Charming 1840 Cottage Located in Historic District

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Wisteria House on Franklin Street, Cape May

This 1840s home-one of the oldest in Cape May-was once a guest house rumored to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, seashore guests still sit on the front porch and watch the carriages go by-but they also lounge by the fireplace in the comfy living room or gather round the big Amish plank dining table.

The Wisteria House is in the heart of Cape May's historic distirct. This three bedroom house can sleep eight- so there is always plenty of room, just like in the old days.

The house features three large bedrooms and two and a half baths. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, private bath and access to a second floor screened in porch. The other two bedrooms feature queen sized beds. One bedroom also contains a day bed with trundle under it. This bed can lifted to be the same height as the day bed or remain on floot as a pull out.

Downstairs, the living room features a fireplace and French doors. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker and small appliances. Everything else is there in order to make wonderful meals. The large dining area has a screened in porch at either end.

The entire house is beautifully furnished with a mixture of antiques and family friendly pieces. You will feel comfortable and cared for when you stay at The Wisteria House.

All the porches have wicker furniture. People just seem to gravitate to the front porch with the antique wicker. Everyone enjoys hearing the history of the house from the carriage drivers as the horses go clippity clop and the tourists take pictures.

Visitors to the town sometimes stop and look at the professionally landscaped garden area filled with nandinas, ferns, hostas, impatiens and crepe myrtles. They are always asking about the Johnson geraniums.

The house is completely fenced in and offers a small outdoor table and chairs for enjoying the back yard. You can listen for the church bells ringing every hour and sometimes hear a hymm being played on a Sunday morning.

Our home is a quick walk to the beach and mall. The grocery store is just around the corner. Fire station is right up the street and you can see the post office when standing on the front porch. Right around the corner is the famous Washington Inn restaurant and the Southern Mansion.

Once the car is unloaded and parked, you may never want to leave one of the porches but if you do desire to venture out the gate there is lots to do. You can walk to the mall, shops, restaurants and beach. The town offers house tours as well as ghost tours.Cape May has two theater areas as well as a soon to be convention center. It is a great family centered area with lots of enjoyment for all ages.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • There is a queen size bed in each bedroom. One bedroom also has a daybed with trundle. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • The master bath has a claw foot tub with shower. There is another full remodeled bathroom upstairs. A new half bath with sink and toilet is off kitchen area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are three screened in porches. One is off the master bedroom and the other two are are either side of the dining room. One of these porches is also accessible from the living room. There is also a front porch with antique wicker furniture and new rocking chairs to sit and visit. You will also hear history of the house as the carriages pass by as the horses clippity clop down the street. The house has a fenced in yard with a professionally landscaped garden to enjoy. There is a small outdoor table and chairs on a brick patio to enjoy while watching the children play or grilling a steak. Church bells chime every hour. Down the street is a duck pond located beside a park. Around the corner is shopping, restaurants and the famous Washington Street Mall....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda


Write a review 5
from 22 traveler reviews
$1500/wk to $3450/wk
May- $1800-$2300

June- $2500-$3450

July and August- $3450


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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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Biking, Golfing, Fitness Center, Miniature golf, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Shopping,Restaurant Dining, Live Theater, Sightseeing, Tours, Swimming, Surfing, Snorkeling/Diving, Sailing, Jet Skiing,Parasailing,Antiquing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We love to come to Cape May every weekend from our home in PA . We have four grandchildren who live about 50 minutes from Cape May and we try and see them everytime we are in New Jersey. We enjoy taking long walks on the beach to look for sea glass and also riding our bikes around town..

Why the Owner Chose Village Green, Cape May, NJ, USA:
We fell in love with Cape May the first time we visited it with friends. I never tire of looking at the Victorian homes on tree lined streets. It is definitely not like other beach towns but rather beautiful and unique.

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  • The Wisteria House

    The Wisteria House

  • other end of the front porch

    other end of the front porch

  • Family room with lots of seating.

    Family room with lots of seating.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Side garden to the back yard.

    Side garden to the back yard.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Side screened in porch.

    Side screened in porch.

  • Kitchen


  • front porch

    front porch

  • back fenced in garden and yard

    back fenced in garden and yard

  • Large dining room

    Large dining room

  • Bedroom with queen sized bed

    Bedroom with queen sized bed

  • Lovely living room

    Lovely living room

  • Garden and screened porch

    Garden and screened porch

  • Screened in porch

    Screened in porch

  • Bedroom with queen sized iron bed

    Bedroom with queen sized iron bed

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Charming 1840 Cottage Located in Historic District

Village Green, Cape May, NJ, USA #961666ha

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