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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

1.5 Blocks from Beach/House & Cottage/Sleeps 18+/Rent Together or Separately
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have stayed here for 2 years in a row. There are 11 of us and we have found the house to be so inviting. There is plenty of space. Everyone has their own bed. You can get downtown so easily as well as to the beach. Our favorite spot is Bad Hair Day. They are a full service salon a few blocks away. Beach, spa and great shopping. This house has it all.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The Gaslight House and Lake Cottage were amazing! Both were spacious, clean, and had all of the amenities we needed! We especially loved the kitchen and the front porch. The location was excellent - a short walk to the beach, Starbucks, and the Avenue. Honestly, I can't imagine a better house or location for a large family gathering. Everyone had their own room and then we all gathered in the family room or on the porch. We will definitely be renting this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Beach, Gracious Porch is Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to share how much we enjoyed our stay at the Gas Light House.

From the moment we walked in, each of us fell in love with your

beautiful home. Far and away, our favorite part was spending time on

the porch. We enjoyed our breakfasts, cocktails and meals on the porch, which was large enough to accommodate sit down meals for our group of 15. The house was stocked with everything we needed, from baby supplies to a great grill to beach chairs and wagons to two coffee makers to make everyone happy in the morning. The beds were very comfortable. The main house, guesthouse, and outdoor space provided enough space so that we could all spread out. We loved being on the north side of Rehoboth Ave., with the markets just a short walk away. Everything was in working order, tidy and clean, and with lovely, elegant decor. The kitchen and bathrooms had high end finishes. If I had a dollar for every time someone commented on how much they liked staying at the Gas Light House, my vacation would be paid for!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered at the Gas House for my sister's birthday. There were 14 of us, encompassing three generations. It was perfect! There is plenty of room to spread out, a super well-equipped kitchen, comfortable, attractive furnishings and an easy walk to the boardwalk and beach. There are two ground floor bedrooms, making it convenient for family members who would rather not do stairs. The smaller of the two houses has a sitting area overlooking a lush, green park, its own tv and a bedroom with a loft and bunk beds..a great place for kids to take over when adults want time to themselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in June for a week. It was a marvelous place. The home really takes you in. The kitchen is wonderfully upgraded and stocked. The porch and family room connect and there was so much lovely space for congregating, eating, board games and reading. The bathrooms were upgraded and lovely as well. Plenty of sleeping space for a lot of folks. The back house is really cool. Basically a short block walk to the ocean. Also near to coffee shop, bicycles, shopping, restaurants, market. Quiet at night. Plenty of amazing parking spaces. We would definitely lease again. Great space for 16 to 20. Thanks for everything Matt-Home Run! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a family celebration at the beach. The two houses on this property had plenty of space to handle all of us. Kitchen, living room and front porch were in constant use and we never felt packed in.

Every space was nicely decorated and you can see the pride the owners take in their property. Location was perfect for us. Beach, restaurants, shops and parks are all within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: 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

Rehoboth Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
10 Sep 2016 - 20 May 2017
Sep 11 2016 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
20 May - 27 May 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
27 May - 3 Jun 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Jun - 10 Jun 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
10 Jun - 17 Jun 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul - 8 Jul 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
8 Jul - 15 Jul 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
15 Jul - 22 Jul 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
22 Jul - 29 Jul 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
29 Jul - 5 Aug 2016
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
5 Aug - 12 Aug 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
12 Aug - 19 Aug 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
19 Aug - 26 Aug 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
26 Aug - 2 Sep 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep - 9 Sep 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
9 Sep 2017 - 19 May 2018
Sep 9 2017 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200
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.

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