HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

New Kitchen, Pantry, & Den in 2015! One Block to Beach w/Huge Front Porch & Yard


Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

New Kitchen, Pantry, & Den in 2015! One Block to Beach w/Huge Front Porch & Yard

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Cape May - Magnolia Porch

Large Home with every modern amenity-- 7 bedrooms, sleeps 16 very comfortably!

We are adding over 400 square feet of brand new kitchen and open floor plan living space and -- ALL WILL BE READY FOR THE 2015 SUMMER SEASON!! Book now.....new photos will be posted soon......two refrigerators, professional gas range, two ultra quiet dishwashers, three large sinks with disposals, separate kitchen pantry area for your entertaining convenience. The rear portion of this gem is being newly constructed right now.....enter this home and you will not believe the expansive brand new and modernized living spaces that await.

You simply will not forget your vacation at the Magnolia Porch! You can practically live on the enormous wrap around covered porch which has 1260 square feet of eating, playing, and relaxing spaces for everyone in your group! 7 large bedrooms and 3 full and two half baths PLUS two outdoor showers with private changing rooms!

Currently under renovation to add brand new open floor plan kitchen space which will be updated in every way. Also renovating an upstairs bath (converting clawfoot tub to shower) and adding a brand new powder room on the first floor which will give us a total of 5 showers (3 inside and 2 outside), a bathtub, and 5 toilets.

Sleeps 16 very comfortably---no squeezing into cramped 'double beds' or sleeping in the living room or sunporch in this spacious comfortable home. 'Room for 16' means that EVERY one of the 16 people in your party has their own comfortable bed, in a designated bedroom space, with a door that closes! Our beds are either King or Queen or standard sized Singles. We don't believe in overcrowding the home or making some folks sleep on uncomfortable sofa-beds or roll-away cots while they're on vacation.

Our beautifully landscaped yard includes gardens, a new gas grill, two bike racks, two picnic tables and lounging chairs.

After a day of playing on the world famous white sand beaches of Cape May, return to enjoy this home's expansive living spaces. Enjoy rocking your cares away on one of our 10 big wooden rockers or sip a cocktail while enjoying the gentle breezes and listening to the waves on the beach which is only one short block away. Kick off your flip flops and swing on our vintage double porch swing or laze the day away on the rope hammock perfectly positioned with an ocean peek just for you. There are also three eating tables with chairs and two servers on this magnificent tree lined porch as well as several other quiet spaces for sipping coffee while you enjoy the morning sun spilling through the magnolias.

Take a stroll on Cape May's scenic beachside promenade.....or take a run if you're up to it. It's only a block away. Park your car for the week and forget about it....in fact, park 4 additional cars because there's room for everyone in our private driveway. Absolutely everything you could want is only a short walk away. Fabulous shopping and Zagat rated restaurants, water sports, fishing, biking, it's all here waiting for you.

This home has a rich history with every modern amenity. No stuffy Victorian furniture or crazy old flowered wallpaper to contend with....just clean, well appointed, and spacious rooms . Five clean modernized baths (three with showers) as well as two outside showers, each with its own private changing room, await your group. Brand new high-efficiency full-sized washer and dryer for your convenience. Two zone air-conditioning and forced hot air heating systems keep you comfortable year round. Two state-of-the-art tankless hot water systems provide limitless warm showers for your group. Never run out of hot water here at the Magnolia Porch!

Our fully equipped modernized kitchen is currently under construction and will be finished before the 2015 rental season. It will include granite countertops throughout; a prep island with sink and counter stools; all brand new appliances including three separate stainless steel sinks with disposals; a 36 inch KitchenAid professional stainless convection gas range; two ultra quiet Bosch dishwashers; and 2 full sized stainless steel refrigerators (both equipped with ice makers). Almost 50 cubic feet of refrigeration space is sure to hold all of the provisions for your group. You will want for nothing in this massive, state of the art kitchen addition with adjoining breakfast area and separate pantry.

After a day of sightseeing or shopping, you'll enjoy relaxing in this home's expansive living spaces. Enter the large foyer through the welcoming dutch door and enjoy this entertaining area which is fully equipped with bar glasses, ice bucket, and serving pieces. A large adjoining living room welcomes you with fireplace original to the home. Lots of seating here in this beautiful room which is appointed with hundreds of books, a stereo with Bose speakers, many DVDs, and a 55 inch high definition Smart TV with upgraded cable package and wireless internet (and a cable to hook up your video gaming)....all for your enjoyment.

Beyond the living room is an expansive dining room with granite topped lighted buffet niche and seating for 16 at two large square tables. Or, the tables can easily be joined together to form one big table to accommodate your group. Large double mahogany doors open onto the side porch from this wonderful room......cocktails anyone?

A brand new 'breakfast room' (perfect for TV viewing!) is tucked in the back of the home adjacent to the brand new kitchen space and will accommodate a separate gathering of sports fans or cartoon watchers. This beautiful sunny room includes another large 55 inch flat screen Smart TV and is the perfect place to begin your day connecting with family and friends and catching up on the news or checking your mail. Complimentary password protected internet connection is accessible throughout our home and on the porch.

Once you're ready to retire, choose from among this home's 7 large bedrooms; again, no squeezing into cots or uncomfortable sofa beds here! Three bedrooms are conveniently located on the first floor and are accessed off a quiet hallway away from the action. There are also several bathrooms down this hall only a few steps away from the bedrooms.

The three bedrooms on the first floor include:

Bedroom #1-- King bed with high definition TV;

Bedroom #2-- Queen bed with high definition TV and an outside door for direct access to the porch;

Bedroom #3--Two twin beds.

The four bedrooms on the second floor include:

Bedroom #4--One Queen and one single bed;

Bedroom #5--One King bed and high definition TV;

Bedroom #6--Three twin beds;

Bedroom #7--One Queen bed.

We accommodate 3 night minimum stays for the months of Jan, Feb, March, Apr, May, Jun(1st half), Sep(2nd half), Oct, Nov, and Dec.

Nothing has been left out in this gem. Book early......don't delay! We will accept reservations for the 2016 season beginning in June of 2015. Please visit us again to see new photos of the kitchen and breakfast room addition; new bathroom; and the upstairs bathroom remodel---all to be completed in the Spring of 2015!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

About Ann

Marc & Ann grew up vacationing at New Jersey's beaches with their families...traveling for hours in the back of big old station wagons loaded with kids and stuff for the coveted 'week at the shore'!

'Our children have also enjoyed those same annual trips to the shore and we're thrilled to have a space we can call home in Cape May!'

Ann purchased this house in 2013

Why Ann chose Cape May

We feel so fortunate to own a place in Cape May! This beautiful town is bustling during every month of the year.

In addition to its pristine beaches and all of the summer fun that goes along with the sand and surf, there is also a vibrant community of year-round residents here that supports the arts and organizes festivals [food & wine; lima beans(!); seafood; Octoberfest---just to name a few].

In the warmer months, there are also deep sea fishing competitions including shark hunts, weekly movies on the beach, whale watching, horse and carriage rides, ghost tours, you name it!

At any time of the year you can explore Cape May's rich history and visit our lighthouse, the many historic buildings (many of which you can tour), and the WWII lookout! The town also hosts a flag ceremony every evening at Sunset Beach.

The year-round Cape May ferry travels to Delaware for those who might want to take advantage of some tax free shopping. Many Zagat rated restaurants are open all year too!

Because of Cape May's unique location at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, it is a natural resting stop on the Eastern Seaboard for all species of migratory birds and has become a mecca for bird watchers too! The US Coast Guard also has an active training center here because of this unique geography.

You can take a leisurely flat bike ride out to the lighthouse or to Higbee Beach or just enjoy a stroll around in town any time of year.

When you visit Cape May you'll notice that it doesn't attract the massive crowds found at many other area resorts. We especially like it because we know that our kids are safe and that there is good old fashion fun for everyone here in Cape May. Visit us.....we know you'll think so too!

What makes this house unique

We are charmed by the unique history of this old home and just could not believe how big it is!

The garden is an absolute joy....pink flowering trees and magnificent flowers that bloom throughout the seasons. We especially love the way the sun filters through the trees to provide just enough privacy on those lazy afternoons when we can enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the surf.....all from the sanctuary of our porch!

We have spent many an afternoon just enjoying the cool relief of the porch's overhang with some cold beverages!

We love the dutch door at the entryway and the large elegant living and dining rooms that were once home to a vibrant ballet dance studio! We were so surprised and delighted that the home didn't have any of that heavy Victorian wallpaper or those small dark rooms we had seen in other older homes in town. Everything is light and airy and we have plenty of outdoor space, not only on the massive porch but also in the yard since we are located on a double-wide lot in the middle of the block. We also love the added convenience of having a few first floor bedrooms located down a quiet hallway just beyond the foyer.

After nightfall, enjoy the porch illuminated only by the moonlight and a few garden landscape lights or flip on the party lights and spend the evening playing cards or a board game. We just love the versatility of the outside spaces and we know you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our October visit.....Beautiful Victorian house...well appointed....spotless....well maintained...the porch is delightful....in fact the entire house and setting are delightful....great location...we will highly recommend The Magnolia.Porch...
Oct 2014
  • 1 of 1

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
New Kitchen, Pantry, & Den in 2015! One Block to Beach w/Huge Front Porch & Yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Cape May 2014

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The location was awesome, just 1 block from the beach. The house is beautiful. Perfectly laid out for a big family gathering. I love the porch. I love the decor.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Downingtown, PA

Historic town - historic home...a block from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This home has it all...it IS just as advertized, a family friendly home with lots of bedrooms, bathrooms, and all the extra you'll need for a great vacation in Cape May...plenty of room to spread out, all the bedrooms were very nicely decorated and the beds were VERY comfortable! Bathrooms are very accommodating. GREAT to have air-conditioning – what a plus for us as it was very humid at night this week. The main living room area was large enough for all to sit and visit...the grandkids got up earlier than the adults and found this room perfect for their Kindles. We had breakfast indoors (huge dinning room table) and dinner out on the porch (classic wrap-around porch complete with rocking chairs, out-door dinning table - seats 12+) several times. Kids watched a number of videos after dinner or early in the morning in the back room off the kitchen – another great place for our kids. While the kitchen is a little "tight" (counter space) it was well stocked with utensils and plenty of right-sized pots and pans and a great gas stove for gourmet cooking! We did cooked as little as possible so that it was a vacation for the “moms”. So I grilled steaks and chicken, which again was easy to do with 2 large outside grills. Everything to do in Cape May is in walking distance...so no need to drive and find a place to park either at the beach (only one block away) or going into town to enjoy the restaurants (excellent!) or the Washington St. shops. Beach locker is a great plus, as we did not have to transport chairs, boogey boards, etc. back and forth. Just a great house!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We love to hear how our guests use the various rooms and outdoor spaces for playing and relaxing. We're so glad you had fun! We are also happy to report that we just received approval for a large addition to the kitchen area. The former kitchen will now serve as a wet bar/pantry area and the new kitchen will be located behind the living room. Our brand new enlarged kitchen space will be completed before our next guests arrive in the spring of 2015 so we will be busy all winter choosing new cabinets, appliances, and everything else! Stay tuned for new photos....we'll post them as soon as there's something to see. Please come back and visit us again soon!


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this beautiful home for a weekend gathering. Everyone just loved it. The home is spacious, well decorated, and only a block to the ocean. It is close to shopping and many restaurants as well. We truly felt at home. The only thing that would have made it better is if it was my house!!!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blushing! Thank you for the kind words. We think this grand old home is irresistible and beautiful too. It's got a special charm that makes folks want to return year after year. Come back and see us again ;)
Lancaster PA

Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

We booked Magnolia Porch for an extended weekend family gathering. The rental exceeded our expectations. The home was large and tastefully decorated. There were many areas (living room, dining room, porch, backyard etc) that allowed our entire family to gather together for meals and and general socializing. The porch was a special delight with space for all of us to sit and relax (it's even bigger than the pictures!) with the hammock being one of the favorite spots. Amenities were excellent -the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and the second refrigerator and outdoor grills were appreciated with a large group. This rental is an easy walk to the beach (and has excellent outdoor shower facilities) as well as to many parts of downtown Cape May. Owner was very responsive to questions. Overall, excellent rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. You're right, it IS difficult to capture enormity of that porch in a few photographs....it is like having 3 or 4 extra rooms. No one ever says they feel cramped at the Magnolia Porch.....so many rocking chairs....so little time! Please visit us again soon. Perhaps you'll be able to extend your stay next time. We still have a few weeks available next summer!
Potomac, Maryland

The K's

  • 5 of 5

This was our 15th year of renting this wonderful old house for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. It's the highlight of our summer. It has always been well-furnished and maintained; we feel like it's our home away from home. Two of our children and their families travel 1800 miles to get here, but wouldn't miss it for the world. We look forward to it from one year to the next. The men have a standing date for Par 3 golf, and the ladies for luncheon at the Emlen Physick Estate. For the children, it's all about the beach (which is only a block and a half away!!!), the boardwalk, and games in the big back yard after dinner. The wraparound back porch is always in use either for just relaxing, dreaming in the hammock, playing games or eating a meal outdoors any time of day. The outdoor showers are also a big plus after a day at the beach. We would recommend this home to friends without any reservation whatsoever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the nice review. Thanks also for mentioning all of the outdoor spaces at this unique home---these big 'extra' spaces are difficult to convey in photos. There is plenty of room for everyone to really spread out here (both inside and outside!) since we're on a double-wide lot in the middle of the block. We're so glad that you've been able to make this home a part of your family's memories! Please come back and see us again next year!
South Salem New York

Grandma and Grandpa

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, spacious home perfect for a family vacation with all the kids and grandkids. Huge wrap around porch and backyard space for enjoying the outdoors as well. Attention to detail both in interior design and amenities. Wonderful property manager, readily available if needed ( we had no issues) who goes beyond expectations - he called us to say he found a camera even before we knew it was missing - and promptly mailed it back! The owner is also easy to reach, ( Ann ) answers all inquiries graciously and accurately. Cape May has much to offer for beach lovers.. Pristine beach a short walk from house (1 block) bicycle riding, historical tour horse carriage rides around town , arcades, mini golf, great shops , and some wonderful restaurants ( we recommend Trisha's on the Mall and Union Square for sure- at Trisha's you can BYOB!) Will hopefully be able to rent for many years to come !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments! We especially appreciate the feedback since it's our first year with this lovely home. We are always updating things and tweaking the place with an eye toward the comfort of our guests. In fact, this week we added new lighting and furniture to the porch. Now you can enjoy a relaxed evening under the large covered porch with just the right intimate illumination for your evening meal and refreshments. The new outdoor mahogany table can be used with or without the self-storing leaves and will accommodate any group....large or small. We also purchased two brand new outdoor grills and installed a new stainless steel convection oven in the kitchen. Please come back again and enjoy it all!


Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape May
Car: not necessary

Steps from all Cape May has to offer. Park your car and don't move it--a short one block walk to the white sand beach and world famous Cape May promenade. Four short blocks to the center of town with shops and restaurants galore! You will not forget this unique home and all it has to offer. Make your vacation effortless!


Prices & Availability

From $850 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Cape May, South NJ Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sept 13 - Dec 31*excpt holidy
13 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
cleaning fee required $300.00
Notes Our lease governs the payment schedule.

We also require a $300 cleaning fee. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Refundable security deposit required.

*$850 Standard nightly rate with 3 night minimum only during the off-season. $900 is the nightly rate for holiday weekends: Columbus Day 10/9-12; Thanksgiving 11/25-29; Christmas 12/24-27;NYEve 12/30-1/3/16.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Enter dates to see total


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , fully tiled first floor bath with stall shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , this half bath is on first floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor--large room w/shower stall and separate bathtub
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , This new half bath is located off the new breakfast room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , fully tiled 2nd floor bath with 1/2 wall & glass shower
  • These 3 full and 2 half baths don't tell the whole story. The two additional private and separate outdoor showers-each with its own private changing room also means there is ZERO wait time for a shower after a day at the beach! Two new tankless hot water heaters means every one gets a warm shower too! Looking forward to posting photos of our new bathrooms when we can! After construction there will be 5 showers; a tub; and 5 toilets.....all ready for the summer season of 2015!!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , located on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , located on first floor with outdoor porch access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , located on first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , located upstairs; large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed , located upstairs with large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , located upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , located upstairs
  • Three bedrooms are located on the first floor for extra convenience. These first floor bedrooms are only steps away from two bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Linens and towels are not included. Guests may order drop off and pick up service for a fee through Linen Ladies. We provide the use of 2 BEACH UMBRELLAS FREE OF CHARGE for the convenience of our guests. Umbrellas will be set up each day by Gram's Beach service at the Jefferson Street beach. Just tell them you're staying at the Magnolia Porch and they'll take care of setting up the umbrellas.....no work for you! We have also rented a Gram's beach box on Jefferson Street Beach for your convenience. USE OF THE BEACH BOX IS ALSO FREE FOR OUR GUESTS.....bring your chairs & toys to the beach only once, no need to lug them back and forth every day! Gram's will rent you their comfy chairs too....just tell them you're staying at the Magnolia Porch for a 10% discount. See their website for pricing.

Partner Offers


Protect your holiday rental booking

  • Only 2.3% of the rental stay cost (up to £5,000)
  • Protection against internet fraud
Find out more
*Terms & Conditions apply

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote