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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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, 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.

Weekly Rentals are Friday to Friday for 2018

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:
September 11, 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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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. 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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Ocean Block Pines Cottage~4 Bedrooms~ Memorial Day Weekend Is Available!
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A perfect venue for our extended family beach week!!! We loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

The space was just right for our week-long three-generation get-together that included 5 adults and 4 grandkids ages 6-18. The adolescents totally loved their ‘private space’ in the cottage! [BTW, the cottage tub is delightful, and the small kitchenette and bath area perfect!!] Besides the amenities throughout, what I think we ALL loved most was the main house porch: there were a multitude of private or group spots to suit any mood or need. We tried out each one over the course of the week!! And when the humidity was low and the temperature suitable, opening the living room French doors to the porch totally changed the feel of the space! The house is light, cheerfully decorated and well-appointed. The owner arranged for us to arrive later, and was very helpful making sure we had everything we needed, replacing needed kitchen tools, answering our questions, mailing left items and so on. The very roomy double outdoor shower was also very much appreciated and enjoyed. While we used the outdoor grill, we found we never used the patio table and chairs, instead eating as a larger group on the main house porch. Overall, the spaces facilitated a wonderful reunion for our geographically dispersed, extended family. We would not hesitate to come again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Wonderful! It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I was glad to help with your late check in and anything else that was needed. I was happy you pointed out the need for a missing utensil. Sometimes things go missing and I overlook their absence. The good news is that I always have extras on hand and can run right over. Isn't the porch the best? Everyone just loves it and it is the true center of family life at the cottage. While "grandparents" usually opt to stay in Little Cottage, I thought it was so nice that the teens got their own little hideaway. So cute! Thanks for coming and being such fun guests. I hope I will see you back at Oak Cottage soon! I have some new decorating up my sleeve for 2018.
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was wonderful to work with and the home was everything we could have asked for and more. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn, I am so glad to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at the Oak Cottage. It was a pleasure working with you to arrange your stay. I hope you will keep the Oak Cottage in mind for your next vacation. Warmly, Debra
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

Overall it was a nice property. Close to the beach and boardwalk. Bedrooms were small and beds not very comfortable. Would have preferred at least a queen size bed in the smaller cottage and a sofa to sit on. the bathroom in the small cottage was really nice and updated. Debra was easy to work with. we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diana, I'm so sorry to hear that you weren't entirely satisfied, but glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. This is the first time I've been told that the beds weren't comfortable so I'll have to test them out when I'm there again.Three of the four bedroom sets are fairly new, one of them is less than two years old. I try to bring new sets in every few years just to keep everything in good working order. But I suppose that everyone has their own preference in their beds. I know I certainly do. I believe that my listing accurately describes the actual bed sizes. I did consider a queen size for the small cottage but thought that it might make that area seem a bit cramped, so I kept with the full size. I'll definitely give that some more consideration though when it comes time to replace that set. It was a great pleasure having you for the week and thanks for the feedback. I really like the idea of a sofa in the small cottage. I'll have to see how I could make that one work! Happy Vacationing, Debra
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Edgewater, MD United States

5th year in a row - we must like it here!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family - 3 sons and associated wives, girlfriends and 2 young granddaughters - spent a fun week going to the beach, walking into town, riding the rides at Funland, and relaxing in this lovely house. The wrap-around screened porch is my favorite place to read or just get together. Both the house and the suite in the 'little house' are beautifully decorated and well appointed. The owner is very responsive if there are any problems to be addressed. Highly recommend this house for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the house and all it has to offer (again). It really is a great place to come "home" to after a long day at the beach or the shops and the wrap around porch is awesome for the rainy days when you don't feel like venturing out about town. We'd love to have you back again for year 6 so please keep the Oak Cottage in mind for your next vacation. Best, Debra
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Charming, adorable and very comfortable beach house!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with my 2 teenage boys and 2 of their friends at Oak Cottage. This is truly a beach house where you can relax on the gorgeous porch and walk easily back and forth to the beach. The owner is very gracious and made us feel right at home. The bungalow in the backyard is absolutely stunning and was a perfect fit for my friend. I would highly recommend staying here. I would also recommend purchasing the towel and linen service to make your stay more comfortable. You only need to bring beach towels!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let me first say, thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 Star Review! It was a pleasure meeting you, your husband (though he was not able to stay and was off to work), the boys and your friend. What a wonderful family. I had so much fun visiting on the porch and enjoying our conversation. I know you are shopping for a beach cottage of your own, but please do come back to see me. Such fun! Best to everyone!
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Perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

My family of nine (parents, adult kids, and three littles) stayed here for a week. The little cottage was perfect for my sister's family with three children, and the rest of the adults stayed in the main house. the houses were lovely and clean, the porch and yard were great for relaxing after the day at the beach. we'd love to stay again when we come back to rehoboth.

We walked up to the beach every day, rented our umbrellas and chairs right by the lifeguard - the beach area wasn't as crowded as in front of the boardwalk and the hotels, and it was an easy walk for our thrasher's fries for lunch time. the parking passes give an option to drive closer to rehoboth ave and park for free in marked areas for permits for dinner - it can be a lot of walking after a day at the beach and a few laps up and down the boardwalk.

check-in and check-out was a breeze, and Debbie and Brett were very friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommend for a relaxing family vacation - the full kitchen, laundry and outdoor shower can't be beat by a hotel!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Morgan, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I always love to hear that people have enjoyed their time at the Oak Cottages. I go to great lengths to make sure that the home is immaculate and that everything is in place for my guests to do what they came to do - relax and enjoy themselves. I'd love to have you and your family back again soon so don't forget us when you're planning your 2018 vacation. The Oak Cottages are already calling your name. Warmly, Debra
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $1,000

The Refundable Damage/Security Deposit is $1000 for four nights or more and $500 for three nights.

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.

Weekly Bookings run from Friday to Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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