99 Ocean View Parkway, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930
Call: 302-539-3707 or 800-418-6764

History of Addy Sea

Historic Victorian Bed & Breakfast

The oceanfront Addy, located on the corner of Oceanview Parkway & North Atlantic, is steeped in more than a century of history and legend. With its late – Victorian architecture, classic cedar shingles, and gingerbread trimmings, the Addy Sea has become one of Bethany Beach’s most famous landmark.

John M. Addy, one of Bethany's original settlers, built the Addy Sea for his family as a summer retreat from Pittsburgh in 1901. Since he was a plumber, the Addy Sea was the first in the area to have indoor plumbing and gaslight. Much of the original fixtures such as the tin ceilings and fireplaces have been restored to their original luster.

The 2nd generation began utilizing the house for room and board at the beginning of  the depression.

In 1974 the 3rd generation approached their neighbor, Leroy T. Gravatte III, whose family had also been coming to Bethany Beach for 3 generations, about selling the property. Leroy decided to buy the Addy Sea and started renovations taking great care to remain true to traditions but adding modern amenities for comfort. In 2016, Jeff and Sherene Gravatte became the 4th generation innkeepers to tend to this grand old lady by the sea

We look forward to your stay with us. For reservations or more information about the area, our house, local or group events, weddings, or retreats, please call us at 1-800-418-6764, or e-mail us.

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99 Ocean View Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Call: 302-539-3707 or

Addy Sea welcomes adult guests only please.

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Addy Sea
99 Ocean View Parkway
Bethany Beach, De. 19930

Call: 302-539-3707 or

Summer Office Hours: 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Winter Office Hours: Sunday through Thursday 9am-6pm. Friday and Saturday 9am-9pm.
Addy Sea Victorian Bed & Breakfast