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Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 half baths, sleeps 12

Canal front home located 1000 yards (easy walk) from Fenwick Island State Beach. Perfect location adjacent to the Assawoman State Wildlife Area for kayakers (2 tandems supplied), wildlife and birding enthusiasts. Three master suites, four decks (upper deck with 360 degree view), modern Maytag stainless steel kitchen and laundry, elevator. HDTV, surround sound. Parking for 5 vehicles.

Outdoor Recreation: Crab pots are supplied for use in the canal. Drop them in in the morning with last night's chicken lips and eat fresh crabs every night. Two tandem kayaks and several bicycles are supplied. Running/ biking trails go for miles along the coastal highway - very well marked and segregated from vehicular traffic.

Ocean Beach: Several options exist for your enjoyment. The quiet ocean beach is a about a 10 minute walk from the house. Mom can fish while kids enjoy reading and Dad body surfs. Fenwick Island State Park Beach is a short drive on route 1 S. More active beaches for the young adults exist in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Dewey Beach is known for its young adult (21) nightlife. The village of Bethany Beach is great for the evening ice cream run if you desire to touch elbows with the summer crowds; pizza is a short bike ride away. A boutique coffee house is an easy walk or biking destination in the morning, along with a gourmet sandwich shop.

Shopping: There are many outlet stores and restaurants in nearby Rehoboth Beach, along with every other store you will need including Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes, and West Marine. Food shopping (Giant, Harris Teeter and Food Lion) and Package (alcoholic beverage) stores are within 5 miles. Delaware known for its tax free shopping - great place to stock up on necessities.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor shared
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 4th Floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Entrance Floor
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Entrance Level
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 are Master Suites with private bath. Bedrooms 4 and 5 share Bath 4. Bedroom 6 includes Bathroom 5.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3rdFloor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #5
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #4
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Half Bath
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a private deck on the canal. Bedroom 6 contains a half bath and is adjacent to loft lounge.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Incredible beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed a week at Helen's cottage. The property is amazing and there are endless activities, including kayaking in the canal, watching the sunset from the roof deck, playing cornhole, etc. The set up if perfect for a large group, allowing plenty of space to hang out together and get quiet alone time. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you return. Cherie
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Another Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Helen's cottage. This year was as amazing as our first and we are returning again next year. My husband and I treat our family to a week of being together and Helen's cottage provides the perfect accommodations and amenities. The house is spotless upon our arrival and Cherie has fully appointed it with everything we could need. Bayview Park is a perfectly serene neighborhood that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of a summer resort town. However, the boardwalk, restaurants and entertainment are just minutes away. Our favorite thing to do is spend time together on the beach and the beach that we have access to, is so beautiful. The children are safe to explore without getting lost in crowds and the beach is expansive and clean and quiet from other people's noise. Cherie is accessible and easy to deal with. We are looking forward to another vacation at Helen's cottage already!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, Delaware

A Great Time Was Had by All

  • 5 of 5

Helen's Cottage is "our" vacation home without owning a vacation home. For many years we have enjoyed the wonderful amenities at this fantastic home. Everything you need is here to have a wonderful beach vacation. The community is great, through the week we feel like the only people there. It's close to the beach whether walking or driving. You are close to Bethany, Rehoboth, Dewey, Fenwick and all of the "in town" activities. There are kayaks, bicycles, a large outdoor gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas and life jackets. Fabulous porches/decks to enjoy the view of the back bay and the beautiful night skies are at every level. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need except the food. This is literally a house that you can come to bringing only your clothes and your food. I don't think anyone in our group has ever had a negative thing to say about this house or our time spent here. Thanks for letting us call it "ours" another year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peg and family, We are happy to have families, such as yours, enjoy the house as much as we do ... to many more years of memories! Cherie
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Beautiful house and Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect summer vacation place for our extended family of 6 adults, 5 kids, and 3 dogs. The house is lovely, pristine, restful, with everything one could ever need and more. Multiple balconies and roof-top patio were wonderful. Could see partial sunrise and sunset over water from the house. 2 kayaks and extensive collection of beach gear were greatly appreciated. The beach is easily walkable, although does involve crossing 1 big road and climbing over some dunes (just something to keep in mind for little kids or older folks). Best of all, the beach was completely uncrowded! Surf and salt water fishing options also abound. Wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in “Helen’s Cottage” for 2 weeks in June. The house was everything we hoped for and more. This is a beautiful, huge house in a wonderful location. The beach is within walking distance and Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach, and Lewes are all a short drive away.

In addition to being beautiful and well located, this was probably the best “stocked” rental home I’ve stayed in. Other than shopping for perishable groceries I can’t think of a single thing we wanted or needed that the house didn’t have.

All the furniture and beds were very comfortable, and the elevator was an incredible resource that our family could not have done without.

Cherie was very responsive to the few questions we had during our stay – usually responding within minutes.

We had a great time in this fantastic house.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We are happy to hear that your enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back at any time. Cherie
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

I rented Helen's Cottage for a 3-day family reunion this week . We had 10 family members attend, some from New York, some from Maryland, and some from Virginia. Everyone loved the house. They couldn't stop raving about how comfortable, well furnished, and how well equipped it was. It was just like being at home. We had everything we needed, and more. Kayaks, bicycles, crab pots, games, a fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs and beach towels - and on and on. It even had an elevator. I highly recommend Helen's Cottage.

Mike P.

Gainesville, VA

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to provide a home away from home for vacationers! Glad you enjoyed your time at Helens Cottage!
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Baltimore Intl Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Lewes Ferry, Lewes, DE
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
US 113 (Dupont Blvd) / SR 26
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Fenwick Island State Park Beach
Car: recommended

Bethany Beach is known as the 'Quiet Beach' relative to the coastal resort areas of MD and DE. The home is located on a canal which is excellent for kayaking access to the local state wildlife area (Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area). It is an easy bike ride to the village, and an easy walk to the local ocean beach (Fenwick Island State Park), allowing fishing and swimming. Fishing vehicles are allowed on beach at all times with proper permits and equipment. Dogs are allowed on beach on 6' leash. It is a 15 minute car ride to Ocean City,MD or Dewey Beach, DE and a 20 minute ride to Rehoboth Beach, DE for outlet and other major shopping. Bay View Park is a small private community located on a peninsula in the Assawoman Bay, just west of Rte 1 (Coastal Highway).

Golf: Public and Private 18 and 9 hole golf courses lie within 10 miles of the center of town Bethany. Explore the many options: Salt Pond Golf Club, Bayside Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Assateague Greens Golf Center, The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Baywood Greens, and Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club.


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sensational Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fish Fest
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sizzling Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Super Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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