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Delaware Beach Front

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Prime Hook Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Delaware Beachfront cottage. Located in the heart of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (8000+acres). Natural Beach. Direct Bay front with Bay and Ocean Views. Great surf fishing. Bring your own boat. Great for jet ski's, kayak, or Jon boat. Free Wi-Fi! Cottage has cold A/C and is heated during the colder months!

This is a real beach cottage from the 1960's. No boardwalks, no shopping or restaurants on beach. No stress, no worries, and no shoes. Property is clean and basic. Beach is private and quiet. Perfect artist retreat.

Located with 115 miles of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.

Located 20 miles North of Rehoboth Beach.

Off Season discounts available. ***Weekend rentals available in November-December and March-May***

Keywords: Cottage, Single family, bungalow, beach shack, rancher, rambler,beach front,bay front, beach front, Get away. 3 bedrooms, beach

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ed White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Ed White

My family loves Primehook Beach. The kids are growing up and their busy schedules keep us from going to the beach for the summer. I am a retired police detective and now own several small real estate related companies. We hope you will make this your home away from home.

Ed White purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ed White chose Delaware

This is a natural beach with no retail, hustle or bustle. This beach is a secret! We are close to all of the touristy resorts like Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City. We are about 20 minutes from the Cape May Ferry (even though you can watch it cross the Delaware from the Beach House), and about 20 minutes from the Casino in Harrington. The best part of our beach, when you are here, nothing seems close until you leave. We have internet if you dare!

What makes this cottage unique

Our beach house is located directly on the beach. You can watch the abundance of wildlife as nature intended. There are no crowds...just wildlife and nature at its best!


based on 40 traveler reviews

Delaware Beach Front
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews

Another great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had another great vacation at the house. Even though the weather could have been better, we still were able to relax and enjoy our time by the beach. Thx.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with a great fenced in yard!

  • 5 of 5

We thorougly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was just the right size for our family, and we loved the great enclosed porch and fenced in yard. Being right on the water was great, and it was quiet and secluded. It was just what the doctor ordered. Our dog had the best week of her life! The only recommendation we would have is to add blinds to the side windows in the enclosed porch. We loved all the light but would have liked the opportunity to have a little privacy from the neighbors. We highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't be any closer to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House was very clean, basic, comfortable. Most rooms had fans. Great view of the beach & Bay. It was perfect for us. Just my husband & myself. Quiet, peaceful, Beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, cute house

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful location right on the beach. The house is nice inside and looks out on the water. While it's stocked with kitchen utensils and cookware, there's nothing else--soap, toilet paper, paper towels, regular towels--so you have to bring all your own, which is kind of weird. It took a few bags of just basic necessities to stay there, and I'd recommend to the owners to stock it with a few essentials to make it easier for renters.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family Thanksgiving holiday @ the Cottage. It is very quaint and comfortable. The atmosphere & location were beyond our expectations.

However the heating system was not the greatest. The sunroom (livingroom & diningroom) stayed chilly.

We took our two dogs - they had a blast. One of our dogs thoroughly enjoyed romping around on the beach & in the water.

Walks on the beach were peaceful. We had a small fire on the beach under the full moon - that was cool.

Unfortunately the fishing was unsuccessful but not for the lack of trying!

Thank you for such an awesome family/holiday getaway, full of memories to last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Disappointing Experience --- Look Elsewhere to Rent!

  • 1 of 5

We were really looking forward to this vacation. However, when we arrived at the cottage on a very hot summer day, we found the air conditioner not working and the cottage stifling hot. In addition, the property was not clean. The refrigerator and tables required cleaning before we were able to unpack.

There was little cross ventilation throughout the cottage and with no a/c we ended up sleeping on couches and chairs in the sunroom where at least there was an occasional breeze. The next day as temperatures climbed through the 90s, my friend, who has Parkinson's became increasingly uncomfortable. Our 13 1/2 year old Lab was also having some trouble breathing because of the heat. (We ended up boarding him at a nearby air-conditioned kennel so he would be more comfortable.) It was clear that we were not going to be able to stay a second night under the existing conditions.

We ended up leaving 4 days early.

Unfortunately, though the owner initially expressed concern and sympathy over the conditions that we encountered and admitted he had received complaints before about the cleaning crew, we have not heard from him since. We have emailed him and snail-mailed him but nothing. This lack of response has been very disappointing. He seemed like a nice man when we initially talked to him on the phone and the cottage as he described it sounded ideal.

However we found the reality far different than what was described to us. In addition to the non-working a/c and the none too clean conditions, the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom were unexpectedly small and cramped. We were looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the beach. We spent a lot of hard-earned money on this vacation and are disappointed with the lack of accountability shown by the owner.

Look elsewhere for a beachfront vacation property to rent.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an unfortunate situation. I accept full responsibility! Please read all reviews. After 8 years of having guests at my family beach house I made the mistake from the very beginning of matching this guest up with my beach cottage. The truth is she called several days after her scheduled arrival and reported that she arrived and vacated the cottage. If the property was unacceptable, I wish she had notified me immediately as requested. I truly wish I could have made this unfortunate situation a positive experience but I accept that sometimes that is just not possible. I do care!!! Sometimes the weather at the beach is hot. My cottage is exactly as it is described. The maintenance on the property is excellent. I pride myself at providing the best product at the best price. This was my first negative review. I hope you can see through this bad experience. I have change several policies to better serve my incoming guest. I have formalized my policies to protect all concerned. Sometimes things break and I will do my best to fix it immediately. Sometimes I will make mistakes. Sometimes my team lets me down (this happens very rarely). I have the best team!! Sometimes Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. Sometimes life throws us curves. I will ALWAYS do what is best for all concerned. I love my beach cottage and I hope my guest do too!
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Nearest Airport
147 Miles
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cape May / Lewis Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
The Rookery
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Crab Shack
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Liberty Roundtop
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Located approximately 20 minutes to Harrington Casino,

Located approximately 20 minutes to Rehoboth Outlets, Located approximately 45 minutes to Dover Speedway.


Rates & Availability

Prime Hook Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Wind Down
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

We offer MINI WEEKS.
Thurs-Sun OR Sun-Thurs.

Pre-Season Mini Week $400
Summer Wind Down Mini Week $550
Off Season Mini Week $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Prime Hook Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located to service all three bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2 located in bath house.
  • Bathroom 2 located in the bath house with the laundry facilities. Bath towels not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Linens Provided
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Linens Provided
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linens Provided
  • Queen size Bed in Main bedroom. Queen size Bed in bedroom 2. Two single Beds in bedroom 3.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Located Adjacent to 8000+ acres of National Wildlife Refuge. We are located on the beach in the middle of no where. We are located close to all of the touristy amenities in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Take a tour through the refuge for an amazing experience.

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