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Beach front beauty - all year round specials. Leave the world behind.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront House Sleeps 14: 4 Bedrooms, Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, Add.Shower

Tranquil Bayfront House with Breathtaking Views

Enjoy our four bedroom beach house with outstanding unobstructed views of Broadkill Beach, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This home, designed for fun and relaxation, offers a unique retreat with all the comforts of an extraordinary home away from home, capable of sleeping 14 comfortability. Our bayfront location is merely 20 steps to the beach. Practically on your own private beach, you will likely be lured into taking long, peaceful, walks in either direction. You will also likely see dolphins close to shore in the morning and afternoon. The wide, flat beach creates a huge playground for games and fun for everyone. The water is warm, shallow, with a smooth sandy bottom.

Ground Level- Available Inside the garage is a large assortment of beach toys, games, and chairs, geared for all ages. We even have a 2 person kayak to use whenever you would like. After leaving the beach, on the ground floor, you might enjoy our indoor/outdoor shower. Adjacent to the shower you can relax in the large hot tub inside its’ own cozy, paneled, private room.

Main Deck - On the main floor, you will love the large wraparound deck where you can enjoy breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets. On the deck are many chairs, a picnic table, and BBQ; all elements that create an inviting atmosphere for lounging, cocktails, dining, and viewing the great expanse. And on a clear day or night, you can see all the way across the Bay to Cape May, 14 miles away.

Main Floor - The living room has cable and Apple TV, high speed internet, and a wood burning fireplace. This room includes a large cabinet/bookcase where you will find many books and games. Both, the living room and adjacent sun room, have new, wonderfully comfortable, upholstered chairs and sofas. The sunroom, full of windows and light, has always been a favorite place for guests to congregate because of the incredible views and comfortable environment. It has a sliding door to the main deck. There is a inviting sitting area for conversation and gaming. The open floor plan is spacious and welcoming with the beach and water always in view. This floor also has a half bath, washer, and dryer. Anywhere in the house you can hear the soothing sounds of gentle waves.

Kitchen and Dining Area - This main floor area is generous with natural light and direct views of the beach, bay, and ocean. This large gourmet kitchen is complete with granite countertops, bamboo wood flooring, professional series appliances and a full supply of accessories. The adjoining dining area can seat 14 people comfortably.

Bedrooms - The four bedrooms upstairs all have vaulted ceilings. The huge Master bedroom suite, with 11 foot vaulted ceiling has its’ own spacious bathroom with a shower, soaking tub and double sink. This bedroom also includes its’ own private porch that faces the beach. Two other spacious bedrooms each have 11 foot ceilings with one queen bed and a single bed with a trundle bed underneath. The fourth bedroom has an apple TV and a sliding glass door leading to the upper deck with unparalleled views. The other upstairs bathroom includes a shower and counter with double sinks.

More Details

Owner
Tess Wald
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Tess Wald

Our family has been in love with Broadkill since 1985. We finally realized our dream come true when we made our first Broadkill purchase in 2004. This house, Beachfront Tranquility, right on the water, we purchased in 2007 and find it to be the place where you can leave the world behind and truly getaway.

Tess Wald purchased this house in 2007

Why Tess Wald chose Broadkill Beach

We love the water. Hands down. And this property, right on the beach and the water is our dream come true. No matter what the weather there is always something to watch out of all the windows. Once we walk through the front door the rest of the world just fades away and we feel on a retreat. Yet, we are so close to lots of stores, restaurants, activities and historic adventures. That's a glimpse into why we love this property and wish to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

I can see and hear the beach from every room. We are literally right on the beach and water. Our wide, flat, beach is great for all types of beach games. The warm water has a sandy bottom and stays shallow for hundreds of feet; perfect for all ages. Our sunroom, an additional room filled with windows, is my private refuge.

Thinking of a private small wedding on the beach? Our house can provide that dream wedding or event for you. Contact for ideas and resources.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful place this is! The beach is spectacular and the house is comfortable and inviting. Some of our favorite things to do: Walk on the beach-morning and afternoon. Sitting on the deck reading and watching the ships and sharing meals in the kitchen.

We hope to come back again. It was a very relaxing visit!
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Broadkill Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , two sink counter top
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on first floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , located on ground floor coming off the beach
    Bathroom 1 Master Bedroom Suite - toilet , tub , shower , two sink counter top - screened-in porch
  • We provide bathroom amenities.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sofa bed in living room is queen size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , This bedroom also has a TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin with a trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin with a trundle
  • Master bedroom has king size bed. The other two bedrooms each have one queen, one twin bed with a trundle bed beneath. The master bedroom has a screened in porch that offers privacy and a beautiful view of the water.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hearing the beach waves from every room in the house will help anyone relax into their vacation. We are one of the few houses left in Broadkill that has no dune and fence obstruction and therefore our house has instant access to the water. Just go down the path and in 20 steps you're at the beach and the water.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach front beauty - all year round specials. Leave the world behind.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 38 reviews
5

Lovely as promised

  • 5 of 5

We selected this place for a last minute Thanksgiving getaway. The home is exactly as pictured, with breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. We used the grill to smoke the turkey, started a fire in the fireplace, and use the copious games and beach toys for a fabulous weekend. We sat on the deck and watched the neighbors shoot off fireworks from bonfire.

The owners were very responsive, even allowing us to check in early and apologizing for some stains on the chairs from previous guests (not sure we would have even noticed!). They also helped troubleshoot the hottub (just flip the breaker...).

The only negative was the cable package on the TV...weirdly there was no ESPN/ESPN2 which was a bit of bummer for a couple of football games that we missed. However, the place was so lovely, and the beach so close, we still awarded five stars.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joel, Thank you so much for staying with us and writing a great review. We love your review title. “Lovely as promised” We are always looking for ways in making everyone’s stay even more enjoyable. We so appreciate your feed back about the sports channels. We are checking on the options. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season. Sincerely, Tess and Andy
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Overall awsome spot.

  • 4 of 5

Needs better internet, dishwasher, and vacuum.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob, I really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. I"m so sorry these three items, the dishwasher, vacuum and internet were not great contributors to your experience. The internet unfortunately needed a new modem, so that is now fixed and we have the fastest service Deleware has to offer. As for the vacuum, I have a new one in place. Thirdly, I have checked out the dishwasher and had it cleaned. The sand gets into the water and causes the dishwasher to be spotty at times. But its back up and running well. I so appreciate your input as this is exactly what I need to keep the house running at high performance in order for you to have an easy and effortless stay. We want all our renters to have a great experience building new memories and you are helping that happen! Hope to see you again! Really happy to hear you had a great time! Respectfully, Tess Wald
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5

Great summer beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Large, modern kitchen and dining area. Great sun room. Easy access to a nice beach. Bedrooms were large. Only drawback was the air conditioner had to work to cool the upstairs bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience at our beach house. I'm so sorry to hear about the air conditioner working hard to keep the bedrooms cool. I have looked into that right away as I know it's hot in the summer and you wish for a cool night's sleep. I'm delighted you enjoyed our kitchen - we hear great stories about families cooking and laughing together while looking at the water - great family memories made at the beach. We do so appreciate as you said the easy access to the beach - we're lucky because the beach reclamation ended just before our house, so as you saw, we're one of the few houses in Broadkill where you don't have a dune and fence in front of you - you just walk right out to the beach. Thanks again so much for staying at our house and we hope we can see you back again in another year. We're making more changes this year, so there's always something new! Respectfully, Tess Wald .
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5

Beautiful Time at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and in a beautiful, peaceful location. There is lots of room for family and friends. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded. Great place - we will come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Your words were wonderful and gracious and I am so very grateful you and your family had a beautiful time at the beach. Your words describe exactly why we bought the house ourselves and truly love Broadkill. We would LOVE to have you come back! Have a great time reliving your treasured family memories. Cheers, Tess Wald
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5

Another Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time vacationing at the beach house - this time for 2 weeks. There were 4 adults and 3 children, with 2 additional adults joining us for a few days. We had fun participating in the 4th of July parade on July 1 by decorating and riding bikes on the parade route which ran the entire length of Bayshore Drive. What a patriotic home town feel - lots of flags and red, white, and blue. Of course, we also enjoyed the home made donuts at the Broadkill store! The house provides plenty of room for both family and "alone" time. We never got tired of the beach views from every room in the house. Everything you need for cooking can be found in the kitchen. Eating steamed crabs on the deck was a special treat . One of our favorite things about staying at Broadkill is being able to have bonfires on the beach - always fun and the kids look forward to s'mores!! The weather was perfect and the bay water warm. Some family members always enjoy the fishing from the beach. Another vacation with fond memories :)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue, Thank you Sue first of all for making this your third time to our house - your family is the best! You choose a great time this year with the Fourth of July, the spirit of Broadkill comes out in full view and it's a true delight. Your love of bonfires and s'mores is one of our family's yearly tradition and your description made me smile remembering those special moments. Thank you for bringing all of your family and finding so many ways to create new family memories. I will remember to have s'more supplies for you and your family in the house if you choose to come back again!! Cheers, Tess
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A Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Broadkill Beach was fabulous! The house was wonderful and the layout was great for our family. It was so amazing to walk in and see the beautiful view. We lived in the sunroom at night - so nice to open the windows and enjoy the sound of the waves without all the bugs. We essentially had the gorgeous beach to ourselves the entire stay. Lori was wonderful to work with and so responsive to any questions we had. We had never been to the area before and completely fell in love. It is so quiet and private but yet so close to plenty of wonderful restaurants and activities. It was so special to spend the week here with our family. Our kids loved all the horseshoe crabs and having bonfires on the beach. Even the waves were the perfect size for them! We were so sad to leave when our week was over. I hope we will be able to go back very soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mollie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your family stay at our house. You hit all the great treasures of the area with your description - it's what we so love ourselves about Broadkill. I'm delighted you explored the surrounding areas also, they are indeed so close and it rounds out the Deleware Beach experience. We truly value our families like yours and want to thank you for choosing our house. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Tess Wald
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The Rookery South Course
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Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Gooey Donuts
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Agave Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar
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Nectar Cafe & Juice Bar
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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
"The Primehook Preserve offers unique wildlife sitings - dolphins, eagles, osprey, turtles, h..."
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Cape May Ferry - across the Bay
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Rookery South - Beautiful 18 hole, Public Course
Nearest Beach
Right out from our deck
Nearest Point of Interest
Broadkill Corner Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Ship Wreck!
Nearest Point of Interest
Rookery Golf Course
Car: necessary

Broadkill offers unique wildlife to observe- dolphins, eagles, osprey, turtles, horseshoe crabs, fox, wild geese migrating and other unique birds that bird watching lovers love. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary expressly for migratory birds, located east of Milton, Delaware, United States. It was established in 1963 on 9500 acres along the western shore of Delaware. In addition: Every spring, Delaware Bay is the epicenter of both an amazing shorebird migration and spawning thousands of Horseshoe Crabs.

http://www.delmnh.org/may-on-the-delaware-bay/

Two things of note. First, take the kayak right off the beach in front of the house.

The homes across the street are all private homes and river property and they are very strict about not using their access for anything. However, it's all easy: When you want to go kayaking on the river you will just have to let in at Plum Island Preserve. A few houses further down our street. Same thing with crabbing, you can access the river from the Plum Island Preserve. There's just so much to do on the beach and from the beach that you may not have time to even think about the marsh area. Lastly, in Prime Hook Nature Preserve, on Route 16 before you hit our community, you can also put in the kayak or just take terrific hikes to see the wildlife. Just ask us and we can give you great ideas!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $1,000

We are now on Instant Booking so you know instantly that you have the house when you submit payment. We are eager to have you stay at our home and enjoy Broadkill - a special place away from it all!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.