Guest Reviews

Historic District - Private Ocean View Roof Deck -

Our children gave us a 4 day , 3 night mini-vacation at the The Puffin House, Holly Suite. We can't speak highly enough of the whole experience. We loved it, we are going back again and don't miss out on this Cape May gem. Date of arrival - September 25, 2020

- Linda of Hillsborough, NJ US
Reviewed Sep 28, 2020

The Holly Suite is Quite the Little Gem

I've rented through VRBO many times and have been satisfied in the majority of cases. This property cannot be topped! The location, decor, comfy bed and rooftop deck were a magical combination. We WILL go back and this will be the place we rent again.

- Linda of Hillsborough, NJ US
Reviewed Oct 15, 2019

Everything we needed!

This condo is beautifully decorated and has everything you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Although we did not cook the 4 nights we stayed, they had enough cooking/eating gear for those so inclined. The rooftop deck and the front porch were both relaxing places to hang out after a day of walking, shopping and going out to eat. Love the location and love the condo!

- Dena of Glenmont, NY US
Reviewed Jul 19, 2019

You will love this suite!

Very charming and comfortable 1 BR/1 BA condo with extra pull-out sofa beds for additional sleeping options. The location was perfect! We parked our car (using the free parking pass provided) and walked everywhere. And, the rooftop deck was the icing on the cake. We already made our reservation for next year!

- Carolyn of Yardley, PA US
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019


Lovely condo with everything we needed for our stay, perfect view, weather cooperated , beach days great, and lovely owners whom we are grateful to for sharing their adorable homestead with us! I would loved to have had more time to relax there:)

- Kathleen of Winchester, MA US
Reviewed Jan 2, 2019

Puffin Getaway

What a delight to have had the opportunity to stay at the Holly Suite for our anniversary! This little gem was everything you could want in a vacation spot. We had nothing to worry about from the minute we opened the door. From the stellar picture on the huge flat screen, to the awesome bathroom shower and from the various little nick-naks, paintings, pictures and other accoutrements, it was obvious from the jump that special care was taken to see that everything was just right in this home away from home. Our regret is that we weren't able to spend much time on the deck as our trip was relatively short and we spent much time discovering all things Cape May. The charm of your Holly Suite is undeniable and, with any luck, we will return there soon. Thanks so much for helping to make our 25th most memorable indeed!

- John of Langhorne, PA US
Reviewed Oct 9, 2018

Romantic getaway weekend

It was our first time to Cape May. We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay. I loved the sun room. My favorite of course is the rooftop deck. There were no issues with our stay at all. Would absolutely recommend and plan to stay again.

- Tonya of Allentown, PA US
Reviewed Aug 16, 2018

Fabulous stay!

Spent a long weekend in the Holly suite and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The condo was spotless and nicely furnished. Thoroughly appreciated thoughtful amenities such as beach tags, parking pass, paper towels, soap, cleaning supplies, iron and ironing board, and basket in the kitchen for our misc food and supplies. The rooftop was great for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Location was ideal. Quick walk to the beach, restaurants, shops, etc. We would definitely stay here again!

- Anne of Cranford, NJ US
Reviewed Aug 16, 2018

Beautiful Place with an Awesome View

I have been going to Cape May my entire life. There are so many beautiful places to stay at and we've stayed at some of the best. We used to stay at the Puffin before it was turned into condo suites, and when it changed, we were sad. Finally, years later, we found ourself back at the Puffin in The Holly Suite and we were very surprised. This was a beautiful place and there was enough of the original home there for us to remember the old Puffin. The Holly Suite has to be the best unit in The Puffin. I can't imagine a better one. The new private deck above is an awesome addition. The beautiful bathroom shower is something you have to see in person. Oh and Jackson Street is the best street to stay on. You know why if you've stayed there. I am not one to write lots of words, but if I were, I'd never be able to end this. But as nice as this place is, I'd have to say that the owners may be one of the nicest things about it. Never met them but I feel that I have just from talking to them. Hope I get to meet them some day.

- Joseph of Indiana, PA US
Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

Birthday weekend in April

What a wonderful birthday weekend spent in historical Cape May. The Holly Suite located in the Puffin House on Jackson St. is beautifully decorated. It is warm and cozy with all updated amenities. We could not have asked for more. The Holly Suite is centrally located to the beach, restaurants and loads of shopping. We would recommend eating at the Blue Pig. Delish!

- Laraine of Clarks Summit, PA US
Reviewed Jun 20, 2017

Awesome Experience

This was our first trip to Cape May and we are so glad we chose the Holly Suite in the Puffin. The location was superb! Easy walk to the beach, dining, the pedestrian mall. We lacked nothing in the suite itself, everything was clean and updated. While we loved the deck and it's view, it was chilly the week we visited so we really enjoyed the brightness of the dining nook. My husband was skeptical of parking offsite, but the distance was only a block and half away, and we enjoyed the walk. The Mad Batter across the street is great for Happy Hour! We can't wait to return to Cape May and the Holly suite!

- Judith of Queensbury, NY US
Reviewed Jun 20, 2017

Wonderful Vacation

The Holly Suite located in the Puffin on Jackson Street was perfect for our family getaway! The Suite itself was beautiful, and provided all necessary amenities. Everything was spotlessly clean and very updated. We spent mornings on the rooftop deck, and evenings sipping wine with other guests on the lovely front porch. Walking distance from restaurants, shops and the beach, we can't wait to visit the Holly Suite again!

- Melissa of Sterling, NY US
Reviewed Jun 20, 2017

Victorian in the Heart of Cape May

Beautiful location and the owners are so kind and organized. My wife and I stayed for our first anniversary and it was perfect. It's right on Jackson street so you can walk to almost everything. 10 mins from sunset beach or the lighthouse by car. Rooftop deck has a view of the ocean. The suite itself had everything you could need and was so comfortable. We liked the fireplace since it was a colder weekend in March. Cape May in the off season is equally as fun and relaxing as in season. Two thumbs up to the Holly Suite!

- Robert of Plymouth Meeting, PA US
Reviewed Mar 20, 2017

The Holly Suite is top notch and a GREAT value!

I've worked in the travel industry for 26 years. I've stayed at many places including condos and vrbos. I have to say this was one of the top 3 "en suite" stays booked via VRBO. The Holly Suite is fastidiously maintained. It is appointed with quality furnishings. LOVE wooden pocket door adorned with stained class between the kitchen and the back sun room. This place is seeping with history and completely charming. The fireplace in the living room is lovely and such a nice touch for the cooler evenings. It is a fantastic location and is in walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We were here in November while visiting for a USCG ceremony. I sure wish we could come back during summer months and hit the beach. Any time of year it is bound to a great stay! Two thumbs up! Thank you to Tom and Alison! Keep up the great work!

- Darcy of Modesto, CA US
Reviewed Nov 29, 2016


We have stayed at the Holly Suite 3 or 4 times. We just love the setup and location. Between the wrap around front porch and the private roof top deck we are able to be comfortable inside and outside. You can tell the place is well taken care of. We love going across the street for Happy Hours at the Mad Batter and back again for their breakfast. Plenty of shopping, restaurants and beaches all within an easy stroll.

- Alice of Bellefonte, PA US
Reviewed Nov 22, 2016

Exceptional Accommodations

We have been vacationing in Cape May for many years, but this was our first visit to the Holly Suite at the Puffin. We wish we had found it sooner! This is an absolutely beautiful condo in the perfect location in Cape May! The layout of the condo was wonderful and beautifully appointed. We wanted for nothing! We brought our linens and towels, but everything else necessary for a perfect week was there; and so clean and well maintained. The private roof top deck is such a wonderful bonus. Loved the keyless entry feature locks. The owners were wonderful to work with...great communication. Our expectations were exceeded and we would return in a minute!

- John of Bethlehem, PA US
Reviewed Jun 29, 2016

Coming Back!!!

From the minute I walked into the main entrance, I felt so WELCOMED! I immediately felt it's Charm and knew I was in for a real treat. Upstairs in the Holly Suite, was just as lovely. Beautifully decorated, clean, and with it's own Charm. The beach being just a half block away was so convenient, so clean, and the people were friendly. Breakfast at The Mad Batter was an everyday occurance......but our other meals were made at "home".....there was everything you needed in the fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were comfortable, and coffee on the ROOF every morning allowed us a beautiful view of the water, while enjoying the birds songs! Special, were the nights we spent on the Porch. People walking by, were very nice, and complimentary of The Puffin. We didn't hesitate to take the opportunity to say how much we were enjoying our stay. Thank you, so much, Tom and Alison

- Michele of Rockville Centre, NY US
Reviewed Jun 10, 2016

Wonderful Time!

The location is ideal if you are looking for a quiet one bedroom with all the amenities of home. We parked our car and never needed it again. There are wonderful views of the ocean from the roof deck. The Puffin premises were extremely well kept. The suite was very clean and decorated with a Cape May theme, photos and such. My husband loved he antique stained glass windows. The kitchen has everything we needed to have a few meals in. It was wonderful to have the beach so close with the added convenience of shopping and restaurants right up the street. We enjoyed breakfast at The Mad Batter across the street. High-speed internet connection and plenty of TV channels for my husband was an unexpected bonus as well! Tom and Alison provide wonderful communication and a fabulous property. Ideal for couples or a family with a young child. Highly recommended!

- Mary of Ionia, MI US
Reviewed Jun 7, 2016

Perfect Location!

If you are looking for a place close to everything in Cape May then look no further. It is perfect. A block away from the beach, Washington Street mall and Congress Hall. We stayed in the Holly Suite and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The roof deck was the perfect place to relax and unwind. We loved the front porch and just watching the world go by. Very peaceful. The suite was decorated beautifully and very clean as well. Would definitely stay here again if coming to Cape May. Thank you to Alison and Tom for allowing us to enjoy their wonderful gem of a place.

- Amy of Mechanicsburg, PA US
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Our home away from home in Cape May

This is the 3rd year we have stayed at the Holly Suite. It is perfect. It is in a beautiful Victorian house and has great updated finishes. My husband and I enjoy the how well appointed it is. It is the perfect size for the 2 of us but could accommodate more. Over the years they have added on a small sitting area and an upper deck which are both fantastic. We have coffee each morning and wine each evening on the deck with a great view of the ocean. It is clean and comfortable. It is a great location and you can walk to everything. I would recommend it to anyone and look forward to our next stay.

- Vickie of Bradley beach, NJ US
Reviewed Oct 28, 2015

Absolute Gem

Beautiful, comfortable, updated Victorian Suite in the heart of Cape May. This condo was the perfect location for our family getaway. So close to the beach and the town... The galley kitchen was perfect for breakfast and lunch preparation. We enjoyed the rooftop deck in the mornings and evenings. The view of the ocean and Congress hall was a pleasant backdrop to some pre-dinner relaxation after a day at the beach. The unit is well-maintained. Other members of our family stayed at a local hotel, and we felt we had the superior accommodations - closer to the town and more room to relax when we were not at the beach or out and about. We will definitely return. (By the way, the unit was very quiet with no noise issues whatsoever from other residents or the town.) Thanks so much to the Owners of Cape May Holly Suite.

- Heather of Telford, PA US
Reviewed Sep 7, 2015

Another Wonderful Stay @ the Holly Suite!!!

Our annual trip to the Holly suite was nothing other than wonderful. From the perfect decor to the spectacular rooftop deck, the holly suite is our favorite place in Cape May. It's our home away from home and we are so happy to visit every June. It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a week or two stay. You will become attached to the Holly and its location is second to none in Cape may. We already are looking forward to our next stay!!!

- Jeff of Phoenixville, PA US
Reviewed Jun 12, 2015

Great place, etc. etc. etc.!

My wife and I had a wonderful time in/at the Holly Suite. The unit is spotless when you arrive, bed is the best, and location in the Historical District near everything is perfect! We enjoyed the Mad Batter Restaurant across the street 3 nights in a row! Our days were spent at Sunset Beach, only a few minutes away, until "cocktail time" on your roof top deck! We are already planning our next visit to the Cape. A+++ rating overall from us!

- Randy of Bemus Point, NY US
Reviewed Aug 21, 2014

Just Like Home

We instantly felt at home when we arrived. Everything was communicated clearly prior to our arrival so it was smooth. It was clean and well maintained. The roof deck was awesome. We also love the proximity to the stores, shops and restaurants. Staying across the street from the Mad Batter was an added bonus. We will be back.

- Alice of Bellefonte, PA US
Reviewed Jun 10, 2014

What a Location!

We could not have chosen a better location for our vacation. We did not realize how close everything was to the suite until we arrived and never once had to use our car. The Holly is beautiful. Tom and Alison made our stay exceptional. My husband enjoyed coffee on the roof deck every morning and I enjoyed people watching from the old fashioned front porch. we had everything we needed. The suite is not your typical one bedroom condo. It is so much more! Thanks Tom and Alison and see you next year.

- Mike of Vineland, NJ US
Reviewed Jun 9, 2014

Puffin Holiday

We had a wonderful Christmas at the Holly Suite! It was spacious and beautifully decorated for the holidays. We found everything we needed and were located very close to the beach, restaurants and shops! When in CM, definitely stay at the Puffin!

- Elizabeth of Chesapeake, VA US
Reviewed Jan 4, 2014

Great Location!

My wife and I stayed at The Holly Suite this past week and we loved it. The location is perfect with practically everything within walking distance. The suite was super clean and comfortable, with an amazing queen size bed that was like sleeping on a was hard to get up in the morning to start our day! We would recommend the Holly Suites to anyone!

- John of Collingswood, NJ US
Reviewed Sep 18, 2013

Located in the heart of historic Cape May

Several suites with kitchenettes make for an economical stay. We stayed in the Holly Suite on the second floor and it offered all we could ask for. Location is about the best there is at the Jersey shore with shops, restaurants and the beach all within a short walk. The rooms are kept in immaculate condition. The porch is comfortably appointed with wicker furniture--perfect for reading, sipping a glass of wine and for watching the horse drawn carriages go by. With all the activities in the area, the toughest decision-making during your stay might be what to do next.

- Stanley of Tolland, CT US
Reviewed Aug 31, 2013

Awesome Vacation!

The Holly Suite was everything we hoped it would be. We had never been to Cape May and the location was as good as it gets. We enjoyed the large front porch for relaxing, reading and people watching. The suite was very clean and decorated beautifully. We will be back! Thanks Tom and Alison!

- L of Philadelphia, PA US
Reviewed Aug 28, 2013

The right place for us!

We were first time visitors to Cape May. We decided to take a little side trip there after visiting our son. We are new bird watchers and heard that Cape May is a great place for birding. While the weather wasn't always the best, our lodging was just right for us. The location was very handy for walking to various places to eat. It was very easy to work with the owners to make arrangements. We would love to make a return trip.

- Martha of Stillwater, MN US
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Clean and Cozy!!

The Holly Suite was perfect. The suite is tastefully decorated and I would call the living space "cozy". Perfect for 3 or 4 friends for a getaway weekend or a small family. We were amazed at how clean it was and the kitchen was beautifully done for a small space. The gentleman and his wife living on site were so friendly and resourceful. They made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend the Holly Suite!

- Lisa of Glenshaw, PA US
Reviewed Apr 22, 2013

Perfect Getaway !

So enjoyed our three relaxing nights at the Puffin Inn. This Suite was the perfect getaway for rest and relaxation. The condominium is in an excellent location in Cape May; short walk to the beach as well as the Washington Street Mall. Would highly recommend it for anyone interested in relaxing at a location that has much to offer without needing to get back in the car. Easy walk to restaurants, the boardwalk, shopping, strolling ... Will definately plan to return in the future.

- Lillian of Woodbridge, NJ US
Reviewed Jan 9, 2013

A Relaxing Getaway

My wife and I stayed at the Holly Suite for our anniversary....the suite was very clean and modern, access was easy and is located right in the main shopping district of Cape May....would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway....

- Andrew of Exton, PA US
Reviewed Jan 9, 2013

Perfect Location!

On our first trip to Cape May, I don't know if I could have blindly chosen a better location to stay. I can't emphasize enough how close you are to the beach and the pedestrian mall in the opposite direction. The care taker was helpful and nice, the restaurants close by. I couldn't say enough good things about the Holly Suite, and would gladly return. Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

- Lili of Baltimore, MD US
Reviewed Oct 18, 2012

Wonderful, quaint, quality family time

We stayed at the Holly Suite with my 2 and 5 year old kids. They were so child friendly. Can't beat the location. I have stayed in Cape May before and the Puffin is so centrally located. It is really great to easily stroll to town or the beach. It was super clean (I am very OCD about that stuff), the kitchen was stocked with alot of what you would need. The couple that lives there full time is super nice and accommodating. Would certainly refer anyone with kids to stay here!

- Jennifer of Tinton Falls, NJ US
Reviewed Jul 27, 2012

Perfect Location and Child-friendly!

We stayed in the Holly Suite, with two adults and two young children. It fit our needs well. I especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch with a book. The Puffin is very close to the beach and the pedestrian mall. The house itself is beautiful and the onsite owners are very friendly and welcoming to young kids. We hope to return next year!

- Elizabeth of Greensburg, PA US
Reviewed Jul 10, 2012

Great Family Stay!!

We all really enjoyed the stay. Location of the suite is right on the center of everything (beach, restaurant, shops). We had a fantastic week-end with the kids. Thank you so much :-)!

- Beatrice of New York, NY US
Reviewed Jun 30, 2012