Modern Kitchen! Only One Block to Beach W/Huge Wraparound Porch & Yard!(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Large Home with every modern amenity-- 7 bedrooms, sleeps 16 very comfortably!
Our lovely historic home was just given a facelift inside and out. A fresh coat of crisp white paint on the exterior and a brand new kitchen, den, and pantry with a new open concept floor plan on the interior.
We added over 400 square feet of brand new kitchen and open floor plan living space. We now have two refrigerators, a 36" professional gas range, two ultra quiet dishwashers, three large sinks with disposals, and a separate kitchen pantry area for your entertaining convenience. The rear portion of this wonderful historic home has been newly constructed and many expansive brand new and modernized living spaces await.
You simply will not forget your vacation at the Magnolia Porch! You can practically live on the enormous wrap around covered porch which has 1260 square feet of eating, playing, and relaxing spaces for everyone in your group! 7 large bedrooms and 3 full and two half baths PLUS two outdoor showers with private changing rooms!
Our open floor plan kitchen space is updated in every way. We also renovated an upstairs bath (added tile and a large shower with glass surround) and added a new powder room on the first floor for a total of 5 showers (3 inside and 2 outside), a bathtub, and 5 toilets.
Sleeps 16 very comfortably---no squeezing into cramped 'double beds' or sleeping in the living room or sunporch in this spacious comfortable home. 'Room for 16' means that EVERY one of the 16 people in your party has their own comfortable bed, in a designated bedroom space, with a door that closes! Our beds are either King or Queen or standard sized Singles. We don't believe in overcrowding the home or making some folks sleep on uncomfortable sofa-beds or roll-away cots while they're on vacation.
Our beautifully landscaped yard includes gardens, a new gas grill, two bike racks, two picnic tables and lounging chairs. Our private backyard is big enough for a friendly game of touch football or a spirited frisbee toss....yes, we have the biggest lawn on the block (!) so make sure you bring the games!
After a day of playing on the world famous white sand beaches of Cape May, return to enjoy this home's expansive living spaces. Enjoy rocking your cares away on one of our 10 big wooden rockers or sip a cocktail while enjoying the gentle breezes and listening to the waves on the beach which is only one short block away. Kick off your flip flops and swing on our vintage double porch swing or laze the day away on the extra wide rope hammock perfectly positioned with an ocean peek just for you. There are also three eating tables with chairs and two servers on this magnificent tree lined porch as well as several other quiet spaces for sipping coffee while you enjoy the morning sun spilling through the magnolias.
Take a stroll on Cape May's scenic beachside promenade.....or take a run if you're up to it. It's only a block away. Park your car for the week and forget about it....in fact, park 4 additional cars because there's room for everyone in our private driveway. (Free street parking on our block too!) Absolutely everything you could want is only a short walk away. Fabulous shopping and Zagat rated restaurants, water sports, fishing, biking, it's all here waiting for you.
This home has a rich history with every modern amenity. No stuffy Victorian furniture or crazy old flowered wallpaper to contend with....just clean, well appointed, and spacious rooms . Five clean modernized baths (three with showers) as well as two outside showers, each with its own private changing room, await your group. Brand new high-efficiency full-sized washer and dryer for your convenience. Two zone air-conditioning and forced hot air heating systems keep you comfortable year round. Two state-of-the-art tankless on-demand hot water systems provide limitless warm showers for your group. Never run out of hot water here at the Magnolia Porch!
Our large sunny kitchen includes granite countertops throughout; a prep island with sink and three counter stools; all new appliances including a 36 inch Professional KitchenAid stainless convection gas range; 2 full sized stainless steel refrigerators (both equipped with ice makers); two ultra quiet Bosch dishwashers; and three stainless steel sinks -- all with garbage disposals. Almost 50 cubic feet of refrigeration space is sure to hold all of the provisions for your group. You will want for nothing in this massive, state of the art kitchen addition with adjoining breakfast/den area and a separate pantry that is actually a second (!) kitchen.
After a day of sightseeing or shopping, you'll enjoy relaxing in this home's expansive living spaces. Enter the large foyer through the welcoming dutch door and enjoy this entertaining area which is fully equipped with bar glasses, ice bucket, and serving pieces. A large adjoining living room with big comfortable wrap around sofas and a game table welcomes you along with a fireplace original to the home. Lots of seating here in this beautiful room which is appointed with hundreds of books, many DVDs, and a 55 inch high definition Smart TV with upgraded cable package, and wireless internet....all for your enjoyment.
Beyond the living room is an expansive dining room with granite topped lighted buffet niche and seating for all. Large double mahogany doors open onto the side porch from this wonderful room......cocktails anyone?
Just beyond the dining room is our pantry area. This is essentially a second kitchen since it is equipped with a full size refrigerator, a stainless sink with garbage disposal, microwave, and even includes a second ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher. This unique space includes floating wooden shelves which have been created from the recycled timbers of old homes right here in Cape May. Custom lighting makes this a special place for your morning coffee or for setting up a wine & cheese or appetizer station. This pantry's large wooden sideboard was created from recycled foundry pieces and can accommodate lots of platters for serving those special meals and for setting up a buffet since it is only steps away from our beautiful dining room and is easily accessible from the porch.
Beyond the pantry is a 'breakfast room/den' (perfect for TV viewing!) which can accommodate a separate gathering of sports fans or cartoon watchers. A new powder room has been added here for extra convenience. This beautiful sunny room includes another large 55 inch Smart TV and is the ideal place to begin your day connecting with family and friends and catching up on the news or checking your email. This lovely room is also equipped with a new stereo receiver with bluetooth capabilities so you can play the radio or your own music (via bluetooth) through our Bose speakers.
Complimentary password protected internet connection is accessible throughout our home and on the porch. All TVs are new and include an upgraded Comcast cable package with sports channels .
Once you're ready to retire, choose from among this home's 7 large bedrooms; again, no squeezing into cots or uncomfortable sofa beds here! Three bedrooms are conveniently located on the first floor with access from a quiet hallway, away from the action. There are also two bathrooms down this hall.... only a few steps away from the bedrooms.
The three bedrooms on the first floor include:
Bedroom #1-- King bed with high definition TV--this room is large enough to accommodate a baby crib;
Bedroom #2-- Queen bed with high definition TV and an outside door for direct access to the porch;
Bedroom #3--Two twin beds and two beautiful oversized windows to catch those breezes.
The four bedrooms on the second floor have access to the two full baths on this level. None of our bathrooms are ensuite, so all guests have access. The second floor bedrooms include:
Bedroom #4--One Queen and one single bed--this room has plenty of room to accommodate a baby crib in the room or in this room's large closet (with window);
Bedroom #5--One King bed (new windows and a fresh coat of paint this season!) also has high definition TV and is large enough for a crib;
Bedroom #6--Three twin beds--this room also has an extra large closet with window. (New windows and fresh coat of paint here this season too)
Bedroom #7--One Queen bed and only steps to the remodeled bathroom with oversized shower. This beautiful room also has direct access to first floor via the back staircase.
Professional management company on call 24/7. Rental also includes cleaning by professional cleaning staff between rentals.
Nothing has been left out in this beautiful historic beach home. Please check our availability in the calendar link. We will post rates and will begin accepting 2018 reservations in June 2017. Thanks for visiting our link!
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Member since: 2013
- 3800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 16
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
This home is ideal for families with children! Bedrooms can easily accommodate cribs (can be rented) or your own pack & play. We have a high chair at the property that can be pulled up to the table so everyone can be a part of the action! Kids love our big backyard and the porch swing. The hammock is another favorite of our younger guests!...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Please no smoking inside our home. If you must, the porch is a great place to smoke :) ...lots of seashells for use as ashtrays. You may also smoke in the backyard but please remove the butts....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
Please, no pets and no 'visiting' pets here at any time. We have guests with allergies and aren't able to accommodate pets. The doggie day care folks in Cape May will be happy to board your pet, just call us for the name and number.....we can get you a discount! If we learn that there is a pet present during your stay, we'll ask you to remove the pet or leave. Please don't put us in this position. Security deposit deductions will apply if pets are present. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
- Three bedrooms are located on the first floor for extra convenience. These first floor bedrooms are only steps away from two bathrooms. For those folks who don't navigate stairs so well, these bedrooms are perfect! All of your congregating, sleeping, showering, etc. needs can be taken care of on one level! Why climb extra stairs while you're on vacation?! All of our bedrooms are only a few steps from a bathroom. None of the bedrooms are ensuite. Everyone has access to the bathrooms. Four of our large bedrooms can easily accommodate a crib. Our large bedrooms #5 and #6 share a doorway between them which offers added flexibility. The door can be opened to accommodate a family with young children, for example, or a posse of cousins who want to be together. Both of these bedrooms have separate hallway access so it is not necessary to open the door between them; just a nice option if you need it. Three of our bedrooms have tvs (two on the first floor and one on the second floor)...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- These 3 full and 2 half baths don't tell the whole story. The two additional private and separate outdoor showers-each with its own private changing room also means there is ZERO wait time for a shower after a day at the beach! Two new tankless hot water heaters means every one gets a warm shower too! This home has a total of 5 showers; a tub; and 5 toilets.....plenty for everyone's comfort. All of our bathrooms include hand soaps, an extra roll of toilet paper, and there are hair dryers located in the three full baths. Our two newly remodeled and fully tiled upstairs baths include shower stalls (one is an oversized stall). One upstairs bath also features a separate full size tub in addition to the shower stall....so important for bathing your little ones!...moreless
- FREE OF CHARGE: We provide the use of our Beach Box (lucky #7) to all of our guests. We give you the key and you simply bring your things to the beach once and lock them up.....no hauling stuff back & forth each day. We also provide the FREE use of 2 BEACH UMBRELLAS for the convenience of our guests. Umbrellas will be set up each day by Gram's Beach Serv. at Jefferson Street. Just tell them you're staying at the Magnolia Porch and they'll set up the umbrellas...no work for you! Gram's will rent you their comfy chairs too....again, just tell them you're staying at the Magnolia Porch to receive a 10% discount. See their website for pricing. Linens and towels are not included. Guests may order drop off and pick up service for a fee through Linen Ladies or another rental service. Please see their website for pricing....moreless
We have many books from which to choose and are happy to share. Take one and leave one :) Many children's and teen books at the Magnolia Porch too.....even a little reading bench for the wee ones. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
All of our public rooms & our porch are 'game rooms'! Our big beautiful rooms are large enough for all to congregate & play--use our games or bring your own. Play your games on our 2 large SmartTVs....moreless
We have puzzles; playing cards; backgammon; checkers & chess which you are welcome to use. Enjoy games with family and friends on our many tables throughout the property....inside and out! ...moreless
Our new, easy to use stereo and Bose speakers are available for you to enjoy the radio or stream your own Bluetooth music. Please also feel free to use our smaller iHome machines in bedrooms....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
Easy to use new stereo receiver with Bose speakers in den. Our stereo is Bluetooth equipped so you can stream your own music right from your phone or computer. Bedrooms have iHome machines for music ...moreless
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
Large rectangular table seats 12 & has lighted buffet w/electric outlet. Window seat & large windows overlooking street. Round table in LR seats 4-6 more. 5 add'l dining tables outdoors (3 on porch) ...moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
Two zone gas forced hot air with two thermostats. Newer unit (2014). Two new (2015) tankless hot water heaters heat our water on demand so you will always have a warm shower at the Magnolia Porch....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Built in bookcase; 55" Smart TV with DVD player and HDMI cable; many books, DVDs. Stereo located in den--or hear your own music through our Bose speakers. Plenty of seating and a game table w/games....moreless
private drive parking for 4 plus cars; street parking also available and plentiful. Wide residential street is only one block from beach and is non-metered. Park all day or all week! No lawn parking...moreless
for additional charge through Linen Ladies or another service. All can be dropped off & picked up from the porch. If you bring your own, please don't forget kitchen towels and 5 bathroom hand towels...moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
A multitude of pots & pans, serving bowls & platters, trays, good kitchen knives, bowls, fry pans. More than enough dishes & utensils for all. Bakeware, baking sheets & cooling racks, muffin tins. ...moreless
There are two new Bosch machines in our home. One in the kitchen and one in the pantry---each with delay start and quick wash options. These are super quiet machines. We provide dishwasher tablets....moreless
Huge new kitchen & pantry areas--granite tops & island w/prep sink & counter stools; 36" professional gas range; 3 stainless sinks w/3 disposals; 2ultra quiet dishwasher; 2 refrigerators w/ice makers...moreless
Brand new KitchenAid 36" convection professional gas range with Zephyr fan/lite hood with multiple settings. This beautiful oven is self cleaning and has every available option including delay start....moreless
crock pot; large(40 cup)coffee urn; 3 large steamer pots; blender w/slicing attachment; elec. griddle; spices; paper towels; toilet paper; hand soap; dish soap; dishwashing tablets; tissues;trash bags...moreless
Almost 50 cubic feet of refrigeration space for your group! 2 refrigerators (one french door style in kitchen and another top freezer in pantry)--both equipped with ice makers. Filtered water inside....moreless
Woodrow Wilson presented a presidential campaign speech on our historic upper balcony which is a source of great pride in Cape May. Sorry, but this balcony is decorative only and not for use by guests...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Wrap around porch w/ 10 rockers! 3 eating tables with chairs, vintage double swing, and hammock. Intimate dining area on one side with low lighting & chandelier over large table with sideboard & bar. ...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Many local waterways for exploration. Paddleboard and kayak rental providers only minutes away. Wildlife and many species of migratory birds can be enjoyed in their natural bay habitat via kayak....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
2 bike racks; clotheslines; lounging chairs; gardens; 2 picnic tables in yard are in addition to 3 eating tables on porch.Double wide lot in middle of block provides plenty of room to spread out....moreless
large brand new gas grill with side burner and utensils. Propane tanks are, of course, included. We have an extra full tank for use if you run out. Please turn off gas at the source between usage....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Parasailing, waterskiing, paddle boards, kayaks, and more all available for rental at nearby marinas. Surfing beach located at Queen Street. Lifeguard protected beaches are only a block away....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
June 10 - 17, 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Columbus Day Wkend
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee if <1week $300
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
We don't accept payment through VRBO because we don't want you to pay their 'service fee'.....(we already pay to advertise here). We request a $500 deposit to hold your spot which is payable through PayPal or by check through the mail to us. Once your deposit is received, we'll create a lease for your signature and the payment terms are scheduled throughout the year and spelled out in the lease. Available in October 2017 for 3 night minimums except Columbus Day weekend which is minimum 4 nights for the flat rate of $3,600. Sorry, our home is not available for events. Cleaning fee of $300 for rentals of less than one week in October.
Refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Steps from all Cape May has to offer. Park your car and don't move it--a short one block walk to the white sand beach and world famous Cape May promenade. Four short blocks to the center of town with shops and restaurants galore! You will not forget this unique historic home which is one of the true treasures of Cape May. Make your vacation effortless!
In addition to Cape May's clean beaches, you can enjoy our free Zoo, bird watching areas, or visit some of our historic sites (by car or bike). Stroll along our Washington Mall area and enjoy an ice cream at our beautifully renovated town park with free nightly concerts. So much to do here in this beautiful small town.......simply walking the tree lined streets and enjoying the architecture (those porches!) can keep you amused for days.
While you're here in Cape May at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, you may take day trips to the other area resort towns: the amusement rides and games on Wildwood's boardwalk; the casinos of Atlantic City; or just stroll along the boardwalk shops of nearby Ocean City and Stone Harbor.....they're all only a short car ride away. Or, take a short ferry ride across to the quaint town of Lewes, Delaware where you can stroll the historic streets or shop in their (tax free!) outlets.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Marc & Ann grew up vacationing at New Jersey's beaches with their families...traveling for hours in the back of big old station wagons loaded with kids and stuff for the coveted 'week at the shore'! 'Our children have also enjoyed those same annual trips to the shore and we're thrilled to have a space we can call home in Cape May!'
Why the Owner Chose Historic District, Cape May, NJ, USA:
We feel so fortunate to own a place in Cape May! This beautiful town is bustling during every month of the year. In addition to its pristine beaches and all of the summer fun that goes along with the sand and surf, there is also a vibrant community of year-round residents here that supports the arts and organizes festivals [food & wine; lima beans(!); seafood; Octoberfest---just to name a few]. In the warmer months, there are also deep sea fishing competitions including shark hunts, weekly movies on the beach, whale watching, horse and carriage rides, ghost tours, you name it! At any time of the year you can explore Cape May's rich history and visit our lighthouse, the many historic buildings (many of which you can tour), and the WWII lookout! The town also hosts a flag ceremony every evening at Sunset Beach. The year-round Cape May ferry travels to Delaware for those who might want to take advantage of some tax free shopping. Many Zagat rated restaurants are open all year too! Because of Cape May's unique location at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, it is a natural resting stop on the Eastern Seaboard for all species of migratory birds and has become a mecca for bird watchers too! The US Coast Guard also has an active training center here because of this unique geography. You can take a leisurely flat bike ride out to the lighthouse or to Higbee Beach or just enjoy a stroll around in town any time of year. When you visit Cape May you'll notice that it doesn't attract the massive crowds found at many other area resorts. We especially like it because we know that our kids are safe and that there is good old fashion fun for everyone here in Cape May. Visit us.....we know you'll think so too!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are charmed by the unique history of this old home and just could not believe how big it is! The garden is an absolute joy....pink flowering trees and magnificent flowers that bloom throughout the seasons. We especially love the way the sun filters through the trees to provide just enough privacy on those lazy afternoons when we can enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the surf.....all from the sanctuary of our porch! We have spent many an afternoon just enjoying the cool relief of the porch's overhang with some cold beverages! We love the dutch door at the entryway and the large elegant living and dining rooms that were once home to a vibrant ballet dance studio! We were so surprised and delighted that the home didn't have any of that heavy Victorian wallpaper or those small dark rooms we had seen in other older homes in town. Everything is light and airy and we have plenty of outdoor space, not only on the massive porch but also in the yard since we are located on a triple-wide lot in the middle of the block. We also love the added convenience of having a few first floor bedrooms located down a quiet hallway just beyond the foyer. After nightfall, enjoy the porch illuminated only by the moonlight and a few garden landscape lights or flip on the party lights and spend the evening playing cards or a board game. We just love the versatility of the outside spaces and we know you will too!
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One of the largest rental homes in Cape May! New kitchen & giant porch await!
Huge home & porch 1 block to beach! In heart of Cape May w/biggest porch around!
Rockers, hammock, & vintage swing! Eating & serving tables for your enjoyment.
Huge yard w/2 picnic tables, lounging furniture, 2 showers, bike racks,new grill
Enormous living room w/ 2 sofas. Game table & chairs (out of view to the right)
Fun pantry w/sink makes group events effortless! 2nd fridge & d/w here too!
Bdrm #1:Lg 1st floor bedroom w/king bed and TV; new furniture; & room for a crib
Bdrm #3: Freshly painted room with new furniture & 2 windows for those breezes!
Bdrm#5: 2nd fl w/king bed new furniture, paint; TV; ocean peek ; room for crib
Bdrm #7: Queen room w/ water view. Steps from newly remodeled bathroom w/shower.
Fully tiled 2nd floor bathroom w/over-sized glass enclosure. All new in 2015.
1st floor half bath across from our three (!) 1st floor bedrooms. Convenient!
Nothing has been left out in this BRAND NEW KITCHEN with 36" professional range!
You will not believe the size of this porch! All w/in walking to promenade/town!
Serve casual meals here. After dark, dim the lights & watch the world go by!
Enter through our spacious foyer equipped w/glasses & bar supplies.
seating for all at our 120" table; double doors to porch; window seat; sideboard
Beautiful sunny 'extra den' off of the kitchen; with 55" Smart TV & stereo
Bedroom #2: 1st floor Queen w/outdoor access & TV. Only steps to bathroom.
Bdrm #4: Lg quiet 2nd floor rm w/1 Q & 1 twin bed.Room for crib. Closet w/window
Bdrm#6: 2nd fl w/3 twins, huge closet; new paint & new oversized windows 2017
Large 2nd fl. bath w/ 2 windows. Fully tiled tub w/completely separate shower!
1st floor tiled bath-convenient to bdrms & foyer. Shower stall visible in mirror
New half bath located conveniently near our kitchen, pantry, & 'extra den' areas
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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