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6BR Beachfront

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5/6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

Book By Dec 31 to Avoid the new VRBO Fees (Avg 12%) !!!

This property is in South Bowers Beach Island, approx. 20 miles north of Broadkill Beach. It is directly on the Delaware Bay and close to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Dover Air Force base.

Minimum Stay: 3 Days Off Season, 4 Days May and September, and Weekly in the summertime.

Get away from the crowds, traffic, long lines, and noise! This is the place for you! The house was built in 2009, redecorated in 2017, and perfect for a relaxing family vacation.

Enjoy romantic walks on an empty beach. This house is directly on the Delaware Bay, and also overlooks the marsh and wetlands with birds and wildlife.

The upper level deck is very large and has panoramic views of the Delaware Bay, sunrises, moonrise, and the Milky Way (The Delaware Bay shores has virtually no night glow to hide the stars, so bring a telescope!).

The lower level also has a screened in porch and a 6-person Hot Tub (Seasonal). Board games, puzzles, and beach chairs are provided.

The Kitchen includes a breakfast bar and a double oven for the larger meals when needed, a bread machine and an electric ice cream maker, and the other standard appliances. The great room includes comfortable couches, flat screen TV, an over-sized coffee table for games. Dining area seats 14 and has 10 comfortable chairs (great for games or meetings!)

Sleeping Arrangements are:

Lower Level:

BR #1: Queen Bed. (Sleeps 2)

BR #2: Queen Bed. (2)

BR #3: Full/Twin Bunk, Trundle Bed (5)

BR #4: Twin Bunk + Twin Bunk (4).

BR #5: 3 Twins, Starting May 2018

Upper Level:

MBR #6: King (2)

Total: 15 (18 in Summer 2018)

If you need a smaller place, or another house nearby for an even larger group, Check out my neighbor's 3-BR rental only 3 houses away.

Rental Period & Supplies:

This rental is SUNDAY to SUNDAY so as to allow you to miss the bulk of the traffic and make it to at least one more summer swim meet if you need to. Rental does NOT include bed sheets, pillowcases, soap, or paper goods (ie, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and such). We will provide sample sizes of dishwasher soap and laundry soap, and modest cleaning supplies will be available. Please Note: This is a NON-SMOKING property. We also have a dog that visits the house occasionally, but are not inviting pets at this time.

Location & Distances:

South Bowers is located 2 hours south of Philadelphia and 2.5 hours East of Washington DC. It is one hour closer to DC than Rehoboth and two hours closer than Ocean City! We'll send detailed directions. You can use Google Maps or Mapquest to find 'South Bowers Beach; 19963'.

Nearby Attractions:

South Bowers is one hour directly east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is situated near Milford for convenient hassle-free shopping. Local day trip opportunities include:

0) BEST - the US Air Force Air Mobility Command - climb inside and around dozens of old AF planes! Climb inside! Great exhibits - perfect for the young or old !!

1) Relax on your nearly private beach and enjoy the sun, swimming, shell collecting, walking and running, or volleyball. Plan to relax at south Bowers. It is very quiet, and lets you get as “away from it all” as you want to be.

2) Day-trip fishing with the Bowers Beach fishing fleet – go to some of the best fishing spots on the Delaware Bay and bring home some dinner! (walk 0.1 mile with special arrangement for pier-side pickups, or drive 20 minutes to the town and its fleet (& eclectic restaurants).

3) Rehoboth Beach – enjoy the waves and the shops! (45 min)

4) Lewes town, with neat shopping and beaches (30 min)

5) Cape May NJ via the CM/Lewes Ferry. A quaint Victorian town with shopping and fun! (and the Ferry ride is a blast! (40 min to the Ferry docks)

6) Harrington Racetrack & Casino (19 miles)

7) Dover Downs Racetrack & Casino (21 miles)

8) Prime Hook Nature Preserve (GREAT birding in the winter time!)

9) Harrington DE (Antique shops, Train caboose & Agricultural Tractor museum for kids) and the Delaware State Fair ! (July 23 to Aug 1, 2009,

10) Dover International Speedway, NASCAR Racing May 29-31 and Sep 25-27! Go see the Monster Mile !! ) (about 30 min)

11) Killens Pond Water Park ( 14 miles)

12) If you have a boat and trailer, there is a convenient private ramp .1 miles away with a nominal drop fee.

13) Visit the Dover AFB during its Open House Day (was 9/21/08 last year, 1 day only) or visit relatives on R&R.

14) Shopping in Rehoboth's outlet malls! Several miles of tax-free outlet stores! (40 min)

15) Ocean City MD And Bethany Beach are about 1.5 hours away if you really want to see lots of people crowding onto the beaches and restaurants. Then come back to the relaxing quiet of South Bowers Island. Walk on the empty beaches and recharge your energy levels.

16) Kids 7-12: Solve the 'mystery of the sea captains treasure'. His note in the guest book is the first clue.

Note that the Delaware Bay is a tidal bay and at South Bowers has virtually no unsafe undertow or strong waves except near the river entrances. This means body-surfing opportunities are limited (like, none) but the water is clean and calm. The semi-private beaches are NOT monitored, so you need to be your own lifeguard even though there are also no real waves. The South Bowers area also has some of the cleanest water in the Delaware Bay! Swimming is great at HIGH Tide. Swim shoes recommended at all times. Miles of tidal pools are visible at low tide.

NOTE: You do not need to purchase the additional damage insurance unless you want to. VRBO pushes this product and profits by it. I include a refundable $250 damage deposit in the rental contract.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

Map

Nearby:

USAF Air Mobility Command Museum - 20 min

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Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel, in Lewes DE

Salt Water Fishing - Day trips from Bowers Beach

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Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

Delaware National Seashore State Park

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Rehoboth (shops, outlet shopping)

Lewes Delaware (cute town, shops)

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Milford

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master Bath upstairs for MBR, Half Bath upstairs in Great Room Full Bath adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 4, with tub. Full Bath off hall by bedrooms 3 & 5, with shower. Exterior shower fixture outside.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upper Level, with Private Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Faces Water, Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Faces Water - Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Children oriented. Large closet (with toys).
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , Sleps 4 in 2 bunk beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 3 single bed
  • Linens and Towels are NOT provided. King size beds (1) Extra-comfortable Pillow-Top mattress., Queen size Beds (2) One Euro-Foam mattress and One Firm mattress., Double Beds (1) (With bunk on top - sleeps 2 or 3), Twin or Single Beds (1) With Trundle, sleeps 2., Bunk Beds (2) One room, 2 bunk beds, sleeps 4.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lots of traditional puzzles and family board games are already there!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Great quiet beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here the last week in June and had a great time! The layout of the house was perfect for us as we had a larger group with multiple families. The kids had a great time on the beach and spent a lot of time collecting shells and watching for horseshoe crabs. We cooked all of our meals in the home and found the accommodations great. It was a 15 minute drive to get to the main road but it was very easy to get to Walmart for food and the recommended seafood place was outstanding! We took a nice day trip to Rehoboth and part of our group took the ferry over to Cape May. David was great to work with and was always quick to respond. This house is a nice getaway on the bay and great for multiple families with children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was very comfortable. Nice Beach. No doubt we were blessed with the weather. But house would have pleased us no matter what. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, house shows wear

  • 2 of 5

The location is nice. Right on the bay, short walk to the inlet. Beautiful. We fished, flew kites, kayaked, biked (we brought our own kayaks and bikes).

We visited Dover Air Force Base (great). The house... the hardwood floors are worn, carpet stains. Furniture in need of repair, sofa very worn and ready to break. TV did not work... we only tried it one time, the last night we were there.. we have very techy people, but could not get it to work. We did not complain about TV because it was our last night- too late to do anything about it.

Under the house we found boards with nails sticking up. Outside shower was in desperate need of repair. Rusty metal in bathroom showers.

Kitchen not stocked well. Chipped dishes. Lots of owners stuff around. Rusty kids bikes to use.

House needs a lot of attention

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. Martin was the last renter prior to the start of renovations. We just installed new carpets and re-painted 4 bedrooms and hallway and replaced 2 beds. The 55" smart-TV is brand new, and we noted and resolved the network issue on our next visit. The sofa is distressed leather. The boards outside were moved from a storage area by someone (previous renter?) that drove onto the sand and got their car stuck in the sand - we removed them. The house is not advertised as having an outside shower (it was too hard to maintain). The kitchen has two complete sets of dishes and silverware and lots of pots and pans, coffee maker, blenders, toaster, tons of glasses and cups and bowls. The bikes are replaced every few years, but even 1 winter causes a lot of rust.
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5

Great Group get away!

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of 5 that gets together twice a year. We all live in different parts of the country, so are weekends are a great time to catch up. This house was a perfect match for our group. The balconies on the front and back provided views of the bay and wetlands and are perfect for porch sitting as on of our group calls it. One of our group enjoyed the hot tub daily and really enjoyed having that available. The kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils and dinnerware you need. The large open area upstairs is great for the group to sit around and relax.

David is very responsive to questions and concerns. As we were all traveling by air to the house David arranged to have linens delivered to the house. When there were questions, David responded immediately even once late at night on our arrival day.

Our favorite restaurants were J.P's Wharf, just on the other side of the inlet from the house. The food was consistently very good and the oysters were the best, declared by one of our group has tried them all over the country. Our favorite breakfast place was West Side Restaurant, small homey, friendly staff and great food.

I would definitely recommend this house for any size group from 2- 16. It is quiet. There is a great abundance of birds and we also saw turtles almost daily. As we were there in May, the horse shoe craps were spawning and they lined the shoreline.

Thank you to Dave and to Amy(the house cleaner) for making our stay very comfortable and pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Great place on the water for a large group of people. Views in every direction from the top floor and lots of amenities including hot tubs and fishing gear. Wildlife in the area abounds. Great place for a romantic getaway or a group fun. Owners are very responsive in assisting you in having a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband I spent a week at David and Sophie's lovely home in April. David was kind enough to allow us to rent from Wed to Wed due to my husband's schedule. He is so easy to deal with and everything is done quickly.The home is gorgeous and the upstairs living area is to die for. I couldn't stop staring out the windows. The house is very large and since it was only the two of us we pretty much just used upstairs.The big tub in the master is awesome and inspired us to put one in our house! Loved all the different decks and porches. Depending on time of day, we rotated around to different places. The beach is quaint. We found seaglass every day and helped turn over horseshoe crabs. The house is within easy driving to Ocean City, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach. David was gracious enough to check in on us as soon as we arrived and alerted us to an upcoming meteor event. We hope to come back with a bigger group as the house is perfect for any size party! Thanks, David!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Milford

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October/Nov
11 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$384
A$1,791
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$480
 
 
Winter Holidays
27 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$448
A$1,599
 
 
Winter Holiday
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$448
A$2,175
A$3,838
 
 
Winter2
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$320
From
A$448
Fri,Sat
A$1,919
 
 
Spring Break
23 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$512
A$3,198
 
 
Spring 2015
3 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$384
From
A$448
Fri,Sat
A$1,919
A$5,117
 
 
Memorial Day WE
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$576
 
 
May NASCAR WE
30 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$640
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,478
 
 
Summertime 1
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,117
 
 
4th of July Week
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,757
 
 
Summertime 2
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,117
 
 
Short Week August
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$2,559
 
 
Labor Day WE
30 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$806
 
 
Early Fall 2016
5 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$512
From
A$640
Thu,Fri,Sat
A$2,942
 
 
NASCAR Weekend
28 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$640
 
 
Fall 2016
3 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$448
From
A$512
Fri,Sat
A$2,239
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$640
 
 
Winter1
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$512
A$1,919
 
 
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$576
A$3,198
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$63.97
Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Electronics Payment Fee A$63.97
Cleaning Fee A$159.91

$250 of rental fee is due with contract (Total $500 with the deposit).
A 50% payment is due 60 days in advance of arrival, the balance ( 50% less $250) is due 10 days prior to arrival.
3 Kayaks are available to rent for $150 per week (for all 3).
RENTALS ARE SUNDAY TO SUNDAY IN THE SUMMERTIME (June-August)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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