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Summer Rental 120 Steps to Bay in Lewes Delaware

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, one bath, sleeps 6

Great summer rental located just 120 steps to the quiet pristine beach in Lewes, Delaware. This upper level, two bedroom one bath home sleeps 6 and has all the amenities you need for a carefree vacation at the beach. A brand new fully equipped kitchen even makes cooking fun. Living room is surrounded by windows for a bright and airy feel, the large master bedroom has a queen bed and second bedroom has a trundle bed. The living room also has a sleep sofa for extra guests. Special feature central airconditioning, high speed wireless internet, full size washer/dryer, small deck, and more. All you need to bring is your bathing suit and a smile.

Things to do in Lewes and nearby areas: Cape Henlopen State Park is only one mile from the house. The park has public beaches for swimming, surfing and fishing. It also offers biking and nature trails, camping and it has a rich military history. Visit the Nature Center and learn all about the wildlife in the park. For a change of pace you can take the 70 minute trip on the Cape May Lewes Ferry and visit Cape May for the day. Rehoboth Beach is only 3 miles south of Lewes so you can take the family for a walk on the boardwalk or take the kids to Funland for a night of rides and fun.

There are also several public golf courses nearby for your golfing pleasure.

Shopping and Dining: You will find an abundance of tax free shopping in the area. Downtown Lewes has many specialty shops ranging from antiques to clothing and fine art. Route One boasts numerous Outlet Malls. You can also find a Walmart and K Mart for any forgotten items you might need.

Even though Lewes is a small town, we have many wonderful restaurants. Stripper Bites, Jerry's Seafood, Second Street Grille,Agave,Irish Eyes, Gilligans and The Buttery are just a few right downtown. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try Lewes Bakery, and of course Dairy Queen, Kings Ice Cream. Two Dips, and the Chocolate Factory.

More Details

Nancy Diffley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy, Despite Joaquin's threats, Jim and I had a wonderful vacation in Lewes, dividing our time between kayaking in lower Delaware and biking at Cape Henlopen. 3 Newark suited our needs! Thanks for opening your home to us. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.
Oct 2015
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Lewes Beach (East of Canal) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , trundel bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Summer Rental 120 Steps to Bay in Lewes Delaware
average rating of 4.4 based on 26 reviews
Downingtown, PA

Comfortable Home, Great Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for girls weekend Friday-Sunday. This home is very conveniently located close to the beach and Cape Henlopen State Park, which we loved (Beach, Hiking, Biking). We also loved the little town for shopping and food- we went to Kindle (very good) and Gilligan's (nice atmosphere on the deck) for lunch and take out from A Touch of Italy. The kitchen is well provisioned, great patio in the back to hang out. My first trip to Lewes and I will definitely return to this quaint little town.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great weekend. We always love to hear that our renters enjoy Lewes as much as we do. Hope to hear from you again!
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A perfect rental experience

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need. Quiet street in a nice part of town. It isn't ON the beach, but you are only 4 or 5 houses down from the beach and it is super easy access. I have a toddler and it was close enough to go back to the house for potty breaks, etc. with no hassle. The beach itself is in a residential area / no hotels or condos. Most mornings and evenings we had the beach to ourselves. Even when it was "busy" the closest people were 30-40 feet away. Would recommend to anyone and we'll be back for sure. Owner is super easy to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great vacation and would love to see you again next year.
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Beautiful clean location so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The location is unbeatable as far as proximity to the beach goes. The beach wasn't even crowded most days - though one night a few gnats wouldn't leave us alone by the ocean.

The rental house was rather small for me and my five family members, but it housed us quite well. I was impressed with the amenities - it is even more up to date than the photographs. The neighborhood is peaceful and there are quite a few nice shops close by on Second Street. Would definitely book here again if I were to return to Lewes!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good vacation and the house met your needs. We do our best to make things comfortable for our guests and it's nice to hear that we are doing our job! We would love to see you come back again in the future. Thanks again.
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Very cute cottage had plenty of room for me and my two teens. Place was very clean and had well-stocked, modern kitchen. It does not have an oven, take note! With the exception of the kitchen, the decor and furnishings are basic, not modern, but comfortalbe and supplied everything we needed at a very good rate. The house is a closer walk to the beach than we expected, and Lewes Beach is not crowded. Safe neighborhood for walking; several ice cream and deli places within a 10 minute walk. You would have to drive into Lewes itself, but it is a very picturesque town! Accommodations are up a small flight of stairs, as pictured. "Downstairs" area is locked and not furnished (we peeked thru the windows), so no worries about sharing with anyone else. Outside shower was very helpful for trips back from beach. Owner was considerate and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good vacation. As for the lack of an oven, when we remolded the kitchen,due to the limited space, we had a choice of a dishwasher or oven. We thought a dishwasher would be a wiser choice. We do have a convection oven/toaster oven and a microwave, so hopefully you did not miss the oven too much:) Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you next year.
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Fairfax, VA

Fabulous week in an amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed an amazing week long stay at this great beach house in Lewes. It was exactly as described and pictured, so clean, and unbelievely convenient. Literally one block to the beach, which was a must for us with two kids. The beach was awesome, so quiet and no high waves which was perfect for young kids.

The living room, which is basically a sun room, had awesome light and felt so open with all the windows (12, I think). We enjoyed sitting out on the back deck each night after the kids went to bed, and being able to hear the ocean waves.

We took a trip to Cape Henlopen State Park, which was so close by and loved that they had free bike rentals from the Nature Center there. They even had kid carrier options, which was fantastic.

And it was only about a 10 minute drive to Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, which was also lots of fun.

For good Mexican food, check out Agave in downtown Lewes. Kings Icecream was great too. Kohr's Frozen Custard in Rehoboth was delicious. And check out The Fractured Prune for amazing donuts.

Nancy was so easy to deal with, everything was so clear and straight forward. This was our first family beach trip and it won't be our last due to the great time we had and the ease and peacefulness in Lewes. We definitely plan to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time in Lewes and enjoyed the house. It's hard not to fall in love with Lewes (at least that's the way I feel) :) Hope to see you back next year so you can begin to build your memories of fun family vacations!
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Scotland UK

A super week in July 2009

  • 4 of 5

A very good base to explore the area. Lewes town is 5 minutes by car or a pleasant 20 min walk. Ideal for a couple or with a small child--the beach is very handy. Recent refit of kitchen nice and smart.Only reservation is that 2nd bedroom has no aircon and can get warm in July.We will certainly come back

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome all comments and do our best to fix any problems so that your vacation will be the best ever. We are putting a window unit A/C in the second bedroom for the 2010 season. That should make that bedroom much for confortable. Thanks for the comments.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route one

Bike or walk to downtown shops in Lewes or enjoy a day exploring Cape Henlopen State Park. The park has nature trails, bike and jogging trails, Nature Center and extensive wetlands, along with a beautiful beach with lifeguards and bath house. For a change of pace, Rehoboth is only 3 miles away. Take the family for a night on the boardwalk and amusement park. There are numerous golf courses just minutes away. So use your imagination and enjoy your stay in beautiful and quiet Lewes Beach.

Other Activities: Cape Henlopen State Park


Rates & Availability

Lewes Beach (East of Canal) House Rental Rates

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High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 5.0%

$1050/week (June through Labor Day) plus 5% rental tax
Saturday - Saturday

After Labor Day: Flexible rates and time frames

We accept PayPal
Deposit of 50% due at time of booking. Balance will be due 30 day prior to vacation date. If renter cancels for any reason, deposit is NOT refundable unless property can be re-rented.

Payment of 50% due immediately upon renting to secure the dates requested. Balance is due 30 days prior to vacation date. Payment can be made thru PayPal. A security deposit of $200 is due 30 days prior to vacation date and is to be paid by personal check. Deposit and rent is non-refundable unless property can be re-rented.

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