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Luxury Home Minutes From The Beach - Summer Prime Weeks Available

South Bethany Harbor, South Bethany, DE, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 08, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        4 twin/ single, 2 sets of trundles
      • Masterbedroom 2
        1 queen


        • 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

          Location Type

            • Water View
              On Canal with Boat Dock


                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Local Calls Only
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dine indoors or on the breezy screened in porch. Additional dining chairs available in the house for additional seating.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                      Children's books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          Boat NOT provided. However renters can bring their own boat and dock here.
                                        • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  We had a wonderful week!!!

                                                                  Marcia B.

                                                                  It was the first time all our children and grandchildren would be together for a summer vacation. We were looking for a place that would accommodate 10 people easily and we found it in this beautiful home!! The great room was perfect and we loved the screened in porch. We ate our dinners there every evening!! We loved having the canal right outside our door! The parking permits for the beach were just what we needed. It allowed us the ability to transport all the paraphernalia that goes along with children at the shore. The beach itself was not crowded and we had a great time enjoying the water and the sun!!! The owner was awesome to work with. She took a real interest in our needs as a family making sure all was right for our visit!!

                                                                  We would definitely come back to this special home!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for staying with us, and also taking care of our home. We're glad you loved our home. Hope to see you again next year.

                                                                  Beautiful home. Bed mattresses not comfortable. Several electrical outlets were not serviceable. TV

                                                                  Deborah T.

                                                                  Good experience

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm glad you found the home beautiful. I'm sorry you felt that way about the mattresses. We've purchased high quality latex mattress. It might however feel different for guests that are used to sleeping on a spring mattress with a box spring. We had all the outlets working when we sent someone to check. One of the GFCI switches might have tripped and it was as simple a task as pressing the reset button. We hope to see you next season and thanks for staying in our home.

                                                                  Family vacation

                                                                  David G.

                                                                  Henlopen House is a beautiful home nestled on an inlet that is quiet and peaceful. My sister and I were given the task by our father to pick a vacation place for the 10 of us. It has been years since our families have vacationed together; let alone being in one house.

                                                                  When we arrived to the house it was amazing from the outside, and the wooden fish picture made you feel like you were on vacation. There was enough room to put our beach stuff in the covered parking area, and the view of the inlet was quaint and relaxing to look at. There is an area to launch a kayak if you bring one, and adirondack chairs to sit on when you gaze at the water or on the swinging hammock. The enclosed outdoor shower made it easy to clean off upon entering the house after the beach.

                                                                  The interior of the house was clean and bright, with a beach feel and light colors. The open concept kitchen living room was roomy and inviting for all of us. The screened in porched was nice when we had breakfast, and a nice breeze came through daily. The sliding glass doors made a lot of natural light shine in. The bedrooms had nice closets to hang your clothes and were also bright and clean.

                                                                  Bethany beach, extremely beautiful with whitish sandy beach and clear clean bluish water that you could admire for hours as we did daily. The simplicity from the house to the beach was easy and fun; we put our beach chairs on our bike rack and swung over to the beach with parking spots always available. There was a constant breeze that felt really good day and night. The town of Bethany is really nice and family orientated and very nice restaurants too. The boardwalk is short but enough we felt, but if you want a crazy board walk scene go to OC Maryland just 10 miles south of Bethany.

                                                                  The owner of the house was very accommodating and nice. It was a pleasure to rent Henlopen House and we hope to visit again. Our father said at the end of our trip, we did a great job and he could not be happier with this vacation. These memories were wonderful and unforgettable, thank you David G. and family.

                                                                  Perfect for my wife's birthday "week".

                                                                  Joe K.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Perfect family vacation house

                                                                  Sharon D.Sand Lake, NY

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great family vacation home!

                                                                  Connie W.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.


                                                                  South Bethany Harbor, South Bethany, DE, USA

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Please note that owner prefers an e-payment. If renter uses credit card then vrbo will charge the homeowner a 3% credit card fee. All additional fees will be passed on to the renter. The renter/guest must sign the contract in order to confirm the stay.

                                                                  18 Reviews
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