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Oceanfront Luxurious Sea Colony Penthouse: Gorgeous Ocean Views! Sleeps 6+

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Large Bedrooms, 2 baths 1175 sq ft, Check out unit #564354 right below this.

This spacious contemporary penthouse condo with a vaulted ceiling in the living room is bright, clean, sunny and cheerful with gorgeous ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and the large private balcony. You can relax while overlooking the promenade, the dunes and the wide stretch of beach and ocean. While drinking our coffee in the morning, we watch the playful dolphins below as the sun rises over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

We have made many new purchases which include two sofas in the living room, one is a queen sleeper, another is a Wyndham Simmons king-size pillow-top mattress set for the master bedroom, and in the dining room, a contemporary table with 8 chairs, measuring 72” with the leaf in, enough for 8 people to eat meals together if they wish.

We also purchased a new range/oven with an above-range microwave, both in stainless steel.

We have also purchased Palm Beach Shutters for the master bedroom windows which almost cover the entire east wall. When opened there is no obstruction of the magnificent ocean views. The ocean sounds will lull you to sleep at night.

We have tile flooring throughout the living room, dining room, kitchen, both bathrooms and the hallway. Carpets cover the bedroom floors. The kitchen has also been renovated with beautiful granite counter tops.

The hall bathroom has been totally renovated for 2017. We will add the new photos as soon as possible.

The living room and both bedrooms all have flat screen wall-mounted TVs. There is a DVD player in the living room and free WIFI throughout. This condo comes with a covered assigned parking space under the building and additional parking is available in the lot if more than 2 guest passes are purchased. Bike racks are located under the building so you can bring your bike or rent one in town.

This condo sleeps 8 in beds; there is a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen and a double bed in the second bedroom and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.

We love the wide stretch of private beach for Sea Colony guests only. There are life guards on the beach in the summer . Umbrellas, beach chairs and toys are available for rent or you can bring your own. It is much less crowded than the beach in town, and much much less crowded than Rehoboth or Ocean City beaches.

Sea Colony has 24-hour security. A vacation in Sea Colony can run the gamut from beach fun to tax-free shopping to golfing, tennis and water sports. The privacy of the 'quiet resort' allows guests to sunbathe and enjoy the soothing ocean breezes in peace. Amusement parks and outlet shopping centers are not far and they provide more variety of family-friendly fun.

This world-class resort tennis facility offers an astounding 34 courts along with tennis clinics, camps and lessons by teaching professionals. Golf courses nearby include two dozen courses featuring waterfront and forest layouts designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Sea Colony also organizes weekly events such as bingo, camp fires on the beach and other fun family activities.

The town of Bethany is only .5 miles north of Sea Colony, an easy walk to the boardwalk, restaurants, bookstore, and many other specialty shops. The library in town allows summer vacationers to get a card and use their services which include a nice variety of DVDs and books. We enjoy many of the fine restaurants in Bethany and Oceanview, and if you want to go a bit further Fenwick, Rehoboth and Ocean City.

If you are interested in another property which I also own one floor below this one with the same gorgeous views, similar furnishings, and the same floor plan, please look at VRBO/HOMEAWAY AD #564354.

More Details

Beverly Catron
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Beverly Catron

I am a pediatric occupational therapist who has always loved the ocean though I was raised in the Midwest in Illinois. When my two children were young we came from Bethesda, Maryland to many beaches along the eastern seaboard, including Rehoboth and Bethany Beach Delaware and even the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I always dreamed of having my own place on the oceanfront. Just last year I accomplished that dream when my son and I bought this beautiful condo in Sea Colony. We are enjoying it immensely and look forward to sharing it with friends, family, and guests.

If you are interested in another property by the same management with the same gorgeous views, floor plan, and similar furnishings as this one, please look at VRBO/Homeaway ad # 564354.

Beverly Catron purchased this condo in 2012

Why Beverly Catron chose Delaware

Bethany Beach quickly became our favorite vacation spot because it was so close to our home and we could be on the beach the same day we arrived. We like its small town, quiet atmosphere and family orientation. We go to Rehoboth or Ocean City, just 20 - 30 minutes away for outlet shopping, amusement parks, and bike riding on the boardwalk. We chose Sea Colony because it is right on the ocean with beautiful views. We love the activities provided in the summer for the families in the Sea Colony community. The shuttle service provided in the summer months makes getting around the resort very easy.

What makes this condo unique

We specifically chose this condo because of its gorgeous views of the ocean from the balcony and most rooms inside the condo. It is spacious, bright and sunny, and clean from top to bottom. We love the large rooms and vaulted ceiling. In the summer, as we drink our coffee we enjoy watching beautiful sunrises and playful dolphins from our living room and large balcony. There are beach combers on the sand, children and adults in the pools and walkers on the promenade. In the winter we love to watch the fire in the fireplace, while also viewing the ocean as we have our early evening glass of wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed at many beach properties along the US East coast. Few, if any, have had the oceanfront views and the variety of amenities offered at this Sea Colony condo, where I stayed in Bethany in August 2014. Firstly, the view from the balcony is stupendous. You have an unobstructed view of the ocean stretching before you. Because the condo is on the top floor, there are no overhead balconies casting shadows on yours and spoiling your sun-bathing; nor do you have people cackling above you and shaking their sandy towels into your drinks. No, the view is totally yours with the sky above and the beautiful beach spreading out below. We were delighted to watch the sun rising over the ocean from the balcony bistro table over morning coffee (the colors and quality of the sunrises were remarkably different each morning). And if you're lucky, you can see dolphins jumping in the surf....

Also, because it's a top-unit penthouse, the ceilings in the main room are high and lofty, not the usual cookie-cutter-beach-front-box. This provides an elegant, almost two-story perspective by which you can enjoy the ocean view from the comfort of the living room or from the dining room table, over a meal. It is especially convenient that the condo has a washer-drier and dishwasher in the unit. We also appreciated the fact that the bedrooms are large and there are two full bathrooms.

In terms of the amenities, the complex is extremely well-equipped. There is a beautiful indoor pool as well as several outdoor, beachfront pools. The indoor pool complex features a heated lap-pool (with lifeguard), a lovely, large hot tub-Jacuzzi and a Swedish-style cedar sauna, thus offering a variety of options for relaxation. These are open late into the evening, unlike some other complexes.

Most notably, the complex is only steps to its own private beach, the ultimate advantage of renting a beachfront property:-) So, life is pretty good when you get to spend the day swimming or sunning at your own private beach and the evening, enjoying a drink as you watch the moon rising over the ocean from your balcony.
Aug 2014
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Bethany Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The hall bathroom which also serves the second bedroom has been remodeled in 2016. Some updates also done to master bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Master bedroom - 1 king , New Wyndham Simmons pillow-top king mattress set.
    Sleep Sofa in Livingroom - 1 queen , Queen sofa bed
  • Master bedroom has beautiful ocean views from all angles. Bedroom 2 overlooks the tennis courts and sunsets on the west side.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Services Available: Community Shuttle (Seasonal) Midweek Housekeeping (Fee) Beach Chairs & Umbrella Rental (Fee) Recycling Services Policies: Non-Smoking Rentals/sorry, no pets Covered Parking (1 spot) Steps to the ocean with a full team of lifeguards Access to many community pools (outdoor & indoor, kiddie pool too) Great tennis facility with clinic and games Sea Colony has weekly events such as bingo, camp fires on the beach and other family oriented events which are great fun for everyone!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Luxurious Sea Colony Penthouse: Gorgeous Ocean Views! Sleeps 6+
average rating of 4.909091 based on 15 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beverly shared her wonderful oceanfront to us! She was very kind and her communication was excellent and on point! It was easy to follow her instructions and it was just a perfect trip! The view was amazing and the picture does not do it justice! We hope you come back soon!! Thank you, Beverly!!! -Danielle & Matt T.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Danielle & Matt, What a wonderful review. It was great to hear that you had such a great time. It makes me so happy when people enjoy our oceanfront home. You were absolutely delightful too. I liked the way you stayed in touch and communicated so well. We look forward to having you again in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to write this lovely review. Beverly
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Would come back in a heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, nicely decorated and thoughtfully furnished with little extras like libraries of music CDs, videos, books, games, and a fully equipped kitchen. Great beach view, and at night you can hear the ocean crashing on the shore. Walk directly onto the beach. We came off season and enjoyed the solitude and absence of crowds. No need to buy the activity pass, at least off season, unless you use the health club. Not needed for tennis.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am so glad that you had a great time. Please come again as soon as possible. Have a great Holiday Season! Beverly
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Tomkin Cove

Perfect place for a perfect stay with family

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly as shown, very nicely equipped and lots of "extras" like games, books and music. We had everything we needed to cook some pretty fancy meals. The view takes your breath away and the furniture and beds are very comfortable. Yes, you CAN hear the waves while falling asleep. Fantastic value, Beverly is very accommodating and generous. We had use of her beach umbrellas and chairs which was much easier than lugging from home. Great place, great location. We cannot wait to go back. I truly felt like it was my own home for my stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Roe for your outstanding review of our beach condo. I must say that you are a fantastic tenant with your great family too. We so much enjoyed you and your children and grandchildren. You are personally delightful! Please come again, we would love to have you. Beverly
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Clean, Comfortable with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Sea Colony and it was wonderful. The unit had everything we needed . ( The brand new king size bed was a plus and so comfortable.)The views from the condo are breathtaking. Then owner has a locker with a large umbrella and some sand chairs which came in very handy. The mornings were my favorite on the balcony, so relaxing. It is short walk to the beach which you never have to worry about getting a great spot. We loved to ride our bikes to the boardwalk shopping and resturants. Everything is so easy to get to. Also, there is a beautiful new fitness center across the street that just opened this year . Assateque Island was 45 minutes away. We spent then day there on one of thier beaches, did a little claiming and saw about a dozen horses. It was a great day. I would recommend this unit to my friends and family. We had a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our beach condo. We work hard to make it a place families want to come back to for their vacations. This winter we are doing some updates to the bathrooms and the kitchen in this condo. Come back and see us again in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to write this great review! I know you are busy and we really do appreciate it. Beverly
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  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time this week. There were 4 adults and 4 kids. We had ample room for all and then some. The condo has a fantastic view of the ocean and 1 of the several pools on the complex.

It was very convenient to go down to the beach each day. The kids would usually want to go up to the pool afternoon and swim until it was time to get ready for dinner. The pool was a short walk off the beach and was a great relief from the hot/humid days we had in the 2nd half of the week.

I would recommend this condo to anyone who loves to be oceanfront and have an easy/short walk to the beach and several pools.

Thanks for sharing your place with us for the week, Beverly!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jay for your great review of our penthouse condo. It sounds like a wonderful vacation for the entire family. I am so glad that you all enjoyed both the ocean and the pools. Please come back in future years. Thanks again, Beverly
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Great Girls' Week

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at this Sea Colony condo. This was our second year renting the condo and Beverly was so kind and thoughtful to deal with. The condo was perfect for 5 friends enjoying our time together. The two bedrooms are a very generous size and the beds were very comfortable. We had plenty of comfortable seating when we wanted to be together but also space if we needed some alone time. The view from the balcony is awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting out there in the mornings and evenings after dinner. The kitchen was well-equipped and the condo was very clean. This year we really enjoyed the new fitness center which is very clean, spacious, and equipped with new machines, weights, etc. Also, Beverly included a list of favorite restaurants which was very helpful. We tried Just Hooked and were so delighted that we sent back for our final dinner at Bethany. We also enjoyed dinner at the Frog Pond. Many thanks to Beverly for making our stay such a wonderful one.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your delightful review of our seaside condo. I am so glad that you and your friends had such a good time. I know this is your second time at our condo and I am so complimented that you enjoyed it so much that you returned. I hope you return again soon. Have a wonderful remainder of the summer. Beverly
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sussex County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cape May/Lewes Ferry (1-800-643-3779)
Nearest Golf
9.8 Miles
Bayside Resort Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Wilmington, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Delaware Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cottage Cafe
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Private Ocean beach directly in front of condo
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer & Labor Day Week
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $95

All taxes are included in the weekly rental price. There is a $90 cleaning fee for all rentals. Guest passes which are required by Sea Colony are not included in the rental price.
Parking: 1 reserved parking space under the building and 1 space in larger outdoor lot. If two guest passes are purchased, a parking pass for the reserved spot is given to renter at check in. If a third guest pass is purchase a second pass will be given to renter for unreserved parking. No smoking, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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