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Magnificent Victorian ... Historic District

Bedrooms 9
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

9 Bedroom, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 25

This beautiful home on prestigious Columbia Ave is 1 short block to one of New Jersey's best beaches and 1 block to downtown. The home has nine (9) bedrooms, 8 having a private bath with a total of 9 1/2 baths. Fully air conditioned and heated. Large living room with fireplace, beautiful dining room and enclosed inside porch for those chilly evenings or for watching the horse and carriages pass by the front door. Secluded and private library. Off street parking, outside shower, and outdoor seating for those summer BBQs. Large entertainment room with big screen TV with lots of seating. This home has everything you can possibly need for your enjoyment; WiFi throughout, 2 kitchens, a TV in every bedroom, DVD players and even a Beach Box already reserved for our guests right at the beach so no need to carry your chairs back and forth. Some bedrooms even have electric fire places for that romantic feel. Every detail accounted for, and all in pristine condition. Just come and enjoy! Perfect house for extended families, reunions or corporate events. Great escape for girls week away or guys golf outing. Lots of privacy for all. Come and make your own Cape May memories at this beautiful vacation home.

Property Manager
Lori Lazan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Lori Lazan

Steve and I live in Northern NJ about 2.5 hours from our Cape May Properties.

We barely knew Cape may before purchasing properties there. We fell in love with the town. We now feel like we know a lot about Cape May but we are always learning.

Steve works in NYC in Information technology while I manage the vacation rental properties.

By education I am a health care professional ( Physician Assistant) but chose to stay at home with my children full time. Together we have 4 children ( one each from a previous marriage and 2 together) So at this point in my life when the youngest ones are about to start college, I am enjoying the work involved with managing vacation rentals and communicating with guests from all over the country and other countries too. I've been fortunate to get to meet some of our renters and some have even become friends.

Lori Lazan purchased this house in 2015

Why Lori Lazan chose Historic District

My husband and I fell in love with this 1866 home on first site and imagined spending some family time with our 4 children there but loved that it had enough room for extended family as well. Having a house that sleeps up to 25 really has it's advantages. We imagine that at least one of our kids will want to get married in Cape May. One got engaged there!

The previous owners took very good care of the house as do we and it is truly a "labor of love"

The architecture is beautiful and the interior has so many of the original details of the home. We feel very at home here and very blessed.

What makes this house unique

Situated on beautiful Columbia Avenue, considered by many to be the nicest block in Cape May. Just 1 block to the Beach and 2 blocks to the Main Strip with shops and restaurants so this town is very walkable from this property. You barely need a car to do anything.

The house has ample parking up to 7 cars while parking is hard to come by in Cape May April thru October.

We also offer a beach locker right on the beach for you to keep your belongings all week which is extremely convenient.

Lots of privacy in this home with many nice sized bedrooms with their own bathrooms so you can have your alone time when sharing a home with a large group. Each bedroom has a TV as well which can help you relax in your own quarters.

Excellent WIFI high Speed internet throughout.

Fabulous Porch to people watch and enjoy the Horse and Buggies clip clop by. ( I still get excited and run to the front door to see them when I hear their hoof steps)

Having two kitchens has made this house very easy to entertain. Cooking is easy and convenient.

With 3 ovens and 2 stove tops and 2 microwaves and 2 dishwashers, the work time is cut in half.

Cape May is a very special and unique place. Not only does it have truly fabulous restaurants but it offers many things that other beach towns don't. There are Wineries and breweries, farms and nature walks, history and beautiful architecture, and live theater. It's a year round town that has much to do in the Fall and the Spring and the Holiday season. Just 15 minutes to the Zoo, 10 minutes to the Ferry to Delaware for outlet shopping and 45 minutes to Atlantic city, its a convenient spot. Don't miss the Exit 0 Jazz festivals and in fact all the festivals and entertainment the City of Cape May has to offer.

Our house has been chosen for their holiday tours because of it's beauty and location.

Any time of year, come make our home your home in Cape May


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ALL renters must sign a lease with homeowner in addition to any on line leases and this will supersede the VRBO agreement.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • 9 beautiful bathrooms
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Magnificent Victorian ... Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were in Cape May for our daughter's wedding. We needed a house to accommodate our large family. The house couldn't have been more perfect. Every bedroom was beautiful each with their own bathroom. We filled every bed in house and it was virtually soundproof. Wonderful porch with plenty of seating and a huge tv in the family room. The house was spotless, amazing and very well located. The owner was lovely. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We strive to make this house one of the nicest in Cape May and want our renters to feel at home and care free. We hope that you will return again! Best regards Lori Lazan
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed there in early October with friends from all over the country for our son's wedding...what a beautiful place, Very comfortable and spacious for large groups, everyone loved it!! Walking distance to everything, no need to use a car. Beautiful rooms, huge entertainment center and wonderful owners who were very accommodating and gracious! Hope to stay there again some day, well worth it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken! I'm so glad you and your group enjoyed the house. Please come back again. We appreciate our renters so much and renters like you make it so easy! Best regards Lori Lazan
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Incredible home for a large group!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has had at least 6 family reunions in Cape May - our family is scattered around the country but we always seem to come back to CM. The John F. Craig House is, by far, the most incredible home we have ever stayed in. It has 9 bedrooms with bathrooms, a huge entertainment room; large dining room,, small library, sunroom, living room and 2 kitchens. Oh, and did I mention the front porch for relaxing and watching the carriage rides go by or the back yard with several umbrella tables and a large modern grill! Plus there is ample parking for up to 7 cars ( none of which you will need once you arrive - everything is within walking distance). I rarely write reviews but I could not help myself - this house is amazing. If you do not want to rent it, at least take a stroll past to take a look - you will not be sorry.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you very nice review! We love our renters and we strive to help make your stay wonderful. We are always trying to update so the house always looks fresh. Not an easy task for a 1866 home but we manage to do it. Please come back again! Lori Lazan
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Great for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in the house for 1 week as part of our family reunion! Each room has its own bathroom and air-conditioning unit. There were 23 of us aged 6-81and we all fit comfortably and had a great time!!! Plenty of seating to eat inside or outside. Easy walk to the beach, shopping and enjoying Cape May with all of its history and beauty. No real need for a car since all is so very conveniently close. House came with some beach passes - not enough for all of us - but we were able to get weekly passes for those who needed them that were not very expensive. Lori, the owner, was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend this house to anyone and would love to stay in it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review. Reading that people enjoyed their stay makes my day. We really do want people to enjoy and have a hassle free stay. And we are always updating the house. We are currently putting in a new floor in the second kitchen to give it a newer look. Please come back again... we are open year round. Every season has something fun to explore in Cape May!
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NA gem in cape May

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a comfortable rental for a large group? Something different and unique?

This is the place. It has everything. Lots of bedrooms and privacy with each room having their own bathroom. The entertainment room allows everyone plenty of space to move around and enjoy the large TV. Plenty of kitchen space for cooking.

The front porch is the place to be. The house is on the carriage and trolley route so the view is great. You don't have to move your car because you are in close walking distance to the outside shopping mall, restaurants, grocery store, beach, and sightseeing. This is a wonderful rental property that is well kept and clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review.... As they say.... LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION! This location is convenient to everything that Cape May Has to offer. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. We depend on good renters like you and we hope you will return! Best regards Lori Lazan
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Freda's Cafe
Cape May Peanut Butter Co.
Sandwich Shop
The Merion Inn
American Restaurant
Ristorante A Ca Mia
Italian Restaurant
Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Iron Pier Craft House
Blue Moon Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Stewarts of Cape May
Ice Cream Shop
The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar
American Restaurant
Ebbitt Room
American Restaurant
Aloha Smoothie Co.
Louie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Fins Bar & Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Mario's Pizza And Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Egg&Dart Breakfast Café
Breakfast Restaurant
Quincy's Original Lobster Rolls
Seafood Restaurant
Egg and Dart
Asian Legends
Asian Restaurant
Hot Dog Tommy's
Hot Dog Restaurant
Café Buongiorno
Coffee Shop
Zoe's Cape Cafe
American Restaurant
Cape May Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant
The yb
American Restaurant
The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Magnolia Room
Breakfast Restaurant
Angelo's Restaraunt
Coffee Tyme
Coffee Shop
Delaney's Irish Pub And Grill
Irish Pub
Fast Food Restaurant
Fish & Chicks
Seafood Restaurant
Washington Street Mall
La Doña Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Tisha's Fine Dining
American Restaurant
Louisa's Cafe
Cape May Convention Hall
George's Place
New American Restaurant
Union Park Dining Room
Fine Dining Restaurant
Fudge Kitchen
McGlade's On The Pier
American Restaurant
Uncle Bill's Family Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Mike's Boardwalk Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Cape May Stage
410 Bank Street Restaurant
French Restaurant
That's Amore
Italian Restaurant
Elaine's Cape May
The Blue Pig Tavern
American Restaurant
Congress Hall-The Blue Pig Tavern
Oyster Bay Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Iccara Italian Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cape May Lewes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
Cape May


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

We do not include towels and linens but can arrange for an extra fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund