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Delightful 3BR + Den Home, Gazebo, Hot Tub, Aug 23 wk, Sep, 6mo Off-Season Avail

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Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Broadkill Beach house description

This lovely three-level, contemporary home is situated just a short block back from a quiet beach that's reminiscent of the movie classic 'Summer of '42'. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation away from the traffic and hectic pace of Rehoboth, Dewey, Ocean City, and other nearby Atlantic beaches, Broadkill Beach will delight you.

The road into Broadkill passes a championship public golf course. It then winds through the Primehook nature preserve, a birdwatcher's and nature lover's paradise -- putting you back in time to an era where tranquility and open space still exist. The preserve with its pristine waterways for you to explore, is a favorite with kayakers and canoeists. The road ends in an inviting development of charming homes with a single road that parallels the beach. Set back from the road behind a lovely garden, the house is on a double lot. It's surrounded by trees, affording ample privacy.


Set back from the road behind a free-spirited garden of wild flowers and cacti, the house is on a triple lot surrounded by trees, affording ample privacy. The main living level includes a modern kitchen, the second bedroom with its South West decor, a full bath, and an expansive great room featuring cathedral ceilings, sky lights, a wet bar and fireplace. Through sliding glass doors, the great room opens onto an enclosed sleeping porch with expansive windows that provide the best birds eye view of Broadkill's famous home town 4th of July Parade. The sleeping porch with its fold out queen size sofa,rocking chairs, and coffee table also provides an inviting and quiet place for persons to enjoy their early morning coffee or use our wireless Internet access to catch up on their latest emails.

A flight of stairs with open views towards the beach leads up to a master bedroom suite with a king-size bed, a sitting area, a private deck that affords views of Broadkill's spectacular sunsets, and two skylights that provide enchanting vistas of the myriad of stars visible on a clear night. Lie in bed and test your ability to identify the stars and constellations; or simply delight in the view.

Our spacious handicapped accessible ground floor with double glass doors to the outside includes a third bedroom with a queen sized bed, a full bath, a separate sitting area, and a den with a fold-out sofa, Captains bed and a comfortable T.V. /gaming area. This floor with its separate entrance is perfect for a second family or elderly parents having difficulty climbing stairs.

Behind the house is a large screened gazebo, secluded by trees and equipped with a hammock, a hot tub that easily accommodates four (fabulous on cooler evenings!), a gas grill, and a large octagonal picnic table for casual dining. Between the gazebo and the main house is an enclosed outside shower with a separate dressing area.

The beach is reached by a charming wooden walkway over the dunes. Sheltered by Cape Henlopen on the south and Cape May on the north, its waters are relatively calm. And best of all, the beach is rarely, if ever, crowded. Families build campfires on the beach; and well-behaved pets are welcome.

While Broadkill Beach is 'away from the madding crowd', it is far from being isolated. Broadkill's general store is just a short walk from the house, and carries a little bit of everything including wonderful homemade donuts on weekend mornings. And if you have a desire for first-class shopping or a taste for the variety and excitement of the larger resorts at any time during your stay, Lewes, Rehoboth, and Dewey can be reached within 15 minutes or less. And even closer-by, the the old and charming town of Milton offers a refreshing kayak trip through the town along the Broadkill river followed by a delightful imbibing tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Downstairs suite (Den, BR, Bath) accessible, but main living dining areas and Gazebo require climbing stairs...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs on prescription flea control medication considered; $250 pet fee...moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Main floor, adjacent to full bath ...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Den/Rec Room with fold-out sofa and Captain's bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeping Porch off Living Room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Ground Level 2nd suite, sitting area with futon, full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Spacious Suite, full bath, Deck, Sitting Area overlooking LR...moreless

          • Two MBR Suites. Expansive top floor Suite with King bed is on separate level with sitting area, full private bath, and deck. Sitting area overlooks living room. Plenty of room for crib or kids in sleeping bags on floor. Ground floor 2nd suite has Queen bed & loveseat (works for young child in with parents), separate sitting area with double futon and full bath --- bath and sitting area are separate from, but just outside of, bedroom. Den/Rec room doubles as a bedroom with a Captain's bed and fold-out sofa for two. Occupants could use either 2nd suite sitting area bathroom or upstairs main level bathroom. Sleeping porch has double sleep sofa. It is off living room so not completely private, but is great for overflow sleeping. It is not air conditioned but is surrounded by windows with screens that can be opened to get a cross breeze. The house has sleeping in beds/futons/sleep sofas for 13 people but works best for 9 or less, can accommodate up to 11 comfortably....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Outside : outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3

            Ground floor, combination tub with shower; grab bars...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main level...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Top floor master bedroom suite...moreless

          • 3 full baths, all with shower/tub combinations, plus outdoor shower

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • Audio Tape Player
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • CD Player
          • Books:

            Lending Library --- take a book; leave a book...moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Scenic Drives

          local services and businesses

              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Roller Blading
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Surfing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Also Octagonal picnic table in Gazebo for outdoor (screened area) dining...moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Follow instructions carefully...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils

                  Outside

                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Barbecue
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak rentals available at Broadkill store just down the street from the house...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Great enclosed porch off living room, seating for 7 plus sleep sofa for overflow sleeping...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Great hot tub on screened gazebo --- accommodates 4 comfortably...moreless

                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,450
                  Fall
                  Sep 6 - Oct 14, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $500
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,000

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter
                  Oct 15 - May 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $400
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500 $1,200
                  Spring/Early Summer
                  May 15 - Jun 5, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $500
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,250

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 6 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,650
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,650
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $250
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Listed mid-week rates are for nights added on to a weekend rental. Higher rates apply for mid-week only rentals.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                  Location

                  Adjacent to Primehook Nature Preserve, a birdwatchers paradise! Canoe or kayak on Broadkill river, which cuts through the Nauture Preserve. Less than 4 miles from The Rookery public golf course & club which features great golf, a restaurant, lessons, and a pro shop.

                  Other Activities: Bird-watching (home is in nature preserve)

                  Golf: All in all, Broadkill Beach and the 'Summer of '42' home that awaits you offer a unique experience not to be missed!

                  Amenities: 3 living levels, separate entrance for downstairs bedroom (Sleep sofa plus 1 twin bed - can double as rec room), large screened gazebo (with 4+person Jacuzzi, picnic table for 8, gas grill, double hammock --- surrounded by trees for privacy) master bedroom deck, outside shower with dressing area, ample off-street parking, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen (service for 8, blender, mixer, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave), phone, TV/VCRs, Cable, video library, paperback library, spacious master suite with private bath and deck, screened front porch, bird-watching, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming.

                  Ski: Activities: Swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, bird-watching, golf, hot-tubing

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We are avid dog lovers with two very active but well behaved beagles...Topper & Kermit, so Summer of '42 is definitely pet friendly..

                  Why the Owner Chose Broadkill Beach:
                  We loved the quiet location, the uncrowded beach where we could walk forever(and have our dogs walk with us), the quaint country store with great ice cream and sandwiches (and recently, kayak rentals), being in the Nature Preserve (it is fascinating to see the multitude of birds that frequent the preserve), being very close to great golf, and being able to sail and kayak from the beach OR Canoe down the Broadkill river! It seemed like a step back in time where life was calmer and less hectic, hence our choice of 'Summer of '42' for the name. Broadkill is a calm beach where the waves are minimal, yet great surf is available in the nearby Cape Henlopen State Park (which also has great biking and hiking trails and a dog-friendly beach. Broadkill is a unique place away from everything where time seems to stand still, yet just a quick hop in the car to the excitement of Lewes, Rehoboth, the Lewes-Cape May Ferry and other places of interest. We just plain fell in love with it!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The beautiful access road where sights of nature abound year-round --- different in every season.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

                    Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

                  • Living Room Entertainment Center & Fireplace

                    Living Room Entertainment Center & Fireplace

                  • Front Porch

                    Front Porch

                  • Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Private Deck

                    Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Private Deck

                  • Third bedroom, ground floor with sitting room and full bath

                    Third bedroom, ground floor with sitting room and full bath

                  • Spacious Den/4th Bedroom with Loveseat, Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed

                    Spacious Den/4th Bedroom with Loveseat, Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed

                  • Family Room/ 4th Bedroom Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed, Entertainment Center

                    Family Room/ 4th Bedroom Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed, Entertainment Center

                  • Backyard Gazebo with Hot Tub, Hammock, Picnic Table, Gas Grill

                    Backyard Gazebo with Hot Tub, Hammock, Picnic Table, Gas Grill

                  • Gazebo -- come relax in the hammock!

                    Gazebo -- come relax in the hammock!

                  • Beautiful Broadkill Beach

                    Beautiful Broadkill Beach

                  • Snow Geese on Road to Broadkill

                    Snow Geese on Road to Broadkill

                  • Participate in 4th of July Parade (open to all) or enjoy view from Porch!

                    Participate in 4th of July Parade (open to all) or enjoy view from Porch!

                  • Spacious Living Room with Plenty of Comfortable Seating

                    Spacious Living Room with Plenty of Comfortable Seating

                  • Sleeping Porch off Living Room wih Sleep Sofa

                    Sleeping Porch off Living Room wih Sleep Sofa

                  • Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area, Deck, Private Bath

                    Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area, Deck, Private Bath

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

                  • Separate Sitting/Sleeping area between Den and 3rd bedroom; Queen Futon

                    Separate Sitting/Sleeping area between Den and 3rd bedroom; Queen Futon

                  • Den sleep sofa and Captain's Bed

                    Den sleep sofa and Captain's Bed

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Gazebo with Picnic Table, Hot Tub, Gas Grill

                    Gazebo with Picnic Table, Hot Tub, Gas Grill

                  • Relaxing on Quiet, Uncrowded even-in-summer Broadkill Beach

                    Relaxing on Quiet, Uncrowded even-in-summer Broadkill Beach

                  • Great Bird-watching in Primehook Nature Preserve

                    Great Bird-watching in Primehook Nature Preserve

                  • Boating on the Broadkill River

                    Boating on the Broadkill River

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                  Sleeps 12

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