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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12 and perfect for extended families. All your cares are washed away as you relax on the exclusive private guarded beach located just steps away from your quiet 4 bedroom private residence with 3 full bath rooms, large enclosed deck which is amazing during a delightful rain storm and an excessively large patio with grill and two picnic tables plus numerous lounge chairs.

The Whippoorwill with it's family amenities and comfort has been a family favorite for decades.

Appointed with families in mind, the sleeping arrangements include a private master suite with jacuzzi tub, a centrally located bedroom with a king size bed, as well as, a 3rd bedroom with two singles and finally a 4th bedroom with 2 sets of bunks. Two additional sleeper sofas are also available.

Enjoy the local song birds as you enjoy your morning coffee on the screened-in porch and feast on local crabs on the massive 30 x 30 deck as the sun sets.

More Details

Ellen Throop
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ellen Throop

2nd generation owners - owned by sisters, Ellen Throop and Kate Throop.

Ellen Throop purchased this house in 1968

Why Ellen Throop chose Bethany Beach

Over 1/2 mile of pristine, wide open and guarded private beach.

Plenty of personal space, as well as great gathering areas.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a never crowded, private beach guarded by the multiple award-winning Middlesex Beach Patrol. Direct surf side seating. Plenty of room for games on the oversized beach.


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
    Master Suite - 1 king , 4 sleep sofa /futon , Second sofa sleeper in adjoining den
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

As always, we had a wonderful time. So much room and privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

It was spacious everything was on one floor which was nice for my 89-year-old mother and also for the babies and three-year-old and four-year-old. There was plenty of outdoor space, the decks outside were great, the bikes were wonderful, the outdoor grill was great. We enjoyed the dead-end street that the kids rode their bikes on and the walk to the beach was easy. The yard was well shaded and it had a wonderful hammock in the front yard. The mother rabbit nursing her babies was pretty incredible.

We enjoyed the spacious windows on opposite sides of the living area. We also enjoyed the keurig coffee maker. We made wonderful memories. Thank you, Ellen.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicki: I am so happy the family had such a wonderful vacation. Thank you for writing a review on our behalf. Really hope you all return next year. Ellen
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Loved the house! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Homeowner is wonderful! Very friendly and helpful. We all agreed- we want to come back next year! So peaceful at the house and convenient location to everything we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, well stocked kitchen

  • 4 of 5

Great location with access to private Middlesex beach. The house is big enough for multiple families, although we just went by ourselves. It is an older home and somewhat dark inside because of the tree canopy surrounding the property, but clean enough and well stocked with supplies and kitchen needs. Overall, I would recommend this place and we would return...maybe with friends next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, ample space, rustic but have enough modern conveniences

  • 4 of 5

Wifi available but unable to get service in rear bedrooms. Stocked with beach toys, bikes, beach chairs. Not ideal with smaller kids to walk across major intersection to private beach, but the private beach is amazing. No fuss with parking no fuss with space. Lots of run for the kids to run on beach and easy to keep eye on them. We enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. It had everything you needed. It was very clean and the owner had all the instructions laid out well. It's a great house for a great family vacation. It makes us want to go back next summer season. The only down side was the kitchen is a little small for a family that enjoys cooking. We had a great time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Middlesex Beach Association - Private Beach
Car: recommended

Steps away from unparalleled access to one of the most exclusively privately guarded beaches on the Delmarva coast while enjoying a home with a 1/2 acre lot nestled among towering pine trees.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $250

Summer Season rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Summer Season Check in time is after 2pm Saturday
All checkout time is 10am. Cleaning is included.
Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to check-in will forfeit the initial payment made at time of reservation.
All renters are required to comply with Association Rules and Regulations and will be responsible for any fines imposed upon the renters during their stay at The Whippoorwill -- any such fines will be held/deducted from the damage deposit fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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