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Thanksgiving, Christmas, house tours, parades. Victorian house close to town!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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3 - 30 nights


Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Holidays are fun in Lewes with Christmas house tours and parades. Beautiful new bike paths are at the end of our street that connect to Rehoboth and more. Seaside historic Lewes, Delaware charms visitors all year long with quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, maritime history, gardens and beaches. Walk/ bike to all of these. Soak up the full Lewes experience by staying close to town in this vintage Victorian house. A block to dinner at the Buttery or coffee at Azafran. Drink that extra glass of wine and save your meter money for you can easily walk home. We just added a ping pong table in the garage!

Come morning prop your feet up on the porch railing and experience this small town wake up. Snow geese honk overhead, boats toot horns and people will wave and say 'good morning.' Or nap hammock style under the pine bough in the secluded backyard garden. Walk and fish, boat or kayak in the Lewes canal. Cross over the canal bridge a half mile to the bay beach with a light house view. Hop the nearby ferry to Cape May to see more Victorian architecture and stores where you can pay sales tax. Then come back to Lewes to buy that expensive diamond necklace for there is no sales tax here in Delaware. Go to the Rehoboth outlets and save more especially off season. But don't forget we are at the beach so go the mile to Cape Henlopen Park. The surf, sun and sand are our main attraction. Here miles of pristine Atlantic beach stretch from the Cape to Rehoboth. You can even bring Fido to some. Swim in season, walk and collect shells or view migratory birds all year long. Cape Henlopen has miles of nature, bike trails and bird watching areas.

Too much fun in Lewes to list. We are the 'civilized beach' so come, slow down drive 25mph or park your car and don't drive. Here you can walk and bike everywhere!

Keywords: Great Location, One block to Town, Secluded Garden, Front Porch, Historic District

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Caryl E Williams
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Caryl E Williams

Both owners are artists! The house displays their paintings, drawings and even a faux cherry pie, bowl of fruit and plants around. Caryl writes and illustrates children's books and you may find a copy of her book 'The Words' out for you to read.

Caryl E Williams purchased this house in 2002

Why Caryl E Williams chose Lewes

Came to Lewes and LOVED it. Bought this house where our family vacationed for years. Now we own another Lewes house where we live but we do miss the close in location of Franklin Avenue house!

What makes this house unique

First the location, everything is walkable! Second our house has a living room and separate TV/Den. This means the TV can be on and the living room can be for quiet reading. Third the private patio backyard!


based on 44 traveler reviews

Thanksgiving, Christmas, house tours, parades. Victorian house close to town!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews
Wolf creek, WV

Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The owners supplied everything we needed. I loved the backyard with the hammock. Luke, my dog, had an exceptional time. The owners provided a special blanket, toys, and food bowls. We enjoyed the dog beach at Henelopen State Park. We also explored the new trail at the park. The neighbors were very nice. I went to Zumba on Wednesday. It's free but you may give a donation. We ate at striper bites a couple times and was able to bring my dog as they have outdoor seating. We also enjoyed the nearby city parks. I love how the owners decorated the home. The tv was great. A lot of channels. My husband watched a little too much soccer. The internet was also great. There was 5 of us and we had plenty of room. The owner left us a bottle of wine which I enjoyed while my husband went grocery shopping. I loved sitting on the front porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was well maintained and decorated. Perfect location for walking to beach,shops, and restaurants. Back deck and yard perfect place to relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy 75th Birthday, Honey !

  • 5 of 5

The charming Vintage Victorian was my birthday present to my husband. We invited friends to stay with us and had local friends over for dinners and Happy Hours. All accommodations exceeded expectations. This house is very well appointed and stocked. First floor, den and patio flow work especially well. Caryl's artwork graces every room.

Home Away made every step of rental process easy. We had all the details we needed before leaving home. Owners even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. They left clear, friendly instructions for appliance, internet and clean-up duties. Even contact information in case we needed them.

All in a neighborhood so friendly, so peaceful we had to think twice about whether to go downtown !

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful, peaceful setting! We plan to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was wonderful! We loved the old home, it's pleasant backyard with the hammock and the close proximity to the downtown area. We plan to return and truly appreciated Caryls' sweet welcome bag with her book and bottle of wine! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtfully maintained property, caring and responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

This property was all we hoped for in a summer rental - charming, clean, close to everything. It was a great space to come back and relax at after beach-bumming, shopping or strolling down the boardwalk in Rehoboth. Caryl thought of everything, and was a pleasure to communicate with before, during and after our stay there. Potential renters need to keep in mind that this is an older home, and as such, there are some idiosyncracies associated with that (my quick-to-complain teenagers did not like that there was a step down to get into their bedroom, and some of the spaces are tight with lower ceilings), but my husband and I found everything to our liking, especially the outdoor spaces, wifi and cable TV. It truly felt like our home-away-from-home for the week. Thank you for a thoroughly relaxing respite from our busy lives!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect location in Lewes

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for a week in this house. We like walking to 2nd St. for coffee, ice cream, etc., and the location was perfect. Also, the air conditioning worked great, which was important, along with the in-room fans upstairs. The outside shower was important for keeping sand out of the house; all 3 showers had good water flow and temperature control. The oven, stove, and grill all worked fine. The backyard and hammock was a nice place to read and work in the morning. Also, the house itself was on a quiet street, which was nice. We brought a van and our car; note that although the driveway is long enough for 2 cars, it is pretty narrow so we parked the van in front of the house. We were in touch only once with the owner, and she was very helpful. All in all, a nice stay. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Buttery, Striper Bites, Honeys
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lewes Beach

Bay beach, Ocean Beach, Frisbee Golf, Farmers Market in season, Historic areas with craft and art shows


Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late fall early winter
Sep 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
early spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday, June, July, August, September. Rates are subject to change. Pet rates are $200 for week or longer. We refund 80% if able to re-rent.

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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. One bathroom is located on the second floor and the other on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom, Double Bed in middle bedroom which has the bathroom, Three twins in 3rd bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In separate den room. To access 3rd bedroom you must walk through 2nd bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private garden patio with deck, front porch, outside shower with hot water

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