This is a wonderfully tranquil retreat away from the noise and congestion of the Rehobeth area, but with the resort attractions only a short drive away. It is located a few miles north of Slaughter Beach in a tiny beach community of about 10 houses called Big Stone Beach. This beautiful 6 bedroom house perches on an acre of land right on a private beach. The property is between the Delaware Bay and a the wetlands of a huge nature preserve. Every room has large windows with gorgeous views of the bay and/or the wetlands so you can see the sunrise and the sunset. The majority of the house is only 2 years old and is built to comfortably accommodate a large group. Every room has its own heating and air conditioning unit which can be individually controlled, so that everyone is comfortable. There is a large great room and a huge family room where people can meet together, but there are also plenty of private nooks where they can be alone. There are 2 full kitchens, 3 full bathrooms, a pool with a deck and a balcony for enjoying the sunrise over the water. The first floor of the house has a huge, open plan living/dining/kitchen area with beautiful views, stone floor, exposed beam wood ceiling. There is a large, flat screen with hundreds of movies, Wifi, and comfortable seating. On the first floor there are 4 spacious bedrooms, all with great views, and two tiled bathrooms. The 3 dining areas can seat 21 people. There is a breakfast bar and island in the big, fully equipped kitchen, with stone floor, tiled back splash and stainless appliances, including above range microwave. There is a washer and dryer on the first floor. A large family room with glass on 3 sides gives expansive garden and bay views, and opens to a 20 foot wide x 4 foot deep pool with a deck. On the other side of the family room is the garden and patio with table, chairs and grill. On the second floor the main room is an open plan bedroom/living/dining/kitchen area with a king sized bed. It has a full kitchen with island, stainless appliances including above range microwave and tiled back splash. There is a dining area, and a relaxed seating area with a large flat screen and a DVD player with DVDs. The room has bamboo floors and vaulted wood ceiling with fans. The many large windows frame amazing views of water and sky in the front and back. There is a granite and glass tiled bathroom with vessel sink in a custom wood vanity. A balcony off the living area overlooks the beach and bay. An adjoining loft bedroom with 2 boat beds and a queen bed has a cool play/sitting area. A wheelchair ramp gives easy access from the driveway to the first floor. The triple wide, 12 car driveway doubles as a volleyball and badminton court. When you walk up 4 steps to the top of the dune in front of the house you are on your own private beach with boating, playing in the sand, fishing, swimming (at high tide), miles of walking, and amazing sights of sea life including dolphins passing by. If you prefer to swim in the ocean the resort beaches are about 45 minutes south. This is a nature lovers and birders paradise, with many species of sea, land, and wetland birds observable right from your living areas. Recent guests counted 59 species at Big Stone Beach. Horse shoe crabs and other sea creatures breed in the Delaware Bay, so you will see plenty of crabs on the beach in the end of May and June. Other creatures you will probably see are toads, rabbits, foxes, deer, and snakes. There are 2 canoes and a kayak at the property for you to use to explore the area. First floor layout: Bedroom #1. King sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #2. Queen sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #3. Two twin bunks, one trundle and a double futon - sleeps 5 or 6 Bedroom #4. One double/twin bunk, one twin bunk - sleeps 5. Second floor: Bedroom #5. King sized bed - sleeps 2 Bedroom #6. Two twin beds, one queen bed in loft - sleeps 4 These are a few of the many nearby attractions: Milford (12 minutes) has shops, antique stores and restaurants. Many nature preserves for biking, birding and walking are within minutes drive, or a canoe or bike ride away. Rehoboth Beach resort with ocean beaches, shopping outlets and other attractions (40 minutes). Lewes, with the Cape May - Lewes ferry and whale and dolphin watching (40 minutes). Bowers Beach with fishing trips (20 minutes). Killens Pond Water Park (20 minutes). Boat ramp (10 minutes). Harrington Racetrack, Casino, and State Fair (25 minutes). Dover the state capital and Air Force Base (20 minutes), Dover Speedway (30 minutes), Dogfish Head Brewery with tours near Milton (25 minutes) In the summer we offer weekly rentals from Saturday 2pm to Saturday 10am. We provide bath and beach towels, and some cleaning supplies and paper goods to get you started. You can provide your own bedding or for $15/bed we can provide it. No smoking is allowed inside.