Cozy Original Beach Block Cottage on Lewes Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lewes cottage description
(We know of a larger older property on the beachfront that is available for rent. Contact me if our place is not large enough for you!)
Shouldn’t vacation be relaxing?
We have an original 1950s beach cottage located on the beach block of Lewes Beach. It has hardwood floors, softwood walls, exposed beam ceilings and a great big front porch. Best of all, you walk out the door and you’re just a few steps from a beautiful beach where you’ll find shallow, warm and calm water. Perfect for swimming, beach combing, socializing, reading. You can use our beach chairs and umbrellas.
When it’s time to do something about dinner you can ride one of our bikes to the grocery store. Get the corn and chicken and don’t forget to get a six pack of Dog Fish Head Ale. You are in Delaware and we have standards. You get back to the cottage, put food on the table in the porch and start to talk to your kids. They’ve put down their iPods and you discover, your daughter has a boy friend! His name is Matt!
After dinner a red glow spreads across the street. It’s sunset time. Let’s walk to the inlet (5 blocks) and watch the sun drop over the marsh. You walk by the car on the way there and wonder when you will drive it next.
After sunset, it’s time to wind down. The kids watch the TV in the living room while you take an outdoor shower. The stars are so close you think you could touch them. In the morning you again get on your bike and ride to town. Coffee time.! Go to the Lewes Bake Shoppe and have a pastry. Why is everyone smiling? Too crowded? Try Café Azafran.
After three sunny beach days, the kids have collected 58 conch shells, 17 pieces of pottery and 4 new friends. You’ve discovered the seine nets in the shed and the kids are now feeding shiners to the seagulls. Thank god heaven is run by birds and not fish! You need a break! Good news, rain is in the forecast. You finally need that car, but only to drive to town. You’re in Lewes mode and there’s no way you are driving on route 1. You park by the church and catch the bus to Rehoboth. Only $2 round trip! You do some shopping, go to the outlets, but the crowds are too much. It’s back to Lewes for dinner. Let’s eat out. There are lots of options… Irish Eyes with great tables by the canal, Agave with margaritas that cannot be beat, Half Full with pizza and wine, Striper Bites with fish and more.
Now the sun is back. How about a trip to the ocean? Cape Henlopen State Park is just 3 miles away. You can ride your bikes or drive over. If you drive, there are free bikes available for use in the park (at the nature center). At Henlopen you will find ocean beaches and a great tidal area near the point. There is also a nature center where your kids can touch the exhibits. Want to fish? There’s a fishing pier there as well.
The day is done. The kids want Ice cream. You ride to Kings in town. You start to wonder if you’re losing your edge. You haven’t shaved since you arrived, you haven’t cracked the Economist and you’re starting to drop your trailing g’s. You are starting to look like an interviewee at a West Virginia mine disaster.
You've taken an interest in NASCAR.
Just then, that scruffy looking guy that collects pottery pieces on the beach sits next to you. He’s reading a transcript from the last World Economic Forum in Davos. You are not alone.
Keywords: Cottage, simple, family, children, water, porch, beach, fishing, outdoor shower, dog friendly
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a great week at the beach. It was the perfect location for our family (including our toddler) to unwind and enjoy sand, sun and water. Speaking of water, it is very calm and perfect for small people. Next time we will bring an inner tube (or a kayak!) We have loved Lewes for a few years, but now we won't stay anywhere else in DE. The cottage itself is spare but in a relaxed way. Where else can you easily leave your doors and windows open all the time? Where else can you leave your bike unlocked? It's carefree living at it's best. Wireless and DVD player worked best. Great little radio and comfy bed. The AC in the baby's room worked fine when we really needed it, but mostly windows and doors opened was cool enough (with help from a lot of ceiling fans). Make sure to get to the farmers market if you are in town on a Saturday. We also recommend hitting the library for the kids if you encounter a rainy day (or two) We liked the playground downtown (and also one in rehoboth) and discovered a great cup of coffee at Cafe Azafran, when our usual (Lewes Bake Shoppe) was closed. Thanks 12 California Street! We had a great time!
- Guest Jennifer T. (Washington, District of Columbia)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/08/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Convenient location and loved the beach
Convenient location and loved the beach
We stay in your cottage last year for the week of fourth of July. It was very comfortable except for the temperatues were extremely hot and the window air conditioners could not cool the house off which made it pretty untolerable for our dog. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and we even made use of the grill. I would suggest upgrading the air conditioners for your summer time visitors or visiting in the cooler months. The beach access was great...we loved the sand bars and that it was never over crowded. Also nice that your shed is equipped with the bikes and fishing rods, ect and that is one less thing to worry about bringing. We would definitely come back in a cooler time frame!
- Guest Dawn W. (Abingdon, MD)
- Date of stay 07/02/10
- Review Submitted 05/23/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the beach. The airconditioner has been upgraded and it has helped a good bit. We are also adding 'tinting' to the south facing windows next week. Having said that, we realize that the house cannot be kept as cool as some would like. To solve the problem is to tear it down and start over! Hopefully this summer will not be like last summer's record breaker. Thanks again.
Rates Vvary by month Apr and May - Negotiable Jun .. $900/week Jul ....... $1100/week Aug ....... $1100/week Sep .. $900/week Oct and Nov - Negotiable Note: There is a $75 per week pet fee. Pets must be approved.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We live outside of Philadelphia. My wife is from Detroit and I am from Wilmington. We have young children and older parents, so Lewes is perfect for us. We like to fish, play tennis, bike and sail. Most of all, we are relaxed and enjoy the fact that Lewes offers a slower pace and a more personal experience than you find in the larger towns. People smile and hold the door open. That's important!
Why the Owner Chose Lewes:
We wanted a place that did not requre a lot of work. The bigger the place the more cleaning and maintenance. We were also looking for something close to the water that was simple. We found it.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I think the porch makes a big difference. The house is not big enough to ignore the porch. It has to be part of the experience. The air is fresh and it's very quiet, especially at night. Having an outdoor shower is also great.
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The view from Cedar at the corner with California
The porch is a great place to hang out!
Great for kids!
This is a picture taken from nearby Cape Henlopen State Park
View of the living room. Bunks room in back.
Beach at middle of the tide.
The porch is right off the living room (sorry for black and white!)
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This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 04, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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