I stayed at the Addy Sea for three nights recently and the experience was 98% incredible. The location was amazing, with ocean views and a short walk down a private-access path to a great beach location. The Victorian House was beautiful and well-maintained, with a quirky room-by-room situation, but lots of charm. It had a great wrap-around porch with lots of comfortable seating for reading, wine tasting, eating or relaxing.
In our room, for instance, the toilet was in one corner closet, the shower was in another corner closet, and the sink was in a third corner. The space for each was a bit tight, but the fourth corner - an unbeatable view of the beach and ocean - made it all worthwhile.
The breakfasts were delicious and there was plenty of variety. A nice bonus was a packed lunch (usually chef's choice or your choice between two types of sandwiches) that - if requested - would be in the refrigerator next to the kitchen by noon each day with your room number on it.
Our hosts were very friendly and the cleaning staff quick and thorough.
The only things that keep me from giving this bed and breakfast the highest of ratings were a couple of small incidents that could have been avoided if I had known some of the more esoteric rules. First, how was I to know that opening the windows while the air conditioning was on (and it is always on) would lead to some major condensation dripping from the ceiling vents? I appreciated the note left in my room advising me of this, but did you also have to seek me out by calling for "Room 6" and let me know I had made a mistake (that I didn't know about) in front of other guests in the lobby? Regarding that other rule, how was I to know that the owner takes his breakfast at the nice cast-iron table on the porch just off the kitchen? Perhaps a little "reserved" sign would mitigate the need for you to ask me - after I've just gotten settled with morning coffee and paper - to relocate.
But, with those minor complaints aside, this was an outstanding experience and one that I would gladly repeat (especially now that I know more of the rules). The people - staff, owners, other guests - were wonderful and the house itself was close to perfect!
- Also Known As:
- The Addy Sea Hotel Bethany Beach
- Addy Sea Bethany Beach, Delaware