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Bethany ~ Bay View Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

On the WATER with FABULOUS VIEWS, fantastic sunsets, direct access to beautiful nature preserve/wetlands and Assowoman Bay and quick access to beach/ocean.

PLEASE NOTE : 2 night minimum stay off season (at $750 -- extra night for only $100), minimum 1 week in Summer. Peak Summer weeks are $2750. As of 12/21/16 we still have a few peak summer weeks open. And late Sept. and Oct. are lovely at the beach -- still warm, no crowds & lower prices.

We are in the small community of Bay View Park at the north end of the undeveloped Fenwick Island Delaware State Park Beach. We are on the Bay side of Rt. 1. Bay View Park is 1/4 mile south of York Beach/South Bethany. Very close to the charming 'quiet resorts' of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island and 15-20 minute drive to more "action" in

Rehoboth or Ocean City.

On the edge of a vast Nature Preserve this home has 180 degree views ~ a very special Nature Lover's retreat.

Short walk (1/2 mile) to the beach or quick drive with parking

along Route 1 access road -- only for Bay View Park visitors.

This is a remodeled & newly solar powered older 5 bedroom home -- a 'beach house' not a new MacMansion. It's the perfect place for a relaxed family vacation, quiet retreat, or romantic getaway. Two 'master' bedrooms (king & queen) with dramatic bay views. A 'guest room' (double bed) also with views. Twin Bed room and kids 'bunk' room with double/futon lower and single upper. Strict limit of 10 people, including children; limit of 3 cars. We do not rent to student beach week groups.

Large open living, dining, kitchen area with great views. Well stocked kitchen. Big screened in porch and 2 large decks (upper and lower levels)

More Details

June Taylor Wolcott
Member since: 2005
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About June Taylor Wolcott

Rob, originally from Toledo, OH, is an economist by background and spent a career at the US EPA working on numerous health and environmental issues -- such as getting lead out of gasoline and reducing water pollution runoff from agricultural lands. June, a Californian who grew up at Lake Tahoe, is an environmental reporter/consultant who most recently has focused on climate change. They live at Bethany and part-year in Silver Spring, MD.

June Taylor Wolcott purchased this house in 1997

Why June Taylor Wolcott chose Delaware

We'd rented this house for many years when the owners (Rob's mentor, Allen Ferguson and his wife Audrey) decided to sell it. The Ferguson's were early purchasers in the little waterfront community of Bay View Park and got the lot with the BEST VIEW. The serenity of watching sunset from the deck is something we wanted to keep -- and share with others.

What makes this house unique

Being able to have 2 vacations in one -- the bay side with bird watching and kayaking and the beach with body surfing and fun in the sand -- make this a unique vacation spot.

The community of Bay View Park offers a quiet retreat even in the busy summer season.



Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Salsbury, MD
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1, Coastal Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
McCabe's Gourmet Cafe & Market; Misaki Sushi
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach Fun on Uncrowded Beach.

* Surf Fishing & Crabbing.

* Birdwatching.

* Fine Dining.

* Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Outlet shopping.

* Crabbing & Fishing.

* Visit Nature Areas.

* Kayaking, Canoeing & Biking.

* Grilling.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Kayaking and Canoeing.

* Crabbing & Fishing.

* Visit Nature Areas.

* Birdwatching.

* Funland Boardwalk Rides & Games.

Championship golf courses nearby... and mini-golf for the kids.

Body surfing and surf cast fishing on nearby beach.

Bicycling and roller blading.

Birdwatching (ask me for a URL to a photo bird photo album from our deck)

Canoeing and Kayaking (Canoe and Kayaks provided)

Crabbing (Crab pots on hand)

Dolphin and whale watching.

Nature cruises on the Bay.

Deep sea fishing charters 15 minutes away.

Gourmet Dining.

Discount Outlet shopping.

Children's 'Fun Land' and boardwalks with rides in nearby Rehoboth and Ocean City.


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April/Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
May ~ Birding & Kayaking
May 2 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fathers Day Wknd + Solstice
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $1050 to $1650 (off season) $1850 to $2550 per week in early June. Peak summer rate is $2750 / week.

NOTE - In off season/shoulder season we rent weekends if the full week is not taken. Off Season Weekend rate is $750.
Call us about discounts for couples only (2 people) romantic getaway rates.

Summer Season - in peak season we only rent full weeks -- Sunday to Sunday. July and Aug. = $2750 / week.
Fall or Spring weeks/weekends -- Call or email for availability & rates.
NOTE: Bring your own towels and linens. Our cleaning team does not do laundry. Or, linen rental services available.

A deposit of 1/2 the rental rate is due at time of reservation to secure the dates. The balance is due 30 days before your visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The master bath and lower baths have showers only. The main floor bath has a tub. All have been recently updated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 ~ Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2 ~ "Tulip" Room/Guest Room - 1 double
    3 ~ "Twin" rooom - 2 twin/ single
    4 "Kid Bunk Room" - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk w?double below (folds up as sofa)+twin above
    5 ~ "Queen" Bedroom - 1 queen , A 2nd "Master" Bdrm w/sliding glass doors to lower deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks and canoe provided for exploring the bay and wetlands. A BIRD WATCHER's paradise! Great Blue herons, Snowy egrets, osprey, migrating snow geese and more. SOLAR Powered Central Air Conditioning Efficient Gas Burning Fireplace for cozy fall/winter nights. High-speed Internet Cable TV, VCR and DVD player Large collection of (mostly) family-friendly movies. CD player, stereo-radio. Baby crib and 'sassy seat' for wee ones. Well-stocked kitchen. Gas Grill & Weber Kettle Bar-B-Q grill (for charcoal purists) Ping Pong Table Sand Toys, Bocci Ball, Scrabble, many Puzzles and Games on hand. * Ask me for Link to bird photo album created by a frequent guest.

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