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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, sleeps 8. Beautiful furnishings, new kitchen close to town.

This historic home in the heart of Lewes, newly renovated in 2014, has four bedrooms, including a 1st floor bedroom with a queen size bed, fireplace, flat screen TV and separate entrance. Three bedrooms are on the second floor. The en-suite master has a queen sized bed and flat screen TV. Two additional bedrooms one with queen size bed and the other with two twins. All bedrooms have been beautifully renovated and elegantly furnished. The home has 3 bathrooms, 2 with bathtubs on the 2nd floor and the first floor bath has a marble shower.

The home has central air and heating and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. There is also a washer and dryer on the 1st floor . There are 3 “Smart” TV’s, cable and WIFI. A beautifully furnished living room has a large flat screen TV, ample seating, a reading nook, wine refrigerator and an area for checkers/chess/card games.

Beautiful, brand new kitchen with dishwasher and Quartz countertops is a cook’s dream, appointed with every imaginable amenity, including a Nespresso coffee maker and food processor. Kitchen island with stools is perfect for casual breakfast and lunch, seats four. Gorgeous dining room for a more formal gatherings, seats 8. 2 full sets of dishes, flatware and glassware suitable for each type of dining are provided.

The backyard patio has seating for 8, a gas BBQ and outdoor shower. Dishes, flatware and drinkware suitable for outdoors have been provided. The entire property is newly landscaped and fully irrigated.

The house is located 2 blocks from 2nd Street restaurants, shops and the Lewes Canalfront Park. The Lewes Canalfront Park features a playground, tennis courts, ballpark, pier, gazebo and gardens and is accessible to visitors. It is a 10 minute drive to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Cape Henlopen State Park and the Tanger Outlets. It is a short walk or bike ride to Lewes beach, the library and Zwanandael Museum.

More Details

Vivian Cioffi
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Vivian Cioffi

I'm first generation Italian-American, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I currently live in New York City with my husband and son, who is 13. My son and I are both avid tennis players, and spend the summer in Quogue, New York, enjoying tennis outdoors. The three of us are foodies, and take advantage of all the great restaurants in Manhattan. We are also avid movie goers, and Sunday night is typically pizza and a movie, not necessarily in that order.

Vivian Cioffi purchased this house in 2013

Why Vivian Cioffi chose Historic District

I went to Lewes with an old friend because she was interested in purchasing a home in Lewes after having vacationed there. Within moments, I was in love with Lewes. The people are so kind, and the town is charming, with great shopping and GREAT restaurants. I got home and told my husband I thought we should buy a house there. We returned the following weekend, and as soon as I walked into this house, I knew it would be mine. I spent some time there before it rented for the summer 2013, and was so happy walking into town for coffee, or breakfast, running into the shops for flip-flops or a book, and getting to know my amazing neighbors. It is also a quick drive to Rehoboth Beach for boardwalk fun and the outlets for shopping.

What makes this house unique

It is a historic home, built in 1857, which I renovated in 2014. It is elegant, yet comfortable, a beautiful old home suitable for modern living. You never need your car once you get here, shops, bars, restaurants, market, beach are all just a walk or bike ride away.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Historic District, Delaware

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor right outside bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor hall bath
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor with fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

A perfect house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

House was lovely. Plenty of space and decorated in really incredible fashion. Sparkling clean. Well appointed and beautiful kitchen. Outdoor shower is a great way to wash the beach off before heading inside.

Location is really terrific. Just a couple of blocks to town, great shopping, bars and restaurants and King’s Ice Cream! <5 min drive to Lewes Beach (which is walkable, but we have four kids and travel with a ton of stuff). A small supermarket is also within close walking range.

Vivian is an outstanding correspondent who really went the extra mile to help us settle in and address our needs.

We’ll hopefully be back next year!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House, Town, and Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

"The entire family was thrilled with Vivian's historic and updated home at 15 Church St, Lewes De.

The house was extremely comfortable for six adults and two children to enjoy. Much laughter and fun was had by all. The location of the house in historic Lewes could not be more convenient. We walked only a few blocks to wonderful restaurants and of course each night the kids insisted on King's Ice Cream. (there were a few adults that also enjoyed the ice cream as well).

The canal and beaches were a short drive and of course the Pirate Ship was fun for the kids.

The house had all the conveniences of home. Whatever we needed we readily found in the house which was exceptionally clean. Hot water and A/C worked great.

Vivian responded immediately to any of our requests or need for info. Her courtesy and responsiveness is remarkable.

We look forward to returning again soon to this house and wonderful town.

Paul W. and Family

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisburg-Camp Hill PA

Fabulous home in the heart of LEWES. Extraordinarily convenient for family, adults and children.

  • 5 of 5

Vivian takes special care of this property for her guests. She makes you feel as if it is your own during your stay. Couldn't be more comfortable and convenient. We are "returners" and when we go to LEWES, our stay is here.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Vivian' s Lewes home. The renovations are outstanding making this home comfortable and a treat to stay in. Throughout the home there is great attention to detail and beautiful decorating. We also appreciated that the home is immaculate and well stocked. We loved being able to walk into town (2 blocks,) to the canal front park and to the beach. Vivian was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend this home to friends and family. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for more...

  • 5 of 5

We were more than happy with our stay at this beautiful home for our vacation in Lewes. The location was great for accessing, well, everything we could have wanted! We were there with adult children and the house was perfect for connecting with them without all of us being on top of each other. The neighborhood was lovely and quiet. It has been a long time since we have been so relaxed! Vivian was great to work with - even the weather cooperated for the most part! Great area, great home to stay in.

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this historic home in Lewes for the first time in August. We have rented many homes over the past 15 years that we have been coming to Lewes and this is truly THE BEST home we have ever rented. The home is immaculate. The owner has decorated a beautiful historic home with a flair and sense of style that is rarely seen in rental homes. It was refreshing to have a home that wasn't splattered with starfish and shells (I like starfish and shells, but this was a step above). The location on Church Street in the heart of historic Lewes is perfection. Vivian is a responsive owner and a true professional, as well as warm and welcoming.

You will not be disappointed if you choose to rent this home. We will be back, Vivian!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Rose & Crown
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Lewes-Cape May Ferry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lewes Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Historic District, Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$633.25


Tenant responsible for City of Lewes 5% rental tax, collected by owner.
Contact owner regarding pets and associated non-refundable pet deposit.
Security deposit is refundable.

50% of rental amount deposit is due at time of booking, 90% of which is refundable if cancellation is made 90 days prior to arrival. Within 90 days, cancellation is subject 100% forfeiture of deposit. Balance, including all taxes and fees, is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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