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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

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:
26 March, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Lewes Beach, DE - short stroll to the beach, bright, sunny and clean!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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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We had a very nice stay in Lewes!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed your house. Well stocked kitchen. Screened in porch was very nice . Comfortable quarters for us all. Fire pit was great . House is a great escape close to beaches and town.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Lewes at this comfortable quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

All of the glowing reviews about this property rang true with our experience. The cottage was very clean, with good quality bedding, a well stocked kitchen ,and just perfectly appointed to create an excellent beach ambiance that was tasteful yet cozy. Thank you, Stephanie, for your hospitable interaction and attention to detail that made us feel so welcome and at home, away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Gatehouse Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Hurricane Matthew, our Columbus Day weekend stay at The Gatehouse Cottage got off to a rainy, blustery start. But the cottage was ideal for us--three adults and one baby--from the moment we crossed the threshold. As others have mentioned, it is perfectly laid out for two sets of family members or friends to each have privacy and their own bathroom. And the kitchen, which is well stocked for cooks and diners, opens onto a dining room with a large attractive table. Happily, we did make it to pristine Lewes beach, which is just two blocks away. Altogether, Gatehouse is a wonderfully welcoming cottage nestled in green at the end of a street and close to a special beach. We certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we wanted. Right near the beach, easy bike ride to town, great air-conditioning, WiFi, kids loved the kayak, and it was super clean and comfortable. We cooked many meals in the kitchen which was well equipped. Stephanie, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with and got back to us promptly when we had questions. I would definitely rent this house again and recommend it to friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Property a short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. While I would recommend for any age group, it was beyond perfect for smaller children. The house itself is one level so no stairs. It's beautifully decorated but without unnecessary breakable knickknacks everywhere to worry about. It's a two minute walk to beach with virtually no traffic - making quick trips home a breeze. The master bedroom set up is great for smaller kids with a jack and jill bath. The outdoor space is a bonus and it's very private. We didn't worry if the kids wanted to run around outside. The neighbors are very friendly - both on the street and down at the beach and the beach itself is very quiet and the water is calm.

The owner is very accessible. We were looking for something and emailed her. Within 5 minutes she responded with a solution. Overall great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£221
Fri,Sat
£1,509
 
 
Spring 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£578
for 2 nights
From
£230
From
£313
Fri,Sat
£1,997
 
 
Late spring 2017
26 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,058
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£355
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,435
 
 
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,706
for 7 nights
£2,706
 
 
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£829
for 2 nights
From
£355
£2,539
 
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£745
for 2 nights
From
£313
From
£334
Fri,Sat
£2,206
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£209
Fri,Sat
£1,475
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 4 nights
From
£334
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£209
Fri,Sat
£1,475
 
 
New Year's 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£787
for 2 nights
From
£334
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,706
for 7 nights
£2,706
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £119
Refundable Damage Deposit £238
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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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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