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Direct Oceanfront Bordering Delaware Seashore State Park! One of a Kind!

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View from the main deck overlooking the ocean and miles of dunes

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9

"...the views were spectacular. Our vacations have not compared since our stay here.''

"Every level of the house gave us fabulous views of the ocean; mesmerizing! We fell asleep listening to the waves crashing!...''

''...the many ocean views and sensation of really being at the beach every moment of our stay - that was what made it extraordinary...''

-- From our guest reviewers on Homeaway & VRBO.

If you vacation at the shore to enjoy the beach, then you've just found the perfect spot in a private, timeless beach home that's been a favorite getaway since the summer of '68....

LOCATION - This northernmost oceanfront home in Bethany Beach literally sits on the sand with the beach at your door and 2800 preserved acres of oceanfront and dunes to the north. Tucked away on one of the most tranquil and scenic spots along the mid-Atlantic with a wide sandy beach and natural, preserved setting, this unique beach home offers the opportunity to truly relax and immerse yourself in the beach experience 24/7 while on vacation.


FIVE PORCHES/DECKS & ENDLESS VIEWS - Beach views, ocean views, Delaware State Seashore views... Watch your family play on the beach just outside, have dinner oceanfront on the screened porch or take in a sunrise over the Atlantic while watching the dolphins play and the fishermen at the State Seashore reel in their first catch of the day - all without leaving your house!

DIRECT OCEANFRONT - Step off your deck DIRECTLY onto our private beach! No dragging chairs, coolers or kids for blocks or even over a dune crossing and no worries about finding a bathroom, packing up for lunch, or what to do with bored kids who want to go back to the house.

IDEAL LAYOUT INCLUDING TWO OCEANFRONT BEDROOMS EACH WITH THEIR OWN PRIVATE DECK - A spiral staircase leads to two oceanfront bedrooms letting you enjoy miles of unobstructed ocean and dune views and the sounds of surf crashing just outside your door. A great layout for families or two couples since each enjoys their own oceanfront room with beachfront deck or porch and separate bathrooms. The third bedroom is ideal for adults or kids with two additional double beds and the third floor loft offers extra living or sleeping space with a twin daybed plus a pull-out twin trundle. A queen sleep sofa on the first floor provides additional sleeping options.

ACTIVITIES - Beach and Delaware State Seashore just outside your door offering swimming, fishing, jogging and biking, kayaking and surfing plus beach volleyball at our oceanfront community court, private tennis courts, large playground and a private pavilion. Some of the area's best biking and hiking trails and nature centers (Bethany Nature Center, James Farm, Bethany Lifesaving Center). Fantastic seafood restaurant right in the community with a great happy hour and even a walk up window for those nights when you don't feel like cooking! And don't forget to grab a snowcone as the Jeep rolls down Ocean Road in the late afternoon...

OR JUST RELAX - Life truly is a little slower here. If crowds, beach contests and loud parties are your thing, you'll likely find better choices. If you want to slow down a little, relax and make some great memories, you're in the right place and we look forward to hearing from you.

Beds: 1 Queen, 2 doubles, 4 twins (including twin (xlong) daybed & twin trundle), 1 Queen Sleep Sofa.

Ordinarily, we try to keep the rental periods beginning and ending on Sundays, but exceptions are possible, depending on rental demand.

Guests wishing to get a full beach day on check-in/check-out dates may wish to utilize the Delaware State Seashore South Inlet Day Area which is on the ocean 1 mile north of our house and includes a large parking area and facilities including changing rooms, snack bar and a guarded beach (www.destateparks.com).
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Parking:

    Two parking spaces are available under the house, a third uncovered space is normally available adjacent to the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - Apr 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $450
Fri, Sat
$1,850
Early Summer
Apr 30 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $525
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,900
Memorial Day Season
May 25 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$475 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,450
Summer Season
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
Late Summer
Sep 5 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$390 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,900
Fall
Oct 16 - Nov 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat
$1,650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL. Exceptions possible in non-peak periods.

NO SALES TAX! Only additional charge is a $100 cleaning fee.

2 PM CHECK-IN (Get nearly a full afternoon of beach in on your first day)

CHECK BACK OR INQUIRE FOR LAST MINUTE SPECIALS IN EARLY SPRING AND LATE FALL PERIODS.

SOME HOLIDAYS MAY REQUIRE A ONE WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Our property directly borders the unspoiled Delaware Seashore State Park, with preserved oceanfront and dunes stretching from our house northward for 6 miles all the way to Dewey Beach. The dunes have their own unique ecosystem of interesting plants, birds and other wildlife on constant view. Additionally the oceanfront park offers fishing, surfing, hiking, and all the activities a state park has to offer - see the link below. Beach volleyball, playground, tennis courts, pavilion and regular visits from the snow cone truck!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: A family owned property purchased by three siblings and their spouses whose families have been vacationing at Atlantic Watergate properties for many years, often for the same week renting multiple houses in the complex. We feel fortunate to be the stewards of this unique and special beach home and to be able to share it with others.

Why Bethany Beach, DE, USA:
In the summer of 2010 our family rented this house for a week. We have rented many beach houses over many summers, but for the entire week we were here I said to my wife, 'If we ever were to buy a vacation house, this would be the perfect place.' Amazingly it came on the market in the winter of 2011, and here we are..... Although all of the Atlantic Watergate properties are terrific, this is a one of a kind end unit that not only sits directly on the beach but has the added benefit and views of the dunes of the Delaware State Seashore directly north. In our opinion this is an unbeatable location with some of the best views along the Atlantic.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • View from the main deck overlooking the ocean and miles of dunes

    View from the main deck overlooking the ocean and miles of dunes

  • One of five porches overlooking miles of beach & preserved dunes!

    One of five porches overlooking miles of beach & preserved dunes!

  • Both oceanfront bedrooms have a deck and the sounds of surf crashing just below

    Both oceanfront bedrooms have a deck and the sounds of surf crashing just below

  • Kitchen/dining area with circular staircase rising to second and third levels

    Kitchen/dining area with circular staircase rising to second and third levels

  • Second floor oceanfront bedroom has its own screened porch overlooking the surf

    Second floor oceanfront bedroom has its own screened porch overlooking the surf

  • Third floor loft offers a quiet spot plus a twin daybed and a twin trundle

    Third floor loft offers a quiet spot plus a twin daybed and a twin trundle

  • Authentic beach house character

    Authentic beach house character

  • Wide private beach with State Park beyond

    Wide private beach with State Park beyond

  • Great gathering spot for larger crowds or relaxing while watching the kids play

    Great gathering spot for larger crowds or relaxing while watching the kids play

  • Walk to Matt's Fish Camp for happy hour, dinner or carryout at the walkup window

    Walk to Matt's Fish Camp for happy hour, dinner or carryout at the walkup window

  • The nearby Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum offers tours & kids activities

    The nearby Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum offers tours & kids activities

  • Bethany & Rehoboth Boardwalks are both less than a 10 mile drive away.

    Bethany & Rehoboth Boardwalks are both less than a 10 mile drive away.

  • This is literally your last step off of our deck with the ocean just feet away

    This is literally your last step off of our deck with the ocean just feet away

  • First floor screened porch opening directly onto the beach

    First floor screened porch opening directly onto the beach

  • First floor living area. Sliders open to oceanfront screened porch plus a deck

    First floor living area. Sliders open to oceanfront screened porch plus a deck

  • Oceanfront master bedroom with private deck and fantastic views

    Oceanfront master bedroom with private deck and fantastic views

  • Second floor bedroom with two double beds

    Second floor bedroom with two double beds

  • Oceanfront porch at dusk

    Oceanfront porch at dusk

  • A grand total of 5 porches and decks plus ocean & dune views from every room!

    A grand total of 5 porches and decks plus ocean & dune views from every room!

  • Tennis courts, playground & large pavillion with picnic area outside your door

    Tennis courts, playground & large pavillion with picnic area outside your door

  • Large playground and swingset for the kids just steps from the house

    Large playground and swingset for the kids just steps from the house

  • The Indian River Inlet is a 1 mile walk up the beach with great sites & fishing

    The Indian River Inlet is a 1 mile walk up the beach with great sites & fishing

  • Bethany Nature Center, James Farm and miles of bike & walking trails nearby!

    Bethany Nature Center, James Farm and miles of bike & walking trails nearby!

  • Start your morning with a sunrise like this one as seen from our deck!

    Start your morning with a sunrise like this one as seen from our deck!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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