Lewes Vacation Rentals
The town of Lewes dates back to the 1600s, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that Lewes vacation homes and beach rentals experienced a significant increase in attention from home buyers and investors. Today, Lewes is in the midst of a 20-year boom, thanks to the tourism industry – more than 3,000 owners of Lewes vacation properties now call the town home with hundreds if not thousands more adding to the total each summer. Second Street, the town’s main street, is packed with charming boutiques, bistros, and antiques shops, while beautiful old homes share the shoreline with quaint cottages and romantic B&Bs. But that’s not all. Owners of Lewes vacation homes enjoy safer streets, lower taxes, and an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the East Coast’s major cities.
Many renters and owners of Lewes vacation rental properties appreciate the town’s proximity to Cape Henlopen State Park. Boasting nearly 5,200 acres and 6 miles of Atlantic Ocean shoreline, the park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities year-round, such as hiking, fishing, disc golf, and bird watching. It also hosts several community events, including an annual kite festival. The American Discovery Trail, a 6,300-mile hiking trail linking more than 15 states and 10,000 sites of historical significance, also originates in Cape Henlopen State Park.
As "the first town in the first state", Lewes has a long, proud heritage that is evident in its many historic attractions. The town’s downtown historic district has been meticulously preserved by the Lewes Historical Society, which also hosts such popular events as the Cape Henlopen Craft Fair, the Antique Flea Market, and the Christmas Fair and Walking Tour. Adding to the town’s historic feel is the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, which features locally grown produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and cooking demonstrations all summer long.
Several distinct communities in and around Lewes offer a wide selection of Lewes vacation homes.
- Breakwater: This family-friendly community offers a wealth of amenities including a fitness center, lap pool, hot tub, and easy access to the Junction and Breakwater Walking and Biking Trail, which connects Lewes to nearby Rehoboth.
- Independence: Considered “Ocean Atlantic’s Premier Active Adult Community,” Independence offers fee-simple single family homes to seniors.
- Oakwood Village at Lewes: You’re sure to find your dream Lewes vacation home in this custom home community. Or purchase a lot and build your Lewes vacation home when you’re ready to retire!
- Sussex West: As an age-restricted, senior community, Sussex West features energy-efficient Lewes vacation homes with underground utility service, as well as a dedicated staff to meet the needs of even the most discriminating homeowner.
And getting to your Lewes vacation rental home is easy with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Connecting Cape May, NJ with the ferry’s southern terminus in Lewes, this scenic journey covers 17 miles in just over an hour, offering breathtaking views of the lighthouses and seaside towns that populate the coastline.
Lewes is located in one of Delaware’s fastest-growing areas, so there’s no time to lose if you’re considering investing in one of the many Lewes vacation rental homes available. Otherwise, consider one of Lewes beach vacation rentals – the town is an ideal summer get-away for everyone from families and history buffs to bird watchers and water lovers. Stop by our call our office today to learn more about Lewes vacation rentals and beach homes.