653 Washington St

$1,750,000, 11 Beds 9.1 Baths

About This Property

Welcome to The Blue Rose of Cape May. This stunning Cape May home is of the French Second Empire style boasting 11 guest rooms, 9 full and one half bathroom and is an historic gem you must see. This property was built in the 1880s by the Hughes Family as a grand private residence. This home is being offered as a 2020 vacation rental, renting for $12,000 a week in season. Truly a perfect location for intimate wedding groups, family reunions, company retreats and any other fun event you can think of for a weekend or week away in Cape May. Let’s start with the outside of the property; which hosts a gigantic wrap around porch and sits on picturesque Washington Street which will lead you straight to the Washington Street Mall shopping and area restaurants. The beach is four blocks away. There is parking for 3-4 cars in the driveway. Around back is an enclosed outside shower and a lawn area, anyone up for a game of croquet? As you enter the center hall you will find two gracious living spaces and will never be lacking for relaxing family gathering space. This amazing home has one of the largest dining rooms that I have ever seen, it will fit 25+ guests. At the rear of the home is very large commercial grade chef’s kitchen which is a nice mix of residential and commercial offering: a walk in refrigerator, commercial freezer, multiple dishwashers, commercial stoves and new cabinetry and turn key with plenty of dishes, cutlery, pots, pans and more. Don’t worry about not having enough space to store all of your kitchen essentials, off the kitchen is a butler’s pantry which is currently set up as a beverage station and allows you access to your basement. If you like to eat, entertain, or like to cook, this is your house! The first floor has three bedrooms which share a full bathroom and a half bathroom. There’s also a fourth bonus room and a laundry room. The eight second and third floor bedrooms all have adjoining bathrooms. The seller has a mercantile license for a 64 seat restaurant however is currently running the property as a single family rental home. There are many options for this property; continue running as a rental home, run it as a bed and breakfast s it was in previous years or bring it back as a restaurant. This one of a kind home is being sold turn-key with beautiful antique pieces and new furniture for an updated Victorian feel with today’s modern conveniences. Hot water baseboard heating system is new within the last 5 years as are the water heaters. The first floor is two zoned central air conditioning and the second and third floors offer mini-split systems in each bedroom. This property also has a full basement with inside entrances. So many other special perks that really must be seen to be fully enjoyed. Call today as an appointment needs to be booked in advance.

Essential Information

MLS® #190766
Full Baths9
Year Built1883
Sub-TypeSingle Family
StyleVictorian, Three Story

Community Information

Address653 Washington St
AreaCape May
CityCape May
StateNew Jersey


Parking3 Car, Gravel Driveway


Interior Features

Wood Flooring, Wall to Wall Carpet, Tile Flooring, Storage


Range, Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Burglar Alarm, Smoke/Fire Detector, Stove Natural Gas


Gas Natural, Baseboard, Hot Water, Multi-Zoned


Central Air Condition, Ceiling Fan, Wall Air Conditioning, Multi Zoned


Full, Inside Entrance, Masonry Floors/Wall



Exterior Features

Patio, Deck, Porch, Cable TV, Sidewalks, Outside Shower

Additional Information

Date ListedDecember 7th, 2019
Days on Market42

Listing Details


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