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5.0 / 5Exceptional
33 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Emlen Physick Estate
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cape May Model Trains
    16 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Washington Inn
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    King Edward Bar
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County)
    10 min drive

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    About this area

    Cape May

    This vacation home is located in Cape May. Shoppers can check out Wildwood Boardwalk, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Sunset Beach and Wildwood Beach. Cape May Bird Observatory and Adventure Pier are also worth visiting. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Emlen Physick Estate - 3 min walk
    • Washington Street Mall - 16 min walk
    • Cape May Model Trains - 16 min walk
    • Poverty Beach - 17 min walk
    • Cape May Convention Hall - 19 min walk

    Getting around

    • Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.) - 51 min drive


    • The Washington Inn - 10 min walk
    • King Edward Bar - 10 min walk
    • The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant - 12 min walk
    • Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille - 12 min walk
    • The Wine Cellar - 12 min walk

    About this property

    Completely Renovated Historical Home - The Black and White House

    The John Hand Black and White House is a national historic landmark house in Cape May - a National historic landmark city. It is oldest house in Cape May. Circa 1690 John Hand led a group of Mayflower Settlers to Cape May from Montauk NY. He brought his and 30 other families to Cape May. They settled on this part of Washington Street because it was the highest point on the island and ideal for farming and whaling. They established the City of Cape May and the first tax records on this house are dated 1710. This is John Hand’s Farm House. This house has been carefully restored by the owners of the popular Cape May vacation house “The Whalers Cottage”. The Black and White House is beautiful, w/ 5 large Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5 star amenities on the inside. It is a perfect place for an exceptionally comfortable beach getaway with a real sense of history. The first floor begins with a beautiful, spacious outdoor front porch with plenty of room for gathering and overlooking historic Washington Street. It is also well lit for that relaxing book at the end of a great day in Cape May. Enter the house from the porch and you will see the original 1700 fireplace anchoring the great room with plenty of comfortable seating and a 65” intelligent flat screen TV. The great room flows openly to the kitchen with brand new appliances, granite counter tops and seating for 12 at the table. You will notice a slight “lean” and the ceilings are a little lower in this part of the house because we were just a little shorter back then! Off the kitchen is a bathroom and separate laundry room with washer and dryer. Finally, the 1st floor master has a king-sized bed, attached full bathroom w/walk in shower and walk in closet The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The 2nd floor master has a king - sized bed, attached full bathroom with walk in shower and a walk-in closet. The next bedroom on the second floor also has a King-Sized bed with a large closet. The hallway bedroom has a Queen Size bed and a large closet. The final bedroom is a kid’s paradise (but adults will be fine too) and has 1 full bed, 1 twin bed, bunk beds and a loft which includes futons and a 50” intelligent flat screen for gaming. The house sleeps 12 comfortably. Rounding out the upstairs is a full bathroom with both a tub and a walk-in shower. A long hallway has nook seating for reading and relaxing as well. This hallway also has that fun “lean” which is not from too much wine! All of the bedrooms have 42” intelligent flat screen TV’s. It also has upgraded HD Cable and WiFi throughout. The house is decorated in a black and white theme with plenty of accent color to capture what it was like long ago and also to just have fun with a cool theme to hang out in on vacation or just for the weekend. In addition to the open front porch the house has a large fenced in yard a back patio. The yard is great for the kids to run around in and for your family and friends to enjoy. There is abundant outdoor seating and a gas grill. The Black and White Barn in the back yard was originally built in the late 1800’s and has been restored along with the house. Inside you will find 10+ bikes, 10+ beach chairs, umbrella’s and a wagon to easily get to and from the beach and town. The driveway has 5 parking spots and one on the street. It's a little snug on the driveway so please park the cars and use the bikes or your feet! The House is convenient to everything. 10-15 minute walk to both the beach and town (5-minute bike ride). Less than 5-minute walk to Physick Estate and Cape May Tennis Club. 10 Beach Tags will be in the house. If you lose them please replace them with a full season tag.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property amenities


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    5 bedrooms
    Sofa bed


    5 bathrooms
    Bathtub or shower

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    Arcade/game room
    Video game console

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed

    Services and conveniences


    Things to do

    Outdoor tennis court
    Bicycle rentals on site


    Sleeps 12
    Unit size: 2300 sq ft (214 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Cape May vacation rental for a wedding weekend

      The house was perfect for a large group. We had 4 couples and three adult children. Everyone had there own room. The kitchen was well equipped to eat /serve 12 people. Parking was available but walking and biking was preferred. Would love to return again.

      5/5 Excellent

        It was wonderful

        We all enjoyed our stay. The house was beyond clean and inviting.

        5/5 Excellent

          Perfect for our family!

          Enjoyed front porch and yard! Bikes in good shape.Decorated with pizazz! Amazing in every way. Bed a little soft but all round excellent!

          5/5 Excellent

            Cape May stay

            We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful home! Would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to other people!

            5/5 Excellent

              Cape May

              Very nice neighborhood. Very clean house with all of the amenities.

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