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33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Milford House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


SEPT. SPECIAL $1,800.00

Directly on the beach and located at the widest point of the Delaware Bay, approx 28 miles across to NJ, this Island home offers something very special that the large resorts don't have, peace and quiet.

Step right onto the sand from this beautiful beach home. If fishing is your thing, cast your line into the water and fresh fish are yours for breakfast or dinner, fishing license required.

You can put your small boat or kayak in the water right off the beach and explore local tributaries where you will find not only the serenity of a wilderness-like landscape but also many species of fish and crabs. Children can ride bikes on the quiet Island road, roller blade or play on the beach, collecting shells and sea glass and be amazed at the site of prehistoric horseshoe crabs that migrate to this area from South America.

Let the sun rising over the Bay and the sound of sea birds wake you in the morning and the gentle rustle of the Bay lapping at the beach lull you to sleep. Enjoy the 'Quiet Life', come to South Bowers Island...

This property is also for sale. Please contact owner for sale details.


Short stay visitors, linens are not included in your rental... they are available for additional cost.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob McLaughlin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2016
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based on 33 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our experience matched the reviews here. We really enjoyed the house and the location. Plenty of peace and quiet and close enough to golf courses and short driving trips to area towns and ocean beaches. Bring kayaks or a canoe if you can. Bob was very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

2nd visit here, beautiful house, great beach for small children. Very private. If you like bonfires on the beach this is the place to go. Only thing I missed was the Iquana is not on the front of the house anymore. I missed seeing him. Thanks Bob for another great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay at Iguana House. Our ages ranged from 2- 70+ and we could not have enjoyed a more peaceful family holiday. We didn't need to do much - the decks give views to the sea at the back and inland to the front. There was plenty of wildlife to observe on the beach (crab, shrimp, fish, turtles) and shells to collect. The house is light, airy, clean and thoughtfully designed with a brilliantly equipped kitchen. It is remote - a positive for us - coming from London. As we left we felt jealous of the next family to enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Iguana house was beautiful. Fully stocked kitchen, all the rooms were very spacious. I love when I find a hidden gem, this place is one of them. My family loved the privacy of our own beach. Sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous. Be prepared to have everything you need food, Paper towels, TP....ect. I found the most convenient place to stock up was the Walmart super center in Milford about 20 minutes away. The dollar store is right next to it for cheap foil, hand soap, baggies, water....all those little things you need. We enjoyed the fireworks display on July 2nd. And our neighbors invited us to and enormous bonfire, great fun! Walks along the beach collecting shells and sea glass. We plan to return, thank you Bob and Cindi for sharing your lovely home with others.


Margaret and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret, Thank you for your kind words. Our beach home is indeed a special place. We look forward to having you visit with us again. Bob and Cyndi
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Wow! Rent this house!

  • 5 of 5

I really had no idea what to expect as we've never rented a vacation home before. We had a wonderful week we had at this house. I am a neatnik and was so pleasantly surprised at how impeccably clean and well -maintained the house was. So serene and quiet, if you are looking to relax then this is the place to go.

We enjoyed swimming at high tide, a bonfire at the beach, and looking for snails and hermit crabs at low tide.

The only downside was the flies-not the owner's fault, that's just the way it is by the bay sometimes, so be sure to bring some bug repellent.

The kitchen is stocked with any and every appliance and gadget you could ever need-in fact there are so many that there isn't much cabinet space for non-perishables. With a bunch of teenagers the food didn't last long though!

Also, be sure to bring your electronic devices-we couldn't get a cell phone signal so had to rely on wifi to contact the outside world.

A wonderful getway-I'd rent from Bob & Cindy again in heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey MaryAnn, So nice to hear that all went well and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you visit again. Bob and Cyndi
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An ideal family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews here seem to hit pretty close to the mark. House is lovely, well-kept. Kitchen is extremely well-stocked for pretty much any type of cooking and serving. Be sure to bring any/all kitchen cleaning items (sponges, dish/dishwasher soap, hand towels, paper towels)... literally everything. Grill was convenient and easy to use. We enjoyed many home cooked meals for our group of 8 (ages 7 to 70), but as other reviews mentioned, be sure to stock up--nearest grocery store is about a 15 min drive.

Beach is very clean and private, excellent for evening bonfires and smores making... our family's favorite. Not sure if it was just the time of year, (Horseshoe crab mating season?), but the number of horseshoe crabs made swimming a little uninviting for our group. However, kids and adults enjoyed building sand castles, fishing, shelling, looking for sea glass or just sitting on the beach. Location allowed for an easy drive (under an hour) to other area beaches like Rehoboth and Lewes.

The photos represent the space accurately. Main living area is open and bright and perfect for family/group time. We could enjoy separate actives (puzzles, games, etc) while still being together in one large room. Door at the top of stairs added privacy and kept the upstairs bedrooms quiet. (Great for little kids). I will say that the combination of a 5:30am sunrise, the thin window coverings and uncovered transom windows took some adjusting to for our little ones, who finally managed to sleep in toward the end of our week-long stay.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend or revisit this property. It's really a beautiful spot. A great house. Thanks, Bob!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Gretchen, Thank you for your kind words, we work hard to make things as perfect as possible for our guests. Bob and Cyndi
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Milford House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

refundable security $500

No minimum stays between June 1 and Labor day week.
Weekly rate of $2,500.00 includes cleaning and trash removal.
Cleaning fee of $100.00 will be added for off season short term rentals.

Half the rent at time of reservation- Balance within (30) days of arrival.

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Milford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First fl bath with (4') shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second fl hall bath with (4') shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master suite- toilet, (4') shower, seperate soaking tub
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , first fl, full lower, single upper. Adjoining shower bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master suite has full bath with soaking tub and (4') shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Serviced by hall bath with (4') shower.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Bed (full lower and single upper)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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