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Cape May Beach Cottage, quiet, private & perfect for families. Large corner lot.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Great house close to beach with airy sunroom, garage, patio, large lawn & trees

Located in the more desirable quiet & less crowded section of Cape May (Village Green).

One story beach bungalow with central air, paddle fans and a great sunroom.

2 bedrooms. 1 ½ baths. 2 sleeper sofas. 1 roll-away twin cot.

Great location in a quiet family neighborhood.  10 minute walk to the beach, less than 5 minutes on bicycle (provided), or 1 minute in the car.

Our beach is a handicapped accessible, quiet uncrowded beach with life guards and facilities.

The house has central air throughout. In addition, every room in the house has a ceiling fan to keep you comfortable. Every room (including bathrooms) has individual thermostats for personal heat settings.

-Sleeping:

•The master bedroom is a nice size and contains a king sized bed.  There are two large closets, tables, and multiple chest of drawers for you to put your clothes and personal items.  

•The second bedroom has 2 twin beds and a large closet, bedside table, and drawer unit.

•The front living room has a queen-size fold-out couch with a memory foam topper.

•The rear family room has a Twin-size fold-out bed with foam topper as well as drawer units and in footstool storage for personal items.

•There is a twin-size fold out cot on wheels stored in the one of the Master bedroom closets (still leaving more than enough room for your clothing and other items in that closet, plus the entire amount of the other closet). You can roll this cot into any room including the sunporch that has blinds for privacy.

-Relaxing indoors: 

•There is the front living room that has two large couches and an armchair for lots of seating.  One couch has a fold out bed for extra guests.  There is a flat screen TV with Comcast cable and an AppleTV that includes Netflix.  

•The rear family room has two love seats, an oversized footstool (large enough for 2 people to sit on), side tables, and a drawer cabinet. There is an additional flat screen TV with Comcast cable and an AppleTV that includes Netflix.  So if the kids want to watch something different, you have no problems.  One of the love-seats folds out into a twin bed.

•The sunroom is where you will find yourself gravitating much of the time. This room with double-hung windows all the away around allows you to open the screened windows and let ocean air breeze in, pull the blinds for privacy or to block sun, eat breakfast while watching the birds at the feeder outside the window, read a book in the afternoon, eat dinner with the family, or simply relax with a drink after dark. The sunroom has a circulating fan, several heavy duty cushioned chairs and a round table, as well as patio style chairs, side tables, lamps, and a palm tree complete with twinkle lights.,

-Cooking:

•The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to enjoy yourself and make food and drinks.  Some examples include large pots for crabs, blender, toaster, toaster oven, storage containers, wine glasses, spices and condiments, coffee maker, Keurig machine as well as the basic knives, cooking tools, plates and silverware.  There is a brand new (2017) fridge with ice maker and water dispenser, brand new oversized gas stove with griddle (2017), microwave, and dishwasher.

The kitchen also has a round table and 4 wooden chairs.

•We provide a gas BBQ stored in the garage along with BBQ tools.

-Bathrooms:

• Full bathroom with handicapped equipped (fold down seat and handrail) walk in oversized shower. Sink & vanity with storage as well as a linen closet to store your towels.

•Powder room is conveniently located off the rear family room.

•The house provides an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. The shower is enclosed on all sides and is open to the air at the top. This gives you the great feeling of showering outdoors while still being private. There its also a hose next to the shower for washing off sandy feet and beach equipment when you return home.

-Laundry:

•Don’t bring too many clothes.  You can use the large capacity washer and dryer to keep your clothes clean, and make packing lighter.

-Cleaning:

•The house is professionally cleaned between tenants.  Outside lawn and shrubs are maintained by a yard service. Commercial sized trash can next to garage that you simply leave out once a week. We leave basic cleaning supplies in the house for you to use if needed.

-Outdoor recreation:

•Nice sized patio complete with chairs and loungers provided.

•Sheltered grass area at back of sunroom allows for peace and quiet while relaxing in the sun.

•Huge lawn allows for any variety of outdoor sports and activities (more than big enough to throw a football or kick a ball).

•Watch the continual flow of birds that frequent our feeders. Serious bird watchers have rented and told us that they saw many unique and rare birds eat in our yard.

•You are a short walk to several inlet parks and a nature center, walking, biking and driving to a wide variety of different style of beaches, and wide range of local recreation including: Boating, fishing, Jet-Ski, kayaking, bird-watching, shell finding, sunbathing, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, eating out at great restaurants, visiting the local theatre, listening to live music, sitting in an Adirondack chair on the lawn at Congress Hall watching the waves while sipping a cool drink, shopping at the wide range of stores in town, picnicking (great local cheese shop, local fresh fruits, freshly baked local artisans breads, and several local wineries to provide the wine!), watching sunsets, whale watching, eating ice cream, wakling along the boardwalk, touring Victorian homes, going to fairs, and so much more.

-Parking:

•Off-street parking for two cars and lots of on street parking since this is a quiet neighborhood.

-Outdoor storage & amenities:

•There is a two car garage for you to store any toys or beach item (including large items such as your roof racks, surf boards, boogie boards or kites), as well as an enclosed hot water outdoor shower to clean up after the beach (we actually prefer it to taking a full shower inside, since it’s something you can’t do at home).  

•There are many beach items such as chairs, beach toys, and umbrellas provided for your use.

•There are two children’s bikes (teen) and 4 adult bikes provided for a short ride to the beach or into town.

To view how uncrowded the beaches are, look at the Google image of Trenton ave. and Beach ave.

This is a handicapped accessible beach.

Note the extended wooden board walk extending over the sand to help you get closer to the ocean if you need a little extra help or have too much to carry.

Paste this link into your browser to see the beach:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cape+May,+NJ+08204/@38.9334934,-74.9051816,627m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89bf54443aeef795:0xc2b7f79ce173f4a2!8m2!3d38.9351125!4d-74.9060053

Cape May is a great family beach town in all seasons:

Enjoy leisurely strolls to the beach, bike around town, walk to the harbor for a great dinner and do some shopping too.  Some of our favorite things to do are wine tasting at the two local wineries, cheese tasting at the cheese shop, visiting the wide variety of restaurants (from fine dining to casual) and getting pizza delivered to us on the beach at sunset.  If you like the water, there is a variety of things to do from whale watching to deep sea fishing.

There are several beaches in Cape May all with a different styles and feels.  You can check out Poverty beach with the large dunes and great views, go surfing or relax at the Cove with its tide pools, enjoy magnificent sunsets at Sunset Beach, enjoy world class bird watching and climbing the lighthouse at Lighthouse beach, check out Higgsbee Beach for a secluded desert island feel, or one of our favorites, drive up beach avenue in West Cape May and enjoy one of the quiet calm beaches overlooking the bay, then walk up to Harpoon Henry’s for a frozen drink and play some games in the sandy outside patio.

There are so many clubs, restaurants and bars around the area that there is something for everyone.  Many of the restaurants have outdoor seating (The Rusty Nail even has an outdoor sandy beach), that there is something for everyone.  You will never run out of places to go and enjoy a sunset, drink in hand and some live music.

There are many events and festivals in Cape may throughout the year from beer festivals, dog parades, harvest festivals, restaurant weeks, Victorian Christmas, Christmas parades, July 4th fireworks, theatre festivals, nature center tours, lighthouse events, historical tours, bike rides, air festivals at the airport, surfing contests, fishing events,  art festivals, concerts, runs, car shows, beach movies, Celtic festival, Pirate day, art classes, TED talks, military events, Dragon boat races, antique and crafts events, strawberry festival, children’s events, dances, garden tours, house tours, bird watches, events at the Coast Guard Station, auctions, and lots more.

More Details

Owner
Tina Loux
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Tina Loux

We bought the house after many years of visiting Cape May and falling in love with the town.  We bought the house so we would have a place for our children to make memories and for us to enjoy the tranquility and fun that Cape May has to offer.  We also made sure that the house was easily accessible for my older father who has trouble getting around.  This isn’t just an investment property, this is our beach house that we plan on keeping through retirement, so it is in great shape and well maintained.

Tina Loux purchased this house in 2009

Why Tina Loux chose Cape May

Cape May offers a resort experience without resort headaches.  Cape May is one of only a few locations to see incredible sunsets over the water on the East Coast.  The town allows you to hide away and enjoy privacy, spend quality time with your family or get out and enjoy the great food, drink events, culture, and shopping that Cape May has to offer. Cape May is definitely a cut above your typical Jersey Shore town. It's quiet, family oriented, artsy and classy.

What makes this house unique

It is extremely serene, quiet and private.  You are not on top of each other like you would find in downtown Cape May.  The beach is so close with life guards, beach showers, lots of parking and rest room facilities.  The house is decorated in a beach and ocean theme with lots of art to reflect the location.  This house truly is easy coastal living at its best.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks Tina and Tim, we had a great stay. We had come down for our daughter's dance competition and as such unfortunately did not get a chance to enjoy the beaches or just ride the bikes around in the scenic neighborhood to our heart's content.



Again we had a lovely time and will hopefully be able to come again as a facility and enjoy your pristine beaches and the beauty of this region. My parents were visiting us from India and I am glad they got to see this beautiful beach town.



Thanks also for the wine bottle - we enjoyed it!!
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Village Green House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Hot water enclosed outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Front room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy Queen-sized fold out couch with memory foam topper.
    Rear Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New comfy fold out Twin sized bed with memory foam topper
    Rolling Fold-out Cot - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin-size fold out cot on wheels for ease of moving.
  • Please note that you must supply your own sheets/bed linens/towels, unless you wish to take advantage of the linen service for an additional cost of $150 per week. Linen service includes bedding, sheets, kitchen and bath towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 7 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Don't pack too much. This house has everything you need and more. Don't bring too many clothes either. Just wash and dry your clothes here. Books, board games, etc.

Reviews

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Cape May Beach Cottage, quiet, private & perfect for families. Large corner lot.
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews
4

Enjoyable stay in Cape May

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beach house very much. The house is located in the quieter section of town but just a short bike ride to the beach, the promenade and the Washington Street Mall, and an even closer bike ride to some of our favorite restaurants: The C-View, Cappy's Pizza, & Dry Dock. You don't own a bike? No problem. There are plenty for your use in the large detached garage, as well as beach chairs and adirondack chairs. The house is on a corner lot and has a very nice, large yard. The screen porch was probably my favorite area of the house. I enjoyed my coffee out there every morning. My kids were impressed with the Apple TVs. The kitchen is stocked w/ more utensils, glassware, dishes, pans, etc than you can imagine! Providing beach tags for guests is also a major plus in my opinion. I would definitely stay here again, maybe for 2 weeks next time if I'm lucky.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for your kind words. I'm so glad that you had a great time at the beach house and enjoyed your stay in Cape May. I'd gladly host you again for 2 weeks, but get your reservation in early as we are open for booking in 2018. Thanks again, Tina
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North Wales, PA, USA
5

Great place to stay in Cape May

  • 5 of 5

We loved your Beach Cottage, clean and well maintained. We found it to be comfortable, clean and well stocked. I love to cook, so I brought along a lot of my own, utensils, knives, seasonings etc. Also brought pillows and cleaning products...NO need this cottage had it all, including glasses, dishes, serving dishes, any kitchen utensil we wanted or needed. I was pleasantly surprised. TVs are apple, so with help from Tina we were able to get our favorite stations and additionally watch movies, since I am a Netflix and amazon prime member, it made it easy to enjoy. We were very busy in Cape May, lots of places to go and things to do.

The house is within walking distance of the beach and the mall, we enjoyed riding bikes and BBQ outside with friends. The Sun Porch is a feature of this house that we particularly enjoyed and used it Day and night. We were lucky with the weather and only had one rainy day. I would have loved to have another week there, maybe next year..... 2 weeks. We really enjoyed everything about this well appointed Cottage, location, size, indoor and outdoor provisions. The best place I have stayed at the NJ shore in the 35 years I have been coming to the shore. Thank You Tina For all your help in getting us settled!

Marj and Mitch Koslow

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marjorie - Thank you for the great review. I'm glad to had a fantastic week at the shore house. Please be sure to reserve your time for next season before all the weeks are gone. Thanks again, Tina
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5

Great Cape May vacation house for grandparents and grandkids

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this very functional bungalow with walk in shower and a WONDERFUL private screened in patio..The owner was always obliging and even let us come for a walk thru before we decided...would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you return soon.
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House was not as it was described by owner or by other reviewers

  • 1 of 5

Upon entering the house we were hit with a very musty wet carpet smell, it was quite overwhelming. We ended up changing out a very dirty air filter and putting glade plug ins in every room and it still didn't help. When we pulled out the sofa beds it was filthy underneath food, crumbs, lost items etc. there were also a lot of water stains on carpets where rug met with sofa like it had been flooded. The master bedroom smelled so bad that the smell permeated our clothing and when we got home we had to wash even our luggage. One of the sofa beds was completely broken and unusable as were the beach umbrellas, and the one adult size bike. The wifi didn't work while we were there at all. We entered the passcode correctly numerous times and it continued to kick us off saying the network was unsupported. There were also some amenities (pool and ping pong tables, bikes) that were listed with this property that were not there. I did notify the owner of the problems and she pretty much dismissed them and said she hadn't had other complaints...hmmm I wonder. We made the best of it but I would never rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I almost don't want to respond as I don't want to give any give any legitimacy to this review. It offers comments that are hard to comprehend since they are so different from all other renter’s experiences. We've been renting this property for over 6 seasons and have always received positive comments. We provide our phone # for renters to contact us throughout the visit if they have questions.  We did not receive any contact from this renter during their stay. If there were issues we would have immediately had someone take care of anything needed.  - The carpets are commercially shampooed prior to the season. A professional cleaning service fully cleans the house in between tenants. We've had the same service for many years, if there was ever a problem they would contact us immediately. - This renter may have some extremely unusual issues with smell. The A/C is left on a higher setting in between as well as a whole house attic fan, so there is airflow in the house. - If there were items under the couch, I suppose it could happen. The cleaners move furniture when vacuuming, but dont move a large couch several feet to pick up everything under the couch unless they were doing an end of season or beginning of season cleaning. We are unsure why this renter would have completely moved the couch to look under it. - There are multiple umbrellas in the garage. They are our umbrellas and we tell renters they can use them if they would like. We offer them as a courtesy (along with lounge chairs, beach chairs, games, recliners, BBQ, and more). One of several umbrellas broke during the previous season.  - The WIFI is a simple Comcast wireless router. It has instructions and passwords printed on the bottom of it by Comcast.  Perhaps they were trying to connect to a neighbor's network.  - There are 4 bikes. Two adult and two children’s bicycles.  I am not sure if they didn’t like the bikes , or expected more of them. They are more than adequate for riding to the beach or in to town. - A previous tenant damaged the pool table/ping pong table by moving it outside in the rain. It is not able to be repaired.  - We use the property a few times a year when it is not rented. We always perform maintenance and make sure everything is in good shape during those visits. We want the house to remain in good condition (it is our house after all), and take great care with it. It appears that this renter may have problems where ever they rent.
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5

Very Clean and Inviting home with a great deal of amenities

  • 5 of 5

My children and I went for a week and we couldn't have been happier. The house is very clean and just the right size for us. The walk to the beach was nice(the beach passes were much appreciated). Ms. Loux goes above and beyond in the care of her home and makes sure her renters are taken care of. Would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I'm so glad to know that you and your children enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you return soon.
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Lilburn, GA
5

Our family get together

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was everything that our family could have asked for. It was clean, and very well stocked with supplies that we needed. We had 8 adults staying there and all of the beds were made, the bathroom linens supplied as requested and the kitchen was ready for us to use. It was close enough to the beach to satisfy my sun loving family, and close enough to the main boardwalk after a short ride. We had spent the greater part of our lives enjoying Cape May until our move to GA. in 1978 and since then there have been some great improvements to the town of Cape May. Overall, this vacation rental made our trip very enjoyable. And, yes, I would recommend it to my friends if they ever wanted to travel to the Jersey Coast.

Jane A

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane - Thank you so very much for your review. I'm so happy that you had such a great time with your family and friends. I look forward to your return. We are accepting 2016 reservations now.
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Car: not necessary

Our beach oasis provides you with the finest care-free beach vacation experience!

The house is located on a quiet side street with mature trees and green lawns. This area is very family and child friendly and allows you to enjoy the amenities that Cape May offers with a little more room to spread out in the yard and patio. We offer off-street parking for 2 cars (the streets in front of the house are always empty) and provide a 2 car garage to store all of the toys you bring along.

We are close to all activities without having to be "in town" with smaller lots, people, and scarce parking.

You are 5 minutes or less to eating at casual and inexpensive to high-end gourmet restaurants that would rival any at major cities.

Cape May is known for it's lovely beaches, great surfing, award winning restaurants, and quaint small town atmosphere. Ride your bike all over town, go wine tasting, visit the Cape May Brewery, go shopping and end the day at beautiful Sunset Beach looking for Cape May diamonds.

Nearby attractions include the Cape May Zoo (which has free admission), whale watching boat tours, participating in the hawk watch at the lighthouse, walking the world class birdwatching trails, visiting the many, many diversely different beaches in the area (from groomed and maintained, to wild and deserted).

Other Activities: The Cape May Nature Center is just a short bike ride away from the house and well worth the visit. It is free too! It's a great place to bird watch, sit on their deck and enjoy a cup of coffee and to rent a kayak or participate in their children's programs.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $59

1. Smoking is NOT allowed even on the porch.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The house is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises, its facilities, or use of it's amenities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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