|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
If you are seeking a corporate rental or vacation stay in the Wilmington, Delaware area, this charming Cape Cod home is a lovely choice. Stay a week or a month and feel comfortable with all the amenities of a fine hotel.
This home has been totally remodeled with top of the line kitchen cabinetry and granite counter tops with hardwood floors throughout. Two large Bedrooms with Queen size beds and flat screen TVs on the 2nd level share a beautifully upgraded full bath. On the main floor, an Office/Library/Guest Bedroom with a twin day bed has an adjacent beautifully upgraded full bath with shower. Two more twin beds are in the finished, partially furnished basement. A cozy screened in porch is just off the spacious Living Room which has a fireplace as well as a 52' flat screen TV.
Our key-less lock system eliminates picking up keys, dropping off keys, losing keys or getting locked out!
Location: Wilmington, Delaware is midway between New York City and Washington, DC -- 115 miles in each direction. Center City Philadelphia: 30 miles. Downtown Baltimore: 85 miles. Lancaster, PA: 50 miles. Atlantic City, NJ: 90 miles. Delaware's Atlantic Ocean beaches -- Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey, Fenwick: 90 miles.
Air/Rail Access: PHL/Philadelphia International Airport: 25 miles. ILG/New Castle Airport -- private planes: 10 minutes by car. BWI/Baltimore-Washington International: 80 miles.
Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL -- all northeast corridor trains stop here -- including the high-speed Acela Expressway. Also SEPTA commuter trains (R-2 line to/from Philadelphia and south to Newark, Del). Approximately 80 trains per day.
Kathy and I are both transplants from the East Coast to Southern California. We live in Irvine CA and are in the residential Real Estate Market. We have one son Richard Arthur Fenner II who graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2008 and now works in London
Richard Arthur Fenner purchased this house in 2006
My wife grew up in Wilmington DE and we decided to purchase this home as a vacation/rental property. We spend a couple weeks a year at Bancroft Cottage and love having our own place to entertain family who live very close by.
The only top notch furnished rental that accommodate five or more guests within an hours drive of Wilmington.
We stayed with 4 adults and a 19 month old. We needed a full kitchen to cook for food allergies and it was easy to to find what we needed (pots/pans, spices, etc) in this great kitchen. We had some guests one evening and the open kitchen/dining area was great to have 4 more adults and another child.
The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom which was challenging especially with a toddler but there is a shower/bathroom on the first level that we used. There are 2 single beds downstairs if needed with a space heater that are ok and very small bathroom that in extreme cold (we had freezing temps and snow/ice during the trip) was not really a good option; probably ok for 3 seasons.
It was very helpful to have washer/dryer to use but be sure to bring extra laundry soap as only 1 load of soap is provided.
Although we ate in often, we know the area well and went to PAPAS food market for GREAT Italian food to takeout -- spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm, roasted peppers etc. There is also a DOLLAR TREE near by if you need soap, toiletries, spices etc.
This property was very clean and very well maintained and even had some Christmas decorations set up. There is a TV in LR and each upstairs bedroom which was convenient for to watch video with our grandson or TV shows, sports etc. Internet access is good and consistent.
This location is very convenient to PA, Philadelphia airport (40-45 mins) Wilmington train station (5-10 mins), I-95. The owners were flexible and agreed to early arrival.
I highly recommend this property.
This is our go to place when we are in Wilmington. It is warm and comfortable and we really appreciated the Christmas decorations. See you guys next year!
Outstanding accommodations, great location, very nice, quiet, local neighborhood (with dozens of large established shade trees). Located 10-15 minutes of everything in greater Worthington (museums, libraries, Riverfront, restaurants, bars/pubs, grocery stores, etc.). Easy access to I-95 to get everywhere outside of Wilmington (including Philadelphia) in a reasonable time. Great walking streets and sidewalks. House itself has attractive architecture with modern conveniences, couldn't be more comfortable. Three full baths means no waiting. Enough beds for a large group. Roomy kitchen is incredible, appliances very "user friendly". A lot of spices, condiments, baking items, coffees, teas, oils, sauces, etc. in large pantry (probably a lot left by previous tenants, including us). Very comfortable eating table located close to kitchen prep area. A LOT of comfortable places to just relax, including a very nice screened porch. No outside noise gets in (not much anyway in this neighborhood). TVs in all bedrooms and family room. Large, modern washer and dryer. The comment that "all you need to bring is your toothbrush" is an accurate description. EVERYTHING you need to live, cook, sleep, shower is there (except for some personal tolitries and groceries). Owners and local property managers are very friendly and helpful. Off-street parking in back driveway is very convenient. Literally felt like we were living in "our" home.
We would recommend this house highly. It’s in a safe neighborhood with parking behind the house in a one-car garage or in the back driveway. It has plenty of room with a very nice kitchen. The photos are accurate, the owner is very responsive, and there are signs posted throughout the house to make things easy for renters. Staying here made our visit to Wilmington just perfect.
We stayed at Bancroft Cottage because we were displaced from our home due to a house fire. My husband & I have 2 young children who were having a hard time understanding why we couldn't just go "home". This lovely home has all the comforts of our home and was a great place to stay in our time of need. The children were able to settle in and feel comfortable in Bancroft Cottage. Thank you for that lovely stay!
Have rented the Bancroft home from Mr. & Mrs. Fenner several times. They are so easy to
work with and the home is terrific for family and jaunts to the various Brandywine Valley
attractions. I rent several homes throughout the year for business and vacation. This home
is great for both. Five strs out of five stars.
Situated minutes from the downtown Business District and blocks from the Delaware Art Museum and Rockford Park, this lovely Cape Cod detached, fully furnished home is ready for a Corporate Executive or vacationing family. Local area attractions include food and entertainment at the Riverfront, Winterthur Museum (a DuPont Mansion and Gardens), 12 miles from the University of Delaware, 11 miles to Wyeth Country, 30 minutes from Philadelphia Airport, minutes from Historic New Castle, home of the minor league Wilmington Blue Rocks. We are located just 4 miles (10 mins.) from A. I. DuPont Children's Hospital.
Other Activities: running, walking, golfing
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Payment by check is preferred. Please contact owner regarding credit card and Paypal payments.
A 2.75% fee on the total will be added to all credit card payments. To avoid this fee you may pay by check.
Reservations of less than 7 days will only be accepted within 30 days of occupancy or when it immediately proceeds or follows an existing reservation.
50% refund for cancellations within 14 - 30 days of arrival
100% refund for cancellations 30 days or more before arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.