About the property
- House5667 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Walk to Town - BEACH Ocean Dune BIke Trails, Kayak, Boat & Crab off the Dock
The SEA GLASS spacious & comfortable waterfront home ~ designed for family gatherings and MEMORIES of A LIFETIME. Coastal Living at it's Very Best!! On the water within earshot of the Ocean featuring a private state of the art salt water in-ground pool and huge outdoor living spaces. Kayak & Crabs right off your backyard! You deserve this!
Less than a tank of Gas from anywhere- DC, Philly & NYC! SAVE TIME and enjoy your vacation, on the water , private community, private beach, private pool at home and right in town!!
HIGH SEASON ~ June 15 - Aug 30 , 2018 - $11,600*
Fri-Fri weekly increments
*July 4th Week - June 29- July 6 $11,800 - 15 guests
Memorial Day Weekend - $5200/ 4 days & Free Heated Pool!
May 23 or 24 - May 30 or 31 $ 8600
Shoulder Weeks SPRING & FALL
Booking all weeks ...Holidays and Spring Break
Spring Week I - June 1 - 8 $ 8400
Spring Week II - June 8-15 $10,200
Shoulder Weeks of Fall 2018 on request.
BOOK A Shoulder Week May & June & the gas for Pool Heat is Free!
NOTE: I am personally in touch with each guest to answer their requests and questions regarding personal services we offer at the Sea Glass.
You will have the use of the private clubhouse, beach, tennis courts, my pool, kayaks and many more features in my quiet community. I supply the kitchen and laundry supplies so you don’t have to bring an entire house with you on your vacation! My linen supplier offers a huge discount for her services…so you have less to pack and worry about.
My goal is to provide the BEST Vacation for your family in the most private and pristine Beach Community of Rehoboth Beach ....It’s all about your vacation…I Promise!!
The Sea Glass is my private home (not a spec house) . ..designed for my large family and constantly upgraded to meet the needs and comfort of our many guests. Located at 17 Harbor Road in beautiful North Shores along Coastal Living top rated US beaches and one of the Best Beaches in the World.
Sea Glass is THE ONLY PRIVATE HOME and coastal WATER PRIVILEGED rental property in Delaware located in a Private Beach Community with a DOCK and a salt water in-ground pool. Kayak and paddle board right off the dock in the quiet waters of the canal and North Shores Yacht Basin. The Sea Glass is one of the few free-standing homes on a large lot in the Rehoboth area with a private salt water pool in the midst of pristine Coastal Nature. The North Shores Beach is the Gem of Rehoboth. Our signature single line of blue umbrellas can be seen from satellite via Google map. Note there are NO crowds on our beach!
We will offer KAYAKs for your family to enjoy. Launch off the backyard..within earshot of the spctacular shaded screened porch.
As a guest of the Sea Glass, you will have chairs and an umbrella waiting for you on the private uncrowded historic beach is just south of WWII Towers of Henlopen State Park. I provide extra sand chairs if you need more. A guest this past season described North Shores as his ''Private Beach Club'' experience. There is parking by permit adjacent to Tennis Courts basketball & the community pool with a breezy outdoor room and modern bathroom facilities. Our Life Guards will also provide transport to the beach for Sea Glass handicap guests unable to navigate the walk to the beach. Want to go to town? A short walk south along the naturalized dunes; you can visit the boardwalk of the City of Rehoboth. We are blessed with water views from the Sea Glass .
New in 2014!! Breathtaking Biking trails have just been opened to the wetlands just to our north in the Gordon's Pond State Park. Bike to the bluffs of historic Cape Henlopen - climb in the WWII towers at Henning Point, explore the armaments that kept us safe in WWII and cruise into Lewes by bike. You can dock a boat or rent kayaks and paddle boards to launch at the Sea Glass. There are also crab pots for catching your own Blue Crabs within a few feet of our wonderful screened ''second living room''. The pool is partially shaded in the afternoon for those guest who love less of the direct sun..you can relax in the pool while others lay in the sun poolside.
Spacious luxury home in Rehoboth's most Private and Exclusive North Shores. You have a private uncrowded beach & free parking, tennis, heated pool and bathhouse /w modern facilities. 24/7 Security Patrol. Sea Glass's spacious three floor living is Rehoboth's ONLY rental on a private Beach /w pool,canal & dock for your boat.
Located on a large secluded landscaped lot flanked by towering pines and water vistas...The Sea Glass provides a spacious court yard, landscaped lawn and sunny decks. A in-ground pool 12 X 27 X 6 ft, large sunning and fishing dock on canal in community. Scenic native coastal habitat is preserved along the canal/dock boundary and is abundant in crabs ( 2 dozen caught in one morning right off the dock!) , mussels and water fowl.
RELAX you have DISCOVERED the beauty of the Sea Glass.. You next vacation memory! Once you get here you'll never leave! Bring a book and your camera..sunrise to sunset there is much to enjoy here!
Being at the beach... GREAT!! Experiencing native habitat... PRICELESS.
From Mid April to Early June we will offer bookings ending on Mondays so you can enjoy you reunion or wedding. This time is very limited. Book early!
Sea Glass was designed for comfortable coastal living with extensive outside living areas for everyone's solar needs Sea Glass will accommodate several families, with large gathering areas (including the largest table I could find!) and small nooks for rainy day reading. The Sea Glass has THREE private suites for the guests' comfort. The main master bedroom features a private deck and large bath and dressing room. The North Quarters - King Couples retreat /w Stone/tile bath & authentic Sea Glass shower & walk-in closet. The third most private retreat features ship's rope hanging bed(queen) IN 2008...We went GREEN installing Reclaimed White Washed Hand Finished Oak Floors in the Great Room!!! The family friendly spacious home boasts 6 bedrooms(includes the bunk room) and a large Loft (1 queen sofa bed & day bed)with multimedia area, 5.5 baths complete the interior features. A private cedar H&C shower- A simple pleasure of beach life!!
For those sun lovers the front and rear sun decks with tanning benches and lounge chairs are designed with you in mind! The crystal clear pool is just steps from the front door..within sight of every room on the front of Sea Glass. State of the art technology provides soothing salt water for your family's health..NO chlorine...just a smooth feel to the crystal clear water.
The 26 X 15 ft screened porch with a ''2 Million Dollar View'' & lazy overhead fan, Easily the Best Room in the House. The large screened room with wet bar comfortably furnished with cozy rockers, sofa and seating options for many guests ... overlooks the canal, dock and native wetland & waterways. A series of cascading decks lead to the boat dock. The kids can crab off the large dock which can be seen from the porch. Listen to the surf and watch the sunset from this restful room. Perfect for morning coffee for early risers (and late night card games).
The entire lower level Cabana Room features a Sea Glass themed Bar, Pool Table and Queen Bedroom & Unique Walk in Shower. Grab your beverage and Walk out to the pool or the dock!
It's a 3 minute (1200 ft) walk to the private beach club & ocean. No hassle beach days! We provide a starter grouping of beach chairs & umbrella additional items are easily arranged with Life Guards. Bike or walk to Rehoboth for your morning paper. Take in a free concert on Rehobth Ave. Teenagers can get to the Boardwalk and back on their own. Just park the car and enjoy coastal living at its best!
The North Shores Community a private residential community with 24/7patrol,heated pool flanked by lounge chairs/upgraded facilities steps away from guarded beaches. Hassle free parking at beach access, basketball & tennis courts and is a peaceful SECURE setting for your family.Our house is on a popular running & bike route, near community playgrounds, crabbing and fishing docks.
Designed for comfortable large family gatherings furnished tastefully ''Coastal Living Style'' with eclectic designer furniture and antiques..the Open floor plan with LR/DR/Kit & kid's favorite TV/Den Media Room with a wall to wall seating area you just have to see to believe! The first floor laundry stocked with ice cream churn, large pots for boiling & other amenities.
Sea Glass bedrooms have a special decorator look. Spacious ''Sea Horse'' Master Bedroom Suite (1 queen) with fresh Coastal decor & bedding, large bath and private deck is on first level. On the same level the ''Sea Star'' (1 queen) and atjoining ''Minnow Bunk'' (2 sets of twin bunks) feature a crisp Seashell design. The spacious ''South Quarters'' (1 Queen, 2 Twins) family style bedroom of the upper level feature a smart sunny look with a coastal flair.
Premium Verde Butterfly Granite Counters in Hardwood Kitchen with large island. Modern appliances,second and Bar Refrigerator, Coffee Grinder other extras. Cable TV, 2 + TVs with DVD or VCRs, CD Stereo to house and decks.
King - 1
Twins - 6
Classy ...''Once here you may never want to leave....This is a One of a Kind Seaside Retreat''
High Season- Only Weekly rentals Offered
Other Options for early Season, May and June & Post Labor Day
All rates Subject to change without notice.
My guests say it BEST!
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time at your home this past week. We caught 14 large crabs (we threw back twice that amount) and had a wonderful and relaxing time. Your place is really a perfect blend of beach and comforts of home. I think being on the canal affords many more opportunities for recreation than beachfront. Thanks again
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About Joni Watt
A place where the sun and the sand and the sea meet. My dream was to live within earshot of the waves and watch my children play and grow up in this special place. I have wonderful memories of my family catching crabs on the dock, kayaking on the canal just below our outside screened living room and playing in the surf of North Shores. The Historic twin WWII gunnery towers and Cape Henlopen are a short stroll up the Beach. Now it is time for me to share this special place with others. Come to Sea Glass and experience my kind of peace and quiet! Keywords: North Shores, Rehoboth, Beach, Pool Heated, Private, Canal, Home, Boat, pontoon,Dock ,screened porch, ,Loft, Den, WIFI, pool table, bar, in-ground, pool, Salt water, heated, fireplace, hairdresser, concierge, beach, tennis, basketball, parking,
Joni Watt purchased this House in 1993
Why Joni Watt chose Henlopen Acres
There is a history here..a lovely home was on this site when I bought the house. I fell in love with the location just north of the Boardwalk and just south of the wilderness of Gordon's Pond, the Cape Henlopen and the Historic Towers. Wide uninhabited stretches of beach, a wildlife preserve and miles of natural waterways sold me on this special place. By September my family finally stayed in our 'NEW' house at the beach! Shortly after we explored the house..my son became sick. We found out later he was allergic to the house. It took just a few weeks to decide what to do. I met with several contractors who just told me to demolish the house..I had no part of that and contacted a HOUSE MOVING company. In the end the house was donated to create Delaware's first Habitat for Humanity... the house was to became a home for someone else and we broke 'Sand' for a new house in December ...by the next May..we welcomed our first guests to our new home. Just in time for the Summer!!
What makes this House unique
A unique benefit of a stay at Sea Glass..is the sense of being so removed from the world. You can get lost watching the harbor and the heron from your bedroom or the porch, enjoy the towering pine lined streets. You can spend time walking or biking the trials to the highest vista on the Atlantic between Hattaras and Cape Cod. Enjoy picking up shells and bird watching or wading in the water. The North Shores have been the subject of gifted photographer Kevin Flemming for years. You can walk the historic beaches dawn to sunset with unobstructed views seldom seen on the coast.You can stargaze on our beach! Perfect setting for your friends & family vacation. Solitude is tough to find in a resort community..you will find it here! Rehoboth is a Jewel of the Atlantic. A few hours from 3 majoyr cities..the quaint cottages, stately Beach homes new and old, wonderful resturants, concerts , community activities and shopping are set against the backdrop if gardens and tree lined streets of this retreat community. It is unlike any coastal town in the entire North Atlantic. In the off season it isn't uncommon to see a rare albino deer walking down the road to the beach! For just a day here will change your outlook.. Nature's gift of Peace and Quiet..except for those beautiful waves crashing on the beach. Last summer's first guests said it best... I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time at your home this past week. We caught 14 large crabs (we threw back twice that amount) and had a wonderful and relaxing time. Your place is really a perfect blend of beach and comforts of home. I think being on the canal affords many more opportunities for recreation than beachfront. Thanks again for the use of Sea Glass.
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Check-in: 5:30 PM
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One of the Best Vacations our family ever had! Something for everyone!
3 generations of cousins and friends bonded at the Sea Glass ...plenty to do. we swam, fished, crabbed, kayaked and biked directly out the door. The salt water pool is delicious! The kids never got enough of the dock and catching crabs. I was able to watch the activities from the screened porch with the older members of our family. My Mother got a lift from the life guards right to the beach chairs & umbrella waiting for us on the beach - better than some 5 Star hotel! Everyone enjoyed the space this comfortable house gave each of us... we sat and talked like never before. You can't go wrong with this home..the owner thought of everything....including 3 large refrigerators!
It's all about the LOCATION! North Shores: Something for EVERYONE
Our extended family of 16 just returned from a marvelous vacation week at the Canal Home SeaGlass. This was home base for daily activities that included something for everyone! We enjoyed the beautiful sunrise from the screened in porch or dock and before breakfast biking on the Henlopen State Park bike path. Then it was back to SeaGlass for meals prepared in a well appointed, beautiful granite kitchen where our five grandkids loved sitting on the counter barstools. The extra large table would seat twelve adults. The open floor plan has high ceilings. The late morning and afternoons were spent fishing and crabbing right off the dock, swimming in the large community pool , at the private beach (both a short walk) or swimming in the property's private heated salt water pool. Nearby Rehoboth is for foodies! Many fine eateries to choose from. One of our excursions included a tour of the DogFish Head Brewery, just a short drive away. The tour and tasting room were FREE. Nearby Rehoboth Boardwalk provided evening activity. Or kayaking along the canal at sunset might be just what you'd enjoy. Like I said, something for everyone. The owner was a pleasure to work with. Her home comfortably accomodates a large group. The back porch (with wet bar) was where we spent most of our relaxing time, playing board games, being family, feeling the seabreeze, and listening to the birds! I highly recommend SeaGlass for your family vacation.
It is great to hear that your big family stayed so busy enjoying the features of my home and community... great memories for your family. It was a pleasure to share my home with you! Thank you for taking such good care of my home and the new crab pot which will be in use all summer!!
Please come back again!
Joan, Owner of the Sea Glass
Lovely home on the canal!
Beautiful home on the canal with water views, private saltwater pool, and dock. Also, we had the use of the community pool and private beach with reserved chairs and umbrella waiting for us on beach. The Sea Glass is located very close to the Henlopen State Park and the bike path. We loved spending mornings and evenings on the very relaxing, comfortable screened porch overlooking the canal. The home is nicely decorated with plenty of room for families. Plus, a cozy private Cabana suite on overlooking the canal . The home has an open kitchen with granite counter seating and a large great room with high ceilings for entertaining, or just hanging out. I would highly recommend this property!
Perfect for Family Gatherings
The property has many great features, including a large kitchen, a pool, close proximity to the beach (about a 10-15 minute walk) and, our family's favorite, a fantastic covered porch overlooking the canal, where we spent many hours conversing, reading and simply chilling. A large dining room table made it easy for all 12 of us to sit down at the table and dine together. There were a couple of minor issues when we arrived that the owner resolved quickly. We had a tremendous time and I certainly would recommend.
Brian, glad you gathered your family at the Sea Glass for your first VRBO vacation. The houses was designed the for the needs of my large family ...the table and the porch have hosted many great times for many generations. Nice to hear you continued the tradition. Thanks for your recommendation.....
"We had a tremendous time and I certainly would recommend. " Best, Joan
This beach house was such a treat for us! The layout is absolutely fabulous & it is beautifully decorated. There are many separate areas throughout the house & property where you can gather together (pool, screened porch, deck, large kitchen/dining room, living room, family room, etc.), or retreat for a quiet nap. We will definitely be returning next year!!!
Happy to host your family's vacation in 2016! It's nice to know your family enjoyed the many great spaces of the sea Glass. Glad you made use of the the beach, bike trails ,new kayaks and the pool. Thank you for taking such good care of my home. Please come back anytime!
Spacious home with great location and amenities!
Our family of four generations stayed in this lovely home in 2015, 2016, and have already booked our stay for August 2017. The house is spacious and well laid out -- the 12 of us had plenty of space with room to spare. The kitchen was well stocked with all of the cookware, utensils and cleaning supplies we needed, plus, the gas grill outside meant delicious family meals all week long.
The private in-ground pool was perfect for our baby and elderly grandparents. Those wanting a larger pool have access to the community one with provided pool passes. The community center also has tennis courts with very reasonable rates, which we reserved on several occasions. And then there's the beach... Clean, spacious, and virtually private to the community. An umbrella and two chairs are included and setup for you each morning; the owner has more chairs available at the house and you have the option to reserve additional large umbrellas from the clubhouse.
There are plenty of homes in the area with beach access (some even private), but having the beach, private pool, and the canal out back was a real treat for us. The owner includes a few basic kayaks -- we rented our own for the week and had them delivered to the house. Our paddles through the canal into Rehoboth Bay were a great way to break up the day and soak in the views.
Overall, you can be as active as you choose here, but you won't get bored. Yes, it's definitely on the expensive side. For us, a large home that comfortably fits our entire family and offers so many different amenities is what has kept us coming back.
North Shores is a family oriented community with a Yacht Basin & Harbor just off the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal. It is complete with fishing and crabbing piers, Kayaking & paddleboarding are very popular directly off our dock! A playground is also part of the family activities in the community. Less than a mile north of Rehoboth's famous Boardwalk. The amusement park rides are a good old fashion 60 cents! Experience the beach activities in Dewey Beach by hopping the Jolly Trolley for a family friendly ,inexpensive 'must do' excursion! BIKING is Big in North SHores.. we are the base of the new bike trail which leads to the Historic WWII barracks of Henning Point. It is an EZ trail to walk or bike for all family members. See the spectacular natural settings that have provided surfer, sun worshipers, photographers, birdwatchers and families with the best coastal experiences. So much FUN!! When looking for the best sites for sunsets..try the Dewey Beach area or an excursion by boat in the Heart of Lewes for a breathtaking cruise the whole family will enjoy.
Rates & Availability
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Owner collects Security and Damage Fee which will be refunded to Renter under conditions specified by CONTRACT. BOOK a FULL Week in Spring '18 and Fall '18weeks and receive free gas for pool heat! BOOKING NOW!!! PRIME WEEKS AVAILABLE for 2018!! OPTIONS for OFF SEASON: Rates did not fit perfectly in the definable fields of this quoting feature..especially for midweek rates and off season rates. The weekends can be Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday as the 3 night minimum 4 nights for holiday & Festival Weekends. Check-in and Check-out are not allowed on Saturdays. Please make a request. NO PARTY TO EXCEED OCCUPANCY - 17 people. FEES APPLY TO ANY EVENT EXCEEDING OCCUPANCY 17 All activities such as meeting, parties, reunions and weddings require a separate contract. Fees will apply. Summer 2018 : As a guest of the Sea Glass, you will have chairs and an umbrella waiting for you on The Best of Rehoboth! Enjoy one of the Beat Beaches in the World without the crowds. Our Private historic beach is just south of WWII Towers of Henlopen State Park. A guest described North Shores as his "Private Beach Club" experience - closer to Home!! FREE parking & beach access Pool Bathhouse- Tennis Courts. Bike the trials to Lewes or walk to Town anytime! Kayaks are included in our rental!!!! Nowhere in Delaware will you find a home with as many on site activity options!!!