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Bedrooms 15
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


BOOKING NOW FOR 2018! BOOK EARLY TO GET YOUR FAVORITE WEEK!! A FEW WEEKENDS ARE OPEN IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER! BOOK TODAY TO ENJOY OUR HEATED ROOFTOP POOL ALONG WITH HOT TUB OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN AND OUR LOVELY FIREPLACES!! FALL WEEKENDS ARE A GREAT TIME IN THE AREA!! CALL DEBBIE, ASSISTANT TO THE OWNER AT 816-935-2270 OR THE OWNER, GARY TALLEY, AT 816-863-3511. MEMORIES IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL AREA CALLED REHOBOTH BY THE SEA BETWEEN SILVER LAKE IN SOUTH REHOBOTH BEACH AND DEWEY BEACH! ASK ABOUT OUR UNIQUE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION COMPLEMENTARY TIME 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL!! NEW EXTRA DAY CHECKOUT!! 8 day/7 night rental schedule. MEMORIES HAS BEEN APPROVED AS LUXURY HOME LISTING!! ONLY LESS THAN 1% OF ALL HomeAway LISTINGS GET APPROVED AS A LUXURY LISTING!! CHECK US OUT ON THE LUXURY LISTING SITE AT The owner is also able to arrange golfing or dining at the premier country clubs on the Delmarva Peninsula! One of the largest villa homes at 6000 Square Feet in the Delaware Beach area, ocean block, Villa-By-The-Sea named Memories, is the perfect destination for family reunions, vacations, corporate retreats, and special events such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Memories is a fabulous three story home with an elevator that accesses all three floors, as well as an entry ramp. From its breathtaking Gathering Room with Gourmet Kitchen to the spectacular roof-top deck with the gorgeous panoramic ocean and bay views, our guests just say 'Wow.' They've never seen anything quite like it and are pleased beyond belief! Memories has been described by our guests as 'the place that has it all', and 'a mini-resort' with the heated pool, two hot tubs/spas, and putting green golf in the Rose Garden. Sleeping up to 32 people, this sensational home is one where our customers state they have built lasting memories and want to come back often. They rave about the Gourmet Kitchen and say the home has everything.

Memories is a home that has been in the Talley family for over 50 years. The owner's Mother and Father built the original cottage and the owner, Gary Talley, built the spectacular state of the art home described above around the original cottage, adding on two stories with an elevator and rooftop deck. Gary Talley has preserved the charm of the original cottage in honor of his parents and the many good memories he has of their family getting together for reunions at the beach and has maintained the original cottage in pristine condition. He wants other families to enjoy the same wonderful experiences he has been able to enjoy with his family over the years and built on to the home to accommodate family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, etc. so other groups can experience these special and memorable times. Thus the name Memories was decided on for the home.

A Caretaker is available to you 24/7 during your stay, as well as a Housekeeper on call.

A very unique benefit to you as guests at Memories is CONCIERGE SERVICE. We will assist you in planning your events and making recommendations of best of the best vendors in the area that we have personally checked out and know they will offer top service and quality to our customers. We want to do everything possible to help you have a successful event at Memories!

With its numerous inviting amenities, this Beach Villa has all of the comforts of home, but is only steps from the beach. Enjoy over 140 nearby factory discount outlet stores, with Delaware's 0% tax free shopping, as well as all the delicious restaurants in the area. There is also no occupancy or lodging tax on rental homes in Delaware. Bonfires on the beach, as well as discount chair rentals and umbrellas placed for you on the beach, can be arranged in advance. These are very popular with our guests and have become a signature items for those visiting Memories.

Welcome to Memories where you and your guests can create lasting memories of your own as other families and businesses have been doing for over 50 years. Memories is only an approximate 2.5 hour drive from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Our home is spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. The home magically captivates all those who visit. TO SEE THE VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLAN CLICK ON THE LINKS THAT ARE LOCATED UNDER OWNER'S INFO.

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Gary Talley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Gary Talley

Gary Talley is President Emeritus of a private college. He now devotes his time and energy to the beach home, Memories, that has been in his family for over 50 years. His passion to assist guests of Memories to have a great experience in a spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained home is unmatched!

The owner is a student of Warren Buffett who teaches that one of the most of the most important principles in business is to "treat your customers like partners." One of the ways we do this is to offer Customer Appreciation Complementary Time which is to offer free rental time in the off season as a way to show appreciation to our many fine customers who do business with us. Gary Talley is the only owner he knows of that offers this benefit.

Often Gary will be at the home to greet you when you arrive and welcome you with a bottle of complimentary champagne.

Gary Talley purchased this villa in 1962

Why Gary Talley chose Dewey Beach

Memories is a spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained home that offers many amenities as described above. We offer free concierge service, a 24/7 on-call caretaker, and many other services to make your time at the beach relaxing and trouble free! The owner, Gary Talley, is a native of Delaware and grew up spending time at the beach. It is a tradition in his family and he loves to have the opportunity to share this fantastic home with other families and corporate groups!

What makes this villa unique

There are so many unique benefits it is hard to name them all! However, they include an elevator, rooftop deck overlooking the ocean with heated pool and hot tub, indoor hot tub, two fireplaces for your enjoyment in the winter, bedroom suites for family privacy, a "wow" great room with dining table that seats 18-20, gourmet kitchen, and large sectional sofa in front of a big screen television, free concierge service to assist you with a spectacular beach vacation or retreat including bonfires, top food vendors and private chef. Memories is also handicapped accessible with a specially designed handicapped master bedroom and bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a great location for a Sales Team Meeting-the group had a wonderful time here at Memories-meetings and dinners in-great house!

We truly enjoyed the time here and your extended hospitality to ensure the success of our week here. Hope to return again soon."
Mar 2014
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Rehoboth by the Sea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 32 ...
  • Max. adults: 32
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Memories is located in a residential area that is under a 10:00 PM curfew time. The rooftop deck and yard must be vacated by this time.
  • The rooftop pool and hot tub has a maximum occupancy of eight adults at one time. No smoking on rooftop deck.
  • All house parking rules must be observed. You will be shown how to park cars on arrival at house. Violations can result in ticketing and/or towing.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , GO TO FLOOR PLANS LINK UNDER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , .
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have tubs, showers or both and one of the bathrooms is fully handicapped accessible.
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 3 - Two twins or King size bed
    Bedroom 4 - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
    Bedroom 5 - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
    Bedroom 1 - Queen Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Twin beds or King Size Bed
    Bedroom 6 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 7 - Twin size beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 8 - King size bed
    Bedroom 9 - Day bed trundle
    Bedroom 10 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 11 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 12 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 13 - Day bed trundle
    Bedroom 14 - 1 king
    Bedroom 15 - Twin beds or King size bed
  • King size beds (2) Kings or singles whatever you prefer in 7 bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) , Queen Size Sofa Sleepers (3) Pack and Plays(2), Day Beds(3) NO BUNK BEDS
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Commercial Ice Makers, Wine Cooler, DVD Players, Granite and Corian Countertops, Fenced in Yard, Wheelchair Entry Ramp, Large Rooftop Deck, Gourmet Kitchen, Dual Dishwashers, Dual washer and dryers, Dual refrigrator and freezers, Warming oven, Roaster oven, Large Screen TVs, Large Gathering Room/Media ,Sitting Room with Fireplace, Limited Book/DVD/CD Library, Wi-Fi, Billiard Room, Panoramic Ocean Views From Rooftop Deck, Free Wi-Fi Access, Port-a-crib, High Chair, Board games, Stainless Steel Appliances, Pool/Spa, Elevator, Many Master Suites.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 48 reviews

House is amAzing and the owners are so accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Fitting all 11 of plus some friends that came for dinner comfortably around that huge table was a Huge bonus. Everything is so well thought out for guests. Really can’t say enough about the owners hospitality and how fun the house and location is!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Reunion so far

  • 5 of 5

We needed two houses for our family reunion, so my kids and I stayed nearby in what we called the Boomer House, and named this the Millennials House. Memories House had everything we needed and more. Beds for 30 of my grandkids and their families; a kitchen and great room with a table that seated all of them; roof top pool, hot tub and gathering area with views of the ocean. It was just a short walk to the cleanest beach I've ever seen and The Jolly Trolley stopped right at our corner. Debbie handled all the details and offered helpful suggestions, and Gary was an attentive host, and felt like an old friend. I'm telling all my friends about this great family house.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Mr.Talley,

Hi. I don't know where to begin....I must start with "thank you" for everything that you and Mr. Talley did for my family. Our stay at the Memories House will never, ever be forgotten. You went above and beyond with every little detail to make our stay perfect. The house was absolutely spectacular. From the giant great room, the dining room table that accommodated my entire family, to the individual suites, and not to mention the unbelievable rooftop deck/jacuzzi/pool. The dipping pool was perfect after a long day at the beach. The individual suites were perfect for all four of our families. (Ages 2-72). The elevator made it easy to bring luggage into the house as well as groceries for the week. And can I mention, George, the caretaker... the sweeter, most attentive person. He was available 24/7 if needed.

Debbie-From the moment we spoke, I felt as if I was speaking to a life long friend. You were always warm, friendly, and more than accommodating. You treated me like I was your family...Debbie answered every single question we had about ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!!!

You and Mr. Talley made my mother's dream come true. As I previously mentioned, my mother is a breast cancer survivor and has wanted to do this for the last three years. We were fortunate enough this year, (thanks to you and Mr. Talley) to make her dreams come true and go on a family vacation all together.

I am a believer in "paying it forward" and I live my life that way. I never expect anything back from it...

Paying it forward came full circle for me and my family...with your kindness and generosity...and it will never be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had a gurp of 22 people stay here for my Wedding. The house was very large and spacoius. Everyone had a great time. The great living room was amazing, perfect for a large party. It was nice having two living spaces so the day of the wedding the groomsmen were downstairs while the bridesmaids were at the top level.Did not get a chance to use the pool since it was cold out, but did use the hot tub which was great (there are 2 of them). I had such a wonderful stay and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a weekend church ladies retreat here, and it was perfect! The house is meticulously clean with tasteful decor. Everyone felt very welcome and super comfortable. Mr. Talley and Debbie were very professional, kind and went out of their way to accomodate our every need. Our first night, we had an issue with the heater. I called the caretaker and it was taken care of immediately. No complaints here! Everything about this place is fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you and your group back at Memories in the future. Best, Gary, Debbie, George and Karen
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...Second verse; same as the first!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time I brought my team (corporate work team) to Memories. I should note that this is the ONLY home we have ever stayed in twice!

This time Mr. Talley waived our rental fee (off season, just like our previous stay). We were responsible for maintenance fees, linen, cleaning, etc, but the actual rental cost was $ 0.00. A really nice touch that the owner offered me during my checkout on our first stay. He said it was his way of living the Warren Buffet mentality of "Price is what you pay, Value is what you get", and he truly appreciated how we treated his multimillion dollar home with respect and left it very tidy.

So... here we return, one year later, and the property looked identical. Perfectly maintained (the owner's team has an eye for details: every light bulb works, every drawer and door in the kitchen cabinets is labeled with contents, etc.) Just like I said in my first review, this is not a place for college spring breakers looking to tear up the place. But for families or corporate team building, it's hard to beat! Highly recommend. We'll do it again. Thanks Gary and Team Memories!


  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian for your very kind testimonial. We appreciate it very much. As you mentioned, we try to follow the Warren Buffett Golden Rule of Business which is "treat your customers like partners because that is what they really are!". We call this benefit Customer Appreciation Complementary Rent Time. Our customers receive up to an equal amount of complementary time days as their paid stay days at Memories during other designated times during the off-season. Customers pay no rent-only the out of pocket costs incurred by the owner. This is a way for us to give back to the very people who make it possible for us to own and maintain such a beautiful home. Thank you for choosing Memories for your retreat and we look forward to seeing you back soon! Best, Gary and Team Memories
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Salisbury, Maryland
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Golf
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Just one block off Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many delicious restaurants in immediate area
Nearest Beach
24 Metres
450 feet away from your luxurious accommodations
Car: recommended

There are many attractions within a few miles of Memories including the famous Boardwalk, Funland, the sensational amusement park on the Boardwalk owned by the same family for over 50 years, and Dolle's delicious candy that has been a Boardwalk icon for generations. And of course there are the famous Thrasher's French Fries, Kohr's Custard, and Grotto Pizza. Other popular area attractions include Jungle Jim's Adventure Park, Rooftop Putt Putt golf course on the Boardwalk overlooking the ocean, and Midway Speedway. Don't forget all those fantastic restaurants including some of our favorites, Dewey Beer Company, Big Fish, Nage, Bethany Blues, Jake's, Summer House, Obie's by the Sea, The Claws Crab House, Dogfish Head . For the gourmet lover, we recommend The Back Porch. The Rehoboth Beach Band Stand on the Boardwalk offers free concerts for music lovers during the summer season.

Fifer's Orchard, a family owned business, that offers delicious local, organic fresh fruits and vegetables (best in town) is one short block away from Memories.

Other local restaurants and bars are within walking distance of Memories, as well as the Jolly Trolly stop just one block away that will take you to and from the boardwalk.

Tax Free outlet shopping is very popular with our guests. There are over 140 outlets located on Highway 1 just minutes by car away from Memories. If you are a AAA member, a discount coupon book is available at the outlet visitor center. If you like shopping, you will love these outlets!!!! There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable DMG Deposit $2,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Caretaker's Fee $150 + Tax
Pool & Hot Tub(Oct.-May) $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

There is a $2.50 non-refundable fee per person for linen damage insurance if linens are supplied through Memories.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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