Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Lewes, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $90 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Lewes. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Delve into Lewes, Delaware’s beaches and history

If you want your oceanside fun to be equal doses of peace, quirk, and old world charm, then Lewes vacation rentals will hit the mark. Book a stay at one of the town's welcoming lodgings and an easygoing seaside experience is guaranteed. The "first town in the first state" has the best of Dutch and English history and is proud of its small-town vibe. There are lighthouses to tour, colonial houses to explore, and beach boardwalks to stroll. But remember to take it slow; Lewes isn’t a place to be rushed.

Things to do

Lewes—where history really hits home

It may be four centuries since Lewes was last called Zwaanendael, but they haven't forgotten their Dutch heritage here, with clogs still hanging in many windows. The Zwaanendael Museum is the place to go and dig a little deeper, and kids will love its gingerbread-house styling. You may even want to check out the big guns and WWII fortification of nearby Fort Miles, but don't miss out on Lewes' 2 fabulous lighthouses. Its single lightship, or Cannonball House which still has a British cannonball stuck in its wall from the War of 1812!

Activities

A splash of fun in Lewes

With the long sweep of the Delaware Bay in plain sight from many Lewes vacation rentals, there's no doubting where to head once settled in. Sun yourself, paddle, and swim on its many fine beaches, but you can get more than just your fill of sun, sea, and sand. There are boardwalk emporiums where you can fill your bags with goodies. Or why not take to the waves on a chartered fishing trip and reel in a silvery catch? An out-of-state adventure on a bay cruise over to New Jersey riding the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is also recommended.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Lewes

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 73°F.

Natural features

The sea lingers for a long time in Lewes

The Delaware coast might not be steeped in drama but it has a wide, open grandeur that gives full rein to the colors of the sky and sea. Some of the best beaches are just west of Cape Henlopen with Rehoboth Beach being the most famous. Don't miss out on Cape Henlopen State Park in between, though. As well as picnic pavilions and a golf course, there are wide open spaces to hike and bike around. To dip into Lewes’ wilder side, try the Gordon Pond Wildlife Area, known for its towering dunes and circling osprey.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lewes

The nearest airport is in Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), located 36.1 mi (58.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 13.4 mi (21.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Lewes?

Whether you want an intimate retreat for you and your love or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Lewes. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make the most of handy extras like a balcony and cable/satellite TV services at "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach". Situated around 9 miles from Lewes, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "C805: 2bedroom Sea Colony Oceanfront Condo Private Beach". Located around 17 miles from the heart of Lewes, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with water sports equipment and an electric car charging station.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Lewes vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Lewes?

There's nothing like a quick break to lift your mood. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these weekend getaways in and near Lewes make the perfect base for a mini break:

  • Book a couple of nights at "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing", around 17 miles to the south of Lewes, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have nature spots like Great Marsh Preserve and Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce on your doorstep and conveniences like an outdoor pool and a phone at your disposal.
  • Also look into "Rehoboth Townhouse With Pool 3 Blocks To Beach - Next To Vrbo Listing #309410", which you'll find around 5 miles southeast of Lewes. After a day exploring nearby sights like Cape Henlopen State Park and Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, relax in your rental and make the most of a balcony, a TV and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Lewes?

Studio apartments are tough to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Lewes and enjoy a taste of the local vibe:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Gorgeous And Best In Town - Walk To Beach And Shops Remodeled". This vacation rental is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and features amenities including a water park and internet services.
  • "Cool Little Cottage Minutes From Beaches" is another awesome choice. Get comfy and enjoy the use of a barbecue grill, an iron and ironing board and more.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of Lewes. Cultural attractions like Legends and Lore Gallery and Schwartz Center for the Arts will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Lewes?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Lewes. Kick back for a night or two in a penthouse, a cozy cottage or a home that'll fit the family. No matter what type of vacation rental you're looking for, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Beachfront, Oceanfront, Rehoboth Beach" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the center of Lewes and an excellent base to explore attractions like Harrington Raceway and Casino and Delaware State Fairgrounds.
  • Jump out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then start planning what to explore around "Gorgeous And Best In Town - Walk To Beach And Shops Remodeled". Killens Pond State Park and Second Street Players - Riverfront Theatre should be on your list if you stay at this short-term rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Lewes?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Lewes that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing music and kick back together at "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach". Around 9 miles from Lewes, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and a nearby bay.
  • "C805: 2bedroom Sea Colony Oceanfront Condo Private Beach" is another retreat that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 17 miles from Lewes and comes with a sauna and a resort.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Lewes?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Lewes and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including a fireplace and a swimming pool make "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels" a top pick. This sprawling getaway has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From the center of Lewes, it's around 17 miles away to the south.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Central, Elegant, Cozy, Newly Renovated" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 15 miles to the south of Lewes, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Lewes?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Lewes and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as free toiletries and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just kicking back by the water at "Beachfront Sunrise - Waterfront House W". This vacation home is another top choice and features a dishwasher, pet-friendly facilities and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Lewes? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Lewes vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Lewes?

Every family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Lewes offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Around 17 miles to the south of Lewes, "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including towels and free toiletries.
  • Another popular option is "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels". This vacation rental is 17 miles south of Lewes and features a porch, a DVD player and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Funland and Delaware State Fairgrounds offer fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Lewes?

Escape the daily grind and treat the people you love to a different type of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Lewes and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Peaceful Setting But Close To Beaches" - Around 9 miles southwest of the center of Lewes, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a toaster and a microwave oven.
  • "Tiny House On Ranch Minutes To Beaches" - Another terrific choice, this cabin comes with cable/satellite TV services, a separate dining area and more. You'll find it around 20 miles to the south of Lewes.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Lewes vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Lewes?

Enjoy a dip anytime you please at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your swimsuit and consider these retreats in or near Lewes that feature this deluxe perk:

  • Invite your closest friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing". This home has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 10 people. A sauna and a swimming pool are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Besides its indoor pool, "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels" features a fireplace and a swimming pool. It has 4 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests, so you can bring the whole crew along.

For even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Lewes vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.