Bear Trap Dunes

Bear Trap Dunes, Bethany Beach: Hours, Address, Bear Trap Dunes Reviews: 4/5

Bear Trap Dunes
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gypsy41
new york155 contributions
We have never been to the delaware beaches, but wanted to have both a nice toddler friendly pool AND access to family friendly beach. Bear Trap was perfect. The community is beautifully kept with beautiful landscaping and beautiful green areas. Our villa (via homeaway) was right in front of pool and was incredibly clean and spacious and had a fully stocked kitchen, a screened in porch and a non-screened in porch area. my 3 year olds had a wonderful time. the beach is an easy 2mile drive away. we went the last week in August and the weekdays were easy parking at any hour. i went to the gym in the pavilion and it was never crowded. unlike the reviews of sea colony (not well kept units, dirty units), all the families i met at the pool loved it here and come back yearly.
Written September 7, 2010
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mattdeferredcomp
Hartford, CT2 contributions
I've stayed at the Village at Bear Trap Dunes three times in the last five years. The three mile promimity to the sandy beach and Bethany Beach boardwalk is awesome. The beach shuttle bus option and walking to a great and reasonably priced dinner and bar on property brought back memories of Disney resorts. I'm not a golfer but others who stayed with us said it was a great course. The clay tennis courts were great for my knees. Kayaking was just a few miles away on the bay side. I will be back.
Written November 21, 2010
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Natalie412
Pittsburgh, PA54 contributions
Family
We rented a townhouse in this development and are loving every minute of it! The sidewalk-lined streets are perfect for running with our children and the two pools are clean and beautiful. There are lots of activities that we can participate in if we choose, for example, there is a dive in movie night for families this evening. The community is very clean, quiet, and safe (police headquarters just down the road). Restaurant tasty as well (owned by DiFebo's - see other review on that delicious place) Will definitely stay again!
Written June 19, 2013
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AnnapolisMatt
Annapolis, MD149 contributions
Currently staying here and not a great experience. Of course we used Vacasa for our booking and everything started ok. Halfway through our stay the AC went out making most of the bedrooms unlivable. Vacasa is just about helpless as they basically refuse to do anything besides “leaving a voicemail” on the operations manager’s phone. Still not fixed. It’s over 90 degrees and the house is miserable.

Steer clear of Vacasa rentals, based upon the lack of response from them, they care about collecting their fees and have desire resolving issues with uninhabitable units.
Written July 15, 2022
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abelasco
Millville, DE45 contributions
Couples
Are at the restaurant after a golf lesson today. Both my wife and I had the vege panini. Terrible sandwich, take it off the menu. Cold vegetables, humus that was terrible. Just a bad sandwich for $14 each, total $28. Could have thrown that money away.
Written June 26, 2022
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mcar658181
Nanticoke, PA63 contributions
We stayed at the town homes within this resort community for a one week vacation. We booked 3 different tee-times for this course and I never been treated so terribly like I did at this place. We were a foursome including my almost 80 yr old father-in-law and after the first few holes an employee (with a goofy fluorescent green shirt) drove up to us and began reprimanding us that we were not playing quickly enough which I feel we were. (We finished 9 holes in 2 hrs 10 minutes). He followed us to the next hole and was yelling for us to hurry up again even tho there was a foursome ahead of us on the green. He told us "I don't care if people are on the green, just hit the ball and if it hits them, too bad". He then followed us to the next hole and began yelling at my father-in-law because two of his cart tires were off the edge of the cart path and was questioning us as to whether we knew what a 90 degree angle was. None of us lost our cool with this idiot since we were playing "vacation-golf" this was not any tournament or even league play and this A.H. was following us from hole to hole yelling at us to hurry. We just said "ok", but as soon as we finished I cancelled our other two tee-times since there was no way I was going to give this course another $400 of my money. There are numerous other courses in the area, I would suggest you go to one of those courses as we did.
Written August 15, 2014
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Janine L
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States34 contributions
Family
We just came here for a weeks stay at 126a glory. After a 9 hour drive all we wanted to do is to take a shower and go to bed. The house was not clean , the beds where dirty..the dishwasher was leaking on the floor. There was mouse poo under the sink and mold in the shower and in the water dispenser in the refrigerator. They finally came to put a new dishwasher in a day before we left....After making several calls about everything I was told we only change the sheets and the blankets are never changed.. they did bring new sheets but they were stained.. please think twice before staying in this unit or dealing with company.. The only think I could say is we did enjoy the beach..also the porch had so much bird poo we could not sit out there..
Written July 22, 2017
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David H
Clarksburg, MD92 contributions
Friends
The clubhouse and greens are very good! But that's the extent of my praise for this overrated golf course. We got what seemed like a really good online rate for this $100+ course, so I took advantage of it. I won't be doing that again. At the bag drop, there were 3 gentlemen in their neon green Bear Trap shirts, but none offered to help with our bags, so we waited, and eventually took care of our own bags. We couldn't find parking in the tiny golf course parking lot, so we drove around until we found a spot on a nearby street in the adjacent community. The clubhouse (and pro shop) were better than most, so I got jazzed up about the round after visiting the clubhouse, but that was short-lived. The range ball machine didn't work properly, so we only got half the balls we were supposed to get, and the employee standing right there agreed that it didn't dispense properly, but didn't offer to fix the problem for us. When we teed off, I noticed from 200 yards away that the fairway bunkers hadn't been raked in forever, and the old sand had eroded badly. It turns out that those were the best bunkers on the entire course. The layout of the course itself was probably very nice when the course was new, but because of the poor condition of the sand traps and common areas and roughs and waste areas, it's hard to notice the layout. This course is loaded with enormous bunkers and waste areas, some of which are several acres in size, and are now either hard-pan, or under a foot of standing water, or have a mish-mash of lousy elements, or are mud and quicksand so deep and gross you can't begin to stand in it or even retrieve your ball out of it. And it would be easy to explain this away as a result of a hard rain from earlier in the week, or an intentional change toward a more Crenshaw-esque natural layout, but it seemed obvious to us that they've just neglected everything on this course but the greens. That seems to be the trend these days, but in my humble opinion, it's a bad trend, and it's not a trend we should see on a course in this price range. There wasn't a single beverage cart during the entire round. On the most beautiful summer day of the year, there was no beverage cart? Hard to imagine at a resort course. When we drove to our tee shots on number 15 (?), an older Marshall with a scowl on his face bee-lined toward us, drove past my cart, and with his best scary voice, said this to my playing partners in the other cart: "Do you have something in your cart that doesn't belong to you?" We were a bit startled by his accusatory tone, and Rick answered, "I don't think so." The Marshall said "someone left sunglasses in a cart yesterday," and he drove off. No thank you or sorry or anything else. Just attitude and off he went. Are you kidding me? So I agree with "bjfitz" review about the elderly militants. Of course, when we finished our round, the 3 guys who didn't help us before the round were only too happy to "clean" our clubs after it, because they get more tips that way. Even at the discounted price we paid, we probably won't be back any time soon. Very disappointing.
Written July 23, 2014
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bjfitz
Annapolis, MD131 contributions
Family
The place is run by elderly militants. We stayed here with our 2 tween kids and the place is one of the worst places we have ever stayed in terms of it being relaxing. Going to the pool it seems requires you to go through a metal detector. It just is not very friendly. Sort of like one of those nasty retirement places in FLA. I would not recommend staying here unless you like being bothered all the time.
Written December 31, 2013
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annak513
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
Family
Golf. Tennis. Pool. Gym. All in the resort. Shuttle to the Beach. Meticulous Grounds. Beautiful vacation rentals. Close to restaurants, beach and shopping. Everyone loved it! Will definitely return!
Written September 2, 2012
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