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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

The Abbey
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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13 reviews
Rental Home
9 Bedrooms
9 Bathrooms
Sleeps 26
Pets not allowed
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... More
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About the Owner, Barbara T
Languages spoken: English
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English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed June 6, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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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Vineland, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The home is well maintained with modern conveniences while keeping with the period charm. We hosted our family in town for our daughters wedding and our goal was met. We wanted to rent a house that was a central location for us to gather and it worked wonderfully. The home was decorated for Christmas and all our guest thought the...

Management response:

Thank you! Your care of the home during your stay was exemplary! I hope you are enjoying many sweet memories of your time at The Abbey and your daughter's wedding! I'm so glad you were able to host your guests well in this setting. Please do consider visiting again!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
Smoking not allowed
Pets not allowed
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May 14, 2017 -
Jun 10, 2017
May 13-June 10, 2017
2 nights
Jun 11, 2017 -
Jun 17, 2017
June 10-17, 2017
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Jun 18, 2017 -
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 17-24, 2017
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