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Deb Landy

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Great location in Bear Trap Dunes

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Ocean View Villa Rental Photos and Description

Upper End Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Beautifully decorated upper end Villa close to Pavilion and pool.

This 3 bedroom 3 bath villa is perfect for a family. One king in the master and 4 twins make it work well for a family with children or a group of adults. if steps are a concern, you'll want to note that this is an upper unit. We can help you find nearby units so large family groups can stay close together. Our unit is an easy walk to the Pavilion, tennis courts, indoor pool, exercise room, club house and restaurant.

You'll find a fully stocked kitchen. Enjoy your meals on the screened porch or deck overlooking the water. The large grassy courtyard is a great place for games with the kids.

The beach shuttle stops every 1/2 hour at our court for an air conditioned ride to the beach. Guests over 4 yrs of age will need to purchase a badge to use the shuttle and other Bear Trap amenities.

We have a large number of repeat renters. You will find yourself at home here also.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deb Landy (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Deb Landy

Having grown up in Bethesda MD, I was one of the zillions of kids who spent time in Rehoboth each summer. After college and marriage took me to Pennsylvania it was many years and 4 kids later that I found my way back to the beach I loved. Our family started vacationing in Bethany and we found Bear Trap and love it! Now the grandchildren are coming. We are up to 4 now. Our place is an easy walk to the indoor and outdoor pool, swing set and sport court. Kids love that. You will find Bethany Beach a very family friendly place.

Deb Landy purchased this villa in 2002

Why Deb Landy chose Ocean View

Having a pool was important to us. It's great to have the indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts and exercise options at the Pavilion. We picked this villa because of the fantastic light and space the upper end unit has. Not only does our family love it but is works perfectly for girls shopping weekends or golf get-a-ways.

What makes this villa unique

With one king and 4 twins this unit works great for families. The third bathroom is fantastic. Our location is close to the Pavilion so everyone can walk to the pool, tennis courts, basketball, playground and restaurant. Our Villa is located on the largest grass courtyard in Bear Trap so it's great for games of ball and frisbie.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Great location in Bear Trap Dunes
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Northeastern PA
4

A Lovely home in a meticulous neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This was our 25th anniversary of vacationing at Bethany Beach. It was, however, our first time staying at Bear Trap. The community is just immaculately maintained. The owner was a pleasure to do business with. Her emails were answered without hesitation and she answered any questions that I may have had. The keys to the property were mailed exactly as promised along with a map of the community.

There was supposed to be 5 in our group along with my furry child, Maggie, a 6 year old Cavalier King Charles. My son was unable to attend the week due to responsibilities at work. We had ample room. The home is very spacious and would have accommodated the 5 of us very easily. The great room has very comfortable furniture. The screened porch is such a nice amenity and the fact that you can also sit out in the elements is an added plus. The view from the second floor deck includes a lot of green space and a pond with a waterfall. We were not bothered by any noises from the other neighbors. The electric grill worked just great. We cooked hamburgers one evening.

The location of Bear Trap is just 3 miles from downtown Bethany. There are 2 grocery chains very close by. Bear Trap also has a restaurant/bar called The Den which has great happy hours and daily meal specials, an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, an exercise room, tennis, and golf. In order to use the pools and gym, you will need to purchase a pass for each guest for $35 during peak season. This pass is good for the entire week. We chose to drive to the beach each day but there is a shuttle that will take you to Bethany and runs all day long. You can take your beach chairs on the shuttle. The shuttle stop is right on October Glory Ave. which is a very short walk from the home.

I have only one complaint. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a large staircase which lead to the great room; 17 steps to be exact with 2 landings. We were perplexed since we could not recall the VRBO description having included this feature. Because I had bi-lateral knee replacement surgery a few years ago, it made the assent difficult to achieve by mid-week. Also take in to consideration each time we had to take the dog outside to do her business. The description would have been clearer had it read; two story villa on the second floor. If steps are of no concern, then this home is perfect for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments. I've added additional information about the upper unit description. If you like Bear Trap I know of other units on the first floor (you won't have the extra space or light however) that I can recommend to you.
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Ellicott City, MD
4

Had a great time

  • 4 of 5

We were vacationing with our grandchildren (ages 4 and 6) and the condo was perfect. We went to the indoor and outdoor pools, played on the outdoor equipment, went to the beach. There was plenty of parking and Bear Trap is quiet and well maintained. The unit had everything we needed and the owners were wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Baltimore, MD
5

Our Favorite Place to Stay at the Delaware Shore!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I returned in October to this beautiful home in Bethany Beach, a place that we have enjoyed a number of times. The villa is spacious and nicely appointed, with a well-stocked kitchen and everything else you could possibly need. Lots of warm touches are found throughout. It's a great location, too. Stores and restaurants are easily accessible nearby, and the Bethany boardwalk itself is just two miles away. And the folks who own the place are exceptionally nice and easy to deal with. We will definitely look forward to returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easton, PA
5

VERY Comfortable and relaxing beach stay

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities of a resort but with the privacy and space of your own home. This was the second time we stayed here. Our entire family loved it both times and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming back to the same unit is so comfortable, like returning home.
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Sayre PA
5

Cindy

  • 5 of 5

Had to change our reservation date due to weather and owner was very accommodating. We have stayed several times and find Bear Trap one of our favorite stays. The photos owner has posted don't do the condo justice...

Condo has always been very clean with a very homey feel. We have recommended to several relatives already and they went and enjoyed as we have.

Our favorite activity is going to the beach and just chilling. We enjoy The Big Fish restaurant in Rohobath as well as the Purple Parriot

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love reading the guest book with all the great recommendations our guests leave for everyone. Very helpful.
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Upstate New York
5

GREAT** early spring retreat, been there high season and fall too!!

  • 5 of 5

I have actually stayed 3 times at this rental, in 3 different seasons. The early spring visit beat the high season crowd and weather was reasonable enough for beach walks. The other visits were: one during high season when there are lots of fun things to do around town; also visited once in the fall was very much like the spring visit, a little quieter in town and temperate weather conditions. I did a lot of shopping that trip too!

The townhouse is great. Our visits consisted of 2-8 people on the 3 trips and plenty of room! Very well kept, supplied and comfortable.The unit is open, airy, bright and very comfortable and the upstairs porch is a real plus. The neighborhood is very mellow and quiet and the pool and gym were a great feature. Great location, right about 1/2 to beach and where you would shop groceries, liquor store, etc. Just a bike or shuttle to the beach!

Would I rent here again? Yes, I would not even take the time to look for a different place in Bethany Beach. It was a home away from home, need I say more.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right about the beauty of the off seasons.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Bistro @ Bear Trap
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May / Lewis Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Bear Trap Dunes
Nearest Train
105 Miles
Wilmington DE
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US RT 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Bistro @ Bear Trap
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bethany Beach

You will find lots of recommendations in our guest book about favorite places and restaurants. One of my favorite things to do is ride bikes to the near by Camp Barnes which has a packed sand road through the pine woods to a very secluded place on the bay. Along the way there is a fire tower which you can climb for a view towards Ocean City. Great!

I would be happy to help you find this and other places to ride or take the dog or your boat to a shallow bay site.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean View Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
$750
 
 
Holiday Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$700
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

We do not have a cleaning fee, however there are fees from the Bear Trap Community to use the Pavilion and shuttles to the beach. You are most welcome to use the linens we have at the unit, but there is not a linen service provided, so renters will need to wash and return the linens to the closet before checking out.

Each renter secures the rental with 1/2 of the rental fee upon booking to hold the date plus the refundable $150.00 security deposit. ($250.w/pet) The balance of the rental is due 1 month before the rental date starts. After the final payment is received you will be mailed keys and check in information. When the keys are returned (via mail to owners) the security deposit is returned.

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Amenities

Ocean View Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1939 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom en Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom Suite in Master Bedroom with double sinks
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath with third bedroom in loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additionally there is a 'roll-a-way' cot.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Just across the hall from the master and steps to bath.
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This has a private bath.
  • All bedrooms come with blankets, spreads and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This non smoking villa is beautifully decorated and provides nearly 2000 square feet of living space. The large open floor plan has a bigger living/dining room area than the townhomes! Check out our web site for a complete floor plan with photos of each room. Some extended families plan a 'reunion vacation' by booking villas next door. By using the covered porch, our villa can seat 16 for meals. We are happy to connect you with owners in the court that also rent. The library space makes a good place to work. We have a great number of repeat renters. When you go check out the guest book They have left notes on all their favorite restaurants and activities.

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