CHARMING 5 BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN LEWES

Richard Smith

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
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CHARMING 5 BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN LEWES

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

The house was built in the mid 19th century with renovations in 2001 and 2009. We are located in the middle of the Lewes historic district with walkable charm for the entire family. Stroll to King's Ice Cream and The Chocolate Factory with the kids. Shop on Second Street. Short walk to Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and to the town beach, and a short bike ride to Cape Henlopen State Park for the incredible beaches there.

The house is perfect for family living, and has been enjoyed by many for family reunions and get togethers. The house is very private and is furnished with antiques and casual furniture, oriental rugs and paintings by local artists--you will feel at home, not in a rental.

The house lives like a modern house, with an open kitchen/breakfast nook/TV area, and separate formal dining and living room areas--great for privacy and togetherness at the same time. Everyone's favorite part of the house is the back porch--a Key West style screen porch with round dining table plus casual reading and relaxing area with seating for four. The backyard is completely private garden with a secluded hot tub in the corner--a must see.

There are two master suites--one on the ground floor level (with grab bars in bathroom) and one on the second floor. There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor--one with a queen bed and one with twin beds. One the top floor is a special kids retreat with a double bed, a twin bunk, and a smaller kid's bunk bed (decorated by our children for kids to escape from their parents).

House has bikes and a kayak for guests to use, and is fully-equipped for a great short or long holiday.

Keywords: Historic Home, Family Home

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome

Richard Smith

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We bought this house in Lewes after years of renting in the Rehoboth area. We spent a week in Lewes and were captivated by its charm, and by the amazing beaches at Cape Henlopen. Our daughters love to bring their friends down for visits, and the house has been a very popular spot for our family reunions and get-togethers. We still marvel at the recreational opportunities here (cycling, running, tennis, golf, kayaking, and surfing) and at the beautiful small town full of great restaurants we can walk to.

Richard Smith purchased this house in 2005

We fell in love with the quiet charm of Lewes. Everything is so close, and you never even need to get in your car. Our kids walk all around town by themselves to shops, to market, and to get food and King's Ice Cream. The beaches are like Cape Cod with wildlife and beautiful dunes, not like most of the mid-Atlantic.

Very quiet oasis at the beach. Private rear yard feels like Key West. House is furnished like a house, not a rental, with antiques, oriental rugs and some paintings by local artists. You can walk to the market, the drug store, and the Chocolate Factory or King's Ice Cream plus a wide selection of restaurants. Feels like Nantucket or Cape Cod here.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320303vb
+1 (202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Lewes Delaware
5

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
Beginning with the communication with the owner, this rental was amazing. A truly lovely home, complete with everything, clean, well-maintained, and space for everyone to spread out and relax. The beds and the bedding are top, as was the decor, and amenities. For us, it was also very nice to have a first floor bedroom for a family member, have the dogs with us, and the hot tub was a huge hit, as it was quite chilly.
A very nice location, and walking distance to the lovely town with restaurants, shopping, and atmosphere. We would definitely repeat and recommend this!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320303vb
+1 (202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Lewes Delaware
Glen Burnie, MD
5

A wonderful getaway house!

  • 5 of 5
Arrived in Lewes a week before my son's wedding and walked into the perfect house!Very homey and well equipped. Has everything you need including puzzles and books so pack light! The hot tub and back porch was put into daily use! Very cozy! We walked to Second St which was a delight! Great shops and restaurants! Also make sure you take the ferry to Cape May-wonderful day trip! And the weather was fantastic! Wonderful week and wonderful wedding! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320303vb
+1 (202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Lewes Delaware
Southern Shores, NC
4

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
This house in downtown Lewes, DE was a perfect place to stay while attending the International Beachcombing Conference in October 2012. Six women shared this house, and thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities, as well as the proximity to the UD College of Marine Studies. The only downside was that we were so busy with the conference that we didn't get to take advantage of the kayaks, the bikes, and other opportunities offered by this special location!

We hope to be back in the near future! Might even bring my husband next time!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
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Lewes Delaware
Pocono Pines, PA
5

RLH & SAH

RLH & SAH
  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay and the home could not have been more comfortable. Richard was sure to let us know their home was our home. Barbara was there to make sure we aware of all the home had to offer. Be sure to take a look through Richard’s Guide to the home and you’ll find all the details you need to know.

My mom was able to enjoy the downstairs master bedroom and bath avoiding the steps to the second floor. My wife and I used the front upstairs bedroom and the large bath with the two showers. Plenty of room for two to get ready for a night out, or just starting your day.

The home is not furnished or outfitted for rental; it is your own home away from home. From the chairs inside and out, to the sofas, beds and the rest of the furniture, this is a residence you will enjoy. We were sorry we did not make the time to barbeque or use the outside hot tub, but we did take advantage of the back screened in porch for a lovely dinner outside.

The home would normally be within walking distance to town, however to let my mother enjoy her walk in town we chose to drive the few blocks. We have normally stayed at the Hotel Rodney; however, we were looking for a taste of the residential areas as we are looking to purchase a property in the area. Depending on the time we have for our next visits to Lewes, if the home were available we would make the effort to stay again and take advantage of Richard’s family hospitality of offering their home.

If you are looking to enjoy the town of Lewes and the surrounding area, this home makes a great focal point that your family would take pleasure in.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320303vb
+1 (202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Lewes Delaware
Washington, DC USA
3

Has never returned our deposit

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at this beautiful house early in March for my husband's birthday, and really enjoyed it. It was such a lovely place and well situated and we had a lovely time there. But, ever since then we have been emailing and calling the owner to get our deposit back. The owner is difficult to get in contact with, which caused us some problem when we were staying at the place, and has also been an issue in getting our money back. Twice in the past month and a half he has returned an email stating he sent us the check and that the property had been left in good condition ( so no reason to withhold the deposit). And twice now the check has not arrived ( we gave him our address via email several times). This is absolutely unacceptable, especially since it has caused my husband to get involved and put a damper on what was supposed to be a relaxing birthday weekend away. This place would have been excellent except for the problem with the deposit.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming 5 Bedroom Historic House in Downtown Lewes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320303vb
+1 (202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Lewes Delaware
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Mini Spring 2012 Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a short M - F vacation at this lovely and fully equiped (and dog friendly) home. The bedroom space was fantastic and there were more than enough bathrooms for everyone (4 of us). The master suite on the first floor is on the backside of the house (not streetside). Spacious bedroom with an incredible bathroom (has both a jacuzzi bath and a separate enclosed shower. The open concept on the 1st floor had a nice flow and the screened back porch was huge! (there is a hot tub in the backyard, but we did not use it). We did use the grill the last night and it worked perfectly.
The 2nd floor had 2 bedrooms in the front of house and should be noted there is not a complete wall along the stairwell side (there are full length blinds that can be retracted during the day). One bedroom has 2 doubles and the other has a queen. The 3rd bedroom on that floor has 2 double beds and a huge walk in closet as well as a double vanity master bath (there is only a huge shower - 2 shower heads!!! it was marvelous). There is also a sitting bench in between the sinks, great for changing. The 2nd floor also has another bathroom with shower/tub combination. Excellent lighting on this floor too, plenty of windows. There is a 3rd floor with a double and 2 singles, which we did not use, and would be great for teenagers (no bathroom on the floor).
The kitchen had everything you need to cook and was in great working condition. You can eat right at the kitchen bar of in the dining room which is connected to a comfortable living room. There is a family/tv room right off the kitchen (only decorating I would change is place the sofa/loveseat facing the tv).
A couple other items: there is a separate laundry room and a half bath with shower on 1st floor (this bathroom is very small and best suited for children or small teens). A nice plus too is the side entrance which leads to then gravel driveway. (there is also a huge closet at side entrance foyer-next to half bath).
This house has wonderful decorations and makes you feel very much at home. The location is perfect too....only a few blocks from downtown Lewes. The only time we used the car was to go to Rehoboth one day, otherwise, we did a lot of walking and biking. This is a charming and warmly decorated house We loved this location! We, as a family, would highly recommend it! We hope to come back to Lewes next year! Thanks Richard, for the great family memories!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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  • From $175/nt - $600/wknd
  • US Dollars
  • Fall & Winter .. $200/night .. $600/weekend
  • Extra Nights ... $175/night
  • Check in at 12 noon, checkout at 3 pm.
  • Security deposit $250.

Amenities

Amenities

Lewes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • jet skiing

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