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Ocean Spirit - Direct Oceanfront - Year Round, 5 Bed Rooms

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Townhome, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

**(ATTENTION: Rates quoted for less than a full week are incorrect because of system errors. Please see our Notes for weekend off-season rates, also below)**


Ocean Spirit is direct oceanfront with the blue ocean as your moving backyard. Enjoy breathtaking ocean sunrise water views that go on forever. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, three direct oceanfront sundecks with 180 degree unobstructed views, parking for four cars and sleeps twelve. Fully equipped kitchen. Equipped with outside shower, WIFI and computer, multiple HDTVs, and unlimited U.S. phone service.


Location: Ideally located in the ‘Quiet Resort’ community of North Bethany Beach. The Delaware Seashore Park is just next door for more swimming, shelling, hiking, and fishing. Nearby are numerous golf courses, bike paths, three boardwalks and superb dining in 2 states. Situated between world-class tax-free outlet shopping in lively Rehoboth Beach (7 miles) and the spicy nightlife of Dewey Beach and Ocean City, MD (14 miles).


This direct oceanfront home is ideally suited for your vacation dreams. Please note that this home books early.


ON-SITE Activities - Further details: ON-SITE ACTIVITIES:

Directly on your beach for swimming, surf fishing, windsurfing. The only way to be closer to the water is to be in it. Wander for miles in the adjacent Delaware Seashore Park. Crabbing, clamming, bird watching, beach biking and hiking are yours for the asking. Full 180 degree panoramic views from the sun decks. Or just relax, eat, read, sleep, sun and sip while you enjoy the ocean sunrise and have breakfast regularly with the shore birds and rising tide.



Numerous golf courses, bike paths, three resort boardwalks, and superb dining in 2 states. Tax-free outlet shopping/antiquing in Rehoboth Beach. Ocean and bay water sports - charter boat fishing, wind surfing. Touring all around. Local water sports: Cruise the bay in a kayak or raft, swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, jet skiing, sailing, sport fishing, beachcombing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing.




RATES: 2016 Season Weekly Rates range between $2,790 to $6,250. Please call for details-610.358.5366.


FLEXIBLE MINI-WEEK -- Also available during Off-Season for 2, 3 or 4-day Oceanfront Flexible Mini-Week Getaways.

Flexible Mini-Week -- 3-days/2-nites: $1190;

4-days/3-nites: $1650;

5-days/4-nites: $1990;

Holiday Weekends: $1785

Oceanfront weeks from $2,490 to $6,090.

Available year-round for private ocean getaways, business retreats, or sanity weekends..

Keywords: Direct Oceanfront, Townhouse Condominium

More Details

Marcia Plotkin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Marcia Plotkin

While we love living just outside Philadelphia, PA, its such a treat to come here. Our 7 grandchildren love it too. We've flunked retirement twice, attained degrees from Drexel University and generally appreciate every minute of life we can.

We love North Bethany Beach, a true quiet resort area. Beach front living at its finest in a quiet community with easy access to a rich variety of activities in the immediate area. The sparkling ocean beach, the slow culture of Southern Delaware and racy Ocean City, MD. Did we mention birding and discount shopping - no sales tax?

Marcia Plotkin purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Marcia Plotkin chose Bethany Beach

Ocean Spirit is a uniquely situated home built right on the sand dunes. You can’t do that anymore! The ocean water occasionally even runs under the home. We enjoy sharing with our friendly clients all year-round. Peaceful, relaxing but with much to do in the area, we love just staring out the windows looking for migrating dolphins or indulging in our birdwatching and boating hobbies. As one guest said 'We've traveled all over the world and the sunrise here could match any we've seen anywhere.' We couldn't agree more. We hope you visit!

North Bethany is a high value up-and-coming area yet outside the city limits. We wanted a place where we could be directly on the ocean to observe and join with nature at her best (passing dolfins) and we could walk to get a cup of coffee (a small restaurant is nearby). We got it all in Ocean Spirit plus a gorgeous home. You are welcome to come and share the magic with us.

What makes this townhome unique

It's easy to love these surroundings. Ocean water at the back door, long ocean water views in all weather, birds flying up to personally greet you; an enormous sand back yard / shore bird sanctuary; spacious interior, etc.

The usual WIFI, HDTV, computer, etc.

What's not to like?

Our lovely sand dunes offer spectacular ocean views from the beachside. Mother nature lives at our doorstep with entertaining shore birds and passing dolfins. Watch each day arise with the sun piercing the horizon way out at sea and early-bird boaters plying the surf.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We haven't missed a sunrise for two weeks. Couldn't be any closer to the waves - we fell asleep and awoke while listening to their music and were fortunate to have a full moon as well.
Oct 2013
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Bethany Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 MBR - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also a powder area with sink in an adjacent space.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on lower level.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private enclosed shower at the Beach Level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On upper floor with makeup area.
  • Outdoor enclosed private shower on beach deck.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 - 1 king , Directly faces the Ocean, with HDTV and ocean balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On second level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , This is a Twin/full w/trundle bed. Located on upper level.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , On lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , On lower floor
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Twin / full bed with trundle. HDTV in Master Bedroom with DVD player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities in the home: 3 Sundecks with 180-Degree Splendid Ocean Views. Enclosed Beach Shower, High-speed Internet with whole-house WI-FI and Computer. HDTV home theater with a 65" curved 4K HDTV, DVD/CD player, VCR, and Stereo. Cable TV with multiple Premium/HBO Channels. HDTV in MBR with DVD. Full kitchen with Microwave, Coffee Maker, Full kitchen utensils, Air Conditioning, Washer & Dryer. Unlimited U.S. long distance telephone calling in high season, gas grill, bicycles, beach toys, beach chairs. Parking: Covered Parking for 2 Cars, plus off-Street Parking for 2 Cars. Professional weekly cleaning included in price. Some soaps, paper products provided. IMPORTANT: No Smoking. No Pets. No group rentals. See dozens of Guest Reviews at ..... .


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Ocean Spirit - Direct Oceanfront - Year Round, 5 Bed Rooms
average rating of 4.95 based on 93 reviews

Peggy Dee

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a beach property, and it was such a good experience that we want to do it again! Ocean Spirit is just amazing - right on the beach but still private. The unit itself was clean and well-kept; the furniture was all really nice and the floor-plan made it easy to accommodate 2 families without getting in each other's way. It is very well located, also, with very convenient shopping. The owners were considerate and easy to work with, and we even had a bottle of wine waiting for us - what a great touch! We will definitely rent this unit again and would recommend it to all -

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peggy (and Richard too). We didn't realize you were first-timers; you seemed so experienced with your questions and your review. We've met some amazing people through Ocean Spirit and hope to be renting for quite awhile longer. We very much appreciate your comments and hope to speak further in the year. Take care. - Marcia and Steve
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Right smack on the ocean, waves licking at your feet.

Right on.

Cna't do better short of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2006
  • Stayed: November 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocean Spirit...Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Bethany Beach for over ten years, all at Tower Shores. Ocean Spirit is by far our favorite condo right on the Beach. The owners are friendly and are wonderful to work with and, unlike other owners whose property we have rented, the Plotkin's live nearby in case anything is needed. We spent the week there with two of our daughters, their husbands and five grandchildren and had plenty of room...and fun! Bethany and Rehoboth Beaches have plenty of great restaurants and family activities nearby, and shopping at the three Tanger Malls in Rehoboth is sales tax free.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beach is terrific, isn't it? So glad you enjoyed our remodeling and all the sights and sounds around us. Bethany is quite the family town with great restaurants and activities. We hope you visit soon again and bring those grandchildren again. Nothing beats being able to walk right down to the beach. Thanks again for your positive review. - The Plotkins (glad Steve got to meet you even if in a most strange way)
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Lancaster PA

Amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th year staying at Tower Shores complex but 1st at this property. How can it not be is right on the beach! 3 decks overlooking the ocean, enjoyed morning coffee and breakfast in pajamas on the deck and evenings under the stars! The owners were awesome with which to work!! Looking forward to next year!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review; it makes me want to be there now and in p.j.'s. Always thinking about upgrades, we have begun remodeling some bath areas. Hope you will be able to join us. Have a great year and thanks so much for visiting Ocean Spirit. - Marcia
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VRBO: France, Spain, Costa Rica, Lake Champlain, Scotland

September at the beach is great

  • 5 of 5

After spending the last 15-20 years at the Outer Banks we decided to come back to Bethany since it is closer to our grown children. This experience did not disappoint. Everyone loved being right on the beach -- and our stay had the added benefit of being during a full moon -- so the nights were gorgeous too. This house is well appointed -- and the beds are very comfortable. The location is ideal as well -- a bit out of the center traffic, but close enough to everything. Having a great restaurant at the end of the street was an added treat -- Matt's Fish Camp has delicious food and is a few minutes walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you experienced a positive week at Bethany Beach. We also used to go to N.C. until we discovered the relaxing, quiet beaches of Southern Delaware closer to home. During certain times of the year, we actually have almost the whole beach to ourselves. Matt's Fish Camp is an added bonus especially the lobster roll. We hope you will consider returning to experience more of our great restaurants. Thank you for your positive review. - Marcia and Steve
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Bethesda, MD

Superb House and Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 10th year at Ocean Spirit. The owners have not only maintained the house perfectly, but have also supplied extras such as beach chairs and umbrellas. The house was again perfect for our children and grandchildren who now range in age from 20 to 60. Our oldest granddaughter was just married and her brother toasted us at the wedding with special thanks for our Bethany Beach years. At night the stars seem touchable. Falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean and waking up to see the sunrise are unforgettable experiences. We also love the location and being close to Matt's Fish Camp for excellent take-out and dine in food. In addition, Rehoboth, Fenwick, and Ocean City are a short drive away. My husband and I and our family wholeheartedly recommend Ocean Spirit.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the benefits we've enjoyed in owning and renting "Ocean Spirit" is making new friends. We thank you so much for making it easy to host you and pointing out the pleasures of this ocean front property. We hope another 10 years is in the making especially with that new large t.v. and bathrooms on their way for next summer. Please stay in touch. - Marcia and Steve
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Salisbury, MD SBY
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
DE Route 1
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Numerous Golf Courses in the area
Nearest Train
97 Miles
Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
DE Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
North Bethany
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Bethany Beach
Car: recommended


ONSITE ACTIVITIES: This direct oceanfront location offers privacy, convenience, parking and unlimited beach access right outside your kitchen door. A five-step walk to the beach for sunning and swimming, surf fishing, bird watching, biking, hiking and kite flying. Or just relax, eat, read, sleep, sun and sip while you enjoy the panoramic Atlantic Ocean views from 3 sun decks.

NEARBY ACTIVITIES: wander for miles in the adjacent DE Seashore Park. Nearby are numerous golf courses. There are bike paths, three boardwalks for your leisure, and 200 superb dining opportunities and night life in two states. World-class Tax-free outlet shopping/antiquing in nearby Rehoboth Beach. Wide range of beach activities for children. Touring all around.

LOCAL WATERSPORTS: Ocean and bay water sports, charter boat fishing, swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, deep sea sport fishing, beach-combing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing. Cruise the bay in your kayak or raft.

Other Activities: All sorts of Atlantic Ocean beach community activities and festivals.

Golf: Golf in Delaware and Maryland at numerous modern courses over a long season. Enjoy a wide selection of public, semiprivate and private courses. Here is a sampling of nearby courses:

Salt Pond Golf Club, Semi-Private, 400 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach; Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Semi-Private, Central Ave, Ocean View; Bethany Bay Golf Club, Public, 2 Lee Ln,

Millville; Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, Private, 29494 Cripple Creek Drive, Dagsboro; The Peninsula, Private, 26937 Bay Farm Road, Millsboro; Links At Lighthouse Sound, Semi-

Private, 12723 Saint Martin's Neck Rd, Bishopville; Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club, Private, Clubhouse Dr, Berlin; Baywood Greens, Public, Long Neck Rd Off Route 24, Long Neck; River

Run Golf Course, Semi-Private, 11605 Masters Ln, Berlin; Pine Shore Golf Course -Dogwood-Pines, Public, 11285 Beauchamp Rd, Berlin; and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

2018-2019 - Also available during Off-Season for 2, 3 or 4-day Oceanfront Flexible Mini-Week Getaways.
Flexible Mini-Week -- 3-days/2-nites: $1295;
4-days/3-nites: $1950;
5-days/4-nites: $2200;
Holiday Weekends: $1995
Oceanfront weeks from $2,890 to $6,410.
Available year-round for private ocean getaways, business retreats, or sanity weekends. Make memories.
Please call for details - 610.358.5366 or 267-760-5145

The initial payment secures your reservation.
The final payment is due no later than 30-days prior to occupancy.
All payments may be made by personal check, company check, cashiers check, or wire order.
2019 Season Weekly Rates range between $2,890 to $6410. Call for details 610.358.5366
Vacation rental rates available year-round for glorious family reunions, private getaways or business retreats

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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