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Wkly/$1575 wk begin FRI-FRI $275/nite min 3nts Fri Sat Sum

Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cozy rancher, peaceful surroundings 15 minutes to boards (Sleeps 2-4)comfy.

If your looking for cozy, quaint, and charming, look no further. On that note if your a wine lover too, we are centrally located to Cape May's 7 extraordinary wineries. Our cottage is located in an old quiet fishing village, you will think stepping back in time like the sea shore use to be. We may be the most southerly location, but the extra drive from other shore points will be worth your wild because of the spectacular sunsets, and fewer crowds. Our Delaware Bay beaches are still free, pet friendly, parking plentiful, and you don't have to fight traffic as you would in the 20 min. drive to. Wildwood or Cape May. Enjoy morning coffee on the back patio while being cooled by the breeze off the water. My yard partially in a wild state because it borders up to a wildlife refuge and wetlands. Giving that it's very private and tranquil adorned with natures lush shade trees/shrubs as a cooling backdrop against the hot, and sunny beach. It's un fenced, however I have a dog tie out and run for mans best friend. We have a small portable weber grill but your welcome to take your own..

Last minute essentials a Dollar Store near by on Bayshore Rd. Try Fish and fancy, fresh fish just caught by local fishermen, eat in or take out the prices are great, and the food compares to the LOBSTER HOUSE, Shop-Rite, Acme, McDonalds, 10min. away and many other restaurants too. I have provided a green folder with brochures for things to do and see. Almost forgot.just a short block at the end of my street is The Fishermens's Inn delicious food/bar on the Bay, or a few miles away make a left at the WaWa (Fillermill Rd) is Menz Restaurant/bar and Harpoon Henry's 15 min drive on Beach Ave. Consider some fine dinning in Cape May with reasonable early dinners, fancy beverages $2.00 that will wet your appetite and not 'ouch', your pocket. Try The Cape May Inn with FREE appetizers Mon to Fri, from 1pm to 6pm. Tour Historic Cape May area by trolly. If tired of the beach, shop til you drop along Washington Street Mall (20 min) and many antique shops. Later treat yourself to a fresh seafood dinner caught from the Atlantic's largest fishing ports. If your wishing for Italian, that too.

September is great hear with the Irish Festival it is as busy as 4th of July.

Don't forget to visit World War 11 LOOK-OUT TOWER adjacent to the Lighthouse (20)min drive. Search for Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach, fun for the kids and adults alike.

NEW FEATURE: MUST RESERVE at time of booking: KAYAKING additional $150/wk or $100/wkends for tons of FUN. Enjoy gentle waves, beach combing, jet sking, surfing, fishing (at high tide, local fishermen say the striper fishing is very good), sailing, whale/dolphin watching or biking along beach-views.

We are approx 100 steps to your very own quasi private beach, and for the walkers, your pets are always welcome on this beach, just walk along the beach 45 min to Cape May Beach and Lewis Ferry or 20 min drive. Cape May is great to visit anytime of the year with it's collection of Victorian architecture(especially during Christmas Holidays) with the candlelite tours and trolly rides. Yes, I rent year-round with specials. Just 15 min to the Cape May Lite-house,Cape May Zoo, and Wildwood's famous boardwalk/amusement park. Feel lucky, then do Atlantic City only 40 min. away and hit the Jack pot to take home.


A few important reminders that this is my family home not an investment property so I would appreciate and expect you to treat my home as you would your 'very own home' with respect and TLC.. My home is a SMOKE-FREE HOME.... smokers must use a butt can OUTSIDE of course. not the yard or surroundings Thank you!

The security deposit is fully refundable pending upon house INSPECTION for damages, cleanliness, neglect, and orderliness. We EXPECT to find our home in the same condition that it was received prior to your occupancy. The owner personally cleans and inspects all applicances, plumbing prior to your arrival. I requst that my guests contact via text once you arrive, do an inspection within (2) hours of your arrival. Immediately report any descripancies or issues.

About NIGHTLY RATES: We prefer to rent weekly during the PEAK SEASON but not limited to such. IF available I can accommodate 3 niters on last minute get-a-ways by using cash or bank transfer into my vrbo acct. Nightly rates are MORE per nite than weekly, if I am going to break a full week it will come with a price, but your choice. Please refer to the rate detail link for pricing.

Please keep in mind that this is a medium size 2 bedroom home and comfortable at 4 persons including tots or babies. .

IF your interested reserving a kayak you must reserve well in ADVANCE. Fees: $150 3 nights or 7 nights..

Keywords: cozy, romantic, just kick back and relax

More Details

Mary Barbera
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Mary Barbera

This vacation cottage was orginally owned by my dearest beloved Aunt Sue and Uncle Perry. Every year they invited me for vacation. This was always and still is a cozy and peaceful place to call HOME away from home. The town is an old fishing village and the neighborhood is friendly, pet friendly too. I always looked forward to coming back each year just......... couldn't get enough of the breezy sea air and spectacular sunsets. The yard always reminded me of my very own private sanctuary. it backs up to natural wildlife preservation, and offers shade and serenity. I have lots to do though with the yard and little by little I am planting shrubs and plan to plant a berm of armavitese along the back yard this fall.

Mary Barbera purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Mary Barbera chose Southern Shore Region

Fortunately, for me this cozy home I enjoyed as a teenager I now enjoy 35 years later. Only walking distance 100 steps to the beach and surf. Now, I am into my golden years enjoying the peacefulness of listening to the seagulls, the sounds of the water while having my morning coffee. I don't mind a glass of wine in the evening taking in the breeze of the water or a short jaunt to the beach to enjoy the magnificent. sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home brings back many memories of my family enjoying good times, great meals and beautiful sunsets. If you want peace and quiest, it is here, but if you want more excitement only a 15 min. drive to all the people, amusements, and nightlife.


Villas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • one - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • Tiled bathroom, bathtub with shower, toilet, and pedistol sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • master - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Queen size Bed MASTER BEDROOM FULL in front bedroom sleeps (4 COMFORTABLY anyone over 4 persons including tots is EXTRA $
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For some added fun try our Kayak ($175 holds 265 lb capacity, same price wkend or weekly on Delaware Bay only 100 steps to walk. Property has outside shower, however spraying from handle.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Wkly/$1575 wk begin FRI-FRI $275/nite min 3nts Fri Sat Sum
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews


  • 2 of 5

Was nice but a lot of appliances didn't work or were misfunctioning and did not hear back from property owner. A lot of stuff was advertised on page that was not avalible. Not fire pit, no line for dog leashes. "Beach" was filled with dead horse shoe crabs. Okay for your price rent with your own risk.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Mary was very accommodating and gave several good recommendations for local restaurants..we especially liked Harpoon Henry's. She also gave us a nice bonus of a late checkout which was much appreciated. Pet friendly, comfortable home - it had everything required for a nice vacation. Thanks, Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janet, I am happy that you had an enjoyed about vacation. Please come stay again I would love to accommodate you spring, summer fall winter and at a repeat guest discount. Mary
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A wonderful long holiday weekend with memories to last

  • 5 of 5

My family, including two young daughters and our dog, had such a wonderful time during this trip. The cottage was spacious and clean, and Mary was consistently responsive throughout the preparation for the trip and during our stay. The bay is so close by and made it easy for us to go for quick walks with our dog. It is centrally located to all possible activities the area has to offer, making it ideal for exploring but still quiet enough at night to give us the calm we were looking for as two working parents with young children :) For example, downtown Cape May is about 20 minutes south and Cape May Zoo being 20 minutes north, then Wildwood boardwalk the same distance to the east. And then there's Sunset Beach, a true find, which turned to be our favorite beach that we wouldn't have found if we'd have stayed downtown. This really was such a wonderful trip and the cottage was perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunset Beach is one of my favourites never too crowded, Harpoon Henry's restaurant a stone throw, and a pavilion to sit under and watch the Ferry come and go. Thank you so much for your super review and please keep us in mind including a repeat discount for any other get away vacations. Regards, Mary
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Fabulous stay at this property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much, I will look forward to the next time at this comfortable, clean, cozy house.

Great location and owner responded right away with helpful information about the area, she assured us we could count on her help should we have future questions, what a nice personal touch. I am pleased and hope its available for our next trip to this lovely area. Highly recommend this property and friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I decided to take a last minute getaway to the beach for some relaxation and rejuvenation. Mary's property was just what we were looking for: very clean and well maintained, very convenient to the beach, near good restaurants and just a short drive to Cape May. We enjoyed daily walks on the beach at the end the street and eating at the Back Bay Café. Fleck's Ice Cream was excellent and not to be missed if you love ice cream. We also had fun shopping in the nearby antiques/vintage resale stores. We would recommend this property to other people and it was perfect for our girls getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wynnewood Pa

Mom, Dad and Daughter

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant Labor Day weekend. Owner was very helpful and property was as described. Had two great dinners at the Back Bay Bistro and a fun time at Harpoon Henry's.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
3 miles
Car: recommended

cinamas, winery tours, zoo, blues/jazz festivals, playground, restaurants, zoo, boardwalk.


Rates & Availability

Villas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sun n Fun
May 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Due to heavy SUMMER shore traffic rental begins on Fridays however if you choose to book on Saturdays it comes wit additional fee. Guests are not permitted in the far rear yard or pass the block pavers in middle of yard or (beyond cones). Strongly urge to be mindful especially for children Poison Ivy, and Reserved for wildlife refuge. Travelers please be mindful to protect the flat screen remotes (2) If they become missing during your visit your FULL security deposit will be forfeited. Having only 3hr window turnaround is quite stressful preparing for next guest.
The lease must be signed/returned prior to stay.
$175.00 Kayak rental capacity up to 265lbs very versatile for bay or ocean waves, must reserve in advance

Refundable $500.00 security deposit (separate from the weekly rate, guarantees reservation and current rate.
Balance fully paid 10 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.