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Luxury Beach Cottage ~ Private Pool ~ 3 Masters ~ Walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Large Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Private Pool, 3 Blocks to Beach.July 22 to 29 Open!

Welcome to the Turtle’s Nest! Relax with friends and family in this completely renovated two story, 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath home in Silver Lake Manor. Sun by the new Swimming Pool. Dine on the Patio. Sip cocktails on the 3 Season Screened Porch or have your coffee on the open Front Porch. Stroll 3 short blocks to the life-guarded beach for more sun and fun.

The upper gallery overlooks the beautiful, two story Living Room with handsome bookshelves, mantel and gas fireplace for those chilly Spring and Fall evenings. The skylights fill the room with light. Curl up on the huge sofa to watch your favor TV show on the HDTV.

The Dining Room seats 8 comfortably in slip-covered chairs at the round glass table.

Gather in the modern, fully equipped Kitchen while meals are prepared. Take a seat on the 4 bar stools at the granite kitchen island or on the comfy wicker settee and chair. Enjoy all new beautiful dishes, barware, flatware, pots and pans and, of course, the Keurig.

Just off the Living Room, the hallway leads to the darling Powder Room with a very special shell mirror and the nicely sized Laundry Room.

The First Floor Bedroom features 2 queen beds, nightstand, 2 upholstered chairs, a large dresser, 50” HDTV, a large walk in closet, and en-suite bath with double vanity, seated make up area, over-sized shower with glass doors and the private water closet.

Upstairs, from the gallery, walk through double doors to the Second Bedroom with queen poster bed, antique chest, desk and nightstand, HDTV, 2 chairs, his and her walk in closets, access to the upstairs furnished sun deck, and en-suite bath with 2 pedestal sinks and over-sized shower with glass door. You will love the custom bed linens and draperies.

The Third Bedroom features a queen mahogany, rice carved poster bed, antique chest, 2 chairs, HDTV, walk in closet, and en-suite bath with double vanity, linen closet, and tub shower with glass door. More custom bed linens and draperies will be enjoyed as well as the hand painted starfish in the bath.

The three season porch has windows that can close for cooler days and open for warm sunny times. The lovely wicker furniture makes this screened porch the perfect spot for relaxation.

Just off the porch is the dining patio with a large table and seating for 8 under the huge umbrella. Take your steaks right off the charcoal grill to the dining table.

Walk from the dining patio, through the gate to the swimming pool. The Turtle Fountain will greet you. The fountain and 4 deck sprayers can be turned on to thrill the children and cool the pool. Lounge on the Woodward patio furniture pool side while you soak up the sun. Take a peek inside the pool shed for beach chairs, charcoal and toys.

Before swimming or after your return from the beach, enjoy the outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

The home has central heating and air conditioning with dual zoning.

This is a delightful, upscale beach cottage perfect for both adult and family vacations.

Event and activity information in Rehoboth Beach

for 2017 ~

February 13 - Merchant's Attic - Indoor Garage Sale

February 20 - President's Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 18 - Chocolate Festival at Atlantic Sands Hotel

April 6 to 8 - Lewes Tulip Festival

April 7 to 10 - Springtime for Greyhounds - Dewey Beach

April 9 - Palm Sunday

April 16 - Easter Sunday

April 21 to 23 - Coastal Delaware Running Festival

April 22 to 23 - Bacon Fest - Dewey Beach

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 13 - Funland Opens for the Season at 1 pm

May 14 - Mother's Day

May 19 to 21 - Spring Side Walk Sale

May 20 - Rehoboth Beach Garden Tour

May 29 - Memorial Day

June 4 to 9 - Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week

June 18 - Father's Day

June 24 to 25 - Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Arts Festival

July 2 - Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach

July 4 - Independence Day

July 11 and 12 - Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour

August 5, 6, 12 and 13 - Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art Show

September 4 - Labor Day

September 9 - 38th Annual Sandcastle Contest

October 5 to 8 - Greyhounds 'Reach the Beach'

October 6 to 8 - 40th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale

October 9 - Columbus Day

October 12 to 15 - Jazz Festival

October 13 to 14 - Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville

October 27 to 29 - Annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers' Festival

October 31 - Halloween

November 3 to 12 - Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

More Details

Debbie Harvey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Debbie Harvey

I was born and raised in fabulous Sussex County and spent my summers 'at the beach' in my grandparents' cottage on Hickman Street, where my brother still lives today. We rode our bikes on the Boardwalk in the mornings. Mommie packed us lunch and took us to the beach every afternoon. We swam, hunted for shells, sunned, read, napped under the umbrella and returned happily 'brown as berries' (sometimes, red as lobsters). My brother was genius at skim boarding. We showered off the day outside in the Sand Shower - Awesome! Daddy always had croquet set up for a nice game before dinner. Evenings were spent on the Boards at Funland, eating Dolles' popcorn, ice cream or chocolates at Candy Kitchen. When we were teens, there was volleyball under the lights on the beach. When my own 4 children were young, I wanted them to share the Rehoboth experience. I had the great, good fortune to buy a wonderful home on Pennsylvania Avenue. Later the Oak Cottage (Homeaway #3518899ha) was purchased and lovingly renovated and refurnished. Vera Bradley bedspreads, beautiful dishes, original art, central air-conditioning and a huge porch on which your entire family can stretch out, relax, dine, snooze, read, play games, make the Oak Cottage a home I can share with others looking for a classic, family beach vacation. In August 2013, I purchased the Turtle's Nest Cottage and have spent the last 6 months doing a complete renovation including the addition of a wonderful swimming pool. This is a luxury cottage designed and decorated for those who want the finest quality and home away from home experience.

Did I mention we love to dance!

Debbie Harvey purchased this house in 2013

Why Debbie Harvey chose Rehoboth Beach

I love this cottage because the 'bones' of the Turtle Nest Cottage are perfect ~ large, graceful rooms with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. There is a spot for everyone and every activity. The open Front Porch has a wicker settee and 2 wicker chairs for that early morning cup of coffee with the newspaper. The 3 Season, Screened Porch on the back of the cottage is just through the Dining Room sliding doors with easy access to and from the Kitchen. Curl up in the shade with a book or enjoy cocktails on the wicker sofa and chairs. Very comfy. Just off the Screened Porch, is the Dining Patio with seating under the umbrella and the nearby hot and cold Sand Shower. In the side yard you will enjoy the new Swimming Pool with sun and shade areas, seating and dining areas. The circular drive allows up to 4 cars to be parked off the street. The bedrooms are all en-suite for ultimate privacy and comfort. Every bedroom has it's own HDTV and walk in closet, queen beds and seating. It is a dream cottage in a dream location. Walk along Silver Lake and up to the beach in less than 10 minutes.

What makes this house unique

3 Master Bedrooms with En-Suite Bathrooms.

New Beautiful Furnishings.

Private Swimming Pool.

Only 3 blocks to the Beach at the South End of the Boardwalk.

Off Street Parking for 4 Cars.

Jolley Trolley Stop is 2 Houses away.

Very close to both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.

Feed the Turtles or Fish at Silver Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a fantastic stay here at The Turtle's Nest Cottage. Everything was perfect and your hospitality allowed us to relax and enjoy the weekend. We really appreciate you letting us stay here, and we felt right at home. Have a wonderful summer and hopefully we'll be able to come back soon! Thanks again.
May 2015
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South Rehoboth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Vanity, Seated Make Up Area, Water Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 Pedestal Sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Vanity. Linen Closet.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Vanity sink
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Extra Large Outdoor Shower with Hot and Cold Water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Vaulted Ceiling, 50' HDTV, Walk In Closet, Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Access to Sun Deck, HDTV, 2 Walk In Closets, Private Bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , HDTV, Walk In Closet, Private Bath, Custom Bedspread.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You can take a short walk around the corner to Silver Lake to see the gazebos, and to watch the turtles and ducks. Just across Silver Lake, you are only 2 short blocks to the beach and boardwalk.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Luxury Beach Cottage ~ Private Pool ~ 3 Masters ~ Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews
Bryantown MD

Beautiful house. Nice location

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable place to stay for a long weekend. Not ideal for small toddlers Because of the lovely decor. Kitchen was equipped with just a enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 Star Review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Toddlers are so curious and love the shells and other decorations within their reach. I'm sure they had lot of fun exploring. Did they find the turtle on the bottom shelf of the table in the kitchen seating area? I bet they loved it! Please come again soon.
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Lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable, well furnished and clean. All of the beds were great, and the owner is very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! I do my best to make a wonderful vacation for my guests. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed everything.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had wonderful weekend!! A fun girls weekend with 8 women and never felt cramped or crowded. The house was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Very close to the outlets where we spent most of our days. Looking forward to doing it again next year!!

Thank you to Debbie, Rene and Mark.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and Happy New Year! You had so much fun! Nothing better than a pre-holiday, shop till you drop, girl's vacation at the beach. It's the perfect combination of awesome things to do with your friends. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I will be looking for you again in 2017! PS - Marc was thrilled you mentioned him in your Review!!!
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Weekend Stay at The Turtle's Nest

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend or better accommodations. You can't beat 70+ degree weather in late October. The home was well furnished, comfortable, convenient and beautiful. The look and feel are pretty much what I picture when I think of a beach house. Two families of 4 (4 adults, 4 kids) stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. Thank you very much. We hope to be able to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't take credit for the wonderful warm weather but how marvelous was that! I can say I've tried to make Turtle's Nest Cottage the perfect beach vacation location for all seasons. I'm pleased you found it to be just right. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. I truly appreciate your Review. Come back soon!!!
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beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time at Turtle's nest. check in was a breeze. Rene made out check in and check out easy. the cottage is beautiful, clean, starter kit for soap and paper products are great. the weather was not very good ( rain and wind due to hurricane Mathew) but we enjoyed the place with family. highly recommended. appreciate the closet space, lots of dishes and glasses. close to beach. has good parking spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry Hurricane Matthew visited during your vacation but, I'm very happy to hear you loved Turtle's Nest Cottage and your time there. Rene is a wonderful friend and has been a great help while I was out of town. Thanks for your praise and high recommendation. We can start looking for dates for your return! Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Turtle's Nest (9/28/16-10/2/16). The home was beautifully decorated and in tip top shape. Having an en suite bath for each bedroom was a nice amenity. I enjoyed walking into rehoboth and along the sea in the mornings, through quiet neighborhoods and wide streets. I also enjoyed the close proximity to the lake. Alas, the weather was not cooperative, so there was no pool time, although it looked inviting! I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the "lovely" review! The area is wonderful even in rainy weather. There are so many things to do in addition to just enjoying Turtle's Nest Cottage. Please come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Baltimore, MD
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Summer House
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Baywood Golf Club
Nearest Train
109 Miles
Amtrak - Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Coastal Highway - Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Just in Thyme and 20 or more in Rehoboth Beach
Nearest Beach
Rehoboth Beach
Car: recommended

MUST DO - Swim and Sunbathe. Watch Dolphin. Bike the Boardwalk. Funland Rides. Grotto Pizza. Nicola's Nic-A-Boli. Dolles' Salt Water Taffy. Blue Crabs. Bandstand Concerts. Royal Treat Breakfast. Blue Moon Dinner. Big Fish Dinner. Outlet Shopping. Jungle Jim's Waterpark. Children's Theater. Art League. So much more!


Rates & Availability

South Rehoboth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 17 to 28 - Pool Closed
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 29 to May 12 - Pool Open
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 to 19 - Pool Open
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 to 24 - Pool Open
May 20 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day - Pool Open
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 30 to June 2 - Pool Open
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 3 to 9 - Pool Open
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 10 to 23 - Pool Open
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24 to Aug 11 - Pool Open
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 to 16 - Pool Open
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 17 to 25 - Pool Open
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 to Sept 1 - Pool Open
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2 to 15 - Pool Open
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sept 16 to 29 - Pool Open
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept 30 to Nov 21- Pool Closed
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving - Pool Closed
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Post Departure Cleaning $260
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

The Swimming Pool Closes September 30, 2017 approx.
It is a private pool for seasonal use and is not heated.

The Refundable Damage/Security Deposit is $1000.

The Rental Rate does not include Departure Cleaning, Mid-Rental Cleaning or Optional Linen Rental.

Owner will provide Linens for an additional charge of $325 per week. Linens include 2 bath towels and 3 washcloths per guest, 3 hand towels per bathroom, 1 bath mat per bathroom, 4 sets of queen sheets. Beds will be made on arrival and towels placed in all bathrooms ready for use. Owner does laundry at the end of the rental. Guests bring beach towels.

Turtle's Nest Cottage is NOT available for High School Senior Week vacations under any circumstances.

Guests must be at least 25 years of age to rent.

No Pets are allowed.

Service Fee - This is a new fee that VRBO has added. It is added into the Quote by VRBO and the rate is determined by VRBO. This fee goes directly to VRBO, not the Home Owner, and you will be billed this amount separately by VRBO. As the Home Owner, I have no control over this fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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