1861 Maryland Avenue
Surrounded By Ocean And Sea Meadows As Far as the Eye Can See
Tax Note: The owner of Lands End will pay the NJ sales tax
and occupancy taxes. The rental rates below are the tenants’ total cost of renting Lands End.
Unlike other Jersey beach resorts, Cape May runs east to west rather than north to
south because Cape May is on the southern edge of New Jersey. Land’s End is the
eastern-most house in Cape May, and as such is situated on the southeastern corner of
New Jersey. Surrounded on three sides by ocean and sea meadows as far as the eye
can see, it is more like Nantucket than a Jersey shore town.
Land’s End has about 270 degrees of views. These inside and outside views include
breathtaking sunrises and moonlight over the ocean. You can also see the flashing of
the Cape May lighthouse from the rear deck.
Land’s End is situated at the junction of the ocean and the Cape May Inlet (which leads
to the Cape May Harbor, the Cape May Canal, the Delaware Bay, and the Chesapeake
Canal). From its 65-foot ocean liner-like front deck, you can watch the parade of Coast
Guard cutters, fishing boats, sightseeing boats, and cabin cruisers funnel in and out of
the inlet. This view is much more interesting than that afforded by most beach homes
which often look out upon a boat-less and, hence, somewhat boring ocean.
Land’s End is the last house at the dead end of the first beach block in Cape May. As
such, unlike virtually all other beach-block houses in Cape May it is not fronted by a
busy road with cars flashing by in both directions. There is little traffic, and what there is
generally moves very slowly, preparing to turn around at the dead end. This traffic
situation makes the area relatively safe for kids; and, combined with the fact that there
are no houses on three sides, makes Land’s End relatively quiet and peaceful,
Land’s End’s property adjoins a huge tract which houses a Coast Guard base.
Everyone loves being near the Coast Guard. You cannot see the base’s buildings, but
you can occasionally hear them drilling. Platoons of recruits are often seen marching
nearby, much like a parade. You might hear the national anthem drifting across the
wetland’s in the morning, and you may hear cannon fire at sunset graduation
ceremonies on Sunday evening which are open to the Public. All in all, the Coast Guard
lends a wonderful nautical ambiance to Land’s End.
Land’s End is located in a section of Cape May called East Cape May and is in a part of
East Cape May is known as Poverty Beach. Although the house is across from the
The Atlantic Ocean, the nearest beach entrance is an easy 300-yard walk away. Free
parking, if driving is necessary, is always available at the foot of the beach entrance.
The beach has lifeguards and a public restroom. It is an interesting beach to sit on
because of the boat traffic and because dolphins swim by virtually every day. Whales
are also seen occasionally. The fact that the beach is situated on the southeastern
corner of NJ may account for the abundant sightings, as the sea life veers near the
beach as it makes it way around the corner from the Atlantic Ocean into the Delaware
Of course, Cape May is also one of the truly premier birding places on the planet, and
Land’s End’s front deck may be the best place on the island to watch the birds at rest
and in flight.
Land’s End has a 65-foot 2nd-floor deck in the front with an umbrella over a dining table.
The kitchen has a deck which has a Webber three-burner gas grill. There is a cozy
covered porch in the front of the house on the ground floor and a spacious screened-in
porch in the back which is probably the most private spot in Cape May.
Land’s End is an upside-down house with the living room, dining room, kitchen, and
master bedroom suite on the second floor. The first floor contains three other
bedrooms, a very large laundry room, and a family room with a wet bar. The family
room has a queen-size sofa bed and can serve as a fifth bedroom.
The master bedroom suite is particularly nice with its two huge closets, makeup area,
two-room bathroom, and ocean or wetland views on three sides.
The kitchen has an island, a pass-thru bar to the open-floor-plan living and dining
rooms, and a separate breakfast room.
Land’s End is sided with cedar shingles and has wooden railings which make for a
much nicer, natural ambiance than is afforded by the plastic houses that are so
common in beach towns today. Plastic might be easy on the wallet, but it is hard on the
Land’s End sits on an oversized 100-foot-wide lot with a sizable lawn suitable for
croquet, badminton, and other outdoor activities. And the property is bordered on two
sides by gently swaying 13-foot grasses which become like a green sea in the summer,
swaying slowly in the breezes. There is space to park three cars off-street and always
plenty of street spots as well.
The town of Cape May offers far more than the ordinary beach town. It is a national
historic landmark (tourists come just to see the architecture) and has many world-class
restaurants and great shopping. The next town up the coast is Wildwood, and its
nightclubs, bars, gigantic boardwalk, and amusement piers are truly “wild”. Atlantic City and its casinos are about 45 minutes away.
Call Jay at 610 329 8759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information or to reserve a week at Lands End.
2020 Weekly Rates
May 2 $3500
May 9 $3500
May 16 $3500
May 23 $3500
May 30 $3500
June 6 $3500
June 13 $5300
June 20 $6300
June 27 $6800
July 4 $7000
July 11 $7000
July 18 $7000
July 25 $7000
August 1 $7000
August 8 $7000
August 15 $7000
August 22 $6000
August 29 $4700
September 5 $3900
September 12 $3900
September 19 $3900
September 26 $3500
October Weeks $3500
November Weeks $3500