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Christine Rich

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: german

Beautiful Seaside Retreat walking distance to Lewes Beach and Town

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.


'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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Rich (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: german

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 Lewes

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Beautiful Seaside Retreat walking distance to Lewes Beach and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Where do you live? Delaware

Everyone Enjoyed The Pink Lady

  • 5 of 5

Christine, we had a wonderful time at the Pink Lady. This was the perfect place to prepare for my daughter's wedding weekend! The house was spacious and very clean. It was stocked with much more than I had anticipated. Everyone that stayed with us thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was perfect for a nice stroll into the town of Lewes or just sitting on the porch to relax a bit. Thank you for being so accommodating and responsive. Our stay at the Pink Lady was definitely one of the highlights of the celebration. I would highly recommend it!

Can't wait to see the pictures taken in the Pink Lady from the photographer. I will definitely send a few to you. I know they will be beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very glad to hear that everything worked out so well. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and I really look forward to seeing some photos!
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Painted Lady, Lewes, DE

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. We highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Pink Lady for a long weekend with two couples and 4 young kids. The house was adorable and a great size for our group. The photos do not do it justice. The location was great for walks to activities in historic downtown Lewes and just a short drive to the beach. We had a great time in Lewes and would definitely recommend The Pink Lady.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for this review, you helped to provide a realistic idea of how close the house is to things in Lewes. It's a great getaway, isn't it? Thank you!
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Pink lady was a hit!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation at the Pink Lady House in Lewes was wonderful. This was our first visit as a family to this beach and we all loved it. The house was very spacious and comfortable. It had everything we needed and then some. Quiet and peaceful. Just a short walk to shops and a quick drive to beach by bike or car. Highly recommend Pink lady.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the house and the town of Lewes... I love to share my love of this place with others!
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Amazing place to bring people closer

  • 5 of 5

The comfort, accommodations, and location of The Pink Lady exceeded our

expectations by an enormous margin. In fact, upon entering the home we all

had the same reaction that the photos on VRBO were unable to capture the

spaciousness or quality of the gathering areas at which we spent many hours

furthering our friendship bond. The wrap around porch was icing on the cake for us to all be able to share our morning coffee and evening refreshments. We are all looking forward to meeting again at this wonderful home next year and would recommend this rental to anyone who is planning to bring together family or dear friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review! I hope you do come back. For such a quaint town there is more than enough to fill the days in Lewes. The Pink Lady will be waiting for you!
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Pink Lady was expansive, very clean, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we needed--especially in the kitchen! There were three generations of us in the house, ranging in age from 6-73. Everyone enjoyed our time here. The location is very near downtown and within walking distance to a small grocery store. Some of us used the bikes that are here, too. The drive to the beaches is very short (5 minutes or less). Christine was very helpful a couple of times, when we had questions. We would definitely stay here again, but I would clarify check out procedures better with Christine ahead of time, as the email instructions and instructions at the house differed some, and I just did everything on both lists. It was a lot to do and get out by 10 a.m. The thing I loved the most about the house was sitting on the porch in the morning, before everyone else got up.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this kind review. I, too, love sitting on the porch before others wake up for the day at the beach! I've taken your comment about check-out procedures to heart and have made sure all communications are consistent. The thing that complicates matters is having bed sheets available for guests and what to do about caring for those sheets. Other rentals don't offer sheets at all, and I do because I'm trying to make it easier for guests - not harder! It's impossible for me to have them washed and dried between stays because I'm not there and the cleaning lady doesn't have time. So for now I'm leaving the sheets available to guests who may use them if they wish, entirely optional. I want my guests to relax up until the very last minute of their vacation!
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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
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.


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Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Towels not provided, please bring your own bath and beach towels.

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