Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Bethany Beach, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $86 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Bethany Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Seaside escape in Bethany Beach vacation home rentals

With sandy swaths on the Atlantic coast and a full slate of resort-town amenities, Bethany Beach in southern Delaware is a sea lover's dream, known for its quiet atmosphere and nearby state parks. A boardwalk along the beach runs parallel to oceanfront streets that are packed with local stores and tasty restaurants, but the main attraction is the long stretch of sand that continues north and south beyond the town. Many Bethany Beach vacation rentals are situated along the coast, with fantastic views looking east and an impressive range of facilities, from pools and hot tubs to outdoor grills that are perfect for summer barbecues.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Bethany Beach vacation homes

Though you may be tempted to spend your entire vacation lounging in the sun with a cold drink in hand, carve out some time for the fun attractions this area has to offer, with everything from golf links and putt-putt courses to water parks and go-cart tracks. The Bethany Beach Nature Center is a great family-friendly spot to visit, with special exhibits about the area's natural features, boardwalks that run through saltwater marshes and programs designed to appeal to kids. Among the small waterfront communities near Bethany Beach, you'll also find museums that delve into the local maritime heritage.

Activities

Activities near Bethany Beach vacation homes

With so many miles of sandy shores to enjoy, spending some time relaxing on the beach is a must during a stay here, enjoying the sun beating down and jumping into the waves during the heat of day. Further south, along the Fenwick Island coast, a number of rental providers can outfit you with wave runners and banana boats to get out on the water. Whether you prefer quiet kayak trips and paddleboard rides along the coastal areas in search of wildlife, or high-flying adventures on parasails with incredible views of the ocean beyond, you'll find a water activity waiting here.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Bethany Beach vacation rentals

Nothing beats a hot summer day in Bethany Beach. Why not stroll along the seaside boardwalk with a chocolate ice cream in hand, before tip-toeing out onto the warm sands for a swim in the refreshing Atlantic waves? The peak of summer averages in the 80s here, with the shoulder months of May and September often warm enough for ocean swimming, too. If you plan to visit during the summer, why not look for one of the many Bethany Beach vacation rentals that come with a pool to splash around in when the weather gets steamy?

Natural features

Waterfront fun in Bethany Beach

Since the Atlantic Ocean spans the eastern border of Bethany Beach, there's always a gorgeous vista to soak up here, and with state parks stretching for miles north and south of town, the opportunities to enjoy nature never seem to expire. Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island State Parks act as an extension of Bethany Beach on each end, offering plentiful opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating in the waters and picnicking shoreside on the sand. Holts Landing State Park on the Indian River Bay is an excellent spot for hiking close to your Bethany Beach vacation rental, with chances to spot wildlife and large birds like heron and osprey.

Beaches

Beaches near Bethany Beach vacation homes

Bethany Beach has beautiful beach spaces to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Bethany Beach, a relaxed beach with a wooden boardwalk and seaside amenities, and Holts Landing State Park, a bayside destination with sandy beaches and dense forests with hiking trails. You could also try beachcombing at Coin Beach, a sandy beach known for its hidden treasures.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bethany Beach

The nearest airport is in Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), located 28.4 mi (45.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal), which is 16.2 mi (26.1 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near vacation rentals in Bethany Beach

Kids will love the array of attractions in Bethany Beach. Vacation rentals are available near kid-friendly places like Assawoman Wildlife Area, a sanctuary space for rare plants and animals, and James Farm Ecological Preserve, a nature preserve with a sandy beach and hiking trails. Kids will also like Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf, a pirate-themed miniature golf center with exciting features.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bethany Beach?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your honey or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Bethany Beach. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach" is a hit with guests. Around 25 miles from Bethany Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a washing machine and a bicycle.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "C805: 2bedroom Sea Colony Oceanfront Condo Private Beach". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Bethany Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and features a smart TV and cable/satellite TV services.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bethany Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bethany Beach?

There's nothing like a few days away to lift your spirits. If you're ready for some downtime, these popular weekend getaways in and near Bethany Beach make the perfect base for a mini break:

  • If spending time in the great outdoors is a main priority for you, book a couple of nights at "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing". Around 1 mile southeast of Bethany Beach, it's near Lewes Beach and Trap Pond State Park. Amenities at this retreat include a resort and internet services.
  • Another fantastic option is "Rehoboth Townhouse With Pool 3 Blocks To Beach - Next To Vrbo Listing #309410", around 11 miles north of Bethany Beach. When you're not kicking back in your rental taking advantage of cable/satellite TV services and a water park, check out Silver Lake and Rookery Golf Club.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bethany Beach?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Bethany Beach and experience a slice of the local culture:

  • Throw your bags down at "Gorgeous And Best In Town - Walk To Beach And Shops Remodeled". Amenities including off-street parking options and heating help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another top option is "Cool Little Cottage Minutes From Beaches". Take advantage of winery tours, a fridge and other conveniences during your stay.

There are lots of sights around Bethany Beach to put on your to-do list. Nourish the culture vulture in you by visiting 2nd Time Designs and Biggs Museum of American Art.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bethany Beach?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Bethany Beach. Chill out for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a studio apartment or a spacious home. Whatever type of vacation rental you're searching for, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • "Beachfront, Oceanfront, Rehoboth Beach" is near the heart of Bethany Beach, so you'll have tons of things to keep you entertained. Explore leading attractions like Harrington Raceway and Casino and Delaware State Fairgrounds when you're not chilling in your cozy digs.
  • "Gorgeous And Best In Town - Walk To Beach And Shops Remodeled" is another enticing option. Consider adding Killens Pond State Park and Second Street Players - Riverfront Theatre to your list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bethany Beach?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Bethany Beach that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a few passionate nights at "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach". Approximately 25 miles from Bethany Beach, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a nearby bay.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape enjoying each other's company at "C805: 2bedroom Sea Colony Oceanfront Condo Private Beach", around 1 mile from Bethany Beach. A resort and a sauna will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bethany Beach?

Share your vacation and have twice as much fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with friends or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Bethany Beach:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a fireplace. You'll find it around 2 miles to the southwest of Bethany Beach.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Central, Elegant, Cozy, Newly Renovated" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the north of Bethany Beach, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bethany Beach?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is easily the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Bethany Beach and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your unicorn floatie:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable stay at "The Buoy House, Beachfront Home On Secluded Prime Hook Beach". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a toaster and a dishwasher.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or simply unwinding beside the water at "Beachfront Sunrise - Waterfront House W". This vacation home is another top pick and features a toaster, outdoor furniture and more.

Bethany Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Bethany Beach vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bethany Beach?

Every catch-up with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or a celebration with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Bethany Beach offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • About 1 mile to the southeast of Bethany Beach, "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 10 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including towels and a DVD player.
  • Another great option is "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels". This vacation rental is 2 miles southwest of Bethany Beach and features a separate dining area, childrens activities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Funland and Delaware State Fairgrounds are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bethany Beach?

Take a break with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Bethany Beach and make some fantastic memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Tiny House On Ranch Minutes To Beaches" - Enjoy good times with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 7 miles southwest of central Bethany Beach. Coffee and tea making facilities and childrens activities are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Peaceful Setting But Close To Beaches" - This vacation rental is another favorite with families and is around 15 miles northwest of Bethany Beach. Offering a TV, a fridge and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bethany Beach vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Bethany Beach?

Nothing says fancy-schmancy like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your swimsuit and take a dip in the privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Bethany Beach:

  • With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people, "Panoramic View Of The Ocean In All Seasons. Steps To The Beach. Totally Relaxing" is the ideal place to escape to with close friends. Take advantage of this retreat's range of amenities, including a sauna and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Bethany's Best In Bear Trap 2 Levels", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 12 guests. Along with that glorious pool tucked away inside, a kitchen and a fireplace will keep everyone comfortable and happy.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more tempting Bethany Beach vacation rental options for your next big getaway.