10 Pet-Friendly Bethany Beach Airbnb Rentals

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Known for its beachside boardwalk, miles of sandy shores, and stunning state parks, Bethany Beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Delaware. The small coastal town is a haven for rest, relaxation, and serenity. The area is both family-friendly and pet-friendly, and offers people of all ages and backgrounds plenty to do and experience.

If you’re planning a visit to Bethany Beach, Delaware with your pet, you might be on the lookout for a place to stay. After a long day of enjoying the sun, sand, and natural attractions, head back to one of the area’s top Airbnbs. Here’s a closer look at some of the best pet-friendly Bethany Beach rentals.

1. Beautiful Family Home on the Canal

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Fees: $100 pet fee (already added in with the cleaning fee)
Policies: Can bring one well-behaved dog.
Fence: No

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Set in a lovely location, this spacious five-bedroom home offers clean and modern accommodations for families and their pet. Guests can enjoy lovely views of Salt Pond from the home’s two decks or screened porch. The home also offers free access to bikes, beach chairs, and boogie boards.

The home is located in the Canal Community and nearby the beach and downtown shopping and dining. Spend the day in downtown Bethany Beach and make your last stop the Baja Beach House. This pet-friendly restaurant offers California-style Mexican dishes and casual American fare.

2. Newly Renovated Townhouse with Luxury Touches

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Fees: $150 pet fee
Policies: Up to two dogs allowed.
Fence: Yes/No

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This newly-renovated, two-level townhome features dual master suites, a game room with full arcade, shuffleboard table, foosball table, and darts, as well as access to indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis courts, and luxurious clubhouse. The home is equipped with multiple flat-screen TVs, free wifi, laundry room with washer and dryer, and all linens are provided.

While staying in Bethany Beach, enjoy a meal at Off the Hook, a nearby eatery that serves up local and fresh ingredients. The restaurant has outdoor tables that are pet-friendly and where you and your furry friend can sample the establishment’s creative dishes.

3. Former Model Home at Bayside at Bethany Lakes

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Fees: $195 pet cleaning fee
Policies: Well-behaved dogs only. Must notify the owner at the time of reservation.
Fence: No

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This lavish rental used to be a former model home and has been professionally decorated by one of the area’s top interior design companies. The four-bedroom Airbnb features a new sofa and love seat, new patio furniture, state-of-the-art electronics, and new carpeting. Guests also have access to indoor and outdoor pools, as well as an incredible clubhouse.

When you’re not hanging out in the game room or splashing around in the outdoor pool that overlooks the bay, you and your pet can explore the Bethany Beach Nature Center. Check out interactive exhibits and hike acres of freshwater wetlands, forested uplands, and tidal wetlands.

4. Modern House on the Beach

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Pets must be well-behaved.
Fence: No

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Enjoy an Oceanside stay in this modern five-bedroom, three-bath home near downtown Bethany Beach. The rental is just three houses from the beach and features spacious rooms, a den on the second floor, Wii game system, and more than 100 videos. Guests also have access to beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, and 6-plus parking spaces.

The home is situated in a quiet area that is easily accessible to the beach and downtown. Leash up your pup and you can walk nearly anywhere in town. The trolley goes by the home every 15 to 30 minutes if you’d rather catch a ride. The perfect place to walk your pet is the Bethany Beach Boardwalk with the exception of May 15 through September 30 when dogs are not permitted.

5. Downhome Home with Pond View

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Fees: Contact host for specifics.
Policies: Up to one dog permitted. Guests must bring a crate to kennel the dog when they are not home.
Fence: No

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Indulge in quiet living in this beautiful downhome home with views of the water. On the first floor, guests will find a family room, two full bathrooms, and three bedrooms. The second floor offers a lakefront deck, living and dining area, three-season room, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The home is also equipped with wifi, smart TVs, and a gas grill.

If you’re looking for activities to fill your day while in Bethany Beach, you won’t be disappointed. Spend time at the beach, boardwalk, or local shops and eateries. Or take the short drive to the nearby Ocean City Dog Playground. The park is divided into two sections, creating an area for small pets and one for larger ones.

6. Private Home in Historic District

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: Yes

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This cozy three-bedroom, two-bath home is located in the town’s historic district and offers both privacy and easy access to nearby attractions. The interior of the rental features a craftsman-style design, as well as custom exotic woodwork and furniture.

The private backyard provides plenty of room for your pet to run and play. The home is also close to shopping and restaurants. During your visit to Bethany Bench, the Indian River Inlet Bridge is a must see. There is also a bath house, restaurant, and bar on the road under the bridge that offers great food and music.

7. Spacious Home in the Turtle Walk Community

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Fees: $75 cleaning charge
Policies: Pets permitted on a case-by-case basis.
Fence: No

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With six bedrooms, three full baths, and more than 2,800 square feet of living space, this beautiful home in the Turtle Walk community is the perfect retreat for large families and their pets. The home offers a family room, front sunroom, rear deck, and a garden in the back where your pet can play.

When you’re not preparing food in the lavish oversized kitchen, guests may want to sample the delicacies at DB’s Fries. This casual eatery offers fresh sea-fare, hand-cut potatoes, and much more. There are also pet-friendly outdoor tables where guests and their pets can enjoy their meals.

8. Salt Pond Golf Estate with Pool

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Fees: $200 pet fee
Policies: None listed.
Fence: No

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Situated in the Salt Pond golf community, this charming three-bedroom home offers guests a nice country setting near the beach. The living room has a large smart TV and the kitchen and dining areas have sleek granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Outdoors, there are Adirondack chairs and sunroom. Community amenities include an outdoor pool, recreation center, hot tub, and wading area.

Pet owners will find plenty of things to do within close proximity to this Airbnb. Just a short drive away is the Millsboro Dog Park where Fido can run and play in a safe, enclosed space with other canines.

9. Coastal Home with High-End Amenities

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Up to two well-behaved dogs.
Fence: Yes

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With its open floor plan, enclosed three-season room, three bedrooms, two full baths, deck, and fenced yard, there is plenty of room for the entire family to spread out and have fun. This beautiful rental is near the beach and offers everything a family needs in a vacation home, including a high-end kitchen, linens, and comfy bedding. Your pets will also be supplied with two dog bowls, a gravity water bowl, and a scooper in the yard.

A pleasurable stay in Bethany Beach is certain to work up an appetite. When the family gets hungry, bring them down to Beach Break & Bakrie, a counter-serve bakery that offers baked goods, coffee, pastries, soups, and sandwiches. There are also pet-friendly tables available.

10. Oversized Coastal Home in Salt Pond

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Fees: $150 non-refundable pet fee
Policies: Up to two dogs.
Fence: No

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This massive seven-bedroom, five-bath home is the ultimate vacation home for large families and their furry companions. The home offers many of the high-end amenities you’d expect to see in a hotel but with more comfort and privacy. The modern kitchen has an oversized pantry and the spacious outdoor deck overlooks the yard. Sip a cup of coffee as you watch your pup run around the yard. The home is also equipped with flat-screen TVs, a gas grill, wifi, and a two-car garage.

The home is located in close proximity to the Bethany Beach boardwalk and near dozens of local eateries. Put a leash on your pet and head to the Salt Pond which is suitable for walking, biking, and fishing. During your stay, also take a trip to Delaware Seashore State Park. See the local views from the bridge, paddle on the bay, go fishing, or tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station.

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Liz is a Arizona native and mom two young children and one not so young Boston Terrier, Leroy. Leroy has been the center of her families beautiful life, which includes tons of travel and road trips. She is also a loving doggy aunt to Winston, Bullseye and Maple, a Boston Terrier, English Bully and Wheaten Terrier.

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