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Mary Barbera

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

100 Steps to BAY beach/surf **AVAILABLE: Aug 25th FWD $350/nite min 4nts

31 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Villas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy rancher, peaceful surroundings 15 minutes to boards (Sleeps 2-4)comfy.

If your looking for cozy, quaint, and charming, look no further. On that note if your a wine lover too, we are centrally located to Cape May's 7 extraordinary wineries. Our cottage is located in an old quiet fishing village, you will think stepping back in time like the sea shore use to be. We may be the most southerly location, but the extra drive from other shore points will be worth your wild because of the spectacular sunsets, and fewer crowds. Our Delaware Bay beaches are still free, pet friendly, parking plentiful, and you don't have to fight traffic as you would in the 20 min. drive to. Wildwood or Cape May. Enjoy morning coffee on the back patio while being cooled by the breeze off the water. My yard partially in a wild state because it borders up to a wildlife refuge and wetlands. Giving that it's very private and tranquil adorned with natures lush shade trees/shrubs as a cooling backdrop against the hot, and sunny beach. It's un fenced, however I have a dog tie out and run for mans best friend. We have a small portable weber grill but your welcome to take your own..

Last minute essentials a Dollar Store near by on Bayshore Rd. Try Fish and fancy, fresh fish just caught by local fishermen, eat in or take out the prices are great, and the food compares to the LOBSTER HOUSE, Shop-Rite, Acme, McDonalds, 10min. away and many other restaurants too. I have provided a green folder with brochures for things to do and see. Almost forgot.just a short block at the end of my street is The Fishermens's Inn delicious food/bar on the Bay, or a few miles away make a left at the WaWa (Fillermill Rd) is Menz Restaurant/bar and Harpoon Henry's 15 min drive on Beach Ave. Consider some fine dinning in Cape May with reasonable early dinners, fancy beverages $2.00 that will wet your appetite and not 'ouch', your pocket. Try The Cape May Inn with FREE appetizers Mon to Fri, from 1pm to 6pm. Tour Historic Cape May area by trolly. If tired of the beach, shop til you drop along Washington Street Mall (20 min) and many antique shops. Later treat yourself to a fresh seafood dinner caught from the Atlantic's largest fishing ports. If your wishing for Italian, that too.

September is great hear with the Irish Festival it is as busy as 4th of July.

Don't forget to visit World War 11 LOOK-OUT TOWER adjacent to the Lighthouse (20)min drive. Search for Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach, fun for the kids and adults alike.

NEW FEATURE: MUST RESERVE at time of booking: KAYAKING additional $150/wk or $100/wkends for tons of FUN. Enjoy gentle waves, beach combing, jet sking, surfing, fishing (at high tide, local fishermen say the striper fishing is very good), sailing, whale/dolphin watching or biking along beach-views.

We are approx 100 steps to your very own quasi private beach, and for the walkers, your pets are always welcome on this beach, just walk along the beach 45 min to Cape May Beach and Lewis Ferry or 20 min drive. Cape May is great to visit anytime of the year with it's collection of Victorian architecture(especially during Christmas Holidays) with the candlelite tours and trolly rides. Yes, I rent year-round with specials. Just 15 min to the Cape May Lite-house,Cape May Zoo, and Wildwood's famous boardwalk/amusement park. Feel lucky, then do Atlantic City only 40 min. away and hit the Jack pot to take home.

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A few important reminders that this is my family home not an investment property so I would appreciate and expect you to treat my home as you would your 'very own home' with respect and TLC.. My home is a SMOKE-FREE HOME.... smokers must use a butt can OUTSIDE of course. not the yard or surroundings Thank you!

The security deposit is fully refundable pending upon house INSPECTION for damages, cleanliness, neglect, and orderliness. We EXPECT to find our home in the same condition that it was received prior to your occupancy. The owner personally cleans and inspects all applicances, plumbing prior to your arrival. I requst that my guests contact via text once you arrive, do an inspection within (2) hours of your arrival. Immediately report any descripancies or issues.

About NIGHTLY RATES: We prefer to rent weekly during the PEAK SEASON but not limited to such. IF available I can accommodate 3 niters on last minute get-a-ways by using cash or bank transfer into my vrbo acct. Nightly rates are MORE per nite than weekly, if I am going to break a full week it will come with a price, but your choice. Please refer to the rate detail link for pricing.

Please keep in mind that this is a medium size 2 bedroom home and comfortable at 4 persons including tots or babies. .

IF your interested reserving a kayak you must reserve well in ADVANCE. Fees: $150 3 nights or 7 nights..

Keywords: cozy, romantic, just kick back and relax

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Barbera (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mary Barbera

This vacation cottage was orginally owned by my dearest beloved Aunt Sue and Uncle Perry. Every year they invited me for vacation. This was always and still is a cozy and peaceful place to call HOME away from home. The town is an old fishing village and the neighborhood is friendly, pet friendly too. I always looked forward to coming back each year just......... couldn't get enough of the breezy sea air and spectacular sunsets. The yard always reminded me of my very own private sanctuary. it backs up to natural wildlife preservation, and offers shade and serenity. I have lots to do though with the yard and little by little I am planting shrubs and plan to plant a berm of armavitese along the back yard this fall.

Mary Barbera purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Mary Barbera chose South NJ Shore

Fortunately, for me this cozy home I enjoyed as a teenager I now enjoy 35 years later. Only walking distance 100 steps to the beach and surf. Now, I am into my golden years enjoying the peacefulness of listening to the seagulls, the sounds of the water while having my morning coffee. I don't mind a glass of wine in the evening taking in the breeze of the water or a short jaunt to the beach to enjoy the magnificent. sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home brings back many memories of my family enjoying good times, great meals and beautiful sunsets. If you want peace and quiest, it is here, but if you want more excitement only a 15 min. drive to all the people, amusements, and nightlife.

Reviews

4.6
based on 31 traveler reviews

100 Steps to BAY beach/surf **AVAILABLE: Aug 25th FWD $350/nite min 4nts
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Mary was very accommodating and gave several good recommendations for local restaurants..we especially liked Harpoon Henry's. She also gave us a nice bonus of a late checkout which was much appreciated. Pet friendly, comfortable home - it had everything required for a nice vacation. Thanks, Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janet, I am happy that you had an enjoyed about vacation. Please come stay again I would love to accommodate you spring, summer fall winter and at a repeat guest discount. Mary
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5

A wonderful long holiday weekend with memories to last

  • 5 of 5

My family, including two young daughters and our dog, had such a wonderful time during this trip. The cottage was spacious and clean, and Mary was consistently responsive throughout the preparation for the trip and during our stay. The bay is so close by and made it easy for us to go for quick walks with our dog. It is centrally located to all possible activities the area has to offer, making it ideal for exploring but still quiet enough at night to give us the calm we were looking for as two working parents with young children :) For example, downtown Cape May is about 20 minutes south and Cape May Zoo being 20 minutes north, then Wildwood boardwalk the same distance to the east. And then there's Sunset Beach, a true find, which turned to be our favorite beach that we wouldn't have found if we'd have stayed downtown. This really was such a wonderful trip and the cottage was perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunset Beach is one of my favourites never too crowded, Harpoon Henry's restaurant a stone throw, and a pavilion to sit under and watch the Ferry come and go. Thank you so much for your super review and please keep us in mind including a repeat discount for any other get away vacations. Regards, Mary
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Cherry Hill, NJ
5

Fabulous stay at this property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much, I will look forward to the next time at this comfortable, clean, cozy house.

Great location and owner responded right away with helpful information about the area, she assured us we could count on her help should we have future questions, what a nice personal touch. I am pleased and hope its available for our next trip to this lovely area. Highly recommend this property and friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I decided to take a last minute getaway to the beach for some relaxation and rejuvenation. Mary's property was just what we were looking for: very clean and well maintained, very convenient to the beach, near good restaurants and just a short drive to Cape May. We enjoyed daily walks on the beach at the end the street and eating at the Back Bay Café. Fleck's Ice Cream was excellent and not to be missed if you love ice cream. We also had fun shopping in the nearby antiques/vintage resale stores. We would recommend this property to other people and it was perfect for our girls getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wynnewood Pa
4

Mom, Dad and Daughter

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant Labor Day weekend. Owner was very helpful and property was as described. Had two great dinners at the Back Bay Bistro and a fun time at Harpoon Henry's.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! and glad to hear you enjoyed.
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Bel Air, Maryland
4

Cape May area beach house

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house and not a far driving time to Cape May. Nice area. We really enjoyed our stay! It's the perfect size house for a couple or families with small children.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Harpoon Henry's
Cape May Brewery
Jake's Bar & Grill
".Haven't been but told great place to eat/drink"
Cape May County Zoo
"Just love being around nature and animals."
The Lobster House
"Awesome seafood eat in or take outs, eating by the water.."
Cape May Lighthouse
Wildwood Boardwalk
Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Cape May Terminal
"Great experience seeing the dolphines, feeding the seaguls, and visiting Delaware's Rohoboth..."
Menz Restaurant
"Super place for the family to eat, and entertainment too."
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
"Love nature visit here."
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
Vincenzo's Little Italy 2
Rainbow Palace Family Restaurant -- CLOSED
Junior's Crabs and Seafood
Mel's Waffle House
Chalkis Restaurant -- CLOSED
Domino's Pizza
Villas Diner and Pizzeria
Milky Way Ice Cream
The Produce Place & Deli
"Love Fresh Veggies and Fruit for the whole family."
Munchie's Number 2
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
3 miles
Car: recommended

cinamas, winery tours, zoo, blues/jazz festivals, playground, restaurants, zoo, boardwalk.

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Rates & Availability

Villas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Jul 15 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,700
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Guests are not permitted in the far rear of yard (Not beyond cones)due to wildlife refuge, poison ivy, irregular broken pavers etc. Travelers please be mindful to protect the flat screen remotes (1) for each tv and (1) each Comcast remote. If they are missing they will be of no use for future guests and your deposit will be forfeited. As it be the TV only operate with the TV remotes.
The lease must be signed/returned prior to stay.
$175.00 Kayak rental capacity up to 265lbs very versatile for bay or ocean waves, must reserve in advance

Refundable $500.00 security deposit (separate from the weekly rate, guarantees your reservation and current rate.
Balance fully paid 10 days prior to stay.

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Amenities

Villas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • one - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • Tiled bathroom, bathtub with shower, toilet, and pedistol sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • master - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Queen size Bed MASTER BEDROOM FULL in front bedroom sleeps (4 COMFORTABLY anyone over 4 persons including tots is EXTRA $
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For some added fun try our Kayak ($175 holds 265 lb capacity, same price wkend or weekly on Delaware Bay only 100 steps to walk. Property has outside shower, however spraying from handle.

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