117 Fourth Street Bethany

Spacious 5 bedroom, Pet Friendly Home One Block to the Ocean in Bethany with FREE ACTIVITIES

5 BR
4 Baths
Sleeps 12


**Our cleaning processes have been upgraded to include all common touch points and the use of hydrogen peroxide based, CDC approved cleaning products.

We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day including golf, paddle sports, water park, ice cream, ices, wine tasting, yoga and bike rentals. Huge daily value! Create exciting memories, have more fun, and truly experience your destination!

Up to 12 people can enjoy the stunning views from the roof top deck on this 5 BR 4 BA, pet friendly home just one block from the ocean in Bethany Beach on 4th St. Recently refreshed, the home is spacious and well outfitted for a large family or group of friends to enjoy a full or part week at the ocean. Pick up the boardwalk and stroll just 4 blocks to downtown Bethany where you can enjoy all the restaurants, shopping and family friendly environment. The minimum age to book this property is 25.

Included with your booking are 8 different activity passes EVERY DAY within 30 minutes of most homes. You receive one pass per activity per home, per day including:

Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View 18 holes!

Cape May to Lewes Ferry (round trip)

Fenwick Island Fun Splash Mountain (kids)

Kayak from Beach Bum Rentals

Rehoboth Cycle Sports Beach Cruiser

Nassau Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting in Frankford.

Rita’s Italian Ice in Millville

Lighthouse Mini Golf in Millville.

The daily value of these in season is $234 and $107 off season. You receive instructions after you book.

Pets require an additional fee of $200 per week per dog or $100 per weekend. Please request approval based on your pet's type and breed. The fee will be added to your balance after you pay your initial deposit.

Please bring your own linens, towels, spices, oils, paper and plastic goods, i.e. paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, garbage bags, salt, pepper and oils. The kitchen is well equipped with all necessary appliances, dishes, glass and silverware as well as serving dishes, etc. We recommend Gale Force Rentals in Ocean View if you'd like to rent linens and towels. They deliver and pick up.

This casual, comfortable home is located in Bethany Beach 1 block from the Atlantic Ocean and the guarded beach. It features a long list of amenities including a roof top deck with a great view, 2 Satellite TVs with Dish Network 200 channels plus 10 Showtime & 8 HBO channels. Central Air. Wood burning fireplace. Outdoor shower. Covered parking. The main living area features an open kitchen and three sitting areas. Great for large families or groups.

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen

Bedroom 2: 1 Queen

Bedroom 3: 2 Singles

Bedroom 4: 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single

Bedroom 5: 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single

The grill is a charcoal grill. You will need to bring or purchase coals and lighter fluid.

117 4th St Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1 Queen
Bedroom #2 Queen
Bedroom #3 Twin (2)
Bedroom #4 Bunk Twin, Twin
Bedroom #5 Bunk Twin, Twin

Property Rules

Check In: After 3pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Covered Patio
Ice Maker
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Shower
Pets Considered
Public Play Ground
Satellite TV
Washing Machine
Water View
Family Friendly
Boat and Kayak launch area
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Private Entrance
Sandy beach
Smoke Detector



Frequently Asked Questions

General House Rules

Thanks for renting our home. We hope you enjoy your stay. Here are the basic rules of the house:
  • Guests must be 25 or older to book any property.  
  • Linens and Towels: Please bring your own. We supply pillows and blankets. All mattresses have pads. If you wish to rent linens and towels or chairs and umbrellas etc., we recommend Gale Force Rentals in Ocean View.  They deliver and pick up. 
  • Check In / Check Out: 3p / 10a (unless otherwise agreed). Please try not to arrive early or stay late without written consent from management. The cleaners have priority. Occasionally, you can park at the house and go to the beach if the home is not yet clean. But please do NOT go inside while the cleaners are there. If you have a problem with the cleaning, contact me immediately and I will address it. 
  • No smoking in the home please. If you smoke outside the home, please be sure to pick up after yourselves to avoid extra cleaning charges. Evidence of smoking anything inside the house or on the patio will incur extra cleaning fees.
  • Wifi & Passwords: Passwords will be at the home or in your check in instructions. Sometimes you can find the PW on the router.
  • Kitchens & Baths: Kitchens are well stocked with all necessaries to cook for the advertised occupancy - but no spices or paper goods. Please bring napkins, paper towels and toilet paper as well as any spices or oils you may wish to use for cooking.
  • Pets: If the home is advertised as pet friendly, it is on a case by case basis, subject to type, breed, size, age and training. The pet fee is typically $200 per week, per pet or $100 for a short stay and must be added to your invoice. Please write with your pet's specific description.   
  • Cleaning Supplies: There are usually a few. It varies by home but most have brooms, vacuum cleaners, and sponges.  
  • Coffee Makers: Drip unless otherwise advised. 
  • Washers and Dryers: All homes have them. Usually there is detergent around but we encourage you to bring your own.
  • Cancellation: Most policies are pretty strict. We encourage the purchase of travel insurance, which is available from us or other vendors. Please consult your lease. 
  • Parking: This home has parking for more than enough cars. Please be sure to park in the driveway under the home. 
  • Chairs and Umbrellas: This home does not supply beach chairs or umbrellas.
  • BBQ: This home has two charcoal barbecues. Please bring your own charcoal, fluid and matches or purchase them locally. Be safe and please don't bbq under the house. 
  • When you check out, please return anything you moved to its original position including all interior and exterior furniture, pillows, games, etc. Please check that windows are closed and that the AC is set to 72.  


Convenient but requires some care
3/5 stars
Stayed at 117 4th Street with family for a week with 4 kids and 7 adults. Overall the house which has plenty of space, allows your dogs, and is close to the beach is a good find - it does require some significant updates, but nothing that will hinder your stay. Start off with the good: Convenient and close to the beach, street was safe to walk on and it was a short walk with all of our beach necessities - -House has 4 decent size bedrooms 2 with bunkbed and single bed and then 2 rooms with queen beds and attached bathroom.- - There were also 2 other bathrooms. - -House had a nice common area space - single floor which was nice for the kids and older adults - - Enough parking for easily 4-5 cars in front and back- - Allowed for our dogs to join us - nice areas to walk around Some opportunity for improvement:__- House is in need of TLC - beds are definitely older and excessively used and not very comfortable (definitely bring your own sheets), older appliances, TVs in most rooms don't work, except for living room - - Steps to deck not easy to ascend and with low over hang as you go up make the top deck virtually useless for anyone that isn't able to crouch down at the top and easily walk down- - House wasn't well cleaned and had some damage to it which was reported to property manager
- Mike

We're glad you had a nice trip regardless of the issues. The home is cleaned professionally and a cleaning issue was not reported. The owner has been made aware of the TV issues. Thank you!

- Manager Response
Good location, sub par property
2/5 stars
The location of this rental home is great; however the house and leaves much to be desired. Upon arrival on a Saturday we were informed that the dishwasher was broken - A rep from "Appliance Dr." was sent out on Tuesday evening and informed us that the dishwasher motor was broken and could not be fixed because he didn't have the part. With 10 people we were not happy to have to wash dishes by hand the entire trip. Additional items of note, which sent to our property manager during the stay: * several light bulbs out in main living area- we found some extra bulbs in utility closet and replaced the lights we could reach without a ladder * dryer was not drying well- upon inspection we discovered that the lint filter visible below the house was completely clogged- this was very concerning as it is a fire hazard! We cleaned the filter. * fridge light bulb burnt out, water leaking in fridge * washer off balance- very loud when running * beds very lumpy / uncomfortable * sink drain stopper stopped working in one bathroom * spiral stair steps and railing loose and rusty, concerned with structural integrity * outdoor porch railing wobbly which I noticed due to our elderly guest leaning on it Overall very disappointed by the state of the property and lack of upkeep. We decided to leave a day early.
- Lisa
So close to the beach…
4/5 stars
The main feature of this house is its proximity to the beach. Large enough to hold 2 families comfortably. The 5 bedrooms are a plus! The house is very dated inside, but the beds are comfortable, the bedrooms are SUPER quiet, and the house is well equipped. Stay here to be a 2 min walk to the beach!
Great house - great week!
4/5 stars
We had a great week at this house. The location is great - you can't beat the short walk to the beach, and we were still close to the shops. It appears that things have been updated a bit since the photos in the listing and the house was very comfortable. There were plenty of dishes, silverware, and cookware for our family. We did have an issue when we arrived and there no longer was a pull-out queen sofa bed in the den (different furniture than the picture). However, Jeremy from Delaware Vacation Property Management answered my call on the first ring and was extremely helpful. I explained the problem and he said he would see what he could do. Within 20 minutes he texted that cots would be delivered within the hour - and they were. You have to be careful if you go up to the roof deck because you have to duck under a part of the roof that hangs over, and we never figured out how to get the water temperature in the outdoor shower below scalding, but overall we loved the house and would definitely return in the future.
- Shelley
Fantastic location!
4/5 stars
Walk to the beach! Was great to bring our dogs. Lots of space inside and out! Kitchen well stocked with utensils, pots, pans, gadgets and appliances. Good internet and Dish TV. Maybe because we were the last people to rent this season (last week of September), the place is in need of some TLC – deep cleaning and deck/railing repairs. Also, the living area/kitchen/den got extremely warm (80+) every afternoon. But overall we enjoyed it very much.
- Cheryl
Great price for a practical home in an amazing location!
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed our stay at 117th 4th St. The home is very practical and clean. It is just half a block from the beach! We took full advantage of this by taking morning and night walks on the beach, in addition to spending a good chunk of our time in the ocean. It is also walking distance from the boardwalk, restaurants and other amenities. Definitely recommend this property!
- Mona
Great location
4/5 stars
The proximity to the beach and to the town of Bethany are the best part of staying here. The home itself has a central combined family room, kitchen, dining area, with high pitched roof and ceiling fan. It is a great room to gather for family dinners, movies and games. There are 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms and 2 outdoor showers which provides plenty of individual space for 2 families of 5. The roof deck is also a fun place to hang after the beach. Allowing pets was an added perk so we didn’t need to leave them at home. We had to call them because the dryer was not working and they responded quickly, not only did they buy and install a new dryer they also offered us free activity tickets for our inconvenience. Kudos for the prompt customer service. There were many utensils , blenders and 2 coffee makers. No shortage of bowls, pots pans and dishes, but not a lot of spare room for groceries. All in all a great vacation, comfortable house, convenient and accommodating. We would return again and do recommend this property and management.
- Barry
Had a great time
5/5 stars
House was perfect, well situated, great week at the beach!
- David
Bethany Beach
4/5 stars
Jeremy was very helpful and responsive. House was comfy but a bit rundown-great location and bedroom setups. Two outdoor showers! Really enjoyed the free activities tho Covid limited our outings. We had a great week!
- Laura
A very comfortable and usable beach house!
5/5 stars
6/20/20-6/27/20 We spent a great week at 117 4th St. The location is fantastic, about 1/2 block from the beach and a short walk into town. There are 5 bedrooms total, 2 masters with queen beds, new mattresses delivered while we were there, and 3 rooms with a combination of bunks and twins. The kitchen is very well stocked with most anything you could need to prepare a quick meal or a complete dinner for 10 or more. There’s lots of room to spread out. It was great to be at the beach after sheltering in place for the past several months. Everyone was social distancing on the beach. All the shops and restaurants require you to wear masks but they aren’t necessary at the beach. All in all, 117 4th is a comfortable house in a great location, we would definitely come back again.
- Jamie
A lovely week at 117 Fourth St.
5/5 stars
The house was lovely and spacious in an absolutely optimal location. Every imaginable accommodation was there. Easy walk to the beach, boardwalk, shops, and restaurants in quiet Bethany!! The end of the beach we were on was not at all crowded in spite of peak season. It is hard to envision a more restful time. Nice touches included spacious driveway, one outside shower with a excellent water flow and shower head as well as private separate shower and dressing space, and a coded locking-unlocking door system eliminating the need for keys. As a former owner of a rental house at the shore, I have a few gentle suggestions: The queen mattress in the second bedroom (not the master) desperately needs replacement. The person who initially chose this room was not able to stay there. The door stop on the front door is broken. I believe we paid for linen service in the contract but were instructed at the last minute to bring our own linens which we did. A bit of a surprise. First shower outside had almost no water flow - an inconvenience to the first (and last) user.
- Anne

So glad you enjoyed the week! Thank you for the note about the mattress and the door stop. The mattress has been replaced.

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
4/5 stars
The TVs were very difficult to use. The instructions were complicated.
- Andrew
Five years in a row
4/5 stars
Our family of seven has been coming to this house five years running. While it's not as spectacular in appearance or amenities as other nearby homes, its prime location (less than a block to the beach), accommodation of dogs, and plentiful parking is a huge plus for our four-car, two-dog family. This year we stayed for two weeks instead of our usual one week visit, and we'll probably be back next year, too. Jeremy is very responsive, the house is comfortable, and you just can't beat the location if you have to bring your dog on vacation with you!
- Joy
Wonderful time and rental added to our enjoynent!
5/5 stars
Our family of 8 and 1 dog loved the house and the location was ideal. We could easily walk to the boardwalk which my Grandaughters loved. We also found the house well equipped and very clean. The easy walk to the beach was terrific. The manager from the rental company ,Jeremy, was responsive and very helpful . Great Customer service! Would love to return!
- Mary D

Thanks very much. We appreciate your business and are glad you enjoyed the home.

- Manager Response
Bethany Beach
5/5 stars
We had a very nice week here with family. Town is bustling with many choices, and about a :15 walk away. The beach was very nice, pretty close, about ten minutes. Must pay for parking in town, but we rarely took the car. Home was fine, with a well-stocked kitchen, and good air conditioning during a very hot July week. A top floor porch to look around, and an outdoor shower and foot-hose. Would stay here again; the July 4 fireworks were just great with our close seat. Beach got crowded/busy, but could still find a spot.
- Curtiss
Great place Almost...
3/5 stars
All in all we really loved this house. It was spacious enough to accommodate our large family and really well equipped. The beach and town were a short walk. Our only problem was that on the first day we noticed that the dishwasher was not working. We contacted our iTrip contact Jeremy (who was awesome) to report the problem. He contacted the owner who was supposed to get back to us to triage the issue. He never called us and we never had a working dishwasher. That's not cool considering the number of people we had in the home. We were finally notified on our last day of vacation that a repair service was coming. I was really disappointed. For what we paid, I expected at least better communication from the owner. This would be a 5 star rating if it weren't for this issue.
- Michael W
Fee Fo Review
3/5 stars
The place was close to the beach and town and allowed pets. The main reason we chose to pay the high rent for this house was that it allows dogs. The house was adequate. The dishwasher broke the second day we were there and after several phone calls we were told the owner would contact us. No one ever called or came to look at the dishwasher until the day we checked out. With a house full of people on vacation this was not acceptable to at least have someone look at the dishwasher. This was very disappointing and we expected a higher level of service.
- Michael S
Pictures don't do it justice
4/5 stars
We just had a great week at Bethany and found the house had everything we needed. From the photos, things look a bit dated but the interior was nicer than expected. Plenty of room for the 2 families on the trip, and the single floor layout worked well to keep an eye on the littlest ones. My only complaints are the soft beds (by the end of the week our backs were killing us) and the lack of room darkening blinds in the bedrooms.
- Emily
Close to the Beach
4/5 stars
The house worked out quite nicely. I was glad we had the extra parking in the back, the kitchen was very well supplied, and the LR/DR/sunroom was spacious enough for the whole bunch. It was just a short walk to the shops on Garfield Parkway, and everyone was happy with how close we were to the beach, especially those with little ones. We never could figure out how to get the 2 bunk rooms comfortable enough at night without freezing the end bedroom. The spiral staircase should probably be replaced, and several of the wooden posts on the stairway handrail were loose. The only other thing - it seemed like whenever the water was turned on or a toilet flushed, the lights flickered. That was kind of weird. We were lucky to find such a nice place that was close to the beach, allowed the dog, and had enough bedrooms and baths for my whole family. Even the approaching Hurricane Jose didn't dampen our fun.
- Charlotte
Family Reunion 2017
5/5 stars
We were a family group of 3 generations, age range 23-83. We also had our 2 family dogs with us. This home was great for us. The grandparents did fine on the stairs to the home. Everyone loved being so close to the beach and town. We walked everywhere. There was plenty of parking. Inside the home we had lots of room to spread out and feel comfortable- we were not on top of each other. The kitchen, dining and living area is open and spacious. There is everything you need and then some for any and all cooking you might want to do. We opened the windows and enjoyed the ocean breeze and the cool evenings. It was great to be able to bring our family dogs- they are mature and settled and just enjoy being with the family. We hope to have another family reunion at the beach and would definitely stay here again.
- Sally
Good stuff
5/5 stars
Great location, lots of beds, working A/C, great rooftop deck and plenty of space for eating/watching tv. Everything's a little older in the home, but you're right next to the beach.
- Anonymous
117 4th St
5/5 stars
Awesome location. Very close to beach and a short bike ride/walk to boardwalk. Great layout for multiple families with young kids and grandparents. Plenty of room for everyone!
- Jeannie
117 4th St, Bethany Beach, DE
4/5 stars
Loved the location, space, the fact that it had 5 bedrooms & lots of beds. It was the most well supplied kitchen of any rental I have ever had. Lots of space to park several cars too! I also loved that I could take my dog with me! Not happy that the house had not been cleaned, 1 toilet wasn't working, wifi didn't work all week, and TV in sun room only worked the first 1.5 days.
- Deborah
Great week great place
5/5 stars
Loved the entire week especially the crows nest. Had coffee in the morning and some late night cocktails up there. Very spacious and loved the multiple bathrooms. Only complaint was the matresses were very soft. Other than that wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing your home. Mike Carey
- Michael
117 4th St
4/5 stars
We enjoyed our stay at this property! The location was perfect. It was close enough to to the beach and boardwalk to walk, and far enough for peace and quiet. We had our extended family all there to celebrate my in-laws 50 the wedding anniversary! Plenty of space, beds, and bathrooms! The outside showers are great! My only complaint was that the air conditioning couldn't keep up. We did call Jeremy and he had someone come out the next day. Also, there was a storm that knocked out the TV. The TV never got fixed, and someone did come for the AC, it needed to be charged. Things happen, but one of the perks of this place was the DISH TV. My father in law is 77 and likes to watch TV when it's too hot to stay outside. Also, I felt the rate was fair for the location and accommodations, but if I'm paying $4000/week, it would be nice if the AC is checked before I get there. Other than that, we enjoyed this house very much. We spent time outside grilling and enjoying the covered area under the deck. We had coffee every morning on the roof top. It was a wonderful vacation.
- Jamie
Almost Perfect
4/5 stars
This property is great if all you are looking for is the very basics "no frills". It is close to beach (reasonable walk) but you really can't see or hear it; it provides enough bathrooms for a large group and outdoor showers are great. Lots of parking on property for guests. Major issue is if you have very hot days during your stay AC does not keep up with the heat. Also watch out for poison ivy growing around back of house!
- Leslie
Enjoyable Stay
4/5 stars
The house absolutely met our needs. Plenty of space for a multi-family visit and terrific access to the beach and plenty of parking for our vehicles. The A/C and appliances all worked great and the house was well equipped for meal prep and relaxation. We felt the price was appropriate - a bit cheaper than more modern houses, but a very nice stay all-around.
- Matt
Good house in a great location
4/5 stars
For our family of 7 plus two small dogs, this house met all of our needs. The kitchen is a little quirky (not a drawer to be found), but perfectly serviceable. The location is fantastic. In our previous 15 years of summering in Bethany Beach, we have stayed on the western side of the highway. It was fantastic being able to walk into town and to the beach. On beach days, we saved a lot of money by being able to walk back to the house for lunch or to go to the bathroom. Not having to worry about beach parking, or about arranging transportation to and from the beach, made for a much more relaxing time together. The 4-person limit on wireless access was occasionally a problem, since there were so many of us. We inexplicably lost all wireless access on Friday, but we were away from the house for most of the day, so it wasn't that big of a deal. Jeremy, the rental agent, is very responsive and helpful. We hope to rent this house again!
- joyhowie
4/5 stars
117 4th avenue in Bethany is wonderfully accommodating for a large gathering of adults and kids. The common area has plenty of space for dining and relaxing. Minor issues besides leaky disposal and condition under the sink (rusting cans, crud, wet wooden bottom): -WiFi didn't extend to rooms in the back -Dryer lint trap is VERY difficult to manipulate -- it's distorted from attempts to remove and replace it -The clothes line poles appear to be ready to topple over and the growth under the lines make them almost inaccessible
- Nickie
Bethany Beach house
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful time sharing the house with our sister's families. We were happy to take our dog. There was a dog park nearby.The neighborhood was very friendly. The house location was perfect. We also went to Ocean City and Rohobith. It was bigger than we thought and had room for 6 cars. It needs some minor wear and tear repairs, mostly the deck railing. However, everything was in working order.
- Neva
5/5 stars
Had the best time at this rental. Had plenty of room. Very comfortable. One problem - no beach chairs. Luckily we had a few.
- Susan
Nice place, close to the beach
4/5 stars
Enjoyed the house, especially the 2 outdoor showers and rooftop deck. There is plenty of room for 4-5 cars. We had a great time -- the house was great being so close to the beach. The house has a large entertaining area. Each of the master bedrooms have a private bathroom. All of the rooms were spread out, so you couldn't necessarily hear the room next to you. All were a good size.
- Jesse
Perfect place at the beach for the whole family and kids
4/5 stars
Easy to access the home and leave the home in the first and last day. Instructions were easy to follow and made the whole process easy. The house had adequate rooms to allow the whole family togetherness and privacy at the same time. The layout of the house was excellent and no one was getting each others way. Having four bathrooms was a blessing along with the 6 showers with the large family. Being 1/2 block from the beach made it easy to get to the beach, plus it was only a short walk to town center. The house added to the pleasure of being at the beach.
- TSWalter
Great town and comfortable, well stocked home!
5/5 stars
Jeremy (realtor) was most helpful in booking this vacation house. We will be back and tell our friends. It's close to the ocean, boardwalk, and town, great for kids as lifegarded beach.
- DM
Good location with great layout
4/5 stars
The house was conveniently located only one block from the beach and about 6 blocks to town center. We loved the single floor layout of the living spaces conveniently adjacent to the 5 bedrooms. the kitchen was very well equipped with an open space design between the kitchen, dinning and living room areas, that made our time together very enjoyable. Everything worked fine except for the dryer, which had to be run twice to get some things dry. Everyone agreed that the Furniture was comfortable for the most part except for the mattresses, which were not all that comfortable to sleep on. All in all, a good value for the price!
- A FlipKey verified reviewer

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