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

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.

Great off season getaway for nature lovers!

4.2 on May 07, 2016

This is our third visit to Rhythm of the Sea, and we were again completely satisfied with the accommodations and great service. My partner originally found this place because when he said he wanted to go to the shore in February to do birdwatching, I said I wanted a B&B with an in-room fireplace! I follow a vegan diet which the staff have always been able to accommodate, and they create delicious breakfasts. Other perks include the ocean view sun porch, pool table and board games (in case the weather does not cooperate). Quick drive to birding hotspots -- Cape May Bird Observatory, Rea Farm, and Cape May Point State Park.

Craftsman inn comfortable welcoming great location

5 on May 04, 2016

We met friends there on their recommendation. It more than lived up to our expectations. The furnishings are in the style of the house and were very conducive to good conversation in the public rooms. The bed was very comfortable and the room furnishings were welcoming and comfortable too. Breakfasts were good and we were able to wait for dinner for our next meal. The view can't be beat. Jody welcomed us and is very personable and easy to talk to. I recommend it without reservation. It's very popular so reserve early!

Rhythm of the sea

4.6 on May 03, 2016

Excellent place & staff

April weekend

5 on April 18, 2016

Loved the stay. Nice pool table. French toast with fresh berries was awesome

Spring weekend getaway

3.4 on April 14, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Rhythm of the Sea, despite the weather...a bit cold and rainy. both Robyn and Jodi were very nice and pleasant. Unlike most other B&B's however, they both seemed not to interact with their guests. I guess I was expecting more conversation about things to see and do in the area. that was not a problem for us, however, but if you are looking for this sort of help, might not find it here. Loved the house and the décor, absolutely beautiful. One minor note, there were only 2 bath towels in our bathroom. If it's a couple, like us, the woman is definitely going to want 2 towels...one for hair and one for body :). Again, a minor detail. Breakfast was delicious, plenty of fruit! Coffee....just ok. I would stay their again, off peak season is nice since less people and free parking! yeah. the trolley tour was excellent. the two elderly men (driver and tour guide) were perfect for this job. enjoyed them both.

Fun anniversary

4.2 on March 29, 2016

We visited for our wedding anniversary and it was very nice ... a bit quiet, since there was only one other couple in residence ... but very nice. My only nitpick, and it's just that, is that the television in our room was about the size of a computer screen. All the other rooms had standard-sized TVs. Didn't matter because we weren't there to watch television but it's worth a note for the next person who might come along. Otherwise, nice place; nice location; nice view; and really nice service from Jodie who also prepared a delicious breakfast.

Rhythm of the Sea

5 on March 14, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful inn over the weekend. It is in a fabulous location right across the street from the ocean with convenient parking and within walking distance to several restaurants for dinner. It was immaculate. A very cozy enviorment . The rooms were very nice. The bathrooms were spacious and clean. Jodie fixed us a delicious pancake breakfast and was more than happy to adjust the menu for my husband. This was our first time to Cape May but would love to come back and would definitely choose the Rhythm of the Sea again.

Tranquility by the Sea

4.8 on March 02, 2016

As a very busy director of a local non-profit and a mother of three my husband and I were seeking a revitalizing weekend within a short ride of our Toms River home. Being a "beach lover" my attention was immediately drawn to Rhythm of the Sea; a beachfront B&B that clearly sang a song of peace, relaxation and nature. From the moment we arrived we knew that this was the anecdote for revitalizing our bodies, soul and marriage; great home-made breakfast, jogging on the beach, bike riding to the lighthouse, delicious dinners, fun shopping and most of all...warm hospitality! We are already booking our return trip :)

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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.