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Bill Bentley

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Charming, coastal cottage home 1 1/2 blocks to ocean! tennis, private beach

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Delaware House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sleeps 8-10

The house is upscale, charming and comfortable. The entire house is professionally decorated. Both levels of the inverted floor plan have large porches, great for relaxing and watching the sunset. The porches also stay dry unlike decks that have little protection from the weather. The pictures of the house interior were taken in October. The one picture of the house with the upper deck with curtains was decorated for a wedding.

On the first level is the entry and den plus four BRs with 2 baths. The second level is a great room with 1/2 bath plus the master BR with bath. The community's pool and tennis court are located directly across from the home.

This is a gated community in North Bethany (bay-side) with private ocean beach access (7 houses to beach). We also have a small dock in the community to launch kayaks or go crabbing. Bay view from upper porch. Cable TV, broadband internet and VOIP phone system.

Look at our pictures. , they say it all.

Ocean Ridge West gated community is located in North Bethany. The community offers pool (summertime), tennis, private ocean beach and area to launch a kayak or go crabbing.The pool is now open 9 am to 8:30pm from May 15 to September 17, 2015. The community has instituted an electronic pass card system to access the pool when the life guard is not there as only a portion of the day is with the lifeguard. I believe it’s from 10am to 5 pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day. You would have the pass cards with the house keys to access as you choose during scheduled pool hours.

The home is professionally decorated and different rooms have been featured in Cottage Style Magazine. The home has also been featured in Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier as 'By the Beautiful Sea' (Amazon/Barnes Noble).

There are two large porches that overlook the community pool and tennis court. It is a short walk (1 1/2 block) to the private beach (across Route 1) with life guard on duty in the summer.

Bethany Beach is a fun, family beach resort with a close proximity to the Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach nightlife. Rehoboth Beach outlets (approx. 130 outlets) is a mere 10 miles north.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Bentley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Charming, coastal cottage home 1 1/2 blocks to ocean! tennis, private beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Allentown PA
5

Beautiful home at a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at this beautiful home and had a wonderful time. The home was beautifully decorated, had a fully equipped kitchen, and conveniently located to the pool and ocean. My wife and I took our 10 month old daughter down for our first family vacation. We were not sure how walking across route 1 would be when going to the beach, but had no problems crossing and found it to be quite easy. The location is perfect for the right amount a privacy with few other beach goers and a short travel to the Bethany and Rehoboth restaurants and boardwalks. The homeowners took the time to make sure our stay was perfect and had laid out welcoming amenities. We had a terrific time and really look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Very bright, cheery, well-kept home. Out family very much enjoyed our stay and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Wonderful New Years!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband and our friends had a wonderful stay at Bill's beautiful home for a long New Years weekend. When we arrived, the house was exactly as described and looked like it was out of a Pottery Barn catalog - absolutely gorgeous. We had five couples staying at the house, and all 10 people fit comfortably and with plenty of room to relax. We loved that the beach was just a quick 4 minute walk, and there was plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby when we wanted to get out of the house for a bit. We did a ton of cooking and were pleased that the kitchen had everything we needed - plenty of cookware, plates, utensils, etc., although my only suggestion would be to provide oven mitts :) We will definitely be keeping this house in mind for any future visit to Bethany Beach! Thank you, Bill!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over Thanksgiving, I was worried about trying to put Thanksgiving dinner on in an unfamiliar home. No Worries, kitchen is well stocked, lots of utensils, pots, cookware. The decor is great, very comfortable home away from home!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The four of us stayed at this lovely home in Bethany Beach area in September and it was a wonderful time. My husband, myself and two Cocker spaniels loved being so close to the beach. The home was beautifully decorated, spacious and had a well stocked kitchen. Lay out was great, very comfortable which made for relaxing time. Also has very nice decks off second and third levels. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Everything promised, and more!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented in the Bethany Beach area for over 25 years and have never stayed at a more beautifully decorated, comfortable, secure home. Even tho we rented just off-season, we happily found the house extremely clean and well maintained, which is not always the case by the end of a season. It was very roomy and had plenty of bathrooms to accommodate a full house of family members. Loved that the pool was steps from the front door! Very convenient for the grandkids. The private beach was awesome and not too far to travel across the highway with a 3 and 4 year old in tow. We particularly liked the convenience of the house location to all of our favorite restaurants, as well. We even located a couple-mile-long nature trail about half a block down Route 1 that our dog and the runners in our family were extremely happy about. Our only issue was that Bike Week vacationers started zooming down Route 1 on Thursday of our week, making it extremely noisy for the last couple days. Good to know for next year's reservation for this practically perfect property!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Lewes-Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in area plus minature in downtown Bethany
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Route 1 and Route 26
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean Ridge Community Private Beach

Bethany Beach is a major family friendly community on the Delaware seashore. Located between Ocean City and Rehoboth, it is much quieter and more relaxing. The city has a boardwalk, good restaurants and shops. The area has charter boating, golf and discount malls (Rehoboth) to name three popular activities. This property is approximately 3 miles north of the city center in Ocean Ridge West and 1 1/2 blocks from the ocean. The gated community has a swimming pool (open Memorial Day to third week of September), tennis court and private community beach with lifeguards in the summer months. Our beach is much less crowded than being in town or needing to go to a national seashore park to get to the beach as many rental properties do not have direct beach access.

Other Activities: crabbing, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
JULY 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Jul 28 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,850
 
 
AUGUST 2016
Jul 29 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEK 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 8 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,475
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 29 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$385
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
$6,495
 
 
FALL FUN TIME 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,875
$4,500
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,375
 
 
HOLIDAYS 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 
 
WINTER
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,675
 
 
SPRING 2017
Apr 7 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,775
$4,260
 
 
PRE-SUMMER 2017
May 6 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,375
 
 
MEMORIAL DAY 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,475
 
 
JUNE 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
 
JULY 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,850
 
 
AUGUST 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$1,500 - $4700 per week

NO EXTRA FEES FOR TAX OR CLEANING

Pets are an extra $100 up to 25 lbs and $150 if greater than 25 lbs
If booking more than 120 days in advance 1/3 deposit at booking, 1/3 at 60 days, and final 1/3 at 30 days.

If booking within 120 days of arrival than 50% deposit at time of reservation and balance due within 30 days of arrival

reservations within 30 days of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Delaware House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pillows, blankets and mattress pads provided. Renter needs to bring own linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Community pool in summer and tennis court all year. The pool is now open 9 am to 8:30pm from May 15 to September 20, 2015. The community has instituted an electronic pass card system to access the pool when the life guard is not there as only a portion of the day is with the lifeguard. I believe it’s from 10am to 5 pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day. You would have the pass cards with the house keys to access as you choose during scheduled pool hours. Private ocean beach access 1 1/2 blocks. Wi-fi and free local phone calls. Dock for launching kayaks on bay side.

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