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Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk To The Beach In About 5 Minutes Or Drive There Within A Minute.

5 bedroom, 4 bath luxury home with gourmet kitchen located just a few minutes away from the S. Bethany Beach. Outdoor shower, grill. Boat dock for up to 32 foot boat. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, boating right from the comfort of the 'backyard'. Conveniently located between Rehobeth and Ocean City. We are also less than two miles from the town of Bethany and the BB Boardwalk. Plenty to do for the entire family. S. Bethany beach parking passes available for guests. This is a NON-Smoking property.


Owner
Henlopen House
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Amenities

South Bethany Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Do not allow beach week rentals. - Prefer families.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , part of second master on main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Masterbedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of trundles
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The house also has a boat dock. Great place to bring your boat or also bring kayaks, canoes.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

We had a wonderful week!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was the first time all our children and grandchildren would be together for a summer vacation. We were looking for a place that would accommodate 10 people easily and we found it in this beautiful home!! The great room was perfect and we loved the screened in porch. We ate our dinners there every evening!! We loved having the canal right outside our door! The parking permits for the beach were just what we needed. It allowed us the ability to transport all the paraphernalia that goes along with children at the shore. The beach itself was not crowded and we had a great time enjoying the water and the sun!!! The owner was awesome to work with. She took a real interest in our needs as a family making sure all was right for our visit!!

We would definitely come back to this special home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, and also taking care of our home. We're glad you loved our home. Hope to see you again next year.
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Henlopen House is a beautiful home nestled on an inlet that is quiet and peaceful. My sister and I were given the task by our father to pick a vacation place for the 10 of us. It has been years since our families have vacationed together; let alone being in one house.

When we arrived to the house it was amazing from the outside, and the wooden fish picture made you feel like you were on vacation. There was enough room to put our beach stuff in the covered parking area, and the view of the inlet was quaint and relaxing to look at. There is an area to launch a kayak if you bring one, and adirondack chairs to sit on when you gaze at the water or on the swinging hammock. The enclosed outdoor shower made it easy to clean off upon entering the house after the beach.

The interior of the house was clean and bright, with a beach feel and light colors. The open concept kitchen living room was roomy and inviting for all of us. The screened in porched was nice when we had breakfast, and a nice breeze came through daily. The sliding glass doors made a lot of natural light shine in. The bedrooms had nice closets to hang your clothes and were also bright and clean.

Bethany beach, extremely beautiful with whitish sandy beach and clear clean bluish water that you could admire for hours as we did daily. The simplicity from the house to the beach was easy and fun; we put our beach chairs on our bike rack and swung over to the beach with parking spots always available. There was a constant breeze that felt really good day and night. The town of Bethany is really nice and family orientated and very nice restaurants too. The boardwalk is short but enough we felt, but if you want a crazy board walk scene go to OC Maryland just 10 miles south of Bethany.

The owner of the house was very accommodating and nice. It was a pleasure to rent Henlopen House and we hope to visit again. Our father said at the end of our trip, we did a great job and he could not be happier with this vacation. These memories were wonderful and unforgettable, thank you David G. and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home. Bed mattresses not comfortable. Several electrical outlets were not serviceable. TV

  • 5 of 5

Good experience

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found the home beautiful. I'm sorry you felt that way about the mattresses. We've purchased high quality latex mattress. It might however feel different for guests that are used to sleeping on a spring mattress with a box spring. We had all the outlets working when we sent someone to check. One of the GFCI switches might have tripped and it was as simple a task as pressing the reset button. We hope to see you next season and thanks for staying in our home.
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5

Perfect for my wife's birthday "week".

  • 5 of 5

This great home was perfect in every way, including the location on a South Bethany canal. It was bright and cheery, functional and efficient. Both major and small appliances were great. We loved Bethany Beach to begin with, but this home really sold us on South Bethany and the canals. Bring or rent a kayak for hours of fun on the bay side. And, the beach was a short walk or even shorter drive if you have seniors! Working with the owner was a breeze and she was always available for emails and texts. We've been vacationing in the Outer Banks, Lewes, Saint Michaels, Ocean City, Virginia Beach and Myrtle, but none compare to our week at the Henlopen House!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Henlopen House. Our entire family of 10 (2 grandparents, 4 parents, and 4 children ages 2-8) really enjoyed the whole experience. The house is large and beautifully decorated, perfectly clean, and very-well maintained. With 5 bedrooms, we had lots of room for everyone and ample opportunity for privacy when wanted. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms all excellent. (the master has a huge walk in shower and a deep soaking tub). The kitchen has high-end appliances and every kind of equipment and dishware you could want. The kitchen/living/dining area is very well-designed with two adjoining porches (one screened, one open) so we had plenty of room for cooking, eating, reading, playing and just hanging around. The electronics are also great although we hardly used them because we spent so much time at the beach and other activities. We rented a double kayak from DelMarVa Beach Adventures for the week and kept it on the dock in back. Everyone enjoyed paddling in the canals and even out to the open bay. The kids fished a little (bring your own rods) and loved catching crabs. The house does have a lot of stairs, so we brought two compression baby gates for our toddler granddaughter. There was already one there and we used them all so she could roam freely without fear of a tumble. S. Bethany beach is a 10 minute walk from the house and perfect for families - lifeguards, not crowded, and pristine. Beach parking passes are provided by the owner but we didn't use them since the walk was easy and the house comes with a beach cart for hauling stuff. We found beach umbrellas, boogie boards, etc. in the lower level and made good use of them. And the outdoor shower was great (and necessary for hosing off sandy kids every day). The owner is very responsive and easy to work and no question was any bother. All in all a great experience that I totally recommend to anyone looking for lovely accommodations in a really great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great family vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious home and great for all ages! On our first day, the AC broke and with one call to the owner, she had someone come and fix it the same day. Great service! The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. and we were able to have home cooked meals all week. Lots of windows throughout the house so we could enjoy the view. There were plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, and even some sand toys. The gas grill in the back was great for cookouts. The beach parking passes came in handy with all the kids and gear we had to bring. The TV and sound system were nice too.

A few minor things needed some maintenance. The master bedroom balcony was not usable and there were areas on the porch where the rain would not drain properly. The dryer was older and did not dry the clothes well. Overall, a lovely home and everyone had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you found our home comfortable and spacious and great for your family vacation. We pride ourselves in keeping our home in perfect condition and the kitchen is stocked with everything you might need to enjoy your stay - weather it's for a week or month. We're glad we could fix the AC issue within the hour or two, thanks to our caretaker for our house who was available to fix it on the long July 4th weekend. The porch issue will be fixed this fall. It was unfortunate to find out about the issue early this rental season and contractors don't like to work during the summer months on a lot of these issue because of availability and noise restrictions due to rental season. It is scheduled to be fixed this September. Also, we changed our dryer last year. So I'm glad you've made me aware of it. I'm assuming it needs looking into, possibly due to extensive use. We appreciate you pointing out these items in the house. Feedback from guests is important in keeping our house in top shape. Thanks again and look forward to your visit next summer.
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Map

Located on the canal in South Bethany. A five minute walk to the beach. Free parking at S. Bethany beach available too (parking pass available). Easy access from the house to the bay by boat.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fees $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund