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The Breakers at Cape May

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Barbara Tillman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
* 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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The Breakers at Cape May
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Relaxing, care-free mini-vacation

  • 5 of 5

I organized a 48th mini-reunion for 6 couples who have been friends since high school. This house was the perfect setting. Everyone had their own bedroom and private bath but there was plenty of spaces to hang out! The house was within walking distance of everything and Barbara was the perfect host!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And Sandra and her friends were perfect guests! I would welcome them back any time, and hope I have that opportunity again.
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Chantilly, VA

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all including an excellent location! Close to the town, beach, grocery store, restaurants etc...

Very well equipped kitchens, nice furnishings and a beautiful front porch.

Will definitely be back!


  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our guest. The owner was great to work with very accommodating. The house will be the only place I stay when visiting Cape May.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Pennsylvania & New York

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: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Olney, Maryland

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: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Cape May Tours - historic trolley; walking tours/carriage rides.

* Children's arcades and beach food stands.

* Local pubs and bars.

* World class dining and shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Putt-Putt Golf.

* Lighthouse tour.

* Walking tours.

* Bicycling.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Putt-Putt Golf.

* Crab feasts.

* Walking tours/carriage rides.

* Bicycling.

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




Bird watching



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000


Jan 1-Apr 1: $4500/week; $1000/night; New Year’s $1400 per night
Apr 1-May 13: $5000/week; $1000/night
May 13-Jun 10: $6000/week; $1000-1200/night (Memorial Day weekend $1300/night)
Jun 10-Jun 17: $7800/week
Jun 17-24: $8900/week
Jun 24-Jul 15: $9500/week
Jul 15-Aug 5: $10,000/week
Aug 5-19: $9500/week
Aug 19-26: $7800/week
Aug 26-Sept 2: $7000/week; $1200/night for Labor Day wknd
Sep 2-Sept 30: $5800/week/$6800 for holiday week; $1000/night
Sept 30-Oct 21: $5000/week/$6000 per holiday week; $1000/night
Oct 21-Dec 31: $4500/week; $5500/holiday week; $1000/night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: $1400/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund