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Canal View -- Facing South -- Ground level, 1st and Roof Decks

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

D'LIGHT HOUSE is a delightful experience for you and your large family or group. This seven bedroom, five full-bath, three-floor house is located on a bay canal and only minutes walk (about 350 yds.) to the Atlantic Ocean beach. A clean and wholesome home with a sunroom, extensive decking, and two master bedrooms, you will enjoy it for sunning, quiet reading or group socializing.

A year-round house with two-zone air conditioning and heat, it also has a free-standing woodburning fireplace. Not only is this a great location for the hot summer months, it is also warm and comfy in the transitional months and winter. Especially, one can enjoy the beautiful days of Fall and Spring for a week or weekend get-away. Enjoy the warmth and spirit of the fireplace on those colder mornings and evenings. CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE

As a golf destination there are 20 public golf courses within 25 miles, from Ocean City, Maryland to Rehoboth, Delaware. No sales tax shopping occurs in over 100 outlets and other shops. Restaurants galore, with come-as-you-are informality and ethnic to gourmet menus abound and most are open year round. So come to South Bethany, Delaware, one of the Quiet Resorts, and kick back and enjoy yourselves! BEACH REPLENISHMENT WAS COMPLETED IN THE SPRING OF 2012 AND 2014 A MUCH BETTER BEACH IS HERE.. CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE

Keywords: Multiple Story Free Standing House with Canal Frontage

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2738 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Leash and Clean-up Law. Evidence of excess shedding and soiling may effect Damage Deposit Return. Charge per pet dog or cat....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 15-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Third Floor Master ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    3rd Fl. Trundle Pull-out for 2. Pref Child or Teen. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Main Floor Master...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Main Floor with 2 Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Main Floor ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Ground Floor Rear...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    Ground Floor Front Toward Canal...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    One Sofa Great Room...moreless

  • King size beds (1) In 3rd Floor Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) One in Main (Middle) Floor Master Bedroom, One in Main Floor Bedroom and one each in 2 Ground Floor Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) One in Main Floor Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) One in Main Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed. One in 3rd Floor Small Bedroom with Trundle Bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Ground, Bottom Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Middle, Main Floor, serves bedrooms, great room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Master Bedroom Middle, Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Hall Third Floor ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Bathroom Third, Top Floor...moreless

  • Outside Hot/Cold Shower

Other Amenities

  • Heat and Air Conditioning (2-Zone units updated 2008), Covered Parking for 1-2, total parking 5-7 cars. One King bed, 4 Qu beds, 1 dbl bed, 1 twin, 1 twin with trundle, 5 full bathrooms, Outside Hot/Cold shower. CONTACT EMAIL ONLY, PLEASE...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Few Books Available...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless Internet also included...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Five minute walk to best, widest beach in the area....moreless

  • Water View:

    The water view is of a canal at the front or south side of the house with views from all decks....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on a canal for canal views and crabbing off bulkhead and private dock. Good water entrance for boating, kayaking....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining Area Great Room Seat 8, up to 10 with Folding Chairs. Extra Table Nearby on Deck for 4-5 More....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Zone...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New 2010...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    1 car; or 2 small cars...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Free-standing wood-burning fireplace...moreless

  • Heating:

    2 zone...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Great Room with Kitchen, Dining, and Socializing areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 6-7 cars depending on size...moreless

Kitchen

  • Freezer:

    Freezer is part of the refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with appliances and dishes. Large pots and pans and such as a crock pot are included....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 Other Decks, Main Floor and Roof...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Ground level wood deck at canal and canal dock. Picnic tables and benches for 14-16....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many Golf Courses in Surrounding Area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Not provided but dock and water access for renter owned personal watercraft...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,600
Early June
May 30 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$375
$2,475
Summr Season
Jun 10 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,340
Last 3 Wks of Sep
Sep 16 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$340
$2,400

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$390
$2,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $190
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Early booking incentive prior to 31 October of prior year consists of 25% deposit to book and 25% by November 30 of prior year. After November 30 50% of rental amount is due to book.

There is a personal check $400 security deposit due at final payment.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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Location

  • Nantuckets Restaurant

    "Highly rated restaurant and bar. Great food, intimate atmosphere. Good place for a special..."

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  • Seaside Country Store

    "Stop here in nearby Fenwick Island, on Coastal Highway. You will meander through aisles an..."

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  • Harpoon Hanna's Restaurant

    "On the bay at Rt 54 Fenwick Island. One of the oldest and best seafood restaurants. Always..."

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  • Mancini's Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant

    "Not a huge place and limited parking, but this is a worth your while Italian eatery. Great..."

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  • Fenwick Island State Park

    "Great State beach just south on Coastal Highway. Generous parking, bath house and guarded b..."

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  • Smitty McGee's

    "Great place to bring the fam or your group for great hot wings (Don't try the "nuclear".) an..."

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  • McCabe's Gourmet Market

    "Really great sandwiches, bagels, cold cut. Choice breads and rolls. Many items for the kit..."

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Salisbury, MD
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cottage Cafe
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lewes, DE
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bear Trap Dunes
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
DE Route 1 (Coastal HWY)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cottage Cafe
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Bethany

Car: Necessary

Crabbing, Board walks in Bethany Beach (1.5 mi) and Rehoboth Beach (15 mi), DE and Ocean City 12 mi), MD Many bays with calm water offering watersport activities; Great area for restaurants, tax free eating and shopping.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: I am the father of 5 boys and 2 girls and now grandfather to 16.. Being a physician in active practice for 34 years, early on we wanted a vacation home near Maryland in a family oriented beach community. Now retired and a widower, my family still enjoys coming to S. Bethany, but not as often. I now enjoy renting the D'Light House to let others enjoy the experience for large groups and reunions.

Why the Owner Chose Bethany Beach, DE, USA:
We always wanted a beach community vacation home and found it in the 'Quiet Resorts' in S. Bethany, DE. Over 27 years we, as a family, have enjoyed the fine beach, fine community of like-minded families and great weather, shopping, and restaurants. Becoming a rental property has only resulted after 20 years of exclusive family use.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique benefits of the D'Light House are its charming informality, big group setting, closeness to the widest, best, and guarded beach in the area, canal frontage and family boating for many years, children crabbing off the dock, and many decks to enjoy the outdoors and the ground level deck with tables for large group crab feasts and picnics. No crabs indoors, please. Ideal for use of your own watercraft like canoe, kayak or motorized boat.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Canal View  -- Facing South --  Ground level, 1st and Roof Decks

    Canal View -- Facing South -- Ground level, 1st and Roof Decks

  • Great Room -- Faces South

    Great Room -- Faces South

  • Sun Room Sitting Area - Facing South

    Sun Room Sitting Area - Facing South

  • Outside Middle or Main Floor Covered Sitting Area. Furnishings have Been Update

    Outside Middle or Main Floor Covered Sitting Area. Furnishings have Been Update

  • Main Floor Bedroom with Double Bed

    Main Floor Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Ground Floor Front Bedroom With Slider

    Ground Floor Front Bedroom With Slider

  • Ground Floor Queen Bedroom

    Ground Floor Queen Bedroom

  • Ground Level Hallway Full Bath

    Ground Level Hallway Full Bath

  • Middle Deck View to East

    Middle Deck View to East

  • Wide Beach at End of Street. Replenished 2007 and 2012.

    Wide Beach at End of Street. Replenished 2007 and 2012.

  • Families Enjoying the Water and Sand

    Families Enjoying the Water and Sand

  • Uncrowded Beach in July

    Uncrowded Beach in July

  • Street View, Parking for +/- 7 Cars

    Street View, Parking for +/- 7 Cars

  • Great Room Social Area, South Sunroom on Left. Functioning Fireplace

    Great Room Social Area, South Sunroom on Left. Functioning Fireplace

  • Dining Area of Great Room

    Dining Area of Great Room

  • Middle or Main Floor Queen Master Bedroom. 2012 Updated Shower in Bathroom

    Middle or Main Floor Queen Master Bedroom. 2012 Updated Shower in Bathroom

  • Middle Floor Bathroom With Queen and Twin Bed

    Middle Floor Bathroom With Queen and Twin Bed

  • Ground Floor Sitting Area and Circular Staircase to Main Floor

    Ground Floor Sitting Area and Circular Staircase to Main Floor

  • Top Floor Master Bedroom

    Top Floor Master Bedroom

  • Ground Level Deck, Tables and Dock

    Ground Level Deck, Tables and Dock

  • Canal View from Main Floor Deck Looking West

    Canal View from Main Floor Deck Looking West

  • Enjoying Water Temp in the 70's in Summer

    Enjoying Water Temp in the 70's in Summer

  • Families Enjoy the Water

    Families Enjoy the Water

  • Kitchen Area of Great Room

    Kitchen Area of Great Room

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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