|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
2017 SUMMER DATES BOOKING FAST!!! 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 http://luxury.homeaway.com. 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 FREE 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.
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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
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!
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.
"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."
Even when we first arrived, we were given a walk through of the whole house and any questions we had were answered which was very helpful. The house is beautiful and only a block from the beach. It was so nice to be able to walk to the beach, hangout for a while, and then go back to the house to enjoy a warm family dinner right after. Our favorite part of the house was the great room which was the kitchen and sitting area put together, it was a gigantic space and fit our whole family which was wonderful. This is where we spent most of our time, eating, playing games, and such. The house had everything we could need. All we really had to bring was food and drinks. My family gathers annually before Christmas and everyone had a great time here overall and loved the location as well. However, I could not give five stars because of a few flaws. 1. The rooftop pool was a very nice amenity to have but it was quite small and you are not allowed on the roof past 9:00. My family does stay up late and it would have been fun to go in at night. 2. We paid all the fees as well as the security deposit on time however we did not get our security deposit back until a month and almost two weeks later. We did get it back in full because we did not cause any damages but to wait that long for our money back was ridiculous. Like I said we go away every year and usually our security deposit is sent back within a few days. 3. The biggest issue was the bedrooms. The site said 15 bedrooms and I spoke to Debbie multiple times to go over and confirm that these were 15 separate bedrooms, as each couple should have their own private space. Yet when we got there it was not like that. To get to your bedroom you have to walk through the "living area" of a suite. A suite has 3-4 bedrooms in it. But 1 of those 3-4 bedrooms include the pullout bed in the living area. This was in no way private and the people who were placed here were very bothered. In actuality there were 9 real bedrooms. Although this house was beautiful and we had a great weekend, unfortunately we won't be returning just because there is not enough bedroom space.
Absolutely the most professional rental I've ever experienced (and I rent large homes three times yearly for corporate retreats). Mr Talley is a consummate professional. You get what you pay for.
This is not a rental for partying college students: this is for adults. You WILL enjoy yourself.
The Memories House was everything we had hoped for..... and more. I stumbled upon this large house while looking for a place to have our Family Reunion. Although the photos looked amazing, I was a little skeptical. Boy was I wrong.... The house is PERFECT! The location is PERFECT! The beach is at the end of the block. The trolley pickup stop is on the next block. No need to fight traffic and find parking. The first floor of this house is a separate apartment with three bedrooms, two pull out couches, a kitchen with a full size refrigerator, sink, icemaker, microwave, a room with a pool table and an entranceway with a hot tub and laundry. The second floor consists of two suites, one with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and one with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each suite has an entrance room with a day bed and trundle, a refrigerator and sink. Another laundry is on this floor. The third floor consists of a suite with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an entrance room with a day bed and trundle, a refrigerator and sink on one side. The other side is a magnificent open area consisting of a family room, kitchen, extensive table and chairs and a sitting area with an incredible view. This house has it all. The kitchen is equipped with a humongous refrigerator, two dishwashers, an icemaker and a wine cooler. The cabinets and drawers are clearly labeled. There's even an elevator in the house. Sheets and towels are also included which is a huge plus. The rooftop deck with hot tub and lap pool was a great place to unwind and enjoy the views. Debbie and Gary thought of everything. They know the area well. Debbie had great recommendations for restaurants, caterers, shopping and activities. She arranged a bonfire on the beach. It was awesome. She arranged chair and umbrella rentals daily on the beach. When our reunion participant numbers increased to well over 30, she put me in touch with a realtor who found houses within walking distance to Memories. Her motel recommendation for other family members couldn't have been better. Gary and Debbie were available throughout our stay in case anything went wrong. The caretaker George was also a phone call away. I honestly can't say enough about this fantastic house and these wonderful people. They were genuinely concerned that our Family Reunion was carefree, relaxing and fun and went above and beyond to do so. They are honest and easy to deal with. We miss them and can't wait to go back.
For the past 15 years, my Mom (now 89 years old) has taken her 4 children & 7 grandchildren with spouses/partners plus 5 great-grandkids on a week vacation, so we can be together since we all live in 7 different states. This year 23 of us had a great time at Memories. The house is in a perfect location – beach access at the end of the street, a few blocks walk to Dewey for food & entertainment, a 1 mile beach walk to the Rehoboth boardwalk or a half block walk to the Jolly Trolley stop. The house was very clean, well-maintained & beautifully decorated. The kitchen was one of the best equipped ones we have rented with all cabinets labeled so everything was easy to find. We used the Belgium waffle maker, Keurig coffee maker, double griddle, jumbo crab/corn pots & 2 large crockpots. Debbie & Gary gave us a welcoming growler of beer & a pack of donuts from local merchants and had excellent recommendations for many vendors. We used Gretchen Richardson as a chef for our last night and were very sorry that we didn’t use her sooner and more often. The quality and quantity of the food she prepared was exceptional for the price. When we told Gary that we all could not fit in the spa pool for water aerobics lead by my Mom, he arranged it so we could go to the Rehoboth Beach Country Club pool without charge!!! Our only complaint is that the house really only has 9 private bedrooms with doors. However, the house had more than enough comfortable beds and was very well-equipped for the little ones with 3 pack & plays and 2 high chairs that we used. We highly recommend this beautiful house because Gary & Debbie provided excellent service and our family had a wonderful time together making“Great Memories.”
We recently stayed at Memories for a family reunion and had a blast! With a large family traveling from up and down the East coast, we were looking for a place which could accommodate large numbers (32+ including small children) and was conveniently located near the beach. We struck gold with Memories!
What set this place apart from other rentals was the personal contact and care given by Debbie, caretaker Gary and owner Gary (who stopped by personally to make sure everything was perfect!) The house is lovely and has everything you could possible need from entertainment (pool table, spas) to cooking supplies, and each room and sleeping area is equipped with a nice tv for viewing.
Thanks for a great vacation! We would not hesitate staying at this beautiful home on a future visit!
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, Big Fish, Nage, Bethany Blues, Jake's, Summer House, Obie's by the Sea, The Claws Crab House, Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats, Rusty Rudder and Ed's Chicken and Crabs. 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.
|Pool & Hot Tub(Oct.-May)||$150 + Tax|
|Caretaker's Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Cleaning Fee||$500 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$500 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
There is a $2.50 non-refundable fee per person for linen damage insurance if linens are supplied through Memories.