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Oceanfront Cottage Private Secluded Dog Friendly at Colvmns by the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 8 nights

About the property

Cottage 2 bedrooms 2 baths private dining porch and patio sleeps 6 ( 2 floors)

Colvmns by the Sea is a World Famous Landmark Property Located at the Eastern End of Cape May Island, New Jersey. It is One of the Few Edwardian Revival Mansions Built in 1905.

At One Time Known as Colvmns by the Sea Bed and Breakfast the Property was Restored and Renovated in 2005 Into Luxury Condominiums. The cottage is on the property at 1513 Beach Ave. Cape May. At one time the cottage was private quarters for the staff. The cottage has been renovated and is now a two story residence with direct ocean views. The cottage is located at the end of a private drive, secluded and away from the roadway.

All the Integrity of the Original Structure was Left Intact While 21st Century Engineering was Added.

The Kitchen has Floor to Ceiling Wood Cabinetry, Rare Brazilian Granite Counter Tops, and State of the Art Stainless Appliances.

The Bathroom Design was Inspired by World Class European Spas with Extensive Use of Turkish Travertine .

The Cottage has access to all common areas as it is part of The Colvmns by the Sea Condo Association Common Areas Include;

Magnificent Rooftop Deck in the main house with Unobstructed Views of the Atlantic Ocean, All of Cape May Island and the Wetlands. Access is from the back stairs of the main house.

Second Floor Library, Adjacent to the Spacious 2nd Floor Galley and Staircase.

Spacious Turkish Travertine Front Porch in the main house Surrounded by Doric Columns, Captures the Cool Cross Breezes and Sweeping Views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Condominium

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Bernadette

My Love for the Natural Beauty of Cape May Island and the Magnificent Atlantic Ocean Brought Me Here twenty two Years Ago. The Uniqueness of Cape May as a Historic Landmark City Next to a Nature Reserve Brings Visitors to This Special Remarkable Area of the East Coast. Special Friends Were Met Along the Way. A CD Called 'Cape May Preludes' by Jackson Berkey of Manheim Steamroller Has Made Colvmns by the Sea a Well Known Destination and Brings the Feeling of This Special Place Into the Music Realm.

Bernadette purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Bernadette chose Cape May

I Bought This Property Because of the Quiet Oceanfront Location at the Eastern End of Cape May.

What makes this cottage unique

Reading on the Front Porch is a Special Pastime, Bird Watching on the Rooftop Deck is Fascinating and the Sunsets Are Wonderfully Breathtaking. Watching the Surf from the Porch and Being Steps to the Sand Has Made This a Special Place to Make Memories.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage Private Secluded Dog Friendly at Colvmns by the Sea
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful, cozy, and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in December for a Coast Guard graduation. Would love to return in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder stay at a beautiful Seaside Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Bernadette and Ron for making out Christmas perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 3 of 5

Cottage is wonderful, however our problem was with the responsiveness of the owner. We thoroughly cleaned and straightened up the cottage before we departed, expecting a full refund of our cleaning deposit. After numerous calls and texts to the owner about the status of our refund, we have heard nothing. If we left the cottage in disarray we were not informed of any problem. We have had absolutely NO communication back from the owner as to why she has not refunded our cleaning deposit even though the contract states that the cleaning deposit will be refunded within three weeks.

Very very disappointed with the owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kim, I am responding to your review. I am sorry you have mis-read the lease and charges. We charge a cleaning fee & pet fee that is non-refundable. This is an additional fee charged. We apologize for any mis-understanding. Both of these fees are in addition to the rental, which is stated in the lease. If I had received an email from you which I never did, I would have responded directly. Thank you for finding our cottage "Wonderful" I know you and your guests that came to visit enjoyed themselves at our beautiful location in Cape May. Thank you, Bernadette
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unbeatable location + privacy = the best of both worlds at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Hubby, Mom and I had a marvelous time here at Thanksgiving - Bernadette was very easy to arrange our holiday with, and her husband was kind to stop by and be sure all was well. We felt we were in a hideaway from Cape May revelers - though just across the dunes from the shore - but enjoyed being just a 3-minute drive from its nightlife, restaurants and shopping. We walked off turkey dinner with a stroll around the neighborhood of stately homes, and were delighted to find the beach so wide and clean. The house's screened porch was a great place for reading and a puzzle, and its overall layout was perfect for visiting with the cook, or slipping away to read/watch TV. . . or to sleep. Outdoor spaces on both levels were a plus, and sufficiently screened to continue the sense of the cottage's being in an envelope of privacy. We all agreed that bathrooms on each level were a big plus, and the beautiful upper-level bath was total luxury. Everything was very well-maintained - no sign of dogs or dust - and easy parking/loading made our stay comfortable from start to finish. It's impossible to have a bad time at Cape May, of course, but this home made us feel like we belonged to the savvy tribe that calls this place home!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Seaside Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming find. This cottage delivers the perfect balance of old and new. Owners are pleasant, responsive, and available. The house is one of the many quaint homes on the street and has lovely views of the Atlantic. The cottage is immaculate and has been meticulously cared for. Not only is it beautifully decorated but it's comfortable too. We vacationed here with two tweens and our dog. Each night we could hear the crashing of the waves and, upon going outside, could smell the perfume of the ocean. Secluded, yet so close to the center, this charming home was a

perfect find!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
Pier House
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cape May/Lewes
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape May National
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Metres
Pier House
Car: recommended

'Tours of Historic Properties',Town is' National Historic Site', 'Whale Dolphin Boat Tours', Dolphins seen daily Whales in the Fall 'Historic Cold Spring Village 18th Century Village', a step back in time. 'Deep Sea Fishing Tournaments and Charters',Beach is also famous for surf fishing, 'Historic Christmas Tours', Restaurants considered best in New Jersey, Beach voted top 10 in best world beaches, Now local wine tours and tastings


Rates & Availability

Admiral Estates Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late spring
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee additional $150 Pet fee Additional $150 dogs only 2 maximum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Admiral Estates Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , spa shower
    Bathroom 2 - oversize spa shower in turkish travertine
  • Great walk in spa shower surrounded by travertine tile Each floor has a full bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin beds
    living room - queen sleep sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single twins Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen pull out sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Colvmns by the Sea 'Historic Oceanfront Mansion', 'Rooftop Deck', 'Second Floor Library area', 'Travertine Front Porch'. The well known bed and breakfast is now condominiums. Built at the turn of the last century, the cottage is a separate building at the rear of the property. Updated for today's lifestyles, the cottage is a perfect beach getaway recalling a bygone era. Relax and rewind on the second story porch. Very private and secluded the cottage offers unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean. Dolphin watching every morning and afternoon is a great past time from the enclosed porch. The porch will be screened in for the new season. On the first floor a private patio enclosed by star jasmine vines is perfect for that morning cup of coffee. We are located at the eastern end of Cape May also known locally as Poverty Beach. Poverty Beach is the quiet area of town as there are no hotels or large rentals in the area.

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