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Oceanfront 4BR/3BA - Single-Family Home

Bethany Beach, DE, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms plus a den with sofa bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

This unique, oceanfront home has 3 bedrooms plus a fourth TV room with door that has a queen sofa bed that can serve as a bedroom . There are three full bathrooms, with an open living room with dining room that looks out on the ocean. There is a fun-to-enjoy after beachin' outdoor shower open to the skies above. The location doesn't get any better, just seven houses north of the Sea Colony High-rises and a short walk to downtown Bethany. The house was recently updated with new hardwood floors, renovated bathrooms, custom decorated window trimming and new coverings, and more for a fresh update.

Sea Colony recreation privileges can be enjoyed with the purchase of weekly activity passes during your stay including indoor and outdoor pools, two fitness centers, indoor and outdoor tennis and basketball, two Jacuzzis, access to varied classes (such as zumba or yoga)and a full gym). Passes cost per person, per week, ages 4 and over, $40 for high season, $12 for before 5/6, $20 for 5/7-6/10, $20 for 9/3-9/10, $12 after.

The house has a beachfront deck and screen porch, plenty of parking, and Wi-Fi, a perfect place to enjoy Bethany at its best.

Keywords: oceanfront


Barbara and Alan Grochal

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Barbara and Alan Grochal

Every year, since we started coming to Bethany for summer vacation, we spent at least one day looking at beach houses. We came close to buying a Sea Colony unit but really pictured ourselves grilling outside with ocean breezes in the background. In 1992, an agent steered us to the house, and we decided to go forward together with a partner. Avid tennis players, we loved the idea of being on the ocean and also having access to great tennis courts, hard tru as well as indoor courts. The house needed some updating: the first year we more than doubled the deck and made significant changes, opening up walls with windows. Each year, hard to believe how many it has been, we have made some updates...because we love the space and want to keep it a wonderful spot for us and our families

Barbara and Alan Grochal purchased this House in 1992

Why Barbara and Alan Grochal chose Bethany Beach

Great location, , open family area, screen porch, beach with life guards that is not as crowded as in the downtown area, plenty of parking for friends, cozy and well-equipped kitchen, easy to get to, nearby outlet centers, lots of local playgrounds for the little ones, easy to get to Rehoboth and Ocean City, perfect place to relax, and the list goes on and on.

What makes this House unique

It is truly having the best of both worlds staying in this house, whether in midsummer or in spring or fall. You can access Sea Colony's pools, indoor and outdoor tennis, fitness centers and family social events but you also have the privacy of your own single home, screen porch, oceanfront deck and walkway to the beach. And you can stroll down to the center of Bethany in about 8 minutes, missing out on the need to find a meter and park the car. There are very few homes that offer the option to have it all in Bethany.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master bedroom upstairs with walk-in closet and master bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Also a roll-away cot in the closet.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Two twin beds side by side so can function as a king.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sleep sofa.
      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • All three bathrooms were updated in 2014. Showers with nice open glass doors in the master bath and downstairs hallway bath. Upstairs hallway bath has a bathroom/shower. Custom created cabinetry in the bathroom and throughout the house (we are blessed with a very talented contractor!).

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            The house sits right on the beach, an oceanfront property.
          • Downtown
            It is so great to be right on the beach but also be a short walk (between 7-10 minutes) into downtown Bethany, just an easy stroll into town for a pastry, a pizza or a nice dinner on the town.
          • Oceanfront
            Oceanfront it is.
          • Resort
            Sea Colony offers lots - from indoor and outdoor tennis, multiple pools, classes, indoor and outdoor basketball. All is available with a rec pass that can be purchased with the lease in hand


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Living room is large and open, connected to the dining room, with the screen porch, deck and ocean just beyond. Very high ceilings here because it is essentially two stories.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Two condensers...upstairs and down
                      • Fireplace
                        There is a fireplace but we have closed it off and it has become more a place for artwork.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Similarly, two systems up and down.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        The house is well-stocked with bed linens and towels to make packing easy, if you like. Some prefer to bring their own.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full dryer on the first floor as well.
                      • Parking
                        Adequate parking for at least up to 6 cars.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        The parking area for the house can accommodate 6 cars easily.There is street parking as well, which requires feeding a meter during peak hours in season.
                      • Telephone
                        There is a landline...thought we sometimes wonder...
                      • Towels Provided
                        Lots of bath towels and beach chairs, too.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full washer on the first floor
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Yes, there most certainly is a coffee machine.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Wide assortment to meet the varied needs of our guests.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            There are plenty of dishes and utensils, pots and pans, serving pieces, etc.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen extends off the great room so the cook gets to feel a part of the family fun that may be going on. Just outside the kitchen is a large dining room table.
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spices and some basics here, such as flour, sugar, oil, tea.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Ice maker, water filtered, side by side model
                          • Toaster
                            High end toaster oven, a favorite of ours


                              • Dining
                                The table is large and long and has 8 rolling chairs. We keep extra chairs as the table easily holds up to 10 and makes for a perfect place to entertain. Cocktails on the deck or screen porch first...
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Variety of books for your enjoyment in the downstairs TV room
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD player in master bedroom
                                  • Games
                                    Interesting variety of games and toys in the closet in the TV room.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Mediacom for lots of channels and wifi
                                  • Stereo
                                    Stereo system in the great room and dining room.
                                  • Television
                                    There are two flat screen TV's, one in the TV room on the first floor, one in the master bedroom.
                                  • Toys
                                    Some toys for little people in the downstairs TV closet, for building and keeping little minds busy. Also puzzles for keeping adult minds busy.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Half balconies off of the two upstairs bedrooms.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Great oceanfront deck with chaises and chairs
                                      • Golf
                                        Lots of nearby golf whether you head toward Ocean City, Rehoboth, or back up Route 26.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayaks can be rented at nearby Fenwick Island
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Gardens around front with perennials
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal grill on the deck with utensils
                                      • Tennis
                                        Available through Sea Colony with the purchase of a rec badge.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            Sea Colony pools, indoor and outdoor, available for those who chose to purchase activity passes. The ocean side pools begin 7 houses away on the ocean. Additional pools across the street.
                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Sea Colony has hot tubs, one ocean side and one in the newly renovated center across the highway in the Tennis community, all available with the weekly pass that can be purchased.
                                          • Indoor Pool


                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            4 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            The Best of Both Worlds in Bethany Beach

                                                            CarolBaltimore, MD

                                                            This is a wonderful beachfront home located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. With a large open living room/dining room, it is a great place to spend time with family and friends. I have vacationed here with my family, making special memories with 4 generations, every year since 2004. I also spend a long weekend with my girlfriends here each year. It is a great house, open and airy located right on the beach. The large deck is great for enjoying oceanfront sunrises, sunny days, starlit nights or all of the above! The house is well equipped with even beach chairs and a beach umbrella! For a reasonable fee you can enjoy the amenities at Sea Colony which includes indoor and outdoor pools, activities, tennis courts, and exercise facilities. The town of Bethany is just a short walk away where you will find shops, restaurants, and a mini golf course. The owners of this house are very accommodating and easily accessible should you have any problems during your stay. This is a great house with a great location, both for beach lovers and "city lovers". Highly recommend this house!

                                                            Unbeatable location, beautiful property

                                                            KirbyUnited States

                                                            I have spent a week during the last four summers at this beautiful beach house, and look forward to returning in the future. This house is perfectly located right on the beach and 5 minutes from town, which makes it perfect for any type of vacationer. I personally like to wake up, walk to town for a latte, go to the beach for the morning, relax in the shaded porch for lunch and bike around the cute town in the afternoon. The owners have updated key elements of the house throughout the year, most recently renovating the bathrooms and adding new twin beds. They are also very responsive and helpful if you have any issues. You couldn't ask for a better summer vacation spot!

                                                            Bethany Beach house

                                                            PadgeLutherville, Maryland

                                                            This house provides an strong feeling of hominess for a rental property. It's location is unbeatable (directly on the dune), as well as being an easy walk to town. The house is immaculately clean, and extremely comfortable. Being a repeat guest, I look forward to next summer and another stay at this house.

                                                            Fun in the Sun

                                                            Tennis FanBethesda, MD

                                                            We have stayed at this beach house in Bethany Beach every summer for many years. The ocean front property is lovely....very warm and comfortable. The owners have updated the kitchen and bathrooms as well as added hardwood floors on the first level. The new sofa is a great addition to the living area. The screened-in porch is ideal for any meal, especially dinner and the deck is equipped with a barbeque and lounge chairs. It is so nice to have the convenience to just grab your chair and relax on the beach in just seconds! The parking can accommodate at least 5-6 vehicles. We are looking forward to returning next summer.


                                                            Bethany Beach, DE, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            June 7 – June 14..$3020 June 14 – June 21…$4320 July 5 – July 12, July 12 - July 19, July 26 - Aug. 2, Aug.2 - Aug.9, Aug.9 - Aug.16.$5800 weekly Sept. 7 – Sept. 14(Sun. to Sun.)..$1690 Sept. 14 – Sept.21 (Sun. to Sun.)..$1550 Bethany Town Tax of 6% for In Season Stays Only. Off-season Rates: Weeks: $1550. Two night: $790, Three night: $950, Four night$1100

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