Smoke free studio on secluded wooded Lakefront property with dock, canoe, wifi
About Gene Thornton
We are a retired couple who served in the military after almost three decades of traveling around the world and living all over the United States. I, Gene, grew up outside Middletown DE, attended Washington College in Chestertown MD before entering the Army in 1973. I did personnel and public affairs. My husband, Don, was a Jersey boy who attended West Point and served in the Infantry with an alternate of Operations and Training. We volunteer for the American Heart Association, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, belong to several philanthropic, veterans, and conservation organizations. My mom passed on in February 2016 . She wanted me to "make a little rental unit" over my garage to share our property with others. You will be enjoying her furniture when you stay with us. You will be honoring her request and I hope you will feel like you are at home.
Gene Thornton purchased this Studio in 2000
Why Gene Thornton chose Frederica
We fell in love with our house the moment we saw it because the view of the lake reminded us of the State of Washington where we had once been assigned. We entertained our mothers, our sisters and their families quite a bit when we first moved here. We spent a lot of love and labor improving the property. But now, the moms have passed on, the sisters have moved on and their families are having families of their own and none of them are nearby. We want to continue sharing our quiet location and beautiful lake with others.
What makes this Studio unique
You can only glimpse the lake from inside the unit, but you are welcome to use the outside of the home as if it were yours. Decks, docks, canoe, stand up paddle-boad, swim, fire-pit, try your luck with the Big Green Egg! (all at own risk, of course!). Its dark and quiet here, you will be tucked away in a forest. Join us in celebration of birds, ducks, geese, frogs and if you are lucky, you might see an eagle, blue heron, osprey, beaver or an otter while you are here.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No smoking of ANY material in or near unit.
Well behaved pets with responsible owners welcome!
Children not allowed
Supervised older children will be considered.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Guests leaving lingering cooking odors will forfeit deposit if unit must be taken off the market in order to air it out.
Extra overnight visitors will be charged $10 per night. NO Sleeping on the sofa! A cot is available.
Use of water craft and dock is at your own risk. Water in the lake is clean and safe for swimming.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Thanks for your idea about the lights. I had some small stick em up lights there, but they kept falling off. Finding more options from Lowes on line.
Clean comfortable and beautiful
This is the third time we have hosted Gloria, hubby and darling Daisy. Hope they will continue to come visit as they finalize their plans to move into their new home in DE.
This was our second two week stay. We use this time to prepare our boat for; winter storage, on shore projects and the next season. We do not use lake front amenities, but enjoy coming home to this peaceful secluded location. The kitchenette meets our needs (breakfast and leftover heat ups). Gene is a very accommodating host!
Thanks for being such great guests. A ten percent discount will be applied if you visit with us again---per Mr. JB!
Serene lakeside confort
Beautiful, clean, comfortable , pet friendly
secluded in the woods!
If you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of noise and enjoy a private wooded location with a nice bass pond and a canoe, THIS IS IT! The fishing was good, quiet and private and clean as a whistle. All communications with the host were prompt as well. NICE FIND!
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Our lake is stocked with bass by the State of Delaware (who owns and maintains it). There are also several other nearby fishing holes for you to try if you come again.
Visit to Dover Air Force Base
We selected this property due to the location near the Air Force Base. Our son came to visit us and we enjoyed relaxing on the peaceful dock and in the studio apartment. The apartment is very comfortable and nice and the bathroom and shower are great. I am sure we will be back to see our son and will stay here again if it is available.
we look forward to your next visit!
Air Mobility Museum, many other museums and art galleries, walking tours, historic homes. Greenway walking and bike paths within 10 miles. Small Amish community nearby as well. Exiting NASCAR, Harness Racing, and casinos 15 miles north AND south of us. Ocean Beaches within 45 minutes. Many festivals such as FireFly, June Jam, Country Jam, ComicCon, Pagan, African American, Beer and Wine Fests. 6 miles to DE Turf Sporting Complex. Two breweries within 15 miles, many other breweries and wineries within an hour. Day trips to Philly, DC, Annapolis, Baltimore very doable. Amish Country bike tour, Bike to the Bay, etc. recommend you check out www.visitdelaware.com for updated list of seasonal activities on going while you are here.