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HEART of Downtown Bethany-WALK to the BEACH (1.5 blocks to boardwalk)

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

park your car and relax - bonus - kids can free range in safe downtown area!

Located just one and a half blocks from Hollywood beach in family friendly Bethany and one block to all the action downtown, this new home is perfect for multiple families and was constructed by Delaware builder Marnie Oursler, star of the DIY network TV Show Big Beach Builds. Park your car in the garage or driveway and leave all stress behind.

The new house is decorated in a California contemporary style and comfortably sleeps 16 (6 bedrooms, three of which are king-size master suites with baths , 5.5 baths, 2 outdoor showers). With an open gourmet kitchen (Wolf range and oven, SubZero, TWO Bosch dishwashers and fresh herb garden raised bed) separate butlers pantry and large living area, grill and screened-in porch, dining table seats 16, an elevator and small office, two separate laundry areas upstairs and downstairs, plus a separate TV and lounge area for teens, this house makes family beachside vacations easy. Please be aware if you have extreme sensitivity or allergies to dogs, that the owners dog does stay in the house occasionally.

Anna and Blair Fernau
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Anna and Blair Fernau

We are a family of four who enjoy this relaxing place by the beach with a great location that provides lasting summer memories for our kids. We loved the small beach cottage but it wasn't big enough to accommodate friends and extended family. That is why we built the new house. The location in downtown Bethany is perfect for our family and yours! We specifically wanted a place that we knew our children would enjoy and where we could feel safe allowing them to walk to the boardwalk and watch a movie on the beach or get an ice cream cone. They love building sand castles on the beach!

Anna and Blair Fernau purchased this house in 2015

Why Anna and Blair Fernau chose Bethany Beach

The location of this house is it's best feature -- just one a half blocks from the beach and 1 block to downtown. There is parking for five standard cars in front, in the garage and behind the house. Bright, colorful and casual. This is beach relaxing at its best.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No crab feasts inside the house. You can enjoy blue crabs on the picnic table on the deck outside.
  • Children 12 and under must be supervised when using the elevator for their own safety.
  • Please rinse off sand from the beach in the outside showers before entering. Bringing sand into the house is damaging and plugs up the pipes.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Aunt's Bath - 1st Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjacent to Aunt's room and bunkrooms - tub for little ones
    Main Floor Power Room - Toilet
    Two Outdoor Showers - Outdoor Shower , Two showers with 2 shower heads - no waiting in line!
    Junior Master Bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Junior Master Bath 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
    Kids Jack n Jill Bunkroom Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bath is between and shared by both kids bunk rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite bath
    Girls Bunkroom - 2 Bunk Bed , sleeps four with a shared bath with boys bunkroom
    Boys Bunk room - 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps four with a shared bath with girls bunkroom
    Aunt's Room - 2 Single Bed , Bath adjacent
    Junior Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bath
    Junior Master 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bath
  • Three rooms have King size beds with brand new luxury Sterns and Foster beds and en suite baths. There is another room with two twin beds and an adjacent bath and then there are girls and boys bunk rooms with a large jack and jill bathroom featuring three sinks, a set of colorful lockers, saloon doors and a large shower. IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE> Pillows and comforters are provided but sheets and bath and beach towels are not. You MUST provide your own bed and bath linens. There are local rental companies that can assist. Please inquire in advance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Owner requires cleaning fee for housekeeping.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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HEART of Downtown Bethany-WALK to the BEACH (1.5 blocks to boardwalk)
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

A Blissful Break at The Big Easy!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful!! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook for a large group and we loved the open concept between the kitchen, living, and dining areas. The furniture was comfortable and there was enough seating for everyone to enjoy meals and group games together. The bedrooms were nicely furnished and the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms were spacious, including the 2 outdoor showers, and a couple were designed for multiple people to use at the same time. The elevator was extremely convenient for getting luggage and groceries up to the third floor. We even loved the set up in the garage. We enjoyed the ping pong table and we were able to park our cars outside so we used the long garage as our CanJam court! The weather was perfect all week, but if it had rained there would have been plenty of room to still enjoy the day together. Fun was had by all and we hope to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and open

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for a large family. Open feel and nice touches. We enjoyed our vacation and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Need more stars!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely wonderful experience. Great place for a family reunion. We ranged in age from 4 to 64, and everyone loved it. The house is beautiful, well-stocked, and clean. We were close to the beach,and to town, but, it was very quiet. The owners responded quickly to any questions. 4 of us traveled from Scottsdale, AZ. We usually go to LaJolla, but, the rest of the crew was from PA, so, we decided on Bethany Beach and were not disappointed. Just a wonderful time in a wonderful location. Thank you for thinking of everything.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well decorated home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, well stocked and beautifully decorated. The living and dining areas easily accommodate a large family and there is plenty of parking. We have booked again for the summer as you don't find many houses like this one to rent in Bethany!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home and it was perfect for our large family gathering. The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated, and well provisioned for a large group. The house is in a convenient location and we could easily walk to the beach or shops and boardwalk.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of Bethany Beach!

  • 5 of 5

WOOWWW!!! What an absolutely beautiful home. The Big Easy is something straight off of HGTV! When we first arrived at the house, we had to pick our jaws up off the ground as we walked around and entered each new room. It is massive, and took us so long just to make it around to see each room in the home. Nothing was left out in the planning, building, or decorating of this home. The elevator was such a nice touch for carry things up from the garage to the 1st and 2nd floors. The "outside"/garage showers were so clean and in the perfect location. The ground floor mudroom/laundry room would be perfect for a big family staying the week. Each bedroom has its own gorgeous, spacious bathroom with beautiful tiles, each one so unique. The bedrooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. The grand room (living room/kitchen) had to be everyone's favorite. It was so amazing to gather everyone and hang out. Lastly, a perfect location and property as well. The firefighters across the street were so friendly and kind and were able to help with any additional questions we had. This property is also only a short walk to the best. We would love to come back and enjoy this beauty next summer for sure! Don't miss out on this amazing home- as you won't want to ever leave!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Oyster Bar, Parkways, Mango Mike's, Pie
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Bethany Beach, Hollywood Street
Car: not necessary

The house is just yards from the Farmer's Market which is held every Sunday in the summer. It is a block from the shopping district and great restaurants and a block and a half from the Boardwalk where you can enjoy concerts, movies on the beach and sunrise yoga. Below are some weblinks for fun things to do in Bethany. Make sure to check the Freeman Stage schedule for movies and concerts on the boardwalk that happen regularly in the summer. You can also call 302-539-5484 to get the bandstand schedule and other boardwalk event listings.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £164.29
Damage Deposit £1,071.45

IMPORTANT: Beach rentals book out almost a year in advance. If you cancel your booking within 90 days of arrival you will FORFEIT all or part of your deposit, depending on our ability, time and effort to replace the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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