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SPECIAL FALL RATES! -- 1 block to Downtown/3 blocks to beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath (Sleeps 8)

A wonderful beach house just 1 block from downtown Bethany's landmark totem pole and Three blocks to the beach & boardwalk! Get away to relax and enjoy all that the seashore has to offer. Bethany Beach was featured recently in National Geographic The slideshow of National Geographic Traveler’s selected beach towns is online. We spent the last several months working on renovations throughout the house. While a little late, we are very happy with the results and hope you will be too! The kitchen and all baths have been renovated, and all new flooring.

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Stephanie Cates-Harman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2016

About Stephanie Cates-Harman

We're two busy urban professionals from Columbia Maryland, with two great boys and one precious black lab Dora. Unfortunately we have too little time right now to enjoy the luxury of kicking-back and unwinding at the House by the Sea. That's where you come in!

Stephanie Cates-Harman purchased this house in 2013

Why Stephanie Cates-Harman chose Delaware

Visiting Bethany Beach for over 20 years, we have found each visit more amazing than the last. When this most unique property became available, we seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own, preserve and share this special place with others who would also come to appreciate its unique charm and idyllic location right in the heart of Bethany Beach. A House by the Sea offers the ultimate get-away experience -- close to everything, yet far removed from the noise, hustle and hectic pace of urban life.

What makes this house unique

Few area vacation rentals offer such a scenic and serene location within walking distance to the ocean. The House by the Sea is one block from downtown Bethany and three blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the sound of music on the boardwalk every Sunday evening; wouldn’t it be fun to take your kids to a movie on the beach on Monday nights? The Freeman Stage at Bayside is 10 minutes away with fabulous shows throughout the summer months! Visit the wild horses on Assateague Island National Seashore -- a 37-mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Delmarva. Be adventuresome and take the ferry over to Cape May. Spend an afternoon in Lewes – the history is amazing and my favorite place for lunch is a Touch of Italy! Visit the Zwaanendael Museum and learn about Delaware’s first European settlement; find a grave at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Cemetery – there are graves dating back to the 1600’s. Plan ahead and schedule a tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. We have tons of other suggestions – just ask!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

SPECIAL FALL RATES! -- 1 block to Downtown/3 blocks to beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Falls Church, VA

Great Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife, baby, and I spent a long weekend at this wonderful beach home. It is very conveniently located near downtown Bethany Boardwalk and is ideal to getting around. Just a short walk to town or short drive to the grocery store, either way extremely convenient. The house is well-maintained and in good shape. The homeowners have thought of everything (beach chairs, high chair, crib) making it easier when packing. Homeowner is very personable and easy to work with. Process of renting was straightforward, would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxon Hill, MD

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our week stay at this lovely beach town home. The house was well appointed and comfortable. The owners were great to work with and we hope to stay again in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, Md.

Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at this comfortable, clean, well appointed beach home. We liked walking down Garfield Avenue to visit the shops, restaurants, children's park and of course, the beach. We will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, Maryland USA

Fun in Bethany

  • 5 of 5

This modern, well appointed, centrally located townhome was the perfect place for our relaxing vacation in Bethany Beach. The short walk to shops, restaurants, and the public beach kept driving to a minimum. The wrap around porch out front and the screened in porch out back were popular resting and socializing spots. Clean, comfortable and charming describe it accurately. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I had the need for a home for my brother and family who were coming to town for my daughter's wedding. Stephanie was so flexible and her home couldn't have been better. Beautiful furnishings, very clean, welcoming, and oh so convenient! I will definitely be recommending this wonderful home to anyone I know who is looking for the perfect vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indiana, PA

My family and I had a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, updated and in a great location. Very comfortable for our family of 4 plus guest. The owners were very friendly and easy to deal with and promptly handled any issues or questions. The listing accurately reflects the property. I would highly recommend this property and hope to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Salisbury Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May/Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salt Ponds
Car: not necessary

One of our favorite family activities is heading down to Assateague National Seashore, just 30 minutes away. Great place to relax on the beach with wild horses, hike through beautiful wetlands, and fish the day away! For adults only, don't miss the Dog Fish Brewery Tour and Nassau Valley Winery -- just 25 minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 16 2017 - May 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Premium Summer
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekend and weekly rates reduced fall, winter, spring based upon occupancy. 3 nite minimum for holiday weekends. Discounts apply for multi-week bookings. Ask for quote. Cleaning fee applies for bookings less than a week. Linens available for a fee. 6% Bethany town tax on each rental.

Owners will speak to you on the phone to confirm payment terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Newly renovated powder room on the first level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , pull-out twin bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Four bedrooms, perfect for couples with children. For those with very young children, we also have available a portable crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have available a portable crib, high chair and umbrella stroller for those with young children. We also have beach chairs, umbrella and cooler.

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