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Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2628 USA (Show map)
261 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
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Wonderful weekend

4.8 on July 14, 2014

Robyn and Jodie were very welcoming! What a wonderful experience!

Would DEFINITELY come back!

5 on July 13, 2014

Beautiful place, nice rooms, clean, loved the bike usage, breakfast was very yummy... & Jodie was awesome host!!

First visit to Cape May

4.6 on July 02, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rhythm of the Sea. This was our first ever visit to Cape May, and we will definitely return. This property is located directly across the street from the beautiful beach, and they provide towels and beach chairs, in case you haven't brought your own. Breakfast was delicious and high quality. We had French toast the first morning, and eggs the second (bird's nest?). Cookies and light beverages were available in the afternoon, and coffee and tea are available 24 hours. There's an ice machine and ice buckets on the main level. The main level is so welcoming with many spots to sit and relax, and there's soft music playing most of the time. We definitely enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the not too distant future.

Great Location, great staff. Overall charming.

4.2 on June 30, 2014

Maybe it was the great weather. Or, maybe it was sitting on the porch looking out over the ocean. Or, maybe it was the friendly smile of Jodi, the innkeeper, or the delicious breakfast, or the beautifully landscaped gardens. Or, maybe it was all of the above! Whatever it was, we had a wonderful stay at the Rhythm of the Sea and would definitely recommend it.

Expensive for what it was

2.6 on June 15, 2014

We stayed one night at this bed and breakfast and although it was clean and the breakfast was above expectations, we did not feel it was good value for money in comparison with other hotels we stayed at on our trip from the UK. The room was on the small side, the shower had very poor pressure and did not work well, the pillows on the bed were extremely full with no suitable alternatives, hence we did not sleep at all well and we felt that providing an envelope in the room suggesting that a tip was "thoughtful" was not appropriate. Like most people, we leave tips when we choose, based on our satisfaction with the service, etc. As previously mentioned the breakfast was superb, the host was polite and helpful and it was good to hear the ocean.

Spectacular and tranqil

4.4 on June 12, 2014

Three terrific nights in a spacious room with a fantastic view and a balcony. A great nights sleep listening to the surf was followed each morning by a fantastic breakfast. It felt like being home only better. The bikes were a great added convenience. Everyone made us feel at home.

One of the best!

5 on June 04, 2014

This very nice comfortable place is run by very friendly, professional people. Not much more need to be said, period.

A most charming bed and breakfast

5 on May 22, 2014

We absolutely were enchanted with this charming bed and was our first visit and we loved every minute of our stay there. The service was outstanding, the bed was very comfortable, immaculate and clean room, the breakfasts were delicious and pleasing to the eye. We are looking forward to return to this wonderful place very soon. I cannot rate dining since it is a "bed and breakfast" place with no dining offered.

Wonderful Cape May treasure!

4.8 on May 21, 2014

Had a beautiful Cape May weekend in May....used the bikes to travel all over town, visit the lighthouse and harbor. Used the chairs and towels to lounge on the beach and enjoyed wonderful breakfasts! Would definitely go back!

Recharging by the Sea!!

4.8 on May 12, 2014

The "curb appeal" of Rhythm of the Sea is exceptional and is only exceeded by the care evident in the tasteful decor and cleanliness of the home. Jody, our on-site hose, was great -- courteous, responsive, and personable. The breakfast fare was exceptional for our three-night stay -- different breakfast entrees each day not overly ambitious, but nicely presented and filling. Rhythm of the Sea's amenities were a pleasant surprise -- chairs to take the beach and bikes to ride all over Cape May to enjoy the relative solitude of an early May visit as well as the city's extraordinary architecture and pristine beaches. We will definitely recommend Rhythm of the Sea to our friends and acquaintances and look forward to a return visit soon! John McQuaid Linda DeRemer Elverson, PA

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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
  • 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

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