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Property Details

Updated: Apr 10, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

On the WATER with FABULOUS VIEWS, fantastic sunsets, direct access

to beautiful nature preserve/wetlands and Assowoman Bay and quick

access to beach/ocean.

PLEASE NOTE : 2 night minimum stay off season, 1 week in Summer

We are in the small community of Bay View Park at the north end of

the undeveloped Fenwick Island Delaware State Park Beach on the Bay

side of Rt. 1. Bay View Park is 1/4 mile south of York Beach/South

Bethany. Very close to the charming 'quiet resorts' of Bethany Beach

and Fenwick Island and 15-20 minute drive to more 'action' in

Rehoboth or Ocean City. On the edge of a vast Nature Preserve this

home has 180 degree views ~ a very special Nature Lover's retreat.

Short walk (1/2 mile) to the beach or quick drive with parking

along Route 1 access road -- only for Bay View Park visitors.

This is a remodeled & newly solar powered older 5 bedroom home -- a 'beach house' not a new MacMansion. It's the perfect place for a relaxed family vacation, quiet retreat, or romantic getaway. Two 'master' bedrooms (king & queen) with dramatic bay views. A 'guest room' (double bed) also with views. Twin Bed room and kids 'bunk' room with double/futon lower and single upper. Strict limit of 10 people, including children; limit of 3 cars. We do not rent to student beach week groups.

Large open living, dining, kitchen area with great views. Well stocked kitchen. Big screened in porch and 2 large decks (upper and lower levels)

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

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Bethany ~ Bay View Retreat
Bethany Beach Delaware
Herndon, Virginia

Wonderful views of the water from so many rooms

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful relaxing trip and lovely nightly sunset views. We brought our elderly parents along and the living/bedrooms/baths on same level made the visit much safer and convenient for them. There were nightlights in all the bathrooms and halls which was a nice touch.

The sun deck furniture was comfortable and there was enough seating for a crowd. When it got hot we moved into the big screened in porch where we all appreciated the shade and breezes. We ate most of our meals at the big table on the porch. Even with the occasional shower we could still be outside. We enjoyed having the Jetski tied up at the dock for easy access to the lovely bay. We also took advantage of the kayaks and canoe for exploring the canals.

It was a bit of a hike to the beach but we discovered beach wheelchairs available for free on the boardwalk at Bethany Beach. First-come first-serve but ideal for elderly to access the beach via the ramp there.

We definitely plan to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Bethany ~ Bay View Retreat
Bethany Beach Delaware

Bay View Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Bay View Retreat was just as described in the write up. It offered spectacular views, great birding, and easy access to shopping, dining, and a range of activities. The home is waterfront--with access for canoes and kayaks. The house itself is comfortable and homey, with an open layout. It was tidy and attractively decorated. Just about everything we needed was available on-site for cooking and entertainment. The owners left notes to help us find needed items--and we found those notes to be helpful. In addition, the owners were very accessible prior to and during the visit to answer any questions that we might have. The decks and screened porch were also great. We loved everything about this property and are looking forward to visiting there again. We would definitely recommend this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Salsbury, MD at 40 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 1, Coastal Hwy at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : McCabe's Gourmet Cafe & Market; Misaki Sushi at 0.75 Miles

Championship golf courses nearby... and mini-golf for the kids.

Body surfing and surf cast fishing on nearby beach.

Bicycling and roller blading.

Birdwatching (ask me for a URL to a photo bird photo album from our deck)

Canoeing and Kayaking (Canoe and Kayaks provided)

Crabbing (Crab pots on hand)

Dolphin and whale watching.

Nature cruises on the Bay.

Deep sea fishing charters 15 minutes away.

Gourmet Dining.

Discount Outlet shopping.

Children's 'Fun Land' and boardwalks with rides in nearby Rehoboth and Ocean City.


From $2,500 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00

A deposit of 1/2 the rental rate is due at time of reservation to secure the dates. The balance is due 30 days before your visit.

Weekly Rate: $1200 to $1550 (off season) $1650 to $2420 per week in June. Peak summer rate is $2550 / week.

NOTE - In off season/shoulder season we rent weekends if the full week is not taken. Off Season Weekend rate is $750.

Summer Season - in peak season we only rent full weeks -- Sunday to Sunday. July and Aug. = $2550 / week.
Fall or Spring weeks/weekends -- Call or email for availability & rates.
NOTE: Bring your own towels and linens. Our cleaning team does not do laundry. Or, a linen rental services available

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Updated: Apr 10, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 2 kayaks and canoe provided for exploring the bay and wetlands. A BIRD WATCHER's paradise! Great Blue herons, Snowy egrets, osprey, migrating snow geese and more. NEW SOLAR Powered Central Air Conditioning Efficient Gas Burning Fireplace for cozy fall/winter nights. High-speed Internet Cable TV, VCR and DVD player Large collection of (mostly) family-friendly movies. CD player, sterio-radio. Baby crib and 'sassy seat' for wee ones. Well-stocked kitchen. Gas Grill & Weber Kettle Bar-B-Q grill (for charcoal purists) Ping Pong Table Sand Toys, Bocci Ball, Scrabble, many Puzzles and Games on hand. * Ask me for Link to bird photo album created by a frequent guest.

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