If you are looking for a second home, retirement home, or rental property in the Bethany Beach area, this extraordinary new listing in the desirable community of Bay Forest is a must see. This end unit 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage home sits on one of the prettiest lots in the community, with breathtaking views of trees and a peaceful pond, professionally designed low maintenance landscaping, and is steps away from the meandering trail that extends throughout the entire community. Take your bike or go for a walk or run right from your back door. Enter the front of your new home in the light-filled, generously sized living room with soaring ceilings, upgraded architectural features including skylights that let in endless natural light. Just past the living room is the bright dining room with high ceilings, beautiful green views and plenty of space for formal dinner parties or casual dining. Beyond, in the heart of the home where it belongs, is the well appointed kitchen, with ample counter space, double ovens, breakfast bar, and is spacious enough for a second dining table, giving plenty of room for big gatherings of friends and family to spread out and relax after a day at the beach or the pool. Adjoining the kitchen is a family room overlooking the pond and patio and the large screened in porch, perfect for relaxing evening cocktails or coffee in the morning. The outside custom paver patio, which wraps around the house with a walkway past the private outdoor shower to the front of the home, is the perfect place for welcoming friends or grilling out. The main level also has the very large owners suite with private bath and walk in closet, a large laundry space with utility sink and extra storage, a convenient half bath, and two car garage with added shelving for additional storage of all your beach toys. The upstairs has an additional family room, perfect for giving guests or grandchildren their own space, a full bath and two very generously sized bedrooms that look out on the relaxing wooded view, as well as a walk-in storage room. Situated along the southern edge of the beautiful Indian River Bay, Bay Forest, named Platinum Award Winning #1 Best in American Living Community by the National Association of Homebuilders in 2019, is just minutes from Bethany Beach, where you can enjoy tax-free shopping in quaint local stores, enjoy some of the area's best cuisine, or spend the day lounging at the beach. To make your trips to the beach easier, during the summer months, Bay Forest offers shuttle service to the beach for residents! Should you prefer, Bay Forest provides wonderful amenities right in the community, including extensive nature trails with walking and biking paths throughout, three pools, including a lazy river pool, tennis, pickleball, basketball, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, clubhouse with fitness center and dance/yoga studio, a community herb garden and open water access at our private community kayak launch and storage facilities for your kayak or paddleboard. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it here!