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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

Holiday Rental House -
9 Bedrooms , 9 Bathrooms , Sleeps 26
Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey
This historic gem is the most photographed home in Cape May. Built in 1869 by a wealthy Pennsylvania coal baron, John McCreary, its architecture is a mix of Victorian elegance meeting Gothic Revival. Architect Stephen Button designed this beautiful Gothic villa to feature a 60' tower. He also designed her with stenciled and ruby glass arched windows. This home features 4 large public rooms, 9 bedrooms and 9 1/2 baths (mixture of double beds, queen and single beds), all richly decorated with antiques, chandeliers, mahogany trim, beautiful wallpaper and Persian rugs. Shaded verandas and porches offer relaxing spaces for reading, watching the horse-drawn carriages go by or enjoying the summer breezes. Our location in the heart of Cape May's historic district puts you within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, art galler... Read more
Listing #FKN2295786
About the Owner
Barbara T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The photos do not do this memorable home justice! The rooms were each charming, unique, and comfortable. We had a family reunion here with people from MA, CT, NY, PA, NJ, and TX. The large wrap-around porch and side patio were continually occupied and so...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Trail528841
Explorer479678, VR Owner at The Abbey (John B. McCreary House), responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

It is always so affirming to read reviews such as yours that allow us to know that all our hard work is meeting our guests needs and wants in a vacation, facilitating making good memories! Thank you for caring so well for the house and...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were getting married the upcoming weekend and we needed a house for our bridal party and a few other couples. You flat out could not ask for more in a house! 2 min. Walk to beach and mall! Plenty of parking...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Joe O
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you for selecting The Abbey for your wedding lodging - I'm so glad you found it to be all you hoped it would be for such an important occasion! I would love to welcome you back any time - thank you for caring so...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Abbey is without question the best place to stay for large families and friends. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in Cape May from May 5-8 with our children, grandson, siblings and their spouses – 20 altogether. Everyone was taken aback by the beauty of...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank louiselmk
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

We would love to welcome you and your family and friends back! Thank you for caring so beautifully for the house and grounds during your stay. It's always gratifying to hear the property met or exceeded your expectations and served your celebration well.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (9)
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    9 Full baths
    3 Sofas
    6 Kings
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
    1 King
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  • Damage/Security Deposit: R 13 846 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 13 846 / stay - Deposit
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The Abbey is located one block from the beach and one block from shopping, fine dining and recreation. There is parking for 10 cars on site. The horse-drawn carriages clip clop right by the house, and the Cape May trolley also runs by the house.
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