This 3 BR, 2 BA cottage has a fully fenced backyard for your pets, a tandem kayak and bikes for your family and is only 387 steps to the sand!
1546 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Tina
8 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Dreams Come True (DCT) is a fully updated and renovated three bedroom, two bathroom Cape Cod style home that is only steps away from the sand. Located in quiet and friendly Cape May Beach, NJ, it is only a block and a half from the dunes/water. Bayside in Cape May County, DCT is family and pet friendly. No beach tags are needed and dogs are allowed on the beach all year (unlike the oceanside that requires tags and prohibits dogs except in winter). The clean beaches are an important ecosystem for horseshoe crab migration. A visit to Cape May County, NJ will afford you the opportunity to relax, refresh and reconnect with loved ones and friends. At the same time, you will be only six miles from historic and exciting Cape May City and the ocean beaches.

Try us out this year for your getaway. We pride ourselves with the shore's best housekeeping staff, great amenities and and attention to detail.

Important Note to save you $$$: By booking here on Houfy, you will be saving approximately 25% off your vacation over the OTAs (online travel agencies) such as Vrbo, HomeAway, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, etc. A change in NJ tax law in August 2019 exempts guests from paying sales and room tax (11.625% in our location) when they book directly with us, the owners! You can do that here (and you can't do it with the OTAs). Also, by staying away from the OTAs, you avoid paying them their "service fee", which would add another 7-12% onto your vacation! So Houfy.com is the least expensive place for all of our guests - we guarantee!

The front yard is the classic beach yard - stones and crushed sea shells. Parking is available for one car in the driveway and several more cars on the street in front of the house.

The house is more than 1500 square feet. As you enter the home, you will see that there are hardwood floors throughout. The first room is the living room, complete with seating, built in bookshelves with a small book collection and a gas fireplace. This is a great quiet place to curl up with a book in the central A/C on those days that you want some alone time while everyone else heads to the beach.

The back of the house hosts a warm and updated kitchen. There is an island with three bar stools for a quick meal and just about everything you could possibly need is included. There is a stacked washer and dryer in the pantry, plenty of storage for all that you bring with you (and plenty of shopping nearby for anything you forgot). Electric glass top stove, two drawer dishwasher, standard oven/convection oven, microwave, brand new refrigerator with ice maker, and small appliances such as coffee maker and toaster.

If you step farther back in the house through the kitchen, you will enter the three-season room. A dining table and four chairs and some additional furniture give guests a way to enjoy the outdoors while being protected from the weather. Large screened windows can be open or closed and two doors lead to the fenced back yard. There is a 2nd gas fireplace in this room, which will let you enjoy meals and time with family and friends outdoors even when it's cold outside.

Down the hallway on the first floor is the largest of the two full bathrooms. It has a large walk-in shower (no bathtub). There are two bedrooms to finish off the first floor, one with a full (double) bed and one with a queen bed. Both rooms include storage in dressers and/or closets.

Upstairs you can create your own "Master Suite" or open up the space for all your guests. The entire floor is brightly lit with natural light and has hardwood floors.

The Master bedroom is large and beautifully furnished with a Queen sized bed, dressers, side tables and other storage.

There is a smaller full bathroom. This includes a shower/tub combination, but note that the tub is tucked in under a dormer.

Finally, the Family Room (or use it as a fourth bedroom) is expansive and includes a sectional sofa, a bar and bar stools, a 50" large screen television and board games for guests to enjoy. The closet has an additional queen sized air mattress. Out the back of the family room you will enjoy a rooftop deck that is often shaded by the large trees in the neighborhood and offering some seating for several to enjoy.

The back yard is private and shaded and includes a storage shed that houses some of the toys we have brought for guests to enjoy along with us. The fully fenced yard will keep your dog and/or children safe. A children's picnic table and standard picnic table provide even more summer fun seating.

With a FRIDAY changeover day in the summer months, you can get a jump ahead of beach traffic and enjoy more time on vacation. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 am so that our housekeeping and maintenance staff can ready the rental for every guest.

Get the best of both worlds - close to the quiet of the bay (only 387 steps from our front door to the sandy dunes) and the excitement of the ocean towns. Historic Cape May is a great getaway for all ages. Take a ride up the Jersey shore to nearby Wildwood as well. Or simply stay bayside and enjoy all that it has to offer. If you have never considered a vacation at the bay, give it a try this year to discover the hidden secret of a quieter beach vacation that is still close to all the action.

Pet friendly house and beaches (bayside). Very walker and biker friendly neighborhoods. Quiet and family-friendly, including rentals and many private seasonal and full time residences. Shaded back yard and neighborhood.

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Sleeping Configuration

Master Bedroom
1 queen bed
2nd floor master bedroom, closet, dresser, full length mirror, storage, ceiling fan, two windows, shades
Front bedroom
1 queen bed
closet, dresser, ceiling fan, two windows, shades
Rear bedroom
1 double bed
1st floor, closet, 2 windows, ceiling fan, small DVD/TV player (no cable)
Fully equipped kitchen, including toaster and drip coffee maker. Also included is blender, wine opener and a variety of kitchen items. Island with seating for 3.
Three-season room
All windows and screens, located off of kitchen. Gas fireplace makes this room suitable most of the year. Ceiling fan, table with seating for four. (Additional chair (bedroom) and 2 bench seats (living room) can provide addtl seating around the table.
Living Room
Gas fireplace, sofa, love seat and chair. Extensive children's book library, additional book and CD library, CD/Radio player.
Family Room
Massive family room on second floor with 65" smart TV, blue-ray player, bar with seating for two, sectional sofa, large collection of board games, and small DVD library. Ceiling fan in additional to central AC.
Upstairs small bathroom has small bathtub with shower. Includes handheld and wall mounted shower sprayer.
Downstairs roomy bathroom has a large walk-in shower (small entrance lip to shower and several steps at front and back door of house makes this house NOT fully ADA accessible).


Pets Allowed
Failure to disclose pets and pay pet fee will result in immediate eviction.
Family/Kid Friendly
This is a family friendly neighborhood on a quiet street. The home includes a fully fenced back yard. Large basket of Thomas the Tank Engine train set included for children; family-friendly board and card games. Children's books.
Children's books and toys
Suitable for Events
Small events or gatherings considered if pre-approved. Some additional fees may apply.
Parking Included
One parking spot in driveway and street parking possible for two cars immediately in front of house. Please do not park in front of neighbor's homes.
No Smoking Allowed
No smoking permitted on the property. Evidence of smoking inside or outside the house will result in immediate eviction and a may result in additional cleaning fees of at least $100.
Not Wheelchair Accessible


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
What we supply
We supply a starter supply of paper products and soap only (paper towels, toilet paper, soap). Guests should bring their own linens (bath, bed, kitchen ) or use our optional linen service. Board games, DVD library, book library available to guests. 50" TV, blue ray player, and bar in family room. Two gas fireplaces.
Gas Grill
outdoor furniture, hammock, picnic table and umbrella, small cooler, picnic basket, tandem kayak, life jackets, several beach chairs, bag chairs, and bikes, golf clubs, beach toys, outdoor toys, bicycles, golf clubs, tennis rackets, outdoor games available to guests
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
65" flat screen 4k smart TV with Blue-Ray player and Xfinity Cable (mid-level subscription) and small bedroom DVD player/TV without cable. "Comcast Xfinity digital basic cable"; (2nd tier of 6 levels available). Comcast lists 180+ channels available in this package (check their website if a specific channel is important to you).
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Blender, hand mixer, thermos, small cooler, picnic basket, storage pantry, chopper, etc.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Dreams Come True has an outdoor security camera on the grounds to monitor for the safety and security of the property and its’ guests and to assure good care of the property. There are no cameras inside the home or any cameras pointed toward the inside of the home. The camera monitors from the exterior of the front door, out to the street only. Any attempt at disabling, redirecting or obscuring the camera is prohibited and will result in full forfeiture of the security deposit and may, at the owner’s discretion, result in the guest being evicted without refund of outstanding nights’ rents.


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Beach Volleyball
Miniature Golf
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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"Dreams Come True" is an apt name for a beautiful beach house and couldn't be more true for Tina and Andrew Schmidt. High school sweethearts, but apart for thirty years, Andrew and Tina reunited and made their lifelong dreams come true by marrying in 2015. With more than 25 years of experience as a landlord and vacation rental owner, Tina and Andrew have the experience and interest in making your vacation a wonderful one.
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

- Check-in after 4:00 pm - Check-in and check-out times are flexible as long as there are no adjacent reservations to yours. Please reach out to us if you would like to check-in earlier than 4:00 pm or check-out later 11:00 am. - Please inform us of any problems or concerns upon arrival, so we can work to address these immediately - In the days prior to your arrival, you will receive welcome information, a check-in letter and other helpful information. We also welcome any questions you have to help prepare for and enjoy your stay.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
The primary guest/rental agreement signer must be in residence at the cottage for the duration of the rental period.
House Rules
All rules are outlined in our Rental Agreement included online with this listing. Please read the rental agreement carefully.
Payment Policy
Personal check, wire transfer, Paypal, Venmo and Visa accepted. Price reflects a 3% discount for fee-free payment options (not credit/debit and some Paypal). Please read the rental agreement carefully to make the best payment selection for your needs.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Security deposit held for damage and additional cleaning costs incurred by owner. If you treat our home like your own and return it to us in the condition it was left for you, your full security deposit will be returned to you within 15 days (and usually within days - just long enough for our housekeeping staff to ready it for our next guests). All direct booking prices reflect an additional 3% discount for guests paying by fee-free payment methods (not debit/credit card). Please consider choosing fee-free payment methods. Those wishing to pay via credit card should request a quote for such or pay the additional cost from the security deposit after check-out.
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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty as long as the property is successfully re-rented for the length of the reservation. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund. Travel insurance is not required, but is recommended to all guests to protect against cancellation costs.
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Dreams Come True Cottage - 3br - Walk to the beach is a Vacation Home located in Villas, NJ, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
Dreams Come True Cottage - 3br - Walk to the beach has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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