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One Block to the Beach Year-Round Rental Cape May Cottage with optional Loft apt

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Air Mattress, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10, addl. 6 with apt

Charming 4-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath cottage one block from the beach on a quiet residential street. Sleeps 10 in the cottage + 6 in the adjacent 2-bedroom, 1 bath loft apartment (additional rental). 2 outdoor showers. Master bedroom balcony overlooks a private back yard. Walk to promenade, town center, and Cape May's famous restaurants, or use the fully-equipped kitchen, bbq, and outdoor table and chairs to fix your own feast at home! Beach chairs on site, and a beach box on Jefferson Street Beach make your vacation fun and hassle free! Please note: the rental does not include bed linens or towels. Owner can recommend a local linen rental service, or you may bring your own.

Keywords: Charming beach cottage, Victorian Cape May, close to beach, sleeps 8-16, quiet residential street, off-street parking, near restaurants, family vacation

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Burgos
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2018

About Susan Burgos

I have spent every summer of my life in Cape May and met my husband here! The warm, welcoming people of Cape May have become some of our dearest friends in our favorite place. We look forward to sharing this very special island with you.

Susan Burgos purchased this house in 2012

Why Susan Burgos chose Cape May

My family has been summering in Cape May for over 100 years! Really - we recently found a family photo taken in Cape May dated 1908. With a history like that, where else would we go?

What makes this house unique

We welcome you with a complimentary bag of our Shell Cottage Coffee!

Quick walk to the beach - we love surfing at Queen Street Beach, kayaking at AquaTrails, stand-up paddle boarding at the Cove, sunbathing and beach combing. Take advantage of our beach box at Gram's on Jefferson Beach, why carry your stuff back and forth each day? Great restaurants. Tuesdays at the West Cape May Farmer's Market. Bike everywhere!


Cape May House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink with vanity
  • outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Quality air mattress - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Air mattress creates comfortable sofa bed in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Queen size air mattress (1). Bed linens and towels not included. Owner can recommend a local linen rental service if you do not want to bring your own.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
4-bedroom cottage sleeps up to 10 or up to 16 with additional rental of adjacent 2-bedroom, 1 bath loft apartment. Quiet Residential Street. Heated for off-season rentals, Private Yard, outdoor shower, beach chairs, beach box in the summer.


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One Block to the Beach Year-Round Rental Cape May Cottage with optional Loft apt
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Quaint cottage in Cape May - perfect for a girls' weekend!

  • 4 of 5

I rented Shell Cottage for a weekend in mid-May for my friend's bachelorette party, and it was a great stay! The home is adorable; classic Cape May decor both inside and out. Susan was an excellent host; easy to get in touch with, thorough in her information, and helpful and quick in responding to questions and inquiries (she's even nice enough to mail my electric toothbrush back!). The location of the house is ideal - it's one block from the beach, and about a 10 - 15 minute walk into the center of town. The only two slightly negative experiences: The women who stayed in the downstairs bedrooms said the mattresses were not very comfortable (those of us who stayed upstairs had a different experience), so one might want to consider bringing mattress pads or extra cushioning. Also, and this is NOT co comment on the cleanliness of the home, since it was very clean, but there were tiny ants that were in a corner of the kitchen. The ants were just due to the time of year we rented, the house being built of wood, and the multiple days of heavy rain leading up to us arriving. Thus, I'd recommend adding pest spray to the provided cleaning supplies, or putting an ant deterrent in the vestibule of the home.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, thank you for your feedback. I have not had any negative comments about the mattresses, but I will certainly look into upgrading them. I agree that the ants were most likely due to the weather since I live in Shell Cottage in the winter (moved out the first week of May) and didn’t have a problem. I am not a fan of pesticides, but I will explore options. Thanks again for the feedback. Your toothbrush is in the mail.
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Atlantic City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Harry's at the Montreal Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape May National Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NJ Route 109
Nearest Beach
Jefferson Street Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Rental includes Beach Box with Gram's Beach Service on Jefferson Beach - carry nothing to the beach but your towel!

Biking distance to Cape May's famous birding observatories, Cape May Point, Sunset Beach, West Cape May's farms and vineyards, Cape May Tennis Club, Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, Cape May Nature Center, West Cape May Farmer's Market. Walking distance to Promenade, Washington Street Mall, Cape May's famous restaurants and nightclub fun, weekly movies on the beach. Information available for weekly children's camps: tennis, horseback riding, art, and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Please contact owner for pricing options beyond what is offered here. Some nightly rental availability beyond Off-Season. Please contact for availability. Refundable Damage Deposits may vary and are set at owner's discretion. Summer season weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday (cannot enter as such in rates above). Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend days may be customized by tenant with preference given to longer rentals. Please inquire re: availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.