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25 JACKSON STREET CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(800) 732-4236

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The Virginia offers five delightful cottages along Jackson Street, the crowning glory of Cape May's historic district. These lovely cottages are available for rental by the full house or as separate apartments. They are ideal for families or group of friends looking for a weekly rental. Enjoy the ideal location of these Victorian cottages and ocean views on your vacation. These beautiful accommodations are conveniently located just a 1/2 block from the beach.

What's Happening in Cape May?

We know everyone is curious about what's open and available around Cape Resorts at this time. To help you plan your summer escape, we've designed a digital guide to dining, shopping, relaxation, and recreation: The Cape Bulletin.
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White Cottage

Stephen Decatur Button designed

Built in 1891 and designed by Stephen Decatur Button, this historic lodging is one of the famous "Seven Sisters" of Cape May—seven identical Italian-Renaissance-style cottages built, according to the legend, for the seven beloved daughters of a wealthy Cape May builder. Enjoy ocean views from three terraces at this ideal vacation rental, featuring a ground-level apartment and three floors reached by a lovely hand-carved spiral staircase.
Enjoy a private balcony, large kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar, and a dining room table that can seat up to 12 people. The living room at this Cape May, New Jersey lodging welcomes guests with antique black wicker and a pullout sofa sleeper, as well as a stereo system with flat screen TV and two gas fireplaces.
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Pink Cottage

Classic Italianate architecture

Built in 1891 and designed by Stephen Decatur Button, this historic lodging is one of the famous "Seven Sisters" of Cape May—seven identical Italian-Renaissance-style cottages built, according to the legend, for the seven beloved daughters of a wealthy Cape May builder. This spectacular cottage is available by the week or as a bed and breakfast. Individual room rentals are available on our second and third floors. Bed and Breakfast guests enjoy a daily continental breakfast delivered to the house including yogurt, juices, whole fruit and coffee or tea. The porch in the rear of this lovely cottage offers comfortable seating to enjoy breakfast or the selection of board games, and housekeeping provides a daily change of sheets and towels. All rooms have a ceiling fan and children are welcome.
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Red Cottage

Classic Queen Anne style

Enjoy classic lodging in a red and white Queen Anne Victorian, located on Cape May's oldest street. Built for Harry and Dorothy Parker in 1899 as a summer cottage, this lovely building is now the perfect location for your relaxing stay in Cape May, New Jersey.
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Gray Cottage

This beautiful accommodation in the middle of Cape May’s famed historic district is located just a 1/2 block from the beach. The newly renovated cottage features an “upside down” floor plan, with a kitchen and living space on the second floor, in order to enjoy the breathtaking ocean views.
This lovely Cape May cottage is available for vacation rentals year round: From the last week in June through the first week in September, the Little Gray Cottage is available to rent weekly as a whole house (Saturday to Saturday).
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The Gray Cottage is currently closed for a winter refresh and will reopen on April 3rd. Please visit the White or Pink Cottage for availability.

Brown Cottage

Refined Seaside Elegance

Nestled in lush greenery just steps from the ocean, the Brown Cottage is the crowning jewel of Cape May's storied Seven Sisters. This Italian Renaissance-style masterpiece has been lovingly restored to offer the perfect blend of classic Victorian charm and contemporary comfort. Featuring plush interiors designed by Colleen Bashaw, the Cottage boasts a full kitchen and wet bar, a grand dining room, sumptuous living spaces, deluxe guest rooms, and full-length balconies offering sweeping views of the sea. Take a meal in the private courtyard, or enjoy a swim in the garden pool — the Brown Cottage offers the pinnacle of Cape May seaside luxury.
Call to learn more: (800) 732-4236

Resort Fee Inclusions

As our guest, you will have an array of Cape Resort amenities and services close at hand. From dining options to recreation, special events & programming to guided tours, we’re here to help create memories you’ll treasure forever.
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Extended Cottage Stays

Limited Availability for our Single-Family Cottages

This summer and fall, escape to your second home by the sea. Plan an extended cottage vacation from 7 days to 6 weeks either in the quiet serenity of our 62-acre farm, or in the historic elegance of Cape May's seaside historic district.

Think of it as your family retreat by the sea. A place where you can relax and recharge. Offering breezy porches, decks, glimpses of the ocean, and equipped with full kitchens and washers/dryers (plus plenty of elbow room), these homes are available for extended vacations from 7 days to 6 weeks. Choose from our beach block Victorian cottages in Cape May’s historic district - or Beach Plum Farm cottages, located on our 62-acre farm, nestled between downtown Cape May and Cape May Point, with a golf cart and bicycles to help you get around.

Stay in historic seaside charm...

Located on tree-lined Jackson Street and Atlantic Terrace, our elegant, comfortable Virginia Cottages were built in 1891 by the owner of Congress Hall—identical properties which became known as the Seven Sisters. Offering breezy porches, decks and glimpses of the ocean with full kitchens, washers/dryers (and lots of elbow room), the renovated cottages are the perfect choice for a family retreat in the historic center of Cape May. They're located just half a block from the beach.

...or in 62 acres of idyllic open space.

A 10-minute bike ride from the beach, our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm is home to five charming cottages and barns, offering the ultimate private retreat, surrounded by nature. Effortlessly blending rustic chic with top-of-the-line amenities, the cottages and barns offer the ideal escape with all the space you crave. Explore the farm, enjoy your private golf cart and bicycles, light your own outdoor firepit. Inside, enjoy our chef-grade kitchens, taking advantage of our fresh farm produce, or grab ready-made to-go meals from the farm market. At Beach Plum you're in your own world, but still part of ours.

Call to reserve your cottage: (609) 600-2213

Summer's Best Rates

As we reopen our family of beloved properties gently, we are excited to welcome you back. Enjoy the best available rates of the summer, guaranteed when you book with us directly.

We are committed, now more than ever, to providing you with the simple pleasures in life. Our priority? Offering the space and fresh air that you need, in a safe and relaxing environment. Yes, a lot of things have changed, but we're looking forward to offering you a good, old-fashioned welcome that Cape Resorts delivers.

We hope to see you soon.

Book Your Summer Stay

Congress Hall The Star The Virginia The Sandpiper The Beach Shack Beach Plum Farm Cottages Call to Book the Congress Place Suites: (844) 499-9815 Call to Book the Virginia Cottages: (800) 732-4236

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Running, Biking, Walking

Being on vacation at the New Jersey shore means being outside as much as you can and there are lots of options to enjoy your workout in the fresh air while staying with us. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations for nearby hikes, nature walks and bike paths.

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Bird Watching

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous bird watching destinations and enthusiasts travel here from across the country to experience the wide variety of species that inhabit the area and pass through during migration. Check with Congress Hall's Concierge for tips on the best places to spot rare birds.
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Sea Spa

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere. You’ll love the fun yellow- and white-striped treatment rooms and the wonderful massages, facials and beauty treatments that feature all-natural products. Learn More

Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Fitness Room

Being on vacation doesn’t mean having to break your fitness regime. As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

Need a more advanced workout? As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped Fitness Center and Sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club. The Sandpiper Fitness Center was recently enhanced with state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment, making it one of the most robust gyms on the island.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

Congress Hall Pool

We know our beaches are pretty special, but a change of scenery is always nice, especially on vacation. As a guest of The Virginia, you can enjoy the services and amenities of the nearby Congress Hall Hotel, including its beautiful swimming pool and adult-only pool. Learn More

Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Beach Plum Farm Tour

Set out on a guided or self-guided tour and explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our very own 62-acre working farm in West Cape May.
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Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Congress Hall
History Tours

Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story on our 60-minute interactive tours led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931.
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History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Guided Excursions

Embark on a tour of some of Cape May's hidden gems. Our Guides will lead you out for a tour of Davey's Lake or to Sunset Beach, where you can search for Cape May Diamonds.
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A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Shuttle Service

Travel Cape Island with ease on our new Cape Resorts Shuttle. The Shuttle stops at all Cape Resorts outlets and hotels, including Beach Plum Farm and West End Garage.
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Shuttle Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

Golf Cart

SEASONAL

Reserve our golf cart, daily, May-November, which can take you to area restaurants, Beach Plum Farm, historical sights, or just around the streets of Cape May. Speak with the front desk to arrange your outing.

Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

Bike Rentals

SEASONAL

There’s no better way to get around Cape May than by bike. The city is flat as a pancake and very pretty, the perfect ingredients for a lovely bike ride! The nearby Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Beach Boot Camp

SEASONAL

Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? Our Beach Boot Camp sessions provides structured exercise in beautiful oceanside surroundings.

Beach Boot Camp Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

Beach Service

SEASONAL

Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.
Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

The Virginia Cottages
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
609-884-5700

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located on Jackson Street, just a half block from the beach and the Washington Street Mall - in the heart of the Historic District.

Valet Parking is provided on weekends and in season. Please utilize the 15 minute parking space directly across from the hotel as well as the loading zone (a few yards down the street), as parking on the left side of Jackson Street is prohibited.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway| From The Cape May Lewes Ferry| From New York| From Washington/Baltimore| From Philadelphia

Summer GUEST PROGRAMMING

Summer is all about fun in the sun, and our team has prepared a robust schedule of exciting guest activities for the season. From Monday Carnivals at Congress Hall to exciting nature activities at Beach Plum Farm, our guest programming will keep the whole family engaged all the way through your Cape May vacation.

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