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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!

$91 per night
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Buttonwood Boutique Hotel - Cottage Suite A

Nestled in West Cape May, the newly remodeled Buttonwood Boutique Hotel is an iconic space sure to make your Cape May visit delightfully memorable. Just a few minutes walk from Cape May’s beaches, restaurants, and shopping, this charming, historic home offers seven, private suites, a cottage house with two studio suites alongside welcoming communal spaces, including a living room, sunroom, porch and outdoor garden. We can’t wait to welcome you to Cape May!

$376 per night
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1 bdrm/1 bath unit-Couples LOVE it! Parking, beach

PARLOR SUITE Truly one of the most elegant apartments in Cape May...cozy gas fireplace, velvet empire couch, stained glass windows, oversized mahogany headboard, custom marble shower, and a romantic dining area. Onsite parking, beach/mall one block.

$314 per night

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Cape May house rentals

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4 bed 3.5 bath close to the Beach w/heatable pool
$443 per night
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Cape May Beach Cottage,Ocean Views and Heated Pool
$984 per night
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Angel’s place
$218 per night
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AHHH!! Stress Free Vacationing at the Beach
$218 per night
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Beautiful, bright & steps to the beach!
$582 per night
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Cozy Cape May Town Home
$154 per night
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Soleil Cape May
$140 per night
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NEW! Coastal Cape May Getaway - Steps to Beach!
$493 per night
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Cookie's Folly - Two Blocks to the Beach
$700 per night
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Relaxing Family Beach Home "Sail Away"
$175 per night
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Mystical Cape May's Modern Farmhouse: The Widmore
$700 per night
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Historic Boat House on "The Water's Edge"
$429 per night

Cape May cottage rentals

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Ocean front cozy cottage
$385 per night
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Grandview Cottage-1 blk to beach/2blk to Conv Ctr
$339 per night
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Cottage 2 Short Blocks to the Beach & Boardwalk
$270 per night
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Sunshine Cottage ~ Pet Friendly & Great Location!
$286 per night
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Central Cottage A (NEW)
$485 per night
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The Shore Thing Cottage - Hidden Gem Near Beach G2
$176 per night
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Cozy Seaside Cottage 1 Block to Beach + Beach Box!
$564 per night
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Lily Lake Cottage
$205 per night
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Central Cottage B (NEW)
$462 per night
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Whale Watching Cottage by the Creek
$224 per night
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Brody's Bungalow
$230 per night
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Cape May Cute-n-Cozy Cottage
$232 per night

Cape May beach vacation rentals

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Across beach condo weekly rental
$87 per night
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Luxe Historic Beach Condo, Walk to Atlantic Coast!
$264 per night
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Cape May Classic - 3 block Stroll to the Beach
$373 per night
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Cape May Light House View at Cove Beach 2 BR
$200 per night
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🌅OCEANFRONT STAY @The Crest Beach House w/pool
$232 per night
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3 BR, 2 Bath Condo, Steps to Private Beach
$350 per night
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Ocean Front Townhouse In Cape May
$240 per night
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Cape May Sunset View at Cove Beach 3 BR
$280 per night
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3 Bedroom condo with water views Marina District
$500 per night
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Ease Above High Seas in Cape May Point
$315 per night
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Parsons Folly 6 - Family friendly for over 30 yrs.
$175 per night
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Cozy, modern A-frame, steps to the beach
$649 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.