BEACHFRONT 5BR! STILL AVAIL. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

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BEACHFRONT 5BR! STILL AVAIL. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

South Bowers House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-16)

This property is in South Bowers Beach Island, approx. 20 miles north of Broadkill Beach. It is directly on the Delaware Bay and close to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Dover Air Force base.

Nearly new - construction completed in 2009.

Get away from the crowds, traffic, long lines, and noise! This is

the place for you! The house is brand new in 2009 and perfect for a relaxing family vacation.

Enjoy romantic walks on an empty beach. This house is directly on the Delaware Bay, and also overlooks the marsh and wetlands with birds and wildlife.

The upper level deck is very large and has panoramic views of the Delaware Bay, sunrises, moonrise, and the Milky Way (The Delaware Bay shores has virtually no night glow to hide the stars, so bring a telescope!).

The lower level also has a screened in porch and a Game/SPA room with a 6-person Hot Tub, a Foosball/game table, and a TV. This room opens to the main hallway and all bedrooms as well as the screened in deck. Board games, puzzles, and beach chairs are provided.

The Kitchen includes a breakfast bar and a double oven for the larger meals when needed, a bread machine and an electric ice cream maker, and the other standard appliances. The great room includes comfortable couches, flat screen TV, an over-sized coffee table for games. Dining area seats 14 and has 10 comfortable chairs (great for games or meetings!)

Sleeping Arrangements are:

Lower Level:

BR #1: Queen Bed. (Sleeps 2)

BR #2: Queen Bed. (2)

BR #3: Full/Twin Bunk, Trundle Bed (5)

BR #4: Twin Bunk + Twin Bunk (4).

Upper Level:

MBR: King (2)

Total: 15

If you need a smaller place, or another house nearby for an even larger group, Check out my neighbor's 3-BR rental only 3 houses away.

Rental Period & Supplies:

This rental is SUNDAY to SUNDAY so as to allow you to miss the bulk of the traffic and make it to at least one more summer swim meet if you need to. Rental does NOT include bed sheets, pillowcases, soap, or paper goods (ie, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and such). We will provide sample sizes of dishwasher soap and laundry soap, and modest cleaning supplies will be available. Please Note: This is a NON-SMOKING property. We also have a dog that visits the house occasionally, but are not inviting pets at this time.

Location & Distances:

South Bowers is located 2 hours south of Philadelphia and 2.5 hours East of Washington DC. It is one hour closer to DC than Rehoboth and two hours closer than Ocean City! We'll send detailed directions. You can use Google Maps or Mapquest to find 'South Bowers Beach; 19963'.

Nearby Attractions:

South Bowers is one hour directly east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is situated near Milford for convenient hassle-free shopping. Local day trip opportunities include:

0) BEST - the US Air Force Air Mobility Command - climb inside and around dozens of old AF planes! Climb inside! Great exhibits - perfect for the young or old !!

1) Relax on your nearly private beach and enjoy the sun, swimming, shell collecting, walking and running, or volleyball. Plan to relax at south Bowers. It is very quiet, and lets you get as “away from it all” as you want to be.

2) Day-trip fishing with the Bowers Beach fishing fleet – go to some of the best fishing spots on the Delaware Bay and bring home some dinner! (walk 0.1 mile with special arrangement for pier-side pickups, or drive 20 minutes to the town and its fleet (& eclectic restaurants).

3) Rehoboth Beach – enjoy the waves and the shops! (45 min)

4) Lewes town, with neat shopping and beaches (30 min)

5) Cape May NJ via the CM/Lewes Ferry. A quaint Victorian town with shopping and fun! (and the Ferry ride is a blast! (40 min to the Ferry docks)

6) Harrington Racetrack & Casino (19 miles)

7) Dover Downs Racetrack & Casino (21 miles)

8) Prime Hook Nature Preserve (GREAT birding in the winter time!)

9) Harrington DE (Antique shops, Train caboose & Agricultural Tractor museum for kids) and the Delaware State Fair ! (July 23 to Aug 1, 2009,

10) Dover International Speedway, NASCAR Racing May 29-31 and Sep 25-27! Go see the Monster Mile !! ) (about 30 min)

11) Killens Pond Water Park ( 14 miles)

12) If you have a boat and trailer, there is a convenient private ramp .1 miles away with a nominal drop fee.

13) Visit the Dover AFB during its Open House Day (was 9/21/08 last year, 1 day only) or visit relatives on R&R.

14) Shopping in Rehoboth's outlet malls! Several miles of tax-free outlet stores! (40 min)

15) Ocean City MD And Bethany Beach are about 1.5 hours away if you really want to see lots of people crowding onto the beaches and restaurants. Then come back to the relaxing quiet of South Bowers Island. Walk on the empty beaches and recharge your energy levels.

16) Kids 7-12: Solve the 'mystery of the sea captains treasure'. His note in the guest book is the first clue.

Note that the Delaware Bay is a tidal bay and at South Bowers has virtually no unsafe undertow or strong waves except near the river entrances. This means body-surfing opportunities are limited (like, none) but the water is clean and calm. The semi-private beaches are NOT monitored, so you need to be your own lifeguard even though there are also no real waves. The South Bowers area also has some of the cleanest water in the Delaware Bay! Swimming is great at HIGH Tide. Swim shoes recommended at all times. Miles of tidal pools are visible at low tide.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, french, german
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219225vbi
(301) 740-3257 (Maryland, USA)
South Bowers Delaware
Manchester, VT
5

Perfect get away home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
My husband I spent a week at David and Sophie's lovely home in April. David was kind enough to allow us to rent from Wed to Wed due to my husband's schedule. He is so easy to deal with and everything is done quickly.The home is gorgeous and the upstairs living area is to die for. I couldn't stop staring out the windows. The house is very large and since it was only the two of us we pretty much just used upstairs.The big tub in the master is awesome and inspired us to put one in our house! Loved all the different decks and porches. Depending on time of day, we rotated around to different places. The beach is quaint. We found seaglass every day and helped turn over horseshoe crabs. The house is within easy driving to Ocean City, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach. David was gracious enough to check in on us as soon as we arrived and alerted us to an upcoming meteor event. We hope to come back with a bigger group as the house is perfect for any size party! Thanks, David!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219225vbi
(301) 740-3257 (Maryland, USA)
South Bowers Delaware
Long Island, New York
5

Nascar Driving Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
When I was looking for a family beach house vacation rental near Dover, Delaware, I certainly was lucky to have found this one. We wanted a house, not a hotel so that we could all be together for my husband's driving experience at Dover Racetrack. Our family was very comfortable staying here because of the location to the Dover Racetrack ( approx. 30 minute drive) and the perfect accomodations for a lot of people. The small community was very quiet & picturesque. It is situated about 5 miles east from the main road on Delaware Bay. Although it is not on the ocean, it was definitely what we wanted for a serene vacation. The house was clean, beautifully decorated, & had all the amenities a family would need. The owner was very informative & helpful when I had a question to ask. I would recommend this house for all that it was & because it is in between the attractions of Dover and the ocean beaches a little further south.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219225vbi
(301) 740-3257 (Maryland, USA)
South Bowers Delaware
PA
5

Charlene

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
The house is nice and the views fabulous, it is close to the water and we found alot of nice sea shells, it is fun to watch the tide come and go, We had 14 people and we fit perfectly, We decided last minute to do our mini vacation between Christmas & New Year and Dave was flexiable and letting us rent on short notice, the only complaint I heard was from my 6 children wishing it was Summetime, but the sunrises were great even in the cold weather and we didn't have to get as early to see them. The listing description & pictures are correct
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219225vbi
(301) 740-3257 (Maryland, USA)
South Bowers Delaware
Syracuse, NY
5

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Since we are looking to stay again in 2012 I figured I am long overdue for a review. I first have to say the house is amazing! We loved the large open floor plan upstairs. Both decks, lower and upper provide a great view of the bay. We even caught a glimpse of military aircrafts flying to and from the base. Hot tub was a nice added bonus. We took advantage of that as the night winded down. Beach was great, shells all over and crabs mingling around. David and Sophie, the owners, were fantastic with their communication, answered all questions we had and made sure we were happy with our stay It was so relaxing; I think no one wanted to leave. It turned out to be an excellent family get together and we can’t wait to go back. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beachfront 5BR! Still Avail. Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219225vbi
(301) 740-3257 (Maryland, USA)
South Bowers Delaware
Woodstock, VA
5

Lives Up to the Description

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
We were all very pleased with the accomodations. The only surprise (partly expected) was a flooded entrance road (due to high tides and high SE winds) which kept us away for about an hour and a half until the tide went out. We had a good time waiting near the little bridge about a mile from the house. The house was in good shape and the owner was generous and helpful in every way. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an isolated beach with access to Dover, Milford and Rehoboth, and numerous wildlife refuges. Be prepared for seasonal bugs and enjoy the seafood at Meding's!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Nearby:

USAF Air Mobility Command Museum - 20 min

http://amcmuseum.org/ .....................

Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel, in Lewes DE http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/ .................

Salt Water Fishing - Day trips from Bowers Beach

http://www.captainsladycharters.com/ .................

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

http://bowersbeachmuseum.org/ ...................

Delaware National Seashore State Park

http://www.destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore/ ....................

Rehoboth (shops, outlet shopping)

http://www.rehoboth.com/ ......................

Lewes Delaware (cute town, shops)

http://www.lewes.com/ .......................

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Availability & Rates

South Bowers House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Avg $1550 - $3,750/wk
  • US Dollars
  • 2014 Rates. 2013Christmas Week & New Year's Eve Weeks avail. $1100/3 day, $1500/wk
  • Winter: Dec 2013 - March 2014: $1100/wk, $700/3Day Weekend.
  • Spring 2014: 4/1 - 5/23: $1450 wk, $1100/3 Day Weekend
  • Memorial Day Weekend & Labor Day Weekend: $2,500 (Thu 5 pm - Mon 5pm)
  • NASCAR Weekends: May 30 - 6/1 and Sep 26-29, $2,000/4 days, Fri - Mon
  • 6/2-6/15 $2500/wk; 6/15 - 8/24: $3,500/wk. 6/29 - 7/6:$4,000/wk. 8/24-28: $1300.
  • September: $2200/weekly, $1600/3-day Weekend
  • October: $1400/week, $900/3-Day Weekend (+ $250 Oct 12-14)

Amenities

South Bowers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master Bath upstairs for MBR, Half Bath upstairs in Great Room Full Bath adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 4, with tub. Full Bath off hall by bedrooms 3 & 5, with shower. Exterior shower fixture outside.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper Level, with Private Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces Water, Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Faces Water - Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Children oriented. Large closet (with toys).
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , Sleps 4 in 2 bunk beds.
  • King size beds (1) Extra-comfortable Pillow-Top mattress., Queen size Beds (2) One Euro-Foam mattress and One Firm mattress., Double Beds (1) (With bunk on top - sleeps 2 or 3), Twin or Single Beds (1) With Trundle, sleeps 2., Bunk Beds (2) One room, 2 bunk beds, sleeps 4.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Lots of traditional puzzles and family board games are already there!