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"The Cottage on Maryland Avenue" (ON the island) in Cape May

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  • bedrooms 5
  • baths
  • sleeps 10
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed no
  • type House
  • community Cape May (on island)
  • rates (USD) $ 995 - $ 3,995 / week

vacation rental description

Available as 5BR home from mid June through Labor Day for the periods as listed in the rates section . Other times, you have option of renting just the first floor 3BR.

For rates and availability, please scroll down to that section.

Remodeled beach house in a great location that is convenient
yet quiet with easy parking. Renovation and 2nd floor construction in 2004, with even more improvements annually! Well maintained
. this year, we have completely replaced the 1st floor bathroom, added a half bath and replaced all carpets on first floor with a hardwood laminate. 

* IN CAPE MAY near beach and everything yet quiet street (be careful when comparing rentals as other listings may be further from the beach or in West or North Cape May)
* Less than 300 yards to beach.
* 3 blocks to boardwalk.
* 4-6 blocks to historic district,(Maryland Ave. near Philadelphia Ave - convenient to beach, boardwalk and shopping, yet quiet street with ample parking.)

Please scroll down to other sections as many of your questions including availablity and rates will likely be answered here. Thank you.

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Last modified on 08-5-2014 at 8:11 PM.

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Bart Ruff 610-564-2664

house rental amenities

LED TV. BR 3: 2 singles) plus 1 bathroom with tub/shower, kitchen with full size refrigerator, new stove, dishwasher, sink, microwave etc. New 1st floor covered (and now screened-in)front porch and rear deck leads to large open back yard with shade tree, enclosed outside hot/cold shower, and charcoal grill for cookouts.

Upstairs, enjoy 2 brand new bedrooms facing rear yard (bedding is BR 4: full bunk with twin above for kids 7-12, and BR 5: queen) and another full bathroom attached to one bedroom and wall mounted LED TV . 

To use a car analogy, our house is like a well-maintained 3 year old Honda Accord. Reliable, everything you need, not huge, not a Lexus. If you have any questions after reading all the info here and on our own web site, just ask me. It's best for everyone if you get exactly what you expect.

- New central air conditioning/heat system,  New windows, Cozy Living Room with 2 sofas and a chair,  New, fully equipped kitchen (table seats 8 plus bar w/ 2 stools, full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, plates, glasses, utensils, pans, provided.  Covered first floor front porch that is now also screened-in (you can hear the waves crashing in the distance, at night). Large Rear deck (where most people hang out and have their meals). Quiet street-close to beach. Ample free parking on street (never a problem - unique area). Sorry, no pets. Pillows, and a blanket provided for each bed. Linens (towels, sheets, pillow cases, bath mats provided by tenant).house with a "shore cottage" feel. The rooms are not large, but renovated or new and very well maintained. Unlike other listings, this house sleeps 8-10 in beds!:) when renting the 5 BR house (not on floor or sleeper sofas like most places. There are no sofa beds nor is there extra floor space...but there are 5 bedrooms and beds for the amount of people allowed) Beach chairs

activities and attractions in Cape May New Jersey

Maryland Ave. near Philadelphia Ave - convenient to beach (300 yrds), boardwalk and shopping, yet quiet street with ample parking.

Cape May has it all - for all types. And all Fall, there are great
events, like Victorian Week, The Food and Wine Festival, Fall Jazz
Fest, etc. Of course, there are great beaches - Cape May has been
ranked one of the top beaches in the US - one of the nicest being
just up the street (it is about 300 yards. You will pass about 5
houses and one hotel on the way. ((the blocks are narrow because they run parallel to the beach, so you pass over 3 streets with only 2 houses or one hotel on each block))There is a nice boardwalk for
running, walking, shops and some amusements and a theater across the street. The historic district is a short 4-6 block walk.

vacation rental rates

 2014 Pricing and Availability Cottage on Maryland Avenue

Availability and Pricing below is up to date as of 8/5/14
 Please note:

  • During the peak summer season, our home is available for rent weekly with 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 max including children. You can save money and have some time to catch up at home before or after your vacation with the specific 5 or 6 night specials as listed.
  • If you have 6 or less people, you can save money from Sept through mid June only, by renting just the 3BR 1st floor for 20% off the listed 5BR rate. We simply lock off the 2ndfloor. (Those periods are marked with an “*”. Take the rate x 80%. For example, 20% off of $2595 = 2595 x 80% = 2076)
  • “NA” = Rented or otherwise Not Available. Summer filled up early this year.

Spring Season – rent weekly, long weekend Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri midweek special
April: Weekly Fri-Fri $1495*, Mon-Fri midweek $925*, Fri-Mon Long weekend $925*

May: (Prior to Memorial Day weekend. Note: Mem. Day Weekend 5/23-26 N/A)

Weekly Fri-Fri @ $1595*, Mon-Fri midweek $1125*, Fri-Mon Long weekend $1125*

Summer Value Season
Mon 5/26-Fri 5/30 5 night special $1125*
Fri 5/30 - Fri 6/6 $2395*
Fri 6/6 – Fri 6/13 $2595*

Peak Summer:
$3995/week. Some 5 and 6 night stays for 2495-3495. Sold out 6/20 - 8/30 by January this year. See weeks open in June above or Sept.

Late Summer Value Season/Sept.
A few options Labor Day week: Sat 8/30-Sat 8/6 is $3395 or Sun 8/31- Sun 9/7 is $3195* or Mon 9/1 to Mon is $2995* or Mon to Sun 6 night special is $2695* or Mon to Fri 9/5 is $1795*

Fri 9/5 – Fri 9/12 $2295* or Fri to Mon 3 night weekend $1395*
Fri 9/12 – Fri 9/20 $2195* or Fri to Mon 3 night weekend $1395*
Fri 9/19 – Fri 9/26 $1995* or Fri to Mon 3 night weekend $1195*

Fri 9/26- Fri 10/3 $1695* or Fri to Mon 3 night weekend $1095*

Fall Season– rent weekly, long weekend Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri midweek special

October:  Weekly Fri-Fri $1495*, Mon-Fri midweek $1095*, Fri-Mon Long weekend $1095*

November: Weekly Fri-Fri $1295*, Mon-Fri midweek $995*, Fri-Mon Long weekend $995*

Other information:
Stays marked with an “*” (Sept through mid June only) are available as a 3BR 1st floor, sleeping up to 6. Rate is 20% off what is listed for the 5BR. (Take the listed rate x 80%)

After agreeing on a stay and reviewing info on our web, I will email you a lease which you return by mail. 1/2 payment due with signed lease. Balance and sec. dep. due 45 days prior to check in.
Cleaning service charges $95 (65 when 3BR). Sec. deposit is $500.
Tenant provides linens or may arrange for them with a local linen service.
Sorry, no pets. No smoking inside.
Capacity maximums = 10 people including kids for 5BR rentals, 6 max for 3 BR.
Minimum stay: Summer season – as listed. Other seasons: 3 night minimum
Check in is 3 pm, check out is 10 am.
Additional info and pictures at our own personal site - See surfrentals.comfor additional details and pictures.


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Top things to do in Cape May
  • Great beach
  • Victorian architecture & History
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Antiques
Top things to do on a budget
  • Lobster House on the dock
  • Cook out in big back yard
  • Bike all over the island
  • Walk to the beach
  • Walk everywhere
Top things to do with a family
  • Family beach
  • Boardwalk
  • Climb the lighthouse
  • See the ferry
  • Trolly rides

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traveler reviews for this cape may house rental

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Review submitted: July 4, 2014   Date of arrival: June 27, 2014

Our vacation was great. We love the house. Location could not possibly be more ideal. Just the right distance from the beach--perfectly walkable, but away from the crowds needing to find parking. And we walked to the Seafood Festival at the boardwalk--no need for remote parking with a shuttle bus. The beach wagon and umbrella are perfect. We were pleased to see six beach tags on the counter instead of four.
The furnishings and appointments are all crisp and fresh, bathrooms and kitchen new, everything in tasteful seaside decor. The screened porch is a refreshing sitting space any time of day. Our wi-fi users were all happy with excellent reception, and our city kids loved running around in the grassy shaded yard. And I appreciated the eye-appealing landscaping. The house shows the amount of care and attention it has received.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners response: Thanks for the nice words. Glad you enjoyed your vacation and noticed the work I put into the house. I just installed new LED TVs mounted to the walls and I have some more updates that will be done this Fall and winter. Come on back next year.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Maryland avenue

Review submitted: April 23, 2014   Date of arrival: April 19, 2014

This is our beach rental every summer. It has become a tradition. Landlord is wonderful, and updates the property every year. Location is quiet and convenient. We love it!

Owners response: Thank you Michelle. We look forward to your stay this summer so you can see some of this year's updates like the kitchen. - Bart

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great Place to Stay

Review submitted: March 31, 2011   Date of arrival: May 15, 2010

We love the cottage on Maryland Ave. Our family of four, plus two sets of grandparents, have stayed here several times. The place is cozy, clean, conveniently located, and very comfortable. The short walk to the beach is just right and the quiet neighborhood is ultra relaxing - especially with the windows open at night hearing the waves in the background. The house has everything we need for a summer get away in a beautiful town.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 15 / 15


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