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A cottage and a hot tub - a true beach experience!!!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, full amenities, owner-run beach house

This beach home is located just 2 1/2 blocks from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Its cathedral ceilings give the feel of openness and space. While it is walking distance to the beach and nightlife of Dewey, you may choose to stay at the house and relax in the hot tub or sit on the huge 1,200 sq. ft. deck and read a book. This house is ideal for anyone looking for a true “beachy” feel. House sleeps 13.


Owner
Frank Scafidi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Frank Scafidi

We purchased the home in 2002, we live in Delaware and we love the Delaware beaches. We have personally cared for this property, and

Frank Scafidi purchased this house in 2002

Why Frank Scafidi chose Dewey Beach

We offer that uniquely beachy feel. We are 2 short blocks from the beach, we are also on a dead-end street, no through traffic, and very quiet. Our home is comfortable and has all of the modern conveniences. We have a large hot tub on our spacious deck.

What makes this house unique

Our 7 person hot tub, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 color t.v’s, DVD/VCR, stereo, central air/heat, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, large stone fireplace, barbeque grill.

Map

Nearest Airport
29.3 Miles
Ocean City Municipal Airport, 12724 Airport Road
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Dewey Beach

This beach home is located just 2 1/2 blocks from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Its cathedral ceilings give the feel of openness and space. While it is walking distance to the beach and nightlife of Dewey, you may choose to stay at the house and relax in the hot tub or sit on the huge 1,200 sq. ft. deck and read a book. This house is ideal for anyone looking for a true “beachy” feel. House sleeps 13.

Amenities

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub, 3 color t.v’s, DVD/VCR, stereo, central air/heat, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, large stone fireplace, barbeque grill.

Amenities

Dewey Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outdoor shower, fully secluded and private
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd full size bed in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , L- shaped bunk bed. Full on bottom, double on top.
  • This is the master suite, it has it's own bathroom and upper loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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A cottage and a hot tub - a true beach experience!!!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
3

Location and Hot Tub = 5 stars, House gets 3

  • 3 of 5

We were excited to find an affordable house close to the beach for our large family. Upon arrival we were disappointed that the house was not in the condition we would expect for a VRBO rental. As a family rule, we do not wear shoes inside of houses and our feet quickly turned black on the bottom from unloading and exploring the house. Food crumbs and stains on counters, the table, and in the refrigerator needed to be cleaned before we could unpack. The blinds in the bedrooms were visibly stained and dirty, as were several doorways, and the top cover blankets provided are worn to the point of being unattractive. The screen porch required cleaning before it could be usable at all. We understand weather contributes to this, but the level of cleaning required indicated it had not been cared for in some time. Cleaning supplies were left in a closet with a note to "Please help Yourself," but it wasn't the type of thing we expected to do as soon as we arrived.

We were aware from the pictures that the interior of this house is dated (for example, older TV's, kitchen, furniture). But being dated is not the same as being neglected. There is a charm to staying in a place with old stuff. But that charm is negated when the house and the items in the house are not well cared for. A little maintenance and care could add a lot of charm to this house. The deck has significant mold on it, making it dangerously slick when wet. Not exactly safe for a family with several young kids or grandparents. We were warned that the deck gets slippery when wet, but an occasionally bit of pressure washing/chemical treatment would help with this issue.

Although the property is close to the beach you must cross a busy highway to gain access. It is a quick drive to several other area attractions, something that was very appealing for our large family.

The best part of the house was the hot tub. Large and clean, it was the highlight of the visit whenever we were at the house.

Overall, we understand that you get what you pay for and this house was very affordable for our October beach stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Havertown Pennsylvania
5

Fun tine

  • 5 of 5

Great property close to the beach we had a really great time

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Such a great place, awesome porch

  • 5 of 5

Great palce to stay, huge porch, quite neighborhood

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

5 star location, 3 star amenities

  • 4 of 5

Frank's cottage was the ideal location for our girls weekend- 8 women and everyone was able to get their own bed, just a 5-7 minute walk from the beach. The hot tub, deck and clean outdoor shower made a beach weekend all that much better!

However, we were very disappointed when we arrived to find that the house had not been cleaned in a while. There was sand in all of the beds, couches and futons- I get that its a beach house, but still. There was food in some of the beds, everything from full on crackers to crumbs. There was just a few drops of dish soap left, no paper towels to do any cleaning ourselves, and just half a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom.

Finally, though I now see that "linens" were not listed among the amenities provided by this property, it would have been nice to be reminded that we were walking into a rental with no sheets, no pillow cases, no towels, no hand towels, no bathmats, etc. Frank was kind enough to lend us his families sheets for the beds but that still left us using sandy beach towels after showers and getting water everywhere.

All in all, the location can't be beat- in fact we would consider renting this cottage again. We're just hoping that the experience is a little cleaner next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that the house wasn't left properly stocked: we normally leave paper towels, toilet paper (if there's less than half a roll, there should have been another in the sink vanities), trash bags, and hand, dish, and dishwasher soaps. This was the first feedback about the house not being properly cleaned and I take these comments seriously, I would not like my family to have that experience and I will work with our cleaning crew to make sure that the beds and furniture are checked and cleaned properly.
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5

Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, spacious and in a convenient location The outdoor shower was great after the beach.The hot tub was relaxing in the evening. The screened in porch was in the shade much of the day. The owner was helpful from the beginning when we booked, through the rental process, to check in. We are looking at our calendars to rent the cottage again next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review - we look forward to having you back next year!!!
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the house. The back and side decks were great areas to relax. The walk to the beach is not bad, and Dewey is a great little beach town. There's really no need to drive anywhere in and around town. The owner was very friendly and responsive to our emails.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments!!!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 3.0%

* Weekly = Sat-to-Sat

* 3 Day Weekend = Thurs-to-Sun or Fri-to-Mon

* $25% down-payment holds reservation with remaining 75% balance due net 30

* 3% Tax + Refundable $450 Security Deposit added to all rentals

* $90 cleaning charge for rental less than 7 days

* Must be at least 25 years of age to rent this condo and provide valid gov't issued ID in order to make a reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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