House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps
This house has been in our family since 1999 when Jane's parent's purchased it to use as a rental property. Although from the Hudson Valley of New York the family has vacationed on the Delmarva Peninsula for years. Because of our longstanding interest in the area Jane's in-laws started renting properties here too, and now a contingent of over twenty cousins, siblings and other family and friends convene once a year. One sister-in-law has had Pasta Night followed by board games and cards games at her nearby rental for over 25 years. And trivia night, Mexican night and more continue to be family traditions for us all. The house is our center of fun and we welcome and encourage others to use it similarly to strengthen the bonds of family. My two rules for this house are that I must go to the beach every day, and I must play the piano every day.
Owner purchased this House in 1999
Why Owner chose South Bethany Harbor
This house is so comfortable to be in with its breezy atmosphere and multiple porches. There is a nook for everyone to enjoy. It is a great house for families and for kids.
What makes this House unique
The canal is tough to beat with the opportunities for crabbing, fishing and launching of a small craft. It is a pleasure to simply sit out there and read a book. The screen-in porch gets the most attention it seems since it overlooks the canal and draws folks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, reading, games, crafts, you name it. It is a lovely spot to sit. That porch swing downstairs is pretty terrific also. And besides the pleasure of the bay and the quiet community we can just as easily walk to the ocean and enjoy the thrill of the beach and the water. We get the best of both worlds at this house.
Children allowed - wide variety of books, games, puzzles, sands toyswide variety of books, games, puzzles, sands toys
No parties/events - contact us for specific requestscontact us for specific requests
No smoking - Smoking not allowed anywhere on the propertySmoking not allowed anywhere on the property
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for a getaway
This property has everything you need. The kitchen was well equipped. Communication with the owner was excellent. My husband loved being able to do some crabbing and fishing right in the backyard. We would definitely rent this property again.
We were glad to have you stay at Canal House. We too appreciate the dock and back and how it offers us a multitude of activities and fun outings. Come again any time.
Great family time
Three generations of my wife’s family were there. Great time was had by all. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a beach vacation
Thank you for your comments here. Yes, this house is so accomodating for multiple families and many generations. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and we welcome you back again.
A beautiful retreat, right near the beach!
Our family of 11 had the pleasure of staying at the Canal House last week. The house is very large and is the perfect setup for larger family groups. As other reviewers have mentioned, yes, some of the decor and furnishings are dated, but the pictures do not really do it justice. The home looks better in person! We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and having the shaded patio and porch after days in the sun was very welcome. The canal out back is a great plus and we caught crabs off and on all week. The house is well equipped. Things are spread about the house but if we looked a little, we found everything we could possibly need. Plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, etc for use in the garage was very handy. We mostly drove the short drive to the beach but walked a few times. The nearby beach access is convenient and was rarely crowded. Great shower out front, VERY handy! All in all, this is a very nice property which feels very “homey” very soon after you get there. We would definitely return to Canal House!
Perfect! So glad the shower was a hit. We have to agree about the shady lot - such a great break after the beach, to come back to a cool leafy backyard. Come again!
Great family vacation house
Great non-fussy cabin style vacation home with lots of space to spread out, several relaxing outdoor seating areas, canal front, quiet neighborhood, well stocked kitchen with lots of beach gear provided. Very convenient outdoor shower. Nice bike riding area. Close to Dollar General and open air produce market. About 15 minute walk to family friendly south Bethany beach, quick bike ride. Beach parking pass provided. Very responsive property manager and owner. Can kayak from the house to see the sunset over the bay! Nice place for extended family getaway.
South Bethany Aug. 2019
We often stay at this property and enjoy the location on the canal and quiet tucked away neighborhood. We'll be back.
Thank you for your note! We think the local gives us great access to both the beach and the bay and really offers a quiet escape from everything.
Plenty of room. Home can use some updating; could have been cleaner as well. Nice location. Enjoyed the dock. Family had a nice time.
Beach, swimming, biking, boating, jogging, crabbing.
0.4 mile walk to beach
1 mile walk, drive or bike ride to the heart of Bethany Beach with
boardwalk, bandstand, restaurants,
mini golf, and many other amenities
Bethany Beach trolley serving the greater town area is available
within a 0.5 mile walk
(Memorial Day to mid September, see townofbethanybeach website
Resort Transit bus service operates late-May through mid-September along Rt 1 from Rehoboth to Ocean City for $1; bus stop at Rt 1 and Evergreen Rd, .3 mi from house
Rehoboth Beach outlet shopping (Tanger Outlets) is a 20 minute drive
to the north
Ocean City, Maryland, is a 20 minute drive to the south