12 Chicago Street
Dewey Beach ,
Full Description12 Chicago Street: NEW OCEAN BLOCK LUXURY HOME – 3 Floors with Fabulous Ocean Views ~ Elevator ~ Dogs welcome ~ Rehoboth By the Sea!
You can watch the wave’s crash from the sunning deck listen to the ocean while relaxing on one of the five screened-in porches or decks, enjoying a glass of wine after a day on the beach – the beach that's just 50 yards from the front door! Forgot your book? One of the kids needs the bathroom? No problem – the house is just steps from your beach towel and chair!
This 4500 sq. ft. (including porches and decks) gorgeous home has multiple ocean views. Rooms include a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a game/coffee room with a wet bar, mini-fridge and dishwasher – play one of the many board games available or take in an early morning sunrise with a quiet cup of coffee. The massive 3rd floor great room features a fireplace and soaring cathedral ceilings, a dining room seating 12 with the adjacent kitchen seating four more, or enjoy your meals on the outdoor dining deck. Enjoy a separate sunroom off the main living area, and choose which of the seven bedrooms you want – each with full private baths, TVs, USB ports, and overhead fans (in addition to seven bedroom TV’s, there are three more in common areas!). This incredible home also has five decks and screened-in porches, and a private back yard with a large patio – beautiful areas where you can gather at the end of the day with your family and friends to relax and enjoy the sunset.
The house is only steps to the beach (complete with lifeguard and refreshment hut) and close to everything else as well. Located in Rehoboth-by-the-Sea, you're only five blocks to the heart of Dewey in one direction and five blocks to the peace and tranquility of Silver Lake in the other. Want some Dolle's Popcorn or Thrasher's Fries? Rehoboth's boardwalk is just a mile away!
More great things about the house:
• Fully stocked luxury kitchen includes huge kitchen island with seating for four, pantry area and cabinets for renter’s use, state-of-the-art appliances including separate icemaker, extra large capacity refrigerator, two dishwashers, large capacity microwave, oversized sink, instant hot water tap, as well as many small appliances including a traditional drip coffee maker, a Keurig coffee maker, etc.!
• 2nd floor game/coffee room includes wet bar, dishwasher, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, instant hot water tap and microwave. Plus a wall TV, two reclining chairs and a breakfast table seating four.
• All smart TVs have premium HD Cable including HBO, Showtime and Cinemax
• Smart TVs with premium cable are in the great room (4K, ultra high def, 60” - bring your BluRay movies!), sunroom, coffee room, and master bedroom, plus cable TV in every bedroom.
• Multiple DVD players and large DVD library
• High speed wireless Internet throughout the home
• Luxurious master bath with double vanity and multiple shower heads including rain shower head
• Six of the private full bathrooms have a designer custom-tile shower with niches and glass walls/doors; the seventh has a convenient tub as well as shower
• Lots of light and sea breezes with over 60 (noise-buffering) windows for viewing sunrises and sunsets
• Large deck off the kitchen for al fresco dining
• Two large screened-in porches
• Private deck shared by two bedrooms
• Sunroom and sundeck on the 3rd floor
• Multiple French doors opening to decks
• Keyless Entry – everyone has access!
• As many as six off-street parking spaces
• Outside private hot/cold shower with dressing area, and faucets for rinsing sandy toes
• Large capacity washer and dryer conveniently located on 2nd floor
• Extensive board games and book libraries
• Gas grill with propane provided
• Dual zone air conditioning
• Two tank-less hot water heaters so you won't ever run out of hot water
• Ironing board and iron, hair dryers
• Beach chairs (16 plus child-size), beach umbrella, boogie boards, beach cart, wheeled beach cooler, beach toys and other beach equipment
• One or two dogs are welcome for an additional non-refundable $200 fee per pet.
• This home is smoke free
• Two powder rooms are centrally located on the first and third floors, for a total of nine bathrooms
• Phone with Free Long Distance
• Optional Linen Service
• Over 140 discount outlet stores just down the road, and with Delaware's tax-free shopping.
• Less than a tank of gas from DC, Philly, NYC, NJ, Norfolk, and more!
Please take a look at the outstanding reviews for the home, copy and paste the link below to your browser-
***** Bedding – sleeps 16:
First floor - 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Double/Double Bunk Bed
Second floor - 1 King, 1 King, 1 King
Please note this home charges and additional $350 cleaning fee.
In addition to weekly rentals, long weekends and mid-week breaks are also available. Three of four night minimum stay during holiday weekends.
✓ Air Conditioning (yes)
✓ Deck (Yes)
✓ Elevator (yes)
✓ Fireplace (yes)
✓ Internet (Wireless)
✓ Laundry (yes)
✓ Outside Shower (Yes)
✓ View (Ocean View)
Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach house with us! We had an amazing week made all the better by this lovely home. We really enjoyed how close we were to the beach and all the beautiful views from the decks. The house had everything this group of 12 needed and we felt very much at home. We look forward to returning!
‐ The S, D, and W Families, 08/25/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
Love this remarkable house! Not only is it gorgeous, spacious and clean, the amenities included are outstanding! (Such as delux beach chairs & toys, the gourmet kitchen and its equipment, built-in entertainment including games, puzzles, books, DVDs & premium TV subscriptions!) Plus we took advantage of the property’s SIX OUTDOOR gathering places! And it’s beautifully decorated and landscaped to boot.
‐ The R family, 08/18/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for a perfect week in this amazing vacation home! We couldn’t have asked for a better beach house. With 12 people here, there was more than enough space and privacy. We really enjoyed the beautiful views on the many balconies. The house is truly stunning! Our family will definitely be returning next year. Thanks again! There is nowhere we’d rather stay.
‐ The N, S, M and M Families, 08/04/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
I wanted to let you know the tenants at your property this past week really enjoyed their time! They saw the pictures and information on-line and really loved it! They loved the place so much they moved their vacation days for next year just so they could reserve your house.
‐ Realtor, 07/28/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
It’s always wonderful as a group of long-time friends can continue to come together here in Dewey each year with their families. From Wilmington DC to West Virginia… Thank you for opening up your beautiful home. We appreciated all the amenities, especially the private bathrooms and use of chairs. What a beautiful home you have. Once again, we had a wonderful time in Dewey.
‐ The B, L, B, P and S Families (Williamstown, WV), 07/14/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for another amazing stay in you fabulous home! Both adults and kids truly enjoyed their stay. This year we brought down jet skis and explored the town via the sea. We swam with the dolphins! Wishing we could stay longer! Until next year!
‐ The C, B and S Families (Long Island, NY), 07/07/2018 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful home. Everything was great – we had a wonderful time!! We’ll be back
‐ The A, O, S, D and S Clan, 09/30/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
WONDERFUL HOUSE, WONDERFUL WEEK, WONDERFUL ACCOMMODATIONS!!!! BE BACK SOON!!!!
‐ The H’s and N’s, 09/19/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. We made wonderful memories that we will hold close to us forever. The detail that went in to customizing this house was greatly appreciated. We celebrated a 1st and 5th birthday, caught a shark, citation flounder (8.2 lbs.) and spent some much needed time on the beach. We look forward to returning for another family vacation.
‐ The J’s, W’s, and F families , 09/10/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
It was our great pleasure to stay in your beautiful home! We stared the week with a birthday party and were able to invite some friends to celebrate with us, since the home is perfect for a gathering. We were delighted to find toys and chairs, games and books. What wonderful attention to detail! We will certainly book another week in this lovely spot. Loved it!
‐ The C’s, 08/20/2017 , Review from VRBO
Dear Horel sisters, If my wife were alive she would have written in your guest book and I would, if it weren’t for my erratic handwriting affected by an occasional tremor in my writing hand. So that’s the reason for this typewritten note. Obviously, ‘cause we’re at 12 Chicago for a second year we have enjoyed your beautiful home and the accommodations you provide. And this year we admired the stone walkways and patio. They are handsome additions to your property. Thank you for pointing out the little herb garden. We made frequent use of the healthy basil plant. What a nice touch. Our family appreciated your efforts and thoughtfulness in providing such a comfortable home for a vacation. It is quite a stretch from our first beach vacation (to accommodate my beach-loving California wife) with six children in a tent. It was fun. Thanks also for the Welcome beach bucket with the goodies and useful items. They came in handy and were enjoyed.
‐ Bob C., 08/12/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Wow, we have stayed in Dewey at various places since the mid-90’s. This 12 Chicago is the finest. The furnishings and appliances are excellent and well planned – first class!! We appreciate the many bathrooms. 10 Chicago was on the move during our stay. We saw it raised and then transported out of here. It will be interesting to see what will be constructed; we hope it does not spoil the views of the sea from the decks!! The location at this house from the beach is excellent and provides a short stroll to and from the beach. Thank you for this wonderful beach house and first-class construction. We hope to be back again next year.
‐ The G’s, G’s, M’s – our extended family of 13 people aged 9 to 78, 07/15/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for once again sharing your amazing vacation home with us for our annual summer beach reunion!! The house provided all the amenities we enjoyed last year plus your new, much appreciated additions; the paved walkway around the house and landscaping was especially attractive. Your kitchen was well used as were the beach chairs and supplies. All the little touches contributed to a week of carefree togetherness for our whole family! We look forward to future weeks at the beach! PS – May we suggest adding hooks and/or a bench in the outdoor shower and grab bars in the large showers – thanks much!
‐ The various L’s from PA, OH, VA and TX, the S’s (PA), the C’s (VA) and the B’s (MD), 07/08/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for providing yet another fabulous week in your summer home. It is a paradise and a perfect place for creating wonderful memories! This year we celebrated two birthdays, went parasailing and jet skiing. As always enjoyed the hazy, hot beach days. Your home is truly amazing! We look forward to returning for another fabulous week!
‐ The C, B and S’s (NY), 07/01/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it”. Your home is absolutely beautiful, clean, elegant design, yet warm and inviting. To a person we noticed almost every nuance in your design focus of classy comfort. Thank you for providing us a place to vacation – from sunning on the beach, to shopping, biking, walking, hitting local breweries and eateries, enjoying our mid-week clam-bake on the beach (yep – got our permit!) to flying kites, or back here using your amazing kitchen to cook in – we always ended our days here, in your lovely home to relax and refresh.
‐ The P/T/Z/A/R/G/L/H/W and C’s (PA), 06/24/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Thanks for the amazing house that was provided for our family. We enjoyed it the whole week and we greatly appreciate everything that was done to make this house truly perfect. Thank you!
‐ The W’s, 06/17/2017 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for a wonderful home for our vacation. Five families comfortably enjoyed each above-average detail. We found many thoughtful extras to make our vacation as fun and comfortable as possible. The home's amenities were top notch inside and out. We found many spaces to spread out and equally as many to get together as one huge group. We would recommend this home to others looking for an extraordinary vacation. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We look forward to visiting again.
‐ The L’s, P’s , B’s, S’s and M’s (PA and FL), 06/10/2017 , Review from VRBO
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. We made wonderful memories that we will hold close to us forever. The detail that went in to customizing this house was greatly appreciated. We celebrated a 1st and 5th Birthday, caught a shark, citation flounder (8.2 lbs.) and spent some much needed time on the beach. We look forward to returning for another family vacation.
‐ The J, W and F families, 09/10/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
It was our great pleasure to stay in your beautiful home! We started the week with a birthday party and were able to invite some friends to celebrate with us, since the home is perfect for a gathering. We were delighted to find toys and chairs, games and books. What wonderful attention to detail! We will certainly book another week in this lovely spot. Loved it!
‐ The Cs, 08/20/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
Many thanks to you for providing such a handsome house, comfortably outfitted and presented with you most hospitable beach bucket with champagne and various goodies appropriate for s beach visit. We enjoyed knowing the “story behind the story” of your father’s building the beach cottage years ago on this same piece of land, an excellent location. My wife died four years ago, a beach lover with her youth in California. One of our first vacations with our six children was temp camping at Camp Henlopen. I’m the patriarch of the family now, living at Oak Crest Village retirement community in the Baltimore area. Four of our six children and one spouse were in the house and six of our nine grandchildren were with us. I thought we might have more. The grandchildren with us included two high school students,, two college students (Brown U. and U. of S. Cal., fame semester in Rome) two recent grads, one elem. Ed. Music teacher and one working in an environmental internship in California. So, that gives you a snapshot of our family who stayed in your house the week of August….. Thank you again, dear ladies, for providing such a comfortable beach residence. As of now we look forward to renting it next year, hopefully, the same week.
‐ R. C. , 08/13/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you for providing such a beautiful, well-stocked vacation home! We especially appreciated the beach chairs, ocean views and multiple bedrooms ~ all were enjoyed by our entire family. We were a blew to have a wonderful week of family memories without worry!
‐ The Ls, Bs and LCs, Ls, Ls and Bs, 07/30/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful beach home with our family. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to return year after year. Your home is welcoming for all and the details of your decorations are magnificent! The amenities were carefully planned and we appreciate the thoughtfulness. Each day was filled with special memories and we cannot thank you enough for crafting a wonderful oasis for our family to enjoy together. Many thanks!
‐ The F. and friends, 07/16/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
We had a wonderful week in your beautiful home! We created lifelong memories that we’ll cherish forever! Thank you! We will be back-
‐ The C’s, B’s and S’s, 07/09/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
We spent a glorious week with our children and grandchildren. The house was perfect for our vacation and gathering. Close to beach, beach supplies, walking to Dewy for ice cream at the new dairy’s ice cream shop, walking to Rehoboth Boardwalk, and on and on…So many porches and balconies and views of the ocean. It is decorated to be beautiful and peaceful – very good choices! How sweet to know this location was your family’s vacation spot for so many years. Thank you for building this lovely house and sharing it with us.
‐ PA K., 07/02/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
We had the honor of being your first rental guests. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Your house is beautiful. There were plenty of spaces for everyone to spread out. We did a lot of cooking and found the kitchen lacking nothing. The beach chairs and boogie boards were a huge bonus for us. We have already called and reserved for next year. Thank you for thoughtfully furnishing and filling this home. We took good care of it.
‐ The W’s, 06/17/2016 , Review from Guest Survey
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