|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Two-story garden apartment with private rear entrance. Decorated with antique furniture and Victorian prints and photographs - Private porches and off-street parking; 1/2 block from the beach in the heart of the Victorian District; Outside patio area. 1 1/2 block from the Victorian Mall, within walking distance of restaurants - food stores and entertainment.
This apartment is charming and very comfortable, quiet, close to the beach and walking mall. The balcony/porches are very pleasant and there is sufficient separation of bedrooms from the rest of the apartment to have privacy within the apartment. It was clean and in good repair. The mattresses were great. There is an outdoor shower for use after being at the beach. The washer/dryer were convenient and easy to use. I found Barbara Skinner very pleasant and helpful. We arrived very late and she accommodated us very gracefully. When I return to Cape May, this is my first choice for a rental.
This rental is in a great location and off the street so quiet with off street parking. It was extremely convenient to the beaches and the walking mall. The apartment is part of a Victorian house and has a lot of character, and is very pleasant with good cross ventilation and balconies/porches for private reading, etc. The landlady was wonderful, getting it ready for us because we arrived so late in the evening. It will be my first choice upon returning to Cape May.
Since the early 60's my family and I have had the pleasure of staying at one of the Skinner properties and I have never been disappointed and I have never been disappointed with the amenties provided. These historic properties have a charm and timelessness that can be found nowhere else.
This is particularly true considering they are only half a block from the beach. For the last two weeks I have been staying in the Garden Apartment which is light, airy, spacious and without any annoying characteristics that the prior reviewer crabbed about.
Parking is an issue in Cape May so I choose to park in the street and ride my bicycle. The furniture indoor and out is clean and antique as well!
The kitchen is perfectly fine and I found none of the shortages that the other reviewer felt to complain about. The staircase while perhaps steep has substantial handrails,and a child's gate at the head of the stairs.
Furthermore there are not one but two decks from which to enjoy the ocean breezes, freshly painted patio furniture on the ground level which provides an inviting place to sit and chat.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone visitng Cape May.ed
There are no pictures of the kitchen or bath online for a reason. The kitchen is way beyond antique, with a water heater in the corner "masked" by a broken trellis & fake ivy. The floor is so slanted that things roll out of the fridge. The kitchen has no usable counter space for preparation and is poorly equipped by comparison with other units I have rented. The bathroom has a sink from the late 1800's--the only place I have ever seen such a thing is in an unrennovated brownstone in Brooklyn--cracked marble with iron stains all over it. The shower is a small, old, metal stall with a door that does not close properly. The steps to the upstairs bedrooms (& where the bath is located) are so steep that a child or someone with a hip, respiratory or cardiac problem would have difficulty negotiating them. The larger bedroom has a musty odor--and this at the end of an unusually dry/hot summer. Although the ad indicates a a washer as part of the amenities, it fails to mention that while it is on premises (housed outside in the original "outhouse"), you must pay to use it. The outside of the rental is as run down as the inside: brown leaves all over, weeds, overgrown ivy and dirty patio furniture. One parking space is included in the rental, in an area carved out of the property. Unfortunately, 2 other renters from the main house must park there as well and the area is not large enough to fit 3 cars comfortably. Be prepared to jockey your car back and forth over a dozen times to get in/out of a spot. The only positive thing I can say about this rental is that it is in a good location 1/2 block from the beach.
We are directly across the street from the Congress Hall Hotel