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This is my residence which I rent in the summer and I move to Chapel Hill, NC

This is my residence which I rent in the summer and I move to Chapel Hill, NC


Property Details

Updated: May 11, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

My home is rented in 2015 beginning June 27, 2015 through Labor Day weekend. If you are interested in time after Labor Day or for 2016, let me know. Thanks.

My home is designated 'Historic, Out of District'. It was constructed in 1928 by the widow of Col Henry Sawyer who built and owned the nearby Chalfonte Hotel. His photo hangs upstairs at my home. He is the fellow in the center with the white gloves.

Parking in Cape May can be difficult but you will note that Benton Avenue has no parking meters! I also have a long driveway and several cars can park bumper to bumper.

I am three short blocks to the beach. Once at the beach, you are one block along the promenade from the Arcade. You are three blocks walk to the Historic District.

911 Benton sleeps eight in four spacious upstairs bedrooms each with a paddle fan: three queen and two single beds.Two full bathrooms (no bathtub) plus an enclosed outdoor shower with hot water and a large and wonderful front porch with rockers.

Please note the following:

- a gas barbecue is in the back yard;

- the driveway can stack four cars. No lawn parking is allowed. Benton Avenue has street parking with no parking meters. (rare in Cape May!)

- my side yard is filled with flowers, birdbaths and birds! Cape May is on the bird flyway!

- Three short blocks to the beach…you can hear the ocean from the porch! The windows open so open the windows and hear the ocean…enjoy the breeze…see how long you can go without the AC on….try the paddle fans….relax………

- Open front porch with rockers! Excellent dining area! Rare to have mosquitos.

- No pets nor smoking on the property. Thank you

- Central AC unit. House will get cool but not frigid. With the ocean breeze and the paddle fans, you may never need to turn on the AC. But if you do, be gentle with it.

- Ample hot water for showers as hot water heater is very large.

- No Beach chairs, umbrellas, surf boards nor bikes are provided so bring your own or rent them. (However I do have some chairs which folks have left and those are available)

- Dishwasher, gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, mixer, very sharp knives, ample dish ware, new washer/dryer, vacuums. If you see it, you can use it but please clean whatever you use before you put it back. Please treat items as if they were your own.

- Dining room table easily sits eight and we have sat 10 with a slight squeeze.

- 40 inch SMART TV; WiFi; iPod hookup (provide your own iPod); CD player and lots of CDs; DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Public library has DVDs and renters can use the library at no charge!

- It is an easy walk to the beach for both adults and children. The Mall is about six blocks; coffee shops and bike rentals.

- I create birdhouses from vintage wooden shutters. A sample photo is in this listing of some houses. Some are for sale at the house and also at the Chalfonte Hotel where I worked a few years as the handyman

- Benton Avenue is a low traffic street…nice neighbors…many non-renters on the street. Please respect and contain the noise level especially in the evenings.

- Enjoy the artwork!

Finally, please remember that this is my home. I am renting again this year as family matters require that I be out of state. So please take care of things for me.

Any questions, call me or e-mail me. Thank you!

Jack Riehl

May, 2015

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Accept Credit Cards

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This is my residence which I rent in the summer and I move to Chapel Hill, NC
Cape May South NJ Shore

Ideal Family Rental in Cape May

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this Benton Avenue home the past two summers and will be returning in 2014. The location is great, just a short walk to the beach. It is also less than a 10 minute walk to get into town.

The house is always in great condition. The bedrooms are spacious. The bathrooms are very modern. The kitchen has plenty of space to do cooking. We love the dining room and the large table for our family meals. We usually barbeque a few meals on the outdoor grill.

The living room has plenty of seating. There was a new sofa this year in the living room. The living room has a large flat screen TV on the wall. The whole house has wireless that you can easily connect to.

My favorite part of the house is the front porch. It is the perfect place for coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening.

The house is always clean. The owner is a pleasure to deal with. I can't wait to return in August.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Since this entry, I have replaced the flat screen TV with a Saumsun 40 inch SMART TV. You will need to brush-up on your technology or have a youngster with you who can handle it! Enjoy!
This is my residence which I rent in the summer and I move to Chapel Hill, NC
Cape May South NJ Shore

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  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed this house. It is in great condition, clean and very conveniently located just three blocks from the beach! We could hear the ocean from the front porch which was wonderful to sit on and relax! The outdoor shower was also a plus as well as the grill to cook meals. We were in constant contact with the owner up to our occupancy and he was wonderful to work with and communicated to us what we needed to do while we stayed there.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 911 Benton Avenue is my home which I rent for some weeks in the summer months. I take well care of my place and folks who come here often come again….and again….they become part of my family….wonderful.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Trenton/Mercer County, NJ at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : C-View, Cape May, NJ at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cape May/Lewes Ferry, NJ & Delaware at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Cape May National Golf Course, Cape May, NJ at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Atlantic City, NJ at 40 Miles Nearest Motorway : Garden State Parkway, NJ at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chalfonte Hotel, Magnolia Room, Cape May, NJ at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : five blocks at 1 Miles

Three blocks to the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Read a book on the porch. Birding.


From $3,000 Per week

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Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
my standard rate
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rates beginning on Saturday at 2pm to the following Saturday at 10am
I am fully rented through August 30, 2014.
I sometimes rent for weekends usually arriving on Friday evening and departing on Sunday. Prices vary depending on dates. Contact me for available dates.
My home is open 12 months of the year as it is my residence. Any questions please email me. Thank you

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Updated: May 11, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Dining Room


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Three queen beds and twins (i.e. two single beds_ No sleep sofa.


  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • > SMART TV > Washer/dryer > outdoor clothes line & clothespins > Gas stove > Toaster > Microwave oven > Blender > Outdoor gas barbeque grill & tools > Coffee maker > electric water kettle > Dishes, silverware, cups, glasses > 40 inch flat screen HD TV > Netflix ready TV > DVD player > CD player > WiFi > outdoor patio table with chairs > front porch with many rocking chairs > flower gardens throughout the year > no parking meters on Benton Avenue > ample parking in driveway

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