Romance Fills the Air

Cape May New Jersey rentalsIt’s that time of year when there’s a whole lot of romance in the air and lovers are thinking of how to display their love for one another as their special day approaches. If you’re looking for something different to do this Valentine’s Day how about a romantic weekend away to Cape May. In our Cape May New Jersey rentals you’ll have everything you need for that extra special romantic escape.

Dine in one of our area restaurants that are offering Valentine’s Day specials or create your own candlelit dinner at home where the Cape May New Jersey rentals we offer have fully equipped kitchens. Whether you want to be oceanfront or have an ocean view, be right in town or within walking distance to shops, we have various sized rentals that would suit any couple. If you’re looking for something exceptional to take it over the top this year, making your reservation now for one of our Cape May New Jersey rentals is the way to do it.

You can count on beautifully furnished rentals with fully equipped kitchens and separate dining and living areas when you stay in our Cape May New Jersey rentals. Steps away you can stroll down the beach before breakfast and watch the sun come up together. Listen to the sound of the gulls overhead and the waves crashing to shore, promising you a beautiful day.

Cape May – America’s Coolest Small Town

          Those of us who appreciate Cape May can understand how it made the top 10 of America’s Coolest Small Towns 2012. But there’s still time to make it #1 this year. Follow this link to vote for Cape May:,11/ Then share the link with your friends. You can vote once daily before the contest closes January 31, 2012. And don’t forget to book your 2012 Cape May Rental with us here at HomeStead!

Plan a Romantic Beach Getaway

Cape May cottage rentalsThe first thing you should do when you decide you want to go on a romantic beach getaway is to check out our available Cape May cottage rentals. These Cape May cottage rentals  are so cute and perfectly built for two that you won’t have to think twice once you see them. As soon as you decide when you want to take your getaway you’ll be able to secure your Cape May cottage rentals. As your romantic getaway approaches you can plan how, in further detail, you want to spend it together.

For a romantic beach getaway, keep in mind it’s all about the two of you. Whether you’re having a candlelit dinner on the beach, on your deck, or in a restaurant, the close proximity to the ocean makes it that much more special. Get your dessert to-go and enjoy it while taking a walk along the beach. Lay a blanket down, stick some candles in the sand, and watch the stars.

You can both enjoy a spa day while on your romantic getaway. It’s not just for girls anymore. Indulge yourselves with the ultimate spa experience. Find somewhere that offers a nice variety of massages including Swedish, sports, and deep tissue.

To enjoy some local entertainment while you’re here take in the following events. On Sunday, January 1 at 4:00 p.m. Barry performs on acoustic guitar at the Pilot House beginning at 4-6 p.m. And on Thursday, January 5 from 8-10 p.m. Jay Bethel of Bluebone performs. Pilot House, 142 Decatur, 609-884-3449.

Our Cape May cottage rentals are available for weekend or week long getaways and seasonal monthly stays. Give us a call at Homestead Cape May Rentals and we’ll tell you what we have available to make your getaway perfect.

Welcome to the New Year

Cape May vacation rentalsIf you’re planning to come to Cape May to celebrate the arrival of the New Year we suggest you make your reservations now for Cape May vacation rentals for you and your friends to stay in. When you’re in one of our Cape May vacation rentals you can walk to all of the action plus you’ll be right near where all the fireworks take place. Along the coastline as far as the eye can see there will be colorful fireworks displays going off. Many of our Cape May vacation rentals give you a front row seat to all the action.

Here are some other events taking place in the area:

The Glitter Ball on Saturday, December 31 from 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Ballroom at Congress Hall. 5-course dinner. Open bar. Dancing. Live entertainment. Champagne toast. Party favors. $165 per person. Call 609-884-8421 for tickets.

15th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala on Saturday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. Five hour top shelf open bar including cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, surf and turf full course banquet dinner, continuous entertainment and dancing with the dance band Groove Place, champagne toast at midnight, Continental breakfast with mimosas at 1:00 am on New Year’s Eve (December 31st). $139.10 per person (including tax). Packages available. Call 609-884-5611 for tickets. Location: Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave, (800) 257-8550

The Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party, Saturday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Live vintage rock with The Billy D. Light Trio. Light buffet. Prizes. $20 per person, 21 and older only. Location: Boiler Room at Congress Hall, 888-944-1816

Enjoy the Holiday Festivities

Cape May NJ rentalsHoliday festivities are taking place all around Cape May, NJ, this time of year and you won’t want to miss any of them! If the holiday lights haven’t gotten you in the mood already the following events will do a lot to get you there. From our Cape May NJ rentals it’s a beautiful sight to see the area all lit up with the lights of the season.

Congress Hall Winter Wonderland from Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Train Rides, $3 per person. Hot Chocolate Bar open. Holiday Shopping Village open. Congress Hall, 888-944-1816

Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Listen to classic American ghostly tales “Old Applejoy’s Ghost” and “The Twelfth Guest” told in a dark trolley, while the twinkling lights of the beautifully decorated homes and streets are seen through the windows of the heated vehicle. The “spirited” thirty-minute rides begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $7 for children, ages 3-12, and run several nights a week through January 1. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, (609)-884-5404,

Cape May NJ rentalsCape May Stage presents “This Wonderful Life”. Cape May Stage officially begins its holiday celebrations at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at Bank and Lafayette Streets on November 25th with award-winning playwright Steve Murray’s “This Wonderful Life”. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. through December 31st. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $15 students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit Location: Robert Shackleton Theater, Bank & Lafayette, 609-884-1341

No matter which of our Cape May NJ rentals you are staying in we assure you that you’ll be close to all the festivities taking place in the area on any given day. Enjoy the season!

Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

Cape May pet friendly rentalsThe holidays are such a glorious time of year, filled with happy anticipation and joyous reunions with family and friends you sometimes haven’t seen for a long while. This time of year can be hazardous for our four legged pets so it’s our job to keep them safe throughout the season. Help your pets celebrate the season whether they’re at home or in our Cape May pet friendly rentals by protecting them from these holiday hazards:

* Mistletoe, holly, poinsettias and Christmas lilies are all toxic to pets when ingested. When using holiday plants to decorate your dining table, move them to a location where pets can’t reach between mealtimes.

* Tape down electrical cords for holiday lights to prevent chewing on them and unplug tree lights before leaving home.

* Secure your Christmas tree to the wall or ceiling to keep it from falling on pets. Don’t let pets drink water from the tree holder.

* Keep tinsel and other ornaments well out range of pets. Cats in particular like to play with tinsel, and some will eat it, which can block intestines. Pets can mistake ornaments for toy balls to pets, and shards from broken glass ornaments can cause injury to mouths and paws.

* To reduce stress, maintain your pets’ routines. While vacationing in our Cape May pet friendly rentals walk your dog as you always do. Serve their meals at regular times. Make sure fresh water is always available for them.

* Remember that holiday foods that are fine for people can make pets seriously ill. Macadamia nuts can cause muscular weakness, depression, vomiting, disorientation, tremors, abdominal pain and muscle stiffness in dogs. Chocolate can be fatal; ingesting as little as 1/4 ounce can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity and increase thirst, urination and heart rate.

We have quite a few Cape May pet friendly rentals for you to stay in with your pets while visiting the area. We hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable holiday this year!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to You!

The staff at HomeStead Real Estate wishes all a very Merry Christmas and hopes for a most joyous, blessed New Year. Although our office is closed beginning December 23rd, our state of the art website allows you to reserve Cape May Rentals online 24/7 throughout the holiday week. All online bookings will be processed when the office reopens at 9:00 AM on January 2nd.  You can feel secure that your Cape May Vacation Rental week will be held. Please note there is a $75.00 non refundable processing fee with all reservations.


Thank You from HomeStead Cape May Rentals

          To our generous clients for remembering us with Christmas goodies, we want you to know how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness. At the rate we’re going we won’t have to drive home from the office this week – we can just roll home! We are truly blessed to have so many faithful, loyal owners, repeat customers, and new customers. Thank you again for all the delicious treats.

          Although our office closes from 1:00 PM on December 23rd to 9:00 AM January 2nd, our rental elves are working hard getting everything set up to accept online bookings over the holiday break for Cape May Rentals. Our state of the art website allows you to reserve online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For our new guests just a reminder that there is a $75.00 non refundable processing fee with your reservation. All online reservations for Cape May Rentals will be processed when the office reopens January 2nd, but be assured that your selected vacation week will be held.


How to Save On Holiday Travel

Cape May Point vacation rentalsPlanning a stay in our Cape May Point vacation rentals for the holiday is a great idea. This time of year you get to take advantage of inexpensive travel options, including cheap airplane tickets and reduced prices on Cape May Point vacation rentals. Many destinations offer visitors price breaks on off-season stays.

With the upcoming holidays approaching here are some tips on how to save on your holiday travel when coming to stay in our Cape May Point vacation rentals.

• Be flexible as to the days you are willing to travel and add a few days to your trip before or after peak holiday travel days. By flying on Christmas Day or early New Year’s Days travelers can usually realize significant savings.
• Be open to taking connecting flights since often an itinerary that includes one stop can be as much as $100 less than direct flights.
• Consider flying part way then driving the rest of the way to your destination or drive to a different airport and fly from there. Most Internet search sites can check fares at airports up to 100 miles from your ultimate destination.
• If you are certain of your travel plans to come to Cape May Point, NJ, and stay in our Cape May Point vacation rentals, you will find that some places offer discounts for non-refundable reservations.

Cape May Winter Rentals Available Through March

Cape May winter rentalsIf you’re looking for an oceanfront winter rental where you can get away from your every day doldrums, you’re just going to love our Cape May winter rentals. Trade in that snow for a nice, sunny oceanfront rental. We have many properties available that would be perfect. Regardless of whether you want a house or a condo, our winter rentals are available by the day, week, or month from October through March, 2012.

Cape May winter rentals has something for everyone. From luxury oceanfront homes to great oceanside villas. The resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, lazy river, children’s pool, sundecks, exercise rooms, game rooms, elevators, as well as eating establishments within walking distance. Our decorated and furnished Cape May winter rentals include fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, telephone, washer/ dryer, central heat and air, and wireless internet.

It’s no surprise that the most popular destinations during winter are places with sun and beaches. Most people want to escape the cold and relax on the beach. It works perfectly that this is the time you can find the best deals on a winter rental.

On December 8-9, 2011 be a part of the Christmas Carols starting at 7 p.m. at the Towne Crier. That same night from 7-9 p.m. it’s Candlelight Hospitality Night at Washington Mall & Square. Bring the family and stop on over to get into the holiday spirit.