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“The perfect get-away”

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The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #15 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Howell, NJ
2 reviews
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“The perfect get-away”
Reviewed 11 March 2010

We stayed at the Mason Cottage during the worst winter they have probably ever had in Cape May. Even though many of the streets were impassable and it was freezing outside, our stay was delightful. Our suite was surprizingly spacious, cozy, warm, and spotlessly clean. Our bedroom offered a window seat facing directly to the ocean with a wonderful view - something you rarely find on Columbia Avenue. The bathroom contained a jacuzzi - a welcome relief after climbing mountains of snow in the cold and wind. A sitting room with a gas fireplace was a wonderful extra touch. When the outdoors got to be too much, we could enjoy some reading by the fire. Patti was the perfect hostess and her cooking was terrific. The all-chocolate afternoon tea (their February specialty) was heaven for chocoholics like us. We look forward to going back next winter. We might try to get there during the summer as well. And I'm sure the beach would be even more enjoyable without two feet of snowing covering it.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fyresdal Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

This place is a GEM! Very comfortable, relaxing (I slept like a baby!) and friendly - not to mention had a delicious breakfast. I will definitely go back and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2010

We stayed at the cottage to celebrate my birthday. I did not know very much about the
B and B's in the Cape but had heard about the Mason Cottage from word of mouth. What a great weekend of pampering. Tea time was my favorite, it took me right back in time. The view from our window was wonderful, the ocean is right there, the location at the head of the street is perfect. The innkeeper was very helpful and directed us to the best restauraunt down the street(I cannot recall the name). We stayed two nights, I could have stayed ten more. It was a very romantic weekend! The shops were so close!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tinton Falls, NJ
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Reviewed 12 December 2009

This B&B is well-maintained and loaded with Victorian Era charm. The cottage was tastefully decorated for the holidays both outside and in, with a gigantic Christmas tree in the front parlor. This tree had hand-made decorations and was next to the fireplace where afternoon tea was served with chocolate treats. It was cozy and welcome at this time of year; very comfortable after a day of exploring the shops and other Cape May attractions.

This is a true B&B so be prepared to walk up and down the stairs. The suite I stayed in consisted of a bedroom, bath, sitting room and spa room. The bath had two showerheads. The spa room had a large soaking tub, massage table and closet. All rooms had heaters, with a flat screen tv in the sitting and bedroom.

The innkeeper, Patti, was very hospitable and a great cook. She loves her work and it shows in everything she does. She greets you as if this is her home and responds to your suggestions and comments. She serves breakfast in a dining room facing the street with the morning sun coming in. Her contribution to making my stay so enjoyable was immense. She explains everything clearly and makes sure your stay is memorable for the right reasons.

The outside decorations are a must-see. All together, beautifully furbished and maintained B&B.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Livingston, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 December 2009

We've stayed in Cape May several times and this is best place we've stayed so far ! The room was very spacious and comfortable ! The location is ideal ... close to Washington Mall AND the beach ! I was a little worried about finding a place to park but we really had no problem and once you park you don't need the car until you're to leave ! Patti was fabulous ... the perfect innkeeper ! Thanks for a great weekend, hope to you see you again !

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Westfield
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience at The Mason Cottage Inn. I went with a group of friends on a girls weekend in Cape May in November. Well, the little town of Cape May was truly spectacular this time of year. The town and the homes were decorated for the holidays and the weather was still pleasant enough to enjoy strolling the streets, beach, boardwalk and market place. Patti is an amazing Inn Keeper and made us all feel welcome and at home. She even helped us to celebrate my friends birthday with an afternoon birthday tea. The Inn is beautiful and charming. We stayed in the suites and each room was spacious and had a beautiful sitting area. They also had refridgerators and we brought snacks. However, with the wonderful breakfast and tea, we never even opened our snacks. The location is perfect...one block from the beach. We could walk to everything and never used our car the whole weekend. The Inn had bikes as well which we had time to enjoy. I highly recommend the inn any time of year. It is a wonderful place to stay and we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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New Jowsey
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Reviewed 10 November 2009

We stayed at the Mason Cottage for two nights. Patty was the innkeeper. She was great. Very down to earth, very friendly and one heck of a cook! The cottage was kept very clean and tidy for those of you looking for an at home feel. There was also free Internet in one of the rooms that was designated a library. The Cottage was very close to the shops and dinning. We could see the beach from the porch about one block away. We would recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone looking to get their moneys worth! Keep up the great job Patty! -Rosa and Chris

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn

Property: The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 623 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2305
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mason Cottage is a lovely country Victorian B&B located in the heart of historic Cape May. The inn is just one block from the beach and two blocks from many fine shops and restaurants. Built in 1871, the Mason Cottage is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period. There are nine lovely antique appointed rooms/suites to choose from, each with a private bath. ... more   less 
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The Mason Cottage Bed And Breakfast Inn
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