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The Sea Mist - Luxury oceanfront condo in landmark building

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Treat yourself to the very best of Cape May! A recently refurbished, beautifully appointed oceanfront condominium in the iconic Sea Mist building is available for summer and off-season weekly (7-night) rentals.

For over a century, The Sea Mist has stood proudly as the Grande Dame of Cape May’s renowned Victorian-era architecture. Built in 1873, The Sea Mist has been the most photographed building in Cape May for generations. After award-winning restoration work, The Sea Mist was reborn in 2008 as a luxury condominium, with care taken to ensure that all modern comforts are provided.

Unit 1 incorporates a beautiful combination of traditional detailing and contemporary “beach chic” décor, with high-end appliances and amenities.

The Sea Mist’s prime position on the Cape May seafront, in the heart of the Historic District, means you are just steps from the beach and the famous promenade, as well as shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy your morning coffee and relax on the outdoor chairs on the private front porch, with stunning ocean views.

Stay in this Cape May landmark and enjoy an unforgettable vacation!

More Details

Loraine Bashforth
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
First floor unit, sleeps 6 Private porch with outdoor chairs, wicker side table and panoramic ocean views Master bedroom with queen bed, and master bathroom with walk-in shower Second bedroom with two twin beds Second full bathroom with bathtub and shower Off-street parking for 1 car Washer and dryer in unit Central air conditioning and heating Ceiling fans Decorative fireplace (non-functioning) in living room Hardwood floors Ceramic tiles in bathrooms Granite worktop in kitchen Stainless steel appliances Dishwasher and garbage disposal unit Gas range oven and stove Microwave Toaster, coffee maker, blender Pots, pans, baking dishes, tableware, glasses and utensils 2 flatscreen televisions Cable TV DVD player, iPod docking station Free wireless internet access Iron and ironing board Vacuum cleaner Beach chairs Access to owner’s locked storage area under building for bikes, beach gear, etc Outside footwash Guests are responsible for bringing own bed linens and towels Owner provides quilts, pillows and blankets No smoking, no pets


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The Sea Mist - Luxury oceanfront condo in landmark building
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely condo to share with our friends. Every detail has been thought about carefully and is included for the benefit of those staying at The Sea Mist. We had a delightful week of great weather, wonderful food, fantastic beach sitting and our fave - congregating on the front porch and being in all the tourist pictures!!! We recommend this condo's location, the beautiful interior, and comfy beds. Easy access to all Cape May has to offer, made this a truly memorable get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Victorian & Modern Inside Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully renovated Victorian condo with modern amenities. In fact, the entire Victorian home has been renovated but still has the look and feel of a classic Cape May Victorian. The owner was easy to work with and happy to be sharing their beautiful home. My family enjoyed a week long stay here and will be coming back soon!! I would highly recommend for your next visit to Cape May!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our condo, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Sea Mist and it was just as great as the first time. The property is kept up nicely and the proximity to the beach and town is awesome. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive comments. We hope to welcome you back to the Sea Mist for a third time!
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Lovely! cozy, very clean, comfortable. Love it

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE staying here! It is so pretty, so welcoming and clean. The owners have everything we need for a non stressful stay. We love the view sitting on the porch and having the storage area for our beach chairs etc. It is the perfect home away from home, honestly could not be better.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Summer is almost here!

  • 5 of 5

As has been the case, year after year, we couldn't wait to be able to stay again at our home away from home in Cape May! This week is just before the school children are out for summer vacation, so although the weekend is fairly busy, mid week is still nice and quiet in town and on the beach.

Our first stop on the way into town is McGlades - an outdoor restaurant literally on the beach and only a block and a half down the promenade from the Sea Mist. They've been there forever and are known for their creative omelets. The boardwalk craft show is also a regular occurrence this weekend in June, and it's fun to check out what is new as we walk from the Sea Mist to the restaurant.

We also got here just in time for the end of restaurant week in Cape May, and had a lovely fixed price dinner at Island Grill in the center of town. This week is also time for the annual Strawberry Festival in Wilbraham Park in West Cape May, a fun afternoon destination for food, antiques, crafts, and other vendors.

As always, it was a lovely week at the Sea Mist. The best view in town is from this beautiful and comfortable 2 bedroom condo. The beach is right across the street, there is parking for one car, and a place to store all of your beach gear is directly under the unit. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven at the Sea Mist in Cape May

  • 5 of 5

This stay at the Sea Mist was for two weeks over Labor Day weekend and into the second week of September. It's our last stay at the Sea Mist, but most definitely not because we don't want to stay here - it's only because we LOVE it so much that we decided to dive in and buy our own slice of heaven in Cape May.

Unit 1 at the Sea Mist has been our home away from home for the last several years, and there is a reason we kept coming back:

- You can't find a better view of the ocean in a 2 bedroom unit.

-The property is top notch - not only is the unit beautiful on the outside, it's lovely, clean and very well maintained on the inside.

-Owners Loraine and Simon are wonderful people to work with, and are happy to be sharing their beautiful home.

-Everyone that walks by the Sea Mist for the first time stops to take a picture - it really is that special of a place, and we can't resist the opportunity to pretend we are the happy owners!

-The beach is right across the street! Even if it's a bad day, you can see the ocean and don't feel like you are missing out on the beach experience.

-In the cooler weather it is still cozy thanks to the gas fireplace and comfortable sitting area.

-Central air and a sea breeze keep it comfortable in the hot weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach and surfing.

* Historic District tours.

* Fine dining.

* Fishing and whale-watching.

* Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk the promenade.

* Enjoy the beach.

* Visit Cape May Lighthouse.

* Go birdwatching.

* Watch sunset at Sunset Beach.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Have fun on the beach.

* Take a horse and carriage tour.

* Go on a whale watch.

* Rent bicycles.

* Play miniature golf.

Enjoy Cape May’s beautiful beaches – its groomed and lifeguarded beaches are among the top 10 in the USA. The waves are great for body-surfing.

The city is designated as a National Historic Landmark, thanks to its colorful array of Victorian buildings, some of which are open to the public for tours.

Renting a bicycle is a great way to explore everything Cape May has to offer. Walking tours and horse drawn carriage tours are also popular for sightseeing. Stroll or jog along the famous seafront promenade that runs almost the whole length of the city, with a stunning view of the Cape May Lighthouse at the south end.

Cape May is a shopper’s paradise, with a range of independent shops, boutiques and antique stores along the Washington Street Mall and nearby streets.

Leave the diet at home as Cape May boasts some of the finest restaurants on the East Coast, catering to every taste and budget.

Go surf-fishing, crabbing and deep-sea sport-fishing in the bountiful Atlantic and Delaware Bay. Dolphin and whale watch cruises are a fun day out with children. The Cape May Bird Observatory is a favorite for bird watchers.

End your perfect day in Cape May by watching the sunset at Sunset Beach, one of the few places along the East Coast where you can view a sunset over open water. In the evening, live music can be enjoyed at the Boiler Room in the Congress Hall and at the Rusty Nail bar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rate: $1600 - $3250

Weekly rates, Saturday to Saturday:
$1,630 - Nov 1, 2014 thru May 23, 2015
$1,735 - May 23 to June 6, 2015
$2,120 - June 6 to 13, 2015
$2,400 - June 13 to 20, 2015
$2,650 - June 20 to 27, 2015
$3,315 - June 27 through Aug 29, 2015
$2,650 - Aug 29 to Sept 5, 2015
$1,735 - Sept 5 to 12, 2015
$1,680 - Sept 12 to 19, 2015
$1,630 - Sept 19 thru Dec 19, 2015

50% deposit required on lease signature to confirm booking. Remaining balance of 50%, plus $500 security deposit, are required eight (8) weeks before arrival date in cleared funds (US dollars).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.