My partner and I have stayed with Tom 3x now (going on 5..) in the past 2 seasons. From the moment we stepped on the porch we felt at home. This is a lovely home-away.
Rooms: while small - are perfectly adequate. The BnB concept is about getting to know your host, mingling with other guests and having a great time out of the room. If you're not a people person, that's ok! There are 3 wholly separate outside spaces to chill with a drink or a read a book - no one will bother you.
Each room is equipped with a very good window A/C unit (you will freeze) and a ceiling fan. The linens and towels are crisp and clean but don't smell like industrial strength clorox. The rooms are tidy and trash is removed daily.
We prefer to have our own in-suite washroom (shower) but the first time we stayed, we didn't and were fine (room prices reflect in-suite vs shared facilities). The outside showers were awesome. Late June...beach.....naked outside. hello! ;) but seriously, even when the house is sold out we never felt like we were cattle in a hotel lobby and Tom always had a smile. Also, our first stay coincided with the horrible "derecho" storm that walloped DC. Though booked, Tom had random 1-day openings and he was super accommodating, allowing us to hop between available rooms as we extended our stay by 2 days (into the extremely popular July 4 holiday week).
Parking: Some rooms are provided w/ a parking placard (for street parking - good luck!) and others have a dedicated spot about 2 blocks away. All of Rehoboth is walkable so unload the car and ditch it!
Breakfast: let me just say I'm not a morning eater. I like my coffee and a lot of it but I don't need a buffet. For those who'd like a killer spread, I hear ya. I love my cage free eggs and veggie sausage too. But imagine the waste if that were out every morning when half the house isn't up until 11. This is a BnB. I've stayed at local hotels and their breakfasts are no different. Grab a bagel or toast and roll out. There's a cute market 1/2 block away if you're desperate for soy milk.
Location: you can't beat it. 2 blocks from the boardwalk. There's a cut-thru for direct access to Baltimore Ave (check out Lori's!) and all it's lovely shopping. For as close as it is to the main gay drag, I was shocked at how quiet it is at night. We would sit on the back porch after hours and hardly hear a thud-thud.
During the summer months, Tom puts on a fun happy hour every Saturday with beer/wine/cheese and the like. It's a great way to get to know your host and other guests, swap stories and learn what's "hot" and what's "not." And trust me, we've heard some stories ;)
All in all, this place is a gem and we can't wait to get back. Could the rooms be bigger? Sure. Could the host be any better? Not hardly. Walk into any hotel lobby and see what type of reception you receive. Tom makes his guests feel at home and that's why we <3 RGH.
- Also Known As:
- Rehoboth Guest House Hotel
- Rehoboth Guest House Hotel Rehoboth Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rehoboth Guest House is a charming gay owned and operated Victorian beach house Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, just steps from the boardwalk, beach, and the Atlantic ocean. The gracious front porch -- lined with rockers and flowers -- welcomes you. The Guest House's 14 airy white-washed rooms have large windows and simple furnishings.Guests enjoy quiet sunbathing on two sun decks, breakfast on the large front porch and private back yard decks. Join us to meet the other guests at our Saturday afternoon wine-and-cheese parties hosted by the Inn Keeper Steve and staff in the tree-shaded back yard (in season). Outdoor enclosed cedar showers with their own dressing areas are especially welcoming after a day at the beach.You can spend your morning basking in the sun, then retreat to the shade of the front porch, where you can see the ocean at the end of the street and watch the world go by. Then you will be ready to have a drink at a favorite watering hole, browse at the smart shops around town, and dine at one of Rehoboth's excellent restaurants. As with other resorts, Rehoboth is a paradise for fast food junkies, too!The Rehoboth Guest House offers comfortable, reasonable accommodations and a chance to make new friends in a relaxing atmosphere. Visit us soon. ... more less