On the way to Cape May I fell in love with Moondoggies Digs Coastal Beach Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Property Address: 126 W. St. Johns Avenue Cape May – The Villas, New Jersey, 08251 | Rental ID: #1600

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Property Address: 126 W. St. Johns Avenue Cape May – The Villas, New Jersey, 08251
Rental ID: #1600
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Pool: No
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Type: Single Family
  • Pets: Yes
  • Linens: No
  • Outside Shower: Yes
  • Internet: Yes
  • Boat Slip: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Parking Spaces: No
  • Grill: Yes
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Distance to Beach: < 1 block
Property Overview
There is a new tax this year that our Governor Murphy has implemented taxing those renting shore homes as of 10/1/2018. The total tax is 11.625% OUCH YOU SAY! I have lowered our weekly rental in prime months to absorb this tax as a way of apologizing for this unfair burden our Governor has put on the tourist industry of New Jersey. Interior/exterior designers owned Seaside town beach cottage. We were just featured on DIY NETWORK Lawn & Order 2018 show. Photograph of the remodel is below. The bay has the most brilliant sunsets north of Key West and is called "The Home of the Best Sunsets" at the Jersey shore and is a natural habitat for all kinds of birds and wild life, most notably the horseshoe crabs. It is situated very close to historic Cape May proper. The Cape May Zoo is for children of all ages and is close by. The Cape May Ferry, they now have a great restaurant and outside bar, perfect for day trips to Delaware, is just three miles south. THIS COTTAGE WAS FEATURED ON COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE WEBSITE IN 2007. IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE HOMES FEATURED IN DELAWAREBAYHOMES.COM. and MOONDOGGIESDIGS.COM.
Bring back the days of fun in the sun and surf at Moondoggies Digs, a charming bayside cottage in the Villas. Enjoy the amazing sunsets on the upper deck. Go below to the Scallywags Bar...a newly built bar with a nod to the 70's nautical look and our friend Robert Prosky of Mrs. Doubtfire. A third bedroom has now been added as of Memorial Day 2016.....complete with powder room. . The third bedroom has a private outside entrance. Wed evenings in the summer free lawn concerts are held at the Cape May Ferry. Breathtaking views. Minutes from Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Avalon, Sea Isle and Ocean City s many attractions. Sleeps up to 10 one queen in one bedroom, one queen bed and one queen futon in second bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a queen in the soon to be new bedroom. This cottage is 100 feet from the Bay Beach. Spectacular water views (Sunsets). There is one house between the cottage and the bay. Biking, kayaking, beachcombing are just a few of the pleasures you can enjoy. Sit chairside by the firepit in the evening with family and friends roasting smores and playing cornhole. Last month's issue of PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE described the Villas as a Sleepy Little Bayside Burg where you can enjoy the Shore without the congestion - This is truly an Old Shore town . WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN APRIL, EARLY MAY, SEPTEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER AS ENTERTAINMENT AND FESTIVALS CONTINUE AT MOST OF THE SOUTH JERSEY SHORE POINTS...........ITS IS REASONABLE AND THE WEATHER AND TRAFFIC ARE GREAT...........

There is also an outside shower. There is also surround sound home theatre system upstairs for dvd's and cds. In kitchen IPOD docking station with cd player and am/fm. We have a twin/queen air mattress and pump available at no charge....we just need advance notice. There is wifi internet connection. Pack and play sleeper crib available upon request. Two adult beach cruiser bikes on request (with liability addendum) at no extra charge. Six Cape May Beach tags available for your stay. There is plenty of parking. You can now like MoondoggiesDigs on FACEBOOK. View HGTV Beachfront Hunt for our area.
There is an additional cottage two blocks away that sleeps four. Quite often large families will rent this in addition to this house. ID#3635.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Cooking Range
  • Deck Furniture
  • Dishes
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Kid's Games
  • Microwave
  • MP3 Radio Dock
  • Outside Shower
  • Oven
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Vacuum
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi
Bedding Sizes: two queen beds, one queen futon, one queen sleeper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Charcoal
  • Barbecue Gas
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heated
  • Internet Access
  • Living Room
  • Patio
  • Pets Allowed
  • Porch
  • Rooftop Deck
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Antiquing
  • Basketball Court
  • Beachcombing
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Bikes Provided
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Spa
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Water Parks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Zoo
Airport Information:
Distance: 30 miles
Abbreviation: ACY


Location: Cape May – The Villas, New Jersey

Ends 05/20/2020

Rental ID: 1600 - On the way to Cape May I fell in love with Moondoggies Digs Coastal Beach Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Last Minute Specials: September and October are FABULOUS months to visit the Cape May area. No crowds, no so hot and water temperature like bath water and yet everything is still open and ready for you to enjoy. I am offering half price nitely rental which is $400 a nite for $200 a nite…..with a three nite minimum. Cleaning fees and dog fees still apply.

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Elizabeth Visconti

Stormville NY

Moondoggie Digs

Rental Id number 1600 Moondoggie Digs is a home away from home. The home is decorated beautifully and everything you need to run a home is there, and in great condition! ! The location is great minutes from all attractions and beaches. Sally the owner has lots of good information about the,area and attractions and you can plan your stay on her suggestions alone. My family and I have been to Moondoggie Digs before and the home the area and attractions are wonderful. It's always a pleasure to visit this home away from home

08/10/2016 - 10:56 am

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Michelle Curtis

Wycombe, Pa

On the way to Cape May

What a great beach house. Right out of the pages of House Beautiful magazine. It’s off the beaten track which makes for a quiet relaxing stay. Walk right across the street to the bay to watch amazing sunsets. Twenty minutes away from downtown Cape May restaurants, beaches and shopping. The owners left a binder with great ideas and fun trips. We made it our mission to try everything in the book and more. Highly recommend renting Moondoggie Digs!!! Even our French Bulldog loved it.

08/11/2018 - 11:36 am


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Maria Luciano



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This was by far the best beach house I have ever been in. The décor is just as pictured. This year the deck rails and stairs were done over. ( not pictured here) Every kitchen item you could possibly need is at your finger tips.
I went with my family. There were 10 of us one infant and two dogs. We didn't find it too confining at all. There was plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The adults hung out either by the fire at night or in scallywags bar after watching the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. From the deck or the beach across the street. We took our chairs and a few drinks down to the beach. ( Dog Friendly beach)
We were there for the 4th of July. So much to do a week just didn't feel like enough time. We will be going back in the fall ( minus the kids) and hopefully next summer. It feels like home to me. Peaceful, very peaceful.
Everything you could possibly want to do is a short distance by car. There's a local beach about 5 minutes away from the house. Its across from Harpoons on the bay. ( two turns) perfect for a family with small children. My granddaughter and I spent a morning there swimming in the bay.
Sally has a book there with lots of local information and is very quick to respond if you have a question. I added a few of the menus from local places to the book. Like I said, THE BEST!!!

Owner response
Thanks Maria. You were certainly one of the BEST tenants. Leaving the house clean and sending pics of how it looked when you left was a special touch. Also taking care of our home. Thanks again.

07/09/2018 - 06:32 pm


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Minimum Stay: Three nite minimum


Start Date End Date Daily Weekly Monthly Season
03/30/2019 04/27/2019 $250.00 $1750.00
04/27/2019 05/18/2019 $300.00 $2100.00
05/18/2019 06/29/2019 $350.00 $2450.00
06/29/2019 09/07/2019 $400.00 $2800.00
09/07/2019 10/05/2019 $300.00 $2100.00
10/05/2019 11/30/2019 $250.00 $1750.00

Security Deposit: $350 refundable security deposit If left clean and in the condition it was at day of entry.

Payment Types Accepted: Money Order, Cashiers Check, Personal Check

Booking Deposit and Payment Terms: $250 rental deposit with balance due two weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Once a deposit is accepted should you need to cancel, we will relist your week for rent. If week is re-rented deposit will be refunded minus a 10% handling fee. If week is not re-rented no refund is made.

Notes: Please see specials for additional rates. $150 cleaning fee. $250 refundable security deposit..If left clean and in the condition it was at day of entry. Also, if bikes are used a liability addendum must be signed. Four beach tags for Cape May beach are to be returned at check out.PLEASE NOTE LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW DOGGY FRIENDLY BUT NO CATS AS OWNERS ARE HIGHLY ALLERGIC. ALSO AN ADDITIONAL $100 charge per dog....limit two dogs.


Before & After photo for DIY NETWORK Lawn & Order Before &amp; After photo for DIY NETWORK  Lawn &amp;  Order
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Rental ID: #1600

There have been 31833 visitors to this page since the listing was published on the site.

This listing was first published here on 01/24/2015.

Date last modified - 04/29/2019

$1750.00 - $2800.00 per week

3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / Sleeps 10
Minimum Stay: Three nite minimum

Check in: 1:00pm
Check out: 10:00am

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