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
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.
Jan 1-March 31: $6200/week; $1500/night except New Years: $1800/night (House is closed early January through mid March)
March 31-May 11: $6500/week; $1500/night
May 11-June 8: $7800/week; $1500/night (Memorial Day weekend: $1600/night)
June 8-15: $9000/week
June 15-22: $10,000/week
June 22-July 13: $11,750/week
July 13-Aug 10: $12,750/week
Aug 10-17: $11,750/week
Aug 17- 24: $10,000/week
Aug 24-Aug 31: $9500/week
Aug 31-Sept 28: $9000/week; $1500/night; $1600/night for Labor Day weekend
Sept 28-Oct 19: $8500/week; $1500/night
Oct 19-Dec 31: $7500/week; $1500/night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve: $1800/night
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Effective October 1, 2018, any transient accommodation rental agreement transacted as owner-direct or transacted through the transient accommodation marketplace (Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO, VacationRentals or Flipkey) in the state of New Jersey is subject by law to a 13.625% taxation that must be collected from the tenant either by the marketplace or the owner on behalf of The Abbey and The Breakers’ contracts and submitted to the NJ Department of Taxation.