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


2020 Rates

Jan 1-March 28: $6500/week; $1500/night (House is closed early January through mid March)

March 28-May 9: $7000/week; $1500/night

May 9-June 6: $8500/week; $1500/night

June 6-13: $9500/week

June 13-20: $10,500/week

June 20-July 4: $12,250/week

July 4-Aug 15: $13,500/week

Aug 15- 22: $12,000/week

Aug 22-Aug 29: $11,500/week

Aug 29-Sept 26: $9500/week; $1500/night;

Sept 26-Oct 17: $9000/week; $1500/night

Oct 17-Dec 31: $7500/week; $1500/night except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve: $1800/night

Rates are subject to change without notice6

Cleaning Rates

Custom cleaning at your own expense: 

  • Abbey: $600

  • Breakers: $500

Please contact us to arrange for custom cleaning if you want extra help with cleaning. In no way is the house to be left unkempt or unsanitary. This is the amount that will be withheld from security if house is not left to lease and house rules/requirements specifications.

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


Effective October 1, 2018, any transient accommodation rental agreement transacted through the transient accommodation marketplace (Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO, VacationRentals or Flipkey) in the state of New Jersey is subject by law to an 11.625% 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. Owner-direct leases are tax exempt as of August 9, 2019.