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Vacation Rentals in Cape May, New Jersey

Rene Syler heads to America's oldest seaside resort town, Cape May, New Jersey, to show Julie and Kevin Davis three possible rentals for their week-long retreat.
The historic town of Cape May, New Jersey, is filled with beautiful Victorian homes, beachfront properties, and shops galore! For Kevin and Julie Davis, this is the ideal location for a week-long retreat filled with romance, family and friends.

As America's oldest seaside resort, it's the only city in the country to be recognized as a national historic landmark. With the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Delaware Bay on the West, it's also the southernmost city in New Jersey.

Spanning just 2.8 miles, this small town packs in large landmarks -- one of which being the United States Coast Guard Training Center.

But Cape May is best known for the three B's -- beautiful Bed and Breakfasts, world class bird watching, and top ranked beaches! It's the perfect place for Kevin and Julie to take a break from their hectic lives, so they can rest and reconnect.

"I'm usually the one planning the vacations. Since, of course, Kevin has no time, I kind of just tell him, 'OK, these are our dates, this is when we're leaving -- here we go!'" said Julie.

The perfect 'sweet retreat' would have the following criteria:

  • Four bedrooms
  • Walking distance to town
  • Close to the beach
  • Pet friendly
With a budget of $3,000 to $4,000 for the week, they are hoping to check off all their specks.

Corner Beach House for Rent - This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom property comes in at 2,800 square feet and sleeps up to 13 people! Just three blocks away from Washington Street Pedestrian Mall and three blocks from the beach, the beauty is located in the heart of Victorian Cape May. With modern conveniences, such as an elevator, and the option to rent the connecting duplex for an added fee, the $3,000 price tag is right on point! The one negative? No pups allowed. For more information on this property visit homeaway.com and for more information on the connecting duplex visit vrbo.com.

Lily Lake Retreat for Rent - This four-bedroom, two-bathroom lakefront property is 2,400 square feet and sleeps up to eight people. Located at Cape May Point, it's about three miles from Washington Street Pedestrian Mall and four blocks away from the ocean. With an open floor plan inside, and an unobstructed view of the lake outside, the house has an inviting feel! For Julie and Kevin, the under budget price tag of $2,500 and the acceptance of pets for an added fee, are the most exciting qualities. But will the conveniences of the property outweigh its distance from town? For more information on the connecting property visit homeaway.com.

Wedding Cake Cottage at 821 for Rent - Located in the heart of the Historic District, this classic five-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian wows renters with its authentic look and feel. Built in 1845, the owners of this 3,000 square foot gem have restored multiple facets of the property -- including its original doors and windows. With a large backyard and a heated swimming pool, this space in an ideal retreat for Julie and Kevin. The only flaws? It's over their budget at $4,200 per week and it's not pet friendly. For more information on the connecting property visit homeaway.com.

For more information on Cape May visit capemay.com.

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Corner Beach House for Rent
Corner Beach House for Rent in Cape May, New Jersey
Julie and Kevin Davis are on the quest to find the perfect weeklong retreat in the historic town of Cape May, New Jersey. As the nation's oldest seaside resort, it's filled with beautiful Victorians and topnotch rentals. Up first, Rene shows the pair a contemporary property located just blocks away from the beach.
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Lily Lake Retreat for Rent
Lily Lake Retreat for Rent in Cape May, New Jersey
Kevin and Julie Davis are in Cape May searching for a romantic retreat that they could also share with family and friends. So far they've seen a four-bedroom property located in the heart of Victorian Cape May. Up next is a property with a breathtaking lake view.
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Wedding Cake Cottage at 821 for Rent
Wedding Cake Cottage at 821 for Rent in Cape May, New Jersey
Julie and Kevin are looking for rental in Cape May for a weeklong retreat. So far they have toured a four-bedroom contemporary house in the Historic District, and a four-bedroom beach house with a lake view. Their last stop is an old an elegant Victorian house in the heart of town.
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Check out three vacation rental properties in Upper Hudson Valley.
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