D'LIGHT HOUSE - ~A~ DELIGHTFUL VACATION HOME

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Don Dillon, MD (Retired)

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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D'LIGHT HOUSE - ~A~ DELIGHTFUL VACATION HOME

South Bethany Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-18)

D'LIGHT HOUSE is a delightful experience for you and your large family or group. This seven bedroom, five full-bath, three-floor house is located on a bay canal and only minutes walk (about 350 yds.) to the Atlantic Ocean beach. A clean and wholesome home with a sunroom, extensive decking, and two master bedrooms, you will enjoy it for sunning, quiet reading or group socializing.

A year-round house with two-zone air conditioning and heat, it also has a free-standing woodburning fireplace. Not only is this a great location for the hot summer months, it is also warm and comfy in the transitional months and winter. Especially, one can enjoy the beautiful days of Fall and Spring for a week or weekend get-away. Enjoy the warmth and spirit of the fireplace on those colder mornings and evenings. CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE

As a golf destination there are 20 public golf courses within 25 miles, from Ocean City, Maryland to Rehoboth, Delaware. No sales tax shopping occurs in over 100 outlets and other shops. Restaurants galore, with come-as-you-are informality and ethnic to gourmet menus abound and most are open year round. So come to South Bethany, Delaware, one of the Quiet Resorts, and kick back and enjoy yourselves! BEACH REPLENISHMENT WAS COMPLETED IN THE SPRING OF 2012 AND A MUCH BETTER BEACH IS HERE..CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE

Keywords: Multiple Story Free Standing House with Canal Frontage

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Don Dillon, MD (Retired)

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I am the father of 5 boys and 2 girls and now grandfather to 16.. Being a physician in active practice for 34 years, early on we wanted a vacation home near Maryland in a family oriented beach community. Now retired and a widower, my family still enjoys coming to S. Bethany, but not as often. I now enjoy renting the D'Light House to let others enjoy the experience for large groups and reunions.

Don Dillon, MD (Retired) purchased this house in 1985

We always wanted a beach community vacation home and found it in the 'Quiet Resorts' in S. Bethany, DE. Over 27 years we, as a family, have enjoyed the fine beach, fine community of like-minded families and great weather, shopping, and restaurants. Becoming a rental property has only resulted after 20 years of exclusive family use.

Unique benefits of the D'Light House are its charming informality, big group setting, closeness to the widest, best, and guarded beach in the area, canal frontage and family boating for many years, children crabbing off the dock, and many decks to enjoy the outdoors and the ground level deck with tables for large group crab feasts and picnics. No crabs indoors, please.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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D'Light House - ~A~ Delightful Vacation Home
average rating of 4.125 based on 12 reviews
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South Bethany Beach Delaware
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Lovely Home Within Walking Distance to the Beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
I organized a graduate student graduation trip to Bethany. It was kind of last minute, but we found this house which was large enough for our group. The house was lovely, clean, close to the beach and great for entertaining large families/groups. Lots of deck space and a grill was perfect for a summer getaway! The only issue that we had while we were there was that the internet wasn't working. The home owner came over almost immediately and fixed it in no time. Thanks for a great stay!! We'll definitely be back!
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South Bethany Beach Delaware
5

Very nice house for our large group!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed at your lovely house on the canal with five families from the DC area, on Labor Day weekend 2013. We had a wonderful time: and admired how much space, both indoors and outdoors, there is. Big, open, living room area; terraces; deck on the canal; and the house is well distributed over 3 floors. It is all well laid out – for both common areas, and for privacy. House is well organized, arranged, equipped and kept up. Fabulous to have so many bathrooms! Great that there’s also an outside shower. Wonderful to just have to walk 5 minutes to the sumptuous South Bethany beach – which is huge and gorgeous - and not too crowded. House is just a short drive from restaurants, stores and all kinds of activities, but is itself in a quiet and pretty neighborhood. We had a great long weekend in this beautiful house – which is both very relaxed and a luxury in and of itself. We hope to spend a lot more time there! Andrei Popovici
Owner's Response: I highly appreciate and endorse the above review by Mr. Popovici. I take great care to see that the D'Light House is well kept. It was acquired and expanded for my wonderful, large family which members continue to use it as much as they can. As a member of the "The Quiet Resorts" of southern Sussex County, DE, South Bethany property owners are proud of our beach and South Bethany's convenient location to all the activities, restaurants, and shopping that makes this area such a wonderful destination for sport and relaxation. And, although not "on" the beach, the beach is so near and convenient. Being on a canal gives the location added beauty and access to water sport. Being winterized and available, it is a nice get-away spot year round for weekends and holiday gatherings. You will enjoy the ambiance as did the Popovici group.
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Every year my whole family, including 6 adults, 1 senior citizen, 2 teenagers and 3 children, take a week long vacation together. The challenge is finding just the right spot and just the right house to accommodate everyone. This year we went to South Bethany Beach and stayed at the D'Light House. It worked out perfectly. The house was more than big enough for all of us. There was space to eat and play games together. There was also enough space for everyone to find a quiet nook if they wanted too. My father loved sitting out on the upper deck watching the canal and the kids loved hanging out on the bottom deck and fishing in the canal. The bottom deck was also big enough for all of us to enjoy a big crab dinner together, mallets and all. The house was also in an ideal location. It was a short walk or drive to a quiet beach, where we loved flying kites. The town of Bethany and the food store were only a short drive away. We also spent an afternoon and evening in Ocean City, Maryland, about 30 minutes away. The kids enjoyed the boardwalk and the women enjoyed the shopping. All in all it was a terrific family vacation and we definitely hope to come back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, Your review is right on. Many an extended family or other group has enjoyed the D'Light House. Most have positive comments like yours written in the Guest log in the house for everyone to see. I am continuously upgrading in and outside the house. This year it was bathroom shower doors doing away with curtains. Thanks for keeping the flowers watered.

It is a nice walk and great beach. In the next few weeks it will be replenished again. Everyone who stays never complains about the walk or the beach.

Thank You and do come again, Dr Don
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South Bethany Beach Delaware
Ellicott City MD
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Great for our golf group

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed 3 nights with our group of 8 golfers. This house is perfect for that size group. We even had 4 other guys join us there for dinner 2 nights and the house was still roomy for all. Great place to kick back, enjoy the deck, and fully equipped kitchen. There is also plenty of room for parking for several vehicles. Bear Trap Dunes is only minutes away and the other courses were all within a half an hour for us. We loved staying there and hope we can make it an annual event.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you golf group for your positive comments about the D'Light House. Golf has become very prevalent in the area. The house is ideal for housing 2 foursomes. What's more ideal for golfers is the weather and lack of crowds in spring and fall months.

For the summer months the house is ideal for family or friends groups up to 15-17 to enjoy the canal for boating, the wide beach and decks for sunning (Remember sun screen) and all the amenities and towns nearby for shopping and any level of dining and enjoyment.

The D'LIGHT HOUSE is bright and clean, no must. As noted the kitchen is very well equipped. This off-season three showers that had curtains were replaced by modern doors, all the casement windows with worn mechanics and cranks were repaired, and outside railings and decking painted.

Dr. Don Dillon (Ret), Owner
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South Bethany Beach Delaware
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Lots of fun in South Bethany

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
D'Lighthouse has great nautical decor. Circular steps were a little difficult to maneuver with armfuls
of clean laundry. but we managed quite well. Decks need repairs and top floor balcony railing is very
shaky. It was fun to crab from the deck, children loved it. Caught alot of crabs, but only a few keepers.
Quiet neighborhood, friendly people. Love being close enough to walk to the ocean and a very short
drive to Bethany boardwalk. Could use an extra refrigerator and some shelving to store groceries.
House is big enough for large families, but needs more food storage. All in all, we had a great vacation.
Thanks Don
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salisbury, MD
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Lewes, DE
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
DE Route 1 (Coastal HWY)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
South Bethany
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cottage Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bear Trap Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cottage Cafe
Car: necessary

Crabbing, Board walks in Bethany Beach (1.5 mi) and Rehoboth Beach (15 mi), DE and Ocean City 12 mi), MD Many bays with calm water offering watersport activities; Great area for restaurants, tax free eating and shopping.

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Availability & Rates

South Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2014 - May 26 2014
$400
3 nights
 
 
Summr Season
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 16 2014
$3,100
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$400
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 27 2014
$400
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
$2,450
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $190.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Per Pet $25.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Early booking incentive prior to 31 October of prior year consists of 25% deposit to book and 25% by December 31st of prior year.
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Amenities

South Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2738 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Ground, Bottom Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Middle, Main Floor, serves bedrooms, great room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom Middle, Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hall Third Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom Third, Top Floor
  • Outside Hot/Cold Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Third Floor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 3rd Fl. Trundle Pull-out for 2. Pref Child or Teen.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Floor Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main Floor with 2 Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Main Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Ground Floor Rear
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Ground Floor Front Toward Canal
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , One Sofa Great Room
  • King size beds (1) In 3rd Floor Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) One in Main (Middle) Floor Master Bedroom, One in Main Floor Bedroom and one each in 2 Ground Floor Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) One in Main Floor Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) One in Main Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed. One in 3rd Floor Small Bedroom with Trundle Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
Heat and Air Conditioning (2-Zone units updated 2008), Covered Parking for 1-2, total parking 5-7 cars. One King bed, 4 Qu beds, 1 dbl bed, 1 twin, 1 twin with trundle, 5 full bathrooms, Outside Hot/Cold shower. CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE
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