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Sea Colony Southwinds Summer Retreat - Bethany Beach Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 8. 2 Bedrooms and a Private Loft. 2 Baths.

Welcome to the Southwinds Summer Retreat at Sea Colony! Check out the reviews by the families who have stayed with us -- you will not be disappointed! Click on the availability calendar, which is always kept up-to-date.

Look at the pictures and see why we can offer you the perfect getaway for any season. The beach is not just for summer anymore. Come see why Travel & Leisure Magazine named Bethany Beach on of their Best Secret Beaches in March 2012. 

Our Southwinds Summer Retreat is a second floor Veranda located in a quiet section of the Sea Colony resort, and within walking distance to the fitness center, several pools, and the beach. There is also a seasonal shuttle that will take you to and from the beach and other parts of the resort, and parking privileges on a first come, first serve basis on the ocean side of the resort.

The condo has a large, screened, wraparound porch, and comfortably sleeps eight. It has been renovated to include modern furnishings, coordinated artwork, and a fully-stocked kitchen.

As a guest of Sea Colony, enjoy the aquatic center, fitness center, tennis center, playground, walking paths, and one-half mile of guarded, private beach.

 Enjoy the beach, splash in one of the 12 pools, play tennis on one of the 32 tennis courts, or just chill out with a cocktail on the wraparound porch.

We have a pack and play and umbrella stroller for your use so you don't have to lug them on your trip. All guests at Sea Colony are required to pay a Recreational Association fee of $40 per person (per week) in the summer months. The fee is only $12 per person from 1/1 - 5/6 and 9/11 - 12/31 and $20 from 5/7 - 6/10 and 9/3 - 9/10. 

All renters must bring their own linens and towels, but there are also linen services available as an alternative. We can provide you with additional information if you are interested.

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Tom Andriola
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Tom Andriola

We live in Albany, New York, and have two beautiful children, Justin who is 12 and Olivia who is 9. Between work, school, soccer, and everyday life, we are an extremely busy family and love using our beach retreat at Sea Colony to relax and unwind!

Tom Andriola purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tom Andriola chose Delaware

We had been coming to Sea Colony for several years. My parents have friends who own here, so we had been coming to visit them, and we really love the family friendly atmosphere here. In 2014, we decided to take the plunge so we could create family memories in a place we could call our own. Our condo is in a quiet section of the resort with a beautiful wraparound porch and all the amenities you will need. From a fully stocked kitchen with high end appliances and granite countertops, to upscale furniture and a family room entertainment center, you are sure to have all the comforts of home. Feel free to enjoy the fireplace on a chilly summer night!

What makes this condo unique

Sea Colony is the perfect place for families, with the walking/biking trails, easy access to pools, amenities at the beach, and well maintained grounds. Our condo, which we call the Southwinds Summer Retreat, is the perfect vacation getaway. But don't let the name fool you -- it's a perfect spot in the offseason as well!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Sea Colony Southwinds Summer Retreat - Bethany Beach Getaway!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house in sea colony! The location was quiet yet close to everything we needed. Tom was incredibly accessible and responsive throughout the rental process. We especially liked the board games, and kids games and the binder filled with rainy day activities! It really came in handy and saved our trip! Thanks for providing us with a wonderful place to


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Couldn't ask for more for a beach rental

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and spacious!! Perfect vacation apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Serene, Peaceful & Stress-free Condo close to the Beach, but in a lovely Wooded Setting!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very well maintained, spotlessly clean & very serene with lovely simplistic décor! Somewhere between Swedish & modern with high ceilings & a loft, it felt very spacious & comfortable! Since it is on the upper floor, there is a flight of stairs, but being up so high provides a sense of privacy & created the feeling of being in a tree house, especially in the bedrooms, which we loved! We really did not find the stairs to be any problem.

We loved the sleek kitchen with tons of dishes & cookware! Especially appreciated the large pantry closet which was completely stocked with anything we needed! The washer & dryer off the kitchen were handy as well! The WIFI worked great & also the flat screen TV with cable! There is a smaller TV in each bedroom! The loft made a wonderful third bedroom and I found it perfect for reading in a comfortable chair by the window and for working on my laptop at the convenient desk! There were even extra throws for afternoon naps!

Even though it was a week with record high temperatures, the A/C seemed to have no problems keeping the condo pleasantly cool, even up in the loft, which is also equipped with a remote control operated ceiling fan to keep the air circulating! We enjoyed taking our evening wine & appetizers out onto the very large & comfortably furnished screen porch with views of the woods!

The owner, Tom, was fantastic; extremely accessible! Anything I needed throughout the rental process, he was right on top of it! With his organization & great up-front communication, he made the check-in process at Sea Colony a breeze! He provided a letter of introduction & the keys well in advance along with clear information about what to expect. So while I observed other guests being surprised by the Sea Colony fees and a slow check-in, we were processed in less than 10 minutes & on to fun! Additionally, there was a wonderful information binder that he provided in the condo with answers to any questions that came up! My security deposit refund was processed quickly & efficiently!

There are tons of things to do in Sea Colony, if all the activities in Bethany Beach don't keep one busy enough! We used one of the Sea Colony pools, which was just a short walk from the condo. We also really enjoyed the nearly nightly free entertainment on the BB boardwalk!

I highly recommend this rental! Overall, it was a great experience!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

After going to the beaches of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey for over 25 yrs, we have truly discovered the gem of the coast! This condo; located in beautiful Bethany Beach DE; offers all of the best amenities for a perfect family vacation. A pristine private beach, indoor & outdoor pools, tennis, nature, fitness, shops & so much more. (even some delicious ice cream) The condo was immaculate, very roomy, and had great amenities. The screened in porch was perfect for our early morning "coffee chats" & evening "wine downs". Staying here made our vacation magical. With downtown Bethany Beach nearby, Beautiful Rehoboth Beach 15 minutes away and Ocean City & Assateugue Island National Seashore (try the crabbing- a ton of fun) to the south, everything is within reach ( including 3 boardwalks) . It was definitely the perfect getaway/unit for two families to vacation together. We will always cherish the memories. Tom, Tracy S. & Dan, Kristen L - New York

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Columbus Day Fall Weekend at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My family had a relaxing fall weekend in this beautiful condo. It was very quiet, as it was October and kind of chilly at the beach. The condo is stocked with everything you need to cook, bake, relax and it's very clean and well furnished for comfort. The gas fireplace was a lovely addition, as was the wi-fi and full array of media for teenagers. The owner, Tom, was very accommodating,helpful and trustworthy. Note that the fitness center is now under construction and won't re-open until 2016. We would love to return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great beach rental

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for three nights at the start off the off-season in September. This time made for a very quiet, relaxing visit. The condo provided plenty of space for my husband, me and our 25-year-old daughter. It is beautifully upgraded and clean. Unlike many rentals I've stayed in, the kitchen was fully stocked making it enjoyable to cook many of our meals. While the condo is on the second floor, in the unit itself everything is on the same floor, except for the loft with a bed which we did not use. We drove to the beach and found parking closeby. Sea Colony has an attractive complex of outdoor, and one indoor, pools at beachside. It was nice to be able to use those facilities. They also have a exercise room which we did not use, opting instead to walk on the beach. The unit has a screened in porch with comfy furniture which made for a great place for game playing on a rainy day. From the beginning of the rental process, the owner was prompt in responding and very helpful. When I inquired about beach chairs, he agreed to purchased some prior to our stay. He also provided great recommendations for restaurants and fish markets. The only suggestion I would make is that he have instructions in the unit with details on how to use the TV in the family room and the wifi. We had a great stay and would highly recommend this condo in beautiful Bethany Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend to Presidents Day
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day to Easter
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter to Memorial Day
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day to Peak Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day to Columbus Day
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (< 7 days) $95
Refundable damage deposit $200

No Pets, No Smoking, No Exceptions.

2.5 percent fee for payments made by credit card.

Cleaning fee of $80 for rentals less than one week.

Three night minimum and weekend rates apply to holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Bethany Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Walk in closet; private bathroom; TV/DVD player.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Private room; TV; plenty of closet and drawer space.
    Loft - 1 queen , Private space upstairs; TV; quiet reading space.
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sleep sofa in the family room; the HDTV and fireplace!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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