Spectacular Victorian Ocean Front

House and Garden
House and GardenDouble porches facing the gardenLiving RoomLiving Room - 2Dining RoomMaster Bedroom Number 1Master Bedroom Number 2Bedroom Number 3Bedroom Number 4Bedroom Number 5Bedroom Number 6Second Floor Sitting Room/TV Room/Bedroom Number 7KitchenFamily Room/Playroom - with Satellite TVChildren's PlayhouseView from the house on the 4th of July

From $400 / night

207 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
Spectacular Victorian Ocean Front
7 bedrooms
16 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 6
Sleeps: 16
Type: Home
Per night: $1,000 - $1,834
Per week: $4,000 - $9,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cape May vacation home rental
Re-live Cape May's golden age in this ocean-front Victorian 'cottage' built in 1881. If you want to know what summer life was like - for a lucky few, this is the place to be. Ocean views and breezes, high ceilings, massive period furniture, large, airy rooms, an expansive, fully fenced garden, off-street parking for four large cars - and much more - make this house truly unique.

Double front porches overlook the ocean in front, and double back porches overlook the large, private garden. There are screened porches on the ground floor, front and rear.

The property provides everything needed for a wide range of life-styles. The classic living and dining rooms are perfect for formal entertaining, but there is plenty of space for just 'hanging out' - on the four large porches front and rear, in the second floor sitting room/TV room, in the new family room/playroom, the screened in gazebo, the covered and paved pergola, the children's playhouse, or anywhere in the large, fully-fenced garden. You can dine formally in the dining room, in the intimate screened dining porch adjacent to the dining room, or in the very large kitchen, the family room/playroom next to it, with a 'pass-through' in between. You can also eat outdoors, in the screened in gazebo or the pergola. There are large rooms for large groups to gather and plenty of places for people who are just looking for a little peace and quiet.

This house truly combines the best of the old and the best of the new. It retains all of the elegance and charm with which it was built - along with much of the original furniture that was built for it - and it has been carefully upgraded, with a new, state-of-the-art kitchen, new and updated bathrooms, a three-zone air conditioning system, and a four-zone heating system.

This is the perfect location in Cape May. Virtually everything, including the famous beach and the Washington Street pedestrian shopping "mall", with a supermarket, bakery, restaurants and shops, is a few-minutes' walk from the house - or even less by bicycle - so if you want, you can just park the cars in back and forget about them.

The house has seven bedrooms, including two master bedroom suites, one on the second floor and the other on the third floor. Both have unobstructed ocean views and ensuite bathrooms.

Two more bedrooms face the ocean, and three more face the garden. There are six full baths on all four floors. One bedroom on the second-floor can also serve as a sitting room/TV room, with a satellite-TV and a Blu-Ray DVD.

There is state of the art kitchen, with a Bosch 5-burner cook-top, twin GE Monogram ovens, two refrigerators, etc., etc., a large table for those who like to eat in the kitchen, and another table in the adjacent, brand-new family-room/playroom, with its handy 'pass-through' to the kitchen.

There is also a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

The large family-room/playroom has a new flat-screen TV connected to the DirectTV satellite, a large, 'professional' foosball game, and a collection of board games, jig-saw puzzles, etc. It is a perfect place for young people to hang out evenings and on (hopefully rare) rainy days.

In the garden there is a children's playhouse, with furniture and toys. The garden is fully-fenced.
Area Information
The house is in the heart of the Cape May historic district. On three sides, it is surrounded by prime examples of Victorian architecture, including the Congress Hall Hotel, which is less than 50 yards away. On the fourth, is an unobstructed view of the Atlantic.

Virtually everything that Cape May has to offer is within a five- or 10-minute walk. The beach is 100 yards away. The Washington Street pedestrian "Mall" is also 100 yards away, with restaurants and shops, including a supermarket, a bakery, several "gourmet" food shops, restaurants, etc. The Cape May Tennis Club is a few blocks beyond the "Mall".

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 24 2016 Mar 18 2017 $1,000 $1,166 $4,000 $12,000 3 Nights
Mar 19 2017 Apr 29 2017 $1,000 $1,500 $5,000 $15,000 3 Nights
Apr 30 2017 Jun 24 2017 $1,250 $1,834 $6,500 $19,500 3 Nights
Jun 25 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - $9,500 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2017 Oct 28 2017 $1,250 $1,667 $5,000 $15,000 3 Nights
Deposits: Damage Deposit - $2000



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Game Room
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (4 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (5 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Tennis: The Cape May Tennis Club has courts open to the public. It is about one-half mile from the house.

Golf: Cape May National Golf Club is 10 miles from the house.

Deep sea fishing: There are charter fishing boats and “head boats” which dock in Cape May Harbor - about two miles from the house.

Sailing: The Corinthian Yacht Club sponsors races for various classes of sailboats all season. It welcomes members of many other sailing clubs, and it offers lessons to children who are not members. Its clubhouse is on the harbor about three miles from the house,

Boats for Rent: For crabbing and fishing Cape May Harbor and the inland waters around it, there is a small rental operation about two miles from the house, and larger ones in Wildwood, about five miles from the house. They also rent

For children: The city and various organizations offer lessons in swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball, sailing, and more.

The Cape May Nature Center, on the harbor, about two miles from the house, offers children lessons on marine ecosystems and more.

There is an interesting park around the lighthouse at Cape May Point, with another nature center and an old abandoned naval gun emplacement on the beach. There is a lovely nature walk through the salt marsh, which gives you several distances you can choose from. You may also climb the light house. Just beyond Cape May Point is Sunset Beach, with celebrated sunsets and the remains of a World War I concrete ship (!). Its all about five miles from the house.

There is an excellent little zoo in Cape May Court House, 10 miles away.

There is a Victorian sort-of-mini-Williamsburg at Cold Spring Village, with arts and crafts, a petting zoo, etc., about six miles away.

Wildwood, the next town up the coast, five miles from the house, has a spectacular collection of amusement park rides along its gargantuan boardwalk.
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