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Charming fully renovated cottage, 5BR, inground pool, patio, firepit, porch,

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Cottage on Cullen is a unique, charming, remodeled mid-century cottage

Welcome to 115 Cullen Street in Dewey Beach/Rehoboth by the Sea. This old-school Dewey Cottage was fully renovated in the spring of 2017. The oversized backyard is fully fenced, with a 24x12 in-ground pool, chaise seating, a hammock, fire pit, dining area and lots of room to spread out and enjoy the sun or the shade. It features a brand new kitchen 2 completely new bathrooms, new hardwood and carpet throughout, a new front deck addition, 2 new hot water heaters (so no one has a cold shower), a new coat of paint inside and out for a fresh, clean feel, and all new bedding and linens. The existing home has 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are very spacious and 2 smaller bedrooms with 2 twins each. There is one king bedroom on the main level, and one full bath (tub shower). Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, a full bath with a large walk-in shower, and a landing area with extra storage. Downstairs there is a front living room, dining area, and a back sitting/game room, as well as an open plan kitchen with 6-person eat-in island. Not only is the home beautiful inside, the lush, landscaped grounds are gorgeous. The outside shower has been expanded to include a washboard sink and sprayer station to make beach clean-up fast and easy. The front of the home features a large deck with potted watering plants and palms, a porch swing and rockers. Parking for 3 cars. Please note this is a non-smoking property, no exceptions.


No teen, grad or college groups, this is a family home.

No smoking.

Fri-Fri only during the summer months.

More Details

Lyn Shoop
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Lyn Shoop

We met in Dewey in 1989 on St. Louis Street, and never really left. We raised 3 kids in Dewey, spending summers here on St. Louis Street, and in 2016, we packed-up the family and moved to town full-time. 115 Cullen Street is the 5th house we have remodeled in Dewey, and we believe we are getting better with each house. If you like this property, but it is not quite enough house for you, check out our listing for 24 Carolina Street (7 brd + pool), at VRBO #1026597. Too much house? Check out our 3 bedroom ocean front condo on Saulsbury Street, VRBO #1378934 .

Lyn Shoop purchased this house in 2017

Why Lyn Shoop chose Rehoboth by the Sea

We bought this house with the stated purpose of making it an amazing family vacation rental for people who appreciate the charm of an old cottage, but enjoy the amenities of a new home. We were aware for about a year that this property was going to be listed for sale, and knowing how much character it has, when it hit the market we had it under contract in less than a week. The lush, landscaped, oversized backyard is something you don't find often at the beach - just beautiful and so private. Its a perfect place for children to play and wander safely, family gatherings, or quiet vacation afternoons in a hammock or on a chaise. The pool is an added feature, as we have learned how much folks enjoy coming back to the pool to relax after a long hot day in the sun. There is parking for 3 cars, and ample street parking also on Cullen St - if you know Dewey, you get why this is a huge plus! And to top it off, the oversized front porch and charming landscaped front courtyard will be a great spot to enjoy watching the world go by from a semi-private vantage point. We made every every effort to retain the cottage charm of this house, while adding all amenities. We encourage guests to share ideas and feedback after their stays, and have made so many changes in response to wonderful suggestions we have received during our first few months of hosting.

What makes this house unique

This cottage is not someone's home that is rented when they are not using it, it is a timeless Dewey cottage that was remodeled specifically as a family vacation rental so that YOU will have a dream vacation. Many hours have gone into planning exactly what a vacationer would want, including big families, multiple families, grandparents, and so on. The 7'' kitchen table was built to order at Maisey's Market in Wilmington. Two hot water heaters ensure that no one has a cold shower. We squeezed in a washer and dryer because we know this is a must for all the wet bathing suits and towels. The bones of the house make it impossible to add central HVAC, but we have installed new AC units in each room, and we have xtras in storage that can be swapped out in a blink if ever there is a problem. We have board games, cards, comic books, bocce balls, and horseshoes. There is a BBall net one door up on the street, sidewalk chalk and a 4-square ball, squewers for smores around the fire pit, and a hanging swing on the front porch to relax. OK, I'm also obsessed with the gorgeous backward... The authentic Thai bamboo chaise lounges are surrounded by lanterns and twinkly lights that are set on a timer to come on at dusk each night. As we mentioned before, the outside shower was renovated to double its size, and includes an old cast iron sink and drainboard.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rehoboth by the Sea in Dewey Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Shower, hand sprayer & sink w/drainboard for pet washing
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Adam and Eave room - 2 Single Bed , This is a smaller bedroom with a sloped ceiling
    Downstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs Master
    The East Eaves - 2 Double Bed , Upstairs Master
    The Bunkie Room - 5 Single Bed , Upstairs Bunkie Room, 5 twins
    Admiral Dewey Room - 2 Single Bed , This is a smaller bedroom with a sloped ceiling
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming fully renovated cottage, 5BR, inground pool, patio, firepit, porch,
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Charming cottage! Perfect for our family beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage. It was perfectly arranged and very comfortable. We loved spending time on both the front porch and in the back yard which had a fantastic pool and fire pit. The house was less than 2 blocks from the beach and less than 1 block from the trolley. A perfect location. We would definitely stay in this house again should we ever return to Dewey Beach!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Nothing that we've stayed at in the past compares to this place. There are so many things to mention, but we'll just focus on the biggest focal points. The backyard is so tranquil due to the saltwater pool and foliage lining the perimeter of the fenced yard. After 2 lacrosse tournaments and 10 games, we just wanted to relax and that we did without any noise or interruption. The massive kitchen with numerous areas to sit down allowed for us to spread out while making meals and had plenty of utensils/kitchen ware to prepare all types of meals. The front porch provided enough seating, shade, and privacy to allow us to take in the ocean breeze, but not be scrutinized by passers by. Proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shops allowed us to walk wherever we went (with exception of the outlets). We recommend bringing bikes to allow for travel to and from Rehobeth Beach. We most definitely recommend staying here. Don't let the cost deter you as there is room for 3+ families in this cottage. Thanks goes to the owners for updating the interior/exterior. Awesome job.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house inn Dewey, delightful, close to everything, pool in backyard

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this best kept secret...adorable place in Dewey Beach. Sleeps 10 upstairs, plus master bedroom on 1st floor. Kitchen has everything needed. Newly renovated with everything new including comfortable great leather furniture and large TVs. Large dining table for all including stools at big granite island. Two places we spent a lot of time was the backyard oasis with pool, fire pit, lounges and outdoor shower and the front porch where we loved to sit and cool down at night. One minute walk to beach and all the fun places to go in Dewey can easily be walked to also. I would love to own this place!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, there's plenty of room, the pool and back area are perfect and it's close to everything. Very clean and well taken care of. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, well maintained cottage that lives large. It is a small cottage but has plenty of beds, hang out space and the backyard is the best part! Clean house, everything you need in a rental and the best location between Rehobeth and Dewey.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean , nice curb appeal.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place , very clean beautiful kitchen sure to please any cook , fenced in back yard , an a outdoor shower, an the beach 🏖less then 2 blocks a very easy walk , You looked at the rest this is the BEST. An a first floor master bedroom, Life is Good, I will return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rehoboth by the Sea is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, just north of Dewey Beach and south of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Many folks consider this area to be part of Dewey, but in fact, it is it's own neighborhood running from Houston Street (to the south) to Chesapeake Street (to the north). Only 2-to-3 blocks deep, the quiet, tree-lined, streets in Rehoboth by the Sea have limited public parking, no hotels, and beautiful uncrowded beaches. While you'll be close enough to walk to the bars and restaurants in Dewey and Rehoboth, you're well outside of the noise and activity in town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rehoboth by the Sea, Delaware

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak
22 Jun 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer 2018
10 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Off Season
8 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Season
5 Oct 2018 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
24 May 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
6 Sep 2019 - 21 May 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £761.4
Cleaning fee £152.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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