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Beautiful Seaside Retreat walking distance to Lewes Beach and Town

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Clean, comfortable, spacious, fully updated home

Staying here is like staying in your own private Bed & Breakfast. Relax in this landmark Victorian, greet the day with a cup of coffee on your wrap-around porch and plan the perfect day in the sweet town of Lewes - at the beach, shopping, or at a great meal. If you want to shake things up, head over to Rehoboth for fun and games on the boardwalk.

Property highlights include:

* just a few blocks to town with excellent shopping and restaurants

* under one mile easy walk to Lewes Beach (bay)

* local activities include kayaking, boating, swimming, beach-combing, bicycling, tennis and nearby playground for the kids.

* bicycle/drive to nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for sun and ocean surf, the Nature Center, free bike rental, walking/hiking paths and fishing.

* nearby outlet shopping, movies, mini-golf, sea shell shops, more restaurants, and Rehoboth and Bethany Beach.

ABOUT THE HOUSE

'The Pink Lady', built at the turn of the century, was recently completely renovated and updated to today's modern standards. There is two-zoned AC so that everyone stays very comfortable, high-speed WIFI, cable, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor grill and large lawn.

At 3000 square feet, the home is one of the most spacious rental homes in the Historic District. The home is furnished with high-quality new furniture (including beds) and beautiful antiques. The home sleeps up to 12 people, in 4 bedrooms and the brand new queen sleeper in the family room. The main level bedroom works as a private living suite with bed and bath.

ON THE MAIN LEVEL: Enter through the front door to find a spacious living room with gas fireplace...formal dining room...Large, well-stocked, updated kitchen open to casual eating space and family room with sectional and 50' flat screen TV with DVD player. Access to driveway and door to porch from the family room. Many windows make the family room light and bright. The back bedroom has 2 twin beds, and full bathroom with claw-foot soaking tub.

UPSTAIRS: Master bedroom, with King bed, own full bathroom (tub and shower), large closets and 40' flat screen television...second bedroom with Queen bed...and third bedroom with 2 full beds and unique wood walls and cathedral ceiling...the second and third bedrooms share a full bath in the hallway (with shower and tub).

More Details

Owner
Christine Rich
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About Christine Rich

We've been coming to Lewes for well over 20 years and absolutely love it here. It's a special town and well-kept secret. When our children were young we found Lewes Beach to be the perfect sand-castle building spot. Now that they are older, they still enjoy the beach but also take full advantage of the kayaking, fishing, bicycling and shopping options around town. We never run out of things to do or places to explore in Lewes. When we need a little more hustle-bustle we head over to Rehoboth for the boardwalk (Funland is the favorite boardwalk attraction) but we are always very happy to return to Lewes.

Christine Rich purchased this house in 2012

Why Christine Rich chose Historic District

On one of my early trips to Lewes I noticed this house, and more importantly all the fun that people were having on the porch, and fell in love with it immediately. It just looked like a fun, comfortable place to be, and it became my dream to own a place like this. When this very house was listed for sale it was a dream come true, and I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share this special home with others.

What makes this house unique

I want to make this special house comfortable and inviting for all who visit it. We've furnished it with a combination of lovely antiques and high-end new furniture. We always welcome your feedback in order to make the home even better, but we are confident you will enjoy your stay.

Map

Tanger Outlets
Cape Henlopen State Park
Fractured Prune
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Movies At Midway
Thrasher's French Fries
Striper Bites
Sea Shell Shop
Shell We Golf
Kindle
King's Homemade Ice Cream Shops
Agave Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar
Notting Hill Coffee
Car: not necessary

Lewes is a very special town, sometimes called the Nantucket of Delaware. As the 'first town in the first state' of the US, Lewes is a town of historical significance, but the best parts of Lewes are what is found today: wonderful restaurants, great local small-town shops, canal-front parks, and of course the beach. We especially enjoy 'Agave' a very popular Mexican restaurant on Second Street, and the local coffee shop (Lewes Bake Shoppe), and our son can often be seen enjoying a fine cup of tea while reading the day away at Cafe Azafran.

Another wonderful thing about Lewes is that you can enjoy both bay and ocean beaches because the town is situated where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Just across the Canal you will find Lewes Beach, a wonderfully accessible beach with plentiful parking and shower/restroom facilities for your convenience. From the house you can easily walk or bicycle to the beach. It's a great beach for young children.

If you prefer stronger waves, Cape Henlopen State Park is just down the road -- we usually bicycle to it. There's a large bathhouse for changing before you enter the beach. There is also a very charming Nature Center with hands-on activities for the kids, and free bicycles for your use if you need them. The bike path around the State Park takes you past the historic Henlopen Lighthouse and the site of U.S. army bunkers that were built along the coast to spot enemy ships in 1941. The 5193-acre park contains a wealth of natural beauty. In addition to the attractive bay and ocean beaches, the Gordon's Pond Wildlife Area features a unique saltwater inpoundment. Hiking trails and interpretive displays throughout the park help visitors to learn about the fascinating natural features found at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Finally, for lots of waves, people, and boardwalk fun Rehoboth Beach is just a short drive away.

Amenities

Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • Two bedrooms on the upper level share a full bathroom, with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New mattress, Antique dressers.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Newer mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Newer mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with bath. TV/DVD player. New mattress.
  • 4 bedrooms: 3 upstairs (including master) and one on the main level. Master has private bathroom (tub and shower) as does the bedroom on the main level. All bedrooms have brand new or newer mattresses. Additional queen mattress in brand new, high quality sleep sofa in the family room on the main level.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Towels not provided, please bring your own bath and beach towels.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Seaside Retreat walking distance to Lewes Beach and Town
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5

Immaculate, comfortable, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Lewes and The Pink Lady. This home was immaculate, spacious, updated, well decorated, comfortable, and convenient to all that Lewes had to offer.

We were able to walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Perfect location for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. I love the house and town also, and I really enjoy sharing this special spot with others. You are very kind and we loved having you as our guest!
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time that we rented this house for our annual women's getaway and it was every bit as wonderful as the first time. The house is clean, beautifully decorated, and has everything needed for a great visit. The four of us had our own bedrooms and there was plenty of room to spread out. We enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen. The house is located a short walk from "downtown" Lewes and is very convenient to the Cape May-Lewes ferry. We loved the restaurants and shops and enjoyed a day trip to Cape May. We highly recommend this lovely house!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a MUST STAY if you're visiting Lewes!

  • 5 of 5

This was an anniversary trip for my husband and I, and there could not have been a more perfect home for our getaway!!! From the very start, the owner was so easy to work with and made the process seamless. She also offered great suggestions of things to do while in town! We were so close to all the restaurants & shopping on 2nd street, and we loved waking up and walking to the local coffee shop. We absolutely loved the home itself as it had so much character, and is a landmark in Lewes as the "Pink Lady"! The home was clean and well cared for (bed was very comfy!), and we can't wait to go back with the rest of our family. If you're planning a vacation in Lewes, this is the place to stay :)

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location!

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at The Pink Lady. It is a beautiful house with a charming and functional backyard. The house had a well stocked kitchen, books and games in the living room and family room, and a shed with with bicycles, boogie boards and folding chairs. I would have preferred if the owners also provided laundered sheets and TP (more than a starter roll). I still would highly recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed staying at the house. I'd really like to clarify for everyone reading these reviews that I provide bed sheets as a courtesy, and have no control over how they are left when switching from one guest to another. My cleaning person does not have enough time to launder sheets (we tried that and it didn't work very well). I do not live nearby. When guests make their arrangements I always mention that there is a local company that they can use to rent their bed sheets if they wish. Most rental homes in Lewes do not even provide sheets, so really I'm trying to help guests by at least having them on site. As for TP, I start the season with plenty of TP on site. By August it is quite possible that the supply has dwindled. I will clarify in my property prep list that guests should bring their own paper products just in case, and I'll try to stock even more at the rental season outset. There is also a small local grocery store around the corner where these items can easily be purchased. I really do want everyone to enjoy the house and town as much as we do, so I take this feedback seriously and always try to improve.
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5

Absolute perfect place for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Ideal accommodations for large family with children of all ages (5 thru 14); convenient (walking) location to town, groceries, Rx, restaurants, beach, State Park , and rentals (kayak, paddle board etc) and safe to bike for all ages. No need to return to coastal highway traffic until wonderful vacation was completed.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful large house for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully kept home in the heart of Lewes! We loved this house! We are a family ranging in age from 6 to 76 and we all felt really comfortable! It's a wellkept turn of the century victorian with all the modern conveniences. Will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for this lovely review. We look forward to having you stay at the house again sometime soon!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Summer weekly rentals run SATURDAY to SATURDAY. Rates subject to change. Please contact owner if you wish to rent for more than 7 nights. Bed linens may be available at the property but are NOT guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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