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The Laughing Gull: Lewes Bay Block Beach House

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Now Booking Fall 2016! Reach me search: Lewes Gull

200 STEPS from the BEACH and WALKING distance to HISTORIC LEWES shops and restaurants; the Laughing Gull is a new beautifully furnished contemporary beach block house.

Three stories of outdoor deck space, soaring cathedral ceilings and a great reverse floor plan that places the kitchen and great room on the second floor to capture off shore breezes. Two master suites and five bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens, and 2 twins) sleep 10 comfortably creating the perfect floor plan for large family vacations and entertaining.

Steps to sandy beaches and walking distance to quaint shops, restaurants, and museums where history and charm abound! Spectacular Cape Henlopen State Park is a mere bike ride away, or launch your Kayak at the brand new Canal Front park. Lewes is a National Scenic byway, the first town in the first state, and borders the Delaware Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and is only 5 miles north of Rehoboth Beach and boardwalk amusements.


Lewes is recognized as one of: “A Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in the United States by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. It was recently featured in the News Journal as the next “Nantucket.”



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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We prefer large family groups, if you're in your 20's Dewey or Bethany is where you want to be!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our home is very adult oriented and does have stairs. Children seem to especially love this house and do well here. We have one gate and ask that you bring another if you have small children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets but some of our guests have allergies, hence the no pet rule....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our house has a LOT of stairs! Unfortunately, it would be totally unsuitable for anyone in a wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking available for 6 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking available for a boat that stays on a boat trailer....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    2 screened porches, 2 balconies, and 2 open decks with some views of the bay. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Week 1
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Week 4
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until travel is confirmed.

Deposit with signed contract and balance due 60 days prior to check-in. (I've been working directly with our guests since 2008 to handle contracts, payments, welcome packets, key codes. This means personal service for you and no extra fees by dealing with a middleman. VRBO is complicating the rates process but we will prevail just email or call me directly!


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Irish Eyes
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lewes Cape May Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
RTE 1
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several!

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I grew up spending summers at the Lewes seashore and always dreamt of owning a beach house here. Lewes has maintained its old world charm but continues to renew itself with great restaurants, shops and entertainment. Some things never change great swimming in the bay or the salty ocean air at Cape Henlopen a magical peninsula where the bay meets the sea... reach us, search lewes gull.

Why the Owner Chose Lewes Beach (East of Canal) (Lewes, DE, USA):
The Laughing Gull is light bright open and airy with a great reverse floor plan that is perfect for family groups. Open spaces for spending time together with plenty of balconies and decks for some quiet time. We handle Gull bookings ourselves, so the quality of your vacation really matters to us and with our wonderful cleaning team and property manager we are able to keep the house in immaculate condition. We have many families who also think the Gull is special place, as they've made it a family tradition to return each year. We'd love to have you and your family do the same!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
200 steps to the beach, walking distance to ice cream shops, historic downtown Lewes restaurants, shops and activities. Truly you can park the car for days and never use it. Walking and cycling distance means a break from shuttling the kids around and more relax time for you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

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Photos

  • The Laughing Gull

    The Laughing Gull

  • Great Room features fireplace and a flat screen T.V.

    Great Room features fireplace and a flat screen T.V.

  • Open the sliders to dine inside, outside or both!

    Open the sliders to dine inside, outside or both!

  • 2nd Floor Master King Suite with full bath and sliders to private sun porch.

    2nd Floor Master King Suite with full bath and sliders to private sun porch.

  • 1st Floor Master King Suite with private bath and sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

    1st Floor Master King Suite with private bath and sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

  • The Outdoor Shower is on the back porch of the The Laughing Gull.

    The Outdoor Shower is on the back porch of the The Laughing Gull.

  • Kitchen has wet bar and the sliders open to the grill deck.

    Kitchen has wet bar and the sliders open to the grill deck.

  • Reverse floor plan optimizes the ocean air!

    Reverse floor plan optimizes the ocean air!

  • 1st Floor Queen bedroom features sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

    1st Floor Queen bedroom features sliders to 1st floor sun deck.

  • 1st Floor Queen bedroom is bright and breezy.

    1st Floor Queen bedroom is bright and breezy.

  • Twins Room with sliders to front porch.

    Twins Room with sliders to front porch.

  • 2nd Floor Sun Deck, outdoor dining with Spiral Stairs to 3rd floor Lookout Deck.

    2nd Floor Sun Deck, outdoor dining with Spiral Stairs to 3rd floor Lookout Deck.

VRBO #181840

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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