Weekend Getaway: The Blue Water House

This Lewes, Del. hotel is a beachgoer’s paradise.

The Blue Water House
407 E. Market St., Lewes, Del., (302) 645-7832

Cost: $145-$185 weekdays (double occupancy), $185-$225 weekends.    

Drive time: 2 hours.

The scoop: Offering eight rooms and one suite, this bright and breezy Key West-themed beach house is perfect for a carefree getaway. Nestled on a quiet side street, it’s only blocks from historic downtown Lewes and the Delaware Bay beaches.

Amenities: Bikes, beach chairs and a hot breakfast are complimentary. A gas grill and in-room massages are available. Third-floor rooms have their own wraparound balcony, and all guests can relax on the covered patio, surrounded by fountains and fun sculptures.

Don’t miss: The private gardens and extensive Garden Market during the 27th annual Lewes Garden Tour on June 17. On June 24-25, nearly 70 sea-glass artists from the East Coast to the Virgin Islands will gather for the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. Bring your found treasures for expert evaluation.

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