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Beach Front Home with Wide Double Porches - Easy Walk to Town

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 17-18)

Enjoy the grandeur of this stately 19th Century Colonial Revival home directly across from the Ocean. Only a minute from the front door to an early morning stroll on the beach or a bike ride on the boardwalk, this premier Cape May home has been one family’s summer residence for five generations. Listed as a contributing home on the National Register of Historic Places, the Griscom House offers history, elegance and comfort with all the amenities you would expect. The rooms are large yet intimate and inviting; perfect for bringing family and friends together for fun and memories. Relax on either of two double wide porches while gazing at panoramic views of the ocean. Enjoy the feel of the cool ocean breezes while you sip your favorite summer drink and watch the dolphins bob by for their daily swim.

This summer retreat provides the ideal location...steps to the beach, arcade, movies, and boardwalk shops and nearby restaurants. Only ten minutes on foot to the mall and other great restaurants.

The first floor features a spacious central hall and large comfortable living room with seating for a crowd, plus a gas fireplace, a game table, TV, stereo, VCR and DVD player. The new fully accessorized kitchen is state of the art, featuring two large side by side refrigerators with filtered water systems. There is a separate laundry room with washer dryer and back up storage plus a large second sink for filling lobster pots. A convenient breakfast room with a separate bar sinks ads to the versatility of the kitchen.
The dining room is spacious and grand with comfortable seating and a piano for playing during dessert and cordials.

Four comfortable and tastefully furnished bedrooms radiate off large center hallways on both the second and third floors with newly renovated baths on each floor plus a 3rd bath that is a charming throw back to the 1890's featuring an antique claw foot tub, plus a modern tiled shower added for convenience. Bedrooms offer TVs and all bedrooms have ceiling fans in addition to central air and heat.

The 2nd floor creates the charming antique feel of yesteryear with its lovely antique furnishings and oriental rugs. The queen bedroom on the right sports an antique four poster canopied bed facing the ocean while across the hall there are two antique four poster twin beds facing the water. This bedroom shares a connecting door with the rose colored king bedroom behind it. You will be lulled gently to sleep while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves lapping at the shore.

The third floor with its antique reproduction iron beds and white furniture offers a fresh and breezy beach decor. The ocean front room on the right features extra-long twin beds and is great for teens. There is a spare trundle mattress that can easily be moved into this room for 'slumber party' sleeping. Across the hall is a queen sized iron bed with a serene ocean view from bed! The 'yellow' room has two twin beds and a crib and is perfect for kids.

Cape May is one of the country's oldest seaside resorts and encompasses everything a beach resort should have; wide sandy beaches with life guards, extra wide streets and back country roads for biking, boardwalk arcades for the kids, movies, a paradise for bird watchers, outstanding restaurants and so much more.


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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 17-18

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. Sand toys...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$775 $975
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,150
June
May 29 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$925 $1,050
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
High Summer Season
Jun 25 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$11,200
early Fall
Aug 26 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$925 $1,050
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$825 $950
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,050
Christmas Week
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$825 $1,050
Fri, Sat, Sun
New Year's Weekend
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,050
Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$500 $825
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $200

Notes:

CONTACT OWNER TO DISCUSS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY OR REFER TO RENTAL AGREEMENT.

sorry .. no prom or graduation parties. Rental deposits are flexible depending on length of stay, time of booking, i.e. summer rentals booked well in advance require 4 deposits of 25% each. Contact owner to discuss payment schedule.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1936

About the owner: My grandfather purchased this house in 1936 before I was born. I vacationed here with my family in the 1950's, and with my children in the 1990's. As you can imagine, this house has an amazing legacy ... there have been a ton of family celebrations here and lots of memories created by us and all of our repeat renters. We maintain it very well, and love to share it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wonderful location, directly on the beachfront, close to the center of things, but not commercially congested. Wide covered porches are like extra living space ... just great for hanging out. Primarily residential block of privately owned vacation homes (not investment rental properties) managed with loving care; you are right next to the beach entrance; can walk to the mall in ten minutes; the arcade, ice cream, shops, convention hall, & mini golf are just one block away, several 4 star restaurants are within walking distance.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • The Griscom House for all Seasons!

    The Griscom House for all Seasons!

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • living room

    living room

  • living room

    living room

  • BR 2 - King - 2nd floor Oceanfront

    BR 2 - King - 2nd floor Oceanfront

  • BR 4 - 2 twins - 2nd floor

    BR 4 - 2 twins - 2nd floor

  • BR 5 - Queen - 3rd floor Oceanfront

    BR 5 - Queen - 3rd floor Oceanfront

  • BR 6 - Queen - 3rd floor Oceanfront

    BR 6 - Queen - 3rd floor Oceanfront

  • BR 8 - 4 twins - 3rd floor

    BR 8 - 4 twins - 3rd floor

  • Griscom House from beach - 2nd from left

    Griscom House from beach - 2nd from left

  • Front Hall and Stairs

    Front Hall and Stairs

  • Fridges

    Fridges

  • Breakfast Room with Bar Sink

    Breakfast Room with Bar Sink

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • living room

    living room

  • BR 1 - Queen - 2nd floor Oceanfront

    BR 1 - Queen - 2nd floor Oceanfront

  • BR 3 - King - 2nd floor

    BR 3 - King - 2nd floor

  • Second Floor Covered Porch

    Second Floor Covered Porch

  • BR 5 - Daybed + extra mattress - 3rd floor Oceanfront

    BR 5 - Daybed + extra mattress - 3rd floor Oceanfront

  • BR 7 - Queen 
- 3rd floor

    BR 7 - Queen - 3rd floor

  • Cape May sunset from porch

    Cape May sunset from porch

VRBO #195038

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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