Monthly Archives for September 2019

Cape May 2nd Annual Blues Fest

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

BluesFest Cape May kicks off in two clubs along the beachfront in Cape May, NJ., October 11-12. Hosted by Carney’s and Cabanas, BluesFest Cape May features the best blues, DC’s Smokehouse BBQ and brews with multiple shows by multiple artists Friday and Saturday. Hosted by Carney’s and Cabanas Cape May and produced by Spy Boy Productions

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019

BluesFest Cape May, Presented by Blue Moon Brewing Company and Three Chord Bourbon, October 11 – 12

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Cape May Wine Trail

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

Spend an afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Enjoy lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom and travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy tastings and a brief tour. You’ll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass.  Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

Saturday, October 05, 2019 11:00 am 

Cost: Admission is $75.

Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Cape May Grand Lighthouse Cruise

Cape May News - admin - September 25, 2019

Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to view and photograph seven historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each 5-hour cruise includes narration on the history of each lighthouse and more. Includes continental breakfast buffet and Captain’s Lunch buffet. A cash bar is available. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Tickets $95 (adults) $75 (children ages 7-12)

Miss Chris Marina

2nd Avenue and Wilson Drive,
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Tips for owning a vacation rental

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - September 4, 2019

One of the most important issues many vacation rental owners have to learn is how to protect and secure their rental.

Your rental is likely one of your largest assets. so if you’re going to rent it to strangers, it pays to know who your renting to and invest in security.

So what should you do?

Screen Your Guests

Take the time to screen. Use social networks to screen your potential guests. There is often a wealth of information at your fingertips to help screen. Call your potential guests before accepting a reservation. Ask the right questions.

The best way to screen any potential tenant is to talk with him or her on the phone. You should obtain at least the following information

  • what is the purpose of the trip?
  • how many adults and how many children will be staying in the rental?
  • does the guest they smoke?
  • will they have pets they’ll be bringing with them?

Use a lease

Never rent without a lease. This is the most important item on any owners checklist for a safe and secure rental.


Make sure you are adequately covered for loss. Your policy should include content protection and personal liability protection. Owners can protect their contents if they own a condo with a H06 policy. For liability many owners choose to create an LLC or use an Umbrella policy.

Install a security system

Many owners are miles away from their rental property. It pays to invest in a security system to monitor your rental. Smart home technology now allows owners to monitor everything from door access, heat and air conditioning and lighting.

These are just a few suggestions on how to protect your vacation rental from tenant issues and loss.

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City of Cape May Tree Lighting 2019

Cape May News - admin - September 4, 2019

Come celebrate Christmas in the beautiful city of Cape May. Experience the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Rotary Park. The park is decorated for the holidays and the town is decked out in lights.

Also Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland during the holiday season. The free Carroll Gallery exhibit, An Old-Fashioned Christmas, brings back happy childhood memories, capturing the feeling of Christmas past with model trains, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village beneath the boughs of our giant Christmas tree, and much more (through Jan. 1, 2020). Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony (sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank)That evening, the Physick House will be open for free, self-guided tours from 6pm-8pm. Visitors are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit and bring a non-perishable food item for the Cape May Community Food Bank. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides and Holiday Lights Trolley Rides.

Friday, December 6, 2019

City of Cape May Tree Lighting

Located at Rotary Park at 7pm

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Cape May 2019 Annual Victorian Weekend

Cape May News - admin - September 4, 2019

Looking for a great weekend getaway in Cape May? Victorian Weekend is one of the best times of year to visit Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort. Enjoy entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus historic house tours, food and wine events and much, much more.

Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history during this holiday weekend of tours and events themed to Cape May’s Victorian era. Don’t miss this classic celebration of Cape May history! Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

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