Sea Gypsy B&B

209 East Magnolia Ave. , Wildwood, NJ 08260 USA (Show map)
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About

If you are looking for the excitement and adventure of the Wildwoods and serenity and a good night's sleep, come stay with us at The Sea Gypsy. Our fully restored circa 1900 Queen Anne Victorian home is located on a neighborhood street just blocks away from the beach, boardwalk, and amusement parks. Interior and exterior detailing make this charming Bed and Breakfast a pure delight. Hardwood floors, antique furnishings, a turret and spacious verandas conjure memories of a special time in history. In addition to the main house we offer suites in a brick bungalow featuring arts and crafts or mission styles, and apartment style suites in a restored carriage house (the carriage house suites do not include breakfast.)

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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5 on September 11, 2017

Love this place, my family has made a tradition of staying here the last few years and we absolutely love it. It's affordable, cozy, and in a great location. Todd and Anastasia are always sweet and accommodating. This year I stayed in the loft and it was like having a cute little studio apartment. I look forward to coming next year with my family!


Such a Charming Place!

5 on September 07, 2017

My boyfriend and I spent a night at the Sea Gypsy in the Walt Whitman room. We loved every part of it! The room was small but with a comfortable bed and even a sink inside, which I loved. We had a private spacious bathroom and a private entrance to the back deck from our bedroom. The house is gorgeous and furnished with some really neat antiques (we ate our breakfast on an old sewing machine table!). The breakfast was delicious - eggs benedict, fresh fruit and baked treats, delicious coffee and OJ, boxes of cereal for the kids. The hosts had bicycles, beach towels, beach chairs, wine, and candy for guests. There was also a hot tub that we enjoyed very much after a long day of bicycling. The location is phenomenal - about 2 - 3 blocks from the boardwalk/beach. Would absolutely stay again, hands down. Host was very kind and sweet. Great value.


affordable B&B with amazing, private suites

4.8 on September 04, 2017

We have been to the Sea Gypsy three times over the past few years and we just love it! It's really affordable, the staff is very friendly and helpful, the breakfast is always delicious, and we just adore the privacy that the suites offer. It's at an ideal location in Wildwood and it's a short drive from Cape May without the hefty price tag. By far our favorite place to stay in the area.


Romantic place to stay

4.6 on August 29, 2017

Wonderful place to stay for a romantic beach getaway. Close to the boardwalk, cape may, stone harbor. Rooms are clean and breakfast is top notch. Romantic setting in each room.


we love Sea Gypsy

5 on August 28, 2017

We love to stay in Sea Gypsy because of its warm atmosphere and kindness of its owners.


Fabulous staff. Beautiful decks. Fantastic breakfast

4.8 on August 25, 2017

Only (minor) complaint was that bathroom is very small. But everything else about the place is just wonderful. We borrowed the bikes and cycled the boardwalk. We sat in the hot tub. Close enough to walk to the beach, far enough from the boardwalk to get a quiet night's sleep. Later, can sit on the deck and see the lights from the Gerri's wheel. And cannot say enough about the beautiful breakfasts. Not our first stay. Hopefully one of many to come.


Lovely bnb

4.4 on August 22, 2017

Love this place. Between the charm of the Victorian era, the delicious breakfast, and the location, the Sea Gypsy is an awesome place to stay. I'll never go to a hotel again.


Good place - good value

3.8 on August 19, 2017

Overall, this was a nice place to stay. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and our room was clean.


Great find in Wildwood!

4.4 on August 18, 2017

I did not mean to rate the place on on-site dining since we did not get breakfast with our room. My daughter and I stayed in the William Warner Cottage for two nights. What a great place and terrific value. We really enjoyed the mini-suite complete with small kitchen and washer and dryer (bring your own detergent). The bathroom was a little small, but perfectly workable. The only complaint was mosquitos voraciously pursue you the minute you walk up the driveway and come right on into the unit with you. We must have killed 5 inside and got bitten both inside and out. Beds were comfy, linens were nice. The owners are super accommodating! We enjoyed eating steamed crabs on the second floor porch of the main house with a great breeze and view of the sunset! Our last day was spent on the beach after check-out. We were allowed to keep our car parked in the driveway, put food in the mini frig in the main house and use the bathroom in the house to shower before driving home. All this for not much more than a room in a run down motel. I will definitely consider another stay.


Weekend stay for a wedding

4.0 on August 17, 2017

The Sea Gypsy was a trip back in time and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Anastasia was very nice and helpful. Breakfasts were delicious and we were a short three blocks from the boardwalk, Would stay again if in the area.


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Rooms & Rates

Alfred Lord Tennyson Room

This romantic room has our most beautiful antique double bed. A large full private bathroom, TV and VCR/DVD add modern comforts to this guest favorite. Its charming sitting area in the Inn's front turret, has old time rocking chairs. In the summer, enjoy entrancing night-time views of the Ferris wheel. 1-2 person occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $145

Shel Silverstein Room

An eclectic mix of antiques and artifacts takes you away to childlike adventures and far-away lands. This large room with private shower/bath comfortably sleeps three with a Queen-size bed and a single bed. Explore a secret alcove with hidden treasures, nestled away in a dormer window. French doors provide access to a beautiful outdoor deck. For late-night entertainment, enjoy the modern luxury of a TV/DVD. 1 to 3 person occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $155

Walt Whitman Room

Decorated with original artwork by a local artist, this cozy, bright room accommodates two people with an antique double brass bed and flat screen TV. Its extra large detached private bath has a claw-foot tub with brass shower fixtures and an antique marble sink. Detached private bath means the bathroom is about 10 feet down the hall, but it is not shared. We do provide robes in the bedroom. The contrast of a luxurious candle-lit bath and the snugly comfort of the sleeping area make this accommodation particularly unique. French doors provide access to a beautiful outdoor deck. The bedroom includes a TV. 1 to 2 person occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $100 - $120

Samuel Coleridge Room

This beautiful garret room captures ocean breezes through it's Victorian arched windows. It is delightfully furnished with an antique four poster double bed and mirrored vanity. Rest blissfully under the patchwork quilt or peek into the charming dormer nook filled with childhood toys and interesting antiques. This beautiful room has its own bathroom/shower and European style sink and a TV/DVD.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $145

HW Longfellow Suite

Ideal for the privacy it provides, this suite has a bedroom, parlor, and private bath. Antiques like the highboard double bed and the clawfoot tub mingle with the more modern conveniences of a TV, VCR/DVD, sofa and refrigerator to provide a lovely accommodation. French doors provide access to a beautiful outdoor deck. For a romantic vacation, candles and bubble bath are provided. TV/DVD player provided in sitting room.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $165

Elbert Hubbard Suite

This large suite for two people is in the front of the house on the first floor. It is uniquely painted in the deep earthly colors of the Arts and Crafts era. It offers a bedroom with a Queen size bed, a kitchenette and cozy breakfast nook and a living room with a striking leather sofa. After a full day of walking the boards, pamper yourself in the Suite's opulent Jacuzzi Tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

John Masefield Suite

The John Masefield Suite is located in the back of the house on the first floor. It can accommodate 2 to 4 people. The living room's warm, luxurious decor make it the perfect place to relax. The bedroom, with Queen-sized bed has a very classic, elegant look. Along with Mission style Antiques, oriental art hangs on chocolate-colored walls. The Masefield Suite has a beautiful deep cobalt blue tiled bath with Majolica Arts and Crafts tile.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

Robert Louis Stevenson Suite

The Robert Louis Stevenson Suite is in the front of the house on the second floor. It has a tranquil bedroom with a Queen size bed and a bathroom with a ceramic tile shower. Ideal for families, it is equipped with a kitchenette and relaxing breakfast nook and a living room with a trundle bed/sofa. It can accommodate 2 to 4 people. Generous in size, the Robert Louis Stevenson Suite has a warm and rustic feel. It has been restored with period stained glass lighting and richly colored walnut hardwood throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

Rudyard Kipling Suite

The Rudyard Kipling Suite is located in the back of the house on the 2nd floor. It has a private deck, living room with trundle bed/sofa and an elegant deep green bathroom with handcrafted Arts and Crafts Majolica tile. The bedroom has a Queen-sized wrought iron bed and is decorated in rich gold tones. Late 20th century photographs from local heroine Margaret Mace, adorn the walls. This charming suite can accommodate 2-4 people

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

William Morris

This very private, elegant and romantic loft for two people is located on the 3rd floor and is the entire length of the house. It has beautiful hardwood floors throughout and a cozy window seat complete with over-stuffed chenille pillows for reading. It is decorated with William Morris wallpaper and deep mahogany woods. The bathroom has an extra large tub and shower with a rainfall showerhead. It's perfect for luxuriating in a warm sudsy bubble bath by candlelight. The loft has its own thermostat and can be made refreshingly cool. The large King-size bed makes this suite an ideal place to rest after a long day at the beach.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

William Warner Cottage

Perfect for a family of 4, the Warner Cottage is available for rent on a nightly or weekly basis. It has a bedroom with two double beds, a private bath and an eat-in kitchen and sitting area. Although it is decorated in the Arts and Crafts style, it has modern amenities such as a flat screen TV, a washer and dryer, and a whirlpool tub in the bathroom. The Warner Cottage has it's own private driveway that will accomodate 2 vehicles. While the main house of the Bed &Breakfast is accessible to cottage guests, breakfast is not included. We provide all bed linens which includes one set of sheets for each bed, pillows and blankets. We also provide 4 sets of towels. Housekeeping, dishwashing and trash removal is the responsibility of the tenants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

Emily Dickinson

The Dickinson Suite is located in a first floor cottage. It is a very spacious 2 person suite with a Queen size bed. It is elegantly decorated in rich browns and turquoise and features a bamboo floor. Relax in the leather armchairs, dine at the counter height table, or lounge in the whirlpool bathtub. Guests can also enjoy the flat screen TV from both the sitting area and the bed. This suite is ideal for a couple looking for romance.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

DH Lawrence Suite

The DH Lawrence Suite: This first floor suite features a large bedroom, a full kitchen and living room area with plenty of windows. The floors are pressed bamboo, which is a sustainable "green" material, but give the appearance of traditional hardwood. Bedding is a King bed in the bedroom with a daybed/trundle in the living room, for a total occupancy of 4 people. The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, dishes, cups and utensils for a group of 4. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower. Please note these suites do not include breakfast or housekeeping, the suites have towels and linens to accomodate full occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $215

Thomas Hardy Suite

The Thomas Hardy Suite: This is a two room suite (plus full bathroom) with lots of windows. The hardwood floors are composite bamboo. The kitchen and walk-in shower have cobalt blue tile with mosaic accent tiles imported from Mexico. An antique hooser is equipped with plates, cups glasses and pots & pans. Bedding is a Queen bed in the bedroom with a daybed/trundle in the living room, for a total occupancy of 4 people. Please note these suites do not include breakfast or housekeeping, the suites have towels and linens to accomodate full occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $215

Ezra Pound Suite

The Ezra Pound Suite: This first floor suite features a large bedroom, a full kitchen and living room area with plenty of windows. Bedding is a King bed in the bedroom with a daybed/trundle in the living room, for a total occupancy of 4 people. The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, dishes, cups and utensils for a group of 4. The suite offers 2 showers and 2 toilets, it was originally 2 smaller units that have been combined into one larger suite. Please note these suites do not include breakfast or housekeeping, the suites have towels and linens to accomodate full occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $215

Robert Browning Hayloft

The Robert Browning Hay Loft: This is a big suite (640 square feet) with lots of windows on all 4 sides. As we refinished the original hardwood floors, we determined based on the flooring pattern, this was the hay loft. The horizontal bead board and dramatic dormers give the appearance of an old loft, but the ceiling is comfortably high for taller individuals. Bedding is 2 Queen beds in the bedroom with a daybed/trundle in the living room, for a total occupancy of 6 people. Please note these suites do not include breakfast or housekeeping, the suites have towels and linens to accomodate full occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

$200 - $235

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From New York: Take the Garden State Parkway South to exit 4B (Wildwood, Wildwood Crest. Follow Rt. 47 into Wildwood (Rio Grande Avenue). From Philadelphia: Take the Ben Franklin Bridge or Walt Whitman Bridge to Rt. 42 to Rt. 55 South. Rt. 55 turns into Rt. 47 South. Continue on 47 until you are in Wildwood (Rio Grande Avenue). From Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood: Make a left from Rio Grande onto Atlantic Avenue. Approximately 2 miles, turn left onto Magnolia Avenue (St. Anne's Catholic Church is on the corner.) The Sea Gypsy is on the right at 209 East Magnolia Avenue.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Apartment

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed outside only, we have covered porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends from Memorial day to October 1
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: We will hold a room with a valid credit card.
  • Cancellations: A 50% deposit or credit card is required to secure a reservation of two or more nights. For a one night reservation, full payment is required. We require a 2 week notice for cancellation, to shorten your stay, or to change the dates of your reservation in order to guarantee a refund of your deposit (less a $20 processing fee). Any such change within the 2 week period prior to your arrival will result in refund, only if we are able to refill your entire booking. Guests arriving later than the confirmed arrival date and departing earlier than the confirmed departure date are responsible to pay for the cost of the number of nights originally confirmed.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Todd & Natalie Kieninger

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Natalie and I established the Sea Gypsy Bed and Breakfast in 1995 and have really enjoyed running it. We love the Wildwood community, from the exciting energy of the boardwalk and roller coasters in the summer to the quiet serenity of the beach in fall and winter. Over the years, we have acquired and renovated 4 buildings on Poplar and Magnolia Avenues (see the above photo from 1906.) We both enjoy working on old buildings, and appreciate the unique quality and warmth of vintage homes.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Mushroom Bruschetta and scrambled eggs
Italian bread slices, buttered and toasted, piled high with sauteed mushrooms, grape tomatoes, scallions, and sausage. Topped with sharp provolone. Fluffy scrambled eggs on the side.


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