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A Legacy of Lasting Memories in South Bowers Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Unforgettable beach living in this 5 bedroom, 2 bath bayfront home.

Welcome to the quiet town of Bowers Beach where the bay is your playground. This is a beautifully designed bayfront home with the look of 'yester years'. This antique and rustic setting gives you the feeling of being a child again and vacationing with your grandparents.

It has 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths, multiple AC units and ceiling fans throughout the home, and a wrap around screened-in porch and private deck. The home has a fully stocked kitchen with frigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and a dining area that seats 10. There are 3 TVs, DVD player, Wifi internet, two kayaks and a washer/dryer available for use. Plenty of room for the whole family!

The home is located 15 minutes from Dover and 30 minutes from Lewes & Rehoboth Beaches. You can drive one direction and play a few hands of Black Jack at Dover Downs or head south the stroll down the boardwalk and play a round of golf.

Staying home for the day? Bowers Beach offers fun for the whole family. Search for wildlife along the beach, build sand castles with the kids, charter a headboat for a day of fishing, curl up in a chair with a good book or take out the kayak for a sunset cruise. The possibilities are endless!

Sleeps 10: 3 Doubles, 4 Twins (1 bunkbed, 1 Daybed & 1 twin bed).

More Details

Property Manager
Jessica Stiner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for letting all of us kids sleep in the bonkbed!
Jul 2014
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Milford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , three twin bed in all - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Day Bed - 1st floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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A Legacy of Lasting Memories in South Bowers Beach
average rating of 4.1578946 based on 20 reviews

Excellent for the price. Truly lasting memories.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located between the river/marsh and the beautiful Delaware Bay. We awoke each morning to the sound of seagulls, the water lapping against the shore, and a pristine view of the bay. Despite being near other homes, the location is very remote. Plan accordingly as the nearest grocery store is a 20 minute drive and there are no local convenience shops. The main road does flood, however, it's only about 4 inches of water at most and we saw many low-riding cars (like a Prius) make it though easily. This review would have five stars if they would address some of the structural issues; needs an interior paint job, downstairs bathroom is not well ventilated, some windows missing screens, downstairs bedroom smells a bit moldy, siding beginning to detach on exterior. Otherwise, our entire family LOVED this place and we would certainly consider a second stay in the future. The property includes two kayaks, beach chairs, and lots of beach toys for the kids. The house has plenty of plates, utensils, pots and pans, and two working refrigerators. There's a propane grill to use as well; the spare tank was empty but we had no need to use it. Would highly recommend this location over the congestion and expense of Rehoboth or Lewes.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Home on the Beach - Everything you need for a relaxing trip!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great long weekend here at this cute home. Its a bit off of the beaten track but everything we wanted and needed for a quiet weekend away.

A few items to bring along:

Trash bags, dish soap, K-CUPS (no traditional coffee maker)

Paper products, linens

The kitchen is well stocked for make of your cooking needs and the grill was filled with gas and ready for grilling.

The beach equipment was a big plus - sea kayaks, beach chairs, sand toys!

No bathtub - tough for a small child but we made it work.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't stay here

  • 2 of 5

This property is fine. You get what you pay for. I know some of the other reviews talk about some of the stuff the property managers cannot control (horse flies, flooded road coming into property, rocky beach, etc) but my biggest concern was the property managers themselves and the LACK of communication and the property just needing basic updates (this house cannot be up to code with the ac units and electrical cords everywhere). We checked into the property on 8/21 emailing Stephanie ASAP about the house not being cleaned from the previous people. It was filthy. Medical supplies left, sunglasses, left over food in the sink (which resulted in a TON of flies in the kitchen), dirty sheets left in hampers and dog hair everywhere. Like I said it was filthy. So I emailed her right away letting her know the condition of the house and to this day we'be never got a response. Now I will say we did have a cleaning lady show up around 5pm asking for my husband to drive her back to her car to get her cleaning stuff (what?!) resulting in us not being able to leave for dinner because she had no car (road was flooded) so my husband had to drive her back. I mean the list goes on. When we first looked into this properly I kept sugar coating this property and I'm telling you, please take your money elsewhere. If you're dead set on stay at Bowers beach do yourself a favor and stay at another property or go more towards Lewes and get a cleaner and better run property.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Decorated

  • 2 of 5

They've done a great job with what they have. It's whimsical and fun, for sure. However, there are significant negatives.

The road leading to the house floods during high tide, trapping smaller/lower vehicles in or out.

The bay was very warm--not at all refreshing. We've spent time in Broadkill and never had the same experience, so I'm not sure if it was the location or what.

And most of all--the flies. They're terrible. It's nearly impossible to spend time outside, even on the screen porch, because there are so many holes and tears in the screen that let the flies in. We addressed this with the realty office/management company to no avail.

The downstairs bathroom is in dire need of an update

The water is potable, but tastes and smells awful, so make sure you have bottled water to drink. There is also a warning that it may stain clothing, so think twice about plans to do laundry during your stay.

Bottom line--I could have gotten a 3 bedroom townhome at the end of Rehoboth Ave for the same price, which is what I would have done if I could go back in time.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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T crew

  • 5 of 5

Awesome doesn't come close. The ambiance was perfect and welcoming. After going to Delaware for over 15 yrs and vacationing at the "tourist" spots we found our piece of heaven. By far the most relaxing, comfortable and peaceful vacation ever. Being able to sit on the beach any time day/night made for lots of memories. Hoping to be able to return again. The kyacks were an added plus as our group made use of them often.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical beach property

  • 5 of 5

Here with family from Texas and could not have asked for more of a perfect vacation. The home is just what you would see in a beach cottage magazine...a traditional shabby chic summer get away. Loved the privacy, the sea turtles, kayaking, bike rides and bonfires on the beach. Even when I did need to do some work, the views behind my laptop working from the porch were awesome. Bayfront views from the front with wetlands behind the home. Just magical.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Welcome to 'Delaware's Best Kept Secret' Bowers Beach is a remote quiet beach town, perfect for families and relaxation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We accept reservations on a "first come, first served" basis. Ideal Property Solutions handles multiple vacation properties throughout Delaware. During the busy spring and summer seasons, it is better to contact us through email. We can be reached at: and please allow 24-48 hours for a response. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.