NATURE-LOVERS' PARADISE. BIRD WATCHING FROM EVERY ROOM.

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Joseph & Jill Valeri

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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NATURE-LOVERS' PARADISE. BIRD WATCHING FROM EVERY ROOM.

Slaughter Beach House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom. Sleeps 16

Located in a quiet beach community w/a nostalgic feeling, this home is suitable for a large family, families that like to vacation together or retreats. Remodeld w/a spacious Great Room containing the Family Room & Eat In Kitchen. The Kitchen table easily accommodates everyone w/additional drop-leaf table. There is a separate Den/TV room down the hall that can double as a bedroom for 2+ people & has windows on 2 sides & access to the comfortable screened porch. There are 2 large bedrooms on this level. The Queen bedroom has a private half bath. The other master bedroom has a King bed. The kids 'Bunk Room' is on it's own level at the top of the house & can sleep 4+ a crib or additional space for older kids. The ground level features 3 bedrooms (2 w/2 Twins, 1 w/Queen), game room, TV &full bathroom. 2 minute walk to Beach. Water is calm & completely safe for swimming, even for the little ones. Playground w/tennis, basketball, swings & more.

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Nature Lovers!: Location is perfect for nature lovers! The house sits between the Beach & 1 of America's largest wildlife refuges. The Prime Hook National Wildlife refuge is over 10,000 acres & is in a key position in the Atlantic flyway hosting hundreds of thousands of migratory birds each year including several rare species & endangered species. Common rare species that birdwatchers come to Slaughter Beach to see are the Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Sanderling & Dunlin. Slaughter Beach is also host to the largest Horseshoe migration in the U.S. hosting several hundred thousand of the ancient species for about 1 week each year in mid-May & is a designated Horseshoe crab conservation zone. In fact the horseshoe crab eggs are partially responsible for the mass bird migration as the birds come to feed on the Horseshoe crab eggs.

Pets & Smoking: We've recently renovated our home & taken many steps to reduce or eliminate allergens including removing carpets, cleaning the HVAC system & installing hepa-filtration filters. We've done this both to allow our enjoyment of this home & to allow others w/moderate to severe allergies to do so. As a result, we cannot allow any pets inside the home. We also cannot allow smoking of any kind w/in our home. Any evidence of either will automatically result in forfeit of the entire deposit. The cost of eliminating the result of smoking or pets (i.e. HVAC cleaning, carpet removal, steam cleaning) will also be the responsibility of the renter.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joseph & Jill Valeri

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Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 9 reviews
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284540
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Slaughter Beach Delaware
3

Quiet beach house for big group

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Pros:
Big house, good for a group of people. Nice big kitchen with a table big enough to fit everyone.

Across the street from the beach (which is on the bay NOT the ocean). People in town are friendly.

Good if you're looking for a quiet week at the beach.

Close to protected marsh for bird watching. Also tennis courts and playground right next door.

Price is very reasonable for the size.

Cons:
House was not very clean when we arrived. Inside the refrigerator was dirty as were some of the dishes. Under the beds and tables needed swept. (Owner did refund part of cleaning fee because of the extra work we did.)

Took about 45 days to get our security deposit back. Better communication from the owner about the delay would have been helpful.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284540
+1 443-812-6339
Slaughter Beach Delaware
5

A very comfortable family home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We can only rate our stay by saying it was "Outstanding!". My sister and I vacation with our families consisting of 4 adults, 6 twenty somethings, and one pre-teen. Everyone found something they could do, someplace they could be, and plenty of space to hang out and relax. This is next to impossible with so many young adults. We all had our own very comfortable rooms and meal times were a snap in the large family kitchen and dining area.

The house was very "livable" with kids and well equipped. We really did only need clothes, towels and sheets. The pool table was a big hit in the evenings and the hookups for internet and gaming were easy to set up. It was nice having the beach right across the street where we could all come and go as we pleased. We went to nearby Rehoboth for the water park, a great deal in the afternoons, cheaper than the morning and uncrowded. We only ate out a few nights since we had such a great cooking area.

Other reviews have mentioned the flies but oh my gosh when you see the view from the house of the preserve who cares about some flies! The other item mentioned was the sulfur smell which we only noted in the downstairs bathroom shower and as the owners have mentioned if you run the water a bit this dissipates quickly. Being on that street corner was not a problem either because there is virtually no traffic except local residents and guests. At night you could hear a pin drop. We also found the a/c in all areas of the house to be quite cool and never felt like we were hot or humid. Another plus especially if you have young kids is the playground area and basketball court next door. Again not crowded then entire week and the kids would walk over and hang out and shoot hoops in the afternoon.

We had a wonderful experience and will again rent next summer before the place books up completely. My sister and I are hoping that renting here becomes a longstanding family tradition. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We look forward to having you as guests again next season.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284540
+1 443-812-6339
Slaughter Beach Delaware
5

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
The home was very well equipped and comfortable. Everything we could possibly think of was provided. We really enjoyed the rec room downstairs and loved the big common room/kitchen upstairs. Lots of info provided on the surrounding area as well. Having the beach right across the street at a fraction of the cost of the big resort towns is a huge bonus. We are people who enjoy a quiet, private place to relax and this home fit the bill perfectly! We will definitely be back!
Owner's Response: We are always happy to know when our guests have an exceptional experience. In addition to the peace and quiet of the immediate are, we are an easy drive to the more bustling tourist beach towns of Rehoboth and Dewey. We are also near Tanger Outlets and Dover Downs.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284540
+1 443-812-6339
Slaughter Beach Delaware
5

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
The house was wonderful! There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling like crammed together. It was wonderful being close to Slaughter Beach as well as to other beaches, and all the other places that we wanted to see. We enjoyed going to busier places during the day and going back to the quiet area at Slaughter Beach. The house was clean. Jill was wonderful to talk with and made sure that if we needed anything not to hesitate to let her know.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very happy when our guests not only have a great vacation but they also write to share their experience with others. Thank you Lisa for the glowing review.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
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Slaughter Beach Delaware
Michigan
5

Great Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Our group consisted of two families---four adults and seven kids ranging in age from 2 to 10. The house was large enough to accommodate us all comfortably. The kitchen was spacious and well-equipted; the common spaces (living rooms) were comfortable; the bedrooms were nice. The beds were clean, which is huge to me as we have had issues with bedbugs in the past when we have rented. The cleanliness of the house met my expectations---it was not spotless but it was entirely acceptable. The flies were very annoying. Once we all got into the habit of closing doors quickly behind ourselves, we had less to contend with but they did remain a constant irritation. I do not fault the owners---it seemed to be an issue everywhere we went.

We loved the beach in Slaughter Beach. It was peaceful and relaxing. Although you could easily pop up to the house to use the bathroom, we appreciated the convenience of the restrooms there at the beach. The kids loved all the sea creatures we encountered. We even saw a sting ray that a local fisherman caught one evening at dusk. The house is not on the beach but it is very close and you can see the bay from the windows on that side of the house. It is also neat to be able to overlook the wildlife refuge from many of the windows. SB is a quiet beach---there weren't more than a handful of other families out there at any given time.

For a change of pace we did hit Rehoboth beach a few times. That is a lively beach with boardwalk and stores and big waves on the beach. It is close enough by that you can split the day between the two. We also made a day trip into Philadelphia. Slaughter Beach is a convenient location to set out on day trips from.

Jill was fantastic to work with. She answered our questions during our decision process promptly and truthfully. We had one minor issue upon arrival and she was quick to help with resolution.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Philadelphia
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Lewes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1

Slaughter Beach is located at 38°55?3?N, 75°18?29?W & has a total area of 1.3 square miles & sits at an elevation of 7 ft. The community was named after William Slaughter, postmaster. Slaughter Beach is a small, private, quiet waterfront community of 133 homes. Close to many activities & conveniences. The entire village sits between the water & the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge & the Milford Neck Wildlife Area. There's 1 main road & a few side roads that end at the beach which is uncrowded year round. Tourists are attracted to this area for bird watching as many rare species spend spring & early summer at Slaughter Beach including a number of endangered species. The Beach is officially designated as a horseshoe crab sanctuary prompting the town to adopt the horseshoe crab as its official town symbol. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is 10 miles away.

Other Activities: Bird Watching

Golf: The Rookery 18-hole, 71 par golf course is less than 10 miles away in Milton off of Route 1. They offer online tee-times, a pro-shop & a full service restaurant. The Shawnee Country Club, a private 18-hole, PGA rated course is also available w/membership. MIlford is also home to the Putt-A-Rosa Mini Golf Ranch for those interested in a family miniature golf outing.

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Availability & Rates

Slaughter Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 15 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$250
$300
Sat,Sun
$1,800
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning $125.00
A Rental Deposit equal to 25% of the rental rate is required at time of reservation to hold the Rental Period. The reservation is not considered final until the Rental Deposit has cleared the bank (in the case of a personal check).The remainder of the rental fee, the cleaning fee and the security deposit are due 30 days prior to check-in.
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Amenities

Slaughter Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The Primary Bathroom is located next to the Master Bedroom & is accessible from the hall. It's a very large bathroom w/lots of closet space. The half bath is conveniently located in 1 of the Master bedrooms. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated. The primary bathroom has a large storage closet w/a high chair, booster seat, baby monitor, ironing board, iron & step stool. The 1st floor has a full bathroom w/a vintage claw-foot tub w/a shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
  • The Kids Bunk room is on separate floor from Master Bedrooms providing privacy for adults. Kids room also has space for 4 plus a crib but Crib can be replaced w/Fold out or Large Air Mattress to add 2 more. Crib can also be moved into either Master bedroom which has space to easily accommodate. The bedrooms on the 1st & 2nd floors have new floors, new paint & all of the beds have new pillows & blankets. Large family room has a new pull-out queen sized sofa bed w/its own door to close it off from the house if used as a bedroom. Separate living room w/Entertainment system in addition to TV/DVD setup in family room. 1st floor bedrooms have large common area w/a 3rd entertainment area w/TV & DVD player. Central Air conditioning & ceiling fans in most rooms. There's also a high chair, booster seat & baby monitor stored in the hallway or bathroom closet. MORE INFO: www.smalltownbeachhouse,com
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
Notes:
Cable TV is included w/the rental fee & is available through 3 entertainment systems each including a large TV & DVD player. High speed Internet is installed in the home available via a secure wireless router. The security key will be provided in the welcome packet. Tennis Court, Basketball Court & playground attached to property. Beach access is less than 75 yards away. Includes a fully stocked kitchen including dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, cooking utensils, toaster, microwave, baking dishes. Space to park at least 4 cars. We try to maintain a low allergen household to accommodate people w/allergies (including ourselves). As a result we cannot allow any pets inside the house & absolutely no smoking! Access to house requires climbing a flight of steps so may not be ideal for elderly or infirm & not wheelchair accessible. We do not rent to anyone under 21 years of age unless a parent is present at all times!

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