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Waterfront -The Mermaid Cottage- Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Waterfront on the Delaware Bay Pet Friendly Beautiful Views

This darling Bayfront cottage is one for your memory book! Wake up each morning to the waves gently lapping outside your window, with the sun rising slowly and painting the sky varied shades of red and orange. The sunsets over the marsh are fabulous.The cottage is direct waterfront on the Delaware Bay Enjoy this sleepy little town with nature abound! Beautiful quiet beach location minutes from Lewes Ferry, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Half hour from Ocean City Beaches, borders to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge . Tennis courts 1/2 mi. away; Golf Course 15 min away; Convenience Store, 1/2 mile away. Paved roads where bicycles take preference. Dover Downs Casino / Harrington Casino 20 miles away Tax free Outlet stores 15 min. away (no sales taxes).Turn back time -perfect for your get away. Beds are 2 full size and one queen sofa bed. Extra queen size bed on porch.Bring your fishing poles *One owner is a licensed Delaware Real Estate

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Check in time 3pm or earlier if cleaning company is finished and you provide cell number

Checkout time 10am

Disclosure: One owner is a licensed Delaware Real Estate Broker please let us know if you wish to view any property during your stay and I will be happy to have my daughter Erin a licensed Agent show you available properties for sale

Check in time 3pm or earlier if cleaning company is finished -checkout time 10 am later checkout may be arranged if new tenant not checking in on the same day

More Details

Property Manager
Nora and Frank Martin,Brenda Hall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

Why Nora and Frank Martin,Brenda Hall chose Delaware

Wonderful space to rest relax and renew

What makes this cottage unique

Direct Bay-front home with cable and high speed internet

Smoking only allowed outside and on beach

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful relaxing time

We hope to return next year five star !!!!!
Jun 2014
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Slaughter Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking is only permitted outside the cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double ,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Sleeper sofa in living room is queen size and Full bed on porch Please remember to pack your sheets pillow cases and towels.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pets Welcome grill in back yard is gas Cleaning fee is 100.00 nightly fee is 300.00 Minimum one night stay Smoking allowed outside of cottage and on beach


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Waterfront -The Mermaid Cottage- Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.547619 based on 43 reviews

Quaint Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, comfortable, clean beach cottage. Loved the decor and the house fit our family perfectly. The weather wasn't great so we didn't swim from the beach but we enjoyed walking the beach and seeing the horseshoe crabs. Fully stocked with fun family games too ! We drove to Lewes and enjoyed the town and nearby State Park. We are from a "land-locked" state and the Mermaid House gave us an authentic beach experience!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you can someday return
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Privacy and comfort !

  • 4 of 5

We just got home from our stay, we really enjoyed how private the beach was ! We loved that our dog could be apart of our everyday beach trips without any worries! The house was everything we needed; the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the view. You cannot see the ocean from the house, if a little maintenance was done I believe you would be able to see the ocean. The front yard being fenced in was also really nice for our pup! Thank you for the memories !

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you someday return to The Mermaid cottage on the bay You are always welcome!
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Very nice location. Very comforatbale and well supplied, felt like home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, very friendly neighbors, great location with the beach just steps away. Plenty of games and fun activies. Very close to many attractions, Dogfish Head Brewery was amazing and Broadkill Beach was fun. Would absolutely stay here again. Nora was wonderful with giving us any information we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we had hoped for!

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at the Mermaid Cottage in July for a quick weekend getaway. We were very excited about the house's location on the beach/bay. Although located on the water, the mosquito infestation in the swampy area meant that we couldn't even go outside without getting various bites. We had also purchased a lot of food to grill, which we couldn't use due to the mosquito problem. Had we known we couldn't use any of the outdoor amenities, we would've book a much less expensive home not on the water. There was even a bed on the porch, which would be nice if there was air conditioning out there.

The house is cutely decorated but could be cleaner and updated. In fact, the door knob to one of the bedrooms came off when we tried to open the door. Bug remains were throughout the house which was a little off-putting. The beach umbrella provided was nice except for the fact that the bottom half was missing.

Also, the listing is misleading in terms of how far things are. Lewes Beach and the Ferry are a good 30+ minutes away (without traffic, which is never in the summer) and the outlets were also 25+ minutes away.

It would be nice if the owners could provide more in the kitchen, such as basics like salt and pepper. For the price the owners charge, sheets and towels should be included. Not even a hand towel was provided in the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE are sorry you had a bad experience with mosquitoes.The state does have a control program and we will report to them you had issues. We have this past year had record rainfall. If at any time during your stay you found something unsatisfactory if you had reached out to us we would have made every effort to correct any issue. We have never received such a low rating in a review as we pride ourselves in making our quests comfortable and meeting their needs.We really wish you had reached out to us and given us the opportunity to assist in making your stay happier unfortunately you did not .Seems unfair. Best wishes and safe travels
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It is woth the money it cost

  • 5 of 5

Nice decent place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you will someday return to The Mermaid Cottage on the Bay
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Adorable cottage right on the bay

  • 4 of 5

This cottage us decorated so cleverly.

Really close to water but limited view.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tanger Outlets
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
DuPont Nature Center
Jungle Jim's Water Park & Miniature Golf
King's Homemade Ice Cream Shops
Delmarva Board Sport Adventures
"will deliver boards to cottage and provide lessons"
Jungle Jim's
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nicola Pizza
Movies At Midway
The Pig + Fish -- CLOSED
Grotto Pizza
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lewes cape May
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
The Rookery North
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route One
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Abbott's Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Beach Front 75 yards
Car: necessary

Peaceful Quiet Perfect spot to find peace and quiet beautiful sunsets Delaware Bay Fishing gentle surf

* DuPont Nature Center - Lighthouse Road, Slaughter Beach -- open Tues-Sun 10pm to 4pm

* Midway Casino - 15 West Rider Road, Harrington, DE 302-398-7228

* Dover Air Force Base Air Mobility Command Museum 1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, DE -- open Tues-Sun 9am to 4pm, Use Rt. 9 entrance

* Lewes, DE -- historic District

* Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE -- $8/day for out of state vehicle

* Peas Patch Island, Fort Delaware State Park -- open Wed-Sun. Built in 1859 and once house Confederate prisoners

* Dogfish Head Brewery -- 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE - tours Tues-Sat starting at 11am. Make reservations by calling 302-684-1000

* Killens Pond State Park, Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE -- waterpark, trail rides, paddle boat and canoe rentals open daily 8am to sunset

* Golf - The Rookery North, Business Rt 1, Milford, DE & The Rookery South.

* Movies at Midway Atlantic Theater - Rt 1 Lewes, DE 302-645-0200


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $200

No illegal drugs or activity will be tolerated.
Pets allowed. PETS are permitted only with prior approval. The town has a leash law. Please remember to pick up after your pet and dispose of any waste properly.
No Smoking is allowed in the cottage. Smoking outside is ok Security deposit will be forfeited if the housecleaning staff reports smoking occurred in cottage.Security deposit is refunded within 24 hours of check out
PARKING – Parking is limited to ___4____ vehicle Enjoy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.