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, beautiful wallpaper and Persian rugs. 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, and family gatherings and more. A large modern kitchen renovated in 2012 features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and new flooring. All bathrooms have undergone renovation as well.
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.
We recently rented this nine bedroom, nine bath house for four days so that friends and family from near and far could see our daughter in a play at East Lynn Theater. The house is the most photographed in Cape May - a real Victorian gem that was completely renovated about a year ago. We have rented houses for about 30 years and have never rented one the was so well equipped. The house is beautifully decorated with period furnishings and the fully up to date kitchen is well designed for entertaining! We used every bedroom - and also had a successful party for the cast and crew of the play. Everyone found that the house, in addition to being beautiful inside and out, was also quite comfortable and practical for a large group. The owner is very accommodating, and there is a linen service that delivers just what you need to the house before you arrive. I could not recommend this property more highly.
Our rather large family has been vacationing in Cape May for years. The Abbey was absolutely perfect for us - the large double kitchen area was a life saver, the large front porch and yard were perfect for lounging, and of course having all of the individual rooms with private baths was outstanding. Being able to park all of our cars easily was a definite plus, and the location near the beach and center of town was ideal. Highly recommend the property - we will definitely be renting again.
The Abbey is the perfect rental for large families!
This amazing historic home has 9 bedrooms and 91/2 bathrooms.
Our entire family was very comfortable with air conditioning in every bedroom and throughout the entire home. We vacationed during a very hot week and everyone was cool and comfortable.
The two modern kitchens were a treasure! They became the focal point, as most kitchens do, of our nightly dinners and celebrations! The owners equipped the kitchens with all the comforts of home.
The enormous front porch and spacious lawns provided our family with room to quietly read books or enjoy lawn games together.
The Abbey is perfectly located on a quiet street; walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. We seldom needed to take our cars out of the 10 car parking lot the entire week.
We have looked and stayed at many homes in Cape May, but never have we found one that truly met our family's needs. We hope The Abbey will be our yearly get away for many years to come!
The Abbey is a breathtakingly beautiful house that is well kept and managed. It is a perfect blend of an authentic historical experience and modern convenience. We were very pleased with everything it had to offer.