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Summer Cottage Inn

613 Columbia Ave , Cape May, NJ USA (Show map)
4.2
98 Reviews
$160 - $230
per night

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About

From the moment you awaken to the wonderful aroma of breakfast until those last quiet moments you spend in your favorite rocker on the veranda, your stay will be filled with all the pleasures that Cape May offers. The inn was commissioned to be built in 1867 by S.A. Harrison as a family summer cottage. It was designed and built in the Italianate style, complete with cupola, by the renouned architect, Stephen Decatur Button. After being retained as a summer residence in the late 1800's and early 1900's, the cottage then served as a restaurant and guest house for many years.

Rooms & Rates

The Empire

The Empire is a large room furnished with a beautiful antique queen half-tester bed. The room features a two-level private bath, with a shower and a lovely day bed for that extra guest or just sleeping two more comfortably. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to keep your wine chilled ready for one of Cape May’s many great BYOB restaurants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $220

The Rennisance

The Renaissance is a very large, beautiful room located in the front of the house facing Cape May's popular promenade, Columbia Avenue. This room features a sitting area with a day bed that can convert into a sleeping area for 2 more guests. The room is decorated with Renaissance furniture, has a roomy king-size bed and a private bath with a shower. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to keep your wine chilled ready for one of Cape May’s many great BYOB restaurants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $220

The Country Victorian

Go back in time in our beautiful, bright and breezy Country Victorian Room with its claw-foot iron soaking tub that will complete your quest for relaxation. The queen-size white iron bed is perfect resting place and our wicker settee provides a wonderful place to finish that novel. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $99

The Eastlake

The East Lake is one of our Inn’s midsized rooms. The handsome room overlooks our garden and Columbia Avenue for added scenery. It also features a cozy sitting area, a queen-size bed and is furnished in the Eastlake tradition, with private bathroom and shower. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store champagne for the perfect touch at the end of a wonderful evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $200

Cape Outlook

The Cape Outlook is a bright and spacious room in the front of the Inn. This beautiful room overlooks Columbia Avenue and is very private on the third floor. A day bed can be used for an extra guest or just a great resting place. This room has a private bath with a large shower making it a perfectly relaxing destination after another great day exploring Cape May’s historic seaside sites. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $220

The Sweet Victorian

The Sweet Victorian Room overlooks the enchanted garden. It includes a comfortable queen-size bed, a quaint sitting area and private bath. This beautifully furnished room is perfectly designed for a restful night sleep. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player and free internet, access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store champagne for the perfect touch at the end of a wonderful evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $200

The Turn Of The Century

The Turn of the Century is a medium room with a private bath tub and shower. A beautiful antique mahogany Renaissance bed and sitting area make this a beautiful choice. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to keep your wine chilled ready for one of Cape May’s many great BYOB restaurants

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $200

Harrison Cottage

The Harrison Cottage is large room with a sitting area and a queen-size bed, furnished in an East Lake style. This private room in the back of the house is close to our Inn's pantry. This room makes you feel at home and overlooks our enchanted garden. All of our rooms have a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store champagne for the perfect touch at the end of a wonderful evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $220

The Wicker Garden

The Wicker Garden is located directly off our own beautiful private garden. With its own private entrance and porch charmingly decorated with wicker furniture, it offers you a relaxing view of the garden and fountain. The wicker queen-size bed entices you to a wonderful night's sleep. This cozy room also has its own bath with a shower and comes with a refrigerator to keep your wine chilled ready for one of Cape May’s many great BYOB restaurants. All of our rooms include a TV, DVD player, free internet and access to our pantry for a late night tea.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $180

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.2

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98 Reviews

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Great Stay!

3.8 on August 23, 2012

It was a great first experience in Cape May! Room was very nice and the hostess and staff were amicable and helpful. Would stay again!


very nice stay

3.6 on August 01, 2012

staff was very nice. the room was picture perfect but was a bit small and so was the attach bathroom.


Summer Cottage Inn...great place to stay

4.4 on July 19, 2012

A very nice bed and breakfast within walking distance of Cape May shops and restaurants.


Excellent B abd B

5 on July 05, 2012

My wife and I love this bed and breakfast in Cape May. We recently stayed there for our 5 year anniversary and really loved it yet again. They made some changes with a new innkeeper and she has accented the Summer Cottage Inn's already fine touches. Overall this is an excellent place to stay and I highly reccomend it!!!


Another Wonderful Stay

4.4 on July 02, 2012

We have now stayed at the Summer Cottage Inn three times. All three have been absolutely wonderful. Jean always makes us feel at home. Margie, the new innkeeper, also is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back next year! :-)


Summer Cottage Inn

4.2 on June 27, 2012

My wife and I spent the weekend here for our Anniversary. We stayed in the wicker room which has a wonderful garden area outside. I highly suggest staying here, if you want to be in walking distance to stores and the beach while saving money compared to other B&Bs. The only thing I would say about the room is that its small, I don't know about the other rooms. So if you like to stay inside this room would not be as comfortable, but as I mentioned earlier the garden area outside is very relaxing, it has a nice small porch with a couch and water fountain. The breakfast is ok, but since this B&B is cheaper than most it is exactly what I would expect. We were given chocolote dipped strawberrys for our anniversary which was the icing on the cake. So over all the Summer Cottage Inn met all of our expectations and was exactly what we were looking for.


amazing hospitality and location

4.4 on May 23, 2012

I did not feel well in the morning and could not enjoy the wonderful breakfast buffet so Margie, the Inn manager, offered to warm up food for me when I felt better. We also had some friends visit on the beautiful porch and we had a wonderful time laughing and talking. We would definitely stay there again..


Great Weekend Getaway!

5 on May 14, 2012

The Summer Cottage Inn is a wonderful place to stay in Cape May! It's very affordable, clean, has great service, delicious food and a great location close to the heart of Cape May. This was our second time staying there and we would go back again. If you do plan a trip there, be sure to check out the nearby Merion Inn. They had wonderful food and amazing service!


Summer Cottage Inn

4.6 on April 25, 2012

We loved this place. It was a great and convenient location to shops and the beach. I wouldnt hesitate to stay here again. Only issue i have with Cape may is parking.


Will not stay anywhere else!

4.4 on February 28, 2012

Charming, quiet, clean, baeutiful rooms, plenty of heat on a cold night and a great breakfast along with good conversation.


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Location

Location Type

National Historic District, Seashore Resort, One block to the beach, Two blocks to the pedestrian shopping area, Oceanside

Airport

Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 45 miles

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, Cape May Lighthouse, Bird Observatory, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Horse and Carriage Rides, Trolley Tours, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos , guest bicycles, sand chairs, beach towels, outside hot shower

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited limited to our veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well behaved children 8 years and older
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stays may be required in season and for certain events.
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations 1 to 2 nights, must be paid in full. 
Reservations of 3 or more nights, 50% deposit is needed.
  • Cancellations: If reservation is cancelled, the deposit (less a 35.00 processing fee) is refundable if we are able to re-rent the room for the entire length of the reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat Matula

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Buffet

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: on the veranda, Spring through Fall, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Peach French Toast
This wonderful breakfast entree can also be made with strawberries, blueberries, or apples.


Recipes

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