4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 14
Amy and I and our two girls have been traveling to the Outerbanks for years because we love the open beaches and non crowded atmosphere. We also enjoyed going down with multiple families and having fun sharing good times with our friends and their children. So when we looked to acquire a rental property a little closer to home(Northern Va), we looked to find something that had those same quite beaches and a place where family and friends could have memorable vacations. As a bonus we hoped to find a place that was close to nature activities, nice restaurants and social events. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that this location in North Bethany has it all. Close to the Rehoboth and Bethany boardwalks/restaurants/shops and overlooking the bay, 100 yards to a non-crowded private beach and right next the Delaware State Seashore Park. We could not be happier and we hope that you enjoy your stay as well!
Amy purchased this House in 2012
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Dirty and noisy. There are better properties within the same neighborhood
I like the area, but not the house. House was very dirty when we arrived. Blood stains on comforters, M&M's and wrappers in a kids bed in the loft, sand on the couch and rug. It seemed like the cleaning crew sprayed air freshener and then just walked out without actually cleaning. Manager sent the cleaning crew back, but we lost a couple of hours because we couldn't just unpack and relax waiting for them to clean everything. Although they cleaned a 2nd time, our feet and socks would get black because they didn't mop the floors and probably had not in awhile. The BBQ was also very dirty; it had chunks of cheese on it.
There was mold visible in some of the air vents. We also found a large group of small bugs crawling on the wall in one of the bedrooms. The loft on the top floor had a few bugs crawling around.
A lot of the guardrail slats on the main kitchen balcony were rotted and could be moved. My 2-yr old was able to easily stick her head through, so after that we had to keep a close eye on her when sitting on the deck.
The house is right on the highway and the noise from traffic don't allow for peace and quiet when sitting outside. The cars pass all day and night.
The floor inside the King bedroom closet became very wet the first night and got some luggage and clothing wet. Not sure if there was a leak of it was just condensation from the floor vent. There were a bunch of other little things broken that are not worth going into detail (e.g. broken sliding doors, handles, etc.).
Bring your own pillows if you stay here. The pillows were flat and extremely uncomfortable. The mattress was also very worn and uncomfortable.
I notified the owner of all these issues during our stay and upon departure, but never got a reply, except the first night to resend the cleaning crew. So I don't expect that she really cares and intends to remedy them.
I don't think the owner lives nearby and must not have a property manager to check in between stays. It seems like she relies on each new visitor to report problems to her instead. Talking to some of the neighbors there are other homes within the same development that are nicer and managed better. The next time we stay we'll likely rent from one of the local real estate companies who have a local presence and managers.
We rent three almost identical properties in that area and we take our management responsibilities very seriously as we have received over 50, 5 star reviews for these properties. It is very disturbing to us that you had some problems with your stay as it is our goal to try to make sure that everyone has a very positive and memorable stay with us. That is one of the reasons we got the cleaning crew immediately back out to make sure they addressed your concerns. Unfortunately we did not hear of some of your concerns until the end of the week but you can be assured that we addressed everyone of them before the next renters came in. We are always trying to better our services to our renters so we appreciate your feedback to allow us to improve in the future.
We had an awesome week with kids and grandkids! Place was perfect for 6 adults and 6 kids. Close to beach and could come and go to beach whenever we wanted to. Fantastic way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!
Perfect place for family beach trip
Love the well-appointed, spacious, and comfortable place. Beds are great, rooms are good size, kitchen fully stocked. Beach is beautiful, not too crowded, and private. Owner was super responsive and helpful. Checkin/out super clear and easy. Thanks for a great time!!
Great family property close to the beach
We had a multi generational family vacation and enjoyed staying at this property. There are a lot of upsides; lots of open space for everyone to hang out together, beautiful views of the bay, decent sized rooms and decks from every room. By the end of the week we hated to leave. The downside is the proximity to the highway, if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. After a couple of nights none of us noticed it anymore. Being right across the street from Matt's Fish Camp can be a plus as you can easily get take out which we did multiple times. The beach wasn't crowded even in mid July, lots of room to spread out and even enjoy beach games right by the water.
One other caveat... if you have an elderly person who struggles with steps this might not be the property for you.
This is a great beach house for any size family. My group included grandparents, children and grandchildren. The main floor living area is opened and comfortable. Bedroom layout work perfectly for our family. The third floor bedroom bedroom with bunk beds and futon was a favorite place for the grandkids. The beach is just a few steps away with easy access. The view of the bay was gorgeous!
Other Activities: boating, minature golf, shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa