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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Bethany Beach reviews
"This is a great home -- plenty of open space, good size kitchen, and wonderful screened in porch. Our family (three couples) stayed here for our vacation and it was perfect. Many activities in the community-- biking (cool path through the marshes), pool in the community, the salt pond-- and close to the beach and other shore points. It was easy to get to the beach, but also easy to get out into the country and waterways in the area. The owners were very helpful and accommodating from beginning to end and we would recommend this home away from home."Guest: LF Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014View listing
"I have been staying the past 6 years in Fenwick, I spoke with Linda because I needed a change and decide on Bethany and a wonderful conversation with her and that sealed the deal. Now don't get me wrong I had hesitation because of the years I spent at Fenwick. After we arrived I was completely surprised by the way the place was decorated, wife and kids loved it. It is a short distance to the beach, everything is right there for you a short distance away. Before we left the kids asked if we can go back next summer."Guest: john Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014View listing
"I am very thankful that I stumbled upon this listing and had the opportunity to book it and vacation there. As the other reviews stated, the owner is so great to work with and he was so accomodating and kind--which I find extremely important! The condo was clean and comfortable with amazing views that we couldn't get enough of. 7 of us stayed (2 elderly, 3 children and 2 forty + year olds!) and it was accomodating to all of us equally. There are a few magnets on the refrigerator with some local businesses (food, auto repair, etc...) that we used as a "guide" and were very pleased with those choices. Unfortunately, we had some minor car problems but Robert's (on that list) took us the same day we called. They were very kind, honest and reasonable. I feel extremely blessed to have had this beautiful vacation spot with my family as we created a lasting memory. My elderly parents are decling in health and mind and this probably was our last vacation together...I couldn't have asked for more."Guest: Teresa B. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 24, 2014View listing
"We loved staying here. It was decorated so cute and had such a comfortable feeling. Nice touch having chairs, beach umbrella and boogie board. Our kids loved all the board games and movies they had stocked in the condo. Plus they rode their bikes in the lot and fed the geese. Nice having the best of both world - the beach not far and a wooded escape (the condo). Owners very nice to deal with. Highly recommend."Guest: Jen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014View listing
Bethany Beach Travel Tips
The permanent population of Bethany Beach, Del., lingers around 1,000, but this little seaside resort town is alive with vacationers from Baltimore, Virginia and beyond seeking an idyllic retreat from hectic city living. The beach town is sandwiched between popular locales Ocean City, Md., and Rehoboth Beach, Del. If you’re planning your escape to Bethany Beach, here are the must-visit attractions, parks and restaurants in the area to make for a wonderful time away.
Spend the day on Fenwick Island, which is about a 4-mile drive south from Bethany Beach on Route 1. Though it’s not a real island, it’s still an enchanting place. One of the best things to do here is visit Fenwick Island State Park. You and the kids can swim, boogie board and play in the sand in this relaxing locale. For a more active experience, take a guided canoe or kayak tour through the meandering waterways - pick a water trail that’s right for you, whether it’s 6 to 7 miles on the Brandywine Creek Trail or a shorter, more relaxing paddle on the non-tidal Racoon Pond, where you are likely to see otters and water snakes. While you’re on Fenwick Island, also check out the lighthouse, which was built in 1859. Though it’s not in use for ships, it still lights up the night sky today. You also can’t miss the free DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum on Route 1, just above Sea Shell City. It’s a private collection of old coins, china and jewelry from various area shipwrecks.
Holts Landing State Park is another must-see. The beaches are pristine, and the bay is perfect for clamming, crabbing and fishing. Take a hike or a relaxed stroll on one of the various peaceful trails. The Bethany Beach Nature Center on Garfield Parkway is a great little place to learn about local wildlife. They host programs for kids on Saturday mornings and can provide you with information on how to research and track horseshoe crabs in the area:
Though natural beauty is prevalent in Bethany Beach due to the protected parks and interesting coastal ecosystem, there’s plenty more to explore in the area.
- Hit the mini-links at Viking Golf Theme Park on Fenwick Island, If golf doesn’t interest you or the kids, ride the go-carts and get wet at the water park.
- See and be seen on the 1-mile long Bethany Beach Boardwalk. There are a few businesses to check out, but the main attractions are people-watching and taking in the salty seaside air. This small but mighty boardwalk hosts the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival every September. The juried show features works by more than 100 artists, and nearly 7,500 people attend the fest each year.
- Grab the perfect photo opportunity at the Chief Little Owl totem pole at the corner of Garfield Parkway and U.S. Route 1. It was carved by a Hungarian artist who immigrated to the U.S. and is dedicated to the Nanticoke Tribal Nation.
- Climb the WWII Tower in South Bethany. There are 11 such towers along the coast from Wildwood, N.J., to Bethany Beach. Supposedly, U.S. service members stationed there could see 14 miles into the Atlantic as they scanned for enemy ships!
Dining and Shopping
There are two main places to dine and shop in Bethany Beach: the Boardwalk and Garfield Parkway.
On the Boardwalk, the dining is excellent. For a casual but sophisticated meal, head to Patsy’s, where the serve up a mix of Southern-inspired and Key West-style cuisine. Patsy, the owner and chef, believes in farm-to-table dining, so most of the ingredients are local and organic, including the fresh seafood. The only exception is her signature dish: whole snapper, which is flown in from Key West and flash fried tempura-style. If you need a sweet treat, head to The Original Kohr Bros. for frozen yogurt or Maureen’s Ice Cream & Desserts for everything under the sun.
The best spot on Garfield Parkway is Off the Hook for sumptuous farm-to-table fare like buttermilk battered oysters, truffled sweet corn and crab flatbread and mini cheesecakes with strawberry and basil compote. Another must-try is DiFebo’s for their gourmet Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.