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Charming 'Blue Lady' Beach Victorian in Historic District; Room 4 Everyone

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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

About the Property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Visit my home in tranquil Lewes - ideal for your relaxed, old-fashioned beach vacation; away from neon, noise and high-rise development. Wonderful memories are made here! My charming Victorian 'Blue Lady' was featured on the 'Lewes Home Tour' with its modern updates and well-appointed furnishings. The 'compound' features an added carriage house, large screened gazebo, and deck with beautiful surroundings. The sunroom and the quaint, neighborly front porch extend the open living area. The home is nestled on the quiet side of the historic district with plenty of unrestricted parking. It is only a 4-block walk to excellent restaurants, boutiques, farmer’s market, concerts, attractions, and conveniences. The ocean beach and bay are within a mile. Walk, bike or drive with your all your gear to stay all day. Not a building is in sight along the 8 miles of pristine ocean shoreline, yet conveniences and a variety of nature activities abound. SEE NOTES for FEE info. The quiet town of Lewes, established in the 1600’s, showcases beautiful beaches, a scenic seaport village with a rich history, tax-free shopping, year-round featured events, and the ferry to Cape May, NJ. You can enjoy easy accessibility to everything a year-round beach resort offers, but without the crowds. Close by, but far enough away, Rehoboth Beach bustles with more eateries, boutiques and Boardwalk attractions.
House Description:
This quaint Victorian features all the latest updates and well-appointed furnishings. It has five bedrooms with two and a half baths (including an outdoor shower/bathroom). Sleeps 10 guests and features a fully-equipped sunny kitchen, W/D, DW, hardwood floors, window A/C units throughout and in every bedroom, 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, including a trundle that converts to a King or a 3rd single bed. The cottage bedroom suite is perfect for multi-families, teens, grandparents or a fun ‘dorm.' Delightful outdoor spaces include a neighborly front porch, complete with rockers and a backyard boasting a beautiful, spacious deck with lounging and seating for everyone, alongside a manicured lawn with towering walnut trees. Luxuriate on the long swing for a nap or book while listening to the birds and feeling the ocean breeze. When the sea is a little rough, you can even hear the waves. The gorgeous screened gazebo seats 12 for dinner and offers a couch and chairs for relaxing bug-free outdoors. My gracious neighbor offers her beautiful property for our neighborhood’s enjoyment – and yours! Play ball or frisbee; consider a friendly game of croquet (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, lounge chairs, coolers and beach chairs. Bring your own or rent equipment close by. As a bonus, you’ll find most of what you need when you first arrive, including starter paper supplies and condiments. I provide you with kitchen, hand and bath towels, but you must bring your sheets and beach towels. Sheet rental is available.
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. The 3rd Floor has an Attic Bedroom with an antique double bed and a pitched ceiling and steeper stairs, typical of this period type of historic home. Create some extra privacy or give the kids their own ‘dream house' with the 5th cottage bedroom. 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 to a King Bed with an extra twin. The cottage has a loveseat, table for 4, mini kitchenette and easy, lighted access to the outdoor bathroom and first-floor bath.
Bathrooms:
Main level: half bath and our favorite outside shower/bathroom, complete with a toilet, dressing area, and outside sink. The 2nd floor has a full bath with tub and shower.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • Cottage 1 Room Suite: 3 twin/ single

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

  • Attic Double Bed: 1 double

    Third Floor Aerie; Bath on 2nd Floor...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 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Nature and Local Area Guides, Coffee Table type books and magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Yard Games (croquet), frisbee, softball Home Games - scrabble, family games, crayons...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable Stations...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    Beach toys, yard games, books, a few table games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several Videos on Hand...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • 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
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Fantastic beaches - ocean close by in Cape Henlopen; Bay beaches close with parking lots or street parking; Rehoboth beach and boardwalk is the next beach south - a few minutes away...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    8 miles of open shoreline within Cape Henlopen State Park; daily parking rate; concession, showers, lifeguards, several beaches within - surfing, dogs and drive-on allowed on some; bike rentals 4 path...moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Air Conditioning and overhead fans in every bedroom and main living areas,...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Hi Speed Internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of unrestricted street parking - Tags NOT needed ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and bath hand towels provided. Some bath towels--about 10. Bring your own beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

    Some starter paper supplies plus condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    4 adult bikes in the shed. Covered bike storage next to Gazebo. More bike rentals very close by. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Kayak rentals, Charter Fishing, Waterway Rentals-canal, bay, ocean---all within a mile ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of Seating and Dining on deck, front porch, 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 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,475 $5,000
Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,875

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,525
Fall
Sep 9 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay
$250
$1,475 $5,000
Winter 2018
Jan 7 - Mar 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$250
$1,250 $1,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Insurance Fee $100 + tax
  • OptOut CreditCharge-NOTE $1 + tax
  • Cleaning is Included $0
  • Cottage-Details in NOTES $1 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

The Cottage is a $250 fee with Summer Rentals. The Cottage is Optional during the Off-Season; Closed in Winter.

Ask Owner about Credit Card Use. There is a 3% processing fee. e-Check/Check is available without a fee.

There will be a 100% Cancelation Refund if your reservation can be re-booked.

All Holidays are a 4-Night Minimum Charge. Holidays include Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

Winter Monthly Rate includes utilities and expenses; Heat is by usuage.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bethany Blues, Irish Eyes, Wharf, Agave
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lewes-Cape May
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Baywood Greens, Rookery, RT 16/1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 1, Coastal Highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Striper Bites, Buttery, Taste of Italy, Kindle
0.5 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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Living Room; upgraded now with flat screen TV

    Living Room; upgraded now with flat screen TV

  • Updated Kitchen, fully equipped

    Updated Kitchen, fully equipped

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

    Bright Sun-room with Panoramic Views of the manicured yard

  • Single Bedroom is pass-thru to Attic Bedroom

    Single Bedroom is pass-thru to Attic Bedroom

  • Cottage suite with twin and twin trundle

    Cottage suite with twin and twin trundle

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

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

  • Cozy Deck Swing

    Cozy Deck Swing

  • Screened porch/gazebo

    Screened porch/gazebo

  • '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

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

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

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed and TV

    Master Bedroom with King Bed and TV

  • 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

  • Deck facing the sunroom

    Deck facing the sunroom

  • 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

  • House on quiet street with open street parking

    House on quiet street with open street parking

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