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Henlopen House

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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South Bethany Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Henlopen House (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

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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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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Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This house really stands out. Our family has rented for 5 or 6 years now on the Delaware shore. This house stands out as immaculate and easily able to accommodate larger numbers. We had a family gathering there, our parents and three children each with families, and it worked out great. South Bethany is a great location as it is convenient to many amenities, but removed as well. Being on the bay side is a real plus providing a broader experience than just the beach, while its close enough to the beach that the walk is very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. Look forward to having you back in the future!!
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Lots to do

  • 4 of 5

This gorgeous home is located near the water, so there's plenty to do! We kayaked, fished and crabbed right off our private dock! The bike paths are everywhere, so biking was a fun option, too! The home is spacious with many places to enjoy, from coffee on the screened in porch to watching the sunset from the roof! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We rented Henlopen House for the week -- my first time at the beach in Delaware -- and it was perfect for our adult children and two young grandkids. As other reviewers have said, it's a quick walk to the beach and a quicker drive. No crowds. Beach chairs and umbrella are already there. The house was plenty large enough, with lots of space inside and out to get some quiet time for those who wanted it. The kitchen/living/dining space was perfect.

For toddlers, bring a wide, adjustable baby gate for the stairs. Working with the owner was very easy. We'll be back next year and probably take advantage of the canal to kayak.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first beach trip together

  • 5 of 5

For the first time my three daughters and their families decided we would do a week vacation at a beach together that included three little boys - oldest had just turned four, next one will be three the end of August and the youngest was one in late February and his mother was six months pregnant. Needles to say the house we picked was of MOST importance. After deciding on Bethany Beach we were fortunate to have the oldest daughter find this wonderful home where we had a wonderful week. The home is beautiful - immaculately clean, open & bright spacious rooms, a great new & fully up to date kitchen with anything one would need. There was a hammock in the back yard and a canal with a boat dock!. The boys loved the outdoor shower. We had dinner together every in night on the screened part of the deck. The beds were very comfortable & a great master bedroom & bath. The youngest had his baths in the master bath tub & he must have thought he was in a pool. There were umbrellas and chairs and a beach buggy for the beach but even more important is the house came with two parking passes right at the beach which was only a short walk, which several us did walked to the beach. The owner could not have been nicer or easier to work with. There was one small incident that happened on Father's Day early in the evening & she responded immediately to my call but we were not able to resolve the issue over the phone and she had someone there to take of it within the hour. On Father's Day!!! She also had written instructions that answered any questions one might have. There was also a great TV with surround sound. I would highly recommend everything about this home that is located on a dead end street so VERY quiet. We loved it. PS There is a farmer's market just to the left that is open every day and was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to enjoy your first family beach vacation and spent quality time with your family in our home. We really want to make sure our guests are just as comfortable as they are in their own homes. Our family has enjoyed this house for years and I do look at every aspect of your stay to make sure you are more than comfortable. I'm very happy I was able to resolve the air conditioning issue in the house, within the hour, on Father's Day. We do have contracts with very reputable companies in Bethany to take care of any issues that might occur in the house. I'm also glad you enjoyed your walks to the beach. This location is great for older kids as well, because they can ride their bikes on this quiet street. We can't wait to have you back next year!!
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Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

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.


Rates & Availability

South Bethany Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2015
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

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South Bethany Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
The house also has a boat dock. Great place to bring your boat or also bring kayaks, canoes.

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