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Sandcastle at the Bay + Carriage House

Entire house hosted by Elisabeth
10 guests4 bedrooms7 beds3 baths
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Beachfront home with newly remodeled, separate carriage house. Home has 3 brm & 2 BA while carriage house has 1 Brm 1 Full BA & living area in quiet Slaughter Beach, DE. Perfect arrangement for multi-generation families. NOTE: Carriage House is NOT appropriate for children. Adults only in this space. Spiral staircase is unsafe for children.

This is the vacation spot for you if you are looking peace and quiet in a kinder, gentler rustic community.

The space
379 Bay is a unique, 2 story home raised high and built on stilts allowing for privacy throughout as well as incredible views of the Delaware Bay. The main house includes 2 bedrooms and 1 Full Bath on 2nd Floor. Main level features dining room, kitchen, living room with great views of the bay and a first floor bedroom alongside the stairs with a sofa bed/futon that sleeps one comfortably, two when open. A 2nd full bath is also on main level with washer and dryer.

In addition to the main house, we have recently remodeled the separate carriage house featuring a second floor bedroom accessible by a spiral staircase and a first floor with futon bed in the great room and full bath. Mini fridge and microwave also in carriage house. Perfect for second generation guests!

This home is a bay/beach front home allowing for loads of activities. The small lapping waves are easy for young ones to negotiate and wade while enjoying the water.

The Cedar Creek Marina, with access to the Mispillion River leading to the Delaware Bay, is just minutes away and can be contacted for fishing trips. There is also a FREE public boat launch across the river on Lighthouse Road which is run by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Milford is six miles inland on a relaxing country road with every store you could need to outfit your vacation. There you can find a local cafe/ice cream shops, liquor stores, antique shops, art galleries, specialty shops, drug stores, department stores, and many restaurants. Milford is a year round community much like Rehoboth Beach.

Within easy biking distance (2.8 miles) is the DuPont Nature Center, an eco tourism destination, with tours and hands-on activities for children and adults. Only a six minute drive on Lighthouse Road or 15 minute bike ride.

There are numerous public access parking areas all along the two miles of the main road, Bay Avenue, (ANY named road has public beaches). The beach next to the Fire Dept. has restrooms and a new shaded picnic gazebo. There is a children's playground along with tennis and basketball courts next just across from the main beach. Next door is the Fire House which occasionally has events.

Biking and roller blading is a favorite activity on Bay Avenue since there are no cross streets, so it is relatively safe. Please feel free to bring your own bikes. Keep in mind, Delaware requires children to wear helmets.

Take a long walk on the uncrowded strand or jog the main Bay Avenue. Fishing, sea glass and shell collecting and a yearly regatta for small boats is held every July 4th.

Slaughter Beach is a world famous birding habitat. You can marvel at the hundreds of bird species including the endangered Red Knot as they stop to feed on Horse Shoe crab eggs on their way north. Most people thrill at the spectacle while others are a little horrified by the crab's primitive looks. They are completely harmless but can cause the water's edge to be a littered with their shells.

Watch for the just hatched baby turtles headed to the Marvel Preserve just behind us in early summer. Slaughter Beach is surrounded by preserves to all three non water sides and Eagles can be seen nesting at the south end.

The quaint town of Lewes, Delaware is a short drive of 15 minutes in the off season. Also don't miss hip Rehoboth Beach (25 miles) which is about a half hour drive in the off season and longer on crowded summer weekends. Movies at Midway are only 15 minutes on Route 1.

Please note: Slaughter Beach is perfect for nature lovers and anyone that is looking for beauty and a place to give yourself peace of mind. This is a rustic area which can be remote and deserted feeling for some folks.

Bed Linens, towels and basic supplies such as soap are all included. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, silverware, spices etc. but naturally you will need to bring your food for meals. Also included are a washer and dryer, microwave, electric stove, drip coffee maker, central heating and air conditioning, dishwasher and refrigerator and outdoor gas grill. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off sand and salt. Flat screen/smartTV with basic cable service, Blue Ray player, radio, CD player and secure internet. Kids games and sand toys.

No smoking
No parties
No dogs

Guest access
Our guests will have private use of our home and the carriage house , and direct access to the beach during their vacation stay. Guests have use of beach chairs and kayak.

Other things to note
Minimum Age For Renters: Must be 25 to secure rental.

The Sandcastle is both heated and air-conditioned.

Its important to note- Our home utilizes a septic system which can be sensitive to excessive use. If you should hear the alarm there is a switch on the pole just below the front door to turn the alarm off. Please contact Bill or Elisabeth if this were to occur. Don't be alarmed, this is an indicator that we may need the system checked.

Kitchen:
Butcher block table with refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and an electric stove.
The kitchen sink does NOT have a garbage disposal so all food materials need to be put in the trash can directly below the sink. The recycling is in the cabinet just to the left of the kitchen sink too. A general trash can at the end of the counter!

Living Room:
Relax on the sofa and chairs looking out on the bay. There is a cabinet with games and toys. The baskets in the credenza contain emergency candles and some assorted items including binoculars.

The TV is a smart TV with basic cable service. Please feel free to utilize streaming services with your own login.

Dining Room:
Our dining room table easily seats 8 people. If you would like it to be made smaller for 4 or 6 people, please let us know in advance.

Outdoors: Shed attached to garage and to the left when looking out front door has water floats, sand toys and beach chairs inside.
Beachfront home with newly remodeled, separate carriage house. Home has 3 brm & 2 BA while carriage house has 1 Brm 1 Full BA & living area in quiet Slaughter Beach, DE. Perfect arrangement for multi-generation families. NOTE: Carriage House is NOT appropriate for children. Adults only in this space. Spiral staircase is unsafe for children.

This is the vacation spot for you if you are looking peace and q…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Dryer

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Location

Milford, Delaware, United States

Slaughter Beach is a beach community reminiscent of days in the past. Just down the street, our town has a community playground with tennis and basketball courts, beach pavillion with plenty of additional parking as well as the nearby Dupont Nature Center.

Favorite Slaughter Beach past-times include: walking the beach in the mornings, relaxing on the beach or deck, bicycling, sailing, evening beach bonfires and exploring all the nearby amenities that come with Lewes and Rehoboth Beach resorts.

Watch sunsets from the front porch and sunrises from the back deck facing the bay.
Check-out @ 10:00am Check-in @ 4:00pm.

And for the more on the go visitor, Harrington Raceway & Casino is only 32 minutes away for a little more exciting entertainment.
Slaughter Beach is a beach community reminiscent of days in the past. Just down the street, our town has a community playground with tennis and basketball courts, beach pavillion with plenty of additional park…

Hosted by Elisabeth

Joined in March 2015
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As long-time vacationers and lovers of the Delaware Beaches, my family and I were so excited to acquire and make this unique property available to guests for the summer of 2016. Although we reside in McLean VA full-time, we have family that lives in Lewes DE that helps us with hosting guests at 379 Bay Ave - affectionately known as the "sandcastle". My profession is Community Relations and I welcome a challenge and a good project. I also enjoy having the opportunity to help people. I enjoy good food, good wine, and great company. I love to travel~ especially to the countries of my heritage- Italy and Germany. But most important to me is my family- I have 3 daughters, a son-in-law, and 4 grandchildren, lots of extended members.
As long-time vacationers and lovers of the Delaware Beaches, my family and I were so excited to acquire and make this unique property available to guests for the summer of 2016. Al…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $679