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Lewes Beach, DE - short stroll to the beach, bright, sunny and clean!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming cottage - 4bdrm, 2 ba. Spacious fenced yard w/firepit, porch & patio

The Gatehouse Cottage is classic Lewes Beach. This family friendly home is new to the rental market in 2016, recently updated, clean and comfortable. The house is located at the end of a quiet street and borders City of Lewes open space. The secluded back yard has a fire pit area, patio and screened in porch. Two person kayak, beach chairs, various outdoor and board games included. Kitchen is well supplied with all of the cooking and dining essentials. Excellent location - an easy stroll to the beach, walk or bike into town for restaurants, shopping, Canalfront Park, and historic sites. The Cape May Lewes Ferry ,Cape Henelopen State Park, and hiking & biking trails are less than 3 miles away. A fabulous location to enjoy Lewes in any season!

Small, non-shedding, well behaved dogs considered for an additional fee of $200.

Linens and bath towels are provided during off season/short term/weekend rentals. During peak summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day), we can provide linens (beds will be made), bath and beach towels for an additional fee of $250. This covers the expense of additional house keeping and laundry services associated with same day rental turnovers.

A FEW MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR LOCATION: We are on Clayton Avenue, a side street off of Cedar Street which runs the length of Lewes Beach. Our beach is approximately half a mile from the public beach which sits next to the large public parking area near the Dairy Queen. (Thus making our location less crowded!)

There are several options for walking or biking into town. We are located at the end of a dead end street. There are trails at the end of our street that lead into town towards the boatyard and Irish Eyes at the end of Anglers Road. In addition, Bay Avenue is the beach road 7 houses away that runs parallel to Cedar Street. Bay Avenue is very pedestrian and bike friendly with little car traffic. Approximately a half mile walk or bike ride will take you to Savannah Road near Dairy Queen and 2 Dips Ice Cream. From there, you can continue into town (about another half mile) on sidewalks to enjoy shopping, restaurants, Canalfront Park, and historic sites.

A FEW MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE HOUSE LAYOUT: Our 1950's cottage is approximately 1500 square feet and all on one floor. The king bedroom and one of the twin rooms are connected, sharing a Jack and Jill style bathroom. The queen bedroom and the other twin bedroom are next to each other with another full bath across the hall. A very nice set up for two families vacationing together.

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Gates
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Stephanie Gates

Our family has enjoyed Lewes Beach for many years. We hope your family will enjoy our home and Lewes just as much as we do!

Stephanie Gates purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Stephanie Gates chose Lewes

Lewes is a great place to visit any time of year. Enjoy Lewes Beach on the bay, or Cape Henelopen State Park for the ocean. Miles of great hiking and biking trails. Downtown is quaint and historic with excellent restaurants and shopping. For a change of pace, only a short car ride to movies, outlet shopping, more restaurants, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is freshly updated, clean and comfortable! A quiet location that is convenient to everything Lewes has to offer. After spending the day at the beach, hiking, biking, kayaking, shopping, sightseeing or whatever you love doing in and around Lewes, you will be very comfortable in this recently updated home. The quiet and secluded porch is a great spot to relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The yard has lots of space for the kids to play and sits next to City of Lewes open space. Build a bonfire in the backyard fire pit and relax at the end of the day. Dine in town, or cook at home - our kitchen is well equipped with all of your cooking and dining essentials.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lewes Beach (East of Canal) in Lewes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Linens and bath towels are provided for off season/short term/weekend rentals. During peak summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day), linens, bath and beach towels can be provided for an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the additional house keeping and laundry services associated with same day rental turnover.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes:
Beach chairs (at least 4) provided, Two person kayak, paddles and PFD's, Various outdoor and board games. Linens and towels ARE NOT provided during peak summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day). We will rent these items for an additional fee. Please inquire if interested.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Lewes Beach, DE - short stroll to the beach, bright, sunny and clean!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect choice for a group getaway

  • 5 of 5

This gem of a home was the perfect location for our group of three couples, who spent a weekend at the beach in Lewes. Everything was comfortable and clean, and we took advantage of the full kitchen and screened in porch every day. The location is convenient to both the beach and the town, and we enjoyed the quiet neighborhood in the evenings. We definitely recommend the Gatehouse Cottage and will consider staying again if we return to Lewes in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cottage, very spacious, clean and quiet with close access to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Havre de Grace, MD USA
5

Perfectly wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four spent a long weekend at Stephanie's beautiful home in Lewes. It was perfect! She has outfitted it very thoughtfully: we had everything we needed and more. The beds are very comfortable, the bed linens soft and smooth, the kitchen well equipped. We hope to rent it again and encourage others to do the same!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great weekend, thank you for the kind words and for taking such good care of our place!
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5

Wonderful -perfect for a family beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Stephanie was so responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Takoma Park, MD
5

Beautiful remodeled house just two blocks from the peaceful beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this house. Everything was updated and immaculate. The electronic keypad door was so easy to use. The decor was charming without being frou frou. The bed in the master bedroom was soooooo comfortable. The backyard was full of spring daffodils.The location was amazing! You did have to cross a street that could get busy to get to the beach, but the walk to the beach was less than 5 minutes! It was so nice to stay at the end of a quiet residential street. This has been our favorite rental in the adorable town of Lewes.

If we stayed again we would bring outlet plugs for the safety of our toddler and maybe a chef's knife for the kitchen, because we are a little picky about our knives. We noticed a convenient foldable child's cot in a spare closet; it would be nice if a pack n' play was stashed in there too.

Can't wait to go back and finally try out the backyard fire pit while lounging with a glass of wine!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm, welcoming home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay in this warm, welcoming, clean, and spacious home. The location was perfect, especially if you enjoy walking, as we do. The bayside beach is only a two-block walk. Downtown Lewes is about a one mile walk or bike ride away. Perfect! Lewes has wonderful restaurants and shops. We packed a lot into our weekend getaway, including visits to Rehoboth Beach (nice boardwalk and plenty of restaurants and shops), Cape Henlopen (pretty hiking trails), and Milton (check out events at the Milton Theater!) - all just a few minutes drive from the house. Stephanie, the owner, is very helpful and responsive. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Great location, steps away from Lewes Beach. Walk or bike to downtown for shopping, restaurants, Lewes Canalfront Park and historic sites. Cape Henelopen State Park, Cape May - Lewes Ferry, biking and hiking trails are less than 3 miles away. Location, location, location!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lewes Beach (East of Canal), Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,632
for 7 nights
£2,632
 
 
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£806
for 2 nights
From
£345
£2,470
 
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£725
for 2 nights
From
£304
From
£325
Fri,Sat
£2,145
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£481
for 2 nights
From
£183
From
£203
Fri,Sat
£1,435
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,415
for 4 nights
From
£325
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£481
for 2 nights
From
£183
From
£203
Fri,Sat
£1,435
 
 
New Year's 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£765
for 2 nights
From
£325
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,632
for 7 nights
£2,632
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 5.0%

Small, non-shedding, well behaved dogs considered for an additional fee.

Linen & Towel rental available during peak summer weeks (June, July & August) for $250. Beds will be made, and bath and beach towels for up to 8 people will be provided. Please inquire if interested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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