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Our home sits right on the beach with a wildlife refuge just behind our house. Not your typical beach house decor. This is a sophisticated home furnished in the mid century modern / contemporary style.

PLEASE NOTE- We have two very sweet Greyhounds. If you have pet allergies we may not be the best choice for you.

Our home is an open floor plan on the first floor with a deck and a screened in porch. Both the deck and the screened in porch face the bay. The upstairs consists of two guest rooms each with a queen sized bed. There is a full bath shared by the room bedrooms that can secured for privacy by either of the guest rooms..


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Milford, Delaware, USA

While you are visiting Slaughter Beach, here are some options nearby:

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From the Slaughter Beach town website:

Slaughter Beach was founded in 1681 and incorporated in 1931. How Slaughter Beach got its name has been debated over the years. Early maps show a small creek named Slaughter Creek, which flowed through the marsh from the Cedar Creek south and emptied into the Delaware Bay just north of Prime Hook Beach. Just to the southwest of the town is an area called “Slaughter Neck”. Neck was/is a term used to describe upland areas between two key boundary areas. Another theory is the first postmaster for this locality had the last name of Slaughter.
The naming of Slaughter Beach has two more colorful stories. In the spring and early summer horseshoe crabs come ashore to spawn. Wave action flips the crabs over where they are left to die in the hot sun, thus the “Slaughter of the Crabs.” The most colorful story has to be of Indians attacking early settlers in the area. Upon hearing the news, the leader of the settlers arranged a meeting on the beach with the Indian Chief so the settlers “God” could “speak” to the Indians and make peace. The leader had the Indians gather around their “God”, a cannon, and fired the cannon killing all the Indians – thus the “Slaughter of the Indians.”
Like the naming of Slaughter Beach, the town has gone through many changes. Slaughter Beach in the early years was primarily a resort for Milford area residents during the summer months. In its hey-day, Slaughter Beach had a dance hall, hotels and a boardwalk. With the advance of the automobile and road systems, more and more people started traveling to the Rehoboth area and Slaughter Beach turned into a sleepy little seasonal fishing village. Present day Slaughter Beach has a full time population of 198 people with a much higher summertime population. Slaughter Beach also has become much more of a year-round community for part time residents looking to escape for brief periods from the “real world.”

The following was posted by Debi on Eat Sleep Travel Repeat. It is an excellent overview of Slaughter Beach.

I know the name sounds scary. But the beach is beautiful. The town, and beach, was founded in 1681. There is a lot of talk over how Slaughter beach truly got its name. Some old maps show a small creek named, Slaughter Creek, which flowed from through the marsh of Cedar Creek south and emptied into the Delaware bay just north of Prime Hook Beach. There is also a town called “Slaughter Neck”, Neck being a term that is used to describe upland areas between two key boundary areas. There is another theory is the first postmaster, whose last name was Slaughter, and the town was named for his locality.
There are 2 more colorful stories about how Slaughter Beach got its name. The most unsettling story of the beach’s name has to be of the Indians attacking early settlers in the area. When the leader of the settlers heard of the attack, the leader of the settlers arranged a meeting with the Indian Chief so the settlers’ “God” could “speak” to the Indians and there could be peace. So as the Indians gathered around a cannon, the Settlers’ “God”, the settlers fired the cannon and killed all of the Native Americans. It was the “Slaughter of the Indians.”

Most likely, or I would like to believe, the name of the town came from the horseshoe crabs. Every Spring and early Summer, the horseshoe crabs come ashore to spawn. The waves often flip the crabs over, leaving them stranded. The crabs then die in the hot sun. And it is the “Slaughter of the Crabs” Now Slaughter Beach is A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary and A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community.
•April/May: Baby Diamondback Terrapin Hatchlings have been emerging and moving from bay side to the marsh. Keep an eye out as they cross the road. If you find one move it to the marsh side of the road.
•May/June/July: Female Diamondback Terrapins will start nesting activity in the coming months. The females will leave the marsh and start looking for sandy areas to nest in. This means a dangerous crossing of Bay Ave. Please keep an eye out for them. If you find and move it, please make sure you send her in the direction she was going.
•April/May/June: Shore Birds are returning. Please disturb them as little as possible, they have come a great distance to feed and fatten up before flying north to nest.
•May/June/July/August: Horseshoe Crabs will be returning usually starting in May and lingering through August. The heaviest concentration is usually in late May through June. If you see one flipped on its back, just roll turn it over. Never pick it up by the tail and if you find a tagged one, please do not remove the tag and report the information following the directions on the tag. Volunteers are needed for the spawning survey, if your are interested see Bill or Rose at the S.B. Mini Mart.
•September/October: Fall migration of the Shore Birds and Monarch Butterflies.
Present day Slaughter Beach has a full time population of 198 people with a much higher summertime population. Slaughter Beach also has become much more of a year-round community for part time residents looking to escape for brief periods from the “real world.”

Dupont Nature Cent(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Lighthouse Road, Slaughter Beach, DE 19963

DNREC's DuPont Nature Center is a science-based educational and interpretive facility with interactive exhibits designed to connect people with the Delaware Bay's natural history and ecology. More than 130 species of birds, fish, shellfish, and other animals can be found in the surrounding estuary habitat. Inside the center visitors can view horseshoe crabs and shorebirds along the shoreline over 100 yards away using a remote camera and 42-inch plasma viewing screen. Aquariums feature live horseshoe crabs, fish, shellfish and terrapins.
Beaches and Parks in the Area

•Rehoboth Beach
Located within the City limits, Rehoboth Beach has it all. Stroll the mile-long boardwalk, relax on the beach, swim in the Atlantic, and visit the exquisite local shops and restaurants.

•Cape Henlopen State Park
On the water where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. This 3,000-acre park near Lewes has the famous "walking" sand dunes, nature trails with guides, a nature center, camping bathhouses, tennis courts, recreation areas and areas for surf fishing and swimming. The park, located in Lewes, is home of the "Great Walking Dune" and WWII Observation Tower. Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

•Delaware Seashore State Park
Water, water everywhere describes Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, the 2,018-acre park is a beachgoer's delight. Camping, bathhouses and recreational activities available, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

•Fenwick Island State Park
Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD to the south, Fenwick Island State Park is a relaxing escape from the summer crowds, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

•Killen's Pond State Park
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killen's Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park's centerpiece is the 66-acre millpond, which features boating and fishing, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

•Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

•Trap Pond State Park
Freshwater wetlands once covered a large portion of southwestern Sussex County. Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp's original beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of Bald Cypress trees in the United States, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).


The Milford Business District is about 6 miles from our house. Milford offers the following in the way of Dining:

Abbott’s Grill- ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) NE Front Street • Milford, DE 19963
Homey American restaurant & sports bar in a strip mall features a Sunday brunch buffet. $$

Arena’s - ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) N E Front St Milford, DE 19963
Plenty of healthy and non healthy options alike. Owner is very friendly, unassuming, and truly cares about the quality of dining experience. Outdoor seating next to the river is a good option. $$

Dolce – ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) N Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963
Warmly decorated hangout featuring sweet & savory pastries, plus coffee drinks & ice cream. $

Palace- ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) S. Dupont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
Steak, Seafood, Pasta and Pizza all in one Palace

Chain restaurants including Ruby Tuesday, Applebee’s, MacDonald’s, and KFC are located on North Dupont Boulevard in Milford.

Farmers Market- Every Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
This year marks the 22nd season of the Farmers’ Market in Milford. The tradition of the market began with residents of Milford merely backing their pickup trucks up to the Mispillion River to share their vegetables, fruits and handmade items with other locals on Saturday mornings. It has now evolved into an affair that not only preserves the small town feel of Milford but also promotes downtown Milford as a center for economic activity. The market began on Saturday, May 6 and will run through October 7 this year.

In addition to market favorites including Mule Run Meats, Water Girl Farm and Dolce, the committee also welcomed a few new vendors this year. So far four new vendor applications have been accepted which will offer soaps, canned foods and produce. The 2017 Riverwalk Farmers’ Market season in downtown Milford is here and will run through October 7, from 9am to 1pm every Saturday.

Lifecycle Bicycle Sales and Rental- ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) S.E Front Street
The owners, husband and wife Ben and Jen are simply the best. They get customer service. They will arrange bike rentals including pick up and delivery (requires minimum rental to qualify).

Local Craft and Art Galleries can be found on Walnut Street


Milton Delaware was first settled in 1672 by English colonists. Located at the head of the Broadkill River, it provided access to both forests and the Delaware Bay – which spawned a thriving shipbuilding industry. It was known by various names until 1807 when it was named for the English poet John Milton. This prosperous merchant community Milton was home to four governors through the years.
Milton is located about fifteen miles from the popular Atlantic Ocean resort of Rehoboth Beach. Its population of approximately 2,700 persons is diverse – with a mixture of retirees from large East Coast cities and many young and middle-aged families with deep roots in Sussex County.
The town features a historic district, downtown shopping and a riverside park where concerts and festivals are held throughout the year. Its largest manufacturer, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, attracts many tourists and aficionados of interesting ales.
Citizen volunteers makes Milton a vibrant community. Fire and Ambulance services are provided by the volunteers of the Milton Fire Department. The Milton Garden Club proves many hours of service to keep the downtown, parks and Governor’s Walk beautiful throughout the year. The Milton Historical Society and its Lydia Black Cannon Museum are an integral part of the community, too. There are civic and veteran’s organizations, churches of several faiths and numerous Town Council committees through which Milton’s citizens come together to form the fabric known as our community.

Lewes, Delaware. Where the sun, the sand, and the sea are still the number one attractions. Founded in 1631, the townspeople have taken great pride in their historic heritage and enjoy the opportunity of sharing it with you. Lewes is situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet at Cape Henlopen. Nowhere can the beauty of Cape Henlopen State Park be equaled. In this preserved land you find miles of beautiful beaches, nature trails and bird sanctuaries.
Lewes is a walking town. Within a half-square mile you will find the Historic district, museums, fine restaurants, and a variety of fine shops.
Dinner Restaurants in Lewes
The Greene Turtle Lewes
•17388 N Village Main Blvd #21
Agave Restaurant & Bar
•137 Second Street
Bethany Blues BBQ
•18385 Coastal Hwy
Gilligans Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
•134 Market Street
Grotto Pizza Grand Slam
•17467 Coastal Hwy
Half Full 
•113 W Market St
Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant
•213 Anglers Rd
Jerry's Seafood 
•108 2nd St
•111 Bank St
Pat's Pizzeria
•17644 Coastal Hwy
Rose & Crown
•142 Second Street
Striper Bites
•107 Savannah Rd
The Buttery
•102 2nd St
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar
•7 Anglers Rd
Tokyo Steakhouse
•17906 Coastal Hwy
Touch of Italy
•101 2nd St
Villa Sorento
•1551 Savannah Rd # 3

Other Amenities


One Spirit Massage- ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
I can attest to Gregg Williams’ massage skills. Excellent work

The Bellmoor Spa- ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Scott Butler gives a great massage

Rehoboth Massage and Alignment ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) George Tudor

Very skilled massage therapists. They have a huge and dedicated following. Good news! Either of this husband and wife team will come to you in Slaughter Beach. I have used George and he is amazing. I have heard from friends that Alina is just as skilled.

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