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Ocean Block Pines Cottage~4 Bedrooms~ Memorial Day Weekend Is Available!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Pines in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (2 hrs from Philly, Baltimore & DC)

Oak Cottage is a casual, classic "Pines Cottage" only 6 doors to the life-guarded beach. It's spacious screened porch wraps around two sides of this 1929 historic cottage that has been remodeled to provide modern comfort in a charming setting.

Main Cottage ~ "Oak Cottage" has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed, TV and private bath. Bedroom 2 has a full bed, TV and shares a bath with the Bedroom 3 that has 2 twin beds. The living room and dining room are open concept. The fully equipped kitchen leads to the porch, deck and living room. There is a laundry, screened porch and deck. The porch is furnished for relaxation with plenty of comfortable seating and 3 tables for dining, games and puzzles. The deck leads from the kitchen to a large furnished patio with a dining table, umbrella, chaises, chairs and a charcoal barbecue.

Guest Cottage ~ "Little Cottage" ~ The fourth bedroom is in Little Cottage, a well loved, separate cottage with one large bedroom with 2 full beds, TV, and a full bathroom/dressing room. The bathroom has a modern, tiled shower, antique ball and claw soaking tub, vanity with a gorgeous vessel sink and a private water closet. The mini-kitchen has a granite island bar, sink, microwave and under-counter refrigerator.

The double size outdoor shower has 2 shower heads with hot and cold water.

Oak and Little Cottages are rented as one and together they accommodate 10 guests.

*** IN THE OFF SEASON ~ Oak Cottage and Little Cottage are available as separate rentals. Rentals are available for as few as 2 nights. Oak Cottage sleeps 6. Little Cottage sleeps 4. Call today for details or scroll down to the bottom of "Rates" to see the prices.

There is off street parking for 1 SUV or 2 cars plus 2 on street parking permits.

Situated on two and a half fenced lots (100' x 125'), the family friendly yard is huge.

Linens provided ~ Kitchen Tea Towels and Dish Towels, Bedspreads, Pillows, Pillow Protectors, and Mattress Pads.

You are offered the option of bringing your own linens or I will provided Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Washcloths, Bath Mats, Sheets, and Blankets (if the weather is chilly) during prime season ~ Memorial Day through Labor Day ~ for an additional charge. Let me make your bedrooms and bathrooms ready and you go to the beach.

Guests bring Beach Towels.

Supplies provided ~ Starter roll of Paper Towels, 1 roll of Toilet Paper in each Bathroom, 1 set of Trash/Recycling Bags, Laundry Detergent, Glass Top Range Cleaner, Dish Washing Liquid, Dishwasher Detergent, Brillo, 1 Sponge, Hand Soap in each Bathroom, Charcoal, Lighter Fluid, Grill Brush, 4 Beach Chairs, Vacuum Cleaner, Broom, Dust Pan, Mop, Bucket and Replacement Light Bulbs.

Note that additional fees may apply when booking and that VRBO/HomeAway charges a service fee when you book online with them. To avoid this fee, call me directly to book.

Event and activity information in Rehoboth Beach

for 2017 ~

February 13 - Merchant's Attic - Indoor Garage Sale

February 20 - President's Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 18 - Chocolate Festival at Atlantic Sands Hotel

April 6 to 8 - Lewes Tulip Festival

April 7 to 10 - Springtime for Greyhounds - Dewey Beach

April 9 - Palm Sunday

April 16 - Easter Sunday

April 21 to 23 - Coastal Delaware Running Festival

April 22 to 23 - Bacon Fest - Dewey Beach

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 13 - Funland Opens for the Season at 1 pm

May 14 - Mother's Day

May 19 to 21 - Spring Side Walk Sale

May 20 - Rehoboth Beach Garden Tour

May 29 - Memorial Day

June 4 to 9 - Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week

June 18 - Father's Day

June 24 to 25 - Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Arts Festival

July 2 - Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach

July 4 - Independence Day

July 11 and 12 - Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour

August 5, 6, 12 and 13 - Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art Show

September 4 - Labor Day

September 9 - 38th Annual Sandcastle Contest

October 5 to 8 - Greyhounds 'Reach the Beach'

October 6 to 8 - 40th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale

October 9 - Columbus Day

October 12 to 15 - Jazz Festival

October 13 to 14 - Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville

October 27 to 29 - Annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers' Festival

October 31 - Halloween

November 3 to 12 - Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

More Details

Debra Harvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Debra Harvey

I was born and raised in fabulous Sussex County and spent my summers 'at the beach' in my grandparents' cottage on Hickman Street, where my brother still summers. We rode our bikes on the Boardwalk in the mornings. Mommie packed us lunch and took us to the beach every afternoon. We swam, hunted for shells, sunned, read, napped under the umbrella and returned happily, 'brown as berries' (sometimes, red as lobsters). My brother was genius at skim boarding. We showered off the day outside in the Sand Shower - Awesome! Daddy always had croquet set up for a nice game before dinner. Evenings were spent on The Boardwalk at Funland, eating Dollies' popcorn, ice cream or chocolates at Candy Kitchen. When we were teens, there was volleyball under the lights on the beach. When my own 4 children were young, I wanted them to share the Rehoboth Beach experience. I had the great, good fortune to buy a wonderful home on Pennsylvania Avenue. Later, the Oak Cottage was purchased and lovingly renovated and refurnished. Vera Bradley bedspreads, beautiful Pistoulet dishes, original watercolor art, central air-conditioning and a huge porch on which your entire family can stretch out, relax, dine, snooze, read, play games, make the Oak Cottage a home I can share with others looking for a classic, family beach vacation.

PS ~ Did I mention we love to dance!

Debra Harvey purchased this house in 2005

Why Debra Harvey chose Rehoboth Beach

You will love this cottage because it is not the Four Seasons Hotel. It is an old style, comfy, charming, classic beach cottage. You will live on the porch. Everyone does. It's addictive. The yard is large and private. You are not jammed up against the neighbor's house. Plenty of room to play. I always wanted my children to get away from the TV, video games and "go be kids." Yours will be free from the entertainment world and go explore. You will unwind and relax. All that said, there is central air so no noisy window units humming all night. There are TVs in Little Cottage, Master Bedroom, Living Room and one Guest Bedroom for times you feel like watching a movie or checking out the news ~ try not to do it. You have a nice partly sunny, partly shaded yard and a cool, screened porch on which to enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon cocktail and dinner. BBQ some Delmarvalous chicken or steam up those Blue Crabs. We have such delicious local produce and seafood. Or, take yourself out to one of the many local restaurants - Seafood, Sushi, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, and even British cuisine. This is the most idyllic beach town ever, with all the memories of your childhood and everything you want within your reach.

What makes this house unique

Huge Porch. Ocean Block. So much Fun!

Only 6 houses away from the sand! A very short walk to a gorgeous, sandy beach with lifeguards ~ Memorial Day through Labor Day. You can rent chairs and umbrellas right on the beach.

Just around the corner to the Boardwalk.

Beach Snack Shack - enjoy lunch right on the beach, afternoon snow cones and cool drinks - 1 block away - a short walk across the sand.

Lake Gerar is 2 short blocks away. The children will enjoy the playground and seeing the ducks. Walk over the brick bridge 4 short blocks to downtown attractions.

Known as "Our Nation's Summer Capital," Rehoboth Beach has it all ~ Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay, Boardwalk, Arcades, Rides, Restaurants, Bars, Live Entertainment, Bandstand Concerts, Water Park, Boutique and Outlet Shopping and more.

Charming locale for families and singles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Debra - things have been so hectic since we've been home I've not had the opportunity to write and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your Oak Cottage rental. My husband and I drove from Texas for a wedding and family reunion and were fortunate enough to have found your lovely home with it s wonderful porch and outstanding location; we relished the peace of our morning coffee on the porch every morning and ate most meals out there too! Our son and his wife stayed in the small cottage out back and were certainly thoroughly pleased.

The wedding on the beach, though delayed for about an hour because of rain, was wonderful! And, although my husband does not understand my joy of spending time in Rehoboth (or any beach) , he had a most pleasant week as we walked and biked for many miles around the beach, town, and boardwalk. On the other hand, I had a great time and look forward to coming back , even if I can't get him to leave the ranch again.

Your rental is so obviously a labor of love for you; we were very comfortable and appreciate all your efforts. Everything was so well tended to and the dishwasher was the quietest I'd ever been around. Also, I appreciate your linen rental; the towels and sheets were so much nicer than what I've experienced in the past.

I was glad to meet you and had fun visiting with you. Again, many thanks and I hope to see you next year.

All best wishes,

Jul 2015
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The Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Spray or Self Tanning Lotions.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Ball and Claw soaking tub. Tile Shower. Gorgeous Sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New tile shower
  • Double Size Private Outdoor Sand Shower with Hot and Cold Water and 2 Shower Heads. In Oak Cottage ~ Master Bath has a shower, toilet and sink. Hall Bath has a tiled shower, toilet and vanity with sink. In Little Cottage ~ Bath has a tiled shower, toilet in a private water closet, vanity with beautiful vessel sink and ball and claw soaking tub. All bathrooms have tile floors, windows and ventilation fans.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - Has a private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Shares bathroom with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - in Little Cottage - 2 double , Private Bath, Kitchen/Bar and Outdoor Hot and Cold Shower.
  • 4 HDTVs connected to cable can be found in Living Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom and Little Cottage Bedroom. 3 DVD players can be found in Living Room, Master Bedroom and Little Cottage Bedroom. Play N Pack portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner provides a starter quantity of paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, dish washing liquid, hand soaps and trash bags. In addition to the Beach Chairs provided, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas can be rented on the beach at the end of the street. Daily or weekly rental arrangements can be made. In the off season, The Oak Cottage and Little Cottage may be rented separately. Call or email for pricing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Ocean Block Pines Cottage~4 Bedrooms~ Memorial Day Weekend Is Available!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family and I have chosen to stay at the 16 Oak Cottage house. It worked out so wonderfully last year & this year that we are probably going to make a tradition out of it! The home is spacious and the bungalow cottage in the back provides a nice separate space for the boys in our group. The weather was not great this past trip but the house is so wonderful it didn't ruin our trip in the slightest. I would highly recommend this rental property & Debra and her team are fantastic to work with!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful homes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our group of 3 moms and 6 teens. There was plenty of room for all of us. We loved both properties and were not disappointed. Very homey feel in a beautiful setting. The wrap around porch of the main house was the cherry on top of our vacation. We would love to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and the children are invited to return as often as you like to Oak Cottage. I love to hear my guests have enjoyed the cottages and porch. Sounds like the space was perfect for you. Please come again soon. Thank you!
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family reunion for Thanksgiving. Loved both cottages and decor is exactly what a beach cottage should be.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no better place to celebrate "Turkey Day" and take time out to be thankful than at the beach. I am grateful you chose Oak Cottage for your family's special holiday getaway. Many Thanks and Merry Christmas!
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The porch that makes a rainy day seem like heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with separate cottage in the back. Five houses from the beach on a quiet street, makes it a perfect location. It would be a great place for a large family or group of friends. There is a cottage in the back that could be stand alone, complete with small refrigerator, microwave, two queen beds and a luxurious master bath with indoor and outdoor showers. Our favorite part of the main house was the screened in porch complete with comfortable couch, slide rockers, lamps for evenings and a large dining table. We had a few rainy days so spent some time reading and hanging out in this comfortable space. The kitchen is small but well equipped and met our needs for several meals we cooked. The house was newly renovated but the owner did a fabulous job of keeping the character of the old Rehoboth style beach house, which we love. Everything was clean and all appliances were new. The owner Debra was very helpful and responded promptly when called. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always happy to hear my guests have enjoyed the charm of an updated "Old Rehoboth" style cottage. Living the Lifestyle of a more relaxing vacation at the beach when TVs and electronics were unknown is heaven. Sounds like you took full advantage of The Oak Cottage's charms. Please come back soon!
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Great location and lovely beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect beach cottage for our trip to Rehoboth. It's very close to boardwalk, beach and Cape Henlopen State park. The owner, Debra was very nice and accessible to answer any questions. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch for gatherings, and the private cottage was an extra plus! We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciate your lovely comments about the Oak Cottage! I love meeting my guests and making new friends. Thank you for coming for your vacation. It was a pleasure meeting you. I invite you to come back soon.
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Easy living at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating my mom's 85th birthday by returning to an area our parents took us to as children. This all girls group had a wonderful time relaxing at the cottage. There is plenty a space for a group to be together or little pockets of space to get off by yourself. The cottage was very clean and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of hot water in the modern showers. Debra was there to greet us and do a walk through to give us any necessary information. This is not a place for people used to staying at the Ritz, this is beach living at its best.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beach Living At It's Best! I love that! Well said. Thanks for choosing The Oak Cottage for your mother's special day. It is so gratifying to know my guests have enjoyed the cottage and made wonderful memories. All the best!
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Baltimore, MD
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stingray and 20 others within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Train
109 Miles
Amtrak - Baltimore (BWI Station)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Coastal Highway Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
20 or more within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Car: recommended

MUST DO - Swim and Sunbathe. Watch Dolphin. Bike the Boardwalk. Funland Rides. Grotto Pizza. Nicola's Nic-A-Boli. Dollies' Salt Water Taffy. Blue Crabs. Bandstand Concerts. Royal Treat Breakfast. Blue Moon Dinner. Big Fish Dinner. Outlet Shopping. Jungle Jim's Waterpark. Children's Theater. Art League. So much more!


Rates & Availability

The Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 28 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer - Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 8-11, 2017 Main Cottage
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 12 - Nov 4, 2017
Oct 12 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $50
Departure Cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 3.0%

The Refundable Damage/Security Deposit is $1000 per week and $500 per weekend.

The Rental Rate does not include 3% Tax, Departure Cleaning, Mid-Rental Cleaning or Linens.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, I will provide Linens for an additional charge of $325 per week. Linens include 2 bath towels and 2 washcloths per guest, 2 hand towels per bathroom, 1 bath mat per bathroom and sheets - 1 Queen, 3 Full and 2 Twin. Blankets are provided in cooler weather only. Beds will be made on arrival and towels placed in all bathrooms ready for use. I do the laundry at the end of the rental. Guests bring Beach Towels.

The Oak Cottage is NOT available for High School Senior Week vacations under any circumstances.
Guests must be at least 25 years of age to rent.

No Pets are allowed.

Guests may rent the Oak Cottage and the Little Cottage separately in April, October and November.
The Oak Cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. $170 per night plus $140 cleaning and 3% tax.
The Little Cottage sleeps 4 in 1 bedroom with 2 full beds and 1 bathroom. $80 per night plus $75 cleaning and 3% tax.

Service Fee - This is a new fee that VRBO has added. It is added into the Quote by VRBO and the rate is determined by VRBO. This fee goes directly to VRBO, not the Home Owner, and you will be billed this amount separately by VRBO. As the Home Owner, I have no control over this fee. To avoid this fee, call me directly to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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