One building back from the beach, this classic Bed & Breakfast has an exceptional location. Private guest rooms are individually decorated with a mix of period antiques & contemporary furnishings. All rooms have A/C, free WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, and private bath. Gourmet, cooked-to-order breakfasts -- served at individual tables for two! --- begin each day. Friendly owners live on-site.
The Mooring was built in 1882 as a boarding house, not a private home, and so is noticeably more spacious inside than many other Victorian inns which were originally summer “cottages” for the well-to-do. Ironically, this house was renovated to create a front parlor and a dining room – rooms not original to the building – to give the illusion of a grand private residence. Although there are some lovely antiques, there are some lovely contemporary pieces as well – this isn’t a museum! We’ve blended comfort and functionality with an eclectic, only vaguely Victorian, design. And since we revamp a room every year, there is always something new!
The Mooring is an owner-occupied guest house, and as such provides private guest bedrooms/baths as well as common spaces for the use of all. The common rooms are on the ground floor: a large front parlor with three seating areas, including an inlaid card table from the isle of Capri; a dining room with eight tables for two, where breakfast is served each morning; a small guest kitchen (please note: reheating only; no cooking facilities!) with full-size refrigerator/freezer, sink and microwave. Coffee and tea are available here 24/7. (There is a second full-size fridge for guest use in the hallway on the third floor.) There's a large front porch with a dozen rocking chairs … the perfect spot for that first cup of coffee in the morning or a late afternoon glass of wine! And, this being a beach house, there are two enclosed hot/cold outdoor showers (stocked with soap and shampoo/conditioner) for rinsing off after a day in the sand and salt water. Although Leslie & Vince live on the premises, their “owner’s apartment” (located in the very rear of the building, and including the back deck) is off-limits, and is the only area which falls under this category.
We live here! We’re available if you need us, but we don’t hover – you have space and privacy. One or the other of us is on the premises most of the time, but if we’re not you can always reach us by phone or text if you have an emergency. Vince has lived in Cape May since he was two and Leslie’s lived here since 1993 when she purchased the house – between the two of them you have a lot of insider knowledge to mine … if you want to.
NOTE: NJ Sales Tax (6.875%) and NJ Hotel Tax (7%) are included in rate
Only registered guests permitted on premises