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Review of Ashley Rose Victorian Inn

Ashley Rose Victorian Inn
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Ashley Rose Victorian Inn
Ranked #28 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
Toms River, New Jersey
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

We rented the Inlet Cottage behind the main house for a week. It's a perfect little getaway from home. The eat in kitchen had everything we needed (except the food, which he brought). The bathroom has a washer and dryer which was great to have on hand so we didn't have to worry about dirty laundry or getting to a laundramat. There are outdoor showers with hot and cold water which was great for showering off the sand when returning from a day at the beach, with tracking it into the house or getting it in the bathroom. The bedroom is upstairs with a king size bed and a walk out to a deck. While there isn't much to see from the deck but the back of the main house and yard, it was nice to have to enjoy a cup of morning coffee or admire the full moon enjoying a glass of wine. The bathroom shower is a little small (and I'm petite), but not a problem. There is a pull out sofabed in the living room if you had overnight guests. As it is a summer cottage, you need to bring your own sheets and towels, but that is fine. Pillows, blankets, comforter are provided. Upon arriving, it was very clean. During our stay, we treated it like we would our own home and kept up with cleaning and anything we used up, we replenished (such as toilet paper, paper towels, dish or laundry detergent) for the next tenants. I don't know if that's customary, but we did it anyway, as well as washing dishtowels, bath mat and tablecloth that were provided. We enjoyed out stay immensely and had no problems, no complaints. There are outdoor grills and eating areas which we were permitted to use and there were beach chairs and badges which were also provided and appreciated. We met Sally during out weeklong stay twice and she was friendly and personable. We were set up well and didn't have to ask anything of her, but I'm fairly confident that if we needed anything, she would have accommodated us. There was a cold front that came in towards the end of our week and Sally told us where the heaters could be located if needed, but they weren't. We will definitely come back again next year and I look forward to it. If we can get the interest and cooperation of extended family, we would like to rent out the main house for a reunion in the future. The location is perfect, two blocks from the ocean and only several blocks walking distance to almost anything in town, including Washington Mall, plenty of restaurants, show houses/mansion tours, etc. We didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cbaz128
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Ashley Rose Victorian Inn and were delighted with the cleanliness, warmth and feeling of our cottage. We felt at home right away. The house provided lots of space, bike racks, grills, patios an outside shower and lots of privacy. It was only a short walk from the beach and located in a beautiful area. It was a perfect stay and we would highly recommend Ashley Rose. The owner is wonderful and truly cares about the property.
It's a beautiful house in a beautiful town.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Daniela M
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Malvern, PA
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2010

After searching for a location for our extended family for Christmas, we stumbled upon the Ashley Rose Victorian Inn in Cape May. What a find! A former B&B turned inn, this was the perfect retreat for our family of 9. With 7 bedrooms, a dining room table that could seat an army, large living room and fireplaces, the Ashley Rose was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate our Christmas away. In a perfect location within walking distance to the beach and shops, the Ashley Rose would work for families year round. Sally, the owner had the house decorated for us and put up a lovely tree. I'm a travel consultant and do hotel site inspections regularly, so I'm always very critical in my reviews. Sally keeps this house looking beautiful and extremely clean. My family was thrilled with our Christmas stay and I would highly recommend the Ashely Rose to anyone with a large family seeking to rent an inn.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank troptrav419
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pa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

This is the second year in a row we have stayed in the cottage behind the main house. It's a little small, but it's perfect for our family of three. It's well stocked, has everything we need for our "home away from home." The one thing I appreciate most about this place is that it is CLEAN, 100% CLEAN from top to bottom!! That's the main reason we returned this year and plan to again next year. It's in a perfect location, you can literally park your car and not have to move it until you leave. The beach, shopping, restaurants, bike rentals, arcade, mini-golf, etc. is all within a very short walking distance.
I noticed someone stating a negative about the motion-sensitive lights during the night. These lights worked perfect for us. While coming home from shopping in the evening, it was nice to have these lights turn on automatically when you reach the back porch. And there's both blinds and heavy curtains to close at the windows, no light shines through at all.
As for not getting to use the main porch, I totally understand that this porch is reserved for the main house guests. There's a porch out back and an endless list of places to relax in Cape May so....so what!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travelcaptain40
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Philadelphia, pa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2009

I have stayed at the Ashley Rose for 10 days for the last 2 summers. I found the apartments clean, comfortable, well stocked and pleasant. The amenities are not luxurious, but simple and what one expects of a beach vacation: nice outdoor showers, communal grills, bike racks and outdoor deck/patio. The location is perfect as it is within 3 blocks of the beach and the downtown area, but quiet and private. Sally has always been accessible and accomodating and I recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank vacationeronemillion
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pennington
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2009

Clean, cozy, cute, and convenient! The Ashley Rose Cottage was perfect for my small family. The accommodations were well kept, and the short stroll to the ocean manageable, even with my three year old. We enjoyed the sweet decor, outdoor showers, the grill, and the deck to full advantage. The central location - between the walking mall and the boardwalk - was perfect.

  • Liked — Simple, convenient
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Suzanne G
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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2009

The Inlet Cottage at Ashley Rose is truly a little escape from hectic everyday life -- a cozy and comfortable retreat -- and a great location.

Jan and Michael (Returning Guests)

  • Liked — cozy and comfortable
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank PAJmw
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Additional Information about Ashley Rose Victorian Inn

Property: Ashley Rose Victorian Inn
Address: 715 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2307 (Formerly The Victorian Rose)
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Ashley Rose Victorian Inn Cape May, New Jersey

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