Delaware Waterfront Homes for Sale


Delaware is located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is just 96 miles long. It ranges from 9 miles to 35 miles across, totaling 1,954 square miles. That makes Delaware the second smallest state after Rhode Island. Estimates rank the population of Delaware as 45th in the nation, but 6th in population density, with more than 60% of the population in New Castle County. Delaware is divided into three counties. While the southern two counties (Kent County and Sussex) have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County has been more industrialized.

The State ranks second in civilian scientists and engineers as a percentage of the workforce and number of patents issued to companies or individuals per 1,000 workers. The history of the State's economic and industrial development is closely tied to the impact of the DuPont family, founders of the DuPont Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies.

Delaware also grows a great variety of fruits and vegetables and is a U.S. pioneer in the food-canning industry. Corn, soybeans, potatoes and hay are important crops. Delaware's broiler chicken farms supply the big Eastern markets, and fishing and dairy products are other important industries.

Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution and on December 7, 1787, it became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby becoming known as “The First State”.

Since almost all of Delaware is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the effects of the ocean moderate its climate.

Delaware has 14 state parks with over 20,000 acres.



Beautiful Bay Front

Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware

Nestled within the charming enclave of The Sanctuary, this classic coastal home, artfully crafted by Schell Brothers, offers an unparalleled living experience. Situated on an exclusive lot within Bay Front at Rehoboth, this gem is a haven of privacy and water-inspired serenity. Boasting a sprawling 3,700 square feet of living space, this 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath residence is a testament to luxurious coastal living. Upon entry, hickory hardwood floors grace the main living area, setting the tone for timeless elegance. Panoramic bay views beckon from the dining room, kitchen, and primary bedroom and draws the outdoors in through two-story Palladian windows in the family room, bathing the living area in natural light. Designer touches abound, from the coffered ceiling in the family room to the wainscoting and crown molding throughout. The first-floor primary bedroom suite is a retreat of its own, spacious and elegant with a tray ceiling, upgraded shades, beautiful bay views, two separate walk-in closets, and a separate entrance to the outside deck. The primary bathroom features an upgraded tile shower with dual shower heads and a convenient bench, a soothing soaking tub, and dual vanities thoughtfully equipped with additional outlets both above and below the countertops. The kitchen is a culinary haven, boasting seamless granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, an island perfect for kitchen prep with plenty of drawers and cabinets for storage, a walk-in pantry, and top-tier GE appliances. You'll also find a propane fireplace in the family room, adorned with a historic ship wheel over the mantle—a captivating centerpiece for cozy evenings. Step outside to the large screened porch and deck, where you can savor the serenity of the surrounding wildlife, marsh, and bay. Plus, with solar panels enhancing energy efficiency, this home combines luxury and sustainability seamlessly. Upstairs, you'll discover a spacious loft that's just waiting for your personal touch. Whether you're an avid reader looking to create your own home library or simply seeking a cozy spot to kick back and decompress, this loft has you covered. But that's not all – upstairs also boasts an extra ensuite bedroom with its own private bathroom, providing a retreat-like experience for guests or family members who crave a little more privacy. With an additional four individual bedrooms – one with a custom-designed balcony and French doors - and two more full bathrooms, everyone in the family will have their own space to call their own. No more morning bathroom queues! This home is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, making it the perfect place to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Beyond the confines of this exquisite home, Bay Front at Rehoboth offers an array of amenities, including water access, a beach area on the Rehoboth Bay, an outdoor pool, a playground, and a clubhouse with a gathering room and exercise facilities. Plus, you're just a short 10-mile drive from the iconic Rehoboth Beach boardwalk and a mere 6 miles from the convenience of Coastal Highway, where you'll find retail shopping, groceries, and an abundance of dining options. This is coastal living at its finest, where everyday life is a retreat. Don't miss the opportunity to make it yours. Come see it for yourself and envision the possibilities!

Christine McCoy , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.46 ACRES
3697 SQ FT
Intracoastal Beauty with Your Boat at your Backdoor!

Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware

Imagine a feeling of tranquility each and every time you walk into your like-new 4 bedroom 5 bath home on the water with not only the canal in your backyard but views of the creek. The natural warmth of this fully furnished home calms your spirit as you enter the open and spacious great room with beautiful flooring and a walk-out balcony off the living area. The light and bright gourmet kitchen is frosted with beautiful subway tile. A bedroom with an ensuite is just off the kitchen and includes its own balcony. As you head upstairs, the loft is the perfect location for your office, or relax there with a book in hand. With the three bedrooms upstairs, the large primary bedroom includes yet another balcony with a unique sundeck perfect for those moments you seek a private getaway. And for the kids!-- a fun bunk room is equipped just for kids or grandkids. The first floor, with a 2-car garage, includes your laundry, a powder room, and a large recreation room with a full bar. This indoor/outdoor entertainment area walks out to a single-level deck with direct access to your exclusive boat slip. A feature of living on the north side of Canal St– from your backdoor, walk up the dock with dock access to the community pool, and amenities. Whether walking, biking, or boating, get to wherever your heart desires from the grocery store to the golf course, to the parks and trails, to dockable restaurants and sandbars, to the ocean or to the beach– Sunset Harbour is coastal living at its best!

Jacqueline Martini , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.00 ACRES
3400 SQ FT
Perfect Home 2 blocks to Bethany Beach, DE

Bethany Beach, Sussex County, Delaware

Welcome to your waterfront retreat in Bethany Beach! This spacious canal front home, perfectly situated east of Route 1, offers the ideal blend of comfort and coastal charm. Located in a small enclave of homes, you will immediately appreciate this unique and sought after location. As you step inside, you'll be captivated by the inviting open floor plan flooded with natural light, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The centerpiece of the spacious living area is a cozy propane fireplace, setting the mood for relaxation year-round. Designed with gatherings in mind, the generous living and dining areas provide ample space to entertain friends and family, making every moment memorable. The kitchen, thoughtfully integrated into the layout, ensures the chef of the family is never far from the action. With five bedrooms and four full baths, this home gives everyone their own private oasis to retreat to after a day of enjoying the nearby Bethany Beach boardwalk, beaches, shops, and restaurants. Whether you're seeking a serene weekend getaway or a successful rental property, this home accommodates your desires perfectly. Step outside to your own slice of paradise – the expansive decks offer views of the peaceful canal, creating a tranquil backdrop for morning coffees or evening beverages. This property isn't just a home; it's an experience of coastal living! Jump on the opportunity to make this canal front gem your own and relish in the peacefulness and relaxation it promises. Your oasis awaits in Bethany Beach!

Christine McCoy , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.11 ACRES
2600 SQ FT
Bayfront , Contemporary Beauty with Stunning Views!

Milton, Sussex County, Delaware

STUNNING Contemporary Custom Home just built in 2019 located in the gated community of Back Bay Cove! Find your sanctuary at this one of a kind 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath Bayfront home with all of the bells and whistles, including 4+ decks, a screened porch that contains a 8x20 mod-pool (serves as both a hot-tub and a pool!), 3 fireplaces, and beautiful views of the bay and neighboring wildlife from multiple levels and locations. The ground floor features several large storage areas, a 3 car garage, and a beautiful foyer entrance with large open staircase. Head up to the second floor where rest and relaxation is the focus. The primary bedroom has a large walk-in closet, a 50" electric fireplace and a primary bath with both shower and tub as well as a private deck with an outdoor shower overlooking the bay. An additional 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on this floor with one of the bedrooms being an additional ensuite with its own private deck. Need more space for relaxation? The second floor also has a full sized lounge, 36" electric fireplace and sink. The lounge makes way to the spacious screened porch and mod-pool. From here you can enjoy the sunrise in the morning or take in the cool evening fall breezes while soaking in the hot-tub. Great choices to have! Love to entertain? Welcome to the third floor! The center of the action occurs in the graciously sized living room with a large 100" electric fireplace (plumbed for gas) that opens out onto another stunning bay front deck. The graciously sized deck has a firepit and a grill that are directly plumbed with gas lines for ease of use. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with propane cooktop, convection oven/ microwave, and expansive kitchen island and is attached to the sunroom featuring additional beautiful bay views. This floor has even more to offer with a dedicated office space/ 5th bedroom and a music room with a deck overlooking Primehook National Wildlife Refuge. Head out to the deck and up the spiral staircase to yet another deck, which is rooftop, and enjoy views of the sunrise, sunset, wildlife and water! From here, you will also notice a peaceful enclave of outdoor living with an additional fire pit set away from the home near the path to the bay. All this and the house has also been outfitted with an elevator shaft ready for a future elevator! Back Bay Cove is a private gated community located at the north side of Broadkill Beach, with private bay access, sandy beaches and healthy dunes that provide protection for the homes. Stretch your feet out in the sand, enjoy a private fire-pit, kayak and paddle board to your heart’s desire. Do not miss this opportunity to own your little piece of heaven!

Christine McCoy , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.40 ACRES
3900 SQ FT
Incredible Ocean Front Home in Fenwick Island, DE

Fenwick Island, Sussex County, Delaware

Located next to Fenwick Island State park hosting a plethora of wildlife, this stunning custom home will take your breath away with its unobstructed views of wildlife, the ocean and the bay! This home went through a total makeover in 2017 to include roof, siding, hurricane grade windows, decking and deck railings. Built to take advantage of both ocean views and bay views, this home abounds with natural light and outdoor living space. As you enter the home, the first floor has an independent apartment with two ensuite bedrooms, kitchenette, family room and outdoor access. This apartment can be locked so that both guest and owner can maintain private living spaces. Your guests even enjoy a separate laundry located just outside the apartment! Walk upstairs or jump in the elevator and step out onto the main living floor where you are immediately overwhelmed with ocean views from the expansive front windows. Your eyes will take in the views and then notice the beautifully custom hand painted walls! The upgraded kitchen includes a Wolf Stove, a wine bar, an additional dishwasher, a professional size refrigerator and freezer and plenty of island seating for friends and family. In addition, you have plenty of seating in the adjoining dining room, a family room with custom furniture and a theatre room with surround sound and a remote screen and projector. This floor also hosts a half bath and an additional two bedrooms with a jack and jill bathroom. Up one more floor and you will find the recently expanded primary suite with a full office area, custom cabinets in the primary bath and bedroom, a beautiful walk-in tiled shower and a private deck with bay and ocean views. On the same floor is a sitting area and small balcony to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, read a book, or look out at the beautiful sunrise over the ocean. Across the sitting room there is an additional spacious ensuite bedroom. Wait there is more! Head on up to the roof-top deck with outdoor grill, refrigerator, hot-tub and a half bath and you can enjoy 360 degree views of water and nature. Need parking? The driveway is extensive and lined with a gorgeous stone retaining wall for a grand entrance. More parking is available in the open garage underneath the house. There is also a large walk-in storage room with plenty of cabinets and space for your beach toys. This one-of-a-kind house will not disappoint! Make your appointment for an exclusive tour today.

Christine McCoy , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.31 ACRES
5800 SQ FT


Bethany Beach Treasure

Bethany Beach, Sussex County, Delaware

Step into 2 Connor Lane, where luxury and genteel living from another time still can be found. This is the most private home in Bethany Beach, yet just a short walk to the beach, boardwalk and shops in town. Originally constructed in 1959 from the finest materials as a large custom rambler, this home was relocated and renovated in 1990 to its present location, where it sits on three town lots right on the water on the Bethany Loop Canal. This beautiful and unique property is available for the first time in over 50 years, having been the family home for a prominent local Bethany Beach family since 1970. The home is situated right on the water's edge on the quiet and peaceful Loop Canal, providing a view and ambience that exists nowhere else. It is one of only a few homes that directly abut the Loop Canal, and is by far the largest and closest to the water of any. The location of the foundation and the lot coverage ratio would not be allowed under current regulations, and thus this home is literally incomparable to any other property in Bethany Beach. Originally custom built for personal comfort and for entertaining, this 5-bedroom, 3-full bath haven is designed to accommodate all your relaxation and entertainment needs. The two very large common spaces in the main part of the home offer plenty of room to relax, gather and entertain guests. Beautiful old growth cherry hardwood floors adorn the main areas of the home. Adding to the uniqueness of this property is a gigantic 5 bay garage, offering a massive amount of storage and parking. The primary suite, complete with a large sitting room facing the waterfront, provides a serene, private oasis for you to unwind after a day of enjoying the sun and sand. The large upper deck provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy your view while enjoying the sea breeze. Positioned on the desirable East side of Route 1, you are just 2 blocks from the famed Bethany Beach boardwalk, pristine beaches, delectable restaurants, and charming boutique shopping. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac of homes, this property offers both tranquility and accessibility—an ideal combination. What's more, this canal front home presents an excellent rental potential, making it an attractive investment opportunity. Whether you're seeking a year-round residence, a vacation getaway, or an income-generating property, this home has it all. This is your chance to obtain an absolutely unique and incomparable Bethany home. Don't miss this life changing opportunity to lock in a luxury Bethany Beach lifestyle for your family's next 50 years.

Christine McCoy , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.20 ACRES
3500 SQ FT

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