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Oceanside Cozy Cottage 2 Blocks to Beach! Dog Friendly! Serenity Now!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Screened Porch Oceanside 2 Blocks to Beach!

123 Carolina is the perfect ocean-side cottage just 2 blocks from the beach to enjoy your family vacation, romantic get-away, or girl’s weekend! Featuring 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, high-speed Wi-Fi access, outdoor shower, screened in porch, outdoor patio, grill, front and side deck, central air, front-load washer and dryer, DIRECTV w/ 27" HD flat TV's in each bedroom and 50” HD TV in family room above the fireplace. Yes, fully stocked with wood in off season for a crackling fire!

Parking: The U-shaped driveway provides free parking for up to 4 mid-size cars.

Amenities Galore: The completely stocked kitchen includes a refrigerator w/ ice-maker, separate dedicated ice-maker to fill coolers for the beach, gas double-oven cook top, dishwasher, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, toaster, blender, and all of the essential kitchen cooking, dishware and utensils. Amenities include all of the little things we tend to forget when in our rush to reach the beach such as paper towels, trash bags, soap, toothbrushes, coffee cups, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, etc.

Located in a quaint and quiet neighborhood, our 123 Carolina cottage has everything you'll want create those cherished and lasting memories with friends or family.

This coastal home, completely renovated in 2013, is furnished with casual and cozy furniture for the best in vacation relaxation.

Beautiful, refinished hardwood floors throughout, with 3 bedrooms, 7 dedicated beds, 1.5 bathrooms, and sleeper sofa in the family room. Plus, for convenience in getting the sand out, an outside shower, hose and front-load washer and dryer to clean up!

The outside screened porch is a perfect place to relax…if you listen carefully, you can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach!

The outside deck surrounding the house with an outdoor hose makes it easy to clean off the beach sand. Or, you can use the outside shower, featuring direct, convenient access to/from the master bedroom. All of these complement each of the amenities you'll want to make this your permanent vacation home!

Don't forget, you can also cook out with the charcoal grill on the outside, backyard patio.

If you love the beach and beach combing, 123 Carolina is a great spot to enjoy a secluded and relaxed beach vacation. In addition to a brief walk to the beach, you also have convenient access to Dewey & Rehoboth’s famous restaurants and nightlife.

The Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, Jolley Trolley, fine and casual dining, shops, fishing/crabbing, and shopping outlets, make our home away from home a “Beach Retreat” for creating special and memorable experiences.

Rentals beginning second week in June through first week of September require full week rental, e.g., 7 night minimum stay. Check-In/Checkout for weekly rental is Sunday to Sunday: Check-in time is 3:00 pm; Check-out time 10:00 am. Flexibility is provided when possible. No security deposit is required. VRBO Reservation Service Fee, 3% Dewey Beach accommodation tax, and cleaning service are included in your quote. Linens (sheets, pillow cases, & towels) can be provided for an additional fee. No Smoking is permitted inside the house. Pets will be considered and additional fees may apply.

We're excited to share our home away from home with you. Please use the Book It Now! feature or send an inquiry for a detailed quote today to secure your vacation plans to rest and relax by the shore.

Keywords: Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Vacation, Beach House, Single Family, Cottage, Children, Friendly, Close to beach, Walk, Vacation, Rental, Rehoboth by the Sea, ocean side

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Brian and Beth Bruffey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Brian and Beth Bruffey

My family has been coming to the Dewey and Rehoboth beaches for over 40 years. Growing up with 4 brothers and 1 sister in Silver Spring, Maryland, our parents gave us the opportunity to build and enjoy an incredible amount of memorable experiences at the shore. My parents, along with my older brother, currently live in Rehoboth. One of my younger brothers also owns a cottage 4 houses down on Carolina St. We're incredibly fortunate to have this home and the opportunity to share it with others to enjoy all of the fun the beach has to offer to create those unique, memorable family and friends experiences.

Brian and Beth Bruffey purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Brian and Beth Bruffey chose Rehoboth by the Sea

We purchased this property primarily to provide the same opportunities my parents provided for us over the past 40 years to our family of now three young men. We're anticipating 123 Carolina will be their vacation destination for their families for the next 40+ years as well! This area is consistently recognized as one of the top vacation places in the country. How can you not love Dewey?

What makes this cottage unique

The convenient, 2 block walking access to the beach is fantastic. You can even hear the waves crashing on the beach from the porch. Very dog friendly area and walking distance to many of the Dewey Beach and Rehoboth activities. Featuring great restaurants, family atmosphere, boardwalk, shops, fishing/crabbing, summer night-life activities, and of course, the sun and fun at the beach, Dewey & Rehoboth have everything for a wonderful, restful and relaxing vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cozy Beach House

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fourth summer in a row! Our family continues to love the beach house we call our home away from home during the summer. Our hosts are always very responsive to our needs and the place is always neat and clean upon arrival. Thank you, Brian and Beth, once again for opening your beach house for our vacation!
Jul 2017
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Rehoboth by the Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Outside Grill is available for use, but is subject to change at any time. Please clean after usage. Please bring charcoal, can't guarantee stock.
  • Please do not move the Trash cans. Valet Service, so keep Trash and Recycle bins on side of the house.
  • 90 Day Cancellation Notice Required, not 60 Day Cancellation stated by VRBO Reservation Service.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outside Shower - shower , Kid Friendly w/ direct outside access to master bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full Shower, Linen closet, with Washer and Dryer
    Buddy Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Buddy Bathroom - Shared between two bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 3 total twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 3 total twin beds; Access to Buddy Bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with access to Buddy Bathroom
  • 27'' TV's in each room, along with WiFi access.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanside Cozy Cottage 2 Blocks to Beach! Dog Friendly! Serenity Now!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 58 reviews
Hockessin, DE

Wonderful respite!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Oceanside Cozy Cottage. It lived up to everything said in the write-up. The house was well stocked (even had a fire ready to go)! We'll definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time with your positive review, Barbara. Great to hear the Ready2Go fire was welcome! Look forward to having you back soon and thank you again for your valued business. Cheers, Brian
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Delightful beach escape - close to everything, yet away from busy traffic and crowds

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. It's a warm and welcoming place, prettily furnished with beach-themed touches. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it was very accommodating for our family, but never felt too large or impersonal. We felt like we could actually live here. As it's off Highway 1, it's protected from all the traffic and noise, and has the added advantage of being set in a charming and friendly beach neighborhood. We felt completely comfortable sending the kids and dog the short walk to the beach by themselves. The cottage is well-equipped with all the comforts of home. We loved the furnished porch - it was perfect for reading and playing games with the family. Hoping to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the detailed and positive review, Tamara. It was our pleasure hosting your family, and always rewarding to hear about great family experiences. Can't wait to welcome your family back in the future. Thank you again for being our guests! Cheers, Brian
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Lancaster, PA

Cozy Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Fourth summer in a row! Our family continues to love the beach house we call our home away from home during the summer. Our hosts are always very responsive to our needs and the place is always neat and clean upon arrival. Thank you, Brian and Beth, once again for opening your beach house for our vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Beth! Glad we're able to share our cottage with you and your family, and considered a home away from home. You and Chris always take excellent care of our beach house...we're very fortunate and appreciative. Hope we can make the "drive for five!" for 2018. Thank you! Cheers, Brian.
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Beautiful cottage, only minutes from the beach. Extremely clean and welcoming. Owners were a joy!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and fantastic house. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing the 5 Star Review, Jessica. We're glad your party enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting your group again! Cheers, Brian
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Lovely home with excellent location near Dewey Beach

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful. Beautifully updated and decorated, The extra touches like toiletries and available beach gear made me feel like an honored guest.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your party enjoyed the weekend get-away, Jill. Thank you for taking the time to share the positive sentiments as an honored guest! Welcome you all back any time. Thank you, Brian.p
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Harrisburg, PA

Repeat Ladies Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The 8 of us found this property just as impressive as it was in 2015! Kitchen has everything you need…and more, beds are still very comfortable, screened-in porch just the spot for early AM coffee or late afternoon cocktails and a good book. Oh, and is it stocked with good books, games, etc!!

Great location too….5 minute walk to beach, 5 minutes to a farmers market for fresh produce and a beautiful 10 minute walk to Rehoboth around Silver Lake. Weather was so much better this time around….no need for outlet shopping or restaurants….just beach and eating in on Carolina Street!

Anyone can tell the owners take pride in exceeding expectations. We’ll be back, Brian…Thanks so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience, Patty. So glad your "Ladies weekend" was a success with the excellent weather. We certainly welcome you all back any time! Cheers, Brian
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Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Tanger Outlets
Big Fish Grill
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Fins Fish House & Raw Bar
Jungle Jim's
Browseabout Books
Delaware Beach, Ocean City, Maryland Bait & Tackle Shops
go online to Beach-Net to get...
Grotto Pizza
Nicola Pizza
Movies At Midway
Rehoboth Beach
Walk to Beach and Boardwalk. August 27-Sept 3 week open!
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar
The Starboard
Matt's Fish Camp
Denovo's Trattoria
Outlet Liquors
Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rusty Rudder, Bottle & Cork, Jimmy's Grill, etc.
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Midway, Old Landing, Rehoboth Beach CC, Baywood
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Delware Coast Line Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Coastal Highway / Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Big Fish, Cultured Pearl, Fins, Rusty Rudder, etc
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Dewey Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

Published rates include Dewey Beach accommodation tax, Property Damage Protection Insurance, Cleaning Service, and the VRBO Reservation Service fee.

No Pet Fees, Dogs are welcome! Dewey Beach is awesome place for dogs.

Check-In/Checkout for weekly rentals is Sunday to Sunday: Check-in 3:00 pm; Checkout 10:00 am.

Linen Service (pillow cases, sheets and bath towels) can be provided upon guest request for an additional fee for 1 Queen bed, 7 Twin beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.