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Built in 1884 as a summer cottage
for a wealthy Virginian, Seth Caldwell, the structure does not now
look as it originally did in 1884.
The inn has served as
Year round family residence
presently a Bed and Breakfast
All rooms have been completely restored. A carriage
house along side the inn has been transformed into a lovely year round Victorian cottage.
The Cliveden is a late nineteenth century Victorian
cottage with both Italinate Villa and Gothic cottage elements. The high pitched
gable facing the street, the quatre-foil vergeboard decoration, the porch brackets and the
dormer trim as well as the porch eaves contribute to its gothic character. The
paired consoles at the roof eaves and the heavy cornice are Italinate elements.
The plan of the house features a side
door recessed from the front facade to give the parlor cross-ventilation
and a wrap-around porch- a particularly Southern characteristic
in this New Jersey resort.
Member of Cape May Bed & Breakfast Association
Open Mid April through Mid November
Cottage open year round
709 Columbia Avenue
Cape May New Jersey 08204
(609) 884 - 4516 | 1 - 800 - 884 - 2420