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Luxury Bayfront-1/4 blk to ocean; gated enclave w/pool; sport ct; Book 2017 now

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 13, 2016
The Perfect Venue To Create Family Memories With Something For Everyone

Perfect 3,300 sq. ft. bay front home with fantastic water views from every room nestled in gated, 21 home community. Two master suites, upgraded finishes. Enjoy gas grill, multiple decks, whirlpool tubs, wireless internet and lots of flat screens. Please go to "Amenities" tab, click and scroll down to: "360 Degree Virtual Video Tour" & "Interactive Floor Plan" to get best perspective of this extraordinary property.

This is home base for those who languish by the pool, want steps to the unspoiled beach or seeking a water oriented setting. Come with high expectations.

The house is offered on a limited basis, primarily during the peak season and select holiday periods. It is maintained to the standards of a second home, not a public vacation rental. We not only maintain, but return a large portion of rental income each year to improve the home and our client's stay upon their return next season.

Start your day in the bay front, screened in porch area, enjoying your beverage while watching the waterfowl perform their daily activities.

A large kitchen with island creates not only an easy stop for breakfast, but a gathering place - coupled with the open floor plan, every seat in the public areas of the first floor enjoy the unspoiled bayfront view through four sliding glass doors.

A traditional wood deck spans the entire rear of the home, making for the perfect barbeque lunch - of course, gas grill and propane furnished and ready.

Chaise lounges and bisto tables supplement the outside seating for everyone's use throughout the day.

Not one, but two oversized master bedrooms each with king sized beds and walk in closets are available to the guests - each with their own private bathroom.

Second floor, front bedrooms enjoy the tranquility of a natural lagoon within 50 feet of the home. Throughout the day, birds and other wildlife are seen in their natural habitat.

We hope we have thought of everything ... So our guests never have a disappointment. A beach buggy, complete with cooler, large storage area and rack with six beach chairs is available for guest use. If the 250 steps from the home to the unspoiled beach are too far, consider the large, uncrowded pool located within a one-minute walk of the home. Plenty of chaise lounges, tables and sunbrellas along with professional landscaping offer a lazy oasis from reality.

The community supports only 21 luxury homes, so amenities are never crowded. Our home sits on nearly a one-half acre parcel, with large, professionally manicured rear year - perfect for volleyball or any family oriented game.

The proximity to the towns of Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth are reachable by bike or by vehicle and do support the lifelines of McDonalds as well as one of a kind bistros and casual, fine dining venues.

Delaware is home to tax free shopping and the three large outlet malls offer plenty of upscale furnishings, designer clothing (Michael Kors, Coach, Underarmor to name a few).

The Indian River inlet marina offers:

- charter boat fishing

- launch for private vessels and watercraft

- a marina store where you can choose the catch coming off the boat, have it filleted and bring it home for dinner with minutes.

Expect more when you are our guests. We provide all paper products (paper towels and t-paper) as well as hand soap, dishwasher and detergent.

While we do not generally greet our guests, we are personally onsite during turnover between guests to supervise cleaning, make repairs as reported by departing guests and deal with any unique matters so you begin your stay problem and care free.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Having searched for years, we found the perfect vacation setting at The Cove in North Bethany.

Unlike anything else, we hope you appreciate the uniqueness of a small, gated community with amenities of those many times the size. Unlike many owners, we don't substitute lesser furniture, kitchen accommodations or other comforts during the rental season.

The home having never been previously rented should be enjoyed by our guests as a second home, not a tired public vacation rental.

Please hold us accountable. During the turnover of the property (after the prior tenant has departed and before your arrival), not only is the property professionally cleaned by a hand picked group of professionals, but the owners are on site for the purpose of oversight of cleanliness, making repairs as necessary and guaranteeing perfection prior to your arrival.

We know this may be your only vacation for the year. The home is complimented with small touches which help to make memories, enhance family member relationships and add to your overall Bethany experience.

After you depart, we will politely ask you to provide comments to support our focus to make your vacation experience nothing less than exceptional. We measure our success based upon guest feedback and rate of guest future bookings.

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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)


Superb Property

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property for a long three-day weekend with friends. The home is in a beautiful location on Rehobeth Bay- just a few minutes away from the ocean. Bob does a wonderful job communicating about details of the property and any logistics vacationers should know. I could not recommend this place more.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate all feedback - although we do believe we set high standards, the perspective of our Guests are our scorecard. We are particularly sensitive to maintaining high standards for off and pre-season Guests. We know their stay is short and making the property part of their Bethany experience, not simply lodging is always an important goal.
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The Kopp Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has always vacationed at the beach, since I was a child and I must say this was the best location for our family. Our family vacation consisted of a total of 7, 2 adults and 5 children, ranging from 7-16. The bed and bath accommodations were perfect. The rooms are very spacious, the number of bathrooms were plentiful. The location is perfect, the water view was very serene, the deck allowed for extra space and additional space for dinner time, however the kitchen also had everything we needed, including a table large enough for our family. The home was meticulously cleaned and maintained, there were extra beach chairs and toys and an umbrella, which was very convenient. The pool was a nice size, not overly crowded and was very convenient. I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering a nice relaxing vacation, but wanting the comfort and convenience of feeling at home. I will be booking again this year and every year thereafter. The owners were very accessible for questions and very responsive to our needs. The towel service was just a nice added extra. Thank you for allowing us to make memories in your home and at your beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments regarding the home. While your party was one of the smaller group of Guests, we know that five children can present quite a challenge not only for lodging but also for entertainment. We love the security of a gated community and the privacy of a large, uncrowded pool. We don't "overstuff" the home with temporary bedding (pullouts and inflatables) in every corner so as to maximize the number of Guests and artificially inflate the rent. We find that the size of the home offers large bedrooms throughout including two master suites (all with direct water view) and a sense of privacy when needed. Other areas of the home serve as well planned gathering areas in the kitchen, bayfront deck and covered/screened porch. Each year, during the off-season we not only repair and maintain, but improve the home's resources. This upcoming year our emphasis is state of the art technology upgrades - a great investment for our younger Guests' enjoyment as well as a few other improvements we will leave a welcome surprise to those joining us in 2016. We look forward to your family's return and thank you for the kind words you have offered. Bob Brendel
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Fantastic Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a tremendous week at Water's Edge. The house was spacious and well accommodated for our family of 10 (plus the new baby). Beautiful views on both sides, but relaxing on the back deck after dinner, watching the bay go to sleep, was a favorite activity of the week.

The house was convenient to the beach, and the pool/tennis courts were never crowded and presented a great alternative for the little kids.

From start to finish, the owner was extremely helpful and a sincere pleasure to work with - we were able to focus on enjoying our vacation. Thanks, Bob!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David: Thank you very much for taking the time to offer feedback and perspective. Your comments confirm exactly our reason for the purchase of the home: unobstructed bayfront across the back complimented with the natural lagoon habitat in the front. But no matter what the view, everyone needs convenience to the water. I have informally counted 250 easy steps from home to "toes in the sand". As to the pool, I agree that the size of the pool is equivalent to those serving a high rise hotel, yet the community has only twenty-one homes which oftentimes makes the pool all to your family. . We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have hosted your family.
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This home was an amazing fit for our family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, equipped with everything we needed. We used the pool, tennis/basketball court, and kayaked in the bay. Great location for a peaceful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback. The community and the home offer uncrowded venues to enjoy and strengthen family relationships. We know that some come with an intentional agenda of "nothing" while others wish to accumulate as many experiences as possible. Offering a bay-front location, a huge, uncrowded community pool and only 250 steps from the home to toes in the sand at the ocean helps to satisfy all vacation appetites. We will work hard throughout the upcoming year to continuously improve the home's vacation experience guided by our client's insight.
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Thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

This home wa lovely and welcoming. We had a great time during our week at the beach. We love having access to the pool as well as the beach. Had a great dinner at Matt's Fish camp almost across from us on Route 1. Otherwise the kitchen had everything we needed for preparing meals at the beach house.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate the feedback. The best indicator of our ongoing effort to make our guest's vacation experience exceptional is guided by this information. I do agree that the kitchen is a great place for early evening gatherings, collective cooking and the start of happy hour. The adjacent deck offers the best seat in Bethany for enjoying the meal complimented by the uninterrupted 180 degree view of the bay hosting the setting sun. For all of our foodie guests, we hope the Weber gas grill and new outdoor dining set for 12 is a great venue for the dining experience and serves as a comfortable transition into the evening activities.
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Beautiful home, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My parents rented this property for an impromptu family gathering which included 7 adults, 2 infants, and 2 toddlers. We had a fantastic week here, and thoroughly enjoyed Bob's home. The house is modern, well maintained, clean, bright, and welcoming. The rooms are spacious with beautiful views of the bay. We were here during the off-season, so the pool wasn't open but this house and location would be an ideal summer getaway. The beach is a quick walk across the street and the bay views of sunset from the house are gorgeous. Would have loved being able to spend more time on the porch if the weather was warmer! The only thing to note was that we expected the dining room table to seat 8 and unfortunately there were only 6 chairs so we had to get creative for family dinners in order to fit everyone at the table. However, the outdoor seating would certainly fit 8 - it was just a little too cold for that.

Bob was responsive, helpful, and incredibly patient with many emails and some phone calls from us asking questions about the property and features. He provided quick answers and has a great sense of humor. I feel as though we got to know him even though we never actually met. I would absolutely recommend this home as a rental for anyone looking to visit the Delaware beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review - as a hands-on owner personally managing the property, we sincerely appreciate all feedback as it assists us to identify any shortcomings of the property as well as to consider additional major improvements for the enjoyment of our guests. The matter of limited seating was truly an oversight, but is absolutely a priority. As of this writing, matching seating has been ordered to supplement dining arrangements for inside dining while an order has been placed for new, high quality outdoor dining table and seating for 12 and will be in place before Memorial Day, 2015.
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From the Owner

The community itself is a unique enclave of 21 luxury homes of which only a small percentage are offered for rental. Our home exploits not only the resources of the community, but how our home compliments a family friendly, diverse activity environment. With nearly one-half acre of land including a huge manicured rear lawn for activities including what may become your annual family volleyball challenge; wiffle ball, frisbee, corn hole or the ultimate touch football pickup game. A rear deck spanning the entire width of the property, offering uninterrupted, panoramic view of the bay - the perfect gathering place for guests to end their day. Compliment this vantage point with a paddle fan cooled, screened in porch where those who wish to escape with their beach reading material are taking full advantage of this hideaway. If you feel any activity to pool or beach is a major undertaking, count on our accommodations to make it (almost) enjoyable. The huge pool, a one-minute walk from the house, is rarely crowded and the generous landscaped sun deck surrounding the pool makes for a true memory making destination. Abundant chaise lounge chairs, tables with sunbrellas are available for our guests' enjoyment. Clean restrooms at the pool house offer convenience and are complimented with the on-site gym. The pool features a large shallow area for smaller children (parental supervision always required). For the athletic, a half court basketball venue is adjacent to the pool as is a regulation sized har-tru tennis court. Bring your cell phone and capture video and pics of your family at play in the truest sense. Copy/paste for interactive virtual tour:

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Walking distance at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Several public courses within 15 minute drive at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Walking distance at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Atlantic Ocean 250 steps away - Bethany Beach Car: recommended

Welcome to your vacation getaway - this home is rented on a limited basis and considered a second home.

Expect high quality finishes, exceptional comfort and convenience. The home is sited on nearly a one-half acre direct bayfront lot.

Enjoy a deck the width of the home along with a screened porch for early morning coffee, family bar-b-que or contemplating the lazy clouds while enjoying your favorite beverage in your chaise lounge.

All bedrooms feature panoramic water views. Those facing the front enjoy a vantage of a natural wildlife lagoon with waterfowl and supporting natural habitat. Some bedrooms offer private sundecks accessible only to its occupants while others enjoy whirlpool tubs for ... More than one.

The gated community of only 21 homes making use of the huge pool, sun deck, sport court with tennis and basketball - always uncrowded. A perfect home base for those who love water oriented lifestyle including kayaking and immediate water access.

No disappointments upon arrival. The owner is onsite during every change of guests to ensure perfection in presentation and quickly respond to any small repairs reported by the departing tenant.

Lots of room with 3,300 finished square feet including two master suites. Upgraded appliances and all creature comforts including gas grill to satisfy your culinary pursuits.

Water: guests have direct access to the beach by simply crossing one street outside the community gates. For those who wish to minimize sand and salt, the olympic pool with uncrowded deck, rest rooms/bathhouse and gym are convenient for families with young children and within a one-minute walk from the house.

Lots of flat screen televisions supported by dvd players as well as extensive cable channel selections ... And, of course, high speed wireless internet to satisfy everyone's addiction.

Take advantage of our courtesies: unlike most homes, no need to bring paper products, hand soap or detergent; we supply these disposables so you spend less, transport less and never run out.

Proximity to fine, casual dining is as close as the five minute ride to downtown bethany, or the excitement of ocean city, maryland boardwalk within fifteen minutes. Don't forget to allow plenty of time to visit the rehoboth outlet stores and those just outside ocean city. And, if you are feeling lucky, the maryland casino is a short drive as well. Avid fisherman will appreciate the immediate access to the indian river inlet with charter boats available and a fresh catch store where you purchase tonight's dinner directly on the dock as it arrives.

We suggest you use the home as a central location for exploring - many small towns outside of rehoboth and bethany offer small shops, ice cream stores and the lifestyle that epitomizes lower slower delaware (lsd). Don't forget to bring your bikes and enjoy some of the many paved trails along the delaware coast. Biking allows you to reach the towns of fenwick, dewey, rehoboth and bethany. With so much to do, the only thing you may run out of is time.

Please set your standards high when considering our home, but many families look to relive their memories each year with us so book early.

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From the Owner

Satisfaction of your personal needs: For the sun loving family, a beach buggy fully equipped with cooler, storage and one half dozen beach chairs for your use to easily migrate across one street and onto the unspoiled beach. For the water oriented, bring your kayak and launch from within the community. Power boaters and watercraft owners can launch from the Indian River marina less than a mile away - providing direct access to the bay and ocean. Runners and bicycle enthusiasts will appreciate the wide shoulders and flat, scenic paths just outside the community gates. Nature lovers will embrace the home's view of the naturally formed lagoon within 50 feet attracting numerous water fowl, large and small. The adventurous will love the close proximity to several beach towns each with their own character: Ocean City, Maryland - high energy night life, bustling and walk around food abound with a huge 20+ block boardwalk; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - a seaside, cottage filled town with a quaint retail area of small shops peppered with bistros and beach bars. Just outside the town are three strip malls filled with gourmet shops, upscale clothing and the finest in home accents at outlet pricing. Dewey Beach, Delaware - a town with attitude attracting plenty of young, single partygoers complimented with a number of competitive and fund raising 5k, marathon and tri-athalon events.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 3300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, serves upper master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Private, serves bedroom with private deck
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jack and jill relating to combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jack and jill shares tub/shower
  • Large bathrooms, lots of privacy and storage, some with jetted tubs for ... more than one.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Main level master bedroom with private full bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Upper floor master bedroom w/ jetted tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Private full bath with shower and secluded deck
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Private half bath w/shared shower/bath
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double, Private half bath w/shared bath/shower
  • Large bedrooms with plush bedding and high quality mattresses


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Bring less, enjoy more. Unlike traditional rentals, we try to exceed expectation. No need to bring paper towels, t-paper, hand soap or detergent - we have all sinks and water sources well stocked for your use and without charge.

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