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The Blue Water House

Certificate of Excellence
407 East Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958
The Blue Water House
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house is an attraction of its own. Colorful art abounds! This place puts a smile on your face and puts you in a good mood for your stay, which is what I need after one of my weeks. I highly recommend the Blue Water House!

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

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words in your review, and for staying with us! We appreciate all the wonderful comments!! We hope you can come stay with us again soon!! Thanks again, Ali and Rick More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this B&B because we needed a place to charge up our Nissan LEAF while we were on vacation. Rick and Allie were so flexible and accommodating. They let us arrive early and plug in, took us to the Cape May/Lewes ferry terminal, and picked us up at the end of the day. Great location, convenient to walking into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about the blue water house is fantastic! We've been there twice and each time was amazing- excellent hospitality, great breakfast and the rooms and ambiance are phenomenal- not to mention the extremely comfortable beds! I love everything about it especially how the dining area is left open for snacks and drinks through the day! My husband and I drive... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing a review, your kind words, and especially for staying with us!...We are so thankful for all of our guests, and strive every day to make The Blue Water House, your home away from home!...Please come and see us again! Rick, Ali, and Lola More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed the weekend of Feb 6-8, 2015 and what an absolutely wonderful surprise this place is! The decor is so much fun and cheerful and unique as are the rooms! Rick was wonderful and made us feel so at home and Allie was so friendly and helpful with anything we needed. The amenities were top notch and the rooms... More 

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

Thank you so much everyone for all your kind words!...We try to make all of our guests feel comfortable, and try to create the best atmosphere possible to make everyone's stay memorable and enjoyable! We are so grateful to get such great guests stay with us!..We are so pleased to receive all of these humble reviews! Thank you to everyone... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Four of us stayed for Valentine's Day weekend. Rick Quill, the owner, and Allie, his assistant, greeted us with a warm welcome and we felt at home from that moment on. It was unlike any B&B I've experienced in a wonderfully fun way. The setting for each room is different and themed (e.g., Key West, The Hemingway). The rooms are... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed along with another couple. We loved our stay at the bed and breakfast! Each room is decorated beautifully! My husband loved the buffet of sweets set up! Ali and Rick are exceptional hosts that open their home to you! We treasured our time there and the fact we made new friends!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This B&B ish place is comfortable and convenient. We've stayed here before and will come back. The proprietor, Rick, is the consummate host. Staying at the Blue Water House is like staying with family. If you like funky contemporary art and decor you can keep busy just looking at the walls.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a treat we experienced when when we stayed at the Blue Water House. It's eclectic style, bright beachy colors, and funky art work make it impossible to not be happy. Rick Quill, Innkeeper, is a fabulous host as is his constant companion, Lola the Dog. We stayed for two gray November days and we uplifted and cheered by the... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the Blue Water House for two nights. We loved the eclectic style and art work everywhere which gives this wonderful B&B a style and individuality that is lost in other places. Rick and Ali were helpful, friendly and unobtrusive - if we needed them, they were there, as was Lola, Rick's rescue dog... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our second stay at the Blue Water. We are in the process of moving to Lewes (YAY) so needed an overnight location - so happy we chose the Blue Water again! Rooms are stylish and funky and scrupulously clean(I travel a lot and I am picky about clean!) and our king bed in the Torch room was heavenly!... More 

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