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

Great Location, Lovely Inn

4.2 on October 25, 2016

We enjoyed two nights the Windward House. We stayed in the spacious Eastlake room and could peek at then ocean from each window. Sandy was a gracious and accommodating innkeeper and gave us very helpful information as this was our first time in Cape May. You can't find a better location or price if you want to be near the beach and the shopping/dining areas!

3rd year straight we stayed there !

5 on September 19, 2016

Stayed at many through the years in Cape May, This is on top of the BEST List in our opinion.

A wonderful stay

4.6 on September 14, 2016

We have been going to Cape May for an end of summer get-away for over ten years and we always stay at the Windward House. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfasts always great, and the owner makes us feel like one of the family.

Best kept secret in Cape May

5 on September 12, 2016

Windward house is in the center of town we parked our car when we arrived and walked everywhere for our entire stay. Breakfast was outstanding, every day home made and different. Rooms very very nice well kept and very clean. Beach tags and chairs were included. Sandy the owner is a great hostess who attends to your every need. This was our third time and we will go back again.


5 on September 08, 2016

Always so much to do and see and Sandy Miller is so gracious.

Great Week at The Windward House

4.4 on September 08, 2016

We enjoyed a great stay 7/31-8/5. Wish we could have stayed longer. Sandy and her team were very inviting and accommodating. The house was beautiful and our room was very nice. We will definitely return next summer.

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 01, 2016

What a wonerrful experience! Friendly, welcoming and enjoyable! Breakfast was delicious each morning with the opportunity to meet the other guests if you so desire. It was our second stay and we will be back!! Steve and Trish Petruzzelli

Great old world getaway

4.2 on August 31, 2016

We had a great time at Windward House. Very nice owner of a quaint B&B in the heart of cape may. Would stay again and highly recommend

Fun with friends

4.4 on August 26, 2016

My college roommate and her husband from Long Island met us in Cape May for a long-weekend getaway, and the value and location of our accommodations were key factors in our enjoyment of this mini vacation. It was an easy walk to the beach and to local restaurants and shops, and prices were lower than or equal to comparable bed and breakfasts. Beach chairs, towels, and tags granting beach access were included in the price. We stayed in the two third-floor rooms and had our own little balcony that we put to good use in the evenings after dinner. Everyone was friendly, breakfasts were hearty and good, and each room had a window air conditioner to keep the temperature reasonably comfortable. I would recommend Windward House to anyone looking for accommodations for a Cape May getaway.

Always a pleasure staying with Sandy

4.2 on August 21, 2016

Sandy and Owen continue to provide outstanding value for their guests. Food is always excellent, rooms are beautiful and the location is perfect.

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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

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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.