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Beautiful, Spacious Home in Gated Community of Bethany Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Note: Wednesday to Wednesday rental weeks are encouraged, but not mandatory. Arrival and departure on Saturdays is challenging due to heavy traffic. Make your summer vacation traffic free! Other mid-week days considered as well.

Bethany Lakes is a gated community of 88 single-family homes at the intersection of Fred Hudson and Cedar Neck/Central Avenue in Bethany Beach.

The community has a swimming pool, kiddie pool, playground, tennis courts, clubhouse, fitness gym, and large lake with boardwalk. Pool and amenities are a 3-4 minute walk across the lake. Enjoy leisurely strolls or ride bikes on the community's wide streets without the worry of traffic and busy roads. Close-by sites include the Salt Pond public golf course, James Farm Ecological Preserve, and Fresh Pond Park. A local grocery, hardware, and gas station are a few minutes by car. The beaches and charming town of Bethany are less than 5 minutes away.

Enjoy your family vacation in our nicely-decorated, comfortable, relaxing, and spacious home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths which is suited for a maximum of 8 guests.

The first floor features hardwood floors, a two-story living room, full kitchen with island, dining room, living room, family 'great' room, powder room, laundry, two-car garage, relaxing three-season porch, deck, and gas grill. Spend your evening on the front or back porches overlooking the lush yard or enjoy the ocean breezes from the second story porch with its lakeview and sound of the lake fountain. On cooler days, leave the windows open to enjoy the cross breezes of fresh ocean air.

The second floor is carpeted with four comfortably-furnished bedrooms and three full baths. The master suite has a four-poster queen bed, balcony, and master bath en-suite with sunken tub and shower. The second bedroom has a full size bed with bathroom en-suite. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and shared balcony with the master. The fourth bedroom has a bed bunk with a twin above and full below as well as a full size futon. The third and fourth bedrooms share a full bath.

We have a board games and puzzles, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas for your beachtime and downtime, and all of the necessary kitchen items needed for your summer meals.

Keywords: Beach, Pool, Tennis, Lake, Porch, Family

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Genevieve

We are working professionals from the DC area who love the beachy feel of the area and all of the outdoor recreation. We enjoy spending time in the towns along the coast: Ocean City, Lewes, Rehobeth, Dewey, and Fenwick. This will be our 7th year owning this property and we look forward to meeting new guests every summer. Thank you for considering our home for your family vacation in Bethany.

Genevieve purchased this house in 2010

Why Genevieve chose Delaware

This house was lovingly cared for and decorated by the prior owners who had a lot more design sense than we do. As a result, we try to be 'stewards' of their work and take really good care of the house. We chose this location as it is in a quieter part of town, close to the beach, has a neighborhood feel, well-maintained properties, and the community offers nice amenities.

What makes this house unique

Safe, gated community which is family-friendly, a beautiful clubhouse and swimming pool, spacious homes which are beautifully designed, minutes to the beaches and downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great week on Virginia Drive. You have a perfect home for a family vacation getaway. We ate, swam, ate, fished, ate, rode rides, ate, played golf, ate some more. Our 7-month old enjoyed his first time beach-week! We highly recommend Judy at the Indian River Marina for deep sea fishing and our dinner at Patsy's was our best meal of the week. The new bike trail though Salt Pond is great for kids and adults. The par 3 golf course at Salt Pond is great for junior golfers and adults. Mini golf at Jungle Jim's is the best we've found so far. Can't wait to come back next year!!
Aug 2012
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Magnolias Seafood Bar & Grill -- CLOSED
Misaki Restaurant
Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Big Fish Grill
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salt Pond
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Coast
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Delaware State Seashore

Outlet Shopping, State Parks, Boardwalks, Crabbing, Paddle Boarding


Ocean View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Powder Room - 1st floor - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunk has twin above, full below. Futon is double/full.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Three season porch, wine chiller, built-in stereo/speaker system, Blu-Ray player, lush landscaping, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, beach cooler.


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Beautiful, Spacious Home in Gated Community of Bethany Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Spacious & Beautiful Home convenient to Bethany Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bethany Lakes. The house is roomy and very tastefully decorated. It is well equipped and has 3 seating areas plus a screened in porch. The owners were very accommodating & allowed us to rent from Friday to Friday, which was so nice traffic wise. The owners had excellent communication with us. An added bonus was that sheets, towels, & pool access were included in the price. The location had easy access to Bethany Beach as well as Hockers Grocery Store. We are planning to stay here again. It was one of the best places that we have stayed in, in our 30 years going to Bethany Beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, PA

Best family vacation at Bethany Beatch

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home for a week in August 2014, and we all fell in love with it. So much so, that we have re-booked for summer 2015. We've been on many beach vacations together as a family, but this particular vacation to Bethany was my favorite. The home is in a great development - complete with a pool and a catch and release pond. Getting exercise prior to heading to the beach was easy - there's a lovely trail starting in the development that's perfect for biking. And because Gen and Christian provide every possible amenity, we didn't have to cart our own bikes on vacation - the house came equipped. Gen and Christian were also wonderful and easy to work with, and their home was nothing short of beautiful and immaculate. The decor is very beachy, comfortable, and stylish, and the home itself has a great layout. Over-sized leather couches in the spacious grand room provided extreme relaxation after a long day at the beach for my entire family. Dance party with my 2 year old nephew in the sun room was one of my fondest memories. The kitchen is so nice that my family spent many evenings cooking in, as opposed to eating out. The community is well kept and the families are quite but friendly. Many children fished at the pond, and having a pool gave a break from the beach for a day or so. The location is also perfect - with nearby grocery stores, restaurants, and a very short drive (or bike ride!) to the beach. Everything was included - towels, linens, beach chairs, you name it. It felt so relaxing to stay there and I cannot wait for our upcoming trip. My whole family is looking forward to it. I'd recommend this house to anyone who wants to have an amazing vacation :)

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything You Could Want in Bethany

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? This home is the perfect spot to enjoy your experience in Bethany. Our traveling group was a family with two 20-something daughters and my mother, plus 2-3 day visits by my daughters friends. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. The home is immaculate and the owners take great pride in keeping their property clean and everything in working order. Everything you could ask for is provided for in the home, which beautiful appointed in true luxury with care. We especially enjoyed the open air family room and connecting kitchen. The perfect place for those family memories and meals. The owners beyond accommodating, and they pay attention to every detail ... I can guarantee you will love this home for your vacation.

The home is located in a private community (Bethany Lakes) complete with pool, 2 tennis courts and gym, and right cross the street from the community is an excellent grocery store. Walking in community is enjoyable and for those runners and cyclists, very nearby is a peaceful, wooded running trail which is great.

You do have to drive to the beach, but it was never that big of a deal and I preferred the quiet of the home base more much than a smaller place closer to the beach.

You will not go wrong choosing this property for your Bethany vacation ... you will return refreshed and relaxed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery County, Maryland

No detail was missing.

  • 5 of 5

Gen and Christian are fantastic owners. I have rented with VRBO before and never have I encountered such friendly owners who are more organized. They had a terrific guest book containing all the information you need about the house and the gated community; the local hospitals; and check out procedures. Everything was included in the house – linens, towels, beach chairs, boogie board, even beach toys. You just need to show up and enjoy. If you are unfamiliar with the area, they have tons of information about the town of Bethany and the beach area in general. The house is brand new and beautifully decorated. The beach is a five minute drive away and there is always plenty of parking there. The pool at the facility is terrific as well as the workout room. The community has a small pond that is stocked with fish (that you must release) and we had a great time fishing. A brand new Harris Teeter is right across the street and rents $1 movies that you can easily watch in two of their DVD players. The house would also be a perfect getaway for the off season. They have a gas fireplace and there not everything shuts down in the off season. You will not go wrong with renting this house any time of the year!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

*Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.
September through May...Rates Available Upon Request
Less than 7-night stays often considered.
Note: We do not charge a cleaning fee and there are no pool/gym fees.

Payment by check is preferred, PayPal is an option if you prefer to pay by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.