1045 Maryland Avenue 1045 Maryland Avenue
The Cottage on Maryland Avenue
Rent as 5 bedroom beach house or 3 bedroom beach house
New availability! Additional weeks have now been priced and released to rent.
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Enjoy your vacation at this delightful beach house with a great location that is convenient and quiet. Originally a 1960’s cottage, you’ll enjoy just enough of the charm, coziness, and tradition of your memories of trips to the Jersey Shore, yet with all of the modern-day conveniences. The 1st floor has been completed remodeled and the 2nd floor added.
- Ideal location! Less than 300 yards to the beach. 3 blocks to boardwalk. 4-6 blocks to historic district/shopping. You’ll be close to the beach, boardwalk, and shopping, yet on a quiet street with ample parking. See the aerial photo of Cape May on our listing – the yellow pushpins show where the house is relative to the beach, historic/shopping district, boardwalk shops/Convention Hall.
- Options! 5 bedrooms/2 ½ bathrooms for up to 10 people OR select weeks are available to rent as the 1st-floor cottage for couples or smaller families of 2-6 people. Either way, your family will be sleeping in beds and bedrooms– not cots, sofas or floors like some rentals.
- Some 5 and 6 night stays! We offer select 5 and 6 night stays that are popular with people who want to avoid traffic or enjoy a day or two at home. Plus 3 night weekends in the spring and fall.
- Well maintained! Unlike most beach house rentals, we make improvements every off-season, so the house is very well maintained.
- Relax! Screened porch in the front, 2 decks in the back, plus a nice rear yard for kids to play.
The house is in a residential area of town with ample free parking on the street plus a parking pad. While on vacation, you can view the “picture book” at the house to see how it looked in the 60s and all of the work we put into renovations over the years including brand new bathrooms, kitchen, windows, central air-conditioning, wireless internet, and more. Recently improvements include painting all of the bedrooms “beachy” colors, new stainless steel appliances for the kitchen, new 1st floor bathrooms, flooring, kitchen cabinets, mattresses and more.
The Family Room provides a great place to come together as a family, play Wii, board games or watch a movie on the wall-mounted LED TV with DVD/VHS player and a library of movies. It has new wood laminate floors and comfortable furniture. It is bright from the 9 foot sliding door leading to a screened front porch. The screened front porch is great for reading the morning paper before others rise. It has a small table for 2-4 people to eat, plus a wicker loveseat and chair, both with seat cushions. At night you can hear the ocean waves in the distance when the wind is coming off the ocean.
“Ocean Breeze” is Bedroom 1 is in the front corner and has a new Queen bed. It has double windows on the front and a single window on the side. There is a wonderful cross breeze and sounds of the ocean in the distance when the weather is moderate and the AC is off. Also, a full-size armoire for storage.
Palm Plantation” is Bedroom 2 is the master bedroom in the rear left corner. Light and bright with a Queen bed – and with the recent renovation, it now has an attached half bath and wall-mounted LED TV.
“Kids Hideout” Bedroom 3 is usually where the kids sleep, as I did during the 1960s! Twin over twin bunk bed with stairs plus single bed (keep your suitcases on upper bunk if you don’t want your children to use it.) Nice big double window overlooking the big backyard plus a big armoire to hang clothes or put them in drawers.
The full bathroom is completely new and has a double sink vanity, brightened by a window and complete with a tub/shower. Next to it is a stacked washer dryer if you really want to do laundry while on vacation but most people just bring enough clothes.
The kitchen has new cabinets and a neat refurbished butcher block table that seats 8+. The adjacent dry bar seats another 2 with plenty of dry storage below. The kitchen has double windows on the side and another 9-foot slider, opening to the big back deck.
The back deck is where you’ll want to hang out before going to dinner, with its large table and umbrella. Wide stairs off the deck open up to the big backyard where the kids can play. A “renters’ shed” is provided that houses a beach cart/wagon to tote the 4 basic beach chairs and umbrella. There is a tub of misc. beach toys and adult beach tags. When you return from the beach, you’ll enjoy a full hot and cold enclosed shower. We provide beach buckets in each room to carry your shower supplies to alfresco showering. A large restored charcoal grill that was my Grandfathers is ready for an old-fashioned cookout – perhaps while sitting back having a beer or glass of wine as the kids enjoy the private backyard for playing soccer, horseshoes, or more. Bring your bikes and chain them up to the clothes pole when you’re not exploring Cape May.
Our 5 bedroom beach house includes 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs plus a rear 2nd-floor deck.
“Surfcomber” is Bedroom 4 is the corner bedroom with a Queen-size bed and windows on the side and back.
“Lighthouse Room” is Bedroom 5 – a mini-suite because it is similar to a lighthouse, being that it is at the top! Moderate in size, but cozy with its own full bathroom, Queen-size bed, and wall-mounted LED TV. It can be accessed from inside or its own separate entrance and has a 2nd-floor sundeck that faces the backyard.
2019 Pricing and Availability for the “Cottage on Maryland”
Be sure to note 5 and 6-night specials plus Fri-Mon weekends in Spring and Fall
Book early for best selection. Availability and pricing below is current as of 4/16/19 but also see the calendar on this web site for updates. There are some 5 and 6 night stays that are popular with people that want to avoid traffic or have a day or two of staycation (home) before or after. During specific weeks listed below, usually Sept through June, the house can be rented as the 1st floor 3BR which may accommodate smaller families or lower budgets. (Scroll down further for rental pricing for the 1stfloor/3BR option)
5 Bedroom house rentals: (prices go up as you move from June into peak season)
April: Weekly Fri-Fri $1595, Mon-Fri midweek $925, Fri-Mon Long weekend $925. 3-night min.
May: Prior to Memorial Day weekend. Weekly Fri-Fri @ $1595, Mon-Fri midweek $1125, Fri-Mon Long weekend $1125. 3-night min.
Memorial Day Weekend Not available
Summer Season: Summer 2019 rates ranged from $2995 in June to $4295 in Aug. Only one stay remains this year.
Sat 8/24 – Thur 8/29 (5-night special) $2995
Reserve early for 2020
Late Summer Value Season/Sept. (prices go down as you go further into Sept/Oct) 4 or 5-night rentals will be considered.
Labor Day weekend is not available by the weekend alone, but Mon 9/2 – Sat 9/7 (5-night special) $2195
Sat 9/7 – Fri 9/13 (6 night special) $2395 – rented
Sun 9/15 – Sat 9/21 (6 night special) $2195
Last few weeks of Sept can be rented various ways; weekly, weekends, etc. Email us with your preferences.
Sat 9/21- Sat 9/28 $1695 for the week or $1195 for a 3 night weekend Sun-Mon.
Sat 9/28 – Sat 10/5 Weekly Fri-Fri $1595, Mon-Fri midweek $1195, Fri-Mon Long weekend $1195
October: Weekly Fri-Fri $1495, Mon-Fri midweek $1095, Fri-Mon Long weekend $1095 3 night min.
November: Weekly Fri-Fri $1295, Mon-Fri midweek $995, Fri-Mon Long weekend $995 3 night min.
3-Bedroom house rentals:
The original 1st floor cottage completely renovated and modernized
April: Weekly Fri-Fri $1195 Mon-Fri midweek $740 Fri-Mon Long weekend $740
May: (Prior to Memorial Day weekend. Mem. Day Weekend Not available)
Weekly Fri-Fri @ $1275, Mon-Fri midweek $900, Fri-Mon Long weekend $900
Summer Season: Prime weeks $3095. One stay is still available:
Sat 8/24 – Fri (6-night special) $2995. Sat to Thurs $2695
Late Summer Value Season/Sept. 4 or 5-night rentals will be considered.
Labor Day weekend is not available by the weekend alone, but Mon 9/2 – Sat 9/7 (5-night special) $1795
Sat 9/7 – Fri 9/13 $1900 – rented
Sun 9/15 – Sat 9/21 (6 night special) $1795
The last 2 weeks of Sept, Sat 9/21- Sat 9/28 or Sat 9/28 – Sat 10/5, the first floor can be rented various ways including $1395/week $995 Mon to Fri, and $995 Fri to Mon.
Oct: Weekly Fri-Fri $1195, Mon-Fri midweek $875, Fri-Mon Long weekend $875 3 night min.
November: Weekly Fri-Fri $1050, Mon-Fri midweek $775, Fri-Mon Long weekend $775 3 night min.
All rates and dates subject to landlord’s mistakes/inability to look at calendar correctly;)
After agreeing on a stay and reviewing info on surfrentals dot com, I will email you a lease which you return regular US mail postmarked and in the mail within 2 days. 1/2 payment is due with signed lease. Balance, $500 security dep, $110 cleaning service fee ($95 when renting 3BR 1st floor) and 13.625% applicable taxes on the rental amount are due with 2nd payment. If the house is left extra dirty and requires more cleaning, the tenant is responsible for the service’s additional charges
Tenant provides all linens or may arrange for them with local linen service.
No pets. No smoking inside. No exceptions. Evidence of smoking or pets will forfeit the security deposit.
For any house you rent, we suggest renters consider travel insurance since reservations cannot be refunded.