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Oceanblk! Memorial Day weekend available, summer weeks from $1200

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


IN-SEASON WEEKLY RENTALS USUALLY ONLY SATURDAY TO SATURDAY (except for holiday weekends or special offers): 3 nite minimum stays available April/May and Sept/Oct.

Rental includes one free reserved off-street parking space.


At time of reservation, non-refundable 1/3 of total rent is due by personal check or Paypal. Non-refundable balance of 2/3 of total rent plus refundable security deposit of $400 is due 30 days before check-in. 3% town rental tax is added to rent.


$100 for renting two consecutive weeks

$50 for return tenant renting full week

Tenants are expected to leave the house broom clean. The cost of a cleaning service to do the rest is included in your rent.


1. Contact us by phone and/or email, and we'll get back to you in asap. If you don't get a reply in 48 hours, feel free to contact us again :-)

2. We'll email you a contract, you fill it out and return it to us with payment. *** Your time is not reserved until we have received your contract and payment. We're sorry, but we cannot hold a reservation more than 7 days ***

3. Approximately 2 weeks before your dates, we'll mail you a packet of information and a set of keys.


We are off Saulsbury Street, mid-ocean block, south side, nestled among other cottages 5 lots from the beach. From our house to the surfline is 150 yards. On quiet nights you can hear the ocean from the bedroom windows.

Two bedrooms include one with a platform full size double bed (storage space underneath) and one with a bunk bed combination (full size double on the bottom and twin on the top). Living room sofa is a queen-size sleeper.

Living room/dining room kitchen is a wonderful open space plan with partial cathedral ceiling and skylights. Master bedroom also has a skylight.

Dewey Beach occupancy laws allow 2 persons per bedroom plus 2 in a living area on a sleep sofa, making a maximum occupancy of 6 for our house. However, our cottage/small house is most comfortable for up to 4 adults or a family of up to 6 with children. Seating inside is a 3 seat sofa plus 6 dining chairs.

It is about a mile to the town of Rehoboth, which has many attractions including the Boardwalk and Funland for kids. The Jolley Trolley runs every 10-15 minutes if the walk is too far. Fast food, casual and formal restaurants, as well as shops and activities, are available within steps in Dewey Beach.

We have vacationed here since we bought the house in 1995 as a childless couple waiting to adopt, and have precious and priceless memories of weekends and summer weeks here as our family expanded with two daughters from Russia (now 23 and 19), and a daughter and grandchildren from Mexico (23, 7 and 4).

Over the years we have been blessed to share our vacation home with family, friends and tenants who have made memories of their own, and shared some with us through notes, cards and photos.

Our goal is to provide you with a wonderful vacation experience like we had in Rehoboth/Dewey Beach as children: a basic beach cottage with the ocean only steps away, and a place where kids can be kids and adults can relax and not be concerned about sand and wet suits.

More Details

Keith V. Bird
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Keith V. Bird

We are an international and special needs adoptive family. Mom (Bonnie) is a psychologist; Dad (Keith) is now our 'stay-home dad' after 8 years doing mercy ministry among the poor in Juarez, Mexico. Russian-born daughters are Amy Oksana (26) and Jennifer Marina (22) . Mexican-born daughter is Yajaira Margarita (26) We also have the most wonderful grandchildren, Kimberly Diana (10)and Kevin Michael (7), and Domenick (1). We are very blessed.

Keith V. Bird purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Keith V. Bird chose Dewey Beach

Bonnie had vacationed at the MD/DE shore from the time she was 3 years old, and Keith from about age 10. We rented for many years but had kept our eye on these little cottages. When one came on the market at the time we had a small inheritance from Keith's dad's estate, we were able to realize our lifetime dream of a little cottage at the ocean. 'Making memories' at Rehoboth/Dewey is now a four generation experience, with the grandkids loving it as much as we did, and our children did.

What makes this cottage unique

It is SO close to the beach, so easy to go back if you forgot something, to go to the bathroom (or take a potty training child back quickly!) Our little homeowners group of 9 all get along well and those who rent have had nice tenants as long as we've owned. We love having our little cottage where we can kick back, be casual and relax.


Rehoboth by the Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower stall only, no bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • One built-in full size double bed in master bedroom approx 20 inches off floor, with storage space underneath. In 2nd bedroom one bunk bed with full size mattress below and twin size mattress above. This is anchored to wall the prevent movement or squeaking. One full size sleep futon in living room Bring your own linens or rent from us.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is ocean block, five lots from the beach, 150 yards to ocean surfline, NO STREETS TO CROSS BETWEEN YOU AND THE BEACH, quiet neighborhood of other small cottages/duplexes


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Oceanblk! Memorial Day weekend available, summer weeks from $1200
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay in this little cottage! It was very close to the beach and all of Dewey beach bars and entertainment. The house had everything that we needed- very neat and clean. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great little house perfectly located, with kitchen that has everything you could possibly need to make food if you want to eat in. Close walk to the beach and lots of places to eat in Dewey Beach. The beach was clean and not crowded, even it was 3rd week of August. Our 16 year old teenagers enjoyed biking to Rehobath and to Park Hanlopen. We'll definately do it again

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria VA

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

I call this review just perfect, because it had everything I needed. I wanted a place near the beach where I can have a lot of fun with my husband and daughters 9 and 6 years old. I am always scared from very crowded beaches where the risque of kids being lost is high, I needed access to grocery shopping and fun places, This place had it all. we could walk easily from the house to the beach, you only see the neighbors there, if you don't want to drive you may, and many interesting places to visit few minutes driving.

Keith is great to deal with, the house is equipped with everything, even books and toys for kids different ages. If we are returning to Dewey, it will be in this place,

Thank you,


  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great 1st Impression of Dewey Beach…

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, 100 steps from the beach (literally) my 4 and 6-yr old counted! We had an amazing first visit to Dewey Beach. The house was exactly as pictured. Mr. Bird's customer service was excellent all the way to checkout. Walking distance to dining and a few bars for the adults. We also walked to Monday Night at the Movies and the weekly Bonfire on the Beach hosted by the Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. The Tanger Outlets and Jungle Jim's Water Park & Mini Golf was also a hit. We will definitely stay here again. I've already recommended it to my BFF and her family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We Decided last minute to head to Dewey for July 4th weekend and could not have found a better house. A block from the beach and a block from Starboard. This was the perfect location for a mini beach get away. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Renting this house was seamless as opposed to the headache of renting with some of the other places in Dewey. Went for Labor Day Weekend and had a great time. The house is in a prime location and has anything you could ever want. All appliances work well and house is kept clean. Already planning my trip to stay here again next summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
150 yards to the water's edge

Dewey Beach has a reputation for being a party town, but it is also a wonderful place for families and children - especially the small oceanblock houses like ours


Rates & Availability

Rehoboth by the Sea Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April and May
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day weekend
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May partial week: 5 nights
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4 week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July and August
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August partial week: 6 nights
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sept partial week: 5 nights
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
September and October
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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