COMFORTABLE, RUSTIC 4 BEDRM ON QUIET BEACH. VACATION IN BYGONE ERA. PETS WELCOME

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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COMFORTABLE, RUSTIC 4 BEDRM ON QUIET BEACH. VACATION IN BYGONE ERA. PETS WELCOME

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4 bedrooms ( 3 doubles, pr twins) sleeps 8, 1.5 baths, + outdoor shower

The Windjammer, built in 1927, is a perfect retreat from the 21st Century. Gentle surf & quiet beaches are made for relaxation. 1st floor apartment has 4 BR (new AC units) with cross ventilation & sliding 'barn' doors to BRs, LR/DR, glass and screen porch direct to beach, bath with stall shower + 1/2 bath, old fashioned kitchen seating 4. Pet friendly. Prime Hook Nature Preserve at back door for birding. Don’t expect high speed access. Bring favorite DVDs for a cozy evening in, forget the cable. Picnic table, chairs, & hammock on the beach, delightful outdoor shower. Tennis courts & playground a short walk. Restaurants 20 minutes away in Milford, & charming Lewes, 25 minutes away. The bustle of Rehoboth Beach with its pristine sand, lively crowds & heavier surf is 30 min away. Golf, fishing, outlet shopping lure you for an afternoon. Travel back half a century: just 2 hrs & 15 min from Baltimore; 2 hrs 40 min from Philadelphia; 2 hrs 45 min from Washington and 3 hrs 15 min from NYC

The Beach: Slaughter beach is a quiet town of less than 200 homes. A volunteer fire department and a MiniMart/Bait and Tackle shop are the only businesses.

The beach itself is sandy with some pebbles in parts, depending upon the tides. Also to be found on the beach are shells, horseshoe crab shells, washed up reeds, and other natural materials. The beach is not raked or processed like resort beaches, but is very natural. The surf is generally gentle.

As with all outdoor places, at some times of the year there will be wildlife. Horse shoe crabs mate there in the spring. When the breeze is absent and their has been rain, bugs may be present in the evenings.

The House: The house is well maintained, but basic. Since the decor is attractive, but not fancy, well behaved children and pets are welcome. This is a place to relax and enjoy yourself, not a place to worry about the sand tracked in from the beach.

A pair of Adirondak chairs, a hammock, and pic-nic table on the beach provide an outdoor suit!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

F. Chickering

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164767
917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
Maryland
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
If you want quiet, room, and a beach at your door, you can't do better. This is an old-fashioned beach house in a small quiet community. Lots of parking. Yes, sometimes there are some bugs, and sometimes in Spring dead horseshoe crabs (that's the origin of the beach's name); not a big deal. Very quiet, but half a hour to shops, restaurants and more lively towns, with this to come back to, to relax. Plenty of space inside. Kitchen is adequate for vacation purposes. Whether you want to swim, walk, bicycle, or veg-out, this is great.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We aim to please. At the thoughtful suggestion of this renter, we have added a variety of kitchen implements that should improve the ease of cooking away from home.
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164767
917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
3

* Families who have a child w/special needs.

  • 3 of 5
We were the first family of the season, so yes we had to share the beach with the horseshoe crabs and flies. We kept our beach area cleaned up, so the flies were not so bad. But be sure to bring your bug spray! Hardley any people on the beach, maybe 10 or 15. The neighbors were nice. My oldest son 18 loved walking on the beach with his girlfriend, my middle son 15 "loved" the surf fishing! (we made several trips to the bait shop:) My youngest son is 9 and Down Syndrome. He absolutely loved the sand, water, shells, digging holes, campfires and the smores, fishing, walking and playing in the surf. He is the main reason I chose this rental. Crowds of people freek me out because I never know what he might do and so afraid that he might get away from me. I wanted to go somewhere where we all could just relax. And that is exactialy what we did. Being able to open the back door and walk about 25 steps and be on the beach was awesome. We did go to the grocerie store a few times and out to eat once to "The Park Place" in Milford. Awesome food:) The house was ok. It needs a little TLC. But we made due. We were comfortable & I didn't have to worry about my boys breaking anything. The water does smell like sulfur. There is a TV, but only for DVD & VCR, no cable. I took our Wii along just in case and boy did that save the day! The kids loved it! They would come in to get cooled off, play Wii then back to the beach. Our dog Sophie loved the beach and playing in the water too. She was right at home.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family had a good time. That is our goal. While nature is sometimes not the best companion at the beach, the flies and horseshoe crabs are brief visitors.The sulfer smell subsides once the water has been sufficiently run, but can be an issue early in the season.Your comments about the fit and finish making for few worries with kids and pets coincide with what we seek to provide. Your observations fit with ours about what we love at Slaughter Beach. We hope your review will be useful for others in making an accurate assessment so that they may have the best fit with their expectations.
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164767
917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
harrisburg pa
4

charming, relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5
upon calling about rental i was told it was located away from it all- ...so we brought extras..still we forgot/ran out of certin items-but with walmart a few miles away it was no biggie. charming and rustic- i could let my guard downd with the kids - yet comfy. being so close to the beach was super- we could just walk right out the back door and the beach was right there - no worrying about packing for an all day trip- which is great with little ones. we did have to go buy bottled water because the tap water had a funky smell but overall the relaxation factor of this house was great. the owner was very nice and accomidating, and we would stay again in the future.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164767
917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
baltimore
5

4th of July!!

  • 5 of 5
It was great fun!
The Slaughter Beach FIREWORKS are fabulous!
Thanks!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
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917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
Baltimore, MD
5

Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5
Steps from the beach, this big and clean vacation house is perfect for those who, like me, prefer lots of privacy on their beach vacation. This secluded retreat on a private beach is ideal for long walks on the beach, bike rides through the quiet town, and eating fresh fruit from the farm stands that line the highway on the way to the house. I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation at this rustic paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is the experience we strive to provide!
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Comfortable, Rustic 4 Bedrm on Quiet Beach. Vacation in Bygone Era. Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164767
917 498-4139
Slaughter Beach Delaware
Baltimore, MD
5

Like My Grandparents House!

  • 5 of 5
It is so sweetly nostalgic of my grandparent's house on the Long Island Sound. I love the barn doors and that all of us could be there together! I also appreciated the airconditioners, even though we only needed them one night.

Just steps to the wide sandy beach, but, miles from the toursity crowded beach scene. Private and rustic with friendly neighbors who say Hi! and keep walking... The days were breezy and mostly sunny. The nights it rained cleared the air and we enjoyed them on the porch facing the beach.

The little community store had reasonable prices for the few things we wanted or forgot. We bought fun horseshoe crab shaped cutting boards for our friends! Don't miss Joe's farm stand on Rt. 1 North, just a couple miles south of Slaughter Beach Rd.

We enjoyed a half day trip to Lewes, but relished the quiet and relative solitude of cooking with our friends and hanging out in the spacious living room. We all brought our favorite DVD's and shared the laughs!

I felt really relaxed after a week there, better than the go, go, Go! we seem to do when we stay in a resort town.

Oh, the gentle waves were great for the little ones! The kayakers seemed to enjoy the Bay as well. Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
BWI PHL
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lewes
Nearest Train
77 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Delaware 1
Nearest Beach
13 Metres
beach
Car: necessary

Slaughter Beach is a place time forgot. Much as it was 50 years ago, the area is protected by the Prime Hook National Wildlife Preserve. One little store for the basics and a volunteer fire company serve the 151 houses in the community. Mispillion light, Dupont Nature Center, and the nearby marina and boat launch support fishing. It takes less than half an hour to get to historic Lewes, Charming Milford or trendy Rehoboth Beach. The beach is not 'processed', but sandy, with pebbles and light vegetation. The surf is gentle. Horseshoe crabs are so notable as to be symbolic of the village.

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Slaughter Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Exterior Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Comfortable beds with pillows, light blankets, spreads, drawer space, limited hanging space, blinds, and window AC and reading lamps.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Large Cooler
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
This first floor of a 2 family building is charming and comfortable, not luxurious. The beach is very natural and uncrowded (25 people far as the eye could see this Memorial day). The accommodations are much like those I remember as a child more than 30 years ago. The bathroom has a new stall shower; a half bath adds convenience. The kitchen works well, and has two refrigerators, but has that rubbed off at the edges quality. A clothesline for that fresh air smell compliments the washing machine. Tennis court and a modest children's playground are close. The water is shallow, though swimmable, with very gentle surf. After storms there is lots of fine sea weed. Children love to play tag with the small waves. This is a lovely place to forget the modern world. There is a local land line phone and OK cell reception. NO DSL etc. Bring your own towels, sheets and pillow cases, and remember, the real grocery stores and restaurants are about 25 minutes.
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