About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 9 Baths, (Sleeps 19-23)
Welcome to a timeless Victorian experience for your family to treasure. Breakers Cape May is celebrating history as it looks to the future. Victorian ~ but casual, contemporary comfort.
A Magnificent “ Second Empire” Antique House -- but everything you desire. Elegant ~ spacious rooms richly designed with crystal chandeliers, oriental rugs, armoires, leather sofas, ornamental mirrors, & accented period pieces. World-class Dining and Boutiques in Cape May - one of the country’s oldest beachside resorts.
Sleeping accommodations can be arranged to suit your family’s personal needs. Breakers Cape May offers 8 bedrooms with 9 private designated bathrooms. Every room is richly decorated with period pieces to match their themed names -- Beautiful Flowers. The spacious bedrooms welcome you with queen-sized beds & mounds of full pillows.
Breakers Cape May is one of Cape May’s most distinctive properties located in the historic district [arguably on one of Cape May’s main avenues -- Ocean Street]. Its unique design is French Second Empire architecture with large porches, classic mansard roofing and a widow’s walk. This classic Victorian home has undergone restoration in 2005. Enjoy the ocean views and the half-block walk to Cape May beaches.
Victorian ~ After the first floor welcoming porches with their comfortable furniture you will experience the foyer's 11 foot ceilings and the home’s grand staircase. Travel thru this era as you meander thru the home’s sprawling 3 floors of antique furniture, oriental carpets, objects d’art, crystal & china accent pieces all combined to surround you with an aura of romance & relaxation.
Location, location, location ~
Beach block – Ocean Views
Cape May Tours – historic trolley; walking tours and carriage rides
Children’s arcades and beach food stands
Local pubs & bars
World-class shopping – 2 blocks to Outdoor Washington Street Mall
Breakers Cape May Features:
Off-street parking for up to 8 vehicles.
Comfortable accommodations for up to 23 guests.
Dining room seating for 16, plus additional seating for 6.
Complete table settings for 24.
Spacious bedrooms richly decorated with full private or designated bathrooms. Bedrooms and sleeping accommodations are located on every floor (7 queen beds, 1 king bed, 3 full futons & 1 single futon).
Ceiling fans in most bedrooms. Hi-velocity air conditioning and heat with three (3) separate zones.
All bathrooms have upscale furnishings and fixtures.
3 levels of decks and porches with ocean views.
Side porch with private garden & Koi pond.
Quiet street lined with Bed & Breakfasts.
Outdoor shower and changing area.
First floor laundry room with stacked washer/dryer unit.
Two new 40-gallon hot water heaters (October 2012)
Charcoal grill and gas grill (brand-new Weber 2012).
Beach chairs and bicycle racks available.
Cable TV & wireless internet.
Bring cell phone for all calls.
Optional housekeeping available for mid-week cleaning – per request.
Weekly linen & towel service available. Please ask for details.
* Note: Breakers is a pet free and smoke free facility.
Breakers Cape May Memories:
For your entire family vacationing together & relaxing together in a grand French Second Empire Victorian beach house . . . remember . . .
Surf & white sand · Breezes thru open windows
Smell of tanning lotion · Sand castles
Clamshells · Blissful sleep
Snacks & refreshments · Sunsets over the lighthouse
World class restaurants · Carriage rides
Shopping at Washington Street Mall
Fresh Morning Pastries at “”A Ca Mia””
Your family & friends . . . . . . . . all generations coming together . . . parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and the in-laws . . . at Breakers Cape May.
Keywords: The Breakers, at Cape May, is a large Victorian, Beach, House, Rental, 1 block from the beach.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
I love the beach and especially Cape May. I enjoy traveling, singing, cooking/baking, reading, antiquing, decorating. We have three grown children and one still at home who keeps us busy with soccer, school events and friends.
Owner purchased this House in 2011
Why Owner chose Historic District
We have vacationed in Cape May for years with our family and often talked about the possibility of buying a vacation home. We love The Breakers and have enjoyed many family times there already. We hope it will be a memorable vacation home for many.
What makes this House unique
We love being so close to the beach, the center of town, watching the horse and buggies clip-clop by the front porch, feeling the ocean breezes from the decks or porch, enjoying walking short distances to wonderful restaurants or cooking up great meals right at home, walking to nearby coffee shops in the morning, chatting with the friendly visitors, etc., etc., etc.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Relaxing, care-free mini-vacation
I organized a 48th mini-reunion for 6 couples who have been friends since high school. This house was the perfect setting. Everyone had their own bedroom and private bath but there was plenty of spaces to hang out! The house was within walking distance of everything and Barbara was the perfect host!
And Sandra and her friends were perfect guests! I would welcome them back any time, and hope I have that opportunity again.
This place was perfect for our guest. The owner was great to work with very accommodating. The house will be the only place I stay when visiting Cape May.
The Breakers - BEST CM house for big groups - have a DREAM VACA week!
We loved it ! The house was perfect for our blended/extended family group (14 core group for 1 week +6 others coming for various shorter stays) - ages 6mo- 70 yrs old! The zoned AC was wonderful during humid days - even 3rd floor was definitely cool! The meeting areas - 2LR, 2 Kitch + DR were all fabulous, loved the 2 kitchens w/ 2 DW + 2fridges, + all the dishes/glasses/silver - plenty of cookware, great grill. We enjoyed the front porch - plenty of seating - loved being one block fm beach + Washington St Mall + grocery store! We got pizza several times fm around the corner at Blue Moon Pizza (Beach Ave) + coffee/bagels at Avalon (Gurney Ave.) Parking was a little too tight for us as it is advertised for Breakers- we ended up needing to park a couple cars around the corner at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot on Columbia Ave (all day+over night= $10) There was a glitch w/ a toilet flusher knob on the first day & the owner had someone over w/in an hour to fix it - no further problems. The only suggestions I would offer are that the the 3rd floor beds are definitely hard- esp if considering the price range of renting this home - sleep was not comfortable in those top 3 bedrooms., We went to Walmart after 3 nights to get a thick foam topper for our bed since neither of us could sleep (it wasnt just me being a princess). Also - one of the website pics shows seating on a charming front balcony w/ a view of the ocean + Inn of CM - I made that pic my screen saver & looked forward to having wine + coffee on that balcony all year. Unfortunately-probably necessarily, that porch is locked off, not available to guests - perhaps because the railing is too low? Maybe for Insurance...but perhaps that enticing pic w/ a view shouldn't be used for advertising, since it's off limits to guests. Would DEFINITELY recommend this house - it provided a once in a life time dream week for us and our family :-)
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Breakers. I'm so glad you had a great week and I appreciate your suggestions. I always want to know how to improve the accommodations. Mattresses are so subjective - have had people with back issues tell me they are grateful for firm mattresses - I do keep them current and will definitely consider adding a softer variety to at least one of the 3rd floor bedrooms. I am always available to try to correct a situation that is of concern and would have welcomed the opportunity to address the mattresses for your comfort level. You are correct about the balcony needing to be locked off for insurance liability mandates due to the low historic/original railing that cannot be raised according to historic preservation guidelines. Per your suggestion, I have removed that photo, but the house does boast amazing outdoor relaxation options - a fabulous 3rd floor deck with a magnificent view of the town and ocean, a private second floor back deck as well as an inviting wraparound deck overlooking beautiful gardens and Ocean St. I look forward to working with you again.
Hersheyettes Weekend Get Away
We had a great time. The Breakers is really great and fit our (12 person) needs wonderfully. The fact that everyone could park in your private parking lot made loading and unloading easy. Once we parked our cars on Friday, we never needed them again until we left. Everything we wanted, beach, shopping, restaurants and the Acme, were within one to three blocks. After check-in we went right to the beach (less than a half block away) for afternoon cocktails and upon returning to the house, all 6 couples had plenty of room on the upstairs deck for watching the sun set and the moon come up. Saturday we had some rain, but there was more than enough room for the whole crew to sit on the porch, talk and people watch. The house was very clean and very well appointed, and our group thought that it came with more utensils, glass and cooking ware, amenities, etc., than any other rental properties we have encountered. We enjoyed having all those bathrooms and we loved the two kitchens as one became the bar and one the cooking kitchen. Thank you again.
On behalf of the "Hersheyettes"
The husband who was made to "look good" by booking the Breakers!"
We very much appreciate how well you cared for the property and always love to hear that a great time was had by all! We hope you will make it an annual event :)
The Breakers is a beautiful home that is well kept and managed. It is a perfect blend of an authentic historical experience and modern convenience. We were very pleased with everything it had to offer.
We so enjoyed having your fun group as our guests at The Breakers - we hope you will return!
We stayed at The Breakers for a weekend ladies retreat for our church and we loved the charm and comfort of the home. It was a wonderful place to stay and everyone enjoyed their time their! We didn't want to leave!
So pleased to know that the house met your retreat needs - it is important that our guests are comfortable. Please come back :)
Horse-drawn carriage tours, walking tours, trolley tours, dolphin and whale watching boat rides
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday nightly rate is $1200-1300 per night; holiday week add $1000