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


2019 Rates

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.

Cleaning Rates

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

  • Abbey: $600

  • Breakers: $400

Please contact us to arrange for custom cleaning.

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


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.