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JUST REC'D A CANCELLATION - AUGUST 23 TO 30. CALL NOW

Anne Marie

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cape May - Bay Garden Cottage

Freshly painted Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8

You're sure to enjoy your stay in our lovely, freshly painted inside and out cottage with new porch windows and eclectic décor. The cottage is surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens, tranquil water features and an old-fashion tree swing. It sits just steps from the bay and the best sunsets you can imagine.Your coffee will still be hot when you step down to the beach to read the morning paper and do some dolphin watching. After you arrive back at the cottage from a day at the beach, perhaps you will want to surround yourself with nature by relaxing in our lovely butterfly and hummingbird gardens.You can grill up lunch and enjoy it in the screen house. Just picture yourself enjoying pre-dinner cocktails by the pond terrace listening to the sounds of the waterfall. After watching the sunset, you and the family can gather around the firepit and roast some marshmallows and listen to the distant horn of the ferry. Creating great meals right at the cottage is a delight with our chef's kitchen and you can enhance your favorite dishes by helping yourself to the various organic herbs and edible flowers that I grow. Feel comfortable knowing that I do not use any chemicals anywhere in the garden.

Our natural bay-beach is just steps away, FREE, and abounds with wildflowers, dune grasses, butterflies, and dolphins. Whether it's for morning coffee, sunbathing, fishing or crabbing off the jetties, or a glass of wine in the evening, you will find the bay calling to you to enjoy it's many pleasures...beautiful sunsets, dolphin sightings, beach glass hunting , fishing or bird watching. Our lovely beach has warm, calm waters perfect for swimming and keeping an eye on the little ones.

There is always something to do, or you can just do nothing. Music, fun, tropical drinks and casual food just blocks away at the beach bar at Harpoon Henry's or at the many fine restaurants in Cape May. Wildlife preserves for bird watching are minutes away, Wildwood boardwalk 15 minutes, Cape May 10 minutes, the Zoo is 15 minutes away, and several wineries just 2 minutes away. Our area of the Jersey shore has something to entertain everyone and every vacation interest.

Beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys for the little ones are provided. You will love our spacious, private outdoor shower under the trees, the screen house, lovely water feature, and you can even do some bird watching right from your chair in the garden. If you are looking to ride the waves in Cape May, we have complimentary beach tags for you, too.

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, House, Retreat, vacation getaway, peaceful and relaxing, natural beach, friendly neighborhood

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time at this cute cottage. We were very close to the beach and could make it back for potty breaks and lunch and snacks. The beach is quite and the water was just right for my toddlers.
Jul 2013
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Anne Marie

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Some of our best memories are the times we've spent with family and friends in Townbank. For me, there are many relaxing, pleasurable activities such as biking on the flat, picturesque roads, walking the beautiful, natural beaches, enjoying the gardens, kayaking, and shopping the specialty shops of Cape May. Leisure time can also be spent hunting for 'treasures' at the many antique shops and yard sales. We enjoy the family oriented neighborhood, quaint country church for Sunday services, great wines right out of the boutique vineyards nearby, and wonderfully farm-fresh produce and seafood.

Anne Marie purchased this cottage in 2005

It only took one visit to Townbank and we were hooked. You, too, will fall in love with this quaint family community of single homes on tree lined roads with some of the oldest and largest trees in South Jersey. My family used to come here when I was a child and it hasn't changed very much since then. We fell in love with our cottage in the village of Townbank, bought it immediately, and have been working on it lovingly ever since. We enjoy every moment being there and so will you. You won't want to leave, I promise!

What we love about our cottage's location is the proximity to historic Cape May. A lovely seaside resort resplendent with beautiful Victorican homes, wonderful shopping, sightseeing and whaling excursions. If you enjoy the excitement of the rides and games on the boardwalk,then you will love Wildwood...we are so close, yet so far from the those maddening crowds. In Townbank, we have absolutely no problems with traffic, parking, or late-night revelers. You'll have crickets, cicadas and the distant horn of the ferry to serenade you while you're star watching around the fire pit. Not really a beach person, but still want to experience a great getaway? You can have nature take you away by just spending time in our shaded, lush gardens. We decorated the cottage comfortably so you will feel right at home. If you miss one of Townbank's world-famous sunsets, don't worry, we have a beautiful 25' mural of a gorgeous sunset that you can see anytime...night or day. Come spend your vacation in our very special, very peaceful Garden Cottage by the Bay.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
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Just rec'd a cancellation - August 23 to 30. Call now
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Cape May South NJ Shore
Rutherford, NJ
5

A WONDERFUL COTTAGE FOR SUMMER VACATIONS

  • 5 out of 5
I can't say enough great stuff about this little house. It's surrounded by a lush and beautiful garden area, while the interior of the home is very modern with all the amenities. The central air is very welcome during hot summer days, and the patio area is just beautiful.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to be a small part of your wonderful celebration.
You and your lovely bride are welcome back at any time.
Thanks again.
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(610) 299-4998 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Cape May South NJ Shore
5

COMFORTABLE COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. You name it, the owner had it there. We had a very good time in the cottage, which is just steps away from the beach.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Naiya. It's guests like you that make it a pleasure for me to share my little bit of paradise. It is so appreciated when people show respect of the cottage and notice the little things I do to make them comfortable and their stay pleasurable and memorable.
Guests like you are always welcome to the Garden Cottage by the Bay.
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Cape May South NJ Shore
Indiana
2

BEWARE (PART TWO)

  • 2 out of 5
We enjoyed this little cottage, but wouldn't go back. The beds are marginal. The washer/dryer are in cellar, available only through the outside door. You should know you are definitely in the woods -- not only are skeeters active, but drawn to the moist location. Outside screened gazebo is basically useless, unless you want to remain vigilant for mosquitoes. Inside, any scrap of food or crumb drew remarkable hordes of tiny black ants. A hole in the roof leaked rainwater into my daughter's suitcase, damaging some of her clothes. Local beach has muddy bottom, and one can really not swim very with much pleasure at low tide -- the locals basically don't bother. Owner refused to remit any of our deposit because we used her kayaks and stacked them back in the wrong order. She said we were not allowed to use them, though that is not stated anywhere. She said she couldn't restack them because she was only one person. I told her to take $50 and hire two local boys to adjust them. She said she'd wait until her brother got there and see if they had been damaged by being stacked in the wrong order. Needless to say, I haven't see any of the money. I understand things are tight all over, but I would be aware of what you're getting into here...
  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why is it the renter's who would not be welcome back to my cottage due to inappropriate behavior always the ones who write a negative review?

In response to the kayak/lease issue...no, the lease did not say the kayaks were not for renter's use but the lease also doesn't say you can't remove the sofas, drag them down to the beach and use them as sand chairs. The lease cannot mention every little item in the house or on the property. I rely on the intelligence and consideration of the guests to determine what is right and what is wrong. The kayaks were securely wrapped with a tarp that was tied with about 50 bungee cords. These renters had to work very hard to remove the kayaks, drag them to the beach (over the macadam) and then when finished stack the heaviest kayak on top of the smaller kayak upside down. That inconsiderency resulted in extensive damage to the smaller kayak as well as some damage to the bottom of the larger kayak.
In response to the mosquitos...if you consider renting my cottage, please keep in mind you are not in the middle of asphalt and cement with traffic, bars, tourists and all the other trappings of a resort city. My cottage is in a natural garden setting by the bay in New Jersey. I'm an organic gardener and do not use pesticides or poisons. Yes, there are mosquitos in August. Also, you will get ants showing up if you leave food sit on the floors, have sticky counter tops, or stack bags of snacks around. Although, the house is professionally treated every month in the summer for ants, the ants will come if you invite them with food left about.
I'm very accessible and could be reached at any time these renters wanted to ask me a question or needed help with a situation. I want my guests to have a good time while they are staying here so I give all renters my personal phone number and ask them to let me know how I can make their vacation as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately for all concerned including myself, I never heard from these renters once.
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Cape May South NJ Shore
Shippensburg, PA
5

THREE OLD FRIENDS ON A GET-AWAY!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this charming cottage! The house was clean, cozy and filled with lovely décor. The yard was magnificent. The flowers, fish pond, patio and screened in seating were just amazing. There is a deluxe outdoor shower and this cool swing that hangs from a large shade tree. We could have spent a great weekend without ever leaving the property!

However, it gets better- the cottage is just a few footsteps from a quiet little beach that we really enjoyed. The historic area of Cape May was just minutes away by car and we also loved the beach over there (thanks for the complimentary beach passes). Cape May was full of great areas for shopping and tons of charming restaurants. The Victorian houses, the lighthouse and nature preserve provided awesome sightseeing.

We did not encounter any overwhelming crowds and we thought everything fairly affordable. We highly recommend this rental - you will LOVE it! We can't wait to return:)

PS: The pictures do not even do it justice. It really is a little slice of Heaven!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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(610) 299-4998 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Cape May South NJ Shore
5

WONDERFUL VACATION!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife, daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful week at the Garden Cottage by the Bay! The house is awesome and the surrounding trees, flowers and outdoor amenities were second to none. And, if that's not enough, the house is a few short steps to the beach and water. I've been staying at the shore at various houses and hotels for nearly 50 years, and the Garden Cottage by the Bay, was the best vacation house I've ever rented!!! The owner was very helpful in answering all of our questions and went out of her way to make our vacation a week to remember. I highly recommend this house for anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet visit to the shore.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our cottage. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest and I want to thank you for taking such good care of what is so close to my heart....my garden cottage.
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Cape May South NJ Shore
Pompton Plains,NJ
5

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE WITH LOTS OF CHARM!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great stay here. The owner was very helpful getting us settled in. The cottage was in a great setting just a few houses down from the beach. The house was very comfortable and clean. The gas fireplace was a great touch. We loved the yard! The pond, multiple sitting areas, fire pit (which we used and enjoyed) and all the eclectic decorating touches were all great. We will be back for another visit!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Larry. It was may pleasure to have you spend your vacation at the cottage....and you left it beautifully clean.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Cape May, South NJ Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
July and August
1 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
for 7 nights
$1,950
 
 
September
1 Sep - 30 Sep
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
From
$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
 
 
October
1 Oct - 31 Oct
2 night minimum stay
$400
for 2 nights
From
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,350
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cape May in South NJ Shore

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one full with tub and one full with shower. Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
lighted pond with waterfall by the terrace
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