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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, and 1 bath, Sleeps 6 max.

Stay in this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, just steps from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and ocean! This home was once an actual Whaling cottage, located directly on the beach. It was later pulled up with logs and mules to the location now. It has recently been remodeled to today's standards. New furniture in Living Room for 2016 season. The main bedroom has a queen bed (new mattress for 2015), the 2nd bedroom has a queen bed (new for 2017) , and a single with a trundle (2 twins). Newly renovated bathroom with tile surround, floor, and glass shower doors, elongated toilet. Cable TV/Wireless Internet/DVD/Free Parking for one car.

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the front enc./screened in porch. The cottage is maintained and cleaned weekly by the owners, so ALL is kept to the high standards you need on vacation. The living room has a TV/DVD-cable television. There is a stereo/radio/i-pod/i phone system.

The large eat-in kitchen is supplied with quality cooking supplies for your use. There is a Weber charcoal grill for those barbecue days!! Barbecue tools are supplied in the kitchen to clean, flip, or grab with tongs, to make cooking easier.

The back porch is a great place to serve the children lunch when coming up from the beach for a break.

This cottage is 2 blocks from the arcade/rides -and 4-5 blocks to the center of town (Rehoboth Ave). You could not ask for a better spot. It is far enough fr. the busy center, BUT, close enough to walk to everything. The location is quiet. ALSO, CK OUT OUR LISTINGS (AT OCEAN BLK ALSO) UNDER VRBO---LISTING NUMBERS, #209495- w/OCEAN VIEW, and #401558, AND #178079-New kitchen, carpet, paint and Furniture for 2017


Ocean and Boardwalk: You can walk five doors away to set your feet on the boardwalk and beach.

If you want to take a break, and go back to eat lunch, just leave you chairs and beach blanket, and head back --no one seems to bother anything, and you will still have your reserved spot on the beach after you are finished your lunch, etc.

You also can chose to go on the boardwalk to grab a wrap, pizza, fries, whatever, without walking far.

There are beach umbrella rentals and chairs everyday.

Center of Rehoboth Beach: The main street -Rehoboth Ave-is just 4-5 blocks away. You can go shopping,eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner without going far.

2 blocks from the duplex, are the rides and arcades, located on the boardwalk. Miniature golf is also located on the boardwalk. There are places to purchase beach chairs, sand toys, etc.

The post office, library, and convention center are all on Rehoboth Avenue.

Wireless internet supplied by Comcast

Restaurants: Visit the famous Nicola Pizza and try their famous Nicoboli--the best!!

Grotto's, is another famous, and well enjoyed pizza place.

Dos Locos for great Mexican Food.

Go Fish on Rehoboth Ave has the best fish and chips.

Summer House for All American Food-on Rehoboth Ave

Oyster House great for seafood.

For lunch try the Arenas for some great sandwiches.

Fin Bar-across from Lingo Building (big yellow bldg)-great seafood!

Big Fish out on Rt. One has the very best seafood and martinis around--also -don't forget the famous Bread pudding-it is the best!!

More Details


South Rehoboth Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Loud Partying No Loud music or talking No Children Running in house and jumping on beds
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , With hot and cold water/wand for children
  • New remodeled bathroom with tile surround and tile flooring. New glass shower doors, elongated toilet, new vanity--All NEW--(redone for 2014 season). Bathroom rug CHANGED, EVERY TIME, with a new tenant, and new bath mat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed-has two twin beds
  • All mattresses are wrapped in zippered casings with quality mattress pads. Each Bedroom is equipped with quality pillows (with zippered pillow covers), and Blankets-Quality Bedspreads. Armoire/wardrobe closets in each bedroom, along with dresser for folded clothes. Shoe storage seated bench in second bedroom. Alarm clock in master bdrm, and second Bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a shared Laundry Room separate from condo-washer soap and dryer sheets provided. In the laundry room games, and books, for all the guests use.There is also an ironing board and iron for guests to use. An outside shower for bathing -enclosed and private-with hot water also.


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Charming cottage has everything you need for a wonderful week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great week at the Whaling Cottage this summer! We were thrilled to find a house to rent that was so close to the beach and boardwalk. The house itself had everything we could possibly need for the week including a fully stocked kitchen, beach toys, DVDs, and two relaxing screened-in porches that we really enjoyed in the morning and evenings. The location was wonderful for my family. It enabled us to easily get back and forth from the beach/boardwalk with our 3 year old who needed a break more often than his big brother. We were also able to walk to multiple restaurants and shops easily. The owners were really nice and so easy to communicate with during the entire rental process, which we greatly appreciated! Both of our boys pretty much summed it up as they often said throughout the week that they "love our beach house." We would gladly return to this rental location in the future. This was the best experience we've had so far with renting a house at Rehoboth Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to first thank you for taking your time to write a "review" for us-- I am so excited to hear all your feedback with so many good comments about our cottage. I especially love it when the kids call it their beach house. It is their beach house, and I hope they get to enjoy many stays w us in Rehoboth Beach. Love watching them grow!! Please take care, and thanks again. We really appreciate everyone's feedback.
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Charming Property...Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what my Wife and I expected; cozy space and very comfortable. We enjoyed the front porch the most. Coffee in the morning while listening to the rain. Only steps from the beach. Cynthia was very easy to work with and very responsive to my questions. Everything was exactly as she explained it. We will definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Researching properties on short notice, this cottage seemed ideal for our group. In working with Cynthia, she made everything so easy and we were greeted warmly the day of our arrival. The cottage had everything you could require plus so much more including nice personal touches! It was clean, furnished beautifully, and the location can't be beat. I cannot say enough positive and wonderful things about this experience, it was just perfect! We will be back for certain!!

Melanie & Co.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute house at a lively location

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time at this house, very close to beach and boardwalk. Host is very helpful and nice.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely weekend at the Whaling Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Despite cold and rainy weather, my husband, 8 year old son and I had a lovely stay at the Whaling Cottage for our first ever trip to Rehoboth Beach. The cottage's proximity to the boardwalk made it possible to walk to the arcade and restaurants. I did make the mistake of thinking Funland was open in April #momfail. But we found plenty of activities to entertain us all.

The cottage is meticulous and fully stocked. On all our vacations we need to cook for our son who has severe food allergies, and the cottage had every appliance and utensil we needed. And on the rainy days the cozy living room was perfect for family movie night.

The bedrooms are generous and have plenty of storage, which is something we don't often find in beach rentals. We found all the comforts of home including throw pillows, blankets and adorable decor.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the hospitality of the owner. The experience felt more like staying with a good friend than renting a beach house. Thank you for sharing your home with us! -Kara

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kara, thank you so much for taking your time to write a review for us. ( a wonderful one!). We really appreciate your choice of ,"The Whaling Cottage." We really try to exceed people's expectations with our accommodations. You were a fantastic guest, and I loved communicating w you by text. Take care, and hope to see you in the future!! Cynthia
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Great property in prime location!

  • 5 of 5

The Whaling Cottage was exactly what I was looking for in Rehoboth! The location was steps from the beach with a view of the ocean from the front, screened in porch. It was also only a short walk to Main Street, which was perfect. The property was well kept and the owners were very friendly. It was really nice to stay so close to everything, but still have all of the amenities of home. I would certainly recommend the Whaling Cottage to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Cynthia

My husband and I moved here in 1999 into the rental business/handyman business. We are only minutes away from our beach rental so there are no worries if you need something. We have two lovely grown children. One child is married -w/no grandchildren-(just grand dogs!), and our other child is still single. We love meeting our guests and doing everything possible to make them happy.

Cynthia purchased this condo in 1999

Why Cynthia chose South Rehoboth

This vacation rental cannot be beat-It is 4 buildings back from the ocean and boardwalk. We are on a nice wide street-quiet because not near the crowded center of town and the rides, BUT, close enough to walk to everything--just park the car and walk to all. If you are at the beach and need to eat lunch, use the restroom, etc. just leave your blanket and chair and come back whenever. No one seems to touch anything (do not leave money or valuables just in case). Watch out for the tide coming in!!! We have left our house pretty original with a few upgrades such as, it has a newer kitchen with modern amenities, new bathroom, and great furniture. It also has the original hardwood floors.

What makes this condo unique

CLOSE to EVERYTHING!!! Great for children----Quiet part of South Rehoboth!!!---Park your car and never move it again!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Another great week in Rehoboth!! We have been coming here since 2004 and love the unit, the beach, boardwalk, and most importantly reconnecting with friends who stay in the other apartments. The ocean was calm this week, but Aydan still enjoyed a lot of wave riding. Makenna and Dad played paddle ball-our record was 7. Mom and Aydan were the skee ball champs. We cannot wait until next year to return. Hopefully, Me Me and Peeps will be back next year!! Thanks
Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Philadelphia Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Landing Public Golf Course or Baywood
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1 and Rehoboth Ave
Car: not necessary

Rehoboth Beach is a quaint seaside town, nestled off Rt One Hwy. The beach and bay surround you. You can fish, hike, sunbath, sail, golf, play tennis, volleyball on the beach, kayak, sunfish sail, boating, enjoy many fine craft shows. Don't miss the 4th of July fireworks on the beach, the Halloween Festival, with a pet parade also included. Ride your bike, jog,or walk on the new bike path going from Rehoboth to Lewes on a paved trail through open and wooded areas.Enjoy the water park called Jungle Jim's with all kinds of things to do from race cars to miniature golf. Early risers can enjoy riding bikes on the boardwalk. Take time to make a stop at Grotto's Pizza or Nicola's Pizza-two of the best in DE. Enjoy all kinds of places to enjoy eating, from Sushi to Italian!!

Don't forget the famous Thrasher's french fries or Kohr's Ice Cream.

Enjoy the many activities they have at the Rehoboth Convention Center.

Visit Cape Henlopen State Park to Surf Fish and Bird Watch, or Hike/Bike

Golf: There is Baywood Golf Resort in Millsboro which is a public golf community (20 mins.)

Old Landing is also public, but only 3 miles away!

There is also the Rookery at Route 16 and Route One-North of Rehoboth about 12 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $400

Washer/dryer behind house in laundry room- (6 quarters a load). Books, games, puzzles for everyone's use. Iron/board in laundry room for everyone to use -DVD's in each condo-outside shower w/hot/cold water--Sand toys, boogie boards, for all to share under D Unit's steps. Please run sweeper, broom clean kit. flr & bath. Wipe down kitchen counter tops/table, place spreads back on beds or addit. clean fees will apply. Thank you. NO REFUNDS UNLESS PROPERTY IS RE-RENTED/LESS 15% processing fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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