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!
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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2 night minimum stay
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