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Dragonfly Cottage

Dragonfly Cottage is a hotel style unit with queen bed on a quiet street on Cape May Island a mile from the beach and town. It is a bright, sunny room with a vaulted ceiling, private entrance, off street parking and screened in porch for having your morning coffee. Located in easy biking distance to both Cape May, West Cape May and the Point, it is a good base for a great vacation. Beach tags and beach chairs provided. Come have a comfortable getaway at the shore!

$105 per night
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Great 1 bed apt-near beach, shops and restaurants

Just a little over a block to the nicest beaches in town and yet right in the center of the historic district, this charming one bedroom apartment on the second floor of our classic Victorian cottage is the perfect spot for your weekend or extended vacation plans. After a great day at the beach you can walk across the street to explore some of our unique shops, enjoy dinner and a cocktail at one of our charming outdoor cafes and then take a stroll around town. It's the perfect location!

$250 per night
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5mins to Congress Hotel / Beach&Washington St Mall

A 5 mins leisure walk to congress hotel and the malls, our condo provides 3 bds/2 bath first-floor condo, gas FP, screened-in porch, fully loaded kitchen, Wi-Fi. Easy walking distance to restaurants, French bakery, organic health food store, beach & town center; wineries, farms an easy bike ride. In-unit washer & dryer; linens, towels, beach passes; 2 free parking spots. Contact me for 2019 Summer weekly rates (6/30 thru 9/1). Thank you for checking us out!

$330 per night

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Stay near Cape May's top sights

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Cape May Whale Watcher16 locals recommend
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Washington Street Mall62 locals recommend
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Cape May Carts4 locals recommend
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The Lobster House85 locals recommend
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Emlen Physick Estate18 locals recommend
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West End Garage, Cape May23 locals recommend

Cape May house rentals

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AHHH!! Stress Free Vacationing at the Beach
$229 per night
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Bond Girl Hideaway
$254 per night
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Victorian Cape May, New Jersey
$244 per night
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Cape May Beach House Oasis: Walk to Beach/Downtown
$301 per night
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Angel’s place
$328 per night
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Cookie's Folly - Two Blocks to the Beach
$600 per night
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4 bed 3.5 bath close to the Beach w/heatable pool
$454 per night
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Cozy Cape May Town Home
$270 per night
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Simplicity..close to Coast Guard base, mall, beach
$229 per night
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Newly renovated beach house
$250 per night
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Renovated Cape May Victorian - The Dandelion House
$283 per night
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Cape May Beach Getaway
$374 per night

Cape May summer vacation rentals

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Across beach condo weekly rental
$225 per night
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West Cape May Cottage
$230 per night
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Cape May Cove Beach Dunes Apt
$217 per night
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Sunshine Cottage ~ Pet Friendly & Great Location!
$275 per night
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Private, Beachy One Bedroom Apartment
$174 per night
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Historic 2 bedroom 1 block from beach 3rd fl unit
$285 per night
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Cape Park Escape
$400 per night
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Cozy Garage Apartment
$157 per night
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Shannon Room at The Dormer House Bed & Breakfast
$209 per night
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OCEAN VIEW 1 BEDROOM with POOL, UNIT
$300 per night
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Parsons Folly 6 - Family friendly for over 30 yrs.
$250 per night
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Captain’s Quarters
$236 per night

Cape May beach vacation rentals

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3 BR, 2 Bath Condo, Steps to Private Beach
$300 per night
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Vineyard peace and delight Merlot Cottage
$299 per night
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Modern Beach Cottage with Loft
$200 per night
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Diana Room at The Dormer House Bed & Breakfast
$209 per night
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Remodeled Cape May condo -with private backyard!
$350 per night
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Evolve | Heart of Cape May: Home w/ Private Deck!
$345 per night
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Cape May Light House View at Cove Beach 2 BR
$200 per night
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Historic 2 Bedroom(unit 1B) 1 block from beach
$235 per night
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Rooms Near the Sea
$125 per night
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Cranberry Court - Heart of Cape May
$393 per night
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Rapunzel's Apartment on Washington St.
$251 per night
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The Shore Thing Cottage-Hidden gem near beach G1
$207 per night

Your guide to Cape May

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 stay in a vacation rental in Cape May?

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.