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Bethany Beach - Family house overlooking 90 acre Salt Pond


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
Family House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 12

Our Family House is usually rented by repeat renters each year. Rentals are only from mid-May 2015 until end September 2015 (October is negotiable). Only week-long rentals (Sat-Sat).

Our family vacation house is a big house with three levels, five bedrooms and sleeps 12 people comfortably. Three full baths (one with bath-sized hot tub), two living-rooms, outdoor shower, 3 open decks, one enclosed porch, children's play room with puppet theater, full modern kitchen, washer, dryer, 3 TVs, DVD and Video, Sat dish, etc. Tastefully decorated -- and not your usual beach rental decor! Ideal for a family with children or for two or more families to share.

You can see the sun rise from the 2 living-rooms and 2 decks with a 180 degree view over a beautiful 90-acre salt pond, and from two bedrooms through the floor-to-ceiling windows looking eastward over the pond which is often teeming with wild-life including herons, ospreys, crabs, geese, ducks, migratory birds, etc.; pond is ideal for canoes, kayaks, row boats, wind-surfing, and swimming from our private dock. The beautiful ocean beach is in easy bicycling or driving distance but too far to walk with beach gear for most people. It is about 1 mile as the crow flies and 5 minutes by car to north end of Bethany Beach board-walk. We have one ocean kayak for two people and another for one person; two paddle boards, also a large metal canoe: no extra charge but special conditions apply for people wanting to use the kayaks/canoe/paddle boards. For a small additional fee paid directly to the Salt Pond Association, renters can participate in the Salt Pond country club facilities are in easy walking distance (10-15 minutes walking) with swimming pools with life guard, tennis courts, volleyball court, half basketball court, exercise room.

No smoking, no pets, no loud partying. No loud music outside. No beach weeks, no teenage groups, no groups of young adults in their 20s unless known to owner. This is a family home and we treasure it.

Off street parking for up to 5 vehicles.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

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Speaks: english, german

5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Quiet and convenient location with room for all

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed at the Posner's Salt Pond house several years running. With a couple of air mattresses, our large group has averaged 13 people. The kids, especially, spend a lot of time on and around the dock crabbing, and making use of the various watercraft. The windows and decks all afford great views of the Salt Pond and its ospreys, herons, egrets, geese, etc.! The kitchen is big and well stocked and the dining room table is large! The beach is handy as is the G&E grocery store. The "help yourself" signs in the house are representative of the welcoming nature of the owners. The Posner's are easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Great House

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 4 - 11) absolutely loved this house. The house is well equipped with 5 bedrooms, 3 decks, screened in porch, hammocks, playroom for the kids, ping pong table, games and puzzles. The views provided by the Salt Pond were amazing. The kids really enjoyed the boats and crabbing down at the dock. The community is great for walking and biking. The beach and shopping were only minutes away also.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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12 Years in a Terrific House

  • 5 of 5

We love this property. The house is lovely and offers lots of private spaces for an extended family or a couple of families to vacation together. I especially like having the kitchen/dining room/living room and master bed/bath all on the top (3rd) floor with huge windows all around and great views of the Salt Pond. The large screened porch with its comfortable seating and nice breezes is one of my favorite places.

There are also three decks -- one on the third floor (great spot in the evenings), a covered deck on the second floor, and a ground floor deck alongside the gardens. The gardens! The professional landscaping is gorgeous with weeping willows, a fig tree, crepe myrtles, and many flowers and grasses and ground cover. There are several seating areas in the garden, which also offers privacy to talk in small groups or be alone to read.

There's ample parking for 4 or 5 cars and the Salt Pond community is a great place to walk or bike or exercise/swim at the club house. It's only a few minutes to the boardwalk and beach in one direction or to a good farmer's market and Giant Food store in the other.

We vacation with others who like to cook and this house has a great design for working together in the kitchen. Spacious and efficient. Besides the top floor living room, there is another beautiful living room area on the 2nd floor, along with three bedrooms and a very large bath. The ground floor "garden room" with bathroom has the added privacy of a deck with its own view of the Salt Pond.

We do not have small children in our group, but we have had children visiting in the past, and there's a fun room just for the kids with puppet theatre and a variety of toys.

We've been going to Bethany Beach for many years and I can't think of a better place for a family to stay. The location right on the water is special and, after a day in the sun at the beach, it's a perfect place to relax. The evenings are so quiet -- except for the night birds and a ripple now and again on the Pond.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Salt Pond Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 5 children have throughly enjoyed our vacations at this house the past two years. It is very spacious; plenty of room for everyone to gather but lots of spaces for quiet reading time too! The house is clean and the kitchen is well stocked. The location is perfect. Nothing like having your morning coffee on the deck watching the birds in the sunrise, including a couple of bald eagles. The kids loved crabbing on the pier and we all enjoyed the paddleboards, kayaks, and canoe. The house was also stocked with beach toys, chairs etc for our daily trips to to the beach. Bethany Beach is just a mile or so away. It is a nice little beach town. Rehobeth Beach is a little further and busier. The Salt Pond community is very walkable and safe for the kids to ride their bikes. In the evening we encountered deer grazing on the lawns. The community does have a pool, tennis court and playground, but we never got around to using those facilities.

The owner was easy to work with and responsive when we had questions.

Great place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great outdoor features!

  • 4 of 5

This house fit our needs very well. Two families - 5 kids. Not everyone in our group loves the beach so there were days when some of us stayed at the house. Access to the Salt Pond is one of the best features of this property. Kids and dads did lots of fishing, crabbing, kayaking & canoeing. We biked most evenings around the neighborhood - a flat 1.8 mile loop. The guys golfed and played ping pong. There was no hot tub as listed unless I missed it. Getting to Bethany beach takes about 10 minutes. We also went to the inlet, Fenwick, Ocean City and Rehobeth.

The interior is a bit dated. Kitchen could use a good cleaning and it would have been nice to have more space available for our dry foods in the pantry. The TVs are older and channel selection was not up to everyone's standards (no HGTV or Foodnetwork!). There are 3 bathrooms in the house - one per floor. Not a true master bedroom with attached bath though. And the adults staying on the 2nd floor had to share a bath with all 5 kids. Most comfortable part of the house were the decks and porch. That said, I would stay here again purely for the pleasure of the view and outdoor features. Owner was very easy to communicate with as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hot tub in this house is a two-person size jacuzzi bath in the master bathroom with hot water jets and a sun lamp. The bathroom on the third floor serves the whole third floor- i.e. master bedroom and also serves people using the kitchen, dining area, living room, porch, and deck with the BarBQ. The third full bath serves the "garden level" bedroom and related areas. For 2013, we have new TV, new DVD player, improved internet, and have made more space in the walk-in pantry. All corners in the kitchen have been thoroughly cleaned and touched up.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Salt Pond Nearest Motorway : Route 1 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Bethany Beach at 1 Miles

The beautiful ocean beach at Bethany Beach and town is the top attraction, although the Salt Pond community facilities are in competition for top activities during summer months. The Salt Pond community offers country club facilities like a big outdoor pool with kiddie pool and life guard (in summer), tennis courts, volleyball court, a half basketball court, an exercise room, etc.; there are additional charges by SPHA for use of these community recreation facilities. Golf: the community also hosts a good par 61 public golf course. The community and setting is perfect for kids and adults on roller-blades, bicycles, scooters, skate-boards, jogging, walking, etc.- i.e. flat, smooth, and low traffic. Our two ocean kayaks are available as are our crab traps.

A Harris Teeters high-end food store in walking distance inside the Salt Pond Community.

Magic shows at Dickens Parlor Theater, in Ocean View, have family friendly shows and a restaurant.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-peak season
Oct 25 2016 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off-peak Season 2017
Sep 10 2017 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rentals only. Saturday - Saturday only.
Discounts for returning loyal customers and/or for renting consecutive weeks. Professional cleaning after rental is included. No extra charge for use of kayaks, canoe, paddle boards, crab traps.
Renters are responsible for renting/ordering linens and towels.
If desired, renters are entitled to use Salt Pond Community facilities for an additional fee; fees are paid directly to the Salt Pond Community by renters upon proof of a valid rental agreement and not included in rental price.

Payment schedule:
* Payment 1: There will be an initial payment of $500, due upon signing of the lease to
secure the week of rental.
* Payment 2: 50% of the total (e.g. $1775) will be due by January 10, 2017
* Payment 3: The balance of the rent plus the security deposit (e.g. $1275+$500 = $1775) must be actually received by us not later than 60 days before occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Available are: a propane Bar-B-Q, 3 TVs, (inc new 37' , older 32' and a smaller TV) DVD & Blu-Ray player, video player, high speed internet access with wireless modem router, 2 new hammocks, a ping pong table, lots of books, games, puzzles and even a puppet theater in the special Children's playroom. There is a beautiful garden, professionally designed by Mrs. Corinna Posner, of European Garden Design. The indoor hot tub is comfortable for two people in the master bathroom on the third floor with hot jets. Two large hammocks are available for use on the second floor deck. Tastefully furnished and well equipped. Not your typical beach house decor! Professional cleaning at end of rental period included in rental cost.

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