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Dog Friendly, Cozy Cottage, 1st Floor Apt For 2; A Garden And Fine Art Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 325 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath In Lavish Garden, 2 Blks To Bay Beaches, 15 Min To Cape May

Celebrate summer at Sweet Pea Cottage and BayRose Garden where something is always in bloom.

WINE LOVERS REJOICE!!!! Sweet Pea Cottage is centrally located to Cape May County's seven extraordinary wineries. If you plan on taking some tours this is the place to stay!

Welcome to Sweet Pea Cottage, a delightful get-away for two people of any age, with weekly rates starting at $975.00. Set inside the lovely BayRose Garden with three seasons of floral beauty there is always something to delight.

Located in Villas, New Jersey, 2 blocks from the bay beaches and 8 miles north of historic Cape May, this cozy, cottage style apartment is available to the public for the first time in 2015 following a complete renovation.

Sitting on the fully fenced 100 X 100 square foot lot, the Sweet Pea Cottage is also home to BayRose Garden replete with a variety of exciting plant species, hummingbirds and butterflies to enjoy from your private, screened gazebo.

Not only do you get to enjoy the colorful garden display, but the cottage walls are decorated with the original “Streets of Cape May” panorama series to enjoy and even purchase to take home with you.

The delightful, dog-friendly Bay Beaches are right down the road for long morning and evening walks with your best friend. Sunsets and other wildlife abound.

And if you are a nature buff there are two hummingbird feeders visible from the love seat in your living room.

So if you love flower gardens, artwork and long walks with your dog on the bay beaches, this is the place for you.

Amenities include:

Beach Tags provided for free entry to Cape May Beach

Dogs under welcome (under 40 lbs)

Full kitchen

Sheets and towels provided

Cable TV


Secure WiFi

Streets of Cape May artwork available to purchase (or just appreciate during your stay)

Air conditioning

Private screened gazebo for dining and relaxing

Private Barbecue Patio

Pet services on premises – Dog sitting and/or walking. Other pet services available including overnight care (requests to be made at time of booking).

We regret that we do not accept male dogs unless they are neutered.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Lisa

A watercolor artist for over 35 years, I have become a gardening fanatic since the purchase of this simple Villas, New Jersey property in 2010.

Also an animal lover and owner of a spoiled Lhasa Apso named Chloe', I have made special accommodations to invite hummingbirds and butterflies into my garden to feed and thrive.

I was drawn to this quaint town after embarking on a body of artwork called "Streets of Cape May" where entire streets of the historic town are illustrated in vibrant panorama watercolors.

Wanting to start a large garden as an added palette to my creative portfolio I searched outside of Cape May and found the perfect location for all I needed to express.

Wanting to share these surroundings with other art and garden enthusiasts (other than my family) I have opened up my home's private apartment to those who thirst for all of the special beauty this area has to offer.

Lisa purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Lisa chose Villas

I fell in love with Cape May on my first visit and was compelled to dedicate my artistic career to capturing it's glorious streets in watercolor panorama paintings. I also yearned to start a significant garden, having outgrown my postage stamp size yard in Philadelphia.

How perfect was my find when I ventured north and happened upon a town called "Villas" where the reasonably priced cottages offered the land that I was in search of. Just a bonus, of course, that the bay beaches were just two blocks away allowing my little dog, Chloe' the ability to satisfy her own desires.

What makes this apartment unique

Not just your average rental, this dwelling sits inside gorgeous BayRose Garden, with three seasons of floral beauty. Additionally, the owner is available for private tours or just feel free to roam the gardens on your own. If you are an avid or beginning gardener be sure to ask for the plant tag book for specific plant information and enjoy the BayRose Garden diary that has been left in your suite for personal garden stories and information.

Not only do you get to enjoy the colorful garden display, but the cottage walls are decorated with the original “Streets of Cape May” panorama series to enjoy and even purchase to take home with you.

(please see the entire series at: )

The owner is on the premises and available to you 24/7 with local information, garden tours and personalized dog-sitting services. Not just walking and feeding, but if you dog needs extra attention, more time will be spent than just the average sitter. So if you want to spend a night at the casinos in Atlantic City, rest assured, your best friend will be well cared for with overnight company.

***Pet care rates vary depending on specific services.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villas in Lower Township

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with tub, shower and sink with plenty of cabinet space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Arrangements can be made to sheet together twin beds as a king. Advance notice required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Sweet Pea is a cozy, 1st floor, cottage style apartment and is only suitable for two people who are not looking for "wide open" indoor spaces. However, it is well appointed and pristine. The square footage of the space is 325 (10 1/2 feet wide and 31 feet long). The private gazebo is octagonal 10 X 10 square feet, also perfect for two that would like to dine or relax.


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Dog Friendly, Cozy Cottage, 1st Floor Apt For 2; A Garden And Fine Art Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great place, Great host, Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 night at "Sweet Pea" and greatly enjoyed it! Lisa is very meticulous and it shows.. The art is beautiful and the cottage is very well equipped. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt welcoming upon arrival, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The sweet pea cottage experience was wonderful. The first thing that you notice upon arrival is the beautiful trees, plants and flowers on the property. The cottage is cozy and accomidating with an equipt kitchen, wifi, air conditioner, tv and comfortable bed.The location is perfect for easy access to everywhere that you'd want to visit . I would not want to forget the beautiful artwork that adorns the walls of the cottage done by lisa, Speaking of Lisa and her husband, they were excellent hosts. We would like to thank them for making our vacation one to remember And we hope to return again for another great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accomodations in great location

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate apartment, beautiful yard in a quiet residential neighborhood walking distance from bayside sunsets. Close enough to Cape May attractions and beaches to be convenient but far enough away to not be surrounded by tourist traps. Owner Lisa going above and beyond to make sure your stay is a success. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent guests that experienced all Cape May has to offer. I especially appreciated their enthusiasm over the Streets of Cape May artwork.
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You don't know me but trust in me when I say PERFECT.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect is the answer here when you want to talk about a quiet, very clean, very comfy, nicely furnished cottage. Everything you will need and MORE. 15 minutes into Cape May proper. Sweet Pea's owner makes sure you have all your need - from soup to nuts. #KINDNESS Side patio. Bar-be-Que. All comforts of home. Summertime gardens make for a lovely view each day. Everything is easy to get to- don't let that make you deter from your own private paradise getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, restful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A cozy, comfortable, and immaculately clean cottage -- perfect for a week's stay. Such a gorgeous garden, too. We loved grilling out each evening on the private patio. The owner, Lisa, is truly hospitable and friendly, close-by if you need her, but very respectful of guests' privacy. We enjoyed being a short walk from the bay beaches and only about a 15 minute drive to the heart of Cape May. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests with a darling dog. I was thrilled that they enjoyed the new barbecue patio just installed this season. Left The Sweet Pea in perfectly clean condition. I hope to see them again soon.
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A Perfect Getaway Weekend Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Sweet Pea Cottage was just perfect for my husband and I and our little dog. It is immaculate, well equipped and tastefully decorated. It is located down the block from the dog friendly bay beach in a quiet neighborhood. The owner, Lisa, is an artist, animal lover and gardener. She offers dog walking/sitting services which we took advantage of when we went to Atlantic City for a concert Saturday night. I truly enjoyed our stay, especially chatting with Lisa about gardening and getting a tour of her garden with its unusual and beautiful plantings. A lovely place - I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beatrix, my new best friend, loved her walk and especially her treats afterward. I was so glad that this couple entrusted me with their adorable seven month old Welsh Corgie. The three of them had a fine time at Sweet Pea Cottage.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Atlantic City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.96 Miles
Jake's Bar and Grill, 2 min. drive
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Delaware Ferry; 8 min. drive
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Cape May, New Jersey; 14 min. drive
Nearest Motorway
4.6 Miles
Garden State Parkway; 10 min. drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.47 Miles
Back Bay Bistro, 1 min. drive
Nearest Beach
7.77 Miles
Bay Beach, 2 blocks - Cape May Beach 14 min drive
Car: necessary

"It's Better on the Bay!" That's what I tell people who ask why they should choose to stay in Villas, NJ when wanting to tour historic Cape May.

Simply put, if you are traveling with your dog the expansive bay beaches, only two blocks away, are available for mile long walks with your best friend (and significant other) every day of the year. The quiet fall months are especially enjoyable with warmer weather than you might expect.

For an added doggie-treat take your four-legged friend for a meal at Harpoon Henry's where pups of every shape and size are allowed to languish under the tables as "the people they own" enjoy a casual meal while watching the sunset. (click on links and video for website)

Additionally, offering all of the amenities of any small town such as restaurants, bars, parks, laundromats, grocery stores, gardens and much more. Just driving around the neighborhood offers a feast of small home gardens where proud property owners are eager to talk about their plants.

Historic Cape May is a 15 minute drive for beach activities, dining, festivals, art shows, dinner theater, water sports, whale and dolphin watching, wine tasting, trolley tours, walking tours, bike riding, sight seeing, golf, mini golf, batting cages and almost anything else your imagination will allow.

The Wildwood Boardwalk is a short drive away as well with a water park and all kinds of activities not to mention local restaurant fare and classic seashore treats like salt water taffy.

If seafood is on your mind you won't have to venture any further from your rental suite than a few blocks to get the best take-out seafood in Cape May County. "Fish and Fancy" has some of the tastiest local seafood at the most reasonable prices you can find anywhere. So don't bother to drive into Cape May for a great meal; Fish and Fancy is proud to call Villas, NJ home. (click on links and video for website)

If bird watching is your thing Cape May Point is the biggest migration point in the world, hosting thousands of visitors a year from the professional participants in the World Series of Birding to the beginner with their first pair of binoculars.

Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC), the organization that helped to secure the town of Cape May's place as a historic landmark, is host to many summertime events. Take a tour of their website to make sure you are here for your favorite activities. (click on links and video for website)

In closing, I just can't say enough about my favorite place in the world, so come and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £223.29

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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