Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2628 USA (Show map)


The only thing we overlook, is the ocean. Our Craftsman-style Inn, circa 1915, includes many of the design features commonly associated with Craftsman homes: Bright, spacious rooms, open plan dining and living areas and an inglenook with a fireplace. Window benches to view the beach and beautiful natural wood floors. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts aesthetic we have decorated with furniture from the Stickley Company that is complemented by Mission-style lanterns and art pottery. Genuine hospitality and good food are served up daily. So, plan a trip soon. We can't wait to see you!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fabulous B&B

4.4 on June 22, 2016

Fabulous B&B - Hospitality was exceptional - we booked last minute, Robyn was there for all of our needs, the rooms are very well appointed and meticulous. They have great beach bike for your use. The main area is warm and comfy with a pool table and porch that out looks the ocean, I would go back in a heartbeat!

Great, restful getaway.

4.4 on June 08, 2016

Rhythm of the Sea is a top notch B&B with a great location. The serene atmosphere, the delicious full breakfast, and the gracious innkeepers make this a perfect place to recharge and take full advantage of oceanside views. Situated across from the beach, it's within walking distance to great restaurants and shops and just a short drive from local attractions. Felt like we were staying in a friend's beautiful home.

A great place to stay in Cape May

3.8 on June 02, 2016

I loved this beautiful Arts & Crafts home on Beach Ave. It's a great alternative to all the Victorian B&B's. The hosts were extremely nice. I would definitely stay there again.

Outstanding Stay

5 on June 02, 2016

I have stayed at plenty of bed & breakfast places but never stayed at one as nice as this one. From the food to the service to cleanliness. I literally can't complain about anything when it comes to this stay. We will definitely be back again!! ::)

Rhythm of the Sea restored our rhythm!

5 on June 01, 2016

What a great place to stay! Warm and comfy accommodations and a super friendly staff made our holiday weekend stay an absolute pleasure. Will definitely return!

Our First Bed & Breakfast...Not our last!!

4.8 on May 31, 2016

The architecture was beautiful and the staff was outstanding. Jodie was a delight to deal with helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The location was perfect and the morning breakfast was gourmet!! Also, loved having the bicycles to ride! We mentioned our marriage and they upgraded our room!! Very conscientious staff and owner! Thank you!

Charming place right at the beach

3.8 on May 26, 2016

This is a lovely old fashioned place with a lot of charme and atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay very much. The owner and the innkeeper were very friendly and helpful.

Enjoyable Getaway

4.8 on May 23, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Rhythm of the Sea in Cape May, N.J. Robin the owner was the perfect hostess! And the room was lovely and the breakfasts were delicious and well presented!

Great stay!

5 on May 17, 2016

Rhythm of the Sea provides a calm and tranquil oasis for those looking to relax and just enjoy life. Rooms are beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and Jodi and Robyn are the best! This is our new go-to place to relax and get away!

Lovely Stay for Jazz Fest

4.2 on May 12, 2016

Loved this b&b for an over night stay for Exit 0 Jazz Fest. Rooms were clean and neat, breakfast was yummy and owners were very sweet.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

Luxurious linens and queen pillow top mattress guarantees a good nights sleep! Snuggle under the down comforter. Ocean view or fireplace rooms available. Selection subject to availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $265

King Suite

King suite with TV/DVD, sitting room with wet bar, garden access, ocean views, Family-friendly (and pet friendly) with an extra twin bed for child but is also perfect for a romantic getaway for just the two of you!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $395

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Location Type

directly across from the beach, a short stroll to the historic village of Cape May, two miles from Cape May Point Lighthouse, close to several top restaurants, one hour south of Atlantic City, a far out place, close to home!, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the North, take the Garden State Parkway South to 'Exit 0' and go straight through the light on Rt. 109 south and over the Cape May Canal bridge. At the next light make a left onto Madison Ave and go to the end. At the stop sign turn left onto Beach Ave. and travel one and a half blocks to 1123 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 08204-2628.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary use of Bicycles, Complimentary beach chairs, Complimentary use of beach towels, Outside summer shower, Concierge, Front porch facing the ocean

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, 'Gemuetlichkeit', Historic House Tours, Sunset Gazing, Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Fabulous Dining, Cape May Diamond Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No For safety reasons, no smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage House is available for couples with a young child
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Occasionally our seasonal staff is available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Due to possible allergies and phobias of other guests
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum 3 days in season and holiday weekends all year
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% by personal check within 10 days of making reservation
  • Cancellations: $35 processing fee if cancellation or changes are made within first 15 days of reservation. Within 15 days of stay one night fee. Within 3 days of your arrival, the entire stay will be charged to your account. We cannot be held responsible for inclement weather, early departures or for any reason beyond our control.



Robyn & Wolfgang Wendt & Julie McElroy

Languages spoken

Sailing, Skiing, Cycling, Traveling, Wine-ing & Dine-ing, Humor, English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Sometimes ML Doxie Odie & LuLu

About the innkeepers

Robyn, from New Zealand and Wolfgang, from Germany, met and married at Wolf's ski lodge in Colorado. Wolfgang is a European trained chef who is equally at home on a ski slope, his sailboat, or in the kitchen. Together they enjoy cycling, rowing and travel and meeting people from all walks of life.

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Full breakfast prepared individually

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Carriage House if there is a baby staying with you, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Wedding Receptions

Signature Dish

Wolf's Brioche French Toast
Thick cut slices of Brioche Bread with a cinnamon swirl, a fine layer of baked custard on top then scattered with sliced strawberries, kiwi fruit, raspberries, blue berries and dusted with powder sugar and served with pepper bacon and maple syrup on the side.