The Mermaid and the Whale welcomes you to stay in a charming historic farmhouse 1.5 miles from the beach. We offer Sunday to Sunday rentals throughout the summer and are available for rental off-season (the shoobies don't know what they are missing).
The Mermaid and the Whale offers sheets, bath towels, beach towels, pillows and blankets for your use during your stay, all inclusive in the cost of the rental. Don't want to deep clean your rental on your last day of vacation? No worries. Just place the house back in order and take out your garbage, and we will take care of the deep clean.
The Mermaid and the Whale is located on an acre of property with plenty of parking and space to run for the kids. The property is beautifully landscaped and a great place to relax. Hammocks hanging under the trees are one of our favorite places to catch a nap or watch the many birds flying around the property.
We are located on Seashore Road, north of the beach. We are located near the Cape Island Preserve, where there are long well-marked trails through the wetlands. Want to do some exploring? Vineyards, Beach Plum Farm, Cape May Brewery, and even a distillery are all within easy biking distance. So, we provide the bikes too! We have 4 bicycles available for your use. And don't worry, we didn't forget the beach gear! We provide 8 "Tommy Bahama" bagpack style beach chairs and 3 beach umbrellas.
Our home is a relaxing place to spend your vacation. With two separate living rooms, a sun room that operates as the TV room/office, a large dining room attached to the kitchen; there is plenty of space to congregate with family or sneak away to read a good book. The handcrafted dining table can accommodate 10 people comfortably and is also perfect for puzzles on a rainy day. Our home is equipped with Central Air and has been beautifully appointed for all your comfort needs.
The house has four main bedrooms. We have affectionately named them as follows:
The North Bedroom: Fireplace, Queen Bed, Two Closets with in room access to the farmhouse style bathroom.
The South Bedroom: Queen Bed and Twin Bed, One Closet. Close by to the farmhouse style bathroom.
The Helm Room: Queen Bed, En-suite bathroom, one hanging closet and two closets for folded clothing.
The King Suite: Located off of the kitchen, this large addition has an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. And don't forget the KING bed.
The Pirate Room (Bonus room): This is not included in our listing of 4 bedrooms as this is not an official bedroom (no closet). Our finished attic has been converted to a room perfect for kids. Central air conditioning, windows, and a door are all features of this 3rd floor bedroom. Two twin beds perfect for children are located in this bonus room.
We are all about the amenities at The Mermaid and the Whale. We provide a pack n' play with a mattress insert, safety gate, high chair, and toddler safety bar for twin beds. The driveway is a great place for kids to ride bicycles in a loop safely off street. The backyard is illuminated with overhead lights and the propane grill is stocked with two gas canisters, in case you love grilling as much as we do.
Summary: The house officially sleeps 11. There are 7 total beds. 1 King, 3 Queens and 3 twins. We have listed our home for 8 people as we would like to maintain this historic home for generations to come. We request that your respect this limit.+ More