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3 Bedroom Cottage on Primehook Beach (Delaware Bay) - Pets welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)

This is a cottage in the private beach community in the Primehook National Wildlife Refuge which has over 8,000 acres of untouched beauty. The community is 5 miles off Route 1 and is relaxed!

You can swim and fish right in front of the house; you can be on the beach at anytime (sleep on it if you like) and may have a bonfire in the evening if it's not too windy! As mentioned previously, we have a new patio where you can grill, eat and view the beach as well as enjoy the late afternoon breeze.

The cottage has three bedrooms but can accommodate additional sleepers via couch, day bed, and air mattress.

10 minutes to Lewes; 20 minutes to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches if you want shopping (outlets and small, unique stores), movies, restaurants, jet ski, bike rentals, etc.

Keywords: 3Br/1Ba Beach cottage, new AC/Heat, new windows, new septic. Right on beach. Can have bonfires on beach, sleep on beach, etc. Dogs can be off-leash.

More Details

Sandy Zelensky
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Sandy Zelensky

My husband grew up in Milton, DE which is the next town over. We live north of Baltimore and wanted a getaway and eventually a place to retire!

Sandy Zelensky purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Sandy Zelensky chose Delaware

Primehook beach is quiet and the people are friendly. It is away from hustle and bustle but you can drive to get anything you want in about 10-20 minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the privacy and quiet. It is also a safe place for kids to be able to ride their bikes, swim, walk the beach, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Also stayed in August 2010.

We very much enjoyed our time here! Our welsh terrier loved the beach.
Mar 2011
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Prime Hook Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sun porch 2 twins can be used as king - 2 twin/ single , Addl - blow up queen; sleep 1 on couch.
  • Double Beds (1) Main bedroom has double bed., Twin or Single Beds (9) Each of the smaller bedrooms have a twin bed. There is a daybed on the sun porch that has two twin mattresses. The couch can be used as a twin as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have an auto-inflate queen air mattress if needed. Can be set up in Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
New windows for great view of bay. Hill on side of house where you can park your beach chair and watch what's happening on beach (if you don't feel like sitting on beach). There is usually a great breeze about 4PM. New septic and new patio.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom Cottage on Primehook Beach (Delaware Bay) - Pets welcome!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 37 reviews

Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Bring bug spray. Beach is very quiet

and not many people. House is rather small but is well equiprd and met our needs. Would drfinately go back

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David! Glad you and our neighbor Jim got to know each other a little.
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Loved this seaside cottage! Cozy, bright, and just right! The ambiance is relaxing and just want I wanted in a beach place. I will definitely come back to Sandy's cottage. It's literally steps to the beach which was was open, clean and of course, the weather this week was beautiful. This place is so relaxing. Flower boxes were a welcome sight upon our arrival. The new queen bed in the master bedroom was great. Huge television was great to watch some ballgames. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Mickey!
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Wonderful Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our week-long stay at Prime Hook Beach! We fished, relaxed on the beach, took walks, had a bonfire and roasted smores, and just enjoyed our time together. The cottage was well equipped, clean, and located on a quiet strip of beach. The only reason that our stay did not receive five stars was because I placed a call to Sandy prior to arriving on Saturday and never received a reply back from her. The other minor drawback was that the windows in the two bedrooms did not have screens and so we could not open them to let in the fresh air.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you did not get my message telling you the address was on the rental agreement. I also stated that on the 20th we were helping my grandson move to the western part of Maryland to attend college and I inadvertently forgot my phone. I called you at the number ending in 0041 at 10:43 pm when we arrived home. Is that number not someone in your party? We had new windows put in last year and we think the screens were not ordered. I have tried to contact the installer to no avail. The house has air conditioning...was that not cool enough? You are correct, however, we need to get screens for those windows.
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Classic beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very tidy and sweet. We were looking for a quiet beach getaway and this was perfect for that. If you want to be closer to the action (activities, restaurants) this isn't the spot for you. Although Primehook is 10 miles from Lewes it takes 20 minutes or so to get there from this beach house by the time you drive through the nature preserve. It is very lovely there.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Niki and family! Your kind words are much appreciated! And you are correct...our beach is very have to drive to Lewes or Rehoboth for "action!"
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Cozy, comfortable and great option for families with kids

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion and rented 2 other homes on the same street. Sandy's house was very quaint, had more room than we thought based upon pictures, and was airy and comfortable. The air conditioner cools main room and if you keep doors open will cool the bedrooms too. The house was equipped with all that was needed - including a huge TV which helped on a rainy day for the kids. Right on the beach so very relaxing and easy. We grilled almost every night and there is a lovely patio with chairs to eat dinner. Kitchen is small but that was ok...we didn't want to spend time cooking anyway. We would definately rent again from Sandy. She was attentive and even emailed us information about a great 4th of July parade that happens down Shore Drive which our kids participated in! House was clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage relaxing vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed the chance to spend time at the beach cottage, we had a lovely stay! It is a wonderful place that captures a time a heritage that is rare to find these days. The property was clean and well maintained. The location is wonderful, a relatively short drive away from Lewes and other beach facilities. The beach was wonderful and peaceful. The view from the sunroom was also wonderful and allowed us full view of fireworks in Lewes on a cool evening. The wildlife refuge is a wonderful place for hiking, bird and nature watching. We saw many migratory waterfowl during our winter stay. We also saw deer, fox and other wildlife.

You may enjoy the nature photography of the Primehook Wildlife Refuge at the following link:

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brad. Your photos were wonderful and I am so glad you had a nice time!
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Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Ferry to NJ from Lewes, DE
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Car: necessary

Because Prime Hook is a national wildlife refuge, there are lots of birds that migrate through. You can bird watch on the road coming in to the beach area; visit the small museum at the Prime Hook NWR headquarters; launch boats and canoes there and use the photography blind to take wildlife photos. You can also launch boats up at Slaughter Beach, about 7-10 miles away.

Delaware Paddlesports in Lewes will deliver and pick up rental kayaks. One of our renters said they were great! Call them at (302)645-7300 for further info.


Rates & Availability

Prime Hook Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Apr 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Other payment schedules can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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