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Barbara

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

AUG.27 WEEK REDUCED!! 5+ Bedrooms, slps 15, GAMERm/ PING PONG/FOOSBALL, SWMPOOLo

7 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Ocean View House Rental Photos and Description

5 BEDRMS, 3.5 BATHS, MULTIPLE FAMILY FRIENDLY, , WALK TO POOL (PASSES INCLUDED)

This spacious 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is across from the 27 hole public golf course at Bear Trap and is a short drive to the beachs of Bethany, Ocean City, or Fenwick. Similar homes closer to the beach rent for at least twice as much. This is a family friendly house with wireless internet, a formal living room (gathering room) as well as a separate GAMEROOM with FULL SIZE PING PONG TABLE, Deluxe FOOSBALL table, Widescreen TV/DVD, and GAME/POKER table. There is a large deck with bar seating and overlooking the community pond..The community swimming pool (free to our guests) is just steps away. There is a large gourmet kitchen with double oven & ice maker frig.The formal dining room seats 14 comfortably. Three bedrooms have flat screen TV/DVD. All bedding is almost new and is top quality and there is a porta crib.This spacious home accommodates more than one family. Bring family or friends and enjoy gracious luxury at an affordable rate. A great place to share the fun & good times but also the expense.

Golf is available across the road: The home is directly across the road from the entrance to the beautiful 27 hole public championship golf course at Bear Trap Dunes. In the summer special events are held in the Bear Trap Dunes Community and are open to the public. There is a fine dining restaurant at the Clubhouse.

Several other golf courses are in the Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach / Ocean City area.

Beautiful Delaware State Beaches are nearby: The house is only a short drive from the Delaware State Seashore Parks. There parks have beautiful beaches that are guarded and have restroom and refreshment facilities. There is one park just north of Bethany,and another just to the south at Fenwick Island. Both of these are about a 15 - 20 minute drive from the house.

Ocean City, Maryland is also a short drive away , about 20 minutes to the south. Ocean City is the ultimate in boardwalk entertainment , restaurants, and mini golf as well as souvenir shopping.

Tax free outlet shopping is also only a short drive away in Rehoboth, about a 25 minute drive to the north.

Great for Family Reunions & Golf Getaways!!: The house has 3000 sq. feet of luxury. It is spacious and accommodates 14 people with more than adequate room for all. There is comfortable seating in the living room, and in the large family/game room.

The formal dining room seats 14 comfortably. The table is banquet size.

The kitchen is equipped for either casual or gourmet cooking-- double oven, cooktop island, ice maker refrigerator, and lots of space.

There are 3.5 baths and 4 TV/DVD, (3 in bedrooms), widescreen, in the family room

There is a large deck overlooking a picturesque pond, and a swimming pool only a short walk from the deck.

AGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO ALL RENTALS. FOR NON FAMILY GROUPS MEMBERS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 25.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

3.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

AUG.27 WEEK REDUCED!! 5+ Bedrooms, slps 15, GAMERm/ PING PONG/FOOSBALL, SWMPOOLo
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful Accomodations - PERFECT for Families!

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, LOVE! Comfortable, clean, and spacious home for families. Last summer was our 3rd stay at this home, and I’m renting again now for this summer – actually the fall too.

I’ve rented or stayed in rentals at Bethany Beach for over 30 years, and this is the BEST one yet! Bethany was an annual family vacation for my family when I was a kid; and now that I’m married with children of my own, I’ve continued the tradition. Bethany Beach is a very family friendly beach; AND this beautiful home is very family friendly as well! Clean, equipped, comfy, and large enough for groups.

Last summer, we included my family (my siblings and their kids and my parents) to celebrate my nephew’s graduation. The house fit all 11 of us very comfortably. The eat-in kitchen is great – fully-equipped and nice and open with plenty of space to make cooking for and around a large group easier. LOVED the huge dining room table! Though we fit everyone around the table easily for breakfast and lunch, the kids ate in the kitchen and the grown-ups ate a MUCH quieter dinner in the dining room ;)

The house is large enough that adults can have their space while the kids safely entertain themselves elsewhere.

The family room is also very open – great place for kids (and adults!) to play. Some of us played in a ping-pong “tournament” (I won!), while others watched a movie, and my parents watched the sunset over the pond from the deck. After the kids went to bed, the adults played cards (I won again!!)

We all enjoyed the pool as well which is in walking distance of the house. It was nice to have that option too.

Looking forward to our return this year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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So disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at this location with our good friends this past June. We have stayed in other home rentals before and we were so disappointed with how deceiving the pictures were. The house was dirty. Crumbs on the counters and cabinets, dishwasher was dirty, walls had handprints, smudges, dust clogging the vents, minimal larger bowls and plates, broken knives melted serving ware, dirty rugs. There were boogers on our bedroom walls and on the ledge of one of the master bathrooms the dust was about a half an inch thick! Beds were absolutely horrible to sleep on. Mattresses were rock hard. Barely any furniture on the deck for us to sit on...the pictures showed a full deck set up and there were only chairs. The property manager was extremely accommodating. But the truth is this unit needs updating, it needs new kitchen supplies. The couches were extremely uncomfortable. New rugs and a fresh coat of paint is desperately in need, especially for what we paid. The size of the unit, location and development were wonderful but the owner desperately needs to do work to the inside.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is BOGUS! No one by the name submitted on this review rented the house for the week of June 20 or at any other time! The statements made by the person submitting this review are totally false and not founded in reality and I have no knowledge of who this person is because He/she never rented this property. To refute the statements made in this review I can only say that we hire professional cleaners at the beginning of the season and during the rental season and with the exception of this review we have had no complaints about the cleanliness of the property and on the contrary our renters have said that they have found the house to be clean and well appointed. The house is well maintained. We have a professional property manager and each season we put in improvements. For instance for this season we replaced the air conditioning unit, bought new chairs for the deck, and replaced the foosball table with a new and larger model. We also put new tile in the master bathroom shower and we also provided many new ping pong paddles to last through the wear and tear of a rental season. ALL BEDS have high quality mattresses and there are lots of spare pillows. The furniture throughout the house is also of high quality and appropriate for large rental groups (of up to 15). It appears that my site has been hijacked by some unknown person and for some unknown reason!
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4

Nice family vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Property was as described. No surprises ! The owner was very easy and nice to work with. Security deposit recd timely, nice location and great for families with kids. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our favorite family beach rental - EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Bethany is our family's favorite beach, and this house is our favorite to rent!

The house is very cozy, comfortable, and attractively furnished. It feels like home. It has plenty of room for multiple-families - without feeling too crowded. ;) With relatives in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and VA, it is a GREAT central location to gather! In fact, we've rented for at least 5 family reunions over the past several years. The kitchen and family room are awesome for fun and "bonding"! We've held several family ping-pong tournaments there already. (Sadly for my brothers, I'm the reigning champ!)

We have also enjoyed dolphin watching in the morning down at the beach, shopping at the nearby outlets, walking in the lovely neighborhood (nicest neighbors too!), and visiting STARBUCKS at GIANT FOOD, only a minute away by car (about 15 minute walk).

Additionally, it's been our experience that the owners are very responsive and gracious people!

This year, I've decided to rent four times - once a season. At least two visits will include extended family, one will be a getaway with my husband (sans kids!), and one will be a getaway by myself - alone to meditate and recharge! Look out, Bethany, here we come!!!!

Karen F.

(Virginia)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Renter Beware

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at this home on our first day the right garage door was badly damaged. We also noted that the siding in the back was melted from a gas grill as well as some other minor wear and tear items in the home. Figuring that the owners just didn't keep up with these repairs during the rental season, we didn't think to report it. During our week staty, my husband and I lost 1 full day and a few hours of another day waiting for air conditioning repair people to correct an ongoing problem that was to have been fixed prior to our arrival. The property manager couldn't be there and we didn't want to allow the repair crew access to the house and our belongings so we stayed behind while the rest of our family went to the beach. Two weeks after our return home, I received a bill for the garage door damage. We had nothing to do with the damage. It could have been anyone that had been to the home doing repair work, but I guess having our cash in hand made us the easy ones to blame. While visiting relatives in October we drove by this home and the garage door still had not been replaced (I am wondering what became of my security deposit). If you do rent this property, be sure to document everything upon your arrival or better yet have the property manager meet you there to inspect the premises.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wner Response #5796401 "Renter Beware" In the seven years that we have been renting the house we have never had to withhold a security deposit for any reason until our garage door was damaged this past summer. We expect normal wear and tear form rental groups and we address minor problems through our property manager and his professional staff. Every Saturday between renters he makes an inspection and sends us a written report. When his July 21 rental report indicated that one of the garage doors had been severely damaged we called the renter to ask what happened. She said that she did not know what happened and said the door was damaged when she arrived to check in. This contradicted what the property manager had reported. We checked further with the property manager and his assistant (who oversees the cleaning and monitors the property between rentals) and they both assured us that the door was undamaged when the renter arrived. We then made a reasonable decision to withhold the renter's security deposit pending estimates for repair. All estimates indicated that the door could not be repaired but had to be replaced. We DID NOT send a bill to the renter but sent her a copy of the Property Manager's Report and an estimate for repair. The door replacement was made in December (2012). The cost of the door replacement did exceed the amount of the security deposit and we notified the renter that her security deposit would not be returned. . We take security deposits very seriously and would not withhold a deposit unless we were absolutely sure that the damage was done by the renter. Our property management team is professional and dependable and have worked with us for several years to insure the integrity of the house for each weekly check in. Each summer we have received countless notes from renters telling us how much they have enjoyed their stay. We have several who come back year after year. Some of the comments frequently made are that they found the house clean, well appointed, and comfortable. With the help of our property managers we do everything to insure that our renters will have a wonderful and memorable vacation. Many say they appreciate the community pool which is just a short walk from the house. We appreciate all of our renters who have stayed and enjoyed and have left the house in consideration for those who would follow. Just one damage incident in 7 years is a testament to all the families who have enjoyed our vacation house.
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5

excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfy all you will need is there close to golf beach and pool

this is my 2nd year and will return for a third

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lewes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
route 1
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

The house is across from the 27 hole public golf course at Bear Trap Dunes. It is off Central Ave., a direct route to the beach and to rt.1 which takes you to Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, to Rehobeth and historic Lewes (N.J.ferry port) to the north, and to the Delaware State Park Beaches of Bethany and Fenwick Island. These parks have planned environmental and educational programs and also guarded beaches with restrooms and refreshment facilities and showers. The area is rich in restaurants and water activities (surfing, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking etc). golf, mini golf, par 3 golf, movie theaters, water parks & tax free outlets. The boardwalk and pavillion in Bethany offer summer entertainment and for more lively entertainment the boardwalk in Ocean City has the ultimate in restaurants & attractions. The restaurant at Bear Trap, the 'Den' is excellent & has banquet facilities. The Bear Trap community also has free outdoor entertainment on some evenings in summer.

Other Activities: Planned special events at the Delaware State Beaches. Free concerts at the Bethany Beach Pavilion on Friday, Saturday and sunday nights.

Golf: # Other Activities

* Bear Trap Dunes!!!!!!, T W I L I G H T F E E S, January 1 - March 9; December, Weekday $30 * Weekend $35 (after 12pm), March 10 - March 23; November, Weekday $35 * Weekend $40 (after 1pm), March 25 - October 31, Weekday/Weekend $65 (after 2pm), Check local magazines for coupons

Community pool passes included

Call about special rates for weekend rentals in spring and fall!

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Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug. 20 to Aug. 26
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Aug. 27 to Sept.2
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Fall Weeks
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 
 
Sept. 11 to Oct. 29
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Town tax is 5% of the rental rate and is added to the balance due 30 days before check in.

A deposit of 50% of the rental rate is asked for at time of reservation. Payment Plan is available for deposits made by March 1. The balance plus 5% town tax plus $400 REFUNDABLE security deposit is due 30 days before check in. POOL PASSES FOR ALL IN YOUR RENTAL GROUP ARE INCLUDED WITH RENTAL. Upon receipt of deposit a contract and invoice will be sent for renter to sign.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ocean View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The master bath is huge and has double sinks .It has a large heart shaped soaking tub. There is a separate glass enclosed shower and a huge window overlooking a pond. The window has a privacy shade which can let in light while ensuring privacy. The toilet is enclosed off this large bathroom area. Two of the rooms (the seashell room & the twin room) share a full bath. (Jack & Jill) bath. This room has double sinks and has the toilet area and tub enclosed from the sink area. The third full bath on the second floor level can be used exclusively by the seahorse room or it can be shared by opening it to the hall for use of others. This bathroom has just one sink. The half bath is on the first floor and is convenient for any one sleeping in the den on the queen high rise.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds + Trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk beds +Trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom has a luxurious canopy bed and a sitting area near the TV/DVD enclosed in an armoire. There is seating for 3 in this area with an arm chair with ottoman, a wicker chair with pillow, a rocking chair and a magazine table as well as a lamp table. This king suite opens to a huge luxurious master bath with double sinks and heart shaped soaking tub. There is a separate glass enclosed shower. The twin bed room has a trundle bed and it connects to a full bath. The seashell room has a queen bed and connects to a full bath. The seahorse room has a queen bed and a rocker and connects to a full bath which can be set up as a private bath for that room. The room with 2 bunkbed sets plus trundle is ideal for children. It can sleep 5 comfortably. The den on the first floor has a queen high rise and is near the half bath. All the bedding is almost new and is top quality for comfortable sleeping. The seahorse room and the Seashell room also have large TVs with DVD.(So 3 TVs upstairs)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a fully equipped kitchen with cook top island/breakfast bar. There is a double wall oven and an ice maker refrig. There is a small desk and eating space for about 8. at the kitchen table. Additional eating space can be made by using the round game table in the Game room adjacent to the kitchen. . There is a FULL SIZE PING PONG TABLE and a combination game table that includes air hockey.and foosball. The kitchen is well stocked with can opener, blender, toaster, banana rack, hand held mixer, lobster pot, and all the tools that you would need.There are 3 sets of dishes and place mats are provided. There is a separate laundry room with racks for hanging clothes. There are cutting boards, mug holders, and paper towel holder. Off the kitchen is a large deck overlooking the community pond and just a short distance from the deck is the community swimming pool. Pool passes are included with the rental. There are no additional fees except the cleaning fee.

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