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Historic, Family Friendly Beach House, 425' to Beach

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Wrap-around Porch, Sleeps 18 or 24, AC,


House: 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths (sleeps 18)

Only 425 feet away from the ocean, our beach house greets you with a summer garden and wrap-around porch. You can hear the waves as you relax on the wicker furniture, including rocking chairs and couches. Located a short walk to either the Madison Street or Queen Street Beaches, our home provides you with modern conveniences and the charm of a historic Cape May home. You will be just a few blocks from the center of Cape May.

You arrive at this well-furnished, well-equipped comfortable home. Everything you need is provided (except for linens). The air conditioning is zoned and the sleeping porches have window units. A stereo system with tape, cd and dvd players is in the living room. For your sleeping comfort, there are four bedrooms, two sleeping porches and one queen-size sofa bed. On the second floor, the master bedroom (The Wisteria Room) has a queen bed. The Peach Room also has a queen size bed. Both of these rooms have a television. A DVD is provided in the master bedroom. The bay windows in both of these bedrooms provides both a street view and an ocean view. The Seafoam Room has twin beds which are put together and may be used as a king. Underneath both beds are 2 trundle beds. The Green Room has a double bed and a Pack and Play. Adjacent to the Green Room is a sleeping porch with a queen size futon. There is a small deck off the sleeping porch. A bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower serves this level. On the first floor is another sleeping porch with bunk beds and a trundle. There is a full bathroom on the first floor. A one-half bath is located by the sleeping porch. Of course, there is an outdoor shower for when your return from the beach or whenever. It is the one we use most in the summer. A clothes line is also available for your use.

You can get ready for a meal at one of Cape May’s fine restaurants or you can prepare a gourmet meal at “home.” The dining room will easily seat 12, 14 if you wish, and a round glass-topped table on the porch will seat an additional 4-6 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, toaster, blender, television and coffee maker. Also available is a coffee maker that brews as much as 25 cups at a time. We keep a wide array of spices and staples so you don’t have to bring your own. Plates, dishes, glasses and flatware is provided. A new washer and dryer are located on the first floor. A clothes line is in the back yard.

Two grills are available in the yard, new a gas grill and a Weber charcoal grill. Dine at the outdoor picnic table; there is room for eight.

The back yard is home to a garden with thyme, rosemary, parsley, lavender and tomatoes as well as perennials, annuals and roses.

Call soon to reserve your weeks now; the house books early and quickly.

Off-season weekend rentals are limited to 12 people with a two-day minimum.

We do not offer our home to prom parties unless two adults over the age of 35, either parents or teachers, are on the premises.

Payment by E-check is available. A surcharge of 3.25% will be collected for use of a credit or debit charge.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Sorry, no prom or graduation parties. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please-no smoking either in the house or on the porch. We want to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our guests. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Check with us. We will consider non-shedding dogs who are housebroken. We require a picture of your dog and a signed pet addendum to the lease must be signed. If you bring your dog, he/she must be treated for fleas and ticks before coming. Cape May has a dog park and permits may be obtained from City Hall....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bay window with ocean view, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bay window with small ocean view, TV, CD/DVD...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Twins together, trundle beds under both...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    Double bed and Pack and Play...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeping porch on 2nd floor, queen size futon...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 bunk bed

    Sleeping porch on 1st floor, one bunk w/twins, trundle ...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size sofa bed in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full Bathroom on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bathroom on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    1/2 bath attached to sleeping porch on 1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Perfect for the beach!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Horseback riding, kayaking, whale watching, nature tours, parasailing, surf fishing, deep sea fishing are all available nearby. If you want, we can suggest caterers....moreless


  • Books:

    Hundreds of books for your reading pleasure. Take to the beach, veg out on the porch, read yourself to sleep!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD's, cassette tapes, am-fm radio ...moreless

  • Television:

    2 televisions on 1st floor, 2 televisions on the 2nd floor....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    In addition to a 'formal' dining room, a round table on the wrap-around porch seats up to 6. A picnic table in the back yard seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Zoned air conditioning: first and second floors are zoned separately; sleeping porches have window units for those rare, really hot days. Ceiling fans in all rooms except sleeping porches & baths....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New high-capacity dryer to match the washer. Don't forget the clothes line outside....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Non-functional but adds a bit of charm....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Comcast Wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    There is a couch (queen sleeper sofa), a settee, 6 comfortable wicker chairs, and a bay window seat. There is plenty of room for 14 people....moreless

  • Telephone:

    1st & 2nd floors ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New energy efficient and water saving, high capacity washer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    In addition to a regular drip coffee maker, a 25-cup coffee maker is also available. We also provide a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have two sets of dishes and flatware of twelve settings each. Plenty of coffee cups-some even match!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Whirpool will get rid of the dishwashing chore!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    What did we do before microwaves became available to consumers?...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep a supply of spices, sugar, olive oil, flour, paper plates and napkins....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Cape May National...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at Miss Chris dock near the Lobster House....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The back yard has a flower/herb garden, a clothesline and room to relax....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill New propane gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Cape May Tennis Club...moreless



Write a review 3.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 29 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Prime time
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Taxes Not included


A 3rd floor apartment with a separate entrance may be rented for $1600 from July 5 through August 16. It must be rented with the 1st and 2nd floor (whole house). It cannot be rented separately. There are two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room with a single sleeper chair which pulls out into a bed. Sleeps 5-6. Contact me and I will provide details and pictures.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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Car: Recommended

Cape May is a National Historic Landmark-the whole city! Colorful Victorian architecture and historic home tours can be accessed by bike rides, walks, horse-drawn buggy rides and open-air trolley tours. There are many fun, eclectic antique shops in Cape May, treasures galore from small tschokes to authentic period furniture can be had.

Cape May is a Birder's Paradise. The World Series of Birding is held in New Jersey annually. In 2012, 212 species of birds were identified. This year, the event begins on May 11, 2013. One year I saw what I thought to be an albatross, a bird found in the Southern Hemisphere. It turned out that I was right. Someone said that it must have been a male, otherwise it would have stopped and asked for directions.

Seasonal events include Jazz Festivals, craft shows on the beach prominade and downtown mall, vineyard tours, home tours, Strawberry Festival, Independence Day Parade, Lima Bean Festival, Wine Festival, Halloween Parade, Art shows, Antique Car Shows, Victorian Fair, Tomato Festival, Farmers Market, Pet parade and an annual Christmas Parade.

The Cape May Tennis Club has 14 har-tru courts and 4 hard courts. Show up and you will always find a game. Golf courses are close by. Biking is the preferred method of getting around Cape May-no trouble finding a parking space and you will get your cardio for the day!

Walking Cape May is easy. The highest point in Cape May is 16' above sea level, level being the operative word. Pictures of beautiful homes, gardens and beaches will give you memories to take home.

Madison Street Beach and Queen Street Beach are less than a block away. Take your books, kindles, ipads or laptops and enjoy a day in the sun. Cape May is minutes away from Wildwood, 20 minutes from Avalon, 30 minutes from Stone Harbor, 40 minutes from Atlantic City and about one and one-half hours from Philadelphia.

Our favorite activity after a day at the beach or a few sets of tennis is porch sitting. Rocking chairs and wicker furniture add to the Victorian ambiance. The gas and charcoal grills are ready for you in the back yard. If the stars are in alignment, there will be tomatoes fresh from the garden.

Off-season weekend rentals are limited to 12 people, including children.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Living outside Louisville, KY,we were desperate for a beach. Wes, a native of Philly, first brought me to Cape May in the late 70's. We returned every year with children in tow. Cape May became our anchor to windward. We bought this home in 1991 and immediately began working on it. Since then, we spend our vacations refurnishing, refurbishing, painting and gardening; Wes did the gardens and heavy lifting, I painted and helped with the heavy lifting. We could usually be found either at the Cape May Tennis Club or on the Beach. Between us, we have 5 children , all of whom have spouses or significant others, and 13 grands.

Why the Owner Chose Historic District, Cape May, NJ, USA:
The location is perfect. An hour and a half from the Phillies, 45 minutes to Atlantic City, three minutes to the beach. What's not to like?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Payment by E-Check is available. A 3.5% surcharge will be collected for use of a credit or debit card. A 3rd floor apartment may be rented with the 1st and 2nd floor only. It has two bedrooms (one king size bed and one double bed), a kitchen, a living room with a single sofa bed, and a bathroom. It cannot be rented individually. It is available from 7/12/14 thru 8/16/14 only. E-mail or call for details. THIS CANNOT BE RENTED SEPARATELY.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to the Shore!

    Welcome to the Shore!

  • Enjoy the gentle breezes of Cape May.

    Enjoy the gentle breezes of Cape May.

  • New flat screen television in living room.  Sofa turns into a queen size bed.

    New flat screen television in living room. Sofa turns into a queen size bed.

  • Is dinner ready yet?

    Is dinner ready yet?

  • Books, stereo and games.

    Books, stereo and games.

  • Seafoam room:  Two twins and two trundles or one king and 2 trundles.

    Seafoam room: Two twins and two trundles or one king and 2 trundles.

  • Green Room:  double with pack and play

    Green Room: double with pack and play

  • 2nd floor sleeping porch with queen size futon.

    2nd floor sleeping porch with queen size futon.

  • Don't forget to take the family picture before you leave.

    Don't forget to take the family picture before you leave.

  • Plenty of seating for your family.

    Plenty of seating for your family.

  • Entering the livingroom.

    Entering the livingroom.

  • To the dining room.

    To the dining room.

  • The kitchen.

    The kitchen.

  • Wisteria room:  The Master bedroom with t.v. and dvd.

    Wisteria room: The Master bedroom with t.v. and dvd.

  • Peach room:  With flat screen t.v.

    Peach room: With flat screen t.v.

  • 1st floor sleeping porch with one trundle.

    1st floor sleeping porch with one trundle.

  • The garden.

    The garden.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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