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SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT VICTORIAN 'COTTAGE'

George Lesser

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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George Lesser

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2014
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SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT VICTORIAN 'COTTAGE'

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Cape May Cottage Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, Sleeps 16.

Re-live Cape May's golden age in this ocean-front Victorian 'cottage'. If you want to know what summer life was like - for a lucky few, this is the place to be. Ocean views and breezes, high ceilings, massive period furniture, large, airy rooms, an expansive, fully-fenced garden, off-street parking for four cars - and much more - make this house truly unique. Double front porches overlook the ocean in front, and double back porches overlook the large garden. There are screened porches on the ground floor, front and rear. The elegant living and dining rooms were made for entertaining. Dine in the antique-furnished dining room, the gazebo or large pergola in the garden, the screened-in dining porch, the eat-in kitchen, or the brand-new family-room/play room, adjacent to the kitchen. There are seven bedrooms. Master Bedroom Number 1 has both ocean and garden views, with a bathroom ensuite with a combined tub and shower. Master Bedroom Number 2 has ocean views, with a bathroom ensuite with a shower. Two more bedrooms face the ocean, and three more face the garden. There are six full baths on all four floors. There is a second-floor sitting room with a satellite-TV/DVD. There is a top-of-the-line 'chef's kitchen', with a large, brand-new family-room/playroom adjacent to it.

The location could not be better. The house sits on the highest point in Cape May, with breezes from both the Atlantic and Delaware Bay. More than 70 windows and 'french' doors catch every breeze - and there's a three-zone central air conditioning system if there is no breeze.

In addition to being 100 yards from the sand, we are also 100 yards from the Washington Street pedestrian 'mall', with its shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, grocery store, bakery, etc.

Our house was designed by one of America's premier architects, Stephen Decatur Button, who inspired Louis Sullivan, who, in turn, taught Frank Lloyd Wright. We are almost completely surrounded by other fine examples of Victorian architecture - plus, of course - the splendid view of the ocean. There is a stand of fine old sycamores behind the house that provides homes to a host of song birds.

In short, we have the best of all worlds - a grand old house with all modern conveniences in the best possible location.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
George Lesser (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2014

About George Lesser

I am retired. My wife still works. We do a good deal of traveling around the world for business and pleasure. We seek out places of historical and artistic interest. We do not look for beaches - because we have never found one better than Cape May.

George Lesser purchased this cottage in 1942

Why George Lesser chose Cape May

This is our family's home. Four generations of our family has loved it and cared for it. We think it's the best house in Cape May - and we are not the only ones.

What makes this cottage unique

Franny's Folly is the only large, Victorian single-family home left in Cape May with ocean views and a sizable garden.

It combines the best of the old and new - original Victorian elegance and all the modern conveniences. Gilt mirrors, 'gazoliers' and furniture that were made for the house, plus central air conditioning and central heating, a state-of-the-art kitchen, six new and updated bathrooms, a children's playhouse and a family-room/playroom, a large, fully-fenced garden, a large pergola and gazebo for dining outdoors, sea-views from four bedrooms, two porches, the living and dining room. There are two master-bedroom suites and five additional bedrooms, and on and on.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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The Best View in Cape May

  • 5 of 5
We spent our sunny spring mornings sipping coffee and listening to songbirds on the front screened porch. The view is the glistening ocean and the beautifully manicured Congress Hall. You are within seconds of restaurants, bars, shopping, and the beach, yet just off the strip enough that you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The house was clean upon our arrival which is important because we didn't have to spend the first few hours cleaning bathrooms or the kitchen (done that before in "New" houses). We were able to immediately grab some lunch at the Blue Pig. The house is filled with character. You can see beautiful Aesthetic Movement furniture, antique prints and photographs of the area, the awesome iron fencing, and even the cool carriage stepdown. It is like stepping back in time...I'd never used a dumbwaiter before. We had great weather, but that meant I probably missed some of the treasures that fill the house. Check out the fork in the kitchen that was in the Centre House Hotel which burned down in the 1879 fire which devastated so much of Cape May. It's framed near the fridge - melted tines and all. The bathrooms aren't all updated ( a few are modern and a few have character), and the kitchen is downstairs, but we had my elderly grandmother with us and she had no problems. It's a real old house, so you expect those things. The positives far outweigh any negatives. The gardens are beautiful, the many porches offer amazing vantage points, and it is easy to catch a glimpse of what life woud've been like in 1880's Cape May. I must also mention the welcoming "man that does everything" -the local caretaker-Brian, and an owner who communicates in a very timely fashion. a great vacation location. The Elliott family.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
http://www.cmngc.com/
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dozens, on the Washington Street pedestrian 'Mall'
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

Cape May is famous for its beaches, and the best is 100 yards in front of the house. Also: Tennis; The Cape May Tennis Club has courts open to the public about one-half mile away. Golf: There are three golf courses open to the public within about 10 miles. Deep sea fishing: There is a multitude of charter fishing boats. Boating: There is a small-boat rental operation. Two live theaters (in summer), two movie multiplexes, and a good selection of restaurants and bars enliven the evenings. For children: There are lessons on sailing, tennis, basketball, baseball, etc. The Cape May Nature Center offers lessons on the ecology of the Cape May wetlands. There is an excellent little zoo in Cape May Court House and an interesting park around the light house at Cape May Point. Cold Spring Village, is reminiscent of Williamsburg, with arts and crafts, a petting zoo, etc. At Wildwood, four miles away, there is a boardwalk lined with miles of roller-coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,286 Per night

Cape May Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,500
$12,500
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
$15,000
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
$36,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Notes $4500-$9000/week
June 28 - September 5 - $8500 per week
September 6 - October 31 - $4500 per weekend, $5000 per week
November 1 - March 27, 2015 - $4000 per weekend, $4500 per week
March 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015 - $4500 per weekend - $5000 per week
A fully refundable deposit of $2000 to cover the cost of damage, if any, also is required.
Half the rent is due and payable with the booking. The remaining half is due and payable 60 days prior to occupancy. A damage deposit of $2000 is due and payable 60 days prior to occupancy.
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Amenities

Cape May Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bath - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Master No. 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
    Master No. 2 - toilet , shower , third floor
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , third floor
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoors
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , main floor - with 'telephone'-type hand shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , tub , second floor - with 'telephone'-type hand shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a king-bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Day bed - a twin/single, with a trundle bed underneath
  • There are three sleep sofas, one in the second-floor sitting/television room, one on the main floor, next to a full bath, and a small one, suitable for a child, in bedroom number 4.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stunning ocean views, large, totally fenced garden with eat-in gazebo and pergola; Family Room/Playroom, children's playhouse; Wi-FI; all the sights, shopping, dining, etc., in the nation's oldest seashore resort are within easy walking distance.

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