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'The Gosling' North Bethany (Sussex Shores) Ocean Block with Private Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We welcome our 'extended family' to The Gosling! 2016 celebrates our 11th year of offering 'The Gosling' as a rental property.

'The Gosling' is located in Sussex Shores which is the first private community north of Fifth Street and the Town of Bethany Beach. It is within walking or biking distance to town, shopping, and restaurants (less than half mile from town center). Sussex Shores is a quiet, family-oriented community with a private beach, private roads, and off-street parking.

Access to the community and beach is controlled by private security. Because it is a private beach, it is never crowded and has a staff of full-time lifeguards from mid June through Labor Day weekend. Once you stay in Sussex Shores, you will forever be spoiled and will never want to return to a crowded public beach!!

The house is located 75 yards from the dunes and is a one-story (Deceptively large once inside) - no hassling with staircases! The Master Bedroom has a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has two sets of built-in twin bunk beds. Bedroom #3 has two twin beds. Bedroom #4 has two twin beds. All bedrooms are located on the back side of the house, separated from the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry area by a hallway. The sun room opens off the kitchen, dining area and screened porch. There is an excellent outdoor shower with changing area - you'll never want to shower indoors again!

In addition to the listed amenities, our beach house features a living room and dining area, a sun room, and screened porch complete with outdoor stereo speakers. A detached shed is provided for storage of your beach gear - bikes, chairs, umbrellas, rafts, boogie boards, surf boards, fishing rods, etc. Beach chairs and a beach umbrella are provided. Porch / Sun Room Awnings - Providing additional privacy and afternoon shade. Hardwood Floors throughout the house. Granite kitchen & bathroom counter tops.

Weekly Rentals are Friday to Friday, thus avoiding weekend traffic snarls! Maid service (at the conclusion of your visit) is included in the rental fee, as well as the Sussex Shores Beach Association Rental Assessment.

If your vacation plans require a 2nd home, please visit my Townhouse listing, also in Sussex Shores (3 blocks away) that sleeps 9 at VRBO #632751.

If you would like to rent towels, linens and other vacation supplies during your visit to The Gosling instead of bringing your own, Coastal Rentals (Millville, DE) offers a variety of choices. Contact Joe Garner at 302-539-5211 and mention 'The Gosling'. Likewise, the Bethany Bike Shop (302-537-9058) is conveniently located at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue and offers a full compliment of rental bikes for adults and children. Ask for Joe or George.

Keywords: House - Single Family Home

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Art Oberhofer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

Why Art Oberhofer chose Bethany Beach

Pristine property with every imaginable convenience located in a private neighborhood with a gorgeous private beach.

What makes this house unique

Private neighborhood patrolled by security and a private beach unspoiled by crowds.


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Granite counter Tops; 1 stall shower and 1 bathtub / shower. Recently remodeled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Twin Bunk Bed Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed
    Twin Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Twin Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • BR#1 - Queen Size Bed (1): BR#2 - Twin Bunk Beds; BR#3 - Twin Beds (2); BR#4 - Twin Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
VCR / DVD, Stereo / CD Player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Weber Gas Grill & Weber Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Storage Shed, Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas (3), Beach Toys, Pails, Shovels, etc. No Smoking & No Pets allowed!


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'The Gosling' North Bethany (Sussex Shores) Ocean Block with Private Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Cozy cottage for family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Gosling is the best Bethany Beach rental our family has enjoyed in over 30 years of coming to the Eastern Shore. The location, furnishings, and multiple living areas were perfect for three generations to spread out and enjoy. The walk to the center of town is an easy 15-20 minutes. Everything was clean and well maintained. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

The Gosling was the perfect home for our family of 8. We never felt crowded and the layout of the house was perfect for us with multiple porches and living areas. The house was extremely clean and equipped with everything we needed. The location was only a few houses from a private beach. After visiting Bethany beach boardwalk on the weekend and seeing how crowded it was, we appreciated the beach area even more. Having a fire on the beach was fantastic at night, something we had never done before. The owner was easy to deal with and stopped in at our arrival to make sure we were all set. He even left a bottle of wine for us. Nice touch. So happy we chose Bethany Beach over other locations in Delaware.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockessin, Delaware

Charming Cottage with the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a lovely week at the Gosling! It is beautifully decorated, and pristine clean. Proximity to the beach and a short walk to the main street in Bethany are key to the relaxing experience of escaping to a simpler style of life. The house is cozy yet roomy with multiple living spaces for a family to spread out and enjoy different activities. The private beach is a plus without the crowds, but fully staffed with lifeguards. We highly recommend this charming cottage for your family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FIVE Stars.... The Gosling is the perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home... Everything you need for the beach. Great location. Easy walk to beach and the town of Bethany. We enjoyed our stay and looking forward to returning to the Gosling.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family with young children

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant house in a quiet neighborhood, allowing children to ride bikes / scooters without any issues. A very fast walk to the beach, even with toddlers. Kitchen well equipped and lovely outdoor shower. Large cabin was great for storage (even room for large double stroller).

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland USA

Return Visit - The Gosling is Better Than Ever

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our third-in-a-row, late-August stay and plan to return. With many school systems now opening before Labor Day, the Sussex Shores neighborhood and "downtown" Bethany Beach were blissfully quiet and uncrowded Sussex Shores' private beach is paradise, with its own professional lifeguards who take their responsibility for your safety seriously. By comparison the town's beaches are narrower, overcrowded and un-relaxing. The Gosling has an updated exterior, which includes a great outdoor shower and the interior is as roomy and comfortable as ever. Every modern convenience you will want is already there, and everything works. In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen, the cottage has entertainment for the whole family with high speed wi-fi, a premium cable plan a dvd player and stereo system. There literally is no room for improvement. Beach chairs, boogie boards and an umbrella are waiting for you in the shed. There is also a great gas grill which we put to good use. All in all, you can probably find a way to spend more for a Bethany Beach vacation rental, but you wont find a better bargain than the Gosling.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the Hook
Bethany Blues BBQ Pit
McCabe's Gourmet Market
Just Hooked
Parkway Restaurant
NorthEast Seafood Kitchen
Patsy's Restaurant
Mickey's Family Crab House
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Salisbury Wicomico Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sussex Shorers Private Beach
Car: necessary

Private Guarded Beach; Private Neighborhood with Security Patrols


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

7. In the event of cancellation by Guest, Guest is responsible to the owner for the full amount of the Rental Agreement. However, if the Property Owner is able to find a new Guest for the contract period, the deposit will be returned less a replacement fee of 15% of the total rental Agreement amount. All cancellation requests must be in writing. No refunds will be given for inclement weather, including hurricanes, beach replenishment nor for any other circumstances beyond the control of the Property Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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