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Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2628 USA (Show map)
249 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: $265/$195

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: $395/$299

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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We'll definitely come back!

4.8 on April 17, 2014

We took a chance in Rhythm of the Sea (found it on the internet) for a weekend getaway and it far exceeded our expectations. The owner, Robyn, was charming; the view from our room and proximity to the ocean was perfect; beach chairs and bikes were available and included in the price if our room; breakfasts were ample, friendly & delicious; we even had the chance to play a game of billboards next to the fireplace one evening. So much fun!

Not the typical "victorian b&b" - way better. Great place to escape

5 on March 25, 2014

We stayed in the carriage house which is not attached to the main building - it was perfect for us. Provided a little more privacy for the escape we wanted. The main building is perfect. Perfect front porch to enjoy coffee and/or wine on. An open floor plan allows for time to relax and even play some pool. The innkeepers were great and really helpful in knowing the area and recommending restaurants and breakfast was delicious !!!! We'll be back for sure!

Wonderful stay

3.8 on March 19, 2014

We had a wonderful stay, we were warmly greeted and given a quick tour, then shown to our room. The room was clean, bright and welcoming. After dinner, we enjoyed a few games of pool in the common area along with good conversation with some of the other guests. In the morning we enjoyed a fresh, delicious breakfast and there was always coffee and hot water ready. We would definitely come back!

Great find, Great Location!

4.2 on March 19, 2014

Wanting to get away for a weekend during the off-season we found Rhythm of the Sea. This B&B is a terrific site in a terrific location. A roomy house with nice size comfortable rooms is a location where we will return. The initial thought was that it was too expensive, but after our stay we agreed that it was well worth the money. Great location, great rooms, great service, great food, etc. I highly recommend staying at Rhythm of the Sea.

A great getaway

4.4 on March 11, 2014

My wife and I spent seven days here without children and the dog, that in itself was brilliant, then add the Rhythm of the Sea to this and paradise became a reality.

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Location Type

a far out place, close to home!, a short stroll to the historic village of Cape May, close to several top restaurants, directly across from the beach, one hour south of Atlantic City, two miles from Cape May Point Lighthouse, 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, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Cape May Diamond Hunting, Fabulous Dining, Sunset Gazing, Historic House Tours, 'Gemuetlichkeit', Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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, Concierge, Front porch facing the ocean, Complimentary beach chairs, Complimentary use of beach towels, Outside summer shower

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, Cape May Diamond Hunting, Fabulous Dining, Sunset Gazing, Historic House Tours, 'Gemuetlichkeit', Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00 pm - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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

Cycling, Humor, Sailing, Skiing, Traveling, Wine-ing & Dine-ing, English, German

Resident Pets

2 Dogs , Sometimes ML Doxie Odie & LuLu Others

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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