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Charming 'Blue Lady' Beach Victorian in Historic District; Room 4 Everyone

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Visit my home in tranquil Lewes - ideal for your relaxed, old-fashioned beach vacation; away from neon, noise and high-rise development. Wonderful memories are made here! My charming Victorian 'Blue Lady', featured on the 'Lewes Home Tour', has modern updates and well-appointed furnishings. The 'compound' features an added carriage house, large screened gazebo, deck with beautiful surroundings and unique covered outdoor 2nd bathroom. The sunroom and the quaint, neighborly front porch extend the open living area. The home is nestled on the quiet side of the historic district with plenty of unrestricted parking. It is only a 4-block walk to excellent restaurants, boutiques, farmer’s market, concerts, attractions, and conveniences. The ocean beach and bay are within a mile. Walk, bike or drive with your all your gear to stay all day. Not a building is in sight along the 8 miles of pristine ocean shoreline, yet conveniences and a variety of nature activities abound. The quiet town of Lewes, established in the 1600’s, showcases beautiful beaches, a scenic seaport village with a rich history, tax-free shopping, year-round featured events, and the ferry to Cape May, NJ. Everything you dream about for a beach vacation is accessible but without the crowds and the hassle. Close by, but far enough away, Rehoboth Beach bustles with more eateries, boutiques and Boardwalk attractions.

House Description:

This quaint Victorian features all the latest updates and well-appointed furnishings. It has five bedrooms with two and a half baths (including an outdoor bathroom). Sleeps 10 guests and features a fully-equipped sunny kitchen, W/D, DW, hardwood floors, window A/C units throughout and in every bedroom, 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, including a trundle that converts to a King or a 3rd single bed. The cottage bedroom suite is perfect for multi-families, teens, grandparents or a fun ‘dorm.' Delightful outdoor spaces include a neighborly front porch, complete with rockers and a backyard boasting a beautiful, spacious deck with lounging and seating for everyone, alongside a manicured lawn with towering walnut trees. Luxuriate on the long swing for a nap or book while listening to the birds and feeling the ocean breeze. When the sea is a little rough, you can even hear the waves. The gorgeous screened gazebo seats 12 for dinner and offers a couch and chairs for relaxing bug-free outdoors. My gracious neighbor offers her beautiful property for our neighborhood’s enjoyment – and yours! Play ball or frisbee; consider a friendly game of croquet (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, lounge chairs, coolers and beach chairs. Bring your own or rent equipment close by. As a bonus, you’ll find most of what you need when you first arrive, including starter paper supplies and condiments. I provide you with kitchen, hand and bath towels, but you must bring your sheets and beach towels. Sheet rental is available.

Sleeping Arrangements/Bedrooms: 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. The 3rd Floor has an Attic Bedroom with an antique double bed and a pitched ceiling and steeper stairs, typical of this period type of historic home. Create some extra privacy or give the kids their own ‘dream house' with the 5th cottage bedroom. 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 to a King Bed with an extra twin. The cottage has a loveseat, table for 4, mini kitchenette and easy, lighted access to the outdoor bathroom and first-floor bath.

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

More Details

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

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 Historic District

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.

Amenities

Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings receive 100% refund if I can re-book your slot.
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
  • Hair 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
    Cottage 1 Room Suite - 3 twin/ single , Suite includes 2 Twins; one is trundle for 3rd bed or King
    Attic Double Bed - 1 double , Third Floor Aerie; Bath on 2nd Floor
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater 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 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.

Reviews

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Charming 'Blue Lady' Beach Victorian in Historic District; Room 4 Everyone
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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Not clean and unsafe

  • 2 of 5

There was a lighter in the sofa, the railings on the steps were loose, the air conditioning was tripping and the overall house was not clean as promised. Although the management is very nice they simply need to get a new maid service

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and very well stocked. We had several guests come and go over our two week stay and they loved the house too. The location is excellent; just a few blocks to town and a short bike ride to the bay or state park. The kitchen was easy and fun to prepare meals in. Loved the gazebo as a puzzel room. Be forewarned the attic bed is short so for those 6' it was not comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation in Lewes

  • 5 of 5

Our family found this house to be charming and perfect for our extended family. The additional cottage space was a favorite of our families with children...we had 2 groups changing places mid week...it was perfect. ( just to be clear for visitors, the 'second' bathroom is actually an enclosed outdoor shower/toilet, with the sink outside...worked ok for returning from the beach but not convenient...or dry.. when we had a few storms) It was a welcoming home with amenities and plenty of space for 10. Thank you Chris, for letting us share it for a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda's family were terrific guests. They visited during a particularly rainy stretch. Due to their comment, I had the outdoor shower/bathroom roof replaced immediately after their stay. Most guests have preferred the outdoor covered bathroom above all others. It definitely helps to keep sand from destroying the antique floors and house pipes and provides an enjoyable experience only a beach house can offer .
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Girls Gone Again

  • 4 of 5

There were five of us and we were overall very happy with the house. The location was great. Quiet street. Great back yard area for cocktails and conversation. The description of 2 1/2 baths is a little deceiving due to the fact that 1 toilet and shower are outside. There is a powder room on the first floor and a full bath on the second. The kitchen was accommodating and the grill was great. Thanks again

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most guests have preferred the outdoor covered bathroom above all others. It definitely helps to keep sand from destroying the antique floors and house pipes and provides an enjoyable experience only a beach house can offer. It now has a new roof too.
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5

This place was great!

  • 5 of 5

The "Blue Lady" in Lewes was great--a short cheerful walk for morning coffee and pastries downtown is a great way to start the day! I loved the Victorian look and the porch, the kids loved all the special little special spots in the house they found to explore and play in which gave my husband an opportunity to relax wherever he wanted--couch, porch, gazebo, or have a nap--it was so comfortable to be there. The house itself was well stocked with anything a family or group of friends would need or want, and walking or biking anywhere you w tant to go is easy.. There is also the wonderful Henlopen State Park close by and the Rehoboth Boardwalk. The house and town themselves are enough without other attractions. Boutique and antique shopping in town (my favorites) followed by a cafe snack are part of the charm, and anything else you need is nearby.

Great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gracious home, outstanding backyard/deck, gazebo

  • 5 of 5

Quirky- in a good way- large, Victorian home; easily accommodates family reunion kinds of get together; large back yard- flat, lots of trees and flowers, comfortable outdoor furniture; large wooden patio, screened gazebo with large table, chairs and benches; large outbuilding with additional sleeping spaces; near town and beaches

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bethany Blues, Irish Eyes, Wharf, Agave
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lewes-Cape May
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Baywood Greens, Rookery, RT 16/1
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 1, Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Striper Bites, Buttery, Taste of Italy, Kindle
Nearest Beach
0.5 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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
HOLIDAYS-see Notes $1 + Tax
Damage Insurance Fee $75 + Tax
MidWeek Rentals-see Note $1 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

HOLIDAYS-Any period that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Memorial or Labor Day Holiday has a 4 Night Minimum Stay charged for 4 nights at the Weekend Rate; Subsequent nights are at the seasonal discount rate.
Rentals that do not include every weekend day are charged at the minimum weekend rate for the minimum number of nights.
The Cottage is never rented separately to other guests or the owner. The Cottage is not available in the Winter.
Monthly Rates include an allowance for services and utilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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