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Staying here is like staying in your own private Bed & Breakfast. Relax in this landmark Victorian, greet the day with a cup of coffee on your wrap-around porch and plan the perfect day in the sweet town of Lewes - at the beach, shopping, or at a great meal. If you want to shake things up, head over to Rehoboth for fun and games on the boardwalk.
Property highlights include: * just a few blocks to town with excellent shopping and restaurants * under one mile easy walk to Lewes Beach (bay) * local activities include kayaking, boating, swimming, beach-combing, bicycling, tennis and nearby playground for the kids. * bicycle/drive to nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for sun and ocean surf, the Nature Center, free bike rental, walking/hiking paths and fishing. * nearby outlet shopping, movies, mini-golf, sea shell shops, more restaurants, and Rehoboth and Bethany Beach.
ABOUT THE HOUSE
'The Pink Lady', built at the turn of the century, was recently completely renovated and updated to today's modern standards. There is two-zoned AC so that everyone stays very comfortable, high-speed WIFI, cable, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor grill and large lawn.
At 3000 square feet, the home is one of the most spacious rental homes in the Historic District. The home is furnished with high-quality new furniture (including beds) and beautiful antiques. The home sleeps up to 12 people, in 4 bedrooms and the brand new queen sleeper in the family room. The main level bedroom works as a private living suite with bed and bath.
ON THE MAIN LEVEL: Enter through the front door to find a spacious living room with gas fireplace...formal dining room...Large, well-stocked, updated kitchen open to casual eating space and family room with sectional and 50' flat screen TV with DVD player. Access to driveway and door to porch from the family room. Many windows make the family room light and bright. The back bedroom has 2 twin beds, and full bathroom with claw-foot soaking tub.
UPSTAIRS: Master bedroom, with King bed, own full bathroom (tub and shower), large closets and 40' flat screen television...second bedroom with Queen bed...and third bedroom with 2 full beds and unique wood walls and cathedral ceiling...the second and third bedrooms share a full bath in the hallway (with shower and tub).
Minimum Age Limit For Renters : Renters must be at least 25 years old. All overnight guests must be at least 25 years old unless related to the renter. Sorry, no high school or college groups....moreless
Master suite with bath. TV/DVD player. New mattress....moreless
4 bedrooms: 3 upstairs (including master) and one on the main level. Master has private bathroom (tub and shower) as does the bedroom on the main level. All bedrooms have brand new or newer mattresses. Additional queen mattress in brand new, high quality sleep sofa in the family room on the main level....moreless
house is stocked with board games for family fun...moreless
a few family-friendly DVD's available in the house...moreless
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Additional casual dining space in family room. Both formal and casual dining tables have leaves that can be inserted so that each of those tables accommodate 12 people. Leaves are in the hall closet...moreless
Seating for 12 people
Two zones, upstairs and downstairs have easy-to-use separate thermostats....moreless
Summer weekly rentals run SATURDAY to SATURDAY. Rates subject to change. Please contact owner if you wish to rent for more than 7 nights. Bed linens may be available at the property but are NOT guaranteed.
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Lewes is a very special town, sometimes called the Nantucket of Delaware. As the 'first town in the first state' of the US, Lewes is a town of historical significance, but the best parts of Lewes are what is found today: wonderful restaurants, great local small-town shops, canal-front parks, and of course the beach. We especially enjoy 'Agave' a very popular Mexican restaurant on Second Street, and the local coffee shop (Lewes Bake Shoppe), and our son can often be seen enjoying a fine cup of tea while reading the day away at Cafe Azafran.
Another wonderful thing about Lewes is that you can enjoy both bay and ocean beaches because the town is situated where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Just across the Canal you will find Lewes Beach, a wonderfully accessible beach with plentiful parking and shower/restroom facilities for your convenience. From the house you can easily walk or bicycle to the beach. It's a great beach for young children.
If you prefer stronger waves, Cape Henlopen State Park is just down the road -- we usually bicycle to it. There's a large bathhouse for changing before you enter the beach. There is also a very charming Nature Center with hands-on activities for the kids, and free bicycles for your use if you need them. The bike path around the State Park takes you past the historic Henlopen Lighthouse and the site of U.S. army bunkers that were built along the coast to spot enemy ships in 1941. The 5193-acre park contains a wealth of natural beauty. In addition to the attractive bay and ocean beaches, the Gordon's Pond Wildlife Area features a unique saltwater inpoundment. Hiking trails and interpretive displays throughout the park help visitors to learn about the fascinating natural features found at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Finally, for lots of waves, people, and boardwalk fun Rehoboth Beach is just a short drive away.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We've been coming to Lewes for well over 20 years and absolutely love it here. It's a special town and well-kept secret. When our children were young we found Lewes Beach to be the perfect sand-castle building spot. Now that they are older, they still enjoy the beach but also take full advantage of the kayaking, fishing, bicycling and shopping options around town. We never run out of things to do or places to explore in Lewes. When we need a little more hustle-bustle we head over to Rehoboth for the boardwalk (Funland is the favorite boardwalk attraction) but we are always very happy to return to Lewes.
Why the Owner Chose Lewes: On one of my early trips to Lewes I noticed this house, and more importantly all the fun that people were having on the porch, and fell in love with it immediately. It just looked like a fun, comfortable place to be, and it became my dream to own a place like this. When this very house was listed for sale it was a dream come true, and I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share this special home with others.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I want to make this special house comfortable and inviting for all who visit it. We've furnished it with a combination of lovely antiques and high-end new furniture. We always welcome your feedback in order to make the home even better, but we are confident you will enjoy your stay.