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Modern and uncluttered. $100 discount if booked by June 30

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sunday to Sunday, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps maximum of 6)

Three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom beach duplex with bright and airy great room overlooking the treetops. This 2nd floor, walk-up unit is entirely seperate from the owners' unit below.

The south end of the boardwalk and beach are about 4 1/2 blocks away. Best of all, no need to cross Route 1 to get to the beach.

If you like Dwell Magazine, this might be your kind of place. Great light, gentle cross breezes and simple, efficient design set it apart from other beach rentals.

Decks on two levels enlarge the living space. First deck at ground level is perfect for private sunbathing and a great 'drop zone' for beach chairs, umbrellas and towels after a big day at the beach. The upper screened deck is perfect for post-beach cocktails and family style dinner.

Finally.....there's the outdoor shower. Down a boarded path, the shower is tucked away at the back of the property. It's private, yet open, with a big 'rain' shower head and bench. You'll miss it once you've returned home.

This unit was completely repainted and updated with new beds, sofas and carpet during the winter of 2014/15. Winter renovations in 2015/16 brought renovations to the 1.5 bathrooms with new tile, fresh paint and updated fixtures. For the 2017 season there will be additional emphasis on landscaping and outdoor amenities.

A note about email inquiries: Please don't be troubled if my response isn't immediate. I travel frequently (sometimes to places with sketchy wifi and cell coverage) and often don't get an opportunity to deal with rental questions until evening hours.

Also, please check the availability calendar. I keep it up to date and if the week is blocked out it means a) the unit is already booked by family or friends, or b) I've already cashed a check from someone who is looking foward to a beach week and I don't have any flexibility for those dates.


Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Phil Karsting
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Phil Karsting

This property is primarily a seasonal getaway for two Washingtonians. We keep the downstairs unit for ourselves and use the upstairs as a rental and accommodations for visiting family and friends.

Phil Karsting purchased this house in 2007

Why Phil Karsting chose Rehoboth Beach

The beach...of course. And lots of good dining and sport activities. There are two fantastic bike trails to Lewes which hosts an impressive farmers market on Saturdays during the Summer. Bring your bike or rent one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time...thoroughly enjoyed your place!

Getting off the plane Friday I literally felt like I was waking up from a dream....which was a first time experience for me, and very surprising, as I have done a fair amount of traveling...

We go east every summer, and we're already looking forward to next year....We usually stay a week on the South Jersey shore (my family is there), and one in RB, but we're considering spending both weeks in RB next year! We'll see!

Again, we completely enjoyed your place, and were very comfortable there! Thank you!
Sep 2011
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South Rehoboth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • ….plus outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with half bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A great OUTDOOR SHOWER is one of the best perks of beach living....and ours is pretty sweet with a wonderful rain shower head. The screened dining porch is perfect for post beach cocktails and family dining.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Modern and uncluttered. $100 discount if booked by June 30
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful property and great owners- we had the best week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband , daughter and I spent 4 days at this great spot, and it was such a treat. Great space, clean modern and a wonderful outdoor porch where we had all our meals. Its in a lovely little neighborhood, close enough to all the action in "downtown" Rehoboth" ( my 5 year old could walk there) and far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet- especially during the holiday week. The owners are kind and accessible. I highly recommend folks to rent this property, we definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good visit! Thanks.
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Perfect place and amazing location! Phil was a great host and made our stay!

  • 5 of 5

First of all and most importantly, you can't beat the location here. It truly was perfect as it sits right by Rehobeth and Dewey (not to mention Silver Lake which is great for walks in the evening). To top it off there is a great organic market right across the street that came in handy very often. In terms of the unit itself everything was perfect. It's a very comfortable place no matter how long your stay and Phil was a great host and that made sure of it. Phil was very flexible in accommodating the dates we wanted to rent and responsive throughout the week. To top it off the unit was stocked with more than enough clean sheets and towels along with some necessities that were definitely a bonus like toothbrushes and toothpaste. You can tell the owner takes care of this property. It was perfectly clean and everything was in order which was great to see upon arriving. My favorite part of the property is the outside which has two awesome decks that are both kept very well and have awesome privacy from the street. I did not expect to spend so much time outside but it is a great area for both grilling and eating and just hanging out. Lastly the outdoor shower made it incredibly easy to walk to and from the beach and clean off before coming in, something we definitely appreciated. Overall the place was spacious and clean and Phil was a great host. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Josh. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Well Kept, Great Value and Close to Town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week in August with our 2 young girls (ages 4 and 1) and had a great time. The space is clean with modern touches (not your typical tacky beach house). The outdoor decks and landscaping give you a sense of seclusion and privacy. The outdoor shower is awesome, especially after a day at the beach and you don't want the kids tracking sand through the house. It is in relatively close proximity to Rehoboth Avenue, about 15 minutes or so, but it is enjoyable, as you pass through Silver Lake and the surrounding neighborhood. If you have bikes, there are plenty of racks to lock them up on the boardwalk. Overall, a great time, and we will consider it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

The description of this rental is accurate and complete -- no surprises. Two of the best features of this rental were the owners. They made it very easy to communicate with them by phone and text. I never got the feeling that even my smallest concern was neglected in any way. The place was, as described in other reviews, cozy, not fancy but with many nice features, comfortable and clean. The outdoor shower really is a gem. Our only problem was who would get to use it first! The screened porch was quite enjoyable, too.

The other reviews were also quite helpful in getting more details about the walk to the beach (quite reasonable) and other things we wanted to know. We did buy a parking permit for the week, just in case, and we found the closest street adjacent to the beach had plenty of parking during the week so we could drive our chairs and other gear there rather than having to walk with them (only slightly more crowded on weekend, get there around 9 or earlier and you shouldn't have an issue). Very convenient. The duplex is close to route 1, so there was a reasonably muted (but audible) traffic noise at night with the windows open, in the room closest to the road. It did not keep me awake.

It may be something we'd like to take for granted, but when you get a rental and really have no complaints of any significance, then you know the owners have really put a lot of thought and care into the unit. Everything was in working order. My main caution to renters is that if you plan to do much cooking, be aware that the cookware is a bit random and the kitchen stove is really only sufficient for very simple meals. We were probably more interested in cooking "at home" than the average renters. Specifically (for example): almost all the pots and pans are old Teflon (got a couple others from the thrift store across the way); we had to buy knives (and a used knife sharpener) because the knives in the drawer were very dull; there was no grater (but a nice garlic press); and the burners on the stove were not level, making any hot liquids a bit of a hazard. I should also mention, if you want to eat inside, there are 4 stools around the kitchen counter, but no real indoor dining area. On the plus side, there is a small health food store literally across the street, so last minute purchases were a snap.We genuinely enjoyed our stay and felt we got our money's worth; I believe you will, too. Our sincere thanks to the owners for being so warm and gracious.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This response is a little belated, but I wanted to respond to the kitchen observations. You were right! We used the upstairs unit all winter while renovations took place downstairs. It was a good exercise, helping me understand what works and doesn't. As a consequence, we've replaced the range (stovetop surface are more level). We also replaced/reorganized cookware and service ware. It will never be mistaken for Julia Child's kitchen, but I think we hit the most critical/functional shortcomings. Thanks for flagging.
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A relaxing place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The upstairs home was cozy, clean, efficient and had everything we needed. Three bedrooms and master is separated with small bathroom. Location was a big factor and we enjoyed the short walk to the beach. Also, great to be in walking distance of the downtown entertainment and eating places. There was a nice garden area and outdoor shower was a big hit. Yes, we stay there again and probably will.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week, mostly by ourselves with visitors for one weekend. We enjoyed the open kitchen/living, enclosed porch, deck, outdoor shower, beach chairs, bikes and washer/dryer. It was a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride to St Lawrence beach. We also walked to dinner in Rehoboth (20 min) a couple of times. Property owner was downstairs for part of our stay and was very helpful in answering any questions. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Nearest Point of Interest
Bin 66 Wine Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Bad Hair Day Salon/Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Browseabout Books
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Trail to Lewes starts here.
Nearest Point of Interest
Foot Bridge and Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Fifer's Market


Rates & Availability

South Rehoboth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July weeks
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August weeks
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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