SOLD OUT***
SPECIAL NOTE: JUST PRIOR TO THE 2013 RENTAL SEASON- IN APRIL AND MAY, WE WERE BUSY MAKING SOME SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HOUSE. SPECIFICALLY, A NEW OUTSIDE SHOWER WAS ADDED AND BOTH BATHROOMS WERE COMPLETED RENOVATED. NEW PORCELAIN TILE FLOORS AND TILE WALLS AROUND THE SHOWER AND TUB GIVE THEM A SLEEK AND MODERN LOOK. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THEM.
FOR 2014, WE WILL OFFER 3 NIGHT AND LONGER RENTALS FROM EARLY JANUARY TO ABOUT APRIL 17 AND WEEKLY RENTALS FROM EARLY JUNE UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER. NIGHTLY RATES FOR OFF-SEASON WILL RANGE FROM $250 TO $300. WEEKLY RATES FOR OFF-SEASON ARE $1600. ALL RENTALS ARE REQUIRED TO POST $200 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT.
FOR 2014, WEEKLY RENTALS ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT.
PRIME LOCATION!! / Fenced Yard with Gated Driveway / One-Story Living / Very Clean / Very Comfortable / Pet Friendly / Child Friendly too!! / A Great Bay front Value!!
Why stay in a hotel room, small condo or a house looking out at other houses when you can have this bay and sunset view and a nice single house for the same price or less?
Your family and friends are sure to enjoy a very pleasant stay at this comfortable seashore home near Cape May right on the Delaware Bay in Historic Townbank, New Jersey. Townbank is the birthplace of South Jersey, having been settled in 1635 as a whalers' village. This bay front ranch-style home is just one mile north of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. It is very comfortable and welcoming to our vacationing guests. The location and bay views are just incredible.
This beach house features four nicely decorated and furnished bedrooms(1K,1Q,1F,2T), two bathrooms-one with full-sized tub/shower and one with shower and a nice sun room on the back end of the house. The kitchen, dining and living room area features an open floor plan and high ceilings. A full laundry center is also included. The house has new central air-conditioning for your comfort on those hot/humid summer days. There are also ceiling fans in every room.
Ferry boats are easily visible from the house as are porpoises, fishing boats, occasional cruise ships from the Port of Philadelphia, and some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see anywhere!!
The bay side beaches right in front of the house, while not protected by beach patrols, are very nice and are rarely crowded. They are fully accessible year-round and are just a 150 'foot' walk from the front door. Getting yourself and the kids to the beach has never been easier. If you prefer protected beaches, Cape May is a quick and easy five minute drive away. We even provide 4 beach tags for our guests' use.
There are two jetties very conveniently located near the house for the fishermen in the crowd. Or you can enjoy surf fishing or kayaking from the beach just across the street. Party boats and boat rentals are available just five minutes away at the Cape May Marina.
There are plenty of nice restaurants all around the area in all price ranges, but seashore barbeques are always very special too. So the gas grill is ready to go whenever you prefer to stay at home and have dinner while watching the incredible sunsets for which you will have a front row seat every evening. You'll definitely want to take some pictures to bring back home with you.
Harpoon Henry's is a popular local watering hole just a half-mile south of the house. It is a fun place to have a cocktail and appetizers while enjoying live music, and watching sunsets, other vacationers and locals do their thing. We're sure that a vacation in this great part of the South Jersey shore won't be your last once you've spent some time at this Townbank paradise.
If you wish to bring your pets, they are welcome if housebroken and well behaved. NO EXTRA CHARGE IS MADE FOR PETS.
NEW FOR 2008- New gas heat and central air conditioning, all new interior doors, new leather living room furniture, new windows as well as other improvements to a house that has already had our past guests raving. Wait until you see their comments in our guest book.
NEW FOR 2009- New larger bay front Master Bedroom with 4 windows with bay views and new flat panel HDTV. Also, new carpeting in all bedrooms and hallway. Beautiful!!
NEW FOR 2011- Updated kitchen including professionally painted cabinets and new granite counter tops and glass tile back splash..
Keywords: Single Home
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1) 1 Master Bedroom has a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Bedroom has a Queen bed, Double Beds (1) 1 Bedroom has a Full bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Bedroom has two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Wooden porta-crib is available upon request at no extra charge. A high chair is also available upon request at no extra charge....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Living Room, Dining area and Kitchen freshly painted (Jan. 2007). New Central Air Conditioning and Gas Heat installed (Dec. 2007). New Interior Doors installed Dec. 2007, New Windows installed Jan. 2008, New Leather Sofa, Loveseat, Chair (Jan. 2008). Kitchen upgrade in 2011 including new granite counter tops. New Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Over-the-Range Microwave Oven (Mar.2012)....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Basketball Court
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Fantastic family vacation overlooking the bay
Fantastic family vacation overlooking the bay
Thank you to J'Anna and Bob for providing a great home for a family vacation. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the front deck where we all sat out in the mornings and evenings and watched the porpoises in the bay. We loved the sun room both for playing games at night and as a nice, set-apart work space/office during the day. The kitchen was well-equipped, and the home was completely cleaned and ready to go at our scheduled check in time. My parents really appreciated having their own newly remodeled bathroom with a great shower, while my sister-in-law loved the convenience of the new outdoor shower! It was great to have beach tags and beach chairs, too. The owners welcomed our beloved pets without issue. Thanks for a great family vacation. We will be back in 2014, traveling from Chicago and Boston to reunite in Cape May!
- Guest Molly :) (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your very kind words Molly. And you deserve kudos for agreeing to move your original chosen week up a week to accommodate a family whose daughter was being married at a nearby beach. They were ecstatic to say the least. It is such a pleasure to work with nice people like you and we're so glad you are all returning to the beach house in 2014. Bob
relaxing and well-equipped home for a lovely family vacation
relaxing and well-equipped home for a lovely family vacation
My family thoroughly enjoyed their week at this well-kept, well-equipped home. In fact, we have rented in many places in the Cape May area and this house was certainly the best equipped. The location for morning breezes and evening sunsets was great. The back sun room is a nice spot for meals. For more activities, one can easily drive into Cape May city. Can you imagine walking on the beach, picking up shells, watching the sailboats go by and you are by yourself? Very peaceful. And of course, take out from Fish and Fancy and drinks at Harpoon Henry's one night are a must. The owners are very helpful and nice.
- Guest Linda (North NJ)
- Date of stay 07/24/11
- Review Submitted 09/05/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: We take great delight in making a good first impression with all of our renters, but in some ways, a strong first impression with a first time renter is even more special. Whether they do or don't know the area well, we try to provide good information and assistance about things we feel they will benefit from during their stay. Hearing that it was appreciated and added to their overall enjoyment just makes our day.
Great place for large family vacation and toddlers
Great place for large family vacation and toddlers
We stayed here the second week of July 2011 and really enjoyed the house, beach, and easy access to the Cape May area. The house was very clean and nicely decorated. It was great having darkening blinds in all the bedrooms for afternoon naps, the kitchen really had everything we needed to easily cook all our meals, and the sun room in the back of the house was the perfect place for breakfast and evening chats. We never had to worry about keeping our voices down since the sliding glass door kept the noise level down for those sleeping inside the house. We have two very young children, so was nice to have the gated drive and let the kids play outside without worrying about cars. We often were the only ones on the beach during the week too, and we did get to see the dolphins! The sunsets were fun to watch, and be sure to bring your bikes. It is an easy ride to see the ferry come and go. The house also came with a wagon for the kids to ride in, so early walks were a favorite morning ritual. Bob was very quick in replying to all our e-mails, and we didn't run into any problems during our stay. The only thing is to know that the sand on the bay beaches are a bit pebbly, but since they do provide beach tags to Cape May, you have both options available to you. We did ask Bob about this before our stay, and he was very accurate in his description of the beach outside the house. Was a fantastic family vacation!
- Guest Anne (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
The perfect Bayfront Home!
The perfect Bayfront Home!
This Beach house is very relaxing! The location is quiet with the most wonderful Sunsets! We love just sitting on the front porch and enjoying the breeze and wonderful sounds from the ocean! We also enjoy riding our bikes up and down the street to breath in the fresh air. People are also very friendly. The listing Photo's do reflect the appearance of the house, but just even better when you get there to see it for yourself! The property is clean and kept well-maintained. The owner is very helpful in answering any questions or concerns a person may have. Our family would definetly recommend this property to any friend or relative! The nearby attractions that we recommend are to go parasailing, Dolphin Watching, and just go a short drive to the Cape May Beach to relax, or go shopping! Our favorite restaurant that we love eating the fresh seafood from is at The Lobster House----Delicious! Stone Harbor Beach is also very nice to visit----the sand is unrocky!! very smooth! Stone Harbor also has some very nice shops to visit! This Beach house is like our second home! We love it and will be returning in 2011!! The Cape May light house is also very interesing to visit with climbing up the 199 steps!! What a great view from the top!
- Guest Suntan (Canal Fulton, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/01/10
- Review Submitted 09/01/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
Owner response: Part of the pleasure we get as vacation property owners is hearing just how much our renters have enjoyed themselves on vacation at our house. We take a lot of pride in making this house special for our guests and it feels so good to know that our hard work and attention to details are recognized and appreciated. This family will be coming back for their third vacation in 2011, all the way from Ohio. We are so glad to have them as repeat renters. Nice, nice people.
Oh, we can’t wait for our 2010 stay. The kids and dog really loved the solitude and the whole general location, and then, the home, is just wonderful and extremely comfortable. To just be able to cross the road, and take off down the Delaware Bay beach, dolphins abounding.... once you’ve experienced that, it’s hard to go back to inland. When they asked me when we were going back to Townbank, I was delighted. We’re very fortunate that you had time available for us. From the last trip (and local neighbor input) we found that some of the finest NJ shore fishing is available just minutes away at Cape May Point, off Sunset Blvd. to the lighthouse at the State Park, and to see the wild side, Wildwood is under 30 minutes up the coast (you gotta see it). After a trip there, you really appreciate the beauty of the Cape May and Delaware beaches.
- Guest Tom K.2 (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Date of stay 02/02/10
- Review Submitted 02/02/10
This was my first year staying at this beautiful house. First off, Bob is very friendly and helpful. The house is very clean, very comfortable and spacious. The home is fully stocked. If you have pets like myself, this is the perfect house for you. The entire house is fenced so your pets have plenty of running room. The view is breathtaking. The beach is right across a small street. When I was there, each day on the beach, there were no more than ten people on a half mile stretch. It was like your own private beach. My dogs loved it. Each day we made sure we were sitting on the deck watching the sun go down. What a view. After driving ten hours going to the outerbanks for the past five years, it looks like we found a new vacation spot, hopefully for summer's to come. Thanks again Bob, It was Great.
- Guest Tony, Denise, Tony, Julia, Boots & Sadie (Williamstown)
- Date of stay 08/05/09
- Review Submitted 08/05/09
Tremendous location - beautiful view in quiet residential area. Home is well maintained, continually updated, clean, comfortable and has a nice, easy layout. We have rented this property for several years and have booked our 2010 stay. Owners are very pleasant and are always interested in feedback and if we have enjoyed our stay. Our dogs love coming with us and like walking the beach and side streets. It is "home away from home."
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/20/09
- Review Submitted 07/20/09
We've stayed at this location for 3 years now and enjoy it MORE each time we come! The home is very clean, well-stocked, has all the comforts of home, and is perfectly located on the bay. We love being able to walk right over to the beach - makes it feel like our private beach. The sunsets are spectacular, and we enjoy the "dolphin show" as the kids call it. The owners have been great to work with - basically they spoil us - making sure we have everything we could possibly need or want. We consider it a blessing to be here!
- Guest Spadino's (Denver, PA)
- Date of stay 07/06/09
- Review Submitted 07/06/09
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Dec 28 - Apr 17, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
3 night rentals and longer rentals are only offered during Off-season 2014. Three night rentals are $300 per night and four night and longer rentals are at $250 per night. Weekly rentals in Off-season, 2014 are $1600. All rentals are subject to a refundable $200 security deposit. No additional charge for 1 or 2 pets per rental.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My wife and I have owned a beach house in South Jersey since 1999 after renting there for many years. Cape May County has always been a comfortable and enjoyable place for family vacations. After owning a condo in Avalon, we sold it and were able to buy a single home in January, 2005, right on the bay in Townbank, NJ a tiny suburb of Cape May that seemed very special the first time we traveled there.
Why the Owner Chose Cape May:
Townbank, NJ is a tiny suburb of Cape May. It was founded in 1635 as a whalers' village and is considered to be the birthplace of South Jersey. We love the area because it is not crowded and is an easy drive to the center of Cape May city which is a real city that is open 12 months a year, unlike other resort towns in Cape May County which practically close down after Labor Day. Townbank is actually a well kept secret which we hope will stay that way.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location of the house is just wonderful and offers great bay and sunsets views throughout the year. There is a fenced in yard with a gated driveway and a nicely landscaped lot. It is a family area and there are no real 'party houses' or high rise hotels nearby as there are in some vacation towns. Our latest renovation combined two small front bedrooms into a single large master bedroom that fronts the Delaware Bay. It has surpassed our wildest dreams and is now one of the highlights of the house. A recent vacationing guest told me, 'the pictures don't do this place justice'. What a nice thing to hear.
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View of front of house from street side of seawall. Gated driveway.
Front deck with direct bay view.
Newly remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and tiled back splash.
Bar area with wooden stools. New granite bar top.
Master Bedroom with king size bed and spacious closet. 4 windows facing bay.
Twin bedroom. All bedrooms have cable TV.
You can even bring your own, but you can't have ours. Meet Murphy !!
Front deck...all that is missing is you and your glass of wine...
The Sunset View from the front deck. Yours for the duration of your stay.
Comfortable Living Room with Bay Views as far as the eye can see.
Kitchen area looking out at bar top.
Dining Area with Open Floor Plan and High Ceilings. Table seats up to 8.
Middle bedroom with queen size bed. Very comfortable.
Sun Room with Backyard and Bay Views.
Backyard view of sunroom.
Seawall at driveway gates.
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