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The Blue Water House

407 East Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958
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The Blue Water House
Ranked #2 of 10 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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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently returned from a too-brief stay at the Blue Water House in Lewes. We were thrilled with the accommodations offered at the B&B, and truly felt like guests. Rick, our host, was helpful and available. We particularly appreciated the cheerful ambiance of the home, the beverages available throughout the day, and access to bikes for going... More

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

Vacation is all about relaxing and having a great time, Charis. We're so thrilled to have been able to contribute to your short, but well deserved trip. It's great to know you enjoyed our ambiance, and were able to take the bikes out for a spin. Hope we'll get to see you again soon! All the best, Rick, Owner More

Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently booked 5 rooms at the Blue Water House to accommodate part of our group for a family reunion in Lewes. Walking distance to the beach and town with big wrap around porches to capture the breeze this place was just perfect! As a life long beach goer with our own beach house I hate being at the beach... More

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

As an avid beach goer myself, I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family felt right at home with us. It's so great to hear you enjoyed our prime location, wrap around porches, and extra amenities we provide. We believe being on vacation means not having to worry about anything, so we do our best to think of... More

Allen, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time in a very unique and colorful B&B. The location is very convenient to the beach and downtown area, and the owner is helpful and a wonderful host. We have encouraged our friends to stay at this location.

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

Vacations are all about relaxing and having a great time! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, Paul. Thanks so much for the feedback. All the best, Rick, Owner More

Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Water House has been our place to go to in Lewes for over 15 years and has never been anything but superb. Rick, the owner and host (with wonder dog Lola), has been constantly upgrading and adding to the ambiance of the BWH. It is the most eclectic and artistic B&B you have ever seen, and Rick improves it... More

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

Lola and I are always happy to do go the extra mile for our guests to make sure they get the most out of their vacation time. From beach towels to bottled water, we'll have whatever you need. It's wonderful to hear that you love our breakfast options and the ambiance of our rooms. Thanks so much for your kind... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great. Amazing owner,beautiful room. 24 hour happy hour, great breakfast. Must stasy in Lewes! Reasonable price and great locatio. Free bikes to use. Private baths. Don't miss this place when you visit Lewes Beach!

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

We're so pleased that you had such a relaxing stay with us! After all, isn't that what vacation is all about?! It's great that you enjoyed using our bikes to scoot around town and lounging on our patios. Thanks so much for the great feedback and kind words. Hope to see you again next time you're in Lewes! All the... More

Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our two nights at Blue Water House were the perfect beach retreat . . . very clean and comfortable rooms, unusually nice common spaces with plenty of room to curl up with a book or a board game. Very unique and eclectic (and fun) design touches, and Rick goes out of his way to make sure you have what you... More

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

Nothing is better than a nice, relaxing vacations, so we're thrilled we were able to contribute to yours. It's great to hear you enjoyed our custom breakfast in the mornings and our common areas as a place to unwind at the end of the day. Thanks so much for letting us know how we're doing. Hope to see you again... More

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Lewes for a vacation/housing expedition. Rick and his sidekick-Lola offered non- stop hospitality each day. Rooms were clean and bright and -well- it felt fun and relaxing to be there. Breakfast was usual fare and coffee was hot. Amenities that were consistently available were bikes, beach chairs, clean beach towels, and bottled water. At... More

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

We're so pleased to hear you had a relaxing and energizing trip, Elyse. Isn't that what vacation is all about?! We're thrilled you enjoyed your rooms and the variety of amenities we have available for our guests' convenience. We know a full day at the beach can be hard work, so we're happy you were able to unwind with a... More

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

If you want a place to stay with personality, where the owner does all the usual things like cook a lovely breakfast, as well as stocking iced water bottles, a selection of other beverages, beach chairs, sunscreen, bikes....stay here. The room was spacious, colorfully decorated and the bed comfortable, but sitting on my balcony watching the sunset made the trip.

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

We're so thrilled you had a great stay with us! It's great to hear you got to relax and enjoy the sunset from your room's balcony. After all, isn't that what vacation is all about?! Thanks so much for letting us know how we're doing. Hope you'll think of us next time you're visiting the area. All the best, Rick,... More

Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at the Blue Water House. It is in a great location, you can walk (or ride on one of the complimentary bikes provided) everywhere; our car didn't move once all weekend. As I have never been to a bed & breakfast before, I was nervous it would be awkward or creepy to basically stay at... More

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

Your review really made our day, Amy! We're so pleased to have been your fist B&B experience, as well as a part of your fun and relaxing vacation. After all, isn't that what vacation is all about?! It's great that you felt at home with us and I'm thrilled that you loved staying in the Key Largo room. Can't wait... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Got there later than we expected but they were still there and still happy to see us. Most B&Bs will be no where in sight if you arrive after 8pm but they were there and more importantly still had food out for us. In the morning, the breakfast had a wide variety of options and the rooms were great as... More

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

We know how exhausting travelling can be, so we're always happy to leave the light on for our arriving guests. It's great to hear that you had a great stay with us, Mike, and that you enjoyed our selection of breakfast options. We'd be thrilled to see you again! All the best, Rick, Owner More

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

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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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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