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Beautifully Decorated House with Elevator Two Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 65" Smart HDR TV 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 a mesh Wi-Fi system. 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:
September 23, 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 ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 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 , 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed , Level 2 Bunk Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (2), Pack "n Play (1)
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Decorated House with Elevator Two Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Irish Blessing this past week! The house is perfect for large families as there are many bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate everyone. The layout of the house is very open and works so well. The short walk to the beach is made even easier with the two beach carts to haul your chairs, umbrellas, etc. We walked to the Bethany Beach boardwalk a few nights and drove a short distance to the larger Rehobeth Beach boardwalk which has Funland which was a big hit with the children. Always something fun to do. We look forward to returning to Bethany Beach and will definitely stay at Irish Blessing again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Multi-Generational Family

  • 5 of 5

Our crew of four little kids (1,2.3 and 5) parents and grandparents couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. Being super close to the beach made a big difference carting the little ones back for their naps, even if they did end up falling asleep on the way back anyway. The decks and the giant dining room table were our other highlights. The owner was also very responsive before and during our stay. Couldn't have been more accomodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable setting for our family group of 12 adults.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation at Bethany Beach. We fell in love with “Irish Blessing” and the surrounding area. This year was one of the most comfortable seashore visits ( largely due to “I B”) that we’ve had in the +25 years of shore visits.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place. Great entertaining space and so close to beach and boardwalk!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Beautiful sunny house, screened in porch and extra tables for games and puzzles. Plenty of room for kids and adults. Loved the extra fridge, gas grill and pack n play & high chair. I didn’t want to leave! Plus the trolley line goes right by the house and rides are 25 cents. We only drove our cars to the grocery store. They have beach chairs, toys, carts, novels and games too. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach week!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our week at the beach! Irish Blessings is in the perfect location! It’s layout was great for our family... and had the best assortment of appliances and beach equipment we have ever encountered! Thank you for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house for a large group of kids and adults. Easy walk to the beach and downtown Bethany.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect arrangement for several families with small kids. The large top floor family room/kitchen is a great gathering space and makes it easy to keep an eye on little people. Very nicely furnished with complete cooking facilities. Great view from the open porch. Our kids and grandkids had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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