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Autumn is a great time to spend at the beach!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious and comfortable 3 bdrm with private beach access and resort amenities

**** If you are lucky enough to be at the beach you are lucky enough ****

Welcome to Sea Colony. Our rental unit has a HomeAvay verified address, your rental accommodations include: Three Bedrooms and a pull out queen size sleeper (will accommodate 8 people). Two full bathrooms upstairs and a powder room downstairs means no lines! Beach chairs and sand toys are available so you don't have to bring them. There are 4 televisions, plenty of movies (DVD and VHS), boardgames and a Sony Playstaion for the kids.

Since 1972 Sea Colony has earned its reputation for being a safe and pleasant community that provides a high quality resort experience for owners, guests and vacationers. All this located in a beach & tennis community surrounded by picturesque lakes and lush landscaping.

Sea Colony owners and guests also have access to some wonderful amenities; a ½ mile private beach, 12 pools to lounge from, 34 tennis courts and Tennis Center for lessons or clinics, and a 17,000 square foot fitness and aquatics center.

Sea Colony also offers family-friendly and exclusive activities, camps and entertainment for kids of all ages. Including: Club Sea Colony, Junior Lifeguards, Swim Meet Money Hunt, Bingo, Kids Night out, Fitastic Kids, Starfish Soccer, Kickball, Capture the flag, Dodge Ball, Junior Tennis, Sand Castle Contest, Bonfire on the Beach. Another great feature is the complimentary in season Sea Colony Beach shuttle which provides guests a convenient and hassle-free means of getting anywhere in the Sea Colony community and to the beach

* Private beach access.

* On-site tennis instruction and 34 courts (4 indoor & 14 Har-Tru)

* 12 pools (2 indoor) - Outdoor pool availability subject to seasonal restrictions and availability.

* Exclusive Sea Colony activities, camps and entertainment.

* Fitness center.

* In-season community shuttle to take you from the beach to the tennis community - enjoy everything Sea Colony has to offer without the hassle of driving.

More Details

Owner
Roy Low
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Roy Low

How we found the Delaware Beaches: Like most people, our family discovered Bethany Beach and Sea Colony through word of mouth. Our first trip a Delaware beach town was to Rehoboth, not Bethany, because we thought we wanted the excitement of a big beach and boardwalk.

Roy Low purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Roy Low chose Delaware

Why we chose Bethany Beach: We did not fully anticipate the crowded beach and hectic pace of Rehoboth. Fortunately, the following year we were introduced to Sea Colony and Bethany Beach. Bethany has everything the bigger towns have, just a little less....less crowded, less hectic, less stress = More quality time.

What makes this townhome unique

Why Sea Colony instead of a private house: What a difference! A private beach with an outdoor pool just a few steps away, friendly crowds that are not overwhelming, bicycle rides with little or no traffic. We could play tennis, swim at the pool, and sun at the beach in the same morning.....We realized we did not need a big town for our vacation, just quality time among caring people and families looking to relax, just like us.

When you book and pay through HomeAway checkout and your booking is accepted by the owner or property manager, you are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

The Book with Confidence Guarantee provides travelers with following benefits:

Comprehensive payment protection that protects your full rental payment against listing fraud, phishing, property significantly misrepresented and more

Premium customer service that is available 24/7 to help you if you have issues or questions regarding your stay

Rebooking assistance to help you find another vacation rental should your booking be cancelled by an owner or manager at the last minute

Security deposit protection to help you recover your deposit if it is wrongfully withheld

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following comment was sent to me on 10/24/2009

The Date of the visit was in early October, 2009



Roy, Thank you for a simply wonderful weekend. I had some doubts that we would enjoy ourselves at a beach resort in the Fall, but I was wrong. The weather was much better than I could have hoped for and between the tennis, pool and fitness center we were active all weekend. And my FaceBook friends still can't believe how reasonable the rental rates were! Thanks again, V. Jackson



My Response: Vicky, I am glad you enjoyed the tennis lessons (my personal favorite Autumn activity). I strive to provide a value rental experience and am glad we could 'shock' you FB friends. Warmest Regards, Roy
Oct 2009
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Attached to Master Bdrm
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On second floor with Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , On first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bed Rails provided
    Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Extra Pull out
  • Graco Pack-n-Play with bassinet attachment and removable bed rails are provided as well as a child safety gate at the top of the stairs.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis Court
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Welcome to Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Since 1972 Sea Colony has earned its reputation for being a safe and pleasant community that provides a high quality resort experience for owners, guests vacationers. All this located in a beach and tennis community surrounded by picturesque lakes and lush landscaping. Sea Colony owners and guests also have access to some wonderful amenities; a ½ mile private beach, 12 pools to lounge from, 34 tennis courts and Tennis Center for lessons or clinics, and a 17,000 square foot fitness and aquatics center. Sea Colony also offers family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy. Another great feature is the complimentary Sea Colony Beach shuttle which provides guests a convenient and hassle-free means of getting anywhere in the Sea Colony community and to the beach during the Summer

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Autumn is a great time to spend at the beach!
average rating of 4.709677 based on 34 reviews
New Hampshire
5

Wonderful rental for family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was the perfect rental for our family of six. In addition to the three bedrooms, there was plenty of space for relaxing. Even though the first floor living room was large and able to seat all of us comfortably, it was nice having a second floor area with more seating and another tv. The house also was stocked with toys, games, books, movies, and more for entertainment.

The entire home was clean and well kept. The owner was very helpful and easy to contact. The indoor pool and fitness facility were excellent diversions for poor weather days. Only minutes from the beach, it is a terrific location. We plan on staying here the next time we travel to the Delaware beaches!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele and Tom, I am so pleased that your Thanksgiving visit to our Sea Colony vacation home lived up to your expectations. Late Autumn is a great time to be at Sea Colony (with the indoor pools, fitness center and the tennis lessons at the indoor tennis center). As good as a Fall visit can be, a Summer trip can be even better. I provide beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, boogie boards and Sea Colony provides the Sun, Sand, and Surf! I am looking forward to hosting your family again. Roy
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4

Great place for our family

  • 4 of 5

Had another great week in your Sea Colony condo. Thanks for being so accommodating. Hope we can book again next year, but our family will be growing by two, so we will have to see if two new babies will make us outgrow the place! Worked perfectly for our six adults and two toddlers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay at Roy's

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Bethany Beach several times & having driven through Sea Colony a lot too, it was amazing to learn how great an experience in Sea Colony could be. The tram to & from the house with ALL the beach gear kept our car sand free. And there was no need to bring any gear from home ... beach umbrellas & chairs are Tommy Bahama branded and are really good quality. (I'd say just bring beach towels & a cooler if you pick Roy's). The tram & not having to pay for parking also helps to justify the $35 / person amenity fee ... it's optional but goofing around at the tennis courts, pools, and so many other great features of Sea Colony is so worth it. In other words: I believe the fees & the badge you get are required for some aspects like the courts, pools?, the beach bonfire & bingo every week; but for 4 people (a car load) that $140 is easily what you'd pay if you didn't have easy transportation like the tram. Staff at Sea Colony is also amazing.

As for Roy's home, it's ideal. There were legos for my son. Board games for all of us. TVs were accompanied by Wii, Playstation, DVD players, and were in 2 of the 3 bedrooms. WiFi was easy to set up -- and using our Apple TV was a breeze. Bath towels, linens and use of a real large capacity washer / dryer mean you can ditch some of the wardrobe you bring too. The living room, dining room, kitchen area is very open and spacious. (At least 2 nights my kids opted to sleep on those couches.)

The kitchen is also great, 2 coffee machines -- one is Keurig, a Margaritaville Blender (Google it if you've never seen a machine like that), plenty of pots, pans, dishes & cooking equipment. And a grill we didn't use. The kitchen table is big enough for 6 but easily converts to a 4 seater for cards. And the dishwasher worked great too.

If I were staying there again, I'd think we'd pack less clothes, less beach stuff & a bigger cooler.

But maybe the best part of our stay in a total stranger's house was how great Roy is as a host. Communication and easy going attitude as well as super informative updates and emails to confirm his cell number and welcome us on the day arrival took a ton of stress out of the whole experience. I honestly don't know where we're going on vacation next summer, but this is the benchmark & if it can't beat staying at Roy's we're there.

(I also like HomeAway & the way it works to organize info after you've booked and the way it stores documents you'll need/want at check in.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for taking the time time write about your rental experience. I accept my role as a vacation property owner and the responsibility that goes with it very seriously. Even with HomeAway, the rental by owner experience is based on a leap of faith and I feel that communication is the best way to remove the uncertainty that comes with renting from a stranger. Your feelings about Sea Colony reflect my own, a great combination of activity, convenience and relaxation. I am also pleased that my goal of providing a family focused home with child friendly amenities made your stay more comfortable. Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I look forward to hosting your family the next time you happen to be in Bethany Beach.......Roy
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Children will love this place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sea Colony and Roy's townhouse. Roy was generous enough to let us stay with a 2 year old! There are plenty of toys, games and books for the entire family. Parents leave your toys at home. There are beach chairs, sand pails, shovels and even boogie boards for the ocean. The nice amenity about Sea Colony is most of the swimming pools come with kiddie pools which is a big help with the toddler group. Additionally, my son loved riding the tram to the beach. He woke up every morning looking for the train. Roy's home has three bedrooms on the upstairs level which makes it easier for families with young children to have the bedrooms on one level. The stairs are carpeted and does come with gates if you need to block stairway access. There is a high chair in the garage that can be used for meals at home. My husband said the Wi-Fi connection was excellent as he used the connection to login for work a few times. Roy kept in contact with us during our stay and we appreciated the extra attention.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, Thank you for your comments. My children both love the tram as well....a well timed tram ride would be perfect for making my children sleepy right before a nap! I am glad your family was comfortable and that you were able to make use of the gate and high chair. Please enjoy the rest of Summer and consider our Sea Colony home for your next visit to Bethany Beach.....Roy
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5

Fantastic first time experience with HomeAway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice in a quiet community with close access to the pool and a tram running all day to the beach. The fitness center was also great. The best part was the communication with the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, thank you for choosing our Bethany Beach/Sea Colony vacation rental. I agree that the fitness center is a great amenity. The multi million dollar renovation is a year old and it still feels brand new. You were a terrific guest and I appreciated hearing about the puzzles that your son enjoyed during your stay. Enjoy the rest of Summer and please let me know if you ever need another beach getaway. Warmest Regards, Roy
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5

This property has all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

This was a spacious townhouse with all the comforts of home. The owner, Roy Low, was accessible by text, email, & phone. He was patient and answered all our questions, usually within minutes. He also provided many extras such as sheets, towels, movies, games, toys, a pack'n play, etc. You really could travel light because so much was provided.

We went during the off peak season and had some sunny days as well as rainy days. However, Sea Colony has plenty of activities to offer both indoors and outdoors. Trams were not running during our stay, but it's a short drive to Bethany Beach and even Ocean City was only about 15 or 20 minutes away.

Roy was a gracious host, and is interested in introducing people to a place he loves. He truly provided us with a "home away from home." If you have an opportunity to visit, I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, Thank-you so much for visiting Sea Colony and Bethany Beach, as you can tell, it is one of my favorite places to spend time with my family. It is very gratifying to know that the efforts I have made to provide a comfortable family friendly rental were appreciated by you and your family. I look forward to hosting your family the next time you visit Bethany Beach. Warmest regards, Roy
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Bethany Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 7 nights
£1,517
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£461
for 3 nights
From
£154
£806
 
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£403
for 3 nights
From
£134
£768
 
 
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,133
for 7 nights
£1,133
 
 
Peak Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 7 nights
£1,517
 
 
Late Summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£461
for 3 nights
From
£154
£921
 
 
Autumn 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£415
for 3 nights
From
£138
£806
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£346
for 3 nights
From
£115
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £191.97

We participate in HomeAways Booking and Payment program that offers you protection and assurances with following benefits:

Comprehensive payment protection that protects your full rental payment against listing fraud, phishing, property significantly misrepresented and more

Rebooking assistance to help you find another vacation rental should your booking be cancelled by an owner or manager at the last minute

Security deposit protection to help you recover your deposit if it is wrongfully withheld

PEAK SUMMER rental week begins and ends on SATURDAY

PAYMENT :
Due immediately if reservation is within 60 days of arrival

For all other rentals, an advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required when the reservation is made. The advance payment will be applied toward the unit rental.

An activity fee is administered by Sea Colony Recreation Association. This activity fee provides access to the resort amenities and include the private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, tram, fitness centers and planned activities.

2016 WEEKLY GUEST BADGE FEES
(Per person, per week, ages 4 and over)

01/01 to 05/06 - $12.00
05/07 to 06/10 - $20.00
06/11 to 09/02 - $40.00
09/03 to 09/10 - $20.00
09/11 to 12/31 - $12.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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