Family House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 12
Stephanie or Corinna Posner
- english, german
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
12 Years in a Terrific House
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.
A Great House
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.
Quiet and convenient location with room for all
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.
Great Salt Pond Rental!
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!
Great outdoor features!
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.
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.
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.