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Best kept vacation secret in New Jersey.!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Freshly painted, smart tv, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps

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 on 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

More Details

Anne Marie
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Anne Marie

Some of the best memories we are creating are right here with family and friends in Townbank. For me, there are so 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 fresh local produce and seafood right off the boat! Cape May is known for its local artisans who provide wholesome breads, wildflower honey, organic vegetables, wines and beach plum specialties. I don't use chemicals in the gardens, so feel free to help yourself to my many herbs for your dishes, edible greens and flowers, or just watch the birds enjoy the blueberries!

Anne Marie purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Anne Marie chose Cape May

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 makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Town Bank in Cape May

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one full with tub and one full with shower. Spacious outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lovely gardens with many separate areas for seating, entertaining, and relaxing. Adirondack chairs surrounding a fire pit.


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Best kept vacation secret in New Jersey.!
average rating of 4.76 based on 29 reviews
Bernardsville, NJ USA

Retirement Treat!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this cottage to celebrate retirement. We had seen the pictures online, but they didn't do it justice! As soon as we pulled into the driveway, we fell in love with the beautiful landscaping - flowers, birdbaths, water features, lighting, garden sculptures, a swing, and to top it off, an amazing screen house! Then when we went inside where we were met with music playing on the stero, and a beautiful open floor plan, glowing candles, and two porches with fans drawing in the fresh breezes. We walked the few steps to the bay and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset!!! The owner had left a thick folder of brochures and suggestions, and we took advantage of many of her favorite places. We could not have asked for a better way to start our retirement!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pompton Lakes

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying at this lovely cottage. The cottage is beautiful, spacious & very clean on the inside & the gardens are exceptional. So relaxing at the end of the day listening to the garden fountain. The location is just a few minutes walk to the beach & close to all the attractions & great restaurants in Cape May. When we arrived, the owner Anne Marie was very gracious & left us a nice lunch. We had dinner at Freda's Cafe & Tisha's right in the center of Cape May. Both were excellent. Many of the restaurants were closed for the season but there was still plenty to choose from. Lots of great shopping for items made by local artisans at the "West End Garage" on Perry Street. I would highly recommend staying at this location & I hope we can return many times as this has been a great experience. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We went to this beautiful cottage this past weekend for a Girls Get Away Weekend. What a beautiful cottage to spend time with friends. It is decorated adorably and is just so charming. We had our coffee on the beach each morning and it was only a short ride into Cape May. The beds are so comfortable, it was well kept and very clean. Mrs . Waxman was a pleasure to speak with on the phone and returned my e mails promptly. This cottage is on a small, quiet street, the neighbors we encountered were very friendly... Next time, we will stay longer. What a great escape ! The fire pit was nice to sit around chatting, enjoying a glass of wine... the pond was nice to listen to the sound of the water....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Pat, Thanks so much for your kind words about our cottage. I'm so happy that you and your girlfriends had a great time and were able to enjoy all that our lovely little Town Bank has to offer. Many thanks for taking such good care of the cottage and leaving it in such great shape. You and your friends will always be welcome back. Thanks again.
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Perfect cottage near the bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage near the bay. It was convenient to everything in Cape May and a very short drive over to Wildwood Boardwalk. A 10 minute drive into Cape May proper and the lighthouse. Perhaps a 25 minute drive over to the zoo. The cottage was extremely clean and well stocked. We had lunch and dinner there almost every night. Beds were comfortable and we really enjoyed the living area with all the windows overlooking the backyard. The backyard is magical. Words can't describe it. The owner has put her heart into that yard and it shows. We could not get our daughter off the tree swing and my husband enjoyed reading by the waterfall. Our daughter loved riding her scooter up and down the quiet road. We really enjoyed sunset at the bay and swimming there. It is three houses down and lovely to walk along the shore. It was our first time renting a beach house and the owner could not have made it easier. She was available by phone when we had questions and everything was where she said it would be. We definitely plan to come back and spend more summer vacations at this delightful cottage. We highly recommend it for a quiet beach vacation away from the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca, Many thanks for your kind review and for choosing my little treasure to make wonderful vacation memories for your family. I hope you will return some day as you will always be welcome back to the Garden Cottage. Take care and have a great year. Anne Marie
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Seattle, WA

Perfect fairy tale cottage in Lower Township

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay for three nights at this comfortable and magical place. The location is really convenient for seeing all of Cape May, and we loved walking to the bay beach each evening. The gardens are a work of art and we used the screened gazebo for lunch every day. The house is well stocked and the owner is wonderful and helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear C, Thanks so much for your kind words and for choosing our cottage for your get-a-way to Town Bank. I very much appreciate the care and consideration you took of my little treasure while staying there. You and your family will always be welcome to return and thank you again. Take care Anne Marie
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Souderton, PA, USA

Unique retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a peaceful and relaxing weekend in this charming "home away from home". The living spaces are spacious, bright and very comfortable. The large, well equipped kitchen is perfect for informal family cooking and dining. The cottage is on a quiet tree-lined street, half a block from the beach - the perfect place for children, and for watching sunsets! The crowning glory of this unique and welcoming cottage is the gardens - outdoor 'rooms' that are magical and entrancing. Much loving care has gone into the creation and upkeep of these outdoor spaces. Cape May and Town Bank are short drives for shopping and dining and Cape May's Victorian charm is unique. Garden cottage is definitely a great place for a relaxing weekend or week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jackie and Joe, for choosing our cottage for your get-a-way and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here. You were very respectful, considerate and kind to our little cottage and I so appreciate it. Please feel welcome to come back at any time. We would love to have you.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Bay beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Town Bank, South NJ Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4th of July week
2 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £270.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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