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1.5 Blocks from Beach/House & Cottage/Sleeps 18+/Rent Together or Separately

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms, 3 en-suite, 5 1/2 Bathrooms

The Perfect Location:

• 1.5 blocks from the Beach, on a park overlooking Lake Gerar

• Three blocks from Rehoboth Avenue in a quiet family and centrally located neighborhood

The Perfect Houses:

• “The Gaslight House” was built in 1905 as the home of the Rehoboth Beach Street Lighting Company. During the past fall and winter the house was gutted, redesigned by reknown Washington architect Christian Zapatka and rebuilt by local artisans.

• The first floor has: a large screened-in front porch with separate seating and living space; an open living room-dining room-kitchen, a half-bath and an ensuite master bedroom. The second floor has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a W/D room.

• “The Lake Cottage,” directly behind the main house, bordering Gerar Park and overlooking the Lake Gerar Nature Preserve, has an entirely rebuilt master bedroom with bath and a W/D room on the ground level. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, an updated kitchen, a bathroom and living and dining rooms.

The Ambiance:

• Professionally decorated for luxury, comfort, style and interaction

• The gourmet kitchen has granite counter-tops, state-of-the-art stainless appliances, chef’s gas range, 31 cu ft refrigerator, and double electric ovens.

• The bathrooms are all tiled with top-of-the-line fixtures.

Bedroom and Bed Configurations:

• “Gaslight House: 1st Floor: Master bedroom with king bed. 2nd Floor: #1: Master bedroom with king bed. #2 Two twin beds which can be combined to make a king. #3: Bunk beds and one twin. #4: Two twins which can be combed to make a king• “Lake Cottage” First floor: Master bedroom with twin beds which can be combined to make a king. 2nd floor: #1: Bunk beds with loft for 2 children. #2 Queen. Also a fold-out sofa in living room.

Outdoor Space:

• Situated on Gerar Park, overlooking Lake Gerar, a quiet oasis in the middle of Rehoboth Beach for volleyball, badmitten, horseshoes, bacci and relaxation.

• Outdoor grilling, two outdoor showers and parking for three cars (with two additional non-metered street parking permits).

More Details

Matthew Hastings
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Matthew Hastings

The owners live in Washington and have a summer home in the Country Club district which they have rented for a decade to dozens of very happy families. They have purchased and renovated several properties, but this is their favorite.

Matthew Hastings purchased this house in 2012

Why Matthew Hastings chose Delaware

If you want location, if you want peace and quiet, if you want to walk to the grocery store, to church, to a bookstore, to shop or to eat ... this is perfect. If you want a family house which permits large group activity yet has lots of space for privacy and summer naps ... this is the place. If you want an elegant, comfortable, memorable true vacation from everyday stress to connect with your friends and family ... this is the place.

What makes this house unique

The two houses afford ultimate family gathering and peace and quiet. The proximity to the beach, to town and to the outlets is unsurpassed. The houses are elegant, functional and completely comfortable. The screened-in front porch is perfect for eating, playing games, laughing, snoozing and reading. The beds are comfortable and the Park and Lake are wonderful.

Bedroom and Bed Configurations:

Gaslight House

--1st Floor Master Bedroom with King Bed (and yes, room for a blow-up mattress for another) (2+)

--2nd Floor Master Bedroom with King Bed (also room for a blow-up mattress for another) (2+)

--2nd Floor: 2 twins to push together to become a king (2)

--2nd Foor: 2 twins to push together to become a king (2)

--2nd Floor: 1 queen bed, 1 bunk (3)

Lake Cottage

--1st Foor: Master Bedroom 2 twins to push together to become a king (2)

--2nd Foor: Bunk Beds (2) and Loft (2)

--2nd Foor: Queen Bed (2)


Rehoboth Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Gaslight House 1st Floor Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Lake Cottage: 1st Floor Master Bedroom
    Gaslight House 1st Floor Powder Room - toilet , Guest Bathroom
    Gaslight House 2nd Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Gaslight House: 2nd Floor: Connected to hallway and bedroom
    Gaslight House 2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Gaslight House: 2nd Floor: Between two bedrooms
    Lake Cottage 1st Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom for Lake House
    Lake Cottage 2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gaslight House Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Lake Cottage Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Gaslight House bathrooms are all new, with ceramic tile and premier fixtures Lake Cottage 1st floor bathroom is new with ceramic tile and premier fixtures; 2nd floor bathroom has been updated
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Gaslight House 1st Floor Master - 1 king , Gaslight House -- Room for blow-up matttress or crib
    Gaslight House 2nd Floor Master - 1 king , Gaslight House -- Room for blow-up matttress or crib
    Gaslight House 2nd Floor Twin/Queen BR - 2 twin/ single , Two twins that can become a King
    Gaslight House 2nd Fr Bunk Beds & Loft - 4 twin/ single , Gaslight House - 2 bunk beds and loft that sleeps 2
    Lake Cottage 2nd Floor Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Gaslight House 2nd Floor Twin/Queen BR - 2 twin/ single , Two twins that can be pushed together to become a King
    Lake Cottage 1st Floor Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two twins that can be pushed together to become a King
    Lake Cottage 2nd Floor Bunk Beds - 2 twin/ single , Two bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
-Gaslight House front porch sitting area seats 8-10 -Gaslight House ground floor has an open-space design to encourage family interaction and laughter -Lake House is more quiet or the perfect place for giggling teenagers who never seem to sleep at night and yet are always underfoot and ready to eat


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Terrific house, second visit was as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well-appointed, and in a great location. This is the place we will always stay if we can get it!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location! So much fun!

  • 4 of 5

Nice property close to the beach. Clean with all the amenities we needed for the 4 of us to have an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second year at this house

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation family just finished our second year at this house and have many happy memories to savor.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect property for our large family.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location, easy walk to beach, boardwalk, restaurants and shopping. Great front porch. Lots of little extras: beach chairs, umbrellas, kids toys, wagon, very well equipped kitchen. Plenty of parking. Just can't gone wrong staying here for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Quality Time

  • 5 of 5

I brought together 16 of my friends from all different parts of my life at Gaslight House and Cottage for my birthday in May 2017. Since I had people from my family, college, current life - who all don't know each other too well - the setup was perfect. There was a great balance of privacy as well as the PERFECT group gathering in the living space for spending quality time together.

The house's feel is warm and inviting, which mirrors the attitude and approach of the owners (responsive, welcoming, great to work with). The living space is GREAT - tons of chairs, a large dining table inside for a large party and also outside on the screened in porch - everyone was so easily able to be together. I was worried about the amount of twin bed to couple ratio I had, but almost all of them easily pushed together as beds on wheels to form king beds and the couples said they worked great! There is also a nice sized yard in the back where my friends played yard games.

And last - the location is amazing. You can walk EVERYWHERE from here - starbucks, grotto, the beach, rehoboth ave, etc.

We absolutely loved our stay here and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, it's beautiful! Very clean, lots of space, kitchen was very well equipped. The owners were very easy to work with. The best house we have rented in a long time. Looks forward to next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Salisbury, Maryland
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Numerous pubs and taverns
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Lewes to Cape May
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Numerous golf courses and country clubs
Nearest Train
93 Miles
Wilmington, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous restaurants
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water Tower
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rehoboth Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the Delaware Shores, the Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Resort Area is known for awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping and some of the finest restaurants anywhere. Rehoboth has a quaint small town feel – a real walking downtown and all the fun, relaxation or excitement you could ask for.

Dewey Beach is just a short walk from Rehoboth Beach and is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. Dewey offers beach sports and activities as well as great restaurants, majestic sunsets, live music, dancing, and nightlife that is world famous for adults of all ages. During the summer, Dewey offers family activities including movies and bonfires on the beach. The Resort’s Gateway (Highway One), offers a “mile of style” at the famous Tanger Outlet Center and more great restaurants, bars, shops, rides, and attractions.

Visitors enjoy exploring 30 miles of unspoiled Delaware coastline and our many parks. Nature based activities include State Parks, kayaking, nature cruises, ferry rides, walking trails, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, sailing or exploring the water’s edge. Just add historical venues and live performing arts to make your stay in the “Nation’s Summer Capital” a perfect one. You will want to stay and return often to enjoy our beaches, boardwalk, natural beauty and hospitality. Bring your sandals and flip flops!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 3.0%

This is our summer home. It is a special and unique place that we hope you will think of as your temporary home, and treat it as such. There will be accidents; we really need our tenants to inform us immediately so that we can correct the situation for the next tenant.

$1,000 deposit due 10 days signing of lease
Balance due 1 Feb 2018

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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