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

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

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
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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 Owner purchased this house in 1936

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No prom or graduation parties
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (0), Twin or Single Beds (6),
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Home with Wide Double Porches - Easy Walk to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a large gathering in Cape May. The Griscom Home housed half of us and it was terrific.

The owner is ver nice to deal with and answers all questions immediately.

The views from the second and third floors are amazing.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$775
From
$975
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
June
May 29 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$925
From
$1,050
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
High Summer Season
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$11,200
 
 
early Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$925
From
$1,050
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$825
From
$950
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$825
From
$1,050
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
New Year's Weekend
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$825
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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