THE ABBEY (JOHN B. MCCREARY), A VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE RENTAL

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Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
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THE ABBEY (JOHN B. MCCREARY), A VICTORIAN BEACH HOUSE RENTAL

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House, 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, sleeps 20-26

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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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Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977007
+1 240 271-9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
San Francisco
5

ANNUAL FAMILY OUTING A SUCCESS

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Receiving testimonials like this makes all that we put into lovingly restoring this property and modifying it to host large families all the while keeping the historic charm worth it all! Thank you for caring so well for the property, and we are so very glad you will be returning!
business
The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977007
+1 240 271-9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Succasunna, New Jersey, USA
5

PERFECT HISTORIC CAPE MAY HOME!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is always gratifying to hear that our Abbey guests were able to enjoy a wonderful family vacation and make great memories - we look forward to your return!
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The Abbey (John B. McCreary), a Victorian Beach House Rental
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977007
+1 240 271-9597
Cape May South NJ Shore
Olney, Maryland
5

AMAZING TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful when our guests are comfortable and able to spend time together making memories - we hope you will return!

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Cape May House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1100/nt or $4200-$11,000/wk
  • 2013
    Jan 1-12: $4800; $1100 per night except New Years: $1400/nite
    Jan 12-Apr 6: $4200; $1100 per night;
    Apr 6-May 25: $5900; $1100-1300 per night
    May 25- June 15: $7000; $1100-1300 per night;
    June 15-22: $8200
    June 22-29: $9500
    June 29-July 20: $11,000 per week;
    July 20-Aug 10: $12,00 per week
    Aug 10-Aug 24: $10,000;
    Aug 24-Aug 31: $8200
    Aug 31-Sept 7: $7800; $1400 per night for Labor Day weekend
    Sept 7-Oct 5: $6800; $1300 per night;
    Oct 5-Oct 26: $5900; $1100 per night
    Oct 26-December 31: $4800; $1100 per night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: $1400/nite

Amenities

Cape May House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double
  • Every bedroom has its own private bath. There is a queen sleep sofa in the front parlor and a queen sleep sofa in the library. A full bath on the first floor will be accessible for these sleeping areas.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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