House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)
- english, french, spanish
My husband and I settled in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC area over twenty years ago. From early on, vacations in Rehoboth and Bethany with our children became a favorite tradition. We've had the opportunity to vacation as a family in some of the best beaches in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. However, nothing has ever replaced the comfort and sense of belonging that we get vacationing close to home in the Delaware Shore!
Owner purchased this House in 2009
Why Owner chose South Bethany
After spending two years looking for a home in the Bethany area, we were finally were able to make our dream come true by buying a beach house in the summer of 2009. I remember clearly the day in late June when my husband who regularly surfed the real estate listings exclaimed 'Here it is! Our new beach house!' We were drawn in by the brightness of the home, its excellent condition, and the size of the house which lent itself to large gatherings with friends and family. The South Bethany area offered a good compromise between the seclusion of the private beaches of North Bethany and the crowds in downtown Bethany. We also felt that the life guarded beach would appeal to the families with young children that we hoped to share our house with. Finally, the young age of the house meant that it was up-to-date and likely to have less maintenance problems than an older home.
What makes this House unique
The Sand Trap is one house away from the ocean so sitting down in the morning with a cup of coffee and looking at the ocean is one of our favorite activities. If you are an early riser, you can watch the sunrise from inside the house or one of the decks. The crow’s nest also is a favorite hangout providing views north far up the beach and of sunsets across the tops of the houses and trees of Bethany. At night one can check out the stars or moonlight on the ocean while listening to the waves. You can actually hear the waves crashing on the beach from inside the house, but the sound is soothing and not overpowering as it might be with an oceanfront home. We love the home's closeness to downtown Bethany (1.5 miles), to Ocean City (8.5 miles), and to Rehoboth (13.5 miles). Shopping in Delaware is tax free, thereby giving those who don't typically like to shop an excuse to go! Most of all we enjoy sharing the company of our friends and family around a good meal, a sand castle on the beach, or in the hot tub.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
This house was not only lovely but accommodated our family of 13 very well. Everyone could gather, eat and play together in the large living area. The easy walk to the beach was great. We all enjoyed ourselves very much!
Amazing views in a beautiful home
This home is lovely. The views of sunrises and sunsets are spectacular! The beach is gorgeous, with the dolphins playing in the waves. It takes a short minute to walk down the path. No traffic to worry about.
It is a short drive to Bethany Beach, as well as Fenwick island and some great restaurants.
Our 3 generational family loved this home. It offered plenty of room to spread out , as well as the great room to come together to play games.
RIA is a gem and is immediately responsive to any question. She is the perfect hostess and owner.
The roof top deck is so peaceful, with amazing views. We all loved this home and will be back!
Awesome home with a short walk to the beach.
We are an extended family and had plenty of room. House is big and well maintained. Would definitely rent it again.
Sand Trap review
Another lovely stay at the Sand Trap this year. Plenty of parking. Easy access to the beach and a really nice view. As close to being beach front without actually being beach front. We'd like to recommend Ocean Cycles in South Bethany having used them for two years as well. The kids and adults appreciate having cruisers to bike around town.
Amazing beach house!!
This house was perfect for my family of 20! Steps from the beach, blocks from restaurants, and a few miles from other lively towns. The entire house was spotless when we arrived and the accessibility was perfect for the young kids to run to the beach. I highly recommend this house.
This lovely home is FANTASTIC in every way!
My girlfriends and I have rented this home SEVEN times! That is how much we enjoy coming here! This house is well designed and always WELL MAINTAINED. The house is sunny/happy with ocean views from many windows. The kitchen is well equipped, each of the six bedrooms has its own TV, we love the large dining table not only for eating but for playing all kinds of games together. The large family room is our gathering place. The location of this house is great. It is one house back from the beach (a very easy walk) we can walk or ride into Bethany. There are lots of stores and restaurants nearby. The owner couldn't be nicer and is very responsive if you were ever need any assistance. All we need to bring are sheets, towels, and clothes everything else is here. I don't want to recommend this house too much for fear it will become too popular and we won't be able to get our week in!!!!
The town of Bethany Beach is located 1.5 miles away, well within walking distance. A bike rental facility is located a few blocks from the house if you prefer to bike around.
Three full-size grocery stores are located within 2.5 miles of the house. There are at least two convenience stores within walking distance as well as Grottos Pizza, McDonalds, CVS and Walgreens, a liquor store, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and others.