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'The Gosling' North Bethany (Sussex Shores) Ocean Block with Private Beach!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

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

We welcome our 'extended family' to The Gosling! 2016 celebrates our 11th year of offering 'The Gosling' as a rental property.

'The Gosling' is located in Sussex Shores which is the first private community north of Fifth Street and the Town of Bethany Beach. It is within walking or biking distance to town, shopping, and restaurants (less than half mile from town center). Sussex Shores is a quiet, family-oriented community with a private beach, private roads, and off-street parking.

Access to the community and beach is controlled by private security. Because it is a private beach, it is never crowded and has a staff of full-time lifeguards from mid June through Labor Day weekend. Once you stay in Sussex Shores, you will forever be spoiled and will never want to return to a crowded public beach!!

The house is located 75 yards from the dunes and is a one-story (Deceptively large once inside) - no hassling with staircases! The Master Bedroom has a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has two sets of built-in twin bunk beds. Bedroom #3 has two twin beds. Bedroom #4 has two twin beds. All bedrooms are located on the back side of the house, separated from the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry area by a hallway. The sun room opens off the kitchen, dining area and screened porch. There is an excellent outdoor shower with changing area - you'll never want to shower indoors again!

In addition to the listed amenities, our beach house features a living room and dining area, a sun room, and screened porch complete with outdoor stereo speakers. A detached shed is provided for storage of your beach gear - bikes, chairs, umbrellas, rafts, boogie boards, surf boards, fishing rods, etc. Beach chairs and a beach umbrella are provided. Porch / Sun Room Awnings - Providing additional privacy and afternoon shade. Hardwood Floors throughout the house. Granite kitchen & bathroom counter tops.

Weekly Rentals are Friday to Friday, thus avoiding weekend traffic snarls! Maid service (at the conclusion of your visit) is included in the rental fee, as well as the Sussex Shores Beach Association Rental Assessment.

If your vacation plans require a 2nd home, please visit my Townhouse listing, also in Sussex Shores (3 blocks away) that sleeps 9 at VRBO #632751.

If you would like to rent towels, linens and other vacation supplies during your visit to The Gosling instead of bringing your own, Coastal Rentals (Millville, DE) offers a variety of choices. Contact Joe Garner at 302-539-5211 and mention 'The Gosling'. Likewise, the Bethany Bike Shop (302-537-9058) is conveniently located at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue and offers a full compliment of rental bikes for adults and children. Ask for Joe or George.

Keywords: House - Single Family Home

More Details

Owner
Art Oberhofer
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

Why Art Oberhofer chose Delaware

Pristine property with every imaginable convenience located in a private neighborhood with a gorgeous private beach.

What makes this house unique

Private neighborhood patrolled by security and a private beach unspoiled by crowds.

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Salisbury Wicomico Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sussex Shorers Private Beach
Car: necessary

Private Guarded Beach; Private Neighborhood with Security Patrols

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Granite counter Tops; 1 stall shower and 1 bathtub / shower. Recently remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bunk Bed Bedroom 2 - 4 Bunk Bed
    Twin Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • BR#1 - Queen Size Bed (1): BR#2 - Twin Bunk Beds; BR#3 - Twin Beds (2); BR#4 - Twin Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
VCR / DVD, Stereo / CD Player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Weber Gas Grill & Weber Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Storage Shed, Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas (3), Beach Toys, Pails, Shovels, etc. No Smoking & No Pets allowed!

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'The Gosling' North Bethany (Sussex Shores) Ocean Block with Private Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Cozy cottage for family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Gosling is the best Bethany Beach rental our family has enjoyed in over 30 years of coming to the Eastern Shore. The location, furnishings, and multiple living areas were perfect for three generations to spread out and enjoy. The walk to the center of town is an easy 15-20 minutes. Everything was clean and well maintained. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

The Gosling was the perfect home for our family of 8. We never felt crowded and the layout of the house was perfect for us with multiple porches and living areas. The house was extremely clean and equipped with everything we needed. The location was only a few houses from a private beach. After visiting Bethany beach boardwalk on the weekend and seeing how crowded it was, we appreciated the beach area even more. Having a fire on the beach was fantastic at night, something we had never done before. The owner was easy to deal with and stopped in at our arrival to make sure we were all set. He even left a bottle of wine for us. Nice touch. So happy we chose Bethany Beach over other locations in Delaware.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockessin, Delaware
5

Charming Cottage with the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a lovely week at the Gosling! It is beautifully decorated, and pristine clean. Proximity to the beach and a short walk to the main street in Bethany are key to the relaxing experience of escaping to a simpler style of life. The house is cozy yet roomy with multiple living spaces for a family to spread out and enjoy different activities. The private beach is a plus without the crowds, but fully staffed with lifeguards. We highly recommend this charming cottage for your family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland
5

FIVE Stars.... The Gosling is the perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home... Everything you need for the beach. Great location. Easy walk to beach and the town of Bethany. We enjoyed our stay and looking forward to returning to the Gosling.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore
5

Family with young children

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant house in a quiet neighborhood, allowing children to ride bikes / scooters without any issues. A very fast walk to the beach, even with toddlers. Kitchen well equipped and lovely outdoor shower. Large cabin was great for storage (even room for large double stroller).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland USA
5

Return Visit - The Gosling is Better Than Ever

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our third-in-a-row, late-August stay and plan to return. With many school systems now opening before Labor Day, the Sussex Shores neighborhood and "downtown" Bethany Beach were blissfully quiet and uncrowded Sussex Shores' private beach is paradise, with its own professional lifeguards who take their responsibility for your safety seriously. By comparison the town's beaches are narrower, overcrowded and un-relaxing. The Gosling has an updated exterior, which includes a great outdoor shower and the interior is as roomy and comfortable as ever. Every modern convenience you will want is already there, and everything works. In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen, the cottage has entertainment for the whole family with high speed wi-fi, a premium cable plan a dvd player and stereo system. There literally is no room for improvement. Beach chairs, boogie boards and an umbrella are waiting for you in the shed. There is also a great gas grill which we put to good use. All in all, you can probably find a way to spend more for a Bethany Beach vacation rental, but you wont find a better bargain than the Gosling.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable Damage Deposit £380.05

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