About This Listing
If you have not already read the reviews from previous guests, please do so. They speak volumes about the home, accommodations, hospitality and they say it more eloquently than I could ever describe here.
The guest room is on the first floor of our home which has several split levels to isolate bedrooms for extra privacy. This bedroom has a queen bed, closet, a Chester drawer, a full size sofa, LCD television, WiFi, a deck with rocking recliner to smoke or watch the sunset over the marsh. A couple of Adirondack chairs on the lawn as well.
The bathroom is located in the hallway, next to the bedroom. It is not a private bath from the bedroom, but since there are four (4) full bathrooms in the house, it will almost likely not be used by anyone else.
An ample supply of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided as well as clean sheets for the bed. You will find a hair dryer, Q tips, cotton balls, shampoo and a small bar of soap to use. Please consider bringing your own stuff if you are ultra sensitive or have special requirements.
We even have extra sheets if you need to use the sofa for that third person or if two people would prefer to sleep separate. It is NOT a sofa bed, but a good size couch by Ethan Allen.
Rates are low as $99.00 per night. Click on the CALENDAR TAB above for the exact availability and rates based on day of the week and season. Please do not ask for discounts.
Two (2) Night Minimum - However, we will accept a one (1) night minimum stay for an added surcharge of $50+/- per night. Please send message requesting a one (1) night reservation and I will send you the rate and booking option.
Three (3) night minimum stays for the following holidays; Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.
We have another bedroom in the house with a private bathroom and large walk-in closet available for the same rate on the second floor for privacy. See our listing on AIRBNB.
If your group is particular large, we do have an office on the third floor for more privacy. The office has a futon and an adjacent full bathroom for extra guests.
With four full baths in the house, we don't usually have to share. Let us know if you need to accommodate more people for your upcoming stay. The futon works great for a single person or two small people.
The house has two gas fireplaces on the inside and one outside wood burning fireplace with a large screened in porch. Great for eating and looking over the marsh and bay while watching wildlife.
The house is rather large, 4,300 square feet and can accommodate larger groups comfortably if you want or need to rent more rooms for bigger gatherings. We would also consider renting the entire house out by the week. If interested, send us a request.
We encourage our guests to make themselves at home. We do not have a curfew but we do ask that if you are going to be up late to be respectful.
The first floor is the library and/or living room. We call it a library because of the book cases, but there are pocket doors for added privacy if necessary and you just want to spend some time in different rooms reading or whatever.
The rest of the house; there is a large great room which includes the dining room, kitchen and living room with gas fireplace and awesome views of the Rehoboth Bay and marshlands. The large counter and/or bar seats four people easily and this room opens up to a large screened in porch with a wood burning fireplace for outside eating and resting. There is an outside deck for getting a little sun or grilling.
For breakfast, help yourself to cereal, oatmeal, bread, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, or whatever you might be able to find in the way of breakfast. Everyone gets up at different times so help yourself or not. We will show you where the items are and you can feel comfortable to help yourself as if you were home. We encourage you to make yourself feel at home. We can suggest restaurants and which ones have deals going on and shopping.
Interaction with Guests
Since we require all guests to be 21 years of age or older we will occasionally have some libation at home. The house is very nice for entertaining and we encourage guests to hang out if they like. If not, there are plenty of places throughout the house to hideout.
The house sits near the Rehoboth Bay and we are surrounded by marshlands. There are lots of deer, rabbits, squirrels, foxes, heron and of course our beloved osprey that mate every year to look at.
We are one (1) mile from Route 1 and about two (2) miles from the Rehoboth boardwalk and beaches. Close enough to town for fun, but far enough away to rest easily.
You can drive, use your bicycles or rent them from businesses in town. You can also walk if your ambitious.
There is public transit throughout the area but the closest stop is just over a mile away. Taxi cabs in the area are very affordable and charge about $8.00 to drive into town from our home. They will even pick you up and bring you back at all hours of the night.
Other Things to Note
Must be 21 years of age to stay with us.
The main rule and the easiest would be to provide simple respect to one another and please make yourself at home, we do.
No smoking in the house. If you are a smoker, please go outside. You can smoke on the front steps, lower back deck, sun deck or the screened in porch.
Be dog friendly. We have a small dog that loves attention because she is a bit spoiled, and very lovable. She does not like to share her home with other four legged children.
Our second stay was every bit as delightful as the first. As we were there mid-week, our schedules didn't allow us to cross paths much with Randy, but we felt very welcome all the same. The view from the deck is outstanding and makes the perfect spot to get some work done when the office calls. We hope to get back again soon!
This is a really special place, hands-down the best experience we've had staying in the Dewey/Bethany/Fenwick area. The house is beautifully maintained, super clean, and although Randy jokes that she is spoiled, their dog Zoey is adorable and so well behaved. We actually wished we could have seen more of her! We loved the laid-back atmosphere and Randy's coffee is amazing...we hope to be back for more soon!
Randy was a great host with a beautiful home. That was one of the best beach trips I have ever had and his hospitality was a big piece of it! Close to the beach and a beautiful view. Highly recommended!
Staying at Randy's was great. My wife and I got in late the first night which seemed to be a complete non-issue. Everything was clean and ready for us, and we couldn't believe how quiet it was. Randy and Bill really do their own thing and allow their guests to make themselves at home by providing clear instructions, clean and quiet rooms and plenty of coffee and delicious breakfast foods over which to plan your day. They are also well located, with easy access by bike or car to the boardwalk and Henlopen state park.
Randy and Bill were great hosts. The house is gorgeous - and they really make you feel at home. The room is super comfortable, and even though the bathroom is technically not private, it was all ours for the time we were there. It's a quick drive to downtown Rehoboth, the beach, and the outlets. Overall a great place to stay - I would definitely go back.
Randy and Bill's place was great. We had a great time. The room was perfect and we loved the view of the marsh area from the room. That was one of the highlights for us. Randy is great. He is very hospitable and makes you feel at home. The privacy of the room was great, but it was nice to feel like we could hang out in the great room if we wanted to. The location is perfect, only a few minutes drive to downtown Rehoboth and all the shops and restaurants. It's also very close to the main highway, all the shops/outlets, and very easy to find. Secluded and relaxing, we saw two great herons just outside the house on the morning when we left. Zoe is fun too, very friendly! Dynamite time. We'd love to check this out when the Ospreys are back too! Thanks!
This was our first time using AirBnB and my wife and I had a stellar experience. Our host Randy was gracious and welcoming. His home was very warm and inviting. The bed was delicous and gave us several incredible nights sleep. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The view was peaceful and serene. The entire process from booking to "checking out" was a breeze and we will definately be returning and using AirBnB again. And the very best part of our stay was meeting Zoe, the lady of the house. She is THE BEST!
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About the Host, Randy
It appears that we might have missed our calling in life. Maybe we should have been in the hospitality business all of these years.
Since we found and started using AIRBNB in the Spring of 2011 we have to say that we are the lucky ones to have had the opportunity to be able to host and meet such amazing people. My partner and I have a home that is larger than we actually use and after friends of ours decided to use this type of service to locate a flat for their vacation to Paris, I started my research on what this was all about. After finding AIRBNB, we decided that this was something that we could consider since we enjoy traveling and especially meeting new people from all around.
I hope that after you read this short bio/profile that you will read through the 200 plus reviews or at least some of them from the many guests and new friends we have met along this short journey. Not only do these reviews tell the complete story of how AIRBNB works in a way that no manual can, but what you can actually expect while you are visiting with us in our home, Reeds Vista.
Once you understand that we are not a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast and that you are visiting us in our home, you will realize that we actually treat our guests as if they are dear friends visiting. We encourage our guest to enjoy full use of our home as if it was their own home for the time that you are staying with us.
We have accepted many reservations from other like-minded individuals and what we have discovered along this journey is that to even consider sharing a room in someones home, that you don't know, takes courage and an ability to be a little bit adventurous, along with a willingness for living life to its fullest. These are the kind of people we enjoy hosting and getting to know.
We have declined some reservation requests because in life, not everyone is meant to click and we believe it is better to uncover that early on before anyone reaches the front door. It isn't personal when we decide to decline a reservation it is just that we strive to have individuals in our home that share some of the best shared qualities of being a human. Upon starting the dialogue, we will know pretty soon if we are a match.
We also understand and appreciate that fact that there are many different personalities and that each guest is unique; some of you may wish to be left alone and some may wish to enjoy sharing a glass of wine and chatting. Either way is cool with us and the house is spacious enough to not feel trapped with one another.
We hold our judgments until after you leave (just kidding) so hold yours at bay too. :) If you are interested in a comfortable stay with a couple of easy going guys and a dog that will love on you, check out our listing and shoot us an email on this site to discuss why you are seeking a stay at Reeds Vista.
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