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Bay House with Water Views for Birders

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (2 Queens), Twin trundle bed (sleeps 6)

Cottage on the water in a very quiet setting. The home is ideal for Nature Lovers/Birders. It features a large deck and instant bay beach access. It is a two-and-half-hour drive from Washington DC. Dower Downs Slots and Spa is just down the road. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is also a short drive away. Well-known beach towns Lewes and Rohoboth are about an hour to an hour an half away.

Pets Welcome! Limit two.

Dover Downs Race Weekends: Home is available for rental during race weekends at a rate of $300 a night. There is a three night minimum.

Please note that there is hot tub on the property, but it is currently empty.

More Details

Mariah Garvey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Dover Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft room, no wall between the beds
  • .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Bay House with Water Views for Birders
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Perfectly Quiet Retreat Away from the Beach Crowds

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed there with our friends and our dogs over the 4th of July holiday. The pictures do not do justice to how close you actually are to the beach. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious, and nice and quiet. The owner was very nice and accomodating, and she made sure that our every need was taken care of.

There are indeed a lot of birds that congregate in the area, and we loved being so close to nature. The beach was great - we walked our dog up and down it constantly, and he had a great time.

The other great thing about this home is that you can easily drive 30-45 minutes to go to the other more "touristy" beaches (e.g., Dewey) and hang out at the popular thoroughfares and restaurants. But, you do not have to deal with the crowds and the noise after you're done with them. We were not able to bring our dog to the touristy beaches, but we were perfectly happy with him at our temporary home while we explored for a few hours.

It is not a traditional beach house because the water is not "swimable" behind it. When we watched the tides, we could see that the water was really shallow, and the sand got really muddy. It felt more like quicksand when it was wet. The tide goes out really far, and we saw a small child walk nearly 150 yards to retrieve a crab trap that he had set up. So if you are into crabbing, its great, but not if you want to swim.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and Scenic

  • 5 of 5

This home away is a delight ~ right on the water, clean, very quiet, and beautiful views in all directions.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, Virginia

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed there and we loved it. Very nice place. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 0
Sparta, NJ

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation spot if you are looking for peace and quiet. Great privacy, beach was clean, and excellent views all around. The house was great, roomy and cozy. Hot tub was a great bonus because you can relax and enjoy the view of the bay from the sunroom. Lots of shopping and restaurants within 8 miles. I would certainly go back again next year and recommend this home. The owner was very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Dover Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

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