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Rehoboth Beach 3-Bed/1-Bath in-town condo only 1.5 blocks to beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Updated 3-Bed, 1-Bath Condo On 2nd Beach Block

Wonderful 3-Bed/1-Bath English Basement Apartment on Maryland Avenue, 1.5 blocks to beach.

Park your car and relax for your vacation... You're at the beach! Located on the 2nd block of Maryland Avenue (a quiet street), this property is just steps to all the wonderful things downtown Rehoboth has to offer. There are two off-street parking spaces behind the home, and I also provide a parking permit if needed.

Each bedroom has a queen bed, pillows, and a vertical fan. The beds have quilts, but you will need to bring your own sheets, towels, and other linens.

For those who like to cook while on vacation, the kitchen features a gas stove and oven, dishwasher, and large breakfast bar/countertop for prep. The breakfast bar has two stools. Also, there is a table with fold-down sides with four chairs stored inside of it. When coupled with two occasional chairs in the living room, you can comfortably seat six at the table. The kitchen is fully stocked, including coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, hand mixer, pots, pans, bakeware, etc.. Also, since I used to be a renter, I know it can be a hassle when you forget to bring things like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, paper towels, and toilet paper. So, I keep those in stock at the unit. Even if you discover that you’re missing something, there are two Lingos Market convenience stores around the corner.

The condo has a wall unit air conditioner in the living room that cools the entire condo very nicely (one of the benefits of being below grade). It also has a free-standing air conditioner unit in the back bedroom of the condo (the farthest point from the wall unit) to ensure that you can get the place nice and cool even on the hottest days of summer!

The condo features high-speed internet, cable, and a TiVO DVR so that you can record your favorite shows while you’re at the beach. The living room has two queen futons and two occasional chairs which provide plenty of seating.

Next to the main entrance to the condo, you’ll find a large patio area. One half of that patio is for your use during your stay, and includes a table with 4 chairs. At one corner of the patio is an outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach.

Several folks have asked what I mean by “English basement apartment”. An English basement is one that is partially below ground and partially above. So, in the case of my condo, you walk down a private stairwell to enter the condo. However, there are multiple high-set windows (about 5 feet off the ground) throughout the condo which make it 'light and airy' (in the words of one of my early renters). The ceiling is around 6’ 8”, and there is a lot of natural light in the unit, so the space feels quite comfortable. I have stayed here myself, and I love it! Also, if you search for other 2- or 3-bedroom condos this close to the beach, you will see that average rents are $2,000 or more per week. My place is clean and loved, and I bet that after you stay here once, you’ll want to come back. I certainly hope you will!

One note: Although I love animals and know they are family, I don’t allow pets in the condo. There are too many renters who have allergies. Also, I allowed 4-legged guests years ago in another property I had, and I found that it could be very challenging to get the place as clean as the next renters deserved.

Safety: If you are traveling with little ones, I have (in the pantry closet) child safety caps that you can put on the stove. I just ask that you please remove them when you are ready to leave. Also, I have installed a propane alarm that will sound if the gas is left on without the flame igniting.

More Details

Owner
Jim Pressler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Jim Pressler

I live in Rehoboth Beach and love sharing our amazing town with visitors. I took a few years off from being a seasonal landlord, but jumped back into the pool with this property. My goal when renting has always been to give my renters an experience that makes them want to return--and tell others about my place. I always welcome feedback on ways I can improve the property or your experience as a seasonal renter with me.

Jim Pressler purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jim Pressler chose Delaware

Most of the condos in downtown Rehoboth are 2-bedroom 1-bath units. This property offers 3 bedrooms and an amazing location at a lower price than the smaller 2-bedroom units.

What makes this condo unique

I love being able to walk to the beach and come back to the condo for lunch whenever I feel like it. And you can't beat the convenience for restaurants and night life: the majority of Rehoboth's downtown restaurants and shops are within 3 blocks of the condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Overall, the place was a fantastic value. Certainly for the proximity to the beach....Being able to walk to the beach, bars, and restaurants was fantastic...
Jul 2014
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Tanger Outlets
"If you're a seasoned shopper, you will be able to find some great deals at the Tanger Outlet..."
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
"I love our boardwalk ! It is well maintained with plenty of room for casual strolling. "
Jungle Jim's
"Great for kids!"
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nicola Pizza
"One of my all-time favorite places! My friends and I have been going to Nicola's most weeke..."
Summerhouse Restaurant
"I enjoy the food here... Monday is half-price burger night, and the burgers are REALLY good..."
Blue Moon Rehoboth
"The Blue Moon serves up the best dishes in Rehoboth! Meals can be pricey (a nice dinner for..."
Lori's Cafe
"This place is arguably one of Rehoboth's best kept secrets for amazing lunches, and definite..."
Crystal Restaurant
"Crystal Diner is not fancy by any stretch, but the service is fast and friendly, the food is..."
Modern Mixture
"I love Modern Mixture! They have a great blend of different food styles, and everything is ..."
Frogg Pond Tavern
"I think this place is just called "The Pond" now. In any case, this is primarily a bar, but..."
Aqua Grill
"Aqua has an outdoor happy hour (mostly gay men) every day, and is jam-packed on weekends. T..."
The Pig + Fish -- CLOSED
"Pig & Fish has a great menu and the food is always good. They are a step up from the "econo..."
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Aqua
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cape May/Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Moon
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Rehoboth Beach

Found on the 2nd beach block of Maryland Avenue, this location is surprisingly quiet considering the full hustle and bustle of downtown Rehoboth is just around the corner. Walk up half a block to enjoy Lake Gerar, or walk down 1.5 blocks and you're on the beach!

Amenities

Rehoboth Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , In addition to bathroom shower, there is an outside shower.
  • Step down bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms with queen-sized beds, bed spreads, and pillows. Although I do not provide linen rentals, you can rent sheets (and items for babies and toddlers) at Grand Rental Station, which is located right at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach off of Route 1. Sheets at the Beach also provides linen rentals. You can get more info at https://www.227rent.com/shop/vacation-items.html or www.sheetsatthebeach.com.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
In my opinion, this is the BEST street in the town: quiet, but super-convenient to everything. Although I do not provide linen rentals, you can rent sheets (and items for babies and toddlers) at Grand Rental Station, which is located right at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach off of Route 1. Sheets at the Beach also provides linen rentals. You can get more info at https://www.227rent.com/shop/vacation-items.html or www.sheetsatthebeach.com.

Reviews

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Rehoboth Beach 3-Bed/1-Bath in-town condo only 1.5 blocks to beach!
average rating of 4.5869565 based on 48 reviews
Minneapolis
5

4th Time Renting from Jim

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth year in a row renting from Jim and it's always been a great experience. Check-in is simple and all information is provided well in advance.

This unit is a less expensive alternative to other properties so close to the beach - it's only a block and a half away and one of the few units in the town proper at this price. For a basement unit it is well-lit and cheerful. The bathroom upgrade looks great as well!

Thanks for another great stay Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio
4

NYC Style Basement Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Cozy 3 bedroom basement apartment, was just what we were looking for. Steep stairway to the apartment, watch out for the first step. Kitchen well stocked, dishes as well as pots and pans to cook. I'm sure many do not cook as much as we did, but if your using the broiler, and a couple of the burners the smoke alarm goes off. Low ceilings. Only complaint is that the "parking lot," is a mud pit when it rains, and you have to go through the mud to get into the apartment. Considering the price, I would stay here again, but it is not for everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland
4

Beach walk-down in the center of Rehoboth

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking to be close to the boardwalk, shops, and restaurants--then this place is for you. Jim is a wonderfully responsive owner and is very attentive to your needs. We slept 6, and even had room for a couple friends to hang out while in town. If you're looking for a walk to Poodle, be in for a 20 minute stroll to Queen St. But, if you are also looking to get to Aqua, Blue Moon, etc., then you've got less than 3 minutes. Quiet street on Maryland, with a three block walk to the boardwalk. Downstairs condo, little less natural light for some. Be aware, that while the A/C unit cools the entire place, if you are cooking/baking--open a window, all the doors, and pour yourself a cool one. Front room is lovely, with a nice a/c fan. The condo was clean, tidy, and we left it to our best when we checked out. Fridge/Oven/Dishwasher are all appropriate size for this unit--plan ahead. This is our second time staying in 3 summers, and is a great deal for proximity to downtown Rehoboth Beach. Easy to bring your chromcast/apple tv for your streaming pleasure. If the idea of six people in a downstairs condo scares you--don't rent this place. If you can get along for a week, and you divi-up the chores, then totally worth the rent. Remember to purchase your pantry items (seasonings, oils, etc.); kitchen towels; and to bring any specialized kitchen tools you might need. Knives are a little flimsy; but cooking utensils were adequate. We were able to make 6 brunches and 5 dinners in this condo. This kitchen is appropriate for a beach condo--we managed it. Very thankful for the condo; happy to recommend to others looking to break into the summer beach getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great write-up, and for being a repeat renter. I look forward to having you all back again!
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our family of 5. Three bedrooms + futons in the living room area. Great walkable location and close to State park for a beautiful bike ride.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was excellent. It had an awesome location and seems small but the three bedrooms allowed our family of five to properly spread out and get the kids some rest after long days at the beach.

The owner was responsive, had everything we needed and was simply awesome.

Thanks Jim!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Great location. Never had to move the car.

  • 4 of 5

We like this location. It's not the ritz but it's good for the location at the beach. You are in the basement apartment. There are a couple of signs around the place warning about low ceilings but I still hit my head pretty hard 2x. Once going into the bathroom and once going up the stairs on exit. I'm 5' 11" so not an NBA star but still had to concentrate on ducking down.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Please note that the security deposit will only be charged to your card 20 days before your visit, and (assuming no problems), you will automatically receive a full refund of the security deposit 7 days after your visit. So, the security deposit will be on your credit card for less than a month.

I now do $200 refundable damage deposits, which go back to you automatically 7 days after your stay unless there is damage. However, if you prefer to do the non-refundable $59 property damage protection (PDP) plan, I can do that as well. The PDP plan just seemed like a waste of money to me for my renters, since all of my renters have been great with the condo (thanks everyone).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.