Vacation rental owners want to offer a wonderful vacation to their guests, provide personal service and at a reasonable cost. Vacationers want the same! The growth of technology evolved into a number of highly competitive OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) that cannot provide local, personalized service for each property. As they have become more powerful, they have qlso grown more costly to guests. But their secrets are out and now guests and property owners alike want to secure a vacation without having to pay high booking fees to a third-party booking site. Out of this desire was born the BOOK DIRECT movement. While Dreams Come True can be found on all the major OTAs, we always prefer to book our guests directly. Whether you find us through a major listing, our website, a business card or word-of-mouth, you can book directly with us and save $$$. Just be sure to reach out to us by any method OTHER THAN one of the major listing sites (HomeAway, Airbnb, VRBO, TripAdvisor, etc). First visits and return guests can both benefit from a direct booking, and doing so will avoid increased rental rates, service fees, booking fees or more!
I've made our reservation. now what?
Generally, all future guests will receive several emails from us in the days leading up to arrival date. A welcome message, check-in details providing access information will all be included. But as a guest, you may have a number of questions, so feel free to reach out to us via text, phone or email any day between 8 am and 9 pm.
how close are you to the water?
Dreams Come True is 387 steps (yes, Andrew counted them) from the bay and the beach. Additionally, Cape May city is about 5 miles away where you can choose from a number of ocean beaches.
how many people can stay at dreams come true?
Our home is only 1546 square fee. Given that cozy size, the maximum number of guests staying at our home (day or night) is 10 (which includes adults and children). However, note that we have beds for up to 6 guests, so it is understood that portable cribs or other portable beds for children or guests 7 and 8 must be provided by the guest. Our home is truly a great fit for families, a romantic stay for two, or a getaway for up to 3 couples. Please note that we do not allow additional day or night guests to assure that we are respectful of our neighbors peace and well being.
is the area safe and secure?
Absolutely. The Cape May Beach area is a quiet, residential neighborhood that is very safe. We ask guests to use the same sense of safety and security efforts that are expected anywhere. Please don't leave personal items outside of the privacy gate, lock cars and do not leave bikes and beach toys unattended. Our property features an exterior security camera at the front porch. It does not look into any interior spaces. All doors and window lock securely and doors include deadbolt locks. Guests should feel safe and secure at Dreams Come True Cottage.
We'd like to book a stay.
Once you have texted, called or emailed us with preferred dates, we will email you cost details and a rental agreement. Should you agree to book a reservation, you should return the rental agreement to us (either mail USPS or scan and email) and make payment. Payment can be made via several methods but the easiest (and cost-free) is via Venmo (if you set up your new account with a debit card or bank account it costs you nothing). We accept personal checks as well, as long as the reservation is far enough out that there is time for the check to fully clear payment at our bank. NO DATES WILL BE RESERVED until payment is received.
what about "fur babies" or smoking?
We love pets. We will always consider allowing dogs (and we've hosted a bird or two as well) and other pets for a pet fee, generally $150. Talk to us about any pet(s) you would like to bring along. Smoking is never allowed on our property. Any evidence of smoking, litter from smoking outside (or complaints from neighbors) will result in additional cleaning fees and/or a $250 charge.