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Autumn at the beach....better than watching at the leaves change color!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious and comfortable 3 bdrm with private beach access and resort amenities

**** If Your Lucky Enough To Be At The Beach.....Your Lucky Enough! ****

Welcome to Sea Colony. Our rental unit has a HomeAvay verified address, your rental accommodations include: Three Bedrooms and a pull out queen size sleeper (will accommodate 8 people). Two full bathrooms upstairs and a powder room downstairs means no lines! Beach chairs and sand toys are available so you don't have to bring them. There are 4 televisions, plenty of movies (DVD and VHS), boardgames and a Sony Playstaion for the kids.

Since 1972 Sea Colony has earned its reputation for being a safe and pleasant community that provides a high quality resort experience for owners, guests and vacationers. All this located in a beach & tennis community surrounded by picturesque lakes and lush landscaping.

Sea Colony owners and guests also have access to some wonderful amenities; a ½ mile private beach, 12 pools to lounge from, 34 tennis courts and Tennis Center for lessons or clinics, and a 17,000 square foot fitness and aquatics center.

Sea Colony also offers family-friendly and exclusive activities, camps and entertainment for kids of all ages. Including: Club Sea Colony, Junior Lifeguards, Swim Meet Money Hunt, Bingo, Kids Night out, Fitastic Kids, Starfish Soccer, Kickball, Capture the flag, Dodge Ball, Junior Tennis, Sand Castle Contest, Bonfire on the Beach. Another great feature is the complimentary in season Sea Colony Beach shuttle which provides guests a convenient and hassle-free means of getting anywhere in the Sea Colony community and to the beach

* Private beach access.

* On-site tennis instruction and 34 courts (4 indoor & 14 Har-Tru)

* 12 pools (2 indoor) - Outdoor pool availability subject to seasonal restrictions and availability.

* Exclusive Sea Colony activities, camps and entertainment.

* Fitness center.

* In-season community shuttle to take you from the beach to the tennis community - enjoy everything Sea Colony has to offer without the hassle of driving.

More Details

Owner
Roy Low
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Roy Low

How we found the Delaware Beaches: Like most people, our family discovered Bethany Beach and Sea Colony through word of mouth. Our first trip a Delaware beach town was to Rehoboth, not Bethany, because we thought we wanted the excitement of a big beach and boardwalk.

Roy Low purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Roy Low chose Delaware

Why we chose Bethany Beach: We did not fully anticipate the crowded beach and hectic pace of Rehoboth. Fortunately, the following year we were introduced to Sea Colony and Bethany Beach. Bethany has everything the bigger towns have, just a little less....less crowded, less hectic, less stress = More quality time.

What makes this townhome unique

Why Sea Colony instead of a private house: What a difference! A private beach with an outdoor pool just a few steps away, friendly crowds that are not overwhelming, bicycle rides with little or no traffic. We could play tennis, swim at the pool, and sun at the beach in the same morning.....We realized we did not need a big town for our vacation, just quality time among caring people and families looking to relax, just like us.

When you book and pay through HomeAway checkout and your booking is accepted by the owner or property manager, you are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

The Book with Confidence Guarantee provides travelers with following benefits:

Comprehensive payment protection that protects your full rental payment against listing fraud, phishing, property significantly misrepresented and more

Premium customer service that is available 24/7 to help you if you have issues or questions regarding your stay

Rebooking assistance to help you find another vacation rental should your booking be cancelled by an owner or manager at the last minute

Security deposit protection to help you recover your deposit if it is wrongfully withheld

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following comment was sent to me on 10/24/2009

The Date of the visit was in early October, 2009



Roy, Thank you for a simply wonderful weekend. I had some doubts that we would enjoy ourselves at a beach resort in the Fall, but I was wrong. The weather was much better than I could have hoped for and between the tennis, pool and fitness center we were active all weekend. And my FaceBook friends still can't believe how reasonable the rental rates were! Thanks again, V. Jackson



My Response: Vicky, I am glad you enjoyed the tennis lessons (my personal favorite Autumn activity). I strive to provide a value rental experience and am glad we could 'shock' you FB friends. Warmest Regards, Roy
Oct 2009
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Map

Car: not necessary

Amenities

Bethany Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , jetted tub , Attached to Master Bdrm
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On second floor with Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bed Rails provided
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra Pull out
  • Graco Pack-n-Play with bassinet attachment and removable bed rails are provided as well as a child safety gate at the top of the stairs.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Welcome to Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Since 1972 Sea Colony has earned its reputation for being a safe and pleasant community that provides a high quality resort experience for owners, guests vacationers. All this located in a beach and tennis community surrounded by picturesque lakes and lush landscaping. Sea Colony owners and guests also have access to some wonderful amenities; a ½ mile private beach, 12 pools to lounge from, 34 tennis courts and Tennis Center for lessons or clinics, and a 17,000 square foot fitness and aquatics center. Sea Colony also offers family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy. Another great feature is the complimentary Sea Colony Beach shuttle which provides guests a convenient and hassle-free means of getting anywhere in the Sea Colony community and to the beach during the Summer

Reviews

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Autumn at the beach....better than watching at the leaves change color!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 38 reviews
5

Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful for a family with young children (or anyone for that matter). Everything you need is there--from beach chairs/umbrellas to kids toys to board games to kitchen/laundry supplies and more. The owner Roy went out of his way to accommodate us and could not have been a more gracious host. He was always accessible and replied within minutes to questions. The property was super convenient--the Sea Colony tram stop was steps from the house. And the extras for little kids--such as bedrails and a gate at the top of the stairs--made the trip extra easy. I look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Francine for the kind review.... I am glad you took advantage of the bed rails and gate. I hope that these family and child friendly touches made the stay more comfortable. I encourage my guests to ask questions before and during the visit so that I can help you get the most out of Sea Colony and Bethany Beach. I look forward to hosting your family in the future.....Roy
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We returned for a 2nd year because of the great time we enjoyed the previous year. Again, our experience was outstanding. The owner is very gracious and incredibly accommodating; the property is beautiful; the location is outstanding. We especially enjoyed being within a few minutes walk of the outdoor lap pool and fitness center. Thank you!! for another incredible vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim....Thank You for taking the time to review Sea Colony and our vacation rental. I have been quite fortunate to meet and welcome so many families that choose to return season after season. I take that responsibility as an owner seriously. Whether it is providing linens, laundry, child safety equipment or beach chairs, I will always do my best to give them the rental experience they all deserve. Thank you again for selecting our rental from the many vacation choices available to you. Roy
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4

Great place for families!

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific time at Roy's property. He was responsive and attentive all through the planning process. This property was perfect for our two families, who had small children. This place is really set up for families with young children. The toys, chess set, baby gates, pack n play, beach chairs, etc., were soooo convenient. The only reason it's not getting 5 stars is because of the reasons that it was perfect for our family. It's simply a little more lived in than some of the fancier places. The only "feedback" I would provide is that the gas was a little low in the gas range in the kitchen (but yay, gas!), and (probably as a result of the number of renters), kitchen items were a little difficult to find. They were all there but were in counter-intuitive locations - Ha! Anyway, we really enjoyed our time at Sea Colony and at Roy's house. I would definitely rent here again if we return to Sea Colony. Thanks to Roy for being such a gracious host and for allowing us to the opportunity to stay in his home!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, Thanks for your review. I truly appreciate the honest feedback. I set out to make our rental family-centric and truly comfortable for children first and parents next. Your observations are spot on. I am happy to say that we host a great deal of families from March through October and many of the items at the home get a great deal of use. That often leads to some confusion when one family puts something away in a different spot that another family expects. I hope that my focus on providing amenities for kids keep my littlest guests entertained and the beach chairs and margarita machine keep the parents relaxed! Thank you again for your review! Roy
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5

Perfect house and location for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Roy's home is perfect! Perfect location (tram stop right outside the door, walking distance to a pool, and walking distance to a park for little kids). His home was beyond expectations for our family! It had everything we needed plus extra bonuses such as toys, games, tons of movies, pack n play, high chair, bed railings for younger kids, gates for younger kids, all bedding and bath towels were provided. His home had everything needed for the beach too - chairs, umbrella, sand toys. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation and can't wait to come back next year! Roy was easy to communicate with, very nice and always available if needed. All you need is your swimsuits and beach towels! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina....Thank you for the kind words. It is especially gratifying to me that you were able to take advantage of the extras that we provide for kids! I truly believe that a great family vacation starts with comfortable and happy kids! I look forward to hosting your family on your next visit to Bethany Beach....Roy
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Great place for our family

  • 4 of 5

Had another great week in your Sea Colony condo. Thanks for being so accommodating. Hope we can book again next year, but our family will be growing by two, so we will have to see if two new babies will make us outgrow the place! Worked perfectly for our six adults and two toddlers.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Sue, it was a pleasure hosting your family at or Sea Colony home. I hope you get a chance to visit Bethany Beach again soon....You may be able to take advantage of the pak n play, high chair and safety gate as your family grows....Roy
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5

Excellent Stay at Roy's

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Bethany Beach several times & having driven through Sea Colony a lot too, it was amazing to learn how great an experience in Sea Colony could be. The tram to & from the house with ALL the beach gear kept our car sand free. And there was no need to bring any gear from home ... beach umbrellas & chairs are Tommy Bahama branded and are really good quality. (I'd say just bring beach towels & a cooler if you pick Roy's). The tram & not having to pay for parking also helps to justify the $35 / person amenity fee ... it's optional but goofing around at the tennis courts, pools, and so many other great features of Sea Colony is so worth it. In other words: I believe the fees & the badge you get are required for some aspects like the courts, pools?, the beach bonfire & bingo every week; but for 4 people (a car load) that $140 is easily what you'd pay if you didn't have easy transportation like the tram. Staff at Sea Colony is also amazing.

As for Roy's home, it's ideal. There were legos for my son. Board games for all of us. TVs were accompanied by Wii, Playstation, DVD players, and were in 2 of the 3 bedrooms. WiFi was easy to set up -- and using our Apple TV was a breeze. Bath towels, linens and use of a real large capacity washer / dryer mean you can ditch some of the wardrobe you bring too. The living room, dining room, kitchen area is very open and spacious. (At least 2 nights my kids opted to sleep on those couches.)

The kitchen is also great, 2 coffee machines -- one is Keurig, a Margaritaville Blender (Google it if you've never seen a machine like that), plenty of pots, pans, dishes & cooking equipment. And a grill we didn't use. The kitchen table is big enough for 6 but easily converts to a 4 seater for cards. And the dishwasher worked great too.

If I were staying there again, I'd think we'd pack less clothes, less beach stuff & a bigger cooler.

But maybe the best part of our stay in a total stranger's house was how great Roy is as a host. Communication and easy going attitude as well as super informative updates and emails to confirm his cell number and welcome us on the day arrival took a ton of stress out of the whole experience. I honestly don't know where we're going on vacation next summer, but this is the benchmark & if it can't beat staying at Roy's we're there.

(I also like HomeAway & the way it works to organize info after you've booked and the way it stores documents you'll need/want at check in.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for taking the time time write about your rental experience. I accept my role as a vacation property owner and the responsibility that goes with it very seriously. Even with HomeAway, the rental by owner experience is based on a leap of faith and I feel that communication is the best way to remove the uncertainty that comes with renting from a stranger. Your feelings about Sea Colony reflect my own, a great combination of activity, convenience and relaxation. I am also pleased that my goal of providing a family focused home with child friendly amenities made your stay more comfortable. Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I look forward to hosting your family the next time you happen to be in Bethany Beach.......Roy
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

We participate in HomeAways Booking and Payment program that offers you protection and assurances with following benefits:

Comprehensive payment protection that protects your full rental payment against listing fraud, phishing, property significantly misrepresented and more

Rebooking assistance to help you find another vacation rental should your booking be cancelled by an owner or manager at the last minute

Security deposit protection to help you recover your deposit if it is wrongfully withheld

PEAK SUMMER rental week begins and ends on SATURDAY

PAYMENT :
Due immediately if reservation is within 60 days of arrival

For all other rentals, an advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required when the reservation is made. The advance payment will be applied toward the unit rental.

An activity fee is administered by Sea Colony Recreation Association. This activity fee provides access to the resort amenities and include the private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, tram, fitness centers and planned activities.

2016 WEEKLY GUEST BADGE FEES
(Per person, per week, ages 4 and over)

01/01 to 05/06 - $12.00
05/07 to 06/10 - $20.00
06/11 to 09/02 - $40.00
09/03 to 09/10 - $20.00
09/11 to 12/31 - $12.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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