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Private Pool, close to beach, kayaks included, crabbing at dock at end of street

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bdrms, 3 full bths, outside shower sleeps 12-16 Pond, St Park walk to Beach

1st floor has 4 Bedrooms 1st floor master is converted to a kids room which can sleep up to 6. Bedroom 2, 3, and 4 each have full or Queen size double beds sleeping 2 per room.

Master Bedroom with Queen on 2nd floor with large open kitchen living/dining 2 sliding glass doors to wrap around deck and grill. Living room has 2 large leather sofas and suede chairs.

Dish TV with 2 TVs one in living room and one in master bedroom. WIFI hook up available. Private backyard with privacy fence suitable for outdoor eating and cooking. 2 zone hot water heaters one upstairs and one down stairs allows for plenty hot water.

Community dock for Kayaking and crabbing at Salt Pond. We provide 3 kayaks for your exclusive use with crabbing nets for use by children at the dock.

Our entrance is across the street from Fresh Pond State Park. Walking/Biking trail is one block west. Downtown Bethany Beach shopping is one mile by car.

Be sure to visit SeaCrest gift shop at Garfield and the Boardwalk. Look for local watercolor and photo art by Rosemary Carroll and say hello to owners Liz and Ed.

Best Breakfast in area is either Ocean View Diner or Penguin Diner. Both include Gluten/wheat free menus.

Cafe 26 is our favorite place for dinner but we have many of the top chefs of the Northeast here in the area. Difebo;s features two of the many graduates of the CIA (Culinary Institute of Arts) in New York. Nantuckets in Fenwick is great

Night life is quiet in Bethany but a short drive (15 minutes) in either direction brings one to Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach to the North or Ocean City, MD to the South.

G&E Hockers has the best German style deli, bakery,grocery,hardware store in DE. It also has the nearest gas pumps. Be sure to try the store cooked deli meats and bakery items. It is about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile west on Fred Hudson Road.

*There is parking for FOUR cars on the black top driveway. The studio on the property is used by owners and has gravel driveway in front of it for the owners. If a guest needs anything at all, we can be reached and will do our best to make sure each guest's vacation becomes a BETHANY BEACH HOLIDAY tradition!

More Details

Billy Carroll is manager who lives onsite in separate cottage
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Billy Carroll is manager who lives onsite in separate cottage

We have lived in Bethany Beach for nearly 25 years. The family picture was taken during our Christmas Reunion. We all stayed together in our house. The backdrop is the dock down the street at the Salt Pond. There is also a studio, which is in use year round rental.

We live in the area as do most of our family especially in the summer. We love this area and the family small town atmosphere in the 'Quiet Resorts' and hope you enjoy it as well.

Billy Carroll is manager who lives onsite in separate cottage purchased this house in 2000

Why Billy Carroll is manager who lives onsite in separate cottage chose Bethany Beach

This very private community we always loved the setting.

The house is designed to maximize covenience and utility for a large family yet maintain individual privacy. The Kitchen and Living area are on the second floor for the view. The open 2 story foyer unites upstairs with downstairs. Yet the bedroom occupants can get quiet respite from the rest of the house by simply closing their door.

It is secluded yet very convenient. It is a 3 hour drive from the bridges and tunnels into NYC. It takes less than 3 hours from Philadelphia. It takes 45 minutes to get to Salisbury, MD. Baltimore and Washington are each about 2-3 hours. All final driving times depend upon traffic so we always leave as early as possible.

But the property is very convenient to local attractions, businesses and shopping as well. The beaches are just down the street. The State Park system is across the street. Ocean City amusement parks and night life are a 15 minute drive. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach are 10-15 minutes away in the opposite direction.

What makes this house unique

There is enough to do within walking/biking distance that you can literally stay here for the week and never use your car. However, Movie Theaters, Amusement Parks, Water Slides, Resturants, Grocery Stores and other attractions are very close.

We fell in love with the Salt Pond and the activities here. We especially loved kayaking and crabbing with young children. Early moning sunrises with a cup of coffee and a camera while sitting at the dock or later at night watching the sunset are a unique treasure here.

If you have young children and/or grandchildren you must visit FUNLAND in Rehoboth Beach. This family owned amsement park has been in continuous operation for over 60 years and is considered a National Treasure. The rides designed for toddlers are so amazingly simple and inepensive for young parents that it is a miracle that they still thrive economically.


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , private off of master bedroom with its own hot water heater
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off of hall downstairs for Bedroom 2,3,4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , off of 5th bed/family room share hot water with hall bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Bedroom with Master Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 in bed plus leather sofa in room for relaxing!
    Bedroom 2 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Child's double futon beds sleeps 6 plus private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Pool, close to beach, kayaks included, crabbing at dock at end of street
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The house was very clean and perfect for families and young kids. The house fit our large group very comfortably. The kids loved the pool and the short walk to go crabbing at the dock. It was great to hop in the pool after a long, hot day at the beach. The house is close to the beach but far away enough that it is a quiet and relaxing retreat. Thanks for making our family vacation so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed seeing you and all your beautiful children! What a lovely family you have! You guys were so lucky catching such big crabs and having such great weather....We hope to see you again for another Bethany Beach holiday adventure......Thank you again for visiting us!
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A wonderful family get-together - almost a 5*

  • 4 of 5

We came over from UK to join our US-based son, daughter-in-law and new baby for a few days of Family Time at the beach with our UK son, daughter-in-law and 3year old. This was a perfect place to "gather". Billy and Rosemary made us very welcome without us feeling they were "around" too much.

The pool was ideal, very clean with great seating areas for some afternoon fun and warm enough by then for the baby to have his first swim! The 3 year old absolutely loved the pool, even managing a quick dip on the last day before we left.

Although a drive to the main beach area the beach was superb and we spent the mornings there.

Great supermarket just along the road for supplies.

House had a few "end of season" breakages and repairs needed but was clean and plenty of space.

Great laundry facilities.

Needs more chinaware for the size of the property.

We all wanted to stay longer! - Always a sign of a great holiday.

Robert and Glynis

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a lot of people

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Pool was great, beach was close. Downtown Bethany was close. Overall a good time.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 11 and we were all very comfortable in this house. It has lots of space inside and out for hanging around and the bedrooms are comfortable, nicely kept, clean, and well air-conditioned. The property is very quiet, on a cul-de-sac road. The owners and their family were quick to respond to a few questions and requests that we had. The kitchen is new, we cooked a lot of meals at home, and accommodated all of us (minus the children) around one table. The kids sat at the breakfast bar and were very happy there :). The location is great too... short drive to beach, easy access to crabbing at end of street, lots of birds, walking path nearby... we took advantage of it all! The pool is super clean, warm and we used it twice a day. I would highly recommend this property for a vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great extended family get away

  • 5 of 5

Good, quiet location but just a short drive to the beach. Less then 30 minutes to the boardwalks in OC Maryland or Rehoboth. Great pool with lots of seating and a grill. The house was spacious, child friendly, clean and well maintained. The outside shower was fantastic after a day at the beach. The kitchen and washer/ dryer were great.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our 2 families. The house was spacious, clean and comfortable. We had ages ranging from 50's down to 12. There was plenty to do for all. The homeowners are very nice, helpful, accommodating and not intrusive at all. There was a basket of wine, crackers and cheese waiting for us, as well as a case of water in the fridge. Nice big binder of activities and restaurants was also helpful. Having the pool right there was fun & convenient for the mornings and afternoons. We also loved hanging out and crabbing on the dock. We took a break from the ocean one day and rented a boat to cruise and hang out in the Bay. Would love to return some day and would highly recommend this house as your future vacation destination. It was the perfect vacation. Fun was had by all!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Salisbury, MD or New Castle, DE
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Magnolia's Seafood Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Salt Pond Golf club 11 minute walk
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Coastal Highway DE Route One
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bluecoast Seafood Grill 7 minute walk
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Fenwick State Park Concession on Bayside
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
North Bethany Beach
Car: recommended


Called 'THE QUIET RESORTS' Bethany Beach is known for its family friendly nature.

Our house is across the street from Fresh Pond State Park and a short drive to the DE State Seashore Beach and Park. Prickly Pear trail has a 3 mile biking hiking trail with access to a view of the bay and to Route One and nearby Ocean Beaches.

The Seashore Park includes six miles of Ocean and Bay Beaches. It includes 2825 acres bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Indian River and Rehoboth Bays to the west.

3 Ocean side beaches have lifeguards from 9 to 5 and include bath houses with hot showers and changing rooms. All 3 beaches include snack bars, umbrella rental, etc. on the beach.

Activities at the Park include surfing fishing camping boating and playgrounds. Coin, Key Box, Comfort, and several more Beaches include drive on fishing and surfing.

There is a designated equestrian area and both Ocean and Bay side kite boarding and kite surfing.

The Indian River Inlet includes daily family activities with charcoal grills, Hammerheads Restaurant, Full Day and 1/2 Day charter boat fishing and private boat rentals featuring deep sea fishing.

A four mile drive north (just past the Inlet bridge) is the Life Saving Museum on the Ocean side. ! mile more to the North Bay side in Old Inlet Bait and Tackle. The Evans family have mid week fishing lessons and seminars for new fishermen.

Bear Trap dunes Golf Course, noted by GOLF WEEK MAGAZINE as the best in Delaware and one of the best in the USA is just a 3 mile drive from the neighborhood. Open to the public they offer great mid week and late afternoon discounted greens fees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

We accept credit card payments over the phone at time of booking. The balance is due either the first week of June or 90 days prior to the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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