Fantastic Courtside Quad 2 BR home for rent in beautiful Cape May, NJ. Property located off of Pennsylvania Avenue, just 9 small town blocks (1/2 mile) to the beach, & a stroll or bike ride to the center of town. Exceptionally clean & well maintained beach house, with 1 queen, a bunk bed consisting of 1 full & 1 twin bed, 1 sofa bed, washer/dryer, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, dining table that seats 6, gas grill, 40' plasma TV with DVD player, ceiling fans, enclosed outdoor shower, expanded patio with deck furniture, heat & central a/c, first floor bedroom, bath with tub, screened porch, high-speed internet, off-street parking for 1. Property located on very quiet street, with plenty of on-street parking for additional cars. Cape May’s miles of world-renowned beaches provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the sun, sand & surf. Life on the island is relaxing and, after vacationing here, you will return home feeling refreshed. Named to the list of 'America's Favorite Beach Towns' by Travel & Leisure magazine's May 2014 issue, among the top 10 U.S. beaches by The Travel Channel in 2013, and among America's Prettiest Towns by Forbes.
Cape May is known for its great attractions: Restaurants at Cape May are fantastic, ranging from upper scale ones including 410 Banks Street, Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, Washington Inn, Pier House, and Union Park. Popular moderate/children-friendly restaurants include Lucky Bones, Island Grill, Henry’s on the Beach, Harpoon Henry’s (at North Cape May), Dry Dock, and the Lobster House.
Shopping is also popular; the Wash. St. Mall has over 50 shops/restaurants/bars to visit. In addition, Carpenter’s Square Mall and City Centre Mall (located in the 400 block of Washington Street) are enclosed malls comprised of 10-20 small boutique-type shops. Cape May’s historic Congress Hall Hotel also offers a selection of independently owned retail stores. Clay tennis courts are 1/2 mile away, public golfing 4 miles.
Cape May also offers attractions for those who like to fish -- check out fisherman’s wharf, and the South Jersey Marina for its MidAtlantic $500,000 tournament, whale watching excursions, and deep-sea fishing trips.
The town of Cape May is a rare beauty: Travel & Leisure Magazine named it among their list of 'America's Favorite Beach Towns' in its May 2014 issue. Money Magazine listed it as the Best Summer Vacation Spot in its May 2014 issue. The Travel Channel named Cape May to its Top 10 U.S. Beaches in 2013. Cape May #2 in the U.S. & 9th in the world in its 2011 Traveler’s Choice Best Beach Award. Forbes magazine placed Cape May on its list of 'America's Prettiest Towns' in April 2010.
Only Cape May’s beach goes from east to west, letting you enjoy both sun rises and sunsets on the same beautiful beach. Our favorite beach is located at the intersection of Pittsburgh Ave & Beach Ave, across from the Peter Shields Inn. This is further from the crowds, but still provides a bathroom & outdoor shower. The beaches further down Beach Avenue provide more restaurants, fun arcades, etc. Keep an eye out for the friendly Cape May dolphin, which frequently cruise up & down the beaches.
Along with trips to the beach, check out the Cape May Zoo, rent bicycles, go kayaking (H&H Seafood provides kayak tours), whale/dolphin watching on various charter boats, explore the Cape May lighthouse & surrounding nature paths, view the beautiful Victorian homes & historic landmarks.
Other fun things are available.: Tennis players can rent clay tennis courts just a half a mile from the house. The Cape May National Golf Club's public course is just a short 4 mile drive away. If the weather is bad, you can take your car on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, and shop the antique and Tanger discount outlets in Delaware.
Cape May is considered one of the top 10 birding hot spots in North America, with more than 400 species having been sighted. Visit the nearby Wetlands Institute with salt marsh trails, aquariums filled with turtles and horseshoe crab exhibits. Cape May Nature Center right on the harbor is busy with harbor safaris, guided kayaking trips, biking tours, family hikes, and beach explorations. You can also visit historic Cold Spring Village, or catch a play at Cape May Stage, a professional Equity theater in a small, intimate setting. In July and August, resorts sponsor an abundance of summer concerts, most of them free, outside and with the ocean and sunset as a backdrop.