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Oceanside Cozy Cottage 2 Blocks to Beach! Dog Friendly! Serenity Now!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Screened Porch Oceanside 2 Blocks to Beach!

123 Carolina is the perfect ocean-side cottage just 2 blocks from the beach to enjoy your family vacation, romantic get-away, or girl’s weekend! Featuring 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, high-speed Wi-Fi access, outdoor shower, screened in porch, outdoor patio, grill, front and side deck, central air, front-load washer and dryer, DIRECTV w/ 27" HD flat TV's in each bedroom and 50” HD TV in family room above the fireplace. Yes, fully stocked with wood in off season for a crackling fire!

Parking: The U-shaped driveway provides free parking for up to 4 mid-size cars.

Amenities Galore: The completely stocked kitchen includes a refrigerator w/ ice-maker, separate dedicated ice-maker to fill coolers for the beach, gas double-oven cook top, dishwasher, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, toaster, blender, and all of the essential kitchen cooking, dishware and utensils. Amenities include all of the little things we tend to forget when in our rush to reach the beach such as paper towels, trash bags, soap, toothbrushes, coffee cups, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, etc.

Located in a quaint and quiet neighborhood, our 123 Carolina cottage has everything you'll want create those cherished and lasting memories with friends or family.

This coastal home, completely renovated in 2013, is furnished with casual and cozy furniture for the best in vacation relaxation.

Beautiful, refinished hardwood floors throughout, with 3 bedrooms, 7 dedicated beds, 1.5 bathrooms, and sleeper sofa in the family room. Plus, for convenience in getting the sand out, an outside shower, hose and front-load washer and dryer to clean up!

The outside screened porch is a perfect place to relax…if you listen carefully, you can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach!

The outside deck surrounding the house with an outdoor hose makes it easy to clean off the beach sand. Or, you can use the outside shower, featuring direct, convenient access to/from the master bedroom. All of these complement each of the amenities you'll want to make this your permanent vacation home!

Don't forget, you can also cook out with the charcoal grill on the outside, backyard patio.

If you love the beach and beach combing, 123 Carolina is a great spot to enjoy a secluded and relaxed beach vacation. In addition to a brief walk to the beach, you also have convenient access to Dewey & Rehoboth’s famous restaurants and nightlife.

The Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, Jolley Trolley, fine and casual dining, shops, fishing/crabbing, and shopping outlets, make our home away from home a “Beach Retreat” for creating special and memorable experiences.

Rentals beginning second week in June through first week of September require full week rental, e.g., 7 night minimum stay. Check-In/Checkout for weekly rental is Sunday to Sunday: Check-in time is 3:00 pm; Check-out time 10:00 am. Flexibility is provided when possible. No security deposit is required with the convenient Property Damage Protection Insurance policy. VRBO Reservation Service Fee, 3% Dewey Beach accommodation tax, and cleaning service are included in your quote. Linens (sheets, pillow cases, & towels) can be provided for an additional fee upon request. No Smoking is permitted inside the house. Pets will be considered and additional fees may apply. During the off-season months from October through end of April, the DIRECTV service, large/separate ice-maker, charcoal grill and outside water/shower are not available.

We're excited to share our home away from home with you. Please use the Book It Now! feature or send an inquiry for a detailed quote today to secure your vacation plans to rest and relax by the shore.

Keywords: Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Vacation, Beach House, Single Family, Cottage, Children, Friendly, Close to beach, Walk, Vacation, Rental, Rehoboth by the Sea, ocean side

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Brian and Beth Bruffey
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Brian and Beth Bruffey

My family has been coming to the Dewey and Rehoboth beaches for over 40+ years. Growing up with 4 brothers and 1 sister in Silver Spring, Maryland, our parents gave us the opportunity to build and enjoy an incredible amount of memorable experiences at the shore. My Mom, along with my older brother, currently live in Rehoboth. One of my younger brothers also owns a cottage 4 houses down on Carolina St. We're incredibly fortunate to have this home and the opportunity to share it with others to enjoy all of the fun the beach has to offer to create those unique, memorable family and friends experiences.

Brian and Beth Bruffey purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Brian and Beth Bruffey chose Rehoboth by the Sea

My wife, Beth and I purchased this property to provide the same opportunities for our family of three young men and their anticipated future families...the same opportunities my parents provided for us over the past 40+ years. We're anticipating 123 Carolina will be their vacation destination for their families for the next 40+ years as well! This area is consistently recognized as one of the top vacation places in the country. How can you not love Dewey?

What makes this cottage unique

The convenient, 2 block walking access to the beach is fantastic. You can even hear the waves crashing on the beach from the porch. Very dog friendly area and walking distance to many of the Dewey Beach and Rehoboth activities. Featuring great restaurants, family atmosphere, boardwalk, shops, fishing/crabbing, summer night-life activities, and of course, the sun and fun at the beach, Dewey & Rehoboth have everything for a wonderful, restful and relaxing vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cozy Beach House

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Fourth summer in a row! Our family continues to love the beach house we call our home away from home during the summer. Our hosts are always very responsive to our needs and the place is always neat and clean upon arrival. Thank you, Brian and Beth, once again for opening your beach house for our vacation!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Rehoboth by the Sea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Outside Grill is available for use, but is subject to change at any time. Please clean after usage. Please bring charcoal, can't guarantee stock.
  • Please do not move the Trash cans. Enjoy the Valet Service, so please keep Trash and Recycle bins on side of the house.
  • 90 Day Cancellation Notice Required, not 60 Day Cancellation stated by VRBO Reservation Service.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outside Shower - shower enclosure , Kid Friendly w/ direct outside access to master bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Full Shower, Linen closet, with Washer and Dryer
    Buddy Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Buddy Bathroom - Shared between two bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 single bed , 2 bunk bed , 3 total twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , 2 bunk bed , 3 total twin beds; Access to Buddy Bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom with access to Buddy Bathroom
  • 27'' TV's in each room, along with WiFi access.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanside Cozy Cottage 2 Blocks to Beach! Dog Friendly! Serenity Now!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 69 reviews

Great time at the cozy beach cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The owners thought of everything! Very clean !

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Lovely beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Everything is updated. We appreciated all the complimentary items. My daughters loved riding the bikes.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the 5-Star review, Chip and glad your family enjoyed, especially with the crazy/spotty weather we're having. Thank you again for your help. Look forward to having your family back! Cheers, Brian
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 plus our dog had a wonderful 2-week stay here. Despite several days of rain we enjoyed all that the cottage had to offer - quiet, comfortable relaxation. Brian was always available as needed and easy to reach. It was wonderful to have supplies available when we got there - TP, paper towels, COFFEE, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, beach supplies and toiletries. Took some stress out of my packing! My teenaged children and the occasional friend enjoyed the bunks and the outdoor shower. Thank you for helping us to enjoy our family vacation that much more. We look forward to renting again next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, Eliza. Really pleased our cottage worked for your family. Awesome meeting Scott, and appreciate the understanding and flexibility with the normal stuff that none of us can control. You were great to work with. Definitely welcome your family back! Cheers, Brian
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We had an AMAZING time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was so cozy and cute! Brian was so accommodating towards us and was available, even through text, to make sure our stay was perfect and relaxing. I would definitely rebook this place as it was in a perfect location: 1 block from the beach and a ten minute walk to local restaurants. Thank you for allowing us to have an amazing girls weekend - your house is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review, Elizabeth. More importantly, we're very happy you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Definitely hope to have the opportunity to be your host going forward. Thank you! Brian
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Washington D.C.

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our weekend stay at this cottage in Rehoboth. The access to the beach was perfect, the space was lovely and as advertised, and the owner was easy to reach and communicate with. The whole place was very well appointed - comfortable furniture and a very well organized kitchen with all the tools we needed. The screen porch was a delight during our afternoon of rain. Brian was easy to get ahold of and quick to communicate. We definitely hope to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 Star review, Krista. More important, very happy your family enjoyed the weekend get-away and look forward to being your host in the future. Thank again for taking the time to share your positive experience! Cheers, Brian
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teenagers, our dog and I stayed in early June at this lovely cottage. Each of the kids had their own bedroom, which was nice. They shared the full bath, while my husband and I used the half bath that was connected to master and the outdoor shower that is an actual shower insert. The queen bed was comfortable. My favorite area was the screened in porch! The Keurig k-cups provided were very much appreciated. We all watched a movie on our first night due to the rain, so having a DVD player was wonderful! The cottage is very close to the beach and there was a life-guard on duty. We purchased a license for our dog at the Dewey townhall kiosk, so he enjoyed the beach after 5:30. Our stay was wonderful and we wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thanks Beth and Brian!

Jen L.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thank you for the excellent review, Jennifer. So glad you and your family enjoyed! Glad you mentioned the dog beach license...I need to add this to the checklist for future guests. Hope to have you back in the future! Cheers, Brian
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rusty Rudder, Bottle & Cork, Jimmy's Grill, etc.
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Midway, Old Landing, Rehoboth Beach CC, Baywood
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Delware Coast Line Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Coastal Highway / Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Big Fish, Cultured Pearl, Fins, Rusty Rudder, etc
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Dewey Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$81.63

Published rates include Dewey Beach accommodation tax, Property Damage Protection Insurance, Cleaning Service, and the VRBO Reservation Service fee.

No Pet Fees, Dogs are welcome! Dewey Beach is awesome place for dogs.

Check-In/Checkout for weekly rentals is Sunday to Sunday: Check-in 3:00 pm; Checkout 10:00 am.

Linen Service (pillow cases, sheets and bath towels) can be provided upon guest request for an additional fee for 1 Queen bed, 7 Twin beds.

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.