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Jane Tam

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english

Sea Colony - AVAILABLE this weekend!

10 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Bethany Beach holiday villa

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Bright and sunny upper level end unit with 2 bedrooms and a loft. There are 3 single beds in the loft (perfect for 6-13 years old). With a queens size sofa bed in the living room and a queens size bed (brand new mattresses for 2014) in each of the two bedrooms, this unit next to a swan pond, an outdoor pool and indoor/outdoor tennis courts, sleeps 9 (with young kids included). Short walk (5-8 min.) or bike ride to a 1/2 mile private guarded beach. Shuttle bus stop to the beach just around the corner. Shuttle bus goes around the Sea Colony resort every 3 min. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Marketplace at Sea Colony (3 minute walk) has 2 restaurants, a beauty shop, gift shops, beach goods store and bike rentals.

FREE wifi Internet access. HDTV in living room and master bedroom.

Have 9 people in your party? We also have a one-bedroom available for rental (vacationrentals property ID: 65638). Email owner for details!

2.5 hours drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Perfect vacation destination for families with lots to do! Full calendar of summer events (Kiddie Kamp, bonfire on the beach, sandcastle contests, barbeques, dances, entertainment). See below for what previous guests have to say. Call or email owner for a free copy of Sea Colony 2014 Play Book which lists all summer activities (available in June).

Sea Colony is the premier family beach and tennis resort community, located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Guests have exclusive access to a half mile of guarded beach, 12 pools (2 indoors), 34 tennis courts (incl. 14 Har-Tru clay and 4 indoor courts), world class facilities and instructors, and a Fitness Center with an Olympic-size indoor pool and a variety of programs for every age. Year-round adult tennis clinics. Summer tennis clinics for kids. Sea Colony was given the Outstanding Facility of the Year Award by the United States Tennis Association in 2012 and was named a 2014 Top 50 resort and No. 15 in tennis camps.

This beautifully landscaped community, with around-the-clock security, has biking and walking trails, playground and picnic areas, as well as trees and parks. Surrounded by wide open spaces on nearly all sides, there is a sense of peace and spaciousness. And yet the community is within walking distance to quaint shops and services and only minutes away from tax-free outlet shopping at nearby Rehoboth Beach. Golfers can spend days on the region's many championship golf courses.

This is a no smoking/no pet but kids friendly condo, with plenty of games, books and DVDs and videos in the attic. Pictures of the ocean (yes, the Atlantic Ocean, not the bay) and the swan pond below are NOT taken from this condo.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jane Tam (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english

Why Jane Tam chose Delaware

We bought this unit when my kids were 7 and 5 years old. They fell in love with the loft right away. Sea Colony was where my kids took their first tennis lesson and their first junior lifeguard training. The memories created at the beach is simply priceless. We hope that our guests will enjoy this second home of ours as much as we do over the years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much for letting us rent your home this past weekend. It was perfect-just the right size for a end of summer get away for us. The weather was great and got to spend lots of time on the beach and enjoying Sea Colony-everyone had a great time.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.1
based on 10 traveller reviews

Sea Colony - AVAILABLE this weekend!
average rating of 4.1 based on 18 reviews
4

Great place! Convenient to many things! We enjoyed every minute! Hope to do it again!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I and our four children had such a great time at Bethany Beach, and knowing that we had such a nice place to go back to each evening was very comforting! There was plenty of space in this unit for all of

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you stay at our home again soon! There is really plenty to do for kids at Sea Colony. A week usually flies by. Next time, have your kids try the junior lifeguard program. It's fun, educational and a great confidence booster! When they were young, my kids usually enjoyed the programs at the Nature Center as well.
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Lancaster, Pa
4

Our July 2015 Sea Colony vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and 3 children stayed at this Sea Colony rental July, 2015. We've come to love Sea Colony and its environment. This rental was nice and in a good location. I would recommend this place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Many families with young kids (aged 6-13) do love the 3 single beds up on the loft. Kids love to have their own space and TV; while adults love that little bit of privacy on the main floor while keeping an eye on the kids. Hope that you will join the dozens of families who choose to stay with us at Sea Colony year after year!
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4

Nice and best stocked kitchen ever!

  • 4 of 5

Property well appointed but was surprised when we arrived that it was on a second floor. Amenities soon overcame the surprise. The owner was a pleasure to deal with...friendly and informative. Loved the beach and the fact we had access to transport. Grandkids enjoyed the beach swings and the option to go to the pool when they tired of the beach. Overall I'm sold and plan to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fran, Glad that everyone had a great time at SC this summer. The resort does offer great amenities and summer activities for vacationers of all ages. Be sure to come back next summer to check out what will be a brand new fitness center with sauna and hot tub, etc.!
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Northern, NJ
4

Nice Condo

  • 4 of 5

This is very nice condo that is well maintained and comfy. We have stayed there the past two summers and intend to return. Jane is very cordial and responsive, and the condo comfortably sleeps our family of 8 and is in walking distance to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We bought this home so that our kids can grow up enjoying some down time with us at the beach every summer. It's great to hear that other young families get to share similar experiences with us every summer year after year. See you next summer, Matt!
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Alexandria, VA
1

Dirty, tired old unit

  • 1 of 5

Have stayed at Sea Colony several times and really like the location and amenities. We were a party of 4 - myself, my husband and 2 teenage daughters. We had been looking forward to our beach holiday for a long time, and wanted not just a nice place close to the beach, but also a place we would enjoy coming back to in the evenings to relax and hang out. I chose the place also because of previous good reviews.

However,this condo was a huge disappointment. It was not clean on our arrival, and many things were either missing, broken, or in disrepair. Warning - do not stay at a place where cleaning is "free" and there is no security deposit. This gives no incentive to guests - or owners - to keep things nice and to treat the place with respect. I had to call for a second cleaning on the day of my arrival. Although the cleaning crew came out the next day, the condo still did not look clean and inviting, even after the second cleaning. The couches and chairs in living room had ingrained dirt and (probably) red wine stains on them. The couches were particularly bad: lots of stains and ground-in dirt; and very old, tattered, and uncomfortable. The rugs in both bathrooms and bedroom had never been washed and had to be thrown away! Although it is listed as a place for 9 people, there was only ONE ceramic coffee cup and 3 small plastic picnic cups!Everything in the cupboards looked old and dirty and had to be washed before using. The drier took about 6 sessions to dry 2 towels! The lint filter looked like it had never been emptied. The unit does not get much sunshine at all, making the whole place look dreary and dismal.

Unfortunately the owner Jane was not helpful or sympathetic. She suggested I buy new cushions for the chairs and sheets to cover the couches so we could sit on them! Although she promised to reimburse me, this was not something I wanted to do during my vacation. We only had one week, and I did not want to spend it shopping for her household things! Instead I washed a couple of blankets and used those to cover the couches so we could sit down! The owner became very defensive when I called to tell her how dirty we had found the unit, and she did not offer us any compensation. Instead, she advised me to hope the weather was good so we could spend most of our time outside on the beach or using the Sea Colony amenities!

I would not recommend this unit to anyone, and obviously will not be back myself.

I also see there are no reviews from 2014!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that renters who checked out before you failed to leave the unit the same condition as it was found upon their arrival. I now require a security deposit from renters so folks have an incentive to inform me of any accidental spills or damages as soon as they happen. I have also included detailed check-out procedures in my Welcome Package. I pay professional cleaners to clean the unit after each check-out and have alerted the cleaning crew to inform me of any irregularities so I can assess the situation and take corrective steps (if possible) prior to every check-in.
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Rockville, MD
5

Lovely family beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We returned to this lovely, homey rental for a nice family getaway. Everything was clean and welcoming, and the owners even left champagne for our New Year's Eve toast! It was quiet, but there was lots to see and do even though it was off-season. Thanks, Jane. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we love to share our home with repeat renters whom we know will take care of our home like their own. Many of our repeat renters have also become our friends over the years, sharing good restaurant and activity tips during both peak season and off-season.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Bonfire on the beach.

* Sandcastle contest.

* Watching dolphins swim in the ocean.

* Mango's restaurant - sweeping ocean view.

* Air-conditioned indoor tennis.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* tax-free shopping at outlet malls.

* All-you-can eat crabs.

* Feeding ducks at the pond.

* Playing remote-controlled motor boat on the pond.

* Programs at Delaware Seashore State Park.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Jungle Jim's water park.

* indoor and outdoor miniature golf.

* Go-kart.

* Kayak.

* Playland.

Tennis, swimming, golf, hiking, biking, miniature golf, fitness

center (sauna, hot tub, etc.), kids' camp, kayaking, fishing, go-cart, water

park, outlet mall shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
1 Oct 2016 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$168
 
 
Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$242
 
 
Late Spring
1 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$202
A$1,343
 
 
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$296
A$2,257
 
 
Peak Season
18 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,284
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$316
A$2,082
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$202
A$1,612
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$168
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Cleaning Fee A$134

Sea Colony Recreation fee of between $12 and 40 per person per week (depending on the season) must be paid to Sea Colony Recreation Office upon arrival. The recreation fee gives you 2 parking permits and full access to ALL Sea Colony amenities (on both the ocean and bay sides) including the indoor/outdoor pools and tennis facilities, use of fitness center, and access to private guarded beach.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Bethany Beach

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • A queen's size bed in each of the two bedrooms. Three single beds at the loft. One soda bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
- deck furniture - Queen size sleeper sofa and loveseat - kitchen faucet, kitchen sink, sile stone kitchen countertop - dishwasher - under-the-cabinet CD player - Refrigerator - Washer/dryer - Microwave - Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, & silverware, coffeemaker, blender, & toaster - FREE wifi Internet access - Telephone (long distance calls charged to calling or credit card) - Central A/C & heat - 3 ceiling fans - 3 TV (1 HD in living room) - Lots of movies and games in the attic - indoor and outdoor pools No smoking/no pets. Please bring own linens and towels.