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Enjoy golf and tennis a few miles from the beach,1 level single family home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom open concept 1 level single family home, sleeps up to 10, private fe

Welcome to our new-to-us home on the beautiful Delaware coast. A native northern Virginian, I retired after 40 years of teaching high school and college from East to West and back again. It was a dream since I began visiting Bethany and Rehoboth as a child with my family in the 60's to some day have a place of my own on the Delaware Coast. We are excited to share our home with family and vacationers. We chose an open concept 1- level single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. We fell in love with the high ceilings, front porch, back screen porch, deck off the master, and cobblestone patio, with a pine grove in back. We are the middle house in the half circle {turn}, which gives us the most privacy and scenic angles on both side yards as well.

The master has a king bed, a bathroom with tiled to ceiling shower, and a deep soaking tub.The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds. All beds are top quality Serta Sleeper mattresses. The spacious great room includes a large trundle daybed that sleeps 2 and a Lazy Boy U-shape sofa with a pull-out Simmons full bed. The spacious kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes, cookware, and appliances and features a curved granite-top bar that seats up to 6. A kitchenette table seats 4, and the nearby dining table seats 6. Free cable and Wifi are included. The great room has a 50- inch tv, and there is a tv in each bedroom. Sky and sand colors provide a seaside escape.

One of the community stops for the free air-conditioned shuttle is right across the green in front of us . Come and relax on one of our porches, deck, or patio. Enjoy plenty of seating and plenty of lightning bugs in the summertime. The professional golf course is the centerpiece of The Villages at Bear Trap Dunes, and the clubhouse includes a pub with delicious menu choices, a pro shop, and a snack bar near the golf course. There are 4 Har-Tru green clay tennis courts and 1 hard court, 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool with sauna and hot tub adjacent to the pavilion with 2 workout rooms, a game room, and locker rooms. Basketball courts are next to a playground, and there is a tot lot for the younger ones a few streets over.

Downtown Bethany Beach is charming and family-friendly with plenty of restaurants and shops and a boardwalk and grandstand. A seasonal schedule includes live music, movies on the beach, and local traditions.

You need to bring your own sheets, pillow cases, and towels. Pillows, mattress pads, bedspreads, comforters, and blankets are provided. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer for your use as well. We have two nice port-a-cribs in the twin bedroom closet, one for an infant and one for a toddler. We have also stored a baby pool, cooler, some beach chairs, boogie board, children 's toys, and a portable walker and shower stool for those with handicaps in the garage on the side by the inside door. Guest parking is in the driveway and on the street. We have a Weber gas grill and small charcoal grill in the back that should be used on the stone patio only. Please clean the grill after use so that it will be ready for the next guest.

September through May complete amenities package can be purchased at the pavilion with a copy of the rental agreement for $10.00 to $20.00 each for those 4 and up. Prices change seasonally to $40.00 at high season within the Bear Trap Community Group, but that includes 2 outdoor pools, workout and game rooms, indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna, basketball, tennis, playgrounds, and an air-conditioned shuttle bus to and from Bethany Beach from various locations throughout Bear Trap Dunes.

This is a nonsmoking and pet-free home. Violation will result in the forfeiture of the required security/damage deposit of $300.00. There is a cleaning fee of $100.00 and an expectation of open communication with us if you have any problems with the home or accidentally damage or destroy property. We have created a special place to relax and enjoy and expect others to help us protect our property value for future visits.

More Details

. "Betsy" Anne E. Sabin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About . "Betsy" Anne E. Sabin

I am originally from Berryville, Va., then grew up in Fairfax near "the circle" , where I was both a student and a beginning teacher, graduating from Oakton High School in 1971 and George Mason with a B.A. in English in 1974. I taught for a short time at Lake Braddock and Robinson High Schools before moving West. More graduate work at UNLV and UC Berkeley Writing Project, near where husband Mike grew up in Santa Clara, CA., and played football at University of the Pacific. I enjoyed my last 3 years of full time teaching in Moore, OK, infamous for its recent tornado tragedies, strong community spirit, and proximity to a myriad of talented country rock stars. We still live most of the year in Norman, Oklahoma, home to OU, where Mike continues his work in finance at Norman Regional Hospital. We have lived all across America, from Nevada to California to Indiana to Louisiana to to Pennsylvania to Texas to Oklahoma. But every year we return to the East coast, at least twice, and we plan to retire full time in Ocean View one of these years. Our two grown children include Katie and her husband Mark, who live and work near Cincinnati, and our son Joe, who recently completed law school at Ole Miss. My husband Mike was a football official at the high school and college level and continues a long-time love of all things sports and loves reading Grisham, Cussler, Louis L 'Amour and anything good recommended to him. I continue to love music, cooking, gardening, and old toys and furniture. A big sister Karen and younger brother John and nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephew, live in Northern Virginia, and most of them have fallen in love with the pools , the golf course, and the house--especially the big day bed and the porches.

Dad, 88, is a retired school principal, who has fond memories of bringing the whole family to Bethany West when mom was still with us. He recently enjoyed a visit to the house and gives it 5 stars.

. "Betsy" Anne E. Sabin purchased this house in 2015

Why . "Betsy" Anne E. Sabin chose Ocean View

We looked all over and saw several beautiful homes and appealing communities, but Bear Trap has it all. It is quieter than Rehoboth and Bethany, and I love how close we are to farms and fields and small towns and churches that were built back in the 1600's. Ocean View has its own small town favorite shops and restaurants, and it is located just behind Bethany Beach. We also have a great location along the Eastern seaboard, with Rehoboth and Lewes 20 minutes north and Ocean City and its long historic boardwalk 20 minutes south. It is the perfect location for us. And the deal breaker was probably that indoor pool year round. It is just what I need to renew the body and spirit so that I can enjoy life on the Delaware Coast for a very long time.

What makes this house unique

Bear Trap was the only community we could find in our favorite area along the Delaware coast that has year-round activities, from golf to the indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and workout rooms. Because we plan to retire here, we wanted an active year-round community. Even in February when we first came out to look at houses, the local grocery store parking lots were full and many good restaurants were still open. The other unique quality is that the Ocean View/Bethany area is midway along a 25-mile stretch of great beaches, with two of the most famous historic beach and boardwalk communities to the north and south of us. Ocean City, Maryland, with its resort beach cottage history dating back to 1869 when people arrived by stage coach and ferry, is a thriving and thrilling place for kids of all ages. They have some of the best miniature golf courses and old-school amusement parks and games along the 2 1/2 mile boardwalk. The life-saving station museum and the historic fishing pier are a draw for many, and it is known as the "White Marlin Capital of the World" 15 miles north is the very fun and famous Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk. The Funland amusement park on the boardwalk was built in the early 1960's and has been run and operated by the same family since then. the 85-year-old founder still works there every day, even though officially "retired". grandchildren and greatgrandchildren play there in the morning before it is open to the public, and you can't find a better place to take kids when it comes to bang for the buck. Wack -a-mole and skee ball are two of our family favorites. Some would argue that the floppy frog game or the bumper cars are the best. The shops and restaurants lining the main street up to the beach are amazing, and there is something for everyone. The bandstand up in the center of the boardwalk near the ocean is one of the best features. I performed their twice as a saxophonist with our awesome Oakton High School jazz band back in the day.


Ocean View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room near entrance with nice sink and storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall by guest bedrooms, double sink, linen/storage closet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master with double sinks, shower tile to ceiling, soaker tub
  • Large attached master bathroom with soaking tub, large glass-door shower, tiled to ceiling, vanity with double sinks, linen closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Great room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle day bed=2 twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached full bath with soaking tub, large tiled shower
  • All bedrooms have high-quality Serta Sleeper mattresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Badges must be purchased by renters(for ages 4 and up} who intend to use the Community and Pavilion amenities, including all pools, gym, tennis and basketball courts, and bus shuttle. Passes are valid for one week. Cost varies seasonally: May 28th--Sept.5..........$40.00 Sept.6--- May. 27..........$15.00 +


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Enjoy golf and tennis a few miles from the beach,1 level single family home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Quiet Spring Break Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is larger than the pictures show which was a nice surprise. It is well-stocked and in a nice (quiet) location away from the main street. Kids love the indoor pool. Owner is great to work with and very responsive. We would rent again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is actually nicer than the pictures. Quiet neighborhood and close to everything. My family

  • 5 of 5

and I enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice. Quiet, relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice, clean and the kitchen was well equipped for a rental. Only negatives were the beach chairs we took the beach were in sad shape. And the tv in the master bedroom did not work but we were on the go so much it did not effect our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The chairs must have been left by someone else because we make it clear that we don't provide them. All three bedrooms have tvs that have always worked. Guests are asked in an information letter to let us know if there are any problems. We could have addressed this if we had known about it.
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Beautiful, spacious, and clean. Great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Wel-appointed kitchen and fabulous screened-in porch. Also loved the fireplace! It was an unexpected bonus when we had some cold and rainy weather!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great! The house was clean well stocked comfortable. Felt like home away from home. Best trap Dunes overall was a great time. My family enjoyed the pool, the activities and the friendly staff.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome. It's got everything you need; grill, a/c, spacious, parking, and a backyard. Betsey was more than helpful I planned a last minute trip with her. The screen porch was perfect for kids and we even saw some bunnies in the back. The kids got to use the pool and playground on the community. The community is quiet which is good for relaxing. It was clean and looked exactly like it did in the pictures. The house was more than we expected. We exchanged money and keys quickly with no problems. Super helpful in telling me where everything was located in the house as well as giving us a booklet of places to go to and sight see. Everything was close by stores and beach only 10 minutes away. Definitely going to return to this house!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Salisbury, MD
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Den at Bear Trap Dunes Club House
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lewes -Cape May
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bear Trap Dunes
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Sussex Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Den at Bear Trap Dunes Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bethany Beach, DE
Car: recommended

The Villages at Bear Trap Dunes includes single family homes, townhomes, and condos and features a 16-hole professional state-of-the art golf course. Shuttle bus to the beach, 3 pools, saunas, whirlpool, workout rooms, tennis, and basketball court are also available with the optional amenities package.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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