5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 in beds
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.
Chris purchased this House in 2006
Why Chris chose Historic District
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Fun charming house
Nice old quirky house with many fantastic outdoor seating options and a fun little cottage. Enjoyed the front porch swing and the backyard gazebo as well as the outdoor shower! House has lots of ceiling fans and window AC units so staying cool not a problem though units definitely noisier than central air. About a 10 minute walk to 2d Street--good exercise.
Wonderful spot for large family summer holiday gathering
Beautiful place to enjoy Lewes!
My sister and I spent a week here together with our families... 4 adults and 4 children. The studio in the back was a perfect place for the older kids and everyone else fit comfortably in the main house. The outdoor shower and bathroom was a fun way to clean off from the day... a favorite of the kids ... and the beautifully landscaped deck made it an easy place for the kids to play without getting dirty again. We loved the gazebo for dinners! The older kids, ages 11 & 13 really enjoyed the bicycles and being able to navigate around town on their own through neighborhoods. The beach chairs came in handy! Make sure you rent or bring a beach umbrella... it makes a big difference in your beach day! The only thing we would change is being able to darken the rooms a bit... especially the twin bed room with the skylight. Overall, a lovely, quiet place to stay that had everything we needed!
Very quaint Victorian home, clean, well equipped. Small bedrooms. Has cute guest house in back but no bathroom. Have to use inside that has easy access to house. Our favorite thing was the back with a gazebo, decking covering entire back yard. Wonderful setting.
Awesome experience from beginning to end. House is beautiful and super clean!
Area is so quaint, walk to beach, go for a bike ride or just relax in the beautiful backyard. Highly recommend!! Thank you for the memories:)
Charming house near the heart of Lewes
My husband and I stayed at the house along with another married couple. Everything was very charming, clean and comfortable (though be aware, the bathroom shower is quite small!), and the location of the house is perfect. It's a short walk to the main street of Lewes, and the surrounding neighborhood is lovely and historic.
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!