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Ebb & Flow Lewes Beach House Multi-Family Retreat: Relax, Restore, Make Memories

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Ebb & Flow Beach House Is A Multi-Family Retreat On Lewes Bay Beach

We rent year round. Also accepting reservations for Summer 2018! Weekly rentals only please between June 1 and September 7, 2018. During the summer season we rent from Friday to Friday.

Less than 5 minute WALK to the beach and just 10-15 minute WALK to all the shops and restaurants that historic downtown Lewes has to offer!

Ebb & Flow Beach House is a 4 bedroom, 3 full bath multi-family retreat with an airy, relaxed, open-space floor plan built to give our guests a laid back beach experience. It is tastefully and playfully decorated with quality furniture, stocked with everything you need, and professionally cleaned and maintained every week. The entire home was freshly painted and renovated in 2016 with all new appliances, bedding, and high quality decorations throughout. You will feel relaxed just walking in the door.

Lewes is a recognized as one of a "Dozen Distinct Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was also recently described as "the next Nantucket" by the News Journal.

Ebb & Flow is ideal for 2 (or maybe 3) families to share a beach vacation just steps from the water and from everything Lewes has to offer. We like to relax with friends on the deck as coastal breezes gently blow through, have a beach bonfire with the kids, and go for morning kayak in the bay. Our two active young kids love Lewes Bay beach.


- Stainless steel appliances - all new in 2016

- Five burner stove with convection oven

- Microwave

- Full size refrigerator

- Full size dishwasher

- Coffee maker and grinder

- Fully stocked with plates, glassware, bakeware, serving pieces for 12 people

- Large dining room table extendable to seat 12


- Ebb & Flow best sleeps 6 adults and 6 kids

- Master Bedroom Suite (1st Floor): King size bed, full bath (shower only), full size dresser, and closet

- Queen Bedroom (1st Floor): Queen size bed, dresser, and closet

- King Bedroom (2nd Floor): King size bed, dresser, daybed, desk, and closet

- "The Bunk Room" (2nd Floor): Bunk beds for six, large dresser, closet, kids toys, and 37 inch TV with three comfy bean bag chairs

- Full size closets in each room


- Wrap around couch

- 40" flat screen TV

- Cable with DVD player and DVR with DVD collection


- Separate sitting area

- Table that sits 8 adults


- Private outdoor shower

- Five burner gas grill - new in 2017

- Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and beach toys

- Two person kayak on the beach for renters

- Beach cart

- Stand Up Paddleboard

- Books on every floor for kids and adults

- Basics that you need to get your stay off to the right start (i.e. paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dish towels, dishwasher detergent, hand soap etc.)

- Sheets and towels are not included. Please rent or bring your own. We recommend Sheets at the Beach for renting. They drop off and pickup.

- Off-street parking for 3 cars


The feel and history of Lewes is unique on the Delaware coast. With a timeline that goes back to its founding in 1631 as a Dutch whaling outpost, Lewes retains the look and feel of a small historic town. The Lewes of today provides a wonderful beach experience with superb contemporary restaurants and just enough ice cream parlors, shopping, and attractions to fill your days. However, those essentials blend easily with Lewes's strong sense of history, nature, and authenticity. These traits give Lewes a different feel than its more commercialized peers further south along the Delaware beaches. Lewes has been profiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a "Distinctive Destination"

On Lewes Bay Beach, owners leave their kayaks, paddle boards, and boats unattended. The beach is safe, clean, quiet, and well maintained but still natural enough that you can find hemit crabs in the tidal pools. You can have a bonfire on the beach at night. There is no boardwalk, no arcades, no t-shirt shops, and no high rise hotels. There is a calm sense of a beach community with strong roots in the natural ebb and flow of the Delaware Bay. Visitors come to Lewes year round and never lack for anything they need to kick back, make memories, reflect, and recharge.

You can walk into downtown Lewes easily and safely from Ebb & Flow, or bike into Cape Henlopen State Park in just a few minutes to see the historic Fort Miles and learn about the natural state of the Mid-Atlantic Coast. If you seek the bigger waves of Rehoboth, Dewey Beach, or Ocean City, those experiences are just a short drive down the Coastal Highway.


Our family has been coming to Lewes for 15 years. We are never bored and always discovering new experiences. There are great things to do, places to eat, and things to enjoy in all weather. Plus, the other Delaware Beach communities are just down the road. Here are some of our favorite things to do and experience in Lewes:

- HISTORIC LEWES FARMER'S MARKET: Start your week off with some fresh produce and baked goods at the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.

- ICE CREAM JUST STEPS FROM EBB & FLOW: 2 Dips is the best ice cream destination in Lewes. It is just steps from Ebb & Flow. They have 80+ flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream, plus Italian Ice and munchies.

- HISTORIC FORT MILES AND CAPE HENLOPEN NATURE CENTER: This is a 10 minute drive or bike ride from Ebb & Flow. Our kids love "the Army towers" at Historic Fort Miles, a WWII era Army base built to protect the Delaware Bay.

- GET DINNER AT STRIPER BITES IN DOWNTOWN LEWES: Striper Bites in the perfect beach restaurant for either a laid back date night or a fun family outing. With a tasteful nautical theme, outside seating, comfy booths, a fantastic local menu, and a great bar, you can't go wrong.

- RAINY DAY MOVIE AT MIDWAY: We hope the weather is perfect during your stay, but sometimes it does rain. Movies and Midway is a a laid back movie theater on the Route 1 Coastal Highway right outside Lewes.

- SEE THE LIGHTSHIP OVERFALLS IN LEWES: The Lightship OVERFALLS (LV118) is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952. A national historic landmark since 2011, Overfalls is one of seven lightships still open to the public. There is a great 30-45 minute guided tour for kids and adults, and there is a wonderful playground right next to it.

- HAVE A TWILIGHT BONFIRE ON LEWES BEACH: Make some drinks, pack the s’mores kit, and bring the fire pit down to the beach. There is nothing better than taking in the sunset and making a family bonfire on a cool, breezy summer evening.

- TAKE A DAY TRIP TO REHOBOTH: One of the things we love about Lewes is the totally uncrowded beach, the natural beach and dunes, and the slow Nantucket like feel. But sometimes you want a little change of pace. Rehoboth is just a 20 minute drive and offers a perfect day with the strong Atlantic waves, boardwalk fries, salt water taffy, and arcades.

- BUY A KITE AT KID'S KETCH: This is the best toy store on the Delaware beaches. Right in downtown Lewes, you can choose from a fantastic selection of toys, books, kids beach wear, and beach essentials.

- GO FISHING: There are a number of great ways to experience some fishing. You can surf fish at Cape Henlopen or right on Lewes Bay Beach (before 10am or after 5pm during the summer).

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About Frank

Our family has vacationed in Lewes for 15 years. We think it is a well kept secret and a prefect spot to experience the best of the Deleware Beaches.

Frank purchased this house in 2016

Why Frank chose Lewes Beach (East of Canal)

Ebb & Flow is a perfect retreat for 2-3 families, is just a few minutes walk to the beach or downtown Lewes. Our home is a perfect balance of beach house fun with tasteful modern decor. Everything you need for a great week at the beach is right there. One guest described the storage area for guest beach gear as a "cave of wonders, with every sand toy you could ever want". Plus - we are truly a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Lewes. We have fun there with our young and active family, and we are confident you will too.

What makes this house unique

Perfect location just 200 steps from the beach and just a 10-15 minute walk from downtown Lewes.


Lewes Beach (East of Canal) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • PARKING: Guests should only park in the gravel lot in front of the house. No other street parking is available.
  • HOUSE RULES: Guest agree to abide by House Rules in the attached rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstair Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Downstair Master Suite - 1 king , Private Full Size Bath, Full Size Closet, Dresser, TV
    Upstairs King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Closet, Dresser, Desk, Night Stands Plus Day Bed
    Upstairs "Bunk Room" - 3 bunk bed , Three Bunk Beds. TV, Full Size Dresser, Closet, TV, Toys
    Downstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Full Size Closet, Dresser, Night Tables
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Ebb & Flow Lewes Beach House Multi-Family Retreat: Relax, Restore, Make Memories
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Perfect beach getaway for families!

  • 5 of 5

We rented for New Years weekend and not only is Lewes a great spot but the Ebb & Flow owner Frank was about the best landlord you could ask for! He was very responsive to any of our questions and needs. We will be back for sure :)

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark. Delighted you had a good stay despite the frigid weather. We would love to have you back!
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Beautifully decorated house, spotless upon arrival, very responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

This fall marked the second year we have used Ebb and Flow for our girls trip. The house is beautiful and has everything we need to enjoy a long weekend. Our favorite part of the trip was loading up the wagon and chairs provided with the house and having a wine and cheese picnic on the beach. It was a quick walk from the house and the perfect break for five working moms! Frank, the owner, is very nice and fast to respond. Last year we ran into some flooding in Lewes and he kept us up to date and informed of street conditions on arrival day. It is easy to see that he wants you to have a great trip and enjoy the house and surrounding area as much as he and his family do. We are already planning next year's trip to Ebb and Flow!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome. We booked it for our wedding weekend in Lewes and had some family and wedding party stay there. Not only were there enough beds for everyone, there are open areas for large groups to hang out. The whole house is recently and beautifully renovated. It was perfect for large groups of women gettin ready at one time- no issues with hot water. Great location, walking distance to the beach and downtown Lewes. Can’t say enough nice things about the house!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Beach Retreat Huge Success

  • 5 of 5

The place was beautiful!! It was perfect for our ladies retreat. We loved the openness of the rooms. Any hiccups were quickly handled by Frank. My co-chair and myself could sense that Frank was kind and fair when we emailed him with many questions it was our first ladies retreat and we plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, plenty of amenities and very clean

  • 5 of 5

A very short couple block walk to the beach and a pretty short walk into town to the great shops and restaurants in Lewes. We had 3 families with kids stay here and it was perfect. The kitchen has everything you need and more to cook big meals, the grill is new and works great, and everything was very clean and well-labeled.

Everything for the beach is provided: umbrellas, chairs, toys for the kids, stuff for beach bon fire, etc.

The owners were very helpful and quick to respond via both email and text throughout.

Highly recommend this place to anyone, kids or not.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful stay at Ebb & Flow! The house is modern, super clean and well laid out. Amenities are abundant!! The beach is an easy walk and we enjoyed all the fun beach toys- including a stand up paddle board! The owner is super attentive and easy to work with. We would love to return to this house- a true gem!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lewes is an historic Delaware Coastal town that gives you the best of all worlds. Ebb and Flow is a 5 minute easy walk to the beach and a 10-15 minute easy and safe walk into downtown Lewes, which offers multiple first class restaurants, historic attractions, shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Thanks for your interest in our beach house! We work really hard to make sure you have an awesome vacation. A few "small print" matters:
- We CANNOT accommodate PETS.
- Cleaning Fee is ONLY applied for rentals of less than 7 nights.
- You should expect a security/damage deposit refund within 2 weeks from the VRBO system if you book electronically.
- Please not that sheets and towels are NOT included. We recommend renting through
- Check In time is generally 3:00pm. Check Out time is before 10:00am. During the non-summer season we can offer some flexibility on a case-by-case basis on check-in and check-out time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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