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Richard Schneider

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Simply Irresistible! Friday to Friday rental. Sleeps up to 10.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Delaware - Sand Castle At Bay Forest Club

Comfortable, Roomy And Well-Appointed 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Single Family Home


We have rented our last week for the 2016 season. We will be taking down our listing soon and will have it up again in early 2017. We will likely have a similar rental season then as now. Our listing number will remain the same, 555346. Please note that when our Delaware listing is down, a different listing 555346a comes up for a little chalet in France. This is not ours, LOL.


Thank you for considering Sand Castle!

Our rental rate remains unchanged since 2014 at $2500.00 for the week. The cleaning fee is included in this price!

We rent on a Friday to Friday schedule ONLY.

We are down to our last rental week for the 2016 season!

It is July 15-22


For your protection please note: We DO NOT use Craigslist or any similar site AT ALL for advertising or renting out Sand Castle. We use VRBO / HomeAway ONLY. We do not want any prospective renter to fall victim to phishing or other scams that have been known to happen on Craigslist for Delaware vacation rentals. _________________________________________________________________________

******* NEWS: The kayak/canoe boat launch will be ready for use by late May. You will need to bring or rent (in Bethany Beach or wherever) your own human-powered craft. You would start in Collins Creek which feeds into Indian River Bay. Very cool addition to the community! *******

Sand Castle offers vacationers the best of both worlds: close proximity to Bethany Beach and the Delaware and Maryland seashore, but set apart in the quiet and relaxing 'oasis' of Bay Forest.

Sand Castle is situated in a friendly neighborhood of single family homes and villas (attached homes in groups of 4) that is a short walk or bicycle ride to the Clubhouse, basketball and lighted tennis courts, community fire pit, horseshoes and bocce, picnic areas and large children's play sets.

We have opted for a Friday-to-Friday rental schedule. This would allow vacationers the opportunity to enjoy the beach for a full weekend at your destination rather than spending a weekend day (Saturday, the 'customary' changeover day) traveling, packing and unpacking.

The Bethany Beach area is generally a 'drive to' vacation destination as opposed to one where most vacationers fly to, thus allowing more to be packed for travel. Because of this, we have opted NOT to provide linens and towels, enabling guests to pack as many or as few of these items rather than being limited to what is provided by the homeowner. Guests of course, have full use of the laundry facility in Sand Castle, should items such as beach towels need extra washing.

Completed in late-summer of 2013, Sand Castle is the Seaport model of single family homes designed and built by NV Homes. It is 2800 s/f in size, has a two-car garage and a driveway where an additional two cars can be parked. On-street parking is available. Please note that despite having space for two cars, the garage has an overhead storage unit installed on the right-hand side which effectively takes away one of the spots.

The first floor has two bedrooms plus a large master bedroom suite. These sleeping areas are separated by the dining room, kitchen, living room and Morning Room.

The front bedroom has a full-sized bed that sleeps two, the rear bedroom has two twin beds.

There is a full bath located outside of these two bedrooms.

The master bedroom suite has a queen bed, full-bath with deluxe walk-in ceramic tiled shower and double sink.

The master bedroom has an adjacent 'sitting room' that contains a roll-top desk, two comfortable chairs with Ottomans and television - a perfect place to escape the commotion going on elsewhere in the house!

Sand Castle has a second floor that has a 4th bedroom with a queen bed.

All four bedrooms have ceiling fans and all have televisions except the upstairs bedroom (50' TV is located in the adjacent room).

The dining room is on the first floor and can seat up to six.

The living room or great room, surrounded by windows making it bright and airy, has 10-foot ceilings, a gas-powered fireplace, 50' television, DVD player, ceiling fan and stereo system.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances and all of the cutlery, glassware, and place settings that vacationers could ask for. The counter tops are granite, the cook top is fueled by gas and behind the sink is a breakfast bar. There is plenty of counter space, a pantry and lots of cabinets. The homeowner will provide cleaning materials such as dishwasher soap, dishwashing liquid, sponge, towels, paper towels and other items to keep the kitchen neat and clean.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the Morning Room, an invaluable addition to the home that features a large table that can seat up to ten and is perfect for family meals and activities. The table will already be set up for 10 when guests arrive so that you don't have to worry about installing table leaves.

The laundry room with state-of-the-art washer and dryer is on the first floor. The homeowner will provide laundry detergent and dryer sheets for your convenience.

The second floor 'bonus room' is opposite the bedroom and is fully furnished and includes a queen-sized pull-out sofa. It features a 50' television, lots of board games, DVD player and a large selection of DVD movies. The entire second floor could be viewed as a separate 'suite' where a family of four could sleep and have relative privacy.

A propane grill is located in the garage and we provide beach chairs and an umbrella.

Sand Castle, is 5 miles by car from the garage to the sands of Bethany Beach (3.5 miles if you are a Seagull). The community of Bay Forest provides a scheduled Beach Shuttle as an alternative to driving yourself and having to find a place to park for the day. Bike and Nature Trails are included in the community amenities.

While the beach seems to be the most obvious reason to vacation in this area of Delaware, it should be noted that fishermen have plenty of opportunity to enjoy their sport too. The Indian River Bay is a short distance away and has motor boat access through Holt's Landing State Park and Harbor View Marina.

Be aware that boats are not permitted parking within Bay Forest but that facilities may be found in nearby Millville or Ocean View. Surf fishing is popular at the Delaware Seashore State Park and charter boats for deep sea fishing can be found in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth, DE.

Please note: Route 26, the major thoroughfare for beach access, has been undergoing reconstruction (widening) for over a year and it will likely continue into the 2016 summer season. ALL communities to the west of Bethany Beach are affected. Actual roadwork does not normally occur during the summer daytime hours. For the latest information, please visit the Delaware Department of Transportation website and click on Closures and Restrictions for Sussex County.

A short drive from Sand Castle are many local, independent restaurants, grocery stores (Giant, Food Lion), shopping centers, state parks (Holt's Landing), public golf courses and beach-oriented gift shops.

The Clubhouse at Bay Forest deserves its own paragraph here because of all that is found in an around it: community pool including adult area and lap lanes, lazy river and slides for young children, Wi-fi, pool deck with umbrellas, lounge chairs and even Palm Trees, restaurant (menu yet to be determined) and bar service, fitness center with aerobic equipment and weight sets, men's and women's locker rooms, and a nice outdoor patio area for dining and Happy Hour (vacationers welcome).

Sand Castle offers vacationers the opportunity to enjoy the beach and a great community environment. We hope to share it with you this season!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Schneider (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Richard Schneider

This is our second home and view it as the place we will permanently retire to in several years. We both have two grown up children each from our first marriages and love to entertain family and friends.

Richard Schneider purchased this house in 2013

Why Richard Schneider chose Delaware

We looked for a long time before we decided that Bay Forest was the right place for us. There may be other individual houses and communities closer to the beach, but few will rival the complete package that Bay Forest offers.

One of the most attractive features of Bay Forest is simply how friendly your neighbors and other residents are. Places like the pool and the fire pit are great for meeting people and discovering that our world is not so big after all.

Summer can be a very busy time of year for the Delaware and Maryland seashores. Restaurants and attractions can be crowded, not to mention the highway system. Bay Forest is a couple of miles from Route 26, the main artery leading to Bethany Beach from the west, and as we have said before, is a quiet and relaxing oasis from the crowds and congestion.

What makes this house unique

Bethany Beach is nicknamed 'The Quiet Resort'. Once you reach Coastal Highway (Route 1) at the beach, to the north is the Delaware Seashore Park, Dewey Beach and further up to Rehoboth, DE. To the south is Fenwick Island, DE and further down the bustling atmosphere of Ocean City, MD. Thus, Bethany Beach is in the middle of everything a family might want to do during a beach vacation.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Simply Irresistible! Friday to Friday rental. Sleeps up to 10.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Joppa, md

Vacation get away

  • 5 of 5

My family and my mother in law stayed in this property for a week! My two children are 12 and 16 years old. This is our favorite community in the Bethany area. There are so many amenities that this community offers and for all ages. The pool and biking paths are our favorite. The home is very well maintained and the furnishings are up to date. This home comes with everything you could possibly need and the kitchen is amazing! All appliances are top notch! We will definstely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarksburg, MD

Sandcastle Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation with 2 couples and 4 young kids. My family and I enjoyed our vacation at this property. The house was clean and spacious and very comfortable. The neighborhood was very nice and the clubhouse and pool were fantastic. The kids especially loved the water-slides and lazy river. Everything we needed was within a few minutes of the house. The property owners were very pleasant and easy to deal with and even left us a nice gift basket. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandcastle Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation with 5 adults,3 teens and 2 toddlers with room for all.Sandcastle home exceeded our expectations : beautifully decorated, extremely clean and very well organized All needed kitchen ware was supplied utensils,pots and pans small appliances. Great master bedroom and loft area supplying some quiet time. Everyone loved the pool and clubhouse grill restaurant. Food stores minutes away Bethany Beach easy 4 mile drive. Homeowners are great to work with making our vacation experience very special.Looking forward to next summer and returning to Sandcastle.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nottingham, Maryland, USA

Sandcastle Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this property. The house was beautiful, and the neighborhood as well. We really enjoyed the clubhouse and pool, there was almost no need to go to the beach. Everything we needed was within a few minutes of the house. The property owners were very pleasant and easy to deal with and even left us a nice gift basket.

Put me down again for next year, we definitely want to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Michael. It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Salted Rim
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape May / Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Salt Pond Golf Club (public welcome)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Coastal Highway (Route 1)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Fat Tuna
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Car: necessary

Bay Forest is currently a 600+ unit community (homes and villas) that is set amidst farmland, wooded areas and wetlands. We think of it as an 'oasis' and a very special place to relax, unwind and enjoy the numerous resort amenities.

Please note that the community provides free shuttle service to Bethany Beach from Memorial through Labor Day. This would enable vacationers to go to the beach without all of the hassles of finding a place to remain parked all day.

Bay Forest is located in the small town of Ocean View. It is a short drive to many shops, restaurants and supermarkets. There are chain stores (Grotto Pizza, Giant supermarket, etc.) and also fine local establishments that are well worth a try. We provide a large binder that contains much information about the area.


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Prices for this holiday house in Delaware, USA

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45

Renters will need to provide the homeowner with the full names of all persons staying at Sand Castle, and all those under 18 need to have their ages listed.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Delaware, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower walls are ceramic tile. Bath has single sink and fan.
    Second floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower walls are ceramic tile. Bath has single sink and fan.
    Master Suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ceramic tile in large glassed-in shower. Bath has two sinks.
  • Master suite bathroom is unique and luxurious. The shower area is large and even has a built-in bench. Ceramic tiles on all shower walls. The door is heavy-gauge glass. The toilet has its own door and there are two sinks - very convenient for couples! All bathrooms will be stocked with two rolls of toilet paper.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin beds guest room - 2 Single Bed
    Full bed guest room - 1 Double Bed
    Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is secluded and has its own bath and sitting room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bedroom has queen bed and 'bonus room' has queen sleep sofa.
  • If need be, parents could have a crib (not provided) for a child in the sitting room of the Master Suite if the family all wanted to be together. The second floor bedroom and 'bonus room' could be used as a 'suite' for an entire family. The parents could be in the bedroom and the children could be on the sleep sofa and/or on floor mats. Home has a stated occupancy total of 10. If you have a need to expand that number (extra kids, for example) it is required that you obtain permission from the owner directly and well in advance. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans, televisions, closet space and all of the appropriate furnishings.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cost of professional cleaning is included in the rental price. Guests will be issued six (6) pool passes and six (6) wrist bands for the beach shuttle. This is the limit that Bay Forest issues to homeowners. If the number of guests at the pool exceeds six, then the extra people will need to pay a daily use fee of $3.00 per person, per day (2015 pricing). It does not always have to be the same six people at the pool however. Other extra charges include: The required property damage protection ($49.00) available through VRBO. This is the responsibility of the renter and is paid in lieu of a security deposit. There is no sales tax on top of the rental fee. Guests may opt for vacation insurance at their discretion. Policies of this sort are also available through VRBO. The maximum occupancy is ten (10). With special permission from homeowner that number could increase slightly, but each extra person would be charged $10.00 per night.

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