Sole Cottage

Just feet from the Bay and so close to Cape May

What makes Villas different?

The Villas is a best-kept-secret of the Jersey Shore, offering such a distinct beach town experience. Unlike the crowded and rowdy beaches across the rest of the Garden State, at our beach you often have it completely to yourself, and an entire home and backyard to call your own that is within a one block walk to the Bay. You are in a quiet residential neighborhood with many year-round neighbors who look out for one another.

A house so close to downtown Cape May

The ocean beaches, antique shopping, and the renowned restaurants of downtown Cape May are a short 15 minute drive, and within a few miles you can find many restaurants, hiking spots, breweries, distilleries. wineries, and the wonderful Beach Plum Farm. The ferry to Rehoboth Beach is just 15 minutes away, as is the fabulous Exit Zero Ferry Station with its great food and drinks. The Cape May County Zoo and lighthouse are perfect daytime trips within this same area. Wildwood with its vintage charm, boardwalk, rides and games is 20 minutes away. You can't get a better location!


A naturalist's dream - birding, butterfly watching and ancient animals

The Villas beaches are an ecological treasure, from the ancient horseshoe crabs that come ashore at sunsets in May (a truly mesmerizing sight), to the rare birds that do a feeding frenzy here midway through their long migration. Monarch butterflies arrive by the thousands in the Fall, with the Villas beaches acting as a vital stopover point. On any given day you may see bald eagles, ospreys or dolphins close to shore, or find sea snails and baby clams in the tide pools that form at low tide.


A special beach, different from the Ocean

Our beach is Bayside, ideal for birding, kayaking, walking, fishing, or watching the sunset. The tides are more dramatic, and low tide goes out far, making it not ideal for swimming. However, the shallow water and tide pools make for wonderful adventures for little ones and less worry for parents! We provide a tide clock in the house to track the tides for the best kayaking and other adventures at the Bay.




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