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Premium Bay Forest End Unit, Beautiful, Spacious, Minutes To Bethany Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious 4 bed 3.5 bath, Private End Unit Villa, Bethany Beach, Bay Forest

Resort living at its best!

Welcome to Villa Belle Bethany. Completed in October 2014, this like new, bright and spacious (2,900 sq ft) end-unit 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom luxurious villa in Bay Forest community features a great open floor plan, 10 foot ceilings, arched entryway, granite counter tops, gleaming hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and 6 Samsung HD Smart TVs, just to name a few.

The end unit location allows greater privacy, natural sunlight and ample space for kids to run around outside.

The first floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen, dining room with comfortable sitting for large family groups, a spacious great room, 55'' Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player. The laundry room off the kitchen has full size Whirlpool washer and dryer. The brick patio off the great room allows you to enjoy the great outdoors while you sip wine, share a meal, or play cards or games.

All brand new furnishings and luxury bedding are featured throughout.

The king master bedroom on the first floor features an additional private sitting room with a queen size sleep sofa for relaxation or reading, 40'' Samsung Smart TV, a master bath (with double vanities,soaking tub and shower), and a walk-in closet. There is another 1/2 bath off the hallway on the main floor.

The second floor has two queen bedrooms, and another bedroom with two twin beds, and a loft with a queen size sleep sofa. Each bedroom is equipped with a 32'' Samsung Smart TV. The loft area also includes a 50'' Samsung HD Smart TV, a Blu-ray DVD player and a supply of games, books, and videos for evenings or rainy days.

The Bay Forest resort offers beautiful walking / jogging / biking trails through wooded areas with views of the many ponds and fountains. There are two Clubhouse complex areas for recreational purposes. The clubhouses feature lap pool, lazy river, water slides, tennis courts, basketball, bocce ball court, playground, and a state of the art fitness center. Enjoy poolside delivery of drinks and meals/snacks or gather in the evening around the community fire pit. Or head to the community pier for crabbing, fishing, or launching off to kayak, canoe or paddle board towards the bay (you will need to bring or rent your own man-powered boat).

Bethany beach is less than 4 miles away. Free shuttle service to/from the beach runs every hour in season from Bay Forest Resort. Award winning golf courses, duty-free shopping, sailing, fishing, fine dining...... You're just minutes away from the beach towns of Rehoboth, Ocean City, and Fenwick Island, plus all the excitement and activities they offer.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Helen

We have vacationed in many different places and countries. If circumstances permit, we'd always choose to rent a private home instead of staying in a hotel. After spending some time in Bethany beach, we fell in love with its central location, the unique charm and its family friendliness. We hope to share our retreat with other families who will care for it as they would their own, and hope you will have all the fond memories for years to come.

Helen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Helen chose Ocean View

The Bay Forest community offers resort living at its best! The amenities are world class. The people are friendly. The location is convenient yet less crowded. During summer season, the community offers shuttle bus service to/from the Bethany beach, so that you will not have to worry about fighting for a parking spot at the beach during busy days/times. Charming, relaxing and family oriented, Bethany and Bay Forest offer you the best vacation experience.

What makes this villa unique

We love the high quality construction of the homes in Bay Forest, the family feel and the quietness of this neighborhood. In addition, this end unit villa offers a great open floor plan (only available in certain newer models), natural sunlight, and plenty of indoor and outdoor space for family gathering, relaxation and enjoyment. The special features such as the arched entryways, hardwood floors and nearby community fire pit also make you feel living right at home while vacationing in a resort!


Ocean View Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 (accessible from Yellow Room/Loft) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 (accessible from Blue/Green Rooms) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Single sink; located on main floor hallway (powder room)
  • 3.5 Bathrooms - 1 Half Bath in main floor hallway 1 Full Bath with soaking tub in Master suite (double sinks) 2 Full Baths in upstairs (each full bath has double sinks)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom (Red Room) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 (Yellow Room) - 1 queen , Access to its own double sink bathroom (also from loft area)
    Bedroom 3 (Blue Room) - 1 queen , Shared access to double sink bathroom with Green Room
    Bedroom 4 (Green Room) - 2 twin/ single , Green Room has two twin beds (can be configured to 1 King)
    Loft area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen size sleep sofa bed, and entertainment area
  • Total 4 Bedrooms - Master Bedroom with 1 King size bed and 1 queen size sofa bed in private sitting area; Upstairs 3 bedrooms, with 1 additional queen sofa bed in spacious loft area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Premium Bay Forest End Unit, Beautiful, Spacious, Minutes To Bethany Beach
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This bay forest unit is the perfect vacation destination- provided all needed items and so much more! Not one issue to complain about- everything exactly as described in rental description! Pool area above and beyond anything we have had before in other rental properties- enjoyed by three year old and adults as well. Close to beach and shopping. Restaurants in vicinity were all above expectations. Welcomed by owner with contact on day of arrival to make sure all was in order- no issues arose that required us to contact owners for rest of week! Ten out of ten- cannot say enough wonderful things about this rental experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Teri, for taking the time to review your visit of Villa Belle. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and had an overall smooth and good experience with us. You are our valued guests and we treat our guests with as much respect, love and care as with our family members or friends. Hope you and family enjoy the rest few weeks of summer! Villa Belle looks forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Very good experience with house and complex

  • 5 of 5

House was as advertised, everything in good shape. Back yard opens onto large shared area, not so private but generally very peaceful and nice for eating dinner in the evening. Two different pools to choose from, each with lots of bells and whistles for kids, neither was too busy during the week.

Note: you'll need to be prepared to bring some necessities, like toilet paper and paper towels, and we ended up needing to refill the propane tank for grill.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank, Philip, for taking the time to provide us feedback and so glad that your family (especially the little ones) enjoyed the world-class amenities at Bay Forest. Our villa is especially close to the new Pool/Facility complex, within walking distance. For paper products/propane, we stock fully at the beginning of the season but do remind in our letter to incoming guests to bring extra or buy onsite just in case. Those items tend to run out fast and may not be replenished timely by prior guests. We do consider reimbursing our guests for reasonable expenditures. Look forward to having you back in the future. - Helen
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Beautiful clean comfortable home. Community is wonderful with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Helen was very responsive and pleasant to deal with. WiFi could be more reliable, but we managed. Overall, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing us a great review, Evie! Great to know that your family enjoyed your stay at Villa Belle and Bay Forest. Regarding WiFi, we have already contacted Mediacom and they will upgrade our modem at the end of the season. Look forward to having you back in your future vacations! ~ Helen
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Lovely Accommodations

  • 4 of 5

The 3 high points of this rental: 1. The home is beautiful, new, and well furnished. The photos are accurate. 2. The water park/swimming pool was fun and enjoyed by all - especially the children. The lazy river supplies pool noodles - inflatables are not allowed except for swim aids on little ones. 3. There are two grocery stores (Giant and Weis) just 3 miles from the home. The 3 low points of this rental: 1. The house is located 5 miles inland in Ocean View, rural DE. This is not a true beach rental. We did not use the shuttle, we did not want to spend time waiting. We drove to the beach. 2. The cell phone reception is a dead zone. We had ATT, Verizon, and Tmobile subscribers and all 3 had no service or one bar intermittently in the entire Bay Forest development. 3. The internet band width in the house was slow, interrupted, and poor. Basically, we lived with poor connectivity for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Mary, Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the villa, the pools and the close proximity of BF to the grocery stores. We love those too! Bay Forest is a family friendly, charming, primarily owner-occupied community, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the beach area but it is still very close to everything. Most importantly, it provides the comfort and space of a home, not like a typical rental. As far as the cell phone signal and wifi connection goes, we so far have not heard any issues from our other guests. Our apologies if it caused any inconveniences to you/your family during your stay. We will follow up with our service provider Mediacom to understand if there were any reasons that may have caused any disruptions last week. We will also explore the idea of adding a wifi booster as a precautionary measure in the fall. Thanks again for your feedback! Wish you a wonderful rest of the summer! ~ Helen
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Very serene and accomodating property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second vacation at this property within 5 years. We loved it the first time and loved it the second time! The house is very accommodating for our growing family! The amenities were very nice and they seem to be bettering the community over time with activities, etc. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to welcome your family back and Thank You for taking the time to give us feedback! You are right that Bay Forest has been growing and the community added a second recreational complex with Club House Barn, Swimming Pools, and other additional amenities to entertain multiple generations of a family! We are so glad that your family enjoyed it this time as much as last time. We look forward to seeing you back soon! ~ Helen
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this property. It was clean, roomy, convenient, great amenities. Good value! Owner was very nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure hosting your family for your summer vacation this year, Brenda! Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Enjoy the rest of summer & Happy 4th! ~ Helen
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

ePay Fee $85
Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $500

VRBO charges travelers a 6-12% Booking Service Fee for each booking. Please inquire Owner directly about pricing and payment method. All rates are subject to change at any time without notice until confirmation by owner. We prefer personal check. If you choose to use credit card or eCheck to pay, we will be charged 3% of transaction fee.

Please note Bay Forest HOA policy on maximum occupancy is 2 people x number of bedrooms. Please contact us directly if you have any questions. Please ensure you pick the correct number of people when confirming your reservation.

For anyone older than 5 years, there is a $50/person/rental period Guest Facilities Pass fee charged by Bay Forest Community Association, which is approximately $7/day. The facilities include the lazy river, multiple pools, tennis courts, and fitness center, etc. This fee will be added to existing rental price after traveler communicates how many people will need the facilities passes to owner.

If you have any questions or would like to know our specials and best pricing, please contact us directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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