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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

The Abbey
14 reviews
The Abbey
Main Kitchen
Main Kitchen
Main Kitchen
First Floor Bathroom
Kitchen Powder Room
Laundry ROom
Front Parlor
Dining Room
Charleston Bedroom
Natchez Bedroom
New Orleans Bedroom
Newport Bedroom
Brighton Suite Bunk Beds
Brighton Suite King Bedroom
San Francisco Bedroom
Brighton Bathroom
Saratoga Bedroom
Savannah Bedroom
Newport Bathroom
Newport Bathroom
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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:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Joe O
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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 for everyone staying. We set up yard games next to the beautiful wrap around deck....

Management response:

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 well for the house and for being such a great guest!


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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in 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 their rooms and private baths. The two kitchens are amazing – we all left inspired...

Management response:

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.


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Bordentown, NJ
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175 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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The Abbey is a lovely place to stay in Cape May! The home is beautiful and the kitchen is to die for! I think there were a total of 18 of us that stayed in the house for two nights and there was plenty of room for all. The is parking for 10-12 cars, so that was a big plus...

Management response:

Of course, I'd love to welcome you back! Thank you for so respectfully caring for the property during your stay. I'm so glad the house met your needs so well!


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  • 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)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(6)
  • 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
    1 Super King
    2 Twins
    3 Sofas
    6 Kings
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 16 366
US$1 300
R 16 366
US$1 300
13 May 2018 -
2 Jun 2018
May 12-June 2, 2018
2 nights
R 17 625
US$1 400
R 88 127
US$7 000
3 Jun 2018 -
9 Jun 2018
June 2-9, 2018
2 nights
R 17 625
US$1 400
R 105 752
US$8 400
10 Jun 2018 -
16 Jun 2018
June 9-16, 2018
2 nights
R 17 625
US$1 400
R 113 306
US$9 000
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 12 590 / stay - Deposit
  • Lease Fee: R 315 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Car not needed
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