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INDIAN RIVER INLET-WIFI-POOL-MARINA--WALK TO BEACH- DIRECT BAYFRONT-3-4 BEDROOMS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BEDROOM (plus loft with full bath)- 4 1/2 baths, 5 balconies, 3000 square feet

FYI- Be sure to double click the photos so you can read the full caption versus missing the last words. Also, click on the Video link usually in the first picture of the listing...or possibly the very last picture for a great boat video of the bay returning to our home and marina. Thank you.

Cross the brand new Indian River Inlet Bridge on Route 1 just South of Rehoboth and Dewey and Lewes or 5 miles North of Bethany Beach proper and look West past the RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND to our 'POINT OF LAND' projecting into the INDIAN RIVER BAY ALONG THE FISHERMAN'S INLET. Here, beyond the gate lies a community of 22 huge single family homes and 21 private 3000+ - square foot condos with an 82 slip BEAUTIFULLY REDONE MARINA to the South, tennis court and POOL to the East and FISHING IN THE INLET to the North.

Our condo faces the BAY, just behind a rock jetty that constricts all the tidal waters as they rush in and out with the tides. Hundreds of boats pass by each of your 3 private balconies on their way to the Atlantic Ocean, to anchor and fish in the inlet or motor around to an off shore sandbar. Plenty to watch or just bike to the FABULOUS NEWLY FINISHED Delaware State Park and Beach under the bridge where full changing facilities and parking spaces allow you to enjoy the lifeguarded beach.

Also, THE BIG CHILL opened in 2017 and is the place to be all summer long and is located over the showers at the state park.....so you can all walk to and from the venue along the inlet. Parking is $10 for out of staters and $5? for in-staters for the day.

TWO bedrooms fitted with King size beds and TWO bedrooms (one is a loft) fitted with double beds. ALL BEDROOMS HAVE THEIR OWN FULL PRIVATE BATHROOMS.

NOTE***There is a crib in one of the bayside master bedrooms, a youth bed and an inflatable queen bed which accounts for the home being able to sleep 8 to 10 to 12 counting use of the aforementioned items. Free private wireless internet.

We also have a linen company, Coastal Linens that provides linens; sheets, towels, bath mats and pillowcases for just $45 for the week or more if staying longer. This is a must purchase in the interest of everyone's cleanliness....NO EXCEPTIONS. All you have to do is read the tags on the shrink-wrapped bundles and put them on the right bed.

Need a wedding venue?--our grassy area with the bay in the background as the sun goes down has been well received for weddings and re-commitment ceremonies. Or, the family can stay here and the happy couple can go to our stunning 2 bedroom condo in the resort Sea Colony 5 miles South--VRBO461838.

Need a second place for a large group? --my VRBO neighbors and I cooperate to make it happen!

There are flat panel TVs and DVDs in all 4 bedrooms. A 42' FLAT SCREEN IS IN THE KITCHEN AND A 60" FLAT SCREEN IS IN THE LIVING ROOM.

ALL NEW PLUSH CARPETING WAS INSTALLED IN 2015, PLUS NEW KITCHEN FLOORING AND A NEW REFRIGERATOR WITH WATER AND ICE THROUGH THE DOOR ALSO IN 2015.

The condo rents year round for Saturday to Saturday weeks from May to September and long 3 night weekends or special get-a-ways during the shoulder season. BUT, you have to get around the VRBO system and inquire about a full Saturday to Saturday week and then state the nights you want in the note section. We will then respond with an amended quote.

A nice group of families vacationed with us in beginning in 2012 at this home AND at our other home on the ocean at the Resort, Sea Colony VRBO461838. Bookings for the following year actually begin coming in in July as people come back again or have learned you really get what you pay for when you wait too long to book..…….Please see CALENDAR AND RATE TAB as we keep them up to date.

BOOKING IS SIMPLE. You can scroll down to the week you want, see the fee and request a quote. Or you can hit the BOOK NOW button and you can then do the credit card payment.

The Salt Pond Golf Club is a few miles away off route 1 302-539-7525

MINIMUM AGE TO RENT IS 35...NO EXCEPTIONS.

More Details

Owner
Rosanne and Chad Morris
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Rosanne and Chad Morris

HI, We are Chad and Rosanne Morris and we live in Berwyn, PA, near Valley Forge Park, King of Prussia and outside Philadelphia. Rosanne is a retired nursing surpervisor from Bryn Mawr Hospital and Devon Family Practice and Chad still works in the printing business with his company, Morris Print Management.

When the kids were young we used to tow the pop top camper down to the North side of the Indian River Inlet campground along with three pomeranians and pretend we were having a good time....rain storms made it all the better.

We love the Delaware shore. Super fast 4 lane highways to get there, clean beaches and warm clean water, and nice people... Plus, there is no sales tax on purchases or on this rental ..…and yes, you can find all the honkey tonk you want in nearby Dewey Beach and Ocean City, Md. Since Delaware is Joe Biden's state he made sure all the highways were ready for fast access, cheap gas

and $1 or $2 tolls. Delaware just completed the super fast flyover interchange at Route 1 and I-95 so you move fast.

Apple has a megastore right there so you can save sales tax at the Christiana mall at the Route 1 flyover.

Also, many other stores-clothing, electronics, hunting.

Summers of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017 WERE HEAVILY BOOKED BEGINNING AS EARLY AS AUGUST FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR SO BE FOREWARNED.....and many weekends in the Spring and Fall will be gone..(INQUIRE ABOUT OFF SEASON MINI WEEKS IN SPRING AND FALL AS WE CANNOT LIST ALL OPEN TIMES IN THE HEADING.)...it is so interesting in the off season.

Note, all the boats moving through the Inlet or just sitting and fishing....plenty to watch all day long before the spectacular sunset and then the moon reflecting on the bay all night long.

Hope you can be with us this year!!!!

Why Rosanne and Chad Morris chose Bethany Beach

Our property faces the Bay at the INDIAN RIVER INLET (IR in the title)

and provides the BEST SUNSETS, the BEST FISHING, the BEST WARM WATER, a GREAT ACTIVE MARINA and the best overall vacation experience in the area. Plus, with the state of Delaware spending millions to make the STATE PARK a must see for nature and wildlife; this place is tops in all categories. CAMPING FAMILIES WILL ENJOY THE NEARBY STATE CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK WHILE 'THE SENIOR' RELATIVES SUCH AS GRAMMY AND POP POP CAN STAY WITH US......AND WHEN IT RAINS GUESS WHO BE BE AT THE DOOR? We actually find a number of grandparents will rent the townhouse and bring their adult children and their kids along for the week as there are 3 completely private suites and one loft with a full bathroom.

Plan on running 25 miles down to Assataegue National Park to see the wild ponies running along the roads, forrest and beach. A fun day for families.

Yes, there are also hundreds of really neat restaurants and play parks for all interests and we try to show off many of them in the picture section of the listing. Be sure to watch the video as it sets the scene for the area, its inlet and ends with the boat entering the marina with a nod to our unit.

What makes this townhome unique

Band concerts at Rehoboth and Bethany town center all summer with fireworks on the 4th.

BE SURE TO DRIVE SLOWLY on the access road as TURTLES AND OTHER CREATURES are actively crossing.

Be sure to greet the fishing boats as they come in with their catch from 60-90 miles out in the ocean. Better yet go along on a charter for the day...ask around. We provide charter boat names and phone numbers in our Welcome Manual so you can make reservations well ahead of time.

As to the Welcome Manual, we email the welcome manual usually with the reservation and then again close to the arrival date. It answers every question we have ever been asked. Always good tips on what to do so you can hit the ground running and then come back year after year or skip a year and come back. Plus, some families bounce back and forth between this home and our ocean front condo in Sea Colony 5 miles south. VRBO/461838

Rent a JET SKI for an hour or two in Dewey Beach and have a blast with 5 or 6 of them. Low tide means many boats and watercraft head to the sandbars for picnics out in the bay.

Hungry ones head to town for the best restaurants you can ever imagine and for the great prices.

Herons and sea birds feed at the rock jetty about sunset.

Delaware runs a huge attraction on the north side of the Inlet with wildlife lectures, a complete marina with boat launches, gas and pump out facilities including winter storage plus a great restaurant.

Need to catch something off our jetty? Cut some chicken into slivers and get going or drop our two crab traps in the water and see what comes in.

Just in case you find the week you want is not available with us, feel free to double check to make sure the reservation CALENDAR is correct. BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER HOME AT VRBO/461838 JUST 5 MILES SOUTH OF THE INDIAN RIVER INLET.

THE WHITE MARLIN OPEN WILL BE IN AUGUST

Slips are at a premium on the North side of the Inlet...make reservation early as they only have a few.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Bethany Beach

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Double bed with balcony overlooking Marina
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , King size bed with balcony overlooking Inlet and bay
    Bathroom 1 MBR bayside - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 off living room - toilet , Half bathroom off living room
    Bathroom 4 loft bedroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 6 Hot and cold shower in garage. - shower enclosure
  • Every bedroom has its own private bathroom plus a half bath off the living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2-overlooking marina - 1 double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 --MBR overlooking bay - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 1 MBR overlooking bay - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
  • Two king size beds. There is a hot and cold water shower in the garage to rinse off before coming into the house. The Master bedroom has the Jacuzzi; the others have tubs and or showers., Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) There is a crib and one youth bed., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Book early as deposits for the following year start coming in in July and August.........the really good places get booked well in advance with most weeks are gone by May.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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INDIAN RIVER INLET-WIFI-POOL-MARINA--WALK TO BEACH- DIRECT BAYFRONT-3-4 BEDROOMS
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Great property on the bay with awesome sunset views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week next to the marina. Chad was sure to check in to ensure we arrived ok and had no issues getting in the door, which was greatly appreciated. The welcome package we received prior to our vacation contained all the information we could ever need about the property and surrounding areas. You can tell Chad and Rosanne put a lot of time and thought into it, and it was very helpful. The property was spotless when we arrived and had plenty of space for our family of 4 with two kids. The sunsets are amazing from any of the back balconies overlooking the bay. The kids loved watching all the boats come and go from the marina. Two minute drive to the State Park beach access, or take a nice walk if you don't have much to carry. The location is perfect for easy access to Rehoboth, Dewey, or downtown Bethany. We would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, we could not have said it better. Thank you so much and glad you had a wonderful time. Do come see us again or perhaps go to our beach front condo at Sea Colony VRBO461838. Also, we have many friends in the area who likewise do a limited number of weekly rentals so if we are booked just ask and we can check around. Rosanne
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5

WONDERFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect. Sharing with 4 teenagers was no problem, as everyone had their own space. The sunset views were phenomenal. We were close to great restaurants, but off the beaten path. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. The only drawback was lots of steps.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and thanks for posting a review. Yes, there are many very interesting restaurants in the area including THE BIG CHILL which is an easy walk along the Inlet. Reverse floor plans do add lots of steps but it gets you up higher for the bay and marina views...do come back as you were a delight to have. Weeks for 2018 are already being booked. Rosanne
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5

Spectacular Property by Indian River

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children and their spouses spent a wonderful week together at this property. The large condo had everything we needed and more. We watched the beautiful sunsets while relaxing on the deck, fished the inlet waters, enjoyed the short ride the the beach, sat by the pool, played tennis and rode bike. The house is nicely decorated and has many places to sit, read a book, watch TV, play games and chill together as a family. We did go up to the Rehoboth Escape Room which we enjoyed very much! The owners did a great job communicating details to us and we will rent from them again if given the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful family vacation on the bay

  • 5 of 5

Chad and Rosanne, thank you for sharing your beautiful condo on the bay with our family!! We had such a wonderful, relaxing week! This was our first family vacation to Bethany with our adult children and their families and one we hope to repeat!! Your condo location was perfect from start to finish: beautiful bay views, gorgeous sunsets from the balconies, fireworks across the inlet, quiet times for reading indoors and outside on the lawn and easy drives to local restaurants, the beaches both north and south and the shopping outlets in Rehoboth. Though we didn't have a boat, there was ample room to dock one at the marina. We loved the comfortable and beautiful condo decor. Our grown children kept remarking about the privacy of all the bedrooms and individual bathrooms and your dining area and large kitchen were so well stocked, we felt right at home. Thank you too Chad for always being available to answer any of our questions and for providing a welcome binder with all information that we needed to know during our stay. All in all, you can see we thoroughly loved your home and look forward to returning in the future! Thank you, Jim and Lois and family

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thank you so much and very glad you had a wonderful time. Yes, it soon will be our time to enjoy it and we cannot wait. Do come back and enjoy it again or visit our other place in Sea Colony VRBO461838 Chad
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5

FABULOUS!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect family Fall Get-Away. Open layout with plenty of bedrooms & bathrooms. We enjoyed watching the boats on the inlet and in the marina. I was up at 6:15 am and saw the most beautiful Moon Set. The moon lit up the inlet and went down on the horizon. It was huge, like the sun going down. I never saw anything like it. I had a great view off of the living room deck. We had a wonderful week and hope to come again soon. The owners, Chad & Roseanne were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, you were wonderful guests and the first to write about the "moon set." It is absolutely fabulous and does light up the entire bay. Do come again. Rosanne
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5

One great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in the perfect location, walk to the beach, enjoy beautiful sunsets and watched dolphins while having coffee in the morning. Who could ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Philadelphia or Washington DC or Wilmington
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
All 5 balconies or THE BIG CHILL
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lewes to Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Salt Pond Golf Club 302-539-7525
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Matt's Fish Camp, The Big Chill, Blue Coast
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
South Inlet, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Car: recommended

Run down into Maryland and watch the ponies at Assateaque State Park or walk to The Big Chill along the Indian River Inlet.

The Salt Pond Golf Club is a few miles away off route 1 302-539-7525

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$172.45
Damage Insurance AU$79.49
Damage Deposit AU$336.83

Last minute short term reservations may be available…..for long 3 night weekends in the off season but never during May through end of September. Last minute short term reservations may be available either here, our second home VRBO461838 or with our VRBO friends and neighbors at each place. If you are unable to make a reservation send an inquiry for a Saturday to Saturday week and leave a message giving the actual dates you wish. We will then reply through VRBO with an edited quote for the dates you wish if available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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