About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
Why 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.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Home and Great location!
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.
Great location in the heart of Cape May.
Stayed here a few times, always nice.
Perfectly located right in town and not far from beach
Would definitely rent afain
Great week in Cape May
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.
Beautiful house in the perfect location. Owner is extremely responsive. Our family chooses to return to this house whenever we are in Cape May.
Historic and lovely Victorian close to everything!
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!