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Upscale Furnished Vacation/Corporate Rental

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

3 BDs & 3 full BAs sleeps 5 (ask about the possibility of two additional)

If you are seeking a corporate rental or vacation stay in the Wilmington, Delaware area, this charming Cape Cod home is a lovely choice. Stay a week or a month and feel comfortable with all the amenities of a fine hotel.

This home has been totally remodeled with top of the line kitchen cabinetry and granite counter tops with hardwood floors throughout. Two large Bedrooms with Queen size beds and flat screen TVs on the 2nd level share a beautifully upgraded full bath. On the main floor, an Office/Library/Guest Bedroom with a twin day bed has an adjacent beautifully upgraded full bath with shower. Two more twin beds are in the finished, partially furnished basement. A cozy screened in porch is just off the spacious Living Room which has a fireplace as well as a 52' flat screen TV.

Our key-less lock system eliminates picking up keys, dropping off keys, losing keys or getting locked out!

Location: Wilmington, Delaware is midway between New York City and Washington, DC -- 115 miles in each direction. Center City Philadelphia: 30 miles. Downtown Baltimore: 85 miles. Lancaster, PA: 50 miles. Atlantic City, NJ: 90 miles. Delaware's Atlantic Ocean beaches -- Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey, Fenwick: 90 miles.

Air/Rail Access: PHL/Philadelphia International Airport: 25 miles. ILG/New Castle Airport -- private planes: 10 minutes by car. BWI/Baltimore-Washington International: 80 miles.

Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL -- all northeast corridor trains stop here -- including the high-speed Acela Expressway. Also SEPTA commuter trains (R-2 line to/from Philadelphia and south to Newark, Del). Approximately 80 trains per day.

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Richard Arthur Fenner
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Richard Arthur Fenner

Kathy and I are both transplants from the East Coast to Southern California. We live in Irvine CA and are in the residential Real Estate Market. We have one son Richard Arthur Fenner II who graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2008 and now works in London

Richard Arthur Fenner purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Arthur Fenner chose Wilmington

My wife grew up in Wilmington DE and we decided to purchase this home as a vacation/rental property. We spend a couple weeks a year at Bancroft Cottage and love having our own place to entertain family who live very close by.

What makes this house unique

The only top notch furnished rental that accommodate five or more guests within an hours drive of Wilmington.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Upscale Furnished Vacation/Corporate Rental
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

Great home in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 4 adults and a 19 month old. We needed a full kitchen to cook for food allergies and it was easy to to find what we needed (pots/pans, spices, etc) in this great kitchen. We had some guests one evening and the open kitchen/dining area was great to have 4 more adults and another child.

The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom which was challenging especially with a toddler but there is a shower/bathroom on the first level that we used. There are 2 single beds downstairs if needed with a space heater that are ok and very small bathroom that in extreme cold (we had freezing temps and snow/ice during the trip) was not really a good option; probably ok for 3 seasons.

It was very helpful to have washer/dryer to use but be sure to bring extra laundry soap as only 1 load of soap is provided.

Although we ate in often, we know the area well and went to PAPAS food market for GREAT Italian food to takeout -- spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm, roasted peppers etc. There is also a DOLLAR TREE near by if you need soap, toiletries, spices etc.

This property was very clean and very well maintained and even had some Christmas decorations set up. There is a TV in LR and each upstairs bedroom which was convenient for to watch video with our grandson or TV shows, sports etc. Internet access is good and consistent.

This location is very convenient to PA, Philadelphia airport (40-45 mins) Wilmington train station (5-10 mins), I-95. The owners were flexible and agreed to early arrival.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and your input on the bathroom in the basement. We are going to look into putting an overhead heater/fan there like we installed in the upstairs bathroom. When we originally remodeled the home we were not considering putting beds in the basement, but the demand for groups of more than five prompted us to do that. Follow up: We installed an electric heater in the bathroom and a larger one in the main basement room.
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San Luis Obispo

Always cute and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is our go to place when we are in Wilmington. It is warm and comfortable and we really appreciated the Christmas decorations. See you guys next year!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henrietta, NY

907 North Bancroft Blvd, Willmington, DE

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding accommodations, great location, very nice, quiet, local neighborhood (with dozens of large established shade trees). Located 10-15 minutes of everything in greater Worthington (museums, libraries, Riverfront, restaurants, bars/pubs, grocery stores, etc.). Easy access to I-95 to get everywhere outside of Wilmington (including Philadelphia) in a reasonable time. Great walking streets and sidewalks. House itself has attractive architecture with modern conveniences, couldn't be more comfortable. Three full baths means no waiting. Enough beds for a large group. Roomy kitchen is incredible, appliances very "user friendly". A lot of spices, condiments, baking items, coffees, teas, oils, sauces, etc. in large pantry (probably a lot left by previous tenants, including us). Very comfortable eating table located close to kitchen prep area. A LOT of comfortable places to just relax, including a very nice screened porch. No outside noise gets in (not much anyway in this neighborhood). TVs in all bedrooms and family room. Large, modern washer and dryer. The comment that "all you need to bring is your toothbrush" is an accurate description. EVERYTHING you need to live, cook, sleep, shower is there (except for some personal tolitries and groceries). Owners and local property managers are very friendly and helpful. Off-street parking in back driveway is very convenient. Literally felt like we were living in "our" home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this house highly. It’s in a safe neighborhood with parking behind the house in a one-car garage or in the back driveway. It has plenty of room with a very nice kitchen. The photos are accurate, the owner is very responsive, and there are signs posted throughout the house to make things easy for renters. Staying here made our visit to Wilmington just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bancroft Cottage because we were displaced from our home due to a house fire. My husband & I have 2 young children who were having a hard time understanding why we couldn't just go "home". This lovely home has all the comforts of our home and was a great place to stay in our time of need. The children were able to settle in and feel comfortable in Bancroft Cottage. Thank you for that lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA

Great location and comfortable home for the family

  • 5 of 5

Have rented the Bancroft home from Mr. & Mrs. Fenner several times. They are so easy to

work with and the home is terrific for family and jaunts to the various Brandywine Valley

attractions. I rent several homes throughout the year for business and vacation. This home

is great for both. Five strs out of five stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you back and you are a Five Star guest!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Logan House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wilmington Country Club (Porky Olivers)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Wilmington Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Columbus Inn
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Rehoboth Beach
Car: recommended

Situated minutes from the downtown Business District and blocks from the Delaware Art Museum and Rockford Park, this lovely Cape Cod detached, fully furnished home is ready for a Corporate Executive or vacationing family. Local area attractions include food and entertainment at the Riverfront, Winterthur Museum (a DuPont Mansion and Gardens), 12 miles from the University of Delaware, 11 miles to Wyeth Country, 30 minutes from Philadelphia Airport, minutes from Historic New Castle, home of the minor league Wilmington Blue Rocks. We are located just 4 miles (10 mins.) from A. I. DuPont Children's Hospital.

Other Activities: running, walking, golfing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bancroft Parkway, Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Wilmington U Graduation
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
O of D Graduation 2017
25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
July and August 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$146
Refundable Damage Deposit A$663

Payment by check is preferred. Please contact owner regarding credit card and Paypal payments.

A 2.75% fee on the total will be added to all credit card payments. To avoid this fee you may pay by check.

Reservations of less than 7 days will only be accepted within 30 days of occupancy or when it immediately proceeds or follows an existing reservation.

Cancelation Policy:
50% refund for cancellations within 14 - 30 days of arrival
100% refund for cancellations 30 days or more before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bancroft Parkway, Delaware

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , in Basement
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are totally updated and upgraded. Bathroom 3 located in basement
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Pack and Play travel crib - 1 cot
  • Bedroom 3 on the main floor is set up as office/library with a daybed. That room does not have a closet, but we have a hanging rack we can bring up from the basement for your use if requested. We also have a full height single air bed available. Park and Play Travel crib can be found in the basement.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
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