Seven bedrooms? Now, that’s a cottage, and what could be better for that lovely family vacation? Pack the kids and toys, the grandparents and beach gear and head off to your own private cottage rental in beautiful, Victorian Cape May. You’ll enjoy the unparalleled experience of living in the sundrenched past of America’s exodus to the sea.
Imagine the days when families took to the shore from the city for summer vacation in a seaside beach house. Cape May continues today to attract couples, families and fans of Victorian architecture. In fact, street after street of brightly coloured homes and inns, stores and restaurants reflect the post “fire of 1878” profusion of ornate buildings, so much so that the whole town is a National Historic Landmark. Think fanciful gingerbread trim and bay windows, broad open-air porches and eat-in kitchens --where constant fresh breezes from the sea and bay make your visit to Cape May a relaxing step back in time.
Cape May’s bricked pedestrian Washington Street is a lovely departure from acres of blacktop and scores of chain stores. Wander along the “mall” and side streets among nautical boutiques, fudge kitchens and seaside apparel. Stop in at Della’s 5 & 10 old-fashioned soda fountain for frosty milkshakes and cream sodas, sinful sundaes and old-fashioned banana splits. In a neighborly atmosphere, visitors enjoy antique hunting, galleries, theatres and restaurant choices to meet every taste and wallet. Hot Dog Tommy’s on Jackson Street is a budget-saving must, a unique “walk up, walk away” hot dog joint. Be prepared to visit with some folks while you stand in line.
From Cape May Point and the quaint harbour to miles of wide, clean beaches, your family will relish every sun-drenched moment. Sport fishing is enormously popular, and 2-hour morning and evening cruises provide sightseeing along the Cape May Canal, harbour and oceanfront for a relaxing little voyage. Kids and parents alike enjoy Hidden Valley Ranch’s horseback riding along scenic trails. Waterfront restaurants and grills offer scenic dining and delightful measures of fresh seafood.
Imagine all the room you need, a mix of quaint architecture and modern convenience. Whether you need a romantic cottage for two or a bevy of bedrooms for family, you’ll enjoy the genuine value of vacation rentals. You choose when to dine in or out. You enjoy your private retreat at day’s end. A family-friendly rental is simply the best way to gain all the space you need at a price you can afford.