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Great 1 bedroom apartment, 1 block to beach, shops and restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Casual style-bright, breezy rooms. Perfect for a week or a weekend away!!

Only one block to the beach and yet right in the center of the historic district, we are located in the James Leaming House, one of Cape May's most whimsical Victorian gingerbread houses.

The Garden Apartment is on the first floor at the rear of the house and it looks out to the back garden with its blooming blue and pink hydrangeas bushes. There is one bright and breezy bedroom with a queen size bed, a living room furnished in blues and gold with a full size sofa-bed and a fully equipped open galley kitchen complete with refrigerator, gas range, microwave and dishwasher. The apartment has air conditioners in the living room and bedroom and has cable TV, a DVD player and free wireless internet. The Garden Apartment has its own private entrance by the garden gate. The garden has a gas grill and picnic table and chairs for dining out on warm summer nights.

We provide free beach tags for our guests as well as free permit parking available at our offsite lot.

A short walk down Decatur Street will take you to the nicest beaches in town. After a full day at the beach you can enjoy a wonderful meal at one of our many fine Cape May restaurants or throw some steaks on the BBQ and chill out in the comfort of your own garden hideaway.

Park your car in our convenient lot on Bank Street and then everything is within easy walking distance. Bring your bicycles or rent one and take a ride out to our famous bird observatory at the Point or have lunch at Sunset Beach and watch the dolphins play in the surf.

You just couldn't pick a better location than Decatur Street if you want to be close to the beach but also surround yourself with the Victorian ambience of Cape May.

More Details

Kate Emerson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


Reviewed June 18, 2012 NEW

My family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers) recently rented the garden apartment. The apartment was not only adorable, but well maintainted and spotlessly clean. Though we didn't use it much, the kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need and more. There was even a BBQ grill in the back yard! My kids were thrilled that it not only had a dvd player, but free wi-fi. I initially thought parking was going to be a concern, but once we parked the car, we only needed it once to go to the laundromat. The location was amazing! Only a block from shopping, restaurants and the grocery store. The trolley tour pick-up/drop-off location and bike rentals were also within a short walking distance. We loved that the beach was just a couple of blocks away as well. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay. The owner was very friendly and accomodating, even checking on us to see if we needed anything. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cape May.
May 2012
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Historic District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pretty bedroom with a queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great 1 bedroom apartment, 1 block to beach, shops and restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The location was perfect to be close to the beach and downtown activities.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and super cute! Perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, NJ

Perfect Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank our host for a perfect place for your anniversary weekend. Her home was immaculate and quiet for our romantic weekend. The location was also ideal. We parked our car on Friday and didn't have to get back in it until check-out Sunday. We were able to walk to every where we wanted to go and then some.

We highly recommend this house for any couple.

Thanks again,

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our three day baby moon. The apartment was perfect for what we needed! Very private and such a perfect location between the beach and shops. Can't wait to come back here with our little girl for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA, USA

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

The garden apartment was absolutely perfect for my stay over Columbus Day weekend. I had a wedding at Congress Hall, which along with almost everything else in Cape May, was within walking distance of the apartment. Kate was as helpful as can be with everything from my last-minute addition of a guest who needed the pull-out couch to just being there for questions on local happenings. The apartment itself had a comfortable bed, kitchenette that served all our needs, and was off the street in the rear of the property for quiet at night. I'd definitely stay at the garden apartment again. Thanks Kate!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, NY

Fabulous location, super convenient

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great this location is. It's super close to the beach and to Washington Street Mall. The home is beautiful. We stayed in the garden apartment with our two young boys. It's small, but there was enough room for everyone. There is a nice little garden area where you can grill and dine outdoors. It's a huge bonus that beach tags and parking for one vehicle was included. Kate was lovely to deal with. I would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear creek, pa

Fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I took a mini vacation and stayed at the Abigail Adams garden apt.

Kate couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating with setting up our arrival and departure . The apt was just perfect for the three of us. It was so warm and cozy and spotless. Both the bed and pull out sofa were very comfortable. The kitchen was just big enough. And the bathroom was very nice. The living room was cozy too. The backyard garden was beautiful for our lobsterfest which was yummy! The location of the apt couldn't have been better! It is only a 1/2 block to the Washington mall---what more could you ask for...,Kate was very gracious and we enjoyed meeting her! All in all we had a terrific time and we would highly recommend the Abigail Adams garden apts. on Decatur st. I can promise you will not be disappointed!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Gas lit streets, the clip-clop of carriage horses, the scent of Victorian privet hedges and roses spilling out through ornate wrought iron fences--this is Cape May. But Cape May is also family fun at the beach, put-put mini golf, surrey bikes for the whole crew, gourmet popcorn and every variety of fudge and salt water taffy you can think of. Your summer apartment on Decatur Street is right in the middle of all that Cape May has to offer. An ideal location to explore, have fun and then to chill out in the back garden or in your comfortable little beach home at the Abigail Adams Apartments in Cape May.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

GARDEN APARTMENT (1 Bdr, 1st floor): July,August, Sept 1-12-$1550/wk; September 12-October $1350/wk
LEAMING SUITE (1 bdr, 2nd floor): July, August - $1350/wk

Minimum Stay Requirements: Mid-June to Sept: one week. Spring and Fall: 2-3 nights.

*RATES FOR SPRING AND FALL: The rates quoted above are broad estimates. The actual rates quoted at the time of reservation could be lower depending on the dates in question. Please call or email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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