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A Legacy of Lasting Memories in South Bowers Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Unforgettable beach living in this 5 bedroom, 2 bath bayfront home.

Welcome to the quiet town of Bowers Beach where the bay is your playground. This is a beautifully designed bayfront home with the look of 'yester years'. This antique and rustic setting gives you the feeling of being a child again and vacationing with your grandparents.

It has 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths, multiple AC units and ceiling fans throughout the home, and a wrap around screened-in porch and private deck. The home has a fully stocked kitchen with frigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and a dining area that seats 10. There are 3 TVs, DVD player, Wifi internet, two kayaks and a washer/dryer available for use. Plenty of room for the whole family!

The home is located 15 minutes from Dover and 30 minutes from Lewes & Rehoboth Beaches. You can drive one direction and play a few hands of Black Jack at Dover Downs or head south the stroll down the boardwalk and play a round of golf.

Staying home for the day? Bowers Beach offers fun for the whole family. Search for wildlife along the beach, build sand castles with the kids, charter a headboat for a day of fishing, curl up in a chair with a good book or take out the kayak for a sunset cruise. The possibilities are endless!

Sleeps 10: 3 Doubles, 4 Twins (1 bunkbed, 1 Daybed & 1 twin bed).

More Details

Property Manager
Jessica Stiner
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for letting all of us kids sleep in the bonkbed!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Milford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , three twin bed in all - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed , Day Bed - 1st floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveller reviews)

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A Legacy of Lasting Memories in South Bowers Beach
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 25 reviews

Romantic Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE everything about this cottage, especially the huge screened-in porch. I started my day on the porch with French Press coffee and ended it there with wine. The cottage is simply and beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable. I was there with a friend and our 4 daughters and really, we had room for a few more! There are a few restaurants close by, although we chose to stay put and cook. The kitchen though small had everything I needed and was easy to work in. I loved having the second fridge to store our drinks, and I used the grill every day. Other perks for me were the evening beach fires and the use of the kayak. I would definitely recommend this lovely cozy cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were looking for quiet ,peaceful place to spend a long weekend, and we found it in South Bowers Beach.

I had read a few negative reviews, but evidently the issues had been addressed before our visit. The property is just how I pictured it. A charming old fashioned beach cottage. Certainly not fancy, but a shabby chic feel. I love the owners style.

We were able to sit on the porch & enjoy the wildlife.

Mostly we used the gas grill & ate at home. However, one night we went down to Lewes DE (30 min drive ) and had a fabulous dinner at the Buttery.

I would definitely recommend the cottage.


  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellvale, NY (mailing address)

getaway to a simpler time

  • 5 of 5

Staying here felt like a trip back in time. Wooden walls, three-sided porch made out of old-style lumber, old-fashioned screen doors. and creaky windows. You can feel the history that this place has seen many years of enjoying the beach. However, it is a very old building, so be prepared to accept that and be gentle with it. I liked that it's right on the beach. It's not an ocean beach with waves and lots of sand, just on the bay, but you can still swim and kayak and it's private. Lots of wildlife too, horseshoe crabs came up to the shore, all kinds of birds in the morning, and plenty of annoying beach files too. We had a good time and I loved the breeze that blew through the house.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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worst house ever visited

  • 2 of 5

we were very unhappy with the house: old, dirty, full of biting flies and mosquitoes(nets are ripped everywhere, so didn't save us).beach is not clean with many sharks, swimming around there,so, we had to go to Rehobooth and Lewis beaches everyday(my husband caught 4 sharks there).the last 500 feet of the road heading to the house is always flooding because of the river in front of the house. cars swam to the house. we just leased a brand new Toyota Highlander before the vacation, so now we had to wash the bottom of the car at the dealership, because the water was salty. some of us often couldn't take a shower, because there was simply no water, and they had to wait for it for 30-50 minutes. grocery shops and restaurants are at least 25 minutes away from the property. there are no linens, towels, dish soap in the house. spiders, their webs, and insects are everywhere at the ceilings. the house is no worth the money

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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worst summer house ever visited!

  • 2 of 5

There were 10 of us, including kids, staying for a week at this house. Even kids did not like the house. First of all, no one warned us that the last 500 feet are always flood, so our cars had to swim in order to get to our driveway. We even caught fish there.Good we had jeeps, but we just leased a brand new Toyota Highlander before the vacation:now it is all salty,we have to take it to the dealership to wash the bottom.Second,the house is old and dirty,full of spiders, biting flies and mosquitoes, because of the river in front of the house. We were all eaten. Third, there is no normal parking space like all other nearby houses have, but we couldn't park one of the cars alongside the house, because an old man?? told us we weren't authorized. Firetruck had to go through that way!!! there are so many wires! how would the firetruck go through? Forth, the beach is full of sharks, and dirty, so we had to drive an hour every day to Rehobooth and Lewis beaches. We saw people on the beach maybe 2-3 times. Probably they did the same thing, because they had a lot of kids as well. Fifth, very often a few of us couldn't take a shower and had to wait it back for 30-50 minutes, because there was no more water in the faucets. Water is stinky. Sixth, when I wrote about some of these issues to the real estate Jessica, she even didn't bother to respond and at least say sorry. I have never rented the house before, which has no LINENS, TOWELS, SOAP, EVEN DISH SOAP! The house is very far away from everything. You go to the grocery shop or restaurant at least 25 minutes. House smells of dampness. They didn't return a security deposit.We were very unhappy with this house. Disgusting!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent for the price. Truly lasting memories.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located between the river/marsh and the beautiful Delaware Bay. We awoke each morning to the sound of seagulls, the water lapping against the shore, and a pristine view of the bay. Despite being near other homes, the location is very remote. Plan accordingly as the nearest grocery store is a 20 minute drive and there are no local convenience shops. The main road does flood, however, it's only about 4 inches of water at most and we saw many low-riding cars (like a Prius) make it though easily. This review would have five stars if they would address some of the structural issues; needs an interior paint job, downstairs bathroom is not well ventilated, some windows missing screens, downstairs bedroom smells a bit moldy, siding beginning to detach on exterior. Otherwise, our entire family LOVED this place and we would certainly consider a second stay in the future. The property includes two kayaks, beach chairs, and lots of beach toys for the kids. The house has plenty of plates, utensils, pots and pans, and two working refrigerators. There's a propane grill to use as well; the spare tank was empty but we had no need to use it. Would highly recommend this location over the congestion and expense of Rehoboth or Lewes.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Welcome to 'Delaware's Best Kept Secret' Bowers Beach is a remote quiet beach town, perfect for families and relaxation.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

We accept reservations on a "first come, first served" basis. Ideal Property Solutions handles multiple vacation properties throughout Delaware. During the busy spring and summer seasons, it is better to contact us through email. We can be reached at: and please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Ideal Property Solutions does not accept payments through VRBO or Home Away. We accept Check, Money Order and Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card and Discover). Deposits are due with your signed contract within 7 days of making your reservation (Half of the full balance due). Final Balance is due 30 days prior to check-in. If reservation is less than 7 nights, there will also be a $75.00 cleaning fee. Please Note: Starting 10/2015, there will be a 3.2% convenience fee for all credit card transactions. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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