Delaware’s most sought-after Airbnb rentals include historic cottages and mansions
Over the past few years, many vacation rental searchers have taken a different route and booked online through websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and HomeAway.
The ads on these sites are created by hosts who want to rent places such as their vacation homes, cabins, and even treehouses.
Delaware is home to many unique experiences. Below are the 25 best Airbnb options in Delaware, ranked by the most popular places – the places people love or wish they could stay – according to Airbnb.
25. Townhouse by the water
This family-friendly townhouse is located in the Mallard Lakes Community area of ââSelbyville. The house has six bedrooms, a waterfront veranda, and is a short drive to the beach. Wifi, cable, beach furniture and beach accessories are provided. Free use of community amenities such as two swimming pools, a hot tub and various recreation areas are also included. Reservations are $ 154 per night.
24. Luxury Victorian Replica
Located in Ocean View, this yellow Victorian-style house features five bedrooms and a private pool. It is three kilometers from the Assawoman Canal and a short walk from a local marina which includes leisure activities and gourmet restaurants. Reservations are $ 799 per night.
23. Family house by the road
A beach house in Bethany that can accommodate 16 people. The house has five bedrooms, two upper floors, a screened porch and a fenced back yard. The property is surrounded by trees and tenants will receive a parking card for the city. Reservations are $ 399 per night.
22. Townhouse in wetlands
15 minutes from Dover, this home in Frederica sits on Bowers Beach and overlooks protected wetlands. The first floor has a screened veranda while the second floor has an open terrace. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom and a half. Reservations are $ 112 per night.
21. Townhouse at Salt Pond Villa
Located in the Villas of Bethany West area and just half a mile from the beach and promenade. A Bethany Beach tram stop is located just down the street, with shops and restaurants close by. The neighborhood has a community pool, tennis courts and a salt pond for kayaking or canoeing. Reservations are $ 290 per night.
20. Historic garden house
This Lewes cottage is surrounded by a garden and has a furnished outdoor patio. The beaches are a five minute drive away and many restaurants, museums and other attractions are nearby. The house has a private entrance and can accommodate two people. Reservations are $ 190 per night.
19. Residential guest suite
A single family home in Bear with a private basement suite that sleeps four. The owners occupy the top two floors but the suite gives access to a private bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room and an electric fireplace. Reservations are $ 75 per night.
18. Cool toned beach condo
This spacious Frankford rental is close to Bethany Beach. The house has a veranda with toys and games for children, an open space with an outdoor barbecue and access to the community pool. It has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. Reservations are $ 100 per night.
17. Beautiful beach cottage
Located on Bethany Beach, this cottage sleeps seven and is less than a mile from the oceanfront. The house has ample parking and a large outdoor shower. Nearby attractions include the Bethany Beach Nature Conservatory, mini golf, the canal and many restaurants. Reservations are $ 225 per night.
16. Townhouse retreat on the beach
A corner townhouse in Bethany, a mile and a half from the beach and three miles from the promenade. It includes a veranda, several parking spaces and is fully stocked for use. Access to a community pool is also provided with the rental. Reservations are $ 264 per night.
15. 1 bedroom open condo
Located between the business district and vibrant nightlife, this Wilmington rental sits directly on Trolley Square. Rental has a designated parking space and has a home workspace, entertainment center and bar. The condo accepts pets and comes with many free items. Reservations are $ 127 per night.
14. Spacious beach chalet
A renovated four bedroom home in Ocean View for eight people. The house includes a large deck, hot tub, outdoor shower, and a fenced yard with a barbecue and picnic tables. Miles of hiking trails and bay waters line the neighborhood and the rental accepts pets. Reservations are $ 400 per night.
13. Relaxing house by the water
This private home in Lewes Angola by the Bay community overlooks Burton Prong and is six miles from outlets and 10 miles from beaches. The home has bird watching and beach items, games and entertainment available to guests. Access to the neighborhood pool is provided and the crab fishing docks and walking trails are a short distance away. Reservations are $ 157 per night.
12. Artist’s Beach House
Located in Milton, this Cape Cod style home is a short distance from the beaches and is surrounded by restaurants and fun activities. The property has a wraparound porch and an outdoor fireplace. Up to four people can share this three bedroom, three bathroom rental. Reservations are $ 189 per night.
11. The guest house
A rental for 8 people in historic Lewes town center with a large courtyard and garden. It is a short bike ride from Cape Henlopen State Park, one mile from Lewes Beach and close to 2nd Street attractions and Canalfront Park. The house also has an outdoor shower and a terrace. Reservations are $ 173 per night.
10. Farm retreat
This rural house is located on a working farm in Bridgeville. It can accommodate 14 people and is filled with a classic rustic atmosphere. The post and beam style home has an open layout that includes a wraparound porch and large deck and patio, perfect for watching the sun set over the fields or the farmhouse greenhouses. Reservations are $ 195 per night.
9. Salt box cottage
Built in the 1930s, this small beach house in Rehoboth is one mile from the beaches and half a mile from the town center. The house has a private outdoor area and outdoor shower, gas barbecue and porch. Cruise ships and beach chairs are also provided and a free laundromat can be found 15 meters away. Reservations are $ 241 per night.
8. Whimsical house
An eclectic rental in Hockessin near Longwood Gardens and Mount Cuba. Nearby attractions include breweries and wineries, shops and restaurants, museums and local golf courses. The house has an outdoor area with a koi pond, hot tub and furnished terrace as well as bicycles with safety equipment on request. Reservations are $ 124 per night.
7. Sunnybrae Mansion
This historic 90-acre estate is located in Milford and can accommodate up to 15 people. The house is filled with antique decor and the grounds have lots of plants and wild animals. Outdoor games such as croquet and cornhole are provided and indoor entertainment such as games and a grand piano are available. The mansion is close to casinos, beaches, parks and shopping centers. Reservations are $ 599 per night.
6. Large private suite
The third floor rental of this 130 year old Wilmington home sleeps six people. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station and 30 minutes from Longwood, Winterthur and local museums. The first floor is a shared space for the whole house and includes a brick courtyard just off the kitchen. Reservations are $ 95 per night.
5. The Rodney House
A getaway listed as “the most beautiful Airbnb” in Delaware according to the Architectural Digest website. Perfect for two, this Lewes home is located on Main Street and within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and the beach. Reservations are $ 157 per night.
4. Hip and happy
Located in Lewes, this home is less than two miles from the beach. It can accommodate six people, has ample free parking and an outdoor space at the back. Beach towels and chairs are provided and a âtake-it-and-leave-itâ book section is provided. Reservations are $ 186 per night.
3. Yellow beach house
A bright house in Rehoboth, just six blocks from the beach. The house has a veranda, hot tub and outdoor shower. Its large garden includes beach chairs, a barbecue and a mini basketball court. Reservations are $ 178 per night.
2. Contemporary 1-bedroom, 2-storey house
This pet-friendly Rehoboth home sleeps four and is seven blocks from the beach and boardwalk attractions. Beach supplies and bicycles are provided, and you can also enjoy the furnished patio and barbecue. Reservations are $ 119 per night.
1. Delaware’s first cottage
Located in Milton, this comfortable rental overlooks three acres of private property. It has a private entrance, parking space and full use of an outdoor area with a fireplace and barbecue. Reservations are $ 125 per night.