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 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.
4.8 on May 17, 2014
We had a very nice time, and the house is wonderful with all the Victorian accessories and furnishings. The Innkeepers are very accommodating, and the B&B is very close to restaurants, shopping and the beach. C.Jones
5 on December 28, 2013
Enjoyed our stay very much! In walking distance to all! The hosts were friendly snd the place was cozy and clean! Will return!
4.2 on September 30, 2013
We found the staff friendly and very helpful in finding local attractions. The breakfasts were delightful and the afternoon treats very nice.
4.4 on September 12, 2013
A true escape. Joan and Fred are wonderful hosts. We can't wait to return!
5 on August 08, 2013
Joan and Fred are warm, kind, wonderful hosts. They have made Cape May a family favorite of our family for the past 12 years. Location of the house and the beautiful surroundings make you want to stay longer. K. Smith
1/2 block from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, restuarants & attractions, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 85 miles
Upon leaving the airport, take I95 North to the exit for the Walt Whitman Bridge. Cross the bridge, then Atlantic City expressway until exit 7s. Follow the Garden State Parkway south to exit 0. Follow the road into Cape May to Madison Ave., turn left. Turn right onto Columbia Ave until you reach Gurney St - turn left. Third house on the 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