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Walk To Beach From Updated Waterfront Cottage On Dead-End Street

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sweet Updated 3BR/2BA Cottage: The Perfect Beach house

Welcome to the lovely South Bethany Blue Cottage, a newly renovated dog-friendly home just 1.5 short blocks from the quiet guarded South Bethany beach. It is also just up the road from the dog-friendly (unguarded) Fenwick Island beach. Sleeps 6. You must be over 25 to rent this house/ no groups. Non smokers. Dogs accepted on a case by case basis, please send more information on who will be staying and if you have a pet.

This sunny beach cottage is bright and airy, and you will love relaxing on the screened in porch facing the canal, and watching the sun reflect on the water. It has everything you will need to enjoy your get away. Free wifi, a 42” smart TV in the living room with sound bar. A fully equipped kitchen and a large gas BBQ grill with side burner. An electric range and dish washer; a refrigerator-freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker. Fully quipped with dishes, bowls, cups, pots and pans, cutlery, utensils, and of course wine glasses!

We’ve removed all the carpets, put in new flooring reminiscent of driftwood, painted throughout and installed all new bathrooms in the winter of 2015-16. The open floor-plan makes it a great home for gatherings.

The home comfortably sleeps 6+ in spacious and cheerful rooms. There is space for a crib (or two) in the master bedroom which features a brand new queen sized bed, and an ensuite full bath. The other bedrooms each have two twin beds in them.

Air conditioning and ceiling fans will keep you cool. Baseboard heat in each room for the guests coming for a fall or winter get-away. New water heated (2016).

Full sized washer/dryer in case you run out of clothes (but who needs lots of clothes when you are at the beach).

An outdoor shower allows you to rinse off under the sun, moon and stars.

We have a small dock for fishing or just sitting idly on the dock near the bay…

Bring your own bed linens and towels, or spare yourself the trouble and extra laundry by renting a package from the local rental company (see links section) .

They also rent out strollers/joggers, wagons, beach chairs, umbrellas... you name it!

Driveway Parking for 3 vehicles, and a parking pass to park on the ocean side of the Ocean Parkway in South Bethany.

Property is on the "bay side" of Ocean Parkway, directly on the canal.

Supermarkets (Giant, Food Lion) are nearby for stocking up in order to save money on eating out.

The cottage is located halfway between Rehoboth Beach, DE and Ocean City, MD. This general area offers tax-free outlet shopping, water sports, mini golf, championship golf, fine dining, boardwalks, etc. all within walking distance to a half hour or less drive from the cottage. The Bethany Blue cottage is located a few blocks away from a shopping area which includes family style dining, gift shops, dollar store, a pizza restaurant, a gourmet cafe, some fast food options etc.

More photos coming as we furnish 3rd bedroom, family room and dining area. Cozy furniture coming for the screened-in porch overlooking the water.

Kayaks can be rented nearby on Fenwick Island, on an hourly/daily/weekly basis-- call 302.539.7999.

Also, if you need to use a boat ramp, Fenwick Island and Assawoman are the closest ones to our house.

Weekly/monthly rentals all year long, and during the off season daily rentals with a 3 night minimum stay.

More Details

Dana Scanlon
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Dana Scanlon

Dana and Leo Scanlon and their two daughters have enjoyed spending time in South Bethany at Aunt Betty and Joan's beach house since the early 1990s. Dana works as a real estate agent in the Bethesda, MD area, and is licensed in DC and Virginia as well. Her favorite color is blue, like the sea and the sky. The cottage has been blue its "entire life", and she saw no reason to change that, only to embellish it. She enjoys horse-back riding, practicing the art of dressage, and gardening. Leo is an IT security professional, currently posted at HHS in DC. He is the handyman, Dana is the decorator and marketing professional.

Dana Scanlon purchased this house in 2015

Why Dana Scanlon chose South Bethany Harbor

We think you will love this property because its a sunny and updated house in a low-key area within a short walk to the beach. The reputation of Bethany as "the quiet resort" has a broad appeal to those who want to spend time with their friends and family, just relaxing. Being at the beach, with access to the small village, the little shops and eateries nearby is, in our opinion, the ideal get-away. The 4th of July parade in Bethany is the stuff of family legends and memories. If you crave additional high end restaurants and shopping, Rehoboth is 20 minutes North. If you want loud music and the bar scene, there are other places to go for that-- its just not what you will find here.

What makes this house unique

The screened porch overlooking the water of the canal is the perfect place to read a book, take a nap, or enjoy happy hour with your family and friends.

We have a dog, and have made this a hassle-free dog-friendly home, which included removing all the carpets. We do not charge additional pet fees.

The furnishings are fresh and bright , because we feel that's what you should have at the beach. Your beach cottage shouldn't look like a dark log cabin in the woods!


South Bethany Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master has a new shower surround and fixtures/ no tub. The hall bath has a new tub with shower head fixture. And we also have an outdoor shower!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master BR is furnished with a new Queen sized mattress, is very spacious, and can easily fit a crib or small portable bed. The two other bedrooms have 2 twins in them. Please bring your own bed linens and towels, or use a local company that will deliver exactly what you need prior to check in on Saturday. To spare yourself the trouble and extra laundry, rent a package from They also rent out strollers/joggers, wagons, beach chairs, umbrellas... you name it!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
BRING YOUR TOWN PAPER PRODUCTS: such as Toilet paper, paper towels and we also recommend your bring one 12 gallon trash bag for every night you will be there. Bring your own bed linens and towels, or spare yourself the trouble and extra laundry by renting a package from They also rent out strollers/joggers, wagons, beach chairs, umbrellas... you name it!


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average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

Nice decor, great location, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in September with another couple and our dog. The house is bigger than it looks in the pictures. Nice decor, awesome screened porch on the canal. Hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethany Blue Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cute 3BR, 2BA cottage on a quiet canal,about 2 long blocks from the beach. Peaceful and beautiful, nicely decorated and clean. We loved it and had a great time. We would definately like to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkridge MD

Great location..super friendly

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year in this location and we get more comfortable each year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love that so many families are making the house part of their summer tradition. I will keep an eye out for whales when we get there tomorrow. Hope to see you next year.
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Another great week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Dana, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. One suggestion for you---it would be nice to have an enclosed shower and then the stairs to the kitchen. Bill Vesely

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, thank you for the review, and for your second stay at the house. We've been trying to secure a variance for stairs from the kitchen down to the side of the house, with no success so far. The town made us remove the enclosure around the outside shower :( as it protruded a few inches past the set back requirements. It's a bummer! Looking forward to having you next year again!
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Cozy, Clean, Comfortable Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable home! We stayed for one week during the summer and we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and comfortable this home was. It's in a perfect location—close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, etc. and the back porch overlooking the canal was so peaceful. We will DEFINITELY be returning to Bethany Beach and this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable getaway with beautiful canal views

  • 5 of 5

Always a nice getaway despite the rain we experienced. The canal makes for great bird watching. Also appreciate that it's pet friendly. Will come again for our 4th visit.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
South Bethany
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $105 cleaning fee. Pets case by case, send more information. No pets fees!

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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