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Beautiful 6 BR Historic District House 1 Block to Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Cape May is one of only three cities in the USA in which the whole city is designated an Historic Landmark City. The historic district is composed of hundreds of beautifully painted and maintained Victorian homes. Decatur Street is the heart of this district and 132 Decatur is a classic example of 'Queen Anne' Victorian architecture. Trolley, horse-drawn carriage, and walking tours travel the streets with guides telling stories about the history of 'the United States first Seashore Resort', the five presidents that made this their summer white house, and the unique architecture like 132 Decatur's 'belly porch.' The porch is one of the areas that everyone loves. It is large and relaxing and an ideal place to people watch, have cocktails, watch the horse-drawn carriages, and dine.

132 Decatur Street has an ideal location. It is one block from a beautiful wide beach yet only one half block from the center of the pedestrian shopping mall. Everything is within an easy walk. Excellent restaurants, bars with live entertainment, interesting boutiques, two live theaters, miniature golf, and arcades for the kids are no more than four blocks away. Challenging golf courses and excellent deep sea fishing are close by.

The house is roomy and comfortable. The kitchen is newly renovated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. It is fully equipped with all the utensils a gourmet cook might need. An HDTV is wall-mounted in the kitchen. It has counter space for seven diners as well as a separate bar and coffee bar area with beverage refrigerator, blenders and multiple coffee makers. A powder room and fully equipped laundry are adjacent to the kitchen. The house has a dining room that will accommodate twelve and two living rooms. Each living room has a flat screen HDTV and DVD. The living rooms are separated by pocket doors to allow for different tastes in TV or movie watching.

The second floor has four bedrooms and two full, modern bathrooms (beds are 3 Queens and 1 Twin). The third floor has two bedrooms (beds are 2 Full and 2 Twin) and a turret used as a reading area. The rear yard is fenced with a six foot fence for privacy and safety of young children. It has an outside shower / changing area and parking for two cars. Everyone that stays at 132 Decatur loves the house and its convenience.


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

Why The Owner chose Historic District

Cape May is a quaint and unique town unlike any of the other seashore towns in New Jersey. It is a real town with interesting year round residents. Unlike the other New Jersey seashore towns that pretty much close down after the summer season, Cape May has a vibrant life all year.


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house is on many tours, do not hang towels or anything on porch railings.
  • Do not park more than TWO cars in the rear driveway of the house. This violates an ordinance specific to our driveway and results in a $500 fine.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3) 2nd Front Master, 2nd Middle and 2nd Rear, Double Beds (2) Two doubles in 3rd Rear, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2nd Front Bedroom and Two Twins in 3rd Front
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Location is perfect being 1/2 block from the center of the pedestrian mall and 1 block from the beach. The house has plenty of room to spread out. Two adjoining living rooms each have HDTV flat screens and DVD. Glass doors separate the rooms to accommodate different TV tastes. The modern kitchen is granite with stainless steel appliances and HDTV as well as separate bar and coffee bar area with beverage refrigerator. Front porch is a large 'belly porch' where everyone can lounge, watch horse-drawn carriages, have cocktails, or dine. Yard is enclosed with a fence providing privacy and safety for small children as well as parking for two cars.


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Beautiful 6 BR Historic District House 1 Block to Beach
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
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Beautiful Home and Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house accommodated 8 adults and 5 children, comfortably. It was wonderful being so close to everything, so we could take turns visiting the shops during the kids naps. We were even able to use the beach in October! Such an added blessing and the house had all the beach toys, chairs and blankets needed.

Thank you to the owner, who was very responsive to my many questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located right in town and not far from beach

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely rent afain

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great location in the heart of Cape May.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here a few times, always nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week in Cape May

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great week in Cape May. The homes was great, a good combination of charm and modern conveniences. The location could not have been better, right in the middle of everything. We all really enjoyed hanging on the beautiful front porch. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in the perfect location. Owner is extremely responsive. Our family chooses to return to this house whenever we are in Cape May.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic and lovely Victorian close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the location to the house to the helpfulness of the owner was exceptional, and made our stay incredibly easy and enjoyable. The House is too short blocks from the beach, a block over from the heart of old town, near both the grocery and liquor store. At night the horse drawn carriages meander by, and the nightlife makes perfect "people watching" as we sat on the beautiful and spacious front porch for hours. Many people stopped to take their picture in front of the house, making sure to capture the colorful flowers in the photos. The house itself is in very good shape considering the age of it, the kitchen is entirely renovated and well stocked such that it was easy to cook there for a week. Whenever something was needed – an umbrella, a boardgame, plastic bags - it was easy to find in the house. The front part of the house is quite charming with two adjoining parlors (Livingrooms), carved stairposts, a curved wood arch, and a beautiful Stained glass window on the first landing. Finally, but equally important, the owner was very helpful, responsive, and a true pleasure to deal with regarding every aspect of the rental process and occupancy of the house. We could not recommend this lovely seaside Victorian anymore than this review already conveys!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $235
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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