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The Laughing Gull: Lewes Bay Block Beach House

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'Front View' of The Laughing Gull

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lewes house description

Renting weekly family vacations from May to September!

200 STEPS from the BEACH and WALKING distance to HISTORIC LEWES shops and restaurants; the Laughing Gull is a new beautifully furnished contemporary beach block house.

Three stories of outdoor deck space, soaring cathedral ceilings and a great reverse floor plan that places the kitchen and great room on the second floor to capture off shore breezes. Two master suites and five bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens, and 2 twins) sleep 10 comfortably creating the perfect floor plan for large family vacations and entertaining.

Steps to sandy beaches and walking distance to quaint shops, restaurants, and museums where history and charm abound! Spectacular Cape Henlopen State Park is a mere bike ride away, or launch your Kayak at the brand new Canal Front park. Lewes is a National Scenic byway, the first town in the first state, and borders the Delaware Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and is only 5 miles north of Rehoboth Beach and boardwalk amusements.

Lewes is recognized as one of: “A Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in the United States by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. It was recently featured in the News Journal as the next “Nantucket.”



Keywords: Beach House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Our home is very adult oriented and does have stairs. Children seem to especially love this house and do well here. We have one gate and ask that you bring another if you have small children...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We prefer large family groups, if you're in your 20's Dewey or Bethany is where you want to be!...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We love pets but some of our guests have allergies, hence the no pet rule....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Parking available for a boat that stays on a boat trailer....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking available for 6 cars...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Toys
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                2 screened porches, 2 balconies, and 2 open decks with some views of the bay. ...moreless

              • Balcony
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Beach View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Parasailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall Week 1
                  Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,200

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Week 2
                  Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Week 3
                  Sep 13 - Sep 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Week 5
                  Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until travel is confirmed.

                  Deposit with signed contract and balance due 60 days prior to check-in.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Philadelphia International Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Lewes Cape May Ferry
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  RTE 1
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Irish Eyes
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several!

                  Car: Recommended

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I grew up spending summers at the Lewes seashore and always dreamt of owning a beach house here. Lewes had maintained its old world charm as it renews itself through development. Close proximity to Cape Henlopen a magical peninsula where the bay meets the sea...

                  Why the Owner Chose Lewes:
                  Walking distance to beach and to downtown shops and restaurants. We aren't waterfront but you can't see the water at night anyway, being a block back keeps the sand to a minimum in the house and lessens our anxiety during major storms.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Reverse plan with kitchen and great room on second floor optimizes the sea air breezes. Open floor plan lets family be together and yet do their own thing. Plenty of private decks and porches allow for personal time to read a book or contemplate.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

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                  Photos

                  • 'Front View' of The Laughing Gull

                    'Front View' of The Laughing Gull

                  • Great Room features fireplace and a flat screen T.V.

                    Great Room features fireplace and a flat screen T.V.

                  • Open the sliders to dine inside, outside or both!

                    Open the sliders to dine inside, outside or both!

                  • 1st Floor Queen bedroom features sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

                    1st Floor Queen bedroom features sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

                  • 1st Floor Queen bedroom is bright and breezy.

                    1st Floor Queen bedroom is bright and breezy.

                  • 2nd Floor Sun Deck, outdoor dining with Spiral Stairs to 3rd floor Lookout Deck.

                    2nd Floor Sun Deck, outdoor dining with Spiral Stairs to 3rd floor Lookout Deck.

                  • Kitchen has wet bar and the sliders open to the grill deck.

                    Kitchen has wet bar and the sliders open to the grill deck.

                  • Reverse floor plan optimizes the ocean air!

                    Reverse floor plan optimizes the ocean air!

                  • 2nd Floor Master King Suite with full bath and sliders to private sun porch.

                    2nd Floor Master King Suite with full bath and sliders to private sun porch.

                  • 1st Floor Master King Suite with private bath and sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

                    1st Floor Master King Suite with private bath and sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

                  • Twins Room with sliders to front porch.

                    Twins Room with sliders to front porch.

                  • The Outdoor Shower is on the back porch of the The Laughing Gull.

                    The Outdoor Shower is on the back porch of the The Laughing Gull.

                  VRBO #181840

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                  $2,600 - $3,200 per week (USD)
                  13

                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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