Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Oceanside Victorian; Historic District

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/09/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lewes house description

Featured on the 'Christmas in Lewes Home Tour', this charming, 1890's Victorian is nestled in the quaint historic district of Lewes, located in a quiet neighborhood with easy walking distance (3 blocks) to all conveniences; excellent restaurants, boutiques, farmer’s market and grocer, attractions and festivals. Within a mile, are entrances to ocean or bay beaches-walk, bike or drive plus ferry to Cape May, NJ! Lewes is a tranquil, scenic seaport village established in the 1600’s, located where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. There are 8 miles of unspoiled ocean beach at Cape Henlopen - destateparks.com. The bay beaches are just as pristine, but with gentler waves. Busy Rehoboth Beach is the next town South on Route 1. Enjoy their renowned boardwalk, Funland amusements, shops, eateries, concerts and night life too.

Updated with nicely appointed furnishings, this four bedroom with one and half baths (with additional outdoor shower w/toilet) features a fully-equipped sunny kitchen, W/D, DW, hardwood floors, window A/C units in every bedroom and on the main level, Cable TV and WIFI wireless internet. Sleeps 7-10 with 1 King, 1 Double, 3 Twins in main house plus separate cottage with 3 Twins (or convert 2 to King). The cottage bedroom suite is perfect for multi-families, teens, grandparents or a girls’ dorm. Delightful outdoor spaces include a neighborly front porch, complete with a swing and rockers; a backyard boasting comfortable seating and dining for everyone in either the gorgeous screened dining gazebo or beautiful, spacious deck alongside a manicured lawn with towering walnut trees. There is a cozy glass sunroom, grill station alongside an outdoor prep sink, and a shed stocked for your use with 4 adult bikes, beach toys, boogie boards, yard games, outdoor concert lawn chairs and ‘extra’ beach chairs and equipment. As a bonus, the manicured yard next door is our neighborhood’s playground – and yours to enjoy as well! You’ll find most of what you need when you arrive, including hand and bath towels, starter paper supplies, and condiments. Bring sheets and beach towels, along with your favorite beach chair, umbrella, and cooler.

Sleeping Arrangements: 2nd Floor has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom – Master Bedroom w/King Bed; Twin Bedroom w/2 Single Beds; and a Small Bedroom w/1 Single Bed (walk-thru to 3rd Floor Attic Bedroom). 3rd Floor has Attic Bedroom w/antique double bed, pitched ceiling and steep stairs typical of a historic home (Bathroom is on 2nd floor). Separate Cottage Suite has 3 twin beds - a Twin and a Twin Trundle Bed (2 twins); use them as 3 beds or convert the Trundle Twins to a King Bed. The cottage has a loveseat, table for 4, mini electric kitchenette; use the lighted pathway and outside bathroom.

Bathrooms: Main level: half bath and our favorite outside shower room, complete with its own toilet and outside sink. The 2nd floor has a full bath with tub and shower.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please do not smoke in the house, sunroom, front porch, gazebo or cottage. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The house is not child-proof....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be age 24 or above to sign lease...moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Attic Double Bed: 1 double

            Third Floor Attic; steep steps...moreless

          • Small Single Bed Room : 1 twin/ single

            Small room with walkthru access to attic...moreless

          • Master King Bed Room : 1 king

            2nd Floor...moreless

          • Twin Beds (2) Room: 2 twin/ single

            2nd Floor; private from Master...moreless

          • Cottage 1 Room Suite: 3 twin/ single

            2 Twins; one is trundle for 3rd bed; seating area ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Half Bath on Main Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main Bathroom on 2nd Floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Enclosed Shower with toilet next to sunroom and cottage...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Extra amenities with all the convenience of home! House is supplied with hand and bath towels, condiments, starter paper products, bicycles, 'extra' beach chairs, beach toys, gas and BBQ grills. Bring sheets,beach towels and favorite beach equipment - chairs, cooler and umbrellas in case mine are too 'worn'. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books:

                Nature and area books and magazines...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Gambling Casinos
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Jet Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless Hi Speed Internet ...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Propane stove for heating in addition to oil heat. Sunroom solarium adds warmth and ambience in winter. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Kitchen, bath and hand towels provided. Bring your own beach towels. One Bath towel per person is provided ...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    unrestricted street parking ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

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

                    Some starter paper supplies plus condiments...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    4 adult bikes in the shed. Covered bike storage next to Gazebo ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    boat rentals nearby; kayak rentals, charter fishing ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Nearby Cape Henlopen and Quest Adventures...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Neighboring lawn is available for everyone's use - softball, Frisbee, crochet, catch. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Dining and seating on decks, porches, sunroom and large screened gazebo. ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screened dining gazebo; table seats 12+ and has a napping couch too. 2nd small gazebo too for office or playhouse ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Nearby Rehoboth at Deuville Beach ...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall
                  Aug 29 - Nov 28, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,375
                  Winter
                  Nov 29 - May 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,200 $2,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  For groups of 7-10: There is an additional charge for the Cottage (5th bedroom suite)

                  $125.00 per weekend or $200.00 per week.

                  Winter: Monthly rate depends on length of stay and heat use. Start and End dates are flexible according to availability.

                  Spring & Early/Late Fall:

                  4 night minimums for holiday weeks - Memorial Weekend, Easter and Spring Breaks

                  Payment in full is required for reservation. Pay by personal or certified check.


                  Please wait... Travel with confidence

                  Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/09/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Walk to everything - Oceanside historic town with year-round attractions: quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, maritime history, gardens and beaches. Walk, run, hike, bike; site-see and shop; antiquing and events galore. Small town Americana 4th of July, summer weekly Concerts on the Green. Water, water everywhere – canal, bay, ocean – sunning, swimming, beachcombing, bird-watching, surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking. The ocean entrance is just a mile at Cape Henlopen State Park. The outstanding beaches are like Cape Cod and eastern Long Island, with wildlife and beautiful dunes.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: The owner is a DC suburban resident, native New Yorker with an incurable love for the beach, who summered in Rehoboth for 20 years. The owner chose Lewes for its unsurpassed Herring Point beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. Longing for her early days on Long Island, Lewes’ ocean beachfront is untouched and undeveloped, showcasing the sun, sand and surf in all its natural glory.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lewes:
                  The owner chose Lewes for its protection of the historic district and its quiet, quaint neighborhoods, where this home is located. Variety is key for me and beloved Rehoboth is nearby with its hubbub of crowds, boardwalk, beaches, shops and restaurants. This house and others like it on the street were built in the Victorian era as a bonus for the managers of a long-gone factory. The owner renovated this 1898 house a few years ago, creating a lovely home for others to enjoy! The house displays her art, photos and personal furnishings collected over decades.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  First, the location; the house sits on a secluded street and is an easy walk to the center of town. Second, the home has hidden surprises around every corner. It’s updated, but eclectic and maintains many original and reclaimed features. The attic has original 1898 plank flooring; its walls were reclaimed from a 1930’s Rehoboth hand-made log cabin, whose millstone flanks the town's museum. Although that summer rental was demolished, I saved many of its antiques, including the depression-era outdoor sink and beds. The house displays my personal treasures: kitchen wall plates trips to Florence, Italy; a painting in the sunroom, by RB neighbor, that depicts a tanker on the horizon; a painting of the my summer beach house 'rental' which began my ‘living the dream’ search. A friend drew an interpretation of the ‘5 Boys’ with Canada geese. There is Marsha’s (Front Street, Lewes) rendition of Madison Ave crafted like San Francisco's Victorian Painted Ladies, the ‘7 Sisters’. There are photos from my time spent in Italy, DC, Arizona, Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Every item holds a treasured memory! Please take good care of them.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front of House

                    Front of House

                  • Sunny Kitchen with everything

                    Sunny Kitchen with everything

                  • 'carriage house cottage suite' off deck and sunroom

                    'carriage house cottage suite' off deck and sunroom

                  • Bright Sunroom with Panoramic Views

                    Bright Sunroom with Panoramic Views

                  • Dining Room connected to Living Room with entrance to Sunroom

                    Dining Room connected to Living Room with entrance to Sunroom

                  • Master Bedroom with King

                    Master Bedroom with King

                  • Small Twin Bedroom 2nd Floor

                    Small Twin Bedroom 2nd Floor

                  • 'Cottage Suite'

                    'Cottage Suite'

                  • Dining on Deck; 2 tables for 4

                    Dining on Deck; 2 tables for 4

                  • Herring Point toward the Great Dune (lighthouse in the distance)

                    Herring Point toward the Great Dune (lighthouse in the distance)

                  • Gazebo table seats 12; plus couch for napping

                    Gazebo table seats 12; plus couch for napping

                  • Front Porch with Antique Swing, Rockers and Cafe Seating

                    Front Porch with Antique Swing, Rockers and Cafe Seating

                  • Full Size Washer Dryer

                    Full Size Washer Dryer

                  • Deck with Dining for 8, lounging, swing and access to Sunroom, Cottage & Garden

                    Deck with Dining for 8, lounging, swing and access to Sunroom, Cottage & Garden

                  • Living Room - connected to Dining Room - Great Room

                    Living Room - connected to Dining Room - Great Room

                  • Great Room - Living & Dining with Kitchen and Sunroom access

                    Great Room - Living & Dining with Kitchen and Sunroom access

                  • Attic 2nd Master with Double Bed

                    Attic 2nd Master with Double Bed

                  • Enclosed 'Outdoor' Bath with toilet and shower.  Large prep sink for grilling

                    Enclosed 'Outdoor' Bath with toilet and shower. Large prep sink for grilling

                  • Cozy comfortable swing for 2 or take a nap. Awning out when sunny

                    Cozy comfortable swing for 2 or take a nap. Awning out when sunny

                  • Secret garden in the backyard

                    Secret garden in the backyard

                  • Herring Point toward Rehoboth-8 Miles untouched beach. Distant RB Henlopen Hotel

                    Herring Point toward Rehoboth-8 Miles untouched beach. Distant RB Henlopen Hotel

                  • Large screened gazebo

                    Large screened gazebo

                  $225 per night (USD)
                  5

                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 09/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Owner
                  Email owner

                  +1 703-282-5064
                  Be sure to call to book! Daytime is best

                  Speaks: english
                  Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property via Email

                  Oceanside Victorian; Historic District

                  Lewes #3523885ha

                  5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.