About Us
About the Baywood Community
Baywood is a highly amenitized community of almost 375 homes located in Delaware's lower Sussex County near the intersection of Routes 5, 23, and 24. Baywood is within minutes of Delaware's first city Lewes, the Tanger shopping outlets on Route 1 (having over 130 vendors), and Rehoboth Beach. Other coastal resort areas such as Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD, are only a short drive away.
Baywood offers neighborhood communities that share a mix of one- and two-story detached residences and townhome units ranging from around 1700 square feet to slightly over 3500 square feet. As of early 2022, five phases of construction have been completed; a sixth is essentially completed; and several townhome/cottages and single family homes have been constructed and are occupied in a seventh and eighth phases of the community.  A ninth phase is now under development.
Baywood Homes, LLC staffs a Sales office at the Route 24 entrance, and is the sales agent for all new homes in the community.  As licensed realtors, they also manage a portfolio of pre-owned homes.
The Baywood community is anchored by the 18-hole, "exclusively public" golf course Baywood Greens, which in 2011 earned Golf Digest's "Best in State" designation as #1 in Delaware.  More recently in 2018, Baywood Greens was mentioned on The Golf Channel as "a must-play."  Golf Advisor ranked Baywood Greens as #1 in Delaware in both 2017 and 2019, with its 2019 ranking Baywood Greens as #18 on Golf Advisor's Top 20 golf courses in the U.S.
We invite you to learn more about our community and the possibilities of home ownership in Baywood by visiting the website of Baywood Homes, LLC.
Finding Baywood
Baywood is located along the John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Sussex County, Delaware, approximately seven miles southwest of the Lewes/Rehoboth area (Route 1) and approximately seven miles northeast of the Town of Millsboro (Route 113). 
The local map shown at the right can help if you're already familiar with the Lewes/Rehoboth area (map courtesy of Baywood Homes, LLC -- click for a larger image).
Alternatively, consider visiting Our Location page, which contains an interactive map display as well as street-level maps of the community.
About the Baywood Homeowners Association
The Baywood Homeowners' Association (BHA) is a non-profit organization whose members share only the common bonds that they own homes in the Baywood community and desire to improve the community in which they've chosen to live.
As our Bylaws state, our purposes are to "promote community and social activities, to provide representation, input and information on community issues, environmental concerns, legislative matters and any other matters that may be of interest to all residents, and to encourage Association Members and residents to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Baywood community." The complete BHA Bylaws are available for inspection (as amended, September, 2020).
Please note that the BHA is not a traditional "HOA."  It does not provide services, regulate activities, levy assessments, impose fines, manage or direct the operation of the Baywood property and its facilities. It is neither a sales agent nor a developer of the Baywood property.  The BHA is not associated with Baywood Homes, LLC, the sales agent for all new homes available in Baywood.
Mary Ellen Daly has prepared an attractive, new resident handout (1.8MB PDF) that we distribute to residents when they first move into the community, that can tell you more about the BHA and what we do.
Joining the BHA
If you are a resident of Baywood we invite you to join the Baywood Homeowners Association. BHA membership fees are $15/year for an adult resident and one other adult residing at the same address; the annual, membership renewal date is April 25.
How can you Join? Follow this link to fill out an online registration form with your contact information, including your Baywood address. We'll check against our resident database and send instructions on how you can complete the application process.
Members of the BHA have access (both online and in print) to a list of residents with contact information.  Your BHA membership alsoCertain pages of this website are restricted to BHA members only via registered login.
BHA does not charge late renewal fees, but access to the Members-only pages of the website and voting privileges will be suspended until dues are paid. Access to certain heavily-subscribed, BHA-sponsored activities may be restricted, and event fees may be higher until your renewal is received. All membership dues ($15/year per household of two adults) should be sent via check made out to BHA to the Membership Committee chair: Pennie Bartholomew (32311 Mulligan Way).
Photo this page courtesy of Christine Gaeckle