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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 1 - 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.

More Details

Bill Bentley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


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.


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Charming, coastal cottage home 1 1/2 blocks to ocean! tennis, private beach
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

My kids and my grandkids most definitely enjoyed this beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

My kids and my grandkids most definitely enjoyed this beautiful home. The size and location is perfect for a family we loved being just across the street from the beach and right out the front door for the pool. The house is beautifully decorated and was enjoyed by all! Can't wait to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, perfect location!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful week in the beach cottage! It accommodated 6 adults and 3 small children perfectly! They even had baby gates that you could put up and fit to both stairs!!! That was a major plus for us moms with toddlers :) The kitchen was well equipped, comfy sofa that fits a big family and how can you beat being across the street from the pool or a just short walk to the beach. Bill was very responsive and had every detail about the house in emails and a binder at the home! Thank you bill! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful, clean, loved the deck

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults, 3 kids, and 1 dog stayed here for a week in June 2017. We had a really great time and thought the owner was very easy to work with.

The house itself is beautifully decorated and is very peaceful to be in. There seemed to be plenty of space for our family to spread out and not feel like we were in anyone's space. We especially loved being directly across the street from the pool. It was very easy to hop over there with the kids after a day at the beach. The little community that the house is in was very quiet during our stay. Most days we had the pool to ourselves. Our dog loved the little dock on the back end of the community.

Some things we didn't love

The deck is so great for sitting and watching the sunset, but the noise from the highway is very loud. It is directly behind the house so you are bound to hear cars.

The walk to the beach was also more difficult than we anticipated. With 2 small kids and an infant we had a lot of stuff to carry and trying to cross the highway and then go through the walking gate was annoying. We made it work and it was worth it when you got to the beach.

There was plenty of silverware, cups, and plates but there wasn't any plastic stuff. It was nerve wracking with our children, and wished there would have been plastic cups or plates to give to them. It would have also been nice to have some plastic cups to take to the pool.

Lastly, there is a bathroom downstairs with the bedrooms that is very small. If you have larger people in your party you might want to just plan on using the other bathrooms/showers.

All in all this house is gorgeous and you will enjoy your stay.

Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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: October 2016
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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: September 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 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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