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Bethany Beach is the type of place that’s perfect for beach house gatherings and getting into a coastal state of mind. This laid-back beach town has a fun boardwalk, shops, restaurants, and plenty of fresh ocean air to help you slow down the pace of life. To make your stay extra special, there are some excellent places to rent that are on the oceanfront, come with pool access, and are pet-friendly too.
Here are our top picks for vacation rentals in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
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This 1,650-square-foot rental cottage sleeps eight people and is half a block to the beach. The main street, Garfield Parkways, is just one street over from the house. It has four bedrooms and two baths in a space that was renovated in 2006. The kitchen has new appliances, there’s Wi-Fi throughout the house, and the outdoor space has a deck in the back yard and a screened porch in the front. The host does not provide linens, towels, or beach towels after Labor Day and until Memorial Day.
Here’s an adorable beach bungalow that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms for your group. It sleeps eight people and feels spacious inside because of the open floor plan. There’s a large wrap-around porch here to enjoy and an outdoor shower to rinse off after the beach. The bungalow is located in a community that has two shared pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a playground. It’s ideal for families and is about a mile from downtown and the beaches. Other features of the rental home are the kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and free parking.
With 400 square feet of space, groups of up to four can be comfortable in this one-bedroom, one-bath condo. It’s an oceanfront condo that’s been recently renovated and has a first-floor walkout to a private deck. Everything is within walking distance when you stay here, including restaurants, bars, farmers’ markets, mini-golf, and playgrounds. The condo has central air conditioning and heating for your comfort. Modern conveniences include Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a shared guest washer and dryer. Free parking is available in the private lot.
This rental home is less than a mile from the boardwalk and Bethany Beach, with additional local beaches nearby too. It is a family-friendly home with high-end finishes, a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a screened-in porch. There are shared amenities offered here as well, including a pool, kids’ pool, kayak launch, playground, and tennis courts. Family dogs are welcome to join you here. The host also provides four adult bikes with a bike trailer to use. Beach chairs, a beach umbrella, boogie boards, beach cart, and rolling cooler can be found here too. For little ones, there’s a pack-and-play, high chair, and booster seat. Parking is free for three vehicles here.
This oceanfront condo is at 307 Blue Surf, which is right on the beach and boardwalk. It was built in 2009 and is a one-level unit with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Eight people can comfortably stay here. You’ll be in a 13-unit condo and only have to share the pools with these units. There’s a deck off the living room and master bedroom to step outside and enjoy your coffee or cocktail. The condo owners allow guests to use their bikes and beach equipment.
Guests give this house rental excellent views, and it’s perfectly designed for two families vacationing together. The home is three houses from the beach and has five bedrooms and three baths. Ten to 12 people can comfortably sleep here, and it is pet-friendly too. The home comes with Wi-Fi, cable TV, beach chairs/towels/umbrella, two bikes, baby gate, high chair, and gas grill. It’s possible to walk to pretty much wherever you want to go when you stay here. Plan to stay here from Friday to Friday for a summer vacation filled with fun for the week.
With this oceanfront condo, you’ll have three bedrooms and two full baths, as well as views of the beach and ocean. The condo is only about 100 feet from the beach access point, which is really convenient. It comes with access to an outdoor pool, has a stocked kitchen, and has TVs in each bedroom. In the summertime, there’s a trolley from here to access the tennis courts, fitness complex, and indoor pool. Outside of the summer months, you’ll need to bring your own linens.
Large families and groups of two families can stay here and be within walking distance of the boardwalk, shopping, and restaurants. The home is right across the street from the beach and has views of the ocean. Pets are not allowed at this rental beach house. You’ll need to either bring your own sheets and towels or pay the local service to get them when you arrive. The home has a two-car garage that you can use. In total, up to 14 guests can stay here and use the five bedrooms, 11 beds, and 5.5 baths. The home also offers a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a TV with standard cable.
You can rent this two-bedroom townhome in the Sea Colony Resort and enjoy the perks of having 12 pools, a private beach, and tennis on site. The home sleeps six people and has two outdoor areas with pond views and an alfresco dining space. The resort also has fitness centers, fishing lakes, and a grilling area. Your rental includes Wi-Fi and an in-unit washer and dryer. Many people staying here visit Sea Colony Beach, which is just a five-minute drive away.
This vacation rental is less than a mile from the beach and is close to a trolley stop. It’s a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse that includes shared access to a community pool and tennis courts. The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You’re welcome to bring your dog along to this pet-friendly rental, but cats are not allowed. When you stay here, you’ll need to bring your own towels, linens, garbage bags, beach chairs, beach toys, and coolers. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the other bedroom has several double beds, bunk beds, and floor mattresses.
Ten people can stay in this rental home that’s a 10-minute walk to the beach. It’s a family-friendly townhouse with four bedrooms and three baths. The home also has an outdoor grill, outdoor shower, TVs, Wi-Fi, and laundry rooms. For families, there’s a pack-n-play and highchair you can use for little ones. This is a pet-friendly rental when you pay a nonrefundable fee. Also, make sure to use the host’s bikes, beach chairs, beach toys, and a beach cart to make your stay a convenient one.
For your trip to Bethany Beach, you can stay in this 1,600-square-foot house with three bedrooms and two baths. It has a new deck that overlooks a community pond. You’ll have ample parking here and be in a quiet community that’s great for families looking for a peaceful spot near the beach. Your stay here includes towels, linens, Wi-Fi, two TVs with cable, laundry machines, and kitchen appliances.
Here’s a pet-friendly vacation rental with a partially fenced yard and deck. The home sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms, five beds, and two baths. It also comes with modern kitchen appliances, a new A/C unit, and fresh paint. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other two bedrooms have two single beds each. From here, you can walk to the ocean, boardwalk, shops, and restaurants. Off-street parking is available in the driveway for three cars. Wi-Fi, TV with standard cable, and laundry machines are also provided by the Airbnb host.
For up to eight people, here’s a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse that you can rent in Bethany Beach. It’s a pet-friendly place to rent for a week during the summer for a vacation getaway. Your stay here includes a town parking pass. The trolley stop is across from the house, and it’s just a short bike ride to the beach. With this unique townhouse rental, you’ll have lots of natural light, a spacious living area, and a field in front of the development for kids and dogs to play. You can easily access the Assawoman Canal Trail from here.
You can rent this house on Vrbo and have three bedrooms, six beds, and three baths to yourself. It accommodates eight to nine people and has a dining room that looks out over the ocean. This home was renovated with new hardwood floors, window trim, and new coverings. It’s located in a community that gives you shared access to outdoor and indoor pools, two fitness centers, tennis courts, basketball courts, Jacuzzis, and even fitness classes. Guests also enjoy it here because of the beachfront deck, screened porch, easy parking, and Wi-Fi. Inquire with the host about bringing a pet.
Live your best vacation life at this fabulous, multi-million-dollar home in a private and gated North gated community called The Preserve. It has six bedrooms, seven baths, and two living room areas. This is the only community east of the highway with its own tennis court and pool. The large pool has a lifeguard and areas for kids and adults. The pool is just 20 yards from the house, so an easy walk. You’ll have awesome ocean views from the house and also enjoy the six expansive decks and tower room. The host has another house in this community to consider if this one is already booked for your travel dates.
Available to rent on Airbnb, here’s an eight-person beach retreat with some great shared amenities. When you’re here, you can use the community pool and gym for an access fee, as well as the tennis, sand volleyball, and shuffleboard courts. It’s fun to spend time at the outdoor patio area for meals and cookout on the gas grill. This is a pet-friendly rental if you inquire before booking. Monthly discounts are available for longer stays. All of the beaches are within a five-minute drive of this property.