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Pristine Home with Backyard Pool/Close to Town and Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5/6 Bedrooms + two family rooms and in ground pool, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Our lovely, 10 year young sun-drenched home, Bethany Cottage, is available for rent. The house is very cheerful, comfortably furnished and spacious. There is a reverse floor plan so the kitchen and family room are on the top floor. The house has Wireless Internet Access and a 60 inch smart TV in the top floor family room. The Master bedroom and full bath are on top level. There are two decks and a large deck surrounding the pool. The house has an elevator which stops an all three floor.

There a den on the first floor with TV. Four bedrooms with two Jack and Jill bathrooms are on this level. TV's are all the bedrooms.

On the ground floor is a second Family room with flat screen TV. The space includes a bath with shower and a butler's pantry with refrigerator and dishwater to provide clean up after cookouts on the Weber gas grill. There is a pullout sofa bed to allow this room to serve as a sixth bedroom. The family room flows out onto a 10x30 in ground concrete pool which backs up to the woods of the Delaware State Parkland. The pool deck has a dining table and six relaxing chaises lounges. The pool deck includes a covered porch under the first floor deck.

You can bike to the beach in town 1 mile away or state beach 2 miles away. Two adult bikes are provided and there is a bike/walking path along Route One The house is large enough for multiple generations to share and set up with the Master having a King bed and one bedroom with queen beds and three bedrooms with Twin beds. The Master bath has a seated shower and double sinks in 3 or four bathrooms. This house backs to parkland and is in a new 23 lot community called The Sanctuary in North Bethany Beach. There are 8 miles of state beach parkland 5 minutes drive away. The town beach is one mile away accessed at 5th Street in town or the Indian River Inlet both a short distance from our home. There is no sales tax and lots of outlet shopping, fishing opportunities, crabbing, and sailing for those that are not beachcombers.

RENTAL INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2018. This years families have priory until October 1, 2017 to reserve for next summer. After that we rent to new families. We keep our calendar up to date so please check back often.

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Alexandra or John Anderson
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Alexandra or John Anderson

We live in Washington DC and love getting down to Bethany with our teenage children whenever possible. We hope you like our home as much as we do and treat it as if it were your own. Bethany is perfect for a family vacation and our house is large enough for 2 families to share or a perfect spot for the extended family reunion. Please call us if you have any questions 202-320-0478..

Alexandra or John Anderson purchased this house in 2007

Why Alexandra or John Anderson chose Bethany Beach

We live in Washington, D.C. and love to head to the ocean whenever possible. The beach was recently replenished by our last Fall storm which brought sand and increased the size quite a bit. There are miles of state beaches within a five minute drive of our home. The town beach and boardwalk is a mile away.

What makes this house unique

Our house is located in the Sanctuary, a new community situated adjacent to Delaware State parkland. This provides a natural setting for migratory birds and sightings of heron and bald eagles. The sun rises over the ocean and sun sets over the parkland are amazing.

Being so close to town, we love going to concerts at the bandstand on the Bethany Boardwalk and going to see the Shorebirds baseball games at the Frank Perdue Stadium. Bethany is a wonderful place and very family friendly. It is also fun to take a picnic to Assateague Island for the day to see the ponies!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bethany Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We rent to families only. No student groups
  • We require 3 documents to be signed and returned. A lease agreement, a pool and elevator release and an internet release. We will upload when booked
  • Please see additional information and house rules under Rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • thermos flask
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double sink is the master bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Off ground floor family room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Ground floor family room - 1 sofa bed/futon , With full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , On first floor with shared bath in between bedrooms
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , On first floor with shared bath in between bedrooms
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , On first floor with shared bath in between bedrooms
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , On first floor with shared bath in between bedrooms
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , master bedroom on top floor with bath
  • King size beds (1) Possible to push two twin beds together to make a king bed in back bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds (6) six twin beds, sofa bed converts to a Queen (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For guests who want to rent linens instead of bringing them we recommend Sheets at the Beach who will come and make the beds and provide towels for reasonable prices. The webpage is Wireless Internet Access, No Smoking and No Pets, This is a well equipped home!


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Pristine Home with Backyard Pool/Close to Town and Beaches
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
Oak Hill, VA

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of room and very clean/new!! We had a girlfriend's weekend with 6 picky women and everyone of them loved the house and accomodations. I have been renting beach houses for 15 years and this was by far a new favorite. We'll be back for sure! (Assuming we can get a spot with all these great reviews the house is getting :-))

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2006
  • Date of Stay: October 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1
D.C. Area

Wonderful home

  • 4 of 5

My family was attending a wedding at Indian River Lifesaving Station and this lovely home was great. We rented in May and the weather, while cool at night, was also lovely. The home's elevator is a huge convenience. We were not bothered by the highway proximity at all. There was activity at the water company building across the street as they were doing beach replenishment, but that was also a minor factor. The home is well-equipped and well maintained, and the public beaches are close by.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

A Lifelong Bethany Beach Enthusiast

  • 5 of 5

This is a tremendous Bethany Beach Rental. We have returned 2 years in a row with our children, grandchildren and all of their friends. Its a great house - spacious , well appointed and easy to live in. We love to cook in rather than go out and this house makes that easy...The pool is lovely, the elevator a tremendous asset and its location is quiet and beautiful. It is situated in such a way that you can get away to the quiet of the beach, take a short ride (by bike,even) to Ocean City if you want excitement and if you are like me, can just veg by the pool with a good has it all. And the Owners are fabulous to work with! Don't hesitate.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cornish, NH

Family Vacation

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a very good time and the house was well suited to our needs. We have rented houses through in Portugal, St. Croix and North Carolina and have always been satisfied with our accommodations. The pool at this property was perfect for the younger members of our group and kept them active and happy for many hours. The large deck around the pool area served us well for relaxing and barbequing. The kitchen and family room on the top floor also served our needs very well. We have only two negative issues with the house. First, it is right next to highway 1 which is a major four lane thoroughfare with continuous traffic and the road noise was an issue for some of us. Secondly, this is the first house we have rented that didn't come with towels and linens which have always been provided in our previous rentals. Considering that we spent a lot more for this house, we were disappointed that we had to supply these items ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your thoughts. We do have the exact location of our home on the Google map of the webpage and it is set up to zoom in right over the house and community. Furthermore, we talk to each family interested in renting and always mention the location and distance to Route 1 so an informed decision by the family can be made. We bought our home instead of one further back from Route 1 in 2007 because it has an ocean view and is bright and sunny. We have screened out Route 1 and the planting continues to mature which helps minimize car noise. Cars cannot be heard inside our home and is minimal by the pool. Bringing ones own linens is the norm for rentals at the Delaware beaches. On our webpage and information sheet we email with each inquiry is the name and contact information for a linen service that our renters have been using for years. This company comes and makes up all the beds, provide towels and even beach supplies for families who do not want to bring there own for a very reasonable price. We are sorry for any miscommunication with this family and they were not aware of this service.
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Year after year, a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this house for the fifth year in a row last week. While we always enjoy our stay, the additions of a quality pool, more living space downstairs, and an elevator significantly adds to the overall package. The house is spacious and perpetually clean. Definitely worth the extra walk or short drive to the beach. I find the owner(s) to be extraordinarily kind and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Lewes/ Cape May Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
5th Street or Indian River inlet
Car: recommended

There is fabulous surf fishing and Sailing rentals very near by!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bethany Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
18 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
20 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$659.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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