Vacation Rental Beach House in Cape May, NJ

7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 3 Floors

Sleeps up to 20 guests







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

  • Spacious house in the perfect location!

    We stayed in this house for a bachelorette weekend and it was the perfect house. We had plenty of space for our group and everyone was very happy with the cleanliness of the house upon arrival. We more.

    Katelyn of Cherry Hill, NJ US
    Reviewed May 17, 2022

  • The tradition continues

    After missing our Thanksgiving holiday at the Poet's Inn in 2020 due to the shut down in N.J. because of the pandemic, we were happy to return, once again, to the Inn with the family. The Poet's Inn more.

    John of Media, PA US
    Reviewed Nov 30, 2021

  • The Perfect Weekend

    I have been coming to Cape May my whole life but the weekend we stayed at the Poet's Inn will be my favorite and one I will never forget. My sister got married this past weekend at the Virginia. The more.

    Diana of Avondale, PA US
    Reviewed Oct 19, 2021

  • Poet's Inn - PERFECT!

    We just came back from spending a week at The Poet's Inn. There were 11 of us and it was so nice to be together as a family. Eating in that huge dining room was special. No one eats together more.

    Lorraine of Bayonne, NJ US
    Reviewed Sep 2, 2021

  • Poet's Inn- Best house we have been in

    This was our 4th year at Cape May. Best house we have been in. Will definitely go back. Back yard is great for outside eating and kids to play. Jackson St is the perfect loction between beach and more.

    Robert of Morristown, NJ US
    Reviewed Aug 2, 2021

  • Perfect Beach House and Location

    We just had 3 generations spend a week at The Poet’s Inn, Cape May and we all felt that the house was very clean, very roomy, and in the perfect location between beach, restaurants and shops. We more.

    Susan of WILMINGTON, MA US
    Reviewed Jul 26, 2021

  • The house was incredible

    The house was incredible. My party of 13 had more than enough room. The location is unlike any other you can get in Cape May!

    John T of Arlington, VA US
    Reviewed Jul 13, 2021

  • Magical

    Charming house in a great location. Rocking on the front porch in the cool evening was magical.

    Phong of Alexandria, VA US
    Reviewed Jun 25, 2021

  • "We Could Not Have Been More Pleased"

    Our third time at the Poet's Inn proved, once again, to be all that we could have asked for. The Inn is spacious and easily accommodated our family of fourteen. This was our first time at the Inn more.

    John N of Media, PA US
    Reviewed Jun 10, 2021

  • Gorgeous - Even better than described!

    This house is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are spacious, the porch is AMAZING, the location is better than can be described. House was very clean!! As for the host herself, she was super more.

    Meg of Somerville, NJ US
    Reviewed May 27, 2021

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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

    • Cable TV
    • Deck
    • Air Conditioning
    • Central Heating
    • Full Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Washer/Dryer Unit
    • BBQ
    • High Speed Internet
    • 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.


Rates may vary depending on holidays, seasons, or special events. Please click "View Rates" above to view detailed pricing.

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted

Credit Cards, Online Checks, Personal Checks, Certified Checks

Minimum Stay

A minimum stay of 7 nights required during standard rental dates.

All currencies are shown in USD.

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 $350 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.