ELEGANT VICTORIAN W/CARRIAGE HOUSE ON CANAL

William Whitman or Sallie Davis

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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ELEGANT VICTORIAN W/CARRIAGE HOUSE ON CANAL

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5 Brs; 3 Full Baths; 4 Queens 4 Twins; 1 Queen pullout, outdoor shower

This elegant, 5 bedroom, recently renovated Victorian home and carriage house, located in the Lewes Historic District, balances the original elegance of this home with the casual comforts of the beach. Your city blues will melt away when you arrive! The chairs on the front porch overlook historic downtown Lewes and provide an intimate sense of a more relaxed time in America. Stepping out the sliding doors of the kitchen, you enter the back yard with BBQ and herb garden which is surrounded with privacy fencing. The ground floor living area in the carriage house opens onto the lushly landscaped back yard through French doors that create a luxurious indoor/outdoor living area for intimate dining and entertaining on warm summer nights. The new canal waterfront park is right outside the back gate and parking area; the beach and all Lewes just steps away! For fall and winter visitors, there is a working fireplace!

More on the house: The carriage house has a rustic bedroom with through ventilation under the eaves and a tin roof on the 2nd floor. The 2nd and 3rd floor rear bedrooms in the main house provide views of the canal. The fireplace in the living room warms up any chilly evenings. Televisions with Dish TV and surround-sound are located in the living room and carriage house. There are VCR and CD/DVD players in both houses and in the attic for the kids; and wireless DSL and a printer/fax machine. The house has well appointed bedrooms, a galley kitchen just off the dining room with modern appliances, including a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and disposal. Customary kitchenware includes everything you need for boiled lobster or steak and salmon on the grill. Laundry is in the basement with entry from the garden. Bike parking rack,hammock, herb garden for your cooking next to the grill, and outdoor shower. There is dedicated parking outside the back gate for 2 midsize cars.

Entertainment: Weekly and seasonal parking passes at Henlopen State Park Beach are inexpensive You may walk or bicycle into the Park for free. Breakwater Harbor Beach (aka Town Beach; by the Dairy Queen) is free and a great spot for toddlers or others who prefer less vigorous swimming. Rehobeth and Dewey Beaches, the boardwalk, outlet malls, movies, and more restaurants are 5 - 15 minutes south on Route 1. These beaches offer the fun of the boardwalk in addition to good ocean swimming and lifeguards. Parking is generally readily available at street meters or in lots. Fishing, dinner cruises, rentals and whale watching are available just across the Canal. Cape May Ferry takes you across the mouth of the Delaware River to historic Cape May.

historic district: Lewes has a vibrant Historic DIstrict with lovely Victorian homes. Some are converted to businesses but most are lived-in.

213 and 215 Second St were built together for 2 generations of the same family; the houses share a wall but all rooms, systems and gardens are separate. The original carriage house (with its horse weathervane) is in our garden. A retired couple-former teachers- have owned 215 for many years and live there during the summer.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
If you love the charm of a beautiful Victorian home, fine dining, good shopping, boating, biking, tennis and beautiful beaches, you can't go wrong on Second Street. We hope you will join us in enjoying this special place. Let us know whether you enjoyed it and what we can do to make your next stay even better. Bill Whitman & Sallie Davis.
Jan 2005
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William Whitman or Sallie Davis

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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4.9
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Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
5

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Bill, Thanks so much for the use of your awesome house. We were well served here. Look forward to doing it again, Howard
  • 5 of 5
Bill,

Thanks so much for the use of your awesome house. We were well served here. Look forward to doing it again,

Howard
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2005
  • Stayed: Mar 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
Phoenix, AZ
5

Delightful family vacation

  • 5 of 5
It was really perfect for all 12 of us gathered for a blended family vacation...charmingly decorated, well-equipped kitchen, perfect front porch and walking distance to children's park, shops & restaurants. 3rd Fl bedroom great bonus for 4 and 6-year old and guest house perfect for daughter, husband and their dogs. Lovely, uncrowded beach 5 minute drive, great Saturday Farmer's Market, ice cream shop & wine store close by - what else would we need?!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
4

Wonderful stay on Second Street!

  • 4 of 5
The house in Lewes was absolutely wonderful! There are 10 of us who met here for our family vacation. The location couldn't be better. We spent a great deal of time on the front porch just enjoying the main street. Also made daily trips to the ocean which is nearby. Bill was great to work with as well. Hope we can go again.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
5

Something for Everyone

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this rental. Not only did we appreciate it's roomy Victorian style, but also had a great time exploring the surrounding restaurants, shoppes, and historical attractions. There was always something to do.. even if it was just spending quality family time on the front porch enjoying our favorite beverage. If we are ever in Lewes,DE again, we would definitely consider renting this house again.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
5

Great Lewes week-end

  • 5 of 5
This Victorian house was perfect for the style and location we wanted when staying in Lewes for my son's wedding in October '11. It felt like we'd stepped into a familar home where we were immediately comfortable with the lovely decor, kitchen and street. We had three families there for a week-end with several kids in their twenties who also had a great time. We had good family fun in the dining room with a pre-wedding breakfast as well as cousin sharing eveniing in the back courtyard with candles under the lovely trees. I would love to return sometime as Lewes is a fantastic little town. My only recommendation would be for a more serious vacumn cleaner be available to guests if they are to tidy the house before their departure.
Oh yes, I forgot to say how members of the family enjoyed sitting on the front porch talking, sorting photos, reading a magazine or waiting for the next 'event' of the week-end! Thanks Bill and Sallie!
Diane
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad Diane's family enjoyed our house! It is a great place for a wedding party.
business
Elegant Victorian w/Carriage house on Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p118706
202 255-8964
Lewes Delaware
Virginia
5

Terrific vacation house

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful home with so much attention to detail. It is amazingly furnished with everything you could need. The main house has got so much room. There is a kids area on the third floor that was a big hit for our family. It also has the cutest Carriage House with a double bedroom upstairs. The landscaping in the courtyard is so lovely. The unit takes up one half of a Victorian house, but in no way does it feel like you are crowded by the neighbors. The front porch is a wonderful spot to sit and relax. It is a short drive to the beach and Cape Henlopen State Park. The bonus of being in town is being able to walk to all the shops and restaurants.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 1 and Rte 16
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
4 blocks
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rte 1
Car: necessary

The house is located immediately adjacent to the downtown shopping and restaurant district with something for everyone - fine dining, clothes, antiques, art, fine crafts, toys, ice cream, wine and beer, two excellent coffee houses, furniture, housewares, beach supplies, post office, banks, and more - all within a few blocks. The gate in the backyard opens directly onto Front Street and the Canal, the new Canal Park, public tennis courts, and fishing and boating facilities. There is ample street parking in front of the house and two dedicated spaces in back. Walk to the town (bay) beach- perfect for young children or go to Cape Henlopen State Park ,a 5 minute drive and an easy 15 minute bicycle ride from the house. It is a truly fine National Seashore Park with a beautiful beach, concession stand, showers, bicycle and nature trails, a seashore education center for the kids, lifeguards, pier fishing, soccer fields and more. Lewes is a year-round destination!

Other Activities: Boardwalk, great restaurants, minigolf, shopping

Golf: Several nice golf courses are nearby (the closest is on Rte 1 North) and mini-golf on Rt1 1 South and in Rehoboth Beach.

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Lewes House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Cleaning USD125

Notes

  • $2,100-$3000/week
  • Please see the posted rates. If pets are approved by us, pet rates are $250/week or $75/weekend.
  • If your desired time is available, we will hold the spot for you while we send you a lease and you return a deposit. The amount of deposit will depend on the rental and the time of year. Security deposit for summer rentals is generally $500.00; for off-season rentals, it is generally $300.00; amounts may vary depending on the size of your party.

Amenities

Amenities

Lewes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - 2nd Flr - toilet , shower
    Main 2nd Flr - toilet , shower
    Main 1st Flr - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House - outdoor shower
  • The master bedroom is en suite. The other second floor bathroom is shared. The downstairs bathroom is a full bath with a tub/shower. The outdoor shower will have a fully-enclosed gate this summer!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen , En Suite
    Main House 2 - 1 queen
    Main House 3 - 1 queen
    Main House 3rd Floor - 4 twin/ single , 1 trundle
    Carriage House Upstairs - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 bedrooms with one queen bed each (3 in the main house; 1 in the carriage house); the kids aerie has 4 singles; 1 ground floor queen pullout in the carriage house
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Boat Dock
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
4 bedrooms with queen beds (1 in the Carriage House in back of the Main House) and 1 attic bedroom with 4 twins in the main house; 1 downstairs queen sleep sofa (new mattress!)in the carriage house; 2 off street parking spots; great porch; patio; 2 TVs with satellite and surround sound; fax/printer; DSL; Privacy fencing; outdoor gas grill; outdoor shower with hot water; full size washer& new dryer in basement; mini refrigerator in carriage house. Elderly and infirm are welcome, but there are stairs front and back and the main house bedrooms are on the second floor. We have allowed pets on a few occasions under special circumstances with an additional charge. Pets must be treated for fleas.

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