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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, NJ?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,883 vacation rentals around Cape May. From 684 house rentals to 969 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cape May?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape May:

  • Village Green: 318 vacation rentals
  • Admiral Estates: 85 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,132 vacation rentals
  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 946 vacation rentals
  • The Pines: 617 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Cape May?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cape May. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Washington Street Mall: 4,570 vacation rentals
  • Colonial House: 4,638 vacation rentals
  • Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts: 4,683 vacation rentals
  • Cape May City Hall: 4,624 vacation rentals
  • Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater: 4,585 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape May listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape May?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 684 Houses in Cape May. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape May include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 969 rentals available
  • Cottages: 59 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 59 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape May?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 606 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape May. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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