USA Delaware Ocean View Bear Trap Dunes - Bethany Beach, DE Listing #42476

Bear Trap Dunes - 53E Willow Oak - Ocean View, DE

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9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Bear Trap Dunes 1st-Floor Condo w/ Golf On-Site and Shared Sauna

Great location .. just two blocks to The Village Pavilion (with its pools, fitness center, tennis and playground) and clubhouse with restaurant! This spacious first floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath Golf Villa-style condo - approximately 1,420 square feet - features a living and dining area, well-equipped kitchen, full hallway bathroom and two bedrooms, including the master suite! Screened porch and open deck too! Accessible without stairs. Central air conditioning, washer, dryer and more. 3 TVs, DVD, charcoal grill, Wifi.

The Village at Bear Trap Dunes surrounds 27 holes of championship golf at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club. Just three miles to the beach, this exciting golf course community features a fantastic set of amenities, including The Village Pavilion (with indoor pool, outdoor pool, kiddie pool, exercise room, Har-Tru tennis courts, hard surface tennis court, multi-sport court, saunas and community meeting room with free Wifi. for homeowners and guests), outdoor pool, playground, summer beach shuttle and clubhouse with restaurant.

Note: The Bear Trap Dunes Owners Association charges an optional per person fee for guests ages 4 and older for the use of the community’s amenities, including the in-season beach shuttle, pools, tennis and fitness center. This fee varies by the time of year and is subject to change without notice. Guests that opt to purchase amenity passes MUST purchase at the Bear Trap Pavilion.

*Delaware regulations require all guests sign a lease agreement within 10 days of booking. A lease agreement will be sent within 24 hours of booking and an electronic signature is required before final check-in information is made available.

Things to Know
The fireplace is not operational

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Indoor pool

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared

Children's pool




9 reviews

Alicia B. Jul 2022
I love the quietness it was very peaceful.
Lindita K. Jul 2022
In general it is a nice place to stay. Bed sheets and towels were clean, although not all beds and pillows had protection covers. Some of the bed sheets were of good quality and some were not. Most disturbing it was an weird smell in the house, especially at the entrance, kitchen and living area. The smell didnt go away even after we place the aromatizers, which we had to buy ourself as the house did not have any. The porch and veranda were not clean. There was dust and spiders nets everywhere in the porch and veranda. There was no dishwasher or laundry detergent and no spare trash bags. Everything else was ok.
Antoni H. Oct 2021
Overall a stress free experience from start to finish. Home was clean and comfortable. Will definitely book again!
cherese h. Jul 2021
Writing this review as I value an honest review when looking for a home best for our family. We were a group of 3 adults and 2 children ages 8 and 19 months.

We have been traveling to Bear Trap Dunes for the past eight summers. We usually stay in a townhouse with more people, but stayed in a condo this stay since we had less people. We have always loved the places we stay and rebook right away for the next summer. We were sadly not thrilled with our stay at 53e.

Size is good for 6 people.
Air conditioning works well.
Microwave, oven and refrigerator work well.

This place needs some TLC.

If extra cleaning is being done for COVID resulting in a later check in, we should not have seen what we did. Coffee pot had dead bugs in it. Electric can opener was so dirty we decided not to even use. All pans and cooking utensils needed to be cleaned before use. Mugs needed to be cleaned.

The air vent in the living room was full of dust, so the air filter was way beyond needing to be changed.

Mattress cover on pull out couch had a large brown stain. Needs to be replaced or washed.

There is NO working gas grill! We were very disappointed as we planned all of our meals around having a grill. There were two gas grills. Both look like they haven’t been used in years! Rust and broken grill grates. There was a charcoal grill, but was full of ash and grate needed to be scrubbed. At this point we were so annoyed that I didn’t even want to deal with cleaning the charcoal grill.

Master bed is very firm. If you like firm beds you will love it, but we found it to be very uncomfortable causing restless nights. It’s also VERY squeaky. If you have a baby or toddler in your master bedroom they will be woken with every turn you make, even with a fan and noise machine going.

Hallway toilet kept clogging. We were not using too much tissue or putting anything that shouldn’t be in it. Also, in hallway bathroom the bathtub water drains while plugged after a couple of minutes making it difficult to give your child a bath. Master shower was too tight to use as a tub as you couldn’t get to your child properly with the glass doors.

All four green patio chairs are chipping. Doesn’t seem like a problem until you realize your toddler took a chip of the peeling chair and is putting in their mouth!

As expected the grounds were kept beautiful throughout the development. Pool was great. Staff friendly as always.

We have never experienced these type of issues at Bear Trap Dunes. Once this unit has some extra attention for the above mentioned items and gas grill is replaced it will be great.
Manager response:
Hello, Cherese. Thank you for sharing for staying with us and taking the time to share your review. We apologize for any disappointment you encountered during your stay. We are happy to report these issues are being addressed by the local manager. Please note the gas grill is not a listed amenity. We hope to have another chance to host you again, for a more enjoyable stay!
Michael W. May 2021
Julie G. Apr 2021
Nice place for family of 5
Lisa G. Mar 2021
I’ve been visiting Bear Trap on and off for over 18 years. We enjoyed our getaway to celebrate retirement and a birthday. Master bed was very comfortable. Minor issues missing are dead light bulbs and the bathroom acrylic handles need TLC or replacement. As well as the shower head needs updating.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Lisa! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have provided your valuable feedback to our local manager to look into. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to hosting you again!