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Patrick Armstrong

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english, spanish

Canal Front with Deck, Dock - 7th House to the Beach - Wifi - 4 Bedroom House

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this South Bethany Harbor holiday house

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Outside shower, Sleeps 10. Beds; 3 Queen, 2 Single, 1 Queen

Our Calendar is always up to date so click 'Book it Now' when ready! Now booking 2017. South Bethany Beach at its best! On the canal yet the 7th house from the beach. New refrigerator & dishwasher in 2016. New exterior paint in 2015. New HVAC in 2015. Re-Decorated for 2013 including new paint throughout! Re-painted deck & dock too. The beach has been completely replenished year and wider than ever. Not a condo, but a private single family home on the canal with dock and deck in the rear. Off-street parking for four. The beach is straight out the front door 1 1/4 blocks away. We are the seventh house from the Atlantic Ocean yet on a canal to the bay on the bay side of coastal highway. Near Fenwick, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, & Ocean City. Walk to the shops of York Beach for McCabe's Market, Misaki Sushi, Grotto's Pizza and more. Bring your boat to our 32' dock or rent one. Crab & fish from the dock, or relax on the private deck with a new gas grill, table & chairs, umbrella & lounge chairs. Second floor screened porch has a view of the canal. The canal access to Little Assawoman Bay and Assawoman Bay including the Fenwick Island restaurants like Catch 54 all the way to Ocean City and the Atlantic. Canal access to Indian River and Rehoboth Bays including the restaurants of Dewey beach. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full baths plus an outside shower, sleeps 10. Off Season Weekend Packages available. Note we only rent from Saturday to Saturday in the season; June thru August. You can fill in your dates, get a price quote and when ready 'Book It Now' to the right!

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patrick Armstrong (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Patrick Armstrong

We have been going to the Delaware beaches all our lives and purchased this property in 2004. We rent it some and use it the rest of the time.

Patrick Armstrong purchased this house in 2004

Why Patrick Armstrong chose South Bethany Beach

It has one of the best locations in the area. Sure you can have beach front but the nearest marina is 5 miles away. On the other hand most homes with a dock and quick bay access are far from the beach. In this area beach side is only one block deep, a few blocks north and beach side is 2 or 3 blocks deep and bayside is 3 to 6 blocks deep yet further from the bay. This also means more people on the beach in those areas. Just the perfect spot.

What makes this house unique

In our town to drive to the beach you need a parking pass. The only way to buy a pass is to own property or rent from the owner. At first this doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is. To get on the mile long South Bethany Beach you must own or rent a property. so our beaches are uncrowded even in the peak season. Unlike other crowded towns that anyone can park and go to the beach. The Skip the crowds and rent from us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Pat,

Just wanted to let you know we had a great week at the beach. The place was nice, perfect for our family. We have 3 kids aged 15-21 and they had a couple young adult friends visit. I liked that they could all stay downstairs and also use the sunroom area without bothering me or the neighbors :) Also, take this as a suggestion not a complaint because we really liked the place, you could use a few more cereal bowls and some steak knives. So all in all, we really enjoyed our trip and felt that we got what was advertised, loved the deck out back, plenty of nice chairs, and clean when we arrived. (you could also use a swifter as people like me will clean up if there are more cleaning supplies...) Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks again for renting to us. T.R.

Thanks for the note, we added more steak knives and cereal bowls….
Jul 2012
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based on 21 traveller reviews

Canal Front with Deck, Dock - 7th House to the Beach - Wifi - 4 Bedroom House
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 22 reviews

Great long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what our family was looking for in a weekend getaway. We ate all our meals out on the screened in porch and spent time reading and playing cards and board games out there as well. When the weather was nice the back deck by the canal was great for relaxing and the beach is just a short walk away. The house was clean and well maintained and the owner, Patrick, was very responsive to messages. We hope to return to Bethany beach soon and would definitely recommend this house to friends!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect & Charming Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home with 2 other couples and had a wonderful time! So close to the beach and there is also a lovely deck outside for cocktails & conversation. Kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals at home and there is a great screened porch for al fresco dining. All of the bedrooms are nicely appointed and the beds are very comfortable as well. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for 6 adults

  • 4 of 5

This property was ideal for our needs. We had 6 adults and 1 baby. My other son was supposed to come with his wife and two kids, but couldn't at the last minute. That was actually a good thing, because that would have made it uncomfortable. The dining area is on a screened in porch, but there's no AC out there. That's where we ate and played cards. There is a fan which helps, but it's not ideal in the summer heat.

Bedrooms were nicely decorated, but could use new pillows (it was the end of the season). All of the beds were extremely noisy and hard (but I guess nothing feels like your own). Everything else about the property was perfect. It was clean and well maintained. Situated on the canal, we caved to renting kayaks for the week and did some crabbing.

Patrick was more than accommodating . . . we had to text him on two occasions and he was very helpful . I would definitely recommend the property to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay in early July. The house is on the canal with plenty of space for the seven of us. There is a screened in dining area on the 2nd floor next to the kitchen overlooking the canal and a deck with barbecue grill and dining table outside. This was a great vacation house for my wife, son and daughter and their spouses and granddaughter. It is close to some very good restaurants and a 2 minute walk to the beach. Their is also a great gourmet grocery 2 blocks away. The house was very clean and well maintained

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation week

  • 5 of 5

The following are 3 comments from the group.

1. I thought it was a great house for a group. Clean, large rooms and nice amenities. Loved the deck, outdoor shower and screen room.

The only thing I'd mention to future renters is to remember to bring your own pantry staples like waste bags and toilet paper. And if traveling with children to bring a gate for the stairs!

2. Great location, nice house, fun beach and back deck.

3. Great location, short walk to the beach, loved the deck off the back of the house, outside shower, 2 stories – make sure you can do stairs, TV coverage was weird – one can get a channel on one set and not another, some sort of TV program listing would have been good to have, bring a radio if you want music, WIFI service was great to have – worked super. We brought some crab cages and caught a few – most were too small, so we threw them back, but it made for a fun time. Beach chairs, umbrella and sand buckets are supplied. Combination lock worked fine – no need for keys. The house is centrally located between the attraction areas if you wish to visit them.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three generation vacation

  • 4 of 5

I rented this home sight unseen for a weeks vacation. My parents 88 and 87, my children 18, 21, 23, and my husband and I in our 50's had a wonderful time. I was worried about crossing route 1 to go to the beach but it was no problem at all. I was a little concerned when we first got there because of all the steps since it is an upside down house but it all worked out. We had most of our meals on the deck looking out at the canal it was a nice treat if my parents didn't want to go to the beach that day. South Bethany was so nice and the beach was not crowded. We hope to rent it again next year. Marianne C

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Ocean City Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many Restaurants a few blocks away
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cape May/Lewis Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
Many, Many resturants
Nearest Beach
7 Houses to the South Beathay Beach
Car: necessary

1 mile south of the town of Bethany Beach and the board walk shops. 1 block north of York Beach Shops, McCabe's Gourmet Market, Misaki Sushi, Grotto's Pizza.... In the guarded South Bethany Beach. 4 blocks north of Fenwick Island State Park for Guarded Beach, Surf Fishing, 4x4 Beach access (with permit).12 miles south of the 180 Rehoboth Beach Designer Outlets (tax free shopping). Close to Bethany (1mile), Rehoboth Beach (10 Miles), Fenwick Island (4 miles), Ocean City (10 miles), Baltimore (162 miles), Wilmington (97 miles), Philadelphia (130 miles), Washington, (130 miles). Via air Ocean City Airport 25 minutes south, Baltimore-Washington International (130 miles).

Other Activities: Skim Boarding, Crabbing, Boating, Running, surfing, boating


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in South Bethany Harbor, Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
23 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 1
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 1
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$77
Tax Rate 8.0%

We typically only rent Saturday to Saturday in the summer. Off season whenever.
8% South Bethany Beach Tax added.
For multiple week rentals we'll provide a free cleaning on every Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Bethany Harbor, Delaware

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Exterior - outdoor shower , Outside shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Attached Marble Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Marble Bath floors
  • Recently we renovated and expanded 1st & 2nd floor bathrooms. The new 5ft by 9ft bathrooms include Marble floors, Corian Tops, new faucets, paint etc. The first floor bathroom includes a double bowl Corian top and a full width mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 31" TV, Playstation II, DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Attached Marble Bath, 19" TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 31" HDTV & DVD player with door to the deck, Dock & Canal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 31" HD TV
    Family Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , 42" HDTV,Blueray/DVD, Sleeper Sectional, Fireplace, Balcony
  • All Bedrooms 1-3 have HD Flat Screen TVs, pillows, bed spreads, Queen mattress & pads, dressers, closets. The 4th bedroom (the one with the 2 single beds) has a TV, DVD player, PlayStation II with +6 games and 2 controllers. The 2nd bedroom has direct access to the deck & dock. All bedrooms include a full length mirror behind the door. The family room sleeper sectional sofa is large & has a pull-up Queen bed. The Family Room 42" HD Flat Screen TV will stream your Netflix/Hulu etc thru the Blue-ray/DVD player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
PlayStation II with games and 2 controllers. Balcony, Deck, Dock, Screened Porch, Landscaped yard, Large deck and dock for your boat.