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5 blocks to the beach, 4 blocks from Washington Street Mall

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms

The Carriage House at Buttonwood Manor, a former longtime Bed and Breakfast of Cape May, is now the perfect Vacation Rental. The Carriage House, the converted horse carriage house for the main house offers 2 quaint levels with sleeping accommodations for up to 7. There is a compact but fully equipped kitchen on the first floor and a kitchenette on the second floor. Each floor features a full bath with shower. Also included; an outdoor patio with grill. The beach is a quick 5 block walk, less than 1/2 mile directly down South Broadway. We are 4 blocks from the Washington Street Mall and downtown Cape May.

* Sleeps up to 7, 2 full baths

* All bed linens provided, beach and bath towels are not provided

* Wireless and 2 TV's with cable

* Walk to the Beach (5 blocks)

* 2 off-street parking spaces

* Fully-equipped kitchen and kitchenette

* Patio with grill

* Central AC and ceiling fans

* Laundry facilities

* Steps from restaurants, ice cream, spa, spirits & liquors, pharmacy and convenience stores

The Carriage House at Buttonwood Manor has an adjacent property that can be rented in addition to or as a separate rental. Buttonwood Manor can accommodate up to 11 guests, has 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. Please visit us for more information at VRBO listing number 803969.

More Details

Property Manager
Katch Tracy or Steve
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018

About Katch Tracy or Steve

This was the second B&B purchased by owner Monique Greenwood. Buttonwood holds a special place in her heart, as it was the inspiration for the start of the Akwaaba brand of home inspired hospitality and service. Akwaaba has Bed and Breakfast locations in Brooklyn NY, the original Akwaaba Mansion, Washington DC, hometown of Monique, and the crown jewel, the Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany Pennsylvania, as sweeping 22 acre former Woolworth Estate.

Katch Tracy or Steve purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Katch Tracy or Steve chose West Cape May

Buttonwood Manor and the Carriage House at Buttonwood allow guests the escape from the hectic life to this serene seaside shore. This property can accommodate up to 18 (with rental of both units) guests and is only 5 blocks to the beach. Stroll down the beach, meander through the unique shops, enjoy the local cuisine and sit and watch the sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Central location, 5 blocks to the beach (1/2) mile and 4 blocks from the famous Washington Street Mall. Restaurants are as close as across the street to a short 10-15 minute walk. Ice Cream shops are 1 to 4 blocks away, and several smaller convenience and specialty shops are close by. Rent bicycles just around the corner and easy access to the Garden State Parkway without having to go thru the heart of town. Buttonwood Manor B&B has shifted focus this year, 2016 to become a Vacation Rental and better accommodate this expanding type of lodging guests are looking for here in Cape May


West Cape May Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On the second floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor of the unit
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Second floor of the unit
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.3333333 based on 6 reviews

Outside of home looks quaint, the outside furniture could be updated, along with the gas grill.

  • 2 of 5

My family had a good time despite the unclean condition of the house upon our arrival. The laundry room which is shared with the main house was neglected. There was a bucket of water which was leaking from the ceiling left sitting on the washer. The front load washing machine detergent draw was covered in mold. The rubber inside the door of the washer was also moldy. I used a full bottle of bleach, and ran the clean cycle of the washer twice before using the machine and still had streaks light black on some of the light clothing I washed. The kitchen garbage receptacle was dirty both outside and inside. The shower in the bathroom downstairs was moldy around the shower door. All of this was wiped away easily with a Clorox wipe. The cable on both televisions wasn't working the entire week which isn't an issue for me, however my Grandchildren do watch television. I sent an email to the owners, the next morning someone did come and empty the bucket of water which was left on the washer. None of the other issues were addressed. I have been using Home Away from Home for several years and have always been satisfied with this service. I did receive an email from them stating that they were requesting a refund for the cleaning fee, however didn't receive any response from the owners to any emails I sent. I left the carriage house yesterday, a day early. The house was left immaculate compared to what I found upon my arrival. There were also cigarette butts outside the house by the grill and under the patio table.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location but disappointing accommodations

  • 2 of 5

The carriage house is in a great location. Appeared clean but the bathrooms need a lot of work. If you like cobwebs and not so great bathrooms you’ll be satisfied. The downstairs is dark. It’s impossible to take a decent shower in either shower because they are extremely small. Every time I walked into the bathroom there was another spider lurking. I wouldn’t recommmed the place to any of my friends. I was disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Neglected Property. Find somewhere else!

  • 2 of 5

This could be such a great place to stay. Unfortunately, the owners and property managers are not really taking care of it. The Carriage house was decent until the bathroom on the 2nd floor started leaking onto the 1st floor. The oven did not work because the pilot was out. There was a broken pane glass window taped to together which broke during a rain storm and leaked into the house. We also found it necessary to clean the gutters of the carriage house because the drainage was leaking into the front entry way. We contacted the rental person and they did respond by refunding us some of our money but it didn’t solve the structural issues. They were nice and quick to answer our questions but they can’t repair the shower during our stay. This is why the 2 stars. The main house is just awful! We only needed to enter for laundry in the back. The deck railing is literally disintegrating from wood rot. When going up the stairs the rail fell off and we had to put it back. We have a toddler so I was desperately nervous about his safety when we were any where near the main house.d I hope they repair this property soon. I would not return nor recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our needs

  • 4 of 5

This cozy place is fun, airy, and comfortable. The location is great. Walking distance to everything. My husband and I and two of our girls were here the whole time. Over 10 days our adult children came in shifts as they could - Upstairs became 'the dormitory'. We enjoyed cooking inside and out and had everything we needed to do so. We hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We had a fantastic stay at the Carriage House at Buttonwood.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay. The Carriage house was very clean, well equipped with everything we needed. We were only a few blocks from the beach and Dock Mikes across the street for breakfast. The local farmers market had terrific produce ( Tuesdays). The shops on Washington Square are fantastic in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay in Cape May

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Buttonwood. Great location, minutes away from the Nature Conservancy, Cape May Light House, and famous Cape May Beaches. A nice walk took us to the heart of CM, and we enjoyed the Mall and its surroundings. Moreover, we were lucky enough to attend the strawberry festival which was in the park right across the street from the house. Live music, fresh farm treats, antiques and much more! The Carriage House offered us the privacy and we felt at home, beds were comfortable, the kitchen offered us everything we needed to do some light cooking and there was a nice patio with a grill right on the side of our room, which we used and had a wonderful time, sipping cool drinks and enjoying homemade BBQ, corn on the cob and so on. There were beach chairs and even beach passes in every room, which is very thoughtful of the Akwaaba owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Atlantic City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
4.7 Miles
Lewes/Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Cape May National Golf Club
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several within a block, many more 10-15 min walk
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cape May Beach

Carriage House at Buttonwood is located across from Wilbraham Park and is only 5 blocks to beach!

Because we believe stress is water-soluble, we warmly welcome you to Cape May, America’s oldest seaside resort. You’ll step back to a place in time where life is simple, and a walk on the beach, a glorious sunset or a leisurely bike ride are enough to let your heart be light.

The Carriage House at Buttonwood is 2 story unit that will accommodate up to 7 guests. Each unit has a private entrance for friends and families traveling together.

With beautiful beaches, breathtaking Victorian architecture, and first-rate restaurants, it’s no wonder Cape May is on the list of “1,000 Places You Must Visit Before You Die.” America’s oldest seaside resort was declared a National Historic Landmark City in 1976, because when Cape May City nearly burned to the ground in 1878, the reconstruction that followed left a plethora of Victorian era buildings like no other in America. Indeed, strolling or biking down Cape May’s charming streets and admiring the gingerbread homes, painted in as many as seven colors, is a favorite pastime.

About two and a half hours away from New York City and a little less from Philadelphia, Cape May is at the southernmost tip of New Jersey. It’s the Jersey Shore at its best; forget about what you’ve seen on MTV’s popular show featuring Snookie and crew. Because of the canal, Cape May is separated from the rest of New Jersey, both physically and metaphorically.

It still looks like “small town America” right out of a Norman Rockwell painting and days are spent sunning and splashing at the shore, browsing at antiques and crafts fairs, shopping in unique boutiques on Washington Street Mall (there are no “chain stores”), wine tasting at local vineyards, exploring nature trails, climbing to the top of lighthouses, whale and dolphin watching, taking Cape May Historic Sites and Tours or ghost tours, golfing (real and miniature), fishing (surf and sea), luxuriating at spas, taking in Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater – Cape May, NJ and enjoying moonlit carriage and trolley rides. What’s more, with customary seaside fare being joined by superior gourmet cuisine, dining in Cape May often exceeds the casual visitor’s expectations.

Summer’s not the only time to visit Cape May. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts sponsors a slew of not-to-be-missed festivals, tours and special events throughout the year, including the Food & Wine Festival, Victorian Week and The Spring Festival. If that’s not enough to keep vacationers content, you can cross over the canal bridge to find amusement parks in Wildwood just 15 minutes away and Atlantic City casinos are only a 45-minute drive.

Cape May NJ is home to some of the most unique boutiques, restaurants and sightseeing activities. You can spend your day laying on the beach and catching the surf or choose to check out one of the many attractions. A few ideas for our guests..


• George’s Place

• Bella Vida

• Mad Batter

• The Blue Pig Tavern

• Dock Mike’s Pancake House

• Uncle Bill’s Pancake House


• Black Duck on Sunset

• Panico’s

• Good Earth Organic Eatery

• Godmother’s Restaurant

• Gecko’s

• Exit Zero Cookhouse

• 410 Bank

• The Washington Inn

• Tisha’s

• The Ebbitt Room

• The Lobster House

Sightseeing/Nearby Conveniences

• Cape May County Zoo


• Sunset Liquors

• Washington Street Mall

• Cape May Whale Watcher

• Well Center for Massages

• Cape May Lighthouse

• Cape May Point State Park

• Cape May National Golf

• Naval Air Station Wildwood

• Nature Center of Cape May

• Cape May Winery


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations require a minimum of 3 days except peak summer weeks, July & August, when 7 days are required, Saturday to Saturday. Week long reservations require guests to sign a rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.