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Summer will be here soon!

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


About the property

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:
March 22, 2018

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 South Rehoboth

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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time In Rehoboth. We brought our bikes and it was a perfect bike ride to the beach and boardwalk, all back roads. Great restaurants within walking distance. Beds were super comfortable and kitchen was well stocked. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. Come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with young kids! Close to the beach, beautiful apartment apartment, great owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you. Come again!
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Cozy comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideal for a family or group needing three bedrooms. The bedrooms are all a comfortable size; the full bath is modern and spotlessly clean. The outdoor shower is awesome, as I think the property listing might mention - roomy, rain-shower shower head, easy access up the stairs back to the unit. The landscaping on the property provides shade even in the middle of the day. The screened porch is perfect for coffee hour, for happy hour, or for any hour on a rainy day.

Phil provides amenities rarely seen in Rehoboth Beach rentals such as buttery soft sheets and fluffy towels, an ice-cream maker, and an extra blender.

I didn't do a lot of cooking on this vacation,, and the kitchen is on the small side. If I was going to do a lot of cooking in this property, I would probably focus on what I could grill as an entree and then do just simple salads and sides.

It is just about a one mile walk up to the corner of Bayard and Rehoboth Ave, so definitely an easy evening walk up for dinner, depending on the age of the people in your group and your fitness level. It's about four blocks to the beach, so we did drive to the beach just to avoid having to carry chairs, coolers, and umbrellas that distance. It's about a two mile drive to the state park at Tower Rd.

Would definitely use this property for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed! Come again!
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Pristine and clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in the second floor duplex of this home. There were 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The home is very clean, and has a modern decor. The bathrooms and outdoor shower done with high end tile and shower heads. The kitchen was well stocked for folks who like to cook. Multiple large windows let in lots of natural light. Mike and Phil, the owners, were gracious hosts. Lots of fluffy towels and bed linens were provided. I liked that it was about a mile from the bustle of the boardwalk scene.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit!
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The property was absolutely superb. It has simply everything you might need during a beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We just loved staying there for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you there!
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good visit! Thanks.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100

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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