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

A Few Days In Cape May

5 on September 25, 2016

Wonderful place to stay. We will come back.

Unparalleled opulence

5 on September 21, 2016

What a location and what a staff. Breakfast was creative and succulent. And they even gave seconds. Room was clean and promptly. By the time breakfast was over the room was as clean as when we arrived. The ladies that operate the Inn are superb in every way. A much heralded thank you to Robyn and Mindy. Ken and Karen

Inviting Inn

3.8 on September 21, 2016

We definitely enjoyed our stay at Rhythm of the Sea. The exterior is Swiss Chalet. The interior is all Craftsman. Unlike many inns, the common spaces here invite use, either just a couple or to chat with the innkeeper and other guests, The room was comfortable ans serviceable. The breakfasts were very good. Robyn is warm and friendly and knows how to balance mingling with the guests with not intruding on the guests' experience. It is as close to "on the beach" as it gets in Cape May, and is away from some of the crowd spots. The drawback on location is that is a bit more of a walk to anything other than the beach than we expected, which was fine for us but perhaps not for some guests. Definitely worth a visit.

Get Away

4.0 on September 14, 2016

Comfortable, roomy and quiet

Peacful getaway

5 on September 08, 2016

Had a wonderful time at Rhythm of the Sea. The décor is very inviting and the staff exceptional and professional. Will definitely make this our "go to" whenever we visit Cape May!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charming B and B

4.8 on September 06, 2016

Absolutely beautiful B & B, perfectly situated, and a wonderful hostess. Breakfast was delicious. Hopefully going to be back there next summer.

Park your car and prepare to relax

3.8 on August 29, 2016

It is our 8th year staying at Rhythm of the Sea. We always feel comfortable here. Staff is always helpful and ready to make your stay personal and special.

Wonderful spot

4.8 on August 21, 2016

We loved that bikes and beach towels were provided. The coffee/tea bar was a great attribute, and breakfast was delicious.

Relaxing Stay at the Shore

5 on August 19, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a totally relaxing vacation. Robyn and the Inn were so inviting and comfortable we look forward to going back, often. The breakfasts were very different and incredibly delicious. We asked to extend our stay an extra day, and it was arranged within 5 minutes. Every room was clean and comfortable. We highly recommend Rhythm of the Sea.

You want and should stay here!

5 on August 17, 2016

Tranquil, refreshing, clean, perfectly eloquent. This was our first "empty nest" vacation and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Rhythm of the Sea. The location could not be better: directly across the street from the beach, yet just a quick bike ride or walk away from charming downtown Cape May. Breakfasts were full breakfasts, not just a croissant and coffee. They were very, very delicious and varied from day to day. Bikes, beach chairs and beach towels are provided. (It's the little things like that on vacation that are so great!) Our favorite was sitting on the front porch, coffee in hand and watching Cape May "wake up" while we were waiting for breakfast to be served. Each day after breakfast we returned to our room to find our beds freshly made and the room cleaned up. (Be sure to tip your housekeeping staff ... they do a great job.) We WILL be back!

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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.