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Oceanside Victorian; Lewes Historic District

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This charming, 1890's Victorian was featured on the 'Christmas in Lewes Home Tour'..... The full description is below. (Please include your phone number to book and call the owner to reserve your desired days. The Calendar is up-to-date for searching availability. The Notes in the Rate Tab include details about the total cost.)...The quiet town of Lewes, established in the early 1600’s, showcases its scenic seaport village, rich history and beautiful beaches. The ‘period’ home is nestled in the town’s quaint historic district with a 3 block walk to excellent restaurants, boutiques, farmer’s market, concerts, attractions and conveniences. Both the ocean and bay beach entrances are within a mile. Walk, bike or drive with your all your gear to stay all day. The pristine ocean beach, with its 8 mile shoreline, has been protected in its natural setting for centuries. Neighboring Rehoboth Beach bustles with its Boardwalk and attractions. Visit my home in tranquil Lewes and enjoy easy accessibility to all the delights a beach vacation can offer – but without crowds and commercialization. Lewes is an ideal spot for a relaxed old-fashioned beach vacation, away from neon, noise and high-rise development. NOTE:

Summer rentals are ‘by the week’ with Friday as the change-over day. Home is Non-Smoking and Pets are Not Permitted.

Winter- off-season - longer leases available

House Description:

Updated with nicely appointed furnishings, this five bedroom home with two and half bath (including the outdoor shower bathroom) sleeps 10 guests and features a fully-equipped sunny kitchen, W/D, DW, hardwood floors, window A/C units throughout, Cable TV and WIFI wireless internet. The main house sleeps 7 with 1 King, 1 Double, and 3 Twin beds. The separate cottage sleeps 3 with 2 Twin beds; one of which is a trundle that can be converted to a King or used as a 3rd single bed. The cottage bedroom suite is perfect for multi-families, teens, grandparents or a girls’ dorm. Delightful outdoor spaces include a neighborly front porch, complete with a swing and rockers; a backyard boasting comfortable seating and dining for everyone in either the gorgeous screened dining gazebo or beautiful, spacious deck alongside a manicured lawn with towering walnut trees. The yard is our neighborhood’s playground – and yours to enjoy as well! Play ball or consider a friendly game of crochet (set provided). The home has a cozy solarium for morning coffee, charcoal and gas grills adjacent to the outdoor antique prep sink, and a shed stocked for your recreational use with 4 adult bikes, beach toys, boogie boards, yard games, outdoor concert lawn chairs, lounger, cooler and a few beach chairs. As a bonus, you’ll find most of what you need when you first arrive, including hand and bath towels, starter paper supplies, and condiments. You must provide your own sheets and beach towels. Bring along your ‘favorite’ beach chair and umbrella if you’re a sun lover like I am.

Sleeping Arrangements: The 2nd Floor has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom – Master Bedroom w/King Bed; Twin Bedroom w/2 Single Beds; and a Small Bedroom w/1 Single Bed (this room is a walk-thru to 3rd Floor Attic Bedroom). The 3rd Floor has an Attic Bedroom with antique double bed, a pitched ceiling and steep stairs typical of a historic home (Bathroom is on 2nd floor). The separate Cottage Suite has 3 twin beds - a Twin and a Twin Trundle Bed (2 twins); use them as 3 beds or convert the Trundle Twins to a King Bed. The cottage has a loveseat, table for 4, mini kitchenette and easy access to the lighted outside bathroom. Create some extra privacy or give the kids their own ‘dream house’.

Bathrooms: Main level: half bath and our favorite outside shower/bathroom, complete with its own toilet and outside sink. The 2nd floor has a full bath with tub and shower.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2016
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About Chris

The owner is a DC suburban resident, native New Yorker with an incurable love for the beach, who summered in Rehoboth for 20 years. The owner chose Lewes for its unsurpassed ocean beach (inside the Cape Henlopen State Park). Longing for her early days on Long Island, Lewes’ 8 miles of ocean shoreline is untouched, natural and undeveloped, showcasing the sun, sand and surf in all its natural glory.

Chris purchased this house in 2006

Why Chris chose Lewes

The owner chose Lewes for its historic district which protects its small town appeal and quaint, quiet neighborhoods, where the home is located. Variety is key for her and beloved Rehoboth is nearby with its hubbub of activity, boardwalk, beaches, shops and restaurants. This house and others like it on the street were built in the Victorian era as a bonus for the managers of a long-gone factory. The owner renovated this 1898 house a few years ago, creating a lovely home for others to enjoy! The house displays her art, photos and personal furnishings collected over decades.

What makes this house unique

First, the location; the house sits on a secluded street and is an easy walk to the center of town. Second, the home has hidden surprises around every corner. It’s updated, but eclectic and maintains many original and reclaimed features. The attic has original 1898 plank flooring; its walls were reclaimed from a 1930’s Rehoboth hand-made log cabin, whose millstone flanks the town's museum. Although that summer rental was demolished, she saved many of its features and furnishings, including the depression-era outdoor sink. The house displays her personal treasures: kitchen wall plates from her trips to Florence, Italy; a painting in the sun-room, by a RB neighbor, that depicts a tanker on the horizon; a painting of her first summer beach 'rental' which began her ‘living the dream’ home search. A friend drew an interpretation of the ‘5 Boys’ with Canada geese. There is Marsha’s (Front Street, Lewes) rendition of Madison Ave crafted like San Francisco's Painted Ladies, 'The ‘7 Sisters'. There are photos from her time spent in Italy, DC, Arizona, Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Every item holds a treasured memory! Please take good care of them.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Oceanside Victorian; Lewes Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that Chris shared her beautiful home with us. It is in the perfect location with plenty of space for everyone to be together or enjoy much needed alone time.

And Chris has taken the utmost care to provide you and your family everything you need to make your trip a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, along with a group of friends, stayed at this location for 4 days in July of 2012. I immediately fell in LOVE with this house. It was GORGEOUS! Every room took my breath away! The house is located in a quaint little historic town. It was blocks away from town where there was so much to do and see. Everything was beautiful. And there was so much to enjoy. The house was so relaxing, and it was also in a very safe, and quiet neighborhood. The house was spotless, and offered so much space. Aside from how immaculate and "homey" the inside of the house was, the outside was amazing too. GORGEOUS back patio was the perfect place to sit and catch up with friends. I also had the privileged of meeting the owner Chris when I stayed. She was one of the SWEETEST, most AMAZING person I have ever met. She was so kind to us! Will DEFINITELY be going back! All around AMAZING experience!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is great and very indicative of my property. You won't go wrong following her lead to visit my home for your vacation.
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5

Everything a vacation house should be

  • 5 of 5

This place is deceivingly big. There were about 10 of us and there was more than enough space for everybody. It is the perfect old-fashioned adorable beach house to bring a large family.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it seems small in the pictures but has all the room you need, inside and out, to have a very enjoyable vacation. It is nice to stay in a 'home' instead of a 'rental' beach house.
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5

Lewes Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful historic house in Lewes. We came here in July with some friends. The house is not too far from the beach, you could ride bikes or drive (its about 2 miles or so.....just watch the headwind on the way back!). The house is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay at a home away from home. There are bikes, beach chairs, coolers etc all for your use! The rooms are spacious perfect for a bunch of friends or a family. It is decorated in kind of a beach/Victorian farm house style and feels very warm and welcoming. There is a small cottage out in the back which is just adorable. The deck is large and spacious with plenty of room to have a nice outside dinner experience. It was really nice to sit outside and drink our coffee on the rocking chairs on the front porch as well.

It is only a short walk into town and you can enjoy all the other historic houses along the way!

Overall our stay was very enjoyable and we are definitely planning on going back if it is available this summer again. Very relaxing and homey!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This says it all. Location and comforts of home. Makes for a wonderful vacation.
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Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lewes-Cape May
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 1, Coastal Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cape Henlopen and Bay Beach at Dairy Queen
Car: recommended

Walk to everything from this ‘in town’ home. Stroll the quaint seaport village of Lewes, shop for antiques, specialty items or gourmet treats. Visit maritime museums and monuments to the first Dutch settlers of the 1600’s. Saunter past charming historic homes and lush gardens. Dine at diverse restaurants. Admire local artists and craftswork at art galleries and fairs. Ride a bike, rent a kayak, or cast a fishing line off the jetty at the inlet. Or take a mile-long walk on the beach in the opposite direction, to the Dairy Queen. Walk, run or bike the 8 mile trail to Rehoboth and have a muffin at Pasquelini’s at the end.

Water, water everywhere – canal, bay, ocean – sunning, swimming, beachcombing, bird-watching, surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking. Take a tour on Delaware’s historic tall ship Kalmar Nyckel, when she’s in port. Take a ferry ride from Lewes to Cape May, New Jersey, at $15 round trip for foot passengers. Board the old restored light ship 'Overfalls' at its pier - or maybe try a lighthouse tour by boat. Explore Wildlife refuges full of birds.

Enjoy Lewes’ small town Americana 4th of July celebration and weekly summer Concerts on the Green at the Library. Bargain shop at Delaware’s tax-free outlet malls. Visit the old-fashioned Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, eat cotton candy and Grottos Pizza, rub shoulders with the crowds…well maybe once. Take a tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery in nearby Milton. Golf or play tennis,

Delight in the Cape Henlopen ocean beaches as pristine as the dunes and surf at the Outer Banks---but so much closer!

Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 11 2016 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
$2,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Summer: Rentals are Full Weeks ONLY; Week is $1975; plus Fees: $60 Damage Insurance-not refundable, Cleaning fee of $125 and Rental Tax at 5%. Cottage included. Total is $2268. Changeover Day is SATURDAY.
Nightly Stays: 2 night stay is $250 per day plus $125 cleaning fee plus $60 damage fee plus 5% tax for $719.25.
3 Night Savings Deal for inclusive rate of $850. Cottage is optional with additional fee of $250 per rental period.
Holidays: 4 Night Minimum stays for holidays - Memorial Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
No Cottage available after Nov 11th. Main House sleeps 7. Cottage available in Summer and Fall; Spring after set-up.
Monthly Winter Rate includes Electric, Water, WIFI, and CTV. Heating is charged at cost. Cottage not available after Nov 11th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half Bath on Main Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Bathroom on 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Enclosed Shower with toilet/sink next to sunroom and cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Small Single Bed Room - 1 twin/ single , Small room shares access to the attic bedroom
    Master King Bed Room - 1 king , 2nd Floor, adjacent to bath
    Twin Beds (2) Room - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor; adjacent to bath, private from Master
    Attic Double Bed - 1 double , Third Floor Attic; steep steps, access thru small room
    Cottage 1 Room Suite - 3 twin/ single , Suite includes 2 Twins; one is trundle for 3rd bed or King
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extra amenities with all the convenience of home! House is supplied with hand and bath towels, condiments, starter paper products, bicycles, 'extra' beach chairs, beach toys, gas and BBQ the grills. You must provide your own sheets and beach towels. Bring your favorite beach chair, cooler and beach umbrella to use in addition to those I supply at the house.

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