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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: Sep 17, 2014
Retro Fun - Kitschy Kool 4BR/2BA, by the Beach

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

Please note: Our calendar is not always up to date, as we do not make updates to this site every week. Please let us know what week you are interested in - if a week shows as booked, there is always the possibility there was a cancellation.

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 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 inquire elsewhere.

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. GASP!!!! Oh the horror of it!!!!! Hey, 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.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet

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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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4 Reviews

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!


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Updated: Sep 17, 2014
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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $200 - $250

    Weekly Rate: $700 - $1600

    Monthly Rate: $1100 - $3500

  • 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.
    Please note: Our calendar is not always up to date. Weeks that show as "reserved" may have been released and are now available. Weeks that show as "open" may have been reserved. Please make an inquiry rather than depending on the accuracy of the calendar.
    2014 Season:
    Winter through May 17, 2014 $900/week or
    $200 to $250/night with 4-night minimum.

    Shoulder May 17 to May 24, 2014 $1000/week or
    $200 to $250/night with 4-night minimum.

    May 24 to May 31 - $1000/week, no nightly rentals.
    May 31 - June 7 - $1150/week, no nightly rentals.
    June 7 to June 14 - $1300/week, no nightly rentals.
    June 14 to June 21 - $1400/week, no nightly rentals.
    June 21 to June 28 - $1500/week, no nightly rentals.
    June 28 to August 9 - $1550/week, no nightly rentals.
    August 9 to August 16 - $1500/week, no nightly rentals.
    August 16 to August 23 - $1350/week, no nightly rentals.
    August 23 to August 30 - $1150/week, no nightly rentals.
    Special Offer: August 30 to October 4 - $ $700.00/week, no nightly rentals.
    October 4 to December 28 - $900/week or
    $200 to $225/night with 4-night minimum
    We strive to make your rental experience as comfortable and secure as possible. Please review the following guidelines.
    * Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is no earlier than 3pm; check-out is no later than 10am.
    * The MAXIMUM occupancy is 8, which includes both children and adults.
    * All rental correspondence is sent via email, and it is the responsbility of the Renter to provide a possess a valid email address and working printer/scanner to complete the reservation within the required time periods outlined below.
    * A 50% deposit on rent plus security deposit is due to Owner within 48 hours of our emailing the rental contract to address provided us. All documents (copy of driver's license, a signed rental contract, house guidelines) must be received by the Owner within the 48 hours as well). Proof of mailing within the 48 hours is also accepted. No refunds are given once a contract is signed and monies paid (unless security deposit, which is refundable). The balance of the contract must be paid no later than 30 days prior to check-in.
    * If a reservation is made less than 30 days prior to check-in, full payment and all documents referenced above must be received by Owner within 24 hours after rental contract is sent to renter via email. No refunds are given once a signed contract and payment is received by Owner.
    * DURING THE OFF-SEASON (After October 11th, THE HOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR A MINIMUM 4-NIGHTS RENTAL. In some instances, during off-season, a 3-night rental may be negotiated. However, all rentals less than 4 nights will incur an additional $100.00 cleaning fee on top of rental rate.
    * Damage insurance purchased through CSA Travel Insurance is required at time of rent deposit. Cost is currently $69.00 for $3,000 in damage insurance,and is paid directly to CSA. This is not optional, and no lease will be valid unless insurance is paid for. Rates offered by CSA are subject to change. For groups of less than 3, the fee is $49.00 for $1,500 in damage insurance.
    * A $350 security deposit is held, and any damages/losses will first be deducted from this amount, and balance refunded to Tenant. Tenant will be provided with receipts and can then file for reimbursement from CSA. Tenant is responsible for any damages above the $350 security deposit, regardless of whether CSA will cover them or not.
    * The $350 security deposit must be paid by USPS money order, and may not be paid by credit card or other means.
    * A copy of the driver's license for the person signing the lease must be submitted as proof of identification, and must match all information on the lease and match the address on an personal check submitted. No other form of I.D. is accepted.
    * ACTIVE DUTY Military members signing lease - 5% discount with ID. Miliary member must be present in home during tenancy, and present copy of current military ID. Discount may not be combined with any other special offers.
    * Only personal checks and PayPro payments are accepted. Personal checks are only accepted when payment will be received at least 30 days in advance of check-in. Personal checks do NOT include checks drawn on a credit card convenience check. Personal checks must be on known U.S. banks, with r


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • * 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 (the house made it through the storm ok, but in November 2012 Hurricane Sandy's winds whipped down our chimneyy and took out our good 'ole workhorse oil furnace)
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