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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
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 in the heart of Bethany just one and a half blocks from Hollywood beach and one block to all the action downtown, this home is perfect for multiple families. It was constructed in 2016 by Delaware builder Marnie Oursler, star of the DIY/HGTV show Big Beach Builds. NOTE: this house only rents *Sunday to Sunday* in the summer high season.

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. NOTE: 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Incredible Bethany Beach vacation home

  • 5 of 5

In all the years that I have stayed in vacation homes across the country, this is the first time that I have written a review of a property. This home is so special that I am compelled to do so! A group of 9 of us loved every minute of staying in this brand-new, meticulous, and stunning home. In fact, within minutes of arriving, we all wanted the name of the decorator! The home more than comfortably accommodated all of us, as the owners have thought of every possible amenity throughout the home. We look forward to returning and creating more wonderful memories there!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looking forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

The big easy is one of the nicest houses we have stayed in. It’s beautifully decorated, very clean and neat and nicely situated just a few blocks from the beach and walking distance from shops

and restaurants. The kitchen has most everything you will need. The owners will let you know which items you have to supply yourself like sheets ( can rent from linen company although we did not) , bath towels, paper towels, toilet paper, soap/shampoo for showers, and the list goes on however a quick run to the store will take care of that or bring with you. There are markets within a two mile radius. If you go in the summer which we did not and have a group you will need beach chairs as well. Our three kids enjoyed being on one level of the home and used the teen lounge to watch tv and hang out. The elevator was handy for getting our luggage, groceries and even shopping bags transported upstairs. The communication with Anna was easy and we got quick responses to questions. The house is across from a fire house but that was no problem at all. The big easy is tucked in a nice beach neighborhood and we walked almost everywhere. Since we were there over Easter I can’t comment on the crowds at Bethany or any beach recommendations but we did enjoy the boardwalk (fried pickles, candy shop, etc) and the beach (we brought lax sticks, spike ball and some good books) which were all in full swing over the holiday weekend. Seemed like some

businesses closed down as the week started. We hope to get back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 £174.62
Damage Deposit £1,138.8

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.