Greetings from Cape May! Here in the mid-Atlantic we are bracing for our coldest weather of the season, with temperatures expected to dip into the single digits for the upcoming Holiday weekend. For those not so pleased with this approaching cold snap, the silver lining is that Memorial Day is just shy of 3 months away. It will be here before you know it and we encourage you not to wait until it’s too late to book your ideal vacation rental. Many of our loyal guests have already reserved their properties and have reported that after waiting a bit too long in past years, they wanted to be sure and book early this year to lock in their property of choice.
At Homestead, we recognize that there are many vacation rental destinations and companies competing for your business. The New Jersey coast is sprinkled with enticing resorts, but there’s no place quite like Cape May. Our gorgeous beaches are regularly featured among the finest in the nation. Everything from the texture of the sand, to the perfect distance between the ocean and the promenade mesh together to ensure that our beaches are a one of a kind experience. Cape May also features world class restaurants. There are fine dining establishments that lend themselves to an ideal date night or special occasion. But there are also fantastic family options, specialty fare featuring various styles of fusion cuisine, and tried and true seafood classics. One of a kind retail options are scattered about town, many of which feature local artisan crafted clothing, jewelry, and home decor. Venues for purchasing fresh produce and all your vacation favorites like house made candy and salt water taffy are of course abundant as well. This is all buoyed by the fact that we are the nation’s oldest seashore resort. When you visit Cape May you are not just visiting the beach; rather, you are treating yourself and your guests to a piece of history that will remain with you for a lifetime.
In assisting with your search for a rental property, we strive to be the best of the best…not just on the island, but in the entire vacation rental industry. Vacation begins with the searching and booking process…a process that should be as easy as possible for you. Our state of the art website makes it just that. So relax and start shopping. But first, let us help you find the best home possible by shedding some light on what’s what around town!
Homes with 5 or more bedrooms which can accommodate multiple families are always among the first to book solid. A majority of these homes are very close to the beach and the center of town. If you’re looking to vacation in grand style….such a property may certainly be for you. Due to Cape May’s proximity to the ocean and the smaller lot sizes that are typical of the shore, pools are not a common amenity here in town. But they DO exist, and they never disappoint. We invite you to take a look at this fantastic property . Together, the main house and the back cottage of this home sleep a total of 24 people, which make it an ideal location for a family reunion by the sea. In addition to the gorgeous pool, the interior is newly decorated with plenty of living space and a tranquil but large front porch invoking summers of old Cape May. One of the wonderful attributes of this property is that it is easily walkable to Cape May’s hub, the Washington Street Mall.
If Cape May is new to you, then you may be a bit overwhelmed in selecting a property location. Or maybe your rental needs have shifted and you are in search of a property to adapt with your changing lifestyle. If so, we invite you to consider one of the islands best kept secrets: West Cape May. A lovely residential area, West Cape May is still within walking distance to the beach and town. Yes, the walk is a bit longer, but the surroundings are a bit quieter too. It’s a locale that is home to many of our pet friendly properties due to the larger lots and more open spaces. West Cape May is also a bit friendlier to the budget! Due to its location just a bit outside of the town center this area offers exceptional rental values, like this 4 bedroom, 3 bath beauty. Featuring a large back deck, screened in porch, and all the amenities of home, this newly listed rental home will book quickly. If you’re reluctant to give West Cape May a try, you’re not the first to have such feelings. But Homestead has a number of long time rental guests who would stay nowhere else on the island. There’s just something special about the area that must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
Last but certainly not least, we encourage you to explore Cape May Point. This area of the island is a quick drive or bike ride to town, but it’s also one of THE most peaceful places that you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing. If ultimate tranquility is the goal of your Cape May vacation, then Cape May Point is the place to be. The lush, natural landscape is also one of THE premier birding destinations on the east coast. This makes The Point absolute perfection if your vacation plans are slated for late summer or early autumn. Every home at The Point is a one of a kind! There are of course homes large enough to accommodate multiple families. But the gems are often quaint cottages, like this 2 bedroom bungalow with stunning views of Lake Lily.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this little sampling of what Cape Island has to offer you. No two vacations are the same. We know that you are looking to visit Cape May and create unique and lasting memories that will be special to YOU and YOUR family. So take the opportunity in this cold weather to relax and dream of summer! Explore, research, and book your property right from our website on your desktop OR mobile device. Of course, we’re here when you need assistance, and ALL questions are good questions. We’re ready for YOUR vacation. So our question is…are you?