Welcome to our peaceful family retreat! Brand new updates and renovations completed in 2013!! ... The house has AMAZING views of Assawoman Bay, INCREDIBLE sunsets, and is merely STEPS to the private, life-guarded south Bethany beach which borders the state park - just a 5 minute walk across RT. 1 by way of crosswalk. The house has a very private, terrific location, adjoins a 50-acre bird sanctuary and has a secluded screened in porch and a full deck on the bay side from which you can soak in the awesome views - or just relax after a full day across the street playing in the waves. There are tons of windows throughout to get more oxygen than you can imagine from the fresh ocean air - or enjoy the state-of-the-art GEOTHERMAL ac/heating unit for those hotter days or cooler nights. The main level features an open living/dining/kitchen room with plenty of comfortable seating, a flat-screen television and a ladder to the loft. The fully-equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar with seating as well as a dining table. Three bedrooms fill out the main level - there is a smaller bedroom with two twin beds across the hall from the full bath, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a master bedroom featuring a queen-sized bed and a separate updated bathroom with a walk-in shower. All of the bedrooms have brand new hardwood flooring and have been freshly painted and updated with new bedding. The loft is accessible by a captain’s ladder and features a separate, private bedroom with a full bed as well as a twin bed and a t.v. - a great place for teenagers! Because the ladder is rather steep, we do not allow children to use the ladder and use of the upstairs area is solely at your own risk.
There is so much to do in and around South Bethany - whether it is a deep sea fishing trip, kayaking, para sailing, shopping at the TAX-FREE outlets, antiquing, dining out, playing golf, - or just relaxing at the beach or at our home - the location and house can't be beat for a fantastic, relaxing, and enjoyable family vacation!
This is our family vacation home - which was lovingly built by my parents in 1976. There are so many unique features to the house - for instance, the walls in the bathroom are extra pebble exterior pieces from Sea Colony that my Dad decided to use for the walls - and there is a skylight in the hall bath. The floor in the bath and the ceiling in the hallway are both made from reclaimed beach fencing. Additionally, the house has several stained-glass windows, unique art and decor - all made by either my parents, siblings, or me. We have not rented the house in a number of years and are completing updates in phases. This year we replaced all the flooring in the bedrooms, painted the living room, bedrooms and hallway, replaced the outdoor shower with a new enclosure, stained the deck and made other improvements along the way. We are still in the process of updating the loft and the bathrooms - but we think the house is pretty charming and relaxing as is - and the setting can't be beat!
Nicole Rodgers purchased this house in 1976
We have been coming to South Bethany for almost 40 years as a family - and have loved every visit. It has been amazing to watch the area slowly grow - but our house and the surrounding neighborhood have pretty much stayed the same throughout the years. Now we have kids of our own and are enjoying watching them grow up at the beach - it truly is a family resort!
The sunsets off of the deck and over the bay are never the same and are always awe-insprining. Words cannot describe the exact color, beauty or sense of being connected to nature that overcome you when you experience one of the gorgeous sunsets. Knowing that the beach is easy to reach from the house is also great - whether taking a stroll first thing in the morning or just at dusk - the location of our house really lends itself to creation of a terrific family vacation!
Loved our stay at South Bethany. The house itself was perfect for out family of four, but would easily have accommodated another family too. It is situated in a truly idilic private setting over looking the canal and wetlands and the landscaping adds to the privacy. The teens loved the loft for hanging out and watching tv,- and also the crabbing and fishing from the small dock. The open plan living/dining/kitchen was bright and breezy with amazing views from the floor to ceiling windows. I personally loved the quirkiness and artistic feel of this well equipped home. I loved the original artwork, the piano and numerous interesting features of this house. In short, this did not have the feeling of a generic beach house. I felt that I was a guest at someone's much loved home.
The beach is probably a 5 minute walk, but embarrassingly each day we tended to drive and park on the oceanfront block (using the resident parking pass that was provided), so we could unload the various boogie boards, skim boards etc. We never had a problem finding a parking spot even though this was July 4th week. Did some kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on the bay at reasonable prices, at OCEAN KAYAKS, 5 minutes down the road in Fenwick Island. Husband fished early every morning and caught numerous blue fish. There is a small interesting row of shops a short walking distance from the home which included Gourmet Market for baked goods/salads/breakfasts and foodie items, Honey an Milk, for hoagies, a bait shop, a pizza place and a interior design/homeware shop. Bethany restaurants are a short drive away (5 mins). We did venture into Ocean City MD one night and quickly returned! Definitely not my cup of tea! Nicki, the owner, was really helpful with area info and very accommodating with our arrival time, She couldn' have been more approachable .All in all a great relaxing beach trip. I would not hesitate to rent again.
The Watson Family
We rented this house with two other couples and 2 kids and it was great. Very charming house with lots of character. Plenty of places to hang out. Kitchen is small but open and big peninsula. The view of the bay was lovely and the sunsets were great. It was very comfortable and felt like home. Just a 10 minute walk to the beach. Quiet neighborhood. The house is located at end of South Bethany so beach was never crowded. The owners were very accommodating, answering multiple questions by email and being very flexible with check in and check out times. I would recommend to anyone.
It is the perfect house, providing the best of both worlds. Incredible sunset views of Assawoman Bay in the distance and it’s canals and a short – 3 block - walk to the beach and the Atlantic ocean. The house is charming; interesting design and artwork throughout. We had all of the amenities that one would need if not going to the beach or relaxing on the deck (cable; wi-fi). Quiet neighborhood; walking distance to the best sushi restaurant in the Delmarva; the local fishing supply store, and a great, local store for bagels, sandwiches and prepared foods. Looking forward to our next visit to this wonderful home.
We had probably our best family vacation at your house -- ever! I'm not sure why, but our kids were so adaptable and accommodating, rather than each wanting to do something different. There was a beautiful calmness and tranquility to all of our interactions, and my husband Tony and I were wondering what to attribute it to --
We both agreed it must have at least something to do with the tranquil surroundings! Your home is lovely, and the setting is perfect...We enjoyed watching the peregrine falcon babies flap their wings, and prepare to fledge -- I actually think 2 of the 3 fledged -- there was just 1 baby left the day before we left!
And we enjoyed watching the heron (or was it an egret??) show up in different places in the bird sanctuary.
We also enjoyed the close proximity to the beach -- we walked there every day -- and to our favorite place for great coffee and sandwiches and baked goods -- McCabe's!
My only complaint: the beds in the master and in the other room with the queen were too hard!! My husband didn't have a problem with it, but next time I would bring a foam topper to help ease the pain in my hips!!
And, we found your house to be so homey and welcoming. We really enjoyed being there.
The unique touches -- from the artwork to the great places to hang out -- including the screened-in porch and the deck -- just made us feel at home while we were there.
I believe we were led to your house because we needed to be there -- because we needed the peace and tranquility your lovely home provides.
Thank-you, and we hope to stay with you again next year!
We had a wonderful time staying at this fun and funky house for a long weekend... the location is perfect; stores and the beach are both a quick walk down the street. With beautiful bay views, unique art and architecture, and very helpful owners, this is a great place. You'll love it!
South Bethany is a quiet family resort - the beaches are private and you must have a parking pass to park at the beach (we provide one for you during your stay!). As a result, the beach is never too crowded unlike some of the other beaches in the area. Additionally, day-trips to Lewes (45 mins), Rehobeth (25 mins), Fenwick (10 mins), Ocean City(15 mins) and even a trip down to Assateague (~60 mins) are all easily possible from our great location. There are amusement and waterparks in Ocean City, as well as rides on the Ocean City boardwalk and the Rehobeth boardwalk, great TAX-FREE shopping at the outlets and in the town of Rehobeth and Bethany, plus many great restaurants all within the local area. For the outdoor enthusiast, head out to Fenwick or up towards Dewey to rent jet skis, boats or try out some parasailing - or take a deep sea fishing trip - these are just a few of the great, numerous activities possible in and around our terrific location.
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50% down payment deposit, (serves as security deposit and initial down payment), Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
$1100-$2800/week; $250-$400/night; 2/3 day minimum
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