About this listing
This is a townhouse-style home in Bethany Beach, walking distance from the beach (just under a mile). The immediate vicinity is a nice area with many restaurants and other shops/stores. It is set in a private, cozy 8-unit condo development.
This is a townhouse-style home in Bethany Beach, walking distance from the beach (just under a mile). The immediate vicinity is a nice area with many restaurants and other shops/stores. This private, cozy condo development has 8 units with a central courtyard. The parking lot is directly off Rte 26. Ours is an end unit with one adjacent unit. Our neighbors are very friendly! You can stay closer to the beach but it can cost you thousands $$ more for a week-long stay - this place is the best of both worlds.
One block remaining - Aug 26-30: a 4 night stay, $250/nite
NO PETS allowed, of any type or size, no exceptions. Non-compliance = eviction with no refund. Please think twice before you before you book.
Recent upgrades include.... new king bed in master bedroom; new 43' flatscreen HDTV, Blu-ray disc player w/ wifi streaming, laminate hardwood flooring in kitchen/living room, new carpeting in all bedrooms, and keyless front door entry.
There are 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom suite takes up the entire 2nd level, has a private bathroom, TV w/ cable & DVD player, and opens onto 2nd level deck overlooking courtyard, shaded by an oak tree. Master has ample floor space and spare air mattress if needed. Each of the 2 bedrooms on the first floor have trundle bunks (full size on bottom / single on top), each has sliding glass door to back deckway leading to grill area and private outdoor shower. Shared 1st floor bathroom. Total bed capacity = 8 persons. Can accommodate a couple more using couch (NOT a pullout/sleeper) & air mattress (provided), if need be.
The first floor has living room with TV (cable & Blu-ray DVD player) fireplace (wood not provided), kitchen, counter w/ bar stools, dining area/table, washer/dryer. There is an outdoor shower and charcoal grill (charcoal not provided). WiFi access is included.
Kitchen is fully outfitted with appliances, pots, pans, utensils, and coffee maker. New cutlery in the last year. Also equipped with a small bag of beach toys, beach chairs, deck chairs/tables, some board games, some sporting equipment, kids toys, infant swing chair, and a portable pack'n play baby crib. Our family uses this several times / year, you are welcome to use what we have, all we ask is you take care of things and kindly replace anything if lost or broken while in use, or at least notify us.
There are several convenient stores/shops in the immediate area (~200 yards) - Grotto's, Playland arcade, Wawa, Rita's (ice cream), Capriotti's subs, liquor store, tobacco/cigar shoppe, Bike/outdoor store, manicure place, chinese takeout, deli-style restaurant, Di Febo's Italian Restaurant, and "Off the Hook" (#1 rated restaurant in BB). Nature center/trail & small playground across street. There is a trolley stop 100 yds away, a great way to get to/from the beach or downtown Bethany. Parking pass is included for free beach area parking (please remember to replace upon checkout).
Summer / Peak Season (approx June 20 thru Labor Day) are weekly rentals only, Saturday to Saturday.
Renters must be at least 25 years of age. Sorry no "Beach Week" high school / college groups. NO PETS, NO SMOKING - NO EXCEPTIONS. Non-compliance will result in immediate eviction with no refund, plus special cleaning costs. Sorry, no pets, smoking, or underage groups at any time.
Renters must be at least 25 years of age. Sorry no "Beach Week" high school / college groups. NO PETS, NO SMOKING - NO EXCEPTIONS. Non-compliance will result in immediate eviction with no refund. Sorry, no pets, smoking, or underage groups at any time.
Guests must bring own linens and towels.
We make every attempt to supply paper towels/toilet paper/tissues, as well as hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets.
NO PARTIES or large groups beyond occupancy limit (10). Bethany Oaks is a quiet area at night, please respect our neighbors.
This is a great value for a comfortable home about a mile from the beach.
We had a great stay at Mike & Lexie's house. The home was comfy, clean, and well-equipped for our week-long stay. The beach gear (umbrella, chairs, toys) was great to have, and we also appreciated that the kitchen was fully equipped with really everything that you could need for cooking.
We drove down to the beach twice each day, once at around 9am and again at about 3:30pm, and never had much trouble finding good parking with the parking pass, even during one of the busiest weeks of the year (in mid-August). It would also be an ideal location for biking to the beach, and it certainly can be walked (in about 20 minutes).
We had a great stay at Mike & Lexie's. The set up was perfect for our teenage kids with a comfortable bedroom for each on the ground floor and large, comfortable master quite upstairs. We rented bikes and easily biked back and forth to the beach/boardwalk. We had a great dinner on the deck of Harpoon Hanna's based on the restaurant suggestions provided. All in all a memorable and very comfortable stay. We hope to come back next year!
Alles war bestens, leider haben die vormieter den abfall vor der tür abgestellt. Schade das es solche leute gibt. Mike hat uns super informiert vor der anreise.
Awesome 5 days spent down at Mike and Lexies place. Everything was geared to assuring us a stress free, fun vacation. Place was fully equipped and in a great location ! Bethany is a perfect family friendly gem of a beach town. I would highly recommend the experience.
The house was clean and had every accommodation we could ask for. Terrific location with easy access to the beach. Mike was extremely pleasant, and the guest information was very helpful. The perfect root for s Bethany vacation. I wouldn't hesitate to book this house again.
The Harloff's beach house met our needs perfectly. While we drove to downtown Bethany and the beach, the house is close enough to both downtown and the beach to walk or ride a bike. However, I would recommend driving and using the parking pass provided by the Harloff's if you are taking anything with you to the beach other than a backpack or medium-sized beach bag. The house is also very close to Highway 1, which is convenient if you want to make a day trip to Rehoboth or Ocean City or when going out to any one of the many restaurants (and bars) along Highway 1.
The house itself was very clean, well-appointed, and spacious. We had more than enough space for three adults and one child. The Harloff's are well-organized owners and have prepared a very helpful binder of information that is useful even if you are already familiar with the area.
If you are dead set on accommodations that are on or directly adjacent to the beach, this is probably not the place for you. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend staying at the Harloff's beach house. We had a great experience and were very happy with the beach house.
This was the perfect house for a weekend getaway to the beach! We found everything we needed - chairs, games, grill - and we had plenty of space.
About the Host, Mike & Lexie
My wife & I live in Northern VA with 2 kids, we love going to the beach house in Bethany Beach, DE, as often as we can get there! The kids love it and so do we, there's no better way to get away from it all. I'm originally from Buffalo, NY, wife is from Wilmington, DE.
When we go to the beach, things we love to do are....
- Hit the beach! ...and of course, the hard-earned 4pm happy hour afterwards
- Sit out on the deck at night, play cards or trivial pursuit with a group
- Day trip to Rehoboth for Playland (kids) and a nice dinner out
- Day trip to Ocean City for mini-golf, go-karts, and seafood
- Cook up a feast at home one night - seafood, steaks, wine....throw a movie in for the kids
- Mondays - family movie night on the beach! (See pic in our "photos")
- Golf. A few courses in Bethany, many in Ocean City, some in Rehoboth
Bethany Beach is a special place for our family, our kids one day will look back on some great times there growing up. We wish the Bethany experience on anyone and hope you find it as great a place as we do!