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About Us

Sandcastle Realty is a small business with a large outlook. Being the only rental company located in South Bethany has allowed us to become well-seasoned in rentals, sales, and property management. With over forty years of experience in real estate our team of agents, staff members, and vendors will give your property expert care and you, peace of mind. We welcome you to come enjoy the sun, surf, and sand with your Sandcastle family.

This site represents a sampling of our private homes, vacation home sales, vacation rentals, cottages, townhomes and condos available for rent by the week and/or weekends in the off-season. We have also included a list of properties for sale, whether you’re interested in an investment or just want a place of your own at the beach.

Please preview our South Bethany Beach Rental properties, along with those in North Bethany, Bethany Beach, Sea Colony, Middlesex Beach, Fenwick Island and inland Delaware properties on our website. With the click of your mouse you can view the interior rooms and even the views each home has to offer. If you have questions give us a call, e-mail us, or drop in. Let our knowledgeable and friendly Agents help find you a vacation property that suits your needs and ask us about our convenient linen packages. Who knows, maybe you’ll become one of our family of Sandcastler’s that return year after year!

We look forward to assisting you in all of your real estate needs.

Our Team

Douglas Appling

Job Position: Owner, Broker, Realtor®

Email: Doug@sandcastlerealty.net

Casey Steele

Job Position: Office Manager, Realtor®

Email: Casey@sandcastlerealty.net

Dawn Jarmol

Job Position: Realtor®

Email: Dawn@sandcastlerealty.net

Elaine MacKinnon

Job Position: Realtor®

Email: Elaine@sandcastlerealty.net

Katharine Schaefer

Job Position: Rental Manager & Realtor®

Email: Kat@sandcastlerealty.net

Sandy McKinley

Job Position: Realtor®

Email: Sandy@sandcastlerealty.net

Alex MacKinnon

Job Position: Office Administrator

Email: Alex@sandcastlerealty.net

Nathan Smith

Job Position: Maintenance coordinator

Email: maintenance@sandcastlerealty.net

Anita McCloskey

Job Position: Finance Manager

Email: Anita@sandcastlerealty.net

Melissa Mazza

Job Position: Finance Administrator

Email: Melissa@sandcastlerealty.net


Sandcastle has been managing my 2 properties for 10 years now and I have always found them to be responsive to my needs as an owner and those of my guests. I have come to accept that in this business there are always people who will never be pleased but I believe that the Sandcastle Team does their very best to ensure that all guests have a great vacation!

Ria Malinak

We have been using Sandcastle Realty for a number of years to rent a house for our vacation. The employees are always friendly, helpful and responsive. If we have had any issues with a rental they are always quick (even on weekends) to reply and do everything to resolve the issue quickly and completely, including following up to ensure that the issue is resolved. We always know our vacation is in good hands with them.

Barbara Wright

I had a very positive experience with Sandcastle Realty. I had a number of requirements for our summer rental, and the owner of Sandcastle walked us patiently through the available listings until we found one that suited our needs. We found a place that satisfied our price range, room number, animal-free condition and distance to the beach. I look forward to working with them again

Tim Collins

Sandcastle has been handling management and rental of our beach property for 10 yrs. We have always been happy with their friendly and competent service.

Greg Friedman

Have been dealing with the folks at Sandcastle and they always try to help me out! Thanks to them for being patient and helpful and answering all my questions! I recommend them if you are looking for a nice rental in the Bethany Beach area!!!

Linda Hackman