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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 7 nights


About the property

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

We welcome our 'extended family' to The Gosling! 2018 celebrates our 13th 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 (free delivery) offers a variety of choices. If you are interested, let me know and I will put you in contact with them. Likewise, the Bethany Bike Shop which offers rental bikes and kayaks is conveniently located within walking distance. They offer a full compliment of rental bikes for adults and children.

Keywords: House - Single Family Home

More Details

Art Oberhofer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 23 reviews

great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have vacationed in Bethany for many years. We have rented from Art the past few years and I highly recommend his properties. The Gosling is our favorite - great location, and perfect setup for a family vacation at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A well-appointed and comfortable cottage in Sussex Shores

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed returning to The Gosling for a wonderful beach vacation this summer. The cottage has many personal touches and amenities, and makes everyone feel like being home, just minutes away from a lovely private beach. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, kept clean and up-date. A wonderful respite from a day on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family’s vacation in Bethany Beach. It’s just a short walk to the beach, and we could walk to downtown. The home is truly a ‘home’; it was great to come back to at the end of the day. We will absolutely return to this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our two young children to stay at this house for a week. The house was very nice and spacious and had been cleaned well before we arrived. We especially enjoyed the access to the private beach, which was about a one minute walk so was quite convenient. Travel to town was also close, about a ten minute walk or a short drive. This was our second time visiting Bethany Beach and we like that it is a small fairly quiet town. Will definitely consider coming to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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