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THE DOVE CALL is a 3 bedroom, single-story comfortable home away from home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 baths, deck & patio 3 blocks to beach/boardwalk

Our home is located just outside Rehoboth city limits. It is one half block W. of Silver Lake. A 5-7 minute walk to Atlantic Ocean/beach/boardwalk on the East side of Highway One. This quiet area has off-street parking for 2 cars and because you are outside city limits, you don't need a parking permit to park on the street. We have tenants that return each year to this home because the house is well-maintained, its on a quiet street that is close enough to walk to everything, and its kept very clean and provides you with everything you need to enjoy your vacation as if you were in your own home. My husband is a local general contractor for over 25 years. We purchased this home in 2004. We renovated the entire place (inside and out). We are hands-on Landlords that pride ourselves with providing our tenants with a clean, fresh home to vacation at, just like we want when we travel. We allow some folks to travel with their dogs, but expect them to take care of our home.

Things to know and see: just 1/2 block from The Dove Call is a stop for the Jolly Trolly. This is a reasonably priced Trolly car that can take you to Dewey Beach where you will find lots of bars, restaurants, shops, jet skis and more beaches, or to Rehoboth Avenue, where you will find more great restaurants, shops, arcades, Funland (kids rides), and Rehoboth beach's one mile boardwalk and much more. The Trolly is a way to get to lots more places without trying to find metered or permit parking. However, if you do want to park a bit closer to the beach, you will need to either feed the meters, or in some areas where no meters are located you will need a parking permit. These can be obtained at City Hall on Rehoboth Avenue or just across the white bridge heading into Rehoboth near Silver Lake. About two blocks on your right you will see blue umbrellas with a person there selling these permits for the City of Rehoboth Beach. You can purchase daily or for the week. As me, and I can pick up the permit for you at an additional charge (permit plus a small fee).

Nearby attractions:: Big Fish Grille is a great seafood restaurant just one mile from this house. It also has a seafood market attached to it if you would rather cook at the house on the grill or inside. Victoria's Restaurant is an upscale restaurant located at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel on the Boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Catchers is a simple, really good seafood restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue right near Starbucks and Cultured Pearl (a sushi restaurant). If you are in the mood for a GREAT Steak--you don't want to miss 1776 Restaurant which is in the same plaza as the Movie Theaters on Route One North (approximately 3 miles from The Dove Call). Grotto Pizza is the most popular pizza place in the area and it delivers, although I prefer Loui's Pizza located right next to Dollie's Popcorn on the Boardwalk/Rehoboth Avenue.

Jungle Jim's has big water slides and a lazy lake if you want something other than the beach. The Tangier Outlets has three locations and lots of tax-free shopping. Head boats for fishing are located 6 miles north in Lewes, Delaware. Also in Lewes are more GREAT restaurants and quaint shops. There is also a biking trail that goes from Rehoboth to Lewes. Lewes also has a State Park where you can head out to the Ocean, fishing pier, or just walk and/or bike. You can get a beach tag and drive onto the beach too. There is so much to do in the Rehoboth/Lewes/Dewey area.

More Details

Property Manager
Allison Hedley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Allison Hedley

My husband, Douglas and I had purchased this property in 2004--we were both general contractors. Doug was a local, born and raised here in Delaware. His passing in 2015, has left a huge hole in my heart and life. We remodeled this property completely. We have several repeat renters who have come to stay at our property we call The Dove Call for many years. I have changed the changeover day to Friday's for 2016 so that people can enjoy a full weekend and hopefully deal with less traffic.

Allison Hedley purchased this house in 2004

Why Allison Hedley chose South Rehoboth

Our property is clean, well taken care of and close to the boardwalk. The Jolly Trolley transportation is 1/2 block from our home for those people who would like a quick ride to downtown Dewey or downtown Rehoboth!

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of our home is that I am a hands on property owner. I clean between renters, book the rentals, and assure any repairs are performed timely. I am there for anything you may need--I will certainly try to create an enjoyable week for you!


South Rehoboth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outside shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
    Purple Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodeled With--large tile shower
    Green Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tile shower w/glass encl, vanity, and high height toilet
  • Both bathrooms were remodeled a few years ago. Each has a tiled shower with glass enclosures. Both toilets are high rise toilets. One bath has a pedestal sink and one bath has a vanity. These bathrooms are fresh and cleaned well between each tenant. We provide towels and wash cloths for each of the two bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 (Peach) - 1 king , Large bedroom with king bed and TV
    Bedroom #2 (Purple) - 1 queen , Bedroom with Queen bed (No TV)
    Bedroom #3 (Aqua) - 1 king , Another bedroom with king bed & TV w/DVD player
    Living Room-Day Bed w/Trundle - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds (daybed w/trundle) in LR with upgraded mattresses
  • the two King bedrooms have TV's and ceiling fans. They are all painted in bright beachy colors. Each season we have all mattresses steam cleaned, and we put new waterproof mattress pads on each of the beds and new pillow and pillow covers. The King bedroom has a pillow top mattress. We provide sheets and comforters and pillows for each of the beds or you are more than welcome to bring your own.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our kitchen is large and is loaded with pots, pans, utensils and appliances to allow you to create anything from a simple meal to a gourmet dinner. We provide sheets and towels for your stay. However, we do not provide beach towels or beach blankets. You must bring your own laundry soap, trash bags, paper goods, shampoo, etc.


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THE DOVE CALL is a 3 bedroom, single-story comfortable home away from home
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Quaint vacation spot that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The Dove call is an adorable home, I feel the pictures online just don't do it justice. The house makes you feel like it's been your home and perfect spot for a family vacation (especially little ones). Walking distance to the beach (about 15 min) and close to all attractions. We do hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! I really appreciate the feedback. Great tenants!
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Fabulous, great location ,clean

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Relaxing, clean. Well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoboken, NJ

Great Times!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 women had a fantastic experience at the Dove Call...such a quaint, clean beach cottage just a short walk to a beautiful part of Rehoboth Beach. The Jolly Trolley picked us up right at the corner to head to Dewey Beach for night life. The kitchen is huge and well-stocked... we spent most of our time in the kitchen hanging out and cooking when we weren't at the beach!! Such a great central location to Rehoboth and Dewey!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect beach home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with 6 of our friends for a long weekend and couldn't have been happier! The location was ideal for us because it was a very short drive to Dewey, where we spent a lot of time, and walking distance to Rehoboth beach/boardwalk/downtown. The house itself is very well maintained and was spacious and comfortable. We hope to stay here next year and make a tradition out of it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Baltimore, Maryland

Perfect location and house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with two other couples rented this house over Memorial Day Weekend and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect as you can walk into Dewey, Rehoboth, and to the beach - all about an 8-10 minute walk. The actual house is adorable and extremely comfortable while being very well kept. The back porch may have been our favorite part as the seating is so welcoming and allows for great BBQs with friends. This house is amazing for a group of couples and for a family. We would love to rent this property again and for a longer period of time. Lastly, the home owner and property manager is absolutely wonderful to work with. She is extremely attentive to detail, honest, and more than willing to accommodate tenants in any way. We loved this house and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Dove Call. Please come back again.
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Just in Thyme Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Rookery Public Course
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Just in Thyme Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rehoboth Beach

THE DOVE CALL single story 3 bedroom house is just about 3.5 short blocks to south end of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean. It takes 5-7 minutes to walk there from our home. It is 1/2 mile per the odometer. Rehoboth Avenue is a 10 minute simple walk. If you are not up for the walk to Rehoboth Avenue, you can also hop on the Jolly Trolly at end of our street and take a ride to downtown Rehoboth Beach where you will find lots of shops, plenty of awesome restaurants and arcades, ice cream and much more. Or head South on the trolley to Dewey Beach (one mile away) where you will find several more restaurants, another beautiful beach and lots of bars and shops. The Jolly Trolly picks you up and drops you off at the end of Robinsons Drive where it intersects with Silver Lake Drive aka Bayard Avenue.

Our house is not even one mile from Big Fish Grille (a great seafood restaurant for reasonable prices), and about 1-1/2 to 2 miles to the Tanger Outlets, Outback, grocery stores, etc.

Other Activities: When my family visits, we head to the beach and to Funland which is great for small children, teens, and adults. It has rides for reasonable rates, and also has a huge arcade. The Rehoboth Boardwalk is a one mile stretch right on the Atlantic Ocean. There are great restaurants, fun shops, and treats. Or you can just people watch from the benches along the boardwalk. There is also a bandstand where they have great shows throughout the summer! Fireworks off the coast for the 4th of July. Delaware is also tax free shopping--so we usually hit the outlets too. Great, Great restaurants in Rehoboth, 6 miles north in Lewes, and south in Dewey or Bethany Beach. Jungle Jim's water slides are 1 mile from The Dove Call and they are FUN! There are headboats for fishing in Lewes. Golf courses in every direction. Oh, and if its raining--movie theaters. We also have a 24/7 Club Fitness gym to work out at and state parks to bike or hike! So much to do...I love it!

Golf: The Rookery Golf Course is about 10 miles north of Rehoboth. Baywood Greens is a gorgeous course about 6 miles west of Route one in Millsboro. This course has a great restaurant too. There are some other courses south in Oceanview, Delaware and Ocean City, MD.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet deposit-if approved $150
Pet Fee $50

You must rent a minimum of 3 nights. Please contact me if you want to verify any dates or have any questions regarding the dates listed above. For 2017, I am allowing shorter rentals...Please text or call for dates!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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