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Cape May & Wildwood | The Bayshore
Entire house · 7 guests · 4 beds · 1.5 baths

Cape May & Wildwood | The BayshoreRelax and soak up the sun with your toes in the sand at the beach, surround yourself with delicious seafood from the Cape May bay, walk the Wildwood Boardwalk, and enjoy the perfect family getaway! You DESERVE a getaway to disconnect and recharge. The Bayshore is the right place for you, located less than 1 mile from Delaware Bay Beach and only 15 minutes from Wildwood and Cape May. After a day on the beach, at the boardwalk, or on a fishing trip, cozy up in our perfect home with up to 7 guests

Sunny& Zen Home
SUPERHOST
Entire house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 baths

Sunny& Zen HomeLovely house close to everything Cape May. Minutes from Delaware bay, Cape May Point, Cape May Beaches, shopping & restaurants. Great for couple or small family. Patio off kitchen nice sitting area to enjoy.

Family Beach House
SUPERHOST
Entire house · 10 guests · 7 beds · 2 baths

Family Beach HouseThis Family Beach House is a Perfect Get-a-Way in this three bedroom beach. Located steps away from the Delaware Bay, home of the most beautiful sunsets to been seen in New Jersey. Fully equipped and fully furnished, this get-a-way offers all the comforts and amenities of home, patio deck, outdoor eating area,central air conditioning and much much more. This Family Beach House will create memories for you and your family for years to come. Linens / Towels included.

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Popular house amenities in Cape May

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Apartments in Cape May

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Apt A superb location, beach boards, 1st fl, value
$201 per night
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  2. Wildwood Crest
Beautiful Brand New Apartment by the Bay
$227 per night
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Beach and Boardwalk Suite #4
$182 per night
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  2. Villas
Stunning New Bay Front Apartment-Close to Cape May
$232 per night
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  2. North Wildwood
Top Floor Sunset Deck🌞
$258 per night
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Wildwood Place 213B
$299 per night
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  2. West Cape May
Pleasant apartment near Cape May, beaches + birds!
$171 per night
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Cape May Luxury Suites #304
$293 per night
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Cape May Luxury Suites #301
$296 per night
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  2. Wildwood
Renovated beach home. Come work from the beach!
$350 per night
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Maria Suite - Antoinette's Apartments & Suites
$243 per night
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  2. West Cape May
Willow Creek Vineyard Malvasia Cottage
$295 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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Cape May Getaway
$190 per night
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  2. Middle Township
Bay cottage - best sunset you will ever see!
$306 per night
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  2. North Cape May
Shore Retreat, your retreat...
$236 per night
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Cape May Beach Getaway
$201 per night
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Cape May Point Seaside Home
$564 per night
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Private Room in Pirate ship house
$62 per night
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The Coral Cottage steps from the Delaware Bay!
$300 per night
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Restored Historic home with water view
$499 per night
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Comfortable Beach House
$500 per night
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Breathtaking Views & Sunsets on The Delaware Bay..
$279 per night
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The Mermaid House - Private, cozy Cape May County
$166 per night
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Relax & Enjoy A Cozy Getaway in Cape May!
$285 per night

Houses with pools

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  2. Wildwood Crest
3 bedroom beach/ board POOL with ocean view
$421 per night
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1-Cozy Beach House-1B Steps To Bay-Heat Pool 5/20
$167 per night
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2 bdrm unit w/private pier on bay, close to beach
$400 per night
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North Cape May Beach House Steps to the Sand
$525 per night
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Baydreamer~Pool~Pet Friendly~1.5 blks from Bay
$350 per night
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  2. Wildwood
Private pool, cable, fenced yard, and a driveway!
$500 per night
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Oceanview Wildwood Crest Penthouse Level Condo
$308 per night
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Heritage Triangle Condo
$425 per night
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A Perfect Sunset Hideaway~pool & pet friendly
$621 per night
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2-Cozy Beach House-1B Steps to Bay-Heat Pool 5/20
$163 per night
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  2. Middle Township
Beautiful vacation home away from home
$174 per night
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  2. Wildwood
Charming Wildwood Hideaway w/ Private Pool & Deck!
$460 per night

Welcome to Cape May

It’s easy to see why the entire city of Cape May is a National Historic Landmark. Stepping into the resort town, most of which was rebuilt following a 1878 fire, is like rewinding back to Victorian times, with hundreds of homes built in the charming architectural style — the second highest concentration after San Francisco. Along with its vibrant cultural offerings — which include the historic Carroll Gallery and the Exit Zero Jazz Festival — the region is also widely known for its beaches and other natural wonders. This is a popular spot for fishing (it’s home to the East Coast’s second-largest fishing port) and birding (more than 400 species have been recorded here).

How do I get around Cape May?

Ask any New Jerseyans where they live, and they’ll likely tell you by a highway exit number — Cape May is known as the Garden State Parkway’s famous Exit Zero. As the southernmost tip of the state, the easiest way to get here is by car. The town is about a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia and about three hours from Baltimore and New York City. But since the only way to and from Cape May is via one of two bridges, build in time for traffic on popular travel days. Those coming from the south may consider the 80-minute ferry ride across the Delaware Bay from Lewes, Delaware. Buses also run from Philadelphia, New York City, and many New Jersey towns. If you’re coming from further away, there’s Cape May County Airport (WWD) for private planes or Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) about 45 minutes north. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest major terminal, an hour-and-40-minute drive away. Once you’re here, most visitors tend to walk around town, though a free jitney, bike rentals, and taxis are also options.

When is the best time to book a Cape May vacation rental?

Like the rest of the Jersey Shore, Cape May’s liveliest season kicks off on Memorial Day with a Memorial Day Ceremony. The pleasant weather is accompanied by plenty of outdoor activities, such as the Independence Day Parade, Baby Parade (open to those ages 12 and younger), the MidAtlantic big game fishing tournament, and Rotary Park Concerts throughout the season. Cape May is known as one of the world’s best spots for birding in the autumn, with a fall festival dedicated to the peak migration. Though the temperatures drop as it nears December, the cozy Christmas spirit comes to life, with the decorated Victorian homes looking straight out of a storybook; Christmas Candlelight House Tours have been running here since 1973. The first few months of the year are the chilliest, but also mark a quiet time to take in the Cape.

What are the top things to do in Cape May?

Victorian Homes and Emlen Physick Estate

Strolling through the seaside town is like stepping back in time thanks to more than 600 preserved and restored Victorian buildings. For a deeper dive into the architecture, stop by the 18-room Emlen Physick Estate, the city’s Victorian House Museum.

Cape May Lighthouse

The 199-step climb to the top of the tower, built in 1859, reveals views of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, while the Oil House on the ground level features displays of maritime artifacts. Buy a combination ticket to also visit the World War II Lookout Tower down the road. For those who enjoy getting spooked, the Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour brings to light all the paranormal activities in the area.

Nature Center of Cape May

Run by the New Jersey Audubon Society, this nature preserve offers year-round programming, as well as a walking trail, kayaking, and paddle boarding. There’s a three-story observation tower for a bird’s-eye view. The society also runs the Cape May Bird Observatory at Cape May Point, which hosts the World Series of Birding each May.

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