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1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage in Historic District

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1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage In Historic District


Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lewes cottage description

Gorgeous Historic 1850s, beach cottage completely renovated and expanded in 2006 for a perfect vacation experience. We're right in the middle of the Historic District two blocks from 'downtown.' We're a short bike ride to Cape Henlopen State Park (two miles to the Atlantic Ocean) and Lewes Beach. We're a short drive to hundreds of tax-free outlets.

Extremely fast broadband (25 MP) for streaming, online meetings, Skype. Unlimited Local and North American Long Distance.

New 42' Flat Screen and Patio Furniture Installed June 2009.

Our gleaming new stainless kitchen has all new appliances and utensils and Wolfgang Puck would feel right at home. All of the appliances, furniture, and window treatments were purchased in 2006. We are now taking reservations for discounted off season three-day weekends and full weeks.

Four bedroom, two full bathrooms, and a stunning new sun room facing the huge private garden featuring fruit trees and an historic Coast Guard boathouse.

'we LOVED your house at Lewes': Letter From September 7, 2007

Hi Seth, I just want to let you know how much we LOVED your house at Lewes. My Mom absolutely adored it, and didn't want to leave. Neither did the rest of us. It was so homey and comfortable and we looked forward to returning home every night!

It was truly our best family vacation. We all fell in love with Lewes itself, and I thought Cape Henlopen was fantastic. I also want to thank you for the wonderful suggestions on places to go and things to do. It was so helpful. We had breakfast at the bookstore cafe, my Mom loved Cafe Azafran, and we had a great meal at Striper Bites.

We also ate at home for a few breakfasts and dinners, and the kitchen made it a snap. We put in a reservation for the same week next summer, but we might be interested in renting a different week or even possibly an additional week. Please let us know when you start thinking about booking reservations for next year.

Thanks again so much. Best wishes, E.S. & Family

A Home Away From Home: My family and I lived abroad for many years in Switzerland.
When we traveled abroad we always rented individual
properties because we are a family of six. Hotels were too
expensive and divded our family. We rented through the
internet but were never sure what we were getting ourselves
into. We never experienced a horrible situation but there
were some that could have been better. When we returned to
the US we just continued the tradition of renting via the
internet. Last summer I chose Lewes, DE as our base location
for our family vacation. On a vacation website I saw the 109
Jefferson listing. Sure it mentioned that it was a charming
cottage, in a historic district with a stunning sunroom, but I
was hesitant to believe what I read. The pictures looked nice
so we once again took a gamble and rented the property.
This place was the nicest, cleanest, comfortable place we ever
stayed in. Not only is it beautifully decorated and spot clean
but it feel

'Great location and great house': My mom, sisters, and I stayed here for three days in May and had a fabulous time! The house was perfect for us! The three beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. The kitchen was great for hanging out and relaxing. The sun room was a special treat, perfect for relaxing with some coffee in the morning. The living room was amazing with the most stunning heart pine floors I've ever seen! The house was perfectly located in easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants on 2nd St. The beach is walkable too, but we drove with all of our chairs and coolers and stuff. All in all, a great house in a great location!
· By Amy from Harrisonburg, VA on 6/3/2010 for a stay in 5/1/2010

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2780 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry. We love pets and pet owners but extreme child pet allergy means no pets may visit our house....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                MBR with skylight...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                small bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Upstairs MBR, large room, huge closet...moreless

              • Bedroom 1 is a large MBR on the first floor with a bathroom + shower in the room looking out on the garden. Bedroom 2 is a smaller BR on the first floor Bedroom 3 upstairs and there is a full bath with an antique clawfoot bathtub. Bedroom 4 is the upstairs MBR with a huge closet, large room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                clawfoot bathtub...moreless

              • Outdoor: outdoor shower

                Hot & Cold Water...moreless

              • There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

              Other Amenities

                  • No offense but please no pets regardless of size or temperament. We love pets and pet owners. However, some of our returning guests have children with severe pet allergies....moreless


                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books:

                    A ton of fiction and nonfiction that we've supplied - as well as lots of paperbacks left by guests...moreless

                  • Television:

                    42' flat screen...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast Basic...moreless


                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Photography
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Resort
                  • Rural
                  • Town
                  • Village
                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Hunting
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining:

                            4 people at kitchen table and up to 8 at the very large table in the sunroom. It would work for a big family dinner....moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Parking
                              • Heating
                              • Telephone:

                                Unlimited North American calling and local....moreless

                              • Air Conditioning:


                              • Fireplace:

                                Amazing fireplace and there is still nearly a half a cord. Of course, this isn't relevant except in the Winter. Please only use the fireplace under supervision....moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                2 chairs and a very comfortable sofa. The original fireplace from the 1850s works great....moreless

                              • Internet:

                                Comcast broadband (25 MPS) and it's incredibly fast. Ideal for streaming, online meetings, etc. ...moreless

                              • Broadband Access:

                                25 MPS from Comcast - not the very slow DSL you usually get on the road....moreless

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included


                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Stove
                                  • Grill
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Coffee Maker:

                                    basic coffee maker and a manual coffee grinder. To be safe bring ground coffee....moreless

                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Fully stocked kitchen ideal for cooks....moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                                    Unlimited bowls, plates, serving dishes, pots, pans, baking and serving dishes, juicer, blender, food processor, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and other assorted gadgets for any conceivable meal....moreless


                                  • Patio
                                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Lawn / Garden:

                                    Fruit bearing paw paws, cherries, figs, persimmon...moreless



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                                  Additional Fees + Taxes Apply and our rental agents will explain all fees.Additional charges may apply and charges for the standard DE lodging tax will be added.Full Weeks only during the summer
                                  Please no pets of any kind or size or temperament even if you have a quiet little 8 lb dog that lives in a cage.  Thank you.

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                                  Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                                  111 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Philadelphia International Airport
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Cape May Lewes Ferry
                                  90 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Amtrak Wilmington
                                  1.1 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Rehoboth Beach + Cape Henlopen
                                  0.25 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Striper Bites
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Midway 18 Hole Public Course
                                  0.25 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Striper Bites

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Lewes, Delaware was named one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations, an annual list of unique and lovingly preserved communities in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a great place for history buffs. Our house is in the historic district three short blocks from downtown. Take a walking tour of our excellent museums and learn about the visit of Captain Kidd, War of Independence, War of 1812, and the creation of Lewes as a whaling town by the Dutch in the early 1600s. .

                                  We're only 1 mile from Cape Henlopen State Park -- a 5200-acre nature reserve at the confluence of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful, non-commercial ocean beaches.

                                  Other Activities: Antiquing


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2005

                                  About the owner: My wife and I purchased the property in 2005 and completely renovated and expanded the house over 2005-2006. We added many new windows, refinished the 1850s pine floors, added a new heating/ac system, updated the kitchen, and built a gorgeous new sun room that is the favorite part of the house for our guests.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Lewes:
                                  It's a beautiful 1850s house on a dead end street filled with other historic properties right in the middle of the Historic District and two blocks from 'downtown.'

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                                  Historic District, exceptionally fast Internet and Unlimited North American Long Distance for business travelers and vacationers who have to take time off to handle a business matter.

                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: french, english, Hebrew

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                                    1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage In Historic District

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                                    Lewes Delaware Foyer

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                                    Lewes Delaware Living Room

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                                    1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Rental Cottage

                                  • Lewes Delaware Claw foot Bathtub

                                    Lewes Delaware Claw foot Bathtub

                                  • New Lewes Delaware Sunroom

                                    New Lewes Delaware Sunroom

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                                    Lewes Delaware Master Bedroom

                                  • 1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage

                                    1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage

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                                    Lewes Delaware 2nd Bedroom

                                  • Lewes Delaware 2nd Floor Bedroom

                                    Lewes Delaware 2nd Floor Bedroom

                                  • 1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage

                                    1850s Historic Lewes Delaware Beach Cottage

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                                  Date last modified - Monday, July 07, 2014


                                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

                                  View calendar: Updated 08/30/14
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                                  Speaks: french, english, Hebrew
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