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Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2628 USA (Show map)
272 Reviews
$235 - $400
per night

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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!

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

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Rhythm of the Sea

5 on September 16, 2014

This is a lovely spot across from the beach. It is dated 1915 and the rooms are very quiet due to the solid construction. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. We felt very welcome and comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious and plentiful and there is tea and coffee available all day and snacks at tea time. The other guests could not have been nicer. There are several really good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Also, easy walk to Ocean Ave shops. We did not have to use our car while there. Would definitely go back! Love this place.


4.0 on September 14, 2014

Charming sea-side house with excellent service. Recommend it highly with two caveats: Bring light bulbs if you want to read in your room; Bring bar soap for the shower (unless you think "gel" gets you clean).

Great B&B By the Sea

4.4 on August 18, 2014

Great location right on Beach Ave. Able to see the water and walk across the street right onto the beach. Delicious cooked breakfasts each morning. Beach chairs, towels and bicycles all included in room rate.

Relaxing Stay, we love Rhythm of the Sea!

5 on August 18, 2014

We love coming down to Cape May for our summer vacation. We only stay at Rhythm of the Sea. It's so relaxing, very warm and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Cape May Benner & Bard

5 on August 15, 2014

Great time staying at Rhythm of the Sea as always! Thanks again -Michael & Deb

7th time's a charm

4.4 on August 12, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Rhythm of the Sea since 2007, even spent our honeymoon here. It's the most relaxing vacation I've ever taken. The atmosphere, the location and the food are just amazing. Rooms are impeccable, staff is always courteous and helpful, and the beautiful, breezy front porch is usually the highlight of our stay; perfect for reading, snoozing, or enjoying a glass of wine after dinner while listening to the waves crash across the street. I would never stay anywhere else in Cape May.


4.8 on August 10, 2014

What a Beautiful Inn, from the time we arrived to leaving,we had a lovely time,the room had a sea view,just a walk across the road to beach,chairs,towels and bike's to use,was a delight,then in the afternoon, tea and homemade bakes.All the staff made us so welcome,very relaxing Inn,with wonderful breakfasts.Just one thing they might think about for oversea guest's maybe a safe for our passports, etc.Thank you all for making our Anniversary trip special.xx

Get a way

4.2 on August 10, 2014

Mid summer get a way Great place very pleased

29th Wedding Anniversary

5 on August 04, 2014

This was our 5th year coming to this B & B. The owners Wolfgang and Robyn along with Jodie managing innkeeper have been nothing less than superb. I have recommended this wonderful place to others that I work with at MetLife Stadium and they raved about the experience. If you love a warm reception and cozy place to lay your head along with eating seven different breakfasts each week. With a beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets than this is your place to be. We will be celebrating our 30th next year and we will be spending two lovely weeks here. From our first year to this year we have extended our stay by days initially we spent 7 days and now it is up to two weeks. The past two years we have taken our jackrussell/pug as we stay in the cottage house over the garage. You will love this place. Michael & Sandy Lipka

Summer Stay 2014

5 on July 31, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times...and each time it's a real treat :)

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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!, Beachside, Island, Oceanside, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From airport drive take I-95 north to Rt 76 East and take the Walt Whitman Bridge to Rt. 42. Take the left exit onto Atlantic City Expressway East to exit 7S onto Garden State Parkway South. Immediately merge to middle lane as right lane becomes an exit. At the end of the parkway go through the light to Rt. 109 south and over the Cape May Canal Bridge. Continue to the next light at Madison Ave., turn left. At the stop sign at the end turn left onto Beach Ave and look for Rhythm of the Sea at 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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage House is available for couples with a young child
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Due to possible allergies and phobias of other guests

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum 3 days in season and holiday weekends all year
  • 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.

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

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