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Beautiful Oceanfront Home With Amenities Galore

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


South Bethany House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Location, location, location ... this home in lovely South Bethany Beach has it! Wake up to beautiful sunrises, soak up the sun, stroll the beach, go crabbing or clamming or biking, dine at fantastic local restaurants, be lulled to sleep listening to the waves...does a vacation get much better than this?

This beautiful oceanfront home has 5 bedrooms (2 with king beds, 1 with queen bed, 2 with two twin beds each and a queen sleeper sofa) with sleeping for 12 people, 2 areas perfect for kids (a loft and a separate game area with a ping pong table, large screen TV, DVD player, and mini-fridge), 3 full baths with all the comforts of home: central A/C, a well-stocked kitchen for the casual cook or gourmet chef with many small appliances including a Keurig brewing system (bring your own K-cups!).

There is a large flat screen TV in the living room with an updated DVD collection for movie nights plus Smart TVs in each bedroom -- so you can stream on any TV (except in the loft). Also, there's free Wi-Fi internet access, plenty of board games & puzzles, iHome clock radios, a gas grill, a charcoal grill, a washer and dryer, beach chairs and sand toys, bikes for adults, a garage, a beachfront deck, direct beach access (right down the steps!) in relaxing South Bethany (dubbed a 'quiet resort') known for its family-friendly atmosphere.

Well-behaved dogs welcome with prior approval plus additional $100 fee per dog per week -- no cats please.

Please note that the bikes are for adults in your party. Bring your own helmets and your kids' bikes and enjoy the outdoors on wheels! Ride at your own risk -- owner and realtor have no liability for any accidents that may occur.

BEACH: The beach is public, but it is not ever very crowded because it is near a residential area. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm (5:30 pm on weekends). Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 15-October 15. Fishing and surfing are only allowed before 9 am and after 5:30 pm.

NEARBY: We often walk to McCabe's Gourmet Market in the morning to pick up breakfast and coffee to begin our day or cheese and appetizers to enjoy later in the afternoon while relaxing on our deck. Next to McCabe's is a place that will outfit you with what you need for a day of fishing or crabbing. We love to go crabbing, come back to steam them, and then dig in! There's Old Bay seasoning, a large pot, and mallets that we have stocked in the kitchen so you can do the same!

A STATE PARK is just a short 5 minute stroll down the beach. Also, there's a canal and some wildlife refuges nearby perfect for fishing, crabbing and boating. Small boats, kayaks and canoes have easy assess to launching at the canal.

The town of Bethany Beach is within walking distance (along the beach or road) with many fine restaurants, shops, arcades, and boardwalk. Stick around for some great evening outdoor concerts at the band shell on the boardwalk.

If it's more action and nightlife you're after, head just a few minutes north (to Dewey Beach or Rehoboth Beach) or south (Ocean City, MD) for tons of options from championship golf courses, mini-golf, shopping (great tax-free outlet shopping in Rehoboth Beach), restaurants, amusement parks, arcades, and nightlife galore.

Keywords: beach house, ocean front, beach front, oceanfront, beachfront

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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October 17, 2016

About Lyn

We bought this house because we both love the beach and wanted a place to enjoy fun family times with our children and extended family. The location was key because we wanted to wake up every morning on the beach and fall asleep listening to the waves outside. We find the wide sandy beach perfect because it is relaxing without the crowds and noise of bigger beach communities. The house is located on a quiet street perfect for walking and biking and just two blocks from Route 1 that connects you with other beach towns like Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach (20 minutes north) and Ocean City, MD (20 minutes south) offering plenty of shopping (outlet shopping in Rehoboth), restaurants, amusement parks, mini-golf, championship golf courses, nightlife, and more!

Lyn purchased this house in 1997

Why Lyn chose Delaware

We bought our oceanfront house because it has a cozy cottage feel, the beach is never crowded, and the location can't be topped. And there's not much more relaxing or rejuvenating than time at the beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here very much. I appreciated the large open family room and dining area opening onto the deck, the ample parking, and the steps down to the sand next to the dune crossing. The five bedrooms and the loft area can accommodate a large group comfortably. We plan to return next year!
Jun 2010
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Beautiful Oceanfront Home With Amenities Galore
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous Beach House!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves this beach house. Been here before, and they just keep improving the house with each stay. Having beach bikes that are pre-adjusted for short or tall is a great convenience! Daily bike ride was refreshing.

Location is perfect, right in the middle so access to OC, fenwick, and Rehobeth are easy. Highly recommend this house. Big, spacious great room and loft.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, VA

Best vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to this house for years, and every time it is wonderful! All the thought the owners put into their guests' comfort and enjoyment is so evident with the new additions and improvements every year. The kitchen has anything you might need for a large gathering. The beds are very comfortable, and the whole layout is perfect for kids and adults (and a baby and a dog)! There is even a spot for the ever-present puzzle in progress. This house suits our family for all these reasons - plus the extra large dining area, and the separate TV/game room. The loft is always the first draw for the kids, leaving lots of room in the living room for the adults. We also enjoy the outside of the house, the location, and it is a great bike ride into town. All in all, this house is well thought out and very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was decorated with family in mind -- plenty of seating in the great room and a massive amount of dinnerware, pots, pans, appliances, etc., in the kitchen. Even the kitchen bar area has 9 stools! I've never stayed in such a well supplied beach house. Bedrooms are on the small side, but with good closet and drawer space. Beds are comfortable. The great room is very large and can very comfortably fit a large family. We had an extended family group of 8 adults and 2 toddlers and were very happy with the space. (We did bring a kiddie gate for the stairs). The location was fabulous. Beach access is very easy. The bikes at the house make for a short ride to the boardwalk (and you don't have to pay to park!) Great house! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront relaxation and more if you're up for it

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful vacation here, and this home and its tremendous location offers something for everyone. The owners continue to improve this treasure every year; with remodeling, renovation, new furniture and other niceties such as bicycles, Ipod docks, Keurig coffeemaker, Apple TV, and televisions connected to Hulu, YouTube, etc.

The location is perfect, in my opinion. The main attraction, to me, is the beach and here it is just out the back, wide and welcoming. Our family tradition is that the first one up in the morning goes to get the Washington Post a couple of blocks away at the small York Beach Mall. Further up the road in Bethany Beach we enjoy dining at Bethany Blues. Making for a nice stroll are stops at Fishers Popcorn, Candy Kitchen and the many shops.

This home is ideal for large gathering, with several large spaces and many bedrooms. I have been here with four generations of my family and also in much smaller get-togethers.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family returned to this great beachfront home for a weekend together. On Saturday, we enjoyed watching the sunrise from the deck, walked along the beach, went to a favorite restaurant for lunch, relaxed on the beach in the late afternoon while dinner cooked in the crockpot, and enjoyed dinner "at home" with the family. We didn't have time to play ping pong downstairs or ride the bikes, but we might next time. The house was well furnished, and the kitchen was well stocked -- we had everything we needed for a fun family gathering.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethlehem pa

Girlfriend weekend

  • 5 of 5

My 8 girlfriends and I just rented this beautiful oceanfront house for the weekend. We loved it from the moment we arrived!

Firstly, did I mention it is oceanfront? With a huge deck that faces the water! Life is perfect when you sip wine or your morning coffee looking at the ocean.

The beds/ pillows are as nice as your own, the kitchen is well equipped, there's plenty of space to read or play games or watch a movie. We didn't feel on top of each other, which is good!

The location is awesome- you could walk to a store or restaurant if you wanted to. We walked the (very clean) beach and that was enough exercise for us!

We hated to leave our restful and fun house but we'll be back next year!!! Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethany Beach
Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
"Fun family, friendly atmosphere. Great ribs and pulled pork."
DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli
"Great Italian food in a casual, friendly atmosphere."
Off the Hook
"Locally sourced seafood and vegetables. "
Nantuckets Restaurant
Fenwick Island State Park
McCabe's Gourmet Market
"Great spot for breakfast and lunch goodies. Also get some munchies to enjoy when relaxing o..."
Mancini's Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant
"Family friendly spot with good Italian food."
Grotto Pizza
"Good pizza and they deliver."
"Great tapas and full dinner menu. Attentive service."
Fat Tuna Grill
"Family friendly spot."
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

tax-free shopping, lots of outlet shops nearby, 30 min from Cape May ferry, 20 min from Ocean City MD and Rehoboth Beach


Rates & Availability

South Bethany House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 23 2016 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 1
Apr 28 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 3
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 10 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 1
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 3
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 4
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Processing $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check-in time: 3:00 pm; check-out time: 10:00 am. Linen rentals available locally.
We rent Friday-Friday during the late spring-early fall rental season.

We welcome well-behaved dogs ($100/dog per week). Sorry, no cats or other animals allowed.

Your first payment of 50% of rental rate is due with your signed Lodging Agreement to hold your reservation. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. We accept VISA, MasterCard & Discover.

All reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date will require full payment via credit card within 24 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Bethany House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , located in Great Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
spacious loft play area for children with TV/DVD

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