Windward House

24 Jackson Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

About

Inside the modest exterior lies a gem of a restored inn with spacious airy rooms, exceptional period furnishings and some of Cape May's finest stained glass. Association of Historic Inns calls us "The loveliest and most authentically decorated of all the houses we visited." This gracious Edwardian seaside inn has a tradition of hospitality and comfort. Its unbeatable location, in the prime historic district, is 1/2 block to beaches and shopping areas and close to many restaurants and tour sites. Enjoying winter time coziness by the fire or summer sun and shade porches, you can recapture the romance and gentleness of a bygone era.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A wonderful location in Cape May

5 on July 29, 2016

This was my first ever stay in a Bed and Breakfast and the Windward House was perfect. Sandy and her staff were exceptional and the entire visit was great. I recommend the Windward House to anyone visiting Cape May.


A great place to stay

4.8 on July 28, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay in the Rococo room, we had a wonderful time, the location is excellent, walking distance to everything. The Windward is definitely a great place to stay, I know we will be booking another stay in the near future.


Very charming B&B

3.8 on July 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay here, and managed to find in a one night only option (being college students). The proximity to the beach is amazing and Sandy is extremely gracious and helpful. The decor was beautiful and enjoyed being greeted by a spacious and well maintained room. Would definitely recommend this place!


Great location, great service!

4.8 on July 21, 2016

We stayed in the two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor and it was super. There really is a full kitchen, plus living room. Ample space. In the bathroom the shower/tub is one step up from the sink area, at an angle, so you have to be very careful getting in and out of the shower.


Wonderful Time in Cape May

5 on July 20, 2016

Beautiful home - Outstanding hosts - Delicious breakfasts - Every detail was thought of, from tea and homemade cookies daily, complimentary beach badges, beach chairs and towels ~ to easy parking. Sandy was so very accommodating and the house was clean, perfectly decorated and warm with the absolute best front porch ever. When I return to Cape May, we will definitely be staying at Windward House


Amazing time!

5 on July 18, 2016

We recently spent 8 days with Sandy at the Windward House, and we had a wonderful time. Breakfast was incredible, and everyone was so nice! The location is perfect, a half block from the beach, and a half block from Washington Mall. We look forward to a return visit.


Pleasantly surprised and looking forward our next stay!

3.4 on July 13, 2016

The owner is a class act and a pleasure. It was quaint and felt like home. We were welcomed guests.


Best Host & Porch in Cape May

5 on June 21, 2016

We have visited Cape May almost every summer, & pre & post season, sometimes 3 or more times a year since 1977. We have stayed in various guest houses, hotels, & motels. Sine we found WINDWARD HOUSE in 2005, we have ONLY stayed there. Sandy is best host ever (not just in Cape May; breakfast are works of art with great taste & variety & abundance. I could stay on the porch the whole vacation. Will we go back? Yes; as often as we can. Take a tour & cat with SANDY MILLER; see what you think.


Beautiful house in a beautiful beach town

5 on June 16, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Windward house in the Renaissance room for three nights. The occasion for the getaway weekend was for the Escape the Cape triathlon. Sandy was an excellent host and truly welcoming to all who stayed. The hot breakfast was delicious and always included coffee and fresh fruit. I will definitely keep this house in mind for any future trips to Cape May, NJ.


Close to everything

5 on June 12, 2016

We loved staying here, as it was less than a block one way to the beach and less than a block the other way to the commons! The only downside was no onsite parking, which was a little hassle coming and leaving. They do provide a parking pass for your entire stay in a public lot, it's just not right by the house. Breakfast was also delightful.


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Rooms & Rates

Renaissance

Beautiful stained glass doors reveal an exquisite Renaissance bed set.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $180

Edwardian

Stained glass over French doors, cool comfort amid period antiques.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225

Cottage

Window seat under curved glass, French doors to porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $235

Eastlake

Spacious comfortable lounging, marble topped tables, ocean peaks.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $220

Rococo

Airy Master bedroom, spectacular vintage bed and large bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225

Empire

Ocean views, large bathroom, near sunporch with sea breezes.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $210

Wicker

Suite in wicker and white lace, near ocean view sundeck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $205

Summer Suite

Compact and cozy, small sitting room and private entrance.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $185

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Location

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Beach Chairs, Off Street Parking by permit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1 - 9 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes to porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay required
  • Cancellations: With 21 days notice, deposit refunded less $20.00 bookkeeping charge, after 21 days, refund made if entire reservation refilled - less $20.00, 72 hours notice - no refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sandy and Owen (son) Miller

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Outgoing, personable, gracious, meticulous, pays attention to detail, gives vintage fashion shows and Victoriana talks, likes antiques, nostalgia, history, travel, sailing, skiing; preservationist, environmentalist.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Serving Location:

Signature Dish

Corn Pudding
Adapted from dish served at Mrs. Crockett's on Tangier Island, VA, during family sailing days on the Chesapeake Bay, wonderful dish for any meal. Sometimes available for breakfast.