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'the Gosling' North Bethany (Sussex Shores) Ocean Block with Private Beach!

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Front Exterior View

Front Exterior View Living Room Living Room Dining Area from Living Room Living Room Bedroom #1 (Queen Bed) Bedroom #2 Bedroom #3 Bedroom #4 Hall bathroom - granite sink / counter Sunroom (View into Screened Porch) (Porch Wrought Iron Furniture not Shown) Screened porch looking into Sunroom Screened porch seating area Screened porch toward driveway Driveway view of screened porch Side yard view with storage shed at rear Storage shed / clothes line - rear of house and driveway Rear view of driveway and outside shower

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Last updated: 02/08/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Sussex Shores house description

The 2005 Season was the first year that we rented our beach house. Previously, the house has been used exclusively for family. We now offer our beach home to our 'extended family.'

Our beach house ('The Gosling') is located in Sussex Shores which is the first private community north of Fifth Street and the Town of Bethany Beach. It is within walking or biking distance to town, shopping, and restaurants (less than half mile from town center). Sussex Shores is a quiet, family-oriented community with a private beach, private roads, and off-street parking.

Access to the community and beach is controlled by private security. Because it is a private beach, it is never crowded and has a staff of full-time lifeguards from mid June through Labor Day weekend. Once you stay in Sussex Shores, you will forever be spoiled and will never want to return to a crowded public beach!!

The house is located 75 yards from the dunes and is a one-story (Deceptively large once inside) - no hassling with staircases! The Master Bedroom has a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has two sets of built-in twin bunk beds. Bedroom #3 has two twin beds. Bedroom #4 has two twin beds. All bedrooms are located on the back side of the house, separated from the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry area by a hallway. The sun room opens off the kitchen, dining area and screened porch. There is an excellent outdoor shower with changing area - you'll never want to shower indoors again!

In addition to the listed amenities, our beach house features a living room and dining area, a sun room, and screened porch complete with outdoor stereo speakers. A detached shed is provided for storage of your beach gear - bikes, chairs, umbrellas, rafts, boogie boards, surf boards, fishing rods, etc. Beach chairs and beach umbrellas are provided. Porch / Sun Room Awnings - Providing additional privacy and afternoon shade. Hardwood Floors throughout the house. Granite kitchen & bathroom counter tops.

Weekly Rentals are Friday to Friday, thus avoiding weekend traffic snarls! Maid service (at the conclusion of your visit) is included in the rental fee, as well as the Sussex Shores Beach Association Rental Assessment.

In addition, I have a 'Gosling' Photo Album web site, so please contact me if you would like to see more photos of the property.

If you would like to rent towels, linens and other vacation supplies during your visit to The Gosling instead of bringing your own, Coastal Rentals (Millville, DE) offers a variety of choices. Contact Joe Garner at 302-539-5211 and mention 'The Gosling'.

Keywords: House - Single Family Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                One level home (Note: Initial staircase (5 steps) to gain access to the home)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Screened porch area accommodates smoking....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Outlets covered with protective 'plugs'...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old minimum...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Oven

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Optional Linen / Towel rentals available - Email for details!...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air Conditioning (Upgraded in 2007)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • VCR / DVD, Stereo / CD Player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Charcoal Weber Grill (BBQ), Storage Shed, Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas (3), Children's Bicycles (2), No Smoking & No Pets allowed!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened porch; large lawn area and gravel driveway area...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    House surrounded by grass lawn...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Beach / Dunes are 75 yards from the house....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Hospital
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Water Parks
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Walking
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • Private Guarded Beach; Private Neighborhood with Security Patrols
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • So ready to return!

                            So ready to return!

                            • Guest Hooked on Menton (Baltimore, Maryland USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/09/13
                            We thoroughly enjoyed out first stay at the Gosling in late August - early September. I am tempted to diss the joint, so we could be sure that no one would take our spot. But, truth be told, we had a 5- star experience. As accurate as the photos are, it is 10 times better in person. We could not be happier over the charm and location of the cottage. There literally is no room for improvement. The home -- yes, it feels more like a home than a rental property -- was perfectly equipped. The owners were great and supplied everything we needed, even down to the beach chairs and umbrella. We grilled almost every night on the Weber, also included. Sussex Shores is a wonderful, private community, but not at all hoity-toity. Almost everyone there takes a morning walk and the regulars treat the guests like family. Did I mention the beach! It was wide and beautiful. Not many folks after Labor Day, but those who shared the beach with us could not have been nicer. "Downtown" Bethany Beach is just a short walk away. There are more restaurants than I remeber from past visits and all are excellent. And even so, Bethany has avoided the hustle and bustle (and overcrowding) of OC and Rehoboth. Will we go back to the Gosling? The real question is, how much longer can we stay!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Just Lovely

                            Just Lovely

                            • Guest Mary (CT)
                            • Date of stay 09/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                            I rented the Gossling with my 5 50+ girlfriends. The place was just lovely, plenty of room. Beauitfully decorated. Very comfortable, including the beds. Got a kick out of motorcycle week...of all the weekends to pick! Would definitely return! Thanks for your hospitality and the bottle of wine!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Just love it!

                            Just love it!

                            • Guest Helen (Arlington, VA)
                            • Date of stay 05/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                            We have enjoyed "The Gosling" for a few years in a row now. We love it. It has been thoughtfully designed and decorated and beautifully maintained. It's obvious the owners love it, too, and give it the attention it deserves. One week we filled the house with family members, another year it was just a few of us, and at no time did it feel too crowded or too empty. It can be cozy for a few people or feel spacious enough for a larger family. We enjoy that it is all on one level. And the proximity to the private beach makes it all the more relaxing. We practically count the days until we can go there again. It has become a very special place for our family vacation.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

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                          • Vacation

                            Vacation

                            • Guest Brendan (Baltimore)
                            • Date of stay 07/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                            Amazing!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Perfect Bethany Beach stay!

                            Perfect Bethany Beach stay!

                            • Guest Jeanne-Marie D.
                            • Date of stay 07/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                            This is our 2nd year staying at The Gosling. We have been coming to Bethany Beach for over 20 years and staying in the Sussex Shores neighborhood for most of the time. The Gosling has been one of our favorite stays. The private beach is fantastic and being within walking distance to the town center is great. The cottage is perfect for our 3 generation family vacation. It has everything our family needs for our stay at the beach. The cottage is comfortably decorated and the kitchen is well appointed for cooking family meals. Owner, Art has made sure that you have everything you need for a wonderful beach vacation. Looking forward to next year!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Awesome private beach

                            Awesome private beach

                            • Guest Brenda (Pittsburgh, PA)
                            • Date of stay 06/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                            This was our fifth consecutive year spending a week at the Gosling. We love the casual cottage feel of this house. It's comfortable, clean, and has all the amenities we need for a laid back family stay at the beach. For us, the location of this house is key. It's within walking distance of Bethany but is located in a private neighborhood with little street traffic and a private beach. Our kids (ok, the adults too) have been spoiled by the private beach access. No crowds, attentive lifeguards and a beautiful stretch of clean, white sand. We absolutely recommend this property....just don't steal our week! ;-)

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+.

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                          • Beach Bliss

                            Beach Bliss

                            • Guest Head of School (Hockessin, Delaware)
                            • Date of stay 06/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/11/13
                            The 'Gosling' in Sussex Shores at Bethany Beach is a perfectly lovely vacation destination if you are looking for charm, beauty, peace and relaxation. The rental has all of this and more. It is surprisingly spacious with separate living areas that allow for a variety of activities. It is decorated with impeccable taste while remaining simple, uncluttered, and functional. It is maintained with great care and is always clean as a whistle when we arrive. The location is convenient for walking to the private beach or into town. All of your each needs are supplied such as chairs, umbrella and boogie boards. The outside shower is wonderful for both washing off sand and rinsing away the cares of the day. I highly recommend this delightful cottage for a restful and restorative vacation experience.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 06/13/06
                            • Review Submitted 06/13/06
                            Great house in a great location!! The house was beautifully decorated for the beach and very clean with all of the modern conveniences to make our week a pleasure. When the weather didn't allow us to be at the nearby private beach, we enjoyed all the comforts of home in this charming beach house. The owner has spent a great deal of time and money to make this house a vacationer's home away from home. Everything is nearby and the outside shower was fantastic! No complaints except we should have stayed another week!

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                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/19/05
                            • Review Submitted 07/19/05
                            HOUSE IS A DREAM, PRIVATE NEIGHBORHOOD. TRULY PRIVATE UNCROWDED BEACH IS VERY CLOSE TO HOME NO STAIRS, DUNES OR BUSY STREETS TO CROSS, OLDER GUEST LOVED IT BECAUSE HE COULD GO FROM BEACH TO HOUSE ALL DAY WITHOUT EFFORT. OUR FAMILY LOVED THE HOUSE, IT IS BRIGHT & CLEAN. MULTI-COOKS WILL ENJOY THE VERY OPEN AND ROOMY KITCHEN. AND THE LARGE PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER WORKED FOR US JUST LIKE A THIRD BATH (YOU WILL ENJOY IT TOO!). OWNER (ART) IS GREAT TO WORK WITH. HAVE FUN AND ENJOY! THANKS, JOE

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                          May 1 - 31:    $2200/Week
                          June 1 - 30:   $27500/Week
                          July 1 - 31:   $3700/Week
                          Aug 1 - 25:    $3700/Week
                          Aug 25 - 31:   $3400/Week
                          Sept 1 - 30:   $2400/Week
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                          Year Purchased: 1998


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                          Photos

                          • Front Exterior View

                            Front Exterior View

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Bedroom #2

                            Bedroom #2

                          • Bedroom #4

                            Bedroom #4

                          • Sunroom (View into Screened Porch) (Porch Wrought Iron Furniture not Shown)

                            Sunroom (View into Screened Porch) (Porch Wrought Iron Furniture not Shown)

                          • Screened porch seating area

                            Screened porch seating area

                          • Driveway view of screened porch

                            Driveway view of screened porch

                          • Storage shed / clothes line - rear of house and driveway

                            Storage shed / clothes line - rear of house and driveway

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Dining Area from Living Room

                            Dining Area from Living Room

                          • Bedroom #1 (Queen Bed)

                            Bedroom #1 (Queen Bed)

                          • Bedroom #3

                            Bedroom #3

                          • Hall bathroom - granite sink / counter

                            Hall bathroom - granite sink / counter

                          • Screened porch looking into Sunroom

                            Screened porch looking into Sunroom

                          • Screened porch toward driveway

                            Screened porch toward driveway

                          • Side yard view with storage shed at rear

                            Side yard view with storage shed at rear

                          • Rear view of driveway and outside shower

                            Rear view of driveway and outside shower

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Friday, March 07, 2014

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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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