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Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's3
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 half baths, sleeps 12

Canal front home located 1000 yards (easy walk) from Fenwick Island State Beach. Perfect location adjacent to the Assawoman State Wildlife Area for kayakers (2 tandems supplied), wildlife and birding enthusiasts. Three master suites, four decks (upper deck with 360 degree view), modern Maytag stainless steel kitchen and laundry, elevator. HDTV, surround sound. Parking for 5 vehicles.

Outdoor Recreation: Crab pots are supplied for use in the canal. Drop them in in the morning with last night's chicken lips and eat fresh crabs every night. Two tandem kayaks and several bicycles are supplied. Running/ biking trails go for miles along the coastal highway - very well marked and segregated from vehicular traffic.

Ocean Beach: Several options exist for your enjoyment. The quiet ocean beach is a about a 10 minute walk from the house. Mom can fish while kids enjoy reading and Dad body surfs. Fenwick Island State Park Beach is a short drive on route 1 S. More active beaches for the young adults exist in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Dewey Beach is known for its young adult (21) nightlife. The village of Bethany Beach is great for the evening ice cream run if you desire to touch elbows with the summer crowds; pizza is a short bike ride away. A boutique coffee house is an easy walk or biking destination in the morning, along with a gourmet sandwich shop.

Shopping: There are many outlet stores and restaurants in nearby Rehoboth Beach, along with every other store you will need including Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes, and West Marine. Food shopping (Giant, Harris Teeter and Food Lion) and Package (alcoholic beverage) stores are within 5 miles. Delaware known for its tax free shopping - great place to stock up on necessities.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bethany Beach in Sussex County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor shared
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , 4th Floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Entrance Floor
    Bathroom 8 - Outdoor Shower , Entrance Level
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 are Master Suites with private bath. Bedrooms 4 and 5 share Bath 4. Bedroom 6 includes Bathroom 5.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rdFloor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor Master/Shared Balcony on Canal
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #5
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Shares Bath w/Bedroom #4
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Half Bath
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a private deck on the canal. Bedroom 6 contains a half bath and is adjacent to loft lounge.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Exceptional - 6 BR Waterfront Home, South Bethany Beach, DE, walk to ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

I rented Helen's Cottage for a 3-day family reunion this week . We had 10 family members attend, some from New York, some from Maryland, and some from Virginia. Everyone loved the house. They couldn't stop raving about how comfortable, well furnished, and how well equipped it was. It was just like being at home. We had everything we needed, and more. Kayaks, bicycles, crab pots, games, a fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs and beach towels - and on and on. It even had an elevator. I highly recommend Helen's Cottage.

Mike P.

Gainesville, VA

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to provide a home away from home for vacationers! Glad you enjoyed your time at Helens Cottage!
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Fabulous house for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we've stayed at "Helen's Cottage." The house is wonderful, in perfect condition with everything that you need to have a family vacation. There are Kayaks, beach chairs, a gas bar b q, and wonderful views from every porch. The only thing better than the house is the owner who is extremely caring and responsive to the smallest request.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The entire family fell in love at first sight. This beautiful home provided everything to make this vacation relaxing and easy. From the layout of the kitchen to the multiple bedrooms. The private decks on different levels gave you a moment to yourself. To sit and read or watch the sunrise or set. There are plenty of bikes for different ages. Being backed up to a canal made using the kayaks easy access to water.

The location of the cottage made getting to outlets, restaurants and beaches very easy. After staying at Helen's Cottage it will be very hard to stay at another vacation home without thinking or comparing to this beautiful place. Three words fun fun fun!

Joanne F.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage is located close to beaches, outlets and restaurants. There were ten adults and two babies. Never thought we were on top of each other. The private decks became the quiet get away to read a book or watch the sunrise or set. Everything you need for a vacation is available. The bikes were used everyday. The canal out back made it easy for the kayaks. This home spoiled all of us. So the next time you take a vacation think of Helen's Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, Delaware

Never Disappoints

  • 5 of 5

We are so fortunate to have found a property, no a home, as wonderful as this one to enjoy repeat summer family vacations. We just enjoyed vacation number 9, I think, at Helen's Cottage. I don't believe we have ever said, "Oh, I wish they had this or I wish they had that," because it's there. This is truly a place you can bring your clothes, your bathing suit and food and that's all you need. Beach chairs, boogie boards, kayaks, crock pots, wine glasses, ice maker, the list is endless! The house is wonderful, clean, beautiful views, fully appointed, incredible decks, definitely a place for a large family group. The neighborhood is great, close enough to the all the people traffic but far enough away that you can enjoy quiet peaceful evenings. The beach choices are endless, drive on, walk on, go into Bethany proper, bayside, oceanside, it's impossible to be unhappy here. Rehoboth and Ocean City are close enough yet just far enough away. Cherie, the owner, is fantastic. She responds quickly to concerns or needs before, during and after your stay. I feel like we're friends without having ever really meeting her in person. We highly recommend this home without hesitation. We are extremely grateful it has been "ours" to enjoy for so many years!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! We are blessed to be able to share it with families such as yours who appreciate it like we do !
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  • 5 of 5

"Helen's Cottage" was the perfect fit for our family. The amenities were top of the line and were made fully accessible to us. The accommodations were first class and spotless. The kids and their dad's loved fishing, crabbing and kayaking in the canals and we all loved the privacy of the beach. It was unanimous that we found the perfect spot for our vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Baltimore Intl Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Lewes Ferry, Lewes, DE
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
US 113 (Dupont Blvd) / SR 26
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Fenwick Island State Park Beach
Car: recommended

Bethany Beach is known as the 'Quiet Beach' relative to the coastal resort areas of MD and DE. The home is located on a canal which is excellent for kayaking access to the local state wildlife area (Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area). It is an easy bike ride to the village, and an easy walk to the local ocean beach (Fenwick Island State Park), allowing fishing and swimming. Fishing vehicles are allowed on beach at all times with proper permits and equipment. Dogs are allowed on beach on 6' leash. It is a 15 minute car ride to Ocean City,MD or Dewey Beach, DE and a 20 minute ride to Rehoboth Beach, DE for outlet and other major shopping. Bay View Park is a small private community located on a peninsula in the Assawoman Bay, just west of Rte 1 (Coastal Highway).

Golf: Public and Private 18 and 9 hole golf courses lie within 10 miles of the center of town Bethany. Explore the many options: Salt Pond Golf Club, Bayside Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Assateague Greens Golf Center, The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Baywood Greens, and Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bethany Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Seas the Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sensational Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Fish Fest
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £778.99
Cleaning Fee £194.75
Pet Fee £116.85 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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