Lovely 2-floor single family house, big back yard, private outdoor shower room in the yard. It is all fenced.
One Masterbed room on the 1st floor. The other two bedrooms on the 2nd floor share bathroom. Each of these room has two separate twin bed.
This house is located on the west street in Rehoboth Beach (Delaware), 1.5 block away from ocean. Very convenient location and great for family rental.
Outdoor shower room, spacious backyard, 1.5 block away from ocean
Our family has enjoyed four previous summer weekends but this was the first Fall weekend at a reduced price. Cozy, great heat, and pot-bellied stove all contributed to a fabulous weekend with owners kind and generous allowing children and dogs for a fun filled weekend.
This is a FIVE STAR location and a FIVE STAR RATING
We booked this house ahead of time to come into town on September 23 for three couples and one child. Around 8 p.m. on the 23, when we were twenty minutes away from the property, Julia called us to tell us that the owner had decided their friends could stay here instead, and that the friends had already arrived, so we would have to find somewhere else to stay. Her first suggestion was that we needed to turn around and just go home, which we told her we couldn't do - this was a three hour drive, and we were in town for an event on Sunday. When we told her we couldn't do this, she said she would try to find somewhere else for us to stay.
We had rented a house instead of hotel rooms to accommodate the 1 year old and a pregnant lady in our party - we wanted the room and the privacy. We explained this to her on the initial booking and when she called at the last minute to tell us the property was now unavailable. Julia told us to hold on while she looked for another place. We stopped at a coffee shop, and waited until about an hour later, when she called to tell us she had a motel for the first night and was working on the second night.
The motel for the first night was loud, dirty, and unpleasant. For the second night, she initially booked us in a guest house without private bathrooms - which she didn't tell us; we had to look it up. We called back to say this didn't work for our party, and she finally found us rooms at a chain hotel for the second night. This was inconvenient because we had planned to have a house, but due to the two different motel/hotels, we did not have any place to stay from 11 a.m. until the next check in at 3 p.m. - which was particularly difficult with a child and a pregnant person who needed naps.
We attempted to contact the owner to get a refund for the security deposit - we never got a chance to stay in the house, and we left the motel and hotel rooms with no damage - but we have heard nothing back except promises from the Julia that she will get back to us. This has been several months.
We ought to have received a full refund for this - the house was not available as agreed on, and it is unprofessional to call someone right before they are supposed to check in to tell us that the property won't be available because the owner has decided someone else needs to stay there. The owner has stopped returning phone calls.
This was very stressful instead of the relaxing weekend we had been looking forward to having.
Our family spent a lovely week at this beach house. The spacious great room was a place where we gathered to eat, read, and play games. We loved that it was within a short walk to the beach. The owners, Brad and Julia, quickly answered any questions we had.
It all added up to a wonderful time.
I am saddened to read the negative reviews of a place that has become a beloved tradition for my family and friends. For the past three years, this has been the home-away-from home for four adults, four children between 3 and 7, and two dogs. The house is spacious yet cozy, well-maintained, pet and kid friendly, and unlike any place I've seen (a wooden A-frame at the beach, how cool is that?). And the location: it's one street-crossing away from the beach. It's unreal to get all that for the asking price.
Over the course of three years, numerous improvements have been made (as pointed out by other reviewers): the fence was enclosed, new paint, new stove, new windows in the kitchen to let in more light, expanded deck, flat screen TVs, etc. The owners, Brad and Julia, care about this place. They've always been extremely responsive and are invested in making sure that everything was in order. They never fail to promptly handle all questions we've had for them.
If you are the kind of person for whom everything must be immaculate and new, this is not your house. This is a beach house. People come here, make food, get sandy and wet, play, and have wonderful memories. It's not Martha-Stewart-perfect, but it shouldn't be. It is certainly NOT a party house. It's a huge, beautiful, kid/pet friendly house close to the beach, for a fantastic price. I certainly wouldn't keep coming here if I didn't love it.
My parents rented this home for a week in July. When they arrived, I received a phone call from my mother who was upset at its condition. I told her to relax, that it couldn't possibly be that bad. Well, I was wrong! I arrived a day after their arrival. She showed me the urine and blood-stained mattress pads, yellow pillows provided in each of the bedrooms, and filth in the kitchen. I honestly had reservations about letting my two young children sleep in the bedrooms. Fortunately, Vera from Sheets at the Beach (highly recommend!!) who we have previously rented linens from, came to the rescue and provided a last-minute order of mattress pads and pillows. Julia, the property manager, had initially told my mother to go and purchase new mattress pads and she would reimburse. However, when my mother posted an honest review of her rental experience, she promptly received a letter from Brad, the owner, that no reimbursement for the minimal cost of the rental would be provided. Seems a little retaliatory for warning others about this house's condition. We learned from families we met on West Street who have owned their homes for decades that this was a former "share house" and well-known as a party house. It was apparent from the wear and tear we saw on the house. What's funny is that, until my mother posted her review, this property had not been reviewed. All of sudden, reviews appeared, raving about this property. I can't help but wonder if this is the owner's pathetic attempt to garner more rental income from unsuspecting potential tenants. I have since been privy to a nasty letter and email received by mother from the property owner. For someone who claims not to need her business, he sure has spent a lot of time and energy corresponding with her. I witnessed firsthand the mold in the master bathroom- I actually opted to give my 5 and 3 year old baths in the outside shower because the bathtub was so gross. I will say that my son quite enjoyed looking at the bug infestation along the entire first floor perimeter- perhaps he should have written this review- it may have earned an extra star for the entertainment!
Would highly recommend this beach house for any family who wants a clean and well maintained property and a great couple who went out of their way to respond quickly to any issue.
The property itself was better than described, can comfortably sleep 8 people, is dog and child friendly, and has a very large patio/deck that can easily handle outdoor gas grill and a party of 25.
This was our second vacation at this property and we enjoyed all the improvements that were paid in 2014.
This was our second week long visit and even better than last year.
Several improvements were made to this already vintage beach house
property including an enlarged and romantic deck for guests ( sits 30 people),
a new high end kitchen stove, and air-conditioning in all rooms including
over head fans.
There is a new protective fence around the entire property so that young
children and dogs can safely play without concerns and a new gas grill out
When we arrived the beach house, the bathrooms and bedrooms were extremely
clean and flowers awaited our arrival with a nice note from the owners welcoming
us for our second rental.
1.5 Block away from Ocean and Beach
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Half of rental payment to finish official reservation; The balance and refundable security deposit should be paid before 30 days of check-in.