Windward House

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


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.



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

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!

Beautiful !

5 on June 01, 2015

We stayed over at The Windward during the Memorial Day weekend from the moment we stepped in until the moment we left it was great. The house is beautiful filled with antiques that we're just stunning ! Sandy our host was very accommodating and sweet. Linda made a breakfast that kept me wanting more and more The Cape May frenchtoast was unbelievably delicious. The added touches were nice too Homemade cookies,after dinner shery coffee tea etc. all made our stay unforgettable. We will be back !! Thank you again, Raquel &Jaynee

Charm from Past Times

3.2 on May 21, 2015

Charming old home with beautiful antiques and interesting collections. Friendly and helpful innkeepers.

Fall Honeymoon :-)

5 on October 26, 2014

Beautiful home! Lovely hosts! Surprised to find a bottle of champagne in our room when we returned from dinner. Classy!

Beautiful B&B in Cape May

5 on September 21, 2014

A truly delightful B&B. Always very pleasant servants and Owner.Will definetly stay here again. Close to the water, close to shops, just all around great place and location. See ya soon!!!!

Very Enjoyable - Will Definitely Be Back!!!

4.8 on September 01, 2014

My Fiancé had a very nice stay. Our room was clean and comfortable and Sandy and Nancy were as nice as can be.

great vacation

5 on September 01, 2014

Always a great place to stay. In the heart of all the activities around town. Sandy being the best hostest and a caring person. Loved the clean towels every day and clean sheets every two days. Breakfast was wonderful and the cook very friendly willing to share recipies. Also loved the porch.

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

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Rooms & Rates


Beautiful stained glass doors reveal an exquisite Renaissance bed set.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $180


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

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225


Window seat under curved glass, French doors to porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $235


Spacious comfortable lounging, marble topped tables, ocean peaks.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $220


Airy Master bedroom, spectacular vintage bed and large bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225


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

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $210


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


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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  • 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.



Sandy and Owen (son) Miller

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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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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.