Inn, 1 & 2 bedrooms with private baths, AC, WiFi
A romantic Queen Anne cottage by-the-sea, the Prince Edward was built for I. Leaming Sheppard in 1896. It is one of the jewels in Cape May's Victorian crown. This nineteenth century airy seaside cottage noted for its variety of original stained glass windows throughout the entire home. It includes what is believed to be the largest working stained glass window in Cape May. This window is the highlight of an elegant entrance hall.
The cottage has been beautifully restored and is operated as a guest house, offering one and two bedroom suites each with private baths. The sweeping staircase, high ceilings, old fashioned ceiling fans, Victorian baths and stenciling all add to the charm and elegance of this beautiful home. Each suite is furnished with nineteenth century antiques and decorated to give a warm Victorian ambiance.
The Prince Edward is located on historic Jackson Street in the heart of Cape May. It is on the beach block in between the beach and the historic walking mall.
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The inn has parking on-site so no need to park elsewhere. All suites have cable television and free wifi. All suites have A/C and heat.
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About the Owner
4.9 based on 8 traveler reviews
I'm always suspicious of glowing reviews so, I never write them. No place is perfect. The Prince Edward is an old house with all the old house "charms". The fact that it was a re-purposed building (from home to vacation rentals) meant that the layout of the suite was a little odd. That's my only real issue with this place - and it's not that big of a problem. That aside, the owners have done just about everything they can to make it a comfortable place to stay. They've gone to a lot of trouble to maintain the "old house" look. Wallpaper, older looking decorations, etc... My wife didn't care for the look but I didn't mind it. They obviously put a lot of work and money into upkeep and improvements. The Jackson features a new kitchen with two burner stove, sink and a small refrigerator, a very nice quartz countertop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a few cabinets. It was adequately stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc... Not a gourmet kitchen - but who cares? You don't come here to make gourmet meals. The bedrooms were large enough for my wife and I plus our two elementary school kids. The living room was fine. I might wish for some more comfortable chairs but the ones there were OK. The bathroom was a little tight - but, again. Who cares?
The outdoor showers are typical and a nice spot to clean off the sand. I found that I just did my daily showers down there when I got back from the beach- not just sand-off. The parking area is tight but adequate. Note that they HAVE a parking area. That fact alone is significant. We found it very easy to leave our sandy beach chairs, etc in the back of our vehicle on the way into the suite and pickup on the way out.
The two flights of steps up to the suite was a bit of a bummer at move-in and move-out.
Our suite overlooked Jackson St. It was a little loud at night for my taste but, bear in mind we live way back in the country. If you're used to that sort of thing, it may not bother you.
The BEST thing is the location. Very easy walk to the beach. Just off the Washington St. Mall (great place for restaurants and shopping).
Overall, I would definitely say that I was satisfied with Prince Edward. I would consider returning if we would be looking for that type of situation again. My wife and I are more used to the luxuries of a B&B. We'll be heading further south for family vacations (OBX) and may only come back to Cape May for couples weekend getaway back at our B&Bs.
Our Wonderful Stay!
My husband and I just returned from a five night stay at the Prince Edward in the Ocean Suite and we truly enjoyed our time there. Our apartment was so clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The wrap around front porch is perfect for watching all of the action on Jackson Street and the location to the beach and Washington Street Mall can't be beat. The owner Renee was more than hospitable and helpful especially when we locked ourselves out of our apartment and she was available in the matter of minutes to get us back in! We cannot wait to go back!!
"Toes in the Sand Therapy "
I spent a weekend at The Prince Edward Inn to relax and rejuvenate before summer began and the kids were out of school. Renee has a beautiful home !! We had many a nice conversation and I really enjoyed sitting on the porch swing with a martini and watching the people go by. Her home was just what I needed and perfect location between the beach and shopping...2 of my favorite places to go. Cape May is a beautiful town with as much or as little to do as you would like and I look forward to staying at the Prince Edward Inn again next year for my weekend away.
High Marks for The Prince Edward
My Husband, 20 year old daughter and myself stayed at the Prince Edward recently and had a lovely time.The accomodations were very clean and comfortable and alot of extras were provided. We were in the 3rd floor apartment, which was very cozy and provided plenty of room and privacy for all of us.
Renee and Bob have a beautiful wrap-around porch that is a wonderful place to sit and read and watch people coming and going from the beach (1/2 block away). The porch swing quickly became my daughters favorite place to sit and read before going out to dinner.
We brought our bicycles with us and had a great time biking all over Cape May and were happy to discover that the town has extensive bicycle lanes running along many of the roadways. Renee and Bob have a very large garage on the property that is a great place for storing your bikes and beach equipment when you are not using them.
There is alot to do in Cape May! We were worried our 20 year old would get bored but, she had a great time going to the beach, shopping at the Washington Street Mall (1/2 block away and full of very unique shops and restaurants, including a very nice bookstore), bicycling to the lighthouse and trying out the numerous restaurants with us. Cape May has a very extensive Nature Conservacy program and they have different activities going on all day, every day. We went on a bird walk one morning and saw 10 Great Blue Herons! We were also very lucky to be in Cape May for the 4th of July - my husband and I have not seen such a beautiful firework display in years. It is fun to just walk around town viewing all of the different B & B's - they all look like they came out of the pages of a Victorian novel with their beautiful gardens and colorful gingerbread trims. We actually only used our car once the entire week, to go to the Cape May Zoo which was a nice morning trip.
Renee and Bob are very helpful and accomodating. If you need a restaurant suggestion, or directions how to get somewhere they are very happy to help. I only have good things to say about our stay at The Prince Edward -we liked it so much we have already booked the same week for next year. We used to go to the Outer Banks every summer but found that there is much more to do in Cape May without the long drive to get there (we are from upstate NY). It is a great place for families who like to do a variety of things or just sit on the beach and relax watching the dolphins.
The Perfect Location!
My family (4 adults and 1 baby) stayed at the Prince Edward Inn for Memorial Day weekend. We had such a good time. Renee was warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. She was even excited by the fact that we were traveling with our baby daughter. The house was a lovely Cape May Victorian inn. We stayed in the 2 bedroom Jackson suite. It was the perfect size for us (2 bedrooms, 3 beds, living room with fridge, microwave and range, and bathroom) and the beds were very comfortable. The location on Jackson street couldn't have been more convienient - 1 block from the beach and restaurants in one direction and 1 block from the shops and more restaurants in the other direction. That being said, the best activity after a long day on the beach had to be sitting in a rocking chair on the Inn's front porch and watching the people go by. I highly recommend checking out this little gem. We hope to be back next summer!
From the Owner
“Perfect location from anywhere from 2 to 5 guests.”
Activity and Interests
The Prince Edward is within walking distance to the states best restaurants.
Walking distance to Beach, Shopping, Promenade, Arcades, Miniature Golf, and Nightlife.
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Jun 17 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly Summer Rate: $165 - $225 based on the number of people and bedrooms needed.
Weekly Summer Rate: $850 - $1595
Please contact to inquire about current rates or any last minute cancellations.
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Rates are based on season, the suite, and the number of guests
Value Season is Memorial Day to July 4th.
Peak Season is July 4th until Labor Day.
Shoulder Season is Labor Day until October 16th.
Be sure to inquire about our mid-week specials throughout the entire summer
**Special - Mention Vacationrentals and book 3 nights over Memorial Day weekend and receive the 4th night free***
Deposit prior to arrival. Full payment before arrival or cash.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Park right next to Inn. No need to park far away like many other properties on Jackson Street. We are locating in between the walking mall and the beach. The perfect location.”
- Air Conditioning
- Internet ...
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Television ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Near The Ocean
- recreation center
- theme parks
- winery tours
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1
- Each suite has private bathroom with tub and shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- There are 4 suites at the inn; 2 (1) bedroom suites and 2 (2) bedroom suites. 2-5 people
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- One and Two Bedroom Suites with each suite sleeping 2 - 5 people On-site parking Private bathrooms Air Conditioned Units Outdoor showers Free WI-FI for laptop users Cable Television/VCR/DVD Player Safe Storage for your bikes and beach gear Lower level suite for young children and those adults who don't like stairs.