23286 Horse Island Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

Full Baths
Half Baths
Standard Status

Welcome to your own private oasis with lovely second floor views of the Rehoboth Bay. This is Coastal Living at its finest; it has the serenity of a county setting on the Rehoboth Bay yet is only 10 minutes to all the sought-after shopping and fine dining & activities of Lewes & Rehoboth Beach. This 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath gem displays well its fine craftsmanship; 10' ceilings, 8' high interior paneled doors, tray ceilings in the Dining Room, Great Room, Casita & Master Bedroom & rich moldings throughout the house (double crown moldings & 8" floor moldings) and wide plank Bruce Cherry Hardwood floors. The effect is nothing short of elegance and class yet architected to create warmth and coziness. As you approach the front of the house, you are greeted with a trellis of beautiful wisteria and flowering plants. This sets the tone. Once inside the spacious foyer, you are struck by the grandeur & elegance of this home's decor. To the left is a dining room with rich molding and a tray ceiling, and to the right is a piano room that can substitute as an library/office. There is also an entrance to the Casita for use as an au pair/guest suite or multigenerational/in-law suite. The gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line Rockglen 42" cabinets with white Carrera marble countertops and backsplash, Jenn Air electric downdraft cooktop and GE Profile appliances & a technology nook. And, if gas cooking is preferred, there is an available cooking gas line for future conversion. The 4' extended Great Room features a granite surround gas fireplace and an oversized wall of windows with a 12" transom and an exit onto an abstract flagstone patio. The great room windows provide optimal views of a lush, professionally landscaped backyard filled with Magnolias, Cypress and Pine trees and an occasional deer. The main level Owners Suite has an Infinity soaking tub, enlarged shower with frameless doors, a separate water closet and oversized linen and walk-in closets. A wide staircase takes you to the Upper Level where there are 4 more large bedrooms, and 2 baths. There is also a finished bonus room over the garage currently used as an art studio. If you are a wine aficionado you will be right at home with the 1,000 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar waiting for your favorite wines to display and store for the appropriate occasions. For outdoor living, the main level has a screened porch and a two-tiered flagstone patio on which to dine alfresco or just enjoy as a private retreat to relax with your favorite beverage and hors d'oeuvres. On the Upper level is a screened Lanai that serves as another "getaway" where you can lounge in your hammock while taking in the breathtaking views of the Rehoboth Bay & the WWII Towers. This home can be your year-round vacation spot as the Bayfront at Rehoboth community is loaded with Amenities and offers care-free living. The HOA covers weekly lawn cutting, Spring & Fall Clean Up, Management of your irrigation System and quarterly Fertilization. There is a state-of-the-art clubhouse, replete with an Exercise room, Sitting Area with fireplace, a kitchen, & Card Room. The family will enjoy the outdoor Swimming Pool, Private Beach with Kayak launch and Kayak Shed for storage. Home Warranty purchased by Seller. Make this home your Coastal Retreat!

Exterior Features

Panoramic, trees/woods, water, garden/lawn, city, courtyard, bay
Architectural Style
Construction Materials
Hardiplank Type, shake Siding, wood Siding, stick Built, frame
Exterior Features
Extensive Hardscape, exterior Lighting, outbuilding(s), street Lights, underground Lawn Sprinkler
Foundation Details
Crawl Space
Garage Features
Garage - Side Entry, garage Door Opener
Parking Features
Concrete Driveway
Outdoor Living Structures
Porch(es), screened
Architectural Shingle, fiberglass
Water Body Type

Interior Features

Forced Air, heat Pump(s), zoned
Heating Fuel
Propane - Owned
Central A/c, heat Pump(s), zoned
Hot Water
Instant Hot Water, tankless
Carpet, ceramic Tile, hardwood
Built-in Microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, disposal, dryer - Electric, instant Hot Water, microwave, oven - Double, oven - Self Cleaning, oven - Wall, refrigerator, stainless Steel Appliances, washer, water Heater - Tankless
Interior Features
Breakfast Area, ceiling Fan(s), formal/separate Dining Room, kitchen - Eat-in, kitchen - Gourmet, kitchen - Island, kitchen - Table Space, built-ins, family Room Off Kitchen, primary Bedroom - Bay Front, pantry, recessed Lighting, walk-in Closet(s), wine Storage, wood Floors, window Treatments, wet/dry Bar, upgraded Countertops, studio, sprinkler System, soaking Tub, crown Moldings

Additional Details

Elementary School
Love Creek
High School
Cape Henlopen
Middle School
Square Footage
Year Built
New Construction
Property Type
Lot Size Dimensions
104.00 X 220.00
Cape Henlopen
Sussex DE Quadrants
Between Rt 1 & 113