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Beachfront Sunrises Start Your Days of Peace or Play! Pets Welcome

Prime Hook Beach, DE, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 bath Beachfront with Awesome Bay & Ocean views

Seaside Sunrise is an original, 1950's bayfront beach house that's updated and upgraded for today's comforts. The house has an inverted floor plan--main living areas are on the second floor. Three bedrooms, two-full baths, second story open concept floor plan, lots of windows and climate-controlled porch add sweeping beach, bay, and ocean views. The kitchen is well-equiped with plenty of counter space & newer appliances. Flooring is either hardwood or ceramic-tiled in main living areas.

Prime Hook Beach is only 2 1/2 hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and 35 minutes to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Cape Henlopen's beautiful ocean state park & historic Lewes are about 25 minutes away.

Prime Hook Beach is special because it's private. Residents can have campfires, fish, and load kayaks, standup boards, or canoes directly in front of their bayside properties. Beach games, beach furniture, and shade shelters are permitted so you can leave your equipment setup all day long. Our children have even camped on the beach!

Prime Hook Beach and its Wildlife Refugee are a birder's paradise, especially during migrations. Great Blue Herons are here all year-round and will let you watch them fish along Prime Hook Road, the marshes, and shorelines. We have two purple martin houses in the yard--quite busy spring & summer, any many other bird visitors.

When the season permits there is nothing more healing than sleeping on the porch's double-sized futon sofa. Open the screened windows, inhale clean salt air, listen to the waves, and gaze at the beauty of the moon and stars! Waking up to a seaside sunrise is an ideal way to start your day.

The entire house has central air and heat and is comfortable. The ground-level bathroom shower is great for coming in from the beach when you're sandy & sweaty. Doggies love the outdoor hose after swimming; you'll both enjoy the warm ground-level indoor shower with a hand-held attachment--bring your dog shampoo along!

The entire property is fenced-in. There is a picnic table and charcoal grill in the yard and two purple martin bird houses. We kept some of the original beach house features, but the comfort is truly 2018!

Options: Our linens are commercially laundered with each change of guest, including the comforters.


Anne Pas Burke

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About Anne Pas Burke

Seaside Sunrise provides family & friends with wonderful outdoor nature experiences--we wouldn't have learned water skills, hobbies, and interests without the freedoms of a private beach like Prime Hook.

Anne Pas Burke purchased this House in 2001

Why Anne Pas Burke chose Prime Hook Beach

Unwinding from city life is a life-saver. Spending as little as 24 hours at Prime Hook, far away from city madness can lengthen life spans and marriages! If you need nature and water to help de-stress, Prime Hook Beach is the perfect place.

What makes this House unique

The beach is so quiet and uncrowded, it's easy to forget that this beautiful natural setting is close to large metropolitan areas and oceans attractions! The house upgrades create year-round comfort for watching the annual migrations or just relaxing and taking and break.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Each bedroom has bedside stands with lighting and connections for electronics. There is a small chest of drawers in each room, closet or wardrobe for hanging clothing, and curtains on windows for additional privacy. Each bedroom also has its own separate air/heat vent, but we also have small table fans in the bedrooms for the worst of the summer heat. All bedroom floors are tiled, and two of them have "dog" or "baby" gates. There are two full-sized futons that can be converted for sleeping, one on the porch, the other in main living area.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, ground-level combo shower w/hand sprayer; toilet
      • Two showered bathrooms w/toilet, one on the main level, and the other is inside of the house on ground level.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Wonderful 180º views of Primehook and nearby Bay Beaches. Shorebird migrations are a stunning sight as are dolphins and other sea creatures.
        • Beachfront
          We are steps from the water and have a dune preservation roll-out, crossover mat to assist foot, beach toys, chair, and kayak traffic. Just go out the door and you're there!
        • Ocean View
          Great views of Cape Henlopen--junction of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Watch the Cape May-Lewes Ferrys' journey. You'll know when ocean fish migrate into the Bay when the fishing boats appear!
        • Resort
          Close to Delaware's ocean resort towns that have the tourist, summer attractions such as go-carting, waterparks, mini-golf, arcade games & rides, and deep-sea fishing charters
        • Village
          Take the Lewes-Cape May Ferry to visit historic Cape May, NJ. Originally a Victorian summer village for early 20th century industrial tycoons, the grand architecture remains intact or restored.
        • Water View
          Friends describe our views as a "Live Discovery Channel!" Water views change as often as the tides, weather, and time-of-day. Our screened and climate-controlled porch offers fresh breezes & comfort!
        • Waterfront
          Because the Beach is private, there are fewer restrictions than most east-coast waterfronts- bonfires, dogs, kayaks, paddle-boarding, and fishing are permitted, as are beach games in front of property


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air throughout the house, including ground level
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heat throughout, including ground level
                    • Internet
                      High speed Comcast internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full-sized dryer located on ground level, dryer sheets are provided.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Basic, clean linens on protected pillows & mattresses. Please bring your own beach blankets and beach towels.
                    • Living Room
                      Full-sized futon sofa, chairs, and other furniture; another full-sized futon is on the porch.
                    • Telephone
                      No land-line in the house; please bring your cell phones
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels near each shower--please bring your own beach/sand towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      A full-sized washer is located on the ground level (non-chlorine bleach is provided for you because of the septic).


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keruig Coffee Maker, bring your favorite pods or grinds; we have empty pods compatible with the machine and a coffee grinder for your beans. Also a small drip coffee pot & a tea kettle.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Place settings for at least 8 people; plenty of mugs, glasses, & drink-ware; general-use pots, pans, and bowls and mixing/cooking equipment.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full-sized, portable, with easy sink attachments, dishwashing pod packs are included. Instructions in renter's manual if needed, but it's easy
                        • Kitchen
                          Ceramic-tile, granite countertop. We don't have a garbage disposal because they're tricky and problematic for the sensitive costal-environment septic. There are drain baskets to catch the "stuff"
                        • Microwave
                          1100 Watt micro wave above the stove
                        • Oven
                          full-sized oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic staples such as hot sauce and spices, cooking oil, sugar and sweeteners, salt/pepper. Other pantry items vary from week-to-week--feel free to use the pantry supplies.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full-sized, ice-trays; we also have a countertop ice maker if you forget to fill the trays
                        • Stove
                          5 burner gas range, 2 are high-powered
                        • Toaster
                          2-slice toaster; electric can opener; electric blender


                            • Dining
                              Several dining areas; 3 barstools at the counter, 4-seat round table, & the Ferry booth that seats 4 adults comfortably; floor plan allows you to see & hear the others & creates flexible groupings
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Prime Hook Beach has a lending library located next to the beach information board. Several residents built a cute storage structure & donated time and materials--collection always changing
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue-Ray player
                                • Games
                                  Cards, assortment of games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Comcast cable/w local broadcast & PBS stations. We have a Roku 3 box that streams some major broadcasts-although a few hours later.
                                • Stereo
                                  The Roku 3 has Pandora and many other music choices--sound quality is great from TV
                                • Television
                                  52" flat screen TV mounted in main living area
                                • Toys
                                  We have a few boogie boards at the moment
                                • Video Library
                                  Small, diverse, G-rated DVD collection, bring your favorites along


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      6-seat picnic table in a small grassy area, strategically positioned to catch the Bay breezes during the summer
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Several rental companies deliver- just launch from our beachfront
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Small grassy area, also a garden area within the fenced yard.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large charcoal grill outside--please bring your own briquettes and starter fluid and use up whatever may be left.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          41 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          The property is lovelier than the pictures. It is clean, a real nautical feeling...

                                                          Annie H.

                                                          The furnishings are comfortable...the decore is lovely... the linens are good quality...the kitchen is stocked with nice equipment. The private beach is inviting.. stores and restaurants are within a 15 minute drive. Great birding and shelling opportunities... A great place to stay...

                                                          Winter week on Prime Hook Beach....

                                                          B.J. N.Fallston, Maryland

                                                          We opted to spend Christmas week at Prime Hook and this rental is perfect for that! Very very clean, which started us off right and set a nice atmosphere. As we arrived huge flocks of Snow Geese were covering the beach just a few yards in front of us. The real gem of this house is the sunroom, all glassed in, high up so you can see the entire beach and very warm on a bitter cold winter day. The house had most things that you would need for a week's stay and everything worked. An open space living room, dining room and kitchen all in one. The sunroom has a lovely booth made from one in an old Cape May Ferry and we ate there the entire time as the view was so spectacular. We had our two Border Collies with us and the house suited them just fine! 0-)) There is also a fenced in yard but we walked out dogs on leash inside of it as it is not particularly secure for the innovative active Border Collie. Would be fine for less adventurous dogs. We only saw two people on the beach, both with dogs, the entire week. Our own dogs loved the beach. We had the number of the owner and though we did not need to contact her, it was obvious that we would have been able to quickly if there had been a need. Would recommend this home for anyone who wants to spend some quiet time at a Bay Beach.

                                                          House is very clean, comfortable and uncluttered; quiet beach is literally right out the door!

                                                          cynthia b.

                                                          We had a great time and hope to return! Many thanks to Ann for communicating so well and sharing her nice beach house with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                          Relaxing beach stay

                                                          Dorothy O.Littleton, CO

                                                          We had a delightful vacation at this lovely Delaware bay home. Walking the beach, sunrises, watching the shorebirds was all enjoyable and rejuvenating. The area is quiet as it is surrounded by Prime Hook Wildlife Preserve. Our dog loved her vacation too - the house is perfect for pets. The kitchen is well equipped - we cooked all our meals for four people here. Anne is friendly and communicated well about our visit; we hope to return!

                                                          peaceful and quiet

                                                          Heiko M.

                                                          It was the most peaceful and quiet end of this long shore down to the Atlantic that we've found. Make up your mind before going on midges and what you think about warnings on water quality. We enjoyed it and we were able to go swimming.

                                                          Right ON the beach - perfect for dogs (humans too)

                                                          Helen and Len V.

                                                          This is a great house - comfortable beds, good strong shower, kitchen had everything you needed. TV had ROKU which was very nice. The fenced yard was ideal for hanging out while barbecuing. The beach was literally steps away. Our Golden Retriever Charlie was in heaven the entire vacation (so were we)! Lots of seabirds and horseshoe crabs, and we even saw a couple of dolphin! We've stayed at many vacation rentals and this truly was one of the best. We would recommend staying here and would love to come back again.


                                                          Prime Hook Beach, DE, USA

                                                          If you want to venture out for a 1/2 day trip, nearby Cape Henlopen State Park has great, reasonably-priced activities for both adults and children--check their website. We learned a lot about the local bay/ocean environments from their nature center that has hands-on experiences. There are planned fishing and eco-adventures. The state park has the ocean waves that kids like for boogie-boarding, great bike paths, clean changing facilities, a snack bar and local history of submarine observation during WWII. Nearby Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches have the usual ocean beach attractions such as waterparks, go-carting, miniature golf, and movie theaters. Rehoboth also has updated their tax-free outlets--shop at three separate locations in Rehoboth, be sure to get a "coupon book" at the kiosks. My current favorites are the Coach and Lululemon outlets. If you have teenagers wanting the action of the Rehoboth Boardwalk while you prefer the peace & quiet of Primehook, there's a shuttle bus in Rehoboth where you can drop them off and pick them up. The Prime Hook Wildlife Headquarters located off of Route 16 and Costal Highway 1 has a nature center, a variety of trails and guided tours--check their website. You can also walk along the shoreline from Prime Hook to the Broadkill Beach General Store for a quick lunch or supplies--about a two-mile walk or kayak paddle. Milton, DE is the closest town to Prime Hook Beach--very quaint with lots of free downtown parking. New businesses and restaurants continue to open! Milton has an active local theatre company, farmer's market, ice cream shop, public library, and a variety of popular festivals. Milton also has the closest shopping center to Prime Hook Beach with a grocery (Food Lion), Walgreens, Family Dollar, and Liquor Store. The same shopping center also has pizza, Subway & Chinese restaurants, a nail salon, and a tempting donut shop. Nearby and just off of Route 16 east from the shopping center is a Dollar General, Family Diner, a Creole restaurant, authentic Mexican grocery store and our favorite--"The Backyard Restaurant" with tasty vegan and unique chicken, fish, and meats on their lunch and dinner menus--check their Happy Hour specials! West on Route 16 in Milton you'll find the popular "Militonian Restaurant" highly recommended for pizza and wings, a post office, gas station with great fried chicken and deli, and an Ace Hardware store. The ever-popular Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, tastings, and tours is a local must.

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