Historic Rehoboth Beach House Listed for Sale by Long & Foster

December 21, 2015
Delaware Ave 4

Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest family-owned residential real estate company in the United States and a leader in the sale of luxury properties, has recently listed for sale a historic home, currently a bed and breakfast, located at 20 Delaware Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The turn-of-the-century home was built circa 1910 and was owned by Rehoboth’s early founders, The Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association. The property is listed by Chiqui Gavilan and Marisa Chaves of the Chaves-Gavilan Team of Long & Foster, and is priced at $1.495 million.

“The Lighthouse Inn is a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Rehoboth Beach history, just steps from the ocean and boardwalk, whether as a single family homeowner, an investor looking for excellent rental income potential, or someone looking to fulfill their dream of some day running a delightful B&B at the beach,” said Chaves and Gavilan. “You simply can’t find better value on an ocean block in downtown Rehoboth Beach.”

The 3,300-square-foot Lighthouse Inn includes five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. Additionally, the property includes a separate, private cottage with its own kitchen and bath, and has seven parking spots behind the home as well as two street spots. The enclosed patio of the home is filled with sunlight and offers a place for guests to have breakfast or have coffee, while the main floor includes the main kitchen and cozy living spaces for unwinding.

The property was originally owned by The Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1800s and, though there are no records that include the date the house was built, it is assumed that it was constructed in the early 1900s. It is one of the three original homes on Delaware Avenue. It became an inn in 1968 when the property was purchased by Roberta Berman and named it the Blue Poodle Hotela. Since then it was also known as O’Connor’s Guest House before becoming The Lighthouse Inn.

The Lighthouse Inn is listed among the top bed and breakfasts in Rehoboth Beach. It is currently ranked as the third best bed and breakfast in the area on TripAdvisor, where it has received the Certificate of Excellence and has 200 reviews. The current bed and breakfast license conveys, and the property also comes with a home warranty. Despite its close proximity to the ocean and boardwalk in downtown Rehoboth Beach, this special property sits outside of the flood plain.

“Consumers recognize that Long & Foster’s vast selection of properties offer them a range of options when it comes to choosing the right home, whether their choices are based on price, location, size, style or a home’s history,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “More buyers and sellers turn to Long & Foster to sell or find their dream home because they know their properties will be marketed by the best-trained and most knowledgeable sales associates.”

For more information on The Lighthouse Inn, visit http://20-delaware.lflisting.com, or contact the Chaves-Gavilan Team at 646-942-4656 or 646-942-7799. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.