About this listing
This room is primarily overflow space for guests using the guest room and is only available for rent once the guest room is booked. The room is the dining and sitting room, adjoins the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms and offers no privacy.
This is a common central living/dining area in a small cottage in which there is a fold out sofabed available at $35 each per night ($40/night on holiday weekends). A double-size foam mattress also is available for sleeping on the floor ($10/night). If you want to bring your own sleeping bag and/or air mattress, there is a $5/night charge for use of facilities. No a/c but windows on three walls provide plenty of breezes from Rehoboth Bay (one mile south) and the ocean (one mile east) except on the hottest nights (fans available). This old cabin features the usual beach critters both inside (ants, spiders and crickets but no cockroaches) and outside (deer, squirrels and rabbits) in a quiet community wedged between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach just back of the ocean. The common room offers no privacy but if all you are looking for is an inexpensive place at the beach to sleep and have a hot shower, this cottage will suit you.
No cable, no TV, no phone, no w/d (clothes line outside). No linens provided. Guests must bring sheets, pillow cases and towels. WiFi available. Use of fridge and stove permitted and hot shower available but few other amenities. Furniture is well worn but functional.
Interaction with Guests
The owner is usually on premises and can interact with guests as much or as little as they wish.
Bay Vista is an older community of modest single family homes and cottages that was carved out of a farm in the 1950s. Newer homes built in the past 10 years tend to be more upscale, reflecting the community's location astride the Lewes-Rehoboth canal, which opens into the Delaware Bay on the north and Rehoboth Bay on the south.
Five minutes to beach by car; ten minutes by bike; 30 minute walk to resort bus terminal; 40 minute walk to beach.
Other Things to Note
Ride to and from the cottage from the Washington, DC and Annapolis areas also offered at extra charge. This space is designed to typically accommodate a family of four with two children who are mid-teens or younger. As such the space generally is not offered for rent separately until the guest room has been rented. Feel free to inquire whether we can accommodate you.
No drugs, no smoking indoors and contain butts outdoors. Trash pick up service on Monday morning. Please use outdoor shower after the beach. Guests have full kitchen privileges, including use of pots, pans, dishes and utensils, but are asked to clean up thoroughly after each use.
Fred was very welcoming and accommodating and easy to get in touch with. It was a great relaxing stay overall.
Fred was flexible and hosted us even though it was pre-season! (normally the place wouldn't be available). He was very friendly and was available to answer questions. The place is in an excellent location - very close to Rehoboth beach and Dewey beach!
Quiet little place in a nice part of the neighborhood! Was just in for the night and Fred was very accommodating and friendly. Can't beat the price:) thanks again!
Fred is a really nice guy, good host, I enjoyed chatting with him. He could clean the house more though (got a bad allergic reaction on dust) but for 20 dollars, i guess i cannot demand too much, the location was great and all-in-all i'd recommend the stay to anyone.
Great stay. Comfortable, easy access to downtown, and Fred was helpful, welcoming, and hospitable.
Accommodations were sufficient but it would have been nice to be told to bring pillow cases and sheets. I slept on my beach towel because the futons did not appear to be very clean.
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About the Host, Fred
I love to entertain and hosts groups that like to party. There is a bar on the enclosed front porch. In addition to the futons and foam mattress there also is a guest bedroom (twin beds) available.