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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 will be open from 9 am to 8:30pm from approximately May 15 to September 23, 2017. The community has instituted an electronic pass card system to access the pool. You will have the pass cards with the house keys to access as you choose during scheduled pool hours. All activities, pool or tennis, are used at your own risk. You must follow the pool rules

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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Bill Bentley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Charming, coastal cottage home 1 1/2 blocks to ocean! tennis, private beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Lovely and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Bill, thank you for sharing your lovely house! It accommodated 8 of us (7 adults, 1 child) very comfortably, and the open kitchen/living room/dining area was a perfect place to hang out together. There was also plenty of space if people just wanted a little time to themselves. The balconies are possibly the best part -- sunny and breezy with comfy sofas in which you could read a book all day. Everything you need is there, kitchen-wise. We were there in October, and my only bit of advice at that time of year is to bring an extra blanket for a couple of the beds. Some of them have comforters and are just fine; a couple of them have a light quilt. This is on the opposite side of the highway from the beachfront, but it a small matter to walk across (carefully, it's a big highway!) and access the pedestrian gate of the development across the street. Bill graciously accepts pets with an extra fee, and it was a stress-free experience given its hardwood throughout and you didn't have to worry about the dogs getting carpets dirty. Would absolutely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the clean beaches, and short walk to the beach. The house was everything we had anticipated by the reviews on this site. The kitchen was abundantly stocked, even with spices and seasonings. We so enjoyed the home, we cooked and stayed in each and every night. The outdoor porch was great for cocktails, or coffee in the morning. Overall a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Brenda.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely home - just as pictured

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 7 month old son, and 2 older dogs just finished our stay at this lovely home. It's in a very nice, small neighborhood. The house is just as pictured. It was a comfortable place to be for the 4 nights we stayed. Our dogs LOVED the upper enclosed porch. The only drawback was really about having to cross the busy road to get to the beach with our dogs & our wasn't too bad, but we did have to wait a while a few times...and the time we took the dogs in addition to our baby it was a little more nerve-racking. The beach was very quiet and lovely. Be sure to bring or buy Off Woods with Deet just in case you come across fly season like we did! Lots of biting flies around, which unfortunately made it difficult to be at the beach & pool. This had nothing to do with the house, of course. The pool was very quiet - definitely felt like we had it to ourselves, and I only noticed others there one time during our stay. Bill was great to work with - very accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with lots of space and great decks. Owner is very responsive and we hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great for Families

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this place justice. Has a great lived-in feel where you forget you don't own it. The kitchen has everything you could ever need and the location is great. The house's two big decks were great in the mornings and evenings (particularly with the ceiling fan going). The house is open concept upstairs, with plenty of places to find a quiet spot too.

Beachgoers must cross the highway to access the beach, but we found that this wasn't as scary as we thought. You do have to wait, but we all got across safely with small children and older folks as well.

The private beach was just about empty for our week in July; the same with the pool. It felt like we had the whole neighborhood to ourselves.

Would come back any time!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind review. We agree with you that the community is special, especially for families and would be happy to have you stay again, anytime. We work very hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful time. Bill
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Amazing Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed their vacation at this lovely beach cottage. The owners were very helpful and had loads of information to make our stay comfortable. We loved the gated community. We felt safe and private. The community pool was perfect for the young ones as it is so close to the cottage and not crowded at all. The cottage was clean and we loved the decor. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything necessary for cooking in. It was exactly as depicted on the photos and the perfect "beach cottage getaway". The walk to the beach was short and aside from the fact that we had to cross that busy highway, the beach was like having your own private community beach. Such a welcome change from the normal crowded public beach yet still had a lifeguard on duty during the day. If I had anything negative to say it would be that the grill wasn't the best and we had to light it with a lighter. And maybe the TV technology not the most up to date. But I would highly recommend it for a family vacation or a quiet off season getaway. My favorite place to sit on the deck in the comfy sofas. Totally enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JUNE 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
JULY 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Jan 8 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$1,500 - $4700 per week


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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