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Windward House

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

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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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Overall
4.4

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

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Lovely Home

4.6 on May 27, 2015

We loved staying there I wish we would have booked two nights instead of one. I would definitely come back to Cape May but doubtful I'd stay at The Windward House again. Everything was so beautiful the breakfast was outstanding and. We enjoyed the decor as we have never stayed at a B&B before but as we were leaving to checkout the owner asked if she should check our bags to ensure we didn't take anything. I was taken back by her remark and Sadly turned off to ever revisiting the property again.

Innkeeper Response
I am stunned to think that this reviewer thought I was serious. I sincerely apologize, but need to explain the circumstance. I always thank guests for staying with us and as another guest was also just leaving they were kidding me (joking) about all our collections and said they hope I didn't mind if they packed a few of them to take home. We were laughing and then as an after thought I said perhaps I should check the bags of the other folks. I sincerely thought they understood where the joke came from and even said "I am just kidding." I am so sorry for the misunderstanding and sincerely apologize. It was all very light hearted and never meant to be an accusation in any way.


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


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!


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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

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.


Details

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

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