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Beautiful Oceanfront Home With Amenities Galore

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Location, location, location ... this home in lovely South Bethany Beach has it! Wake up to beautiful sunrises, soak up the sun, stroll the beach, go crabbing or clamming or biking, dine at fantastic local restaurants, be lulled to sleep listening to the waves...does a vacation get much better than this?


This beautiful oceanfront home has 5 bedrooms (2 with king beds, 1 with queen bed, 2 with two twin beds each and a queen sleeper sofa) with sleeping for 12 people, 2 areas perfect for kids (a loft and a separate game area with a ping pong table, large screen TV, DVD player, and mini-fridge), 3 full baths with all the comforts of home: central A/C, a well-stocked kitchen for the casual cook or gourmet chef with many small appliances, including a Keurig brewing system (bring your own K-cups!).

There is a large flat screen TV in the living room with an updated DVD collection for movie nights plus Smart TVs in each bedroom -- so you can stream on any TV (except in the loft). Also, there's free Wi-Fi internet access, plenty of board games & puzzles, Bluetooth clock radios in each bedroom, a gas grill, a charcoal grill, a washer and dryer, beach chairs and sand toys, bikes for adults, a garage, a beachfront deck, direct beach access (right down the steps!) in relaxing South Bethany (dubbed a 'quiet resort') known for its family-friendly atmosphere.

Well-behaved dogs welcome with prior approval plus additional $100 fee per dog per week -- no cats please.

Please note that the bikes are for adults in your party. Bring your own helmets and your kids' bikes and enjoy the outdoors on wheels! Ride at your own risk -- owner and realtor have no liability for any accidents that may occur.

BEACH: The beach is public, but it is not ever very crowded because it is near a residential area. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm (5:30 pm on weekends). Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 15-October 15. Fishing and surfing are only allowed before 9 am and after 5:30 pm.

NEARBY: We often walk to McCabe's Gourmet Market in the morning to pick up breakfast and coffee to begin our day or cheese and appetizers to enjoy later in the afternoon while relaxing on our deck. Next to McCabe's is a place that will outfit you with what you need for a day of fishing or crabbing. We love to go crabbing, come back to steam them, and then dig in! There's Old Bay seasoning, a large pot, and mallets that we have stocked in the kitchen so you can do the same!

A STATE PARK is just a short 5 minute stroll down the beach. Also, there's a canal and some wildlife refuges nearby perfect for fishing, crabbing and boating. Small boats, kayaks and canoes have easy assess to launching at the canal.

The town of Bethany Beach is within walking distance (along the beach or road) with many fine restaurants, shops, arcades, and boardwalk. Stick around for some great evening outdoor concerts at the band shell on the boardwalk.

If it's more action and nightlife you're after, head just a few minutes north (to Dewey Beach or Rehoboth Beach) or south (Ocean City, MD) for tons of options from championship golf courses, mini-golf, shopping (great tax-free outlet shopping in Rehoboth Beach), restaurants, amusement parks, arcades, and nightlife galore.

Keywords: beach house, ocean front, beach front, oceanfront, beachfront

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Lyn

We bought this house because we both love the beach and wanted a place to enjoy fun family times with our children and extended family. The location was key because we wanted to wake up every morning on the beach and fall asleep listening to the waves outside. We find the wide sandy beach perfect because it is relaxing without the crowds and noise of bigger beach communities. The house is located on a quiet street perfect for walking and biking and just two blocks from Route 1 that connects you with other beach towns like Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach (20 minutes north) and Ocean City, MD (20 minutes south) offering plenty of shopping (outlet shopping in Rehoboth), restaurants, amusement parks, mini-golf, championship golf courses, nightlife, and more!

Lyn purchased this house in 1997

Why Lyn chose South Bethany

We bought our oceanfront house because it has a cozy cottage feel, the beach is never crowded, and the location can't be topped. And there's not much more relaxing or rejuvenating than time at the beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here very much. I appreciated the large open family room and dining area opening onto the deck, the ample parking, and the steps down to the sand next to the dune crossing. The five bedrooms and the loft area can accommodate a large group comfortably. We plan to return next year!
Jun 2010
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South Bethany House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , located in Great Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
spacious loft play area for children with TV/DVD


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Oceanfront Home With Amenities Galore
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

Please forgive my delay in writing my review. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The large, well-appointed kitchen, family room, loft and first-floor game-room easily accommodated our multi-generational group.

We loved the oceanfront views from the deck and easy access to the beach (you can use the steps from the deck or the first-floor door below the deck).. Everything we could want was provided; plenty of pillows, DVD’s, books, puzzles, ipod docks, smart tv’s and a crockpot.

York Beach Mall, just across Coastal Highway, is where we fetched the Washington Post for those of us that preferred the actual newspaper. Also there we found McCabe’s Gourmet Market with a great selection of scrumptious goodies, and Grotto’s Pizza.

There were five bicycles of various sizes in the garage that were put to use. Some of us rode to Bethany boardwalk and even well beyond that.

We had a lovely time here and I hope to return here often.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laytonsville, MD


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning home on the beach. I come here every year. The owners keep up with the times when it comes to technology. Lovely balcony with view of the ocean. Very comfortable, attractive furniture. Well-stocked, neat kitchen. Beautifully decorated. Games and jigsaw puzzles, everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, VA

All-Time Favorite!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to this house for years, and wouldn't consider any other place. This is a very friendly house, perfect for large families, and just suits every person in our group. Large well-stocked kitchen for the ones who love to cook, extra large dining table and peninsula for large family meals, and even another table for the puzzle. The deck is the best place in the house with the best views. The beds are all comfy and the owners seemed to think about every extra people on vacation would need or want. The loft area is a favorite with the kids, along with the game room and ping pong table. We love that you can get to the beach out of the downstairs door or off the deck, and when you come back, you can wash off the sand right there. And the bikes are a big hit -- we love riding to the town and boardwalk area and just walking around. I hope to be coming back to this house for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Beach House!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves this beach house. Been here before, and they just keep improving the house with each stay. Having beach bikes that are pre-adjusted for short or tall is a great convenience! Daily bike ride was refreshing.

Location is perfect, right in the middle so access to OC, fenwick, and Rehobeth are easy. Highly recommend this house. Big, spacious great room and loft.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, VA

Best vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to this house for years, and every time it is wonderful! All the thought the owners put into their guests' comfort and enjoyment is so evident with the new additions and improvements every year. The kitchen has anything you might need for a large gathering. The beds are very comfortable, and the whole layout is perfect for kids and adults (and a baby and a dog)! There is even a spot for the ever-present puzzle in progress. This house suits our family for all these reasons - plus the extra large dining area, and the separate TV/game room. The loft is always the first draw for the kids, leaving lots of room in the living room for the adults. We also enjoy the outside of the house, the location, and it is a great bike ride into town. All in all, this house is well thought out and very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was decorated with family in mind -- plenty of seating in the great room and a massive amount of dinnerware, pots, pans, appliances, etc., in the kitchen. Even the kitchen bar area has 9 stools! I've never stayed in such a well supplied beach house. Bedrooms are on the small side, but with good closet and drawer space. Beds are comfortable. The great room is very large and can very comfortably fit a large family. We had an extended family group of 8 adults and 2 toddlers and were very happy with the space. (We did bring a kiddie gate for the stairs). The location was fabulous. Beach access is very easy. The bikes at the house make for a short ride to the boardwalk (and you don't have to pay to park!) Great house! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethany Beach
Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
Fun family, friendly atmosphere. Great ribs and pulled pork.
Difebo's Restaurant
Great Italian food in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Off the Hook
Locally sourced seafood and vegetables.
Nantuckets Restaurant
Fenwick Island State Park
McCabe's Gourmet Market
Great spot for breakfast and lunch goodies. Also get some munchies to enjoy when relaxing o...
Mancini's Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant
Family friendly spot with good Italian food.
Grotto Pizza
Good pizza and they deliver.
Great tapas and full dinner menu. Attentive service.
Fat Tuna Grill
Family friendly spot.

tax-free shopping, lots of outlet shops nearby, 30 min from Cape May ferry, 20 min from Ocean City MD and Rehoboth Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check-in time: 3:00 pm; check-out time: 10:00 am. Linen rentals available locally.
We rent Friday-Friday during the late spring-early fall rental season.

We welcome well-behaved dogs ($100/dog per week). Sorry, no cats or other animals allowed.

Your first payment of 50% of rental rate is due with your signed Lodging Agreement to hold your reservation. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. We accept VISA, MasterCard & Discover.

All reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date will require full payment via credit card within 24 hours.

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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