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FAQ

IN-PERSON JULY 24 & 25
VIRTUAL: JULY 14 - AUG 4

  • Who benefits from the Tour?
    The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach is the 100% beneficiary of net proceeds of the Beach and Bay Cottage Tour.
  • What are the Tour Dates?
    In-Person: Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Virtual is from July 14 through August 4
  • How many homes are on the Tour?
    There are 10 homes on this year’s Tour. You can experience this year’s Tour in two ways. With the purchase of a VIRTUAL Ticket, you get to view all 10 homes from the comfort of your own home. With the purchase of a COMBO Ticket, you not only get to see all 10 homes virtually, but you also get to visit 6 of the 10 homes In Person. (The 6 In-Person homes have been preselected by the Tour Committee/Homeowners.) Get tickets here.
  • What homes are In-Person?
    Homes #1 through #6 are in-person.
  • Where do I get my ticket for the In-Person homes?
    COMBO Cottage Tour Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time through July 24 at 2 PM. Combo tickets are limited to 1,000 tickets and include both an In-Person ticket and a Virtual ticket for the 2024 Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The In-Person ticket may be used on both days; Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 limited to a one-time visit per home. You can purchase either ticket option by visiting the "Get Tickets" page of this website. You must come to the Library at 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 to get your tour book. The tour booklet is your ticket. Check in dates and times: Saturday, July 20 10:00am - 3:00-pm Monday, July 22 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, July 23 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday July 24 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday, July 25 9:00am - noon
  • Can I use the barcode on my receipt as my ticket?
    No, the barcode might be used in the future, but the non-profit organization has not had the funds to purchase bar code readers. You must bring your printed ticket to the Library to receive your booklet. The booklet is your official ticket to obtain entrance to the in-person homes.
  • Are service animals allowed on the in-person tour?
    Although we very much appreciate the value of service animals, we have promised the home owners that no animals will enter their homes. These are private homes and not public buildings. We have to be mindful of the health of the home owners who may have allergies and don't normally permit animals in their homes. We ask that you have someone stay with your service animal outside the home while you tour the inside.
  • Are the in-person homes ADA compliant?
    Homes are not ADA compliant. People with mobility issues will not be able to use walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters in the homes. We encourage those individuals to do the virtual tour.
  • What if I have more questions?
    Please call the FOSCL (Friends of the South Coastal Library) Office at 302-537-5828 or email us at info@beachandbaycottagetour.com.
  • What kind of Tickets are available?
    There are two types of Tickets – a VIRTUAL ONLY Ticket and a COMBO Ticket. The VIRTUAL Ticket entitles you to view the Tour from anywhere at any time during those three weeks on any electronic device - computer, tablet or phone. Ten unique homes are featured - visit them Virtually as many times as you like during the Tour dates. The price of a VIRTUAL Ticket is $35.00. The number of Virtual tickets is unlimited--you may view all the home videos as many times as you like from anywhere on your electronic devices from July 14 through August 4. A Virtual Ticket does not give you access to any of the In-Person homes. You will purchase your Ticket ONLINE only here. Combo Ticket: Combo tickets are limited to 1,000 tickets and include both an In-Person ticket and a Virtual ticket for the 2024 Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The In-Person ticket may be used on both days; Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 limited to a one-time visit per home. You will purchase your ticket ONLINE only here.
  • What is a VIRTUAL Ticket?
    Your VIRTUAL Ticket entitles you to view the Tour from anywhere at any time during those three weeks on any electronic device - computer, tablet or phone. Ten unique homes are featured - visit them virtually as many times as you like during the Tour dates. The price of a VIRTUAL Ticket is $35.00 and gives you VIRTUAL access to all 10 of the home videos from July 14 to August 4. You will purchase your Ticket ONLINE only here. A Virtual Ticket does not give you access to any of the In-Person homes.
  • What is a COMBO Ticket?
    Combo Ticket: Combo tickets are limited to 1,000 tickets and include both an In-Person ticket and a Virtual ticket for the 2024 Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The In-Person ticket may be used on both days; Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 limited to a one-time visit per home. The number of Virtual tickets is unlimited – you may view the home videos as many times as you like from anywhere on your electronic devices from July 14 through August 4. You will purchase your ticket ONLINE only here.
  • How do I buy my Ticket?
    VIRTUAL Cottage Tour Tickets are $35.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time from July 14 through August 4 at 6:00 PM. Your VIRTUAL Ticket entitles you to view the Tour from anywhere at any time during those three weeks on any electronic device - computer, tablet or phone. Ten unique homes are featured - visit them Virtually as many times as you like during the Tour dates. You will purchase your Ticket ONLINE only here. A Virtual Ticket does not give you access to any of the In-Person homes. Combo Ticket: Combo tickets are $50 and include both an In-Person ticket and a Virtual ticket for the 2024 Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. Combo tickets are limited to 1,000. The In-Person ticket may be used on both days; Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 limited to a one-time visit per home. You will purchase your ticket ONLINE only here. You can purchase either ticket option by visiting the "Get Tickets" page of this website. When you purchase a Ticket, either VIRTUAL or COMBO, you must supply a unique email. Your Virtual Tour password will be provided via email on July 13th, 2024 for access beginning July 14th until 11:59 PM Saturday, August 4. The Tour videos will be available starting Sunday, July 14, the first day of the Virtual Tour.
  • How do I buy Additional Tickets?
    You may purchase more than one Ticket although you must purchase each ticket individually. The cost of a VIRTUAL Tour Ticket is $35.00 and a COMBO Tour Ticket is $50.00. When you purchase additional Tickets, you must have a unique email address other than your own (e.g., your friend’s email address) for each additional ticket purchased. You will receive a confirmation email for your ticket purchase. Your Virtual Tour password will be provided via email on July 13, 2024 for access beginning July 14. (Check your inbox, spam and junk mail). If you purchased a ticket using someone else’s email, the confirmation will be sent to that email address.
  • Where do I get my in-person tickets?
    COMBO Cottage Tour Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time through July 24 at 2:00 PM. You can purchase either ticket option by visiting the "Get Tickets" page of this website. You must come to the Library at 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 to get your tour book. The tour booklet is your ticket. Check in dates and times: Saturday, July 20 10:00am - 3:00-pm Monday, July 22 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, July 23 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday July 24 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday, July 25 9:00am - noon
  • Where do I get my Tote Bag and Tour Book?
    COMBO Cottage Tour Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time through July 24 at 2:00 PM. You must come to the Library at 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 to get your Tote Bag and Tour Book. The tour booklet is your ticket. For COMBO Ticket holders, Your Tote Bag and Tour Book will be available at the library the following days and times: Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 3pm Monday and Tuesday, July 22 and 23 from 10am to 5pm Wednesday, July 24 from 9am to 5pm Thursday, July 25 from 9am to noon.
  • What if I don’t use my Ticket – can I get a refund?
    No - All Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Can I use my COMBO Ticket on either Wednesday or Thursday?
    Yes--limited to one visit per home.
  • Can I buy a Tour Ticket, a Raffle Ticket or make a Donation at the library?
    You can make donations at the library by cash or check. A computer will be available at the Library to make a Tour Ticket purchase, a Raffle Ticket purchase or a Donation with a credit card. Tour Tickets and Raffle Tickets can only be purchased by credit cards.
  • How do I make a Donation?
    You can make a DONATION on our website, beachandbaycottagetour.com by clicking on the DONATE button or send a check payable to FOSCL at: PO Box 753 Bethany Beach, DE 19930 Donations of $150.00 or more will entitle the Donor to receive an invitation to the Cocktail Party and a 32nd Year Tote Bag. The Cocktail Party is Friday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Making a donation is appreciated but does not entitle you to a Tour Ticket.
  • Can I send a Donation through the mail?
    Yes! Donations may be made online or by sending a check payable to FOSCL at: PO Box 753 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • I want to go to the Cocktail Party – what do I do?
    By making a Donation of $150.00 or more, you will receive an invitation to the Cocktail Party. The Cocktail Party is Friday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • What are the parking directions for the In-Person homes?
    PARKING IS LIMITED – PLEASE CARPOOL Hang your Tour Hang Tag from your rearview mirror while taking the Tour. Look for the PINK & WHITE Tour Parking & Directional Signs. Please be respectful of the neighbors by not parking on grass and/or blocking driveways. Please follow the directions of the Parking Volunteers. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING INFORMATION!!
  • How do I buy a Raffle Ticket?
    You can purchase RAFFLE tickets for artwork and restaurants ONLINE ONLY by going to our website, beachandbaycottagetour.com, and clicking on the RAFFLE button.
  • How does the Raffle work?
    You can purchase an unlimited number of Raffle Tickets. For the Artist Raffle you will purchase Raffle Tickets for each artist individually. For the Restaurant Raffle you will purchase a general Raffle Ticket – this applies to all restaurants. There will be one gift card for each restaurant and one winner for each artist. It’s easy – click on the Raffle item that you are interested in and add it to your cart. You can purchase one or more Raffle Tickets for any Raffle item, and you can also purchase multiple Raffle items all at one time. ​
  • When are the Raffle winners selected and how will they be notified?
    The drawings for the $100 Restaurant Gift Card Raffle and Artwork Raffle winners will happen on August 4, 2024. There will be one Gift Card winner for each Restaurant Raffle, and one artwork winner for each artist. Winners will be notified on August 5, 2024.
  • How do I view the Virtual Tour?
    Please check your email (inbox, spam and junk mail), for your unique password to enter the Virtual Tour. You will receive this password on July 13th. The Virtual Tour is from July 14 through August 4. Simply go to the URL using the password provided to you via e-mail, click on the individual homes and Enjoy!

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