Salt Water Pool, Pets Allowed, Outdoor Recreation - Steps to Beach and Boardwal
About Richard Wathen
We are long time DC residents and have owned rental property in Rehoboth for many years. We owned a condo originally but have always been looking for a house to buy for both rental and our own use. We've rented beach houses ourselves and have a lot of experience in what makes for a practical, pleasant house.
Richard Wathen purchased this House in 2015
Why Richard Wathen chose South Rehoboth
We bought this house in 2015 and this winter made many improvements to both update it to a more open, modern floor plan and add new amenities. Its a traditional house (1940) but was big and well situated on the lot. The pictures have all been updated. We liked the combination of the original elements - screen porches, front porch - with how it could be updated while opening up the kitchen and dining area and access from the kitchen right to the pool and deck areas. We added an extra bathroom, renovated of all the other bathrooms, kitchen and outdoor deck areas. The air conditioning and water heaters we're completely redesigned and modernized.
What makes this House unique
We think this house brings together a lot of great attributes. We looked for a long time before finding this combination. Location: Its 2/12 blocks from the beach and boardwalk, right down Philadelphia to Funland. Its only a block from Rehoboth Avenue - three minutes to Starbucks in the morning and the new Dogfish Brewing location - but is still a remarkably quiet residential street. Pool: There are a limited number of Rehoboth houses with pools - and ours is a nice size with still a lot of deck and yard space. Pets: We allow a dog, because we know this is a family house that are likely to have a dog. We've got professional indoor cleaners to keep it spotless but we understand that a week of boarding is tough on the dog and expensive. Parking and Accessibility: Lots of parking in the driveway which hopefully facilitates easy in and out. In this location, its possible to never need a car, but you have to get there. We've tried to make the interior fun and interesting - its a beach house and should reflect that. We updated the walls with pine shiplap and installed all new lighting fixtures.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No Smoking is permitted anywhere on property
One Medium side dog with payment of pet fee.
Pool supervision required
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We used this house as the groomsmen house for my wedding weekend and we could not have asked for a better property. The house is beautiful, the location is perfect, and Richard is very easy to deal with. We loved sitting out on the second floor deck and enjoying the beautiful weather. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to rent in Rehoboth!
We would definitely rent this home again.
What a WONDERFUL Property!!!
Our group of friends travel to Rehoboth every September, and this was by far my favorite property we've stayed at! The house location was so close to the restaurants we frequent (including Dogfish Head) and an easy walk to the beach. The house itself was lovely and the pictures don't do it justice! There was so much space for all of us and the beds were very comfortable. The pool and the covered porch were some of my favorite parts! The cherry on top was we were also able to rent the carriage house which is over the garage. It comfortably slept 4 and it was so nice to have our own bathroom and a mini kitchen with a (red!) fridge. Richard was exceptionally communicative and accommodating and we really appreciated his hospitality.
house was clean, owner was very responsive!
Great place to vacation
This is our third year staying at this property. Each year the property gets updated, this year there was a beautiful pergola added to the roof deck and a new pool liner was installed, among other things. The house serves us well (four adults, two children.) We love eating on the screened in porch and the kitchen is setup well. The house really has everything you need, outdoor space, a pool, a large screened in porch, and outside deck, a roof deck, and a comfortable inside. It's a ten minute walk to the beach and just a few minutes to get to main street downtown, a perfect location. The pool is great, especially for kids. If I had one complaint it would be that we had trouble with some of the door knobs, I realize this is minor but with kids around it can be a hassle. Overall we had an excellent time and will look forward to staying again next year :) Thanks!
Beautiful home in a fantastic location. Owner was accessible and completely accommodating. The covered screen porch was a great space for rainy weather too. Would love to return again!