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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 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here with our wedding party when we got married last year in May. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place! We fell in love with this B&B the moment we set eyes on it. It is beautiful and bright on the outside and it only gets better when you step inside. The place is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that we are able to please our guests in so many ways, that they continue to return! We would love to have you back, and hope that we get to see you soon! Thank you so much, Ali at The Blue Water House More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We need to get back. Great rooms. We stayed in the Key West room and loved it. Great breakfast and great host. He even gave us a Dogfish Head tin sign. Location is awesome. We stayed here for the 1st Dogfish Head WoCAaW. Would definitely recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your review! It is so great to see reviews from our guests even now, who stayed years ago! We hope that you will be able to come back and stay with us soon! It is wonderful guests like you who give us such great reviews, and keep our business going! Thanks so much, Ali at... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Blue Water House for a last minute weekend getaway and could not have been happier with our choice. The location was close the the beach and the quaint town center, within walking distance of both. The inn is filled with an eclectic assortment of colorful artwork. The overall vibe is just happy and relaxed. Breakfast was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in the Spring and thoroughly enjoyed the easy comfort of Blue Water House as well as the perfect location! From Rick's yummy made to order breakfasts to start the day to the variety of places to sit with a good book or play a board game at the end of the day, it had all the comforts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 March 6, 2015 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 February 28, 2015

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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