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Cape May Film Festival 2018

Uncategorized - admin - February 1, 2018

2018 Cape May Film Festival

Friday, April 06, 2018  | 

Looking for some great films? Check out the Cape May Film Festival
West Cape May Borough Hall
732 Broadway
West Cape May, NJ 08204

This three-day long festival screens short films, features, documentaries, and local films. Stay tuned for more details about the 2018 event.

Other Dates For This Event:
  • Friday, April 06, 2018
  • Saturday, April 07, 2018
  • Sunday, April 08, 2018
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Sunset Beach in Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - December 4, 2017

 

Sunset in Cape May has a special location to watch the most beautiful sunsets on the east coast. Drive down Sunset Blvd. till you reeach the ocean and you are at Sunset Beach in Cape May Point. Locals and tourists gather in the early evening each night at Sunset Beach to capture photos of the sun dropping into twilight. The beach is known for “cape may diamonds”….little stones polished by time. This little stretch of Delaware Bay beach at the end of Sunset Boulevard is popular for the usual beach stuff like kite flying, fishing, taking pictures, and watching the sunset.From Memorial Day through October, there is also a flag-lowering ceremony at sunset.

 

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Holiday Preview Weekend in Cape MAy

Uncategorized - admin - November 2, 2017

cape may christmas physick estate

 

Visit the Physick Estate on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to light festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours

Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit.

For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19.

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

Cape May Vacation Rentals
32 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
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Fall Arts & Crafts Festival 2017

Uncategorized - admin - October 30, 2017

cape may arts and crafts show

 

Dozens of vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties and crafts including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place.

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Vacation Rentals
32 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
609-400-2240

 

 

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Tips for Buying a Vacation Home in Cape May and Wildwood

Uncategorized - admin - August 3, 2017

There are many factors that go into choosing a vacation rental In Cape May or Wildwood. With so many choices its best to do your homework first before buying.

Choose your location carefully

  • Take the time to thoroughly investigate the location.
  • Ask the neighbors about the area and the home your interested in if possible.
  • How are the homes maintained in the area?
  • What are the taxes local and state?
  • What are the comps for the sold homes in the area?
  • Do you want to be near the boardwalk in Wildwood? Rents can be higher for well maintained properties but the rental season can be short. Boardwalk area rentals tend to be summer season only.

Buy the worst home in the best location

If your handy and are going to fix the rental up many believe the best way to gain equity is to buy the worst property in the best location.

  • What updates are required to fix the property to be able to rent
  • Know what renters are looking for in a rental. New kitchens and baths can be very expensive but by doing updates many renters are more likely to choose your rental. Renters today want all of the amenities that they have at home but with the added extras a rental can offer. Renters want Ocean front, ocean view, dog friendly, roof decks, patios, porches, big TVs and more.

Know the rental season and average rent

  • How long is the rental season? The longer the season the better the income your rental can produce.
  • Ask realtors for a rental history of the property
  • Check listing sites for average rents that are posted for properties near yours.

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Advertise Your Wildwood Rental

Uncategorized - admin - July 8, 2017

Are you looking for a website to advertise your Wildwood Rental? Look no further than CapeMayVacationRentals.com. Wildwood Rental owners now have a place to list their rentals locally. Wildwood Vacation Rentals of every type are listed for rental on CapeMayVacationRentals.com.

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One Bedroom Cape May Rental

Uncategorized - admin - July 8, 2017

The Cape May Holly Suite located on Jackson Street is a favorite Cape May rental among many return guests. The Cape May Holly Suite offers guests a one bedroom with a new addition sun room/reading room. Above the addition is a fantastic ocean view roof deck with spectacular views of Congress Hall and the ocean. Guests can watch the fireworks from the roof deck and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. Mornings on the roof deck with a cup of coffee start the day perfectly.

The Cape May Holly Suite features a new large marble tiled shower. Sleeper sofas for extra guests, an electric fireplace for cozy nights and central air for hot summer days. The Holly Suite can be used as a two bedroom as the addition has a privacy door and comfortable sofa bed. If location is what you desire, Jackson Street is the most famous and centrally located street in Cape May. The Cape May Holly Suite is a Cape May rental just 1/2 block to the beach and shopping.

 

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How to avoid Service Fees when looking for a Vacation Rental

Uncategorized - admin - June 26, 2017

Things have changed in the vacation rental business this year. Listing sites like VRBO, Homeaway and Flipkey are now requiring owners to complete all rentals through their website. Gone are the days when owners could speak directly with renters prior to booking. Now all communication is hidden from the owner until the booking is completed.

In addition VRBO, Homeaway and Flipkey now charge renters a service fee to book on their respective websites. The service fee is usually 6 to 15% or more . A hefty charge for doing nothing more than clicking on a listing and booking the listing.

So what can renters do to avoid the service fees?

Search locally for a vacation rental. Read the listing on Homeaway, VRBO or Flipkey and look for the branded name of the rental within the description of the rental. Many owners describe their properties with keywords that will let renters know the actual name of their rental. Example….Wildwood Crest Beach House. Search the exact terms and often you will find the owners website to book directly with the owner to avoid the service fee.

Always look at the vacation rental listings below the paid listings on Google. These are the local listings of local vacation rental sites. Many times these are realtors or local vacation rental listing sites like CapeMayVacationRentals.com. Use these services to avoid service fees. Local listing sites do not block contact between owner and renter. They do not charge service fees.

In sum..a little searching can save you hundreds of dollars in fees. Take the time to search for the vacation rental you want and deal directly with the owner.

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What do Millennials want in a Vacation Rental?

Uncategorized - admin - June 26, 2017

1.We want information.

When looking for a rental we always prefer vacation rentals that provide plenty of information about the property and the area. We are info savvy due to the availability of knowledge at our fingertips with our phones.

2. We like unique.

We prefer unique accommodations. Tell us about your vacation rental and what makes it different from other vacation rentals in the area

3.We like excellent communication

In a world of instant communication we want responses to our inquires quickly. Please be prompt with your reply.

4. Tell us about the area

We are not always familiar with the area we are renting. We would like to hear from owners about events of any type that are scheduled for the season. Best restaurants, Best Bike Rentals, Coffee and Ice Cream shops. The more info the better.

5. Great Photos

We use our iphones for everything including photography. We know a good picture when we see one. Take great photos of your vacation rental and the surrounding area. Highlight the best features of your rental. Roof Decks, patios, porches are favorites.

6. Mobile Website

As Millennials we absorb information at lightning speed. Our phones are a part of our daily lives. Make sure your website is mobile ready. We do most of our transactions online and usually on our phones.

 

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Cape May Zoo- A Cape May Treasure

Uncategorized - admin - June 10, 2017

Free attraction in Cape May County, NJ

A favorite of our family is the Cape May Zoo. The zoo is located just 10 minutes outside of Cape May. This little known treasure is a must do on any Cape May visitors list.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo is open every day of the year, except Christmas. Open to the public, families are welcome to come out to see the animals that call the zoo home. Each animal species has their own enclosed area, set up to make them feel as if they were in their home habitat. Any time of the year you will see American Black Bears swimming in the water or a Black Howler Monkey climbing high into the trees. Gaze in awe as you see Giraffes towering over you, munching on green leaves and running gracefully throughout their large compound. Roam freely at your own pace, or take a 90-minute guided tour for a minimal cost. Tours are guided by an experienced Zoo Education Curator who will teach you interesting trivia, facts and stories about each individual animal.

 

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