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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, 25 Sleeps

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.


Property Manager
Barbara Tillman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to thank all of you for all that you did to support a marvelous family vacation for my mother-in-law and the families of her five adult children. We sat down to amazing dinners in the dining room every evening, and every day we enjoyed the incredible house, the beach, the birds, biking, shopping, sitting on the porch, and playing badminton in the yard.
Aug 2011
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Amenities

Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • RENTAL AGREEMENT REQUIRED
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
9 bedrooms that sleep 20 in beds and an addiional 6 in convertible beds for a total of 26. 9.5 bathrooms 1 large modern kitchen, newly remodeled 2012; 1 galley kitchen, newly remodeled 2012 1 block from the beach 1 block from shopping, restaurants, recreation wraparound porch large back deck on-site parking for 10 cars air conditioning period furniture and decorations but with modern amenities 1 king bed, 6 queen beds, 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 3 queen sleep sofas

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Wonderful Place for our Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at the Abbey

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Abbey (a beautiful Victorian) was perfect for my family.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This house is Cape May!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This house is Cape May!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebration Week at The Abbey

  • 5 of 5

Wow - What a wonderful celebration week we enjoyed at the Abbey! My family traveled from PA, GA and Texas to enjoy a family reunion at the Jersey Shore! We were celebrating my mom's 80th birthday and my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. The Abbey was the perfect spot for a vacation! A short walk to both the water and the town-what could be better!? The updated kitchen areas were spectacular as we made many meals and enjoyed them at the long dining table. One night we ate outside at the 3 round picnic tables-another great spot! The Abbey is full of history and beauty. I have to say that the flowers all around the house were spectacular! Every morning we had our coffee on one of the porches so we could enjoy the flowers! Cocktails were enjoyed there as well!

Thank you to the owner, Barbara, who graciously answered all of my questions that I emailed before our trip!

The memories from The Abbey will live on in my heart!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome - it was a pleasure hosting your family at The Abbey, and it is always most gratifying to hear that the house and grounds served you so well, and that you take long-lasting memories with you. Thank you for caring so well for the property. I hope you will come back!
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Map

Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Antiquing.

* Shopping.

* Dining.

* Golf.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Bike riding.

* Barbeques & Picnics.

* Sightseeing.

* Birdwatching.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach - Ocean Play.

* Bike riding.

* Miniature Golf.

* Lighthouse.

* Barbeque & Picnicing.

beach

promenade

bicycle rental

restaurants

lighthouse

shopping

boating

whale and dolphin watching

parasailing

golf

zoo

antiquing

bird watching

spa

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

SIGNED LEASE IS REQUIRED WITH ALL BOOKINGS! RESERVATION IS NOT VALID WITHOUT PAYMENT AND RATIFIED LEASE!
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund