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Sea Colony Resort
Reviewed December 24, 2013

My family has been coming to Sea Colony in Bethany for the last 35+ years. We have seen the resort grow from a few beach front buildings into the sprawling Beach and Tennis communities. We always stay on the ocean side, usually in the same group of condos every year. The Ocean side has 5 outdoor and 1 indoor pool on the decks between the buildings and the beach. The indoor pool also has a whirlpool. The beach is easily accessible and only a minute walk from the condos. The majority of the units have beautiful ocean views.

Room Tip: I prefer the Beach Community as the Tennis community requires you to ride a shuttle to get to the be...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We as a couple are here in November. The beautiful beach right out our window from this property is barren except for an occasional jogger, couple, shell collector or dog and owner. What peace from the summertime. The indoor pool located in the Edgewater is a short walk from our 9th floor Brandywine one bedroom rental. We rented this one because of the fireplace we have going every night. Last year we stayed (one week after sandy) at the Dover house, second floor. Both are different, look at the VRBO (owner direct) and the Resort Quest sites, look at the pictures and the prices, (off season are GREAT) but not much is open on the weekdays in Bethany Beach, (except some great restaurants), go for a swim and then get a book and relax. Or drive up to Rehoboth or down to Ocean City. Once you find a rental you think you may like, in your search engine type in the address (900 Brandywine etc.) and type in video, you tube is loaded with a under 3 minute capture of many rooms. The videos we saw do represent the properties and the contents. If you do come here, please keep the place you rent clean, for the next renter and owner, report damage. We originally wanted to stay a week here (price is less for a week stay), but many weekends are booked, The owner was nice enough to give us the daily week rate for the 5 days we are here. Don't know if all would do that. Seeing the sun come up over the Atlantic makes you feel that you are the first to see a new day in our country.{Bring a good pair of binoculars (our condo was equipped) to see the schools of dolphins going by each day.

Room Tip: You can bring all you luggage and extras in one load, the resort has great wheeled bins by the eleva...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MMandSM
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My family has gone here every single year starting before I was even born. I have gone every year of my life (I'm 27). This place is like my second home I look forward to going every year. To start with you stay right on the beach. There are beautiful views! The beach is clean, you can walk down it (or on the street) into town. It is literally maybe a half mile. In town there is a boardwalk with shops and food. Mangos is a great place to eat or get drinks. Then there is Mickey's crab house within walking distance as well with amazing food. The condo's are lovely, some are better than others. But we stay in Chesapeake 201 it wraps a corner so you have 2 views. There are exercise classes you can go to, tennis to play, and fishing too. Edgewater is the only one with an indoor pool and hottub--it used to be open late now it closes at 10 I think.

Room Tip: 2nd floor is great you can see the beach but ppl cant see into your condo at night
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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8  Thank Amy F
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We opened the door to a messy, uncleaned rental unit at check-in time. However, the owner was great about getting a cleaning company in right away to get it ready for us and even told us she'd return our $200 security deposit. So we went to the beach. We had a pretty good stay (2 adults, 3 children) but there were things that needed to be repaired. Lights out, dirty pans that needed to be boiled out before use, a rip in the sofa, a fridge that leaks a good amount of water, etc. And now, we are told via voicemail, that she won't return our security deposit. We made 2 phone calls over a 2 month period to try have her return the money she promised. This is quite disappointing as we have not had any real problems with the owner as the transaction started off great but unfortunately went rapidly downhill. We will be returning to Bethany Beach but definitely not to this unit. This has been quite a disappointment.

Stayed: July 2013
17  Thank Shannon M
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Read a few reviews from the summer and we had a very different experience than if we had come in high season and had rented a lower cost unit. September can be lovely and while it was too cold and windy to swim in the ocean, we enjoyed the beach, the indoor pool and the health club. Yes there are lots of rules and they are stritly enforced. But remember you are not in a high end hotel where the staff aim to serve your every need. Sounds like units vary alot here so we rented the top of the line level (which you can request when making your reservation). We most enjoyed having so much space and a full kitchen vs. staying at a hotel where it can be cramped. Front balcony overlooking beach from higher floor was very nice. We're coming back next year but advise newcomers to do their homework and realize you get what you pay for and may want to splurge to be assured of the best of the hundreds of unit at the resort.

Room Tip: high floor with view of the ocean in the more expensive units
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lesdeak
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have vacationed many times with family and friends to Bethany Beach, DE and we have so far stayed at the Sea Colony. It is the only large high-rise facility in Bethany offering multiple pools, snack bar, private beach, etc.
It is clean and well maintained. Very convenient to Ocean City, Rehobath and other locations to visit.
Our biggest complaint is parking. It is extremely limited throughout the area. You can feed meters or get a day pass from Bethany but this is very inconvenient when you are in the condo and friends come to spend the day.
We traveled peak time and it was a bit more expensive than we had hoped but the place was nice. We tend to stay on lower floors ocean front. Elevators were available and move in/out is not bad.

Room Tip: We like to stay on lower floors but high enough to see the ocean over buildings and dunes which is n...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank D H
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a perfect place w kids if you like pools and beach. We've been 8 years running, and love it. The beach is very nice, the restaurants nearby are great, and and there's lots to do (indoor and outdooor mini golf, walk downtown Bethany, outlet shopping and dining in Rehoboth, movies if raining, etc.).

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Sea Colony Resort

Address: The Marketplace, West Way Drive & Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Location: United States > Delaware > Bethany Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Number of rooms: 2200
Also Known As:
Sea Colony Hotel Bethany Beach
Sea Colony Delaware
Sea Colony Bethany Beach De

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