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Quaint, Peaceful Beach Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Isenhart House Seaside Vacation Rental is the perfect escape from hectic everyday life. You can sit back, relax and do nothing or fill your days with the varied local activities. It is a bright, sunny, newly renovated 1 BR apartment nestled in a quiet neighborhood between Historic Victorian Cape May and secluded Cape May Point. Enjoy all the comforts of home yet none of the worries! There is a private entrance with a deck for relaxing or eating outside. You can sun yourself on your private deck or sip cold lemonade on our shady front porch.

We invite you to share in the bounty of our seasonal vegetable garden. Come pick ripe Jersey tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and more! We have books, movies and board games. We'll even help set up babysitting if needed! We are happy to provide suggestions for restaurants and let you know what's going on in town. Live like the locals. The weather is beautiful, the beaches are waiting, come enjoy all our lovely area has to offer.

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Chris Isenhart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Chris Isenhart

I fell in love with Cape May while in college and it's been home ever since. I live here year round with my family. We feel lucky to live in such a beautiful area. We love to travel to other places, but are always happy to return to our Cape Island! When our long time year round tenant moved cross country to be closer to family, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share our little bit of paradise with others!

Chris Isenhart purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Chris Isenhart chose South NJ Shore

During college I came to Cape May to work for the summer. I got the sand between my toes and in my heart! Aside from returning to campus to finish up classes, I've NEVER left!!! That was more than 25 years ago...I can't imagine being away from the ocean. We bought this house 7 years ago because of the location. It's a quiet rural neighborhood, yet a 5 minute bike ride to anywhere in town. We have the best of both worlds!

What makes this apartment unique

Our goal is to make your visit effortless! Just throw some clothes in a bag and come! We provide linens, bikes, beach tags, beach chairs, beach towels, even a cooler to take to the beach if you like! We have all the latest brochures and information about the goings on around town. We'll even help set up babysitting if needed. You are welcome to share the bounty our seasonal vegetable garden. Come out and pick ripe Jersey tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and more! You've got a sunny deck just outside your door and are welcome to share our shady front porch with rockers and hanging baskets! Our location has it all from beaches to birding and hiking to fine dining and antiquing. You may not want to go home!


Cape May Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) port-a-crib, high-chair & stroller , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full-sized sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Easy beach access and nice place to bring our dogs.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth! So glad you had a good time. Sorry we didn't get to meet you! Maybe next time:) Thanks also for leaving the apartment do clean! Even as I cleaned, no signs of dog hair:) Thamks for using the throws over the furniture. Stays like yours helps keep us pet friendly!!
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a wonderful experience! Chris was extremely friendly and helped whenever we had a question. We brought our two dogs along and they loved the huge fenced in backyard. Her pool was great and the apartment was spotless! I couldn't ask for a better place in Cape May! If considering, definitely choose this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Nice quaint place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful place to stay. Roomy inside, perfect for couples. Owners are very hospitable! We had our one year old who enjoyed playing in the fenced in backyard and we were able to use the pool. It was also extremely helpful to not have to pack a stroller, high chair or pack n' play as that was provided to us. We were also provided with beach towels, chairs, and beach tags! The beach is a mile away which might be a slight downfall, but otherwise you are close to everything that you can bike with the bikes provided by the owners! Overall a great 2 night stay for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home here. The hosts were friendly, helpful and gracious. The apartment was comfortable, sunny and spacious. We enjoyed the bikes they provided, the fresh veggies from the garden and the resident well as the refreshing pool. It was easily accessible to all the Cape May attractions. We recommend it highly

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet stay in the middle of Cape May

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came here with our dog, pepper, to get away and have a relaxing time at the beach. We got so much more then that with the advice Chris gave us about places we can take our dog like restaurants, bars and some shops. It really made the whole trip so much more memorable. The apartment is pretty spacious for its size and has a kitchen with just about everything you need, no rusty pots. This is definitely a place we would love to come back to again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay but a few drawbacks

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I came down to Cape May for our first visit. We arrived at the Isenhart House on August 8th for a one week stay. Our host, Chris Isenhart, couldn't have been a nicer person. The apartment has a few drawbacks but overall it works well for 2 people. It would be a very crowded for 4 even if two of them were children. The biggest drawback is the kitchen. It is not fully equipped for cooking in and it is TINY; no counter space at all. If you like to cook in when you're on vacation, this is not the place for you. No toaster (description said toaster oven but I missed that nuance). No measuring cups or measuring spoons. Sauce pans only. The large pot that would normally be used for lobster or corn on the cob was all rusted out on the bottom and had no cover. No dishwasher and the kitchen had ants. On the plus side, Chris invites you to indulge yourself in her wonderful vegetable garden! The living room is comfortable and the bedroom is spacious. The mattress needs to be replaced as it is too soft and offers no support whatsoever. The bathroom is small but serviceable and the same can be said of the "deck" in the back. The deck could definitely benefit from a smaller table and chairs considering it's tiny size. The Isenhart's keep chickens and have a large dog. The location, in West Cape May, is very rural with some of the homes having roaming geese, chickens, dogs and BIG birds that I think were turkeys walking free. My husband and I like to exercise in the morning and having to go by these houses with the animals was a little disconcerting. Chris is the reason we would go back. She couldn't BE more accommodating. My husband suffered an unfortunately running accident while we were here and Chris, with her nursing background, could not have been more solicitous and helpful. All in all...we would go back but I made a list of things to bring with me to make the kitchen more useable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

June, July and August we do Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.