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Bedrooms 2
Space 4 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)-Ocean Blk-Walk to Everything!

Come stay at The Whaling Cottage.(2 floor of cottage-separate condo). Visit this seaside retreat, and relax. The Whaling Cottage has been updated over the years, to a newer kitchen, bath, new drywall, beds, liv. rm furniture, etc. Freshly painted. We take pride in our home, and it's cleanliness. It is located on a wide, quiet street. Close to everything. You can walk HALF BLOCK to the boardwalk, and beach. (Actually we are located 5 buildings from the ocean, which is a half block ) If it gets too hot, leave your chair, go back to the house, relax, and cool off. Maybe make lunch, or whatever! In the evening relax on the deck and star/people watch.

This home is maintained, and cleaned, by the owners every week! If there is a problem, no problem. You never have to worry about being inconvenienced. We truly take care for our guests. Our cell number is given to every guests for emergencies, or any other problem.

We have very comfortable furniture in the living room that we have just purchased recently..(sofa and two barrel chairs). A newer queen size, sleeper sofa, with a memory mattress. Two new leather barrel chairs, in living room, that swivel.There is a flat screen TV and DVD's for you to enjoy. In 2015 we purchased, quality, new Serta mattresses -queen in the master, and a new double in the second bdrm. (There is also an additional twin in the second bedroom.) Our spreads are quality, and so are our pillows. Mattresses have protectors on them, and so do the pillows.There are also blankets, if they are needed. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you will need. Non Stick fry pans, steamer, roasting pan, cookie sheets, cupcake pans, can opener, blender, barbecue tools, etc, etc. As far as our bathrooms--the rug/ bath mat is changed EVERY week! If you have not picked it up yet---I am a clean freak. I want you comfortable when staying with us. NOTE: Every Spring-- ALL carpeting, sofa, and chairs are professionally cleaned. All bedding, blankets, and curtains are washed. Blinds/baseboard, etc!

Sit out on the large/new deck at night and relax looking at the ocean, the beautiful view of the stars, moon, or sunset.There is seating for four to enjoy eating outside also. If you do not like the sand, you can sunbathe on the deck! Two loungers are there for your use.

You can walk to all the shops, restaurants/bars, day spas, convenience stores, etc. No need to ever move your car once you have grocery shopped.

There is a bike rack located in the back yard, if you would like to bike. Rehoboth now has a bike path from Rehoboth, to the town of Lewes. It is great for the children because there are no cars allowed. You can take the path from our seaside retreat by going from Gordons Pond, State Park. It is North of us (approx., 1/2 mile), all the way to the quaint town of Lewes w/o any traffic. A few steps to the boardwalk to enjoy, the rides, arcades, miniature golf, or just eat Grotto pizza, or Thrashers Fries!! There are so many exciting things to do!!

No matter what you plan on doing, you will love Rehoboth Beach.

Note: Sand toys for your use by outside shower, along with boogie boards for everyone's use. An umbrella, Books, board games, kites, paddle ball are all in laundry room. An iron and board can also be found here for your use. Laundry soap and dryer sheets are supplied.

Weber Charcoal Grill/Kettle grill-tools located in yard.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

We are local owners, so we are close for any problems or questions. We love to travel. We have two grown girls. No grandchildren yet, just grand dogs!!

The Owner purchased this condo in 1999

Why The Owner chose South Rehoboth

My husband and I chose Rehoboth Beach, DE because it had the feel of a small town with values.

You can also have guests stay and not have to worry about being close to a large highway. The town is small and quaint. The people are nice. The town has everything you would need if you do not want to move the car.

What makes this condo unique

When staying here you will experience the enjoyment of listening to the sea gulls, walking the beach/boardwalk, or taking the little ones to the rides. You can stroll down to the beach, leave your chairs and blanket -go back- eat lunch, put the children down for a nap, and go back later. At night the best thing is to sit on the deck and gaze at the ocean. The most unique benefit of our beach home is how close we are to the beach/boardwalk, and rides. We are just far enough from the small busy town (four blks to ctr. of town) so we are not bothered by the noise, BUT close enough to walk there, if you wish to go enjoy all the benefits of the small town. It is truly a great beach location and beach home. I am so happy we chose our location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Cynthia, We had a great week. We love the house. Just like home. Every little item and detail is provided You really have a great place, and we hope we can come back next year. Thank you for the goodies. I also want to mention that I think a breaker may not be working as the plug by the sink and coffee pot does not work. Again, thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Jul 2016
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South Rehoboth Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Refund-If re booked-all monies are returned except 15% booking process fee.
  • No loud parties--family vacation home-thank you
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No bath tub, just a shower
  • Stall Shower with glass door/toilet/vanity-Also, an outside shower with hot water. wand to wash children --enclosed for privacy
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , visco/memory mattress
  • Master Bdrm- One Queen size Bed, Pillows, blankets supplied, 2nd Bedroom -1 Double Bed -Pillows, blankets supplied., and One Twin or Single Bed- Pillow and blanket supplied., Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Size-sofa bed In living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
In the shared Laundry Room there are games, kites, frisbees, puzzles, cards and books, to be enjoyed by all. Some DVD movies are located in each apartment/condo. There is a private outside shower with hot and cold water.Also, a shower wand for the little ones.


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average rating of 4.852941 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this Rehoboth Beach home. Perfect quiet location. Far enough away from any noise, yet still in the heart of all the beach fun and excitement. Comfortable and cozy with all of the amenities you could ask for.

We would highly recommend, and plan to return as often as we can!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has visited Rehoboth Beach dozens of times in the past, but this was our first time staying at the Whaling Cottage. The whole family (2 adults, 2 teenagers) had a really enjoyable week. We found the unit to be very clean & tidy and contained every appliance and kitchen item that we could possibly need. The unit is only 1/2 block from the beach and only a few streets away from all of the shops & restaurants. We parked our car and walked everywhere! After a long day at the beach, our family would wander around town and then have a nice dinner at one of the many local restaurants. In the evenings, my husband and I really enjoyed relaxing on the deck while our kids entertained themselves at Funland on the boardwalk. Cynthia & Don (and their daughters) were gracious hosts, and we enjoyed meeting all of them. It is clear that the owners take great pride in their properties. Cynthia even dropped off a bottle of wine for my husband & I to enjoy on the deck (so thoughtful!!). We absolutely intend to book this vacation property again. Thanks Cynthia & Don!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traci and Neil-We want to thank you for taking your time to write us such a wonderful review. It was very nice meeting ALL of you, also! Thanks for pointing out that we take "pride" in our place. That we do! It was nice having such a wonderful family staying with us. Yes, we hope to see you again! Until then, take care, and have a wonderful year-
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Corry, PA

Our favorite place to stay in Rehoboth!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented the upstairs deck unit for a few years now, and we absolutely love it! The house is always immaculate when we arrive, and everything you could possibly need is included. The house is a few minutes walk from the start of the boardwalk which is perfect-close by but still quiet with a beautiful view of the ocean! We look forward to continuing our family tradition next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ken and Rachel-I just want to thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you have stayed with us many times in the past, and hope to see you in the future as you stated. Take Care-Cynthia
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cicero, ny

Beautiful Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

The house is delightful! Very warm, comfortable and clean. Tastefully decorated and had everything you needed. It was just like being home. Ideal location, only 1/2 block from the beach and boardwalk. We stayed in "B" and really enjoyed the deck. We have been vacationing in Rehoboth Beach for years and this was our first house rental and we hope to be able to come back next year. Cynthia and Don were great hosts and we loved renting from them.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave and Kathleen--Thanks so much for taking your time to write us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed staying with us! Yes, come back next year--your always welcome Thanks again-Don and Cynthia
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Arlington, VA

Lovely Rehoboth Beach Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect Memorial Day weekend at the Whalng Cottage. The B unit was beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything you need for a beach vacation. Excellent location so close to the beach, Boardwalk, and downtown restaurants/nightlife.

Cynthia was friendly, helpful and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tuan-It was lovely meeting both of you! Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review for The Whaling Cottage. I am happy you pointed out how close we are to the center of Rehoboth Beach. Like I say, just park your car out back and walk everywhere!! Take care, and hope to see you both next year!
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Wonderful Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in the second floor front apartment twice and both times have been extremely pleased. The place is immaculately clean and the kitchen thoroughly stocked with every pan, gadget, plate or glass needed. Beds are super comfy. Cottage located only a half block from the beach and on one of the quieter streets a few blocks from the heart of Rehoboth. The owner is so sweet! She bends over backwards to make sure everything is just right. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a clean, quiet, lovely little place to stay near the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dani-Thank you very much for taking time to post a review. I am glad you stated that, yes, we are in the quieter end of Rehoboth Beach, BUT, still close enough to walk to all! We hope you plan on staying with us in the future, and loved having you. Take Care. Cynthia
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Phila Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Landing Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route One, Rehoboth Beach
Car: recommended

Arcades, and rides, (2 blks away from rental)

Wash detergent and dryer sheets supplied in Laundry room for guests. There are books, puzzles, kites, cards, etc. Iron board and iron for guests use.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $400

Note: Wash/Dryer are in back room, attached to A apt, on bottom fr. house (six quarters per load). Also, for all to use--Ironing board/iron. Please note there are games, cards, puzzles, and books (children and adult), beach umbr for all to use. Sand toys, boogie boards, located back by outside shower (w/hot/cold water) for everyone's use. DVD's are in all condo's NOTE; NO REFUND UNLESS RE-RENTED/LESS 15 % PROCESSING FEE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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