The Griscom House

Premier beachfront vacation rental on the Cape May shore


About the House

Experience the essence of the Jersey shore with the iconic charm of an early 20th-century colonial revival beachfront home. Only seconds from the front door to an early morning stroll on the beach or a bike ride on the boardwalk, this premier Cape May home has been one family’s summer residence for five generations. Listed as a contributing home on the National Register of Historic Places, The Griscom House offers an iconic experience, history, convenience, the charm of a bygone era plus the modern amenities you would expect.


  • Elevator

  • Outdoor enclosed  hot water shower

  • Piano
  • 2 fridges, 2 dishwashers, 2 disposals

  • Gas Fireplace

  • Fenced-in Backyard

  • Flat-screen TVs in the living room, family room, and every bedroom

  • Premium cable channels, Netflix

  • 3 Zoned Air Conditioning/Heating

  • Onsite parking for 5 cars

  • Wifi throughout house

  • Fully stocked kitchen

  • Laundry room

  • 6 bikes

  • Beach chairs, umbrellas

  • Smoke-free and pet-free

Coming Renovations 

By Spring 2020, the house will have undergone major improvements, including:

  • House raise for panoramic ocean viewing

  • 2-story addition in rear'

  • interior elevator

  • expanded underneath parking

Floor Plans


Premium Features

Sleeps 25

9 Bedrooms, 2 sofa beds, 4.5 baths

 One Block from Arcade

Kids love video games, skee ball and prizes

One Block from Shops

Beach Avenue hosts many eateries,cafes, and shops.

Stunning Beachfront Views

Unparalleled views of the ocean

Large Breezy Porches

Place to watch people, the sky and the ocean.

One Block from Mini-golf

Family fun after dinner

Beachfront Property

Easy Access to the beach.  Walk home for lunch.

The Boardwalk

Several miles of promenade


Where else can you see the sunrise and the sunset in one place!


Awesome Porches

Places to relax, enjoy the views and watch the people go by


Milton and Marie Griscom circa 1919.


Our History

The Short Story

Purchased in 1934 by Milton and Marie Griscom, this historic beachfront property is now owned and operated by their granddaughter, Vicki Allison who rents the 9 bedroom house to families and visitors year-round.

This summer retreat provides the ideal location...steps to the beach, arcade, boardwalk shops, and nearby restaurants. Only ten minutes on foot to the mall and great restaurants.

Milton Griscom
circa 19115

Marie Griscom
circa 1915.

Virginia Griscom

100 Years Later
Vicki Allison, grand-daughter with Abbey, great-granddaughter circa 2015.

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905 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204


The Griscom House


905 Beach Avenue,

Cape May NJ 08204

©2019 by The Griscom House

Bedroom 2

2nd Floor, King Bed, Ocean View With beautiful views of the ocean, this bedroom offers a king-size bed. This bedroom shares a connecting door with the rose-colored king bedroom behind it. You will be lulled gently to sleep while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves lapping at the shore. Offer TVs and ceiling fans.