The Windjammer, built in 1927, is a perfect retreat from the 21st Century. Gentle surf & quiet beaches are made for relaxation. 1st floor apartment has 4 BR (new AC units) with cross ventilation & sliding 'barn' doors to BRs, LR/DR, glass and screen porch direct to beach, bath with stall shower + 1/2 bath, old fashioned kitchen seating 4. Pet friendly. Prime Hook Nature Preserve at back door for birding. Don’t expect high speed access. Bring favorite DVDs for a cozy evening in, forget the cable. Picnic table, chairs, & hammock on the beach, delightful outdoor shower. Tennis courts & playground a short walk. Restaurants 20 minutes away in Milford, & charming Lewes, 25 minutes away. The bustle of Rehoboth Beach with its pristine sand, lively crowds & heavier surf is 30 min away. Golf, fishing, outlet shopping lure you for an afternoon. Travel back half a century: just 2 hrs & 15 min from Baltimore; 2 hrs 40 min from Philadelphia; 2 hrs 45 min from Washington and 3 hrs 15 min from NYC
The Beach: Slaughter beach is a quiet town of less than 200 homes. A volunteer fire department and a MiniMart/Bait and Tackle shop are the only businesses.
The beach itself is sandy with some pebbles in parts, depending upon the tides. Also to be found on the beach are shells, horseshoe crab shells, washed up reeds, and other natural materials. The beach is not raked or processed like resort beaches, but is very natural. The surf is generally gentle.
As with all outdoor places, at some times of the year there will be wildlife. Horse shoe crabs mate there in the spring. When the breeze is absent and their has been rain, bugs may be present in the evenings.
The House: The house is well maintained, but basic. Since the decor is attractive, but not fancy, well behaved children and pets are welcome. This is a place to relax and enjoy yourself, not a place to worry about the sand tracked in from the beach.
A pair of Adirondak chairs, a hammock, and pic-nic table on the beach provide an outdoor suit!