Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2628 USA (Show map)


The only thing we overlook, is the ocean. Our Craftsman-style Inn, circa 1915, includes many of the design features commonly associated with Craftsman homes: Bright, spacious rooms, open plan dining and living areas and an inglenook with a fireplace. Window benches to view the beach and beautiful natural wood floors. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts aesthetic we have decorated with furniture from the Stickley Company that is complemented by Mission-style lanterns and art pottery. Genuine hospitality and good food are served up daily. So, plan a trip soon. We can't wait to see you!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Our New Years' Experience

5 on January 09, 2017

This was our first time staying at the Rhythm of the Sea and we will definitely be back! We made last minute reservations for New Years, had a wonderful room with a fireplace. We were out during the day and when we arrived back there was a small bottle of champagne along with glasses, hats and noise makers (a really cute surprise!). A little way out of town but nice because you are away from the noise of the crowds but still on the beach! Hope to come back in warmer weather and take advantage of the bicycles!

Holiday Time Out

4.8 on January 01, 2017

A wonderful get away to relieve holiday stress. The breakfasts are delicious. Mindy was friendly and helpful. She gave us some great recommendations of things to do and see. I would definitely go back!!

Great location, good accommodation, great hosts

4.2 on November 16, 2016

A return visit, and the same high standard as before. Rooms are adequate, bathrooms are good, location is excellent - we could bike (free for guests!) everywhere we needed to be. Breakfast is adequate, but there aren't many (any?) choices. Would recommend to others....

October respite

3.2 on October 30, 2016

We always look forward to our stay at Rhythm of the Sea. Great facilities, wonderful staff, and caring owner. This was our third stay at Rhythm's and, therefore, our ratings reflect the level of service and comfort we expect. It is consistently excellent and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway at a reasonable price.

The Rhythm Method

4.8 on October 23, 2016

We are repeat guests at this beautiful bed and breakfast located directly across the street from the beach. This Victorian styled home has been preserved to respect the time period it was built and has integrated modern technology to ensure guest comfort. The beds are comfortable and the views from the rooms are incredible. The owner is an executive chef so breakfast is always well planned, cooked to perfection and presented like a 5 star restaurant would present. We plan on returning next year too.

peaceful enjoyable stay

4.4 on October 18, 2016

amazing experience. very friendly folks. Nice crowd and great breakfast.

October week-day respite

4.2 on October 17, 2016

This is our third stay at Rhythm of the Sea -- our favorite B&B in south Jersey! The on-site manager was friendly, helpful, and courteous. The owners are committed to providing guests with the best experience possible. They do, as well! That is why we were back for our third visit and expect to be there for a fourth. We are not alone in embracing the value proposition that Rhythm offers. On our most recent stay, we connected with another couple who also had stayed there when we last did more than one year ago. I believe we both made the right call. Two days to relax and enjoy Cape May in the quiet of October. Very nice!

Our 3rd Stay and always simply an amazing experience

5 on October 13, 2016

If you are looking for a GREAT getaway...look no further. This is your destination for a great, amazing getaway. The rooms are large and clean. The food is scrumptious. The views of the ocean are fabulous. Close to all restaurants and events. Modern clean bicycles for toodling around the town. We always get melancholy on our departure, only because we had another amazing time and always cannot wait until our annual fall trip the following year. See you guys again soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you....for another great time spent at your Inn.

Great weekend

5 on October 09, 2016

Loved staying here. The free use of bikes was greatly appreciated. Also loved being able to walk across street to the beach

Best Place in Cape May

5 on October 02, 2016

This inn is outstanding! The rooms are beautiful and the service you get us outstanding. It is directly across from the beach and sitting on the front porch is so relaxing and peaceful. They have homemade treats put out every afternoon with lemonade or iced tea. I wouldn't stay any other place in Cape May!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

Luxurious linens and queen pillow top mattress guarantees a good nights sleep! Snuggle under the down comforter. Ocean view or fireplace rooms available. Selection subject to availability.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $265

King Suite

King suite with TV/DVD, sitting room with wet bar, garden access, ocean views, Family-friendly (and pet friendly) with an extra twin bed for child but is also perfect for a romantic getaway for just the two of you!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $395

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Location Type

directly across from the beach, a short stroll to the historic village of Cape May, two miles from Cape May Point Lighthouse, close to several top restaurants, one hour south of Atlantic City, a far out place, close to home!, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the North, take the Garden State Parkway South to 'Exit 0' and go straight through the light on Rt. 109 south and over the Cape May Canal bridge. At the next light make a left onto Madison Ave and go to the end. At the stop sign turn left onto Beach Ave. and travel one and a half blocks to 1123 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 08204-2628.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary use of Bicycles, Complimentary beach chairs, Complimentary use of beach towels, Outside summer shower, Concierge, Front porch facing the ocean

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, 'Gemuetlichkeit', Historic House Tours, Sunset Gazing, Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Fabulous Dining, Cape May Diamond Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No For safety reasons, no smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage House is available for couples with a young child
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Occasionally our seasonal staff is available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Due to possible allergies and phobias of other guests
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum 3 days in season and holiday weekends all year
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% by personal check within 10 days of making reservation
  • Cancellations: $35 processing fee if cancellation or changes are made within first 15 days of reservation. Within 15 days of stay one night fee. Within 3 days of your arrival, the entire stay will be charged to your account. We cannot be held responsible for inclement weather, early departures or for any reason beyond our control.
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Robyn & Wolfgang Wendt & Julie McElroy

Languages spoken

Sailing, Skiing, Cycling, Traveling, Wine-ing & Dine-ing, Humor, English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Sometimes ML Doxie Odie & LuLu

About the innkeepers

Robyn, from New Zealand and Wolfgang, from Germany, met and married at Wolf's ski lodge in Colorado. Wolfgang is a European trained chef who is equally at home on a ski slope, his sailboat, or in the kitchen. Together they enjoy cycling, rowing and travel and meeting people from all walks of life.

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Full breakfast prepared individually

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Carriage House if there is a baby staying with you, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Wedding Receptions

Signature Dish

Wolf's Brioche French Toast
Thick cut slices of Brioche Bread with a cinnamon swirl, a fine layer of baked custard on top then scattered with sliced strawberries, kiwi fruit, raspberries, blue berries and dusted with powder sugar and served with pepper bacon and maple syrup on the side.

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