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
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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.


A Happy Anniversary

3.4 on May 25, 2016

Loved the room, location, and food. The owner was quite nice and very accommodating.


Elegant Windward House B & B

5 on May 15, 2016

Stayed in the Renaissance Room which was very cozy and comfortable. Sandy was a wonderful hostess with a wealth of information and made us feel at home. Her B & B was elegant with a lot of charm. Her breakfasts were simple but yet tasty and filling. What we liked the most was the ability to have access to the main rooms to sit and relax. The home is within walking distance of ocean and shops. We definitely recommend the Windward House for your stay in Cape May.


Great Anniversary Weekend

4.6 on October 21, 2015

The owner and her staff were outstanding. A beautiful, well kept and charming 1905 home. If you are looking for a 5 Star with all the bells & whistles, this is not the place but if you want to go back in time and enjoy yourself with old school charm this is the spot. Only a block from the Washington Mall with so much to offer. It was the first time my wife and & I visited Cape May and we are planning on doing it again here!


Review of Winward House

4.4 on September 23, 2015

We had never been to Cape May NJ but really enjoyed visiting and staying at the Winward B&B. Our suite was very large and comfortable. The AC window unit was a bit loud but kept us cool. The daily breakfast was delicious and the front porch was great for morning coffee and a few drinks at night. The owner was very nice and helpful,


Annual Visit

4.4 on September 22, 2015

This is the third time that we stayed at this Bed and Breakfast and we will be back next year for our fourth. Sandy is a very gracious host and Nancy's meals are wonderful! The location can't be beat right between the beach and the shopping and restaurants. If you haven't stayed here you should give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


Home Away From Home

5 on August 30, 2015

We've been coming to The Windward House for 20 years! We had a short four day stay in August & we are coming back for 7 nights in September. Sandy is a wonderful hostess, the breakfast is always Yummy, the rooms are always clean & you can't beat the location!! The Windward House is truly our Home Away From Home!


Lovely B&B

4.2 on June 03, 2015

The owner and staff were very considerate and helpful. My husband and I truly enjoyed the quaint inn with a very comfy porch to relax and mingle with other guests. On our last day, we were encouraged to hang around even after we checked out of our room. We were able to remain in the off site parking lot and store our things in the parlor. The furnishings were beautiful and room was very clean and comfortable. We even had our own porch! We are definitely planning to return as soon as we are able!


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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

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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.