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'Le Petit Plaisir' Vintage Ocean Block Cottage in Dewey Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

All Rates are plus 3% Dewey Tax and security deposit.

Additional $60 cleaning fee for partial week rentals only!



The Dewey Beach area offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. Our beautiful sand beaches are a great place where you can sun and swim all day. In the evening you can stroll the boardwalk, shop and dine in some of the finest restaurants. For the serious shoppers we have tax free outlets.

This adorable cottage is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. This 2 bedroom 1/2 bath home, includes a large semi-detached fully-enclosed shower/dressing room, and is perfect for your beach getaway. It is nestled into a quiet alcove off of New Orleans Street, and family-friendly bonfires and movies are hosted on the beach during the week, making our home attractive for a young family, or grandparents with grandchildren.

During the summer months, there are typically no weekend rentals (only last minute, or if the mid-week is rented), only weekly and mid-week rentals. Weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is at 3:00 PM, and check-out is at 11:00 AM. Tenants must bring their own sheets, towels, and paper products. There is a $500 security deposit. Half payment is due upon booking, and the balance is due 45 days before the rental. There are no refunds for cancellations.

Please note: The house is approximately 500 square feet and well-appointed for 4 people, and can accommodate 6 people in a pinch (at owner's discretion). The house is not well-suited to parties, without severe risk of damage in excess of the security deposit. Please treat our home well, and drink responsibly while you enjoy our town.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

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Susan Sims
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Susan Sims

We live in PA and love coming to the beach with our children. We are long-time Dewey/Rehoboth people, who have been coming to the beach for more years than we will admit.

Susan Sims purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Susan Sims chose Dewey Beach

We love Dewey's location and unique mix it allows of quiet weeks on the beach and fun on the weekends. We also love that we don't have to cart our older children around, because they can take the Jolly Trolly back and forth to the Rehoboth boardwalk, shops, etc, while our younger children can enjoy other activites such as the beach, the rides, etc. My husband and I love the tax-free shopping at the outlets, the restaurants, biking to Bethany, etc.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house is located in the north end of Dewey, on the ocean side of New Orleans St (New Orleans Street is between the Starboard and Bottle & Cork), close to both the beach and the Jolly Trolly stop. It's tucked into a quiet alcove, behind another house. Our kids don't have to cross Route 1 to go to and from the beach. We LOVE the bath/shower being in a separate room from the sink/toilet, because the bathroom doesn't get steamed up when one of us is showering and the other is trying to primp (NO frizzed hair!) and the kids can use the bathroom, while someone's taking a shower or bath.


Dewey Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • -Quoted prices = 4 ppl/0 dogs, & are not final until confirmed by Owner & are exclusive of $60 cleaning fee, 3% Dewey tax, dog fees, security.
  • -Sunday-Friday rental may be okay, but NO weekend-only rentals will be quoted, unless the corresponding mid-week has been rented first.
  • -No burning candles, incense, etc.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Powder room & detached fully-enclosed shower/dressing room with clawfoot maid's tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (3) 1 double bed "To Beach" bedroom. Bunk double beds in "To Work" bedroom. Guests must bring their own linens (sheets and towels). Pillows and blankets provided. The bedrooms legally sleep two people. Two additional people can legally sleep in a common area such as on the the sofa, or the air-conditioned front porch (which can sleep two people on the pull-out foam chairs).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a charming vintage 1920's guest cottage, with 1/2 bath and very large (7 foot), fully-enclosed semi-detached hot shower/dressing room, complete with the typical amenities including shaving mirror, and hand-held shower massager. A small claw foot tub was added to the dressing room in March, 2010. Rental also includes use of 4 Starboard VIP cards.


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'Le Petit Plaisir' Vintage Ocean Block Cottage in Dewey Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Cozy Cottage So Convenient to Dewey Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is exactly what you would imagine it should be; rustic and charming! While we were delighted that it had an outdoor shower, it was a surprise that it was the only shower. Any doubt that the shower room might be too cold or "exposed" was quickly alleviated with the first use!

Our host, Suzie, could not have been more accommodating; checking to make sure that we arrived safely and answered some questions that we had about the amenities. This cottage is perfect for 2 people and their adorable Basset Hound or 4 people who travel well together. There are two parking spaces, but with the other cottages in the area, it is a squeeze if one of the cars is an SUV.

Thanks Suzie! We hope to rent again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location in the Heart of Dewey Beach

  • 5 of 5

Le Petit Plaisir vintage cottage is a delightful little spot right in the heart of Dewey Beach. It worked well for us. I was looking for a place close to the beach. I was looking for a place where my husband could work remotely during the day. I was looking for a place where my younger son could stay with us on the weekend. This cute, cozy two bedroom cottage was what we needed. It is nice to have the little equipped kitchen and be within walking distance of Baked coffee and breakfast cafe, as well as other favorite restaurants and Vanderwende's homemade ice cream shop.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kudos, Rudi! You were great guests and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome back anytime! Suzie
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  • 4 of 5

Place was close to the beach and landlord was very nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Emily! We would love to have you ladies back! Please come again! Suzie
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cute little cottage, amazing location

  • 4 of 5

The location of this cottage is amazing. It's steps from the beach, and steps from the shops and restaurants of Dewey, yet it's still on a quiet street.

The cottage itself is nice. It's casual, not fancy. It's very small, which is fine if you're with close friends. The lack of linens in understandable to reduce cleaning costs. Remember to bring toilet paper - there's not even a single roll in the bathroom when you arrive. And if you plan on washing any dishes, bring dish soap.

The outdoor shower was nice. The hose was useful to wash off sand. The porch was a cute place to sit. The picnic table was also nice to sit at. The couch inside was comfy. The AC worked great.

The owner is super friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay and would love staying in the same place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yup, yup, and yup. We are small, but mighty! Officially, a "tiny house" we are too small to stock refurbishing supplies. And, like Kristin shared, it does keep the cost down (and everyone knows up front what to bring especially toilet paper!). This is an accurate review, and these were great guests. I hope they come back often. See you again soon? Suzie
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Great little house for small family

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our stay in this little cottage. The (very) short walk to the beach was great for my family with two little boys. It also had plenty of space for a weekend trip. My son really enjoyed coloring on the screen porch. It was also within short walking distance to tons of restaurants, a convenience store and gas station, and an adorable coffee shop - plus the trolley stop to Rehoboth. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome any time. Come again soon!
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It was exactly as advertised, and this Cottage is at a great location close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Lots packed into a small area. Front porch was very relaxing to hang out and the picnic table on the side and the grill area expands your space. Parking is a little tight if you have a large SUV, but otherwise very affordable and enjoyable! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tania! You were great guests! Please come again soon!
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This property is tucked away in a quiet alcove off the street, steps away from the beach, Jolly Trolly to Rehoboth, and all of the night life and other activities that Dewey has to offer. Priced right, this quaint 1920's cottage is perfect for a couple's get-away, or young family's vacation.

Rental also includes use of 4 Starboard VIP cards.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
> 4 persons/night fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Dewey Tax 3% of rental $0
Dog fee is per dog/night $0
Cleaning Fee $60

Partial week rentals available during fringe seasons, and for mid-week only rentals in the summer. Weekend-only rates are only available in the summer season IF THE MID WEEK IS ALREADY RENTED, OR IF THERE'S LAST-MINUTE AVAILABILITY. Summer Mon-Fri rentals are $1000 plus $60 cleaning, 3% tax, and refundable Security Deposit. Summer Fri/Sat night rentals are $800 plus same.

Rates are automatically generated by the website and are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Booking is not confirmed until deposit and rental agreement are received by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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