Aug 302011
 

 
Looking for a great Bethany Beach vacation retreat at a special rate? Looking for a last minute summer getaway or a Labor Day weekend vacation? Look no further than these breaking deals by ResortQuest in Delaware. Your beach escape is just a click away with one of these great specials!

Call 888-500-4254 to take advantage of one of these fantastic deals at one of these great ResortQuest vacation rentals.

Sea Colony

Oceanfront

512 Georgetowne House, Sea Colony – 10% off FULL WEEK stays in September and October 2011.

704 Annapolis House, Platinum 2BR: 10% off FULL WEEKS from 9/3 UP TO 10/8.

506 Harbour House, 15% off FULL WEEKS OR 10% off rentals of 3-nights or more in September and October.

605N Edgewater House, Sea Colony – 15% off FULL WEEKS OR 10% off stays of 3 nights for more in September, October or November 2011.

809 Chesapeake House, 10% off stays of 3 nights or more September through December.

Tennis Community

56190 Pine Branch Court, Sea Colony – First night free for the FULL WEEK of 9/3/2011.

North Bethany

48 Ocean Ridge, Ocean Ridge – FREE iPad2® & FREE LINENS for FULL WEEK (Friday to Friday) stays through 9/9/2011 OR Labor Day Weekend free with the FULL WEEK rental of 8/26-9/2/2011 (check out on 9/6 for no extra charge)!

South Bethany

114 Petherton Drive, 10% off the FULL WEEK of 9/3-10/2011 OR 20% off the FULL WEEK of 9/17-24/2011 OR 30% off the FULL WEEK of 10/8-15/2011.

Aug 242011
 

 
Looking for a great Bethany Beach, Delaware vacation retreat at a special rate? Looking for a last minute summer getaway or a Labor Day weekend vacation? Look no further than these breaking deals by ResortQuest in Delaware. Your beach escape is just a click away with one of these great specials!

Call 888-500-4254 to take advantage of one of these fantastic deals at one of these great ResortQuest vacation rentals.

Sea Colony

Oceanfront

Tennis Community

Bethany Beach

  • 716 Sunrise Court, Rent the FULL WEEK from 8/27-9/3 and get 2 EXTRA NIGHTS FREE with a 1 p.m. check-out on 9/5/11.
  • 38791 Skipjack Village, Bethany Beach – $200 off the FULL WEEK of 8/27/2011.

North Bethany

  • 48 Ocean Ridge, Ocean Ridge – FREE iPad2® & FREE LINENS for FULL WEEK (Friday to Friday) stays through 9/9/2011 OR Labor Day Weekend free with the FULL WEEK rental of 8/26-9/2/2011 (check out on 9/6 for no extra charge)!

South Bethany

  • 114 Petherton Drive, 10% off the FULL WEEK of 9/3-10/2011 OR 20% off the FULL WEEK of 9/17-24/2011 OR 30% off the FULL WEEK of 10/8-15/2011.
Aug 212011
 

 

Published by DelmarvaNow.com

Residents asked to rank Adopt-a-Canal end projects

SOUTH BETHANY — The Beautification Committee is asking residents to rate projects recently completed as part of the town’s Adopt-a-Canal End and Adopt-a-Road End programs.

Today through Saturday, the committee is asking residents to evaluate each of the six projects on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest rating. The goal, committee members say, is to foster community spirit and celebrate the project’s completion.

Last year, the town launched the initiatives, which aim to restore canal and street ends. At the specified areas, which were overgrown and neglected, program participants planted various types of approved foliage — including trees, shrubs and flowers — that not only make the area more attractive but also filter stormwater.

The volunteers gather ideas, create a plan and set their own schedule for completion and commit to take care of the canal end for a full year, said Sue Callaway, a councilwoman and committee chairwoman.

“We saw a need for improvement on the canal and road ends and determined that since there were limited town funds, encouraging volunteerism, community participation and spirit was a good idea,” she said. “The finished product is definitely an improvement.”

Projects were completed along Route 1 near the Anchorage Canal, on Bayshore Drive, Canal and Russell roads, West 11th Street, Peterson Avenue and Canal Road between Third and Fourth streets.

Sharon Nonn, a committee member who adopted the road end on Bayshore Drive, said she wanted to get involved because it was something positive for the town.

While she and her husband own a landscaping business, the work that needed to be done is something anyone could do, she said. If minimal upkeep is done, the canal and road ends will continue to look great, she said.

“We’re just happy as anything with the results that we’ve had. While we were doing the work and after, we’ve had a lot of compliments,” Nonn said. “(The program) is a really good idea to help improve the looks of the town and bring people on the street together. It’s immediate gratification.”

Residents can pick up contest ballots at Town Hall, located at 402 Evergreen Road, and the winner will be recognized for their efforts and contributions, Callaway said.

“Besides our beautiful beaches, the canals are an integral part of South Bethany’s personality,” she said. “We want people to notice them and enjoy them.”

Aug 192011
 

 
Here is the full lineup of Bethany Beach real estate activity by ResortQuest Real Estate this week:

New Listings

Price Changes

Under Contract

Sold and Settled

Aug 152011
 

 

Looking for a great Bethany Beach, Delaware vacation retreat at a special rate? Look no further than these breaking deals by ResortQuest in Delaware. Your beach escape is just a click away with one of these great getaways!

Call 888-500-4254 to take advantage of one of these fantastic deals at one of these great ResortQuest vacation rentals.

Sea Colony

Oceanfront

Tennis Community

Bethany Beach

  • 716 Sunrise Court, Rent the FULL WEEK from 8/27-9/3 and get 2 EXTRA NIGHTS FREE with a 1 p.m. check-out on 9/5/11.

North Bethany

  • 48 Ocean Ridge, Ocean Ridge – FREE iPad2® & FREE LINENS for FULL WEEK (Friday to Friday) stays through 9/9/2011 OR Labor Day Weekend free with the FULL WEEK rental of 8/26-9/2/2011 (check out on 9/6 for no extra charge)!

South Bethany

  • 114 Petherton Drive, 10% off the FULL WEEK of 9/3-10/2011 OR 20% off the FULL WEEK of 9/17-24/2011 OR 30% off the FULL WEEK of 10/8-15/2011.
Aug 092011
 

 

Here is the full lineup of Bethany Beach real estate activity by ResortQuest Real Estate this week:

New Listings

Price Changes

Sold and Settled

  • 981 Turtle Drive, Turtle Walk – sold by Karla Morgan for $357,500
  • 402 Brandywine House, Sea Colony – listed and sold by Bill Hand for $255,000
  • 404 Farragut House, Sea Colony – listed by Jen Hughes and Anne Powell for $515,000
  • 50006 Southwinds Lane, Sea Colony – listed and sold by Bill Hand for $260,000
Jul 252011
 

 
Looking for a great Bethany Beach, Delaware vacation retreat at a special rate? Look no further than these breaking deals by ResortQuest in Delaware. Your beach escape is just a click away with one of these great getaways!

Call 888-500-4254 to take advantage of one of these fantastic deals at one of these great ResortQuest vacation rentals.

Bethany Beach

  • 716 Sunrise Court, Rent the FULL WEEK from 8/27-9/3 and get 2 EXTRA NIGHTS FREE with a 1 p.m. check-out on 9/5/11.

North Bethany

  • 48 Ocean Ridge,  FREE iPad2® & FREE LINENS for FULL WEEK (Friday to Friday) stays through 9/9/2011!
  • 38 Sugar Hill Road, Sea Del Estates – $500 off (plus no reservation fee) for the FULL WEEK of 7/30/2011 or 8/27/2011.

South Bethany

  • 114 Petherton Drive, 10% off the FULL WEEK of 9/3-10/2011 OR 20% off the FULL WEEK of 9/17-24/2011 OR 30% off the FULL WEEK of 10/8-15/2011.
  • 24 Bayberry Road, Middlesex Beach – 25% off the FULL WEEK of 8/20-27/2011.

Sea Colony

Oceanfront

Tennis Community

Jul 142011
 

 

Residents with waterfront lots join restoration efforts

SOUTH BETHANY — Delaware State University graduate student Brian Reckenbeil stood in waist-deep water with a bushel basket in one hand and several oysters in the other, distributing them along the rocks of Wynona Dawson’s property.

“I’m finding crevices between all the rocks and wedging (the oysters) in,” he said. “We’re stocking them in the rip-rap below the barnacle so they don’t freeze. Survival is the main thing.”

The project is part of the Center for the Inland Bays’ shellfish gardening project, which provides juvenile oysters and clams, and apparatus to raise them, to citizens with waterfront properties.

The goal is to restore a viable population of oysters to local waterways, thereby creating critical bottom habitat and increasing the filtering capacity of the bays’ shellfish population, according to the CIB website. A mature oyster can filter 35 to 50 gallons of water per day.

In the last two years, more than 200 volunteers from Rehoboth Beach to Fenwick Island have raised oysters, which start out as spat — tiny free-swimming larval oysters that attach themselves to dead oyster shells — and grow to what’s considered market size.

Currently, Reckenbeil and several other DSU students, along with CIB coordinator E.J. Chalabala, are transplanting the oysters from floats — submerged nurseries secured to piers, docks and bulkheads — to rip-rap located throughout the bays.

“Oyster gardens are proving oysters can grow anywhere in the Inland Bays,” Chalabala said. “(It’s) going fantastically.”

Dawson, who lives on Jefferson Creek in South Bethany, was anxious to get involved in the effort to improve water quality, and she’s seen the benefits of the project firsthand. Two years ago, she caught 14 flounder in her floats.

“It’s gotta help because (the flounder) wouldn’t come if the water was dirty,” she said, noting that cleaner water is also for personal benefit. “I used to go swimming out here and I’d like to do it again.”

The next step is to plant more oysters in the Inland Bays; the CIB received one million eyid, a disease-resistant strain of oyster, from Rutgers University, Chalabala said.

The oysters are put in a large tank of seawater, where the larvae attaches itself to bags of oyster shells. They are then distributed every other year to volunteer gardeners.

“We’re looking to collect upwards of 100 bushels to plant in the Inland Bays,” Chalabala said.

While no actually tally has been done, Reckenbeil said a bushel basket could hold between 250 and 300 oysters. In three years, 26 bushels of oysters have been distributed in Dawson’s rip-rap alone.

With volunteers like Dawson managing the gardens, the CIB hopes to restore the depleted oyster population in the bays.

“They’re looking to see really what the survival rate is in different locations,” Reckenbeil said. “Oysters definitely grow better in Fenwick than anywhere.”

Jul 122011
 

 
Check out these exclusive vacation rental deals from ResortQuest in Delaware in various areas of Bethany Beach. Bethany Beach is beautiful and full of fun for the entire family this time of year so make sure you book your vacation here today! 

Sea Colony

Oceanfront

Tennis Community

South Bethany

  • 114 Petherton Drive, South Bethany – 10% off the FULL WEEK of 9/3-10/2011 OR 20% off the FULL WEEK of 9/17-24/2011 OR 30% off the FULL WEEK of 10/8-15/2011.
  • 24 Bayberry Road, Middlesex Beach – 25% off the FULL WEEK of 7/16-23/2011.

Bethany Beach

  • 716 Sunrise Court – Rent the FULL WEEK from 8/27 to 9/3 and get 2 EXTRA NIGHTS FREE with a 1 p.m. check-out on 9/5
Jun 152011
 

 
ResortQuest Real Estate announced the following real estate activity in Bethany Beach for the week ending June 10, 2011:

New Listings

Price Changes

  • 2003 Brighton Court, Sea Colony – now $249,900 (Now under contract)
  • 541 Bethany Loop, Salt Pond – now $499,900
  • 56055 Pinewood, Sea Colony – Now $439,900

Under Contract

Sold and Settled