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The Breakers at Cape May, a Victorian Beach House Rental

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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 dining

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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Cape May

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.


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (7), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large wrap around front porch, 3rd floor patio with Ocean Views, two full kitchens plus a large dining room table to seat 16, two parlors, outdoor shower and changing area, Koi pond, victorian furniture with modern comfort, 8 bedrooms decorated in flower motif to fit it's name, 9 bathrooms, historic district, close to Washington St. Mall, shopping, and restaurants. One block to the beach, and one block to the board walk, kid friendly, magnificently decorated.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Breakers at Cape May, a Victorian Beach House Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

The Breakers - BEST CM house for big groups - have a DREAM VACA week!

  • 5 of 5

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 :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Pennsylvania & New York

Hersheyettes Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

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!"

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 :)
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Olney, Maryland

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having your fun group as our guests at The Breakers - we hope you will return!
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to know that the house met your retreat needs - it is important that our guests are comfortable. Please come back :)
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3 1
Bucks County, PA

Awesome rental

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this house justice. It has everything one would want in a rental. To have two kitchens and multiple full size baths really made this house work for us. It is furnished like no other rental I know. We rented for a long weekend for our parent's 80th B-Day. 7 married couples - 23 of us total from age 5 to 80, and there was plenty of room. The location couldn't be better. In the heart of everything Cape May. I highly recommend this house. Very nice owner too. Great location. Great house. Great memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is deeply gratifying to be able to share our home with wonderful families so they can gather together to celebrate and honor each other. Happy Birthday!
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Newport NJ

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for Labor Day weekend for a college reunion event. Overall I'm very satisfied with it.

The location is great. It's almost by the sea and we could just walk back & forth from the beach bare feet.

The room is well maintained and it's very spacious, great if your group size is around 20 people. We ended up having 19 adults staying in the house and that easily fit into the many bedrooms and couches (convertible to beds).

The amenities are also good. There are two kitchens, full set of plates/silverware, easily accomodates cooking for 20 people. There are two very new TV sets; wireless network works well which turned out useful for us because we brought some video games.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this rental. It's ideal if you have a group size around 20 and looking for a quality weekend by the ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great knowing that the home we love accommodates others so well, is appreciated for the great Victorian lady she is and has become a home away from home for large reunions where lasting memories can be made!
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Inn of Cape May
Nearest Point of Interest
Washington Mall

Horse-drawn carriage tours, walking tours, trolley tours, dolphin and whale watching boat rides


Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13-Jun 10, 2017
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 10-Jun 17, 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17-24, 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24-July 15, 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 15-Aug 5, 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5-19, 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19-26, 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sept 2, 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sept 2-30, 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sept 30-Oct 21, 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 21-Dec 31, 2017
Oct 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Lease Processing $25

Holiday nightly rate is $1200-1300 per night; holiday week add $1000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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