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Waterfront Cottage pets welcome

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Slaughter Beach - Mermaid Cottage Waterfront

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This darling Bayfront cottage is one for your memory book!

Charming beachfront home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in quiet Slaughter Beach, DE. This is the vacation spot for you if you are looking peace and quiet in a kinder, gentler rustic community. Bikes and Nature have the right of way in this sleepy town.. Beautiful beach location minutes from Lewes Ferry, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Half hour from Ocean City Beaches, next to Prime Hook ( Nature's preserve) and Cape Henlopen State Park. Tennis courts 1 mi. away; Golf Course 15 min away; Convenience Store, 1 mile away. Paved roads where bicycles take preferences. Dovers Down Casino / Harrington Casino 20 miles away ea. Outlet stores are 15 min. away (no sales taxes).Turn back time -perfect for your get away. Beds are 2 full size and one queen sofa. Extra queen size on porch.

This home is a bay/beach front home allowing for loads of activities including sailing and kayaking a few hours before and after high tide as well as sunbathing. The small lapping waves are easy for young ones to negotiate and wade while enjoying the water.

The Cedar Creek Marina, with access to the Mispillion River leading to the Delaware Bay, is just minutes away and can be contacted for fishing trips. There is also a FREE newly renovated public launch across the river on Lighthouse Road which is run by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Milford is six miles inland on a relaxing country road with every store you could need to outfit your vacation. There you can find a local cafe/ice cream shops, liquor stores, antique shops, art galleries, specialty shops, drug stores, department stores, and many restaurants Walmart Super Center is open 24 hours a day .. Milford is a year round community.

Within easy biking distance (2.8 miles) is the DuPont Nature Center, an ecotourism destination, with tours and hands-on activities for children and adults. Only a six minute drive on Lighthouse Road or 15 minute bike ride.

There are numerous public access parking areas all along the two miles of the main road, Bay Avenue, (ANY named road has public beaches). The beach next to the Fire Dept. has restrooms and a new shaded picnic gazebo. There is a children's playground along with tennis and basketball courts next just across from the main beach. Next door is the Fire House which occasionally has events.

Biking and rollerblading is a favorite activity on Bay Avenue since there are no cross streets, so it is relatively safe. Please feel free to bring your own bikes. Keep in mind, Delaware requires children to wear helmets.

Take a long walk on the uncrowded strand or jog the main Bay Avenue. Fishing, sea glass and shell collecting and a yearly regatta for small boats is held every July 4th.

Slaughter Beach is a world famous birding habitat. You can marvel at the hundreds of bird species including the endangered Red Knot as they stop to feed on Horse Shoe crab eggs on their way north. Most people thrill at the spectacle while others are a little horrified by the crab's primitive looks. They are completely harmless but can cause the water's edge to be a littered with their shells.

Watch for the just hatched baby turtles headed to the Marvel Preserve just behind us in early summer. Slaughter Beach is surrounded by preserves to all three non water sides and Eagles can be seen nesting at the south end.

The quaint town of Lewes, Delaware is a short drive of 15 minutes in the off season. Also don't miss hip Rehoboth Beach (25 miles) which is about a half hour drive in the off season and longer on crowded summer weekends. Movies at Midway are only 15 minutes on Route 1.

Please note: Slaughter Beach is perfect for nature lovers and anyone that is looking for beauty and a place to give yourself peace of mind. This is a rustic area which can be remote and deserted feeling for some folks.

Check in time 3pm or earlier if cleaning company is finished

Checkout time 10am


One owner is a licensed Delaware Real Estate Broker

Check in time 3pm or earlier if cleaning company is finished -checkout time 10 am later checkout may be arranged if new tenant not checking in on the same day

Keywords: Water front cottage Pet friendly

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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What makes this cottage unique

Smoking permitted outside only and on beach

Pet friendly rental and pets permitted on the beach must be under your control /leash

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful relaxing time

We hope to return next year five star !!!!!
Jun 2014
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront Cottage pets welcome
average rating of 4.580645 based on 32 reviews

Cozy, romantic, adorable getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

On a whim, I booked the Mermaid Cottage for one night over the weekend b/c I needed to walk on the beach, hear the waves and gulls and smell the salt air. In spite of the horrid name, Slaughter Beach is a laid-back, undeveloped stretch of houses on or across the street from the beach. The cottage is clean and adorable with a back yard, fenced in front yard, and right on the beach.

Would love to stay here another time for an entire week.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time, the cottage is so cute. It was clean and loved the fenced in yard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is adorable inside. We knew it was pet friendly prior to renting but the amount of animal hair on every surface, especially the couches, was pretty awful. It would have been much better if the furniture had been cleaned, vaccumed before new renters came in but otherwise very clean. The path down to the water is very narrow with prickly plants overgrown on it. And I'd like to mention how terrible the horseshoe flies were! We couldn't stay outside for more than 20 minutes, even with bug spray and the closer to the water the worse it got!

The location however is excellent. We spend half the time in Dover visiting museums. The Air Mobility Museum was amazing, free and only about 25-30 minutes away. In the opposite direction about 25 minutes was a boardwalk and Cape Henlopen State Park which was an awesome find. $10 for the day with bike trails, swimming in the ocean, activity center and tons of history from WW2 with a lot of massive guns and look out towers!

Overall we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Perfectly lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the cute and cozy cottage was awesome. Clean and comfortable to relax with our doggies in between trips to the beach and boardwalk. The attractions are close enough to enjoy and the local wildlife and scenery is stunning. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, relaxing, enjoyable and air conditioned(!) place

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our recent stay. Everything was as advertised: very clean, quiet, private, dog friendly, and cool inside. It was exactly what my family and I were looking for when we stayed recently at Slaughter Beach. There really was not anything the place was lacking.

We would definitely stay here again and in fact, plan on doing so next year. Hoping though next year we get some slightly cooler temperatures outside!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest and cleanest little cottage one could imagine. Sun rises directly off Slaughter beach!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage. I will stay here again next year again. So relaxing, clean and cozy. The photos don't do this place justice. The inside is a must see.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Slaughter Beach is also home to the Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Tourists are attracted to this area for bird watching as many birds stop over to eat the eggs of horseshoe crabs as they lay their eggs on the beaches. Along with Broadkill and Pickering beaches, this area is officially designated as a horseshoe crab sanctuary. Because Slaughter Beach is such an important area for the continued survival of horseshoe crabs and the migrating birds that depend on their eggs, the town has adopted the horseshoe crab as its official town symbol.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Slaughter Beach, USA

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Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaners £82

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Slaughter Beach, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) sofa bed queen and queen on sleeping porch, Double Beds (2) smoking permitted outside and on beach Pets permitted in cottage and on beach
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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