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Recent Lewes reviews

  • Wonderful Vacation

    "This was our first vacation to the Deleware coast, and our first vacation with two young kids. My husband was never a fan of vacationing to a beach (although it's probably been 20 years since he's been there), but after our vacation in Lewes, he's sold; we had a fabulous time staying at the "Turtle Shack" and visiting the town of Lewes. Our vacationers consisted of 7 adults and 2 children (1 yr and 3 yrs) and we had ample room to enjoy our time together and apart. Our boys loved the upstairs area, space for rolling around, games, and bunk beds. We mostly gravitated to spending time in the dining area with our family, playing games and enjoying each others' company. The house was very comfortable and inviting, and the proximity to the beach was perfect. We are definitely considering staying again next year if we return to Lewes. Thank you for sharing your home with us!"
    Guest: Christine Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Perfect in every way!

    "We stayed in this beautiful home for our daughter's wedding in Lewes. There were 10 of us at most, including wedding day preparation for the bride and bridal party. The view is gorgeous- watcching the dolphins on the bay from the deck with morning coffee- perfect! Thee home is so tastefully decorated and comfortable. The elevator made moving in and out easy- especially for handicapped visitors. The proprietors were thoughtful and attentive. We had a lovely stay! Worthwhile and rewarding for rental! Close to everything! Perfect time away"
    Guest: Dennis M. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 2, 2013
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  • “Perfect Family Vacation Home in Lewes, DE”

    "This was our first time renting a home in Lewes, Delaware and it resulted in one of our best family vacations ever! My husband and I, as well as our children and grandchildren, spent one glorious week in this beautiful home located within the “Villages of Five Points” along Savannah Road. It was so close to restaurants, the Midway Movies, playgrounds, downtown Historic Lewes and its beaches, Cape Henlopen State Park, the Rehoboth boardwalk, outlet shopping, sightseeing, etc. The home looked exactly as it did online. The house was clean and very comfortably furnished, kind of like a cross between Pier 1 and Crate & Barrel. There was so much room to move around without anyone being on top of one another. We especially enjoyed the first floor master bedroom suite, tucked away from the rest of the family for privacy. The three large upstairs bedrooms accommodated two queen size beds and two twin beds, just what we had looked for online when booking this place through VRBO. And we were pleasantly surprised to see that it had 2-zone air-conditioning, which was a real plus for us! The kitchen was fully stocked for cooking inside or outside on the gas grill, which we did for two nights during our stay. Our favorite part of the home was the back deck. We enjoyed the lounge furniture, as well as the outdoor table and chairs. It was such a nice, quiet neighborhood…no noise from other neighbors or traffic. My husband and I really loved having morning breakfast and conversation out on the deck each day! The owners provided beach chairs, beach towels, bed linens, bath towels, etc., which many homes and condos do not provide. They also provided a list of recommended restaurants and activities, along with lots of brochures of local places to visit. The grand-kids loved the nearby beaches, particularly the one in Lewes! Our son enjoyed his early morning jog each day along the development’s running path, and all of us enjoyed the swimming pool, which was only one block away. Also, our adult children spent many an evening at the Greene Turtle while we babysat their kids.  Lastly, all of us enjoyed watching the Orioles beat Toronto and St. Louis on the family room’s flat screen TV. Go O’s!!! What a lovely home in a beautiful community!! We definitely hope to return to this beach house next summer and continue to make many more family memories. Thanks so much Kate and Jarek for renting your home to us."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Cape Shores, girls weekend

    "The listing description was accurate regarding the location, appearance and amenities. The house was clean and maintained. I would recommend this property to anyone who would like to visit Lewes. It was easy to get to the bay beach, Cape Henlopen Park and downtown Lewes. We walked to the bay beach. We took the car to Cape Henlopen Park, downtown Lewes, outlets and Reholboth Beach. We could have biked to Cape Henlopen and downtown Lewes. It was great for a girls get away."
    Guest: Barb Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 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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