House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, 25 Sleeps
Renovations complete (7/21/12) to include new kitchens and baths, redecorated front parlor and library, new porches, air conditioning, new bedding and completely new exterior paint!! This historic gem is the most photographed home in Cape May. Built in 1869 by a wealthy Pennsylvania coal baron, John McCreary, its architecture is a mix of Victorian elegance meeting Gothic Revival. Architect Stephen Button designed this beautiful Gothic villa to feature a 60' tower. He also designed her with stenciled and ruby glass arched windows. This home features 4 large public rooms, 9 bedrooms and 9 1/2 baths (mixture of double beds, queen and single beds), all richly decorated with antiques, chandeliers, mahogany trim, high celings and Persian carpets. Shaded verandas and porches offer relaxing spaces for reading, watching the horse-drawn carriages go by or enjoying the summer breezes. Our location in the heart of Cape May's historic district puts you within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, art galleries and, of course, our wonderful beaches and cool Atlantic Ocean. There is on-site parking for 10 cars and a large side yard for bbqs, games, weddings and family gatherings and more. A large modern kitchen renovated in 2012 features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and new flooring. A second galley kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops as well as custom cabinetry. All bathrooms have undergone renovation as well. Rates range from $4500-11000 weekly; the nightly rate ranges from $1100-1400.
Victorian Gem in heart of Cape May
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the manager
I wanted to thank all of you for all that you did to support a marvelous family vacation for my mother-in-law and the families of her five adult children. We sat down to amazing dinners in the dining room every evening, and every day we enjoyed the incredible house, the beach, the birds, biking, shopping, sitting on the porch, and playing badminton in the yard.
5 based on 4 traveler reviews
Victorian Gem in heart of Cape May
Annual family outing a success
Perfect Historic Cape May Home!
This amazing historic home has 9 bedrooms and 91/2 bathrooms.
Our entire family was very comfortable with air conditioning in every bedroom and throughout the entire home. We vacationed during a very hot week and everyone was cool and comfortable.
The two modern kitchens were a treasure! They became the focal point, as most kitchens do, of our nightly dinners and celebrations! The owners equipped the kitchens with all the comforts of home.
The enormous front porch and spacious lawns provided our family with room to quietly read books or enjoy lawn games together.
The Abbey is perfectly located on a quiet street; walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. We seldom needed to take our cars out of the 10 car parking lot the entire week.
We have looked and stayed at many homes in Cape May, but never have we found one that truly met our family's needs. We hope The Abbey will be our yearly get away for many years to come!
Activity and Interests
whale and dolphin watching
- Nightly Rate: $1200 - $1500
Weekly Rate: $4500 - $12500
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Jan 1-Apr 4: $4800; $1200 per night except New Years: $1500 per night
Apr 4-May 25: $6000; $1200-1300 per night
May 25- June 13: $7500; $1200-1300 per night
June 13-20: $8900 per week
June 20-27: $9800 per week
June 27-July 18: $11,500 per week
July 18-Aug 8: $12,500 per week
Aug 8-Aug 22: $10,500 per week
Aug 22-Aug 29: $9,500 per week
Aug 29-Sept 5: $8000; $1400 per night for Labor Day weekend
Sept 5-Oct 3: $6800; $1200 per night
Oct 3-Oct 24: $5900; $1200 per night
Oct 24-Dec 31: $4800/$5800 holiday week; $1200 per night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: $1500 per night
- Air Conditioning
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 9 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- Bathroom 6
- Bathroom 7
- Bathroom 8
- Bathroom 9
- Half Bathroom
- 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Bedroom 8
- Bedroom 9
- Outdoor Grill
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- 9 bedrooms that sleep 20 in beds and an addiional 6 in convertible beds for a total of 26. 9.5 bathrooms 1 large modern kitchen, newly remodeled 2012; 1 galley kitchen, newly remodeled 2012 1 block from the beach 1 block from shopping, restaurants, recreation wraparound porch large back deck on-site parking for 10 cars air conditioning period furniture and decorations but with modern amenities 1 king bed, 6 queen beds, 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 3 queen sleep sofas