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The Blue Water House
Ranked #1 of 9 Lewes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just as good one year later”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was a return visit for us, this time with friends. The ambience, comfort and food were as we remembered them; all was again exceptional. The owner, Rick, is also a gem; he has a huge heart and is an excellent cook. He goes out of his way to make his guests feel welcome. We will be back for a third visit next summer

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gainesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This B&B is a best kept secret for a relaxing, affordable, " chill" experience at the beach! My teens loved biking to the beaches, Cape Henlopen State Park, for ice cream, etc. They loved the paddle boards which locals deliver to your beach site. It is so convenient and close to everything. Rehoboth and OC boardwalks were a big hit with the teenagers for a night time activity. The décor is a pleasant reminder of Key West/Florida vacations. We had everything we could possibly need and more! Rick was the consummate host and Lola, another friendly face to make you feel you are visiting long lost friends. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: The parrot room was so comfortable!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Being two blocks from the beach is wonderful! Rick has any beach equipment that you need including bicycles. Water and snacks are always available! Rooms were clean. There is a great lounge in the top of the house that has games and a ton of books.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Rick was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The weary traveler is greeted, not by a complimentary glass of wine, but by a table with a dozen bottles of wine, a refrigerator stocked with beer and sodas, multiple munchies, etc. The Blue Water House is a live-in work of art with a delightful upbeat surprise around every corner from the entrance to the third floor lookout. Rick has a keen artistic eye. The staircase is constructed of a dozen kinds of materials, and somehow it works. Note that the Blue Water House is family friendly so there may be kids bouncing around. We enjoyed them and they were quiet at night, but earplugs may be in order at times.The Blue Water House was the highlight of our trip - thanks Rick.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

The earlier five star reviews are on point. We lucked into Rick's little oasis last time. This year our first and only search was to see if he had a room available when we wanted to be in Lewes. The recent enhancements just added to the already first rate experience. If you forgot to bring something, and if Rick doesn't have it on hand, he'll make sure you have it.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

We love this bed and breakfast! Rick and Lola are great! Great food, snacks, water, beer, and wine provided...Free. Free use of beach chairs,umbrellas, bikes, towels, etc. Love the colorful rooms and art. Rick was not obtrusive but we always had everything we needed and wanted. He was very helpful in finding local fishing tours, kayak rentals, etc. We will be back! Thank you for a very relaxing week!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Blue Water House in Lewes. It was definitely a cool experience, and thanks to Lola and her master, Rick, we felt right at home. We had just the right amount of privacy and camaraderie from our host, and the little touches were thoughtful and made the time immensely relaxing. Worth a repeat visit!

Room Tip: The Key West room was great, especially inviting for a good night's sleep after a day at the bea...
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Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Blue Water House
Address: 407 East Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958
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Region: United States > Delaware > Lewes
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Water House in Lewes, DE is a casual beach bed & breakfast a short walk from the beautiful Delaware Bay beaches. Make our house your next stop today! ... more   less 
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