Popular with tourists, this Victorian inn was built in 1905 on one of Cape May’s oldest streets and boasts 30-plus years in the hospitality business. Now that it’s on the market, Curbed National has taken note of the merits of this long-established bed & breakfast.
The aptly named Windward House Inn, in Cape May’s historic district, could become a private residence or remain an inn, though Cape May B&Bs are still struggling in Sandy’s wake. Could this account for the property’s $90K price cut of four days ago?
Even so, the Jackson Street inn is such a beauty. Outside, gentle winds from the beach — which is only half a block away –reach the vibrant teal porches (there are three of them). Proximity to dining and shopping is another plus. The interior has exquisite woodwork and elegant period decor that honors the town’s standing as a National Historic Landmark.
The living room has stained glass while original cabinets are built into the walls of a second sitting room. The dining room gets distinctive striped wallpaper. Ten sizable bedrooms with names like “Empire Room” and “Renaissance Room” feature various patterns and historical details; the Renaissance Room, for instance, has stained glass doors. There are nine and a half bathrooms.
As for parking, which is always a huge stressor in downtown Cape May, there are two driveways (for pickup and drop-off, we suppose) and one garage.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 5,594
Price: $ 1.595 million
Listing: 24 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ, 08204 [Wilsey Realty LLC]