Renting a property in Cape May

Frequently Asked Question about renting a house or apartment in Cape May NJ

We’re glad you’re considering renting a house, apartment, or condo for your upcoming Cape May vacation! Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions about renting a vacation property in Cape May.

I have a question about renting a property on this website. Who do I contact?

Please contact the owner or real estate agent listed in the contact section at the bottom of each ad. We are neither a broker nor agency, so we can’t answer questions about the properties who advertise with us. Each listing contains a phone number and (usually) an email address that will put you in direct contact with the person responsible for the listing.

I have a question about renting a property in Cape May that is not listed on this website.

We recommend contacting a real estate agency in Cape May to assist you in finding the property in question. We do not have information on properties not advertised with

Can I rent a house in Cape May for just 2 nights?

In-season, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the majority of vacation rentals in Cape May are available on a weekly basis only. For exceptions, you’ll need to check with properties on a case-by-case basis.

Off-season, after Labor Day and before Memorial Day, you’ll find a large number of properties who rent on a nightly basis.

Are all Cape May rentals Saturday to Saturday?

The majority of Cape May rentals are a Saturday changeover, but there are a few Friday and Sunday changeovers available. Saturday remains the most popular, particularly in-season. If you need more flexibility, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons – June and September.

How do I get my keys, and what payment types can I use?

Payment types and where you pick up the key to your rental property will vary depending on the owner or realtor handling the rental. Please ask them for details.

Do I have to bring my own linens and towels to Cape May?

In most cases, yes Linens and towels are not provided when you rent a vacation house in Cape May, with very few exceptions. (Blankets and pillows are provided, though.) You will need to bring your own bedsheets and towels for the duration of your stay. But you’re in luck! There are local companies who rent towels and sheets to vacationers, so you can save much needed room in your suitcase. Find out more about Cape May sheet and towel rentals