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.
House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, 25 Sleeps
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
SPECTACULAR Magical Experience
Our extended family of 3 generations started our Holiday celebration in the Abbey. EVERYTHING was magnificent. The home had the nostalgic charm and the modern conveniences of an updated kitchen. Our family made wonderful memories with the backdrop of the Abbey and Cape May. We enjoyed the Cape May parade, Carriage rides, shopping, restaurants, sunrises, sunsets, brisk walks on the promenade and most of all the love of family. We could not have asked for a better experience. The house had everything we needed, was clean and well kept and decorated like an authentic Victorian Holiday. Barbara was fabulous to work with...she answered all our questions in a very timely manner, provided information and recommendations as asked and encouraged us to contact her with any issues. HIGHLY recommend this beautiful, magical and wonderful home. You will have an awesome experience!
AnnMarie and her family could not have been better guests - they are the kind of family that we LOVE to see make memories at The Abbey and appreciate beyond words their respect and care of this beautiful landmark property so lovingly restored. We hope they will return again and again!
Charming, spacious, and impeccably maintained
The photos do not do this memorable home justice! The rooms were each charming, unique, and comfortable. We had a family reunion here with people from MA, CT, NY, PA, NJ, and TX. The large wrap-around porch and side patio were continually occupied and so lovely. Our little ones enjoyed having a grassy yard too. The layout, with nine bedrooms and nine full bathrooms was perfect for hosting our group of smaller families, because we each had some space for peace and quiet and privacy when we wanted that. There were multiple gathering spaces for different groups to chat and mingle in the evenings between the kitchens and sitting rooms. Barbara was a pleasure to work with, and my large and diverse family all were completely satisfied. We loved strolling the town, lounging on the beach, and rocking on the porch. I recommend without reservation.
And your family was a delight to host - communicative and respectful, leaving the house neat and clean and in good order - every host’s dream! I would happily welcome your group back any time!
Wonderful Place for our Family Weekend
We’ve been renting The Abbey for the past three years for our female cousins weekend. The Abbey has so many wonderful features for such a weekend...a large fully equipped kitchen, wonderful porches and outdoor facilities, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and an incredible location...close to the beach and historic Washington Square!
It is always fun to have repeat guests who continue to find the house perfect for their stay - we work hard to keep it well maintained and even updated - so we appreciate it when that is noticed and complimented! Thank you for always caring so well for the house, too! Looking forward!
Wonderful Stay at the Abbey
I wanted a special place to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family. The Abbey was a perfect location and house to celebrate. The kitchen is perfect to prepare meals and gather around. The bedrooms are all lovely and clean. The furniture is exquisite for those of us that appreciate antiques. Plenty of parking for everyone and wonderful owners. Cant wait to go back one day.
The Abbey (a beautiful Victorian) was perfect for my family.
It is obvious that the owners treat this lovely home with tender loving care. We did as well. This house was well stocked with coffee makers, one and half refrigerators, 3 ovens and outdoor gas grill. A washer and dryer to do laundry as well. It has everything you will need. Our family of 22 ate every dinner outdoors at the round tables, although the indoor dinning room looked beautiful if you want to be formal. Parking for 7 cars in the driveway was great. If you rent this place please take care of it until I get a chance to return!
This house is Cape May!
My wife and I were getting married the upcoming weekend and we needed a house for out bridal party and a few other couples. You flat out could not ask for more in a house! 2 min. Walk to beach and mall! Plenty of parking for everyone staying. We set up yard games next to the beautiful wrap around deck. Grilled lots of food for our guests on the opposite side of the yard which had plenty of outdoor seating there for everyone to eat. The kitchen is perfect for bigger groups of people with 2 dishwashers and like 3 ovens! Huge table for everyone to eat together. The bedrooms were all a little different and had their own private bathrooms which made it easy for even the most private of our friends to enjoy their stay (we all know how that goes). Then you have the overall feel and decor of the home. No detail was missed and there is beauty everywhere you look! I promise if you stay here, you will leave feeling like it was worth every penny! We cannot thank the owners enough! Hats off to you!
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