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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Week of July 8th OPENED for availability - call or write for details!!!

Sleeps 13! 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 delightful rain storms and an excessively large patio with grill and two picnic tables plus four 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:
July 13, 2017

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 Delaware

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


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

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: Aug 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: Aug 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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable for a family of 9!

  • 5 of 5

The home was maintained well and we found it spacious with 6 adults and 3 kids. The kids loved the bunk bed room, and it was nice that the adult rooms were spread out down hallways. The 2 driveways had room for our 4 cars, and the outdoor towel rack came in handy. Good proximity to the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house by the beach

  • 5 of 5

Located in a quiet side street and within easy walking distance to the beach, this is a great house that I can fully recommend. Spacious and with a layout that gives everyone some privacy, it is perfect for two families. The kitchen is well equipped, no need to bring anything. Everything is clean and well-maintained. One porch, two patios, one screened, one with a grill. Large living room with a table big enough to seat everyone. Maybe 300 yards to the beach, private access. Friendly and helpful owner. We went there with two families, five younger children, and we all loved it. We would definitely go there again, too.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $99

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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