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The Sand Trap: One away from the beach! Ocean views! Hot tub!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

Relax and enjoy the morning sun as you look out at the ocean from the living spaces of this 6-bedroom home. Its location in a corner lot affords this home plenty of natural light and beautiful views.

Sit down to eat breakfast with your family and friends in a table that stretches to seat twelve. Then put on your bathing suit, cross the one-lane street and you are at the life guarded beach! When you're ready for a change of scene, come home and relax in the hot tub or in one of the two shaded porches.

Spend the afternoon strolling the neighborhood, biking to the nearest shops, or simply hanging out. In the evening venture out to dinner in Bethany, Rehoboth or Ocean City, Maryland. Finally, before going to bed, be sure to climb the stairs up to the crow's nest to count the stars!

Built in 2005, the Sand Trap comfortably accommodates large groups of friends and families. Three of the bedroom suites have their own bathroom and there is parking for five vehicles on the property plus off street parking for two with a permit. Free wifi.

For views of the floor plan and more pictures look for the link further down on this page!

C H E C K O U T M Y O T H E R bethany L I S T I N G # 3754410 (sleeps 14)

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About The Owner

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!

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Bethany

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must agree to PM's cancellation policy, return signed lease with payment within 10 days of receipt of lease directly to Property Manager's office.
  • Max 7 cars: 5 on premise, 2 street parking (not guaranteed)
  • No "beach week" renters (even when adults present), no parties, no wedding receptions
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Private bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Shared bathroom. Two sinks.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Private bathroom. Air mattress provided for extra guest.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Pyramid bed. Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Private bathroom with jetted tub.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private bathroom.
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Pyramid Bed (1), Twin air mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dining room table seats 12. Rental of baby equipment, towels, linens, and mid-week cleanings can be arranged for an extra fee. Visited by an independent inspector after every rental to ensure the home is in top condition!


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The Sand Trap: One away from the beach! Ocean views! Hot tub!
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews

Amazing beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This lovely home is FANTASTIC in every way!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go again!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was an absolute delight to work with, she was prompt and thorough with all of her responses to questions. The house is absolutely perfect, well-stocked, with great views and a great location! Our party of 12 had an excellent time and we hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful!!! The main living area (kitchen, dining, living rm) is on the top floor, so you get the fantastic view of the ocean! We're a small family of 7 but the 6 bedrooms could sleep so many more. Oh....the hot tub.... outside.... in the winter... incredible! Ria, property owner and Laura, property mgmt, were wonderful! My family & I really enjoyed our stay & will definitely be renting this property again!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Living At It's Best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the off season and it was just as wonderful as the summer. The house was so spacious and well appointed and every deck had breathtaking views, we enjoyed a different one each day with our morning coffee, pure heaven! We had three generations in the house and there was something for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation.....beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and one of the cleanest beach houses we've ever stayed in. It's sooo close to the beach and the ocean views form the roof top deck were amazing. We had the best week as a family!!! The owner was extremely helpful in setting things up & the rental company was easy to work with. The biggest downfall to us was that the beaches said smoke free but people were smoking every day tht we were on the beach. We have 4 asthmatics in our family so this was a disappointment but in no way controllable by the owner.....other than that we had an awesome time and would recommend renting this house to anyone!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in South Bethany

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer IV
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer V
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer II
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Fall I
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall II
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall III
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall IV
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall V
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
5 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Lease Prep Fee AU$60.48
Damage Insur $100 Refund AU$201.58


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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