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407 East Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958
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The Blue Water House
Ranked #1 of 8 Lewes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rick really is a great host, friendly and helpful but not intrusive in the least. Also he makes certain that the public and private rooms are immaculate. The overall decor is distinctively fanciful which gives the entire place a very comfortable feel. .

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

So glad you had a great stay with us, Max! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed our one-of-a-kind decor and that you felt comfortable here. Hope we'll see you again soon! All the best, Rick, Owner More

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first reaction was that the place was very "cool". We felt at home from the moment we arrived. It was clean comfortable and the decor was extremely well done. We stayed in the Hemingway room which was awesome. We loved the open kitchen where we could go for snacks and drinks. Breakfast was tasty and adequate. Wide selection of... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

Can't wait to have you back, Barbara! Keep us in mind next time you need to get away. Warm regards, Rick, Owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick is a great host and the Blue Water House is awesome. We have been there 3 times and can't wait to go back.Lewes Delaware is the best town along the Delaware coastline with parks , restaurants and a rich history to explore.

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

You're too kind, Brian! Hope to have you back again next year -- or sooner! :) Cheers, Rick More

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is no doubt the funkiest, fun and comfortable B&B I've stayed in recently. The decor is artrageous - with a massive variety of cool pieces on the walls, hanging in the stairwell, used as decor and furnishings. The owner Rick is very accommodating and serves a mean French Toast for breakfast. If you're looking for something fun and affordable... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

"Artrageous" -- I like that, Sally! Thanks for the kind words. Hope you'll keep us in mind next time you need to get away! All the best, Rick More

Harwich, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit in two years, and Rick hasnt missed a beat! This time we stayed in Key Largo, a large room with one of the most comfortable beds ever!!! We had a wonderful nights sleep and it was a great way to start our vacation. Breakfast, as always was filling and delicious, and every amenity you could need or... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

We love our returning guests, and we're thrilled that your second stay was even better than the first! I'm so glad to hear you slept well and got all the R&R you needed. Isn't that what vacation is all about?! I'll be sure to let Lola know you say hello. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best always, Rick,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had read many reviews and had high expectations. Normally we don't spend this much on accommodations but when we read how great this place was suppose to be we splurged. It was worth every penny. It's very welcoming the moment you walk in. Rooms are a nice size and have everything you need. The décor is fun and we... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

Glad we lived up to your expectations! It's great to hear you loved your room and that each breakfast got your day started off right. Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you'll think of us again next time you're looking for a relaxing vacation. All the best, Rick, Owner More

Lyndhurst, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here last year and returned this year. Rick is so accommodating and friendly. His mottos seem to be "help yourself" and "is there anything else you need?". We love the balcony rooms to relax outside and enjoy fresh air with a glass of wine or beer (courtesy of Rick!). I love that it is a... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

So glad you and your boyfriend had a great stay with us, Mallory! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your room, fresh air, and relaxing with a glass of wine. Hope we'll see you again soon. All the best, Rick, Owner More

Bel Air, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Rick and Lola have provided a whimsical and relaxing atmosphere at the Blue Water House. You can't help but smile and feel pure joy in the collection of artwork and sayings. We were made to feel like special guests and care is given to be certain all needs are met. I give high marks for cleanliness but would suggest new... More

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

I look forward to your return, Tina! I'm so glad to hear that you loved your stay so much. I'll definitely take your feedback about the Hemingway to heart -- we want everything to be perfect next time you come see us! Best, Rick, Owner More

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this place. After a hectic college delivery we knew we were on vacation as soon as we walked in the door. Colorful, unique, friendly, and restful. home-made breakfasts were terrific, afternoon wine and beer was much needed after a day of beach. Nearby Cape Henlopen State Park is one of the loveliest spots on the east coast.

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

What an awesome review, Anne! I truly appreciate all the kind words. It sounds like you love everything about us, from the decor to the breakfasts, and I'm so glad to hear it. I hope you'll come stay with us again sometime soon! Take care, Rick, Owner More

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this eclectic place full of art and inspirational sayings. We had a very relaxing stay with our 3 month old and even though it was too hot for the beach we could hang out under the porch and chill with refreshments provided not to mention the fantastic breakfast. Everything you need is here. Great get away.

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Rick3225, Owner at The Blue Water House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review, Alicia! I'm happy we were able to make you and your family's stay so enjoyable. Hopefully you'll come back and see us again soon -- we can't wait! Best, Rick, Owner More

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Additional Information about The Blue Water House

Address: 407 East Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Location: United States > Delaware > Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Water House Hotel Lewes

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