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

First time in a B&B and in Cape May

4.4 on July 28, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. This was our first visit to Cape May and we had a great time. We enjoyed the free use of the bikes at Rhythm of the Sea (ROS) and the shopping in Cape May was fun. The decor and vibe at ROS are beautiful and relaxing. The breakfast food was delicious though more protein options would be even greater. In the common area of the house, the refrigerator to keep our wine in and the Keurig coffee maker available 24-7 were very convenient. All of our questions were answered warmly and quickly by Misty or Robyn. Wifi signal was very weak in our room but better in the downstairs common areas. Around town, we were somewhat frustrated by trying to get into most of the restaurants we wanted to dine at but found some other ones that were nice just the same. Overall we had a great 3-night stay.

Cape May getaway

4.4 on July 20, 2016

The place could not have been more perfect. Robyn is a gracious hostess and we thoroughly enjoyed the location and the balcony for our room. Breakfasts were delicious. We wanted a quieter location away from the main activity and the distance was perfect for us to get to town when we wanted by walking but without the crowded and loud beaches, bars and shopping overwhelming our stay. Robyn struck the perfect balance between welcoming but not too involved in our stay. Would love to return next year!

Quiet and charming B&B on the beach in Cape Mzy

4.4 on July 17, 2016

I spent several very pleasant days at Rythm of the Sea. The location -- right across from the beach, and an easy walk to the center of Cape May -- was perfect. Breakfasts were excellent, as were the service and amenities (pool table, bicycles, beach chairs and towels). Highly recommended.

Rhythm of the Sea

4.0 on July 11, 2016

We had a comfy, lovely stay. Room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the beach and ocean. Breakfast was delicious and very filling and Robyn was pleasant and accommodating.

Loved Rhythm except...

4.0 on June 30, 2016

Loved everything about Rhythm of the Sea except our room choice. It was one of the smaller rooms (#7) in the house and the footboard stuck out causing my husband to hit his shin several times during our stay. The bathroom was nice size but not much space to layout your toiletries. I would recommend rooms #1&2 (having full ocean views) or #4 was a lovely room. The Inn's location to the beach is ideal, although a further walk to shops and restaurants. If you are a walker you won't mind the distance to the mall & restaurants. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Rhythm of the Sea and plan to go back! Robyn is warm and welcoming too and the breakfast was fresh and delicious each morning, especially enjoyed the breakfast burrito with fresh homemade salsa. There was a simplicity about this Inn that I really liked and it is located in a quiet but beautiful part of Cape May.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn after your recent stay. So sorry about the shin bang! I usually point that out as I have done it myself. When I ordered the bed with no footboard, to not block the beach view from bed, I did not realize the corners would stick out like that. Stickley makes solid furniture, which you felt. We would look forward to welcoming you back to try another room. You can't surround yourself with too much simplicity!

First time to Cape May

3.0 on June 26, 2016

Robyn is an excellent inn keeper and is great with guests. The B&B is charming, and accommodations are in the arts and crafts style. Bathroom are small; preferred using my own toiletries as theirs were very medicinal smelling. Breakfast is very good, and there is always coffee/tea available. For first-time visitors, note that all places on Beach Ave. are on a fairly heavily trafficked road w/parking meters on the street. None of the B&Bs or hotels are actually "on" the beach. Parking for Rhythm of the Sea is free/on site, and there are beach towels and beach chairs you may take to the beach, as well as bicycles to ride. Note: Cape May beach is not free - everyone has to have a pass on the beach, and this is not included in the price of the B&B, though some hotels provide passes. $12 for a 3-day pass or pay by the day.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your review. Sorry you did not appreciate our Essential Elements amenities. They are infused with essential oils of rosemary and mint that stimulates and refreshes mind, body and spirit! With regards to the beach tags, no establishment in Cape May is able to offer their guests beach tags. This is illegal to do as they are non transferable.

anniversary get away

4.2 on June 25, 2016

my husband and I spent 3 day weekend at Rhythm of the Sea. It is such a peaceful and relaxing weekend,. We were able to see the ocean from our room and able to hear the waves roll in. Out breakfasts were delicious! Jodi welcomed us like we were one of the family and we just felt comfortable from the moment we arrived. Beautiful breeze on the porch. Able to take the bikes and ride into town.

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased you enjoyed all we have to offer!

My husband and I spent time over Thanksgiving in Cape May. It was our first experience with a B&B. I cannot express how pleased we were! The staff, the breakfast, the rooms, the location, are all perfect! We will return!

5 on June 24, 2016

Melanie & Ted

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!

Innkeeper Response
My heartbeat skipped reading your review! We would look forward to welcoming you back.

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.

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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.