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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:
June 1, 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
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • 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 4.714286 based on 36 reviews
Hagerstown, MD

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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Lewes in a little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My grandparents owned a trailer in Lewes when I was a youngun' so my brother and I got to spend a good amount of summer time here (we even watched Jaws here for the first time in the old theater). I hadn't been in Lewes for many years, so we decided to vacation here last summer and we had a great time. The house felt like home. The owners are great and give you that personal feeling. I love the section of Lewes beach that is right across the street from this location. The only problem was dealing with the depression we experienced when we had to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lewes Home Review

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and well-stocked in the kitchen with everything possible. The screened in porch was very nice for my grandchildren to play in when it rained and we couldn't get to the beach. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even my granchildren ages 10 and 12 said it was just like being at home. It is all on one floor which was very nice for me with a bad knee. The convenience of a washer and dryer there was wonderful with 3 adults and two children. We all enjoyed being so close to the beach and the Dairy Quenn just up the street a bit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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%

$1350/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

Payment of 50% due immediately upon renting request 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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