5 Brs; 3 Full Baths; 4 Queens 4 Twins; 1 Queen pullout, outdoor shower
4 bedrooms with one queen bed each (3 in the main house; 1 in the carriage house); the kids' aerie in the attic of the main house has 4 singles; 1 ground floor queen pullout in the carriage house
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
The house is located immediately adjacent to the downtown shopping and restaurant district with something for everyone - fine dining, clothes, antiques, art, fine crafts, toys, ice cream, wine and beer, two excellent coffee houses, furniture, housewares, beach supplies, post office, banks, and more - all within a few blocks. The gate in the backyard opens directly onto Front Street and the Canal, the new Canal Park, public tennis courts, and fishing and boating facilities. There is ample street parking in front of the house and two dedicated spaces in back. Walk to the town (bay) beach- perfect for young children or go to Cape Henlopen State Park ,a 5 minute drive and an easy 15 minute bicycle ride from the house. It is a truly fine National Seashore Park with a beautiful beach, concession stand, showers, bicycle and nature trails, a seashore education center for the kids, lifeguards, pier fishing, soccer fields and more. Lewes is a year-round destination!
Other Activities: Boardwalk, great restaurants, minigolf, shopping
Golf: Several nice golf courses are nearby (the closest is on Rte 1 North) and mini-golf on Rt1 1 South and in Rehoboth Beach.
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About William Whitman or Sallie Davis
We fell in love with this Victorian home in the center of Lewes historic district where we and our children could walk everywhere! Our growing family continues to love it and enjoy it year-round. We live near Washington, DC and are available by cell phone anytime.
William Whitman or Sallie Davis purchased this house in 2004
Why William Whitman or Sallie Davis chose Historic District
Located on one of the original house lots in Lewes, the older part of the house was built in the 1880's and then added on to around 1900. While the kitchens, baths and systems are modern, much of the original charm of the house has been preserved. We have many guests who return every year; people who come to get married in town or at the house; many guests with three generations; reunions; and other celebrations. The house is within four blocks of many great restaurants and bars, great shopping, the tennis courts, ball field, and public dock, the historic sites in town, churches, and City Hall, and just a short walk further to the boat yard, the town beach (by the Dairy Queen) and more. The Henlopen State Park beach is a 5 minute drive with great parking, a concession stand with changing rooms, hiking trails, historic exhibits and access for off-road vehicles. We have friends and neighbors in Lewes who help us care for the house when we're not there and something goes wrong.
What makes this house unique
The carriage house is like a second living room so your party can divide up as desired. Barbecues on warm nights in the very private back yard with the sliding doors open to the carriage house living area where there is music or tv are divine.