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Adorable - Dog Friendly - Super Comfy - Canal-Front Cottage 1.5 Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Enjoy the view of the canal from this adorable pet friendly ranch home located just 1.5 short blocks from the white sands of South Bethany's recently replenished wide guarded Beach (Memorial Day - Labor Day). Sorry but we only rent to families. We do not rent to groups, to young adults, or to families without dogs. To those looking to rent for senior week, hope you have a fun and SAFE senior week at a property which allows group rentals.

This beachy cottage features 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one is a master bath), FREE wireless high speed DSL throughout the cottage and yard, FREE local telephone use, and a convenient office area in case you can't get away without working. A new heat pump provides central air conditioning in the hot months and heat in the cooler months.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with all the standard appliances. The family room has comfortable furnishings including one queen size sofa bed, color TV, DVD/VCR player and radio. There is a full size washer and dryer in the storage area which is big enough to store your bikes and fishing gear as well - or put them in the outside storage shed. An outside shower is available to rinse off the sand after a fun day on the beach or out in the boat.

This unique cottage is located a few blocks away from a shopping area which includes family style dining, gift shops, a pizza restaurant, a gourmet cafe, etc. Because it is on the water you can bring your boat (or rent one) and enjoy beautiful sunset cruises, or quiet excursions into the national wildlife park for viewings of eagles, blue heron, etc. You can catch crabs and small fish right off the dock (a license may be required for adults) & enjoy family fun in the large fenced in yard.

The cottage is located halfway between Rehoboth Beach, DE and Ocean City, MD. This general area offers tax-free outlet shopping, watersports, mini golf, championship golf, fine dining, boardwalks, etc. all within walking distance to a half hour or less drive from the cottage.

Keywords: Home, pet friendly, water front

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About The Owner

Hi- Thanks for your interest in my Cottage By The Sea. I have been blessed with living in the Delaware Resort area for over 18 years now and am very happy to be able to share it with those who want to vacation in this area. My dogs have always been a very big part of my life and that's why I chose to make my property dog friendly, because I know how hard it is to find a nice rental which allows dogs. I think most dog owners are responsible and will respect my property as they do their own so I am happy to welcome them. I hope anyone who rents my Cottage By The Sea will have such a wonderful time that they'll come back soon!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1998

Why The Owner chose South Bethany Harbor

The Delaware resort area is such a wonderful area - the temperatures are moderate, the scenery is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the ocean... what to say about the ocean... Not only do we have the ocean, we have the bay and all the inland waterways feeding into the bay, one of which is in the backyard of the Cottage By The Sea. Walk one and a half blocks and your feet are in the white sands of the Atlantic Ocean beach at South Bethany, or take your boat or kayak out into the inland waterways to see the wildlife such as eagles and blue heron and stay for a gorgeous sunset. Why wouldn't you buy a vacation rental in this area? By the way, if you want to buy a vacation rental in this area, I can help you with that as well! I'd be happy to share with you the enjoyment of owning property in this area. Sorry but we only rent to families. We do not rent to groups, to young adults, or to families without dogs. To those looking to rent for senior week, hope you have a fun and SAFE senior week at a property which allows group rentals.

What makes this cottage unique

In South Bethany you are half way between Ocean City Maryland and Rehoboth Beach Delaware - both of which have big boardwalks with rides, etc. Rehoboth also has the tax free outlets. Bethany Beach has it's own boardwalk which is very kid friendly and safe. There is live entertainment on the bandstand at night in the summer, lots of good food, and fun in a very close proximity to the Cottage By The Sea. Sorry but we only rent to families. We do not rent to groups, to young adults, or to families without dogs. To those looking to rent for senior week, hope you have a fun and SAFE senior week at a property which allows group rentals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi! Welcome to my guest book. If you have stayed in my "Cottage By The Sea", I hope you had a wonderful time. I would appreciate it if you would enter your comments in this guestbook so others can get an idea of what it's like to stay in the cottage. Thanks & hope to see you back again!
May 2008
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close to tax-free outlet shopping, only 1.5 blocks to the guarded Atlantic Ocean beach, close to boardwalks in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, MD


South Bethany Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2, one is private off master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , 2 twin beds set up as one bunk bed + 1 twin size folding cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , has private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen sofa bed, other sofa can be made up as a twin
  • Queen size Beds (2) two bedrooms have queen size beds, one in each room, Double Beds (1) one bedroom has one double size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size sleep sofa in the family room (other sofa can be made up as a twin), Bunk Beds (1) two twin beds set up as one bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside shower, iron & ironing board, storage shed for your bikes, etc. Office area equipped with flat bed scanner. Bathroom has removable tub seat and assistance handle for those who need assistance entering and exiting bath and can't stand while in shower.


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Adorable - Dog Friendly - Super Comfy - Canal-Front Cottage 1.5 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
Kempton, PA.

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rose,

We couldn't wait to rent your condo again this summer! The kids grew so excited when they realized that we were staying at the "condo with the canal and the blue heron"!

This year, we took advantage of the Rehoboth Outlets, just 20 minutes away. The bargains were great!

Another day, we took a day trip up to Cape Henlopen State Park, and enjoyed a wonderful tour of the WWII watch-out tower, cannons and underground bunkers along the coast. What a fascinating piece of history!

This year, more than the first, we re-discovered McCabe's Gourmet Shop right around the block from your condo. Just the thought of their fresh pastries, baguettes, coffee and fresh mozarella was enough to get us all out of bed in the mornings!

In all, thank you for offering your condo to all of us out there in need of peace, body and soul. We sure get is here!

We will return again!

The Becker Family

Kempton, Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had been to S. Bethany and it has become our favorite place and this is because of the Cottage by the Sea! It was so nice to be able to share our vacation with our dogs and thanks to Rose that's just what we did. Our grandchildren, ages 14 to 25 couldn't have had a better time. They said it was there best vacation to date. Our daughter and son-in-law couldn't have been happier. None of us wanted to leave and you can bet we will try to make this our yearly family thing to do. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Cottage by the Sea!

Den, Karen, Jayme, Dennis, Dean, Danielle, Dalton, Kylie, Gianna and "Sam, Nikki, Josi and Molly"

Glassport, PA

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! So happy to hear the entire Family had a great time. Hope you can all come back again soon.
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Frederick, MD

Winter Weekend Get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Three neighbor friends and our dogs took a weekend get-away from mounds of snow and ice in Maryland to go the beach! Of course we still had snow on the beach, but that made it even more fun! Rose's Cottage was very comfortable, clean, relaxing, and the perfect setting for all of us. Our dogs had tons of running fun on the beach and away from the cold waves and surf. The Cottage location is convenient to take a quick ride for shopping and restaurant trips at Bethany and Rehoboth Beaches, or south to Ocean City. We highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy everyone in your group, including the 4-legged members, had a great time. You got to see snow on the beach upon arrival and then warm Spring temperatures on your last day. Hope you can come back again soon!
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West Nyack, NY

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row at the cottage, and we can't wait to go back next summer. The kids came down to visit again, and the grandchildren loved it. They had been talking about going to Delaware for months. The dogs had fun in the ocean, and so did we (at the beach every day...thank you for the great weather).

The house has everything you need on vacation, and the neighborhood is quiet. Rose was very helpful.

Visited our favorite restaurants again (Parkway Tavern and Patsy's in Bethany Beach, Charlie K's barbecue in Ocean View) and tried a new place that was really good, Northeast Seafood Kitchen. And don't miss going to McCabe's Gourmet Market, they have great food and pastries (try their aged balsamic vinegar). The end of summer peaches and corn in southern Delaware are the best.

Too much to see and do in the area, but great for R&R.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review and especially thanks for coming back to the Cottage By The Sea! We really appreciate our repeat visitors and look forward to you returning again next year!
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Shamokin, PA

Great place for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here the week of Memorial Day. It was the perfect size and the fenced in back yard was nice for our dog. Finding a place that welcomes pets is very important to me as my dog is handicapped and I cannot board him. The cleaning folks do a nice job. You couldn't tell that dogs have stayed here. It was also nice that there were plenty of books, movies, and games supplied in case of rainy days.

It's only a short walk to the beach and a short car drive to OCMD and Rehoboth. Lots of great places to eat and a few grocery stores are nearby.

Rose, the owner is wonderful to deal with. She is prompt in answering any questions you might have.

I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Framingham MA

Loved our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was a spur-of-the-moment mother's day vacation for my 72 year old mother. We were very pleased when we walked into the cottage-by-the-sea. The great room is larger and brighter than it appears in the photos; we had plenty of room for five adults and two dogs. The place was very clean (although the carpeting could use a bit of spot removing in a few places, but there was no odor), and the four bedrooms were perfectly sized for our needs. Having one room with an ensuite bathroom was great for my parents. And my sister made use of the convenient desk/office area, since she was on call from her job part of the time. The home also has a large laundry room complete with a folding area and a sink. It felt like a true home-away-from-home.

There was a Dunkin' Donuts, a McDonald's and a convenience store within walking distance on Coastal HW 1, but we used the Giant food store on route 26 in Millville for our groceries, a five-ten minute drive away; it had everything you could need. On our last night we ate at the Big Fish Grill on Coastal HW 1 in Rehobeth Beach, and every fish dish we ordered was delicious.

Plenty to do even though it was too chilly for swimming at the beach (we did walk the beach, and since it was off season we could bring along the dogs); sightseeing and shopping topped the list. The house is convenient to both Rehobeth Beach and Ocean City MD. We also took a day trip to historic Berlin MD, which is fun if you like antique shops. (We had lunch at the diner there, and the burgers were perfect.)

I would highly recommend this home, and we would love to visit again. My thanks to the owners for providing access to their charming cottage-by-the-sea.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85
Tax Rate 8.0%

Combo for key lockbox will be provided upon receipt of final payment. A 90 day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations more than 90 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations made within 90 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment & security deposit. Non-refundable dog fee = $155/week $22/day total, not per dog. $300 refundable security deposit.

Reservation payment of security deposit plus half of remaining fees is due within a week of reserving or reservation will be cancelled. Final payment (the balance of the fees) is due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment may be in the form of a personal check if we receive it at least one week prior to arrival, otherwise cash is required upon arrival. Sorry we do not accept credit cards or Pay Pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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