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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.

Joseph & Jill Valeri

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Slaughter Beach House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 3 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 & two full bathrooms. 2 minute walk to Beach. Water is calm & completely safe for swimming, even for the little ones. Playground w/tennis, basketball, swings & more.


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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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joseph & Jill Valeri (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time here at Slaughter Beach. The house is wonderful, very comfortable and well-equipped. We enjoyed the luxury of having multiple living areas to spread out and especially the screened in porch with its seclusion.

Slaughter Beach itself is a great beach, quiet and relaxing, with friendly people. We also went to Rehoboth one day, which is very close. Nice town with lots to do.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Valeri's for opening their beautiful home to us. We will definitely be returning.
Aug 2009
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Nature-Lovers' Paradise. Bird Watching from Every Room.
average rating of 4.142857 based on 10 reviews

Ideal place for a Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. I contacted Jill about throwing a baby shower at her house and she gave me the go ahead. She was kind enough to allow me to invite 22 people to the shower of which 15 stayed for the weekend. We had an absolutely wonderful time. I invited a lot of family and friends. The kids and grown ups alike enjoyed the close proximity to the beach. The loft was a big hit with the kids but the air conditioner was on the blink but wasn't to bad because the last 2 nights it was on the cool side. The place was perfect for the shower. Very roomy with all of us in there. The house is so large that even though I went overboard with the decorations it didn't look overdone at all. The supplies on hand were fabulous as I forgot to purchase plastic forks and there was enough silverware to accommodate everyone. The dining room table was very large and also plenty of counter space.

We enjoyed our time on the deck feeling the breeze. We also enjoyed the basketball court next door and the mini mart right down the street. The flies were a little annoying but that can't be helped when you have a lot of people coming in and out and they are prevalent in the area. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Quiet beach house for big group

  • 3 of 5


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.


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.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

A very comfortable family home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We look forward to having you as guests again next season.

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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.

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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.

Great Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Slaughter Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 15 2015 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125
Notes 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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Slaughter Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 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 and a very large full bathroom with standing shower renovated in 2015.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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