About the property
- House2600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps
Attractive, comfortable, well-appointed three-story beach house in
quiet-canal side setting.
Complete second floor and third floor living areas, overlooking
breezy treed canal community. Direct
launch of your own or rented light watercraft, and nearby public boat launch for larger vessels; access to bay and
area waterways from backyard dock.
Or stay at home and enjoy seeing waterfowl, or crabbing off dock. Convenient location with
bakery, dollar store, McDonald's, Subway and pizza less than a mile away.
Short walk (0.4 mile) to South
Bethany beaches or use complimentary passes for parking beach side. Bethany
Beach boardwalk and seaside
bandstand close by.
Canal House can comfortably accommodate up to twelve people
in four bedrooms,(and one full-
size sofa-bed in ground floor living area).
Living area: comfortable chairs and sofas including one fold-out sofabed, 2 desks, separate television
viewing area, piano, second sofa
Washer and dryer, utility sink
Access to back yard deck, porch swing, dock and canal; gas grill and charcoal grill
Elevated screened porch with ceiling fan and patio furniture overlooking canal
Kitchen: fully equipped, including dishwasher, microwave, and toaster
oven; garbage disposal, Keurig coffee maker
Dining area: Breakfast table and full dining table
Living area: comfortable leather chairs and sofas with access to screened porch
overlooking yard and canal
Master bedroom: Queen-size bed with in-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2: two double beds
Full bathroom in hallway
Bedroom 3: two single beds
Bedroom 4: one Queen-size bed
Full bathroom in hallway
Kitchenette/living area: comfortable chairs, futon, bars stools at
kitchen counter, refrigerator,
sink, cabinets, dishes, microwave, coffee maker,
dinette table and chairs
Separate entrance and third floor deck with patio furniture.
Saturday-to-Saturday weekly rentals (partial weeks depending on
No smoking permitted. No pets allowed.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
This house has been in our family since 1999 when Jane's parent's purchased it to use as a rental property. Although from the Hudson Valley of New York the family has vacationed on the Delmarva Peninsula for years. Because of our longstanding interest in the area Jane's in-laws started renting properties here too, and now a contingent of over twenty cousins, siblings and other family and friends convene once a year. One sister-in-law has had Pasta Night followed by board games and cards games at her nearby rental for over 25 years. And trivia night, Mexican night and more continue to be family traditions for us all. The house is our center of fun and we welcome and encourage others to use it similarly to strengthen the bonds of family. My two rules for this house are that I must go to the beach every day, and I must play the piano every day.
Owner purchased this House in 1999
Why Owner chose South Bethany Harbor
This house is so comfortable to be in with its breezy atmosphere and multiple porches. There is a nook for everyone to enjoy. It is a great house for families and for kids.
What makes this House unique
The canal is tough to beat with the opportunities for crabbing, fishing and launching of a small craft. It is a pleasure to simply sit out there and read a book. The screen-in porch gets the most attention it seems since it overlooks the canal and draws folks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, reading, games, crafts, you name it. It is a lovely spot to sit. That porch swing downstairs is pretty terrific also. And besides the pleasure of the bay and the quiet community we can just as easily walk to the ocean and enjoy the thrill of the beach and the water. We get the best of both worlds at this house.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It is perfect for a beach week with your family... it has everything you could want for the group..
The house is perfect for families that have all different ages . Kayaking, biking, fishing, to just sitting at the beach and relaxing... it is close enough to the board walk that the teens can bike and far enough that you have a quiet private beach... it is just perfect!!!
W diffently want to come back and stay again
Thank you for your comments. So glad your visit was so enjoyable. The house really is good for groups with many age groups. I've heard that second floor apartment referred to as everything from the "kids club" to the "man cave" so apparently it appeals to many different people. We'll look forward to having you back next year. Thanks again.
Wonderful! The perfect place for our family.
We had a great Easter weekend at the Canal House. It is so perfect for our family. This was our 35th year celebrating Easter at Bethany Beach and our 2nd year to be at The Canal House. We will continue making wonderful memories. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We are very grateful.
Jill and John Heintzelman and Family
You've been great renters. So glad you had another wonderful trip to Canal House. We love sharing the place with folks who know how to have a good time with family and friends. It brings us joy to open this house as a happy gathering place. Your dates are set for next year!
Enjoyed this house!
This is a clean, spacious, kid friendly, everything you need for the beach house. We enjoyed the canal setting, the decks and porches and the peaceful, friendly South Bethany Beach neighborhood. The beach area is beautiful with wide, clean, family friendly, flat beaches that have lots of space to play and enjoy the ocean. We had multi generations at this four bedroom house and everyone was comfortable. We all enjoyed the house and our stay.
Don and Laura
Older and not recently modernized. Musty smelling and dirty.
We were disappointed. Upon entering, there is a rug that is falling apart and a very strong musty smell throughout house. We had to vacuum right away because there were chip crumbs all over second floor carpet. Keurig did not work and the oven was slow to heat. The grill was all rusty and not cleaned. We found distance to beach walkable, but a bit too long for comfort, especially with small children. Otherwise, everything was adequate.
We have to apologize for our cleaners on this one. They failed us and they failed you.
Also, our distance from the beach is twelve minutes by foot and for some really little ones who must walk it themselves, that might be too much. Many people drag a cart or send a car ahead with the supplies and allow others to enjoy the stroll. Thank you sincerely for your business, and we hope that your stay was overall fun.
Perfect Family Vacation
The Canal House was the ideal setting for our much needed family vacation. (The last one was 2005 before anyone was married or had children). The many rooms allowed everyone to have their own space. The apartment on the third floor became the morning coffee room. As the babies started to wake up, our daughters would bring them up one by one so the rest of the house could keep sleeping.
Jane suggested the farmers market by Family Dollar, which turned out to be a great place for our produce. Salty pony donuts didn't disappoint either, and both are within walking distance. The house had everything we needed and made the stay very easy. We're already thinking of coming back again next year!
Thank you so much for commenting here on your stay. We are delighted you had such a comfortable vacation and love the image of everyone slowly gathering in the upstairs kitchen. What a delight to have your family around you, spending time together! That upstairs kitchen/sitting area is reinvented with each renter and we marvel at the ways people enjoy it.
Do be sure to contact our realtor as soon as your plans for next year are clear as our place books up so quickly. Our rates for 2018 will be up in the fall and if you book before they are official you get 2017 rates for your stay next year.
We welcome you back and thank you sincerely for your business.
A great house for sharing with families and friends
The house is spacious and well-appointed. We like to cook in and the kitchen has everything you might need, including a second refrigerator and mini-kitchen on the top floor. The screened in porch and back deck are great spaces for visiting or reading.
As devoted Canal House visitors, fifteen years next year I believe, you sharing your experiences here on this forum is so appreciated. You know better than anyone how pleasant the place can be, and it is guests like you that care for it as if it were your own, who keep it a terrific place to stay. Every year we try to improve the property somehow and you never fail to notice our effort! Not to mention your generously leaving items to share with others such as the griddle, chairs and plenty more.
Beach, swimming, biking, boating, jogging, crabbing. 0.4 mile walk to beach 1 mile walk, drive or bike ride to the heart of Bethany Beach with boardwalk, bandstand, restaurants, mini golf, and many other amenities Bethany Beach trolley serving the greater town area is available within a 0.5 mile walk (Memorial Day to mid September, see townofbethanybeach website for details) Resort Transit bus service operates late-May through mid-September along Rt 1 from Rehoboth to Ocean City for $1; bus stop at Rt 1 and Evergreen Rd, .3 mi from house Rehoboth Beach outlet shopping (Tanger Outlets) is a 20 minute drive to the north Ocean City, Maryland, is a 20 minute drive to the south
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly Rate: $200 - $390 Weekly Rate: $800 - $1950 Three-night minimum Jan 6 - April 1, 2015: $800/wk; $200/night April 2 - May 15, 2015: $1045/wk; $270/night May 16 - May 29, 2015: $1045/wk; $270/night May 30 - Jun 5, 2015: $1140/wk; $270/night Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015: $1,350/wk; $270/night June 13 - June 19, 2015: $1700/wk; $330/night June 20 - June 26, 2015: $1700/wk; $330/night June 27 - July 3