Built in 1869, the Gingerbread House is one of the eight Stockton Row Cottages situated in the historic District that has been meticulously and elegantly restored. This charming Victorian house is loaded with gingerbread woodwork, incorporating the innkeeper's talents and craftsmanship. His creations include the double entrance doors of teakwood with beveled glass and upgraded bathrooms of teakwood and corian counters. Victorian furnishings, lace curtains, period wallpapers, original Cape May watercolors by Fred's mother, award-winning photographs and classical music provide a lovely atmosphere with friendly service and attention to detail. Breakfast, afternoon tea, beach tags, fireplace, private and share bathrooms and wicker-filled guest veranda. = Block from the beach and walking distance to restaurants and shopping.
4.4 on January 02, 2015
Joan and Fred are great hosts and take care of their guests very well. The house is spotless and cozy, breakfast is different each day and wonderful, afternoon baked treats are available with coffee or tea. This was our second stay at the Gingerbread House and we expect to go again.
5 on December 13, 2014
Great weekend at the Gingerbread House.. Room was most comfy, breakfast incredible and met wonderful guests! Cannot wait to return...
5 on October 23, 2014
My wife and I found the Gingerbread House an excellent place not just stay but to feel the warm friendliness, relaxing environment, great breakfast, conversation and closeness and being within walking distance to local eateries and other interesting shops. We are looking forward to next years stay at the Gingerbread House. Jeff & nancy Swanger, 220 Stonehedge Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
4.8 on September 15, 2014
Fantastic hosts, breakfast, room, location, amenities, snacks. We loved it! These folks went out of their way to make us comfortable and to help guide us as we visited Cape May for the first time. We were very lucky to have a room available as our plans were last minute. Someone happened to cancel and we were able to stay. We really enjoyed it at the Gingerbread House and will plan to stay there next visit to Cape May
5 on July 25, 2014
Perfect experience, start to fiish. Personalized booking, greeting, great accomodations/atmosphere and stay. Gingerbread is in a great location to beach, restaurants and shops. Fred and Joan know what they are doing. Will be back.
4.4 on July 17, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Gingerbread House. The innkeepers Joan and Fred are lovely people and genuinely care about your comfort in their home. The service was great, the food was delicious, and their porch is so relaxing. We will definitely return.
5 on July 03, 2014
This has to be one of the nicest B&Bs we've stayed at! Our hosts Joan and Fred were fantastic, the food was exceptional, the location could not be better, and the house and property was in pristine condition ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
3.8 on July 02, 2014
Perfectly, located 1/2 a block away from the beach and close to all the stores on Beach Ave, this is a great deal! The staff are all very nice, helpful, and attentive. The house is very nicely kept, rooms are clean, and there is always coffee, tea and snacks available. There's a bike rack in the back, beach chairs and towels are available, and there's even an outdoor shower. There's a nice selection of cold breakfast items available but the hot breakfast was just OK, not bad, just not really good. Overall, it's a great place and I wouldn't hesitate to come back.
5 on June 12, 2014
The Gingerbread house is located right in the middle of everything; beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. Fred & Joan were great hosts and every morning a delicious hot meal was served along with other cold options. We were also able to keep our bikes right out back on their bike rack. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be back!
4.6 on May 30, 2014
The Gingerbread House is centrally located to the boardwalk, restaurants, and attractions. The comprehensive file of restaurant menus was a welcome convenience. Breakfast was a two-part feast. We enjoyed talking to Fred about his renovation work, greatly admired his mother's water colors and the antique furniture. Joan shared further information about the house and offered us tasty home-baked treats. The room was beautifully decorated, with sufficient reading lights and quite roomy. The front porch was a welcome spot to enjoy a glass of wine after a full day of walking around town admiring the beach and Victorian architecture. We spent little time in the room because we were either out on the town or downstairs on the porch. Our second floor room was quiet, roomy, comfortable, and nicely decorated.
1/2 block from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, restuarants & attractions, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 85 miles
From Garden State Parkway - follow Rt. 109 South to Madison Ave - turn left - go to Beachfront - turn right - go to Gurney St. - turn right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cape May Bird Observatory, Various Bird Walks, Cape May Pt. Lighthouse, Ocean Sports, Hiking Trails, Historic House Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone , Hallway Refrigerator, beach chairs, 300' from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, historical attractions, & restaurants, beach towels, shower amenities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Fred & Joan Echevarria
Very talented innkeepers-woodworking, metal work, photography, gardening, birding, fishing, biking
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Very light lemon flavored pancakes served with a homemade blueberry sauce or maple syrup. Additionally, there is homemade granola cearel,yogurts, plenty of fresh juice, coffee and tea, homemade coffee cake, muffins or cinnamon buns and fresh fruit