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If you’re traveling to New Jersey, one of your main stops should undoubtedly be Cape May. If the history and architecture don’t catch your attention, the beaches definitely will. And with a great trip, you’ll need a great place to stay, which is why we’ve made a list of all the best Airbnbs in Cape May.
To be certain you get the best out of your stay, we’ve only featured listings run by superhosts. These are hosts who have received lots of top reviews and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and excellence. Some of them are also part of Airbnb Plus, meaning their property has been verified by an in-person inspection for quality.
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Big, Private Beach House
This bright and airy home is just minutes from the beach! If you’re looking for a place for a family or group to stay, this Cape May vacation rental is an excellent option. The home is decorated with a great combination of rustic decor and southern-comfort charm, and the natural light that pours in helps you enjoy the sunny weather even when you’re not at the beach.
One bedroom, decorated with blue accents to help surround you in seashore vibes, comes with a pillow-topped mattress on the double bed and room-darkening curtains in case you want to sleep in or take an afternoon nap. The second bedroom comes with two single beds that collapse into one, so there’s still room if the kids want some space to play. The house also has two full bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and one with a bathtub. To help you avoid sunburn (and treat it if you’ve missed a spot), there’s a complimentary sunscreen and aloe bar.
You’ll find a stash of beach toys on the back porch to take with you when you head out to catch some sand and sun. And the backyard has a big barbecue grill, so the outdoor fun doesn’t stop just because you’ve left the beach for the night. If the weather isn’t good for grilling out, cozy up next to the huge stone-lined fireplace instead and enjoy the sound of rain and crackling flames while watching a movie on the living room smart TV! You can’t do much better than this Airbnb in Cape May for living your coastal getaway dreams.
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Tranquil Bayfront Cottage
If you’re traveling with pets, this is a great place to check out. And, being twenty steps to the beach (yep, the host counted!), it’s also an awesome place to dip your feet in the Atlantic. Though small, it has all you need for a classic seaside getaway.
This Cape May Airbnb comes with a queen-size bed with pillows and a huge, fluffy comforter, although the host asks that you bring your own sheets and pillowcases for an additional level of cleanliness. There’s a full kitchen, too, with a two-person dining area and a crisp white-and-wood decor theme. A simple, small bathroom saves space but gives you all you need for personal care and includes shampoo and a hair dryer. And while there’s no TV, the host promises the fastest internet speeds and encourages you to bring any electronic devices you want to stream or game on.
A charming teakwood deck in the backyard comes with cushioned lounge chairs and an umbrella to help keep the sun off. A grassy area provides space to play or hang out as well. For a cozy evening fire, you’ll find two chimineas, while for cooking, there’s a gas grill. And if you like being on the water, bring your kayak to enjoy the bay! This is a wonderful option for anyone looking to rent a house on the beach in New Jersey.
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Private Mini-Cottage Escape
Located just six miles from Cape May and Wildwood and within walking distance of restaurants and bay waters, this little bungalow has everything you’ll need on your trip. The retreat is ultra-private, with free parking off the street and 50 feet between it and the main property house. A delightful garden with a birdbath and trellis will greet you out front, and reviews say the inside is always perfectly clean and has thoughtful special touches to keep you comfy and happy.
The double bed comes with lots of pillows, and you’ll be extra snug in the winter with the fireplace heater casting a cozy glow. If you’re staying during the summer instead, you’ll have a personal air-conditioning unit available to keep the space as cold as you like. And the lights on the nightstands have USB ports so that you can charge your phone or tablet right next to the bed.
This Airbnb in Cape May might be a small space, but that doesn’t mean the amenities aren’t top-notch. The bathroom includes a full-size walk-in shower and fluffy towels. The combination dining room and kitchenette has a minifridge, a microwave, and lots of different k-cups to choose from when you make your morning coffee in the Keurig. And with thoughtful extras like thick curtains so you can sleep in, lights on the pathway outside to keep you safe at night, and rugs laid on the wood floors so your feet won’t be cold in the morning, this rental will be a great place to rest during your trip.
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Stylish Cottage with Backyard Escape
You might be looking for vacation houses for rent in Cape May because you want to avoid the closed-in feeling of many hotels and have private space both indoors and outdoors to relax. If that’s the case, then this pretty house might be exactly what you need. It has an airy and refreshing feel, with high ceilings and lots of big windows to let in natural light. Outside those windows lie some fun garden landscaping and a patio with a table, chairs, and umbrella, so you’ll be able to get a breath of fresh air whenever you need.
Inside, a breakfast nook sits near one of the big windows, and the full kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, and dishes. The bathroom continues the theme of open space with a big walk-in shower and some extra floor space. There are also novel, modern decorations and a storage shelf filled with fluffy towels.
The two bedrooms have storage space for anything you want to air out from your suitcase. Both rooms have queen-size beds, small lamps above your head for reading or relaxing before sleep, and beachy decor. This rental is also minutes away from the beach, and the hosts offer beach passes for the summer months, so you’ll be all set for a pleasant experience.
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Bayside Cottage with Water View
Get ready to breathe in the salt air and relax to the sound of distant waves! This rental has views of the ocean from both the living room and dining room windows. Being so close to the water, this two-bedroom cottage makes sure you’ll get the most out of renting a beach house in New Jersey.
This is an awesome choice if you’re traveling with kids as the host provides board games and movies for rainy days. For your perfect sunny beach days, there are also boogie boards for the kids and beach chairs for everyone. You’ll also have access to the whole yard as well as a screened-in porch that offers an outdoor option without the worry about rain or bugs.
The master bedroom offers a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has two twin-size beds. There’s also a sofa bed in case you need a little more room. There’s one full-size bathroom with lots of towels, though the host does ask that you keep her towels in the house and bring your own for the beach. Aside from the screened-in porch, there’s also a back deck with bright, colorful furniture. For meals, there’s a full kitchen with cooking basics as well as a barbecue grill outside. With amenities for any type of adventure, you’ll be all set for the best vacation ever.
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Beautiful Garage-Top Loft
You’ll get to snooze among the treetops and enjoy bird’s-eye views from this private loft apartment located on the second floor. The suite is just off Seashore Road and one of the big bridges back to the mainland, and with its gorgeous furnishings and all the amenities you’ll need, it’s absolutely one of the nicest vacation rentals in Cape May.
The bedroom’s queen-size bed sits across from some storage space for clothes or personal effects. At the end of the day, you’ll love curling up to enjoy the fireplace while watching TV. There’s also an iron available in case you’ve got a business function and want to look your very best. In the bathroom, you’ll find a tile shower and a sleek modern sink; shampoo and a hairdryer are provided as well.
A compact kitchen is combined with a dining nook and has a stove, minifridge, coffee maker, and toaster oven. One of the window cutouts includes a second countertop that is perfect for some extra prep room if you’re cooking and serving room if you’re entertaining guests. The other window cutout houses a desk for working, and the window will give you lots of natural light for video calls and virtual meetings. All this, combined with architecture reminiscent of a log cabin, beautiful wood furnishings, and the view through the second-floor windows, will make you feel like you’re staying in a rustic escape while being mere minutes from all Cape May has to offer.
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Colorful Beach Studio
One block away from the southeast facing beaches lies this cheery private studio apartment. With beach-themed decorations and pops of blue and red scattered throughout the space, you’re sure to feel like you’ve been whisked away to an island paradise.
The extra beach amenities provided are just part of what makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Cape May. The hosts provide bikes, umbrellas, towels, and chairs to take to the beach, so you don’t have to haul all your gear while traveling or struggle with storing it. If you’re looking for some of the other things Cape May has to offer, feel free to take the bikes into town instead, since this apartment is just a short ride away from live music and plenty of restaurants and shops. If you’d rather stay in, the outside area includes a porch with comfy padded lounge chairs and a firepit.
This rental is roomy for a studio apartment, and there’s plenty of space around the queen-size bed, couch, and TV, so you won’t feel cramped. Off to one side is the kitchenette with a Keurig coffee maker, minifridge, and microwave; it also has plenty of dishes, so you won’t have to worry about running to the store for paper plates. In the full bathroom, you’ll find a big shower stocked with shampoo and shower gel. If you’re looking for small Cape May Airbnbs, this one could be your favorite choice.
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Gorgeous Victorian Loft
If decor and ambiance are important to you in a place to stay, then look no further than this gorgeous loft. The modern appliances and technology will keep you comfortable and taken care of during your stay, but the beautiful antique-style furniture and Victorian architecture will give you the feeling of waking up in a fairytale cottage each morning. With a prime location surrounded by shops, restaurants, and easy public transportation, this is one of the Cape May Airbnbs that provides every guest an unforgettable experience.
The main bedroom offers a queen-size bed surrounded by lace curtains and light floral decor. The second bedroom has two single beds with a blush pink and light wicker theme. The private balcony can also be accessed through the second bedroom and has a table and chairs with an umbrella so that you can start your mornings sipping coffee while watching the world wake up. The host does ask you to bring your own bed sheets for extra cleanliness, but don’t worry, as there’s a washer, dryer, and detergent available.
There’s a full kitchen with everything you need for basic cooking, as well as extras like a rice cooker and a dishwasher. The common space includes a sofa and a 43-inch 4K TV with a Roku streaming hub so that you can enjoy all your shows and movies in high definition. The bathroom has a brand new shower and comes with a stock of towels. If you’re looking for vacation rentals in Cape May that have personality and charm beyond the norm, look no further than this gorgeous loft.
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Bright and Sunny Private House
You might be considering short-term house rentals in Cape May if you’re hoping for a place that’s calmer than a traditional hotel. Lots of the nearby land is dedicated to wildlife preserves, making this house one of the quietest locations on our list. With two bedrooms, lots of comfortable furniture, and a big backyard, you’ll be all set for traveling with friends or family.
Both bedrooms in this rental are furnished with stylish queen-size beds, soft blankets, and a little bit of storage space. Floaty, light curtains diffuse the natural light pouring into the rooms and keep the sun out of your eyes when you’re waking up in the morning. This Airbnb in Cape May also has one and a half bathrooms, so everyone will be able to take their time when getting ready.
The full kitchen offers all the basics for you to wake up with coffee and your favorite breakfast, which you can enjoy while sitting in a quaint and stylish little dining nook that seats three. For winding down in the evenings, there’s a porch with lounge chairs and some pretty plants and a big living room with a cozy couch, cable TV, and a DVD player. With all the amenities you need and lots of space to relax, this could be your new favorite place.
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Cozy Vineyard Apartment
If you really like wine, then spending the night at a vineyard might sound like a daydream. However, this colorful modern apartment overlooking the sprawling grounds of Willow Creek Vineyard could make that dream come true.
This rental’s unique location is only part of what makes it one of the best Cape May Airbnbs. While the two balconies provide great views of the vineyard, the rental itself has all the comforts and amenities you could hope for. A wine-red theme is present through the apartment’s cozy furniture, which includes two loveseats positioned for conversation in the living room in case you have anyone visiting.
The bedroom’s queen-size bed sits between two nightstands with long-necked reading lamps. To one side of the room, a sliding door opens to a bright tile-and-marble bathroom and shower that look straight out of a spa package. A small galley-style kitchen completes the space, letting you cook a great breakfast before you start your vineyard adventures!
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Sun-Filled Garden Oasis
There are other entries on this list that are certainly full of natural light, but this location really takes it to the next level. The outdoor walls of this garden cottage consist mostly of windows! Don’t worry, though, because the curtains give you total privacy. If you like getting up with the dawn or taking naps in the sun, then you should take a peek at this unique Airbnb in Cape May.
Start an easy morning in the kitchenette complete with a minifridge, coffee maker, microwave, and dishes. You can drink your coffee in the dining nook inside with a view into the backyard garden or sit on the private porch. In the evening, try cracking one or two windows as you relax on the queen-size bed or sofa bed and fall asleep to the trickle of the garden pond and waterfall.
There is a simple bathroom with a shower to take care of your needs, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you might try the outdoor shower, which is closed off on all sides for privacy but open on top to provide plenty of light and a gorgeous view of the trees above. And if the weather isn’t good for garden lounging, there’s comfy furniture and a big TV in the living room for you to enjoy as well.
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Beachy Private Apartment
Splashes of color and cozy, warm lighting lend this apartment a homey and comfortable feeling. With plush furniture, great accommodations, and cute decorations, this is definitely one of the best vacation rentals in Cape May. This stay is located near the middle of the Cape, meaning that all the best beach spots are all just minutes away. With the host providing beach bikes, chairs, and tags for access, your shoreline adventures are right around the corner.
The bedroom comes with a powerstrip and nightstands on both sides of the bed, perfect for couples that charge their phones, tablets, and wireless headphones right next to them while they sleep. And the queen-size bed faces a TV, so you’ll be able to curl up and watch something after a long day in the sun. Another TV sits in the living room across from the cushy fabric couch, and there are lots of books provided if that’s more your preference.
The private bathroom is accessible through a sliding barn-style door in the bedroom and has an oversized walk-in shower and lots of counter and mirror space. You’ll find a full kitchen and a barbecue grill outside by the rear porch. And if you’re excited about cooking while on vacation, you’ll love the pick-it-yourself herb and vegetable garden available in the yard. This Airbnb in Cape May is sure to give you exactly the location you need to recharge each day during your travels.
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Old-School Jersey Shore Cottage
Lots of people looking to rent a house in Cape May are doing so because they want a unique experience that differs from standard commercial getaways. This little cottage checks that box in one of the best ways, celebrating the surfing, beach loving, soda fountain days of yesteryear while still providing all the modern amenities.
The unit comes with a kitchenette stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, and minifridge. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower with a rain-style showerhead. There’s also a newly installed, very big outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand before heading inside or maybe to just enjoy the outdoors a little more while getting cleaned up. The backyard offers outdoor lounge chairs and a big firepit for relaxing after a long day on the water.
Cool, old-school beach decor fills the house and yard. A huge painting of the most iconic surfer car, the 1960s Mercury Woody Wagon, adorns the living room wall next to comfy furniture and a nice big TV. Sculptures that look just like vintage driftwood art can be found in the bedroom and hallway areas, giving that fresh ocean air feeling even when you’re snuggled up in the queen-size bed. Fun floral and ocean-themed prints scattered throughout the rental add to the colorful, eclectic style. With so much packed into a small house, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best Cape May Airbnbs.
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Spacious Family Beach House
Many places to stay are set up for couples or small families, which means those traveling with big groups find themselves splitting up. If you need a bigger place to stay, you might specifically be looking at renting a beach house in Cape May so that you’ll have plenty of rooms and sleeping accommodations all in one place. This big family-style house, with three bedrooms, five beds, two bathrooms, and a backyard deck, is all set for up to eight guests.
There’s a full kitchen with a fridge, oven, microwave, coffee maker, glass-top stove, and a toaster, so you can make simple or more complicated meals. If anyone in your party needs a more accessible shower, the private master bathroom has a walk-in shower with benches. The second bathroom has a shower and a bathtub so that you can soak away any stress. And travelers with kids can wake them up with breakfast in the dining room and tire them out playing on the back deck while serving dinner at the outdoor picnic table.
For a big group, this is definitely one of the best Airbnb rentals in Cape May. The master bedroom is attached to the master bath and has a king-size bed and a TV with streaming services and a blu-ray player. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed while the third has two twin-size beds separated by a small writing desk. With so many people, you’re sure to have some laundry that needs washing, so there’s a high efficiency Samsung washer and dryer available to get everything super clean.
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This little rental home has lots of extra amenities to offer and a nifty sense of beachy style in the decor. But part of what makes this one of the best Cape May Airbnbs is the 48-jet hot tub located on the private back porch! Rinsing off beach sand in the outdoor shower and then soothing sore muscles in the bubbling bath while dinner cooks on the nearby barbecue grill sounds like a perfect way to spend the evening.
Inside, you’ll find even more awesome extras, such as a smart TV with streaming apps, a guitar in the living room, and an area for pet supplies so that you can bring your animal friends with you on your adventure. Be sure to take in all the noteworthy decor, such as the gorgeous art on the walls and the ceiling fans styled after airplane propellers. Drift to sleep in the master bedroom’s queen-size bed or one of the two single beds in the second bedroom. Then get ready to cook breakfast because this rental has a fridge, oven, stove, microwave, and coffee maker in the full kitchen.
The bathroom has a bathtub and shower combo and includes a hairdryer and complimentary shampoo. There’s a washer and dryer provided along with an iron, so your clothes will look perfect for every activity and you can get the saltwater out of your swimsuits quickly. And the host has even provided a first aid kit, which you’ll hopefully not need but which, if you do, will be a relief to have. With the host’s attention to detail and all the great luxuries at hand, you’ll love staying in this rental.
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With all these options, it’s easy to see that your perfect New Jersey trip is just a few clicks away. No matter your group size or reason to visit Cape May, Airbnb has your perfect place to stay.