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The Sand Trap: Ocean views! Steps from the beach!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

Relax and enjoy the morning sun as you look out at the ocean from the living spaces of this 6-bedroom home. Its location in a corner lot affords this home plenty of natural light and beautiful views.

Sit down to eat breakfast with your family and friends in a table that stretches to seat twelve. Then put on your bathing suit, cross the one-lane street and you are at the life guarded beach! When you're ready for a change of scene, come home and relax in the hot tub or in one of the two shaded porches.

Spend the afternoon strolling the neighborhood, biking to the nearest shops, or simply hanging out. In the evening dining and entertainment can be had in Bethany, Rehoboth or Ocean City, MD. Before going to bed, be sure to climb the stairs up to the crow's nest to count the stars!

Built in 2005, the Sand Trap comfortably accommodates large groups of friends and families. Three of the bedroom suites have their own bathroom and there is parking for five vehicles on the property plus off street parking for two with a permit.

For views of the floor plan and more pictures look for the link further down on this page!

C H E C K O U T M Y O T H E R bethany L I S T I N G # 3754410 (sleeps 14)

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I settled in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC area over twenty years ago. From early on, vacations in Rehoboth and Bethany with our children became a favorite tradition. We've had the opportunity to vacation as a family in some of the best beaches in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. However, nothing has ever replaced the comfort and sense of belonging that we get vacationing close to home in the Delaware Shore!

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Delaware

After spending two years looking for a home in the Bethany area, we were finally were able to make our dream come true by buying a beach house in the summer of 2009. I remember clearly the day in late June when my husband who regularly surfed the real estate listings exclaimed 'Here it is! Our new beach house!' We were drawn in by the brightness of the home, its excellent condition, and the size of the house which lent itself to large gatherings with friends and family. The South Bethany area offered a good compromise between the seclusion of the private beaches of North Bethany and the crowds in downtown Bethany. We also felt that the life guarded beach would appeal to the families with young children that we hoped to share our house with. Finally, the young age of the house meant that it was up-to-date and likely to have less maintenance problems than an older home.

What makes this house unique

The Sand Trap is one house away from the ocean so sitting down in the morning with a cup of coffee and looking at the ocean is one of our favorite activities. If you are an early riser, you can watch the sunrise from inside the house or one of the decks. The crow’s nest also is a favorite hangout providing views north far up the beach and of sunsets across the tops of the houses and trees of Bethany. At night one can check out the stars or moonlight on the ocean while listening to the waves. You can actually hear the waves crashing on the beach from inside the house, but the sound is soothing and not overpowering as it might be with an oceanfront home. We love the home's closeness to downtown Bethany (1.5 miles), to Ocean City (8.5 miles), and to Rehoboth (13.5 miles). Shopping in Delaware is tax free, thereby giving those who don't typically like to shop an excuse to go! Most of all we enjoy sharing the company of our friends and family around a good meal, a sand castle on the beach, or in the hot tub.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

The Sand Trap: Ocean views! Steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

new year's eve.

  • 5 of 5

Five couples in our young sixties enjoyed sand trap. The house has good views of the ocean from living and dining rooms on the third floor, and many big comfortable bedrooms for grown-ups on 2nd and 3rd floors. The hottub didn't work and because of the holiday, couldn't be fixed until the day we left. But the beach was fun for walking and the marsh boardwalk at Cape henlopen was spectacular. We cooked at home all three nights, watched the Washington football team fold, and watched L.A. Confidential. Initial supplies of basics (toilet paper, spices, dish soap) pretty limited but the dollar store was close. We had a great time, despite some disagreement amongst us about the right way to put dishes in the dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, DE
5

Wonderful week at the Sandtrap

  • 5 of 5

We had a cousins reunion at the Sandtrap during Thanksgiving week. The house was clean, spacious and well equipped. Large kitchen and dining room table to accommodate everyone. Although it was too cold to sit on the beach, we were able to take walks on it. The house is at the north end of South Bethany and an easy walk into the town of Bethany or the shopping near Sea Colony. Parking for 5 cars. Hot tub was in working order. There were some issues syncing the cable and television remotes, but these were quickly fixed by the property manager. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Sandtrap

  • 5 of 5

fabulous!

Sparkling clean! Incredible view from all 3 decks!

All household amenities included!

I didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Sand Trap the week of September 16th. It is truly a great house- clean and spacious and a very short walk to the beach. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster PA USA
5

Super house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering at this house in late summer. The view is fantastic and a few steps from the beach. The great room allowed all of us to eat and sit together (10 of us) comfortably. Kitchen was fully equipped and all rooms had fans. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, very responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

We had four families (eight adults, five children) who stayed in the Sand Trap for a week and were very happy with the house overall. The refrigerator had to be replaced a couple days into our stay, but the owner was very quick to respond, and delivery and installation were efficient. The interior of the house was very quiet once everyone was in their rooms; we had several young children in our group, and they all slept very well while others were moving around and making noise upstairs. It was fantastic to be so close to the beach, which was busy but never felt crowded, and Ocean City and Rehoboth were both an easy drive away. Our families enjoyed the puzzles and games at the house and the common room's entertainment system. The only thing that kept us from rebooking for next summer is that we had one family who couldn't make it this year, and we'll need more rooms when they rejoin us next year. Otherwise we'd definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

The town of Bethany Beach is located 1.5 miles away, well within walking distance. A bike rental facility is located a few blocks from the house if you prefer to bike around.

Three full-size grocery stores are located within 2.5 miles of the house. There are at least two convenience stores within walking distance as well as Grottos Pizza, McDonalds, CVS and Walgreens, a liquor store, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and others.

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Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$452
$1,695
 
 
Spring I
Apr 28 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$585
$2,195
 
 
Spring II
May 12 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$639
$2,395
 
 
Spring III
May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$665
$2,495
 
 
Spring IV
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$799
$2,995
 
 
Summer I
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,065
$3,995
 
 
Summer II
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,519
$5,695
 
 
Summer III
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,295
 
 
Summer IV
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,195
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,495
 
 
Late Summer I
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,995
 
 
Late Summer II
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$3,895
 
 
Fall I
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,295
 
 
Fall II
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
Fall III
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$692
$2,595
 
 
Fall IV
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$665
$2,495
 
 
Fall V
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$524
$1,965
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$452
$1,695
 
 
Holidays 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$598
$1,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Lease Prep Fee $45
Damage Insurance Premium $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Email for stays of less than 7 days. RATES COMPUTED BY WEBSITE FOR LESS THAN 7 DAYS ARE NOT ACCURATE.

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Amenities

Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom. Two sinks.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private bathroom. Air mattress provided for extra guest.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Pyramid bed. Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bathroom with jetted tub.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom.
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Pyramid Bed (1), Twin air mattress (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dining room table seats 12. Rental of baby equipment, towels, linens, and mid-week cleanings can be arranged for an extra fee. Visited by an independent inspector after every rental to ensure the home is in top condition!

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