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Beautifully Decorated House Two Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

6 BR, 4.5 BA - Sleeps 14

Welcome to Bethany Beach, and to our beach house named Irish Blessing. Irish Blessing is located one and a half blocks from the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of Coastal Highway Route 1, so there are no highways or major roads to cross on your way to the beach. New construction in 2004 and professionally decorated, the house is well equipped for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. You will find the house large enough for multigenerational or multifamily vacations. We have also hosted golf groups, girl’s weekends, wedding showers and religious retreats.

With two identical Master Bedroom Suites with King Size Beds along with four other bedrooms, the Blessing sleeps fourteen comfortably on premium bedding and mattresses. The inverted floor plan brings the Main Living Area to the third floor in order to capture the breezes and the ocean views. The open floor plan includes the Kitchen, Dining Room, Fireplace with Sitting Area and Game Table, and the Family Room. The galley style fully equipped Kitchen with granite counter topped center island with sink makes any cooking time a pleasure. Seating for 5 at the center island allows the chef to have company while preparing the meal. If you prefer, there is a four-burner gas grill out back. And the large maple Dining Room table seats 12, allowing plenty of room for meals, board games or poker night. Enjoy the 50” Plasma HDTV with Bose Surround Sound in the comfortable Family Room. Or connect your phone through the Bose and enjoy your favorite music and cocktail on the adjoining screened porch and deck. The house has high speed internet and mesh Wi-Fi. Climb the spiral staircase to the Crow’s Nest for beautiful ocean views, magnificent sunsets or private sunbathing. Covered and driveway parking can accommodate eight cars. An elevator makes hauling your suitcases and grocery bags up three flights of stairs a distant memory. And after a day at the beach, dual outside showers with lighting means your sandy toes are cleaner sooner.

Park your car and walk or bike to the beach, boardwalk (featuring a bandstand with live music during the summer) and town center with its restaurants, specialty shops and ice cream parlors. Known as the Quiet Resort, Bethany Beach is family friendly and filled with ocean and bay water sports. The town has a good playground for children, miniature golf and a basketball court. If you choose, the immediate area offers many championship golf courses with even more courses located southwest near Ocean City MD. And it is a short drive north to 150 outlet stores and many fine restaurants in sales tax-free Rehoboth Beach DE.

More Details

Patrick Ford
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Patrick Ford

As Delaware natives, we have lived a large part of our lives at the beach. We found the original cottage in 1997 (the picture hangs in the foyer next to the elevator door) and we have enjoyed every minute since. We built the new house in 2004 to accommodate our larger family and group of friends, and it has hosted a number of lively parties. We hope that you will be our guests and that you will enjoy your time spent at the Irish Blessing.

Patrick Ford purchased this house in 1997


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Senior Week events will not be sponsored
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Level 2 Jack & Jill BR
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Level 2
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Level 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , MasterBR 1 - oversize shower (3ft x 6ft) w/two showerheads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master BR 2 - oversize shower (3ft x 6ft) w/two showerheads
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Level 3 Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Level 2 Master BR
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Level 2 Front BR
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Level 2 Front BR
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Level 2 Twin BR
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Level 2 Bunk Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Decorated House Two Blocks to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Well kept and equipped

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our extended family of 12. The elevator is a great feature but there were many others, including the new Weber Silver Genesis grill, beach chairs and kid's gear, sturdy beach umbrella, beach carriers, games, kitchen gear and great furniture all over the house. The bathrooms are really well done, especially the master showers with quality ceramic tile. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington Delaware

Loads of Blessings!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our beach vacation at Irish Blessing. Two families (12 adults and two little kids) had a fabulous time. Large bedrooms, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen. Plus, it was really close (1.5 blocks) to the beach! And there were two beach carts for hauling everything back and forth. We loved the screen porch and the large gathering room and kitchen.

Oh, if you need a room for a toddler to sleep soundly in their own room, try the master bedroom closet or the laundry room. Also, our little ones enjoyed climbing onto the 'ladder bed' - the top of the bunk beds...with supervision.

We tried stand up paddle boarding and kayaking at Coastal Kayaks, just south of Bethany. Biked around town. Drove to Rehoboth for a healthy lunch at The Green Man. Had a fun beachy meal at the new Bethany Boathouse. Not to mention the clean beach and charming Bethany boardwalk. Book this house now!

(Also the Bethany Beach trolley runs right past the house...flag it down for a 25 cent fun open-air ride all over town.)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation at our Irish Blessing. It sounds like you took full advantage of the Bethany Beach attractions. Please come visit with us again.
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Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Irish Blessings for two years and have booked our week for next year. It is a beautiful, comfortable home. We had 6 young children in our family and 6 adults and all loved the house. The walk to the beach was short and the beach carts provided with the house made carrying all the toys and chairs much easier. We love being able to walk to Bethany downtown every evening for the concerts, or bonfire night or to get an ice cream.

The owner is very responsive to any queries and very helpful. We appreciated it a lot.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay at our Irish Blessing. We are looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Irish Blessing is BEAUTIFUL! We had 10 people there during our stay (including 4 kids). The house was perfect, it had everything that you could think of or need (especially in the kitchen). It was VERY clean. We even had a cleaning person stop by on our first day there and ask if everything was okay (which it was). We spent a lot of time in the screened in porch. We enjoyed playing board games out there with the kids and having drinks. And the two master suites were awesome (especially the showers!). The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The open floor plan of the living room/kitchen/dining room is fabulous for socializing. The extra fridge downstairs was awesome to store extra drinks. We loved having the two beach carts to lug all of our beach gear to the beach. And the location is great - very close to the beach and the town/boardwalk. If we come back to Bethany Beach, we will stay at the Irish Blessing again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Irish Blessing. It sounds as if you felt completely at home - which is truly our goal for our guests. Please come and visit with us again. We'll leave the light on...
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Albany, NY

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house, Irish Blessing in August with another family. Between us we had five children ages 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9. It is a beautiful house and really tastefully decorated. However, the decorations were not over the top. We felt really comfortable and not like we were in a museum. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and we cooked most meals. We enjoyed eating dinner in the screened in porch. The two master suites are nearly identical (although on different floors) and it was really nice for both adult couples to get a master and not have to share bathrooms with the kids!

The walk to the beach was about 2 1/2 blocks, but not a problem for even the littlest walker. The walk into town was a breeze as well. The large grass median to walk in on the road provided the adults a little extra piece of mind. Although, the street is not very busy and was really quiet at night.

You can tell that the owners really love this house and have put a lot of care and attention to detail into it. We loved it and would recommend it the anyone, especially families.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

August 2015 was our second year in this wonderful beach house, Irish Blessing. The house is a perfect size for a large family. Lots of different bedroom options and a wonderful living-dining-kitchen on the top floor. There is also an outside porch, screened porch and a crow's nest from where you can see the ocean. Open kitchen, dining and living room area are wonderful for socializing. We especially liked a dining table that fit our large family. The rooms are bright and colorful. It has everything. Close to the beach and close to town. You never need to worry about parking in downtown Bethany. You can walk to boardwalk entertainment, shopping, caramel corn and ice cream. 2 refrigerators and an elevator to carrying groceries and luggage. It's more than perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your vacation in the Irish Blessing. We built the house in order to accommodate multigenerational family vacations together. Thanks again for your patronage.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund