Cape May vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Cape May

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Cottage in Cape May
Cozy 2-bedroom cottage close to everything
Perfect home for small families or couples to relax, enjoy, and explore everything Cape May has to offer. Enjoy your morning coffee on your private balcony or a meal with the family out on the patio. Spend a day on the beach with our provided beach tags then walk the boardwalk at night. Stop in at one of the many oceanside restaurants or play some games at the arcade. Looking for some family fun? Visit the Cape May County zoo or the local alpaca farm. There's something for everyone in Cape May.
Oct 16 – 23
ﺩ.ﺇ607 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 134 reviews
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Apartment in Cape May
Seashore Suite
Quiet Mother In-Law apartment with private entrance on a dead end street with giant wrap around porch. Apartment is connected to the main residence by a laundry room with a keyed door on both sides. Bedroom has a Queen size memory foam mattress, TV w/Roku. Living area has a Queen size sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress, 42in TV with Roku to access Netflix, Hulu, etc. Outside Entry door has a keypad that will be programmed with a 4 digit pin specifically for your check in to check out time.
Dec 23 – 30
ﺩ.ﺇ448 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 267 reviews
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Bungalow in North Cape May
Saltbox Bungalow! HOT TUB & walk 2 quiet beach!
Stylish, romantic & cozy getaway for couples & friends! 1.5 blocks to gorgeous sunsets on secluded beach! Linens, towels & beach towels provided in cleaning fee. This quaint & quirky house is the perfect place for an adult respite (only infants & kids 5 yrs & up). Stocked with everything you need: hot tub, gas fireplace, beach supplies, bikes, bar cart, outdoor shower, 2 fire pits, picnic table, screened in porch w/dining table & lounge area! Fun seasonal beach bar (Harpoons) walking distance!
Sep 17 – 24
ﺩ.ﺇ1,286 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 179 reviews

Popular amenities for Cape May vacation rentals

Stay near Cape May's top sights

Washington Street Mall118 locals recommend
The Lobster House171 locals recommend
Cape May Whale Watcher41 locals recommend
Congress Hall78 locals recommend
Oceanview Restaurant3 locals recommend
Lucky Bones Back Water Grille66 locals recommend

Cape May house rentals

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Home in West Cape May
The Captain Sees ~ By R&L
Apr 2 – 9
ﺩ.ﺇ955 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Home in Cape May
AHHH!! Stress Free Vacationing at the Beach
Mar 28 – Apr 4
ﺩ.ﺇ782 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
The Villa By the Bay - Private Pool & Hot Tub!
Dec 2 – 9
ﺩ.ﺇ1,309 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 159 reviews
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Home in Villas
Little Beach House pet friendly 1 block to beach
Oct 22 – 29
ﺩ.ﺇ522 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 108 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
Butternut Charm
Oct 6 – 13
ﺩ.ﺇ652 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
Capemay Paradise in our corner home
Feb 12 – 19
ﺩ.ﺇ735 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Home in Cape May
500ft to Private Beach! Fireplace, Local Pool
Sep 3 – 10
ﺩ.ﺇ2,200 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 254 reviews
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Home in Cape May Point
Newly Renovated! Sea Gables, 3 1/2 Bedroom
Feb 14 – 21
ﺩ.ﺇ1,098 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Beautiful, bright & steps to the beach!
Sep 30 – Oct 7
ﺩ.ﺇ2,193 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 143 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Designer House w/ Secluded Salt Meadow
Sep 28 – Oct 5
ﺩ.ﺇ2,016 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 329 reviews
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Home in Villas
Cozy Villas Home near the bay/Cape May
Apr 28 – May 5
ﺩ.ﺇ555 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 282 reviews
Superhost
Home in Cape May Point
Ease Above High Seas in Cape May Point
Apr 25 – May 2
ﺩ.ﺇ1,406 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 147 reviews

Cape May beach vacation rentals

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Cottage in West Cape May
Sunshine Cottage ~ Pet Friendly & Great Location!
Jun 21 – 28
ﺩ.ﺇ1,115 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews
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Cottage in West Cape May
West Cape May Cottage
Jan 25 – Feb 1
ﺩ.ﺇ643 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 270 reviews
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Condo in Cape May
The Sea Loft at Cape May
Feb 13 – 20
ﺩ.ﺇ1,329 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 381 reviews
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Guest suite in West Cape May
Rooms Near the Sea
Nov 27 – Dec 4
ﺩ.ﺇ496 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 187 reviews
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Apartment in West Cape May
West Cape May Apartment
Apr 25 – May 2
ﺩ.ﺇ918 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Cottage in Lower Township
Octopus Cottage: Hot Tub | Kayaks | Fire Pit
Aug 20 – 27
ﺩ.ﺇ2,504 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Guesthouse in West Cape May
Dog Friendly Cape May Cottage
Nov 3 – 10
ﺩ.ﺇ643 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Apartment in Villas
1BR beach/water views near Cape May & WW w/linens
Aug 28 – Sep 4
ﺩ.ﺇ932 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews
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Apartment in Cape May
1 bdrm/1 bath unit-Couples LOVE it! Beach, parking
Aug 18 – 25
ﺩ.ﺇ1,304 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Apartment in West Cape May
Pleasant apartment near Cape May, beaches + birds!
Sep 9 – 16
ﺩ.ﺇ735 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 170 reviews
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Apartment in Villas
Windblown 3 - Eco-Friendly Waterfront Apartment
Sep 27 – Oct 4
ﺩ.ﺇ986 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 178 reviews
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Cottage in Wildwood Crest
Bayfront home on Sunset Lake.
May 12 – 19
ﺩ.ﺇ925 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 242 reviews

Beach house rentals in Cape May

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Home in Villas
One Block to Bay 3 BR/ 1.5 BA Home with Large Deck
May 1 – 8
ﺩ.ﺇ942 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
Quaint, clean 2 bedroom home 5 blocks from bay
Dec 8 – 15
ﺩ.ﺇ1,073 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
Shore to Please-11 Beds-Beach View
May 13 – 20
ﺩ.ﺇ1,793 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 122 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
The Caspian. A Mid-Century Modern Bayside Retreat
Jun 13 – 20
ﺩ.ﺇ1,745 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 30 reviews
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Home in Lower Township
Li'l beach cottage
Jan 12 – 19
ﺩ.ﺇ327 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 14 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Winter Specials - Crepe Myrtle Cottage
Nov 17 – 24
ﺩ.ﺇ1,919 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 18 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Red Knot Farm- bikes&birding -south of the canal
Feb 8 – 15
ﺩ.ﺇ1,194 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 62 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Updated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 7 Blocks to the Beach
Apr 7 – 14
ﺩ.ﺇ952 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 47 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Heaven in Cape May!
Mar 13 – 20
ﺩ.ﺇ657 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 58 reviews
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Home in Cape May
Quaint, renovated victorian twin - walk everywhere
May 28 – Jun 4
ﺩ.ﺇ1,320 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 86 reviews
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Home in North Cape May
Boho, Updated, EV Charger, Dog Friendly
Oct 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ614 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Home in Cape May
The Anchorage Cape May
Jan 6 – 13
ﺩ.ﺇ1,873 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 11 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cape May

Total rentals

440 properties

Rentals with a pool

60 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

320 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

17K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

ﺩ.ﺇ147 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Cape May

Welcome to Cape May

It’s easy to see why the entire city of Cape May is a National Historic Landmark. Stepping into the resort town, most of which was rebuilt following a 1878 fire, is like rewinding back to Victorian times, with hundreds of homes built in the charming architectural style — the second highest concentration after San Francisco. Along with its vibrant cultural offerings — which include the historic Carroll Gallery and the Exit Zero Jazz Festival — the region is also widely known for its beaches and other natural wonders. This is a popular spot for fishing (it’s home to the East Coast’s second-largest fishing port) and birding (more than 400 species have been recorded here).


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape May

Like the rest of the Jersey Shore, Cape May’s liveliest season kicks off on Memorial Day with a Memorial Day Ceremony. The pleasant weather is accompanied by plenty of outdoor activities, such as the Independence Day Parade, Baby Parade (open to those ages 12 and younger), the MidAtlantic big game fishing tournament, and Rotary Park Concerts throughout the season. Cape May is known as one of the world’s best spots for birding in the autumn, with a fall festival dedicated to the peak migration. Though the temperatures drop as it nears December, the cozy Christmas spirit comes to life, with the decorated Victorian homes looking straight out of a storybook; Christmas Candlelight House Tours have been running here since 1973. The first few months of the year are the chilliest, but also mark a quiet time to take in the Cape.


Top things to do in Cape May

Victorian Homes and Emlen Physick Estate

Strolling through the seaside town is like stepping back in time thanks to more than 600 preserved and restored Victorian buildings. For a deeper dive into the architecture, stop by the 18-room Emlen Physick Estate, the city’s Victorian House Museum.

Cape May Lighthouse

The 199-step climb to the top of the tower, built in 1859, reveals views of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, while the Oil House on the ground level features displays of maritime artifacts. Buy a combination ticket to also visit the World War II Lookout Tower down the road. For those who enjoy getting spooked, the Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour brings to light all the paranormal activities in the area.

Nature Center of Cape May

Run by the New Jersey Audubon Society, this nature preserve offers year-round programming, as well as a walking trail, kayaking, and paddle boarding. There’s a three-story observation tower for a bird’s-eye view. The society also runs the Cape May Bird Observatory at Cape May Point, which hosts the World Series of Birding each May.

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