6 Bedrooms, 7 Full Baths, Close To Beach And Historic Downtown.
About Martin Carlin
Valerie and Marty Carlin live in Downingtown PA and have two children, Emily, 23, and Augustus, 21. The family started coming to Cape May four years ago and fell in love with the town. On their 25 wedding anniversary, Val and Marty engaged a very patient realtor who has since become a friend and started the search for a Cape May property. After six months and viewing many houses, we fell in love with this home that we purchased in October of 2014. While it was in need of some TLC, it was clear to see that it had enormous potential and we undertook an eight month effort to update and renovate what was clearly a home with "good bones." We have since received many compliments on how well it turned out as it still has the historic Cape May charm of houses built in the 1800's, yet has been updated to reflect a new home's amenities.
Martin Carlin purchased this House in 2014
Why Martin Carlin chose Cape May
While we were searching for a home in Cape May, we primarily wanted to find one that allowed us easy access to the beaches and to historic downtown Cape May. This property met both conditions as it is a ten minute walk to downtown and a quick bike ride to the beach (but only about a 12 minute walk to the beach if you prefer.) The house also had tremendous potential as it had been updated and turned into a bed and breakfast around 1994, with tasteful additions added to the original 1850 structure. With help from a local carpenter/handyman, we updated the interior to include hardwood floors throughout the first floor, new tile floors in many of the bathrooms, and new cabinets and sinks and fixtures in the bathrooms. We also engaged a local painter who helped transform much of the interior to modern, clean colors. The outside of the property also was a major draw. The home sits on a lot about twice the size of most homes in the area so there is plenty of room for parking (up to six onsite parking spots), gardens, and has plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors and cook outs, etc.
What makes this House unique
This home has six bedrooms, all with their own private full shower and baths, plus a seventh bathroom, and shower as a bonus. It also has an outside shower and a small garage that houses 12 bicycles for tenants use. You can sleep up to sixteen people comfortably. It has two master suites, two ground floor bedrooms and a third floor suite that has both a private bedroom area and sitting area with a day bed that turns into a queen size bed. There are flat screen televisions in four of the bedrooms, and two large 56 inch screens, one in the living room and one in the eating area. There are also three DVD players available. There are two refrigerator's, a microwave, and free WIFI. The living room is spacious with high ceilings and beautiful crown molding. There are 8 air conditioner units, one in each bedroom as well as a powerful unit in the living room and in the dining area. There is also a nice front porch area to sit and let the time go by.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
smoking outside in parking lot area fine.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This was our second time renting this property to celebrate a 60th birthday, and we plan on designating this as our “birthday house”. We are a group of 9 friends and have rented many houses over the years. This house by far surpasses all of them in terms of space, amenities (like on site parking for everyone), and cleanliness. The Fall decorations made our long weekend celebration even more festive. Marty is friendly, responsive, and very easy to work with. To have two refrigerators and a bathroom in every bedroom, plus powder room is a bonus you don’t often get.
We all had a wonderful weekend spending time together, without being on top of each other. I cannot recommend renting this property strongly enough.
Thank you to Marty for opening this beautiful home to us.
Outstanding. A great experience.
A great property. Very well kept. Clean. Kitchen very well equipped. Overall the place is well equipped(except...see below). Excellent communication with the owner.
A very pleasant experience and a great solution for a large (we were 13 + a baby) party.
Please note that they DO NOT supply bed sheets, pillow cases AND TOWELS. Remember to bring your own.
Beautiful Home!! Will not disappoint!!
Our group of 5 couples thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marty's home. The house and grounds are very well maintained. Clean and just beautifully decorated. More than enough room for our group. We could not have imagined a better place to stay. Looking forward to returning next year. Thanks Marty!
We had a wonderful time. Loved the house, location, bikes and all the outdoor spaces!
The Essence of Cape May
Cape May has always been that small community that treats its visitors with the utmost hospitality with clean beaches, family fun activities and more amenities than you can imagine. Well, when you step into the Blue Heron, you are stepping into Cape May in everything it offers. The rooms are tastefully designed with just the right amount of furniture for comfort and conversation. The bedrooms, each with it’s on full bathroom, allows each guest to feel special and privileged. And the young kids have plenty of play area of their own for board games and hide and seek. The kitchen is well stocked with serving ware, dishes, mugs, wine glasses and much, much more that it made any cooking a delight and hassle-free.
It’s obvious Marty and his wife have thought of everything to make a stay so satisfying and enjoyable down to the last detail, We hope to return again some day knowing what will await us, the Blue Heron 😊�
Another great week spent with family. Great location. Close to everything on foot or bike.
Cape May is a beautiful historic seashore town with gorgeous Victorian houses and Inns. Multiple four star restaurants in walking distance. Beautiful beaches just minutes away. Marina and docks less than a mile away. Live theater plays, wineries, antiquing, shopping, tennis courts, all within walking distance.