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

  • 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

  • This was a great way to enjoy Cape May

    Kelly was very organized and responsive to all questions. She made everything easy and her home was wonderful. I look forward to staying there again.

    Eric of Basking Ridge, NJ US
    Reviewed Sep 17, 2022

  • Amazing!

    Amazing! Location is right in the heart of Cape May where everything is within walking distance. Private driveway can accommodate 5 SUVs. The house was clean and very spacious. More important, the more.

    Pam of Abington, PA US
    Reviewed Sep 14, 2022

  • Location is great

    The location is great, very easy to the beach and town. Kelly was great and always very responsive to any questions.

    Robin of Wilton, CT US
    Reviewed Sep 1, 2022

  • Poet's Inn

    Our 2nd year here and our go to location from now on in Cape May. Perfectly located 1/2 block from the beach and 1/2 block from the Washington street restaurants and shops. Lots of room inside more.

    Robert of Morristown, NJ US
    Reviewed Jul 23, 2022

  • Great Family Vacation at the Poet’s Inn

    My family and I stayed at the Poet’s Inn. We had a fabulous time. The home is beautiful and well maintained. It’s centrally located, close to the beach and the shops and restaurants. Kelly is a more.

    Marianne of New York, NY US
    Reviewed Jul 23, 2022

  • Very clean, spacious and cheerfully decorated

    My family absolutely loved their stay at The Poet’s Inn. The owners, Kelly and Kevin sent all information in a clear and timely manner and they responded quickly to any questions we had via email and more.

    Joe of Philadelphia, PA US
    Reviewed Jun 28, 2022

  • Location is outstanding

    Great stay with my extended family. Location is outstanding - one block from quaint shopping street and short walk to beach. Backyard was a huge hit for family time. Would highly recommend this home.

    Tim of Holmdel, NJ US
    Reviewed Jun 21, 2022

  • This place is perfect!

    From nine 60+ women who all agree, this place is perfect! I can’t say enough good things about this house. It’s beautiful. The bedrooms are all so nice and have plenty of room for your things— more.

    Gail of Saratoga Springs, NY US
    Reviewed Jun 21, 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 brand 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 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!

Vacation Rental Beach House Amenities

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


Rate PeriodDailyWeekly
Winter pricing January - March 2023: Jan 2-Mar 31, 2023 (7 Night Minimum)$765$5,100
Spring Pricing - April 2023: Apr 1-Apr 30, 2023 (7 Night Minimum)$915$6,100
Spring Pricing - May 2023: May 1-May 31, 2023 (7 Night Minimum)$1,050$7,000
Early Summer Pricing - June 2023: Jun 1-Jun 16, 2023 (7 Night Minimum)$1,245$8,300
Summer Pricing: Mid-June - Labor Day 2023: Jun 17-Sep 9, 2023 (7 Night Minimum)$1,470$9,800
Fall Pricing: Nov 2023: Nov 1-Nov 30, 2023 (2 Night Minimum)$958$6,600
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 is a pet-free (for guests) and non-smoking property. To keep our home beautiful for your enjoyment, a cleaning fee of $420 is charged per reservation. 

A refundable security deposit of $850 is also collected with each rental.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations at least 90 days before arrival are fully refundable. Cancellations at least 60 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.