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Super cute, updated and clean 4 bedroom/2 bath home in Lewes Beach, DE. So close to the beach!
1500 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Stephanie
8 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


This family friendly home is classic Lewes Beach! Recently updated, clean and comfortable. Located at the end of a quiet street bordering City of Lewes open space. Secluded yard with fire pit area, patio and screened porch. Beach gear and a double kayak included! Kitchen is well stocked with all of the dining and cooking essentials. Easy strolll to the beach, approximately 1 mile walk/bike into town and less than 3 miles from the Cape May Lewes Ferry, Cape Henelopen State Park and hiking & biking trails! A great place to stay and enjoy Lewes at any time of year. We are currently listed on Airbnb (The Gatehouse Cottage) and VRBO #772799. Check out our listing on either to check for rates, availability and of course the many positive reviews we have received!
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Sleeping Configuration
  • King
2Spacious king room has French doors leading to the patio. Smart TV. This room connects to and shares a Jack and Jill style bathroom with a bedroom with 2 twin beds.
Twin Room 1 with 2 beds
  • Single
12 twin/single beds. This room connects to and shares a Jack and Jill style bath with the master.
Twin room 2 with 2 beds
  • Single
12 twin/single beds with enough floor space for a twin sized air mattress.
Queen Room
  • Queen
2Cozy and sunny room with a queen sized bed.
Pets Allowed
Well behaved, fully house trained dogs only.
Family/Kid Friendly
We are family friendly, but do not have baby gear, nor are we baby-proofed (outlet plugs, cabinet locks, etc). We do have 2 toddler cots and a small selection of books and games.
Parking Included
Driveway is big enough for up to 4 cars. On street parking is free.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We provide a starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, and dishwasher detergent. We also provide trial size soap, shampoo & conditioner in each bathroom.
Linens and bath towels provided to OFF season guests. Guests staying between Memorial Day and Labor Day need to provide their own linens and towels. We will provide these to weekly summer renters for an additional fee of $250. This covers the additional housekeeping and laundry expenses associated with same day rental turnover. Please inquire if interested in this service.
Gas Grill
Located at the end of a quiet street bordering City of Lewes open space. Secluded porch, fenced back yard with fire pit area and patio area. We provide beach chairs (at least 6), a double kayak with paddles and pfd's and other games and beach gear.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
iPhone Dock
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Well stocked kitchen with all the essentials for cooking and dining. Guests provide their own food.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
First Aid kit under the sink in the Jack & Jill bath. Fire Extinguisher located under the kitchen sink. Extra batteries for the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector are located in a drawer in the blue tv cabinet in the family room.


Fishing Charters
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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Lewes has been our second home since 2007. We purchased this property in 2015 and have very much enjoyed making this home a great place for others to enjoy everything Lewes has to offer!
Speaks: English
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Guests will receive a key pad code shortly before arrival day. 4PM check in and 10AM check out is strict during summer weekly stays due to same day turnover. We will try to be flexible with check in/check out times if possible depending on cleaning service schedules and whether or not we have guests checking in and checking out on the same day.

Payment Policy
Pay Pal or book via Airbnb or VRBO
Refundable Damage Deposit
$300 Refundable damage deposit will be returned within 3 days of departure. Things that we would consider cause to withhold all or part the deposit would be significant damage or breakage (we understand the small stuff) or an above average amount of cleanup (it's a beach house, we know it gets sandy and we expect you to live in the house - we are talking blatant disregard to our property that would make it difficult for us to have the house ready the same day for our next guests - excessive trash, spills, stains, dog waste and/or garbage in the yard, etc.)
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations prior to 30 days before arrival will be charged a $250 cancelation fee. All other funds will be returned.
50% Deposit due at signing to include 50% of the total rent, City of Lewes rental tax, cleaning fee and security deposit. Owner rental agreement will need to be signed as well.
The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date. Owner has the right to cancel the reservation if full payment is not received in a timely manner.
House Rules
50% Deposit required at time of booking, with final payment including $300 security deposit due 30 days prior to booking. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to booking are fully refundable minus a $250 cancelation fee. Cancelations made less than 30 days prior to booking with receive a 50% refund. No pets allowed, well trained dogs considered for an extra fee. Linens & bath towels provided for off season guests. For weekly summer rentals (Memorial Day - Labor Day), we will provide linens and bath towels for a fee of $250. Beds will be made before your arrival. We ask that you please strip the beds and collect used towels at the end of your stay and put them in bags provided for the cleaning service to pick up. Check in time is 4PM. A keypad code will be given to you prior to your stay for self check in. Check out time is 10 AM. No smoking allowed inside the house. If smoking outdoors, please remove all evidence. Well behaved, fully house trained dogs are welcome for an additional fee of $75. All waste must be cleaned from the yard and please bring along an extra blanket if your pup is used to sleeping on the furniture. Any damage or excessive clean up may result in forfeiture of part or all of the security deposit. No parties or events. We do not rent to groups of high school students. Please be respectful of our neighbors and keep outdoor noise to a minimum after 10PM. We are family friendly, but we are not equipped with baby gear. (Crib, high chair, etc.) so you'll need to bring your own or rent (we recommend Please note that our house is not "baby proofed" with outlet plugs, cabinet locks, etc.
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The Gatehouse Cottage is a Vacation Home located in Lewes Beach, Lewes, DE, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
The Gatehouse Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018