Cottage on Maryland Avenue

Cape May, NJ
Vacation Rental Amenities  - 

First floor:

The Family Room provides a great place to come together as a family, play Wii, board games or watch a movie on the wall-mounted LED TV with DVD/VHS player and a library of movies. It has new wood laminate floors and comfortable furniture. It is bright from the 9 foot sliding door leading to a screened front porch. The screened front porch is great for reading the morning paper before others rise. It has a small table for 2-4 people to eat, plus a wicker loveseat and chair, both with seat cushions. At night you can hear the ocean waves in the distance when the wind is coming off the ocean.

“Ocean Breeze” is Bedroom 1 is in the front corner and has a new Queen bed.  It has double windows on the front and a single window on the side.  There is a wonderful cross breeze and sounds of the ocean in the distance when the weather is moderate and the AC is off.   Also, a full-size armoire for storage.

Palm Plantation” is Bedroom 2 is the master bedroom in the rear left corner.  Light and bright with a Queen bed – and with the recent renovation, it now has an attached half bath and wall-mounted LED TV.

“Kids Hideout” Bedroom 3 is usually where the kids sleep, as I did during the 1960s!  Twin over twin bunk bed with stairs plus single bed (keep your suitcases on upper bunk if you don’t want your children to use it) nice big double window overlooking the big backyard plus a big armoire to hang clothes or put them in drawers.

The full bathroom is completely new and has a double sink vanity, brightened by a window and complete with a tub/shower. Next to it is a stacked washer dryer if you really want to do laundry while on vacation but most people just bring enough clothes.

The kitchen has new cabinets and a neat refurbished butcher block table that seats 8+.  The adjacent dry bar seats another 2 with plenty of dry storage below.  The kitchen has double windows on the side and another 9-foot slider, opening to the big back deck.

The back deck is where you’ll want to hang out before going to dinner, with its large table and umbrella. Wide stairs off the deck open up to the big backyard where the kids can play.  A “renters’ shed” is provided that houses a beach cart/wagon to tote the 4 basic beach chairs and umbrella.  There is a tub of misc. beach toys and adult beach tags. When you return from the beach, you’ll enjoy a full hot and cold enclosed shower. We provide beach buckets in each room to carry your shower supplies to alfresco showering. A Weber charcoal grill is ready for an old-fashioned cookout – perhaps while sitting back having a beer or glass of wine as the kids enjoy the private backyard for playing soccer, lacrosse,  horseshoes, or more. Bring your bikes and chain them up to the clothes pole when you’re not exploring Cape May.

Second floor:

Our 5 bedroom beach house includes 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs plus a rear 2nd-floor deck.

“Surfcomber” is Bedroom 4 is the corner bedroom with a Queen-size bed and windows on the side and back.

“Lighthouse Room” is Bedroom 5 – a mini-suite because it is similar to a lighthouse, being that it is at the top!  Moderate in size, but cozy with a queen bed, its own full but small bathroom, and wall-mounted LED TV. It can be accessed from inside up the stairs or its own separate entrance and has a 2nd-floor sundeck that faces the backyard.

There is a locked off section of the house on 2nd floor not included in rental. 

A lease is required with signature, photo identification simply to confirm your identity, and list of tenants. Roughly half of the rental amount is due with lease return to hold your reservation. The other half, along with security deposit and cleaning service fee is due roughly 60 days before check in - exact dates will be in your lease. Unlike a hotel we do not have the ability to re-rent a week last minute; often people reserve their weeks many months or even a year  in advance and then the demand stops. It can go from multiple people wanting the same week to no inquiries after people are all set for their vacation. Therefore we do not offer refunds. We encourage you to purchase 3rd party trip insurance. At our sole discretion, we may choose to work with you try to re-rent your commitment to the lease less a fee for our time. The house is well maintained and we make all reasonable efforts to be sure that things are in working order. We cannot be responsible for things beyond our control such as weather, mandatory evacuations, or unexpected failures including but not limited to mechanical components, appliances, furniture or other components or contents of the house. If there is an unexpected failure, contact us and we will make best effort to resolve the issues as soon as possible but the exact time to resolve it may be beyond our control. We provide added items included but not limited to beach chairs and beach tags but we cannot guarantee that the prior renter will not accidentally take them home with them in which case after you notify us we will make a best effort to have them returned to the house as quickly as possible. Tenants are responsible for any adjustments to secure the house for child safety.  The bunk bed provided is an extra bed and it's use is at tenant's sole discretion and responsibility. We cannot be responsible for items or the use of items left behind by other renters.  Thank you for your understanding. Unlike many rental properties, we do extensive maintenance and improvements on the house; we just cannot guarantee against the unexpected. 

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