Live the B & B lifestyle in this gorgeous property near popular area beaches
This magnificent property, on the banks of Old Mill Creek and surrounded by nature, is currently being operated as a pet-friendly bed and breakfast. The calm and splendor of the Lazy L Bed and Breakfast Resort (Lazy L) provides a lovely year-round destination for dogs and their owners from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and across the country.
Located at 16061 Willow Creek Road, the Lazy L is listed by Brian Donahue, in the Lewes office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate for $1,829,999.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to own a property with incredible beauty while living the B&B lifestyle at the same time,” said Donahue. “Full of charm, engulfed by nature and in an unbeatable location near popular beaches, this property is ideal as an established business or a spectacular family home.”
With seven bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, the 5,300 square-foot property on more than seven acres has been operating as an inn for 14 years, but it could also be used as a private residence. As a top vacation destination on the East Coast for pet lovers, this inn truly caters to its visitors and their canine companions. Whether you are a pet owner or not, the Lazy L provides a refreshing change from your typical hotel or inn with its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and farm-to-table breakfast to enjoy, surrounded by nature.
Just four miles from the beautiful seaside town of Lewes, the Lazy L is convenient to all the wonderful shops and restaurants offered in Lewes, nearby Rehoboth and Dewey Beach, as well as Cape Henlopen. If you and your pet want a beach day together, dog-friendly Broadkill Beach is just a 10 minute drive away. Upon your return to the Lazy L, you’ll enjoy the convenience of an outdoor shower for you and your pet to rinse off after your beach outing. A recent guest described the property as “heaven on earth for dogs and their people.”
Arriving at the inn, you first notice its well-manicured gardens in a tranquil setting with the backdrop of the scenic creek and surrounding marsh land. Inside, the private owner’s suite on the main level has a living room, kitchen and bedroom with sunroom. Open the doors from the owner’s suite to decks with peaceful and panoramic views of the creek. The owner’s kitchen is well-equipped with stainless steel appliances, center island and hardwood floors.
There are also five comfortable en suite guest rooms in the main house. The lower level’s two guest suites each have a private patio to relax with your pet while enjoying water views. If you prefer the indoors, there is also a shared living room and kitchenette on this level. The upper level’s three guest suites have amazing views of the gardens and creek with a shared living room and kitchenette. The top floor’s spacious sitting room, which resembles a look-out tower from the outside, has large windows on four sides to provide panoramic views of the entire property – the perfect place to enjoy a good book or for quiet reflection.
Breakfast is served in the main level sunroom, where your pet can join you and the other guests for delicious food prepared by the innkeeper using fresh vegetables and from the garden. Bird watchers and nature lovers alike will enjoy seeing eagles, owls, loon, ducks, king fisher, heron and turtles from the sunroom, screened-in porch or one of the indoor lounges.
There is also a charming guest cottage, with sitting room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. Next to the cottage is a spacious dog park. You can enjoy morning coffee or before-dinner drinks in the screened-in gazebo while watching your dog or children play in this beautiful fenced-in area. On warm days, take a refreshing dip in the heated pool or relax in the hot tub. For those crisp fall evenings, the patio with outdoor fireplace is the perfect spot to enjoy time with family and friends.
The Lazy L presents a unique opportunity for a buyer in search of a business, as an established bed and breakfast, event or wedding venue, or as a family home. Purchase of the Lazy L business name, website and much of the furniture are negotiable.
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