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Original Beach Cottage - walk to beach and downtown

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,772 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Single Family Home fully renovated

Beautifully decorated nautical and patriotic, bright and cheerful beach cottage. Just three and one-half (3 1/2) blocks from the beach and one and one-half (1 1/2) blocks from downtown. Full kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, oven and cook top/stove. Rear sunroom with full size washer and dryer. Family room has 55" wall mounted Smart TV with NetFlix and Chromecast. Remote control ductless HVAC throughout. Front sunporch with wicker furniture and ocean breezes. Screened in porch with picnic table, beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, beach toys, beach wagon (new 2018), and large outdoor shower. Additional TVs in the 2nd floor common area and a first floor bedroom. Main level has two bedrooms (one with queen and one with twins/singles) and full bath with tub/shower. Second level has two bedrooms (one with queen and one with two twins/singles) and full bath with shower.

Second level has seating area with desk/chair.

Rental includes use of Town of Bethany parking permit. Easy walk to downtown and beach.

Sugarloaf Cottage rents Saturday to Saturday in-season. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am.

Driving to Bethany Beach from DC Metro is about 2.5 - 3 hours without traffic. Once on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, proceed -

Route 50 East

Left on MD-404 East

Left on Newton Road (before Bridgeville)

Right on US-13 South - Sussex Highway

Left on Redden Road East - this comes up quickly

Right on US-113 South, Dupont Blvd

Left on DE-26 East which takes you to Bethany Beach

Right on Kent Ave South

Right on to Collins Street

Kitchen if fully stocked.

Guests are required to bring or rent bed, bath and beach linens. Local rental companies - Gale Force, Sheets at the Beach, Coastal Rentals.

Should you decide to book, detailed renter information regarding the use of the cottage and where to find out about local events and activities will be sent.

More Details

Laura Irwin
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Laura Irwin

Sugarloaf Cottage established with family time in mind. Wonderful easy drive from major metropolitan areas to meet and experience the quaintness of a friendly beach town. Lots of opportunity to visit with friends and relatives living and vacationing on the Delmarva peninsula.

Laura Irwin purchased this house in 2016

Why Laura Irwin chose Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach was such a draw because of the proximity to home - Northern Virginia! It offers both simple living with walkable attractions as well as extensive biking and water sports. Bethany Beach has a small town feel with summer activities downtown, at the library, and family + friends gatherings.

What makes this house unique

Comfortable, convenient, and contains all the extras. Just park your car, unload the groceries, and find everything you need to start your relaxation and activities. Well stocked for living and entertaining. Quiet if needed or close to restaurants and retail.


Bethany Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1772 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second floor bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor bath
    Shower - outdoor shower , spacious shower with hand held head/nozzle, mirror, & hooks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , First floor bedroom fully furnished with a closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom fully furnished
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom fully furnished with an armoir
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First floor bedroom fully furnished with a closet and TV
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For guests traveling from out-of-state, please let us know if you would like specific items and service to be arranged.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Original Beach Cottage - walk to beach and downtown
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Walk to the beach with all the amenities you could need and plenty of indoor space for rainy days!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sugarloaf (this was our first time at Sugarloaf and our first VRBO rental experience)! The cottage is spacious inside and truly has all the beach amenities you need (next year we won’t bother bringing our own chairs or boogie board!). A great location where you can walk or drive (depending on your preference) to both downtown Bethany and the beach. While it rained a bit during our stay that was no problem at all as the cottage has plenty of space indoors and was well stocked with games, Netflix, cable TV, etc. and has a nice front sunporch good for any weather. As we have two young sons (15 months and 2 months) it was nice to find a cottage that is well decorated but not overrun with knick knacks that the little ones can get their hands on, this was a great place for a young family with toddlers. We had a wonderful long weekend and can’t wait to return in 2019!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugarloaf cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well stocked beach home!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I appreciate the red, white and blue theme

  • 4 of 5

A very cute home, walking distance to town. I chose it because I have 2 small grandchildren who have never been to a beach. I wanted the "real" beach house experience for them. We achieved that. I think it will be a wonderful memory for the 3 year old and my son in law who has not been to a beach either! (one year old too young to remember...)House was well equipped and immaculate. Very warm and inviting. Owner seemed very accessible. We never had a need to contact her.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA


  • 5 of 5

Great property, easy walk to town, well-kept, great value. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Great setup and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time - instructions were very clear - everything as promised or better

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the house. Very much appreciated the amount of sleeping space, comfy gathering area inside and out, screened in porch with picnic table and the generous sharing of beach toys, chairs and kitchen stocked with lots of glasses, plates, coffee maker, microwave, and blender. 1/4 mile easy walk to the beach through charming neighborhoods and also to the downtown area / boardwalk. Bethany touts itself as the quiet resort and we found it to be so!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lewes-Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Salt Pond 400 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Amtrak Dover, Delaware
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bethany Beach
Car: recommended

Sugarloaf Cottage is located just west of the Coastal Highway, walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, entertainment, and the beach. Golfers may enjoy the nearby golf courses including The Salt Pond (3 miles), Bear Trap Dunes (3 miles), Bayside Golf Club (8 miles), and Bay Club (23 miles). Year round events including Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival September 9, Freeman Stage Arts & Jazz Festival (September 16), Tour de Sussex Bikeride (September 23), Good Earth Market Annual Farm to Table Dinner (September 28), Murder Mystery Dinner at Salted Rim (September 30), Annual Artisan Festival (October 7), and more in the neighboring beach towns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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