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Hideaway Retreat in Bethany Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Bethany Beach, Delaware is one of the Quiet Resorts. Located in southern Delaware it has a unique charm. There are family friendly attractions and an oceanfront boardwalk and bandstand with free concerts throughout the summer season. The beaches are guarded from Memorial day to Labor day. This is the perfect secluded getaway cottage and yet it is only three blocks from the beach and within walking distance of one of the best crab houses at the shore. Nestled on a quiet street, here you can relax and recharge your batteries. There is an over-sized screened porch on the front for cookouts or for that book you want to read or a game of ping pong. In the back a spacious deck surrounds a 4 foot deep pool for the kids or for lounging, you may never go to the beach. Our cottage features four bedrooms (one on the first floor and three bedrooms up). Two bedrooms feature queen sized beds and two bedrooms have a double bed down and a single bed bunk on top. There is a full bath on each floor. There are two queen sized sleep sofas. We will furnish all linens and towels. You only need to bring your beach towels.

With two separate decks and a large screened porch, everyone can find the best spot to relax and fill their needs. On the second floor there is an outdoor deck with seating for eight of more with a table and umbrella for shade. On the first floor you will find an over-sized screened in porch with a table for 6 or more and ample seating to enjoy a meal outdoors or relax with a good book. At the rear of the cottage is 20 foot fiberglass pool surrounded by a spacious deck with chairs and a lounge for sunbathing or a nap. You can wander to the beach or enjoy numerous books, board games or cards. Four beach chairs are provided. For a rainy day you will find five DVD players and five VCR's and six televisions, a DVD library and VCR library. There is a large cement parking pad in the front that can accommodate up eight vehicles back to back or two side rows of four.

Bethany has a public library, with lending privileges for vacationers. It also conducts frequent children's activities and a wide variety of books and videos that can be borrowed by the week. Bethany has one of the nicest beaches in Delaware and is perfect for the after dinner stroll. For ice cream you can walk our boardwalk or attend the nightly musical entertainment. Fishing is permitted with a permit during the early morning hours. Nearby in the town of Rehoboth you will find many outlet malls for shopping as well as night spots and amusement parks. Ocean City, Maryland is about a 30 minute drive to the south with all it's attractions. There are numerous public golf courses within 20 minutes of the cottage. Charter boat fishing, wind surfing, swimming, clamming, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, sport fishing, beachcombing, surfing, shelling, miniature golf and windsurfing are all available in the area. Dining, from casual to fine dining, is available everywhere. You can eat in a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday of your visit and never go to the same place twice.

Keywords: Single Family Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, I am a native of Delaware, but have lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. I am semi-retired, whatever that means, and manage our properties in Delaware and Florida. I will meet at our home on your arrival and walk you through show you where the circuit breakers are and answer any questions you may have about restaurants, shopping, movies, etc.. We know your time is limited and we want you to have a wonderful trouble free time, that's why we are hands on.

Why The Owner chose Delaware

This was our original beach cottage in Fenwick Island and we moved it to this lot that we owned in Bethany 6 years ago and redid it and added the decks and swimming pool. We always loved it and we hope you will too and return to be part of our "family".

What makes this house unique

We are in the best part of Bethany, we are on a quiet street with very little traffic and yet close to everything. Depending on the time of year the woods next door are full of lighting bugs to almost light your way. If you want to read a book you can, play horseshoes, you can, swim in your own pool, you can, ride a bike, you can, go for a walk, you can, shop, you can, go fishing, you can, play golf, you can, play tennis, you can, go to the beach, you can. In short, if you can think of it, it is probably nearby. Have a wonderful, restful vacation.


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms with queen size bed, one on each floor, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two queen size sleeper sofas, one per floor, Bunk Beds (2) Two bedrooms with Double bed on bottom, single bed on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large wooded lot for shade and comfort. There is a horse shoe game on right side of home. Bicycle stand for 8 bikes. We are located on a quiet cul-de-sac so we have very little traffic noise and yet you can walk to shopping and restaurants and the beach.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Hideaway Retreat in Bethany Beach
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time...Hideaway was just that...minutes from the beach yet private on a quite lane and set amongst tall trees, thus lots of sun on the rear deck and the private pool...and patches of shade for a game of horseshoes. With our 7 year-old grandson the options were endless (if only we could keep up!) A day a the beach... boogie-boarding...we liked Fenwick Island State Park. (go early, when they first open...or after 5) nice facilities...bathrooms,showers,concessions. They also offer lots of organized programs for the kids...looking for critters, making kites, etc. Back at the house, can't say enough about the deck pool! hours of making up games to play with a small red rubber ball. Also loved the ping pong table on the front porch and even played the downstairs piano a bit! Needless to say, this house offers a lot, well appointed kitchen...great rooms upstairs and downstairs, well set for movies and music. Our only problem was with programing the blue-ray dvd (big surprise) and Dave, the owner was over personally...straightened that out and went over a few other things...very helpful. Our family had a memorable time...to short as usual! Wonderful house...super location...great owners!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newark, DE

Bethany Beach Rental

  • 4 of 5

Great rental home! My husband and I were looking for a rental where we could take out two well behaved German Shepherd dogs. The home was perfect! Lots of space. A fully stocked kitchen. Very clean! Pictures on the site were right on. The porch and decks were great. We went in Oct so we didn't use the pool but it would be perfect in warmer weather. Dave, the owner, was great and easy to deal with. Bethany Beach not far, you could walk. A short drive to the other beaches in the area as well! Nice quiet retreat! I would rent again for sure should we stay in Bethany again. Thanks Dave!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4 1
Philadelphia PA

Great Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our decision to rent this property. The beach house has a friendly, warm and comfortable atmosphere that made us feel right at home. Everything was fresh and clean and a delight to walk into.

We were there the week of the 4th of July, which turned out to be a pretty rainy week. With thunderstorms threatening each day we still had plenty of relaxation and fun. The enclosed front porch includes a ping pong table that we made good use of. There are plenty of books to borrow, DVD’s to watch, games to play and when it stopped raining a good game of horse shoes was in order. The little ones enjoyed the swing/slide set and having a special place for them to play away from the grill and horse shoes. The property is very spacious. The bicycles provided were ready to go and there was a bike helmet for each. You can easily ride the bikes to the beach, restaurants, stores and Bethany Beach’s boardwalk.

The house sleeps 14 comfortably with plenty of room for everyone to store their clothes in closets and drawers. Bring your own beach towels and pool towels although the linen closets are full of towels for bathing.

Our stay here was wonderful, in fact, other family members who were here the same week at other locations, joined us every day here because they also thought it was a great place to vacation! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are of course glad you had a wonderful time. Every year we try to update and improve our home and amenities for you use and look forward to your return. Dave
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7 1
Chantilly, VA

Great time in Bethany!

  • 5 of 5

We had a weekend family celebration for my sister's 50th birthday and this house turned out to be perfect for us. There were 11 of us and we maxed out the space. We could have done 12,but don't think 14 is really possible. Dave, the owner, was great to work with and was very accommodating. We loved the screened-in porch and the deck upstairs. We had stinky weather so weren't able to use the pool, but it was clean and looked inviting. You can walk to the beach, but it's 3 long blocks across a couple of busy roads. Most of us had no problem, but my 75 year old mother couldn't do it. The location was private and quiet, parking our 4 SUV's was easy. We loved it and my 16 year old niece asked when we could come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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family vaca

  • 4 of 5

My family and i enjoyed our stay. The owner was very attentive: greating us& providing info re:the house & nearby restaurants & attractions. Was available to us as needed during our stay.(Always a good sign when the owner wants to personally greet u @ the house & assist during the week). The house was clean. Private pool area/clean. Adequate space. Walking distance to beach, a cute crab shack, nearby coffee shop, walgreens, etc. A few prob areas: bed sheets were not clean- had to wash after arrival.about 6 Bikes on premises- kids & adults- but only 2 adult bikes worked. The bikes were handy to bike to beach & boardwalk. Would suggest getting the rest up & running(flat ties&no brakes). Could use a new coffee pot ie pour 8 cups of water in & 6 cups come out. All& all no biggy & would def stay again. Thanks dave & GO STEELERS!! ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Holly, Thank you for your kind comments and of course we are sorry you had a problem with the one bunk bed linen, bikes with flat tires and the coffee pot. Please next time just call me and we will instantly respond and get things fixed for you right away. Unless we are notified we have no way of knowing there is a problem. We have of course now that we know taken care of all the items mentioned. We look froward to your return. Dave
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4 1
Chicago, IL.

Our family review......

  • 5 of 5

My family & I were looking for a cozy, warm place to spend with our family over the holidays, we found that & then some!!! From the moment we walked in we knew we had found the perfect house with it’s warm & welcoming charm. It was very clean, well maintained & plenty of space with room to spare. Every amenity you would ever need, a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances including a dishwasher!!!!! A washer & dryer, 4 bedrooms, (we counted it could sleep up to 16 people I think.) 2 full bathrooms, a piano, tons of games, movies, books, puzzles, a ping pong table, a TV with cable & DVD player in every room, Wi-Fi, a shed full of bicycles to ride to the beach, an in ground pool with a large yard & plenty of privacy!!!! A deck off of every level with tables & chairs to accommodate everyone. A screened-in porch & a huge paved drive-way with plenty of space for multiple vehicles & pets are allowed too!!!! All of this nestled on a quaint, private road tucked away among the tree’s, 5 blocks off the beach front & board walk!!!! Walking distance to stores & great restaurants, if you are looking for convenient, comfortable, cozy place to spend your vacation or just a weekend away from it all, look no further…..This is the one!!!!! We were all so sad to end our week & head home, we had such a great holiday & a great week!!! So much so that we have decided to make this a “family holiday tradition”. We are already in the process of reserving the same week for next year & can‘t wait to get back. To all who take my advice and reserve this property……. ENJOY!!!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!

Looking forward to next year,

Kelly & Joe

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bethany Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 3
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 4
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning fee £150.74
Pet Fee £77.3

Pet fee is per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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