About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 180 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Light, airy luxury home on deep-water canal with private boat ramp and dock! Painted throughout in fall of 2017. Beautiful hardwood floors in main living areas, granite countertops, spacious well equipped gourmet kitchen, outdoor solar lighting, and a double hammock for relaxing by the water. With 2 separate wings upstairs that overlook the living area, it is ideal for 2 families to share. Each wing has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Both waterfront master bedrooms, one queen and one king, have private decks overlooking the water. The 2nd bedrooms in each wing have 2 twins each. The main living area has soaring cathedral ceilings, many windows, lots of light, wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, game table, and an additional half bath. There is a delightful screened porch, outside shower, large separate laundry room, and nicely landscaped back yard with picnic table for enjoying meals by the water and adirondack chairs for relaxing watching the boats go by enjoying the spectacular sunsets. Shops and restaurants are just a short walk away (Grotto Pizza, McCabes Gourmet Market where your pets can join you as you sip your morning coffee), the tackle shop to outfit you for fishing, and other unique shops. The beach is a leisurely 10 minute (or a brisk 5 minute), walk from the house. Should you prefer to bike, bike racks are available at the beach, and a parking pass is provided for those preferring to drive. Although Bethany Beach does not allow dogs in season, the State park is adjacent to the beach (just steps away) where they are welcome anytime as long as they are under control. The house has ample off-street parking for 4+ cars in addition to your boat(s).
Well-behaved pets considered, $250 pet fee
Private Boat Ramp and Dock
Bring your boat, and tie it up at local restaurants for dinner! A great house for entertaining, with areas equipped for indoor dining in house or on screened porch & outdoor dining on deck or on large picnic table by water.
The house is especially great for entertaining, with its full wet bar, large gourmet kitchen, fireplace, screened porch, 3 decks, and lovely landscaped yard. It's also great for relaxing and watching the spectacular Bethany sunsets.
Situated on a quiet street, the home is a short 2.5-block walk (10 minutes at a leisurely pace, or 5 minutes at a brisk pace)to the beach; however, a beach parking pass is included if you prefer to drive. Restaurants and shopping are also nearby.
Well behaved pets on prescription flea control medication considered. Home is at the border of the state park, where dogs on leach are allowed on the beach. After October, they are also allowed on the beach in Bethany. Don't leave beloved family members behind!
Keywords: Single-Family Home, Waterfront, Boat Ramp, Dock, Deck, Screened Porch, Hammock, Pet Friendly, Parking, Near Beach
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Phyllis Martin
Owner and her dogs enjoying the beach at nearby (walk-to from house) Fenwick Island State Park.
Phyllis Martin purchased this House in 1995
Why Phyllis Martin chose South Bethany
Our main requirement was the boat ramp. Love to be on the water and explore the back bays by boat, cruise to local restaurants and tie up for lunch/dinner, watch the sunsets from the decks and watch the ducks that frequent the canal. All this, plus just a short walk to the beach. A second key reason is the proximity to the state park (just to the South) where we can enjoy the beach with our dogs. The third reason was the quiet location at the southern edge of Bethany --- away from it all, yet still very close.
What makes this House unique
Great for the dogs! Walk to state park where they are allowed 24 hours a day. Walk to McCabe's Gourmet Market for morning coffee and breakfast --- patio is dog friendly and they always come with us! Watching the ducks swim by from the decks or screened porch is a favorite pastime of mine, and boating/kayaking in the canals and bay is great.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a very enjoyable stay at Sunny Seas in Bethany Beach
The house was lovely. We did have a small problem with figuring out the TV. There was no list of channels but we ended up getting it figured out.
We had a great week in South Bethany Beach, DE!
The house is certainly large enough. We had two families with a total of 7 adults. We also brought along our dog which was a plus.
While the house was indeed roomy, the only complaint I would have was that it needed some updating. There were many areas where the paint was peeling and some of the furniture was a bit uncomfortable. When I saw this rental on the internet I thought it was beautiful. When we arrived I was a bit disappointed. I looked at the rental on my phone while we were there and realized that the photos were from 2009!
We do have a boat so the location was wonderful! We did enjoy sitting outside on the adirondack chairs and enjoyed views of the lagoon.
Lovely house in a great location in South Bethany
We had a fantastic time at the south bethany beach house. The house was clean and the owner was very responsive to our few questions upon arrival. The house is located very close to the beach - definitely walkable, but there is also a pass to park right next to the beach if you have a ton of stuff. There is an adorable market just a couple of blocks away that has essentials, coffee, and delicious sandwiches. It was great that we could bring our dogs with too! We will definitely stay again if we return to Bethany!
Great property and location
Very much enjoyed our stay, property was clean and has wonderful amenities along with walking distance to the beach. We had a very nice family vacation and including our family dog was a treat.
Beautiful location & the lay out of the house was just right for my family.
The house was comfortable with lovely sunset views of the canal. It was an easy walk to the beach & we enjoyed putting our kayaks in the canal from the dock in the back yard. Could explore for miles in the kayaks. Hope to make a return visit soon.
Loved this Place!
We had three generations all together in this house and never felt crowded. There were 8 of us ranging in age from 7 to 88 and everyone had a great time. The canal is beautiful and the house is wonderful for families. We walked our dogs the short distance to the beach each morning so they could play in the surf. OC was a short drive away and the boardwalk in Bethany Beach was a great place to buy gifts. Hope to return again next year.
Boating and Crabbing right off your own dock. Kayak, pontoon boat, other boat rentals nearby.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Winter Rental rates are $1200/mo plus utilities for 6 months, $1500/mo for 3-5 months, shorter terms negotiable Weekend stays have 2 night minimum; weekend stays have 3 night minimum