Apr 102015

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area for the week of March 28- April 3.

New Listings

39534 Wilson Walk, Bethany Beach- 4BR, 2.5BA

55122 Estate Way, Sea Colony Way- 4BR, 3.5BA

33707 Canal Drive, Waterside- 4BR, 4.5BA

New Prices

511 Island, Sea Colony East- now $524,900

8408 Racquet Lane, Sea Colony West- now $268,000

Under Contract

51023 Southwinds Ct., Sea Colony West- listed by Bill Hand

6101 Brighton Run, Sea Colony West- listed by Bill Hand

3103 Round Robin, Sea Colony West-sold by Brendan Crotty

Settled Properties

313A Holly Ct., BethanyBeach- listed by LauraHufford for $400,000

109 Dover House Road, Bethany Beach- sold by Gail Phelan for $314,900

611 Farragut, Sea Colony East- listed by Ann Baker for $560,250

644 Tingle Avenue, Bethany Beach- listed by Robert Kauffman for $420,000

 Posted by at 11:18 am
Mar 312015

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area for the week of March 20- 26.

New Listings

Price Reductions

Under Contract



 Posted by at 2:54 pm
Mar 312015

The summer season isn’t complete without a trip to the Freeman Stage in West Fenwick, De! Just today, March 31, they announced their entertainment schedule for the 2015 season.

The outdoor stage will feature 54 events including 16 national recording artists and children’s events.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Friday, June 19- Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, June 27- Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread in Concert
  • Monday, June 29- Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Thursday, July 2- The Beach Boys
  • Wednesday, July 8- Melissa Etheridge & Blondie
  • Friday, July 24- Heart
  • Saturday, July 25- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Wednesday, July 29- Indigo Girls
  • Tuesday, August 4- Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri
  • Thursday, August 13- An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
  • Friday, August 28- Rusted Root
  • Saturday, August 29- Judy Carmichael Trio
  • Thursday, September 3- First State Ballet Theatre
  • Friday, September 11- Aaron Tippin


View the entire schedule here!

Nov 212013

This year your Thanksgiving feast options are endless! Whether you feel like heading out to a restaurant for the holiday celebration or simply picking up your dinner to-go, one thing is for sure, there are plenty of options in the Quiet Resorts.


Harpoon Hanna’s, Fenwick Island- Traditional Buffet with complimentary seconds. Adults $18.99 and Children $8.99 from 1- 9 p.m. Accepting Reservations 302-539-3095.

Magnolia’s, Ocean View- Thanksgiving buffet with complimentary seconds. Reservations call, 302-539-5671.

Mango’s, Bethany Beach- Buffet served from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Adults $17.99 and Kids under 12 $8.99. Bar open until 5 p.m. with Happy Hour prices. www.mangomikes.com or 302-537-6621

Parkway, Bethany Beach- 3 courses includes all non-alcoholic beverages from 2 -8 p.m. $35 per person. Reservations accepted 302-537-7500 or www.parkwaydana.com

Ropewalk, Fenwick Island- Traditional Thanksgiving Menu- other options available too $22.95.

Simmer Time, Fenwick Island- Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet- Three seatings: Noon, 2 & 4 p.m. Accepting reservations, 302-436-2266.

Salted Rim, Ocean View- Traditional Buffet-  Adults $14.99, Children 8-14 $9.99 and Kids 2-7 $6.99. First seating at noon, make reservations at 302-537-7373.


DiFebo’s Italian Grille- Thanksgiving Dinner To Go! Available for pick up on Wednesday, November 27th. Dinner for 4-6 people $120 or 6-10 people $190. www.difebos.com or 302-539-4550

The Cove at Bayside, West Fenwick- Made from scratch Thanksgiving dinner available for pick up on Wednesday, November 27 or Thanksgiving Day until Noon. Dinner for 4-6 people $60 or 8-10 for $85. Golfbayside.com or call, 302-436-3200.

 Posted by at 5:29 pm
Sep 032013


After a quiet week at the beach, the town will come alive again for the 35th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival this Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event will include over 100 fine artists that will be featuring paintings, word work, metal, clay, baskets, jewelry, porcelain and more! The Bethany- Fenwick Chamber is looking to expand the festival to include more attractions to more parts of the town; such as a Farmer’s Market, wine tasting & children’s corner. Make sure you mark your calendar for the exciting event!

Interested in a perfect wine tasting? Hosted by Sedona and Beach Liquors, the wine tasting will pair 3 reds and 3 white wines with delicious food create by Sedona’s chefs. Reserve your spot online and pick up at Sedona at the time of the event! Tickets for this tasting cost $20 and can be reserved by clicking the “Register” button above.

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing business throughout our area and promoting The Quiet Resorts as a year-round tourism destination.

ResortQuest Real Estate is thrilled to be sponsor of such a great event that brings regional artist together to a great beach town.

To view the entire list of participating artist, visit the Chamber website.

 Posted by at 10:02 am
Jan 022012

Southern Delaware Tourism, the convention and visitor’s bureau for Sussex County has released a fantastic visual which shows Sussex County’s unique culture and proud heritage.

Academy Award-winning  filmmaker Errol Webber put together the 4-minute video which should make visitors and residents alike anxious to spend lots of time in 2012 in Delaware’s largest county!

Enjoy! And we hope to see you around!

Dec 202011


Published by: Delaware Wave

In spite of the holiday season starting up sooner than ever this year, somehow Christmas managed to slip up on me. Maybe it was the warmer than usual weather we had recently. Whatever the reason, no presents have been purchased yet around my house.

Actually this year, we have been talking about just doing stockings. That requires that everything has to be able to fit into an oversize stocking, which theoretically means that we keep the costs down to just a few dollars per gift. It sounds so practical and economical. We always say we’re going to do that, but then at the last minute I usually run out to get “just a couple of small things” and lose my resolve to keep it simple for yet another year.

But this year, I think we’re going to stick with our plan. College is the Christmas Grinch this year. With two of my kids flying back and forth to California it has pretty much decimated our discretionary income column. But just because we do the stocking thing it doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun or meaningful. I can think of a few things I wouldn’t mind seeing in my stocking this year. First off, I could really use some cold water wax. The last couple of weeks I’ve been using some left over summer base wax I found in the back of my car and it’s almost as bad as using nothing at all. Just make sure it says cold water on it, it doesn’t smell like bubble gum, and preferably Sex Wax or Sticky Bumps. At a buck fifty per bar, you can stuff three or four in there and still have room and the budget for a lot more stuff.

If your favorite surfer is like me and carrying a few extra pounds from a few too many stops at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way to check the waves, then maybe another idea for a stocking stuffer would be a gift card from one of the local gyms. For instance, Sea Colony offers a great deal on their drop in cards during the off-season, which allows you to take part in a variety of exercise classes, use the fitness equipment or swim in the pool. Most of us surfers could benefit from a few laps in the pool, and would appreciate the subtle hint to get back into shape again. You can buy the cards according to anticipated visits. I think the smallest denomination is for five visits, so it goes easy on the gift budget.

Surf magazines are another thing that will fit into the budget and the stocking as well. Magazines are getting thinner and thinner in a losing battle with the Internet. But most of us still like to look at all those glossy photos of perfect waves. And the smaller size is perfect for those bathroom breaks. Just big enough to keep you occupied during the most important session of the day.

Still have some room in the stocking? Well, how about a beanie hat. It’s the required uniform for surfers these days. They are even wearing them year-round. Get one of those extra long ones that look like they belong on one of the Seven Dwarfs. They’re cool … if you’re under 30.

A surf leash will fit in there as well and it says you care. Not that it will really save your life perhaps, but it keeps you from having to swim in icy cold water. And if you care about skin cancer, then a SPF sunblock face stick is a good thing to pick up as well. It may or may not help with the cancer part, but it may help with the infamous neck tan that surfers get during the winter time from wearing a wetsuit. Headhunters or Sun Bum make some good ones.

A visit to your local surf shop will provide a bunch of other spiffy ideas for the surfer in your life. This is an important holiday for us fun seekers. Despite the economic chill, you can still warm a surfer’s heart with a few well-thoughtout gifts.

Nov 102011


Published by The Wave

BETHANY BEACH — Despite equipment failure and recent bad weather, the beach replenishment project is proceeding in South Bethany, officials said.

The project started the first weekend of October and there was an immediate malfunction, said Sarah Rivette, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The dredge that we’re using had to have some repairs,” she said, noting work resumed on Oct. 24.

Less than a week later, work was halted again when weather forecasts predicted heavy winds and rain.

According to Maria Shalder of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, equipment was further damaged, but crews were able to return to work at the end of last week.

“It’s a harsh environment out there with all the salt water and the waves and they expect this,” she said. “That is why they work these extra days into the bids. They understand (this might happen).”

This year’s beach replenishment project has not been without its share of hiccups.

The South Bethany portion of the project was originally slated to begin Sept. 6, but was held up because the contract between the Army Corps, DNREC and contractors Great Lakes Dredge & Dock was changed to accommodate additional funding.

In Fenwick Island, work that was suppose to begin in June took place in August — at the height of the summer season — and created excessive noise from overnight work, beach closures and a muddy sludge on the beach that upset vacationers.

While the delays may not be ideal, officials said the only stipulation in the contract is that the work has to be completed by May.

According to Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet, crews should be in town by mid-November, with work taking about 46 days. The project will deposit 700,000 cubic yards of sand along the beach, he said.

“The Corps has been contracted only for the placement (of sand) on the beach,” Graviet said. “DNREC will be responsible for the dunes and crossovers.”

The contractor also hopes to get started in Rehoboth and Dewey around the same time, with the work being done simultaneously, Shadler said.

“They don’t have to wait to finish in Bethany before they start in Dewey and Rehoboth,” because the equipment will be different, Shadler said.

Equipment was due to arrive in Dewey over the weekend, said Sam Mackert, police chief and interim town manager.

The original funding for the regularly scheduled beach renourishment was combined with money from the government to repair the sand dunes after the nor’easter of 2009.

Oct 172011

Bethany Beach, DE – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced September’s top producers for its southeast Sussex County, Delaware, locations.

Anne Powell and Jennifer Hughes of the Bayside office received top honors for listing volume for the month of September.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are: Powell and Hughes for the Bayside office;  Robert Kauffman for the Bethany Beach office; Bill Hand for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; and Despina Kaneles for the Edgewater/Sea Colony office.

“All our agents are continually attending classes and seminars throughout the year,” said Ann K. Baker, Broker of the firm. “Their commitment to education and professional improvement is an asset to the company and our clients and customers.”

Marc Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes office received top honors for sales volume for the month of September.

Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are: Grimes for the Bear Trap office;  Powell and Hughes for the Bayside office; Tammy Hadder and Anna Meiklejohn for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; and Brendan Crotty for the Bethany Beach office.

Since the 1970s, ResortQuest Real Estate consistently has been a real estate leader in southeast Sussex County. ResortQuest provides comprehensive real estate services from listing and selling resort, residential, and commercial properties to renting vacation, seasonal and long-term rentals, as well as managing numerous homeowner associations.

For up-to-the minute information on real estate in the resort and inland areas of Sussex County, visit ResortQuestDE.com, or follow ResortQuest Delaware & Maryland on Facebook or Twitter (@RQDEMD). Download ResortQuest’s free mobile real estate search application by texting QUEST to 87778.

For information on starting a career in real estate, contact Ann K. Baker at 302-541-5970, e-mail her at abaker@resortquest.com or visit www.ResortQuestDE.com.

Jul 072011

This Tuesday, July 12, come to the Bethany Beach Morning Tweetup taking place at The Marketplace at Sea Colony.

Meet and chat with Bethany Beach locals as well as outside visitors such as Host Our Coast, the team of traveling journalists documenting their stay along the Delmarva coast this summer!

Bishops in the Marketplace will be providing $1 coffee, only for signed-in guests of the tweetup, and those guests will also be able to enter a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card!

You do not need to be on Twitter to attend, but if you are on Twitter, follow @RQDEMD and RSVP via the twtvite.