Delaware Beach Rentals: 12 Great Vacation Rentals in Delaware's Classic Beach Towns

Each of the Delaware beach towns on the Atlantic has its own flavor, from low-key Lewes to the party vibes of Dewey to the family-friendly Fenwick Island.

Delaware: the first state, the birthplace of President Joe Biden, and home to some of the best beaches in the mid-Atlantic.

The coast stretches thirty miles as the crow flies, but with all its inlets, bays and quirks of geography, there are about 350 miles of waterfront in the state.

Each of the Delaware beach towns on the Atlantic has its own flavor, from low-key Lewes to the party vibes of Dewey to the family-friendly Fenwick Island. Whichever you choose, these Delaware beach rentals offer something for everyone.

Rehoboth Beach Rentals

Rehoboth is a quintessential mid-Atlantic family-friendly beach town, with a mile-long boardwalk with saltwater taffy, arcades, and an amusement park. At the same time, Rehoboth has an upscale dining scene and a healthy LGBTQ+ community, making it a popular destination year round.

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Charming Dog-friendly Upper Cottage Downtown Rehoboth

This charming cottage nestled behind the main house offers an upstairs apartment for you and your dog. A parking space is a nice perk in the busy summer months. Conveniently located near the beach, shopping, and restaurants, you really couldn’t get more central than this.

Charming Upper Cottage Downtown Rehoboth 1.5 Blks To Beach Sleeps 4 Pet Friendly

Rehoboth Beach
9.8 Excellent (192 reviews)

In-town Unit with Community Pool

A crisp and chic condo unit near the center of town is perfect for two couples, friends or a small family. Fresh décor makes it feel less like a rental and more like an upgrade.

Kreer Properties, A Sister Property To Ocean Glass Inn

Rehoboth Beach
9.7 Excellent (58 reviews)

Dewey Beach Rentals

Dewey Beach has long had a reputation as a party town for twenty-somethings, with a lively bar and music scene centered around the Bottle and Cork and the Rusty Rudder. However, it’s not all about the nightlife. There are plenty of amusements for the daylight hours, like beach volleyball, windsurfing, skimboarding, SUP yoga, and more.

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Ocean Block Retro Charm

It’s all about the screen porch in this charming beach block rental, where you can sit with your morning coffee and greet the neighbors out for their morning beach walks. Vintage décor and knotty pine walls give this cozy cottage a great retro vibe.

Dewey Ii Oceanblock 2Br.

Dewey Beach
9.2 Excellent (64 reviews)

South Side of Dewey Condo

Sunsets are the stunner at this rare 3-bedroom condo on the bay. You can just catch a glimpse from the balcony, or take a short walk down to the waterfront for a full view of the whole sky. Walk to all the excitement Dewey has to offer, including the beach just a block away.

South Side Of Dewey Condo

Dewey Beach
8.9 Excellent (71 reviews)

Bright and Beachy by the Ocean

This sunny two-bedroom unit offers beachy charm and a great location just steps from the beach. Bonus: two parking places so you and your traveling companion can do your own things.

2 Br1.5 Bath Steps To The Ocean On Popular Mckinley! -

Dewey Beach
9.7 Excellent (102 reviews)

Bethany Beach Rentals

Bethany Beach is quieter than its neighbor to the north, and its small boardwalk, low building heights, and gorgeous life-guarded beaches make it attractive for families. The unique geography of the area allows for lots of canal-front property. The waterways offer a unique charm to this beach town.

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Sea Colony West Tennis Villa

Active families will love this two-bedroom in the popular Sea Colony development. With private beach access, tons of tennis courts, pools and lots of beach gear, this condo offers something for all ages. You can walk to beaches and restaurants, or you can cook in the well-equipped kitchen and lounge on one of the two decks.

Sea Colony West Tennis Villa- 3 Blocks To Beach!

Bethany Beach
9.4 Excellent (193 reviews)

Canal Waterfront Four Blocks to the Boardwalk

Enjoy a different kind of waterfront in this canal-front home in the north end of town. A screened-in porch and two decks allow for plenty of fresh air time. The beach is just a few blocks away – an easy walk, bike, or skateboard.

Canal Waterfront - 4 Blocks To Boardwalk

Bethany Beach
9.8 Excellent (140 reviews)

Canal Front in South Bethany

This canal-front home is just a block and a half from the beach via a safe walkway with a traffic light for crossing. It also comes with two parking permits for the beach streets, so you can drive your gear over and park for the day if you so choose. In case of rain, just plop yourself on the screen porch with a book and enjoy the silence.

Canal Front - Family-Friendly Home On Cul-De-Sac, 1.5 Blocks To Guarded Beach.

South Bethany
9.5 Excellent (50 reviews)

Lewes Beach Rentals

The quiet, historic village of Lewes feels more like a suburban neighborhood than a beach town, but you’re never far from the water. You can also take the ferry from Lewes to the Victorian town of Cape May for a fun day trip.

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Lovely Lewes Ranch Home Close to Ocean

You’ll feel like a local in this charming rancher in a private community a few miles inland, yet still central to all the Delaware beaches (and some in Maryland). The community pool and crabbing dock are a bonus for families after (or instead of) a long beach day.

Lovely Lewes Ranch Home Close To Ocean,beaches,state Parks,water Parks

9.7 Excellent (116 reviews)

Renovated Townhouse Near Lewes

Stay here if you want a comfortable spot with all the conveniences of home as a base for exploring the Cape Henlopen area. You can walk to a neighborhood coffee shop and continue on to the beach, but you’ll need to drive if you’re bringing more gear for an extended lounge.

Large recently renovated townhouse -1.5 miles from Lewes Beach-

8.9 Excellent (153 reviews)

Fenwick Island Beach Rentals

Fenwick Island is the southernmost of the Delaware beaches and is home to Fenwick Island State Park – a preserved stretch of dunes and beaches open to the public, with parking, bathing facilities, and food options. Dogs on a leash are welcome year round.

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Oceanside Fenwick Island

Bring the whole family, and grandma too, to this five bedroom rental a block from the beach in Fenwick Island. Kids will have plenty of fun with lots of included toys and beach gear. Sit on the deck and watch the glorious sunsets over the bay.

Oceanside Fenwick Island - Great Beach House For Families

Fenwick Island
9.3 Excellent (174 reviews)

Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient Two Bedroom in Fenwick Island

This bright, beachy condo in quiet Fenwick Island is a good base from which to explore the State Park beaches, or walk to the bay or the ocean. An included beach parking pass makes it easy to get yourself and your gear from place to place.

Clean, Comfortable, Convenient 2 Br/2ba In Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island
9.4 Excellent (47 reviews)