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“WONDERFUL BED AND BREAKFAST”
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White Dove Cottage
Ranked #38 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL BED AND BREAKFAST”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

This is where my mom wanted to stay for her 90th birthday. We were here for 3 days. Beautiful Victorian home. Allison the owner is wonderful and will make you feel at home.
Each day breakfast started with coffee, juice, fresh fruit and homemade baked goods. The main course each day was different and very nice, one day we were served "Toad in a hole" thats a fried egg in the middle of a piece of toast that the center had been cut out.
Homemade banana pancakes the next day, and the third day was a cute slice of ham that was formed into a cup with an egg in the middle.
Each floor of the house share a mini fridge that is in a common area and Allison has bottled water stocked in each one . Each room had 2 wine glasses with a cork screw and the porch has 7 rockers for your enjoyment, One word of warning have some insect repellent as the mosquitoes were out.
Anything you need to know about Cape May Allison can tell you. She will give you an honest opinion on restaurants and we did not have one bad meal when there.
We did find out the hard way that the key word in Cape May is reservation, reservation reservation. If its dinner, carriage ride or para-sailing make reservations.

Room Tip: This is a 200 year plus old house. I had 33 steps and 4 landings to the third floor. Keep in mind st...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Washington, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

My dashingly handsome boyfriend and I stayed at the White Dove Cottage for a weekend in August 2011 and highly recommend it. The bed & breakfast is conveniently situated on an idyllic, quiet street just a few blocks walking distance from the main strip of restaurants/bars and the ocean. The house itself is perfectly preserved in the Victorian-era style that makes Cape May so charming. Our suite was spacious, warmly decorated and very comfortable. It included a sitting room that is great for reading, knitting, or generally kicking back. The room looked out upon a peaceful yard and a garden inhabited by a tribe of quaint gnomes. I can feel myself relaxing just thinking about it.

Alison, the owner, was professional and eager to offer suggestions and answers to any questions that we had. It's clear that she goes to great lengths to make the White Dove Cottage as inviting as possible. Anything that we needed, be it towels, umbrellas, or beach chairs, she had ready in the main lobby. As other reviewers have pointed out, her breakfasts are incredibly delicious and artfully presented. Even though I forgot to let her know that I am a vegetarian, she was very accommodating with preparing some eggs at the last minute. My boyfriend adds that the meat was also tasty. Also, there were always afternoon treats waiting in the dining room to enjoy on the front porch rocking chairs.

We had a pleasant and memorable stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

White Dove Cottage is in the midst of Cape May's Victorian section. Thus the setting is great. The beach and restaurants are within 5 minutes walk. The Inn (or B&B) is nicely furnished, breakfasts are very creative, dogs are welcome, parking is available, and the price is right. A terrific porch with rocking chairs faces the street; one can sit for hours looking at the great Victorian facades and watch Cape May visitors walk by.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

My friends & I stayed here for the fifth straight year during our women's weekend away and had a wonderful time as usual. Alison and Joan, the innkeepers, always go out of their way to provide a comfy, relaxing getaway. This year Alison even cooked me a special main dish to accommodate my no-carb diet when everyone else had delicious-looking stuffed French toast. The breakfasts are always ample & very yummy, with a fresh fruit first course, a choice of juices, and often homemade muffins or other sweet bread, in addition to the main course. Afternoon tea--either hot or iced depending on the weather--is served with a sweet or savory treat around four, and we never miss it.

The location on Hughes Street, a quiet, pretty, one-way street, is very central and an easy walk to everything, like the shops, the beach and the restaurants. We love the on-site parking, porch rockers and the true Victorian atmosphere and can't wait till next year.

Room Tip: Convenient guest fridge in 2nd fl. hall
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 July 2010

My husband and I went to Cape May to recuperate from a busy year. We had stayed in other B & B's, in many other places as well as in Cape May, but this one was by far the most enjoyable. White Dove Cottage is not huge and impersonal, but quite pretty and very well situated on a quiet gaslit street. The beach and mall are an easy walk which makes morning power walks an easy activity as you work up an appetite for breakfast. The accommodations are attractive, comfortable and like a second home (without the housework!). The breakfasts are among the best I have ever eaten and I am already missing them. Alison was friendly and knowledgeable without being intrusive. We appreciated her advice on places to go, where to rent bikes, etc. We have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Highland Mills, New York
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

This particular B&B was at one time associated with my husband's family. We thought we'd stay there once as a touchstone then never again. Now, I'm not sure we'd ever stay anywhere else!
We were in the Princess Jillian room with a King bed. The space was ample and we lacked for nothing in terms of accommodation. We simply couldn't have been more comfortable. Coffee and breakfast in the morning was never less than special. This was our favorite, conversing with Alison Bjork, and on our last day, her mother Joan about Cape May, its history and the house. We spent our days exploring the town and surrounding area. Dinner recommendations were always spot on. We finished each evening relaxing in the sitting room for a time. Had the weather been warmer we would have been hard to dislodge from the front porch. An overall exceptional experience.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 10 September 2009

This B and B was the ultimate get away experience for us! Wonderful location, beautiful appointments, helpful, informed owners, and the FOOD....beyond compare!!!!! I would definitely return, again and again!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: White Dove Cottage
Address: 619 Hughes St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2317
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
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Ranked #38 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
White Dove Cottage Hotel Cape May
White Dove Cottage Cape May, New Jersey

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