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Book a Fall Retreat - Beautiful cottage w/ large yard & private beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Unique cottage nestled on one-half acre in the woods on a quiet dead-end street; walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes! Perfect for one or two families; ideal for children. Master bedroom and main living areas all on the first floor.

Click on 'Links to More Information' below to take a virtual tour. See rates for discounted June weekends (Friday - Monday) and mini-weeks (Monday - Friday).

Two separate wings connected by screened porch. East wing includes large living area, dining area, kitchen, half-bath, and laundry on first floor; loft upstairs includes sitting area, CD player, queen bed and full bath. (This bathroom as well as the bathroom in the west wing have been renovated this spring; updated pictures are not yet posted on the website, however.)

West wing includes master bedroom with king-sized bed and TV, a second large bedroom including a queen and a single bed along with a bathroom which has a walk-in shower. Upstairs is a large loft perfect for kids; it includes one double bed, two single beds and futon which converts to a double bed. There is also a sitting area suitable for watching TV or DVD's, playing games, listening to music or hanging out.

Wireless internet available throughout the house; TV and DVD player in the living area and west wing loft. Multiple skylights, high ceilings and natural wood make this house a relaxing beach retreat whether it's spring, summer or fall.

There is a large screened porch and breezeway perfect for visiting or eating.

Spacious yard features children's playhouse, hammock, lawn furniture, gas and charcoal grills, picnic table, outdoor shower.

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More Details

Don & Susan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rated 9.5 / 10

We had a great time! On the way home, I asked everyone to rate the vacation and I got a 9.5 out of ten. Pretty good!

The house worked really well for us. It's an unusual setup with the "two houses" bridged by the open air area in the middle but surprisingly it works extremely well. The biggest advantage for us was for the kids. They could sleep in the morning or early evening or for a nap while we felt comfortable in the kitchen side making noise or meals or watching a movie or whatever. I often enjoyed reading on the porch in the evening when it was cool. Here are some other random thoughts:

-love the quiet street and neighborhood

- love the big property, just has a wonderful spacious and rustic feeling

-love the Middlesex Beach, way less crowded, excellent guards, not a bad walk

-nice to have the little shops at the end of the street: Chinese, Dollar Store, Shore Foods and Subway...all very handy

-ice maker makes ice fast! handy for beach cooler every day

-great to have "support": beach chairs, boogie boards, wagon, etc.

-girls loved the playhouse

-nice to have the bikes

-outdoor shower rated "best shower ever" by the boys

-everything well stocked....e.g. it was nice to have some spices in the cabinet already and little things like that

-furniture is "just right" The house is not a showroom and that's how I like it. (We did a trip to Ocean City once and stayed in a nice new place- and that was the problem. We were afraid to sit down. Too new and too nice. And it was sterile.) This place has character and charm

-house is big enough for our clan; just right not too big not too small

-area is centrally located to Bethany and Fenwick area

-had crabs and shellfish from Steamers: surprised at how fresh it all was and what a difference that makes

-we also really enjoyed the 10 day stay. Longer than a week but not too long. It's the first time we've done this and I can't imagine just doing a week now.

I'll offer a couple of suggestions:

- wish the exterior stairs were wider, particularly in the back. They are just very narrow and with my big feet I was always worried about missing one. It's a small thing but thought I'd mention it.

-also wouldn't mind having one more drying line. We just had so much to dry it seemed.

That's about it. Expect us to contact you sometime next year!
Jul 2010
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Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A $300 security deposit is required. See rental agreement for details.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) A set of sheets for this bed has been left in the bedroom closet. Sheets must be laundered and returned to closet prior to check-out., Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in upstairs bedroom converts to double bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two blocks to Private Beach with Pass, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Beach Cart, Bikes, Outdoor Shower, Playhouse, Picnic Table, Large Screened Porch, Quiet Wooded Neighborhood with Large Yard


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Book a Fall Retreat - Beautiful cottage w/ large yard & private beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
Ithaca NY

Great house great location

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! The location was great and the house is perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hartleton pa

Great family house!

  • 5 of 5

Our clan of eleven had a great time and especially liked the house where we could spread out . Grammy loved front porch reading. Private beach was awesome..although we had a visit from a huge manta ray! Would consider this house a first choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Prairie, TX

Early summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

First time renting this beach property. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!! Home was well stocked with amenities, well furnished, and close to everything (stores/restaurants/beach).

Owners could not have been nicer! I would highly recommend this property over others!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coopersburg PA

Beach vacation week of 7/19-26

  • 5 of 5

House was awesome. Love the area. This is our 21st year at Middlesex. First year in this house. Had to find a bigger house to rent, family is growing and everyone wanted to go to the beach this year.

Kitchen was well stocked. Even had spices. Bedrooms were roomy. Property was well maintained and clean. Owners were prompt in answering any questions and easy to deal with for rental agreement.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stay at the cottage in Bethany Beach. The cottage was clean, well furnished, well maintained and my family found it to be everything that was mentioned in the advertisement that was posted on VRBO. The screened porch was a meeting place for us every morning as it separated the bedrooms and while some were still sleeping we were able to read, use our laptops or just have quiet conversation while the others slept. The beach was a easy walk and we spent as much time on the private beach as we could. It was very convenient to a store and a coffee franchise for quick needs. There were bicycles, beach chairs, bogey boards, etc. for us to use. We enjoyed our stayed very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always the best!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year in a row renting this lovely home. The house is stocked with most everything you need and is very clean. You feel like you are in a cabin in the woods but are still very close to the most awesome beach in DE. There is not one thing I can say negative about this property. In fact, I want to live there. :) Thank you to the awesome owners for providing such a quaint and relaxing home for others to enjoy!! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to downtown Bethany Beach with boardwalk, restaurants, shopping, mini golf and live entertainment. Short drive north to Rehoboth Beach with outlet malls, shopping, mini golf, go karts, water parks, cinema, and more restaurants. Short drive south to Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD, for bustling shore life including lots of entertainment, boardwalk, arcades, rides, cinema, mini golf, restaurants and more.


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Prime Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 16 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 17 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 28 2018 - Nov 20 2018
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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