Restore Yourself at Broadkill
Everything You Need to Know About Renting Our Broadkill Beach Facility
Hidden Gem With Rustic Charm
When people say they want to "get away from it all" they usually settle for getting somewhere new full of all the regular tourist trappings but not really "away" from much of anything.
After all, who has time to research and discover remote, pristine locations?
Don't worry, we've already done that work for you. Our property is located along Delaware Bay in a protected area where commercial development is impossible.
Most days you can walk on Broadkill Beach and look up and down at the miles of shoreline in either direction and see no one at all. Just you, the migrating birds, the occasional dolphin, and all the other protected wildlife.
All within two hours of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Our chef's kitchen has a professional gas cooking suite installed featuring grill, griddle, six burners, two ovens, overhead lights, sprinklers, and full ventilation. Accompanied by three sinks, an island, custom-built pantry that pulls out from inside the wall, a cook's library, and breakfast bar.
Our property boasts a library of over 1,000 books shelved on custom shelving throughout. Add to that our extensive video library, and collection of board games, card games, and puzzles. We also host a Little Free Library next to the N Bay Shore Drive-facing driveway.
YOUR OWN SPACE
Want to get away from the group? No problem. Beyond our common areas and 4 bedrooms with convertible den you can spend find privacy in our all seasons room, secret rooftop cupola with 360-degree views, and on our large pergola-covered deck with retractable shade.
Although it is technically a public beach, the beach you access one block away is functionally private. It's rare to encounter more than five people there, and usually there won't be anybody at all. Broadkill community rules allow fires on the beach, alcoholic beverages on the beach, camping, and use of offroad vehicles. You must adhere to dune protection and safety at all times.
Tired of our books, games, and movies? Take advantage of our on-site kite collection, boogie boards, beach chairs, crab nets, sandcastle blocks and other sand toys, or rent bicycles, kayaks, or boats nearby. If you prefer bird watching or hunting we are in the middle of a wildlife preserve, and The Rookery golf course is less than 10 minutes away.
Create something savory on our outdoor gas grill, stargaze with our telescope, monitor our weather station, keep fit with our yoga mats, make room for youngsters with our trundle bed, bunk beds, and crib, use the computer on our upstairs landing if you forgot your laptop, stay warm on cold nights with the fully-stocked fireplace, borrow from our collection of hats to keep the sun out of your eyes, and more.
The entire family was thrilled with the Broadkill Writers Retreat house. The picture of my grandson sums up how we all felt! Large enough for six adults and 2 active grandkids, none of us felt like we were cramped. Everything worked fine and we encountered no problems during our stay. Check-in was a breeze…With easy access to the beach, plenty of parking, a breezy screened porch and large open deck, everyone got a full dose of summer.
— David B.
We offer the comforts of home in a secluded, pristine beach environment designated as a protected area — so you never have to deal with crowds, and can always enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of the Delaware Bay.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,144-acre refuge officially established in 1963 to provide protection for threatened and endangered species, as well as many neo-tropical migrating bird species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest. Hundreds of native plant and animal species thrive in this mosaic of these diverse cover types that provide habitat for 308 species of birds, 51 species of fish, 45 species of reptiles and amphibians, 37 species of mammals, and an array of rare insect and plant species.
The closest town, Milton, is only a 10-minute drive away and is full of shops and restaurants. Established in 1672, and operating under several names until 1807 when it was renamed after English poet John Milton, this old shipbuilding community has a historic district full of restored Colonial and Victorian houses, ranging from Gothics with turrets to those with peaked roofs trimmed with gingerbread lace molding.
Further down Route 1, about 20 minutes from Broadkill, is Lewes, a quaint seaside community known for specialty shops, historic buildings, advanced health facilities, and its own beach. Continuing south on Route 1, 30 minutes from Broadkill you next come to Rehoboth, a large beach vacation destination with a boardwalk and more shopping and entertainment options than you could take in during a week’s stay.
Sample-sized shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, and more
Wifi, cable TV, large screen TV in living room with Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other apps
Gas-powered BBQ grill
Laundry washer and dryer
Driveway space for 5 vehicles, plus on-street parking
While our workshops include breakfast, snacks, and beverages we do not stock groceries for rentals.
OUR COVID-19 MEASURES
We realize hygiene concerns are on our clients' minds during the current pandemic.
Our precautions closely mirror guidelines put forth by the CDC and the state of Delaware as they evolve for property rentals.
Since lockdown began we have kept Broadkill Writers Resort closed to visitors. During that time we have ensured all contact surfaces were cleaned after maintenance or repairs.
As we reopen the professional cleaning service we have under contract will continue to ensure the health and comfort of our guests.
WHO IS BWR FOR?
Artists○ You need space away from your life in order to concentrate on creating.○ You require the comforts of home and the amenities of a vacation in order to stay in a state of flow.○ You need an isolated locale with inspiring natural beauty to keep you focused and motivated.
Event Coordinators○ You require a beach setting for your event.○ You need a small central location, or a second building to use as your staging area.○ You want a quiet, peaceful area with limited interruptions or distractions.○ You need the right setup for food prepared onsite.
Friends and Family○ You're tired of tourist traps, but want to be in easy distance of boardwalks, amusements, shopping, and dining.○ Your group is looking for an intimate setting to unwind and get reacquainted.
Managers○ You want to refocus your team.○ You need an isolated locale for team safety in the wake of COVID-19.○ Larger facilities are overkill for your needs.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
An enormous shower house is attached to the deck, and there is a hose by the gate when you enter the deck area. We ask that you avail yourself of one of these options to remove sand from yourself prior to entering the house.
Pets are allowed with a nonrefundable pet fee and contract addendum.
While non-smoking is strictly enforced inside, you are welcome to smoke outdoors in the deck area or elsewhere on the grounds.
Cancellations are permitted within certain timeframes, as detailed in our policies.
The maximum sleeping occupancy is 11.
While the rules of the community are very loose regarding what you can do on the beach, we do ask that you abide by good neighbor standards and avoid behaviors that lead to complaints against the property.
We have spent years renting the Broadkill Writers Resort out and have designed our policies to protect everyone involved, including you.
Everything is detailed in our Terms & Conditions and our Refund Policy.
"We have been to Broadkill Resort several times over the past few years and, no matter the season, the property is cozy and relaxing and just feels good. I suppose hygge is the word for it. The house is spacious yet there is a sense of privacy in its layout.…The walk to the beach is short and along an established path over the dunes. We have yet to see the beach crowded, even in the midst of summer. So many wonderful details (old-fashioned gas stove and metal tea kettle, yoga mats in every room, puzzles and games and hundreds of books and audiobooks available for use) make this a destination we return to time after time. A true retreat."
—Heidi Ruby Miller
"I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Firstly Jennifer, the owner, was particularly helpful. The location was great and so close for getting to and from the beach. Property was perfect — clean, charming, airy & breezy, large, with loads of nice touches like boogey boards, giant outdoor shower, cupula, super-stocked kitchen, and amazing diner-style griddle/stove. We spent morning and evenings enjoying the fabulous covered porch area!"
"We loved our stay at the Broadkill Writers Resort!! Books on display in every room, plenty of room for the 6 of us, and close proximity to the beach. Took the dogs to the beach every day, and our teens went to the more popular beaches down the coast, just a short ride away. We loved riding our bikes and running through the "main" road of Broadkill, which seemed like it had more foot traffic than cars. We would certainly be happy to go back next year!"
Don't let somebody else take your spot at this authentic retreat experience.
The short-term best option.
Perfect for single-day events like a wedding on the beach
Great for a weekend workshop
Secure weekdays without having to give up your weekend work hours
Please read Term & Conditions and Refund Policy.
Need the place for a week or two? This is your best option.
Good solution for intensive retreats
Excellent for vacations
Please read Term & Conditionsand Refund Policy.
The best option if you're the kind of person that likes to save money.
$1,700 in savings
Perfect for artist residencies
Good for long-term nature observation such as the snow geese in December/January or horseshoe crab spawning in summer
Whether it's a short-term stay or months-long retreat this will help allow you to deal with your main goals.
Full linen service
Cleaning of bedrooms and living areas
Poop scoop in the yard
Other property maintenance
Purchase requires advance notice, may be nonrefundable.
You want to focus on the big picture with your event or retreat instead of running errands.
Flowers for events and special occasions
Party supplies, favors, and decorations
Have other shopping needs? Just ask!
Go virtual to engage all the team members, customers, or family who can't be there in person.
HD streaming quality
Event stream recorded for you
Full online publicity services including contests, video, and more
Don't want to get bogged down in handling all your event ticketing requirements? This option is for you.
Alternative to EventBrite
Offer free, discounted, or full-price tickets
QR codes for event check-in
BWR is just home base for an offsite event? Tickets can be for any location.
BWR is usually booked up 6 to 12 months in advance. Take advantage of rare openings in our schedule!
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Post-COVID rentals coming soon!
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