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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
|Cleaning Fees||$250 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
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.