Bethany Beach Hotels

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Private Rental: Condo on the Beach

We almost always rent a condo or house for a week at the beach. This is a much more cost effective way to do it than staying in a motel or hotel because you have your own cooking facilities. You may not be right on the beach like you would be at a hotel in Ocean City, but it is still close enough for a relaxing vacation.

There are enough different units to cater to almost any family group.

You will get a better choice if you reserve early - ideally before Xmas of the same year.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written July 11, 2006

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Rental House: Home at the Beach

The low cost and relaxed way to stay at Bethany Beach is to rent a house for the week. One of my daughters does this every year. This way you can have breakfast at home, and pack a lunch for the beach. The house usually is in a development with a pool, if you don't want to swim in the ocean, and you also get a paking pass so you can park near the beach with all your beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, lunch, coolers, sand toys and boogie boards.

Typically a house runs between $800 and $1500/week, and the cost per person would depend on how many people you bring with you, when you go, and how big a house you get. A house renting for $1500/week if you bring 8 people would be about $25/person.

Sometimes she invites various other family members to stay - she has had her mother-in-law, me, her two sisters and their children, and friends of her teenage children. The only problem is figuring out how many she needs to cater for, so that she can get a big enough house but doesn't have to pay for more room than she needs. Usually she makes the reservation for the following year before she leaves.

The first two pictures were taken in a year where she invited her sister and BIL and baby, a friend of her teen age daughter and me. We had four bedrooms and the house had a washer and dryer and a dishwasher. When she does that, her sister and I share in the cost. This year she is staying at a condo with just her youngest child and her husband.

A house at Bethany West might have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and the description of one of these houses says:

This property has 2 decks, one in the front of the house and one in the back. There is also a large bright and cozy sunroom to enjoy your morning coffee or sit back and relax at the end of your day. 2 Bedrooms and 1 bath are located on each side of the house which is nice for two families vacationing together! $800.00 - $995.00 for the week.

The last three pictures are of a house similar to one that they stayed in, from the website of the rental agency I think we might even have stayed in this actual house

Things that you might want which are typical and which this particular house has

BBQ : Charcoal
Dishwasher : Yes
DVD : Yes
Microwave : Yes
Outside Shower : Yes
Pets : No
Pool : Yes
Porch : enclosed porch
Television - 4
VCR - Yes

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written July 3, 2006
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SIL, grandson and friend of granddaughters

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Beach & Golf Rental Homes: Sea Colony- Seacoast Realty

Seacoast rents privately owned condos and homes, including Sea Colony. You can view the homes\condos online or in person and make a reservation for the one that is best for your needs. There is a check-in and check-out time, just like a hotel. The homes are cleaned between guests. You do need to bring or rent your own LINENS, TOWELS, and paper products. Sea Colony has hundreds of Oceanfront condos, and hundreds of condos and villas that are only a few blocks to the beach. There are indoor and outdoor pools, lots of tennis courts, even indoor courts, activities for kids, shuttles to get to the beach, and restaurants and shops in walking distance at "the Marketplace"
The oceanfront condos are 1-3 bedrooms. There is one penthouse unit that is double size.
There are also single family homes from 3-6 bedrooms.

Sea Colony is a wonderful beach resort, but is also well know as a tennis community. It is best for families or tennis players... Bring kids, because they will have a blast. Between playing in the fountain at the Marketplace to Sandcastle building contests, treasure hunts on the beach... they will love it!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written December 31, 2005
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One of the 7 oceanfront condo buildings

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Addy Sea B&B: When you can afford the very best...

The view, the location, the breakfast, wow. You will not leave dissapointed from the Addy Sea.
**ADULTS ONLY:-)

AIR-CONDITIONED
FREE PARKING
FREE BEACH CHAIRS
PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWERS
BEACH TOWELS
FULL GOURMET BREAKFAST
BOX LUNCHES (MINIMAL CHARGE) AFTERNOON TEA, LEMONADE & FRESH BAKED GOODIES
WINE & CHEESE GATHERING (SAT AFTERNOONS)
ICE COLD BOTTLED WATER & SODA

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written March 4, 2005
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Blue Surf Motel (inside): This room had two exit doors, one to balcony.

This room had two lounge chairs, two huge beds, tv, desk , table, fridge, stove, sink. Enough room dance if you wanted to. The decor is very 1965 retro, but I go for the BEACH!! This was the nicest room oceanfront for the least money we have ever had!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Seniors, Family Travel
  • Written March 3, 2005
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The Blue Surf Motel (Inside Room): This room is huge!

The rooms are so clean and the owner/managers are the nicest people ever.
This place books up quick so jump on it if you want to stay here.

No pool, but you are at the beach!! You don't need it!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Family Travel
  • Written March 3, 2005
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Blue Surf Motel: We love the Blue Surf Motel!

Huge room, huge full kitchen, table and chairs. Bathroom is roomy. Balcony with rocking chairs and ocean views. This is the only place I stay.
Balcony from each room, Telephone and Color CATV in each room
All rooms have kitchens except those in Annex which have mini-kitchens.
Two queen beds in each room except West Side, which has one king-size bed
Daily maid service except for dishes
Bathhouse facility available for use prior to check-in and after check-out

Sorry, NO PETS -- boarding kennels are available nearby.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Check-In 2 p.m. -- Check-Out 11 a.m.
Rates listed are for 1 or 2 persons.
No charge for children 6 years old & younger.
Rate for each extra person is $10 per person per day.
Discount of $8 per night for stays of 7 or more consecutive nights.

You have to mail them a check to book your room and they fill up fast. Family owned and operated. No credit cards.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written March 3, 2005
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