An Exclusive Experience -Sandy Beach in Front, Personal Boat Dock & Ramp in Back(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-180 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Steps to Sandy Beach, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12, Boat Ramp, and Large Dock
Instead of parking problems, heavy traffic & crowded beaches, a typical day could look something like this:
In the early morning, from your master bedroom’s private sundeck; view the eastern sky & large ships that appear small, moving effortlessly through a vast body of water while you are enjoying your first cup of coffee. Walk over a small dune that reveals the shore line of the Delaware Bay; sooth your soul by feeling the calmness of the new day. As you watch the pink, orange & gold sunrise over the water, the calm changes, you feel a breeze coming from the salty sea, you see & hear the waves begin to lap onto the beach, birds appear & start chirping & moving toward the one foot surf; you now know why Broadkill Beach is the best kept secret in all of Delaware.
Linger & watch the Cape May/Lewes Ferry travel across the mouth of the Delaware Bay to its destination. Watch dolphins playing, splashing & catching fish just in front of you. Walk north toward the Broadkill Store, turn over stranded horseshoe crabs & stop to investigate the life on & around the rock jetty. At low tide look for hermit crabs, star fish, conchs & other sea life in the shallow water around these rocks. Read, relax, swim & take a nap at the water’s edge & refresh yourself with lunch in the cool air conditioning of you vacation retreat just behind the small dune you crossed over earlier in the day.
Walk south on the same beach toward Beach Plum Island State Park, & ask the fishermen if they are catching anything today. Look south & identify the Roosevelt Inlet, historic Lewes, Henelopen Point & the breakwater lighthouse.
Return to your private retreat, take an outdoor shower & plan your evening by making sure you are back home to sit on the bench seats of your private dock to watch a spectacular sunset over a Wildlife Refuge & waterway adjoining your own back yard.
Imagine the convenience of having your own private boat launch & dock, giving you access to limitless activities & adventures that few people would be fortunate enough to discover & experience. Spend the day fishing or crabbing from the dock, exploring winding tributaries in the backwaters, drifting on the Broadkill River, charging through the Roosevelt Inlet into the open expanse of the Delaware Bay & Atlantic Ocean waiting for you to experience all it has to offer.
Bring your toys, if you don’t you’ll wish you had. Launch your pontoon, fishing boat, jet skis, canoes, kayaks or other flotation vessels into the backwaters. Navigate south on the Broadkill River to Lewes for a meal or cocktail at the waterside restaurants. Go out Roosevelt Inlet for bay fishing or jet skiing. Come around on the bay to your home at Broadkill & take the family for a ride on the jet skis, go tubing or wakeboarding, take the speed boat for a sightseeing tour, or load everyone up on the pontoon boat for a day trip and picnic lunch. Head back in the Inlet and get a gasoline fill-up on the water at the north end of Lewes.
Your dock is long enough to hold a 24 foot pontoon boat in the water for the week & still have plenty of room to crab, fish, catch minnows, sunbathe, put up a baby pool, fill with water, sit & relax. Replenish your mind & soul with the serenity of the environment, meditate, read or experience the sunset from the dock of your private oasis.
This open concept home, built in the perfect location, was designed for comfort, convenience & enjoyment to be shared with family, friends & now with you. It consists of two separate living quarters that are included in the weekly rental fee; a three bedroom house & a one room efficiency apartment which sleeps 4. The two areas are connected by an enclosed staircase & access an outdoor shower, changing area & private space.
On the top level of your home, there are two bedrooms: a Master (21' x 12') and a 14' x 14' bedroom. The Master has a King size bed, single & a pop-up trundle. The second room has a Queen & single bed with pop-up trundle. The master bedroom has a mini refrigerator to store chilled items needed throughout the day/evening/night. The west balcony of this room provides breathtaking views of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge being described as scenes from the movie, “Out of Africa”. The peaceful Broadkill River is easily seen from this location. Sunsets with a glass of wine (or fresh Strawberry Daiquiri) seen from this private location are always amazing! A private 10'x12' sun deck on the east side of this same room is accessible only through the Master & includes two lounge chairs. From this location, one can see the “Ice Breakers”, Cape May/Lewes Ferry, the Broadkill River, beautiful sunrises, & dolphins jumping in the Delaware Bay.
A complete bathroom between the two rooms that is accessed by pocket doors has a hair dryer located in the vanity drawer. In the closet of this bathroom is a coffee maker, blender, coffee cups, dessert plates, bar glasses & a wine bucket. A plastic bin provided, aids in transferring used glasses & dishes to the dishwasher in the kitchen. We thought of everything! Plan on bringing your own bath & beach towels.
The second bedroom has a portable ironing board & iron for your convenience. There is also a queen size air mattress in this closet for additional sleeping area. The Wildlife Refuge, Broadkill River, boat dock & ramp, fire pit, & tidal waterways are seen from this room.
The third bedroom (12' x 14'), adjacent to the bathroom on the main floor, has a Queen Size bed & a single bed with a pop-up trundle that matches the height of the single bed. The two single beds side by side provide as much room as a king size bed. Mirrored doors on the closet hide a built in dresser & hanging closet space. Its view is the same as the second bedroom, just one floor lower.
The main floor bathroom has a toilet, bathtub/shower combination & double sinks.
The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen (11' x 8') including bar area with two swivel back stools, dishwasher, space saver microwave, halogen electric stove, self-cleaning oven, refrigerator, & ice maker. All pots & pans, utensils, dinnerware, glasses, dish cloths & towels, hot pads & small appliances including electric mixer, toaster, griddle, waffle iron, blender, & coffee maker are provided. A gas grill is at the east entrance of the house on ground level hidden behind the outdoor shower.
On the main floor is a dining area (13' x 10') with a wet bar. This area seats 6 people comfortably. This room has a slider door that accesses a screened in porch with plastic table & chairs, also seating six. Views of the Delaware Bay & all of its activities are seen through these glass slider doors & porch.
Sunken living room (14' x 16') is 4 steps down from the main floor. The 56” LG LED Flat Screen High Definition 1080 p TV, Blu-ray/DVD player is located beside the corner fireplace & can also be seen from the dining area. The white pine cathedral ceiling with oak accents is quite impressive from this room. There is one long (10' x 25') deck off the triple panel glass slider door in the living room, viewing the Delaware Bay. This deck spans the entire front of the house on the east side & gets sun from sunrise until 4:00 p.m. There are six to eight lounge chairs on this deck for relaxation & sun bathing.
The renovated efficiency (15' x 23') sleeps four (futon, single & pop-up trundle). It has shower/dressing area toilet & vanity. Amenities include double capacity washer/dryer, double sided stainless kitchen sink, microwave, refrigerator/ice-maker, 2 tables, 8 chairs, toaster, coffeemaker, blender & 49" Flat Screen TV. Dishes, dishcloths, dishtowels & cooking utensils are provided. This living space might be especially attractive for young couples, individuals having difficulty climbing stairs, a family with small children or teenagers who stay up late and sleep in.
Our home is pet-free & smoke-free. Bed linens & kitchen towels are provided and cleaned by the owners. Please place used bed linens & kitchen towels beside the washing machine prior to departure. We will be performing the touch-up cleaning & maintenance duties ourselves between rentals so you can be assured you will arrive to a clean, welcoming retreat with attention to every detail.
Amenities that set our property, vrbo #602695, apart from others on south Broadkill Beach are as follows:
• Private Cement Boat Ramp - The ONLY rental property to offer this! In your backyard! EXCLUSIVELY YOURS!
• Capacity for multiple families - *$100.00 extra charge per night for each individual beyond 12 persons (infants & children included).
• Huge Boat Dock with Built-in Bench Seats
• Fish Cleaning Table
• Fresh water hose & electricity to maintain your water toys & "big catch" you get each day. Plug in your device while sunbathing on the dock & rinse off with fresh water when you get too hot.
• Bay and/or Tidal Water Views from Every Window, Deck, & Balcony! See & hear the Bay from your home!
• Wheelchair Friendly driveway & boardwalk to access the huge boat dock & private ramp
• Dock your Pontoon all week free & have plenty of room to crab, fish & sunbathe! Peace, Serenity, and An Exclusive Experience ...all yours
• Private Area & Man Cave on east side of home!
• New Air Handler/Outdoor AC system.
• Two 8’ Open Kayaks
• Two Cruiser Bikes
• Fire Pit and Adirondack Chairs
• Bed Linens provided & cleaned by owner
• Owner does final "Touch Ups" prior to arrival & greets you with a walk through tour of the home
• Each room sleeps 3 to 4 comfortably
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Member since: 2014
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 13
- Events Allowed
Please bring life preservers designed for the age and/or weight of your child. Children age 12 and under must wear life preservers while boating. Boats 16' and longer must have a flotation throw in addition to life preservers....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
- All rooms can sleep 3 to 4 people comfortably. Bedroom 4 is an efficiency apartment that comes with the rental. Private efficiency is on the ground level and includes two single beds, a double futon, a double capacity washer and dryer, kitchen sink, microwave, refrigerator, ice maker, toilet, vanity sink, shower, table, 6 chairs, drop leaf table, 49" Flat Screen TV, and easy access to outdoor shower and garage. Cloths line inside garage or outside at outdoor shower area is easily accessible from this location. House sleeps 14 comfortably. $100.00 extra charge per person beyond 12 people per. night (strictly enforced)....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Bring your water toys, bikes, golf clubs, photography gear and good books! The place is really accommodating for you to have great adventures beyond the usual beach vacation. You will not want to leave the property to go anywhere by vehicle! Some families actually bring groceries from home to avoid going to the Food Store. If you love to fish, you can even catch your own live minnows for bait. Crabbing off the dock in the back yard is amazing! Nothing like fresh “caught that day” fish and blue claw crabs! The water in the back of the property is tidal waters. Check Roosevelt Inlet and add an hour for Broadkill River tides. Bed linens will be done by the home owner. Please place used linens at the washing machine in the efficiency to be washed and dried by owner. If you need more linen, extra bed linen is found in the bottom drawers of dressers in each bedroom closet. The efficiency’s linen is just inside the garage door in the lower dresser drawers. Book with us @ VRBO.com # 602695....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
LG Flat screen TV in every bedroom (two 49" & two 32") & 56” LG LED Flat Screen High Definition 1080p TV, Blu-ray/DVD player in living room easily seen in dining area. HD channels begin at 800 & up....moreless
Two Open 8 foot Kayaks with paddles and 2 Adult Life Preservers. Two new 26' Beach Cruiser Bicycles. Please request these items as the bikes are stored in the garage and can be made available to you....moreless
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Golf Course View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Water view from all windows in the house. Just one beach north of Lewes, DE. Deep Hole Creek, Broadkill River, Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, 'Ice Breakers', Delaware Bay, Cape May/Lewes Ferry and Atlant...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
Seats 6 comfortably. Bar area with 2 stools in kitchen and a table and 6 chairs in screened porch accessed from slider door in Dining area. View of jumping dolphins, boats, Lewes Ferry & Delaware Bay....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Bed sheets, pillows and kitchen towels provided. Other linens available in bottom drawers. Please put used linens in efficiency by washing machine for owners to launder. Bring your bath/beach towels...moreless
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Bring your own as it is enjoyable to ride to the Broadkill Store. Two new 26' Girl Beach Cruiser Bicycles. Please request these items as they are stored in the garage and can be made available to you....moreless
Cement Boat Ramp and Spacious Boat Dock: On Property and Exclusively Yours! Bring your toys! Launch and park your boat, Jet-skis, etc. Enjoy excellent crabbing, fishing, and sunbathing in comfort...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
Kayak / Canoe:
Two Open 8' Kayaks for renter use with Paddles and Adult Life Preservers beside outdoor shower. Rentals available at the Broadkill Store. Feel free to bring your own items, you'll wish you had!...moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Lawn / Garden:
4' fence with flowers in front and west. Perennials to the North side of property. Front of property is a "fire lane" and is not to be used for parking. Please park on the stones to north and rear....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
School Season 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Easter at the Beach!
Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 19 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Week
May 25 - Jun 1, 2017
4 night min stay
School's Out for Summer
Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
September Bliss 2017
Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Fabulous Fall 2017
Sep 16 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Thanksgiving at the Beach
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
180 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Call 717-533-4698 to book.
Weekly rentals are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. until the following Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
You are to leave the house as clean as you found it.
Garage and its contents are not a part of the rental agreement.
However, you may store your own boating, crabbing, and fishing gear in part of this space.
Pay all fees separately and half of the rental by Check or Money Order to secure your dates.
Pay second half of balance on rental by Check or Money Order one month prior to vacation date.
If house is left as clean as you found it, the $200.00 fee for "Cleaning Deposit" and $300.00 "Accidental Damage Fee" will be returned by check following your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Additional Location Information:
Check out the WWII Lookout Tower at Henlopen State Park, just beyond the Cape May/Lewes Ferry.
Additional Location Information:
Just minutes away from Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. The best of both worlds. Rural quiet Broadkill Beach with tourist attractions in Lewes and Rehoboth beaches just 10 to 20 minutes away.
Additional Location Information: Dogfish Head Brewery is a brewing company based in Milton, Delaware founded by Sam Calagione. It opened in 1995 and produces 175,000 barrels of beer annually. Tour and tasting, Milton, DE
Additional Location Information: Nassau Valley Vineyards established in 1993, was the first winery in the state of Delaware and is currently the largest in the state. 32165 Winery Way, Lewes, DE 19958. Tour and tasting
Additional Location Information: Cape Henlopen State Park is a Delaware state park on 5,193 acres on Cape Henlopen in Sussex County, Delaware. 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.
Additional Location Information: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,144 acre refuge officially established in 1963 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act “for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds.” Visitor Center on route 16E, 5 minutes from our home.
Additional Location Information: Ferry ride and day trip to Historic Cape May or Cape May County Zoo.
Additional Location Information: Corn hole tournaments in your driveway. Game and rules inside the efficiency door.
Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: Our names are Bob and Wendy. We purchased this lot in 1986 and built the shell of the house in the same year. We completed the efficiency on our own and in 1995, with the help of friends and family, we completed the entire home. When the house needed new siding and a new roof, we enclosed the staircase to join the main part of the house with the efficiency so there was protection from the weather when accessing the efficiency and garage. This is our second home and we would love for your family to come enjoy it as much as we do. The true reason we purchased the property at the southernmost end of this beach is because Bob LOVES to fish. I was allowed to buy an empty lot as long as it was the furthest one down (South) with a sloping sandy shoreline onto the tidal water of the back yard so he could access his favorite fishing spots directly from his second home on Broadkill Beach. We had a boat ramp and dock before “finished plumbing” in the house! It became the best investment we could ever make and enjoy! Access to the Delaware Bay in the front and tidal waters in the back yard of our property allowed us to have all the adventures anyone could hope for in a vacation home. The amazing bonus is that the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge adjoins our back yard. No one will ever be able to build on this property and it is ours to enjoy as far as the eye can see. Lasting memories created by our children playing, swimming, drifting to their grandma’s dock ¼ mile downstream with the tidal water, catching crabs, minnows and snails and inspecting all of their parts and learning how to operate canoes, boats, kayaks, and jet skis from the ramp and dock of our property will always be cherished memories for us.
Why the Owner Chose Broadkill Beach, DE, USA:
This property has become one of the greatest blessings Bob and I have ever received because of the wonderful experiences we were able to share with our family and closest friends. Fond memories of breathtaking sunsets over the Wildlife Refuge while sitting on the rustic bench seats constructed by my father, who is with us in spirit, and then watching the stars appear in the sky; finding the north star, big dipper and identifying other constellations. Turning to the moon, we would determine its phase and discuss the way to remember “Waxing” and “Waning” crescent. The children would search for shooting stars and make a wish before heading off to bed in the efficiency apartment. I hope you and your family can create these same or similar memories here at our home at the beach. This southern section of Broadkill Beach is amazing in that it gives you the true feeling of peace and serenity. When you walk the beach with your morning cup of coffee, you might not see another person anywhere! Privacy, tranquility and serenity are what you experience while walking and meditating on the sandy shore of the mouth of the Delaware Bay. Although individuals do not own the beach front, this is a very private area, possibly because there is no legal place to park your vehicles unless you own the property in this section. There is no public parking. This is a beach experience you have never had before. It is perfect for families. It is located on the Delaware Bay and great for smaller children to swim and play, older ones to fish, swim and operate water toys and for parents to let their guard down a little because your family is easily seen at all times due to the fact that there are few or no people within 100 yards of your beach chair. You will not ever find this beach too crowded and will be able to create your own fond memories to carry you into the future. Discover why the southernmost part of Broadkill Beach is the best kept secret in Delaware by booking at vrbo.602695.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This privately owned property has the Delaware Bay and sandy beach a few steps from the front door. In the back is a dock with extended deck and bench seats for relaxing and sunbathing, private cement ramp, fish cleaning table, Wildlife Refuge adjoining the property and private access to the Broadkill River, Roosevelt Inlet, Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It’s a beach, fisherman, crabber and sea lover’s dream! There are water views from every window with decks and porches to enjoy. One can remain on the lounge chairs for hours and enjoy the sound of the bay without stepping in the sand. There is off street parking on the north side and rear of the property. Boat trailers and other equipment can be parked off street and still have plenty of room for vehicles. Comcast cable and WiFi is included. The HD channels begin at 800. There is a 56” flat screen TV in the living room and TV/Cable in all bedrooms and efficiency. Bring your gaming systems. We have a bar refrigerator in the master bedroom & double kitchens due to the bonus efficiency apartment. A double capacity washer and dryer are on site as well. Clothes lines are located in the garage and outdoors for your towels and bathing suits. Bed linens are included and beds are already made when you arrive. The owners launder the bed linens for you. There is a full bathroom, on each level of the house, including a tub/shower on the main and top floor and a shower in the efficiency. The outdoor shower is awesome with a large changing area and hot and cold running water. The house is expected to be as clean as you find it upon departure and is maintained by the owners during the turn-around time. There is a central vacuum available for your use, a Bissel “3 in 1” on each level, and cleaning supplies on main floor and in garage. This property is well maintained and local contact information and support is provided in case any issues arise. Please book your exclusive experience with us at VRBO Listing #602695.
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An Exclusive Experience - Sandy Beach to Front, Dock and Cement Ramp to the Back
Tranquil beach, all yours!
Front view of house in October. Sandy beach on Delaware Bay across the street.
View of Delaware Bay from main floor deck. Follow the path over the small dune.
King bed, Single, & Pop-up trundle. Second balcony to the west. Best views ever!
Breathtaking views from top floor bathtub/shower! You know you're on vacation!
Top floor Second Bedroom. Queen, Single and Pop-up Trundle. Desk & TV to right.
View of staircase, landing, dining area, wet bar and kitchen from living room.
Main floor bedroom has Queen, single and pop-up trundle. West view dock & ramp.
Dining area comfortably seats 12 with Screened Porch through glass sliding door.
Sunset of Refuge at high tide while sitting on bench seats of your private dock.
'SAILOR'S DELIGHT' Just in Front of Your Vacation Home On The Delaware Bay!
June Sunrise on Broadkill Beach. calvinfinley.com
Dock in back yard for your own personal enjoyment!
Private Driveway leads to Boat Ramp. Sandy Beach Just Across the Street
DELAWARE BAY VIEW FROM ONE OF THE MASTER ROOM SUNDECKS. NEW KING BED NEXT PHOTO.
VIEW OF YOUR PRIVATE DOCK, BOAT RAMP, & WILDLIFE REFUGE FROM 2nd MASTER BALCONY
Great View of Refuge & Broadkill River from the Second Top Floor Bedroom
North entrance, sunken living room with 10'x 25' deck, 60' Flat screen TV/Cable.
Wet bar and entrance to the main floor supply closet, bedroom and bathroom.
Kitchen with dishwasher bar & 2 chairs. View to west, boat dock, ramp, & sunset.
Your private deck, dock, cement ramp, fish table, electric & fresh water hose.
MAJESTIC PRIME HOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN YOUR BACKYARD!
BRING YOUR TOYS! THE SECRET'S OUT; STAY WITH US!
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Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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