20th Anniversary Winners!

The time has come to announce our giveaway winner, but first we want to thank all those who submitted and shared their Homestead memories with us!

Our 20th Anniversary Giveaway photo contest had many submissions and we’re appreciative of all your memories shared with us! After polling our staff, we were unable to pick between two final contestants – so we decided to reward both of them!


 

Our grand prize winner is Mike Levy, who had used Homestead as his buying agent in his home purchase in West Cape May in 2014! Here’s his story and how Homestead helped find his happy place.

 

 

“It can be said that Mike has Cape May running through his veins. He has been coming to Cape May for at least 25 years and has spent most of his early summers working at numerous local spots around town. Cape May also holds a very special place in his heart, because Cape May is where he proposed to his wife. In 2014, Mike and his family knew that they had to continue to make Cape May part of their family’s life and made the leap by purchasing a family home of their own in West Cape May. Homestead Real Estate represented him with his purchase and continues to help Mike make Cape May a second home for him and his loving family.”


 

Our runner-up is Pat McKinley who has rented through Homestead. Her story specifically touches on her 2014 rental which was her mother’s last trip to Cape May. Pat has won 20% off her next linen order for her rental through Homestead!

 

 

“The Weekend of September 14, 2014”

 

 

Mom’s last trip to Cape May. We rented two condos on the beach through Homestead Real Estate. Mom was surrounded by family and we had an amazing weekend walking the boardwalk, family dinners, relaxing around the pool and a walk on the beach. Mom’s wish to walk on the beach was made possible by the handicapped beach wheelchairs available at the Lifeguard Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

We thank you all again for sharing your loving memories with us and we look forward to creating many more memories with you!

 

 

Celebrating Memorial Day in Cape May

Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of Summer and there is so much going on in Cape May for the upcoming three-day weekend to kick off the 2019 season!

Finally, the long cold winter is a memory and we can now look forward to fun filled days at the beach! Memorial Day Weekend is also the time that we give thanks and honor those fallen men and women who gave their lives serving our country. 

     

On Memorial Day, there will be a wreath laying observance held at the US Coast Guard Training Center and the All Wars Monument on Columbia Avenue at 9AM. Then, from 11AM to 1PM, the City of Cape May and American Legion Harry Snyder Post 193 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony inside Convention Hall.   The United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 8-2 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach. The public is welcomed to attend the ceremonies and honor our Veterans. 

     

 

To start off the holiday weekend, stop by the Willow Creek Winery for Fire Pit Friday to unwind, sit by the fire, and enjoy the sunset over the vineyard.  In addition to Willow Creek Winery, there is the Cape May Winery or Nauti Spirits in North Cape May.  Also, you can visit one Cape May County’s new breweries that have opened in the last couple of months.  Gusto Brewery in North Cape May and COHO Brewery in Cape May Court House are two breweries that you must visit, and both are only a short drive from town.

 

 

Celebrating 30 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, the Cape May Music Festival brings classical, chamber, jazz and much more to the Festival from May 26 to June 14, 2019.  Over the weekend, The Atlantic Brass Band will perform on Sunday, May 26 at 7PM at the Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette and Decatur Streets, or at the Cape May Convention Hall if the weather is uncooperative.

 

 

Also, remember that as of Memorial Day through Labor Day, you will need a beach tag to visit the beach.

   

 

 

The Homestead Real Estate 20 Year Anniversary Giveaway Photo Contest

In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, we at Homestead want to show you – our loyal customers and clients, the appreciation we have for your years of business and loyalty!

We will be running a photo contest beginning now and through Memorial Day 2019 where one lucky winner will be selected and receive a gift basket of specialty items for summer fun!  Entry is easy and everyone is eligible. 

To participate, select one (1) photo reflective of a special Cape May memory you have along with a description of how Homestead made that memory possible.  Share that photo and memory on one of Homestead’s social media pages to officially enter.  See below for full contest rules and entry requirements.  Participation can be from a past sale client, rental client, rental guest, or anyone that has a Homestead memory to share.  The contest is open to all – so get to digging for your old photos or start capturing new ones for your chance to win!

CONTEST RULES AND TERMS OF ENTRY

Eligibility: Anyone and everyone 18 years of age and older can submit their favorite memory for a chance to win!

How to enter: Post a picture on Facebook and/or Instagram that represents your favorite memory in the Cape May area and how Homestead played a role. Use the hashtag #HomesteadCM to officially enter the contest, and don’t forget to tag us in the photo. You can tag us on Instagram @homesteadcapemay and on Facebook @homesteadcapemay. Each participant is allowed one entry. Remember your profile must be public for us to access the photo! If you wish to keep your profile private, you may send the submissions via email.

Duration: January to May 28, 2019

Please submit all photos & accompanied memories by May 21st. On May 23rd, photos/participants will be selected and entered in a poll where staff will pick their favorite memory!

Winner will be announced on May 28th, 2019

Contest Odds: The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning

Unclaimed Prize: the prize will be available for pickup until December 2019.  If the prize is not claimed by December 2019 the first runner up will be the new Grand Prize Winner.

Prize Description: A Homestead beach chair, a Cape May beach towel, Cape May beach tags (x2), a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine, a Homestead tote bag, a Homestead sweatshirt, a Homestead long-sleeve tee, a Homestead short sleeve tee, a Homestead soft cooler, Homestead bucket & shovel, Homestead notepad, Homestead pen, Homestead lip balm, Homestead bottle opener keychain, Homestead wrist bag, Homestead canteen, a pair of Homestead medium-size male flip flops, a pair of Homestead medium-size female flip flops, 20% OFF your next linen order.

Estimated Prize Value: $300

By entering the Contest you give Homestead Real Estate the right to publicize your name, likeness, and photo submission.

No purchase is necessary

You must be 18 years of age or older to win.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

Top 4 Reasons Thanksgiving is the best in Cape May

Cape May is not just a summer destination anymore, Cape May is ready to welcome visitors year-round and if you are looking for a Thanksgiving retreat, this can be your home for a few days. We have plenty of rental availability and many great restaurants are still open. Below is a highlight of why to choose Cape May this holiday.

  1. Cheaper accommodation

During the off-season the price for accommodation drops substantially. It’s 50% less than the summer prime weeks and if you cannot stay a full week, owners are also accepting a 2 -3-night stay. You can enjoy the perks and avoid the summer crowds.

2.Free parking

The meters have officially stopped (except behind the mall area) so parking is now free! It’s so much easier to find a spot and you don’t have to drive around for about 20 minutes. You can park next to the restaurants and shops!

3.Easier access to restaurants

If you’ve been to the shore during summer months, you know you need to make a reservation a week in advance! Well, not this time of the year. You can get a table a few days in advance, or the day of. Sometimes reservations are not even needed, and walk-ins are welcome.

4. Great restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner

If you don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving, there are so many great restaurants in Cape May that offer dinners.  You will still find a traditional menu including turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans casserole and cranberry sauce, but you will also find fresh seafood. Afterall, you are in one of the best shore towns. Below you can see a few restaurants that offer a buffet or a fixed menu. We would recommend making a reservation now.

  • Blue Pig – offers a three-course dinner and includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $45 per person. You can see their menu here.
  • Ballroom in Congress Hall – Every year they offer a buffet dinner and the seating starts 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. For adults the ticket is $45+ and for children (ages 3-12) is $19+.
  • Ebbitt Room – They offer a 3-course dinner (appetizer, entrée and dessert) and it’s $65 per person. If you don’t want turkey, you can choose the duck breast instead.
  • Washington Inn – Their seating starts at 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm and they have a special menu and you can choose whatever you want.  You can see their menu here. If you want to eat in the comfort of your home, they also have a Thanksgiving Feast To Go. The dinner to go serves 12 people for a price of $349 plus tax, and it’s prepared by the Washington Inn and Lucky Bones.
  • Peter Shields Inn – offers a 3-course dinner and the price per adult is $65 and for the children it is $35.00. They have a great menu with a fantastic ocean view… it doesn’t get better than this.

A great way to give thanks this Thanksgiving is by joining Operation Fireside. This operation will allow you to host Coast Guard recruits for Thanksgiving dinner, so they can enjoy a home cooked meal and relax from their hard training. They are not allowed to spend time or see their own families for the holiday due to the negative impact on their training, so hosting them is the best gift for them.

Whether you are looking for a 2-3 nights stay or for a week, contact our rental department now at 609.884.1888 to book your holiday stay! You can also book online if you’d like and our entire inventory is HERE.