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Beach front beauty - all year round specials. Leave the world behind.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront House Sleeps 14: 4 Bedrooms, Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, Add.Shower

Tranquil Beach House with Breathtaking Views

Enjoy our four bedroom beach house with outstanding unobstructed views of Broadkill Beach, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This home, designed for fun and relaxation, offers a unique retreat with all the comforts of an extraordinary home away from home, capable of sleeping 14 comfortability. Our bayfront location is merely 20 steps to the beach. Practically on your own private beach, you will likely be lured into taking long, peaceful, walks in either direction. You will also likely see dolphins close to shore in the morning and afternoon. The wide, flat beach creates a huge playground for games and fun for everyone. The water is warm, shallow, with a smooth sandy bottom.

Ground Level- Available Inside the garage is a large assortment of beach toys, games, and chairs, geared for all ages. We even have a 2 person kayak to use whenever you would like. After leaving the beach, on the ground floor, you might enjoy our indoor/outdoor shower. Adjacent to the shower you can relax in the large hot tub inside its’ own cozy, paneled, private room.

Main Deck - On the main floor, you will love the large wraparound deck where you can enjoy breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets. On the deck are many chairs, a picnic table, and BBQ; all elements that create an inviting atmosphere for lounging, cocktails, dining, and viewing the great expanse. And on a clear day or night, you can see all the way across the Bay to Cape May, 14 miles away.

Main Floor - The living room has cable and Apple TV, high speed internet, and a wood burning fireplace. This room includes a large cabinet/bookcase where you will find many books and games. Both, the living room and adjacent sun room, have new, wonderfully comfortable, upholstered chairs and sofas. The sunroom, full of windows and light, has always been a favorite place for guests to congregate because of the incredible views and comfortable environment. It has a sliding door to the main deck. There is a inviting sitting area for conversation and gaming. The open floor plan is spacious and welcoming with the beach and water always in view. This floor also has a half bath, washer, and dryer. Anywhere in the house you can hear the soothing sounds of gentle waves.

Kitchen and Dining Area - This main floor area is generous with natural light and direct views of the beach, bay, and ocean. This large gourmet kitchen is complete with granite countertops, bamboo wood flooring, professional series appliances and a full supply of accessories. The adjoining dining area can seat 14 people comfortably.

Bedrooms - The four bedrooms upstairs all have vaulted ceilings. The huge Master bedroom suite, with 11 foot vaulted ceiling has its’ own spacious bathroom with a shower, soaking tub and double sink. This bedroom also includes its’ own private porch that faces the beach. Two other spacious bedrooms each have 11 foot ceilings with one queen bed and a single bed with a trundle bed underneath. The fourth bedroom has an apple TV and a sliding glass door leading to the upper deck with unparalleled views. The other upstairs bathroom includes a shower and counter with double sinks.

More Details

Tess Wald
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Tess Wald

Our family has been in love with Broadkill since 1985. We finally realized our dream come true when we made our first Broadkill purchase in 2004. This house, Beachfront Tranquility, right on the water, we purchased in 2007 and find it to be the place where you can leave the world behind and truly getaway.

Tess Wald purchased this house in 2007

Why Tess Wald chose Broadkill Beach

We love the water. Hands down. And this property, right on the beach and the water is our dream come true. No matter what the weather there is always something to watch out of all the windows. Once we walk through the front door the rest of the world just fades away and we feel on a retreat. Yet, we are so close to lots of stores, restaurants, activities and historic adventures. That's a glimpse into why we love this property and wish to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

I can see and hear the beach from every room. We are literally right on the beach and water. Our wide, flat, beach is great for all types of beach games. The warm water has a sandy bottom and stays shallow for hundreds of feet; perfect for all ages. Our sunroom, an additional room filled with windows, is my private refuge.

Thinking of a private small wedding on the beach? Our house can provide that dream wedding or event for you. Contact for ideas and resources.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful place this is! The beach is spectacular and the house is comfortable and inviting. Some of our favorite things to do: Walk on the beach-morning and afternoon. Sitting on the deck reading and watching the ships and sharing meals in the kitchen.

We hope to come back again. It was a very relaxing visit!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Broadkill Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All properties across the street are private and therefore are off limits.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , two sink counter top
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on first floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , located on ground floor coming off the beach
    Bathroom 1 Master Bedroom Suite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , two sink counter top - screened-in porch
  • The master bedroom suite bathroom has a soaking tub and a shower with a two sink counter top and toilet. The second bathroom has a shower with a two sink counter top and toilet. The first floor bathroom has a single sink counter top and toilet. The fourth bathroom is on ground floor and is a shower and changing room as a great place to take off the sand when you come from the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , This bedroom also has a TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , twin with a trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , twin with a trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 large double bed , Sofa bed in living room is double bed size
  • All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. Master bedroom has king size bed. The other two bedrooms each have one queen, one twin bed with a trundle bed beneath. The master bedroom has a screened in porch that offers privacy and a beautiful view of the water.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hearing the beach waves from every room in the house will help anyone relax into their vacation. We are one of the few houses left in Broadkill that has no dune and fence obstruction and therefore our house has instant access to the water. Just go down the path and in 20 steps you're at the beach and the water.


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Beach front beauty - all year round specials. Leave the world behind.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 46 reviews

My "happy place"!

  • 5 of 5

This house is my “happy-place”where I go with my book club every January, and thereafter in my thoughts whenever I need a moment of serenity.

For the house itself, the panoramic view of the sea is spectacular. The kitchen accommodates many chefs, and a table that has seated up to 13 of us. Three bathrooms, and two with two sinks also makes it easy for all of us to be ready for anything. Even though there are many bedrooms, my choice has been a comfy sofa on the first floor, and especially the one in the seaside sitting room so I can enjoy the sunrise in the morning without disturbing anyone.

The beach is long and wide for great walks and some privacy (in winter) and we often even get to enjoy a wildlife visitor! In past years, we have seen a snowy owl, snow geese and even a seal!

This home has to be the very best place to stay in the mid Atlantic, if not on the east coast. I highly recommend it for group bonding!

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori, LOVE your review title! "Happy Place" Thank you. We appreciate your book club group enjoying our house each January. It really warms our hearts how much you have enjoyed our beach home. Thank you so much for your glowing review. We look forward to having your group back next year! Cheers, Tess
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Just Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

We miss the view already! From orangish red sunrise to pink sunset, we saw it all. How heavenly it was to walk down the steps and just sink your toes into the warm, sandy beach. My sister and I took long strolls on the beach every morning. My husband took me for kayak rides, and he and my son fished every day right out front. My little nieces loved finding crabs on our walks and jumped in the waves for hours on end. The house is truly elegant, with enough space for everyone. We sat on the porch to read or play cards, looking at the ocean. The kitchen has everything you need from measuring cups to lobster pots! And who wouldn't love cooking with that panoramic view of the ocean? It is just breathtaking! Historic Lewes and Cape Henlopen are a quick drive down Rte. 1. You can relax and feel right at home.


"Your house is the best I've ever seen! I love that your house has 2 levels and a sunroom! We had a fantastic time here. The beach was amazing. We got to go kayaking and swimming. I hope we can home here again." Caryss age 7

"This is the best house ever! I love swimming with my sissie. We found a crab on the beach and I've never seen crabs like that." Riley age 4

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Caryss and Riley, You get 5 stars from me on your review title. “Just Heavenly” Thank you so much for the Dynamite review! We are so thankful that you all enjoyed the house, beach and view as much as we do. We hope to have you stay again! Cheers! Tess
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Quiet, Relaxing, Very Private

  • 5 of 5

This a great place to stay if you have small children who like to go to a from the beach many times throughout the day and the smaller waves are perfect for young swimmers. It is a very quiet, tranquil and private area suiting us very well as we like to get away from the busy, commercialized and packed popular beaches. The owners are very hospitable, catering to our individual needs and they care that we enjoy your stay. We loved the ocean kayak and were able to see dolphins while out on the water. The Cape May Ferry and Zoo are also a great day trip to make that is reasonably priced and is located close to the beach house. We definitely had a great time, and the kids even more so, and plan on staying again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joel, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are thrilled that you got to see the dolphins! and enjoy the beach and surrounding area like we do. We look forward to having you stay again. Cheers, Tes
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Could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our weekend (other than how short is was) was perfect. Even the way one small glitch (couldn't figure out the right remotes to use for the beautiful TV) was handled by the owners almost instantly. The house was gorgeous with spectacular views of the beach and ocean. The nearby town of Lewis, Del. is charming with great shops and restaurants, their is a very good golf course within 10 minutes of the house, and the actual brewery of Dogfish Head beer, where people drink samplers of beer brewed on the premises and play boche is 20 minutes away in Milton, Del. There is a wildlife sanctuary right up the road where our friends went birding and saw lots of migrating warblers. We only hope that we can rent this space again for a much longer time. It is a first class house, in a first class setting with so many great things to do. Or if you just want to do nothing you can sit in the sun room or one of the decks and enjoy the views while you read a book. So fun and so relaxing. 100% recommend this beach front home.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harry, I love your last comment “100% recommendations this beach front home.” That exactly what we strive for our guests to experience. I’m so sorry you had problems with the Apple TV and grateful we could fix it quickly. Feedback like yours is so valuable for us to make our renters have a seamless experience. As a result I have updated our instruction page and that should solve that for future teamsters. We do appreciate all of your years returning to our home and look forward to seeing you again! Best, Tess
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at this wonderful home. Summer, winter and this trip early spring.

Each time has been magical. The views from every window are beyond. We always get the best pictures. My son loved sleeping in the new bunk bed room. So cute. Tess is really great to work with. The welcome letter is always appreciated and helpful with where to go around the area. Great tips! We look forward to booking again. Looks like we need to stay in the fall.

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Happy guest!


  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann, We are so delighted with your title Beautiful Views! We so appreciate you repeat renters who love our home. I'm also thrilled your son liked the new bunkbed room! Thank you so much for your great review and we look forward to your coming again - fall sounds terrific! Cheers, Tess
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing girls weekend! All 8 of enjoyed the comfortable beds, gorgeous views, and the hot tub. The house was even more beautiful in person. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Tess was very accommodating and an excellent host. We enjoyed watching the sunrise from the sunroom each morning and walks on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicki, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! #girlsweekend!! Love it. We are so thankful for your kind words and the 5 stars! Wishing you a great 2018!
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Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Cape May Ferry - across the Bay
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Rookery South - Beautiful 18 hole, Public Course
Nearest Beach
Right out from our deck
Nearest Point of Interest
Broadkill Corner Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Ship Wreck!
Nearest Point of Interest
Rookery Golf Course
Car: necessary

Broadkill offers unique wildlife to observe- dolphins, eagles, osprey, turtles, horseshoe crabs, fox, wild geese migrating and other unique birds that bird watching lovers love. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary expressly for migratory birds, located east of Milton, Delaware, United States. It was established in 1963 on 9500 acres along the western shore of Delaware. In addition: Every spring, Delaware Bay is the epicenter of both an amazing shorebird migration and spawning thousands of Horseshoe Crabs.

Two things of note. First, take the kayak right off the beach in front of the house.

The homes across the street are all private homes and river property and they are very strict about not using their access for anything. However, it's all easy: When you want to go kayaking on the river you will just have to let in at Plum Island Preserve. A few houses further down our street. Same thing with crabbing, you can access the river from the Plum Island Preserve. There's just so much to do on the beach and from the beach that you may not have time to even think about the marsh area. Lastly, in Prime Hook Nature Preserve, on Route 16 before you hit our community, you can also put in the kayak or just take terrific hikes to see the wildlife. Just ask us and we can give you great ideas!


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$337.93

We are now on Instant Booking so you know instantly that you have the house when you submit payment. We are eager to have you stay at our home and enjoy Broadkill - a special place away from it all!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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