My family & I stayed in Apt #3 the last week of June. It was perfect! I felt like I was staying at my Great Aunt's house. Lace curtains on tall windows, actual rooms with walls! The bedroom on the lower level was perfect for me. My nephew & son stayed in the room with 3 double beds on the upper level & my mom & sister stayed in the room with a double & single bed. My daughter had the king room. The powder room on the upper level was convenient for them since the full bath was on the lower level. I highly recommend this place. Sandra was so easy to deal with. And one day a bag of freeze pops showed up at our door! What a fun treat! Very convenient to the beach & the shops. I will take my family back. Thank you Sandra!
Everything went seamlessly from booking this apartment on TA to our departure. Sandra reached out once the booking was confirmed and provided lease agreement for our review and signature. She was there to greet us upon arrival and covered all our questions regarding the apartment and Cape May. We were lucky to have the entire building to ourselves during the stay - made for a quiet, relaxing time. We rented a larger unit, Apt 3 which more than met our needs for the three of us. Here are the key take aways: very charming, spacious unit, large kitchen, great for bigger groups, lovely front porch great for enjoying morning coffee or evening wine, easy walk to beach and mall area, lovely, quiet neighborhood with beautiful Victorian homes. Only drawback are: it IS an older building with older furniture which can lend to it's charm, but the 1 1/2 baths are tiny, the beds are hard and very basic, before pillow top, memory foam, etc mattresses came into play. Overall, we would return with the right group of people, given the tight bathroom situation. Lovely place.
We stayed in apartment #3, it was very clean and comfortable. The home is decorated in its period with the memory of the old school gas lamps (now converted to electric). Three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. Each floor hosts a bathroom, the upper is a powder room and the lower is a full bathroom with a tub and shower. The kitchen has all the amenities: coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher. No musty old smells and we even had a fresh sealed can of coffee waiting for us. The apartment is located close to the beach and within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Sandra is very friendly and met us right on time. I will definitely visit again.
We rented this apartment (#2) at the last minute so I could compete in the triathlon taking place in Cape May that weekend.
The property manager was very helpful about giving us a late check out on Sunday to accommodate participation in the race.
There was one parking spot provided with the apartment, but you share the driveway with the other apartments, so you have to negotiate with the other tenants to move their cars at certain times if you need to leave. If you are parked in and the other apartment tenants are out, you are stuck. There was limited street parking near the apartment also.
The apartment was very spacious and there was everything you could need, but it was a bit shabby and was not particularly clean, especially the bathroom. The other issue was very little hot water. After two 5-7 minute showers, there was no more hot water and there were 8 beds in the apartment. If we had 8-10 people staying, the lack of hot water would have been troubling, especially for a beach vacation.
The window unit air conditioner in the master bedroom and the third floor back bedroom were very loud, as well.
The location of the apartment was great for the beach and the town of Cape May, and we appreciated the property manager's helpfulness very much. If you are looking for a big space at a reasonable price, and are not particularly fussy about cleanliness, this would be perfect. I could not unconditionally recommend it though.
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Our family has made Cape May a traditional summer vacation for five years now. This is the second time we have stayed at the Harvard Apartments and it's because we can't find a better deal out there. The house is perfect for our family and it is located near everything that we like to do when we're in Cape May. Not to mention the beach tags that came with the rental! That was a nice little savings too. I appreciated not having to buy tags for the week. Sandra, the manager, is very gracious and was available to us whenever we needed her. She is another reason we came back to this vacation rental a second time. Her personal attention and care for us was much appreciated. I have no doubt we'll be back again! I have already referred this rental to co-workers and friends.
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