Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Cape May, NJ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $139 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Cape May. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore history from a Cape May house to rent

Cape May houses in New Jersey are found in the heart of this historic area. With a vacation home, you'll be within reach of fascinating attractions like the Emlen Physick Estate and other grand Victorian homes, as well as the Cape May Lighthouse and its stunning views of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

 
History

Historic sites near Cape May vacation rentals

Cape May has a long history showcased in various historic sites. Vacation rentals are available near fascinating locations like the Emlen Physick Estate, a Victorian-era home with exhibits depicting life in the 19th century, and Historic Cold Spring Village, a living-history village dedicated to early life in America. You'll also enjoy Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, a museum with historic aircraft, engines, and displays in a World War II training site.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Cape May vacation homes

Cape May harbors a flourishing wine industry, with 6 boutique vineyards set on the peninsula. Willow Creek Winery is the showpiece, with beautifully-kept grounds, a gourmet tapas menu and a lively sangria bar. Sip on something you like? Why not stock up on your favorite bottles and enjoy a private tasting session on the deck of your Cape May vacation rentals cottage? For an iconic snapshot, head up to the Cape May Lighthouse. It was built in 1859, with visitors welcome to climb 199 stairs and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline.

Activities

Activities near Cape May vacation rentals

Most vacationers arrive with dreams of sand, sunshine and salty air. Cape May delivers, with some of the East Coast's most beautiful beaches. The Cove is a hotspot for families, while secluded Higbee Beach is an "off the beaten track" option. Running parallel to the shoreline, the Cape May promenade stretches for nearly 2 miles and winds past some of the peninsula's best beaches. Whale-watching season spans from May to December, with the chance to spot humpbacks, fins and minkes frolicking in Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Weather

Sun-drenched summers in Cape May

Summer is high season on the Jersey Shore and Cape May is no exception. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the beaches are packed with sunseekers. Cape May vacation rentals make the most of the sunshine, with beachfront condos just steps from the sand. Thanks to quieter beaches and shoulder season discounts, fall is emerging as a sweet spot. Even in winter, Cape May attracts its fair share of visitors. A year-round population of around 4000 locals keeps things lively and upbeat. It won't be warm enough to swim but you can still enjoy windswept walks on the beach, scenic bike rides and cozy nights by the fire.

Natural features

Discover Cape May Point State Park

One of America's oldest summer resorts, Cape May sees Delaware Bay meet the Atlantic Ocean. It's set on the Jersey Shore, a sun-drenched stretch that spans from Sandy Hook to Cape May. The peninsula is dominated by Cape May Point State Park, a 190-acre reserve laced with sandy beaches and scenic hiking trails. Birdlife is plentiful, with sanctuaries like the Cape May Bird Observatory serving as an important habitat for hawks, eagles, owls and other species.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Cape May

The nearest airport is in Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY), located 40.4 mi (65 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 5 mi (8.1 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Cape May vacation rentals

Families with small children can find plenty of fun and excitement in Cape May. Vacation rentals can be found near kid-focused places like Raging Waters Water Park, a beachfront water park with interactive activities and water rides, and Cape May County Park & Zoo, an animal park with hundreds of unique animal species. Kids will also like South Cape May Meadows, a bird-watching sanctuary with trails through beaches, wetlands, and dunes.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cape May?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Cape May that suits your style. These are some of our top picks:

  • "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk" is a hit with guests. Around 30 miles from Cape May, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including beach sun loungers and free WiFi.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool". Located around 45 miles from the heart of Cape May, it has 7 bedrooms and comes with children's toys and a nearby marina.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cape May vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cape May?

Forget about those chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Get cozy at one of these weekend getaways in and near Cape May and take advantage of all the incredible things to do nearby:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury", which is around 30 miles to the northeast of Cape May. There's lots of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Do some fishing and golf or just appreciate the sights of Cape May Carriage Company and Ventnor City Beach.
  • "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 5 miles northeast of Cape May, use it as a base to enjoy some snorkeling or golf. Poverty Beach and The Pines at Clermont Golf Club also have to be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cape May?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Cape May and take in the vibrant local culture:

  • Put your suitcase down and your feet up at "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit". Amenities including off-street parking options and tennis will help you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Osprey Nest. . . Near Beaches, Restaurants", which comes with conveniences including a porch and a TV.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you amused around Cape May. Enjoy cultural attractions? Swing by Trenton War Memorial Theater and McCarter Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cape May?

Every once in a while, you've just got to take a break from it all, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy the ideal combination of exploring and relaxing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Cape May:

  • "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury" is near the center of Cape May, which means there are tons of things to keep you occupied. Discover well-known attractions like Six Flags Great Adventure and Laurita Winery when you're not kicking back in your cozy pad.
  • Leap out of bed, enjoy a coffee and then plan what to explore around "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit". JB MDL Lakehurst Naval Base and New Egypt Speedway should be on your itinerary if you stay at this appealing vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cape May?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of days at one of these popular escapes in or near Cape May:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". Around 30 miles from Cape May, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags". Located around 30 miles from Cape May, a nearby bay and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Cape May?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not go all out? These mansions for rent in or near Cape May will fit your entire crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Located around 0.1 miles to the east of Cape May, "Mansion By The Sea - Steps To The Beach" is the ideal place to relax in total luxury. Amenities here include golf and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a new level and settle into "Mega - Mansion, 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps Up To 33. Short 5 Min Walk To The Beach". It's located around 30 miles to the northeast of Cape May and comes with beauty services, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cape May?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Cape May and get your loved ones together under the same roof:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "Million Dollar Beachfront 99 Five Stars Book Fall And Holidays Now". Up to 12 people can stay at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and a kitchen. This top pick is around 17 miles to the northeast of Cape May.
  • Invite up to 14 of your friends to "5bedroom Convenient 43rd St Location" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 20 miles to the northeast of central Cape May. It's crammed with features to keep your group comfortable, including a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cape May?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Pull out your flamingo floatie and check out these houses in or near Cape May that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as pet-friendly facilities and a microwave oven.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "Mountain House At The Beachclose To To Beach 7". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of cable/satellite TV services and nearby birdwatching activities.

Curious what the weather's like in Cape May? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Cape May vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cape May?

You'll always have more fun sharing precious moments with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or catching up with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Cape May:

  • Located about 30 miles to the northeast of Cape May, "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a theme park and childrens activities.
  • "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags" is another excellent option. It's around 30 miles to the northeast of Cape May, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 9 people. Handy amenities here include beach sun loungers and a garden.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. Six Flags Great Adventure, Coco Key Water Resort and iPlay America are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cape May?

Cozy up with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Cape May and build some incredible memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Cabin - A Unique Pet Friendly Stay In Cape May" - Enjoy quality time with your crew at this escape, which is around 2 miles north of central Cape May. A microwave oven and outdoor furniture are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - A Hidden Treasure On The Delaware Bay" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights at this welcoming property, which is around 25 miles to the northwest of Cape May. You'll have access to a living room, a fridge and a great deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cape May vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.