Thanksgiving, Christmas, House Tours, Parades. Victorian House Close to Town!

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Holidays are fun in Lewes with Christmas house tours and parades. Beautiful new bike paths are at the end of our street that connect to Rehoboth and more. Seaside historic Lewes, Delaware charms visitors all year long with quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, maritime history, gardens and beaches. Walk/ bike to all of these. Soak up the full Lewes experience by staying close to town in this vintage Victorian house. A block to dinner at the Buttery or coffee at Azafran. Drink that extra glass of wine and save your meter money for you can easily walk home. We just added a ping pong table in the garage!

Come morning prop your feet up on the porch railing and experience this small town wake up. Snow geese honk overhead, boats toot horns and people will wave and say 'good morning.' Or nap hammock style under the pine bough in the secluded backyard garden. Walk and fish, boat or kayak in the Lewes canal. Cross over the canal bridge a half mile to the bay beach with a light house view. Hop the nearby ferry to Cape May to see more Victorian architecture and stores where you can pay sales tax. Then come back to Lewes to buy that expensive diamond necklace for there is no sales tax here in Delaware. Go to the Rehoboth outlets and save more especially off season. But don't forget we are at the beach so go the mile to Cape Henlopen Park. The surf, sun and sand are our main attraction. Here miles of pristine Atlantic beach stretch from the Cape to Rehoboth. You can even bring Fido to some. Swim in season, walk and collect shells or view migratory birds all year long. Cape Henlopen has miles of nature, bike trails and bird watching areas.

Too much fun in Lewes to list. We are the 'civilized beach' so come, slow down drive 25mph or park your car and don't drive. Here you can walk and bike everywhere!

Keywords: Great Location, One block to Town, Secluded Garden, Front Porch, Historic District

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One person must be 25 years of age or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome but the house is not throughly child proof...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house only outside on patio or decks...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We accept dogs if on a flea medicine and house trained. We do not accept cats. While we love all breeds our insurance will not allow us to have Pit Bull, Rotweillers, Dobermans, Chow Chows and Wolf Hybrids...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom, Double Bed in middle bedroom which has the bathroom, Three twins in 3rd bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In separate den room. To access 3rd bedroom you must walk through 2nd bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. One bathroom is located on the second floor and the other on the first floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private garden patio with deck, front porch, outside shower with hot water...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    ping pong in the garage...moreless

  • Games:

    puzzles and games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen in TV/Den...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our house is one half block to downtown welcome center, museum, restaurants, bars, shops and farmers market....moreless

  • Village:

    Our house is about a half block to town. Lewes has shops , restaurants, farmers market and historical houses....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table can be extended to include 8 in dining room and there is a large folding table for use outside or in that can accommodate even more...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    with ping pong table...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heat and air conditioning are provided...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    separate from TV/Den room...moreless

  • Parking:

    driveway for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    drip programable coffee maker grinder for beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, silverware, glassware, utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    drip coffee 4 slice bagel toaster gas stove garbage disposal coffee bean grinder mixer blender ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New Refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden in private fenced yard. Organic grown tomatoes available when ripe as well as basil and mint...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill and grill area in yard...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late fall early winter
Sep 24 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

early spring
Apr 1 - May 22, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5%


Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday, June, July, August, September. Rates are subject to change. Pet rates are $200 for week or longer. We refund 80% if able to re-rent.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
80 Miles
Nearest Train
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Buttery, Striper Bites, Honeys
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lewes Beach

Bay beach, Ocean Beach, Frisbee Golf, Farmers Market in season, Historic areas with craft and art shows


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Both owners are artists! The house displays their paintings, drawings and even a faux cherry pie, bowl of fruit and plants around. Caryl writes and illustrates children's books and you may find a copy of her book 'The Words' out for you to read.

Why the Owner Chose Historic District (Lewes, DE, USA):
Came to Lewes and LOVED it. Bought this house where our family vacationed for years. Now we own another Lewes house where we live but we do miss the close in location of Franklin Avenue house!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
First the location, everything is walkable! Second our house has a living room and separate TV/Den. This means the TV can be on and the living room can be for quiet reading. Third the private patio backyard!

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Speaks: english



  • Quiet street a half block to town

    Quiet street a half block to town

  • Greet the morning front porch

    Greet the morning front porch

  • kitchen with ice maker, dish washer etc.

    kitchen with ice maker, dish washer etc.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs full bath

    Downstairs full bath

  • TV den with deck to back yard

    TV den with deck to back yard

  • middle bedroom with double bed  Must walk through this for bath,  third bed

    middle bedroom with double bed Must walk through this for bath, third bed

  • upstairs full bath

    upstairs full bath

  • Hot and cold outdoor shower

    Hot and cold outdoor shower

  • Organically grown tomatoes and herbs to pick

    Organically grown tomatoes and herbs to pick

  • grill area

    grill area

  • Faux Pie!

    Faux Pie!

  • Easy walk to town. Save meter money have a second glass of wine

    Easy walk to town. Save meter money have a second glass of wine

  • Dining with table that can be enlarged

    Dining with table that can be enlarged

  • living room corner

    living room corner

  • TV den with double sofa bed

    TV den with double sofa bed

  •  Sunny morning upstairs master bedroom queen bed

    Sunny morning upstairs master bedroom queen bed

  • Third upstairs bedroom with three twins

    Third upstairs bedroom with three twins

  • Secluded garden patio with lazy day hammock. Yard is fenced for most dogs.

    Secluded garden patio with lazy day hammock. Yard is fenced for most dogs.

  • Ping pong anyone?

    Ping pong anyone?

  • deck off TV room

    deck off TV room

  • relax and smell the roses

    relax and smell the roses

  • Wash and Dry

    Wash and Dry

VRBO #412245

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, house tours, parades. Victorian house close to town!

Historic District (Lewes, DE, USA) #412245

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