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Seagrove House, Cape May Point Beaches, Birding, and Nature

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcoming 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, sleeps 8, with 3 sitting areas

Located on old, wooded, beautiful Seagrove Avenue, this home provides a quiet getaway with all the comforts of home. A bike ride away from Cape May Point beaches, lighthouse, and Bird Observatory, you'll have the best of Cape May Point to experience along with the nearby town of Cape May. The interiors of this well loved home were renovated in 2005 and furnished in a classic, inviting, comfortable manner. You'll find Seagrove House large enough to sleep eight, yet cozy enough for one.

Come. Unpack and stay awhile. Although this home appears plain on the outside, you'll be surprised to discover how welcoming it is. Grab an Adirondack chair, stretch out, and you'll usually hear the surf and the birds chattering away. You can bike to the Hawkwatch by the lighthouse, swing through the Point checking out the houses and beaches and continue on, if you feel like it, to Sunset Beach to collect Cape May diamonds. Stay to watch the flag ceremony honoring a deceased veteran and be thankful. Stay a little longer to watch the sunset and be thankful again. There are beaches to walk and relax on, fish to be caught, seas to look out upon and dolphins putting on their show. Cozy and comfortable, you're going to love your Cape May life here.

First Floor:

Living Room



Two bedrooms - double bed in each


Second Floor:

Three bedrooms - two single beds, one double

Open sitting area including futon


Back yard with sitting area, picnic table, and hot water outdoor shower

Keywords: single family home,vacation house,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I were living in Texas, I'd retired from teaching and was having fun with a design business I'd previously started. All in my family have great memories of growing up summers in a lake cottage in Mass, and we still take turns using the place. Yet, my husband and I always wanted a place of our own. We hoped to find a fixer-upper in a good location near the ocean, preferably near deep water for sailing. At first sight, many would have thought this house a tear down, but stepping inside I could feel the possibilities. While John stayed home working, I spent from Nov. to mid June chipping, scraping, sanding, painting, sewing, hauling, and planting. Add the all important work of admired carpenters, plumbers and electricians and we now have our most loved 'little' house.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Cape May

Cape May Point has green lawns and trees, wonderful uncrowded beaches, summer houses and year round people. It doesn't have a touristy feel. There are few condos, no high rises, my kind of place. People live here in Cape May and the Point because they want to, not primarily because their job moved them here. Cape May is a happy place with much to do, contribute to, and take in, from great theater and music, to good restaurants and art scene. The beaches are terrific. You can watch dolphins frolic, become mesmerized by the sound of the sea, and in the fall be surrounded by monarch butterflies who come streaming overhead on their journey south. Cape May offers everything we hoped to find, plus more.

What makes this house unique

There's woods across the street from us, property belonging to an estate which has been in a family for generations. We're .8 of a mile from several beaches, yet have a privacy factor hard to come by. Grab a bike, your binoculars, borrow a birding book and you can be at the lighthouse and Hawkwatch with world class birders. Relax. Go down to the beach of your choice and fish, read, sunbathe, swim, or simply be mesmerized by the dolphins as they put on their daily show. At Seagrove House you'll find space outside for children to run and play, plus they can have their own space and tv upstairs while their parents have their area downstairs. The spacious back yard comes with an old time picnic table and is great for cookouts. Come and enjoy a comfortable step back in time with the conveniences of today.


Cape May House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Back yard gathering area with chairs and picnic table, bamboo outdoor shower, 4-6 bikes available


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Seagrove House, Cape May Point Beaches, Birding, and Nature
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Good location, VERY kind and helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

We, a group of 7, stayed for 13 nights. The reservation process went smoothly, correspondence with the owner was quick and we could agree on all details without any hassle. The house is well-maintained, good location (for a birder at least) and the surroundings are very peaceful. The driveway is little difficult due to poor visibility but, on the other hand, there is not much traffic. Overall, we can sinecerely recommend renting this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well done

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 2.5 weeks here. It was so lovely. We loved the area and enjoyed biking around to explore. There are plenty of interesting diversions very close by - trails for walking, a lighthouse to explore, a farm to visit, and the beach of course. The house is comfortable, beautifully appointed, and well equipped. Thank you to our hosts! Well done.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The pictures did not do this house justice. It was very well decorated and so comfortable. Very clean, beautifully maintained, and well equipped. The owner was very accommodating, and very patient with my multiple questions. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who loves class and comfort!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We stayed at this beautifully and well maintained home for a week in June. It had everything you could possibly need from a gas grill to central AC to beach chairs to additional linens and towels. The location was perfectly located between the excitement of downtown Cape May and the quiet/ tranquil Cape May Point. We would definitely stay here next time we visit Cape May! Two thumbs up!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seagrove House was the perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

Our family (aged 4 to 64 plus the dog) stayed at Seagrove House for a week in August 2012. I cannot think of a thing that would have improved our experience. This listing accurately reflects the property. I measured it as exactly 1 mile from Cape May lighthouse & beach. The street was fairly low traffic. It was an easy bike ride & the bikes were in good condition. Cape May Point beach is very nice & much less crowded than Cape May proper. It is just over an hour to the Atlantic City train station, very helpful for family members who are coming & going through the week. The house was very clean, beds comfortable, outside shower was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great weekend in this lovely house. The place is convenient and pet friendly. Only minus - full sized beds, but understandable because they had all antiques in house.

Will plan to spend more time at this great place on the point.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Required form of payment is personal check.
Linens are NO LONGER supplied June-August. They may be rented for $100 per stay. Rentals DO include beach tags and you may borrow bikes at your own risk. We do NOT have any helmets, so bring yours.
Linens are supplied off season, Sept. thru May.
PET FEE: $150 per pet per week or more stay. Weekend pet fee is $25 per pet per night.

2-3 nights are the same price and are available fall thru early spring. Special rates for short stays do crop up!

Seagrove House is a well loved house. We want tenants to have a good time, but we also expect the house and its contents to be treated respectfully and to be left in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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