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The Perfect Family Vacation Home in Cape May For Over 150 Years

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 14, Heart of Historic District, Absolute Best Location on Island


** We accept weekly rentals during summer (June to early September), and weekend or weekly rentals in Fall, Winter and Spring off-season.


An Original Cape May Vacation Home — For the Perfect Family Vacation, Special Event, or Corporate Retreat

You'll be hard pressed to find a better way to enjoy your Cape May vacation with family & friends than by staying at the Longfellow House.

In our family since 1851, this beautiful and historic vacation home combines old world Cape May charm with modern comfort. And our ideal location on Hughes Street puts you right in the heart of America's oldest seashore resort.

Since the Longfellow House is located on Hughes, Cape May’s oldest residential street nestled right in the heart of the Historic Victorian District, you'll be walking distance from our beautiful beaches, town shopping and restaurants, and the area's most spectacular victorian architecture.

Key House Features:

The Longfellow Guest House has many qualities that connect to the best of what makes Cape May so special and can help you create a family vacation experience that you and your children will remember for a long time. Key house features include:

Ideal Location (Central, Historic District)

Perfect Venue for Families, Events & Retreats

Charming Accommodations

Air Conditioning in all Bedrooms

Privacy & Quiet

3 Car Private Parking

Optional 1st Floor Bedroom

Dog Friendly (upon approval)

Rates: from $2,900 to $6,250 per week for the entire house which sleeps up to 14 — May to September. For Fall, Winter and Spring off season we accept weekend rentals (2 night minimum) and rates are typically much lower.

**NOTE: we typically don't rely on the HOMEAWAY rates system because it's very confusing and does not serve our guests or us as home owners. And definitely do your research before using their online payment system.

For accurate and detailed information about our family owned home, we recommend checking out the rates on our main house website at:

www dot longfellowhouse dot com

(they won't let us have a live link, sorry).

Here are some additions benefits about our home you should consider:

— Separate living and family rooms

— Private driveway with parking for three cars

— Front porch with vintage rocking chairs overlooking the street

—Private rear deck with Adirondack chairs, picnic table, canvas umbrella, gas grill

— Ceiling fans throughout house

— AC units in all bedrooms

— Front yard and fenced in back yard for kids to run around

— Broadband wireless Internet access

Extra Beach Goodies also included:

— Complimentary beach tags

—Beach Box, right on the beach

— Beach Chairs stocked in beach box

More Details

Visit our main website — Contact Michael or Alix.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House must be left in the same condition as when a guest arrives.
  • We require a signed rental agreement, in addition to the terms spelled out on the Homeaway/ VRBO reservation website.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 3 1/2 bathrooms, plus outdoor hot/ cold beach shower.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 7 Bedrooms that sleeps 14. Bathrooms: 3 1/2 plus outdoor shower.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 queens, 8 twins. Outside 'after-swim' shower, gas light district, ceiling fans, deck, outdoor furniture, parking for 3 cars, front porch overlooking street. Right in the heart of the Cape May's well known Historic District. We also feature wireless access in the house, beach tags for the guests, and a lock up beach box on the beach so you can leave your beach things there while a guest.


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The Perfect Family Vacation Home in Cape May For Over 150 Years
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Long Weekend at Longfellow House

  • 5 of 5

Your advertisement is correct Longfellow House is the perfect family vacation home. Our family spent Friday 9/8-Tues 9/12 celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and my husbands 60th birthday, The house was just right to accommodate our children and immediate nieces/nephews and friends. The house was quaint in an enchanted kind of way. We all enjoyed every moment spent on the front porch watching horse and buggies pass. The short walks to the Washington street mall and or to the beach were easy and always interesting. The linen service was well worth the money. The only bad thing was that our schedules didn't allow for a full week here. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us.


Kelly Cucinotta

PS: We took many great family photos on the porch steps. I'll send one soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, thank you for the kind words. We're happy you had a great time staying at the house for your special family celebration. We enjoyed having you. It's always great for us to see other families enjoy the unique qualities of Hughes Street, our home, and Cape May, the same way we did growing up. You're welcome back any time so come back again and next time stay a full week!
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Plenty of room. Great front porch!!

  • 5 of 5

Walked and biked everywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
A Ca Mia
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Cape May Lewes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape May Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful Victorian Cape May is the oldest shore resort in America and features world-class beaches (voted one of the top beaches in the country), top rated restaurants, quaint shops and antiques, and the unique architecture of a historical landmark town.

There are lots of activities for children and adults alike, a beautiful old light house, a wonderful zoo, carriage rides, walking tours, bird watching in the Cape May Nature Preserve and cool kayak trips. There's also live music and dancing at the boardwalk convention center and also on the newly renovated pagoda next to the famed walking mall.

Also available...playhouse, dinner theater, comedy club, winery, jazz entertainment, lots of festivals and craft fairs. Take the Lewes Ferry to Delaware for world-class outlet shopping.

Other Activities: birding, deep sea fishing, boating, jet skiing, sailing, kite surfing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95
Damage Deposit $500

We recommend you contact us directly for an up to date description of our rates and rate policy (it's simple and clear). We've found the Homeway system (the rental site you're on now) can be confusing and does not help the guests researching a place, or home owners looking to present their property. They were bought by Expedia in the Summer of 2016, and the customer service since then has not been to the standards that we hold ourselves to for our guests. So respectfully, we encourage you to contact us directly and we promise to get right back to you with answers to your any and all of your questions. Thank you!

$2,800 to $6,250 week rate in-season / $325 to $550/ per night, off-season
Our Cape May Guest House sleeps up to 14.
Peak Summer .. (May-Sep) .. $2,700 to $6,250/week
Off Season* ............... $325 to $550 / night (usually a 2 night minimum).
*Off-season, lower per night rate for 3+ night rentals.
Rates & Time requirements for Major Holidays vary, please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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