Morning Star Villa In Cape May, New Jersey

The Morning Star Villa in Cape May, New Jersey is a one-of-a-kind historic jewel!

Morning Star Villa in Cape May New Jerse

This beautiful structure was originally built in 1884.

It is notable because in 1893, a fourth floor was added above the mansard roof, giving the building a very unusual visual effect.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Zoned residential/commercial, the Morning Star Villa is one of the country’s oldest beach resort destinations.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Interestingly, in May of 1967, the entire building was moved one mile.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Try as she might, House Crazy Sarah could not find a reason why this move was done.

Hurricane flooding mitigation perhaps?  If anyone knows, please share!

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

In any case the large, striking building looks right at home in its current spot.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

The Morning Star Villa is comprised of vacation condos for rent or sale, many of them fully furnished.

Depending on where in the building the unit is located, prices ranges from $369,000 to $520,000.

Let’s have a look inside a rental unit.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

This particular unit is located on the first floor at the back of the building.

It rents for between $750.00 – $2,025.00 per week, depending on the time of year.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

The interior has been fully rehabbed and now has a nondescript neutral hotel vibe with some minor nods to the beach.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

This unit has its own private covered porch that looks out over the…. back parking lot.   🙁

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Cute little porch, but wouldn’t you rather have the ocean view side?

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

This is a two-bedroom unit, each with a queen bed and a tub/shower combination.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

The unit comes with assigned parking for one car in the parking lot.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Maybe this is not the most desirable unit in the building, but it would still be fun to stay in a Victorian era structure in historic Cape May.

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

Cape May, in fact, is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most photographed seaside resorts in America.

With the likes of the Morning Star Villa, you can see why!

Morning Star Villa in Cape May, NJ

 

Sources:

https://www.coastlinerealty.com/booking/morning-star-villa-unit-4/133522

www.https://capemayhistory.com/building/1300-block-beach-morning-star-villa

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/gallery/historical/gallery-look-back-at-cape-may-historic-homes-and-buildings/

 

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