For the past two years in May, I have been bringing a small group of students to Slaughter Beach to observe and study the Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots as well as the surrounding area. The experience was great each time. The house is cozy, open and spacious enough to comfortably accommodate all of us, and it is right on the beach. It is also nicely appointed. The owner was very helpful from the start of the process about the details and our responsibilities as well as making us feel at home, right down to the personalized welcome message on the table. Instructions for everything are posted and easy to follow. The local folk are friendly and helpful. While not within walking distance to things like restaurants, there are several to choose from in nearby Milford and Lewes. If you prefer to stay in, the kitchen is well furnished and there is a nice screened in porch for dining “outside.” A number of local sites and activities are available, including the visitor center at the nature preserve. The birding possibilities abound during the spring and summer and then there’s always beach combing. Can’t say enough positive things about our stay and we look forward to it again. It’s a great working weekend get-away!