In these modern days of booming tourism, rowdy crowds, long queues, and a commercial atmosphere can be, unfortunately, common in popular beach destinations. If you’d love to vacation in somewhere smaller, friendlier, and more serene, why not check out Delaware’s Bethany Beach?
A lesser-known gem along the Atlantic coast, Bethany Beach is a quiet coastal town. About 1,000 residents call the place home, though this number is known to skyrocket to about 15,000 during the summer months. Still, that’s a far call from the tourist populations of many other beach destinations, some of which can number up to a few million people.
Ready to plan your stay to the blissful Bethany Beach? Here are seven of the town’s best HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals.
Anyone headed for a beach destination will generally search for an ideal waterfront residence for their stay. If you’re looking for such a place, fit for the whole family and your canine friends, consider this lovely beach cottage in South Bethany Harbor! A marine charm accentuates this home full of decor, from the lighthouses on the windowsill to the china plates bordering the ceilings. Lounge on the plush couches as you gaze out the window, which offers a view of the harbor by day. Enjoy some outdoor family fun in this grassy side yard. Play catch with the children or your pets on the lawn, or settle down for an engaging conversation beneath the shade of the garden parasol. After a hectic day with the family, retreat to this oceanic vaction oasis and fall into a well-deserved slumber.
Waterfront, pet friendly, beach Cottage!
Area: Brandywine Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, USA
Price: from 257 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Searching for a more private, exclusive vacation rental? This HomeAway sits by the freshwater body of White Creek and comes with its own private pier. Embark on a kayaking adventure into Indian River Bay, or take a 10-minute drive to Bethany Beach for the salty sea air. Bask in the light streaming in through your windows as you sit in this sunny living room. If you happen to have a kayak or a boat, take them out for a spin from the private pier. Alternatively, enjoy this aquatic views from the comfort of this hot tub! It’s a perfect way to relax and unwind. By night, curl up in the comfort of this parquet-floored bedroom, complete with a fern for fresh air and a double bed for sweet dreams.
Area: White Creek, Delaware 19970, USA
Price: from 286 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Looking to splurge on a more extravagant accommodation? This former model home should do the trick! Located in the gated community of Bayside at Bethany Lakes (one of the area’s most desirable!), this HomeAway is just a 10-minute drive from the beach and within walking distance of multiple amenities. Park up to two cars in this spacious garage, also used to house bicycles, beach toys, and a barbecue grill, all for your own use! Decorated by the area’s top interior design company, this living room exudes a pastel plushness, complete with a fireplace to make this home a residence for all seasons. With a high window from the kitchen opening into this space, you can engage in conversation even while you’re cooking! You’re going to love freshening up in this bathroom after the day is over! Seek some R&R in the bathtub, and never worry about waiting your turn to brush your teeth with these double sinks. Choose from four snug, pastel-hued bedrooms to sleep in once night falls. If stairs are an issue, rest in the king-sized bed of this aquatic-coloured first-floor bedroom. Another commodious king-sized bedroom awaits you on the second floor. Rest beneath the whir of the ceiling fan, or step out for some fresh air on the balcony. If the other bedrooms are taken, find repose in the double bed of this smaller, sandy-coloured bedroom. If your kids can’t get enough of the beach, tuck them into bed in this exquisite seashore-themed room!
Former Model Home in Bayside at Bethany Lakes
Area: North Mill Lane, Ocean View, DE 19970, USA
Price: from 485 USD
Number of Guests: 10
Located along the suburban Hollywood Street, this bucolic residence is just one street over from the town’s main street of Garfield Parkway. Tread the concrete path to the wood front of this cabin, surrounded by the flora of a thriving garden. With green grass and crepe myrtles, expect to enjoy the strong ocean breeze from the yard as well. The first of two living spaces in this home comes in the form of this screened-in porch. Enclosed in wood and wide windows, absorb a sylvan charm as you rest in the soothing atmosphere with a cup of tea. The woodland vibe extends to the bathroom, a warm atmosphere in which you can take a shower or get some laundry done. An Atlantic atmosphere awaits you in the house’s master bedroom. Rest in a king-sized bed beneath the pristine, sloped walls. If the kids are averse to the thought of sharing a bed, let them sleep in the two single beds of this cute bedroom instead!
In Town, an Original Beach Style Cottage
Area: Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, USA
Price: from 486 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Looking to spend a special summer holiday with the entire extended family as well as your animal friends? Accommodation for all shouldn’t be a worry in this vacation rental, prodigious in both size and reputation! Nicknamed the ‘Purple House’ among residents of Bethany Beach, you’ll be staying in an icon of the area if you choose this mansion. Admire this soaring yet intricate home from the comfort of the comfortable living room, just one of two such spaces within the residence. Gather the family for a sumptuous feast in the rainbow hues of the dining area. Vibrant walls and lights surround an even more vibrant table, modelled after a surfboard for a touch of the beach. Choose from a variety of beautiful bedrooms to bunk in during your stay in this mansion. With a range of bed sizes in each room, there should be more than enough space for everyone! If you’re travelling with the kids, let them sleep in an adventurous atmosphere with the bunk beds of this bedroom.
The iconic 'Purple House' 30 yds from beach
Area: South Atlantic Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, USA
Price: from 1,430 USD
Number of Guests: 19
Fans of the water will find few better properties than this three-bedroom condo, which sits right on the boardwalk and seafront just metres from the sands and enjoys access to a communal pool. Capable of sleeping up to eight people it is perfect for families. It boasts two off-street car parking spots, so those using their own transport to get about will be well catered for. And, speaking of catering, the full kitchen will come in useful for family meal times, while the property’s position in central Bethany Beach means those who prefer to eat out are also in luck. Amenities include air conditioning and internet access, while those looking to enjoy the open air from the property will love the outside balcony/deck area.
3BR / 3BA OCEANFRONT Condo on the Bethany Boardwalk with a POOL
Price: from 305 USD
Number of Guests: 8
This luxury house features no fewer than five bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 people at a push - making it a great option for large families. Its position within a gated community with private beach means it also enjoys the best of both worlds - a peaceful setting complete with its own beach lifeguards, but one which is also just a short walk from the vibrant and bustling boardwalk and its mix of shops and eateries. The house features a couple of outdoor decking areas - including a larger one with gas barbecue and plenty of seating in which to unwind with family. Amenities include everything from full kitchen, internet access and air conditioning, to a library and a hot tub, There’s also private garage parking, for ease of access by road.
Ocean Block Home Gated North Bethany Community with Private Beach
Price: from 995 USD
Number of Guests: 12
Have a blast at Bethany Beach!
From beaches and boating to blooms, everything you need for your best beach getaway is right here at Bethany Beach. Get ready to soak up the sun of this blithe Atlantic town, and kick off your visit by booking one of these beautiful HomeAway vacation rentals for a fabulous stay.
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