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


5 on January 05, 2016


Stay between Christmas and New Year

4.8 on January 03, 2016

This is the second stay at Rhythm of the Sea at this time of year. We returned because we enjoyed ourselves so much the previous year. Cape May is quiet with yet many holiday activities still going on. The weather is still on the warmer side allowing beach walks directly across the street. The house is sweetly decorated for Christmas and the gas fireplaces in our room and in the large main room are a seasonal plus. We love to play pool on the great old pool table and breakfast is a real treat in the spacious dining room. Rhythm of the Sea is both a comfortable and inviting retreat from the hustle bustle of the season.

Best Bed and Breakfast Experience EVER!!

5 on December 24, 2015

We had the best time! The food was excellent and everyone involved from the time we made the reservation until checkout was very nice. We cant wait to return next year!

Loved it!

5 on October 28, 2015

The inn was just beautiful! Loved our room, so comfy and cozy. Looking forward to returning.

Last minute getaway

5 on October 15, 2015

We recently stayed at Rhythm of the Sea in Cape May for a one night getaway and truly enjoyed our night. Jodi was welcoming on the phone and graciously greeted us when we arrived. Absolutely beautiful weather enhanced our time. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality. We will be back.

Family Week at the Beach

5 on September 22, 2015

Rhythm of the Sea is the best B&B I ever stayed at. They took care of all my needs and the food was out of this world. You walked out the front door the Jersey Shore was there. There was even great restaurants within walking distance. If you didn't want to drive, there were bicycles available for use. I would recommend R/S for anyone at anytime.

Outstanding Getaway Choice!

4.2 on September 19, 2015

This is a gem of a B&B, located on the ocean, within walking distance to town but but with enough distance for peace and quiet. Service is outstanding and the rooms are beautiful. An ideal special occasion or weekend getaway choice!

a shore way to delight

5 on September 16, 2015

For the last 10 yrs. I make it a point to come back home to RBTS. Personal, warm and loving is the way you are made to feel at this place. No other B n B has made me feel this way ever. Be sure to experience this feeling at RBTS.

Romantic getaway

4.4 on August 26, 2015

Our first time in Cape May and we couldn't have been happier with our choice on where to stay. We loved everything about our stay at Rhythm of the Sea. We stayed in the Carriage House Room which is very spacious and comfortable. We felt like we were coming home every night instead of going back to a hotel room. The breakfast we had every morning was delious and they accommodated my husbands Gluten Allergy, which is a big plus for us. They have bikes to ride, towels for the beach and beach chairs for you to use. You can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach for a fee. The staff was friendly and made us feel very comfortable from the minute we arrived. We will definitely return to Rhythm of the Sea soon and would recommend to friends And family.

Beautiful and Relaxing

5 on August 23, 2015

It was just a lovely vacation. The Inn is beautiful, and clean, actually spotless. It's just steps away from the beach entrance. The Innkeeper was very warm and friendly, breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. We had room 7, which has a side view of the beach. We sat on the porch in the afternoons, which always had a beautiful breeze. the Inn was filled,!but it never seemed crowded. I can't wait to go 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


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.