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Bethany ~ Bay View Retreat

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 17, 2016
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 (at $750 -- extra night for only $100), minimum 1 week in Summer. Peak Summer weeks are $2750. As of 3/10/16 we have no peak summer weeks open. But late Sept. and Oct. are lovely at the beach -- still warm, no crowds & lower prices.

We are in the small community of Bay View Park at the north end of the undeveloped Fenwick Island Delaware State Park Beach. We are 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)

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

About the Owner

Rob, originally from Toledo, OH, is an economist by background and spent a career at the US EPA working on numerous health and environmental issues -- such as getting lead out of gasoline and reducing water pollution runoff from agricultural lands. June, a Californian who grew up at Lake Tahoe, is an environmental reporter/consultant who most recently has focused on climate change. They live at Bethany and part-year in Silver Spring, MD.

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Speaks: french, spanish

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

5

Wildlife Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly a retreat for those who rent it. Situated on a corner canal lot that over looks the Assawoman bay state wildlife area. We sat on the second story deck watching the wild life for hours everyday we were there. It's close to everywhere in the area so it was very convenient for us to get to everything this area offers.

Walking the neighborhood with our dog was very relaxing as well so we really appreciated that she could come with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Herndon, Virginia
5

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
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Frederick
5

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
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Location

From the Owner

We'd rented this house for many years when the owners (Rob's mentor, Allen Ferguson and his wife Audrey) decided to sell it. The Ferguson's were early purchasers in the little waterfront community of Bay View Park and got the lot with the BEST VIEW. The serenity of watching sunset from the deck is something we wanted to keep -- and share with others.

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 Car: recommended

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.

Availability

Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $1200 to $1650 (off season) $1850 to $2550 per week in June. Peak summer rate is $2750 / 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. = $2750 / 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, linen rental services available.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Being able to have 2 vacations in one -- the bay side with bird watching and kayaking and the beach with body surfing and fun in the sand -- make this a unique vacation spot. The community of Bay View Park offers a quiet retreat even in the busy summer season.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • The master bath and lower baths have showers only. The main floor bath has a tub. All have been recently updated.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 ~ Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • 2 ~ "Tulip" Room/Guest Room - 1 double
  • 3 ~ "Twin" rooom - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 "Kid Bunk Room" - 1 double, 2 twin/ single, Bunk w?double below (folds up as sofa)+twin above
  • 5 ~ "Queen" Bedroom - 1 queen, A 2nd "Master" Bdrm w/sliding glass doors to lower deck.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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. 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, stereo-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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