The Breakers at Cape May

The Breakers at Cape May

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2014
House, 8 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, 20 Sleeps

The Breakers of Cape May is one of Cape May’s most distinctive properties located in the historic district - Ocean Street. Its unique design is French Second Empire architecture with large porches, classic mansard roofing and a widow’s walk. This classic Victorian home has undergone restoration in 2005. Enjoy the ocean views and the half-block walk to Cape May beaches.

  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
5

The Breakers - BEST CM house for big groups - have a DREAM VACA week!

  • 5 of 5
We loved it ! The house was perfect for our blended/extended family group (14 core group for 1 week +6 others coming for various shorter stays) - ages 6mo- 70 yrs old! The zoned AC was wonderful during humid days - even 3rd floor was definitely cool! The meeting areas - 2LR, 2 Kitch + DR were all fabulous, loved the 2 kitchens w/ 2 DW + 2fridges, + all the dishes/glasses/silver - plenty of cookware, great grill. We enjoyed the front porch - plenty of seating - loved being one block fm beach + Washington St Mall + grocery store! We got pizza several times fm around the corner at Blue Moon Pizza (Beach Ave) + coffee/bagels at Avalon (Gurney Ave.) Parking was a little too tight for us as it is advertised for Breakers- we ended up needing to park a couple cars around the corner at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot on Columbia Ave (all day+over night= $10) There was a glitch w/ a toilet flusher knob on the first day & the owner had someone over w/in an hour to fix it - no further problems. The only suggestions I would offer are that the the 3rd floor beds are definitely hard- esp if considering the price range of renting this home - sleep was not comfortable in those top 3 bedrooms., We went to Walmart after 3 nights to get a thick foam topper for our bed since neither of us could sleep (it wasnt just me being a princess). Also - one of the website pics shows seating on a charming front balcony w/ a view of the ocean + Inn of CM - I made that pic my screen saver & looked forward to having wine + coffee on that balcony all year. Unfortunately-probably necessarily, that porch is locked off, not available to guests - perhaps because the railing is too low? Maybe for Insurance...but perhaps that enticing pic w/ a view shouldn't be used for advertising, since it's off limits to guests. Would DEFINITELY recommend this house - it provided a once in a life time dream week for us and our family :-)
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Breakers. I'm so glad you had a great week and I appreciate your suggestions. I always want to know how to improve the accommodations. Mattresses are so subjective - have had people with back issues tell me they are grateful for firm mattresses - I do keep them current and will definitely consider adding a softer variety to at least one of the 3rd floor bedrooms. I am always available to try to correct a situation that is of concern and would have welcomed the opportunity to address the mattresses for your comfort level. You are correct about the balcony needing to be locked off for insurance liability mandates due to the low historic/original railing that cannot be raised according to historic preservation guidelines. Per your suggestion, I have removed that photo, but the house does boast amazing outdoor relaxation options - a fabulous 3rd floor deck with a magnificent view of the town and ocean, a private second floor back deck as well as an inviting wraparound deck overlooking beautiful gardens and Ocean St. I look forward to working with you again.
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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Pennsylvania & New York
5

Hersheyettes Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The Breakers is really great and fit our (12 person) needs wonderfully. The fact that everyone could park in your private parking lot made loading and unloading easy. Once we parked our cars on Friday, we never needed them again until we left. Everything we wanted, beach, shopping, restaurants and the Acme, were within one to three blocks. After check-in we went right to the beach (less than a half block away) for afternoon cocktails and upon returning to the house, all 6 couples had plenty of room on the upstairs deck for watching the sun set and the moon come up. Saturday we had some rain, but there was more than enough room for the whole crew to sit on the porch, talk and people watch. The house was very clean and very well appointed, and our group thought that it came with more utensils, glass and cooking ware, amenities, etc., than any other rental properties we have encountered. We enjoyed having all those bathrooms and we loved the two kitchens as one became the bar and one the cooking kitchen. Thank you again.
On behalf of the "Hersheyettes"
The husband who was made to "look good" by booking the Breakers!"
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate how well you cared for the property and always love to hear that a great time was had by all! We hope you will make it an annual event :)
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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Olney, Maryland
5

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5
The Breakers is a beautiful home that is well kept and managed. It is a perfect blend of an authentic historical experience and modern convenience. We were very pleased with everything it had to offer.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having your fun group as our guests at The Breakers - we hope you will return!
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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Sicklerville
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at The Breakers for a weekend ladies retreat for our church and we loved the charm and comfort of the home. It was a wonderful place to stay and everyone enjoyed their time their! We didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: So pleased to know that the house met your retreat needs - it is important that our guests are comfortable. Please come back :)
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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Bucks County, PA
5

Awesome rental

  • 5 of 5
Pictures do not do this house justice. It has everything one would want in a rental. To have two kitchens and multiple full size baths really made this house work for us. It is furnished like no other rental I know. We rented for a long weekend for our parent's 80th B-Day. 7 married couples - 23 of us total from age 5 to 80, and there was plenty of room. The location couldn't be better. In the heart of everything Cape May. I highly recommend this house. Very nice owner too. Great location. Great house. Great memories!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is deeply gratifying to be able to share our home with wonderful families so they can gather together to celebrate and honor each other. Happy Birthday!
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The Breakers at Cape May
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088622
+1 -240.271.9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Newport NJ
5

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for Labor Day weekend for a college reunion event. Overall I'm very satisfied with it.

The location is great. It's almost by the sea and we could just walk back & forth from the beach bare feet.

The room is well maintained and it's very spacious, great if your group size is around 20 people. We ended up having 19 adults staying in the house and that easily fit into the many bedrooms and couches (convertible to beds).

The amenities are also good. There are two kitchens, full set of plates/silverware, easily accomodates cooking for 20 people. There are two very new TV sets; wireless network works well which turned out useful for us because we brought some video games.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this rental. It's ideal if you have a group size around 20 and looking for a quality weekend by the ocean.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's great knowing that the home we love accommodates others so well, is appreciated for the great Victorian lady she is and has become a home away from home for large reunions where lasting memories can be made!

Location

Activity and Interests

Beach block – Ocean Views

Cape May Tours – historic trolley; walking tours and carriage rides

Children's arcades and beach food stands

Local pubs & bars

World-class dining

World-class shopping – 2 blocks to Outdoor Washington Street Mall

Fishing

Kayaking

Parasailing

Bird watching

Lighthouse

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $1000 - $1300

    Weekly Rate: $4500 - $10000

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • 2015:
    Jan 1-Apr 4: $4500/$5500 per holiday week; $1000 per night
    Apr 4-May 16: $4800; $1000
    May 16-Jun 13, 2015: $6000; $1000-$1200 per night (Memorial Day weekend is $1200 per night)
    Jun 13-Jun 20, 2015: $7800
    Jun 20-27, 2015: $8900
    Jun 27-Jul 18, 2015: $9500
    Jul 18-Aug 8, 2015: $10,000
    Aug 8-22, 2015: $9500
    Aug 22-29, 2015: $7800
    Aug 29-Sept 5, 2015: $6000; $1200 per night for Labor Day weekend
    Sep 5 2013-Oct 3, 2015: $5800; $1000 per night
    Oct 3-Oct 24, 2015: $5000; $1000 per night
    Oct 24-Dec 31, 2015: $4500/$5500 holiday week; $1000 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: $1300 per night

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View

Bathrooms

  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • Bathroom 9

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • * Located 1 block from the beach. * Off-street parking for up to five (5) vehicles. * Comfortable accommodations for up to 23 guests. * Dining room seating for 16. * Complete table settings for 24. * Two upscale kitchens, one gas stove/oven and one electric stove/oven. * Spacious bedrooms richly decorated with full private or designated bathrooms. Bedrooms and sleeping accommodations are located on every floor (7 queen beds, 1 king bed, 3 full futons & 1 single futon). * Ceiling fans in most bedrooms. Hi-velocity air conditioning and heat with three (3) separate zones. * All bathrooms have upscale furnishings and fixtures. * 3 levels of decks and porches with ocean views (back top decks brand new as of Oct 2011). * Side porch with private garden & Koi pond. * Quiet street lined with Bed & Breakfasts. * Outdoor shower and changing area. * Two washers/dryers in the basement. * Two brand-new, 50-gallon hot water heaters as of October 2011. * Charcoal grill/Gas grill. * Beach chairs and bicycle racks available. * Cable TV & wireless internet. * Bring cell phone for all calls. * Optional housekeeping available for mid-week cleaning – per request. * Weekly linen & towel service NOT provided but available for rent. Please ask for details. * * Note: Breakers is a pet free and smoke free facility.
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