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Bring the Dog to Our Pet-Friendly Cottage at Prime Hook Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) Many new upgrades!

Please note the house sleeps a maximum of 4 people.

Watch the sun and the moon rise over the Delaware Bay from this quiet, comfortable beachfront retreat. This easy-going cottage offers a laid-back place to celebrate life, especially for those who travel with their dogs.

Cook your favorite meals in our full kitchen, already supplied with spices and condiments, or go out to a decadent meal in one of the area's gourmet restaurants. The beach resort offers numerous activities from golf and watersports to theater and tax-free shopping, all within a few minutes' drive, but this is the place you want to call home at the end of the day.

Enjoy the romance of a candlelit evening in front of the cast-iron stove in winter, a bonfire on your private beach in summer if the wind is right, or just a simple moment of solitude wandering along the water's edge in any season. Retreat to your bedroom (one queen, one double bed) and fall asleep with the sound of the waves lapping the shore.

There's one full bath and, in summer, an outdoor shower to comfortably rinse off the salt and sand. You can also hook up a quick-connect hose to rinse off your pup with warm water.

Only two hours from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia, yet a world away from the stress and hassles. Escape the hustle of your work week with a relaxing weekend.

Take time to rest, to play. Make time for yourself, and for those you love. Come to the Cottage at Prime Hook Beach, where we provide all the basics for your comfort.

Guests are required to bring their own linens, blankets, towels and paper/soap products.

Keywords: romantic beachfront, catering to dogs and their humans

More Details

Jessica Stiner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Why Jessica Stiner chose Prime Hook Beach

** This home has had many new upgrades during the 2017 winter season.**

This cottage with a fully-glassed in porch overlooking the Delaware Bay makes you feel as if you are outdoors year-round. The open floor plan affords a view of the water from the back door, through the kitchen and living room, to the front porch.

Guests describe the feeling of tranquility that begins the moment they leave the highway and wind their way through the 5 miles of fields and forest and marshes of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Prime Hook Beach is a lovely community, close enough to upscale restaurants and tax-free shopping at the outlets, but far enough away to feel like you are in another era.

What makes this cottage unique

Having a private, sandy beach right at your front door allows you to set up your stuff for the day, and be able to easily pop in and out of the house for a cold drink, lunch, your favorite paperback, another dog toy.

When the wind is right, you can have a bonfire or just lay back and watch as the stars come out. You can take sleeping bags out to spend the night watching the mid-August sky for shooting stars or enjoy watching (from the shelter of the porch) the occasional summer thunderstorm sweep across the bay, the rain dancing on the tin roof.

Guestbook comments from the owner

[a note written from the guests' dogs to mine]

Thank you, Freddy, for sharing Cottage on the Bay with us, and for the wonderful toys. What a wonderful hostess you are. We rate it a "five-woof stay."

Thank you,

Greta, Jolie and Lucy
Apr 2013
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Prime Hook Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
fenced dog yard attached to house; hot/cold outdoor shower for people and pets; easy-to-use dog gates installed indoors; kitchen and bath trash cans with lids


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Bring the Dog to Our Pet-Friendly Cottage at Prime Hook Beach
average rating of 4.5111113 based on 48 reviews

A Great GetAway

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Prime Hook! What a way to get away and relax. You can hear the waves lap the shore as soon as you get out of your vehicle!. Everything is situated perfectly in the house so you can enjoy the views and still maintain your privacy. Our dogs were right at home! The fence in back yard was perfect!. A little drive to shopping and restaurants. We didn't mind the drive! Already planning on next year's stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean. The beach was perfect.

Will come back

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great retreat versus the typical beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great private beach location on the bay. Not much nearby but that was ok by us!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bel Air, MD

Most relaxing vacation we ever had!

  • 5 of 5

If you want privacy this is the place!!! Steps from the beach, horseshoe crabs everywhere. House is clean and comfortable! The water is not great for swimming when the tide is out but there were no more than a dozen people on a mile stretch of beach at any time during the week. If you want a peaceful, relaxing place this is it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It's cute and right on the beach. Pretty sunrises. Lots of nature. Perfect for a quick getaway from the DC area.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mars, PA

4 adults 2 dogs 1 baby

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice family place. My mother in law is handicapped. It is difficult to find a place that accepts pets and is accessible. There were a few minor adjustments that had to be made temporarily to get her on to the toilet and to bathe her. You cannot blame the owners for that. The company that manages the property actually came on scene to see how everything was going. The thermostat was a little confusing and there was not really cell reception. There was wifi. You have your own section of beach. There are others there but you could probably count the persons on the beach the same time as you on one hand. It was nice having a private beach. At the time we were there it seemed like an nice laid back area. We had an air mattress placed on the enclosed porch on the upper carpeted section since there were not enough beds for all of us and there was plenty of room. I'd recommend this place. If you are going to exceed the recommended guest level make sure you message the company and let them know. They will work with you. There are only 2 bedrooms. My wife and I slept in one and had a portable crib for the baby. My mother in law slept in th other bedroom, my mother had an air mattress on the rear enclosed porch, the dogs had a kennel and playpen set up in the living room to sleep in. That's a lot of stuff and there was still plenty of room to move around even with a wheel chair. If you have a handicapped person in your group that cannot transfer this property will not work. The bathroom is too small for the chair. We set up a shower stool on the edge of the tub. Transferred from the chair to the stool to the toilet and back. Quick edit the house is behind the building in the driveway through the gate to the right. The first building appears to be a small house but it is just storage that guests do not have access to.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $45
Damage Protection Fee $50

We accept reservations on a "first come, first served" basis. Ideal Property Solutions handles multiple vacation properties throughout Delaware. During the busy spring and summer seasons, it is better to contact us through email. please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

We accept Check, Money Order and Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card and Discover through PalPal). Deposits are due within 7 days of making your reservation (Half Rent + Reservation Fee). Final Balance is due 30 days prior to check-in. If reservation is less than 7 nights, there will also be a $75.00 cleaning fee. Please Note: Starting 10/2015, there will be a 3.2% convenience fee for all credit card transactions. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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