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Luxurious Home, Water Views, Walk to Beach, Gated Community

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 + Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, sleeps 12

Luxury home completed in Spring 2004, in a small, unique gated community. 1 minute drive to the ocean with lifeguard-protected beaches, exquisitely decorated, stunning location overlooking the water and wetlands of the famous Salt Pond in Bethany Beach. Breathtaking views from multiple decks and screened-in porch, tranquil atmosphere, beach parking pass to Bethany's charming seaside family resort town. WiFi


Phyllis Alexander
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests provide their own sheets, pillow cases, beach towels and bath towels. Pillows and blankets provided. All paper products must be brought.
  • Be respectful of neighbors keeping noise down at night. Parking under the house or out front of the house only.
  • The number of guests cannot exceed 12 people. If Owner learns that there are more than 12 Guests, they will be asked to leave or charged more money.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Other - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Closed Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 3 twins, 1 double, 2 sleep sofas. Extra room - Not a bedroom but has a king size bed in the room. Soaking tub; outside shower; multiple decks; screened-in porch; loft with pull-out queen sleep sofa. Gated community Internet and cable Parking pass for downtown Bethany


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Home, Water Views, Walk to Beach, Gated Community
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Great Bethany Beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the location on Salt Pond. Having coffee on the screened porch overlooking the Pond was perfect. The house is very well equipped (especially the kitchen) and we loved the open concept and great light. Having the beach pass for Bethany Beach was an absolute plus as it made parking at the beach so easy. The house is very well maintained and our family had a wonderful vacation! We also enjoyed hiking the nature trail just a short walk from the house.

Lastly, since we were there over July 4th, we could see all the fireworks from the deck- a real treat! We really enjoyed the house, beds were comfortable and very clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house ever... And I'm picky!

  • 5 of 5

Phyllis's house was perfect! Very clean, beautiful (even better than the pictures portray), nestled in a quiet area, plenty of parking, kitchen well supplied, many rooms to sit and relax (large spacious living, dining area, den with French doors, and another den on third floor with a deck. There are many decks including one screened in deck, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms... It was perfect for our family including 5 grandchildren... Easy to spread out! Phyllis was very helpful and welcoming. We couldn't ask for a nicer property owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Wonderful Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I love to get together for weekends away from the city and this house in Bethany Beach has become one of our favorite destinations! The house is beautiful, spacious, and has everything you could possibly need - big kitchen, many porches, an outdoor shower, and more. We especially love relaxing on the porches overlooking Salt Pond after a long day in the sun at the beach or in the morning with our coffee. The layout makes it perfect for gathering family or friends together in one place. The house sits close to the beach, but right out of the main area of town so it's nice and quiet. This was our second year staying here and we would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House good, owner not

  • 1 of 5

House was really nice....but...Tubs poured brownish water and fine sediment, and it seemed the owner didn't believe me at first. She eventually came the next day and washed out the water heaters and it improved, for the most part. She got temporarily nicer when she saw how bad it was. Owner visited on the 2nd day claiming she needed to bring in some throw carpets. She literally stopped my children and head counted them to make sure I didn't have too many. (I paid hundreds extra for extra people, and brought exactly who was on the lease). Then she quizzed me on the count, and I told her it was the exact amount on the contract. She complained about the 4 cars I had for our agreed 14 people including 2 newborns, and I finally had to point out that there was no restriction on the contract. Then she walked in and audibly gasped because a bedroom was messy during the week's stay. In the end, she rudely emailed me that her housekeeper said we were the messiest family of the summer. I know we cleaned before we left and it looked good. We paid for the housekeeper, and hundreds extra for extra people. We have rented VRBO many times before and never had this problem. The house is nice, but the owner is not the type of person that should be renting her house. I should have known when during our first conversation, she told me that she was thinking to withhold the security deposit from the previous tenant for soiled carpets. Beware.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An owner of 2 rental homes in Bethany for 12 years, I have never had anyone complain about me. My home is a large, lovely, clean, well decorated gathering place for families during their holidays. Please see my comments: This guest has unfortunately misconstrued many facts and conversations. *I agreed to let the guest bring 13 people -1 over the 12 limit as 1 was supposed to have been an infant (My agreement with HOA is 12) He did NOT pay extra for that person. *I washed the bath matts and returned them the morning after their arrival and noticed 6-7 car All but 1 had car seats (indicating more than 13 people and guest was not even there) I asked the son-in law outside how many people were staying at the house. I NEVER did a head count. I did tell them that they had more than the allowable 4 cars (a community regulation) and suggested that they park at least one down the street in a public area *This guest DID NOT pay for the cleaning. None of my guests do. My cleaning crew has been with me for 12 years and does an incredible job But they called me upon their arrival/after guest left and told me that it was really dirty and wanted me to come and see it as they were going to have to charge me for excessive cleaning. I went there and they were correct! I paid them extra but did not pass that onto the guest as I could have according to our contract. I did let him know the crew called and I observed it. BUT he got his entire security deposit back! *Several days after guest arrival he called at night and told that they observed some brownish water from a spout in one of the bathrooms. Thinking it might be temporary I suggested that I come in the morning I went there and learned that the water heaters needed to be drained and flushed. I did so immediately and issue was corrected by midday. Houses have problems from time to time and I feel that people should be understanding of such. I corrected the issue as quickly as possible. It is regrettable that this guest has given me such a low rating as I feel he was more difficult than he needed to be and it certainly appeared that he had more people in the house than I expected. I take great pride in having a lovely, large, very clean and well decorated home in a lovely setting. I have had many many happy guests many who have returned. I welcome you to call me with the names of previous renters. I am certain they will provide a very different picture of me and my interest in having content guests.
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Beautiful home but no Wifi?!?

  • 4 of 5

The home is truly lovely - modern, clean, spacious and plenty of room for 2 families. The pictures do the home justice too. The main room (kitchen, living area) is fabulous and the balcony for evening dinners is so lovely. The kitchen is well stocked with dishware, pots/pans, etc. The location is great too as its a short drive to the beach.

My issues were as follows: 1) there is no Wifi. In this day/age, if professionals are expected to rent this home for a week, being able to have access to the internet for work is important. This alone would prevent me from renting again. 2) providing paper towels and toilet paper just seems like an inexpensive way to make renters happy. None are provided. And 3) the owner was nice enough but after we left, suggested we took the key and parking pass (the latter we received in the first place), threatened to stop payment on our returned security deposit and then charge us the bank fee to do so. Ultimately, the key/parking pass had been taken by the housekeeper.

So in the end, a lovely home but the issues listed above are enough for me not to rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WiFi is now available
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Henderson, NV

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice, well maintained property in a quiet, gated neighborhood that is perfect for large families. The property owner was extremely helpful and easy to work with. The large, open kitchen was great for family dinners, and the 3 levels of balconies on back afforded a great view of the 4th of July fireworks in Bethany Beach. This is a modern home that is tastefully decorated and well appointed. It is a very short (3 minute) drive into town to access the public beaches in Bethany Beach, and only a couple of miles the other direction to the Indian River Inlet and State Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return if we are back in the area again. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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With the ocean and bay minutes from the house, activities include swimming, surfing, fishing, crabbing, sea kayaking, boating and other water sports on the bay. Sports enthusiasts can also enjoy biking, golfing and hiking. Wide range of superb restaurants, including moderate priced and excellent higher end establishments. Tax free shopping in Delaware. 15 minute drive to Rehoboth Beach outlet shopping, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD.



Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $125

If daily rates apply there is a cleaning fee of $110
Weekly rates include cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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