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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

15 reviews
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Overview
9 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
26 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 ...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 galleries and, of course, our wonderful beaches and cool Atlantic Ocean. There is on-site parking for 10 cars and a large side yard for bbqs, games, weddings and family gatherings and more. A large modern kitchen renovated in 2012 features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and new flooring. A second galley kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. All bathrooms have undergone renovation as well. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Books
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Parking
Microwave
VCR
Toaster
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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Reviewed September 9, 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

Thank Trail528841
Explorer479678, VR Owner at The Abbey (John B. McCreary House), responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 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 June 16, 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

Thank Joe O
Management response:Responded August 8, 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 May 9, 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

Thank louiselmk
Management response:Responded May 10, 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.

Reviewed June 6, 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...More

1  Thank Doreen L
Management response:Responded June 7, 2016

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!

Reviewed December 8, 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...More

Thank Marcella S
Management response:Responded December 8, 2015

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...More

About the Owner
Barbara T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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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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