About the property
- Condo1175 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms 2 Baths: 1175 sq ft, VRBO#457956 just below condo for friends, family
This spacious contemporary condo is bright, clean, sunny and cheerful with gorgeous ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and the large private balcony. You can relax while overlooking the promenade, the dunes, and the wide stretch of beach and ocean. While drinking our coffee in the morning, we watch the playful dolphins below as the sun rises over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
We bought a new king size bed for the master bedroom and replaced one of the regular standard-size beds in the second bedroom with a queen-size bed. So now the condo has a king-size bed in the master bedroom, and one standard-size bed and one queen-size bed in the second bedroom, making enough room for 6 people to sleep comfortably. We also purchased two 90' sofas for the living room so if someone wants to sleep separately, they can sleep on one of the sofas in the living room.
We purchased a new contemporary dining room set with six chairs. All beds have new comforter sets making the entire condo very clean and fresh.
We have also purchased three new televisions, one for each bedroom and the living room. They have flat screens and hang on the walls, making for more spacious living.
In addition to repainting the entire condo, we replaced the window treatments in the master bedroom. They now have beautiful contemporary plantation shutters.
We have replaced the entire set of balcony door and windows across the front of the balcony and back into the master bedroom. It had become faulty and now it is working beautifully and the glass windows and door are perfectly clear.
The washer/dryer and the dishwasher in the kitchen have been replaced with new ones. The refrigerator and ice maker have also been replaced.
In winter 2018 the hall bathroom and the kitchen are being renovated. New porcelain tile floors will be added throughout the living room, dining room, hallway and kitchen. We are also opening up the kitchen so that two walls will be opened up giving a more open feel to the condo. We are excited about our new look.
We love the wide stretch of private beach for Sea Colony guests only. There are life guards on the beach in the summer. We have filled our beach locker in the first floor garage with beach chairs and toys which are available to you during your stay in our condo. It is much less crowded than the beach in town, and much much less crowded than Rehobeth or Ocean City beaches.
Sea Colony has 24-hour security. A vacation in Sea Colony can run the gamut from beach fun to tax-free shopping to golfing, tennis and water sports. The privacy of the 'quiet resort' allows guests to sunbathe and enjoy the soothing ocean breezes in peace. Amusement parks and outlet shopping centers are not far and they provide more variety of family-friendly fun.
This world-class resort tennis facility offers an astounding 34 courts along with tennis clinics, camps and lessons by teaching professionals. Golf courses nearby include two dozen courses featuring waterfront and forest layouts designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
Sea Colony also organizes weekly events such as bingo, camp fires on the beach, and other fun family activities.
The town of Bethany is only 1/2 mile north of Sea Colony, an easy walk to the boardwalk, restaurants, bakeries, bookstore, and many other specialty shops. The library in town allows summer vacationers to get a card and use their services which include a nice variety of DVDs and books. We enjoy many of the fine restaurants in Bethany and Oceanview, and if you want to go a bit further, Fenwick, Rehobeth, and Ocean City also have many great restaurants.
Please see VRBO #457956 to see the unit directly above this one with the same floor plan.
The guest passes Sea Colony requires of all renters age 4 and up are purchased at check in. They vary according to season. The costs for 2018 are below:
January 1 - May 4: $ 12, May 5 - June 8: $20, June 9 - September 14: $40, September 15 - September 21: $20, September 22 - December 31: $12
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Beverly Catron
I am a pediatric occupational therapist who has always loved the ocean though I was raised in the Midwest in Illinois. When my two children were young our family came from Bethesda, Maryland to many beaches along the eastern seaboard, including Rehoboth and Bethany Beach Delaware and even the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I always dreamed of having my own place on the oceanfront. I bought the condo right above this one in 2012 and have so enjoyed sharing it with friends and family and renters that I have just purchased this one to share too. I have had many requests from people wishing to have another condo nearby so they can bring their extended families to vacation together at the same time. These two condos so close together in the same Sea Colony building will accommodate larger groups.
Beverly Catron purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Beverly Catron chose Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach quickly became our favorite vacation spot because it is so close to our home and we can be on the beach the same day we arrive. We like its small town, quiet atmosphere and family orientation. We enjoy the bonfire on the beach on Thursday evenings and the many other activities offered by Sea Colony. We go to Rehoboth or Ocean City, just 20-30 minutes away for outlet shopping, amusement parks, and bike riding on the boardwalk. We chose Sea Colony because it is right on the oceanfront. We love the activities provided in the summer for the families in the Sea Colony community. The shuttle service provided in the summer months makes getting around the resort very easy.
What makes this Condo unique
We specifically chose this condo because of its gorgeous unobstructed views of the ocean, dunes, and ever-changing colorful skies for as far as we can see out over the ocean. It is spacious, bright and sunny, and clean from top to bottom. We love the large rooms and the spaciousness they create. In the summer, we drink our coffee while enjoying watching beautiful sunrises and playful dolphins from our living room and large balcony. There are beach combers on the sand, children and adults in the pools and walkers on the promenade. In the winter we love to relax while watching the view below and the skies above while enjoying our early evening glass of wine.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent fun time!
We had a wonderful time at this beach condo. Lots of space, gorgeous ocean views. Very clean and had everything we needed. Will definitely come again and often.
Nice place!! Beverly was very prompt in returning my call regarding an issue we were having with fruit flies or knats which were very annoying ! Loved being on the beach !
Thanks Gretchen for your review. We are over here now and the fruit flies are gone. So glad you had fun at the beach!
Wonderful condo at a great location and price. The views from the living room and master bedroom are superb. The unit is well stocked with everything you need for a relaxing stay at the beach.
Thanks so much Dan for the great review. I am so happy that you and your friends had a good time. We look forward to having you back some time in the future,
Top floor, great view
This has been a fantastic week at the beach
again in this condo! It is so close to everything. The beach is
right out the door just down the promenade a bit. The tennis
courts are out the door going the other way around the building;
and there is playground equipment right next to the tennis courts,
not to mention there are slides and swings right on the beach in
front of our building. This condo has a great parking spot under
the building that is just a few steps away from the elevator.
Everything is so convenient. There is a great indoor and outdoor private pools too. There are restaurants right across
Thanks so much Bernadette for your thoughtful review. I really appreciate your taking out the time to tell future renters what you like about our beach condo. It is actually not the top floor of the building. The penthouse is just above this condo and we own that one too. Please come back and stay in either condo you wish. We would love to have you as a guest again in the future.
Very clean and nicely updated.
Every spring and fall we bring our family to Sea Colony and we stay in this condo. We love the view from the balcony and windows. We have young children and they love to watch the dolphins swimming offshore. The resort has beautifully maintained landscaping throughout and it is an easy walk to town. There is such easy access to everything. The Bethany boardwalk is just ½ mile from this building. Restaurants are nearby and a donut shop and a drugstore are right across the street. The resort has a bonfire every Thursday in the summer and it is on the beach very close to this condo. They have s’mores, a DJ, large deep fire pits and plenty of roasting sticks.
Thanks so much Paul for your excellent review. I appreciate your taking the time to write this descriptive review so all future renters can see what we have to offer in this cozy but spacious condo by the sea. I hope you return over and over again as you have already. I love watching your children grow over the years as you return. Thanks again.
Oceanview saves this property
At the highest level, the owner was responsive and addressed AC and plumbing issues promptly...hence the overall 3 stars. Our primary issue with the property is how outdated it is (which is fine if you aren't paying the rates we did for the week). Essentially, the value is only in the community and the view which we did enjoy.
1.Tiny and outdated kitchen crammed with laundry machines taking up an good bit of the remaining space. This kitchen doesn't really accommodate meal prep or entertaining for a family greater in size than 2-3 people.
2. Loud and inconsistent AC (which the owner addressed when it failed)
3. Poor plumbing/drainage in the bath shower with very outdated shower heads. You leave a shower feeling like sand is still on your feet (because it is!)
4. Both bathrooms are extremely small with single sinks and no room for two people to share at all.
5. Filthy intake vents from AC and the Berber carpet...not sure when the last filters were changed.
6. . General appearance is dirty (old, mildew on some of the baseboards)
7. The unloading and loading is congested with one elevator so plan accordingly
8.. While you can technically sleep 6 people, you'd be very crammed and the kitchen and baths don't accommodate more than 2. My college apt bath was bigger and it is a challenge to prepare more than a sandwich in that kitchen.
9. You really do need to bring ALL towels, linens, pillows, blankets, paper products...while this is hit or miss with all VRBO properties, it's nice to have it disclosed up front so you can plan accordingly.
10. The light bulbs were mostly burned out and the lamps were very old and not illuminating
I am so sorry Joe that you do not feel you got a good value in our oceanfront condo. The photos of the property are just as they are in real life. I will agree that the kitchen is small. We are going to have a renovation after this summer season to widen the kitchen and increase the counter space. As you mentioned the AC was repaired within hours of your complaint. The bathtub was also repaired by the time you got back from dinner the night of your complaint. People tend to bring in the sand from the beach and clog up the drain so it has to be repaired each summer. I had hoped that my request for people to wash their feet outside would help that. Yours was the first complaint I have heard about the shower head but I will be happy to replace that. We were over there for Labor Day week and I will agree with you that the vents were filled with dust. We cleaned them but will definitely talk with our cleaning people about that. We are also going to replace carpet with wooden floors this winter. I am sorry you thought the building only had one elevator. There are two more at the other end of the building. The square feet of the condo was listed in our VRBO ad so I am surprised at your reaction to the size of the condo. The bedrooms and living room are quite spacious because that is where people spend most of their time. As mentioned in my welcome letter to each guest, there are light bulbs in the hall closet; you could have replaced the burned out ones. We did upon our arrival last weekend. Again, I am so sorry you felt you got a bad deal. I always want my guests to enjoy the condo. I hope all potential guests will read our many other reviews written by grateful guests.
Services Available: Community Shuttle (Seasonal), Midweek house keeping (Fee), Beach Chairs & Umbrella Rental (Fee), Recycling Services, Policies: Non Smoking, Rentals/sorry no pets, Covered parking, Steps to the ocean with a full team of lifeguards, Access to many community pools (outdoor & indoor, kiddie pool too), hot tub, Great tennis facility with clinic and games. During the summer, Sea Colony has weekly events such as bingo, camp fires on the beach and other family oriented events which are great fun for everyone! Basketball courts in renovated Fitness Center on west side of Sea Colony.
Additional information about rental rates
Guest passes required by Sea Colony for all people 4 years & up are not included in the rental price. You pay Sea Colony for the guest passes at the time you check in. Guest passes are due for anyone over 4 years old. These fees vary according to the season. See specifics under description of unit. We have a $275 security deposit which is returned to you when unit is found in good condition and keys are returned to owner. This owner has returned 100% to date since 2012. THIS UNIT REQUIRES NO TAXES (HOTEL OR SALES), NO OWNER'S FEES, NO MANAGEMENT FEES, AND NO RESERVATION FEES. ONLY SMALL, ABOUT (5 - 9 %) VRBO FEE AND 99$ CLEANING FEE.