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Luxurious Bayfront Home on Private Peninsula, Gated, Beach & Pool, Water Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Luxury bayfront home with glorious water views from every window. 3,600 sq ft of splendor perched on a cul-de-sac in a 21-home gated executive community.

Up to 10 vacationers can enjoy five decks, screened porch, gas grill, whirlpool tub, wireless internet, computer and epic views that go on forever. This home delivers luxury and convenience whether you favor the private pool, tennis/basketball court, the award-winning beach, exploring, or just chilling out with your sundowner in an aquatic wildlife setting. Expect much.

The home is offered July, August, and September and maintained to the high standard of a private executive residence. The waterfowl greet you to start your day as you sip your beverage perched high over long water views. The open floor plan and large kitchen island is perfect for your breakfast and snacks, and every window displays pristine bay scenes. The multiple decks and screened porch are adorned with relaxation seating for everyone. Throughout the day you observe shore birds and other wildlife go about their business in their natural habitat, and yet you are only a 7 minute walk to the ocean beach.

Waters Edge features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and sleeps 10 people. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, balcony and private bathroom with whirlpool tub. Every bedroom enjoys the tranquility of a natural water view.

Expect more when you are our guests. We provide starter paper products (paper towels and t-paper) as well as hand soap, dishwasher, and laundry detergent. Also, there is no cleaning fee.

Additional amenities include a wet bar and refrig, large capacity Keurig coffee brewer, multiple large flat screen HDTVs with satellite DVRs, and whole-house WIFI with a computer, a spectacular glass office, elevated captains walk, private outdoor shower, and lending library.

Our nearby service coordinator is available to arriving and departing guests to deal with any unique situations as you begin your concern-free visit.

We tried to think of everything ... even a dumbwaiter for grocery deliveries. Multiple size bikes are available. A beach buggy and beach chair sare dedicated for your use. Should the few hundred steps to the award-winning beach be too far, consider the large, uncrowded pool located minutes away from the home, where abundant chaise lounges and sunbrellas along with professional landscaping offers a lazy oasis from reality.

The Cove community supports only 21 luxury homes, so amenities such as the private pool and tennis/basketball court are never crowded. Our home sits on a one-area parcel which is manicured and surrounded by water on three sides. Did I mention the birding?

The adjacent towns of Bethany, Dewey, Rehoboth and Ocean City, MD are reachable by bike or car. Have a culinary affair at the Culinary Coast. This region supports 100 restaurants to the north, and 100 dining venues to the South. Delaware is home to tax-free shopping and the endless outlet malls in nearby Rehoboth Beach offer plenty of upscale shopping opportunities.

The nearby Indian River inlet marina offers charter boat fishing, boat launch and docking services, dining, and a fish store selling fish right off the boat.

Join us for your next vacation and visit the award-winning beach and bay of Waters Edge.


This 21-home private, gated executive community offers a private pool and tennis/basketball court. The beach for swimming, sunning, surf fishing, shell treasures and bird watching is nearby. Wander for miles in the adjacent DE Seashore Park. Biking (bikes are provided) and hiking are yours for the asking. Or just relax, eat, read, sleep, sun and veg out in screened porch or outside decks.

ACTIVITIES ON_SITE: Cruise the bay in a kayak or raft. Crabbing, clamming, fishing and bird watching in the nature preserve back yard on the property. Biking and hiking are yours for the asking. Or just relax, eat, read, sleep, sun and sip while you enjoy the panoramic views high off the Captains Walk.



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More Details

Marcia Plotkin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Marcia Plotkin

We love North Bethany Beach, a true quiet resort area. Executive living at its finest in a gated community with easy access to a rich variety of activities in the immediate area. This includes a private swimming pool, tennis/basketball court, nearby sparkling ocean beach, the slow culture of Southern Delaware and racy Ocean City, MD. Did I mention birding, and discount shopping - plus no sales tax?

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.

Marcia Plotkin purchased this house in 1999

Why Marcia Plotkin chose Bethany Beach

North Bethany is a high value up-and-coming area which is almost fully developed yet outside the city limits. We wanted a place where we could be on the bay to observe nature at its best (we've even seen seals) but within minutes walking distance of the beach and also I could walk to get a cup of coffee to a small restaurant is nearby. We get all three in Waters Edge plus a gorgeous home with relaxing water all around. You are welcome to come and share it with us.

What makes this house unique

Situated on a one acre private peninsula, surrounded by tidal water on 3 sides. Throughout the day you observe shore birds and other wildlife go about their business in their natural habitat. The beach sunsets are varied and simply spectacular, made even better on the deck with a Sundowner drink in hand. Privacy galore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a stunning home! We enjoyed the many decks and catching the sweet breeze from the bay. Can't wait to return. Many thanks.
Jul 2013
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Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - Full - toilet , shower , Top floor, serves kitchen, dining, and deck areas
    Bathroom 2 - Full - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower floor. Serves SW bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Full - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower floor. Jack & Jill bathroom, full service
    Bathroom 4 - Full with Jet Tub - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Top floor, attached to MBR. Jet tub, Dual Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Half - toilet , Lower floor, powder room, serves family room and deck areas
    Private Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Covered outdoor shower with privacy at South side of home
  • 4 full bathrooms, 1 half-bathroom Private Outdoor Shower with seating area and southerly water view.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - 1 queen , Lower floor with Jack & Jill bathroom and water views
    Master Bedroom 4 - King - 1 king , Top floor, with attached full bath, wall mounted HDTV, deck
    Bedroom 1 - Queen - 1 queen , On lower floor with attached full bathroom and deck access
    Bedroom 3 - Twin and futon - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , lower floor with Jack & Jill full bathroom, screened porch
  • 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 folding portable bed Large wall mounted HDTV in MBR with digital recording feature, and DVD player.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On-site private community pool and tennis courts, Dumbwaiter, wetbar and fridge, Multiple sundecks, screened porch, Captain's walk, Home theater with 58' Plasma HDTV, Multiple cable TVs, Multiple Premium channels, CD/DVD/VCR, High speed internet connection with WIFI router and Dell computer, Unlimited U.S. long distance telephone calling, Bicycles, on-site fishing and crabbing gear, 2 car garage & outside parking for 4 cars, hobby workbench, No Group rentals


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Luxurious Bayfront Home on Private Peninsula, Gated, Beach & Pool, Water Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 66 reviews

Grammy K.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week at this lovely house! Plenty of room for three generations to enjoy! We definitely hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Grammy K. We have many intergenerational guests enjoy the all-important Summer get togethers at our home away from home. Hope the grandkids enjoyed themselves too. Grammy M and Grandpop Steve
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Memories Made in This Great Home

  • 5 of 5

The home is well kept. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The gated community gives you a sense of security. It's all very quiet and peaceful. The beach is only a short drive away. There are several flights of stairs to get around the house so I wouldn't recommend for people with mobility issues. For our family it did not pose a problem but I thought I should include into the review. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi: Tranquility set right in as soon as I read your lovely review. We know what you mean. Listening to bay waves, sandpipers or ospreys can really make you forget any troubles. Thanks for thinking of us and having such a great time at Waters Edge. - Marcia
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Water's Edge was the perfect relaxing stay for our adult extended family. Plenty of privacy and space for 4 couples to congregate and also enjoy quiet time.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for thinking of us during this cold spell. Nice to remember the warm days of end of summer. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to your return. - Marcia and Steve
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Fairfax County, VA

The perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house provided just what we wanted -- fabulous views, quiet, peaceful, with everything we needed nearby (the beach, grocery store, gym to work out) and a community pool within the development. The house has everything you need, especially in the kitchen. Windows and views that won't quit, what a great way to spend a week. It was our first time at Bethany after many years going to the Outer Banks and we will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the area. It's daunting to vacation somewhere else with hopes of finding all the "vacation wants" one requires. Again, we appreciate your pertinent questions and hope we satisfied them. Please feel free to drop a line and as they say in the South, "Come on down..."
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Fulton, Maryland

Extended family haven

  • 5 of 5

From the kayaking to watching my grandsons first try fishing, this was a perfect place for 3 generations to spread out. Deciding on which deck to relax on, which floor to convene on, go to the pool or the beach, such decisions! Nine of us could do whatever we wanted and several could use the kitchen without overcrowding. Best sunsets and storm watching ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review makes me want to be in Bethany right now. Thanks so much for capturing the essence of Waters Edge and reminding us of how idyllic our home away from home is. We hope to have you as our guests soon again. -Marcia and Steve
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Great Home for a family!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time at Bethany Beach and we had an amazing time. We have three young children ages 6,5, and 2 and this was a wonderful house for them in an ideal location. The sunsets are amazing and the bedroom layout was perfect for the little ones. The kitchen and deck is large enough to accommodate a large family. We were at the beach every morning by 10am and back home for lunch and naps and at the pool in the afternoon. The community pool is excellent. The location is great to restaurants and food shopping and a short drive to the Bethany Beach boardwalk. Try Matt's and Blue coast grill for great seafood but make sure you go before 6pm if you have young children or you will have to wait at least 30mins or more. The owners are very helpful with any questions you may have and reachable via email or phone with a great response time. I would highly recommend this house for large families with young children. Thanks again for an amazing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive review especially about our wonderful sunsets. The 2 restaurants you mentioned have been around for awhile and are only 2 of the many types of fantastic eateries we have in Bethany. We recommend restaurants wherever asked and use reviews like yours to make further recommendations. Enjoy the rest of your summer. - Marcia and Steve
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salisbury, MD SBY
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
On DE Route 1
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lewes-Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Numerous Golf Courses in 2 states
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Wilmington, DE
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
DE Route 1, Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
On DE Route 1
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Atlantic Ocean, North Bethany Beach
Car: recommended

ACTIVITIES ON-SITE: Home surrounded on 3-sides by tidal Beach Cove, in this private 21-home gated executive community, which offers a private pool and tennis/basketball court. Cruise the bay in your kayak or raft. Crabbing, clamming, fishing, and bird watching where the birds fly up to greet you.

Biking and hiking are yours for the asking. Or just relax, eat, read, sleep, sun and sip while you enjoy the panoramic view high perched high up on the Captain's Walk.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Short walk to the fine sandy beach for swimming and surf fishing, wander for miles in the adjacent DE Seashore Park. Numerous golf courses, bike paths, three boardwalks, and superb dining in 2 states. Tax-free outlet shopping/antiquing. Ocean and bay watersports - charter boat fishing, wind-surfing. Touring all around. Local watersports: swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, sport-fishing, beachcombing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing.

Other Activities: A wide variety of water sports are available including ocean party boat fishing

Golf: Golf: Golf in Delaware and Maryland at numerous modern courses over a long season. There is a wide selection of public, semi-private 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.

Ski: Water skiing available as well as other summer water sports in the river, bay or ocean.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 5.0%

2018 Season Weekly Rates range between $2,625 to $5,870. Please call 267.252.0597 for details.

FLEXIBLE MINI-WEEK -- 5-days/4-nights weekend are available in off-season
*OR* 4-days/3-nights weekend are available in off-season
Call 267.760.5145 for details.
Private getaways or business retreats. Very family-friendly and located in a gated executive community.
Vacation rental rates available weekly during July, August, and September for memorable family reunions.
Make unforgettable memories with your kids.

The initial payment secures your reservation and is 1/2 the total amount including rent, community tax and security deposit.
The final payment is due no later than 30-days prior to arrival and occupancy.
All payments may be made by personal check, company check, cashiers check, or wire order.

2018 Season Weekly Rates range between $2,625 to $5,870. Please call 267.252.0597 for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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