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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 4 - 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. The clubhouse features 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 paddleboard 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:
February 14, 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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(21 traveler reviews)

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Premium Bay Forest End Unit, Beautiful, Spacious, Minutes To Bethany Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 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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Lovely villa with all the Bay Forest amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very nice and spacious. The community is great and has bike paths, walking trails, an exercise facility, and the lazy river is so relaxing. Helen was extremely responsive and accommodating. Thanks for sharing your lovely villa. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad that you all enjoyed the experience at Villa Belle, Bay Forest and Bethany Beach this summer, Barb! It is our pleasure to host your family this year & look forward to welcoming you back in the years to come! ~ Helen
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Beautiful Bay Forest home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, restful vacation at Villa Belle! The home is warm, welcoming and beautifully appointed. The owner, Helen, was very responsive and prompt in replying to questions. It was a pleasure to work with her! Our extended family of 8 people had plenty of space to enjoy together or separately. The amenities are best in the Bethany area - walking paths, tennis, exercise room and a large pool with the lazy river. We highly recommend Villa Belle for any family looking for 5 star vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind comment, Kim. We really appreciate it! We are so glad that Villa Belle and Bay Forest community allowed your family to re-unite and spend some peaceful and restful time together this year. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Perfect Summer Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Villa Belle" in the Bay Forrest Community was wonderful. The house was perfect for all seven of us. Spacious and beautiful and the community offered something for everyone. The 15 yr. old enjoyed playing with the Xbox in the loft and riding the bike to explore the community when we were not beaching or at the pool. The 6 yr. old couldn't get enough of the pool (actually we all loved the pool) and his daily water ice which was purchased at the grill. And of course there was a beautiful Bethany Beach, miniature golf, Phillips Crab House in OC and the local Charlie K's delicious pulled pork sandwiches.

Helen, the home owner is easy to contact. Answers your emails quickly should you have any questions and can be contacted by phone.

We had a great family vacation with our children and grandchildren. It is not always easy getting everyone under one roof anymore. Would love to return to the "Villa Belle!"

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cecelia, Thanks for choosing to be our guests this year & Thank you for taking the time to provide us a great review! We are glad that our little Villa Belle, the Bay Forest community and the larger Bethany Beach area enhanced your family's quality time together. We feel fortunate that Villa Belle could be part of your family's fond memory of a wonderful summer experience. Look forward to welcoming back soon! ~ Helen
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Baltimore, MD USA

This fabulous beach house went above and beyond our expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation villa has it all - gorgeous home equipped to the hilt; comfortable beds; plenty of room for multiple families; unbelievable clubhouse, gym, pool(the lazy river was definitely a hit) with food and bar service; close to the beach; close to shopping and fresh seafood; friendly neighbors!

This was the most beautiful beach house I have ever rented - and at a reasonable price. The neighborhood is close to everything but tucked away in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. The owners were delightful to work with! Helen always answered my emails promptly and helped me find a good linen rental company. When Helen returned my deposit check, she sent ME a Thank You note!

Don't let this villa pass you by on your next search for a Bethany vacation! My family (including out of towners) want to book again for next year! We really want to just LIVE there!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, Tammie! We are as happy as you are that your family enjoyed a great vacation at our villa and at the Bay Forest community. We consider it a privilege to share our retreat with our guests, and will always try our best to provide the most comfortable and pleasant stay for them possible. Look forward to welcoming you back next year! Enjoy the rest of summer ~ Helen
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful, pool area was great. My kids loved going to the pool and the water was so warm. Overall, great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure is ours for having you and your family as our guests, Andrea! Thanks for the compliment of Villa Belle and our community facilities. So glad that the kids enjoyed the pool and warm weather here in Bethany Beach. Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Helen
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 or eCheck payment. If you choose to use credit card to pay, we will be charged 3% of credit card 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.

There is an optional Guest Facilities Pass fee charged by Bay Forest Community Association: $50/person/rental period (for anyone over 5 years old) which is approximately $7/day. The facilities include the lazy river, multiple pools, tennis courts, and fitness center, etc. It is completely optional.

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.