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The sunny yellow Mermaid House features a lovely beach theme decor. 4 BR, 2 full baths. Market/deli-just around the corner, pizza and 3 restaurants within 1 block. 2 zone Central Air. Washer/Dryer. Porch, Deck, Patio & fenced yard. Private Parking + ample free street parking. Safe, quiet neighborhood. At night, hear the surf from the deck. Walk to ocean 8 blocks-BROADWAY BEACH; which has outdoor café, restrooms, & sand showers.
Owners purchased this 1905 historic home as a private family retreat, and began sharing it as THE MERMAID HOUSE the summer of 2012.
Barbara Morgan purchased this house in 2006
Walk to beach (8 block stroll) + many neighborhood amenities within 1-4 block area: deli-market, gourmet cheese, health food store, CVS drug store, casual eateries; ice cream shop, taco restaurant, pizza, empanada eatery, coffee cafe, antiques & other shops, & restaurants. Great location.
Fabulous wrap around wicker filled front porch & a rear deck and patio for lazing and grilling.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the beautiful, tasteful and comfortable Mermaid House. It was walk-able to the beach and shops, very clean, charming and had all the conveniences we required. The owner, Barbara was responsive, helpful and very pleasant to communicate with.
I love the MERMAID HOUSE. This is the second time my family and I stayed here because of the owner's attention to detail, cleanliness and beach style decor. It truly feels like a retreat. Everything you think you need you find in this fully-equipped home. Staying for just a couple of days makes you feel like a native Cape May-er.
The proximity Is close to everything but away from the traffic and hustle and bustle during the peak of the season. We are looking forward to finding a date next year we can visit and stay for longer!
The Mermaid house was extremely comfortable and clean. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and having coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. We were able to walk to nearby shops, the beach, promenade and the outside Washington Street Mall. We also enjoyed biking throughout the neighborhood, as the side streets were very quiet. You couldn't ask for a more roomy and excellent place to stay. The owners were very accommodating with any questions we had.
We just stayed at this lovely home in July and had a wonderful time! The house is charming and well cared for by the owners. Our family really enjoyed the furnishings and the decor was especially fun with all of the mermaid touches. It was very apparent that the owners take great pride in their home and we were respectful of that during our stay. The accommodations could not have been nicer and our family of 8 had a terrific week! There is plenty of room to spread out and plenty of parking as well. A few of our favorite things were the bike rentals, dolphin watch boat tour and the "Backstreet Cafe Simply Delicious" (which is a hidden gem of a restaurant within walking distance of the house). We received a full refund of our security deposit within days of leaving and a thank you note from the owner. All in all a perfect family vacation!
My family and I just returned from a week at The Mermaid House. Let me start off by saying that the house is lovely, comfortable and very "beachy". However, the owner kept more than half of our security deposit for leaving fingerprints on the walls and doors. We were also criticized for allowing our kids to eat cheerios on the outside deck and the owners complained that they "had to spend and hour poking cereal through the deck with a coat hanger" when we left. In addition, we were accused of breaking a wine glass even though we did no such thing. The owner actually called us "dishonest people" in our final email correspondence.
We have rented beach homes every year since I was a child and can honestly say that we've never had any type of issue or problem (in 30+ years). We tried very hard to keep the house neat and tidied up after ourselves all week and really felt like we did. I didn't realize that scouring the windows, walls and deep-cleaning was expected of us as we paid a lot of money to rent this house for a week (doesn't a cleaning service normally come in after each renter to really clean and disinfect everything in preparation for the next family?).
Not in this case and we were expected to keep this FAMILY VACATION HOUSE like a museum. Completely ridiculous. That being said, I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOUSE FOR ANY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN as the owners were completely CHILD UNFRIENDLY in our experience. They have also been very rude and accusatory which I find completely unprofessional and unacceptable.
Bottom line, we had a great week (we would've had a great week at any house in Cape May) but feel that the expectations of the owner are extremely unrealistic. If you don't mind spending as much as they charge on a rental for a week just to be expected to be followed by a white glove inspection, this may be the perfect house for you.
As for our family, we will definitely be going elsewhere for future stays in Cape May.
The Mermaid House was the perfect way to end our summer! My husband and I and our families stayed at the house for one week and it was superb. The listing and photos are great, but the house in person is even better! The house was very clean when we arrived and all aspects were functioning and very nicely decorated. The owners are very thorough in their directions, communication, and answered every question I had promptly. Our family of 6 + 1 child had ample space in the house to have 'alone' time when needed. We enjoyed the location - blocks from the beach and town. Though it was a bit difficult to walk with our young toddler and the 'grandmas' - driving wasn't ever a hassle. I would DEFINITELY recommend this property and hope to return next summer.
Cape May is a 2 mile square area at the southern tip of NJ, excellent beaches, Come enjoy a delightful Victorian Beach atmosphere. The entire town is a National Historic Site. We recommend Broadway Beach, with food, restrooms & outside showers.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Please, leave THE MERMAID HOUSE in as good as received condition. Failure to leave the house in condition specified in Short Term Rental Agreement can necessitate deduction from the Security Deposit. This is a rare occurrence and has only happened twice in 5 years.
1/2 rate due with signed Rental Agreement, mailed to you. Balance due 30 days before rental begins, + damage deposit check of $500. WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO WIRE MONEY.