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New House Downtown Bethany!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1.5 blocks to Bethany Beach and downtown

The charming and original beach cottage we owned has been replaced with a new and larger home built by Delaware builder Marnie Custom Homes featuring a custom kitchen designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens of Chevy Chase, MD. Located just one and a half blocks from Hollywood beach on the boardwalk in family friendly Bethany and one block to all the action downtown. Park your car in the garage or driveway and leave all stress behind. The new house comfortably sleeps 16 (6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 outdoor showers). With an open kitchen and living area, grill and screened-in porch, an elevator and small office, this house will make beachside vacations an ease. The new house will be perfect for multiple family or generational get aways. We will also provide a shaded area for dogs plus a fenced in dog run. For an extra fee per animal, dogs will be accepted as part of the rental.

Anna and Blair Fernau
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Anna and Blair Fernau

We are a family of four who enjoy this relaxing place by the beach with a great location that provides lasting summer memories for our kids. We loved the small beach cottage but it wasn't big enough to accommodate friends and extended family. That is why we built the new house. The location in downtown Bethany is perfect for our family and yours! We specifically wanted a place that we knew our children would enjoy and where we could feel safe allowing them to walk to the boardwalk and watch a movie on the beach or get an ice cream cone. They love building sand castles on the beach!

Anna and Blair Fernau purchased this house in 2015

Why Anna and Blair Fernau chose Delaware

The location of this house is it's best feature -- just one a half blocks from the beach and 1 block to downtown. There is parking for five standard cars in front, in the garage and behind the house. Bright, colorful and casual. This is beach relaxing at its best.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Aunt's Bath - 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to Aunt's room and bunkrooms - tub for little ones
    Main Floor Power Room - toilet
    Two Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , Two showers with 2 shower heads - no waiting in line!
    Junior Master Bath 1 - toilet , shower
    Junior Master Bath 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Kids Jack n Jill Bunkroom Bath - toilet , shower , This bath is between and shared by both kids bunk rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , en suite bath
    Girls Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , sleeps four with a shared bath with boys bunkroom
    Boys Bunk room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps four with a shared bath with girls bunkroom
    Aunt's Room - 2 twin/ single , Bath adjacent
    Junior Master 1 - 1 king , En suite bath
    Junior Master 2 - 1 king , En suite bath
  • Three rooms have King size beds with brand new luxury Sterns and Foster beds and en suite baths. There is another room with two twin beds and an adjacent bath and then there are girls and boys bunk rooms with a large jack and jill bathroom featuring three sinks, a set of colorful lockers, saloon doors and a large shower. IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE> Pillows and comforters are provided but sheets and bath and beach towels are not. You MUST provide your own bed and bath linens. There are local rental companies that can assist. Please inquire in advance.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Owner requires cleaning fee for housekeeping.


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New House Downtown Bethany!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable and open

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for a large family. Open feel and nice touches. We enjoyed our vacation and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Need more stars!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely wonderful experience. Great place for a family reunion. We ranged in age from 4 to 64, and everyone loved it. The house is beautiful, well-stocked, and clean. We were close to the beach,and to town, but, it was very quiet. The owners responded quickly to any questions. 4 of us traveled from Scottsdale, AZ. We usually go to LaJolla, but, the rest of the crew was from PA, so, we decided on Bethany Beach and were not disappointed. Just a wonderful time in a wonderful location. Thank you for thinking of everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well decorated home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, well stocked and beautifully decorated. The living and dining areas easily accommodate a large family and there is plenty of parking. We have booked again for the summer as you don't find many houses like this one to rent in Bethany!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home and it was perfect for our large family gathering. The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated, and well provisioned for a large group. The house is in a convenient location and we could easily walk to the beach or shops and boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of Bethany Beach!

  • 5 of 5

WOOWWW!!! What an absolutely beautiful home. The Big Easy is something straight off of HGTV! When we first arrived at the house, we had to pick our jaws up off the ground as we walked around and entered each new room. It is massive, and took us so long just to make it around to see each room in the home. Nothing was left out in the planning, building, or decorating of this home. The elevator was such a nice touch for carry things up from the garage to the 1st and 2nd floors. The "outside"/garage showers were so clean and in the perfect location. The ground floor mudroom/laundry room would be perfect for a big family staying the week. Each bedroom has its own gorgeous, spacious bathroom with beautiful tiles, each one so unique. The bedrooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. The grand room (living room/kitchen) had to be everyone's favorite. It was so amazing to gather everyone and hang out. Lastly, a perfect location and property as well. The firefighters across the street were so friendly and kind and were able to help with any additional questions we had. This property is also only a short walk to the best. We would love to come back and enjoy this beauty next summer for sure! Don't miss out on this amazing home- as you won't want to ever leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs some work to get to perfect

  • 3 of 5

The furnishings are very nice, and the house has a cute, beachy look. The single bathroom is in need of a renovation, however. The toilet runs unless you do some very specific wiggling of the handle, the only venting is an open window that lets in the heat, street sounds, and the eyes of the next door neighbors. The screens for the screened-in porch have big tears in multiple places, allowing mosquitoes and moths in. If the house received those repairs it would be perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review relates to the small cottage that was removed before construction of the new home.
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Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Oyster Bar, Parkways, Mango Mike's, Pie
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Bethany Beach, Hollywood Street
Car: not necessary

The house is just yards from the Farmer's Market which is held every Sunday in the summer. It is a block from the shopping district and great restaurants and a block and a half from the Boardwalk where you can enjoy concerts, movies on the beach and sunrise yoga. Below are some weblinks for fun things to do in Bethany. Make sure to check the Freeman Stage schedule for movies and concerts on the boardwalk that happen regularly in the summer. You can also call 302-539-5484 to get the bandstand schedule and other boardwalk event listings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $230
Pet Fee $200

This house will be available for Sunday to Sunday rentals. This allows you to spend more time on the beach and less time in traffic getting to the beach! If you arrive in Bethany early on Sunday you can take advantage of visiting the farmers market which is 100 feet in front of the house and stock up on all your produce for the week! Yummm!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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