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5 Best Delaware Beach Cottages to Rent This Summer

All within blocks to sand and surf

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, which means it's officially beach season. While there are plenty of jaw-dropping homes for sale down at the Jersey Shore, there are also plenty of adorable cottages that you can rent this summer at the Delaware Beaches. Book 'em now, though—these cute homes just blocks from the beach are bound to go fast.

↑ For $265 a night, you can stay in the heart of Dewey. This colorful, Bermuda-style home is 40 yards from the beach and is one of the Mariners Surfside Cottages. With two bedrooms and one bathroom it sleeps 6, and there's a screened-in porch. All the owners ask is that you bring your own sheets and towels.

↑ For $200 a night, you can rent this lovely cottage located just 3/4-mile from Lewes Beach. It dates back to the 1870s, and was once the home of impressionist Theodora Kane. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath home sleeps about six to eight people, and there's a private pool in the backyard.

↑ Over in Bethany, this cute 3-bedroom, 2-bath home sleeps seven people. It's light and airy inside, and there's a large porch and yard out back. For a small fee, it's also pet-friendly. And although the location puts you just three blocks from the beach and boardwalk, the beach house is located on a quiet cul de sac when you need some true R&R. Rates start at $185 a night.

↑ In South Rehoboth, this cottage sits two blocks from the beach and sleeps six people. The 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has AC units in each room and a screened-in porch to protect you from those pesky mosquitos. Out back, there's a patio and grill, plus an outdoor shower to wash off after a day at the beach. Rates average $200 a night.

↑ Right on the edge of Dewey, this Rehoboth Beach cottage is nestled among pine trees, yet just 1.5 blocks from the beach. This one may appeal to folks who prefer to cook, since the kitchen was just recently renovated. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home sleeps 7 and at $415/night is the priciest rental on this list.