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The Sand Trap: Ocean views! Steps from the beach!

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Bethany Beach holiday house

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 dining and entertainment can be had in Bethany, Rehoboth or Ocean City, MD. 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.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

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 Delaware

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.


based on 44 traveller reviews

The Sand Trap: Ocean views! Steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Sand Trap the week of September 16th. It is truly a great house- clean and spacious and a very short walk to the beach. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster PA USA

Super house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering at this house in late summer. The view is fantastic and a few steps from the beach. The great room allowed all of us to eat and sit together (10 of us) comfortably. Kitchen was fully equipped and all rooms had fans. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, very responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

We had four families (eight adults, five children) who stayed in the Sand Trap for a week and were very happy with the house overall. The refrigerator had to be replaced a couple days into our stay, but the owner was very quick to respond, and delivery and installation were efficient. The interior of the house was very quiet once everyone was in their rooms; we had several young children in our group, and they all slept very well while others were moving around and making noise upstairs. It was fantastic to be so close to the beach, which was busy but never felt crowded, and Ocean City and Rehoboth were both an easy drive away. Our families enjoyed the puzzles and games at the house and the common room's entertainment system. The only thing that kept us from rebooking for next summer is that we had one family who couldn't make it this year, and we'll need more rooms when they rejoin us next year. Otherwise we'd definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pickerington, Ohio

Amazing Thanksgiving at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Trap was more than able to comfortably accommodate our group of thirteen over the Thanksgiving holiday break. The house was large and spacious but also cozy enough for all of us to enjoy spending time with each other. During our stay, we were able to easily create a Thanksgiving feast in the kitchen, with more than enough room and supplies to get the job done.

The large living area was perfect for watching football or the younger kids playing and had spectacular views of the beach. For a family from Columbus, Ohio, being able to watch Ohio State play Michigan while listening to the waves crashing on the beach was amazing.

Keeping everyone entertained was easy. Each of the bedrooms had tv's with cable connected and the wifi was able to keep up with all of the phones/tablets/laptops we brought with us.

The bedrooms were a good size and very comfortable. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean when we arrived.

Even with having thirteen people in the house, we always had hot water for showering.

The absolute best part about the house was its access to the beach. It may have been late November during our visit, but it was unseasonably warm and we were able to enjoy the beach most days. The beach was clean and easy to access from the house and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

I hope to be able to return to the Sand Trap on a future vacation. It absolutely exceeded all of our expectations!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Trap is not your typical rental property. It is spacious and welcoming, well equipped and well cared for. We are a group of Moms that take an annual trip to get away from it all, but tend to be somewhat critical about how clean the houses are when we walk in. It was immaculate!

There's plenty of room in the kitchen for more than one cook and the great room is the perfect place to hang out and relax. Bedrooms are comfortable.

We loved the easy access to the beach, great neighbors and friendly atmosphere in South Bethany. It was an easy ride to either Rehoboth or Ocean City for extra activities.

We loved every minute of our trip!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Spectacular Place to Celebrate and Enjoy Family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Sand Trap and decided it would be the perfect place to have the family celebrate our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Turns out it was more than perfect! The house is spacious and comfortable making the one cool day a perfect place to hang out, read books, tell stories, play cards and snack the day away! The family enjoyed every level of the house - especially the crow's nest. The beach is right out the door and spectacular, and Ria has the house equipped with everything!!! There is absolutely nothing more to wish for than more weeks at the Sand Trap! We will definitely be back - with more family! Thanks Ria!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • 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 Bethany Beach, Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
8 Oct 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
6 Jan 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring I
28 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring II
12 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring III
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring IV
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer I
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer III
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer IV
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer I
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer II
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Fall I
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall II
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall III
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Fall IV
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall V
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
6 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
16 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Lease Prep Fee A$59
Damage Insurance Premium A$66
Tax Rate 8.0%


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bethany Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!