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Fabulous Family Friendly South Bethany Home!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

It really is as great as it looks! 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is just a delight! Picture perfect home includes central air conditioning, internet, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, 4 televisions, 3 VCRS, 2 DVDS players, stereo, screened porch, 9 rocking chairs, well stocked kitchen, gas grill, wood burning fireplace, bright sunny naturally lit spaces, front and rear decks. Relax! Relax! Relax! Walks/bike rides along the canals, kids playing in the neighborhood, a back yard that is ideal for horse shoes -- just a perfect back drop for reconnecting with family and friends. Our favorite spot is on the front deck after a grueling day at the beach chillin' with our guests while we rock away, watching the sun set, quenching our thirst and satiating a beach driven hunger....

NOTE: We require at least 2 people 26 or older to sign the lease and

stay for the duration and PETS are permitted ONLY with Owner's permission during certain times of the year. Additional fees will apply.

More Details

Wendy Ney Manley
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Wendy Ney Manley

After college we joined the Dewey Beach scene and fell in love with the area! As singles Dewey was a blast, but as our family grew and we aged, we elected to vacation in the 'Quiet Resort,' as Bethany has come to be known. Our neighborhood is very family oriented, where you know your neighbors and a last minute pot luck dinner with friends, family and neighbors is the standard fare. Kids make friends easily in the area and ours have been in many more of the neighboring homes than we have! Bring your bikes, take walks along the canals, lose yourself in a good book (or borrow one of ours!), cook a meal in our well equipped kitchen or sample the many great restaurants suitable for any pocketbook and you will love the beaches!

We bought our home as an investment property and it has been a vacation rental ever since. Many families and friends have made many memories, some coming back year after year. We have tried to outfit the home with those things that will create the perfect back drop for relaxing, hanging out with friends, beaching it, fishing, or creating that huge meal!

Our family lives northwest of Philadelphia, our kids are now older in college and high school. Our children love vacationing in South Bethany, as do we. We hope you and yours will too! We invite you to place your reservation and make some memories of your own!

Wendy Ney Manley purchased this house in 1999

Why Wendy Ney Manley chose South Bethany Harbor

We work hard! And we play hard! With many friends local and a far, we wanted a place that we could entertain larger groups without feeling cramped. Unfortunately we don't get to use the property very much during the height of the rental season, but when we are there our friends and family typically join us. Some day we hope to retire and spend some more quality time there, but until we do, the house is there for you to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

This is not your typical rental! Our home has a personality, it is not a sterile environment, warmer than a hotel room and the peach walls, thoughtful decor and inviting setting will make you smile each time you walk in the door. Our favorite spot is the front porch with the rockers. We typically start the day on the front porch on the warmer days with coffee, appetizers and a favorite beverage to cap off a perfect beach day and a night cap before heading off to bed. The screened porch w/ceiling fan off the kitchen is where we take many of our meals, and the open back porch is a very pleasant location to tan and read when seeking solitude.

The neighborhood is residential, with lots of fun places to walk or bike ride. Especially when you head out to the bay, you won;t be disappointed with the views!

The house can cater to ten people easily and you won;t feel cramped and can find places to retire to when looking for some 'me' time. The kids simply adore the Bunk Room on the ground floor, where they can stay together, away from parents.

We invite you to share what you liked in our guest book and what would perfect your next stay in our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful house and has made this the best of the last ten years in South Bethany! Thanks for all of the xtras!
Jun 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Bethany Harbor in South Bethany

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double Bowl Vanity, 2nd flr
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , double bowl vanity, 3rd flr, private to MBR
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ground flr, single bowl vanity, outdoor shower ground floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , we have an old crib in the utility closet, 3rd floor BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd flr
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd flr
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Ground Flr
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 sets of pyramid bunk beds, ground flr
  • In addition to the five bedrooms, we have a Queen Sleeper sofa in the LR on the 2nd floor and the Loft on the third floor has a Full futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This spacious home has: 2 Queen size beds (mid level and top floor) 1 Queen size sleeper sofa (mid level) 2 Pyramid beds (the 'bunk room' on the ground level) 1 Full size bed (mid level) 2 twin beds (ground level) 1 Full size futon (top floor/loft) Also Included: Central Air Internet Every sleeping area is equipped with a ceiling fan 4+ parking spaces Outside shower Beach chairs Bath with LARGE oversized tub with jets, NO HOT TUB Fireplace Washer/Dryer Microwave Coffeemaker Dishwasher Toaster Gas Grill Screened porch & deck 4 TV's 3 VCR's 2 DVD players 2 home entertainment systems including stereo cassette player, CD player, radio and multiple speakers Well stocked kitchen because we love to cook! Perfect back drop for making MANY memories!


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Fabulous Family Friendly South Bethany Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

What a Treasure!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful beach house for any season. Everything you could want - lots of space, nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchen, and set in an idyllic neighborhood reminiscent of Mayberry. There is a wood-burning fireplace, a screened in porch, and a front porch with rocking chairs. My family had a wonderful time and look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Baltimore County

Lovely Beach Home fro Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a South Bethany Beach pet friendly home for an early September getaway and found the perfect spot in this large, welcoming home. Turned out to be a vacation for just my husband and me (after a long home renovation project we were not up for entertaining people) but the house can easily sleep a good group of family or friends. We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch, the close easy access to the beach, the quiet neighborhood and location to downtown Bethany. All of our communications were prompt and easy. Our little therapy dog enjoyed our day visits to Rehobeth and Lewes since there are outdoor dining places where he could sit and watch people. We especially enjoyed taking our bikes to the trail from Rehobeth to Lewes and will definitely make that trip on each of our future visits. The weather is always a vacation uncertainty but we were pleased that Hurricane Hermine did not damage the local area and just caused dramatic waves at the beach. When the winds changed at the very end of the week there were annoying flies at the beach from the land breezes so we cut our beach time short, read indoors and rented a Redbox movie. All in all a comfortable, well-equipped vacation home to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the house, the adverse weather/fly invasion did not negatively impact your stay and it sounds like you made the most of your time while in town. We hope to welcome you back soon and thanks once again for vacationing with us!
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Great place for a large family

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at this house. We are a family of 11 (8 adults and 3 kids). With 5 bedrooms it was the perfect size for us. Each family had their own space and we never felt like we were on top of one another. The house is very well maintained and very clean. The beds are comfortable. We loved the yard and the neighborhood. The house is a very short ride to the beach and downtown Bethany. The owner is very nice and helpful and open to having pets stay at the house. Overall great stay! I am sure we will be back next October!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

Have been coming back to this house for years. Close to the best beach ever for swimming and walking. Never really crowded. Fully equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds and nicely decorated. Fantastic porch with rocking chairs to rock and talk until all hours of the night. Close to great restaurants and shopping outlets. Have spent time in the house for summer, winter family vacations and fall girls weekends. So relaxing! Love the screened in porch to eat outside at night in the summer and the fireplace to warm us up on cold winter days. Wendy the owner goes out of her way to make the house comfortable and special!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you have enjoyed the house over the years! We look forward to your return visit over the holidays!
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West Conshohocken, Pa

Wonderful week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Once again another wonderful week at the beach. We've been coming to the house for over 10 years and every year has been great. The house is meticulously maintained with all the amenities. Great neighborhood on a quiet street which is perfect for small children. Strategically located between Rehobeth and Ocean City for those who love to shop or want to walk the boardwalk. Can't wait to come back in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself and that you discovered the many benefits of renting with us! We'll see you next year!
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Alexandria, VA

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

I am a repeat renter and love the house. I heartily recommend this rental house to you, and I will be returning. I felt that it was a home rather than a rental. It has 3 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, which is great for my large family. It has many design elements that I like, including a large front porch for cocktails in the evening and a screened-in-deck in the back for eating outside. We used the front deck as a gathering place in the evening, and we really appreciated the rocking chairs. There is an outside shower with plenty of parking. The house is a couple of blocks walk to the beach, but I usually rode my bicycle to the beach. I found a great place to buy fresh veggies and fruit on Muddy Neck Rd in Ocean View. I often eat at the Cottage Inn, and the Subway and Hockers Pulled Pork make great sandwiches to eat at the beach or afterwards. I like the Rohoboth Boardwalk the best because of the shops. However, the Bethany Boardwalk has family events that are entertaining for all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad the home met with approval and that you enjoyed vacationing with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Nearest Airport
116 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Lewes/Cape May
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Salt Pond Golf Club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golf at the myriad of Champion Courses.

* Tennis at Sea Colony.

* The Lifesaving Museum.

* Fabulous Day Trips To See the Wild Horses.

* Kayak along the Canals.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* The Beach is Free!!!.

* Boardwalk Bandstand Concerts.

* Nature Tours and Walks along the Canals.

* Take a Bike Ride.

* Visit The Farmers Market.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hang Out on The Front Porch.

* Play Board Games and Horse Shoes.

* Bake Cookies.

* Happy Hour at the Water's Edge.

* Eat, Eat and EAT!.

Well of course there is the beach, just a short walk away (2 blocks or 10 minutes walking).....But in addition, boating, fishing, wind surfing and kayaking are just a few of the water activities enjoyed in South Bethany which is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the inland bays. Not to mention the numerous public paths, endless walking trails and downtown Bethany that affords vacation goers a plentiful assortment of shopping, fine dining and recreation. We are located in a quiet family oriented community surrounded by canals and beautiful views of the bay, where children ride bikes and play in the streets, where people jog and take walks without reservations about traffic or safety issues.

Don't miss the regularly scheduled outdoor concerts on the Bethany Boardwalk! Sea Colony - an internationally recognized tennis facility - is within walking distance and sure to challenge even the most competitive player. Only a short drive to Ocean City, Md, Fenwick or Rehoboth and all the other Delaware Beaches where you can enjoy golfing, amusement parks, additional fine dining and tax-free outlet shopping at more than 140 stores in nearby Rehoboth Beach.

Don't forget your bicycles - there's lot's to see, do and explore!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.02
Pet Fee £107.61
Admin Fee £53.81
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates/length of stay during non-High Season are negotiable.
Call Wendy (610) 209-1409 if your stay has unique requirements!
Accidental Damage Insurance ($99) is available during High Season rentals and is NONREFUNDABLE; security deposits will be collected for all other rentals.
The administrative fee is due for most High Season Rentals, please speak w/Wendy to confirm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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