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Former Model Home w/Pool. Well Behaved Pets Welcome!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 - Completely Updated

4 bedroom (2 master bedrooms - perfect for multiple families), 3 1/2 bath, former model home in one of the most desirable communities in the Bethany Beach area - Bayside at Bethany Lakes. Home was professionally decorated by the top interior design company in the area, Bethany Resort Furnishings and was recently updated with new sofa and love seat, new patio furniture and all new state-of-the art electronics. In addition, new carpet was installed throughout entire house for 2015 season. Home has 5 Plasma/LCD TV's, BlueRay Player, 2 DVD Players, XBox 360, Keurig coffee maker, high-speed WIFI and iPod dock. Bikes, beach toys and baby Pack'n Play included. Home is just a short walk to the beautiful clubhouse that has indoor pool, game room and huge outdoor pool overlooking bay, tennis courts and playground. Game room is great for playing pool, Foosball, table tennis or arcade games. Even if there is a rainy day, the kids will be completely entertained!

Home is pet friendly for well behaved dogs.

Sleeping configuration

Master BR 1 - king

Master BR 2 - king

Bedroom 3 - queen

Bedroom 4 - trundle (2 twins)

Queen sleeper sofa

James Farm Ecological Preserve is a very, very short 1.4 mile walk/drive and right down the street from our home. It has a free, public beach that is pet friendly 365 days/year! Since it is on the bayside, it is very calm and the water is very shallow. Perfect for little ones.

We also have a great sit-on kayak available for rent. Whites Creek is an absolute fantastic river and just out our "back-door". Kayak storage and launch is only a short walk from our home. Rental rates are $95 for the entire time of your stay. Additional kayaks are available from outside 3rd party and rates range from $125/week to $175. Please let me know if you are interested.

Private Garage Parking for 2 Cars and Multiple Spots for additional cars if needed.

My goal is for our guests to fall in love with our home and come back year-after-year. We take guest satisfaction very seriously and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Every year I survey all of my past guests for feedback on what we could have done to make the home better and implement those suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to view our home and I welcome any questions that you have. I'm looking forward to having you stay at our home.

More Details

Owner
Brooke P.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Brooke P.

We purchased this home as our vacation property and absolutely fell in love with the quiet beaches of Bethany. We used it as our second home for years but just recently decided to rent due to my work schedule where I travel most summers. We hope you enjoy our home as much as our family does!

Brooke P. purchased this townhome in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brooke was a fantastic host - extremely friendly, detailed, and responsive to questions. All of her recommendations for the Bethany Beach area were spot on, and she took the time to ensure we had all the information needed for a fun and relaxing vacation. As for the unit, it is exactly as described and is in fantastic shape. The bedrooms are spacious as are the 2 master bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped to accommodate a large group of guests and had anything we needed for cooking. As for the location, it's an quick and easy trip to Bethany Beach (we never once had an issue with parking). The neighborhood is very quiet and extremely family friendly. I highly recommend the clubhouse - the pools and game room were a hit with the kids. We grilled out by the pool once for lunch, and the kids had a blast. There is a nice deck out on the bay specifically for watching sunsets, which is near the piers used for crabbing and fishing. All in all, this was a great trip and we are hoping to return in the future. Thanks Brooke!
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Ocean View Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Trundle Bed - 2 twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Former Model Home w/Pool. Well Behaved Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
4

Comfortable townhome in a nice development

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time here and loved that we were within walking distance of the clubhouse and it's pools and playroom. Many a fun evening was spent playing 80s-style video games on the two arcade machines they had. The furniture in the home was very comfortable--no cheap wicker furniture or hard mattresses! The couches are as soft and comfy as they look in the photos, which was great because we spent a lot of time sitting in them just reading and hanging out. The bathrooms on suite were lovely, too.

There were a few more stairs in the home than we were expecting, which was an issue for one of our group who has back/leg problems, but we gave them the main floor bedroom so they only had to navigate stairs from outside to the living room, then living room to kitchen level. The bedrooms on the east side of the house could use some darkening curtains or blinds, and the kitchen was small--sometimes our group split and half ate down in the living room while the other half used the kitchen table. But we made it work and had a nice, relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Tchula and your honest review. Feedback like this for my future guests is very important and I appreciate it. I will be buying blackout curtains for the back bedrooms based on your recommendation. Unfortunately, there isn't anything I can do about the stairs other than more clearly describe in the description so that everyone knows that there is a flight of stairs to get into the property and another small set to get to the kitchen/first floor master BR. At least the person with the back/leg problems was able to use the first floor master bedroom which hopefully helped a little. Thanks again for the feedback and looking forward to you staying with us again next year!
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Nice. Great setup for 2 teenage boys. We loved it too!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sam! Glad the entire family enjoyed the vacation.
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Beautiful Townhome but very small

  • 3 of 5

While we loved the location and the fact the home was very clean, we were very disappointed in the size of the unit . The kitchen only seated 6 people, but the advertisement mentions the home sleeping 10 people. The table and chairs in the kitchen took up so much space and did not really fit into the very small space there was for the kitchen already. This made it very difficult to prepare meals and find a place to sit. The living area again, only seated 7 people, but if you have 10 , some will end up on the floor.

We have a family of 6 adults and two children and it was quite cramped for space in the living area and kitchen both.

The advertisement mentions the clubhouse/indoor pool, etc.. But does not mention the extra charge for each person to use this amenity prior to booking. This was an extra expense that we did not expect. Did not appreciate this "hidden cost".

Otherwise, the property was nice and convenient to the beach. Outdoors it was beautifully kept and within a short walk to the pool or the boat dock.

Would stay here again, but not with extended family.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Lovely property, however.....

  • 3 of 5

The home was very nice and met our multi-family needs for our family of 8. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very comfortable and spacious. While the owners were accommodating, they failed to disclose a serious problem with the home.

This serious and alarming problem was a gas leak. I immediately reported this to the owner and was explained that this was a problem since they purchased the home. Even after the gas to the fireplace was turne off, the problem continued. This is something that could have been addressed in the off-season. Furthermore, it is quite frightening to know that families are paying thousands of dollars ahead not realizing that they are being exposed to these type of life-threatening environmental toxins. We felt that we were mis-led and the property was mis-represented on VRBO'S website. It was a major dis-satisfier for us and unfortunately

will prevent us from renting from this home owner again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms. Jelks, I am very sorry for any inconvenience that you had during your stay. We taking hosting very seriously and make sure that our guests receive incredible hospitality at all times. In fact, this is very upsetting to us as this is the first time in over 5 years of renting our our home that we have EVER received less than 5 out of 5 stars (this is taken from over 33 reviews between HomeAway and other marketing platforms). Speaking very candidly, I am very surprised by your comments on this review. First, we had guests stay immediately before and after you. Neither of these guests mentioned any problems with the fireplace. In addition, while you were staying at my home, we had 2 separate conversations. At both times, you never showed any serious concern and I find it surprising that now you are bringing these up. At first hint of anything wrong, I immediately sent my local onsite maintenance manager out to the house to address and resolve the problem. He assessed the situation and determined that there wasn't any issue with the fireplace. However to be sure, he turned off the main gas to the home just to be sure. In addition, after you checked out, I had Sharp Energy come out to the house and inspect and they deemed there not to be any problem either. Again, I am very sorry for your inconvenience. We want all guests to have a great vacation and we are sorry that this problem impeded you in having a great vacation.
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5

Wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. It is spacious and comfortable with beautiful touches. We had plenty of space for our family. The well-maintained community was also a highlight. We cannot wait to go back

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for family vacation - we had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. We went for a family vacation with 6 adults and 2 children (girls aged 4 and 8). It's a large, beautiful space with lots of room for playing games, hanging out together, cooking, eating, etc. The plush big beds and jacuzzi bathtubs were a treat and the kids especially loved the clubhouse with its indoor pool and game rooms. Supermarkets and restaurants/bars conveniently located and it was about a 5 min drive to the beach. The owner is very responsive and he also sent us a link to a handy website he created with suggested places to eat and visit, which was quite helpful. We highly recommend this rental and we plan to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you were able to get your extended family down and spend some good quality time down at the beach. I can sympathize with how difficult it is trying to get the entire family together together at the holidays. I'm also so glad you enjoyed the new mobile website of all our local recommendations. We have spent the last 10 years compiling the "Best of" lists of restaurants, things to do, etc... to truly give our guests the "local" experience. I was so happy to find the technology that made it easy to distribute to our guests. Since you stayed with us, we added additional features like check-in and check-out instructions, wifi codes, clubhouse rules and policies and many more. To have all of this information in one easy place is very helpful. We hope you come back and stay with us again! Thank you!
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Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
Bluecoast Seafood Grill
"Fantastic seafood! Best in Bethany. "
Perucci's Italian Restaurant
"Our favorite Italian restaurant. Small and comfortable. Like going to a good friends for d..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salisbury
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lewes
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
Bethany Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $345
Pet Fee $195
Damage Insurance $59

If you choose to use the clubhouse and pools, there is a $30 fee per person/week for anyone over the age of 3 to use the amenities. If you choose to use it on a daily basis, it is $8/day/person. Please stop by clubhouse after you check-in to register and pick-up key fob. Linens (sheets and towels) are optional and cost $195. They are included in rental rate. If you'd like to bring your own, please let me know and I'd be happy to remove from your reservation and deduct from your rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund