Great value & location
Great value & location
Submitted: August 21, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
We've been staying here for the past 25 years, and have experienced multiple upgrades to the property over the years. What has kept us coming back? Location and value. Though it's an old building, it now has central air, a great kitchen (well equipped), good sized and furnished bedrooms and living room and a comfortable front porch - and is well maintained (CLEAN!). The owner is very responsive to questions; we've had no concerns that required owner intervention. (All units are nonsmoking. I wish there were some way to extend that to the front porches, cos if you've got someone in the next door unit who spends all day on the porch smoking....just hope the wind blows away from you.)
The location is great, especially if you have children 18 and under. A half block walk to the beach and boardwalk (6 beach tags have been included in the rental - wonderful). Since our family consists of only 4, and the kids are older now (27 & 22), we wondered if we should find a smaller, less expensive rental. We found that we could get a smaller place, in a less desireable location, for the same money; so we've stayed here. Usually the kids have a few friends come for a couple days here and there, sometimes my sister from Vt comes with her daughter for 4 or 5 days (last year her whole family came for a week) - there's room for the visitors.
There's plenty to do in OC: for kids - beach, minigolf, boardwalk; for adults - shopping, minigolf, nature walks. If you want to get off the beach for a day, go to the Cape May County Zoo - a very good zoo and FREE (donations accepted). Cape May itself is interesting; make sure you pick a good day and go to Sunset Beach at sunset (get there at least 30 minutes before sunset or you'll have a long walk to the beach). The sunset over the Delaware Bay is beyond spectaular. Eat at Ike's Famous Crabcakes, Spadafora's, Manco & Manco Pizza, Busch's Seafood (Sea Isle City). Not living in NJ or PA, we've also done day trips to Philly (about 1:10 away), and gotten to explore things that we otherwise wouldn't have ever gotten around to doing.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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