Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Cape May 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 $163 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

Climate for your stay in Cape May vacation rentals

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

How to get to and around Cape May

The nearest airport is in Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 29.1 mi (46.9 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cape May?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,887 vacation rentals around Cape May. From 897 house rentals to 69 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.