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Recent Lewes reviews

  • One week isn't enough

    "I stayed here with my husband and three other couples. We're all in our early 30s and were looking for a nice, relaxing week which is exactly what we got. The location is perfect - quiet, steps from the beach with gorgeous views. The hot tub was amazing - a favorite of everyone. Cape Henlopen is a quick bike or car ride away. There are several grocery stores and restaurants close by. The house itself is nicely set up. With eight people in the house, we never felt like we were on top of each other. Everyone had their own space. Normally, I'm ready to be home after a week away, but I easily could have stayed for another week."
    Guest: Emily A. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • A Great Time in Lewes

    "This is 'our' third trip to Lewes and stay in the historic district--in the same Victorian on the edges of the historic district. Despite some interesting weather, my Golden and I had a blast at the beach, hikes at Prime Hook and Cape Henalopen, and good food a short walk away. Owners of the rental could not be nicer and more helpful!!"
    Guest: Maggie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • Girl's Getaway

    "Six ladies had a wonderful getaway this past September staying in this beautiful condo. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience downtown Lewes with the shopping and historic sites. The restaurants are within walking distance and the beach is a short drive or bike ride away. The owners are wonderful to work with, and very helpful with any questions, which are answered in a timely manner. The listing description and pictures are very accurate. The rooms are large, light and airy. The view of the canal is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay in this condo very much. We enjoyed the ambience and charm of the town in general. Most of us had never been to Lewes before, but will undoubtedly come back."
    Guest: concetta w. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Little BIG house!

    "From the street it looks really small, inside you find a decent kitchen - two living areas and 3 very private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. You have to drive to get anywhere, but it is a short hop to either Lewes or Rehoboth. On Route 24 (only a mile or two away) we found the Grog Shop (spirits) and JD Shuckers with some nice craft beers, good service and an abundant seafood menu. Other shopping (groceries) is out on Highway 1. We caught about 3 dozen crabs at the crab dock (there are 3) at high tide, we went kayaking in the creek (launched at the end of Elmwood) took some nice walks through the community and had an all around great time. We took our shoes off at the door as the whole place is covered with light tan carpeting!"
    Guest: M&M Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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Lewes Travel Tips

Lewes Vacation Rentals in the Smallest State

Delaware, as some have stated is “just not that big,” which makes it easy for you to find your perfect Lewes vacation rentals. Other towns in the state include Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, and South Bethany; however, it is Lewes, Delaware, pronounced "Lewis," that provides a heavy draw for tourists each year. Lewes is located in the southern section of the state, just a bit northeast of Georgetown. When you arrive in Lewes, you will see historical brick buildings lining Main Street and the Atlantic Ocean running alongside the town. As a gateway to Delaware’s top attractions, it is also a path to Cape May via a toll ferry.

Lewes Vacation Homes on the Site of the Dutch Settlement

Lewes was founded in 1631 as one of the first American settlements of the state. The founders arrived from Hoorn, Holland, naming their town Zwaanendael meaning "valley of the swans." Their intention was to create the little city just north of Cape Henlopen as an agricultural and whaling town. Unfortunately, the local Indian tribe (Siconese) had other ideas. Within a year, the colony was destroyed by the Native Americans yet the surviving townsfolk rebuilt it. In the War of 1812, the village suffered again but this time due to British attacks on the harbor and beaches. If you are a history buff, you will not want to miss DeVries Monument on Pilottown Road. It commemorates the 1631 Dutch settlement with a monument on the site of the original fort. The town was also home to numerous pilots who guided ships into Delaware Bay, and this history can be examined while at Lewes vacation homes.

Lewes Condos Look at Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey is a popular tourist destination just like Lewes, Delaware. While staying at Lewes condos, you may want to take the ferry ride to Cape May. The trip is 17 miles, taking 80 minutes both ways. The fee is relative to the distance you will be traveling but well worth it. A day trip in Cape May opens up new opportunities for you regarding shops, activities, and restaurants. Of course, Lewes has plenty to offer their visitors in the way of fun if you wish to stay around your condo. Fisherman’s Wharf Cruises bring you out of the inter-coastal waterway to the Atlantic Ocean where whales and dolphins can be seen throughout the year. For whales, you will need to travel to Lewes vacation rentals in late summer and early fall.

Expanding Your Horizons at the Seaside Nature Center

Attractions in Lewes include Fisher Martin House, Lewes Historical Society, Lightship Overfalls, Zwaanendael Museum, many wineries, and the Seaside Nature Center. The nature center is reached by traveling to Cape Henlopen State Park where you will discover numerous large fish aquariums, touch tanks, and other exhibits. The center offers live snakes and turtles and their Seaside Natural Trail. This day trip from Lewes provides a picnicking spot near the historic Fort Miles Gun Park. You can play along the beach to watch for wildlife, hike on the trails for bird-watching, or tour the fort all in one day.

If you head north from Lewes, it is possible to reach another nature preserve, the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. This northern park moves you to Broadkill Beach and Primehook Beach where the land is protected for conservation. At the very top of the park is Slaughter Beach. If you move inland, you will reach grassy land with a few trees and bushes.

Dining and Entertainment by Lewes Vacation Rentals

Renting a home or condo is typically a great choice if you want to dine in and make your own meals out of the fresh seafood you catch. However, Lewes has a few restaurants you might want to check out as well. Agave Tequila Bar and Restaurant brings authentic Mexican to your palate on historic Second Street. There is also Beach House Restaurant where you step back into the past with friendly pricing and fresh seafood.

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