It’s no wonder Victorian dreamboat of a town Cape May is perennially recognized as one of America’s top beaches. In addition to its memorialization in the Al Alberts classic, the community is known for its gingerbread architecture, its annual jazz festival and a lively arts scene. These three homes are among the priciest in the region and they boast the finishes to match.
1003 Stockton Ave.
Monthly taxes: $1,662
Tell me all about it: We love the name of this eight-bedroom stunner: Peace of the Sea. The property boasts interior finishes such as a game room, a first-floor master suite and a third-story wood-paneled office so nice (it has its own covered deck), you’ll beg to work from home. Outside there is a huge, wraparound porch, a screened-in porch near the outdoor dining room, and an in-ground pool.
1266 Wilson Drive
Monthly taxes: $2,199
Tell me all about it: There are many remarkable features to recommend this four-bedroom waterfront home, including a lovely kitchen with an enormous center island, an en-suite master bedroom with walk-in closet and a private elevator. But the most remarkable might be the sheer number of boat slips on site: a staggering 10. That’s more than two boats per bedroom.
1123 Beach Ave.
Monthly taxes: $1,972
Tell me all about it: This nine-bedroom home features an enormous grand salon and open floor plan downstairs and a series of en-suite bedrooms upstairs. The property also includes a detached, two-car carriage house with its own upstairs suite and wet bar. The lower level includes enough laundry facilities to handle an entire home full of guests.