- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 30, 2007

As Washington-area residents head into summertime, they often drift into daydreams about spending more time at the beach. While waterfront property is becoming more scarce, builders still are finding a few locations to satisfy their customers’ craving for water views and easy access to the sand and surf.

At Bay Forest at Bethany Beach, Del., on the edge of Indian River Bay, town homes, cottages, villas and single-family homes are being built by Natelli Communities Inc. Mature woods and Collins Creek add to the beauty of this planned community near Bethany.

Amenities include a clubhouse, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a private pier and a shuttle to the beach.

Villa homes and single-family homes are available from NVHomes and Ryan Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the upper $400,000s.

Call 302/539-2128 for NV Homes, 302/539-6630 for Ryan Homes or visit www.BayForestCommunity.com.

Lennar Corp. is building single-family homes at Bayfront at Rehoboth, Del., where residents can enjoy a private beach, a canoe and kayak launch, a community clubhouse, a swimming pool, fountains, ponds, walking paths and a gazebo by Rehoboth Bay.

The four-bedroom homes include 31/2 baths and are priced from the low to upper $600,000s.

Call 302/947-4820 or visit www.lennar.com.

Condominiums, town homes and single-family homes are available in a variety of price ranges at Bayside, a development of the Carl M. Freeman Communities near Fenwick Island, Del.

Buyers at Bayside can enjoy a beach shuttle to the shore and an 18-hole golf course with views of the Assawoman Bay coastline and Ocean City on the opposite shore.

The Bayside Town Center features shops, a spa, a movie theater and restaurants, and the Sun Ridge Tennis and Recreation Center includes a fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pools and social activities.

Hiking and biking trails and nature trails are designed into the community, and watersports are available to residents. Eventually, Bayside will have 1,640 homes, including condominiums priced from the low $300,000s to the low $500,000s, town homes priced from the low to mid-$400,000s and single-family homes priced from the upper $400,000s to the $600,000s and higher.

Call 877/436-9998 or visit www.livebayside.com.

NVHomes is building 36 single-family homes at Bethany Preserve in Ocean View, Del., a community adjacent to a state park nature preserve. Residents can hike or bike from their homes through the nature preserve to downtown Bethany Beach and the boardwalk. The community includes a clubhouse and swimming pool.

The homes have 2,200 square feet, and many include a first-floor master suite.

They are priced from the upper $300,000s to the low $500,000s.

Call 302/539-3198 or visit www.NVHomes.com.

Centex Homes is building 56 single-family homes overlooking Indian River Bay at Ellis Point in Dagsboro, Del., with open floor plans and plenty of bedrooms for guests. The community includes a swimming pool, clubhouse and fitness center, and it is adjacent to Holts Landing State Park.

The three models at Ellis Point include two-story porches off the lower and main levels, with the option of adding a third level for a triple stacked porch. The homes include decks, porches and patios in the front and back, many with views of the bay. Priced from the upper $600,000s to the low $800,000s, each home has a two-car garage, 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, hardwood flooring in the foyer, oak stairs, a gas fireplace and a master bath.

The kitchen includes hardwood flooring, 42-inch maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Corian counters.

Call 866/310-1772 or visit www.centexontheshore.com.

NVHomes is building single-family homes at the Grande at Canal Pointe in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where residents can ride their bikes to the beach and boardwalk.

The community includes a clubhouse, a fitness center, a swimming pool and tennis courts. The homes are base-priced from the upper $400,000s to the upper $500,000s.

Call 302/226-2475 or visit www.nvhomes.com.

K. Hovnanian Homes is building 50 luxury single-family homes at Herring Creek at Rehoboth Bay, where the homes will have views of the bay. The development also includes a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, a swimming pool and tennis courts.

The homes range from 2,474 to 4,282 finished square feet, with four bedrooms, two or three full baths, a powder room and a two-car garage.

Base prices range from the low $400,000s to the low $500,000s.

Call 302/945-3080 or visit www.khov.com.

At the Inlet at Pine Grove in Ocean View, Pulte Homes Inc. is building single-family homes with water views and first-floor master suites.

The development includes 36 homes set under pine trees near White Creek, with direct water access to Indian River Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Located just three miles from the Bethany Beach boardwalk, this community includes a pier, a kayak and boat launch, a swimming pool and tennis courts.

The homes have 2,085 to 2,894 finished square feet with two, three or four bedrooms and two full baths.

The homes are base-priced from the mid- to upper $500,000s.

Call 302/541-9585 or visit www.pulte.com.

Beazer Homes Corp. is building 40 luxurious four-story town homes at North Beach in Bethany Beach, with 20 of the homes backing directly on water.

Minutes from the beach, these homes have 3,400 finished square feet with decks on every level. The homes, which have four or five bedrooms, are priced from the low $700,000s. Call 302/541-4203 or visit www.beazer.com.

The Peninsula on Indian River Bay, a beach-and-golf-oriented community near Rehoboth Beach, encompasses almost 800 acres of coastal terrain.

Community amenities include a private 18-hole golf course, a nature center, outdoor fire pits, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a wave lagoon, a beach and a tennis complex.

The Lakeside Village Center includes an athletic club, a racquet club and retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

At the Peninsula, custom homes are available along with condominiums, town homes and villas. Custom homes are available from Atlantic Homes, LLC, Brosnahan and Sons Inc., Klabe Custom Homes, and Echelon Custom Homes LLC.

Miller and Smith LLC is building condominiums, town homes and villas, and condominiums also are available from Ocean Atlantic Agency.

Custom homes range in price from $175 to $200 per square foot, starting at about $1,000,000. Villas are priced from the $500,000s and up, with condominiums and town homes priced from the $400,000s.

Call 302/947-4717 or visit www.peninsuladelaware.com.

At Sandy Cove in Ocean View, Ryan Homes is building garage town homes with water views.

The development, minutes from Bethany Beach, includes a marina, a crabbing pier, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and walking paths. These town homes include 2,769 finished square feet with four bedrooms, 31/2 baths, a morning room, a master-suite sitting room and both front and rear decks for enjoying the view.

The homes are base-priced from the low $400,000s.

Call 302/541-8595 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Three builders are constructing town homes and single-family homes at Sawgrass at White Oak Creek, a gated resort community near Rehoboth Beach.

This enclave of homes offers Rehoboth Bay views and is three miles from the beach.

Community amenities include two clubhouses, two swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails and nearby golf courses. The town homes and single-family homes feature beach-style architecture, with base prices from the upper $400,000s.

Call 302/227-0613 for M/I Homes Inc., 302/227-9375 for Equity Homes LLC and 302/227-0230 for Chase Communities or visit www.sawgrassatwhiteoakcreek.com.

At Seagrass Plantation in Dagsboro, Centex is building 208 beach-style single-family homes along Indian River Bay, eight miles from Bethany Beach.

The development includes a private beach, a clubhouse and a swimming pool, plus jogging trails and a canoe and kayak launch. The homes have 2,300 to 3,000 finished square feet with two, three or four bedrooms, 21/2 to 31/2 baths and a two-car garage. Some include a first-floor master suite.

The homes are base-priced from the upper $300,000s to the upper $400,000s.

Call 888/863-4297 or visit www.centexontheshore.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is building single-family homes, including some with first-floor master suites at White Creek at Bethany, a waterfront community near Bethany Beach.

Buyers can choose a lakefront or wooded homesite, and the development includes a dock, a beach shuttle, walking trails, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a sports court. The location is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean by boat. The community clubhouse includes two balconies with water views, a fitness center, a study, a general-purpose room and a kitchen. The homes have four bedrooms and 31/2 baths and range in price from the mid-$500,000s to the low $600,000s. Call 302/539-1130 or visit www.tollbrothers. com.

Overlooking Maryland’s Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague Island, Bayside at Ocean City, a development of 310 single-family homes and villas by Toll Bros., offers its residents scenic views of the water.

A community shuttle takes residents to and from the beach.

Bayside includes tennis courts, walking trails, a swimming pool, a kayak launching dock, a crabbing pier, a clubhouse, a fitness center, a community meeting room, library, office and kitchen.

The Cape May Collection and the Bayfront Collection are waterfront homes, some of which have private docks. The Cape May homes are priced from the mid- to upper $400,000s and have four bedrooms, 21/2 baths and a two-car detached garage.

The single-family homes in the Bayfront Collection, priced from the mid-$400,000s to the low $600,000s have three or four bedrooms, 21/2 or 31/2 baths and a two-car rear-entry garage. Many of the four models in this collection include front and rear porches or decks to enhance outdoor living.

The villa homes at Bayside are priced from the mid-$300,000s to the low $400,000s.

Call 410/553-0444 or visit www.tollbrothers.com.

Centex is building town homes and stacked towns — two-level homes built over two-level homes — at Broad Marsh in Ocean City.

Located on Assawoman Bay and 70th Street, this development is within walking distance of the beach.

Homes are priced from the low $400,000s to the mid-$500,000s.

Call 877/210-1303 or visit www.centexhomes.com.

Centex is building GlenRiddle, a development with two championship golf courses, a 96-slip marina, and walking and biking trails.

The Man O’ War and War Admiral golf courses share the Riddle Farm Golf Clubhouse, built in the historic training stable of the racehorses.

The GlenRiddle clubhouse includes a fitness center; a swimming pool; a library; a great room; a sports lounge; a business center; billiard, card and arts and crafts rooms; a catering kitchen; and an on-site lifestyle director for community activities.

Centex is building single-family homes, town homes and condominiums at GlenRiddle, all designed with low-maintenance exteriors with distinctive architectural features including cupolas, stair towers, porches, gabled rooflines, columned front porches and garage doors styled as rustic barn doors.

Single-family homes are priced from the mid-$500,000s to more than $1,000,000, with fairway single-family homes priced from the $600,000s, condominiums from the upper $300,000s to the mid-$400,000s and marina town homes priced from the low to mid-$500,000s.

Call 866/493-7898 or visit www.glenriddle.com.

GTM Architects Inc. and ADC Builders Inc. have designed the 41 condominium residences at Laguna Vista, at 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue, on Assawoman Bay in Ocean City, with as many as three bedrooms and 31/2 baths. A private marina is adjacent to the development and each residence has a water view.

Community amenities include a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool with water views and balconies and a boardwalk with a pier and direct access to the bay and a picnic area.

The homes are base-priced from the mid-$500,000s to the low $700,000s, and each home has a front porch, a balcony and a gas fireplace. The master suites at Laguna Vista each have a water view and a bath with marble flooring, a separate shower and a whirlpool tub.

Call 877/552-2500 or visit www.lagunavistaoc.com.

The Buccini/Pollin Group is building the nine-story Rivendell condominium between 80th and 81st streets on Assawoman Bay in Ocean City.

The two-, three- and four-bedroom residences offer water views, and the development will include a restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, concierge services and a fourth-floor courtyard.

The homes are priced from the low $600,000s.

Call 888/574-8363 or visit www.rivendellcondos.com.

Centex is building three-level town homes with two-car garages at Seaside Village in West Ocean City, each with 2,308 to 2,775 finished square feet.

The community on the Isle of Wight Bay has 100 boat slips, a swimming pool and a clubhouse.

Call 866/210-1303 or visit www.centexhomes.com.

Sunset Island, a private, 37-acre island accessible by boat and bridge, located in the Assawoman Bay at 67th Street in Ocean City, has been developed as a new version of an old-fashioned beach town by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. working with ADC Builders Inc. and Natelli Communities Inc..

Sunset Island has a gated entrance; a fountain; a canal; a clubhouse with swimming, tennis and exercise classes on the private bayside beach; a marina; a crabbing pier; a market; walking trails; and private beaches all along the shore.

The available residences at Sunset Island include single-family homes from Main Street Homes and condominiums from Ryan.

Condominiums are priced from the upper $300,000s, and single-family homes are priced from $1,300,000.

Call 410/524-8400 for Ryan and 410/524-1245 for Main Street Homes or visit www.sunsetislandocmd.com.

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