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WELCOME HOME TO THE COTTAGES AT ELIZABETH GARDENS

Christina Duncan

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Christina Duncan

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2012
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WELCOME HOME TO THE COTTAGES AT ELIZABETH GARDENS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Wilmington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Nestled on eight acres of rustic and magical gardens, The Cottages are two single-family residences located just one block from the Village of Centreville. Our two-bedroom cottage includes a full-sized kitchen, living room, dining room, dressing room and single bath, two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, and large front porch with views of the meadow. Our one-bedroom cottage includes a kitchen/family room with beautiful wooded views, one bedroom with queen-sized bed, a dressing room/office, shower room with vanity, water closet with vanity, and small patio overlooking the quarry waterfall. Available for short-term rental, these tastefully updated and stylishly furnished homes offer both comfort and privacy - a true home away from home.

The Cottages and its surrounding property are large enough for our guests to welcome their own visitors. Garden rooms and terraces are perfect places to unwind. Walking the beautiful grounds provides both entertainment and relaxation for weary travelers. Every turn on a meandering path through the woodland gardens reveals something new.

The fully-equipped kitchens includes: full-sized range with oven, stardard-sized refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave oven, Keurig coffee maker, and dishwasher.

Off-street parking.

The Cottages have been in the owner's family for four generations. Walking distance to restaurants.

Please note that this property is not handicapped accessible.

Keywords: Private, quiet, beautiful gardens, stylishly furnished, comfortable, lovingly maintained, spacious, Brandywine Valley, Chester County PA, Wilmington DE,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christina Duncan (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2012

About Christina Duncan

Owner, Bill Duncan, is a prominent landscape designer in the Wilmington, Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania areas. Born and raised on the property, Bill takes great pride and care in the management and maintenance of The Cottage. Christina Duncan, your contact person for The Cottage, is a personal trainer and also was educated at Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square, PA. She is the former owner of The Scarlett House Bed and Breakfast in Kennett Square, PA.

Why Christina Duncan chose Wilmington

We decided to make our ancestral homes available for short-term rental so that we can offer a home away from home to travelers who prefer an alternative to hotels and bed and breakfasts.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is your home while you are here. You will not be bothered by staff and other guests while you are enjoying the peace and quiet of the property and cottage. The Cottage properties adjoins the owner's so there is someone available should there be any questions. The Cottage is a short drive to many area attractions yet is not in the busy mix of traffic.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Welcome Home to the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Welcome Home to the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
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Wilmington Delaware
Austin, TX
5

A magical wedding week!

  • 5 of 5
The cottages were the perfect and relaxing base for a hectic week of wedding preparations and celebration. We stayed in the Harvey Cottage and had family in the larger cottage. Both spaces were charmingly furnished, clean and provided sumptuous bedding and attention to detail.

Even in the waning days of autumn, the gardens were enticing and provided a lovely backdrop for our wedding photos. We look forward to returning to see the gardens in bloom.

If I have one critique, it's that the proprietors were not as responsive as I'd like when we were first planning our stay. But be patient... it is well worth the wait.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome Home to the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
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-302-652-1936
Wilmington Delaware
oakland, CA
5

carol mcnichols

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. We stayed in the Brinton cottage and enjoyed the beautiful landscaped gardens from the porch. So relaxing. We arrived at the cottage hours late and were greeted by Christina, who was kind enough to bring us dinner, as we had not eaten. Thanks again.
The cottage was clean and comfortable and perfect for a vacation stay. We would definitely recommend Elizabeth Gardens! Jane & Carol
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carol and Jane. It was a pleasure having you here and were sorry you had to go home. We look forward to seeing you again.
Christina and Bill
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Welcome Home to the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
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-302-652-1936
Wilmington Delaware
Washington DC
5

Gorgeous Cottage very close to Longwood, Winterthur and the Wyatt Museum

  • 5 of 5
The Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens are two beautiful properties in a gorgeous landscaped property, in the tiny town of Centreville, Delaware. Five of us stayed over a rainy labor day -- my parents and grandmother in the main cottage (two bedrooms) and my husband and I in the smaller one (one bedroom). The pictures do not do htis place justice -- the owners have a real talent for design, landscape and interior, and everything is spotless, clean and seemingly brand new. The grounds are lush and quirky (we loved the frog and koi ponds, and our little waterfall, and though the owners live on the property, both places are private - we never saw them. Longwood Gardens is about 15 minutes away, Winterthur less than two miles. After leaving those large public gardens, coming back to our own private one was lovely.

We didn't do much cooking, but had we wanted to the kitchens were stocked with every pan and utensil possible. The linens were high quality and furniture very comfortable. The little town over Centreville, really just a crossroads, is a short walk up the road -- we had a great lunch at the cafe on the corner and enjoyed exploring the liquor/wine store -- tons of bottles in one teeny little house.

We highly recommend these cottages over any hotel in the area and hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad that you felt comfortable and relaxed here. Your respect and care of the cottages is greatly appreciated. We hardly knew that you had been here.
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Welcome Home to the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
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-302-652-1936
Wilmington Delaware
East Greenbush, NY (Capital Region)
5

Tranquil Comfort

  • 5 of 5
My husband was attending a conference and we didn't want to stay in a hotel. I found this listing and decided to try it. We stayed in the one bedroom cottage which was spacious,tastefully decorated, immaculate and very comfortable. We loved the blend of the old with modern comforts. The grounds around the cottage are beautiful. We enjoyed leisurely breakfasts on the patio while watching the birds and listening to the sounds of the waterfall. While my husband was working I enjoyed exploring the gardens and reading on the patio. It is a beautiful wooded, private and very relaxing place. We stayed 2 extra days and enjoyed touring Longwood Gardens and Winterthur which are conveniently close by. There are many other interesting places to explore and visit which we didn't have time to visit. Bill and Christina were very helpful with directions and suggestions for places to eat and visit. They had provided many special amenities to make our stay comfortable. We wished that time allowed for a longer stay and hope to return in the future. I highly recommend this cottage for a romantic weekend or any length stay. Even though the grounds give you the feel of being far from the world and offer peaceful tranquility, it is really only a very short drive to anything you may want to do.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy. We enjoyed having you here. It is always fun for us to see guests walking the property and taking a breather from their busy schedule when they're here. We hope to see you both again.

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Nearest Train
6 Miles
Wilmington, Delaware
Car: necessary

Longwood Gardens, Historic Chadds Ford Pennsylvania, duPont estates

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Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Wilmington Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes 72 hour advance notice to cancel reservation. Should party cancel less than 72 hours in advance, deposit will not be refunded unless property can be rented to another tenant.
50% deposit at time of reservation. Balance of payment due at time of arrival.
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Amenities

Wilmington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is in the Harvey Cottage.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is in the Brinton Cottage
  • The Brinton Cottage has one bath with shower and tub combination. The Harvey Cottage has a shower room with vanity and also a second room with water closet (toilet) with vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor Brinton Cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor Brinton Cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the Harvey Cottage bedroom.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Bucolic 8 acres of gardens, Charming and Quaint, Clean and well maintained, Privacy, Quiet location, Walking distance to village of Centreville, Front porch with view of meadow or patio in woodland setting in Brinton Cottage. Woodland view with small patio overlooking waterfall in Harvey Cottage.

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