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Sea Colony, Oceanfront Condo. Beach, tennis, close to Ocean City Golf courses!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath beautifully renovated walk-out property, steps to the beach!

**PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE.**

Our completely renovated three bedroom, two bathroom condominium is located on the first floor in Sea Colony East. The kitchen has beautiful cherry cabinetry with gorgeous countertops, stainless steel appliances and every countertop appliance you will need to make your stay comfortable. Flat screen TVs and DVD players are in all rooms. Solid core interior doors increase privacy in each of the bedrooms and bathrooms. Hard wood flooring throughout main rooms. The living room features a large sectional upgraded sleeper sofa (with an inflatable pillow top mattress) and 60 inch TV. The dining table seats six with additional seating for two at the serving bar.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a firm new mattress, night tables, credenza and a full closet. Comforter, blankets and pillows are provided. Adjoining master bath has a shower, tub and sink, generous counter space and cabinetry for all your toiletries.

The 2nd bedroom, located at the back of the unit is adjacent to the hall bathroom and furnished with a twin-over-double bunk bed, a chest of drawers, standing shelf unit and a closet.

The hall bathroom has a generously-sized standing shower with a glass enclosure and both rainhead and hand-held shower heads. Just outside this bathroom is a brand new front-loading stacked washer/dryer.

The 3rd bedroom has a comfortable new queen-sized bed, tv, night stand, reading chair, suitable lighting and closet.

Accessible through the patio doors, our patio has table, chairs and umbrella to enjoy dining outdoors. Guests are welcome to use beach chairs, umbrella, rolling cart and rafts we keep in our garage locker. Beach chairs and umbrellas can also be rented for an additional charge on the beach.

We rarely use the elevators, but they are steps away along with stairs to the ground floor parking lot. Our unit is equipped with a keyless entry system so you will never be locked out.

Weekly rentals are available Saturday to Saturday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Post-stay cleaning is included on all weekly rentals. Guests must provide their own sheets & towels. Recreation/beach badges are available at an additional charge at the Sea Colony rental office across the highway in the Marketplace Shopping Plaza. Information about weekly guest badge fees can be found at http://www.seacolony.com/faq. Information about Sea Colony including recreation facilities schedules can be viewed at http://www.seacolony.com/.

More Details

Owner
Mary Bollinger
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Mary Bollinger

I grew up in the Philadelphia area and my husband Vince is from Northern Virginia. We met while working and studying in NYC. We have moved around quite a bit, living on both coasts and in the middle of the country before finally settling in Harrisburg, PA. We have always loved the beach and spent many vacation weeks at various beaches up and down the East Coast and in California.

Mary Bollinger purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mary Bollinger chose Delaware

Visiting a friend at Sea Colony 2 summers ago while on a lacrosse tournament tour with my oldest son, I fell in love with Bethany Beach. The immaculate beach, the quiet town, the excellent restaurants and the oceanfront luxury provided by the Sea Colony complex all beckoned to me. When I told Vince I wanted to buy a condo that had just come on the market, he happily agreed. We completed a gut renovation to our condo in the spring of 2014 and spent many relaxing weeks there that summer. But reality beckons, and with 3 busy teenagers and college looming, we need to share our space in order to fully enjoy it. We hope your family finds it as comfortable and beautiful as we do, and comes back to enjoy the summer pleasures that Bethany offers again and again.

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with the area first and then with Island House. We love the privacy of our unit. It is the last of the 9 Sea Colony buildings and far enough away from the center of the complex that there is a sense of privacy. Because we step directly from our unit onto the decking, we rarely use the elevator and have easy access from the beach to our unit when we need a lunch break. We are also steps away from the large outdoor pool and fitness area in the Edgewater complex. There is a small convenience store here as well for those mornings when we run out of half-and-half for our coffee!

Amenities

Bethany Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hall bath. Double head shower.
  • Porcelain tiles, gorgeous counter tops. Great counter space and room for toiletries and towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Comfortable new mattress.
    2nd bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Twin over double bunk bed. Comforters, pillows provided.
    3rd bedroom/den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New queen-size mattress. Comforter, extra pillows provided
  • Full renovation, 2014.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Sea Colony, Oceanfront Condo. Beach, tennis, close to Ocean City Golf courses!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
2

Beautiful condo, trip cut short :(

  • 2 of 5

Our long weekend at Bethany started great when we arrived. The condo is absolutely gorgeous with no detail missed by the owners. It was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. I was excited hoping we found a condo to return to yearly for our Bethany trip. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short. Sunday evening (we were checking out Tuesday), on Mother's day, I packed up my 3 1/2 year old and 7 month old, and we left at 10:30pm in the evening. Mary and I began texting around 8:45pm as when we were playing a card game on the floor of the living area we spotted about 8-10 ants (on the cards, the couch, the floor, on us). Up until this point we saw random ants here and there but nothing to concern us. We moved to the bedroom with the couch to play there chalking it up to a few random ants. When we moved, my daughter then freaked out when she saw ants again. We then looked and realized they were trailing from the back patio door around the perimeter, up the walls, and all over our stuff. They weren't in the kitchen at all, they were on couches (that we didn't even use), the carpet, the floorboards, etc. My husband went to CVS and bought ant spray and traps (which Mary refunded us for). Mary was very helpful in calling Sea Colony and a security guard came out to take a look and he was shocked to see them going up the walls. After finding some ants on us, and with how bad they were in the condo, I made the decision to pack up the family and head home (3 hours away) as I couldn't spend the evening in a place with a lot of ants with little children. As you can imagine, this was not fun to pack-up, clean-up, wake up my 7 month old, and make the trek home. In communicating with Mary over the next 24 hours, she did come to the condo the next morning and said she didn't see ants. I would hope with what we did that they'd be pretty much gone. She did refund us Monday night since we weren't there but we received $0 back for Sunday which was disappointing with what we went through. I understand we were there until 10pm that evening but a partial refund would have been appreciated since our trip and evening was turned upside down. I know it was not Mary's fault for the ants but what happened wasn't our fault either. Again, the condo is gorgeous and Mary was responsive and returned our security deposit quickly BUT with what happened I cannot recommend staying here nor would I return which is extremely disappointing to say.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry Mrs. McCaulla did not feel her experience in my home lived up to her expectations but I am still confused as to what actually took place during her visit. The McCaullas spent almost 3 full days in my home without any complaints of ants or anything else. Within an hour and a half of contacting me late Sunday night, they had packed up and left. She said her family was "freaking out" due to an ant infestation. Not living close by and alarmed by the tone of her texts, I called our Security Office to assess the situation. They called me immediately after visiting the unit and said there were "about 10 ants on the floor molding and wall" and "the rest of the apartment was clean". They suggested I have the Sea Colony extermination service drop by the next day or two. In contrast to what Mrs. McCaulla reports, they did not express "shock" or concern that the situation was an emergency or warranted any immediate treatment other than the ant spray and traps that the tenant purchased that evening. They did not report a trail of ants anywhere in the unit. With this information, I contacted Mrs. McCaulla but she had already made the decision to leave. We have owned this unit for 4 years during which time we have both rented it and spent summer, fall and winter weeks in it with our own family. I have never seen any insects of any kind in it except a stray fly, nor have I ever had a complaint from a renter of any sort of insect problem. Because I had tenents coming in the day the McCaullas were originally scheduled to leave, I made the 3 1/2 hour drive down to the unit to inspect it myself. When I arrived at noon on Monday, I found...nothing. I checked every corner, pulled the cushions off the sofa, even opened the vacuum bag to see if any ants had been vacuumed up. No ants, dead or alive, anywhere. The exterminators gave me the option of treating since there was no evidence of any insect activity. They also checked the units on either side of mine, and again, found nothing. Three families have stayed in my unit since the McCaullas left and two prior to their visit without complaints of any kind. The ant problem, as annoying as she claims it was, seems to have arrived and left with the McCaullas and their young family. Nevertheless, I returned their full security deposit and their last night's payment as a show of good faith. Since they spent a full day on Sunday in my unit, I did not feel I had an obligation to return that night's rental fee as well.
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5

Perfect location and all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here in July 2016 and had a marvelous time. The condo provides quick access to the beach and pool areas which was most important to our kids, and a very short walk into the town itself - great at night to head to dinner or grab some ice cream. There are plenty of restaurant options and pharmacy/convenience stores a short walk away and bike rentals. We also kayaked one afternoon and that is close by, as well. It is quite spacious with plenty of room for three teenagers and two adults to feel they each had their own space and the kitchen is stocked with all the amenities one would need for a getaway by the shore. All appliances worked as advertised and the condo was clean upon our arrival. We had zero maintenance issues which is always a major plus on vacation! The owners are delightful and handled all pre-trip preparations and questions we had with courtesy and quickness. It's a perfect place for a fun-filled holiday with you, kids and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation for young kids and grandparents too!

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from a week with my three children (ages 4, 2, and 7 months) and my parents. The house was incredibly comfortable for the 7 of us. I have nothing but raving reviews for this vacation rental. First of all, the house was BEAUTIFUL. I felt like I was truly on a get-away. Everything was chosen to be practical, durable, and comfortable. For example, the couch, the beds, the pillows, the comforters, the carpets in the bedrooms, the bathroom, the kitchen, the dining room, etc. I have small children and I did not have to worry about small nick nacks or "decorations" laying around. The place was very child-friendly. The place was gorgeously decorated, so much so that I wanted to stay there and not return to my own place! The kitchen was lovely to use and was so enjoyable. The seating area allowed for all of us to sit and relax or eat comfortably. The fact that this rental was on the ground floor could not have been better. We merely walked out the patio and were steps from the pool or the beach. For my family (with grandparents and my children), we were all happily accommodated. It is a short walk for my parents to get to the pool or beach. And the kids could just run out back on the patio to play or enjoy their popsicles. The rental was also stocked with tons of fun games for my young kids! And games for older kids too. We spent a lot of time playing games when we weren't outdoors. This "sea colony" is perfect for having small kids because we had the beach, the pool, the baby pool, and even the playground (the playground was a short drive away). Truly, this place is perfect for all our ages, from the youngest to the oldest. We all could enjoy. The kids had plenty to keep them entertained (games, beach, pool, etc) and was a true vacation spot for the adults as well. You can go for a lovely walk when the kids are asleep, you can sit out and enjoy the sunset, you can sit inside comfortably and enjoy yourselves as well. Perfect for young children up through adults and older adults. We really hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potomac, MD
5

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

We were incredibly pleased with the unit for our vacation (family of 4). The accessibility to the pool and beach were perfect! It didnt hurt that our weather was perfect all week :) We had a few questions during our stay and the owners were very responsive to our needs. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation condo

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week at this Bethany Beach condo. I've stayed at two other Sea Colony units and this one was the best! It was very comfortable and furnished with everything one could need at the beach including beach chairs, umbrella and cart to carry everything. We were three adults and two children, ages 1 and 4. The location on the ground level is perfect for kids and also quiet since the unit is the second to last in the last building at Sea Colony. This property is a short walk into the town of Bethany and I didn't need my car all week! Having access to a pool was also great. Mary was great to deal with and provided timely and useful information about the area. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate

  • 5 of 5

My family and I decided to try Sea Colony for the first time in over 20 years. My recollection of Sea Colony was a family friendly location, but one that could use some improvement on the interior of their condos/units.

This is the furthest from the truth with regard to this unit. Clearly the owners value their property and have invested time and money into it. We were blown away with the interior amenities as well as the proximity to both the beach access and pool.

Likewise, the owners were responsive with communication leading up to our vacation with any questions about the unit, Sea Colony, or the Bethany Beach community.

I would certainly recommend renting this unit to anyone interested.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cape May-Lewes
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Coastal Highway 1
Nearest Beach
Bethany Beach
Car: necessary

Swimming, sitting by the beach and having fun with your family and friends-that's what Bethany is all about!

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Rates & Availability

Bethany Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Credit card payments are not accepted.

Personal check, cashier's check, PayPal. No credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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