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BOWERS BEACHFRONT, Delaware Bay / SummerRental/ Spring & Fall B&B Wkds

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (one en suite), 1 half bathroom

Beautiful construction 3 story beach home directly on the Delaware Bay in Bowers Beach.

B&B weekends in the spring/fall. NASCAR/Firefly rates available. Seventh year rentals. Families only with a maximum of six (6) guests during summer rentals.. Very open and airy with water views from every window. A quiet birding, and photography paradise! Sandy beach, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Public boat ramp within 1 mile. Headboat charters available for fishing. Centrally located between Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refugue and Prime Hook Natioanal Wildlife Refugue. Only minutes from golf courses, restaurants, Dover Downs and Dover Motor speedway. Easy driving distance to the Lewis/Cape May ferry and the towns of Lewes and Rehobeth Beach. Area is a wildlife haven surrounded by conservation lands and Federal wildlife reserves.

SPECTACULAR Spring & Fall Bed & Breakfast WEEKEND GETAWAY: Enjoy the peace and quiet our home can provide for a relaxing weekend away from it all! Our location is ideal to watch and photograph the spring migration of numerous species of birds! Enjoy migrating shorebirds from our bayfront deck as they land! We are centrally located between Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refugue and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refugue. Your innkeeper, Steve is an avid birder and digital photographer and can help you plan your excursions. He is also an ACA certified open water kayak instructor and is available for training and/or tours.

More Details

Steve Rohrs, Mary Rohrs
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2017

About Steve Rohrs, Mary Rohrs

We are Maryland residents who fell in love with the Delaware shore. We built our home for our retirement years. We are very active and enjoy kayaking, road biking and nature photography.

Steve Rohrs, Mary Rohrs purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve Rohrs, Mary Rohrs chose Delaware

Our home is a sanctuary from everyday stress. Taking long walks on the beach and watching the shorebirds is very relaxing. Sitting on the deck with a good book is a dream. Our home is close enough to stores and shopping, Dover is only 10 miles away.

What makes this house unique

The layout of our home offers unobstructed views of the Delaware bay. Bowers Beach is close enough to plan day trips to Rehobeth beach or the town of Lewes without being stuck in the kaos of traffic and crowds


Bowers Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • Half bath is located on the upper level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shared Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shared Bath
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bring your telescope, binoculars and digital camera for awesome birding, stargazing, scanning the horizon for ships. This home has an inverted floor plan with the kitchen and great room on the top floor. Kitchen has beautiful granite countertops. The great room is mostly glass facing the Delaware bay with a large deck. The lower level is the bedroom level and also has a family room with a wet bar, mini fridge, microwave and massive game table for puzzles or card games. This floor also has a large deck. Living areas have numerous ceiling fans; as well as each bedroom. Water views from every window. DURING SUMMER SEASON: WEEKLY FAMILY RENTALS NO MEALS INCLUDED. DURING SPRING & FALL SEASONS: OPERATING AS A B&B WITH BREAKFAST INCLUDED. PLUS for B&B Guests: SEA KAYAK TRAINING AND TOURS taught by ACA certified open water instructor may be available for a fee upon request. Contact us for more information.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

BOWERS BEACHFRONT, Delaware Bay / SummerRental/ Spring & Fall B&B Wkds
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Montebello, NY, USA

Two Weeks of Relaxation and Amazing Beach Views

  • 5 of 5

The website does not do the house justice. It is just amazing. You cant want for anything in the house. The location on the bay is great and we very much enjoyed the daily walks on the beach, the low and high tides and the quietness of the area. Bowers Beach is about 30 minutes north of Lewes and Rehobeth Beach. It was a one hour drive to Ocean City MD as well. We had no trouble traveling to all the craziness in Ocean City and Rehobeth, having a great time and then returning home to the tranquility of the house and the bay. We would highly recommend jet skiing at least once. It was a highlight!! Our family 2 adults plus 3 kids ages 10,10 and 8 enjoyed our stay. We did lots of bike rides and walks and just generally enjoyed not being "home". Dealing with the owners was breeze, they were very responsive and worked with us on the dates we were interested in spending at the house. Just a suggestion, get your supplies prior to coming to the house as there is no store in Bowers. We went to Dover which is only 15 minutes north of the house where there is everything you need. If you like to fish there are charter boats that leave everyday from Bowers Beach. You can also fish off the beach. On a nice night try JP WHARFS for dinner. They are in Bowers and on the water. Nice outside deck and great fish. The only thing that we were disappointed in was that we could not have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location for relaxing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

First off let me say that the photos of this house do not do it justice. This is the nicest home I've rented off this site yet. We wanted a vacation spot close enough for our Airman, stationed at Dover, to be able to stay with us and this home definitely fit that. He didn't have the week off that we spent there but was done by 4pm and able to come after his shift for dinner and spend the nights with us. The beach was great and within walking distance you can go charter boat fishing. We look forward to being able to use this home again in the future as there are many more places I would like to see in the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oak Hill, VA

Perfectly beautiful and peaceful location on the Delaware Bay!

  • 5 of 5

This home shows like a model home and the loving care provided by the owners is evident in the beautiful hardwood floors and furnishings. The house is right on the water, and the large windows fill the home with light, enticing the residents to enjoy the lovely decks. We enjoyed the upper decks in the morning when the sun was rising, and the lower deck when we needed shade. The owners made the registration process a breeze; emailed us about special events in the area, and promptly returned the deposit. We will most definitely be returning to this home -- it's perfect for kayaking, bicycling, and just enjoying nature. Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House in Quiet, Relaxing Location

  • 5 of 5

I must agree with some of the the reviewers who said that the photo's on this website do not do the house justice. We expected something nice from the pics, but we were amazed at the stunning beauty of this lovely beach home. Quite new and emmaculate. My teenage kids were in awe, and said it was the best rental house we ever stayed in. It has a beautiful open, airy floor plan, and a simple, relaxing decor. It is situated on the end of a quiet beach road, on a nice secluded little corner of the beach.

The beach was quiet and peaceful, with dramatic tidal changes. It was lovely for walking, sitting and relaxing with your toes in the water (beach chairs provided by owners), and exploring and observing the coastal nature. My kids were particularly fascinated by the horseshoe crabs, and spent many hours watching them and then looking up all they could learn about them.

The decks are wonderful, for having meals, drinks, or just sitting with coffee or a book outside, with the ambiance of soothing wave sounds lulling you nearby, and for watching the glorious sunrise over the water each morning. The Purple Martin house just off the deck also provided adorable avian entertainment.

We bought bikes with us, and biked around the quiet little neighborhood. There is not a lot of biking just in the town, but I think there are bike trails you can go to (i.e. one near Rehoboth), if you want to lug your bikes over there (we were too lazy for that).

The bay beach was not so good for swimming (though I did venture in on a "floatie", my teens wouldn't do so). But if you drive 30 or 40 min down the coast to the ocean beaches there is great swimming and playing in the waves. We went to Cape Henlopen State Park, which was very nice. You can also go further down for more touristy beach stuff (such as Rehoboth, boardwalk, etc.), if you are so inclined (we weren't).

We did not find going over to Dover for supplies to be a hardship at all (as someone mentioned). It was an easy 15 min drive. But maybe it depends what you are used to. Where we live, we are used to a 15 min drive to get to anything.

There are quite a few games in the house, and we did play many of them. All in all It was a very relaxing, enjoyable vacation, and I thank Mary and Steve for allowing us this lovely week in their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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great owners to deal with

  • 5 of 5

although we were unable to make our vacation week at this lovely home, the owners were very accommodating and flexible! we hope to be there next year...thanks mary and steve

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royersford, Pennsylvania


  • 5 of 5

The owners opened up their house to me and my family on short notice for a 4 day weekend even though they only rent for a 6 day minimum. The house has all the amenities, two refrigerators, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, 3 decks to choose from, beautiful view, and its in a very peaceful area. I got the chance to witness a coast guard rescue right off the beach. My family and I went to jp wharfs and frederica pizza for dinner. We also stopped at the local produce stand for fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and berries from Delaware. I would highly recommend this place and will go there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
JP'S Warf
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cape May Ferry, Lewis
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
JP''S Warf
Car: recommended

Bowers Beach is located near Dover, Delaware. This home is bayside, directly on the beach on Delaware Bay. Our home is centerlly located between Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Bowers Beach is minutes from the capital city of Dover with entertainment, restaurants, tax-free shopping, Dover Downs casino, Dover Motor Speedway. Within comfortable driving distance to the Lewis/Cape May ferry, Rehobeth Beach, and Bethany Beach.



Golf: Listed in order of driving distance:

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range (Public), 924 Artis Dr, Dover, DE, 19904

Maple Dale Cuntry Club (Private), 39 Mapledale Rd, Dover, DE, 19904

Wild Quail Golf & Country Club (Private), 1 Clubhouse Dr, Camden Wyoming, DE, 19934

Eagle Creek Golf Club (Private), Bldg. 810, Dover AFB, DE, 19902

Jonathan's Landing - Cape Course (Public Community), 1309 Ponderosa Dr, Magnolia, DE, 19962

Jonathan's Landing - Pointe (Public Community), 1309 Ponderosa Dr, Magnolia, DE, 19962

Shawnee Country Club (Private), 6152 S Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, DE, 19963

Cohanzick Country Club (Public), Bridgeton Fairton Rd, Fairton, NJ, 08320

Frog Hollow Golf Club (Public Community), 1 Wittington Way, Middletown, DE, 19709

Golf Academy of Delaware (Public Community), 631 Bayview Rd, Middletown, DE, 19709

Back Creek (Public), 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletown, DE, 19709

Upland Golf Club (Public), 23780 Thawley Rd, Denton, MD, 21629

Caroline Country Club (Private), 24820 Pealiquor Rd, Denton, MD, 21629

Wild Oaks Golf Club - White Cedar (Public Community), 75 Wild Oaks Dr, Salem, NJ, 08079

Wild Oaks Golf Club - Pin Oaks (Public Community), 75 Wild Oaks Dr, Salem, NJ, 08079

Wild Oaks Golf Club - Willow Oaks (Public Community), 75 Wild Oaks Dr, Salem, NJ, 08079

The Rookery Golf Club (Public), 27052 Broadkill Rd, Milton, DE, 19968

Heritage Shores (Public Community), 1 Heritage Shore Cir, Bridgeville, DE, 19933


Rates & Availability

Bowers Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
FireFly Festival
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation policy for summer: 2 month notice required prior to rental start date after which renter will forfeit deposit.
Cancellation policy for B&B: 2 week notice required prior to rental start date after which renter will forfeit deposit.

For Summer rentals: Deposit of 1/2 weekly rate (plus $1500 refundable security deposit) with signed lease agreement to hold reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to rental date.

Bed and Breakfast: 1 night rental deposit to hold room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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