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Ocean Block Pines Cottage~4 Bedrooms~Guests May Rent Cottages Separately in Fall

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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The Pines House Rental Photos and Description

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

Enjoy this casual, classic Pines cottage with a spacious screened porch that wraps two sides of the Oak Cottage only 6 doors to the life-guarded beach. This 1929 historic cottage has been remodeled to provide modern comfort in a charming setting. Oak Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room with indoor dining area, kitchen and laundry. The fourth bedroom is in Little Cottage, a well loved, separate cottage with a large bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, kitchen/bar and outdoor, hot and cold shower. Accommodates 10 guests. Off street parking for 2 cars plus 2 on street parking permits. Situated on two and a half fenced lots, the family friendly yard is huge. The deck leads from the kitchen to a large furnished patio with umbrella, dining table, chaises and chairs. Linens that are provided are: Kitchen Towels, Pillows, Bedspreads and Mattress Pads. Owner will provided Sheets, Blankets and Bath Towels for an additional charge. Master Bedroom has 1 Queen bed and private bath. The 2nd Bedroom has a Full bed and shares a bath with the 3rd Bedroom that has 2 Twin beds. Little Cottage has 2 Full Beds and private bath.

In October and November, Oak Cottage and Little Cottage can be rented individually.

Oak Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and sleeps 6.

Little Cottage has 1 bedroom with 2 full beds, 1 full bath and sleeps 4.

Call or email for pricing for Oak Cottage and Little Cottage individual rentals.

2016 Event and Activity Information for Rehoboth Beach ~

February 13 - Merchant's Attic - Indoor Garage Sale

February 15 - President's Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 19 - Merchant's Attic - Indoor Garage Sale

March 20 - Palm Sunday

March 27 - Easter Sunday

April 2 - Chocolate Festival at Atlantic Sands Hotel

April 8 to 10 - Lewes Tulip Festival

April 8 to 10 - Springtime for Greyhounds - Dewey Beach

April 24 - Coastal Delaware Running Festival

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 7 - Funland Opens for the Season at 1 pm

May 8 - Mother's Day

May TBD - Rehoboth Beach Garden Tour

May 20 - 22 - Spring Side Walk Sale

May 30 - Memorial Day

June TBD - Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week

June 19 - Father's Day

June TBD (27 & 28th in 2015) - Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Arts Festival

July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach

July 4 - Independence Day

July TBD (7 and 8th in 2015) - Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour

August TBD (1st in 2015) - 38th Annual Sandcastle Contest

August TBD (8, 9, 15 & 16 in 2015) - Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art Show

September 5 - Labor Day

September 30 to October 2 - 40th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale

October TBD (8th to 11th in 2015) - Greyhounds 'Reach the Beach'

October 10 - Columbus Day

October TBD (15th to 18th in 2015) - Jazz Festival

October TBD (23rd to 25th in 2015) -27th Annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers' Festival

October 31 - Halloween

November TBD - Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

November TBD - Cocoa Crawl

November TBD - Downtown Poker Crawl

November 11 - Veteran's Day

November 5 to 9 - Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

November TBD (27th in 2015) - Rehoboth Beach Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-A-Long

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Debra Harvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 Daddy still lives today. 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 Boards 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 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 dishes, original 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.

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 coffee, 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, white sand beach with lifeguards. 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 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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Ocean Block Pines Cottage~4 Bedrooms~Guests May Rent Cottages Separately in Fall
average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews

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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Upstate NY

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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  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend here with husband and our daughters family which included two small children. My husband and I stayed in the little cottage in back....perfect for our private (and quiet) time away from the grandchildren. Our only complaint was that our time was much too short. Both cottages are charming, both the wrap-around porch and yard are huge, the kitchen is well equipped, and the location is marvelous. We would definitely go back...but for a longer time!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to accept the complaint of not enough time at Oak Cottage. You have to come back soon and stay longer! I'll be looking forward to seeing you then.
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Severna Park, Maryland

Charming Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Oak Cottage and we loved it just as much the second time. We go to Rehoboth for our annual Girl's Weekend. Since we found Oak Cottage we knew this was the only place for us in Rehoboth. Although we spend most of our time on the beautiful screened-in porch, both the cottage and guest house are beautiful. Each room is special and Debra updates and replaces items each year. We also took advantage of the linen service. It is so nice not to worry about sheets and towels and the quality of the ones provided are exceptional.

The location is great and the personal attention is wonderful.

Our first two days were rainy and when we left it was sunny, since no one was arriving that day, Debra asked if we would like to stay and enjoy the beach for the day. It was lovely and made it seem like we had an entire extra day.

You cannot ask for a better vacation for the family or a group. It was a delightful extended weekend

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love having my new girlfriends come back each year to Oak Cottage! It was a pleasure to see you again. After a few rainy days, I was thrilled you were able to take advantage of my one open day to spend it on the beach sunning yourselves. You are right that I'm always up to something new to keep Oak Cottage freshened up. This year it was new siding for the Little Cottage and fresh paint for Oak Cottage. I like to keep up with maintenance and paint every 5 years or less so it always has a good appearance. This close to the ocean, the cottages need extra attention. Everyone seems to enjoy having the lovely linens and I'm glad you enjoyed them again this year. It really saves hauling a lot in the car and when you get home, you don't have all that laundry to wash. I think it makes for a more relaxed vacation. I will be looking for you in 2016! Can't wait.
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  • 5 of 5

16 Oak Avenue is a wonderful place to stay! We totally enjoyed our weekend at the beach. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of gear to cook at home. The beds were comfortable and rooms spacious. We would go back !

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review and for choosing The Oak Cottage for your weekend getaway. I will definitely be looking for you again next year! Thank you.
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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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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 12 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2017 - May 29 2017
4 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 - 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 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

The Refundable Damage/Security Deposit is $1000.

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

Owner will provide Linens for an additional charge of $325 per week. Linens include 2 bath towels and 3 washcloths per guest, 3 hand towels per bathroom, 1 bath mat per bathroom and sheets - 1 Queen, 3 Full and 2 Twin. Blankets are provided in cooler months only. Beds will be made on arrival and towels placed in all bathrooms ready for use. Owner does 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.

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The Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 2 - toilet , shower , 2013 - new tile shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Ball and Claw soaking tub. Tile Shower. Gorgeous Sink.
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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