The Abbey

House in Cape May
5/5 ( 1 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
    26
  • Bedroom(s)
    9
  • Bathroom(s)
    9 full, 1 half

Description

This historic gem is the most photographed home in Cape May. Built in 1869 by a wealthy Pennsylvania coal baron, John McCreary, its architecture is a mix of Victorian elegance meeting Gothic Revival. Architect Stephen Button designed this beautiful Gothic villa to feature a 60' tower. He also designed her with stenciled and ruby glass arched windows. This home features 4 large public rooms, 9 bedrooms and 9 1/2 baths (mixture of double beds, queen, king and single beds), all richly decorated with antiques, chandeliers, mahogany trim, beautiful wallpaper and Persian rugs. Shaded verandas and porches offer relaxing spaces for reading, watching the horse-drawn carriages go by or enjoying the summer breezes. Our location in the heart of Cape May's historic district puts you within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, art galleries and, of course, our wonderful beaches and cool Atlantic Ocean. There is on-site parking for 10 cars and a large side yard for bbqs, games, and family gatherings and more. A large modern kitchen renovated in 2012 features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and new flooring. A separate galley kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. All bathrooms have undergone renovation as well. Rates range from $4800-$12500 weekly; the nightly rate ranges from $1200-1500.

Owner

About Barbara Tillman

We were introduced to Cape May by dear friends when they suggested that our families share a vacation rental house. We fell in love - and continued the tradition for several more years, often commenting on our walks around town that it would be so fun some day to own one of the fabulous Victorian houses.
Fast forward to coming back to Cape May to vacation as a couple after saying goodbye to our parents and needing to rest and heal. And the dream of owning a Victorian home was awakened to reality as we began exploring town and deciding where we would like to begin this new adventure. After looking at dozens of houses, we walked into The Breakers and knew this was the “one.” In May of 2011, we became the proud owners and began to make the necessary renovations to offer it for summer whole house vacation rentals. During our stays in Cape May overseeing these improvements, we would walk by The Abbey, a quintessential Cape May landmark property, and couldn’t help notice that it was offered for sale and desperately needed love. We toured the house, my husband was completely enamored, saying it was a “man’s house,” and we purchased it in March 2012. Between April and July, we completely renovated the property and offered it for whole house vacation rentals in late July.
In May 2013, we sold our home in Maryland and have since made our home in West Cape May, where we can have a very hands-on approach to caring for these two properties and our guests.

Location

Address: 34 Gurney St, Cape May, NJ
Zip Code: 08204
Nearest AirportAtlantic City International Airport40 minutes
Nearest BarRoyal Edward - Chalfonte3 minutes
Nearest BeachCape May City Beach3 minutes
Nearest GolfCape May National Golf Club12 minutes
Nearest MotorwayGarden State Parkway10 minutes
Nearest RestaurantMerion Inn3 minutes

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 5,000 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
9 Bedroom(s), 26 Sleeps
Double: 2
King: 1
Queen: 6
Sleep Sofa: 3
Twin / Single: 2
Bathroom(s)
9 Bathroom(s) (1 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Half Bath: 1
Outdoor Shower: 1
Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 6
Location Type
Downtown
Ocean View
Themes
Adventure
Away From It All
Budget
Family
Historic
Romantic
Spa
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
On-Site Parking
Entertainment
CD Player
DVD Player
Games
Television
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Fireplace
Outdoor Grill
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Internet
Iron & Board
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Washing Machine
Outdoor Features
Beach Chairs
Deck / Patio
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Porch / Veranda
Activities & Adventure
Antiquing
Biking
Bird Watching
Boating
Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Jet Skiing
Miniature Golf
Parasailing
Tennis
Whale Watching
Nearby Attractions
Cape May Lighthouse (10 minutes)
Marina (10 minutes)
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (10 minutes)
Sunset Beach (10 minutes)
Washington Street Mall (3 minutes)
Winery Tours (10 minutes)
Zoo (20 minutes)

Availability

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $1,200 - $1,500 $5,800 - $12,500 - 2 Nights -

Policies

Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 12:00
Payment options
Checks
Policies
Lease spells out all policies; rental is not secure until lease is signed and full monies have been collected to include refundable damage/security deposit.
Cancellation Policy
Any rental monies collected will only be returned if the cancelled dates are rerented prior to said dates.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Not suitable
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary in Style

We had a wonderful weekend with our families (21). Our children and siblings and their spouses thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Abbey and celebrating our 40th Anniversary in style. This is a fantastic, gorgeous, wonderful house you have! It allowed multiple rooms to have many conversations and catching up, playing games, and, of course, in our true family fashion, gathering around the table for meals - did not have to turn on the TV once! Thank you for sharing The Abbey with us.
LK - weekend of 5.5.17 to 5.8.17

Stayed May, 2017

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