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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, sleeps 8. Beautiful furnishings, new kitchen close to town.

This historic home in the heart of Lewes, newly renovated in 2014, has four bedrooms, including a 1st floor bedroom with a queen size bed, fireplace, flat screen TV and separate entrance. Three bedrooms are on the second floor. The en-suite master has a queen sized bed and flat screen TV. Two additional bedrooms one with queen size bed and the other with two twins. All bedrooms have been beautifully renovated and elegantly furnished. The home has 3 bathrooms, 2 with bathtubs on the 2nd floor and the first floor bath has a marble shower.

The home has central air and heating and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. There is also a washer and dryer on the 1st floor . There are 3 “Smart” TV’s, cable and WIFI. A beautifully furnished living room has a large flat screen TV, ample seating, a reading nook, wine refrigerator and an area for checkers/chess/card games.

Beautiful, brand new kitchen with dishwasher and Quartz countertops is a cook’s dream, appointed with every imaginable amenity, including a Nespresso coffee maker and food processor. Kitchen island with stools is perfect for casual breakfast and lunch, seats four. Gorgeous dining room for a more formal gatherings, seats 8. 2 full sets of dishes, flatware and glassware suitable for each type of dining are provided.

The backyard patio has seating for 8, a gas BBQ and outdoor shower. Dishes, flatware and drinkware suitable for outdoors have been provided. The entire property is newly landscaped and fully irrigated.

The house is located 2 blocks from 2nd Street restaurants, shops and the Lewes Canalfront Park. The Lewes Canalfront Park features a playground, tennis courts, ballpark, pier, gazebo and gardens and is accessible to visitors. It is a 10 minute drive to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Cape Henlopen State Park and the Tanger Outlets. It is a short walk or bike ride to Lewes beach, the library and Zwanandael Museum.

More Details

Vivian Cioffi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Vivian Cioffi

I'm first generation Italian-American, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I currently live in New York City with my husband and son, who is 13. My son and I are both avid tennis players, and spend the summer in Quogue, New York, enjoying tennis outdoors. The three of us are foodies, and take advantage of all the great restaurants in Manhattan. We are also avid movie goers, and Sunday night is typically pizza and a movie, not necessarily in that order.

Vivian Cioffi purchased this house in 2013

Why Vivian Cioffi chose Lewes

I went to Lewes with an old friend because she was interested in purchasing a home in Lewes after having vacationed there. Within moments, I was in love with Lewes. The people are so kind, and the town is charming, with great shopping and GREAT restaurants. I got home and told my husband I thought we should buy a house there. We returned the following weekend, and as soon as I walked into this house, I knew it would be mine. I spent some time there before it rented for the summer 2013, and was so happy walking into town for coffee, or breakfast, running into the shops for flip-flops or a book, and getting to know my amazing neighbors. It is also a quick drive to Rehoboth Beach for boardwalk fun and the outlets for shopping.

What makes this house unique

It is a historic home, built in 1857, which I renovated in 2014. It is elegant, yet comfortable, a beautiful old home suitable for modern living. You never need your car once you get here, shops, bars, restaurants, market, beach are all just a walk or bike ride away.


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor right outside bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor hall bath
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor with fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Couldn't have asked for more...

  • 5 of 5

We were more than happy with our stay at this beautiful home for our vacation in Lewes. The location was great for accessing, well, everything we could have wanted! We were there with adult children and the house was perfect for connecting with them without all of us being on top of each other. The neighborhood was lovely and quiet. It has been a long time since we have been so relaxed! Vivian was great to work with - even the weather cooperated for the most part! Great area, great home to stay in.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this historic home in Lewes for the first time in August. We have rented many homes over the past 15 years that we have been coming to Lewes and this is truly THE BEST home we have ever rented. The home is immaculate. The owner has decorated a beautiful historic home with a flair and sense of style that is rarely seen in rental homes. It was refreshing to have a home that wasn't splattered with starfish and shells (I like starfish and shells, but this was a step above). The location on Church Street in the heart of historic Lewes is perfection. Vivian is a responsive owner and a true professional, as well as warm and welcoming.

You will not be disappointed if you choose to rent this home. We will be back, Vivian!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Lewes for a family wedding, and a family of 8. As soon as I walked in the door and took a quick look around, I called Vivian and expressed my delight with this beautiful home. Pictures are true to the beautiful deco and comfort of this home! Vivian was wonderful to work with, answered all emails and questions with propmtness. Easiest transaction ever. This home had plenty of room for the 8 of us! Very short walk to town, and very nice neighborhood! Had a wonderful dinner in town. Plenty of choices to eat, and all walking distance. Perfect location. Home was very clean and comfortable! Would def rent this home if I was in the area again! Thank you Vivian! Everything was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rotonda Florida, USA

Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we expected and more! The house was an old home that had been renovated. It has plenty of room with 4 bedrooms that had really comfortable beds! The master bathroom was small but functional. The master bedroom was HUGE! The kitchen/dining area was comfortable and had everything we needed. We played games every night at the table. Living room was spacious and comfortable. It was within walking distance to town so we didn't have to drive at all! We all just loved it! Thank you Vivian for all of the concessions you allowed!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Easter, 2016: For the third time, I chose this lovely home for a visit with family in Lewes. Why do I keep coming back? Let's count the reasons. Vivian, the owner, is exceptionally gracious and accessible. The home itself is large, very comfortable, and beautifully renovated and furnished. The kitchen is fully equipped (preparing and serving a full Thanksgiving dinner for 12 is a breeze). The shops and outstanding restaurants of Lewes are an easy walk away. The beach (bay and ocean) are easy bike rides or short drives away. And, if you stay long enough to exhaust all Lewes has to offer (not likely), the surrounding area is full of things to do: the boardwalk and outlet shopping in Rehoboth Beach; the Dogfish Head brewery in Milton; historic Cape May, NJ via a short ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. In short, this is the perfect home in a perfect seaside, historic town.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in Lewes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for our annual getaway with our adult kids, their spouses, and our grandson. There was perfect space for everyone. The kitchen and home were well-equipped. Comfortable beds. The only thing we needed but didn't have was a DVD player to watch some movies we brought; but our son had one in his Rehoboth Beach condo and brought it over. A lovely home in a lovely town. Vivian was very responsive when I had a question about the wifi. Will consider this a "go-to" in Lewes for us in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Rose & Crown
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Lewes-Cape May Ferry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lewes Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week 2015-2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%


Tenant responsible for City of Lewes 5% rental tax, collected by owner.
Contact owner regarding pets and associated non-refundable pet deposit.
Security deposit is refundable.

50% of rental amount deposit is due at time of booking, 90% of which is refundable if cancellation is made 90 days prior to arrival. Within 90 days, cancellation is subject 100% forfeiture of deposit. Balance, including all taxes and fees, is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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