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A NOTE FROM THE INNKEEPER...

I would like to personally welcome you to our beautiful Queen Ann style Victorian Bed and Breakfast in lovely Cape May, New Jersey. Built in 1879 after the original house was destroyed by fire in 1878, it was maintained as a private summer home and many stories concerning those who lived and visited here abound. Many of Cape May's tours state that Wallace Warfield, later to become the Duchess of Windsor, summered here but this has not been substantiated. Victorian house plans, divided space so everyone in the household had some privacy in an age that was intensely communal. This can be seen in several of our public rooms which are just large enough for two or three...all places to escape from the pressures of too much close family living.

We are centrally located in the historic district, and within walking distance to many fine restaurants, shopping, horse drawn carriage tours, theatre, musical events and live entertainment. We are only steps away from Cape May’s wonderful white sandy beaches.

Come celebrate with us during our four distinct seasons at the Beauclaires. If you’re planning a summer visit, join us for an afternoon glass of freshly brewed iced tea or lemonade served with freshly baked goods. Take a siesta on our outdoor porch feeling the ocean breezes on a lazy summer afternoon. Refresh yourself with a dip into the ocean. Enjoy a sunset schooner sailing on the Atlantic Ocean followed by a gourmet dinner in one of Cape May’s top rated restaurants.

Fall and winter months, our home glows with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Take a walk on the beach, or a bicycle ride touring some of Cape May’s older homes. Observe our renowned bird watching stop over migration to South America, or shop for that special antique you’ve been looking for. We have a small library at the Inn where you can read your favorite novel followed by our late afternoon glass of sherry or wine and cheese. Sample a piece of our signature Victorian pound cake. After dinner, soak in your original claw foot tub, followed by complimentary chocolates before snuggling into your Victorian Queen Ann bed.

Spring brings a new beginning to our home. As we start to open our windows you can feel the warmer breezes throughout the Inn. Relax in our sun room enjoying the warm sun as you plan your events for the day. Cape May offers many springtime festivals. Jazz, Chamber Music, Food and Wine, and Captain Meys Tulip Festival.

We offer many different type of special package getaways throughout the year. Romantic Weekends, Spa, Music Festivals, Nature, Deep Sea Fishing, Christmas in Cape May, and various Holiday specials. Please contact us for any questions you may have. Our first priority is to make you feel comfortable and welcomed in our Inn. We look forward to talking with you and seeing you in the near future….

Thank you,

Joe & Joanne Giovanetti/Owners

AMENITIES

  • Ocean View Rooms
  • All  rooms with Queen & King Size Beds
  • Guestrooms with Fireplaces
  • Full Sit-down Breakfast
  • Large wrap around Lemonade porch facing the Ocean
  • Afternoon refreshments & sweets
  • On-Site Parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Outside Shower available
  • Suite with whirlpool tub
  • Beach chairs in the summer
  • Central Air Conditioning

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POLICIES

General

  • Breakfast is served each morning at 9:00 am. If there are any special diet considerations please let us know upon check-in.
  • Refreshments and snacks are served 4:00 pm each afternoon.
  • Check-in time is from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Arrangements must be made in advance in order to insure your entry if you plan to check-in later than 7:00 PM.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM. A later check-out time may be accommodated for an additional $70 charge

Rates

All quoted rates are double occupancy. There is a charge of $50/night per person for each additional guest in a room.

Deposit Information

  • A deposit equal to 50% of the room charge (excluding taxes) is required to secure your reservation. The deposit is due within 5 days of booking to secure your reservation.
  • All reservations require a major credit card to hold the room.
  • A check is the preferred method of deposit. The credit card taken at time of booking is used to secure the room, we do not charge the card on file unless the guest is present
  • For a 1 night stay we require 100% of the room charge as a deposit.
  • A reservation is not confirmed until a deposit is received.

Minimum Stays

  • A two night minimum stay on weekends are required year round, except July and August which require a three night minimum stay on weekends. One night weekend stays are possible based on availability and date of booking and need to be verified with the Innkeeper if booked online. Holiday weekends require a three night minimum stay.
  • A two night minimum stay is preferred during weekdays, however a one-night stay is possible if availability exists

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made 21 days in advance of your scheduled arrival for a refund of your deposit minus a $60 processing fee.
  • If the cancellation is made within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, one night (room charge plus tax) will be retained from your deposit (in addition to the $60 cancellation fee) if the reservation is not re-rented in full.
  • If we are able to fill the vacancy caused by the cancellation, a refund for the full amount of your deposit (minus $60 processing fee) will be issued to you.
  • ALL deposit refunds will be issued in the form of a certificate. This certificate will be valid for a one-year period for you to use at your convenience. You are also responsible for full payment of the reservation if departing prior to the scheduled departure date regardless of the reason (i.e. emergency, unsatisfied with room/condition, weather, etc).

Last minute cancellations are usually due to a serious health issue, a family death, or some other family related situations.  While we understand that these things are outside a guest's control, please understand that we cannot waive our policy for these tragic events.  As always, we will make every effort possible to re-rent the room and extend you a credit or refund if we are successful.

Weather Related Cancellations: We will only waive our cancellation policy for a weather related event that is declared a State of Emergency or when a Mandatory Evacuation has been ordered.  Otherwise, a rainy or snowy day is never a bad day at Beauclaires.

Smoking Policy

NJ state law permits smoking only on the porches or garden areas.

No Candles. For fire safety reasons no candles, incense or open flames are permitted in any of our guest rooms.

Child Policy

We are pleased to welcome well behaved children who are at least 8 years old into the handful of rooms that can accommodate more than two people.  To be honest, most children don't appreciate the charms of our beautiful Cape May Bed and Breakfast as much as their parents do.

Please don't put yourself in the position of being turned away from the inn and forfeiting your deposit by bringing your well behaved infant or toddler along for your romantic getaway to Beauclaires.

Pet Policy

Like most inns in Cape May, we cannot accommodate pets of ANY kind.

Parking

Off street parking is provided for all guests. Please limit to one vehicle in our lot, per room booked. One of Beauclaire’s best features is its central location within the historic district. Most of Cape May's attractions are within a block or two away (easy walking distance) from the inn, so you will not need your car once you arrive.  Between November 1 and April 30 all parking meters in Cape May are turned off, so many more spaces surrounding the inn are available for parking as well.

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