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Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Walk To The Beach In About 5 Minutes Or Drive There Within A Minute.

5 bedroom, 4 bath luxury home with gourmet kitchen located just a few minutes away from the S. Bethany Beach. Outdoor shower, grill. Boat dock for up to 32 foot boat. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, boating right from the comfort of the 'backyard'. Conveniently located between Rehobeth and Ocean City. We are also less than two miles from the town of Bethany and the BB Boardwalk. Plenty to do for the entire family. S. Bethany beach parking passes available for guests. This is a NON-Smoking property.

Henlopen House
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017


South Bethany Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Do not allow beach week rentals. - Prefer families.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , part of second master on main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Masterbedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of trundles
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • water tubing
The house also has a boat dock. Great place to bring your boat or also bring kayaks, canoes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Perfect for my wife's birthday "week".

  • 5 of 5

This great home was perfect in every way, including the location on a South Bethany canal. It was bright and cheery, functional and efficient. Both major and small appliances were great. We loved Bethany Beach to begin with, but this home really sold us on South Bethany and the canals. Bring or rent a kayak for hours of fun on the bay side. And, the beach was a short walk or even shorter drive if you have seniors! Working with the owner was a breeze and she was always available for emails and texts. We've been vacationing in the Outer Banks, Lewes, Saint Michaels, Ocean City, Virginia Beach and Myrtle, but none compare to our week at the Henlopen House!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sand Lake, NY

Perfect family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Henlopen House. Our entire family of 10 (2 grandparents, 4 parents, and 4 children ages 2-8) really enjoyed the whole experience. The house is large and beautifully decorated, perfectly clean, and very-well maintained. With 5 bedrooms, we had lots of room for everyone and ample opportunity for privacy when wanted. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms all excellent. (the master has a huge walk in shower and a deep soaking tub). The kitchen has high-end appliances and every kind of equipment and dishware you could want. The kitchen/living/dining area is very well-designed with two adjoining porches (one screened, one open) so we had plenty of room for cooking, eating, reading, playing and just hanging around. The electronics are also great although we hardly used them because we spent so much time at the beach and other activities. We rented a double kayak from DelMarVa Beach Adventures for the week and kept it on the dock in back. Everyone enjoyed paddling in the canals and even out to the open bay. The kids fished a little (bring your own rods) and loved catching crabs. The house does have a lot of stairs, so we brought two compression baby gates for our toddler granddaughter. There was already one there and we used them all so she could roam freely without fear of a tumble. S. Bethany beach is a 10 minute walk from the house and perfect for families - lifeguards, not crowded, and pristine. Beach parking passes are provided by the owner but we didn't use them since the walk was easy and the house comes with a beach cart for hauling stuff. We found beach umbrellas, boogie boards, etc. in the lower level and made good use of them. And the outdoor shower was great (and necessary for hosing off sandy kids every day). The owner is very responsive and easy to work and no question was any bother. All in all a great experience that I totally recommend to anyone looking for lovely accommodations in a really great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious home and great for all ages! On our first day, the AC broke and with one call to the owner, she had someone come and fix it the same day. Great service! The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. and we were able to have home cooked meals all week. Lots of windows throughout the house so we could enjoy the view. There were plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, and even some sand toys. The gas grill in the back was great for cookouts. The beach parking passes came in handy with all the kids and gear we had to bring. The TV and sound system were nice too.

A few minor things needed some maintenance. The master bedroom balcony was not usable and there were areas on the porch where the rain would not drain properly. The dryer was older and did not dry the clothes well. Overall, a lovely home and everyone had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you found our home comfortable and spacious and great for your family vacation. We pride ourselves in keeping our home in perfect condition and the kitchen is stocked with everything you might need to enjoy your stay - weather it's for a week or month. We're glad we could fix the AC issue within the hour or two, thanks to our caretaker for our house who was available to fix it on the long July 4th weekend. The porch issue will be fixed this fall. It was unfortunate to find out about the issue early this rental season and contractors don't like to work during the summer months on a lot of these issue because of availability and noise restrictions due to rental season. It is scheduled to be fixed this September. Also, we changed our dryer last year. So I'm glad you've made me aware of it. I'm assuming it needs looking into, possibly due to extensive use. We appreciate you pointing out these items in the house. Feedback from guests is important in keeping our house in top shape. Thanks again and look forward to your visit next summer.
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Takoma Park, Maryland

Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This house really stands out. Our family has rented for 5 or 6 years now on the Delaware shore. This house stands out as immaculate and easily able to accommodate larger numbers. We had a family gathering there, our parents and three children each with families, and it worked out great. South Bethany is a great location as it is convenient to many amenities, but removed as well. Being on the bay side is a real plus providing a broader experience than just the beach, while its close enough to the beach that the walk is very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. Look forward to having you back in the future!!
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Lots to do

  • 4 of 5

This gorgeous home is located near the water, so there's plenty to do! We kayaked, fished and crabbed right off our private dock! The bike paths are everywhere, so biking was a fun option, too! The home is spacious with many places to enjoy, from coffee on the screened in porch to watching the sunset from the roof! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We rented Henlopen House for the week -- my first time at the beach in Delaware -- and it was perfect for our adult children and two young grandkids. As other reviewers have said, it's a quick walk to the beach and a quicker drive. No crowds. Beach chairs and umbrella are already there. The house was plenty large enough, with lots of space inside and out to get some quiet time for those who wanted it. The kitchen/living/dining space was perfect.

For toddlers, bring a wide, adjustable baby gate for the stairs. Working with the owner was very easy. We'll be back next year and probably take advantage of the canal to kayak.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Located on the canal in South Bethany. A five minute walk to the beach. Free parking at S. Bethany beach available too (parking pass available). Easy access from the house to the bay by boat.


Rates & Availability

South Bethany Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fees $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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