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Salt Pond Golf Club with Community Center, Pools, Tennis, etc. (Saturday check-in during the summer months; otherwise, any day of week)
This cozy, one-story home is located in a community with an 18-hole, par-61 golf course and is about 2 miles from the beach. Enjoy Salt Pond's amenities for a fun golf getaway or a week at the beach. There are plenty of activities for the whole family. A short walk from the house, the community center offers outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool and hot tub (only during winter), well-equipped fitness center, tennis, basketball, sandlot volleyball and more. Nearby is a launching area for small boats for access to the Salt Pond (and to the network of canals that connect to the neighboring inlets and eventually to the ocean) and plenty of tree-lined streets and paths for walking, running or biking. The house is also right around corner from a new Harris Teeter grocery store.
The house is spacious throughout. The family room has vaulted ceilings, bright lights and plenty of seating room. Depending on your mood, you may choose to relax watching cable TV or DVDs on either of the two new TVs (summer of 2013) or instead you may wish to take advantage of the business center, which has a new computer and printer (summer of 2013) and high-speed internet access with a wireless network.
The master bedroom has a queen bed, a large dresser and closets. Its bathroom has a shower with handles for safer access. The second bedroom has a split-king bed with a large dresser and closet. With a cable outlet and new television, this bedroom is perfect for kids and adults alike. This bedroom shares a large bathroom with the third bedroom, which has two twin beds and an armoire closet. The sofa bed in the living room is new (as of April 2012) and has a VERY comfortable foam mattress.
The bright kitchen is large and well equipped. With early-day sun and pleasant view of trees and the cul-de-sac, the kitchen is a nice place to be, whether you're preparing or enjoying a meal. With seating for a total 13 both at the table and the bars, the kitchen is big enough for large groups.
If you prefer to entertain elsewhere, the porch and the backyard offer nice alternatives. The porch is screened-in and is ideally suited as a pleasant sitting room for lively discussions or reading under the fan. The backyard has a patio with charcoal grill and plenty of space for the kids to run and play. Kids can also play in the adjacent wooded lot or just let loose in the cul-de-sac in the front of the house, which has almost no traffic and is within easy sight from the kitchen.
We also installed a new Air Conditioning unit in 2012 and new carpeting throughout in May 2013.
Bethany Beach is named the 'Quiet Resort' and has a family atmosphere. There are amusement parks, many great restaurants and nightclubs, and bay water activities. Rehobeth Beach is ten minutes to the north and offers discount outlet malls, more great restaurants, and tree-lined streets. Ocean City and Assateague Island are directly south.
Families or couples preferred and pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis. The check-in is Saturday for weekly rentals. Please call for partial week availability.
Note: The facility fee for use of the amenities in the community center is about $80 (2013) for a pass of 20 “uses” (1 “use” allows 1 person all day use of facilities which equates to $4/person per day) -- cost subject to change. Greens fees are separate but reasonable. Navigate to the URL below the rate section and click on the 'The Salt Pond Golf Course' tab for golf details.
Address: 1 Heron Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Keywords: House, near ponds, pets, clean, secluded, salt pond community, beach house, golf course,
Note: the gas fireplace and jets in the jetted tub are not functioning right now
Also note that we do not provide linens or towels, so you'll need to either bring them yourself or arrange to rent them from any of the local companies that provide them. Two options are Sheets at the Beach and Grand Rental Station. Please work with them directly to meet your needs. Thanks!.
Brand-new as of 4/2012; has a VERY comfortable mattress...moreless
All bedrooms have a ceiling fan for better ventilation.
Also note that we do not provide linens or towels, so you'll need to either bring them yourself or arrange to rent them from any of the local companies that provide them. Two options are Sheets at the Beach and Grand Rental Station. Please work with them directly to meet your needs. Thanks!....moreless
In-home business center (new computer and printer as of April 2012, wireless network & high-speed internet connection), outdoor shower, well-equipped kitchen, 2-car garage. The community center also has a very nice gym with various treadmills and elliptical machines, exercise gym equipment, free weights and exercise balls/mats. Right around corner from house is a new Harris Teeter grocery store.
Heated indoor pool and hot tub is only available at the community center when the outdoor pool is closed.
*** Please provide your own linens and towels ***...moreless
Two DVDs - 1 in the living room and 1 in the middle bedroom...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Two TVs - 1 in the living room and 1 in the middle bedroom (both of them are new as of April 2013)...moreless
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Seating for 13 people
Full 'business center' with wireless, high-speed, internet access (bought new equipment on April 2012)...moreless
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Full exercise room is available in community center, which is just a 10 minute walk away. It has treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and exercise balls/mats...moreless
Lots of storage space available for your use during your rental period...moreless
Small balony in the front of the house, but front yard with Adirondack chairs is better place to relax with nice view. Outdoor shower along the side of the house....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Screened-in porch and patio in the rear of the house with a very nice view of open space and a wooded lot...moreless
Our house is on an executive golf course. The community center is a very short walk away....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Access to Salt Pond, where you can put-in. From here, there are miles of canals, with direct access to larger bays and even the ocean, if you're up for a very long kayak trip. Bring your own boats....moreless
Early Summer - 2015 May 23 - Jun 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Peak Summer - 2015 Jun 13 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late Summer - 2015 Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015 5 night min stay
Fall - 2015 Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Holiday - 2015 Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
We rent for full weeks from Saturday to Saturday during the peak summer months. If you bring a pet fee, there will be an extra charge. Rates are subject to change without notice until reservations are booked.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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We have a Harris Teeter grocery store within a 3 minute walk and other grocery stores within a 5 minute drive. Onsite, there are many activities including, volleyball, ping pong and swimming. Nearby, there are numerous award-winning golf courses, as well as 'tax free' outlet shopping within a 20 minute drive.
Year Purchased: 2005
The Unique Benefits at this House: Very relaxing ... lots of trees and winding roads that are perfect for walking, running and biking ... easy access for kayaking... I wish I could live there!