6 Best Vacation Rentals In Lewes, Delaware

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The smallest state of the United States yet Delaware manages to pack a punch when it comes to vacations. The place is especially heaven for beach lovers and music lovers because of its gorgeous beaches and the Firefly Music Festival. Not far behind is the art scene. Southern Delaware is and has long been a mecca for artists and performers. Hosting studios and galleries showcasing visual arts to theatres featuring performing arts, the art scene here is rich and vibrant. The Rehoboth Beach has plenty of artsy shops and a nice boardwalk that leads to Cape Henlopen, which is a beautiful state park. It’s also a great place to go camping or glamping, surfing, fishing or just exploring the town on a bike. With all of that to do, let looking up a place to stay be the least of your concerns. The best vacation rentals in Lewes, Delaware, are curated for you right here. Check them out.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on November 10, 2023.

1. Peaceful retreat near the canal (from USD 220)

This listing is a four-bedroom property with a cozy, home-like vibe to it. It houses three double bedrooms, one triple bedroom, an ample living area and a dining area for six. The listing also comes with internet access, a washer, dryer and iron, and air conditioning and heating. Located close to downtown, you could easily take a short walk to get to the shops and restaurants without having to worry about parking and traffic. You can also walk to the canal front to take in the gorgeous view or to enjoy live music at Irish eyes on the wharf. Additionally, the canal front park nearby has free yoga, Zumba and movie sessions. The location is less than a mile from the beach.

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52 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is pretty well equipped
Adequate off street parking for three vehicles and plenty of room for us all to be together
And the shopping locally and Tanger outlets
The house was as described in the listing
I had to scramble to find other possible accommodations for the 6 of us
The interior of the property was clean
The house was perfect for our needs and accommodated 4 adults and 1 baby well
The house is very well cared for and very cute and comfortable
The owner as great to work with
our host was very responsive to questions and parking
and we tried again the key code I was given plus the key code from prior renters
The key code I was given did not work
There was also an issue where he emailed me and said the property wasnt available the day prior to arrival
But Rohoboth and Dewey are just a short drive away if you want more action This was perfect fun with two little boys who loved swimming in the nearby calm beach
and they just went thru the screen to get inside and unlock door
House is in a great location to enjoy Lewes and other areas of Delaware
We LOVED this beautiful beach house
It was in a great location relaxing and quiet Lewes beach
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2. Contemporary apartment near the beach (from USD 339)

This two-story apartment has been newly renovated and is located in downtown Lewes, only a short walk to everything happening around town. It has also been listed among the most beautiful Airbnb’s in Delaware on Architectural Digest’s website. The apartment comprises one bedroom, a stylish living room, and a full kitchen, all of which are done up tastefully. It retains the old world charm of the original high lofty beamed ceilings from the 1700s but is styled with contemporary furnishings and stylish decor.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
307 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is extremely comfortable with lovely furnishings and absolutely anything needed
the ceiling fan requires you to either be tall or a good jumper to turn on and off
great everything - apt amenities location hosts etc
just wish we had known the a/c was from window units and not central a//c
the apartment is very charming as evidenced by the listing's photos
everything was super clean and modern
and it was sparkling clean
very quiet clean and cozy
super cozy and very clean
great clean historic space with plenty of room to relax and even to work a bit
ashley was a wonderful host
ashley has a great place and she was a wonderful host
ashley and her mom deanna were wonderful hosts
ash was a fantastic host providing great service throughout the experience
ashley was an attentive and very welcoming hostess
amazing location in the heart of downtown lewes
great location and beautiful apartment
in a perfect location to access downtown lewes
location is superb in the heart of the town near many great shops and restaurants
the location is perfect for access to everything in lewes
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3. Pretty cottage with a gorgeous garden (from USD 220)

This small and charming cottage features beautiful interiors and modern amenities. It comprises one bedroom with a queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a cozy living area. The private patio amidst the foliage is great to read or to enjoy coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening while taking in the beauty of the surroundings. The beach is only a five-minute drive away and there are a number of great restaurants at a walking distance from the property. The property will resonate with nature lowers, garden enthusiasts and people who appreciate historical properties with modern amenities.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
212 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was super comfortable for snuggling
we found the cottage to be absolutely immaculate comfortable and thoughtfully laid-out
everything was very clean
the house was spotless cool (we stayed in august) and all the towels and linens were high quality
so sparkling clean fantastic location
it's got so much charm—decorated in a way that feels fresh clean and inviting
it was very clean and comfy and evidently prepared with much thought and care
holly was a great host
thank you for hosting
holly and her husband were delightful hosts
holly was very responsive to our questions before booking
wonderful hosts very responsive and focused on making the guests comfortable
easy walk to downtown restaurants
the location was great - close to town and our event
great bike trails and short bike ride or car ride to beaches and lewes state park
great location quiet and so easy to walk to the downtown area
lewes is such a pretty place
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4. Pet-friendly beach house with large yard (from USD 270)

This listing is a beach house with four bedrooms, a large landscaped yard and proximity to downtown Delaware. The two-story house also comes with well-appointed kitchen space, an enclosed sun porch, and an open wrap-around front porch. The lower story comprises of one master bedroom, the living and dining space, and the kitchen while the second story comprises of the second master bedroom, two twin bedrooms, a living room, and a screened porch. The property welcomes up to two dogs at an additional fee per dog.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
132 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has a lot of room but the furniture wasn’t very comfortable and the carpet needs replacing
so close to the beach and town comfortable beds all the kitchen amenities a backyard breezy porches
lots of room outdoor space and great yard to hang out in
the house is super comfortable and accommodated two couples and two teenagers very well
the house and kitchen was fully outfitted making it easy to cook
the house was clean and comfortable
it was very clean comfortable and cozy
very spacious and well equipped - clean and welcoming
great place for a group-- very clean
the house was a cozy clean and well laid out
the host was helpful and responsive
patrick was a great host
patrick was a very kind and responsive host quick to respond to our questions
he was very helpful
the host was great about keeping in touch
great location close to beach
great location very close to beach & town of lewes
great location 2 minute walk to the beach
the location was perfect - close to the beach and downtown lewes
great location house has everything you need
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5. Updated condo with two bedrooms (from USD 147)

This modern and stylish condo unit is within walking distance or biking distance of everything there is to explore in Delaware. The guests are provided with two cruiser bicycles for exploring the scenic coastal town besides beach chairs and a beach cart. The property comprises large and spacious rooms with tasteful decor. One bedroom comes with a double bed and the other with a bunk bed. The house also features a keypad locked front door for safety, smart TV, high-speed internet access, a fenced-in patio with seating and an umbrella and ample parking space.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
266 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good ventilation with fans and air filters throughout
the condo was thoughtfully provisioned the ac worked well and the beds were comfortable
the ac was comfortable and the bedroom was nice and dark so we could sleep in
their apartment was conveniently located clean and well stocked even including bicycles beach chairs and a beach cart
it had everything we needed and we felt very comfortable there during our stay
very clean and comfortable condo
the condo was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and well stocked
it was very clean
the apartment was very clean and cozy
mike was a great host
mike was the best host and flexible
mike and tracy are wonderful hosts
mike and tracy were amazing hosts
mike was wonderfully helpful and gracious -- a great host
location ideal for many different activities
mike’s place is perfectly located in walking distance from beach and town
super convenient to be able to walk to the beach and downtown lewes
excellent location quiet and private good parking and very near (walking distance) to lewes village shops and restaurants
the location is super convenient to walk to anything and everything lewes has to offer
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6. Pet-friendly home with hot tub (from USD 500)

This listing, located in downtown Lewes, is a newly renovated five-bedroom home where historical charm meets modern comforts. With two master suites, a newly done up kitchen, two dining spaces, a large family room coupled with proximity to the beach, being few steps away from shops and restaurants downtown, it’s an ideal place for friends and family alike to come together for a vacation in Delaware. Additionally, it is dog-friendly and your furry friend doesn’t have to stay out of the family fun either. A non-refundable pet fee does apply, however. The three-story property has the family room, the kitchen, two dining spaces, a living area and a master bedroom on the first floor, the second master bedroom along with two additional rooms on the second floor and a third bedroom on the last floor. The house also comes with an outdoor shower, a large-screened porch, and a private backyard with a hot tub.

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15 reviews  
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I was asked to take all to the curb when we left
The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the outside trash had not been taken out and was overflowing After calling the property managers
The house was immaculate and well designed
It was bright and clean
The decor is gorgeous and the house is spacious and lovely
It's beautifully decorated and updated
It appeared to be weeks of trash and recycling which should have been taken care of by the property management team
Beautiful home within walking distance to all of downtown historic Lewes and a very quick drive to the beach
Beautiful welcoming home within walking distance to shops and restaurants We would love to stay there again
It's within walking distance to the downtown Lewes shops and restaurants and about a 1 mile walk to the beach
Great property steps away from downtown Historic Lewes Perfect for a weekend getaway
We enjoyed the walking distance to all the shops and restaurants - would come back again
the interior and backyard were great for relaxing with the family and such a convenient location to downtown
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The eclectic culinary scene

As for the culinary scene, Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast simply can’t be topped for their delectable delicacies, tastings and food tours. Delaware is also home to well-known breweries and distilleries. The Dogfish Head is a must-stop for a beer connoisseur and the Nassau Valley Vineyards for someone interested in sampling some high-quality wine.

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