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Waterfront, Beach Getaway, Bethany Beach, Beach Vacation

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront, 4 Bedroom 2 Baths

A classic beach home with an incredible view! The waterfront home provides amenities for a relaxing experience overlooking the Indian River Bay, just a few miles to the ocean at Bethany Beach.

Whether you are looking to get away for quiet and relaxation, family activities, golf getaway or if you are a fisherman at heart, this vacation home is for you. The Shore House is located at the Vines Creek Marina which can provide for all your fishing needs. As an inclusive gift for our visitors, we invite you to bring your boat/jet ski/canoe or kayak and launch at the on-site marina ramp during your stay. Feeling adventurous? The Marina staff can set you up with charter fishing trips or stand-up paddle board rentals.

The charming home features, 4 bedrooms that sleep 7 (1 queen, 2 double, 1 twin) and 2 bathrooms. A spacious living area that opens up to the sun porch facing panoramic views of the Indian River Bay. Enjoy your morning coffee taking in the view from the porch or step outside on the deck and grab a chair for a sunset experience.

Lots of activities local to keep you busy all week. We are less than a 20 minute drive to fantastic breweries & wineries, waterfront golf courses, and plenty of family friendly adventures! If you are looking for exclusivity just walk out the door down to our little 'gem' bay front beach. It's perfect for little ones!

The master bedroom has a queen bed, plenty of storage space and private bath. Wake up to full water views of the bay. Two bedrooms have double beds and the fourth room has a twin bed with room for a children's pack-n-play or collapsible crib. Every room features a flat screen TV. There is a full bath located across from the guest bedrooms. Enjoy the outside shower after a long day in the sun. Fire up the outdoor grill and have a summer feast on the deck or in the sand at the picnic tables below. The salt air is calling...BOOK NOW!

More Details

Property Manager
Valerie Hoffman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

The Shore House shares beautiful waterfront property with the Vines Creek Marina located on the Indian River Bay. Check out our other vacation rental, The Cottage (VRBO listing 846481) also located at the marina. It's perfect for a couples getaway!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family could not say enough on how well your beach house was so beautiful and well decorated. Every one had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed the quiteness which you never have in a house right on the beach. The grand kids want to come back again. They said they never went to a beach house on vacation and treated so well by the owners. It was so relaxing. The sun porch was ideal for the kids to play games and still see the boats coming and going. Even on a rainy day you still felt outside in this sun porch. The living room and kitchen were so beautifully decorated and was our favorite place to hang. The master bedroom was especially great and a wonderful view and still very private.

The other surprise was when we got inside and saw the sand bucket filled with goodies. The grandkids even though teenagers said is this for us? We said well I think so and they said how cool is that.

Also a great big thank you for the bottle of wine which we all enjoyed.

We cannot thank you enough for every thing you did for us and how very much we felt a part of you family. Especially the visit the grandkids had at you store. They are still talking about it.


May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sussex County in Delaware

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Two full bathrooms with shower/tube combo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Cot , Baby pack-n-play available
  • 4 Bedrooms and pull-out twin size sleeper sofa in living room. Sleeps up to 8.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Shore House is located on the Vines Creek Marina property. During your stay you have direct water access should you be interested in bringing your boat, canoe, kayak or jet ski. www.vinescreekmarina.com


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Waterfront, Beach Getaway, Bethany Beach, Beach Vacation
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Great view of the marsh and bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a very relaxing stay at the Shore House. There was plenty of space and the kitchen was a good size for preparing meals as we don't eat out every evening. The deck is perfect for watching the sunsets over the bay and listening to the marsh sounds. The location was nice if you don't want to stay right in the thick of things, but close enough for easy day trips to Bethany Beach or Delaware Seashore State Park. Valerie responded very quickly and was so gracious to push back our stay a couple of days due to a family medical issue. Even though located at the edge of a neighborhood, it was very quiet and peaceful in the evenings!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Wonderful value, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Shore House. It is spacious inside, very clean, well furnished, and has everything you need for a relaxing time. The kids had a blast at the little swimming lagoon and private beach just a quick walk from the home. We loved sitting out on the screened in porch and enjoying the stunning view and magnificent sunsets. The location is also perfect for exploring all the Delaware beaches on day trips. Valerie was great to communicate with and arrival/getting the keys was very smooth. Would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy the house met your needs and that you had a great girls getaway!! Enjoy the rest of these summer days and hope to see you again next year...maybe during the wine festival:) All the best, Valerie
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Relaxing Bay home

  • 4 of 5

We booked this as a last minute stay for our family vacation before School started for the kids. We were ecstatic that we found such a cool place for such a good value. Though this was not right on the beach it is smack dab on the bay with awesome sunsets that look over the bay and marsh. Because the house is raised off ground it made the views even better. Bethany beach is only 6 miles down the road and was actually very convenient and easy to get to from the house. However if you just don't want to make the trip to the beach one day they do have a small sandy beach next to the condo that was great when you need to keep the kids occupied. They also have two swings under the condo with a pick nick bench and sand play area. Its a great place to set up your beach chair and put your feet in the sand while sipping on your morning coffee while the kids play in the sand. If you like to fish or have a boat you cannot beat this place as the marina is just outside your door step. The marina shop even serves breakfast sandwich's. We did not order anything but the food did look good. The marina store has a well equiped tackle and bait shop. There are several restaurants with in a few miles including a ice cream shop! The condo itself was comfortable, and well equipped. It is one level so its great for kids. It also has a great deck and sunroom that looks over the bay. We will certainly consider this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Shore House! We're so happy you got to experience so much of what this area has to offer. Can't wait for your family to vacation with us again:)! All the best, Valerie
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Robesonia, pa

Great placr

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week at the Shore House. What a nice house. The views were awesome and the house comfortably accommodated 8 people. It was nice that the bedrooms were all at one end so if people wanted to sit up late to talk and play games you didn't disturb anyone who was sleeping. My son and daughter-in-law loved crabbing off the pier. The marina was well maintained and the owners were extremely helpful with anything we needed. Thanks for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Better luck next year on that trophy fish:) So glad the family had a great stay and hope to see you back again! All the best, Valerie
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Middletown NY

Great Time! Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how well this house worked out for our family.

Very comfortable layout, with room to spread out. The open kitchen/livingroom/enclosed porch- was awesome. You could easily talk with everyone and prepare dinner. Lots of windows which provided a nice breeze and light through out. The decor is bright and colorful- loved it!

The marina itself is beautiful...clean, everything looks new right down to the gravel parking lot! I was a little anxious about staying where we might hear people coming and going at all hours- none of that. Quiet- we felt like we owned the place. The kids rode the bikes around, crabbed off the dock & did cartwheels on the lawn. You can't ask for better than that. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Meg! Glad to hear your family had a great stay and hope to see you back! All the best, Valerie
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Falls Church, Virginia

Loads of Character, Nicely Appointed, and FABULOUS Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at the Shorehouse at Vines Creek Marina. Everyone in our group loved the house. The description and pictures are accurate, but nothing could have described the stunning sunset views we saw from the deck most evenings. We visited Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City, and Fenwick State Beach from our central location, as well as the Tanger Outlets north of Rehoboth. The Vines Creek Marina family were so welcoming and helpful. There was always someone at the marina to help, and they even loaned us a crockpot! We had parking for four cars, and we were offered use of the marina's canoe, which was a big hit with the college-age "kids." We could have rented sheets (we brought our own), and they even left us a welcome "bucket and pail" for the beach that was filled with goodies upon our arrival...what a nice surprise! We hope to return again next summer for more sunset celebrations!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paula! We are so happy you and your family had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your stay at the Shore House. We hope to see you back again! All the best, Valerie
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Salisbury SBY (BWI/Philadelphia 116 miles)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hooked Up Ale House and Raw Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Cape May/Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Bayside Resort Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Porto Pizza and Grill
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bethany Beach

Located close to Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, and Assateague/Chincoteague state parks. Outlet shopping in Rehoboth and Ocean City. Dover Downs Racing-Casino and Ocean Downs live horse racing and casino. Charter fishing services, leisure boating, surf fishing. Conveniently located near local golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants, wineries, breweries, amusement parks and peace and quiet!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sussex County, USA

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

This property is a Saturday Rental. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager'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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