Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Delaware Beach Front

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Delaware Beachfront cottage. Located in the heart of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (8000+acres). Natural Beach. Direct Bay front with Bay and Ocean Views. Great surf fishing. Bring your own boat. Great for jet ski's, kayak, or Jon boat. Free Wi-Fi! Cottage has cold A/C and is heated during the colder months!

This is a real beach cottage from the 1960's. No boardwalks, no shopping or restaurants on beach. No stress, no worries, and no shoes. Property is clean and basic. Beach is private and quiet. Perfect artist retreat.

Located with 115 miles of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.

Located 20 miles North of Rehoboth Beach.

Off Season discounts available. ***Weekend rentals available in November-December and March-May***

Keywords: Cottage, Single family, bungalow, beach shack, rancher, rambler,beach front,bay front, beach front, Get away. 3 bedrooms, beach

More Details

Ed White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Ed White

My family loves Primehook Beach. The kids are growing up and their busy schedules keep us from going to the beach for the summer. I am a retired police detective and now own several small real estate related companies. We hope you will make this your home away from home.

Ed White purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ed White chose Delaware

This is a natural beach with no retail, hustle or bustle. This beach is a secret! We are close to all of the touristy resorts like Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City. We are about 20 minutes from the Cape May Ferry (even though you can watch it cross the Delaware from the Beach House), and about 20 minutes from the Casino in Harrington. The best part of our beach, when you are here, nothing seems close until you leave. We have internet if you dare!

What makes this cottage unique

Our beach house is located directly on the beach. You can watch the abundance of wildlife as nature intended. There are no crowds...just wildlife and nature at its best!


Prime Hook Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located to service all three bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2 located in bath house.
  • Bathroom 2 located in the bath house with the laundry facilities. Bath towels not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Linens Provided
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Linens Provided
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linens Provided
  • Queen size Bed in Main bedroom. Queen size Bed in bedroom 2. Two single Beds in bedroom 3.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Located Adjacent to 8000+ acres of National Wildlife Refuge. We are located on the beach in the middle of no where. We are located close to all of the touristy amenities in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Take a tour through the refuge for an amazing experience.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

82% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
Delaware Beach Front
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 45 reviews

A private little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our first time booking a vacation home online, we were a little skeptical. Upon arriving to the cottage, it was exactly as described. The cottage was quaint but spacious enough for us and our 2 adult children. The cottage was clean and well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, towels, beach chairs, grill, etc., just as described. The fenced in yard was perfect for our 2 pups.

This place was amazing!! You literally walk out of the door, take 30 steps and you are on the beach!! The views were spectacular. The weather was perfect. We spent 6 glorious days at this cottage. Morning and evening walks on the beach, soaking up the sun in between. We even built a fire on the beach one of the nights. The beach is private, which is great! We may have seen a total of 25 people, for as far as you could see, the entire stay.

The only downfall to the private beach is that, unlike a public beach, it is not cleaned/maintained. The beach is not dirty, by any means. However, there are horseshoe crabs, as well as other debris that wash up with the tide. This is , in my opinion, a small price to pay for your own private beach. We spent the majority of our time at the cottage but did venture out to Lewes and Rehoboth, which were both a short drive. My family and I highly recommend this rental. We hated to leave and are looking forward to spending many more vacations at Prime Hook Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice beach cottage right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Ed's beach cottage is lovely! The wrap around, enclosed porch was perfect for family meals and family interaction. My two young granddaughters loved the place and want to come back. Having a washer and dryer at the beach was a big plus. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We look forward to returning to Prime Hook. The only improvement would be a couple of hooks in bedroom number one. There were hooks in the other rooms to hang things on, but no hooks in that bedroom. Also, your property was billed as having 2 queen sized beds, I don't believe bedroom number two had a queen sized bed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing & Remote & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just perfect. Ed had greeted us upon our arrival, as he was completing some renovations...he was very pleasant and helpful. The home has a wonderful cottage is basic no dishwasher, but that wasn't an issue. Bedding was comfortable..The beach front location was incredible...a beautiful view from the enclosed, heated/AC supported porch. There was a great table out there for a nice game of cards and dinner. We made fires each night and our yellow lab Cooper loved the calmess of the bay, he swam every day & just loved the beach. While at this cottage, you are basically off the grid, you are only a 20 minute ride to Lewes/Rehobeth.(however, during the summer months it can take quite some time to travel down 1 South~as we were told by the locals in Lewes and Bethany Beach..There is a food lion in milton which is easy to get to and they have a few restaurants in their town too. Be prepared, there are no commercial properties's beautifully quiet and peaceful. You can walk on the beach and basically just wander as you are on beach time. The Prime Hook Nature Preserve was really neat and we read up on our horsehoe crab was their mating season...if they are washed them out, flip them back over and place them back into the surf...they cannot still or harm you. Just know that the 2nd bathroom is in the bathhouse...which is very very basic but serves it's purpose if you need to use them. There was also a kayak for the bay...which we used one day...totally cool. They could use some more silverware, some wine glasses & more counter space with perhaps an indoor/outdoor runner when you first walk in, as the sand is plentiful...but who cares you are at the beach...Restaurants: Michy's in Rehoboth (get the fire cracker shrimp)...Irish Eye & Striper Bites in Lewes...were all great with super service & happy hour specials..I wish we could go back for Memorial Day Weekend...but he's booked...

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Five stars for off-season solitude and bringing your dog!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property during Thanksgiving week with our dog. Important details include the large fenced yard, direct beach access (you can walk forever, and in November, we had the whole place to ourselves), and practical "old-skool" style of the cottage. No lavish mansion here, and we wanted to avoid those! Everything is on one floor (good for our dog, who is older and does not like steps). The bedrooms are small but comfortable, and all we did was sleep there -- spent lots of time outside -- so you don't need a big bedroom, in my opinion. Kitchen is nicely stocked with utensils, plates, cups, etc. We brought some food to microwave or just snack on, to keep it simple. The wrap-around porch is all windows -- just great for watching the sunrise. On the sunporch is a large indoor picnic table, a two-person couch, and four chairs. Owners were responsive with text message reminders about the door access code and wi-fi access password. Had a great time walking, jogging, and heading out to hiking trails at Abbot's Mill and the Prime Hook visitor's center area (a short trip away -- excellent trails). I think we saw four people the whole time we were at the Prime Hook Beach community. The property next door is also a VRBO rental that allows dogs, and the people there had two dogs -- very friendly, and our dog enjoyed hanging out by the fence with them. Will definitely rent this place again during the off-season!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Georgetown, DE

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described and communication with the owner was exceptional!

We loved being right on the bay and watched every sunrise! We were even fortunate to see a moon rise!

Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well-stocked for cooking, and everything was clean and in great condition.

Just what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Another great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had another great vacation at the house. Even though the weather could have been better, we still were able to relax and enjoy our time by the beach. Thx.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
147 Miles
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cape May / Lewis Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
The Rookery
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Crab Shack
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Liberty Roundtop
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Located approximately 20 minutes to Harrington Casino,

Located approximately 20 minutes to Rehoboth Outlets, Located approximately 45 minutes to Dover Speedway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties