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Vintage Victorian. Historic District very close to town center!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Seaside historic Lewes, Delaware charms visitors all year long with quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries, maritime history, gardens and beaches. Walk/ bike to all of these. Bike path at end of street connects to Rehoboth and beaches. Soak up the full Lewes experience by staying close to town in this vintage Victorian house. A block to dinner at the Buttery or coffee at Azafran. Drink that extra glass of wine and save your meter money for you can easily walk home. We just added a ping pong table in the garage!

Come morning prop your feet up on the porch railing and experience this small town wake up. Snow geese honk overhead, boats toot horns and people will wave and say 'good morning.' Or nap hammock style under the pine bough in the secluded backyard garden. Walk and fish, boat or kayak in the Lewes canal. Cross over the canal bridge a half mile to the bay beach with a light house view. Hop the nearby ferry to Cape May to see more Victorian architecture and stores where you can pay sales tax. Then come back to Lewes to buy that expensive diamond necklace for there is no sales tax here in Delaware. Go to the Rehoboth outlets and save more especially off season. But don't forget we are at the beach so go the mile to Cape Henlopen Park. The surf, sun and sand are our main attraction. Here miles of pristine Atlantic beach stretch from the Cape to Rehoboth. You can even bring Fido to some. Swim in season, walk and collect shells or view migratory birds all year long. Cape Henlopen has miles of nature, bike trails and bird watching areas.

Too much fun in Lewes to list. We are the 'civilized beach' so come, slow down drive 25mph or park your car and don't drive. Here you can walk and bike everywhere!

Keywords: Great Location, One block to Town, Secluded Garden, Front Porch, Historic District

More Details

Owner
Caryl E Williams
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Caryl E Williams

Both owners are artists! The house displays their paintings, drawings and even a faux cherry pie, bowl of fruit and plants around. Caryl writes and illustrates children's books and you may find a copy of her book 'The Words' out for you to read.

Caryl E Williams purchased this house in 2002

Why Caryl E Williams chose Historic District

Came to Lewes and LOVED it. Bought this house where our family vacationed for years. Now we own another Lewes house where we live but we do miss the close in location of Franklin Avenue house!

What makes this house unique

First the location, everything is walkable! Second our house has a living room and separate TV/Den. This means the TV can be on and the living room can be for quiet reading. Third the private patio backyard!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Historic District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. One bathroom is located on the second floor and the other on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom, Double Bed in middle bedroom which has the bathroom, Three twins in 3rd bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In separate den room. To access 3rd bedroom you must walk through 2nd bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private garden patio with deck, front porch, outside shower with hot water

Reviews

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(63 traveller reviews)

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Vintage Victorian. Historic District very close to town center!
average rating of 4.7460318 based on 63 reviews
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great house plenty of room close to everything - shopping restaurants beach (bay and ocean) bike paths. Owner is very responsive / would definitely stay again and highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests. We hope you return!
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4

Very cozy house. Fabulous location!

  • 4 of 5

We went on a super rainy weekend in September but we still were able to enjoy ourselves since the house was so comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for Mother Nature’s horrible rainy weekend. Hopefully you will return and have better weather. Thanks for being very nice guests
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5

Great stay in a lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in Lewes, and the house was just what we needed - very comfortable with lots of space.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, walking distance to downtown Lewes took all of 5 minutes, about 2-3 short blocks. The house was lovely, great response from Caryl, looking forward to next year. Plenty of parking and wonderful neighbors that we enjoyed meeting and talking to.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Lewes !

  • 4 of 5

The house location is perfect for walking into town for dinner or shopping. Our dachshund loved the backyard and we spent evenings on the front porch or back deck. The beds were comfortable but be aware that all the bedrooms share one bathroom upstairs. There is a full bathroom on the first floor. Loved the outdoor shower! Parking was available off street for two cars or at the church parking lot across the street. We recommend the ocean beach at Cape Henlopen as well as the bike path to Gordens Pond. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a perfect week

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in Lewes: enjoying the beaches, exploring the town, and relaxing at the house. Both the location and accommodations were ideal for our vacation. Our boys loved the hammock out back and it is so nice to be such a short walk from town.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rookery
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Wilmington
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Buttery, Striper Bites, Honeys
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lewes Beach

Bay beach, Ocean Beach, Frisbee Golf, Farmers Market in season, Historic areas with craft and art shows

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$275.54
Property Damage Insurance AU$81.28

Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday, June, July, August, September. Rates are subject to change. Pet rates are $200 for week or longer. We refund 80% if able to re-rent.

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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