We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cantwell House Bed and Breakfast

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Odessa
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Cantwell House Bed and Breakfast
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Start your review of Cantwell House Bed and Breakfast
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the Cantwell Tavern last October around Halloween I went with a couple of friends we were just hanging out I decided to eat the tuna salad that they offer it was very delicious ..seared perfectly, and it was also spicy to The Taste. We sat comfortably next to the fireplace which kept us pretty warm and cozy. I...

Thank Anita B
North East, Maryland
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It is up three flight of stairs but a great room with a hot tub and private bath. The Hostess is delightful and provided us with tips as what to see and not miss. But the morning breakfast is the real treat as we had fresh fruit and home baked treats every morning. You must have a reservation,

Thank Colonel50
Central VA
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Second stay at this wonderful historic property. Carol, the owner, is a wonderful hostess. What a great weekend getaway - small historic Odessa, with beautiful old brick homes, originally part of Winterthur museum! We particularly enjoy the cozy cottage. Highly recommend.

Thank TrinaLC
Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice quiet part of town. Outdoor seating is great for most of the year. Bloody Mary bar is a great deal on Sunday. I recommend taking a walk around the back streets afterwards, there are some really great houses and properties to see

Thank jessieqwert
Easton, MD
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Only had the opportunity to stay for one night but really hope to return for a longer, relaxing visit. Carol is very welcoming and sincerely interested in knowing her guests. The house is lovely and comfortable, especially the rear screened porch where she serves breakfast in nice weather. The B&B is a step from all the historic sites and the...

2Thank JudyG09
Reviewed 9 December 2011

We have been staying at the Cantwell House B&B for serveral years and enjoy our stay with Carol. We enjoy the quaint little town, they have a Craft Show every year in the Firehall. We always have a relaxing time here. WILL BE BACK !!!

8Thank kromers

2 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Odessa
6.5 km away
Hampton Inn Middletown
Hampton Inn Middletown
#1 of 1 in Middletown
292 reviews
20.1 km away
31.5 km away
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.5 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn
29.9 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Dover
24.4 km away
Comfort Inn and Suites
Comfort Inn and Suites
#5 of 24 in Newark
254 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cantwell House, circa 1840, is located in the Historic District of the small town of Odessa, DE. Pop. 286. The house was renovated by the owner, Carole Coleman, in 1982 and has been successfully operated since it opened in 1983. Cantwell Cottage was designed by Carole and built in 1998 to accommodate parents of students at St. Andrew's School, a private school in nearby Middletown. Carole is not only the innkeeper, but also an auctioneer, interior decorator, designer and part time tour guide for Historic Houses of Odessa, The Read House, New Castle, DE. and the Biggs Museum, Dover, DE. Continental Breakfasts are the usual for a one night stay, with always a homemade bread, homemade granola, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, cocoa. Two night stays will have either/or an egg dish, pancakes, or French Toast. But, because your hostess likes to be in the kitchen, as well as the garden, breakfast can be unpredictable. Guests have commented, "It's too pretty to eat." Accommodations: The 3rd floor w/AC)in the Main house is the largest room w/ a queen bed, private bath including a whirlpool tub, TV, VCR and refrigerator.The two rooms on the 2nd floor share a bath. One room (w/AC) has a canopy bed circa 1790. The other (no AC) has a cannon ball bed. Both double. Cantwell Cottage can accommodate as many as 5 people. 1rst floor has a kitchen, built-in bed, and futon, TV and gas fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to private terrace. 2nd floor: queen bed & bath. (Cable TV, VCR w/movie selections.) For each extra person over two there is a $10.00 additional charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cantwell House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 107 High St, Odessa, DE 19730-2021
Region: United States > Delaware > Odessa
Price Range: €79 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cantwell House Bed and Breakfast staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“There is also a private cottage.”
Colonel50, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The cottage is wonderful. Separate upstairs bedroom, Charming.”
TrinaLC, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are many options whether you're single, a couple or family as Carol has double rooms, an upstairs suite, and a small cottage on the property.”
JudyG09, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
3 of 3