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Sea Colony West Lakefront - Perfect Family Vacation! Quiet location.

Bethany Beach, DE, USA
  • Condo1225 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to the 'Bethany Beach Bungalow'!

**Inquiries will be responded to immediately. Contact directly for secure and safe booking. **

You don't keep looking for your keys after you found them, and you don't have to keep looking for the perfect vacation condo... because you just found it! Click on the availability calendar, which is always up-to-date.

We book up every year! Look at the pictures, read our renter reviews and see why. We offer the perfect fall, winter and spring getaway. 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.

About Our Condo:

Our Bethany Beach Bungalow is a comfortable, cozy 'gold rated' Vista condominium nestled on Heron Lake amid large pines trees, with a large, screened, wraparound porch facing west for you to watch the sunset.

The Bungalow comfortably sleeps eight and was renovated with modern furnishings (no wicker here), coordinated artwork, and a fully-stocked kitchen. The location on Sanddollar Court is a short walk to the aquatic center, fitness center, tennis center, playground, walking paths, and the free shuttle to one-half mile of guarded, private beach.

A) Master bedroom with King size bed, flat screen TV & DVD player, bathroom with his/her sinks, new walk-in shower and private water closet.

B) Guest room (den) with French doors, Queen size bed, furnished with a colorful Caribbean flare. Flat screen TV in room.

C) Guest room ideal for kids with twin beds and roll-out trundle. Flat screen TV.

Open kitchen with breakfast bar well-stocked for the gourmet of your group, featuring a large supply of cookware, appliances and barware for all your partying needs. Spacious dining room open to living area and kitchen, big dining table with comfortable seating for 8. Cozy living room adjacent to dining with three sliding glass doors, TV, DVD and views out to Heron Lake.

Large comfortable wraparound screened porch with views of Lake Heron and a wooded side yard, with plenty of sitting and dining room to relax and watch the ducks. Two Adirondack chairs to relax in. Four comfy plastic Adirondack-style chairs out front to enjoy the day.

Enjoy the beach, splash in one of the ten pools, play tennis on one of the 32 tennis courts, play one of our many board games, challenge a friend to a Texas Hold 'Em competition, watch one of the movies from our extensive DVD collection, read a book from the library, check your email using our with free high-speed internet with WIFI access, or just chill out with a cocktail on the porch and watch the sunset.

Baby friendly: we have a pack and play, high chair and toddler toys.

Don't lug your beach stuff from home - use our beach chairs, umbrella, beach toys and boogie boards. (supply subject to change)

All guests at Sea Colony are required to pay a Recreational Association fee of $40 per person (per week) in the summer months. Rec Fee is only $12/person from 1/1 -5/9 and 9/13-12/31 and $17 from 5/10-6/13 and 8/30-9/12.

All Prime summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday. All renters must bring their own linens and towels. Rentals available, contact for info.

Rentals verified with photo of driver license.

Although I would love to discuss my property with you personally and have you see my personal website, VRBO requires that you communicate with me through their platform until you have requested a booking.

Keywords: 'Vista' Condominium, ground floor, five steps up. Lakefront, Nestled in the trees. Extremely well furnished. Top-rated rental.


Ian Kessler

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Ian Kessler

We live in Gaithersburg Maryland, have two beautiful boys who love the beach as much as we do. Our condo is a home away from home and we open it up to share with you. Please visit our personal website at bethanybeachbungalow.com

Ian Kessler purchased this Condo in 2004

Why Ian Kessler chose Bethany Beach

Owning a place at the beach has been a lifelong dream. I have been coming to the Delaware and Maryland beaches my whole life. We found that Sea Colony is the perfect place for families, with the walking/biking trails, easy access to pools, amenities at the beach and the well-maintain grounds. Our condo, which we named Bethany Beach Bungalow, for the wonderful cottage-like feel, is the perfect vacation getaway. We come down in the offseason and relax and offer it to you for your perfect family vacation.

What makes this Condo unique

Our location, nestled on the edge of Heron Lake and away from the road and parking lot, gives you the feeling of being in the mountains at the beach. You can fix in the lake and watch all of the nature - ducks, geese, herons, fish, frogs, hawks and more. Watch one of the DVDs we offer or choose a book from our library. You'll instantly feel at home and on vacation in our wonderful Bethany Beach Bungalow.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Large master bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Two twin beds with a roll out trundle between the two.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Queen bed, french doors, large tv.
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sleep sofa in living/family room. Pack and play too!
      • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Room, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds plus rollout trundle., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play in unit, along with high chair, booster seat and baby bath, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfy Queen Sleeper in the living room


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Hallway bath; full bath with tub/shower.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Newly renovated bathroom with large walk-in shower/bench.

        Location Type

          • Lakefront
            Nestled against Heron Lake, a manmade lake with plenty of wildlife (catch/release fishing, frogs, ducks, geese, heron....)


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                    electric fireplace for those cool evenings.
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room
                    Comfy living room with sofa/love seat, tv/dvd player, dvd library, books and games.
                  • Parking
                    parking provided for two cars.
                  • Telephone
                    local calls only
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Free high speed wireless internet. Bring your laptop or iPad.


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Plenty of coffee filters available for you to use.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Fully stocked! Gourmet pots/pans/knives... lots of dishware and serving items. Full spice rack!
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        'Cook's Kitchen' stocked for the culinary king/queen of the house!! Including coffee maker/filters, toaster, blender...
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster
                        4 slot toaster.


                          • Dining
                            large dining table for family meals.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                                HD in family room, flat screens in all rooms (except kids room). 3 DVD players.
                              • Books
                                Full library of titles.
                              • DVD Player
                                DVD player in family room and all bedrooms.
                              • Games
                                Games galore.
                              • Music Library
                                lots of CD's for you to listen to.
                              • CD Player
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                large tv in family room. All bedrooms have tvs.
                              • Toys
                                Closetfull of kids toys, trucks and building blocks.
                              • VCR
                              • Video Library
                                Wide selection of DVDs for family viewing.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Wraparound screened porch on edge of quaint Heron Lake, facing west for sunsets. Dining table and Adirondack Chairs.
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Communal Pool
                                        10 pools available to guests, including two indoor pools
                                      • Shared Hot Tub


                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • fitness center

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                                                          • Beach supplies galore - chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and toys. Lots of popular games, large library of beach reading, magazines, poker set, two bikes and toys. No Smoking, No Pets, No Exceptions

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                            42 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            A great time!

                                                            Ellen K.

                                                            Our family had a wonderful week at Sea Colony. The property was comfortable and mostly well equipped. We really took advantage of the baby items that included a pack and play, high chair, and toys! A larger pot in the kitchen would have been appreciated for making pasta but overall the kitchen was good if you want to prepare some meals. A bit of sprucing up (such as new bath mats) would be nice as things are showing their wear. We appreciated all the information provided by Ian Kessler. It made the stay seamless. Thanks!

                                                            Nicely situated at a resort and near the beach.

                                                            Joel L.

                                                            The resort the property is on is fabulous. Excellent fitness center, tennis courts, and indoor/outdoor pools with adequate lifeguard supervision for kids. The beach is about 30 minute walk but a tram service is available to get you there faster and the beach is part of the resort so you have access to restrooms.

                                                            The condo is nestled nicely between a pond with catch and release fishing and some well manicured woods. We enjoyed the screen enclosed porch a great deal.

                                                            Nice property, great location but starting to show its age

                                                            K & KPittstown, NJ, US

                                                            We had a great time at your condo. We couldn't have asked for a better location and the condo had everything we could have asked for. We really enjoyed our makeshift happy hour every day at 5 sitting by the pond after a day at the beach watching the turtles steal our bait! The weather was perfect for the week...the only "criticism" is that the condo is starting to show some wear and tear. The garbage disposal was leaking but Ian quickly called a local plumber and it was replaced quickly with no issues. The dryer took a very long time to dry things but by looking at it, it appears its seen it's better days (but the washer is brand new). Some of the light switches didn't work, there were a few punched out screens, sticky screen doors and it looks like someone really did a number on the outside pillows. We're guessing (hoping) it was just chocolate ice cream? We just took some towels to cover them up for the week. The outside closet for beach "stuff" was stocked with everything, including fishing poles, boogie board and beach toys but the beach chairs were pretty worn out and wouldn't have lasted a second with Governor Christie...but 3 of the 4 chairs worked out for us. Anyway, despite some of the minor things I noted above, we're really easy going and none of this will detract us from renting here again. Thank you!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for your detailed feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the condo. I address the "wear and tear" as soon as I become aware of issues, which is why there is a brand new washing machine to start the season. As you know, I also replaced the garbage disposal, which should have lasted another five years, the first business day after you notified me and was advised that something was jammed in it by the previous renter. Ice cream, juice, coffee, popsicles... in a vacation rental they all get eaten and drank in places where they otherwise wouldn't at home and don't get the attention they should after a mess is made. We do our best to clean on the fly in the 5 hours we have in between weekly rentals.

                                                            Great place to stay for families

                                                            Marilyn W.Bethesda, Maryland

                                                            This was our fourth year in a row staying in this condo. My family absolutely loves it! The condo is well stocked with kitchen items and toys. The owner is also responsive and easy to deal with. The Sea Colony community is also great - fishing, playgrounds, pools, biking and walking trails, tennis, and an easy tram ride to the beach. We always find this to be a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation. There is also plenty of room for extended family. The dining table accommodates a large number of people, which is fantastic. All in all, a great place to stay!

                                                            Great place to stay!

                                                            Brittany H.

                                                            The place was clean and well taken care of! The town of Bethany was so great, so cute!

                                                            Couldn't be happier!

                                                            Sarah H.

                                                            Beautifully decorated house, convenient location and Ian provides all the information you need for a perfect vacation in Bethany Beach.


                                                            Bethany Beach, DE, USA

                                                            Blocks to the beach. Tax-free Shopping in Delaware! Huge Outlet Mall nearby.

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            **PLEASE NOTE** * Rentals booked in prior year for following year required $200 nonrefundable hold applied against first half deposit, which is due by Jan 31. All other rentals, 50% due at time of booking and 50% 30 days prior to check-in. * There is a 15% premium applied to holiday weekend rentals with a 3 night minimum. This is not automatically calculated in the system's quote, but will be added when invoiced. ** For safety and security purposes, all rentals confirmed with a photo of driver's license of individual signing rental agreement. No Pets, No Smoking, No Exception. Copy of driver's license required for positive identification.

                                                            42 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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