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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Broadkill Beach house description

Welcome to your private, secluded oasis. Our house sits on 4 lots and is the last house on the street. This affords you a quiet retreat bordering the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The only traffic you will have will be in the air in the form of beautiful flocks of egrets, ospreys searching for a meal, and migrating birds.

The beautiful, uncrowded Delaware Bay beach is just a short walk away down an uncrowded street that is more like a gravel lane - no traffic. The gentle waves are wonderful for children and kayaking and for stand-up paddle boarding. Enjoy views of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, quiet walks searching for shells and seaglass or try your hand at surf fishing.

After the beach, enjoy our large grass yard for games or a catch or spend time in our beachy yard with native grasses, a children's playset and horseshoe pit. Enjoy relaxing in our screened in outside shower while you gaze at the wildlife refuge. Whatever you decide, the quiet and calmness will soothe and relax you.

Our home has 2 screened porches and a wrap around deck on the second level as well as a balcony off of two bedrooms (king and queen) on the 3rd level. Two additional bedrooms on the 3rd level offer a queen bed and two twin beds. There is also a full bath on this level.

The second level which is the main living area offers a fully-equipped kitchen and a full bath. There is also a large sunroom walled by windows overlooking the wildlife refuge, a family room with tv, and a large dining room with two tables. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the family room. The feel is large, bright and open.

To make your packing easier, we offer paper towels, toilet tissue, trash bags, dish and laundry detergent, dish towels, and bath and beach towels. We also have beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, an umbrella and a cart to easily get it all to the beach. You can also enjoy cruising around on one of our bikes.

Broadkill Beach holds the charm of yesteryear and is a true treasure. The beach is uncrowded and quiet. There is a small store with sandwiches, ice cream, pantry items, beach goods, fishing supplies and homemade donuts on the weekend. The Rookery, a public golf course, is only 4 miles away. The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge offers trails to explore as well as streams and ponds to kayak and canoe.

The historic town of Milton is just a few minutes away with restaurants, a grocery store, Domino's Pizza, Subway, etc. The town also offers Music in the Park on Wednesday evenings in the summer along the Broadkill River.

If you want to spend some of your vacation at a faster pace, the towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach are about 15-20 minutes away and offer award-winning restaurants, 2 water parks, miniature golf, a cinema, tax-free outlet shopping, the Rehoboth Boardwalk with rides, arcades and boardwalk food. There are also various state parks with ocean beaches, trails and history to explore.

Please note that our home has an occupancy limit of 10 people, including children and babies. Also, no smoking is allowed.

Keywords: beach house, 4 bedroom, cottage

Property Type

  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:


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


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • 2 zone A/C, 2 screened porches, children's playhouse/swingset, Beautiful view overlooking wildlife refuge, sunset views, large private yard...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Games


              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Beach Chairs:


              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Golf


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Groceries
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Parasailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Beachcombing
              • Water Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Other Activities

                  • 2 water parks nearby, public golf course w/in 4 miles, adjacent to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge with hiking, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife watching, miles of uncrowded beach, Cape-May Lewes Ferry, numerous state parks, Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and tax-free outlet shopping about 15-20 minutes, Historic Milton 10 minutes with shops, restaurants, antiquing, and music shows in the park weekly...moreless


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                  • great family vacation spot

                    great family vacation spot

                    • Guest JBH (Austin Tx)
                    • Date of stay 08/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/11/13
                    Wonderful house, with lots of room for adults and children. Easy walk to the beach. Good bird watching from the back deck!! Lewes down the road had a great Italian restaurant and cute shops.

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                  • Happy vacation

                    Happy vacation

                    • Guest Happy Vacation (NJ)
                    • Date of stay 08/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                    We had an excellent vacation. The house was beautifully decorated and clean. The living space was great for our family size. We were in need of good quality family time and the quiet and beauty of the home and yard were wonderful. It was also great to only travel a little to still enjoy beaches, boardwalks, and shopping. We definitely want to return.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.

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                  • Great Location!

                    Great Location!

                    • Guest dj (Monterey, CA)
                    • Date of stay 06/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                    We really enjoyed getting away to this home! It is just as advertised, with plenty of space for a group of 10 to lounge and relax. The only thing we didn't enjoy was having all 4 bedrooms in close proximity, it was hard to have someone sleeping up there if the occupants of another room were awake (especially for our toddler!). The beach is fantastic. The marsh is a great view. The owners were attentive to our needs and the neighbors were all very friendly and helpful as well.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • 2nd year, and even better!

                    2nd year, and even better!

                    • Guest Maura (New York City)
                    • Date of stay 06/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/26/13
                    We loved this place so much we came back a second year. It was as quiet and lovely as we remembered. Beautiful sunsets from the back porch, easy days at the uncrowded beach, rides on the great new bikes. We had 2 others families, each with kids, staying with us, and the house is spacious enough that we all had room to both be together and be apart when we needed space! Owners are super responsible, responsive and helpful.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Great house, wonderful small community, beautiful beach

                    Great house, wonderful small community, beautiful beach

                    • Guest Maura (New York City)
                    • Date of stay 07/21/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                    This was a perfect place for our family vacation. The house is very comfortable, clean, super quiet, bright, airy, just about everything we could ask for. The 4 bedrooms easily fit our 3 couples and 3 kids. The multiple porches and indoor spaces meant we could spread out and spend time apart, without being on top of each other or hearing every little thing, but the dining room, great room and back porch were each big enough to fit us all when we wanted to be together. Kitchen could have been slightly better stocked - but the basics + are there, and there's a grill. The dining room easily fit us all, as did the dining table on the screen in back porch. Great for kids - they loved the yard, the play space and the ping pong table. Very quiet - you can't hear anything from the bedrooms, so no one was disturbed by kids getting up early! And we never heard our neighbors. We saw tons of birds from the back porch, and even a few rabbits. The beach is great - easy walk along a sandy drive (and beach cart, towel, chairs, etc provided). Warm water, nice sand, and not at all crowded - never more than a dozen other groups on the beach. The only downside is the water is murky, but its warm. Nice place to ride bikes. We went to the wildlife refuge for a beautiful morning walk. Lewes & Rehoboth are close enough for an afternoon visit or trip to Funland. The owners were very easy, provided clear information - photos don't do it justice! We hope to return.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jan 4 - May 2, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  May 3 - Jun 20, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  Jun 21 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  Sep 28 - May 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $250 $300
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Personal checks. Reserve your week with $1000.00 refundable security deposit. Half of weekly rate due 60 days before arrival, remaining half due 30 days before arrival. Please contact me for shorter stays.

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                  Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: We are unique in that we resided full-time in this home for over 14 years. We have lovingly renovated our home as well as added a large addition in 2007. We both grew up at the Delaware Beaches and knew this was where we wanted to raise our family. We love everything the beach has to offer and enjoy surfing, skimboarding, sailing, windsurfing and the salt air. Aside from the beach life, we are avid ice hockey fans and players - you have to do something when it's too cold to go swimming!

                  Why the Owner Chose Broadkill Beach:
                  We chose Broadkill Beach as our home for the quiet, secluded nature as well as the beautiful beach. It allowed us to 'get away from it all' on a daily basis. However, we recently decided to relocate to a nearby town to be closer to our jobs, schools and numerous activities. This allows us the opportunity to offer our home as a retreat to vacationers. We will only be a few minutes away and look forward to continuing to enjoy Broadkill Beach. We will be performing the cleaning and maintenance duties ourselves between rentals so you can be assured you will arrive to a clean, welcoming retreat.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Broadkill Beach is a rare find on the east coast. Feel like you are being transported back in time as you wind your way through the wildlife refuge on your way to Broadkill Beach. The area is protected from the commercialism of nearby areas so you can enjoy running, walking, biking and a quiet beach. Yet, those conveniences of the modern era are close by when you want to venture back to that world.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

                  $250 - $343 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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