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Abigail Adams-Great 1bdr & 3bdr apts-1 block to beach, in historic district

Abigail Adams-Great 1bdr & 3bdr apts-1 block to beach, in historic district


Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2015
Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

The Abigail Adams Apartments are located just one and a half blocks from the beach in the historic James Leaming House on Decatur Street, one of the oldest and prettiest streets in Cape May. In addition to being so close to the beach, we are also just around the corner from the Mall, the pedestrian shopping and dining area which is the social and commercial hub of Cape May. Cape May Stage and the East Lynne Company are a few short blocks away as is the new Cape May Convention Center. The location is fantastic-everything fun and interesting right outside your door.

We have three distinctive apartments available:

The Cape May Suite: A large three bedroom, two bathroom apartment located on two floors at the front of the James Leaming House facing Decatur Street. It has a cool awning-shaded front porch with wicker seating, a comfortably furnished living room, a dining area that seats up to 8, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel applicances, and a full bath all on the first floor. Then up the beautifully carved chestnut staircase to the second floor, it has three bedrooms (two with queen size beds and one with a full size bed). There is also a gorgeous, recently renovated full bathroom with white subway tiled walls and tub/shower surround.

The Garden Apartment is also located on the first floor but at the rear of the house. It has a separate private entrance and has one large, bright bedroom with a queen bed, a living room, decorated in soft gold and blue, with a comfortable double sofabed, an open plan galley kitchen and a bath with shower. It opens out to the lovely shaded flower garden which has a gas grill and picnic table and chairs.

The Leaming Suite on the second floor rear also has one bedroom/living room combination with a queen bed, a newly renovated, beautifully tiled bath with tub/shower and a cozy eat-in kitchen.

Guests share the use of the lovely, shaded garden in the back. It has a grill for barbecuing and outdoor tables and chairs for dining al fresco under the shade trees.

Guests' comments: 'My family had a wonderful time staying at the Abigail Adams garden apartment. It was close to the beach, restaurants, bike rentals and other attractions. It was clean and comfortable and the owner was an excellent host.' Luckyelevens, NY

'I rented the second floor apartment and loved everything about it. Meticulously clean, perfectly located, charming, quiet and comfortable.' Sharon

'The garden apartment is a great place for your family to stay. Private! Everything you need for a week or two away from home. Only one and a half blocks to the beach! children consider it their 'home' in Cape May.' djogtravels, NY

Email us today to reserve your delightful Cape May vacation by the beach!

Kate Emerson

Abigail Adams Apartments

130 Decatur Street

Cape May, NJ08204

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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These apartments are very centrally located and were perfect for our stay in Cape May. Close to the beach, right in town, and included parking and beach passes. Not sure what else I could ask for.Only other thing I'd add is that the upper level apartment has a bit of a steep/narrow staircase so it might not be a great idea for a disabled individual or someone with mobility problems. Kate, the owner, was very nice and helped us with any questions. Hope to return soon.
May 2013
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Abigail Adams-Great 1bdr & 3bdr apts-1 block to beach, in historic district
-(609) 884-1371 (New Jersey, USA)
Cape May South NJ Shore
silver Sping,MD, usa

Lovely, cozy, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed in the cozy second floor apartment and we completely enjoyed our vacation in Cape May. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Kate, the owner, lives in the front of the house and was accessible and so pleasant. She was extremely helpful anytime we had questions. The location is so convenient and we were able to walk to just about anyplace in town, shops, beach, etc. Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Abigail Adams-Great 1bdr & 3bdr apts-1 block to beach, in historic district
-(609) 884-1371 (New Jersey, USA)
Cape May South NJ Shore
Bear, DE

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had an absolutely fabulous time in Cape May. The apt we stayed in was the Leaming Suite on the 2nd floor. Kate was so gracious and gave us our keys and two beach tags and a parking permit. The apt is a block and a half from the beach and literally one door down from all the shops and restaurants. The apt was adorable and had everything we could possibly need and it was so clean. We loved it so much that we are booking for next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Abigail Adams-Great 1bdr & 3bdr apts-1 block to beach, in historic district
-(609) 884-1371 (New Jersey, USA)
Cape May South NJ Shore
Pottstown, PA, USA

Wonderful location!

  • 4 of 5
This was our first time to Cape May, New Jersey and we chose to go in the off season to see it at our own pace. The owner of this property lives in the front portion of the house but really left us to ourselves (not intrusive at all, yet responsive when we called with a question). My only potentially negative comments about the apartment were that the living room was quite small and the front half of the apartment was cold, as we were there in February and it did not have its own heat control. The owner encouraged us to call her and ask for the heat to be increased if needed, which we did, and she turned it up right away, but the one small register in the kitchen/living room area just could not keep it warm. The register in the bedroom did a great job however so it was warm back there. The apartment was very clean, quiet, and in a great location!! Within walking distance to Washington Street Mall, the Pilot House restaurant is literally half a block away, we could walk to Congress Hall and the beach easily! Sunset Beach and the lighthouse were roughly a 10 minute drive...not bad at all. We had a wonderful time...even being there in winter!! The aparment and house that it is in are in good condition and there is a lovely garden out back that the owner offers for guest use so it would be lovely to be there in the nicer weather. I would highly recommend eating at the Mad Batter for breakfast (french toast with almonds...hmmmm) and the Copper Fish for dinner was indescribably delicious...every course!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car


Activity and Interests

Cape May offers a wide variety of activities including swimming, surfing, historic house tours, great shopping and some of the best restaurants on the East Coast.

The Abigail Adams Apartments are located just a few feet from the colorful center of town, the Washington Street Mall. Unusual shops, outdoor cafes, home made fudge and ice cream are just some of the great things you'll find on the 'Mall'.

In the other direction, we are just one and a half blocks from the nicest beaches in Cape May. Two miles of promenade (what we call our boardwalk!) run along the beach and offer great exercise, a great place to see and be seen or a perfect vantage point to sit and read the morning paper or watch the dolphins just beyond the surf following their dinner as it makes its way up the coast.

You couldn't pick a better location than the Abigail Adams Apartments to enjoy all that Cape May offers!


From $3,350 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 bdrm-see below for 1 bd rate
Jul 12 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly rates:
Cape May Suite (3bdr): July/August-$3350/wk
Garden Apartment(1bdr): March-mid May: $135-$165/night;Mid May-Mid June: $150-$195/night; Mid June-mid July: $1350/wk; Mid July-mid Sept: $1550/wk; Mid September-October $1350/wk
Leaming Suite(1 bdr): June: $1050/wk; July/August-$1350/wk; September-$1150/wk
Nightly rates: May $135-$165, June $150-185, September $135-185

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Updated: Feb 25, 2015


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cape May Suite Bathrooms- 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
  • Garden Apartment Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Leaming Suite Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cape May Suite Bedrooms-3 - 2 queen, 1 double
  • Garden Apartment Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Leaming Suite Bedroom - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • All the apartments have private entrances, off site permit parking, free beach tags, cable TV, DVD's, air-conditionning and wireless internet access. The kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, coffee pots, dishes, cutlery and pots and pans.

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