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Windward House

Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
4.4
107 Reviews
$90 - $280
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Renaissance

Beautiful stained glass doors reveal an exquisite Renaissance bed set.

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

Edwardian

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

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

Cottage

Window seat under curved glass, French doors to porch.

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

Eastlake

Spacious comfortable lounging, marble topped tables, ocean peaks.

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

Rococo

Airy Master bedroom, spectacular vintage bed and large bathroom.

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

Empire

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

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

Wicker

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

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

Summer Suite

Compact and cozy, small sitting room and private entrance.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.3

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Pleasantly surprised!

4.4 on August 22, 2014

Our first stay at a B&B and we couldn't have asked for more. Sandy and Nancy cook a delicious breakfast, great complimentary cookies and are very warm and friendly. We had complimentary beach chairs, badges, bike racks and parking. It felt as if we were visiting family. We will definitely stay at the Windward House again!! Janet and Manny


Wonderful B&B... Great Location... Superb Host

5 on August 21, 2014

Room was clean and well prepared for our stay. We stayed in the Edwardian Room, very nice with shared 2nd floor balcony overlooking Jackson St. Daily breakfast was excellent both days. Sitting out on the covered porch having coffee w/ breakfast watching Jackson St come alive in the morning never gets old. Offsite parking in lot is provided as well as beach badges and beach chairs. Sandy Miller is a wonderful host and very pleasant to talk with. Location of the property is within walking distance to just about everything as it is in the heart of Cape May. This was the 2nd time we stayed here and both times have been outstanding. We definitely will be coming back to the Winward House. Rich & Jenn Burlington, NJ


Great Time in Cape May

4.8 on August 12, 2014

My friend and I wanted a quick fun get away with lots to do. We traveled from New York which was a breeze. Cape May has loads of fun things to do and at the Windward House you are in a very convenient location. The beach is close as is the night life. We went to a play "Moon Over Buffalo" which was great and walking distance to the theatre and restaurant. We especially liked to sit on the porch at Winward House and watch the action outside. There is coffee and tea available all the time so it is very relaxing to sit, sip and people watch. When we took a horse and buggy ride as well as the Historical Trolly ride we found we passed right by the Windward House. There is a great story to that which I won't spoil for you but adds to the fun! Sandy is a wealth of information and very helpful. She had informational literature in the lobby about things to do. The Windward House is an excellent "home away from home" in Cape May.


We loved the Windward!

4.6 on August 09, 2014

The owner is fantastic and the other guests were so friendly. Breakfast was fresh and delicious and our room was clean, spacious, and homey. What's more, the Windward is steps from the beach. We will be back!


Wonderful Windward House

4.2 on July 21, 2014

We have been coming to Cape May for many years, and have stayed at several B&Bs, and this was our second time at the Windward. Beautifully appointed inn in the Victorian style, but not dark or stuffy as some others. Take some time to look around and enjoy the lovely and eclectic collections throughout, including the "naughty ladies" on the second floor landing. The superb breakfasts prepared by Nancy are served buffet style. You have the option of enjoying the formal dining room, set with pretty pink and cranberry glassware, or taking a tray out to the comfortable porch. If you're very lucky, you'll be there on the mornings Nancy serves up butter cake (oh, the butter cake!), peach enchiladas, or swiss egg cups, but every day is a treat with generous servings of sweet and savory dishes, yogurt, fruit, and homemade granola. Sandy Miller is a grand lady, a gracious hostess who treats you as if you are a guest in her home. We have been to places where the innkeepers are either never seen, or hover about in a way that makes you feel as if they believe you're slipping the teaspoons into your bag. Not so at Windward, where Sandy's only concerns are for your comfort and convenience. While K-cup coffee and tea are available 24/7, and delicious fresh baked cookies are set out in the afternoon, I only wish this excellent inn offered a true afternoon tea. I think this practice may be vanishing at the Cape May B & Bs overall, which is a shame. Choose Windward House on your next visit to Cape May and you will have a truly memorable vacation by the sea!


We will be back

4.2 on July 19, 2014

Fabulous location, the innkeeper is great. We especially appreciated the extras we didn't expect like parking, beach tags, cookies all afternoon, and fruit and coffee always available,


Great location, but off-site parking

4.4 on July 14, 2014

This is a really nice old-time Cape May B&B hosted by a great lady in the best traditions. Two minuses; the off-site parking is a good three blocks away. Prohibitive, if you want ready access to your car. It was a problem for us. And the third floor rooms are accessed only by a narrow, steep stairway, difficult with suitcases, etc. Jackson Street is a great location with several nice places to eat, and it's just a half-block to the beach, and a half-block to the shopping area.


Wonderful Stay at Windward House!!

4.6 on July 08, 2014

We were greeted with a warm welcome, and were able to check in early as the room was ready when we got there Very quiet, comfortable and relaxing. We are absolutely staying here next year and plan on staying longer on the next trip,


BEST OF CAPE MAY

4.2 on July 05, 2014

When I go to CAPE MAY, Windward House gives us 3 things we want most: great breakfasts; great porch sitting, and close to beach. Sandy and Owen Miller do everything to make each stay the best.


Enjoyable Experience

3.4 on June 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Windward House in mid-June and enjoyed our experience. After spending a few days in Cape May, it is pretty obvious that the Windward House is very cost efficient however the location is one of the best in Cape May. We had a third level room which meant walking up a few flights of steep steps which wasn't an issue for us but is probably an issue for older people. That being said, it seemed like the rooms on the second floor are well worth the value. The Windward House is located just a block from the beach and located across the street from one of the most popular restaurants in all of Cape May. The staff was very friendly however they were overwhelmed at times and disorganized. They certainly knew the area very well and could point us in the right direction for most of the things we wanted to do. Parking was a bit far from the hotel, however we rented bikes and simply biked back and forth to most of the places we went and even biked to our car a couple of times. The rooms were outdated but that had to be expected, everything was still clean and in good shape so we were happy with our room selection and location. Overall we did enjoy our Cape May experience however I think next time we would explore a slightly higher-end option.


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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.


Details

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

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