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Bedrooms 15
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


NEWS FLASH!! ONLY TWO SUMMER WEEKS LEFT FOR 2018!! PRICE JUST REDUCED FOR FANTASTIC VALUE!! BOOK NOW WHILE STILL AVAILABLE!! MEMORIES IS ONE OF THE LOWEST COST PER PERSON OPTIONS PER DAY OR WEEK IN THE DELAWARE BEACH AREA!! TWO WEEKENDS ARE OPEN IN APRIL! BOOK TODAY TO ENJOY OUR HEATED ROOFTOP POOL ALONG WITH HOT TUB OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN AND OUR LOVELY FIREPLACES!! FALL WEEKENDS ARE A GREAT TIME IN THE AREA!! CALL DEBBIE, ASSISTANT TO THE OWNER AT 816-935-2270 OR THE OWNER, GARY TALLEY, AT 816-863-3511. MEMORIES IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL AREA CALLED REHOBOTH BY THE SEA BETWEEN SILVER LAKE IN SOUTH REHOBOTH BEACH AND DEWEY BEACH! ASK ABOUT OUR UNIQUE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION COMPLEMENTARY TIME 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL!! NEW EXTRA DAY CHECKOUT!! 8 day/7 night rental schedule. MEMORIES HAS BEEN APPROVED AS LUXURY HOME LISTING!! ONLY LESS THAN 1% OF ALL HomeAway LISTINGS GET APPROVED AS A LUXURY LISTING!! CHECK US OUT ON THE LUXURY LISTING SITE AT The owner is also able to arrange golfing or dining at the premier country clubs on the Delmarva Peninsula! One of the largest villa homes at 6000 Square Feet in the Delaware Beach area, ocean block, Villa-By-The-Sea named Memories, is the perfect destination for family reunions, vacations, corporate retreats, and special events such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Memories is a fabulous three story home with an elevator that accesses all three floors, as well as an entry ramp. From its breathtaking Gathering Room with Gourmet Kitchen to the spectacular roof-top deck with the gorgeous panoramic ocean and bay views, our guests just say 'Wow.' They've never seen anything quite like it and are pleased beyond belief! Memories has been described by our guests as 'the place that has it all', and 'a mini-resort' with the heated pool, two hot tubs/spas, and putting green golf in the Rose Garden. Sleeping up to 32 people, this sensational home is one where our customers state they have built lasting memories and want to come back often. They rave about the Gourmet Kitchen and say the home has everything.

Memories is a home that has been in the Talley family for over 50 years. The owner's Mother and Father built the original cottage and the owner, Gary Talley, built the spectacular state of the art home described above around the original cottage, adding on two stories with an elevator and rooftop deck. Gary Talley has preserved the charm of the original cottage in honor of his parents and the many good memories he has of their family getting together for reunions at the beach and has maintained the original cottage in pristine condition. He wants other families to enjoy the same wonderful experiences he has been able to enjoy with his family over the years and built on to the home to accommodate family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, etc. so other groups can experience these special and memorable times. Thus the name Memories was decided on for the home.

A Caretaker is available to you 24/7 during your stay, as well as a Housekeeper on call.

A very unique benefit to you as guests at Memories is CONCIERGE SERVICE. We will assist you in planning your events and making recommendations of best of the best vendors in the area that we have personally checked out and know they will offer top service and quality to our customers. We want to do everything possible to help you have a successful event at Memories!

With its numerous inviting amenities, this Beach Villa has all of the comforts of home, but is only steps from the beach. Enjoy over 140 nearby factory discount outlet stores, with Delaware's 0% tax free shopping, as well as all the delicious restaurants in the area. There is also no occupancy or lodging tax on rental homes in Delaware. Bonfires on the beach, as well as discount chair rentals and umbrellas placed for you on the beach, can be arranged in advance. These are very popular with our guests and have become a signature items for those visiting Memories.

Welcome to Memories where you and your guests can create lasting memories of your own as other families and businesses have been doing for over 50 years. Memories is only an approximate 2.5 hour drive from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Our home is spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. The home magically captivates all those who visit.

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Gary Talley
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Gary Talley

Gary Talley is President Emeritus of a private college. He now devotes his time and energy to the beach home, Memories, that has been in his family for over 50 years. His passion to assist guests of Memories to have a great experience in a spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained home is unmatched!

The owner is a student of Warren Buffett who teaches that one of the most of the most important principles in business is to "treat your customers like partners." One of the ways we do this is to offer Customer Appreciation Complementary Time which is to offer free rental time in the off season as a way to show appreciation to our many fine customers who do business with us. Gary Talley is the only owner he knows of that offers this benefit.

Often Gary will be at the home to greet you when you arrive and welcome you with a bottle of complimentary champagne.

Gary Talley purchased this villa in 1962

Why Gary Talley chose Rehoboth by the Sea

Memories is a spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained home that offers many amenities as described above. We offer free concierge service, a 24/7 on-call caretaker, and many other services to make your time at the beach relaxing and trouble free! The owner, Gary Talley, is a native of Delaware and grew up spending time at the beach. It is a tradition in his family and he loves to have the opportunity to share this fantastic home with other families and corporate groups!

What makes this villa unique

There are so many unique benefits it is hard to name them all! However, they include an elevator, rooftop deck overlooking the ocean with heated pool and hot tub, indoor hot tub, two fireplaces for your enjoyment in the winter, bedroom suites for family privacy, a "wow" great room with dining table that seats 18-20, gourmet kitchen, and large sectional sofa in front of a big screen television, free concierge service to assist you with a spectacular beach vacation or retreat including bonfires, top food vendors and private chef. Memories is also handicapped accessible with a specially designed handicapped master bedroom and bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a great location for a Sales Team Meeting-the group had a wonderful time here at Memories-meetings and dinners in-great house!

We truly enjoyed the time here and your extended hospitality to ensure the success of our week here. Hope to return again soon."
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Rehoboth by the Sea, Delaware

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 32 ...
  • Max. adults: 32
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Memories is located in a residential area that is under a 10:00 PM curfew time. The rooftop deck and yard must be vacated by this time.
  • The rooftop pool and hot tub has a maximum occupancy of eight adults at one time. No smoking on rooftop deck.
  • All house parking rules must be observed. You will be shown how to park cars on arrival at house. Violations can result in ticketing and/or towing.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , GO TO FLOOR PLANS LINK UNDER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , .
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • All bathrooms have tubs, showers or both and one of the bathrooms is fully handicapped accessible.
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 3 - Two twins or King size bed
    Bedroom 4 - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
    Bedroom 5 - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
    Bedroom 1 - Queen Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Twin beds or King Size Bed
    Bedroom 7 - Twin size beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 8 - King size bed
    Bedroom 9 - Day bed trundle
    Bedroom 10 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 11 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 12 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 13 - Day bed trundle
    Bedroom 14 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 15 - Twin beds or King size bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size beds (2) Kings or singles whatever you prefer in 7 bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) , Queen Size Sofa Sleepers (3) Pack and Plays(2), Day Beds(3) NO BUNK BEDS
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Commercial Ice Makers, Wine Cooler, DVD Players, Granite and Corian Countertops, Fenced in Yard, Wheelchair Entry Ramp, Large Rooftop Deck, Gourmet Kitchen, Dual Dishwashers, Dual washer and dryers, Dual refrigrator and freezers, Warming oven, Roaster oven, Large Screen TVs, Large Gathering Room/Media ,Sitting Room with Fireplace, Limited Book/DVD/CD Library, Wi-Fi, Billiard Room, Panoramic Ocean Views From Rooftop Deck, Free Wi-Fi Access, Port-a-crib, High Chair, Board games, Stainless Steel Appliances, Pool/Spa, Elevator, Many Master Suites.


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  • 5 of 5

Every January, 16 women from five states meet and descend on Rehoboth Beach, DE to reconnect, unwind and enjoy a break from the dreary winter. We’ve chosen to stay at the Memories Beach House on Chicago Street for the last four years.

The venue suits our group perfectly, so much so that we’ve decided that coming back to the same place is ideal for what we’re all looking for in our long weekend: accommodates all of us comfortably, with plenty of beds, bathrooms and showers; great proximity to the ocean (just a few houses down the street sit between “our” house and the Atlantic Ocean; and a Great Room that serves as the main venue for our large group. We’ve used the Great Room extensively over the years, doing craft projects, making dinner, watching TV and sharing our stories with each other. There are plenty of seats for all. We’ve used the kitchen for meal prep, and found it easy to follow the rules of the house.

The Memories Beach House has proven to be unique, as we want very much to be together in one room for parts of our vacation, and the House has made our trips seem like we’re all coming home, even for a little while.

We look forward to more adventures in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a great time at Memories and look forward to coming back "home" every year! We enjoy having you as our guests and we look forward to your 2019 visit! We hope you make many more "Memories'! Best, Gary and Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

We ranged in age from 87 to 6 months. Everyone loved the time we were there and hated to leave. The accommodations were perfect and set up to meet our every need. There were thirty two of us and with all of the amenities provided, we didn't need a thing. Thank you so much. Janet Pigott, New Jersey

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for Church Retreats

  • 5 of 5

This house was incredible. It was perfect for our large church group. Our Retreat weekend theme was "Rest and Rejuvenation." This was perfect for us, as we rested, played board games, went into the hot tub, and watched movies. The owner was incredible, and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this house to anyone who asked!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is amAzing and the owners are so accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Fitting all 11 of plus some friends that came for dinner comfortably around that huge table was a Huge bonus. Everything is so well thought out for guests. Really can’t say enough about the owners hospitality and how fun the house and location is!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Reunion so far

  • 5 of 5

We needed two houses for our family reunion, so my kids and I stayed nearby in what we called the Boomer House, and named this the Millennials House. Memories House had everything we needed and more. Beds for 30 of my grandkids and their families; a kitchen and great room with a table that seated all of them; roof top pool, hot tub and gathering area with views of the ocean. It was just a short walk to the cleanest beach I've ever seen and The Jolly Trolley stopped right at our corner. Debbie handled all the details and offered helpful suggestions, and Gary was an attentive host, and felt like an old friend. I'm telling all my friends about this great family house.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Mr.Talley,

Hi. I don't know where to begin....I must start with "thank you" for everything that you and Mr. Talley did for my family. Our stay at the Memories House will never, ever be forgotten. You went above and beyond with every little detail to make our stay perfect. The house was absolutely spectacular. From the giant great room, the dining room table that accommodated my entire family, to the individual suites, and not to mention the unbelievable rooftop deck/jacuzzi/pool. The dipping pool was perfect after a long day at the beach. The individual suites were perfect for all four of our families. (Ages 2-72). The elevator made it easy to bring luggage into the house as well as groceries for the week. And can I mention, George, the caretaker... the sweeter, most attentive person. He was available 24/7 if needed.

Debbie-From the moment we spoke, I felt as if I was speaking to a life long friend. You were always warm, friendly, and more than accommodating. You treated me like I was your family...Debbie answered every single question we had about ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!!!

You and Mr. Talley made my mother's dream come true. As I previously mentioned, my mother is a breast cancer survivor and has wanted to do this for the last three years. We were fortunate enough this year, (thanks to you and Mr. Talley) to make her dreams come true and go on a family vacation all together.

I am a believer in "paying it forward" and I live my life that way. I never expect anything back from it...

Paying it forward came full circle for me and my family...with your kindness and generosity...and it will never be forgotten.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Salisbury, Maryland
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Golf
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Just one block off Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many delicious restaurants in immediate area
Nearest Beach
24 Metres
450 feet away from your luxurious accommodations
Car: recommended

There are many attractions within a few miles of Memories including the famous Boardwalk, Funland, the sensational amusement park on the Boardwalk owned by the same family for over 50 years, and Dolle's delicious candy that has been a Boardwalk icon for generations. And of course there are the famous Thrasher's French Fries, Kohr's Custard, and Grotto Pizza. Other popular area attractions include Jungle Jim's Adventure Park, Rooftop Putt Putt golf course on the Boardwalk overlooking the ocean, and Midway Speedway. Don't forget all those fantastic restaurants including some of our favorites, Dewey Beer Company, Big Fish, Nage, Bethany Blues, Jake's, Summer House, Obie's by the Sea, The Claws Crab House, Dogfish Head . For the gourmet lover, we recommend The Back Porch. The Rehoboth Beach Band Stand on the Boardwalk offers free concerts for music lovers during the summer season.

Fifer's Orchard, a family owned business, that offers delicious local, organic fresh fruits and vegetables (best in town) is one short block away from Memories.

Other local restaurants and bars are within walking distance of Memories, as well as the Jolly Trolly stop just one block away that will take you to and from the boardwalk.

Tax Free outlet shopping is very popular with our guests. There are over 140 outlets located on Highway 1 just minutes by car away from Memories. If you are a AAA member, a discount coupon book is available at the outlet visitor center. If you like shopping, you will love these outlets!!!! There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Rehoboth by the Sea, Delaware

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 2018 priced up to....
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early June
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 priced up to...
30 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
September 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Week 2019
24 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Early June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2019
8 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019 priced up to....
22 Jun 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late August 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool & Hot Tub(Oct.-May) AU$193.05 + Tax
Cleaning Fee AU$675.68 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$127.41
Caretaker's Fee AU$193.05 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$643.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

There is a $2.50 non-refundable fee per person for linen damage insurance if linens are supplied through Memories.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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