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4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor

4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor


Property Details

Updated: Mar 14, 2015
Retro Fun - Kitschy Kool 4BR/2BA, by the Beach

The Hula House - 4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to the Beach!

Please note: We do not maintain our calendar. You can check the RATES section to see our rates and minimum number of nights for the timeframe you're interested in. After you have determined if your dates meet our minimum, you can use the Instant Quote feature to get a price breakdown. If you decide you would to make a reservation at that time, please provide us with some information on your group so we can determine if this is a good fit for both of us.

Unique 100-year old beach home (circa 1906) - affectionately named The Hula House - with authentic, vintage tropical/Hawaiian decor, 2 blocks to Lewes Beach. Bike down to Cape Henlopen State Park, walk into town and shop the eclectic boutiques along Main Street, drive 3 miles down the road to Rehoboth Beach's Boardwalk. You can't compare when it comes to our decor, as there is nothing like The Hula House! The maximum occupancy is 8, including children of any age. NO sleeping on sofa or other furnishings. Eight means eight. We do not permit the home to be used for gatherings other than only names included on the lease.

We enjoy sharing The Hula House with family and friends . We're very proud that over 85% of our renters choose to return to The Hula House as repeat guests. Please keep in mind that this is our home, where we too enjoy spending relaxing vacations throughout the year, and that it is filled with vintage decor and special accents. Our expectation is that guests treat the house respectfully, and collectively help us to maintain its character and cleanliness. We continually strive to update the house and make it a comfortable retreat for all that visit, which has helped us to maintain one of the highest number of summer AND off-season bookings in Lewes for over 20 years!! Thank you in advance for treating the house and furnishings as you would your own (or at least as you would a good friend's home). Well-behaved children are welcome.

Compare our property to others in Lewes - we offer the best rate for a house of this size and close proximity (walking distance) to the water! FOUR bedrooms and TWO full baths! AND, the decor can't be compared to ANY other home in Lewes!

The furnishings and vintage decor of The Hula House make it unsuitable to leave children unsupervised. Persons under the age of 21 should be under the supervision of a mature adult; young children should never be left unattended, due to the risk of damage to the house during horseplay or curious small hands (examples: knocking vintage pottery pieces from shelves, pulling down vintage hula skirts which are mounted on the home's walls including bedrooms). Damage insurance does not cover intentional damages such as the examples above, and the tenant agrees to be fully responsible. Damages will first be deducted from the security deposit.

Unfortunately, our rental history has proven that groups with multiple families or several children cause the most damage to our home, due to inattentiveness of parents and children that are allowed to run amok and whose destructive behavior is viewed as 'cute' by the parents. We are not the Hilton, with a limitless budget or supply of vintage items to replace those items that a careless Tenant damages. If you're not willing to treat the house in a respectful manner, please book elsewhere. Due to damages, we collect a $300.00 security deposit that is used for any damages or theft. If damages are not covered by the $300.00, the CSA damage insurance policy is also in affect.

Note: The house contains vintage art and some contemporary pieces, that show Hawaiian girls and bathing beauties. Some of these pieces contain glimpses of female breasts. If you're not mature enough to deal with it, or don't understand that the theme of the house is Hawaiian and fun, or in some twisted way think it's perverted, then this might not be the right place for you.

We accept payments through PayPros (credit cards and echecks verified and accepted through PayPros) or personal check in some instances when 30 days prior to check-in date.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at The Hula House. It was very quaint and serene. The beach access was wonderful and we even got to view a storm from our porch. We hope to stay here again next time we're in Delaware - Thank you!
Jun 2013
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4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor
Lewes Delaware

Hula House Needs Maintenance and Cleanliness Upgrade

  • 1 of 5
Our adult family spent a week at Hula House, which had a favorable location within a walk to the beach and into Lewes, but lots of traffic along the main road outside the front and side of the property toward bay beach and ferry. While we were amused at the Hula decor, we would have appreciated it a whole lot more if the home had been more adequately maintained. Dirty floor, grimy cabinets, and less than clean living areas, along with poor maintenance of outdoor grill and storage areas gave us the sense that this property probably had its heyday back in the 1970s or 1980s. We are folks who camp and can handle roughing it so we are not picky about our chosen living vacation living arrangements; we usually leave rentals cleaner than we find them and this was not hard to do in this situation! We will not go back to the Hula House and cannot recommend it for others. We enjoyed Lewes in spite of our experience and will return. We provided detailed feedback to the owner via the realtor survey the day we left and have gotten no response in over 8 months.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor
Lewes Delaware
Narberth, PA

The Hula House

  • 5 of 5
Our family has twice spent Memorial Day in Lewes at the Hula House. We love it for it's wonderful character and comfort, it's proximity to the bay, as well as the center of Lewis. The area couldn't be more beautiful. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing The Hula House once again for your family vacation! We have one of the highest number of repeat renters in Lewes, who year-after-year return to the home for their vacations! We work hard to maintain the eclectic, vintage decor of the house, as well as keep it clean, comfortable and modern for all our Guests. We hope to see you again next year Kathryn!
4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor
Lewes Delaware

Fun In The Sun

  • 5 of 5
A warm and charming home for our vacation :) We loved the Hawaiian decor throughout the home! Our family cannot wait to return for another stay in this little piece of paradise. The Hula House provided us with all the ammenities and lots of relaxation as well. The front porch was a great place for a.m. coffee or an afternoon respite with a good book :) You could walk to the beach, ride a bike or simply stroll down to for sightseeing or exploring the quaint shops. Lewes Beach was relaxing and within minutes to the Ferry to Cape May, Cape Henlopen State Park and Rehoboth. I highly recommend the Hula House for your next vacation :)
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor
Lewes Delaware
Delta, PA

Lewes Vacation

  • 5 of 5
The house was super cute, very unique and comfortable. The front porch was a great hang out! The fenced in yard was perfect for my Chihuahua who was along for the trip. Other than the non cooperating weather, it was a successful vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
4BR Tropical Paradise - Walk to Beach, Vintage Hawaiian Decor
Lewes Delaware
Hershey pa USA

The Allweins

  • 5 of 5
This Is the first year we chose a rental home instead of a hotel for a family vacation. Lewes is a great family town and the hula house was an awesome place for our stay. The decor in the House is unique, the rooms are big and our family of six were very comfortable, not to mention our two terriers who joined us!

The property was cleaned on arrival, and very family-friendly. We enjoyed the big kitchen as well as the sit-down dining room, and the picnic tables on in the backyard as well as on the porch.

The property with some centrally located to the Delaware Bay, Cape Henlopen State Park and Rehoboth beach was only a short drive away. All in all a great place for them family vacation, and we will definitely be coming back.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

The town of Lewes is a true gem in Delaware - quiet but progressive, where the sun, the sand, and the sea are still the number one attractions. Lewes was founded in 1631, and the townspeople take great pride in its historic heritage. Lewes is uniquely situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet at Cape Henlopen. Nowhere can the beauty of Cape Henlopen State Park be equaled. In this preserved land you find miles of beautiful beaches, nature trails and bird sanctuaries.

Enjoy Lewes by foot, as it is indeed a walking town. Within a half-square mile you will find the Historic district, museums, fine restaurants, and some great shops!


From $175 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Early Spring
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
May 2 2015 - May 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Shoulder
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Shoulder Season
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 5.0%

Absolutely No Pets of Any Kind - No Exceptions.

September/October 2014 Special - All September bookings reserved before September 15th save $250 off our regular weekly rentals! Spectactular savings through October 4th! May not be combined withany other special offer.
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Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Mar 14, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, First floor bath adjoins first floor bedroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Floor Bedroom #1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Second Floor Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Second Floor Bedroom #3 - 1 double
  • First Floor Bedroom #4 - 1 queen, Private full bath adjoins


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * WALK to the beach! * Roomy home, huge kitchen, original 1906 wood floors on first floor * Washer/Dryer * Dishwasher/Microwave/Coffee Maker/Toaster/Blender * Seven window A/C units, ceiling fans * High-speed wireless internet * DirectTV Premium Channels * First floor bedroom has private bathroom * Extraordinary vintage Hawaiian decor * Lovely plush tropical area rugs in living room * New (2013) living room sofa and love seat - warm and tropical * Tropical palm tree foliage in dining room * New (2013) high-quality, island-style bedding in all bedrooms (bedskirts and tropical bedspreads are provided as shown in photos; shams and bolster pillows not available for rentals) * Two picnic tables on sideporch (covered), great for crab feasts! * Pressure-treated 10x16 deck pad in back yard with large octagon picnic table and umbrella. * As always, updated art, collectibles, vintage vases, etc. * Ice cream parlour right across the street! * New propane furnace system (heat only) and separate hot water heater

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