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Upscale Five Star Vacation Home!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BDs & 3 full BAs sleeps 5 (ask about the possibility of two additional)

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.

We charge $50 for credit card processing which is the average amount we are charged. If you would like to pay by check that $50 fee will be waived.

More Details

Owner
Richard Arthur Fenner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Richard Arthur Fenner

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

Why Richard Arthur Fenner chose Wilmington

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.

What makes this house unique

The only top notch furnished rental that accommodate five or more guests within an hours drive of Wilmington.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Logan House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wilmington Country Club (Porky Olivers)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Wilmington Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Columbus Inn
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Rehoboth Beach
Car: recommended

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

Amenities

Bancroft Parkway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , in Basement
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are totally updated and upgraded. Bathroom 3 located in basement
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Basement - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 3 on the main floor is set up as office/library with a daybed. That room does not have a closet, but we have a hanging rack we can bring up from the basement for your use if requested. We also have a full height single air bed available. Two twin beds and Park and Play Travel crib can be found in the finished, but not 5 Star, basement.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Very short walk to Library on 9th Street

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Upscale Five Star Vacation Home!
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews
5

Plenty of room in a clean, quiet, charming house for five college friends

  • 5 of 5

A great place for our group to come home to after touring nearby Winterthur, Hagley Museum, soccer game at the Chester stadium, and lots of good Wilmington bars and eateries. Hope to return for our next reunion.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was a great house for 6 people!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy and comfortable. A great place for a family to come together.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this home. Great location. Walk to shopping and restaurants. Homeowner very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. It is a lovely house in a beautiful residential neighborhood. Many restaurants within walking distance. Easy access to Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and other attractions. Richard was helpful in making reservations and answering questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been nicer! The house is located on a beautiful quiet boulevard

that we walked each morning yet is convenient to Route 95 for a short drive to Philadelphia

or to visit your University of Delaware student. The interior is the nicest and cleanest we have seen in any house we've rented. Your recommendation for dinner at the Columbus Inn was perfect for our daughter's graduation dinner! I will vouch for all the great five star reviews Mr. & Mrs. Fenner have received. Next time Wilmington is in our sites the Bancroft Cottage will be our home!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home. Enjoyed our time here.

  • 5 of 5

The home was well kept and welcoming.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $115
CC Processing $50

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.

Cancelation Policy:
50% refund for cancellations within 14 - 30 days of arrival
100% refund for cancellations 30 days or more before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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