Oceanside Victorian; Lewes Historic District

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Last updated: 08/17/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming, 1890's Victorian was featured on the 'Christmas in Lewes Home Tour'..... The full description is below. (Please include your phone number to book and call the owner to reserve your desired days. The Calendar is up-to-date for searching availability. The Notes in the Rate Tab include details about the total cost.)...The quiet town of Lewes, established in the early 1600’s, showcases its scenic seaport village, rich history and beautiful beaches. The ‘period’ home is nestled in the town’s quaint historic district with a 3 block walk to excellent restaurants, boutiques, farmer’s market, concerts, attractions and conveniences. Both the ocean and bay beach entrances are within a mile. Walk, bike or drive with your all your gear to stay all day. The pristine ocean beach, with its 8 mile shoreline, has been protected in its natural setting for centuries. Neighboring Rehoboth Beach bustles with its Boardwalk and attractions. Visit my home in tranquil Lewes and enjoy easy accessibility to all the delights a beach vacation can offer – but without crowds and commercialization. Lewes is an ideal spot for a relaxed old-fashioned beach vacation, away from neon, noise and high-rise development. NOTE:
Summer rentals are ‘by the week’ with Friday as the change-over day. Home is Non-Smoking and Pets are Not Permitted.
Winter- off-season - longer leases available
House Description:
Updated with nicely appointed furnishings, this five bedroom home with two and half bath (including the outdoor shower bathroom) sleeps 10 guests and features a fully-equipped sunny kitchen, W/D, DW, hardwood floors, window A/C units throughout, Cable TV and WIFI wireless internet. The main house sleeps 7 with 1 King, 1 Double, and 3 Twin beds. The separate cottage sleeps 3 with 2 Twin beds; one of which is a trundle that can be converted to a King or used as a 3rd single bed. The cottage bedroom suite is perfect for multi-families, teens, grandparents or a girls’ dorm. Delightful outdoor spaces include a neighborly front porch, complete with a swing and rockers; a backyard boasting comfortable seating and dining for everyone in either the gorgeous screened dining gazebo or beautiful, spacious deck alongside a manicured lawn with towering walnut trees. The yard is our neighborhood’s playground – and yours to enjoy as well! Play ball or consider a friendly game of crochet (set provided). The home has a cozy solarium for morning coffee, charcoal and gas grills adjacent to the outdoor antique prep sink, and a shed stocked for your recreational use with 4 adult bikes, beach toys, boogie boards, yard games, outdoor concert lawn chairs, lounger, cooler and a few beach chairs. As a bonus, you’ll find most of what you need when you first arrive, including hand and bath towels, starter paper supplies, and condiments. You must provide your own sheets and beach towels. Bring along your ‘favorite’ beach chair and umbrella if you’re a sun lover like I am.

Sleeping Arrangements: The 2nd Floor has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom – Master Bedroom w/King Bed; Twin Bedroom w/2 Single Beds; and a Small Bedroom w/1 Single Bed (this room is a walk-thru to 3rd Floor Attic Bedroom). The 3rd Floor has an Attic Bedroom with antique double bed, a pitched ceiling and steep stairs typical of a historic home (Bathroom is on 2nd floor). The separate Cottage Suite has 3 twin beds - a Twin and a Twin Trundle Bed (2 twins); use them as 3 beds or convert the Trundle Twins to a King Bed. The cottage has a loveseat, table for 4, mini kitchenette and easy access to the lighted outside bathroom. Create some extra privacy or give the kids their own ‘dream house’.

Bathrooms: Main level: half bath and our favorite outside shower/bathroom, complete with its own toilet and outside sink. The 2nd floor has a full bath with tub and shower.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be age 24 or above to sign lease...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is not child-proof....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke in the house, sunroom, front porch, gazebo or cottage. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Small Single Bed Room : 1 twin/ single

    Small room shares access to the attic bedroom...moreless

  • Master King Bed Room : 1 king

    2nd Floor, adjacent to bath...moreless

  • Twin Beds (2) Room: 2 twin/ single

    2nd Floor; adjacent to bath, private from Master...moreless

  • Attic Double Bed: 1 double

    Third Floor Attic; steep steps, access thru small room ...moreless

  • Cottage 1 Room Suite: 3 twin/ single

    Suite includes 2 Twins; one is trundle for 3rd bed or King...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Half Bath on Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Bathroom on 2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Enclosed Shower with toilet/sink next to sunroom and cottage...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Extra amenities with all the convenience of home! House is supplied with hand and bath towels, condiments, starter paper products, bicycles, 'extra' beach chairs, beach toys, gas and BBQ the grills. You must provide your own sheets and beach towels. Bring your favorite beach chair, cooler and beach umbrella to use in addition to those I supply at the house. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Nature and area books and magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TVs are in both the living room and master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    a few beach toys and games...moreless


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Hi Speed Internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    unrestricted street parking ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath and hand towels provided. Bring your own beach towels. One Bath towel per person is provided ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some starter paper supplies plus condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    4 adult bikes in the shed. Covered bike storage next to Gazebo ...moreless

  • Boat:

    boat rentals nearby; kayak rentals, charter fishing ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining and seating on decks, porches, sunroom and large screened gazebo. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby - multiple locations; ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Nearby Cape Henlopen and Quest Adventures...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened dining gazebo; table seats 12+ and has a napping couch too. 2nd small gazebo too for office or playhouse ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Neighboring lawn is available for everyone's use - softball, Frisbee, crochet, catch. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill and Charcoal Grill ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby Rehoboth at Deuville Beach ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    East of Maui...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 11 - Apr 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,200 $2,500
Apr 13 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Nov 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,500 $2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Protection $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


Summer: Rentals are Full Weeks ONLY; Week is $1975; plus Fees: $60 Damage Insurance-not refundable, Cleaning fee of $125 and Rental Tax at 5%. Cottage included. Total is $2268. Changeover Day is SATURDAY.

Nightly Stays: 2 night stay is $250 per day plus $125 cleaning fee plus $60 damage fee plus 5% tax for $719.25.

3 Night Savings Deal for inclusive rate of $850. Cottage is optional with additional fee of $250 per rental period.

Holidays: 4 Night Minimum stays for holidays - Memorial Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

No Cottage available after Nov 11th. Main House sleeps 7. Cottage available in Summer and Fall; Spring after set-up.

Monthly Winter Rate includes Electric, Water, WIFI, and CTV. Heating is charged at cost. Cottage not available after Nov 11th.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lewes-Cape May
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 1, Coastal Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cape Henlopen and Bay Beach at Dairy Queen

Car: Recommended

Walk to everything from this ‘in town’ home. Stroll the quaint seaport village of Lewes, shop for antiques, specialty items or gourmet treats. Visit maritime museums and monuments to the first Dutch settlers of the 1600’s. Saunter past charming historic homes and lush gardens. Dine at diverse restaurants. Admire local artists and craftswork at art galleries and fairs. Ride a bike, rent a kayak, or cast a fishing line off the jetty at the inlet. Or take a mile-long walk on the beach in the opposite direction, to the Dairy Queen. Walk, run or bike the 8 mile trail to Rehoboth and have a muffin at Pasquelini’s at the end.

Water, water everywhere – canal, bay, ocean – sunning, swimming, beachcombing, bird-watching, surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking. Take a tour on Delaware’s historic tall ship Kalmar Nyckel, when she’s in port. Take a ferry ride from Lewes to Cape May, New Jersey, at $15 round trip for foot passengers. Board the old restored light ship 'Overfalls' at its pier - or maybe try a lighthouse tour by boat. Explore Wildlife refuges full of birds.

Enjoy Lewes’ small town Americana 4th of July celebration and weekly summer Concerts on the Green at the Library. Bargain shop at Delaware’s tax-free outlet malls. Visit the old-fashioned Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, eat cotton candy and Grottos Pizza, rub shoulders with the crowds…well maybe once. Take a tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery in nearby Milton. Golf or play tennis,

Delight in the Cape Henlopen ocean beaches as pristine as the dunes and surf at the Outer Banks---but so much closer!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The owner is a DC suburban resident, native New Yorker with an incurable love for the beach, who summered in Rehoboth for 20 years. The owner chose Lewes for its unsurpassed ocean beach (inside the Cape Henlopen State Park). Longing for her early days on Long Island, Lewes’ 8 miles of ocean shoreline is untouched, natural and undeveloped, showcasing the sun, sand and surf in all its natural glory.

Why the Owner Chose Historic District (Lewes, DE, USA):
The owner chose Lewes for its historic district which protects its small town appeal and quaint, quiet neighborhoods, where the home is located. Variety is key for her and beloved Rehoboth is nearby with its hubbub of activity, boardwalk, beaches, shops and restaurants. This house and others like it on the street were built in the Victorian era as a bonus for the managers of a long-gone factory. The owner renovated this 1898 house a few years ago, creating a lovely home for others to enjoy! The house displays her art, photos and personal furnishings collected over decades.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
First, the location; the house sits on a secluded street and is an easy walk to the center of town. Second, the home has hidden surprises around every corner. It’s updated, but eclectic and maintains many original and reclaimed features. The attic has original 1898 plank flooring; its walls were reclaimed from a 1930’s Rehoboth hand-made log cabin, whose millstone flanks the town's museum. Although that summer rental was demolished, she saved many of its features and furnishings, including the depression-era outdoor sink. The house displays her personal treasures: kitchen wall plates from her trips to Florence, Italy; a painting in the sun-room, by a RB neighbor, that depicts a tanker on the horizon; a painting of her first summer beach 'rental' which began her ‘living the dream’ home search. A friend drew an interpretation of the ‘5 Boys’ with Canada geese. There is Marsha’s (Front Street, Lewes) rendition of Madison Ave crafted like San Francisco's Painted Ladies, 'The ‘7 Sisters'. There are photos from her time spent in Italy, DC, Arizona, Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Every item holds a treasured memory! Please take good care of them.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/17/2016

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  • Lewes 'Painted Lady'

    Lewes 'Painted Lady'

  • Living Room; upgraded now with flat screen TV

    Living Room; upgraded now with flat screen TV

  • Updated Kitchen, fully equipped

    Updated Kitchen, fully equipped

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed and TV

    Master Bedroom with King Bed and TV

  • Single Bedroom is pass-thru to Attic Bedroom

    Single Bedroom is pass-thru to Attic Bedroom

  • Main Bathroom on 2nd Floor

    Main Bathroom on 2nd Floor

  • Cottage suite with twin and twin trundle

    Cottage suite with twin and twin trundle

  • Deck facing the screened gazebo

    Deck facing the screened gazebo

  • Gazebo table seats 12; plus couch for relaxing

    Gazebo table seats 12; plus couch for relaxing

  • Cozy Deck Swing

    Cozy Deck Swing

  • Herring Point Beach with 8 Miles of undeveloped shoreline-See Rehoboth-far end

    Herring Point Beach with 8 Miles of undeveloped shoreline-See Rehoboth-far end

  • Neighborly front porch

    Neighborly front porch

  • Dining Room seats 8+; like great-room open to living area

    Dining Room seats 8+; like great-room open to living area

  • Bright Sun-room with Panoramic Views of the manicured yard

    Bright Sun-room with Panoramic Views of the manicured yard

  • Twin Bedroom face the deck and trees

    Twin Bedroom face the deck and trees

  • Attic Bedroom - a perfect hideaway

    Attic Bedroom - a perfect hideaway

  • 'Cottage' suite' a few feet from the house and outdoor shower/bathroom

    'Cottage' suite' a few feet from the house and outdoor shower/bathroom

  • Enclosed 'Outdoor' Bath w/ toilet & shower. Antique Sink near Grills

    Enclosed 'Outdoor' Bath w/ toilet & shower. Antique Sink near Grills

  • Screened porch/gazebo

    Screened porch/gazebo

  • Deck facing the sunroom

    Deck facing the sunroom

  • 'Secret' Garden for meditating or private conversations

    'Secret' Garden for meditating or private conversations

  • Herring Point Beach-Note the surfing, great dune and lighthouse

    Herring Point Beach-Note the surfing, great dune and lighthouse

  • House on quiet street with open street parking

    House on quiet street with open street parking

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Oceanside Victorian; Lewes Historic District

Historic District (Lewes, DE, USA) #3523885ha

5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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