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5BR Beachfront

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

This property is in South Bowers Beach Island, approx. 20 miles north of Broadkill Beach. It is directly on the Delaware Bay and close to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Dover Air Force base.

Minimum Stay: 3 Days Off Season, 4 Days May and September, and Weekly in the summertime.

Get away from the crowds, traffic, long lines, and noise! This is

the place for you! The house is brand new in 2009 and perfect for a relaxing family vacation.

Enjoy romantic walks on an empty beach. This house is directly on the Delaware Bay, and also overlooks the marsh and wetlands with birds and wildlife.

The upper level deck is very large and has panoramic views of the Delaware Bay, sunrises, moonrise, and the Milky Way (The Delaware Bay shores has virtually no night glow to hide the stars, so bring a telescope!).

The lower level also has a screened in porch and a Game/SPA room with a 6-person Hot Tub, a Foosball/game table, and a TV. This room opens to the main hallway and all bedrooms as well as the screened in deck. Board games, puzzles, and beach chairs are provided.

The Kitchen includes a breakfast bar and a double oven for the larger meals when needed, a bread machine and an electric ice cream maker, and the other standard appliances. The great room includes comfortable couches, flat screen TV, an over-sized coffee table for games. Dining area seats 14 and has 10 comfortable chairs (great for games or meetings!)

Sleeping Arrangements are:

Lower Level:

BR #1: Queen Bed. (Sleeps 2)

BR #2: Queen Bed. (2)

BR #3: Full/Twin Bunk, Trundle Bed (5)

BR #4: Twin Bunk + Twin Bunk (4).

Upper Level:

MBR: King (2)

Total: 15

If you need a smaller place, or another house nearby for an even larger group, Check out my neighbor's 3-BR rental only 3 houses away.

Rental Period & Supplies:

This rental is SUNDAY to SUNDAY so as to allow you to miss the bulk of the traffic and make it to at least one more summer swim meet if you need to. Rental does NOT include bed sheets, pillowcases, soap, or paper goods (ie, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and such). We will provide sample sizes of dishwasher soap and laundry soap, and modest cleaning supplies will be available. Please Note: This is a NON-SMOKING property. We also have a dog that visits the house occasionally, but are not inviting pets at this time.

Location & Distances:

South Bowers is located 2 hours south of Philadelphia and 2.5 hours East of Washington DC. It is one hour closer to DC than Rehoboth and two hours closer than Ocean City! We'll send detailed directions. You can use Google Maps or Mapquest to find 'South Bowers Beach; 19963'.

Nearby Attractions:

South Bowers is one hour directly east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is situated near Milford for convenient hassle-free shopping. Local day trip opportunities include:

0) BEST - the US Air Force Air Mobility Command - climb inside and around dozens of old AF planes! Climb inside! Great exhibits - perfect for the young or old !!

1) Relax on your nearly private beach and enjoy the sun, swimming, shell collecting, walking and running, or volleyball. Plan to relax at south Bowers. It is very quiet, and lets you get as “away from it all” as you want to be.

2) Day-trip fishing with the Bowers Beach fishing fleet – go to some of the best fishing spots on the Delaware Bay and bring home some dinner! (walk 0.1 mile with special arrangement for pier-side pickups, or drive 20 minutes to the town and its fleet (& eclectic restaurants).

3) Rehoboth Beach – enjoy the waves and the shops! (45 min)

4) Lewes town, with neat shopping and beaches (30 min)

5) Cape May NJ via the CM/Lewes Ferry. A quaint Victorian town with shopping and fun! (and the Ferry ride is a blast! (40 min to the Ferry docks)

6) Harrington Racetrack & Casino (19 miles)

7) Dover Downs Racetrack & Casino (21 miles)

8) Prime Hook Nature Preserve (GREAT birding in the winter time!)

9) Harrington DE (Antique shops, Train caboose & Agricultural Tractor museum for kids) and the Delaware State Fair ! (July 23 to Aug 1, 2009,

10) Dover International Speedway, NASCAR Racing May 29-31 and Sep 25-27! Go see the Monster Mile !! ) (about 30 min)

11) Killens Pond Water Park ( 14 miles)

12) If you have a boat and trailer, there is a convenient private ramp .1 miles away with a nominal drop fee.

13) Visit the Dover AFB during its Open House Day (was 9/21/08 last year, 1 day only) or visit relatives on R&R.

14) Shopping in Rehoboth's outlet malls! Several miles of tax-free outlet stores! (40 min)

15) Ocean City MD And Bethany Beach are about 1.5 hours away if you really want to see lots of people crowding onto the beaches and restaurants. Then come back to the relaxing quiet of South Bowers Island. Walk on the empty beaches and recharge your energy levels.

16) Kids 7-12: Solve the 'mystery of the sea captains treasure'. His note in the guest book is the first clue.

Note that the Delaware Bay is a tidal bay and at South Bowers has virtually no unsafe undertow or strong waves except near the river entrances. This means body-surfing opportunities are limited (like, none) but the water is clean and calm. The semi-private beaches are NOT monitored, so you need to be your own lifeguard even though there are also no real waves. The South Bowers area also has some of the cleanest water in the Delaware Bay! Swimming is great at HIGH Tide. Swim shoes recommended at all times. Miles of tidal pools are visible at low tide.

NOTE: You do not need to purchase the additional damage insurance unless you want to. VRBO pushes this product and profits by it. I include a refundable $250 damage deposit in the rental contract.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 31, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Milford

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master Bath upstairs for MBR, Half Bath upstairs in Great Room Full Bath adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 4, with tub. Full Bath off hall by bedrooms 3 & 5, with shower. Exterior shower fixture outside.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper Level, with Private Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces Water, Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Faces Water - Walk out to screened porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Children oriented. Large closet (with toys).
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , Sleps 4 in 2 bunk beds.
  • Linens and Towels are NOT provided. King size beds (1) Extra-comfortable Pillow-Top mattress., Queen size Beds (2) One Euro-Foam mattress and One Firm mattress., Double Beds (1) (With bunk on top - sleeps 2 or 3), Twin or Single Beds (1) With Trundle, sleeps 2., Bunk Beds (2) One room, 2 bunk beds, sleeps 4.
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of traditional puzzles and family board games are already there!



USAF Air Mobility Command Museum - 20 min


Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel, in Lewes DE

Salt Water Fishing - Day trips from Bowers Beach


Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

Delaware National Seashore State Park


Rehoboth (shops, outlet shopping)

Lewes Delaware (cute town, shops)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$157.31
Pet Fee C$62.92
Damage Deposit C$314.62

$250 of rental fee is due with contract (Total $500 with the deposit).
A 50% payment is due 60 days in advance of arrival, the balance ( 50% less $250) is due 10 days prior to arrival.
3 Kayaks are available to rent for $150 per week (for all 3).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.