Nestled Between Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Delaware Bay

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We will not be booking rentals until February 2017 since we do not know our plans for next summer. Please check back after February 1, 2017. Thanks.

Inviting and comfortable beachfront home with brand new kitchen in the small quiet community of Prime Hook. Walk out the back doors to the beach or out the front door and relax on the screened-in porch overlooking the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy your own bonfire at night.

As you pull in the gravel driveway, you'll see why we named the house 'Buoys on the Bay'! There are dozens of buoys hanging along the front of the house. You'll also notice some other special touches, such as fun fish-shaped rails for the decks and porches. You'll find a brand new kitchen too!! If you find a buoy on the beach feel free to add it to our collection or use it to start a collection of your own!

Our home is on stilts and has two levels. There is parking underneath the porch and in the driveway.

On the main floor you will find the screened-in porch, kitchen, bath with shower, living area w/ TV, reading nook, a special area for small children, and a bedroom with two twin beds. Make your way up the stairway (with more fish rails) to the master bedroom and loft. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in closet, it's own master bath, and private deck. The loft features a TV and sofa-bed for two.

Our favorite activities while visiting are walking the beach in the mornings, relaxing on the beach or porch, riding our bikes, venturing out to Lewes and Rehoboth, sailing in the Bay, playing on the sandbar, enjoying an evening bonfire, and frequenting the tasting room at Dogfish Head Brewery. On occasion, we will patiently try our hand at surf-fishing.

Linens are included in your rental fee.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to secure rental....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a small area set up for children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee = $100...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    A wheelchair is possible but it would be quite difficult....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Enjoy an outdoor shower during your stay!...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Linen fee = $150


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Play the radio or listen to online music via the computer provided....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV in the living area and in the loft....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the beach from the living room, kitchen, and back porch....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is just a few steps off the back porch....moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet setting with views of bay and Prime Hook Refuge. There is only one road into the community and one main road with houses....moreless

  • Water View:

    Bay views from the living room, kitchen, and back porch. Marsh views (Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge) from the front porch and small deck off the master bedroom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    While the dining table comfortably seats 4, we have used it for 6. In addition, there are stools at the kitchen counter (we spend alot of time at the counter rather than the table)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have it!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace for chilly evenings in the fall and spring....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard electric and two gas fireplaces....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided but you will have to make your own beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Relax on the sofa and chairs looking out on the bay....moreless

  • Parking:

    Underneath the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no land line for this house. Please bring your cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, tea, filters, sugar, and other sweeteners provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough plates and utensils for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new nice sized kitchen equipped with everything you need for a nice stay. New cabinets and counter-top. 1 year-old stove....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use whatever is in the pantry. This will vary from week to week....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    There are 3 adult size bikes and 1 youth size bike....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are three decks and one screened-in porch....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are lifejackets and water toys provided....moreless



Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 28 - Sep 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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97 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Lewes Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1 (Coastal Hwy)

Car: Necessary

This home is right in the middle of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Prime Hook is a very small beach community with just over 200 houses. Ride bikes slowly through the community and into the refuge each evening. Watch the sunset from the upper porch. Walk the beach every day. Relax in an environment where 'In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth' (Rachel Carson).

Check-out @ 10:00am

Check-in @ 4:00pm


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Jim and I live in the Northern Virginia area. He hails from Massachusetts and I am a Navy brat. We have been married for 25+ years and have 2 daughters and an old deaf dog (Mickey).

Why the Owner Chose Prime Hook Beach, DE, USA:
We were looking for a quiet waterfront neighborhood to spent vacation time at and eventually retire at. Prime Hook Beach completely met our needs.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this community and its natural surroundings. It is quiet and peaceful. It is a respite from the hectic pace of the DC area.

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Speaks: english



  • Looking to the south.

    Looking to the south.

  • Kitchen into main living space.

    Kitchen into main living space.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Part of living space.

    Part of living space.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Lower bedroom.  Two twins.

    Lower bedroom. Two twins.

  • Bay-side deck.

    Bay-side deck.

  • Mist on the marsh.

    Mist on the marsh.

  • View from the back porch.  Looking north.

    View from the back porch. Looking north.

  • Welcome to our home.

    Welcome to our home.

  • Looking to the north.

    Looking to the north.

  • Brand new kitchen!!!

    Brand new kitchen!!!

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Loft.  Queen sofa bed.

    Loft. Queen sofa bed.

  • Marsh-side porch.

    Marsh-side porch.

  • Carport for shade.

    Carport for shade.

  • An osprey with dinner.

    An osprey with dinner.

  • Sunrise.


VRBO #466556

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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