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30 yds from beach,7 bdr,, 61/2 bath sleeps 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 5 mstr. suite

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 6.5 Baths, renovated in 2013, luxurious, immaculate, great eye-appeal

We are offering a $1,500 discount on in-season weeks to those who book by 2/18/17! Smaller discounts for off-season weeks also apply.

Named Delaware's Rental Home of the Year in 2004 and newly renovated in 2013, the fabulously appointed, multimillion-dollar Purple House features ocean views and breathtaking interior spaces. Bethany's premier rental home, the Purple House is among the area's most unusual, luxurious and spacious rentals.

The Purple House sits just one lot away from the ocean and 3 blocks from Bethany’s town center — within steps of restaurants, specialty foods shops, boutiques, and ice cream parlors. Also within steps of an arcade, a park with kiddie equipment, and a miniature golf course. And it is a short drive from 140 outlet, tax-free shops in Rehoboth Beach. Be sure to enjoy Bethany Beach's newest fine restaurant, 99 Sea Level Restaurant and Oyster Bar, on the boardwalk just a block and a half from the Purple House.

What Does the Purple House Offer?

Ideal for families and large groups, the house sleeps 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. On the ground level are two masters with kings, one master with a queen and a twin, one bedroom with 2 twins that uses a hall bath, and a master with 2 sets of bunk beds. Upstairs on the living/dining/kitchen area, is the primary master with a king bed and a bath with a large, walk-in shower and a 2-person soaking tub. Also on this floor is a powder room and a private den with a self-inflating, queen aerobed. The third floor loft has a small bedroom with a full bed, and a computer/work area. The large open-concept kitchen features an array of cookware and countertop appliances, two sinks and two ovens. There is a small beverage fridge in the laundry room to take overflow from the kitchen fridge. Our 2013 additions include all new appliances and a 50-bottle wine cooler. Amenities include Hi Spd Intenet and WIFI, five 5 HDTVs, DVD players and a home theater center. Breathtaking ceilings, tech lighting, and an array of bright colors make this home unique. A sensational setting and destination in itself, this home was designed by an award-winning architect and has been featured on tours and in home design articles. Tile and hardwood in most rooms.

For More Information, call the owner, Susan Mongar, at 610-547-0031 or contact her by e-mail at


Description of the Area and Activities

The beach is about 30 yards away from the Purple House and there is off street parking for 6/7 cars. And if you need it, there is metered parking all along the beach and board walk. The beach has life guards, showers, and chair and umbrella rentals. You can buy food and drinks on the boardwalk which is near the house.

This has been the perfect house for family, groups of golfers, reunions, wedding parties, showers, 'crafty ladies' gatherings, scrapbook weekends, small business or religious retreats, or just for a quiet vacation. You could lease this house for a weekend, week or a month, and enjoy every minute of the comfortable and beautiful surroundings provided in the furnishings, appointments and neighborhood.

Things To Do In The Area

The town of Bethany – Called the Quiet Resort - is an easy 3 minute walk from the house. It is quaint beach town with about 4 blocks of stores and restaurants. The town has a good playground for children and a boardwalk where music will often be heard from the new band stand. A few of our favorite restaurants include Bethany Blues BBQ, Baja Grille for great Mexican food, Parkway, Grotto's Pizza, and Sonoma’s, all in town. New this year and just a block from the Purple house is 99 Ocean Level, a restaurant and raw bar on the boardwalk, overlooking the beach, open all year.There is an arcade in town, and there are nearby public golf courses and watersports(see below).

Ocean and bay watersports - charter boat fishing, wind surfing. Local watersports: swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, sport fishing, beachcombing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing.

Day Trip about a half hour from Bethany: Rehoboth Beach: The town is much larger than Bethany and boasts many shopping and dining options. You can also go antiquing. There is also fabulous sales tax free outlet shopping at 140 Outlet stores. Lewes: Smaller than Rehoboth but a good day trip...very quaint.

Nearby Golf Courses

Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View

Salt Pond Bethany Beach

Cripple Creek Golf And Country Club Dagsboro,

Kings Creek Country Club Rehoboth Beach,

Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach,

Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach,

The Rookery Milton,

Sussex Pines CC-Georgetown

Keywords: Beach House, Bethany Beach, vacation home

More Details

Susan Mongar
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About Susan Mongar

We built this home knowing that we would be using it, too, and so wanting it to be the best it could be. We work hard to keep it in immaculate shape, and we love to surprise our return guests with changes and improvements every season.

Why Susan Mongar chose Delaware

A stone's throw from the beach and the boardwalk and just 3 blocks from the town center.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I welcome you to our guest book for our beach home. We take great pride in making sure your vacation rental time is enhanced in whatever ways we can to insure your enjoyment, pleasure and fun during your stay.

If you have any comments to improve on your experience, any comments to enhance the stay of other guests such as a favorite restaurant, please add them here.

Ralph Picard
Oct 2004
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Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 19
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Primary master bath has walk-in shower, 2-person soaking tub, custom-made sinks and mirrors, and private toilet.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Crib mattress in closet, queen aero-bed(1) in private den, Bunk Beds (4) 2 sets. Primary master has large, walk-in shower and 2-person soaking tub. All baths are tiled.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are local concierge services to provide all that you want. There is also a doctor who makes house calls.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

30 yds from beach,7 bdr,, 61/2 bath sleeps 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 5 mstr. suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Great house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was a GREAT house! We had a reunion of a few families for a week in July, with children spanning from very young to tween/young teenagers. We had a blast! The house is a super short walk to the beach, and it's also just a short walk to restaurants and boardwalk, shops, etc. The living space was great for family game nights and mini dance parties for the kids. The lofted area was a princesses' lair and the side porch kept all of our beach things organized. Big enough to accommodate us all together as a group, but also enough spaces for smaller groups to do their own things. We will definitely look to visit this house again, thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville KY

Best vacation town and home

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for a large group of adults and kids. We had 12 adults and 12 kids 6 months to 12 years old. It was a perfect location for the group. Everything we needed in easy walking distance. Beach across the street. Park in town two blocks from house. Doggie area one block from house. House has everything. It couldn't have been better. Thank you for sharing this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hagerstown, Md

After many return trips it's like our own home...

  • 5 of 5

We are looking forward to the holidays at the Purple House! The kids love being so close to town and to the ocean, we all appreciate the convenience. And the home is beautiful! Each time we return, the owners have made some delightful change in color or design. Definitely the best in Bethany - and we've been coming to this town for a family retreat for many years!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first time in 2014. It is by far the best house we have rented in Bethany in the thirty years we've been coming to Delaware. Great open space, plenty of seating, bright and clean and well maintained, lots of bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite. Adults and kids had a wonderful week. Owner was great to deal with. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Heights, Ohio

Best Thanksgiving Ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife's family had a get together the weekend before Thanksgiving. She has a large family and there were 6 children from 10 months to 8 years old, 11 adults and 1 dog. This house could of not been a better venue for that many people. First off, it is beautiful. Secondly it is huge with many bedrooms and bathrooms. Additionally the primary area of the kitchen, dining room, family room was huge, open and great views. There was plenty of space for the kids to play inside and also for the adults to have their own space too.

The location was also great, especially with that many kids. The house is only several blocks from downtown Bethany and one block from the ocean and boardwalk.

We could not of been happier and would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, Pa.

Great time with family

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned to the Purple House for a long weekend and found it as immaculate as it was four years ago when we spent a July week. The open design is perfect for large families and the house has lovely amenities. The kitchen is well equipped and we found it no problem for several people to be working in the kitchen at the same time. The house is bright and well appointed.

We love it being so close to the beach, just across the street, and love the ocean view from many of the windows. Also, being able to walk right into Bethany for shopping, and dining is such a plus. The parking was great, as we had several cars.

We all agreed that we will not wait 4 years to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
"great food and music right in the center of Bethany"
DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli
"Our all-time favorite! Open all year> Hard to get in on weekends."
Baja Beach House Grill
"Great fresh, casual Mexican"
Nantuckets Restaurant
"Great for seafood!"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Lewes Cape May
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Salt Pond, Bear TRap
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Car: not necessary

Bethany is one of Delaware's Quiet Resorts, perfect for families and retreats. The center of town, 3 blocks from the Purple House, has restaurants, shops, and an arcade. Within a 15-minute drive are Ocean City MD and Rehoboth Beach DE, both with large boardwalks, outlet shopping, amusement parks, etc.


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

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Spring Rates
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
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In Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Oct 14 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
winter rates
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
early April
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
late April
Apr 15 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
early May
Apr 29 2018 - May 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
late May
May 13 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Memorial week
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
early June
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
early June
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
late June
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
late June
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
late August
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
late August
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
early September
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
early september
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
late September
Sep 22 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
early October
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
November, December
Oct 28 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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