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Beachfront, Secluded House Great Views in Nature Preserve-10% off April Bookings

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3.5 / 5Good
8 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harrington Raceway and Casino
    35 min drive
  • Airport
    Dover, DE (DOV-Dover Air Force Base)
    36 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Dover International Speedway
    39 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    40 min drive

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    About this area

    Milford

    Located in Milford, this vacation home is on the beach. Local points of interest include Harrington Raceway and Casino, Slaughter Beach, and Delaware State Fairgrounds.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Dover Downs Casino - 34 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Harrington Raceway and Casino - 35 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Delaware State University - 37 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Dover International Speedway - 39 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - 40 min drive

    Getting around

    • Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) - 113 min drive

    About this property

    Beachfront, Secluded House Great Views in Nature Preserve-10% off April Bookings

    This is a wonderfully tranquil retreat away from the noise and congestion of the Rehobeth area, but with the resort attractions only a short drive away. It is located a few miles north of Slaughter Beach in a tiny beach community of about 10 houses called Big Stone Beach. This beautiful 6 bedroom house perches on an acre of land right on a private beach. The property is between the Delaware Bay and a the wetlands of a huge nature preserve. Every room has large windows with gorgeous views of the bay and/or the wetlands so you can see the sunrise and the sunset. The majority of the house is only 8 years old and is built to comfortably accommodate a large group. Every room has its own heating and air conditioning unit which can be individually controlled, so that everyone is comfortable. There is a large great room and a huge family room where people can meet together, but there are also plenty of private nooks where they can be alone. There are 2 full kitchens, 3 full bathrooms, a pool with a deck and a balcony for enjoying the sunrise over the water. The first floor of the house has a huge, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with beautiful views, stone floor, exposed beam wood ceiling. There is a large, flat screen with Dish TV, hundreds of movies, Wifi, and comfortable seating. On the first floor there are 4 spacious bedrooms, all with great views, and two tiled bathrooms. The 3 dining areas can seat 21 people. There is a breakfast bar and island in the big, fully equipped kitchen, with granite counters, stone floor, tiled back splash and stainless appliances, including above range microwave. There is a washer/dryer combo on the first floor. A large family room with glass on 3 sides gives expansive garden and bay views, and opens to a 20 foot wide x 4 foot deep pool with a deck. On the other side of the family room is the garden and patio with 2 tables, chairs, firepit, play area, and grill. On the second floor the main room is an open plan bedroom/living/dining/kitchen area with a king sized bed. It has a full kitchen with island, stainless appliances including above range microwave and tiled back splash. There is a dining area, and a relaxed seating area with a large flat screen with Dish TV, a DVD player with DVDs. The room has bamboo floors and vaulted wood ceiling with fans. The many large windows frame amazing views of water and sky in the front and back. There is a granite and glass tiled bathroom with vessel sink in a custom wood vanity. A balcony off the living area overlooks the beach and bay. An adjoining loft bedroom with 2 boat beds and a queen bed has a cool play/sitting area. A wheelchair ramp gives easy access from the driveway to the first floor. The triple wide, 12 car driveway doubles as a volleyball and badminton court. When you walk up the steps to the top of the dune in front of the house you are on your own private beach with boating, playing in the sand, fishing, swimming (at high tide), miles of walking, and amazing sights of sea life including dolphins passing by. If you prefer to swim in the ocean the resort beaches are about 45 minutes south. This is a nature lovers and birders paradise, with many species of sea, land, and wetland birds observable right from your living areas. Recent guests counted 59 species at Big Stone Beach. Horse shoe crabs and other sea creatures breed in the Delaware Bay, so you will see plenty of crabs on the beach in the end of May and June. Other creatures you will probably see are toads, rabbits, foxes, deer, and snakes. There are 2 kayaks at the property for you to use to explore the area. First floor layout: Bedroom #1. King sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #2. Queen sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #3. Two twin bunks, one trundle and a double futon - sleeps 5 or 6 Bedroom #4. One double/twin bunk, one twin bunk - sleeps 5. Second floor: Bedroom #5. King sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #6. Two twin beds, one queen bed in loft - sleeps 4 These are a few of the many nearby attractions: Milford (12 minutes) has shops, antique stores and restaurants. Many nature preserves for biking, birding and walking are within minutes drive, or a canoe or bike ride away. Rehoboth Beach resort with ocean beaches, shopping outlets and other attractions (40 minutes). Lewes, with the Cape May - Lewes ferry and whale and dolphin watching (40 minutes). Bowers Beach with fishing trips (20 minutes). Killens Pond Water Park (20 minutes). Boat ramp (10 minutes). Harrington Racetrack, Casino, and State Fair (25 minutes). Dover the state capital and Air Force Base (20 minutes), Dover Speedway (30 minutes), Dogfish Head Brewery with tours near Milton (25 minutes). We provide bath and beach towels, and some cleaning supplies and paper goods to get you started. You can provide your own bedding or for $15/bed we will make up the beds you choose and wash the sheets after use. No smoking is allowed inside.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Lois Wallace

    Speaks English

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 2

    4 twin/single beds, 1 sleep sofa/futon

    Bedroom 3

    1 double bed, 3 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 4

    1 queen bed, 2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 5

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 6

    1 king bed

    Property amenities

    Beach

    • Private beach
    • Beach towels

    Pool/Spa

    • Private pool

    Internet

    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster

    Bedrooms

    • 6 bedrooms
    • Sofa bed

    Bathrooms

    • 3 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Climate control

    • Air conditioning
    • Heating

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the waterfront

    Things to do

    • Hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and ecotours nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 21
    • Unit size: 3200 sq ft (297 sq m)

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a private beach. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    3.5
    5 - Excellent
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    4 - Good
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    3 - Okay
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    2 - Mediocre
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    4/5 Good

    Great private vacation spot.

    This is a great secluded place to visit. We brought our dogs and they enjoyed vacation as much as we did. The beach was so great, it was like having miles and miles of our own private beach. The house was very spacious with lots of room for everyone. We hope to be back next year. The flies were bad later in the week but after talking to other beach vacationers we heard that the flies were bad in a lot of places this year.

    2/5

    Needs a lot of work...but there are some positives.

    I want to be as fair as possible in the review but it was not the best of experiences for myself or any of our family members. We have a large family, 7 adults and 9 kids (2 babies). My mom is in a wheelchair, so this was the first (and pretty big) disappointment. The house is advertised as "Wheelchair accessible". There is a ramp, but before entering the house, there is a large 4" step. The angle of the ramp make it impossible for a ramp to correct this. If you need this as a feature, this house will not work for you. Overall, the condition of the house left us all wondering how often repairs are done, and when they are, who is doing them. There were leaks in the sunroom, and the shower upstairs leaks into the main living area. It was very windy the day we left, and pieces of the roof and siding were blowing off. The indoor floors are outdoor tiles, very heavy duty and rough. There are no area rugs, so dirt and sand, spills, etc are very difficult to clean up and feel like you're walking on clean floors. With small children who are crawling, this presents a problem as it's uncomfortable for them and always finding dirt. Some of the positives we were very much looking forward to were bit disappointing as well. The only wildlife we encountered were mice in the kitchen and lots of ants on counters and floors. The flies are not the fault of the house but really inhibited any fun outside. These are not your standard flies. Google "greenheads". While common in this area, because the house is basically on the marsh where they breed, they are there by the thousands. We all left with the battlescars of fighting these guys off. The bits are painful and kept the kids from wanting to play in the pool. Down by the water, while they seemed to leave the kids alone, they attacked the adults mercilessly. The privateness of the bay was really the biggest highlight. Being able to walk right over to the beach was so nice. Although the beach is not what you typically consider. Just be ready for lots of dead horshoe crabs, and various sea waste. I wouldn't recommend staying here to anyone, not at least until the house is renovated. Even then, the flies would be enough to keep me away for good.

    4/5 Good

    Beautiful Isolation

    This beach home is comfortable, lots of light and a lovely feeling of being far from those maddening crowds. It is truly a retreat. We rarely saw anyone else on "our" beach. With a view in front of the Delaware Bay and in back, the marshes, we didn't need to leave the house to watch egrets, ospreys and bald eagles. Walking on the beach, in the evening we saw red foxes while we collected shells. Be sure to pack binoculars. Oh! And don't forget bug spray. There are biting flies, but they leave you alone if you use Deet. Good Screening on the porch makes it the ideal spot to gather and chat or nap, with the music of the tides soothing your ears. The floor plan with bedrooms on either end of the house and multiple gathering areas in the center allowed privacy for multiple families. Dishwasher, laundry and well-equipped kitchen were bonuses, too, minimizing clean-up chores. We could have stayed for a month with no more packing than we did for a few days.

    3/5

    the older kids loved searching for shells on the beach

    After the tide came in and went back out, the older kids LOVED walking and searching the beach for shells. One evening my grandson caught a baby shark which was very exciting! The adults enjoyed the sunsets and watching the ships off in the distance. It was also awesome to see the dolphins swim by! The neighbors were friendly. The house needs some TLC but was plenty BIG enough. The "boat room" is cute but has a low ceiling over the beds, it is ideal for small children but because it is a separate entrance to the upstairs, and the boat room is at the top of the stairs, an adult will want to be in the boat room with the children and will likely bump their head on the ceiling. Also, the "queen size bed" in the boat room is made up of cushions, not a queen mattress. We enjoyed making s'mores on an outside fire, although some of the plastic chairs are cracked and not usable. Because the water is very dirty, nobody went swimming in the ocean, however, there is a pool. Unfortunately, there was only one canoe and one kayak which we could not use because there were NO paddles. Horseshoe crabs (dead and alive) washed in everyday on the beach, all different sizes, I'd never seen them so big. I understand items wash away and get broken during big storms but if someone cleans up the junk underneath the house and disposes of it, with a little TLC and landscaping, this could be a gorgeous rental property.

    5/5 Excellent

    An amazing vacation at an amazing home!

    We felt honored to visit in your home and share your beautiful space! From the beautiful paintings and art to the spectular lovingly artistic flow that was evident everywhere it is a delightful place! There were many places to go within the home to be with others or to be alone. The closeness to the bay was special and easy for me a grandparent and my 2 year old grandson. The property was clean and well-maintained. We would recommend this property to friends. We would warn people that biting flies are around when it is really hot, although some relief was gotten with bug sprays. We the grandparents especially enjoyed the upper room with its views and beauty.

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