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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 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:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 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 Prime Hook Beach

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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • When checking out, house must be left in same shape was in when you arrived. See cleaning list in rental agreement.
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.


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3 Bedroom Cottage on Primehook Beach (Delaware Bay) - Pets welcome!
average rating of 4.74359 based on 43 reviews

Heaven Awaits!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented many homes along the Eastern Coast and, by far, this was best in over twenty years. Walking into Sandy's home was like getting a hug! Both Sandy and her home are the sweetness things! Sandy was always extra kind and her response time to emails is amazing! She even emailed helpful notes about the house. The area is serene and beautiful, heaven really. The house is adorable, just the best beach cottage. It is charmingly decorated with little ships and shells, the wrought iron added touches accent the warm feel. Each room is an oasis of relaxation, just like the beach! Even the bathroom had plenty of empty wood cabinets for towels and items. Everything was so clean. The windows are wonderful with beautiful shades. Everything was in pristine condition. Steps from the beach, with a perfect outdoor enclosed shower. Everyday, we had fresh produce from the farms on Prime Hook Rd, just delicious. The huge farmhouse sink was my favorite with its wrought iron hangers of coffee cups or pots and pans, along with the daybed that looks out to the beach. You can make a pot of coffee in her coffeemaker and just unwind on her couch with its quilt throw. That is a great vacation! The outlet shopping nearby was awesome. The stores had tremendous bargains. There are at least four food stores nearby and a little farther on is the boardwalk in Rehobeth. You can tell that Sandy and her family take such great care of this home, and they take great care of their guests. This vacation spot is a slice of heaven. Nobody wanted to leave, it was that nice. A vacation of wonderful memories. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Sandy!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for this wonderful review, Sarah! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the house and I hope you come back. It is a great area for doing all those "beachy" things like shopping, movies, miniature golf, go carts, giant water slide, going out to eat, etc., and then come back to quiet Prime Hook.
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Quaint Simple Cabin

  • 5 of 5

While I actually am not thrilled with using Home Away in general, we had a nice stay at a beautiful quiet beachfront property. This cabin is simple and you have to bring a lot of your own items - linens, cooking oil, etc, but the basics are there including even beach umbrellas, a coffee pot, and a lot of helpful cooking things. Sandy was a thorough host and we had an easy time finding the place, getting settled, and cleaning up afterwards. Nice neighbors as well!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you review, Kelsey!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a few nights and found it to be an awesome location and property! Just a note: the VRBO app on your phone doesn't have all the info that the owners gave us, so just make sure to keep track of the emails and not just use the app. We liked it so much we are probably going to book for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Beauty

  • 5 of 5

The location couldn't have been better-peaceful, beautiful views, quiet beach and having the wildlife refuge was a bonus! Close to fun towns for shopping & restaurants. We had everything we needed. Sandy, the owner was responsive and helpful. So happy we found this place!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathleen, I am so happy you had a great time; come again! Thank you for your kind words!
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Peaceful beach escape!

  • 5 of 5

At one point we had 4 generations in this lovely home. We loved walking out the door and onto the beach and just chilling in the house. The cottage shows lots of TLC. Windows and appliances are new and there's a huge TV that we used for "movie nights." We agreed to no TV and enjoyed our family time playing games, cooking out, and doing jigsaw puzzles. There's a new Weber grill, Rachel Ray cookware, and plenty of dishes. Even though it was August we only needed the a/c a few times. Do bring bug spray. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves. It was so relaxing! Sandy was wonderful, very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia, I am so glad you and your family had a great time and you found the cottage to your liking. We like to think of it as our little slice of heaven here on earth! Thank you so much for your review.
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Great house, very comfortable. Being on the beach with no crowds was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was always very responsive and helpful as I planned the trip. The house was lovely, clean, many amenities. Loved being able to walk out the door and onto the beach. We set up our awning and chairs, came and went all day and often felt we had the beach to ourselves. Delaware Paddle Sports delivered kayaks, which we used daily. We found that the A/C was nice and powerful but needed some fans to move the air into the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lisa, for your great review and the suggestion of the fans. We usually open windows in bedrooms at night but the fans would be a good alternative. Did the overhead fan in the master bedroom do the trick for that room?
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Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Ferry to NJ from Lewes, DE
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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