Cozy Original Beach Block Cottage on Lewes Beach(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Shouldn’t vacation be relaxing?
We have an original 1950s beach cottage located on the beach block of Lewes Beach. It has hardwood floors, softwood walls, exposed beam ceilings and a great big front porch. Best of all, you walk out the door and you’re just a few steps from a beautiful beach where you’ll find shallow, warm and calm water. Perfect for swimming, beach combing, socializing, sailing, reading. You can use our beach chairs and umbrellas.
When it’s time to do something about dinner you can ride one of our bikes to the grocery store. Get the corn and chicken and don’t forget to get a six pack of Dog Fish Head Ale. You are in Delaware and we have standards. You get back to the cottage, put food on the table in the porch and start to talk to your kids. They’ve put down their iPods and you discover, your daughter has a boy friend! His name is Matt!
After dinner a red glow spreads across the street. It’s sunset time. Let’s walk to the inlet (5 blocks) and watch the sun drop over the marsh. No one says a word. It's like your at Quaker Meeting. You walk by the car on the way back and wonder when you will drive it next.
After sunset, it’s time to wind down. The kids watch the TV in the living room while you take an outdoor shower. The stars are so close you think you could touch them. In the morning you again get on your bike and ride to town. Coffee time.! Go to the Lewes Bake Shoppe and have a pastry. Why is everyone smiling? Too crowded? Try Nectar.
Second full day at the beach. Your husband has downed four bottles of Angry Orchard cider and is passing enough gas to impact global warming. A downwind 'cone of death' has claimed 100 black flies and one ghost crab. You've been reading the same 4 pages of Cosmo all day and your dog is now firing his synapses faster than you are. Your daughter walks up. 'What's for dinner' she asks. It's 6:30 and she's only eaten two pop tarts and a shiner (on a dare from the boy down the beach) the whole day.
You drag your beach chair above the high tide line and head to Lloyds. You get the chicken and select the corn that is still warm from the sun. The aisles are cramped and the displays are lousy but you know in your heart… the Food Lion is for wimps!
After three sunny beach days, the kids have collected 58 conch shells, 17 pieces of pottery and 4 new friends. You’ve discovered the seine nets in the shed and the kids are now feeding shiners to the seagulls. Thank god heaven is run by birds and not fish! You need a break! Good news, rain is in the forecast. You finally need that car, but only to drive to town. You’re in Lewes mode and there’s no way you are driving on route 1. You park by the church and catch the bus to Rehoboth. Only $2 round trip! You do some shopping, go to the outlets, but the crowds are too much. It’s back to Lewes for dinner. Let’s eat out. There are lots of options… Irish Eyes with great tables by the canal, Agave with margaritas that cannot be beat, Half Full with pizza and wine, Striper Bites with fish and more.
Now the sun is back. How about a trip to the ocean? Cape Henlopen State Park is just 3 miles away. You can ride your bikes or drive over. If you drive, there are free bikes available for use in the park (at the nature center). At Henlopen you will find ocean beaches and a great tidal area near the point. There is also a nature center where your kids can touch the exhibits. Want to fish? There’s a fishing pier there as well.
The day is done. The kids want Ice cream. You ride to Kings in town. You start to wonder if you’re losing your edge. You haven’t shaved since you arrived, you haven’t cracked the Economist and you’re starting to drop your trailing g’s. You are starting to look like an interviewee at a West Virginia mine disaster.
You've taken an interest in NASCAR.
Just then, that scruffy looking guy that collects pottery pieces on the beach while chewing a cigar sits next to you. He’s reading a transcript from the last World Economic Forum in Davos. You are not alone.
You leave Sunday morning and the traffic is light. It's a quick trip home to D.C. and the kids are now checking facebook. Your husband opens a bottle of cider and tells you he loves you. The warmth of his smile and cracked window serve to remind you of just how lucky you are!
Keywords: Cottage, simple, family, children, water, porch, beach, fishing, outdoor shower, dog friendly
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- Outdoor Grill
Rates Vvary by month Apr and May - Negotiable Jun .. $900/week Jul ....... $1100/week Aug ....... $1100/week Sep .. $900/week Oct and Nov - Negotiable Note: There is a $75 per week pet fee. Pets must be approved.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Car: Not Necessary
Lewes beach offers great bicycling to those who would like to ride to the state park or to Rehoboth. There is a town close to the cottage that is an easy biking destination.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We live outside of Philadelphia. My wife is from Detroit and I am from Wilmington. We have young children and older parents, so Lewes is perfect for us. We like to fish, play tennis, bike and sail. Most of all, we are relaxed and enjoy the fact that Lewes offers a slower pace and a more personal experience than you find in the larger towns. People smile and hold the door open. That's important!
Why the Owner Chose Lewes Beach (East of Canal) (Lewes, DE, USA):
We wanted a place that did not requre a lot of work. The bigger the place the more cleaning and maintenance. We were also looking for something close to the water that was simple. We found it.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I think the porch makes a big difference. The house is not big enough to ignore the porch. It has to be part of the experience. The air is fresh and it's very quiet, especially at night. Having an outdoor shower is also great.
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The view from Cedar at the corner with California. One of the last originals!
The porch is a great place to hang out!
Beach at middle of the tide.
This is a picture taken from nearby Cape Henlopen State Park
Walking to the point at Cape Henlopen
Walking out to the point at Cape Henlopen State Park
On the beach after a snow. Thank God for the woodstove!
View of the living room. Bunks room in back.
The porch is right off the living room (sorry for black and white!)
Great for kids!
Sailing on the beach in front of our cottage. The boat sits on the beach rigged
Sailing on the beach in front of the Love Shack
The wood stove keeps it warm through all but the coldest days.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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