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Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 half baths, sleeps 12

Canal front home located 1000 yards (easy walk) from Fenwick Island State Beach. Perfect location adjacent to the Assawoman State Wildlife Area for kayakers (2 tandems supplied), wildlife and birding enthusiasts. Three master suites, four decks (upper deck with 360 degree view), modern Maytag stainless steel kitchen and laundry, elevator. HDTV, surround sound. Parking for 5 vehicles.

Outdoor Recreation: Crab pots are supplied for use in the canal. Drop them in in the morning with last night's chicken lips and eat fresh crabs every night. Two tandem kayaks and several bicycles are supplied. Running/ biking trails go for miles along the coastal highway - very well marked and segregated from vehicular traffic.

Ocean Beach: Several options exist for your enjoyment. The quiet ocean beach is a about a 10 minute walk from the house. Mom can fish while kids enjoy reading and Dad body surfs. Fenwick Island State Park Beach is a short drive on route 1 S. More active beaches for the young adults exist in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Dewey Beach is known for its young adult (21) nightlife. The village of Bethany Beach is great for the evening ice cream run if you desire to touch elbows with the summer crowds; pizza is a short bike ride away. A boutique coffee house is an easy walk or biking destination in the morning, along with a gourmet sandwich shop.

Shopping: There are many outlet stores and restaurants in nearby Rehoboth Beach, along with every other store you will need including Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes, and West Marine. Food shopping (Giant, Harris Teeter and Food Lion) and Package (alcoholic beverage) stores are within 5 miles. Delaware known for its tax free shopping - great place to stock up on necessities.

More Details

Property Manager
Cherie Farkosh
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bethany Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 3rd Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd Floor shared
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 4th Floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Entrance Floor
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Entrance Level
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 are Master Suites with private bath. Bedrooms 4 and 5 share Bath 4. Bedroom 6 includes Bathroom 5.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 3rdFloor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #5
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #4
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , Half Bath
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a private deck on the canal. Bedroom 6 contains a half bath and is adjacent to loft lounge.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Incredible beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed a week at Helen's cottage. The property is amazing and there are endless activities, including kayaking in the canal, watching the sunset from the roof deck, playing cornhole, etc. The set up if perfect for a large group, allowing plenty of space to hang out together and get quiet alone time. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you return. Cherie
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Spectacular beach get away!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family (including kids and spouses) had a wonderful week at this beautiful beach house. In fact, it's been a few weeks since we were there and we all are still talking about it. Everything was perfect...from the quiet canal overlook, amazing sunsets, fully equipped kitchen, boats, bikes, grill, beach chairs, cooler, crab cages, Bethany boardwalk, restaurants, and beach access. The website was a true snapshot of this magnificent house. We hope to return next year and hopefully make it an annual family event!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to take full advantage of everything accessible to you. We make a great effort to provide everything possible to make our guests stay as enjoyable as we can. We hope you will join us in the near future. Cherie
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Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending our family vacation in this house. The amount of rooms, bathrooms, the large kitchen area, and the kayaks, made everything easier and more enjoyable for us. The whole was perfect! It was nice to be able to eat or just drink some coffee in one of the desks while looking at the canal. We will definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mornings and afternoons are perfect on the many decks. So glad you could enjoy them and their views. Cherie
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A very spacious, beautiful, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

There were eleven of us and there was plenty of room for all of us. Very well equipped home! The elevator was great --especially for my husband who has problems with his knees going up and down stairs. Great location! Would certainly consider renting this home again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We would be happy to have you stay with us in the future. Cherie
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Another Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Helen's cottage. This year was as amazing as our first and we are returning again next year. My husband and I treat our family to a week of being together and Helen's cottage provides the perfect accommodations and amenities. The house is spotless upon our arrival and Cherie has fully appointed it with everything we could need. Bayview Park is a perfectly serene neighborhood that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of a summer resort town. However, the boardwalk, restaurants and entertainment are just minutes away. Our favorite thing to do is spend time together on the beach and the beach that we have access to, is so beautiful. The children are safe to explore without getting lost in crowds and the beach is expansive and clean and quiet from other people's noise. Cherie is accessible and easy to deal with. We are looking forward to another vacation at Helen's cottage already!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly I am happy to hear you enjoyed another year. Families such as yours make it a pleasure to rent. You treat our house like your home and respect it as such. As you know you are always welcome back. So glad to share it with you. Cherie
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A Great Time Was Had by All

  • 5 of 5

Helen's Cottage is "our" vacation home without owning a vacation home. For many years we have enjoyed the wonderful amenities at this fantastic home. Everything you need is here to have a wonderful beach vacation. The community is great, through the week we feel like the only people there. It's close to the beach whether walking or driving. You are close to Bethany, Rehoboth, Dewey, Fenwick and all of the "in town" activities. There are kayaks, bicycles, a large outdoor gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas and life jackets. Fabulous porches/decks to enjoy the view of the back bay and the beautiful night skies are at every level. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need except the food. This is literally a house that you can come to bringing only your clothes and your food. I don't think anyone in our group has ever had a negative thing to say about this house or our time spent here. Thanks for letting us call it "ours" another year!

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peg and family, We are happy to have families, such as yours, enjoy the house as much as we do ... to many more years of memories! Cherie
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Baltimore Intl Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Lewes Ferry, Lewes, DE
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
US 113 (Dupont Blvd) / SR 26
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Fenwick Island State Park Beach
Car: recommended

Bethany Beach is known as the 'Quiet Beach' relative to the coastal resort areas of MD and DE. The home is located on a canal which is excellent for kayaking access to the local state wildlife area (Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area). It is an easy bike ride to the village, and an easy walk to the local ocean beach (Fenwick Island State Park), allowing fishing and swimming. Fishing vehicles are allowed on beach at all times with proper permits and equipment. Dogs are allowed on beach on 6' leash. It is a 15 minute car ride to Ocean City,MD or Dewey Beach, DE and a 20 minute ride to Rehoboth Beach, DE for outlet and other major shopping. Bay View Park is a small private community located on a peninsula in the Assawoman Bay, just west of Rte 1 (Coastal Highway).

Golf: Public and Private 18 and 9 hole golf courses lie within 10 miles of the center of town Bethany. Explore the many options: Salt Pond Golf Club, Bayside Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Assateague Greens Golf Center, The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Baywood Greens, and Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$197.21 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,314.7

Manager'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.