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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to say THANK YOU for providing such a clean, well kept home for us! No cobwebs, dust bunnies, daddy long legs in corner or sand on the floors or porches! We loved staying here! A few more hooks in the second bathroom to hang towels would be helpful (three girls sharing that bathroom :) The close beach access was just what we needed for our family and our middle daughter was able to finally ride her two wheeler successfully given the quiet street. We couldn't say enough about your amazing property and hope to be back again in the future!
Jul 2018
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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 4.8461537 based on 43 reviews

Perfect location near Lewes Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that my husband and I have rented this property. It is clean, well-maintained and well equipped. It is perfect for an older couple or young family. We watched the fireworks over the bay on the 4th and had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your second year staying with us. It's always fun when people return. The fireworks added a lot to the celebration. We hope to have even better ones next year. Hope to see you for a third year!
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Great location, close to everything in Lewes. Very comfy home with two updated baths. Loved th porch

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this house yells comfort, the bath are updated, the kitchen is updated and the living room is saying "get comfy" and have your morning coffee sitting on the large screen porch. Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven in Lewes! It's always nice to hear that we are doing things right. Hope to see you next year.
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Newark DE

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Two of us enjoyed our first-time experience. The house is in a good location: on the corner with ample parking, easy walk to Lewes Beach, (spectacular sunrise and family-friendly surf). Equally awesome sunset short distance away. Screened-in porch provided great place for bikes - comfortable table, chairs - especially nice for breakfast or evening drinks. First impression of the interior was pleasant space - clean and comfy - stocked with books, games. Kitchen everything we needed. Like the floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and open living area. Would be interested in future rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation in our little piece of heaven in Lewes. It's always nice to hear that we met your expectations. We would love to see you next year! Thanks again.
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Great home base for family beach-centered vacation

  • 5 of 5

We got there early and Nancy (the owner) called to send the cleaning crew ahead of schedule so we could check in early. The house is great. A short walk across cedar street to the beach. Spacious rooms, the open kitchen/living room layout made it easy to watch our little ones while cooking meals in the well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and a good size. There's even an outdoor shower (with hot and cold) so you can wash off sand before entering. The location is convenient to Lewes restaurants and a short drive to rehobeth beach for bigger waves and/or fun on the boardwalk. We really couldn't find anything to complain about.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and hope to see you again.
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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: July 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: June 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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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

Cleaning $0
Refundable 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.

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