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So close to the beach you can smell the salt air

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Spectacular 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach house only steps to the bay. This home has a large MBR with a queen bed and a second big bedroom with two twins. The fully equipped kitchen opens to huge living room that has a queen size sofabed for extra guests. Home has a TV, DVD player, high speed wireless internet, charcoal grill, central AC, full size washer and dryer and more. Kitchen has everything you need: dishwasher, coffee pot, tea pot, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker and every utensil you will ever want. Enjoy the summer evenings sitting on the screen porch, deck and or patio. All you need to do is rest and enjoy yourself!

Things to do in Lewes areas nearby: Cape Henlopen State Park is only one mile away. This park has public beaches for bathing, surfing and fishing. It also offers biking and nature trails, camping and 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. With Rehoboth Beach only 3 miles south of Lewes, 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 dinning: You will find an abundance of tax free shopping in the area. Downtown Lewes has many speciality 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 Grill, Agave, Gilligans and The Buttery are just a few right downtown. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try Lewes Bakery and of course Dairy Queen, Two Dips, and Kings Ice Cream.

More Details

Nancy Diffley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time in Lewes this summer and are having a hard time accepting that the summer is coming to an end. And a good part of why we had such a lovely time in Lewes was because we rented this property from you. The summer of 2014 is a full one for our family, so we would like to firm up our 2014 beach rental situation now. We would like to rent your property again for the week of June 28 to July 5. All the best.
Aug 2013
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Lewes Beach (East of Canal) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is located in the quiet and historic town of Lewes, Delaware and only a few short steps to the beach. The beach is quiet and never crowed. Home has a large screen porch with table and six chairs so you can eat and relax in comfort. There is also a rear deck with two adirondack chairs and another stone patio in the front of the house. A charcoal grill and cooking utensils are available for use outside only. The property is well shaded with many pine trees, but also has central air conditioning. This is a non smoking home and absolutely no pets of any kind are allowed.


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So close to the beach you can smell the salt air
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic beach house

  • 5 of 5

This Lewes house was only a block and a half from public access to the bay. Even on weekends, it was easy to find a spot upon which to set your blanket and chairs. The gentle waves made it a safe setting for children. The house itself was extremely clean, and with a bathroom for each bedroom, very convenient. Little things like plenty of cabinet and closet space in the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a large supply of hangers, appealed to me and set it apart from other rentals I have experienced. I also took advantage of the screened in porch daily for morning coffee, although it could have benefited from an overhead fan during hot days. The kitchen was super-well equipped with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, and small appliances. Although the sleeper sofa allows for up to 6 residents, I think that may have felt like a tight squeeze. ( Of course, at the beach most of your time is spent outdoors.) Overall, we were extremely happy with this rental and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation in our beach house. We are planning on making some improvements for next season...painting, a new sleep sofa and possibly a ceiling fan for the porch. Thanks for the suggestion :) Hope to see you next year.
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice. The house is very nice with a large screened in porch, a very nice kitchen and comfortable beds. It's a nice quiet place that's very close to the beach. We had a very enjoyable time and loved the place. We even met the owner and she was wonderful. We would recommend this home to all who are looking for a quiet getaway at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed you stay and it was great to meet you too. I hope you will keep us in mind for any future stay on Lewes. And Happy Anniversary!
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Very Cozy, Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nice girls weekend. Steps to the beach which was very secluded (aside from some nice fishermen we were the only people there) The house is well equipped and nicely decorated. the kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal at home. Great Screened porch and back deck and spacious living room. The neighborhood is very quiet. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great girls weekend and hope to see you next year too! Have a wonderful year and a prosperous New Year too.
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  • 4 of 5

I am delighted to recommend this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Lewes DE. This was my first time renting a home and hearing of various scams, I was a little worried. This home was exactly as pictured on the HomeAway website. It was neat and clean and had all the appliances we needed to have an extremely pleasant week in Lewes. The home is a short block to the beach and there is public access to the beach there. You have to drive to go into downtown Lewes but that was not an issue for us. Friends stayed with us and we have a wonderful time eating and talking over meals on the screened in porch. We hope to be able to return next year and we will seriously consider renting this home again. THANKS FOR A LOVELY WEEK!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good vacation! Hope to see you next year...
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Wonderful Location in Lewes

  • 4 of 5

This is a great rental. It is spacious, clean, and well-appointed for those who enjoy doing some cooking. It's nice to be able to walk across the street to access the bay and not have to drive. But then again, it's only a short drive to the ocean at Cape Henelopen St. Park. The temps were in the upper 90's during our stay and the air conditioning worked perfectly through it all. The owner, Nancy, was prompt with replies to my questions. We will definitely return!

Janice Keim

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janice for your kind words. We do our best to make the house comfortable and it's always nice to hear that we succeeded:) Hope to see you next year.
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Wonderful Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so relaxing, you don't want to leave! The house has everything you need to make your stay in Lewes as comfortable as your own home. We love the screened in porch, great place to have dinner or just kick back and read a book. Only a very short walk to the beach. The owners are very accomodating and easy to work with. Lovely place to spend vacation time.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our little piece of heaven! You are always welcomed back anytime.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route One
Car: necessary

Our home is located in the quiet family beach community at Lewes Beach in Sussex County, Delaware. Easily located approx. 85 miles from Wilmington, DE, and 125 miles from Philadelphia or Baltimore. This is the first beach you reach in Delaware, so you eliminate the heavy traffic to all other beaches south of Lewes. You will find many fun adventures to keep you busy or you can just relax and enjoy the quiet easy life of Lewes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

$1400/weekly June thru Labor Day plus 5% rental tax
Saturday to Saturday rental period

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.