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Lakeside Lodge at Lake Lily

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Built in the mid-late 1800's Lakeside Lodge is a 6BR Victorian beach house located on Lake Lily in Cape May Point. Unique features include a porch on three sides of the house, a third floor balcony, screened porch for dining and a 30x30 great room with 13 foot ceilings, magnificent fireplace, three separate sitting areas and a grand staircase. The dining room also has a fireplace.

The house sleeps 12 (2 bedrooms with full beds and 4 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each room). As of 2014 there will be 2 1/2 bathrooms as well as an outdoor shower.

The kitchen was remodeled in 2012 and there is an gas grill outside.

There is an additional lot that makes an excellent space for families with children.

Other amenities include: washer/dryer, high speed internet, flat screen TV, microwave, dishwasher and disposal, and garage. 2013-2014 renovations will include air conditioning and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

More Details

Sara Thompson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Sara Thompson

Lakeside Lodge is owned by Bill Thompson and his family and Sara Thompson and her family. Both Bill and Sara spent their summers at the Point as children and teenagers. Bill and Sara are the grandchildren of William and Edith Burkard who bought the property in the 1940's.

Bill lives in Wenonah NJ with his wife, Bernadette and son James. Sara lives in Falls Church, VA with her husband Jason and two daughters Anna and Georgia

Sara Thompson purchased this house in 1940

Why Sara Thompson chose Cape May Point

Our grandparents bought this house in the 1940's and it has since been passed down through 2 generations.We both have many special memories of the house and Cape May Point - family weddings, anniversaries, holidays were all spent at Lakeside Lodge. Many of our renters have been returning to Lakeside Lodge long enough for it be incorporated into their own family history. It's a great house for large families or multiple families. We hope that Lakeside Lodge can be a part your your family's history!

What makes this house unique

Lakeside Lodge is a very unique victorian property. It was one of the original houses when Cape May Point was first incorporated as 'Sea Grove'. in the mid-late 1800's. On the outside is a wrap-around porch overlooking Lake Lily, The porch is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon reading a book, watching swans take flight or chatting with friends. There is also a third floor balcony that gives you an excellent view of the ocean as well as the rest of the Point.

Inside is a 30x30 great room with three separate sitting areas. Great for playing cards or board games or in the colder months, sitting by the fireplace.

In 2012, the kitchen was remodeled with new appliances and cabinetry.


Cape May Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 (2nd floor) - toilet , tub , Features a claw foot tub
    Bathroom 1 (first floor) - toilet , shower , Newly renovated 2013/2014
    Bathroom 2 (first floor) - toilet , added in 2013/2014
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 3rd floor
  • 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms plus an outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd floor bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    2nd floor Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    3rd floor front Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    3rd floor back Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    2nd floorBedroom 3 - 1 queen
    2nd floor bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Screened in porch for dining - can easily seat 12. Offers a wonderful view of the Cape May Point lighthouse and Lake Lily


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Lakeside Lodge at Lake Lily
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
New Jersey

The perfect house for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our four children and five of our grandchildren traveled from four states last week for a family reunion on Lake Lilly. We all loved this beautifully furnished, historic Victorian house which was perfectly suited for our family of eleven. It had everything we could have asked for including a well equipped, updated kitchen, a screened in porch and a great room with more than enough room for us all to gather in the evening. We relaxed on the front porch listening to the birds, we walked to the light house, drove into town for lunch and to Sunset Beach for the sunset. We especially loved the resident Lake Lilly swan who entertained us by endlessly chasing two Canada geese from the small island where we spied with our binoculars a second swan resting on a well concealed nest. We took videos of the drama from our camera phones which involved lots of honking and splashing and puffed up feathers. We have already recommended this home to several of our friends who have scattered family members like us. It is truly the perfect house for a family reunion.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Ga

Amazing house for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house far exceeded our expectations. It has great character, it feels extremely spacious and is perfect for a large group. The house has high-end appliances in an updated kitchen, antique furniture and modern bathrooms. The location was ideal--right on a peaceful lake but close to all the amenities of the area. We rented bikes and enjoyed daily rides into the more congested cape may (only 12 minutes!). We biked to the beautiful beach here in 3 minutes. There is nothing negative to report. Best place we've rented in years.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a treat!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for several nights while in Cape May to watch the Spring Red Knot Migration and the Horse Shoe Crab Spawning. What a magnificent home!!! We all felt like we were provided a great gift just to be able to stay at this home. It is absolutely wonderful and the location is perfect. How wonderful to lie down on a comfortable couch on the front porch while it was raining and watch the birds in the pond across the street. I kept thinking of the Annie Lenox song about hearing the "Rain upon My Window". The owners are as lovely as the home. Stay here. Treat yourself.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean County

Still a Great Place to Bird

  • 5 of 5

The birding group from Ocean County rented the house for 3 nights this year during the fall migration 2015, and continued to have a wonderful time. The layout and location of the house is just perfect for our needs, and everyone had a marvelous time, again. This year there were even more of us to enjoy the front porch and great room with fireplace. Looking forward to doing it again in 2016!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnegat, NJ USA

Great Place for Birding

  • 5 of 5

A birding group from Ocean County rented the house for 2 days during the fall migration 2014. What a great location; we could bird for hours just from the spacious porch. Within walking distance of the Cape May Lighthouse State Park and their hawkwatch, or just walking around Lily Lake, it was perfect. Plenty of room for our group of 10 to put all our birding and photography gear and eating in the dinning room. Charming old house, but modern kitchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, interesting and extremely comfortable house that is perfect for a big group. Spacious and nicely appointed bedrooms, newly refurbished and well stocked kitchen and a new bathroom/shower on the first floor and a wonderful wrap around porch to spend quiet days and evenings looking over the lake. A real gem!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeanne - glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Located 5 miles south of historic Cape May, our property is in Cape May Point, NJ. The house is a 10 minute walk from beach and across the street from Lake Lily - which is an attraction for bird enthusiasts. Spend your time catching a sea-breeze on our porch, visiting the local nature preserves, swimming in the ocean or biking around town ,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

$220 Cleaning fee applies from October-May - excluding weekly rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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