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Spacious 3BR+Den Home, Sleeps 8+ , Hot Tub, Short Walk to Lovely Uncrowded Beach

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Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Delightful 3BR+Den/3BA Home: Gazebo, Hot Tub, Porch, Short walk to Quiet Beach

This lovely three-level, contemporary home is situated just a short block back from a quiet beach that's reminiscent of the movie classic 'Summer of '42'. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation away from the traffic and hectic pace of Rehoboth, Dewey, Ocean City, and other nearby Atlantic beaches, Broadkill Beach will delight you. While best suited for a party of eight, the house can accommodate up to 11 people.

The road into Broadkill passes a championship public golf course. It then winds through the Primehook nature preserve, a birdwatcher's and nature lover's paradise -- putting you back in time to an era where tranquility and open space still exist. The preserve with its pristine waterways for you to explore, is a favorite with kayakers and canoeists. The road ends in an inviting development of charming homes with a single road that parallels the beach.

Set back from the road, the house is on a triple lot surrounded by trees, affording ample privacy. The main living level includes a modern kitchen, the second bedroom with its South West decor, a full bath, and an expansive great room featuring cathedral ceilings, sky lights, a wet bar and fireplace. Through sliding glass doors, the great room opens onto an enclosed sleeping porch with expansive windows that provide the best birds eye view of Broadkill's famous home town 4th of July Parade. The front porch with a sofa,rocking chairs, and coffee table also provide an inviting and quiet place for persons to enjoy their early morning coffee or use our wireless Internet access to catch up on their latest emails.

A flight of stairs with open views leads up to a master bedroom suite with a king-size bed, a sitting area, a private deck that affords views of Broadkill's spectacular sunsets, and two skylights that provide enchanting vistas of the myriad of stars visible on a clear night. Lie in bed and test your ability to identify the stars and constellations; or simply delight in the view.

Our spacious ground floor includes a cozy third bedroom with a queen sized bed, a full bath, a separate sitting area with a futon, and a den with a fold-out sofa, Captains bed (single) and a comfortable T.V. /gaming area. The ground floor, which can be closed off for privacy, is perfect for a second family or elderly parents having difficulty climbing stairs.

Behind the house is a large screened gazebo, secluded by trees and equipped with a hammock, a hot tub that easily accommodates four (fabulous on cooler evenings!), a gas grill, and a large octagonal picnic table for casual dining. Between the gazebo and the main house is an enclosed outside shower with a separate dressing area.

The beach is just a three minute walk away over a charming wooden walkway that protects the dunes. Sheltered by Cape Henlopen on the south and Cape May on the north, its waters are relatively calm. And best of all, the beach is rarely, if ever, crowded. Families build campfires on the beach; and well-behaved pets are welcome.

While Broadkill Beach is 'away from the madding crowd', it is far from being isolated. Broadkill's general store is just a short walk from the house, and carries a little bit of everything including wonderful homemade donuts on weekend mornings. And if you have a desire for first-class shopping or a taste for the variety and excitement of the larger resorts at any time during your stay, Lewes, Rehoboth, and Dewey can be reached within a half hour or less. And even closer-by, the the old and charming town of Milton offers a refreshing kayak trip through the town along the Broadkill river followed by a delightful imbibing tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery.
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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs on prescription flea control medication considered; $250 pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Downstairs suite (Den, BR, Bath) accessible, but main living dining areas and Gazebo require climbing stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Bedroom 4 is a den: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Den with Captain's bed, fold-out sofa, futon & full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Southwest Decor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Cozy ground Level bedroom adjacent to den and full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Spacious Suite, full bath, Deck, and Sitting Area...moreless

  • Expansive top floor master bedroom with King size bed has separate sitting area, full bath, and back deck. Plenty of room for crib and/or small child. Overlooks large main floor great room. Main floor bedroom is adjacent to a full bath. Cozy ground floor bedroom has Queen size bed and loveseat. It is adjacent to a full bath and separate sitting area with a double futon. Ground floor also includes a Den/Rec room with a Captain's bed and fold-out sofa for two. By closing the entrance door to the den, the ground floor can be converted into a private suite for a second family. More than 4 occupants on the ground floor should use the main level bathroom to offset strain on the septic system. In a pinch, the front porch with a sliding glass door viewable to the great room has a sleep sofa that can accommodate an extra couple. Although not air conditioned, the screened in porch provides a comfortable cross breeze. The house comfortably sleeps 9 people but can accommodate ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3

    Ground floor, combination tub with shower; grab bars...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Top floor master bedroom suite...moreless

  • Outside : outdoor shower

    Should be used to eliminate sand before using hot tub...moreless

  • 3 full baths, all with shower/tub combinations, plus outdoor shower

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Lending Library --- take a book; leave a book...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Less than 5 minute walk to lovely, quiet beach. No hugh waves --- great for kids....moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also Octagonal picnic table in Gazebo for outdoor (screened area) dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Follow instructions carefully...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck off master bedroom offers view of great sunsets...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Great nearby public golf course less than a mile away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals available at Broadkill store just down the street from the house...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Has hot tub, hammock, large picnic table and grill...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    located in Gazebo...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Enclosed screened in front porch off great room with a sleep sofa suitable for overflow sleeping...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Great hot tub on screened gazebo --- accommodates 4 comfortably...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid May
May 14 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $500
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late May
May 25 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $750
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Early June
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Mid June
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late June
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100 $2,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Listed mid-week rates are for nights added on to a weekend rental. Weekend rates of $500/night apply to holidays. Higher rates apply for mid-week only rentals.

Monthly winter rentals do not include utilities which are paid directly by the tenant.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lewes/Cape May
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rookery Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Highway/Route 1
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Family Restaurant

Adjacent to Primehook Nature Preserve, a birdwatchers paradise! Canoe or kayak on Broadkill river, which cuts through the Nauture Preserve. Less than 4 miles from The Rookery public golf course & club which features great golf, a restaurant, lessons, and a pro shop.

Other Activities: Bird-watching (home is in nature preserve)

Golf: All in all, Broadkill Beach and the 'Summer of '42' home that awaits you offer a unique experience not to be missed!

Amenities: 3 living levels, separate entrance for downstairs bedroom (Sleep sofa plus 1 twin bed - can double as rec room), large screened gazebo (with 4+person Jacuzzi, picnic table for 8, gas grill, double hammock --- surrounded by trees for privacy) master bedroom deck, outside shower with dressing area, ample off-street parking, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen (service for 8, blender, mixer, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave), phone, TV/VCRs, Cable, video library, paperback library, spacious master suite with private bath and deck, screened front porch, bird-watching, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming.

Ski: Activities: Swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, bird-watching, golf, hot-tubing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are avid dog lovers with two very active but well behaved beagles...Topper & Kermit, so Summer of '42 is definitely pet friendly..

Why the Owner Chose Broadkill Beach, DE, USA:
We loved the quiet location, the uncrowded beach where we could walk forever(and have our dogs walk with us), the quaint country store with great ice cream and sandwiches (and recently, kayak rentals), being in the Nature Preserve (it is fascinating to see the multitude of birds that frequent the preserve), being very close to great golf, and being able to sail and kayak from the beach OR Canoe down the Broadkill river! It seemed like a step back in time where life was calmer and less hectic, hence our choice of 'Summer of '42' for the name. Broadkill is a calm beach where the waves are minimal, yet great surf is available in the nearby Cape Henlopen State Park (which also has great biking and hiking trails and a dog-friendly beach. Broadkill is a unique place away from everything where time seems to stand still, yet just a quick hop in the car to the excitement of Lewes, Rehoboth, the Lewes-Cape May Ferry and other places of interest. We just plain fell in love with it!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beautiful access road where sights of nature abound year-round --- different in every season.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

    Contemporary Home Nestled in the Trees, yet just Steps from the Beach!

  • Living Room Entertainment Center & Fireplace

    Living Room Entertainment Center & Fireplace

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Private Deck

    Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Private Deck

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Separate Sitting/Sleeping area between Den and 3rd bedroom; Queen Futon

    Separate Sitting/Sleeping area between Den and 3rd bedroom; Queen Futon

  • Backyard Gazebo with Hot Tub, Hammock, Picnic Table, Gas Grill

    Backyard Gazebo with Hot Tub, Hammock, Picnic Table, Gas Grill

  • Family Room/ 4th Bedroom Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed, Entertainment Center

    Family Room/ 4th Bedroom Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed, Entertainment Center

  • Gazebo with Picnic Table, Hot Tub, Gas Grill

    Gazebo with Picnic Table, Hot Tub, Gas Grill

  • Beautiful Broadkill Beach

    Beautiful Broadkill Beach

  • Great Bird-watching in Primehook Nature Preserve

    Great Bird-watching in Primehook Nature Preserve

  • Spacious Living Room with Plenty of Comfortable Seating

    Spacious Living Room with Plenty of Comfortable Seating

  • Sleeping Porch off Living Room wih Sleep Sofa

    Sleeping Porch off Living Room wih Sleep Sofa

  • Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area, Deck, Private Bath

    Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area, Deck, Private Bath

  • Den sleep sofa and Captain's Bed

    Den sleep sofa and Captain's Bed

  • Third bedroom, ground floor with sitting room and full bath

    Third bedroom, ground floor with sitting room and full bath

  • Spacious Den/4th Bedroom with Loveseat, Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed

    Spacious Den/4th Bedroom with Loveseat, Sleep Sofa, Captains Bed

  • Relaxing on Quiet, Uncrowded even-in-summer Broadkill Beach

    Relaxing on Quiet, Uncrowded even-in-summer Broadkill Beach

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Gazebo -- come relax in the hammock!

    Gazebo -- come relax in the hammock!

  • Snow Geese on Road to Broadkill

    Snow Geese on Road to Broadkill

  • Boating on the Broadkill River

    Boating on the Broadkill River

  • Participate in 4th of July Parade (open to all) or enjoy view from Porch!

    Participate in 4th of July Parade (open to all) or enjoy view from Porch!

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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