Spruced up Cottage on Canal: Best Value 1 Block from Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
South Bethany Beach house description
This cottage is hands-down the best value to be found on the canal in South Bethany this summer season. We took it off the market for a while to make some improvements and got a little bit carried away! Now it's back, better than ever and still 3 minutes to the beach. The house has a sunny new enclosed front porch with lots of windows, TV/cable, and overflow sleeping space. The dining room off the kitchen and living room also is new, and features a triple mulled window overlooking the canal out back. The home's three bedroom have new furnishings and beds (two Queens and one trundle, plus a futon in the family room). The kitchen area has a nearly new refrigerator, gas stove, and excessive utensils and cookware supplied by my compulsive cook of a wife. The deck off the kitchen still has a beautiful view of the canal looking west at sunset, and features a gas grill and new lighting. The home has internet/cable connection and two television sets with DVD/VCR players. There is no land-line telephone service, so bring your cell phones.
South Bethany, along with Bethany Beach just to the north and Fenwick Island just to the south, is centrally located along the Delaware-Maryland Atlantic seaboard. These three beaches bill themselves as Delaware’s “Quiet Resorts.” They are famously “family-friendly,” boasting clean, uncrowded, life-guarded beaches. Your family will enjoy strolling on the Bethany Beach boardwalk and taking in the free, live entertainment that is provided there from time to time.
Fenwick Island has a water park, miniature golf courses, and movie theatres to check out. From our house you also are close to Ocean City, MD with its large boardwalk and amusement park; Dewey Beach, and TAX-FREE shopping in Rehoboth, not to mention the latter's own boardwalk, nightlife and unique shops. If you like, you can even catch the ferry over to Atlantic City, New Jersey from Lewes, and try your hand at some gambling. (We were no good at this.)
If you can’t make it in the summertime, come and stay in the fall. Delaware’s beaches in September are not to be beat. The weather is fabulous, the water is warm, and there are no crowds in sight! You must experience the Independent Film Festival, Autumn Jazz Festival, Sea Witch Festival, Festival of Lights, and last but not least, the Apple Scrapple Festival in October! (Hope you like pork.) Any time of year you choose to come here, we think you will have fun.
Keywords: beach house, cottage, bungalow, vacation home, getaway, water view
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to stay!
Great place to stay!
We are still on vacation at this location, but the minute we walked in the door, we knew we had rented a winner! Super, super clean, very bright, tastefully decorated, well thought out in terms of the little things. For example, the one bathroom has lots of towel racks and a hook near the tub, plus a huge counter around the sink and some small drawers to store your beauty essentials. The floors are all tile - easy to sweep clean. The outdoor shower is an ode to clean - I've never seen one without pine needles or sand...until this one. (Lots of places here to hang towels and clothes, too.) The landscaping is lovely - the trim border at the front of the house fits the cottage. The shower area is nicely landscaped and there are pretty planters on the two decks. It looks like every penny of the cleaning fee is spent on making sure this place is spotless and cheerful. (As someone with asthma, clean is important to me - this cottage exceeds my expectations..) It's evident the owners take super care of the home and rent to people who respect it. This is a great, casual cottage - just what I think of when I think beach vacation. Would be great for a couple or a small family. The pictures don't show the dining set out on the back deck, which is lovely. I'm trying to decide if this spot or the other deck next to the canal is my favorite place for morning coffee. There is a bubbler in the canal, right behind this cottage that makes a lovely sound like a trickling fountain. The only thing that might improve the place is a dishwasher - but it's not a big deal. The picture of the blue bedroom makes it look smaller in the photo than in real life. Other than that, the photos on the site are very accurate. The location is great - just a short walk (across the highway) to the beach. We have been coming to this area for years, and since kids are grown up, we now come in the post-season. Still plenty to do and the weather is usually more comfortable. Great easy biking in this area and kayaking down the road. A wide range of places to eat in the area. We would recommend this cottage to our family and friends in a heartbeat. The words that sum it up: comfortable, clean, convenient. Just unlock the door and feel the relaxation begin!
- Guest Pat & Al (Media PA)
- Date of stay 09/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Great location, fabulous accomodations!!
Great location, fabulous accomodations!!
I'm just back from my week at this fabulous summer cottage and I can't say enough great things about the home, location and neighborhood. Don't let the pictures fool you! This home is very roomy and comfortable. Photos can't convey the great floorplan and use of space. The house is clean and well-maintained with a wonderful back deck overlooking the canal. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. I never felt the need to lock up my bike. To top it off, the house is a quick walk to a quiet, clean, uncrowded beach and an easy bike ride to food and groceries. South Bethany is a great location and an easy commute to Assateague, Ocean City and Rehoboth. What more could you ask for? I'm looking forward to returning again next summer!
- Guest Quietgirl (Crofton, MD)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at our place, and thank you so much for all the compliments! We may be biased, but we think your comments capture the essence of our little get-away: quiet, safe neighborhood, comfortable cottage close to the beach, convenient to many attractions at the shore. In fact, you've written probably the best ad we could have for our place! Please do come back. Jim and Maryellen
Sunday-Sunday weeks. 8% rental tax plus $90 cleaning fee added to all rentals. May 19-June 2, 2013 .. $975/week June 2-June 30, 2013 .. $1075/week June 30-Jul 14, 2013 .. $1200/week July 14-Aug 18, 2013 .. $1275/week Aug 18-Sep 1, 2013 ..$1100/week Sep-Oct, 2013 .. $975-$700/week Weekends and/or midweeks available. For other offseason dates and rates, please call or e-mail.
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Looking west down the canal from the deck
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