Welcome to The Abbey! 


Originally a bed and breakfast for many years, we purchased her in March 2012; between April 1 and July 21, 2012, our amazing team of contractors led by Rick Taylor of Taylor Builders renovated The Abbey to include 2 state-of-the art kitchens, 9 large bedrooms, 9.5 modern bathrooms, an outdoor shower, brand-new mahogany front porch, central and mini-split air conditioning systems throughout and much more. 

The most photographed home in Cape May and a Historic Gem - Victorian elegance meets a stunning Gothic Revival villa. In 1869, a wealthy Pennsylvania coal baron by the name of John McCreary decided to build an elaborate home on the shores of Cape May (costing $20,000). He contracted a famous architect, Stephen Decatur Button, to design his summer retreat, and the result was a beautiful gothic villa with an imposing 60-foot tower, stenciled and ruby glass arched windows.



  • On-site parking for 10 cars
  • 9 large bedrooms - sleeps 26; 20 in traditional beds (1 king, 6 queens, 2 doubles, 2 singles); 6 in convertible beds (3 queen sleep sofas)
  • 9.5 modern bathrooms 
  • Outdoor shower
  • Large side yard, perfect for barbecues, games, and gatherings
  • Period furnishing including mahogany trim, chandeliers, Persian rugs
  • Comfortable beds, sofas, and modern convenience 
  • Flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi 
  • Central AC and mini-split AC units 
  • Centrally located and walking distance from the beach, dining and shopping

The Abbey is a pet-free and smoke-free rental.

View 1st Floor Plans

View 2nd Floor Plans

View 3rd Floor Plans


2017 Rates

Jan 1-Apr 1: $4800/week; $5800/holiday week; $1200/night except New Years: $1500/night

Apr 1-May 13: $6000/week; $1200/night

May 13-June 10: $7500/week; $1200/night (Memorial Day weekend: $1400/night)

June 10-17: $8900/week

June 17-24: $9800/week

June 24-July 15: $11,500/week 

July 15-Aug 12: $12,500/week

Aug 12-19: $11,500/week 

Aug 19- 26: $9,500/week

Aug 26-Sept 2: $8400/week; $1300/night for Labor Day weekend

Sept 2-30: $6800/week; $7800/holiday week; $1200/night

Sept 30-Oct 21: $5900/week; $6900/holiday week; $1200/night

Oct 22-Dec 31: $4800/week; $5800/holiday week; $1200/night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve: $1500/night

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cleaning Rates

If you choose to secure custom cleaning at your own expense: 

  • Abbey:  $500 
  • Breakers:  $400

Please contact us to arrange for custom cleaning.

Don't want to think about bringing linens? Check out our linen service.