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The Abbey (John B. McCreary House)

The Abbey
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
12 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
About the Owner, Barbara T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN2295786 by: FlipKey
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English first
Bordentown, NJ
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143 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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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Red Bank, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We just got back from a 2 night stay at the Breakers. I threw a surprise 35th birthday weekend in Cape May for my wife & planned it around the Christmas Parade & Christmas House Tours (which occurred the Saturday night we were staying at the house). We had 18 people stay in the home total, and everyone was BLOWN...

Management response:

Thank you! I so appreciate that you understand first hand how important it is to us that our guests are cared for well, can settle in right away and begin making good memories in this setting. Thank you for caring for the house during your stay; I would love to welcome you back!


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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
  • Toaster
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
USD 1,200
USD 1,200
USD 8,400
23 Oct 2016 -
31 Dec 2016
Oct 22 - Dec 31, 2016
2 nights
USD 1,200
USD 1,200
USD 4,800
1 Jan 2017 -
1 Apr 2017
Jan 1-Apr 1, 2017
2 nights
USD 1,200
USD 4,800
2 Apr 2017 -
13 May 2017
Apr 1-May 13, 2017
2 nights
USD 1,200
USD 6,000
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