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Oceanblock Gracious Beach Retreat

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Oceanblock Gracious Beach Retreat

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Delaware - Bella Mar

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

WELCOME TO BELLA MAR

This amazing ocean block home has it all! Our gracious beach retreat is perfect for families looking to escape to the beach. Just 5 houses to the beach. Weekly Rentals Only June-August.

This spacious two-story home will accommodate multi-families in five bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a hot and cold private outdoor shower. The home is tastefully appointed with Tommy Bahama style elegant furnishings and décor – yet it’s meant to be lived in and enjoyed. Guests will love the lower-level open floor plan with two large living areas. The modern open kitchen has granite countertops and all new appliances. The island bar seats 6 and opens to the first living room. This is a fabulous place to gather while cooking a big family dinner or in the evening for cocktails with friends. A beautiful wood dining table spans the two living areas and can comfortably seat twelve. There is whitewashed flooring in the kitchen and a rich hardwood floors in the first living area. There is also a half bath on this level.

The second living area has a comfy sofa and chairs, additional seating, a 52-inch wall mounted flat screen TV, dvd player and stereo. There is off-white Sisal style carpeting in this room and an enclosed laundry area at the rear of the room with stack washer/dryer. This living area spans the back of the house and looks out into the very private back yard with mature evergreens and lovely landscaping.

There is a 14x14 screened porch with a Brazilian cherry sofa and loveseat. In addition there are two comfy rockers and a cottage-style white washed dining table that seats 8. The vaulted porch ceiling is painted with dreamy pastel blue and white clouds set above the ceiling fan. There is also a tv and small frig on the porch. This is truly a special place to retreat at the end of the day. The landscaped yard has several lounge chairs and additional patio furniture. It is fully enclosed with 6 foot privacy fencing – a truly enchanting place to relax in the evenings. In the mornings you can enjoy your first cup of coffee under the shade of the trees or on the screened porch while watching the outdoor wall mounted porch TV.

The second floor has a large open center hall with hardwood floors – all five bedrooms are on this floor. There are two bedrooms that share a large full bath with shower in the front of the house. Each room has a high-quality bedding (queen and king), lovely furnishings, ceiling fans, large closets and newly finished hardwood floors. There are three additional bedrooms at the back of the house. These bedrooms share a large double vanity bathroom with tub and shower. One room has a queen bed. The two additional rooms are what we call “kids” rooms – both can sleep two to three children depending on their ages. One room has a queen and twin bed while the other has a full size and twin bed. There is an additional sleeping mattress under the queen bed that can be pulled out if needed.

Amenities include large capacity washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, one full refrigerator and a mini-refreshment refrigerator in the kitchen, stereo/DVD/CD, Comcast cable TV and high speed wireless internet, 52” wall mounted flat screen TV in main living area, one outdoor TV on porch and in 3 bedrooms and a gas BBQ grill. Two-zone central air and heat, outside hot/cold private shower, off-street parking for 3-4 cars. The house is a 2500 square foot split duplex (two homes share one extra large lot with one common wall but all outdoor spaces are private). Ours is the rear unit with private back yard. Tenant provides towels, linens, bath mats, soap and paper products.

Catering services can be arranged upon request.

Tenants supply sheets, towels, soap and paper products. Mattress pads, blankets and pillows are provided.

Please see our rate chart for pricing or request pricing. ANY AUTO QUOTE GENERATED BY Homeaway or VRBO IS NOT ACCURATE AND WILL NOT BE HONORED!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English

Why HomeAway

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Oceanblock Gracious Beach Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last summer and forgot to leave a review. It is a lovey house. There is a private enclosed back patio with TV, frig,comfy couches and dining table. One of our favorite places after a long day at the beach. The outdoor shower was a bonus. There were a few minor issues which were resolved immediately by Rich and caused us no inconvenience. We had a wonderful week at the beach, which was only steps away. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again this year at another of your houses.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Message to the owners

  • 5 of 5

Hello Marcia and Rich,

I wanted to let you know I submitted an inquiry to rent your property for June 2014. In the meantime I sent some other inquiries to posts on craigslist. One of the posts that replied sent me attachments of pictures for their rental that are the same exact pictures found hear on homeaway. The property owner/manager's name given to me is Terry. I'm sorry to submit this under reviews but wasn't sure how else to contact you. If my home was involved in a scam without me knowing, I'd hope someone would inform me. I can send you the craigslist post if you're interested. If the craigslist post was yours, sorry for any confusion!

I am, however still interested in renting your home. Hope to hear from you.

Amanda

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Jacksonville, FL
5

Winter Holidays

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at this home for several years. The house is beautifully decorated and well stocked. We have hosted many gatherings for family and friends and the house flow accommodates everyone, even our dog. Great parking too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha, we look forward to having you back again this holiday season. We love that you go all out decorating - even putting up a big holiday tree! Marcia and Rich
5

Just as listed ...

  • 5 of 5

A great family getaway everything as described. A beautiful home with an even better ocean block location. The yard for the dogs was also a nice touch for our canine pals. Even better than that was the back screened in porch for morning coffee and breakfast. Two minutes to the beach, five minutes to bay and all restaurants and nightlife in the area all without even needing a car !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, much appreciated. Marcia and Rich
Dover, PA
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we wanted and more.....the close proximity to the beach/bars/restaurants was what we were looking for along with being able to bring our little dog, Bean! All 11 of us voted to come back next year, so save us our week! Thanks you so much to Marcia and Rich, who were very easy to work with and answered our questions in a timely manner:)

The Gross Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oregon
5

Comfort Abounds!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for a large family get away (8 adults and 5 children). We were all delighted with our experience, the photos don't begin to convey the exceptional space and layout. The house/duplex is well appointed, tastefully decorated, and VERY comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with high quality dishes, cookware, and utensils. The cooks in the group really enjoyed the kitchen and adjacent sitting area. The first floor living and dining rooms offer ample seating for large groups, (perfect for watching World Cup Soccer). The enclosed porch and secured back yard were a huge hit with the kids and grandparents alike. The second floor bedrooms are configured in such a way that privacy is not an issue. We really appreciated the short walk to the beach and the evening family activities like movies and bonfires. I highly recommend this home and intend to return for another family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gemesa, thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed Bella Mar. Come visit us again. Marcia and Rich

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Prices & Availability

From $360 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Delaware, USA

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial week
22 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,526
for 7 nights
$4,526
 
 
early june
30 May 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,011
for 7 nights
$4,011
 
 
june 6 week
6 Jun 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,886
for 7 nights
$4,886
 
 
june 13 week
13 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,608
for 7 nights
$5,608
 
 
summer season
20 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,865
for 7 nights
$5,865
 
 
late summer
30 Aug 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,784
for 7 nights
$4,784
 
 
Sept 5 - Sept 19
6 Sep 2015 - 19 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,856
for 7 nights
$3,856
 
 
mid-Sept - Nov
20 Sep 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,282
for 3 nights
From
$360
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 3.0%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Delaware, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Half bath on first floor
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second Floor. Vanity with Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second Floor. Vanity with double sinks
  • TENANT provides all soap and paper products.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) TENANT provides all sheets and pillowcases. Mattress pads, pillows and blankets are provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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