Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Wildwood Crest, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $100 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Wildwood Crest. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Family fun at Wildwood Crest vacation home rentals

It’s hard to imagine that the idyllic surroundings of Wildwood Crest were once the site of Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle. Today, this seaside city promises peace and serenity to sun-seekers and families, who flock to homey Wildwood Crest vacation rentals for a little rest and relaxation in the summer months. Parents will marvel at the nation’s largest collection of “Doo Wop” architecture along the picturesque city streets, while kids can while away the hours on the golden beaches, which were voted among New Jersey’s best by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.

Things to do

Attractions near Wildwood Crest vacation homes

Boasting over 550 animals across 200 species, the Cape May County Park & Zoo is a fantastic way to entertain kids and parents alike. The facility is open 7 days a week and admission is free, though closing times do change based on the season. Mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians can all be seen in this 80-acre compound, while nature trails let you explore magnificent flora from around the world. Prepare a picnic in your self-catering Wildwood Crest vacation rental and enjoy it at one of the zoo’s many designated areas, surrounded by the unparalleled beauty that’s been cultivated here.

Activities

Activities near your Wildwood Crest summer rental

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks is an institution in the Wildwood area, having entertained countless families over the course of half a century. The 18-acre complex comprises 3 amusement piers that boast pulse-pounding roller coasters, as well as old classics like carousels, bumper cars, and 2 beachfront water parks. This enviable range of amenities caters to all ages, making it an excellent location for your family day out. Hours of operation vary seasonally, so be sure to check the website in advance before you make plans.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Wildwood Crest vacation rentals

New Jersey’s climate has made it an ideal spot for beachside vacations, thanks in large part to its sun-soaked summer months. The mercury rises in July, reaching peaks that are perfect for sunbathing on the sands; day-to-night variations are minor, so moonlit strolls are a romantic option as well. That said, demand for Wildwood Crest vacation rentals soars at the same time, so booking early is crucial. Temperatures fall in the winter months, meaning that warm clothes are essential for travelers planning a festive break. The milder fall months are best for finding cheap Wildwood Crest vacation rentals while the weather’s still pleasant.

Natural features

Wildwood Crest has a wild side

Cape May County is a must-visit location for bird-watchers, thanks to the abundance of species that call the region home. Weekly walks led by expert ornithologists are operated by the Cape May Bird Observatory, with the theme depending on the season. In spring, you’ll be taken to breeding spots, while fall excursions illuminate the migratory specimens found here. Special outings are also held regularly, so check the calendar before you visit. For more information about the area’s diverse ecosystem, consider a visit to the Wetlands Institute, where lectures and nature classes focus on the importance of conservation.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Wildwood Crest

Fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal), which is 30.2 mi (48.7 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Wildwood Crest

Couples looking for romantic attractions and outdoor activities will love Wildwood Crest. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Stone Harbor Point, a waterfront park with grassy dunes and marshlands to view local bird life, and Cape May Public Beach, a vibrant beach near the boardwalk with restaurants, shops, and Victorian homes. You could also explore the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, a lively market area with food, wine, and other goods.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Wildwood Crest?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Wildwood Crest that fits you like a glove. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 25 miles from the center of Wildwood Crest, it's hard to beat "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a washing machine and internet services.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool". Located around 40 miles from the heart of Wildwood Crest, it has 7 bedrooms and comes with a toaster and a hair dryer.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Wildwood Crest?

Clock off on Friday and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're eager for some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Wildwood Crest promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury", which is around 25 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try sailing and surfing and boogie boarding or just enjoy the sights of South Cape May Meadows and John F. Kennedy Park.
  • "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 1 mile southwest of Wildwood Crest, use it as a base to do a little golf or tennis. Nature Center of Cape May and Cape May Historical Museum also have to be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Wildwood Crest?

Usually small in size, economical and conveniently located, it's difficult not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and experience Wildwood Crest up close:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit". Amenities including a stovetop and a boat will help you feel right at home here.
  • Another inviting option is "Osprey Nest. . . Near Beaches, Restaurants". Take advantage of a water park, a porch and other handy amenities during your stay.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Wildwood Crest. Cultural sights like Trenton War Memorial Theater and Broadway Center will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Wildwood Crest?

Just because you only have a few short days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a dull hotel. Take a quick vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Wildwood Crest:

  • Close to the center of Wildwood Crest, "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury" is an ideal base for a quick break. While you're around, make sure you visit top attractions like Six Flags Great Adventure and Laurita Winery.
  • "Welcome To "ocean Sunrise". Renovated Direct Ocean Front Private End Unit" is another fabulous option. Remember to add JB MDL Lakehurst Naval Base and New Egypt Speedway to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Wildwood Crest?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Wildwood Crest that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Around 25 miles from Wildwood Crest, "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk" is the ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Winery tours and beauty services are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags", around 25 miles from Wildwood Crest. A fireplace and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Wildwood Crest?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Wildwood Crest:

  • Approximately 5 miles to the southwest of Wildwood Crest is "Mansion By The Sea - Steps To The Beach". Along with its grand design and posh interiors, you'll be impressed by its high-end amenities, such as a beach view and beauty services.
  • Another great option is "Mega - Mansion, 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps Up To 33. Short 5 Min Walk To The Beach". Around 25 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest, this fancy vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a firepit, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Wildwood Crest?

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with buddies or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Wildwood Crest:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Million Dollar Beachfront 99 Five Stars Book Fall And Holidays Now". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a water park. This group favorite is around 13 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "5bedroom Convenient 43rd St Location" makes it easy to do that. Located around 15 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Wildwood Crest?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most desired. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Wildwood Crest and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Get comfortable at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including a TV and a dishwasher help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Mountain House At The Beachclose To To Beach 7". This vacation rental is another top pick and features nearby birdwatching activities, a toaster and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Wildwood Crest? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Wildwood Crest vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Wildwood Crest?

Every family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Wildwood Crest offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Around 25 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest, "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 free toiletries and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags" also offers the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This property is around 25 miles to the northeast of Wildwood Crest, and accommodates 9 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Beach sun loungers and a garden will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

When you want to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. Six Flags Great Adventure, Coco Key Water Resort and iPlay America should be top of your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Wildwood Crest?

Escape from everyday life and treat your loved ones to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Wildwood Crest and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - A Unique Pet Friendly Stay In Cape May" - This popular getaway offers a kitchen and a barbecue grill and is about 4 miles to the west of central Wildwood Crest.
  • "Cabin - A Hidden Treasure On The Delaware Bay" - Another terrific choice, this property comes with a TV, a stereo and more. You'll find it around 30 miles to the northwest of Wildwood Crest.

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