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Seaside historic Lewes, Delaware charms visitors all year long with quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, maritime history, gardens and beaches. Walk/ bike to all of these. Soak up the full Lewes experience by staying close to town in this vintage Victorian house. A block to dinner at the Buttery or coffee at Azafran. Drink that extra glass of wine and save your meter money for you can easily walk home. We just added a ping pong table in the garage!
Come morning prop your feet up on the porch railing and experience this small town wake up. Snow geese honk overhead, boats toot horns and people will wave and say 'good morning.' Or nap hammock style under the pine bough in the secluded backyard garden. Walk and fish, boat or kayak in the Lewes canal. Cross over the canal bridge a half mile to the bay beach with a light house view. Hop the nearby ferry to Cape May to see more Victorian architecture and stores where you can pay sales tax but come back to Lewes to buy that expensive diamond necklace for there is no sales tax here in Delaware. Go to the Rehoboth outlets and save more especially off season. But don't forget we are at the beach so go the mile to Cape Henlopen Park. The surf, sun and sand are our main attraction. Here miles of pristine Atlantic beach stretch from the Cape to Rehoboth. You can even bring Fido to some. Swim in season, walk and collect shells or view migratory birds all year long. Cape Henlopen has miles of nature, bike trails and bird watching areas.
Too much fun in Lewes to list. We are the 'civilized beach' so come, slow down drive 25mph or park your car and don't drive. Here you can walk and bike everywhere!
Keywords: Great Location, One block to Town, Secluded Garden, Front Porch, Historic District
Children are welcome but the house is not throughly child proof...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking inside the house only outside on patio or decks...moreless
We accept dogs if on a flea medicine and house trained. We do not accept cats. While we love all breeds our insurance will not allow us to have Pit Bull, Rotweillers, Dobermans, Chow Chows and Wolf Hybrids...moreless
Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom, Double Bed in middle bedroom which has the bathroom, Three twins in 3rd bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In separate den room. To access 3rd bedroom you must walk through 2nd bedroom....moreless
early spring Apr 1 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
spring Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2015 3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
summer high Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
early fall Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
late fall 2015 -winter 2015 Sep 26 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
late fall - winter Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016 30 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Pet Fee$200 + tax
Property Damage Protection$59
Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday, June, July, August, September. Rates are subject to change. Pet rates are $200 for week or longer. We refund 80% if able to re-rent.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Bay beach, Ocean Beach, Frisbee Golf, Farmers Market in season, Historic areas with craft and art shows
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Both owners are artists! The house displays their paintings, drawings and even a faux cherry pie, bowl of fruit and plants around. Caryl writes and illustrates children's books and you may find a copy of her book 'The Words' out for you to read.
Why the Owner Chose Lewes: Came to Lewes and LOVED it. Bought this house where our family vacationed for years. Now we own another Lewes house where we live but we do miss the close in location of Franklin Avenue house!
The Unique Benefits at this House: First the location, everything is walkable! Second our house has a living room and separate TV/Den. This means the TV can be on and the living room can be for quiet reading. Third the private patio backyard!