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Secluded, Quiet, Lakefront Carriage House Smoke-Free Studio Apartment

Bedrooms Studio
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

1/4 mile down a private gravel lane to your lakeside studio apartment. Separate entrance. Windows overlooking trees, trees and more trees. Lake is safe for swimming, fishing. Paddle boat, SUP, Canoe, Elliptical and Total Gym machines, and two fire pits are there for your enjoyment. Ten Minutes to Dover Air Force Base, but not in the flight path. Twenty minutes to Dover or Milford. Forty minutes to Delaware Beaches, one hour south of Wilmington. Day trips to DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Brandywine Valley. WiFi, laptop provided. Tons of builtin storage. Kitchenette with small refrigerator but separate ice compartment, microwave, stocked with utensils, plates, glasses. Smokefree unit.


Frederica Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Waterfall showerhead with handheld showerhead, too. Shower is 5 feet long.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio apartment. All sleeping spaces are visible.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Close to Dover Speedway/Monster Mile, and many concerts in the Dover area. (Must be 24 years old to rent during FireFly). Dover is near by with many museums. Great FREE air museum. Close to the Delaware bay for walking, close to Delaware and Maryland beaches as well as the Chesapeake Bay. One hour from the Bay Bridge crossing the Chesapeake to Annapolis, Baltimore and DC. Two hours to Philadelphia.


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Eugenia "Gene" Thornton
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Eugenia "Gene" Thornton

We are a retired couple who retired from the military after almost three decades of traveling around the world and living all over the United States. I, Gene, grew up outside Middletown DE, attended Washington College in Chestertown MD before entering the Army in 1973. I did personnel and public affairs. My husband, Don, was a Jersey boy who attended West Point and served in the Infantry with an alternate of Operations and Training. We volunteer for the American Heart Association, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, belong to several philanthropic, veterans, and conservations organizations. My mom passed on in February 2016 (she was on the dance floor of a cruise ship at age 99 when it happened). She wanted me to "make a little rental unit" over my garage to share our property with others. You will be using her dining room table, bed, secretary, and three chairs when you stay with us. You will be honoring her request and I hope you love it here as much as she did!

Eugenia "Gene" Thornton purchased this studio in 2000

Why Eugenia "Gene" Thornton chose Frederica

We fell in love with our house the moment we saw it because the view of the lake reminded us of the State of Washington where we had once been assigned, yet we were close to our East Coast family. We entertained our mothers, our sisters and their families quite a bit when we first moved here. We spent a lot of love and labor improving the property. But now, the moms have passed on, the sisters have moved on and their families are having families of their own and none of them are nearby. We want to continue sharing our quiet location and beautiful lake with others.

What makes this studio unique

We were stationed in the Pacific Northwest, as well as New York, DC, Kansas, Germany, Korea and the middle east during Operation Desert Storm. One of our favorite things to do when in the Pacific Northwest was to drive up Mt Rainier or into the Cascade Mountains for a hike. We saw many homes dotted along elevated lakes and always wished we could live in one of those. Then we took a wrong turn while house hunting in Delaware post retirement and put an offer on this house as soon as we saw the lake view. We redid the electric, rebuilt septic, rebuilt the dock, added a deck out back and relandscaped the entryway. In 2015 we rebuilt the garage and added storage in 2016, we converted the storage to the studio we are sharing with you. Sadly, you cannot see but a glimpse of the lake from the unit, but you will be welcome to use the outside of the home as if it were yours and I hope you will join us in celebration of birds, ducks, geese, frogs and if you are lucky, you might see a beaver or an otter while you are here.


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Cape Henlopen State Park
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Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
"World famous brewery featured on TV several years ago...winner of many beer tasting contests..."
Nicola Pizza
"a local favorite!"
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
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Movies At Midway
"Multiplex in shopping center with several good places to eat before or after. "
Arenas Cafe
"I'm thinking of the one in Milford, not at the beach...both the same food. Loads of local a..."
The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar
"classy place, great food. attractive, especially fun up on the roof."
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
"GREAT BEER! Famous since TV show made Sam a household name. Lots of other great breweries ..."
Striper Bites
Firefly Music Festival
"Very popular, variety of to see the "glamping" sites, too."
Nearest Airport
82 Miles
PHI and BWI about equidistant
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Sul Tempo (classy!) but several others nearby
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Cape May (NJ) - Lewes (DE)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Johnathan's Landing Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
59 Miles
AMTRACK in Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 13, Route 113, Route 1 all equidistant
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Frederica Pizza and Pasta House w/full bar
Nearest Ski
243 Miles
Masanuttan Resort, VA
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Rehoboth Beach but several less commercial closer
Car: necessary

Air Mobility Museum nearby as are many museums and art gallaries in Dover and Historic Homes in Dover and Milford. We have a small Amish community nearby as well. More exciting...NASCAR, Harness Racing, and casinos north and south of us. Famous Ocean Beaches within 45 minutes. Many festivals such as FireFly, Pagan, Beer and Wine Fests. Two breweries within 15 minutes, wineries within an hour. Day trips to Philly, DC, Annapolis, Baltimore very doable. Amish Country bike tour, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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