The properties that I specialize in are just south of the Indian River Bridge to Fenwick Island and are primarily comprised of the oceanside and oceanfront communities of North Bethany Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, as well as inland communities in Ocean View and Selbyville.

North Bethany Beach

The group of gated communities that form North Bethany include private homes just north of the town of Bethany Beach to just south of the Indian River Inlet.  As the locale of the most exclusive properties in The Quiet Resorts, North Bethany’s communities offer miles of private beaches and modern, oceanfront luxury homes. North Bethany properties are on both sides of Route 1, offering the best of both ocean and bay. The bicycle paths that parallel Route 1 are popular for biking, walking, and jogging.

Spread throughout developments like Bayberry Dunes, Bethany Village, Breakwater Beach, Gull’s Nest, Ocean Ridge, Ocean Village, Pelican’s Pouch, The Preserve, Sea Break, and Tower Shores, these luxurious homes offer peace and tranquility just a short distance from the busier towns of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to the north and Ocean City, Maryland to the south.  There are an array of homes from grand beach cottages to modern luxury homes. The beauty of the Delmarva seashore offers relaxation, ocean breezes, and views of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, as well as access to watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, surf fishing, boating, and surfing. Land activities nearby include tennis, golf and shopping, as well as top notch restaurants offering the best of local ingredients, art galleries, and historical tours–all within a short drive, and to points further north such as Lewes, Delaware.

The Retreat

The Retreat in North Bethany Beach is a prestigious gated community of ocean-view single family homes offering secluded lots and access to wide, protected dunes with lush vegetation and some of the best beaches on the east coast. Here, you will enjoy all that the North Bethany beach lifestyle has to offer! Enjoy sunning, swimming, and more. Ride your bike to shops and restaurants, or take a short drive to several nearby golf courses. Other nearby activities include tennis, boating, fishing, or watersports, along with family friendly activities in the town of Bethany Beach such as miniature golf and strolling the boardwalk. Or, simply relax in the tranquility and privacy of this exclusive North Bethany community.

Tower Shores

Tower Shores is a community of townhomes and condominiums offering pristine beaches and stunning views. Tower Shores is located adjacent to 2-plus miles of a Delaware State Park beach and Nature Preserve and the southern end of the Indian River Inlet. Outdoor amenities include private beach access, two tennis courts, a children’s playground, and a gazebo.

Sea Break

Located on the oceanside of Coastal Highway in prestigious North Bethany, this gated community is nestled near wide, lush vegetated dunes. Community amenities include access to the private beach and tennis courts.

Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, at the center of the Quiet Resorts, is a charming resort town. Known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, award-winning restaurants, and tax-free boutiques, Bethany Beach makes everyone smile.

As you approach Garfield Parkway from Route 1, you will be greeted by the iconic “totem pole,” Chief Little Owl. The 24-foot statue, a landmark since 1976, was originally created by sculptor Peter Wolf Toth, a humanitarian who created more than 50 wooden sculptures of famous Indians and donated at least one to every state.  As a result of succumbing to the elements, the original statue’s remains have been relocated to the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro, Delaware. The second statue by sculptor Dennis Beach lasted until 2000. The current statue, dedicated July 15, 2002, is made from a red cedar log from the Pacific Northwest. During the dedication ceremony, it was said that the statue pays honor to the Nanticoke nation.

Be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market in the summertime as well as the fun entertainment offered at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. The Fourth of July parade is not to missed, as it epitomizes the sense of patriotism in this small town. Walk along the boardwalk, swim, sunbathe, play miniature golf. Enjoy watersports such as kayaking, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Or, simply while away the afternoon with a good book while squishing your toes in the sand. Be mesmerized by the sounds of the ocean and intoxicated by the familiar childhood scents of boardwalk french fries and funnel cakes. You will see why Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Bethany Beach one of the “Best Secret Beaches on Earth,” as well as why many have managed to make Bethany Beach their year-round home.

The Residences at The Blue Surf

What an honor and privilege it was to be chosen to represent the McCabe Family in the sale of the Residences at The Blue Surf (formerly Blue Surf Motel). A labor of love, time, and commitment have taken the charming old motel atmosphere to what is now a magnificently designed and constructed state-of-the-art new 13-unit residential building with charming retail shops. The small town atmosphere still prevails without compromising any of the modern amenities. Private entrances to the boardwalk are provided as well as an elevator from the covered parking. After a fun-filled day in the sun and surf, enjoy sitting poolside on the expansive deck. The pool, decks, elevator, and balconies are private and for the exclusive use of the Blue Surf residents. Features of these oceanfront units include 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, owner storage closets, elevator access, assigned parking, and outdoor pool and sun-deck.

South Bethany Beach

The Town of South Bethany is part of the Quiet Resorts of the Delaware Beaches. On the east side of town, South Bethany offers a guarded, clean, wide beach that is accessible by a number of public walkways. South Bethany Beach has been called “the best little beach in Delaware.” On the west side of town, the 5-mile network of canals offer access to the back bays and wetlands. These areas provide endless opportunities for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, crabbing, and boating. Enjoy magnificent sunsets over the bay with family and friends. South Bethany has exceptional views of the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, waterfowl, and the wetlands. South Bethany accommodates walkers and bikers with its relaxed pace and quiet, safe streets. There are a variety of single family homes in this community that are ideal for enjoying the casual beach lifestyle. Just south of the town of Bethany Beach, the Town of South Bethany is close to Bethany’s boardwalk, miniature golf, restaurants, and the Bethany Beach bandstand. A short drive will take you to some of the area’s best tennis courts, golf courses, boutiques, and more. Recreation and relaxation are easy in South Bethany Beach! Visit www.southbethany.org for more information.

Ask me about a home in South Bethany Beach today!

Fenwick Island

In 1682, Lord Baltimore granted Fenwick Island to Thomas Fenwick, a wealthy York planter. In the 1880’s, people came to Fenwick Island for religious meetings and services. As Fenwick Islanders became land owners in 1941 as a result of the government requiring them to purchase their land, Islanders paid anywhere from $50 to $250 for a lot. Simple cottages sprang up as people put down roots. In many cases, the subsequent generations of these families who made a life and a living with the businesses that they started are still here today. One of those businesses is Warren’s Station, a family restaurant that is still open every summer. One of Fenwick Island’s best restaurants is Nantucket’s, which sits where the Fenwick Sub Shop used to be back in 1959.

If you are a lighthouse enthusiast, be sure to check out the more than 150-year-old Fenwick Island lighthouse. The current care of the lighthouse is under the direction of The New Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. For more information about the lighthouse, visit www.fenwickislandlighthouse.org.

Today, the town offers the same charm, containing no high-rise buildings and miles of clean beaches. Fenwick Island remains the one beach where a resident or vacation renter can obtain a permit and have a bonfire. For more information, visit www.fenwickisland.delaware.gov. Nearby Fenwick Island State Park offers 344 acres of peaceful ocean and bay shoreline. The white sand beaches are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The swimming beach is guarded daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There is also a designated surfing area and areas for surf fishing. With the proper permit, vehicles are permitted on the fishing beaches. For additional information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/fenwick-island/index.asp.

Homes in Fenwick Island are my specialty. As the Project Developer/Coordinator of communities such as King’s Grant, Water’s Edge, and The Curves, I am intricately familiar with the construction and design of these homes. All of these communities offer unparalleled views and access to some of the most pristine waters on the Delmarva coast.

King’s Grant

The community of King’s Grant offers both oceanfront and bay front townhomes, ideally located on both sides of Coastal Highway just outside of South Bethany and north of Fenwick Island. It is a peaceful setting that is just a few miles from the bustling area of Ocean City but perfectly positioned between all that both Maryland and Delaware seashore towns have to offer. These homes have lovely balconies to enjoy the views, giving an ideal place to relax with your morning cup of coffee or to catch some rays while reading your favorite novel. On the oceanside, enjoy spectacular and inspiring sunrises. On the bayside, be sure to enjoy the stunning sunsets with their dazzling display of fuchsia, mango, and violet as they shimmer over the back bays. These bright and contemporary homes offer 3 bedrooms and a minimum of 2.5 bathrooms. Some units have a loft area and a fireplace. Amenities include an outdoor community pool, convenient walkways to the beach, and a private pier on the bay. In 2011, King’s Grant underwent an extensive $4.5 million exterior renovation, including new siding, decking, and roofing. Nearby activities include golf, tennis, boating, fishing, watersports, shopping, restaurants, and more.

Water’s Edge

Water’s Edge is located on Route 1 between Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, across from the Delaware State Park. From sunrise to sunset, you can relax as you take in the views of both the ocean and the bay. This beautiful community of just 17 townhomes is nestled between King’s Grant and Maisons-Sur-Mer and overlooks Delaware’s beautiful State Park lands. It is situated on eighteen acres of prime, lush waterfront property on the Assawoman Bay and is directly across from the dunes and the cool blue waters of the ocean. Water’s Edge townhomes offer 3 floors of living space with additional ground floor covered parking, storage, and outdoor shower. All levels of the homes offer decking to enjoy the outdoor vistas. Interior features include 9-foot ceilings, a great room, large dining room and kitchen, 3 bedrooms on the first floor, and an entire master suite encompassing the second floor.

The Curves

The Curves is an exclusive area of just 6 homesites, located on a private stretch of beach with its own dune crossing, just 2 miles south of Bethany Beach.

 

Ocean View

The Town of Ocean View is located 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Bethany Beach and 1 mile from the Indian River Bay and is bounded by the Assawoman Canal and White’s Creek. The Town of Ocean View was incorporated on April 13, 1889. With just under 1900 year-round residents and a bustling population in the summer months, locals and visitors enjoy Ocean View’s quaint feel and close proximity to Bethany Beach. Golfers will be attracted to the community of Bear Trap Dunes. This 18-hole course offers winding bentgrass fairways lined with native wetland grasses. The landscape helps form the dunes and grassy hollows, providing a fun challenge for any golfer. The clubhouse offers The Den at Bear Trap restaurant. Residents of Bear Trap enjoy pools, tennis, fitness center, and more.

Selbyville

Selbyville is a small town west of Fenwick Island. The Town of Selbyville was founded in January 1778 as a tract which was located at the head of the Saint Martin’s River. Back in 1918, Selbyville was the prime supplier of strawberries for the entire east coast. Its rich Delmarva agricultural history is still important today. As a “gateway” to the Maryland and Delaware beaches, Selbyville offers inland charm with convenience to the beaches and bays. Another golfer’s paradise is available in Bayside. With everything from condominiums to custom built luxury homes combined with Delaware’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, this community is rich in amenities and enjoyment. The course offers stunning views along the Assawoman Bay coastline. With fitness center, 3 pools, hot tub, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball court, soccer field, nature trails, kayak launch site, and the clubhouse restaurant, The Cove Bar and Grill, it will be hard to decide what to do first! Bayside is also home to the Freeman Stage, an outdoor entertainment venue offering summer shows with headliners like Bruce Hornsby, Aaron Neville, Wynton Marsalis, and Jennifer Nettles. Options for living at Bayside are endless, as there are resale homes as well as new homes to be built.

Ask me today about available resales in these communities.

Lauren Alberti – Think Beach Website Links

Town of Bethany Beach: http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/
Town of Fenwick Island: http://www.fenwickisland.org/
Town of South Bethany: http://www.southbethany.org/
Town of Ocean View: http://www.oceanviewde.com/
Lewes Chamber of Commerce: http://www.leweschamber.com/
Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce: http://www.bethany-fenwick.org/
Southern Delaware Tourism: http://www.visitsoutherndelaware.com/
Delaware State Parks-Fenwick Island: http://www.destateparks.com/park/fenwick-island/
Delaware State Parks-Delaware Seashore State Park: http://www.destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore/
Delaware State Parks-Cape Henlopen: http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/index.asp

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