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The Best Location in Dewey Beach 'Baywinds'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This property has undergone a major refurbishment in the recent past and this year I replaced the sofa, loveseat, and living area chairs. I also replaced the last remnants of carpeting in the master and 2nd bedroom with wood laminate. Previously carpeting in the loft and main mid floor was replaced with hardwood flooring. Tile replaced the carpet in the back bedroom that leads to the back porch. Four new twin beds have been placed in the loft and small back bedroom. A queen bed was removed from the master bedroom and two new full beds were placed in the master bedroom. New lighting has been added to each downstairs bedroom. The unit now accomodates 10 people in beds.

The kitchen was refurbished with new wood cabinet doors, a new granite countertop, new sink and faucet. A soap dispenser and water filter were added to the sink. The appliances have been upgraded with a range/oven, Dishwasher, and new refrigerator this year (2016).,

The location is at the end of the street from the Bottle and Cork nightclub and two blocks from the Starboard Bar. It is short walk to everything Dewey Beach offers. And it is one and a half block to the Ocean; the bay and sunsets are viewable off any of the three decks in the front of the unit.

There are two dedicated parking spots in front of the unit, an outside shower and a porch off the back bedroom provides a cool spot for relaxing after the beach sun. The unit is available for partial weeks, weekends, and weekly rentals. Also the unit is not available year round. Rental season is 17 April to 18 October 2015 and I usually winterize the property in late October or early November.

The unit will have a wifi system in it during the season. A phone is no longer provided, since most folks are using cells and telemarketers are a nuisance to those on vacation. A new 42 inch LCD TV has been wall mounted on the Main deck and new flat screen TVs are located in on each floor. There are pictures on the web site to more accurately reflect the recent upgrades. A new dining room table and 8 new chairs were acquired three years ago.

Keywords: Beach Rental

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Fred W Henry Jr
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Fred W Henry Jr

I have owned property in Dewey Beach since 1976. The property provided a weekend escape from the grind of very demanding career in the CIA. In 1995, I upgraded my property investment to the current unit. Not sure where I might end up after I retired, I wanted a place that I could live in for extended periods when I was not traveling. As it turned out, I retired and built a new home two miles from the beach property. I maintain the beach property as an investment for my family and rent it to others who enjoy the beach and this rather unique location.

Fred W Henry Jr purchased this condo in 1995

Why Fred W Henry Jr chose Dewey Beach

This is the best beach area closest to the metro areas of Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philidelphia. I discovered this in 1976 when invited by friends to stay at a place they owned in Dewey Beach. I enjoyed the environment, restaurants, and activity so much that I bought a condo in the same location two weeks later. I appreciate what we have here so much that I decided to retire here.

What makes this condo unique

I do not stay at my property anymore. I live here. However, on occasion, I will go to the property with friends after we pick up a cooked lobster dinner at the super market, have cocktails and enjoy the most glorious sunsets off the mid deck. What is unique about the propery is during the summer, you do not need a car. There are great restaurants, bars and night clubs within short walking distance. And you walk one and a half block to get on the best beach in the proximity of three metro areas. You can fish, play golf, shop at the outlets on rainy days, or just sun yourself at the ocean or on the decks at the unit. There are night clubs with major bands in the evening and all day entertainment at many bars/restaurants. You can unwind with a book or engage to your hearts content. It is all here for you to enjoy.


Dewey Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+ There is an outside shower with Hot and cold water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 4th bedroom is in a hugh loft area with access to a deck
  • Bedroom one has 2 double beds. Bedroom two has 1 double bed. Bedroom three has 2 twin beds. The loft bedroom has 2 twin beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I do not provide linens and towels. However, I have found a Rental Service in the area that provides a multitude of services, including providing linens and towels. They are known as The Grand Rental Station and located within 2 miles of my beach property. Their telephone number is 302-227-7368. They are available on line at For an additional fee they will deliver and pickup the linens they provide. Orders can be placed on line based on what you need. This takes me out of the laundry business and provides a viable option for those who find it inconvenient to bring their own linens and towels. The bedding configuration at my property is 3 Double beds and 4 twin beds.


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The Best Location in Dewey Beach 'Baywinds'
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Perfect location and size for a large group

  • 5 of 5

I rented Fred's condo for a long weekend with 8 other girls. The place was the perfect size for all of us and we all fit comfortably when hanging out in the living room and eating at the dining room table.

The condo is in a perfect location--within walking distance to everything in town and to the beach, but still tucked away on a quiet street.

Fred was very helpful and checked in on us during our stay and after we left. I definitely recommend staying at Fred's condo. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great convenient place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This location was absolutely perfect. The house was great. The owner keeps it up very nicely and was extremely accomodating. I would highly recommend this place to anyone with a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for the very positive review. You left the place in great shape and your security deposit check is in the mail. Fred
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Dewey Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The location and proximity to the beach was ideal, it was 2 blocks to Dewey Beach. Fred was very nice and accommodating. He is a wealth of knowledge if you want quick information about the area, things to do etc. The unit was clean and very functional.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandeep for your very positive review. I am happy you came and saw this area. For me it has been a special place for years. But the popularity of the area has all but overcome the infrastructure. The best time here for me is now - the crowds dwindle, the beach is less crowded and most restaurants remain open for a couple of months. Next time plan to spend more time. Fred
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for our family. I was a bit skeptical renting in Dewey with young kids, but during the week it is super family friendly. The property was great; perfect location, nicely furnished and had everything we needed. Fred was fantastic, met us there when we arrived, and for our departure, was easily accessible and very accommodating. We'll definitely be staying again. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The above comments are the reason that at 77 years old, I keep doing what I do here in Dewey Beach. I have owned property in Dewey since 1976 and I am witness to all the changes over those many years. The movement from a party destination for young adults to a more family oriented destination for families continues and mid weeks are always a good time here for families. My mid week rate is one half the weekend rate because I want families to be able to enjoy what we have here, which by the way is pretty special. Thank you Lauren and Lisa for bringing your families to Dewey Beach.
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Great location, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this home! The perfect location for the beach and all of the bars and restaurants. The owner was very easy to communicate with and gave clear information about the house. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice accomodations

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Baywinds in Dewey Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy/Beth for taking the time to write a positive review about your stay at my property in Dewey Beach. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Dewey. Fred
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Cape May / Lewes Delaware ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Old Landing
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Route 1 (costal Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Dewey Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Notwithstanding what is depicted or quoted, a 3 night minimum period that begins Thursday night or Friday night is considered the weekend. I suggest you call or email for a much better definition of the rates. Mid week rates and Shoulder season rates are negotiable and are usually about 1/2 the weekend rate. Also Payments for any booking are not required until 1 Jan on the year of the rental. I do not rent to persons under the age of 21 without a parents signature on the contract and special terms and conditions are required for contracts for graduating seniors. A sliding scale of $300 to $750 is used to determine the amount of the refundable security deposit for quests. The most common amount is $500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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