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Recent Lewes reviews

  • 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!!!

    "This place is absolutely unbelievable! We stayed here for a "girls' week" and are soooo glad we did! My mom(70), myself(44), and my daughter(15) and her friend stayed, and we were so impressed! The place is IMMACULATE, beautiful, spacious, and just altogether perfect! Having a full bathroom on each of the 3 floors is a HUGE plus (especially with all girls!), and the teens essentially had their own little apartment on the first floor, with their own TV, living room, eating area, and patio. Three floors ensured privacy if needed, while the huge kitchen and open living and dining areas and deck allowed us together time. We were within walking distance of the movie theaters and water park, which gave the kids freedom to go play! I will be back!!!"
    Guest: Kristen F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "We stayed in this home from 9/11/14 through 9/14/14. We had a great stay and would definitely stay here again in the future. The owners are extremely helpful and courteous, the home is beautiful, and the neighborhood is wonderful and not too far from the beach. It was a perfect stay for our family, and I would highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Melinda F. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • 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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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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