Vacation Rental Beach House in Cape May, NJ

20 guests · 7 Bedrooms · 6 Baths






Poet's Inn @ 35 Jackson

The Poet's Inn at 35 Jackson is an 1879 Victorian Second Empire whole house rental on Historic Jackson Street in America's oldest seashore resort, Cape May, NJ. This three story, 7 bedroom home comfortably accommodates 20 people, and is nestled between Jackson Street beach and the Washington Street pedestrian mall in the heart of Cape May. This Victorian gem boasts a wrap around front porch, a third floor deck overlooking the Victorian rooftops, a private backyard with a patio, and plenty of off street parking!

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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • Private backyard with putting green!

    The Poet's Inn was fantastic for our group! We were in Cape May for a wedding and we were able to walk to the ceremony and reception since the Inn is right in the heart of downtown. The place itself more.

    Mandy of Glen Allen, VA US
    Reviewed May 15, 2024

  • Perfect house for a large group

    Perfect house for a large group and right in the middle of everything Cape May! The Poet's Inn was perfect for our group of 11 women - plenty of bathrooms! House was clean and the kitchen more.

    Gale of Eldersburg, MD US
    Reviewed Mar 26, 2024

  • Another great stay at the Poet's Inn

    Thanksgiving, 2023 proved to be a wonderful experience while staying at the Poet's Inn, where we have celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday over the past several years. Inn Keepers, Kelly and Kevin, more.

    John of Media, PA US
    Reviewed Dec 14, 2023

  • Wonderful Family Vacation

    My family and I stayed at Poet’s Inn for the second time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is a beautiful Victorian that’s spacious and well maintained. It has a big kitchen and separate dining more.

    Marianne of New York, NY US
    Reviewed Jul 18, 2023

  • Great week in Cape May

    They say location, location, location is everything. The Poet's Inn is the perfect location. Awesome front porch, roomy back yard, and enough off-street parking add to its value. Plenty of space more.

    Macklyn of Hanover, PA US
    Reviewed Jul 10, 2023

  • Back yard for family barbecues

    We had a fabulous stay in Cape May. The house had everything we needed. The back yard was very comfortable for family barbecues. The location was excellent! We hope to return next year!

    Margaret of Westchester, PA US
    Reviewed Jul 1, 2023

  • Great memories

    What a beautiful home and so well taken care of. We had a long weekend stay for a wedding in Cape May. We walked to the church, the Chalfonte Hotel for the reception, and of course one block to the more.

    Tripper & Laura of Bloomington, IL US
    Reviewed Jun 25, 2023

  • The BEST Location!!

    This is the second time we’ve booked the Poet’s Inn for a group of 8 ladies. The location is perfect! It’s just a half block to the beach and the same to the shops and restaurants in town. There are more.

    Gail of Saratoga Springs, NY US
    Reviewed Jun 17, 2023

  • The Tradition Continues

    We are fortunate to have enjoyed another Thanksgiving holiday with our family of 15 at the Poet's Inn. Our advance expectations for an opportunity to spend quality time away with our children, more.

    John N of Media, PA US
    Reviewed Dec 1, 2022

  • The most accessible/convenient location in town

    The Poet’s Inn was absolutely perfect for our stay during the biggest weekend of our lives - our wedding weekend. Kelly and Kevin’s beautiful home was our base camp for immediate family and friends more.

    Zachary of New York, NY US
    Reviewed Oct 3, 2022

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Amenities & Accommodations

Enjoy your vacation at the Poet's Inn at 35 Jackson! This impressive Victorian Empire home was designed and built by local architect and contractor, Enos Williams, in 1879 and ushered in the Victorian splendor of Cape May after the devastating fire of 1878. The newly renovated Poet's Inn at 35 Jackson has restored the home to its original splendor and welcomes guests to relax and socialize in both the comfortable first floor living room or the adjacent sitting room. The spacious dining room and updated, fully equipped kitchen invites up to 20 guests to share memories and meals together. A new HVAC system with individually controlled bedroom thermostats keeps the house comfortable during all seasons. There are 7 bedrooms (one on the first floor, 5 en-suite, and 3 with televisions) and six bathrooms equipped with showers (two of which also include full bathtubs). The private, fenced in backyard includes a patio, grill, 2 outdoor showers, a mini-putting green, and a ping pong table. The amenities at the Poet's Inn at 35 Jackson ensure a care free, comfortable stay in the heart of Cape May. 

The location of the Poet's Inn guarantees a relaxing and exciting vacation in America's Oldest Seashore Resort. Jackson Street is the first and most historic street in Cape May. Grand Victorian houses flank the horse drawn carriages that parade down its gas lit streets. Park your car and walk everywhere- the Poet's Inn is conveniently located in the heart of the historic district with the beach, attractions, shopping, restaurants, clubs and theaters just steps away!

 The Poet's Inn is open year-round and is perfectly situated to enjoy not just the summer beach season, but all the various festivals and holiday events in Cape May. Feel free to contact us about an "off-season" stay at The Poet's Inn in Cape May as well!

Vacation Rental Beach House Amenities

    • Television
    • Air Conditioning
    • Central Heating
    • Full Kitchen
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Wireless Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Keyless Entry
    • Wrap around porch with rockers and wicker chairs
    • Rooftop deck
    • Private fenced-in yard
    • Outdoor ping pong
    • 2 outdoor showers
    • Mini-putting green
    • Large private driveway
    • Pack n Play
    • High chair
    • Hairdryers.


Rate PeriodDailyWeekly
Spring Pricing - May 2024: May 1-May 31, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,070$7,140
Early Summer Pricing - June 2024: Jun 1-Jun 16, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,275$8,500
Summer Pricing: Mid-June - Labor Day 2024: Jun 17-Sep 2, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,500$10,000
Fall Pricing: Sept 2024: Sep 3-Sep 30, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,300$8,670
Fall Pricing: Oct 2024: Oct 1-Oct 31, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,190$7,960
Fall Pricing: Nov 2024: Nov 1-Nov 30, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$1,010$6,730
Winter Pricing: Dec 2024: Dec 1-Dec 19, 2024 (7 Night Minimum)$920$6,120
Winter Holiday Pricing: Dec 2024: Dec 20, 2024-Jan 1, 2025 (7 Night Minimum)$1,000$6,720
Summer Pricing: Mid-June - Labor Day 2025: Jun 21-Sep 1, 2025 (7 Night Minimum)$1,575$10,500
Surcharges for holidays and special seasons may apply. All currencies are shown in USD.

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted: Credit Cards, Online Checks, Personal Checks, Certified Checks.

There are NO booking fees and NO taxes when you book a reservation directly through our website.

Credit cards are accepted (an additional, non-refundable 3% service fee will be applied to total amount charged).

As is the case with most NJ shore rentals, you must provide your own linens (sheets and towels). We provide pillows (in protective vinyl covers), mattress pads, blankets and quilts. 

If you want to save yourself the hassle of packing linens, there are several local companies who will rent linens. Please click on "Linen Rentals" in the top bar of our website for details and pricing (may be within the "MORE" tab). 

This property is pet-free (for guests).

This property is non-smoking, both inside and out (of any material or form). 

To keep our home beautiful for your enjoyment, a cleaning fee of $420 is charged per reservation. 

A refundable security deposit of $1,200 is also collected with each rental.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations at least 90 days before arrival are fully refundable. Cancellations between 60-89 days before arrival are refunded 50%. Cancellations less than 60 days from arrival are non-refundable.


Enjoy a day in the surf and sun on pristine Jackson Street beach, only a half a block away. Walk or bike on the breathtaking two mile long beach side promenade. Dine, shop and stroll along the Washington Street pedestrian mall, which is also a half a block away. World class restaurants and nightlife surround you. Within just a few blocks you can walk to all the Cape May ocean beaches, the Convention center, two theatres plus a dinner theater, three miniature golf courses, two arcades, and historic Congress Hall. Enjoy a short bike ride, scenic drive or perhaps a trolley tour to the Cape May lighthouse, Sunset Beach, the WWII tower, Emlen Physick's Estate, Beach Plum Farm, and nearby wineries/distilleries. Adventure and nature activities abound, like parasailing, surfing, deep sea fishing, bird watching, whale/dolphin watching and harbor cruises. A short drive will also bring you to the Cape May Zoo, Wildwood or Ocean City boardwalks, movie theaters, golfing, antiquing and visits to other quaint nearby shore communities.