|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!!!!
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.
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!
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.