Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, private access to Rehoboth Bay
Why Carol Mertes-Smith chose Rehoboth Beach
We built the cottage as our summer vacation home and later built a second home next door when we became year-round residents, turning the original cottage into a summer rental property.
What makes this Cottage unique
Rehoboth Bay is an excellent spot for small boat sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association is close by for those who want to rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards and sailboats, enroll children in weekly sailing school or for regatta participants looking for a rental close to the sailing club. The bay is also a good place for younger children who prefer a calmer body of water to splash and play in.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute cottage - comfortable stay!
Cute cottage with great location. We had a nice stay here! The cottage feels a lot larger than it looks. It is walking distance to the beach (less that 2 blocks) and walking distance to all the Dewey bars/restaurants.
Thanks - glad you enjoyed your stay.
Great deal on an old house with excellent location
The house is very old, but met our needs.
We enjoyed the outdoor features- shower, grill, tables.
The AC broke during our time but the owner quickly resolved the problem.
The ant problem should be resolved before next year.
Would stay again! Close and easy to beach.
This house was clean, odor-free, and plenty cool enough. We advise paying no attention to an earlier overly critical review. We did not even notice the ceilings because the house was comfortable with simple beach furniture and there are two views of the bay beyond the two houses between this one and the water. Check Google Maps satellite view if you want complete accuracy. While there is a slope to one part of the hallway floor, that’s not uncommon in a beach house of this age. We rented this house because of its location—an easy walk to the beach—and its number of bedrooms and bathrooms, not because we wanted a high-end home with updated everything. There was no need to adjust the AC because the setting at 78 degrees was fine even in the extreme heat and humidity that lasted the whole time we were there. The recommended setting was 78 degrees, but you could lower the temperature if you chose to. We did not feel the need. There were no restrictions regarding sand in the outdoor shower or the temperature of the washing machine water. One thing we were pleasantly surprised by was that there are actually two totally separate living spaces—one (Queen Bed) bedroom is part of a suite that has a private full bath, kitchenette (with its own coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and dishes), living room, and separate outside entrance. This house was simple, but totally fine and we would definitely rent it again.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
Great balance of cost, comfort and location.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome and comfortable in your garden cottage. Our family of six adults had plenty of privacy and room to enjoy our vacation. We loved having coffee on the patio and watching the hummingbirds and the bay activity (visible through the large open portico of the owner’s bay front home). The cottage was clean and well appointed/equipped for meal preparation, including a very nice outdoor grill, and the separate master area with kitchenette, bathroom and TV area afforded a nice privacy option. The owner of the cottage, Vickie, was welcoming and gave us all the much needed information to enjoy our stay to the fullest and, while she allowed us the utmost privacy, let us know she was available to answer any questions or issues. We look forward to returning to this comfy, clean and affordable option for a wonderful vacation in Dewey.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future.
Not as described
First i want to say the owner who is 93 lives on the property who is nice but the daughters run the property. When we first walked in the smell of the home was awful. It lasted the whole time we were there. The ceiling drywall has water damage in the main bedroom and living room ceiling is in bad shape. There is a hole in the floor in hallway with a piece of plywood covered by a area rug my 2yr old tripped on 2 times. We were told we cannot touch the A.C. it has to stay on 78. "Note posted " it was 95°outside. She didnt want us to use the shower outside to was sand off, must be done at the beach. Washing clothes only use cold water. "Note posted" We ended up getting a hotel somewhere else for 2 nights out of our 8 day stay. Home is very out dated. Also you are charged for a cleaning when we arived the house was dusty and not cleaned before we arived. I wish i could post photos. I hoped for more since i grew up out east and live in Illinois . We found other homes in the area cheaper and newer. ALSO NOT BAYSIDE VEIW AS DESCRIBED- its on the owners property that you have to stay off of. You can look past her house to see the water but no view!
We are sorry that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. Since you did not attempt to contact us during your stay, we were unaware of any of your concerns.
This is the first time in over 30 years and 500 plus guests that anyone has ever complained about the cleanliness of the cottage or unpleasant odors. We contract with a local cleaning service which was selected for their high standards of cleanliness and professional reputation. The cottage is also inspected prior to new arrivals to make sure that everything is in good order. There is a notice posted at the thermostat with "recommended" temperature settings as suggested by the local power company. The property information sheet that is posted in the cottage asks guests to use the outside shower when returning from the beach to keep sand out of the inside drains. The HE laundry detergent we provide "recommends" using cold water in the washer. The property
description clearly states that the cottage is one house back from the bay, behind the bay front house and that access to the bay is granted through a private easement for non bay front properties.
Your negative review does not correspond with other guests, many of whom have been staying with us for multiple years and "can't wait to return."
Nice Property For Family
Convenient location, south end of town, away from main road noise and traffic. Unit was clean and ready for check in. Friendly owners, with all questions answered promptly. Was only in town for a weekend wedding but would not hesitate to rent for a longer period.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, even though it was short. Perhaps we'll see you again when you can stay longer and enjoy the beaches and all that the area has to offer.
Ocean, beach, boardwalk, crabbing/fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, jogging, great restaurants, outlet malls, brewery tours etc...