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.
2020 rental rates
– rates are for leases signed by Dec 31, 2019, and paid by check. I’m not sure yet if rates will go up next year. Information below is current as of 11/27/19
Good News: No taxes for renters when renting directly from the owner via this local website. The NJ law was changed. This saves you several hundred dollars compared to renting on national websites. Also no Realtor administration fees.
5BR house (sleeps up to 10) including the 2 bedrooms upstairs.
3BR 1st floor (sleeps 2 to 6 with upstairs locked off) only available Sept to June.
NA = rented/not available. X = 3BR house is not available in prime summer times.
|Vacation Timing:||5 BR House Rental||3BR House Rental|
|April||$1595/wk Fri – Fri
$925/4 nights Mon-Fri
$925/ Fri-Mon long weekends
$740/ Fri-Mon long weekends
|May prior to Memorial Day.
Fri/Sat of Memorial Weekend NA
$1125/ MonFri midweek
$1125 Fri-Mon long weekends
$895 Fri-Mon long weekends
|Mon 5/25 – Mon 6/1||$2295||$1899|
|OR Sun 5/25 – Sun 5/31||$2595||$2095|
|OR Sun 5/24 – Fri 5/29 5nt special||$1999||$1599|
|OR Mon 5/25- Fri 5/29 4nt special||$1399||$1199|
|Or thru Sat may be possible. TBD|
|June: Prices progress as getting later in prime season. Only the following stays are still available:|
|Fri 5/29 – Fri 6/5||$2595||$2099|
|OR Sat 5/30 –Sat 6/6||$2695||$2195|
|July: $4295/week. All July stays already rented/NA||NA||X|
|August: $4295/week. Only the following stays are still available:||X|
|Sat 8/8 – Sat 8/15||$4295||X|
|Sat 8/15 – Fri 8/21 (6-night special)||$3695||X|
|Sun 8/23 – Sat 8/29 (6-night special)||$3695||X|
|Sat 8/29 – Fri 9/4 (6-night special)||$3495||X|
|Or Sat 8/29 – Thur 9/4 (5-night special)||$2995||X|
|September: Prices go down progressively even though this is often the nicest month for weather and almost everything is still open.|
|Sun 9/6 – Sat 9/12 (6-night special)||$2599||$2099|
|OR Mon 9/7-Sat 9/12(5-night special) Sun/Mon to Fri also avail.||$2199||$1850|
|Sat 9/12-Sat 9/19||$2695||$2195|
|Sat 9/19-Fri 9/25 (6-night special)||$2199||$1799|
|Mon 9/28 – Mon 9/5||$1895||$1595|
|Mon 9/28-Fri 10/3 (6-night special)||$1699||$1399|
|Mon 9/28-Fri 10/3 (5-night special)||$1399||$1199|
|October (10/5 or later)||$1495/wk.
$1095/ Mon-Fri midweek
$1095 Fri-Mon long weekend
$875/ Mon-Fri midweek
$875 Fri-Mon long weekend
$995/ Mon-Fri midweek
$995 Fri-Mon long weekend
$775/ Mon-Fri midweek
$875 Fri-Mon long weekend
The last few weeks of Sept (as well as Oct, Nov, April, and May) can be rented in various ways depending on availability so email us if you don’t see the scenario you prefer.
- All rates and dates subject to landlord’s mistakes/inability to look at calendar correctly;)
- No pets. No smoking inside. No exceptions. Evidence of smoking or pets is cause for eviction, loss of remaining days and security deposit.
- For any house you rent, we suggest renters consider travel insurance since reservations cannot be refunded
- After agreeing on a stay and reviewing info on surfrentals dot com, I will email you a lease in which you return regular US mail postmarked and in the mail within 2 days. About 1/2 rent is 1st payment with a signed lease. Balance, $500 security dep, $120 cleaning service fee ($95 when renting 3BR 1st floor) 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 a local linen service like geareduprentals or linenladies 90% of our renters simply bring them from home.