Vacation Rentals in Delaware

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Delaware Vacation Rentals

For such a small state, Delaware has plenty to offer!  Visit America’s second smallest state and stay in one of our fabulous Delaware vacation rentals for a fun-filled getaway! Whether you’re looking for a Delaware ocean view cottage or a pet friendly house near the bay, we have a wide variety of vacation rentals in Delaware to choose from.

Try a Delaware Beach Vacation

From the Delaware River to the seashore to the bayside, there’s a Delaware beach vacation rental for every type of vacationer. With 24.5 miles of coastline and 12 miles of state park areas within the Southern Delaware stretch, you can’t go wrong! Sporting activities in Delaware include boating, canoeing, swimming, and kite surfing. If you’re looking for something more laid back, beachcombing and whale or dolphin watching are only a few of the non-sporting endeavors.

No Shortage of Delaware Beach Vacation Rentals

Relax in Southern Delaware’s several small areas, ripe with recreation and history. The real playground of Delaware is in the coastal region. Rehoboth Beach bills itself as “The Nation’s Summer Capital” due to the seasonal influx of vacationers from D.C. When you stay in a Rehoboth vacation rental, you’re only moments from the town’s charm, artistic appeal, and entertainment. Take a break from lounging on the beach and visit Rehoboth’s wooden boardwalk, or spice things up with a colorful trip to Poodle Beach. If you’ll be attending the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival, the Sea Witch Festival or Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival, consider Rehoboth vacation rentals for an economical alternative to a hotel.

Another of Delaware’s breezy hot spots is Bethany Beach. Less crowded than Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, along with South Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, are known as the “Quiet Resorts.” In a Bethany Beach vacation rental, you’re also close to the Delaware Seashore State Park, a six-mile long island barrier. Your Bethany Beach vacation house is perfect for spending time at the beach and gives you plenty of room to store beach toys and to take naps after a day of family fun. You’ll love having a private, spacious vacation rental in Bethany Beach where everyone can hang out and with a full kitchen for packing picnics. With so many reasons to choose summer rentals in Bethany Beach, why consider hotels?

Fenwick Island rentals are conveniently located on either the Atlantic Ocean side or Little Assawoman Bay side of Fenwick Island. Rumor has been for many years that pirates used the canals of Little Assawoman Bay to bury their booty. Whether or not there is any truth to that legend, you'll find that Fenwick Island is a substantial treasure in its own way. Enjoy this "treasure island" like a local! Many of our Fenwick Island vacation rentals are also conveniently located to golf courses, fishing, and lighthouses. If you’re looking to dock your boat during your coastal retreat, check out the rentals that offer slips! The ocean-side beach at Fenwick Island State Park is perfect for swimming, surfing, and body boarding. The bayside beach is open to fishing, clamming, crabbing, sailing, kayaking, and more! After a long sunny day on Fenwick Island, retreat to your Delaware vacation house for some R&R.

If you’re looking to let loose and amp up your vacation, book a vacation rental in Dewey Beach. This summer hot spot has a wild reputation and an exciting array of nightlife, restaurants, and entertainment. Dewey Beach is popular for hosting exciting events such as the Dewey Beach Music Conference, the annual East Coast Skimboarding Championships, and the Greyhounds Reach the Beach event. In a Dewey Beach vacation rental, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of what Delaware has to offer, and then have a comfortable, relaxing, spacious place to rest!

Popular for both shopping and its gorgeous beaches is Lewes, DE. Our Lewes vacation rentals are within close proximity to outlet malls and the Cape Henlopen State Park. If you need a break from the beach, venture out of your Delaware rental and visit the Zwaanendael Museum, which features exhibits about Delaware's history. Bring the family together on Fisherman’s Wharf to see boats and stop for a tasty oceanside dinner at one of the Wharf’s many restaurants.  Lewes is also connected to New Jersey by the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, a pleasurable hour and 15-minute trip.

Not Just the Beach! 

The Nanticoke River in Seaford is lined with a lighted River walk for walking alongside the river, and has a boat and canoe launch. The 1939 DuPont plant is still in operation, and the Seaford Historical Society’s Ross Mansion and Seaford Museum is open for tours. Trap Pond State Park, famous for being the northernmost U.S. point to naturally have bald-cypress trees, is in Laurel, where you can also skydive at the local airport. Historic Milton, at the mouth of the Broadkill River, has attracted residents from large cities like Washington DC and New York City who looking for more rural living with recreation close by.

Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley maintain 18th and 19th century architecture, while having the feel of city life. The Christina Riverfront is perfect for walking, or even taking a water taxi to enjoy the tax-free shopping and atmosphere. Wilmington offers a variety of ethnic festivals and supports a variety of performing arts such as ballet, opera, jazz, blues, Gospel, and rock music. Partake in a unique setting at Celebrity Kitchens, and either have the chefs cook in front of you , or alongside you, then enjoy the complimentary wines. The Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum has dolls, antique toys and vase pieces dating back to 600 B.C. Tour the oldest church remaining as originally built and still holding worship, Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church and the Hendrickson House Museum. Historic New Castle is a Colonial town founded in 1651, filled with interesting architecture, antique and specialty shops. The Brandywine Valley is the location of several du Pont mansions that have transitioned into museums.

Dover’s military and racing reputation is well known. Be sure to visit the Air Mobility Command Museum on Dover Air Force Base. An impressive collection of vintage and restored aircraft from World War II is housed, and also a wealth of educational/historical exhibits including a one-of-a-kind set of United States historical flags. Special events featuring different military work units are also part of the museum’s fare. NASCAR racing is a popular spectator sport, hosted twice a year at Dover International Speedway, a huge facility with the first concrete superspeedway. Dover International Speedway also presents “Monster Racing Excitement,” where participants can ride racecars and trucks with a professional driver, or ride alone after a lesson. After such a heart racing experience, visit the Biggs Museum of American Art, which has a fine collection of landscape/marine paintings, portraits, furniture, silver, sculptures, and much more. Dover is proud of its strong agriculture base, and a number of farms in the area provide pick-your-own opportunities.
It’s pretty clear that a Delaware rental can mean lots of excitement or lots of relaxation – or all of the above. So find yours today.

Consider Delaware vacation home rentals, instead of hotels, this time around. With a selection of Delaware beachfront houses, bayside cottages, cosmopolitan condos, and riverside rentals, you’re sure to find something perfect. When you are lounging by your private pool or taking advantage of a fully-stocked kitchen, you will be grateful you did.  

What are you waiting for? Take your pick! From Fenwick Island to Bethany Beach, Delaware vacation rentals are everywhere and they will make your vacation picture-perfect

Sites and tours to see

Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson Museum and Restaurant in Wilmington
Wilmington and Western Railroad
Historic Delaware City
Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware in Wilmington
Historic Downtown Dover
Woodburn, the Governor’s House in Dover
Parson Thome Mansion in Milford
John Dickinson Plantation in Dover
Chief Little Owl Totem Pole in Bethany Beach-Fenwick
Fenwick Island Lighthouse
Mason-Dixon Line Marker in Delmar
Lewes Historical Complex
Anna Hazzard Museum in Rehoboth Beach