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Sea Colony - Summer weeks still available!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 16, 2016
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Bright and spacious 1 bedroom with a huge deck. With a queens size bed in the bedroom and a queens size sofa bed (brand new in 2014) in the living room, this end unit, steps away from a swan pond, an outdoor pool and indoor/outdoor tennis courts, sleeps 4. Short walk (~5 min.) or bike ride to a 1/2 mile private guarded beach. Shuttle bus stop to the beach just around the corner. Shuttle bus goes around the Sea Colony resort every 3 min. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Marketplace at Sea Colony (3 minute walk) has 2 restaurants, a beauty shop, gift shops, beach goods store and bike rentals.

FREE wifi Internet access.

Need a bigger unit? We also have a 3 bedroom villa (vacationrentals property ID: 20726) available for rental. Email owner for details!

2.5 hours drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Perfect vacation destination for families with lots to do! Full calendar of summer events (Kiddie Kamp, bonfire on the beach, sandcastle contests, barbeques, dances, entertainment). See below for what previous guests have to say. Call or email owner for a free copy of Sea Colony 2012 Play Book which lists all summer activities (available in June).

Sea Colony is the premier family beach and tennis resort community, located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Guests have exclusive access to a half mile of guarded beach, 12 pools (2 indoors), 34 tennis courts (incl. 14 Har-Tru clay and 4 indoor courts), world class facilities and instructors, and a Fitness Center with an Olympic-size indoor pool and a variety of programs for every age. Year-round adult tennis clinics. Summer tennis clinics for kids. Year-round adult tennis clinics. Summer tennis clinics for kids. Sea Colony was given the Outstanding Facility of the Year Award by the United States Tennis Association and was also voted No. 13 in tennis camps, among the "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.," AND No. 3 for "The Budget Conscious" by the Tennis Magazine, by the Tennis Magazine, in 2012.

This beautifully landscaped community, with around-the-clock security, has biking and walking trails, playground and picnic areas, as well as trees and parks. Surrounded by wide open spaces on nearly all sides, there is a sense of peace and spaciousness. And yet the community is within walking distance to quaint shops and services and only minutes away from tax-free outlet shopping at nearby Rehoboth Beach. Golfers can spend days on the region's many

championship golf courses.

This is a no smoking/no pet condo. Pictures of the ocean (yes, the Atlantic Ocean, not the bay) and the swan pond below are NOT taken from this unit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

The unit was just about perfect for what we were looking for - great for two people. If we had more time than the weekend - we would have gladly booked for a longer period of time. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and in terms of furniture everything was fine, and the space was VERY clean; same goes for Sea Colony as a whole - excellent facilities and very courteous staff. The proximity to the beach and the pools was great - we took our bikes with us so it was even easier to get around - but even by foot it wasn't too long at all. If just the two of us decide to vacation in Bethany Beach again, we will definitely look to this space again as a place to stay.
May 2011
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10 Reviews

3.5
based on 10 traveler reviews

4

Good location, very attractive unit

  • 4 of 5

This condo was just right for two people, and would work for a couple with young children. Clean and comfortable - Conveniently located - the tram stops right at the corner, and there are many walking and biking opportunities - We enjoyed the deck, and spent a lot of time there - Drawbacks: No transportation into town, and also $40 each guest fee seemed a little much if the grandkids wanted to come over and visit us at the pool once or twice. But, all in all, a very nice vacation !

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. If you come again next year I'll pay for the grandparents' guest fee. I'm the owner and Grandparent-in-Waiting.
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5

Great condo for the money, affordable and nice.

  • 5 of 5

For what we paid, we were very happy to arrive and see a really nice little condo with nice surroundings. Room was clean, the clothes washer was a little hard to get to in the closet but it worked. We will definitely consider this place for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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What a DUMP

  • 1 of 5

I was appalled at how filthy this condo was! Granted, there are many amenities at Sea Colony; however, this rental needs a complete remodel! The bathroom, contrary to the cleaning service, was NOT cleaned...there was trash left on the floor. The shower curtain was moldy and the entire decor was dated. In the kitchen, the drawers were sticky and the utensils were not clean. I washed everything (pots, pans and silverware) before we ate off of them. The carpet was dirty, as well. I would say this rental has not been well-maintained. If you're looking to rent this, look elsewhere. I've rented 8 condos in the past 9 years that were far more clean and beautifully decorated than this place. Two thumbs WAY down.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Huge Disappointment!

  • 1 of 5

This was, by far, the most filthy, dingy, dirty and dank unit I've ever rented while vacationing in Bethany Beach!!! I was afraid to remove my flip flops for fear of a fungus! The chair in the living room was worn and sticky, the kitchen drawers and cupboards were dirty and sticky, the stove/oven was disgusting--foil under the burners that was stained and dirty! The bathroom was filthy! Although the cleaning service left a note that the unit was cleaned, it was NOT! There was trash in the bathroom and food under the pull-out sleeper sofa! Flies were a constant problem during our stay and I could not locate the area where they were entering. In conclusion, this unit needed renovated and upgraded. I felt as though I was back in the 80s with the hideous wallpaper and dated furnishings. A huge disappointment for the money!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, this is certainly not the kind of review any owner would like to receive. I have contacted the cleaning company to ensure that the issues raised by this renter are addressed. As an absentee owner, I rely on the cleaning service and my booking agent to handle any problems that arise during the summer rental season. The welcome package emailed to every renter specifically states that if there are any problems with the cleanliness of the unit to contact the cleaning service immediately and it will respond quickly. Obviously, this renter decided to stew over the situation for the entire week rather than nip the problem in the bud at the start of her vacation. As to her complaint about the décor, there are numerous photographs of the unit on the vacation rentals website. If she did not find the style to her liking no one forced her to complete the booking. Finally, her assessment that her experience involved "a huge disappointment for the money" requires a response. In comparing the rate I charge during the peak summer season with alternatives that provide the same amenities - walking distance to a fabulous private beach, 12 outdoor and indoor swimming pools, outdoor and indoor tennis, and a variety of activities for children and adults - it is clear the value provided to a small family is second to none.
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in Sea Colony, Bethany Beach which is family-oriented resort. The house is conveniently located near the beach and across from the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It's All There

  • 5 of 5

Why do I keep coming back to this unit? There are a couple reasons. First it is so well stocked that you immediately relax--cleaning supplies, trash bags, coffee filters, extra sheets and blankets, lots of cookware. Second, if you are tennis player, it is a 5 minute walk to the tennis center. If you have kids, the small swimming pool just outside your door step is a delight. A nicely decorated and comfortable condo that my wife and I just love.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've provided renters lots of additional amenities over the past few years - new appliances, a new sofa bed and a new HD wide screen TV, to name e few. And I shouldn't forget the new HVAC system and WIFI. The location is within easy walking distance of the beach and the indoor and outdoor tennis courts. We give repeat customers a discount on future rentals. For a couple's getaway or a family of four, you can't beat the value. Come join us for a first-class experience at an affordable price.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Tennis, swimming, golf, hiking, biking, miniature golf, fitness

center (sauna, hot tub, etc.), kids' camp, fishing, go-cart, water

park, outlet mall shopping.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,020
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Sea Colony Recreation fee $12 (1/1-5/8 and 9/12-12/31), $17 (5/9-6/12 and 8/29-9/11) OR $40 (6/13 -8/28) per person (age 4 and above) must be paid directly to Sea Colony Recreation Office upon arrival. Once paid, you will be given guest badges that will entitle you to use ALL resort amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, hot tub, sauna, and guarded private beach

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Jul 16, 2016
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • - deck furniture - Queen size sleeper sofa (brand new in 2014) - dishwasher - Refrigerator - Washer/dryer - Microwave - Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, & silverware, coffeemaker, blender, & toaster - FREE wifi Internet access - Telephone (long distance calls charged to calling or credit card) - Central A/C & heat - ceiling fan - HDTV - indoor and outdoor pools No smoking/no pets. Please bring own linens and towels.

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