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The Whalers Cottage - Completely Renovated in the Cape May Historic District!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,870 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Whaler’s Cottage is one of the early houses built in Cape May. It is a four bedroom, two and a half bathroom single family home located on Corgie Street in the heart of The Historic District. Perfect location to walk to all that Cape May has to offer. 5 Minutes to Town Center, 10 Minutes to Beach, 1 Block to Cape May Tennis Club, Park and Museum. Every square foot of this property was lovingly restored this past year , this home boasts luxury upgrades top to bottom and offers the perfect platform for entertaining your large group for vacation. The first floor is open concept with the Original 1870 Sunroom flowing into a large Family room w/ 70” Intelligent Flatscreen TV with HD Cable. Family room flows into a fully equipped chef’s kitchen w/ Viking Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal and built in benched dining area that seats 10. Off the Kitchen is a Mud room w/ Washer Dryer and a spacious 1/2 bathroom. A master bedroom w/King Bed and 36” Flatsreen TV is also located on the first floor with a private attached bathroom. The second floor offers three additional bedrooms; One King room w/ 36” Flatscreen, one Full Room, one Room with Bunk beds and a full bed along with a luxury bathroom that offers a stand up shower and a soaking tub. The third level is a renovated loft kids paradise w/ refinished original floors two twin beds and a 50 “ Intelligent Flatscreen TV for Gaming or watching movies. Cool decorating is abound as collectable brand pieces from the likes of Campbell Soup, CocaCola and JNJ mix with older pieces from the original whalers of Cape May against the back drop of a luxury home. Outside the home has an outdoor shower, Gas Grill and a patio for your outdoor enjoyment. A spacious Shed will store you’re bikes and beach chairs. Driveway can fit 4 cars with one additional street parking spot. Hardwood Floors, Central AC, Wifi and HD Cable throughout! This home comfortably sleeps 10 people.

Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About The Owner

Hi All - we are Scott and Rhonda Gibbs. We have restored two 5 Star vacation properties in Cape May. The Whalers Cottage built in 1870 is one of the most popular vacation rentals in Cape May w/over 25 5 star ratings. We just finished renovating The John Hand Black and White House Built in 1700 (Homeaway Listing # 4851711) This is a luxury retreat born out of a complete renovation of the oldest house in Cape May. We always try to give our guests a great experience while in one of the best places on earth - Cape May NJ!

The Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why The Owner chose Cape May

The Whalers Cottage is just awesome. Its filled with high end amenities and is really comfortable, but also has a ton of artifacts from the 60's and 70's. Rhonda did all of the decorating and if you are 40-50 something you will see tons of little items around the brands we grew up with ; Coke, JNJ, Campbells reflected in there original form. It is on a quiet street and really convenient to beach, town and attractions

What makes this house unique

The house comfortably sleeps 10, has every amenity you could wish for. Park your car and use the bikes or walk everywhere. Sit out front in the AM for your coffee its shady and quiet.

We love the house and plan to retire there someday. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Cape May House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Private Outdoor Shower; hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed and Full
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
  • 4 Bedrooms - 2 with King Beds; 1 with Double, 1 with double and bunk bed; 1 loft with two singles attached to bedroom
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles


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The Whalers Cottage - Completely Renovated in the Cape May Historic District!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Five stars all the way!

  • 5 of 5

It's easy to follow the lead of the many positive reviews for this house. The house is spotless, beautifully and recently renovated (a rare find in Cape May for this price), and in a great location! The make the experience even better, Scott was easy to get a hold of, kind, and responsive. Five stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nice home in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Overall, it was easy to check in and the accommodations were really wonderful. We loved the location, and the extra such as bike locks and bikes. Beach tags are also very handy. Thank you so much for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Lots of space for everyone. Clean and comfortable. Loved the stove especially!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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The new changes to the property are outstanding.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious, very comfortable home. All the amenities you could ask for. I would definitely recommend it and I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

This place was great the pictures do not do it justice lots of room for everyone to be together. Everything inside is new and very clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Perfect house in Cape May

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six adults and one toddler had a perfect stay at this charming house in Cape May. The street is quiet and convenient to everything. There was ample parking in the form of a driveway and available spaces on the street (we had 3 cars). The house has been lavished with love and looks just grand inside and out. All the beds and bedrooms were comfortable. The two full baths were great, and there's a very convenient powder room off the kitchen. The kitchen is small but very functional and there's a nice eat-in area that also functions well as a space for setting up laptop computers. All the video equipment worked well - there is a gigantic flat screen in the main sitting area where we could relax after the day's events and watch the big playoff games in hi def. Scott was a great host - easy to reach, completely accommodating. Nothing but good things to say about this rental, thanks, Scott!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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