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$500 to $1000 off June Weeks Only-Red House-Private Pool, HotTub, 500ft to Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Pool, Hot Tub, 6 BRs & 2 Sleeping Dens, 3 Masters,7 Showers, 1 Min Walk to Beach

LARGE HOME With PRIVATE POOL and HOT TUB and 100 Steps to the BEACH -

The Best -

We believe that our Red Home is one of the best beach vacation rental homes in Fenwick island. My architect specifically designed the home to comfortably accommodate multiple families. So this beach home has the separate gathering areas, amenities, beds, showers, state-of-art kitchen, pool, hot tub, tech items, and open space to provide the essentials that a large gathering need to have for a wonderful vacation.

Your Group Will Surely Have Fun When They Stay in this Rental Home-

It has a private pool and hot tub and, in a mere, one minute walk you are at the beach. You can swim all day in the ocean and return to the heated pool (extra fee for heat) for a dip before dinner. The pool and hot tub deck are generous sizes making it a perfect spot for all of your guests to hang out or to dine.

Additionally, the home has a 55 in 4K TV, 4 additional TVs/DVD players and WIFI. It has a den on the ground level with a LCD TV - far enough away from the top floor that kids and adults can hoot and holler without bothering the less "expressive guests." And there is a Foosball game table in that den. There is also a mid-level den with a 44 in LCD, wet bar, and a queen sleeper sofa.

Use our six bikes to explore the "island" and to go to Kohr's for a delicious custard cone, pick up the morning paper, bagels and/or donuts, or just enjoy being mobile. Within easy walking distance are many restaurants (one a James Beard award winner), coffee shops, book and clothing shops, 3 mini golf courses, water slide and go cart track. Go to our Resort Pointe blog at for our reviews of restaurants and recommended attractions and specials.

The town hall (3 blocks away) has a great playground for children, a basketball half-court, and a shuffle board court and a picnic area. There are two local kayak touring companies that specialize in surf and Eco adventures. Plus, an large amusement park is just a few miles away as well as two boardwalks, and the Freeman Stage entertainment venue (there is a blog post on the Freeman Stage)

And for the off season, we have a see-through gas fireplace, cozy sofa blankets and tear-jerking old DVD movies.

The Quiet, UN-Crowded Beach of Fenwick Island-

The Fenwick guarded beach is a one minute walk from the house. It is amazingly less crowded and quiet compared to the beaches in Ocean City and Bethany Beach-typically Fenwick's beach has 70% less people on it than those beaches. To transport your stuff to the beach we supply a red wagon and 2 Wonder Wheel Beach Caddies to carry your beach gear, munchies and drinks. The Fenwick beach was replenished in the fall of 2014 so it is extremely wide unlike Bethany's beach. Check out the comparison photos of the amount of beach goers on Bethany Beach's beach and Fenwick's on the busiest day of the year in 2015, July 4.

Accommodating Your Large Group-

This Fenwick Island, Delaware beach vacation rental home is perfect for families with young children or groups of friends; the home features walk-in showers, a soaking tub, and shower/tubs, two of which are in Jack-and-Jill (with shared toilet) bathrooms; see the bedding list on this site for our sleeping arrangements, Also there is a TV room with a queen sleeper sofa and two single futons. You can see 2D floor plans of the home with bed sizes in our photo slide show.

Designed for large groups, the Chef's Kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals for large groups. It has 2 sinks and 2 refrigerators, another refrigerator downstairs, and on the deck are 2 BBQ s. You can eat in the dining room, the kitchen bar, and/or, the front deck with a panoramic view of the water. To support your evening al fresco dinner party on the second floor deck, we have plenty of seating.

There is off-street parking for 6 cars at the home.

More Fun -

Two companies in the Fenwick area, Delmarva Sport Adventures and Coastal Kayak, offer Eco kayak tours by as well as lessons to surf the waves in a kayak.

A 30 minute ride from the home takes you to Rehoboth Beach-the town is much larger than Bethany and Fenwick and boasts many shopping and dining options, and a three mile boardwalk, and an amusement park. There are also fabulous sales tax-free outlet shopping at 140 Outlet stores. In minutes you can get to Ocean City with a long boardwalk with a large amusement park and many more restaurants, bars and shops.

A 15 minute ride takes you to the Freeman stage for top talent entertainment (see blog). A 5 minute walk takes you to the Sea Discover Museum which houses artifacts from sunken ships in the area. If you are lucky they will bring out a 50 pound gold "necklace" found in a sunken Spanish ship. You can visit Lewes, smaller than Rehoboth but a good day trip...very quaint.

You can take a fishing charter out at the Indian River marina for a half or full day. And a 5 minute ride takes you across the bay where you can rent a boat or jet skis.

There are numerous golf courses - some are Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View Salt Pond Bethany Beach Cripple Creek Golf And CC Dagsboro, Kings Creek, CC Rehoboth Beach, Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth CC. You can find more at

Delaware Golf Courses:

Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View

Salt Pond Bethany Beach

Cripple Creek Golf And Country Club Dagsboro,

Kings Creek Country Club Rehoboth Beach,

Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach,

Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach,

The Rookery Milton,

Sussex Pines CC-Georgetown

Things to do:

10 Best Thing to do in Fenwick Island

The UN-crowded and quiet beach tops all locations and activities in Fenwick. See our photos on showing the amount of beach goers on July 4, 2015 vs the amount on Bethany Beach

Other activities:

They have live theater, musicals and acting classes for children. See our blog on this at

There are three mini golf courses at the intersection of Rt 1 and Rt 54 – within a 10 minute walk from homes

Also about a 10 min walk from the homes

One of several companies that leave from under the Indian River bridge on Rt 1 north of Bethany Beach

10 Best Thing to do in Bethany Beach (a 10 minute drive to the North)

Great for rainy day activities

Maybe the best attraction of Ocean City (10 miiles South of the home) is its 3 mile boardwalk with a good sized amusement park

More Details

Property Manager
Mary McDevitt
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Mary McDevitt

Mary is my rental manager for the last 10 years, and I, Ralph Picard, am the owner. You will be working primarily with Mary.

Growing up in Ohio, I first saw the ocean when in college. I immediately loved the energy and excitement that the ocean provided. I've discovered that here is tranquility in the air that is very easy to take in. That is one of the reasons all three of our homes have pools.

I have built, rented and sold 9 beach vacation rental homes since 1985, my first one an ocean front home in Bethany Beach. Before building I talked to many realtors and asked what it takes to comfortably support large groups of family and or friends.

Here are the key features of the homes that comfortably support large groups in our three best in class vacation homes:

• Cooking for the Gang: The kitchens are fully equipped chef's kitchens and spacious. There are 2 BBQs, 2 sinks and 3 refrigerators.

• A Room Of Their Own: Plenty of sleeping spots and bathrooms. Yes, the homes can hold three families and have 3 or 4 Masters.

• The Plus of Privacy: These vacation rental homes have dens and many porches away from the great room/kitchen/dining room for different ages and activities to hang.

• Plenty Of Activities: The rental houses have private heated swimming pools, hot tubs (relax at night in star light with a beer) and many TVs and Wi-Fi.

• Room to Spare: The vacation homes are 3600 to 4200 square feet.

• Off to the beach: There are beach caddies to haul your beach "stuff." And two of the homes are only a one-minute walk to the beach.

• Plenty Of Outdoor Activity: In a 10 minute walk or less there over 25 restaurants, and coffee shops, hoagie shops, a multiplex movie theater, bike rentals, 3 mini golf courses, a water slide, a go cart track, and many shops. And in a 10 minute drive there are another 30 restaurants, many shops, and a boardwalk and amusement park.

Mary McDevitt purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary McDevitt chose Delaware

Fun, Fun, Fun - Private heated pool, 6 bikes, 6 person hot tub, WIFI, and close to the beach. And, it comfortably fits 3 families and large groups.

Maybe most of all the home is just 100 steps to the ocean, and our beach is amazingly uncrowded unlike most resort beaches. (please see the photos in the slide show of Bethany Beach vs Fenwick beaches on the busiest day of 2015.)

For food and entertainment, we are within walking distance of many restaurants, coffee shops, go cart track, water slide, movie theater, Fishers popcorn and various stores. You can take guided local tours in kayaks, and there great biking in the area. Plus there is an amusement park a few miles away as well as two boardwalks. Private pool, hot tub, 5 bikes, WIFI, only close to the beach, many restaurants, coffee shops, stores within walking distance, local tours in kayaks, and great biking in the area.

And an amusement park a few miles away as well as two boardwalks. And of course, the large heated pool and the hot tub. (there is only one other pool in a rental home in Fenwick.)

What makes this house unique

I love the access to the pool and hot tub from the three different spots and the wet bar just inside the home from the pool. Also the open living area on the top floor supports great conversations and connecting and playing as a family or group of friends. The pool deck supports all of your gang hanging out and eating there.

Also the open living area on the top floor supports great conversations and connecting and playing as a family or group of friends. My favorite spot is BBQ'ing on the deck off of the kitchen and watching my kids swim in the pool below.

Besides the one minute walk to the beach and the pool, the best design feature of the home is the layout of multiple areas where guests can gather-a TV sleeping den on the ground level, the pool sleeping den with wet bar with the pool just four steps away, the computer den on the top floor, a private, and of course, the open space with the dining, kitchen and great room on the top floor. Plus there are five outdoor gathering areas: the rear top level deck off of a Master Suite, a top level deck on the front - great for drinks and dining, the mid level front private porch off of another Master, the huge pool and hot tub deck, and yes, my favorite, the BBQ deck off of the kitchen overlooking the pool.

With this variety of gathering spaces, soft conversations and loud TV/music and conversations do not conflict.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Capy may Lewes ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 1 and Rt 54

Fenwick is called the Quiet Resort. There are no loud outdoor parties, or raucous behavior. Fenwick's fine police insure that!

Relax in the soothing 6 person hot tub. Enjoy the tennis courts at 141st Street in Ocean City. Keep in shape while on vacation – work out at the two gyms that are within a 10 minute car ride. Take a ½ day fishing outing for six with drinks and food. Arrange an eco-kayak tour in salt pond or bay only 1/2 mile away.

Tucked along the southern border of the state, just alongside Ocean City, MD, the town of Fenwick Island is the Delaware beach destination that has everything a family needs. To the north, Fenwick Island State Park offers limitless opportunities for sunbathing, fishing, windsurfing and more. In town, there are endless opportunities for kids' fun, whether it's a round of putt-putt, a go-kart ride, or some delightfully wet waterslide fun at Viking Golf Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Water Park.

Nearby Fenwick Island State Park is a great spot for surf fishing, windsurfing and other outdoor activities. In town, the proximity of many beach homes to the bay make it an ideal spot for those who love to bring their boats and spend their days on the water.

As many moms and dads will attest, Delaware’s beaches are just the spot to keep the kids affordably entertained and happily occupied -- whether its a full day of soaking-wet entertainment at a waterpark, or taken on a side trip for a chilly ice cream cone and some salt-water taffy.

There is a live outdoor Theater, Freeman Stage, for concerts, musicals and plays-and children acting classes

Enjoy the tennis courts at 141st Street in Ocean City. Keep in shape while on vacation – work out at the two gyms that are within a 10 minute car ride. Take a ½ day fishing outing for six with drinks and food. Arrange an eco-kayak tour in salt pond. See the following site for details –

Fun food like Kohr Brothers soft ice cream, Fishers popcorn, funnel cakes, fries, pizza, hoagies, etc, and a farmers market are also within a 10 minute walk. Also in that walking distance is a bike shop with bike rentals, many retail stores, and the well known, DiscoverSea Shipwreck museum with recovered shipwreck artifacts and coins. .

You can take a short walk to the pristine beach for swimming and surf fishing, wander for miles in the adjacent Delaware Seashore Park. There are numerous golf courses, bike paths, three boardwalks, and superb dining in 2 states. There are nightly magic shows in Ocean View, a live theater, Freeman Stage at Bayside with times for children’s theater school, and a boot camp 7 AM class on the beach two blocks away.

Ocean and bay water sports - charter boat fishing, wind surfing. Local water sports: swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, sport fishing, beach combing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing.

About a half hour from Fenwick, is Rehoboth Beach: The town is much larger than Bethany and boasts many shopping and dining options. You can also go antiquing. There is also fabulous sales tax free outlet shopping at 140 Outlet stores. Lewes: Smaller than Rehoboth but a good day trip...very quaint.

Make memories at Funland (on the boardwalk at 1 Delaware Ave., Rehoboth Beach): Since 1962, families have made memories amid the vintage amusement rides and arcade games at this landmark-by-the-sea. Kid-friendly activities are essential to Funland’s legacy – and when it’s time to head home, stop by for a treat at nearby Grotto Pizza, Dolle's or the Candy Kitchen.

About a mile from Fenwick Island is the heart of Ocean City Maryland. The city has a long boardwalk with an amusement park with a roller coaster, bars, dance clubs, museums, shopping, and many other stores and activities.

The house is open for rental all year. We do rent partial weeks but not from May 15 to September 20.

The following are also provided:

*high chair


*pack & play playyard

Nearby Golf Courses:

Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View

Salt Pond Bethany Beach

Cripple Creek Golf And Country Club Dagsboro

Kings Creek Country Club Rehoboth Beach

Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach

The Rookery Milton

Sussex Pines CC-Georgetown

Other Activities: 140 tax free outlet stores in Rehoboth Beach


Fenwick Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - jack and jill
  • One bath is a Jack and Jill baths with one toilet room between two rooms with tub-shower, a vanity and a sink in each. And there is a total of 4 toilets, 8 bath sinks, 2 kitchen sinks both with disposals, 4 tub/showers, 1 walk in showers, and an outdoor shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ground Floor with outdoor shower next to it.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Midlevel, Front, Master Suite, Private Porch &Sitting Room
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Midlevel-2 Sets of Bunks-Private Shower and Vanity
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Midlevel, Rear of home, Master Suite, Access to Hot Tub
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Top Floor-Rear, Master Suite with Private Porch
    Sleeping Den 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , MidLevel with wet bar. No privacy
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share a Jack and Jill Bathroom. Midlevel right
  • All beds have mattress covers, bedspreads, blankets, and normal size pillows. ****Child Bed is a Fold up Bed The following items are also provided: *high chair *pack & play
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis courts at 141 st in ocean city available. Two gyms are within a 10 minute car ride. Dog Friendly. Sleeps 3 families--3 master suites w/kings, 2 singles, 2 sets of bunks, studio with a queen and full beds, and a den w/ a queen sleeper sofa. DVD players, 55" 4K, 36' LCD, 4 other TVs, 3 DVDs, DVD library, fax, heated pool, balcony furniture, computer with hi speed Internet access; WIFI. There is off street parking for 6 cars. 2 bikes Tennis courts are at 141 st in ocean city available. Two gyms are within a 10 minute car ride. ----Nearby Golf Courses---- Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View Salt Pond Bethany Beach Cripple Creek Golf And Country Club Dagsboro, Kings Creek Country Club Rehoboth Beach, Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach, The Rookery Milton, Sussex Pines CC-Georgetown


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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay, beautiful place and home!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear , Dear Donna, I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at our house and found everything to your satisfaction. Hopefully, we will see you again! We have already rented almost 50% of our prime weeks next year so if you are interested in summer 2018 please contact me. Thanks again! Mary
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Red House was great!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great week on Fenwick Island! The house fit 15 of us easily. It was so close to the beach, and had all the amenities we could have asked for. Hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golf Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for a guy's golf getaway for a group of 8 friends. The house was great for our group with plenty of bed space and room for an old group of college buddies to spread out. The proximity to numerous courses allowed us to play a different course every day. At the end of the of day, we the private pool/hot tub and BBQ grills allowed us to catch up. As each of drove our own vehicle, the ample off-street, private parking was a huge benefit for our group. We heard the neighbors complain about receiving parking tickets for having to park on the street without a permit. And although the beach was only a few feet away, our time on the course limited our time on the beach (although a few of us spent some time in the sand...). Looking forward to coming back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was exactly what we expected...and was lovely

  • 5 of 5

All involved were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time...thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you next year.
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Great week at the Beach with Family

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this as i booked my week for next year. Our Family had a great time at the beach this summer and the house was great. The house had all the amenities of home and there was plenty of room for everyone. We loved that we were so close to the beach, yet coming back from beach and being able to swim in the pool & use the hot tub was so much fun. It was truly a great relaxing vacation. We also enjoyed bike riding early in the morning and the shops in the evening.Looking forward to next summer. This house did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review
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Beautiful House, Great Location. Clean, spacious

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for our family vacation with our two daughters, their husbands, our grandson and of course the dogs! The house was lovely and a very short walk to the beach. The pool was great as was the hot tub on a couple of the chillier nights. This property provides many amenities including 2 grills and 2 full size refrigerators as well as 2 beverage fridges. Having baby gear there for my 7 month old grandson was a big perk! My only complaint was that some of the mattresses desperately need replaced. My back has been in pretty bad shape since a few days into our stay and has still not recovered. My daughter's mattress was pretty stained and a little smelly. With new mattresses, this would have definitely been a 5 star rating! We all enjoyed our vacation at the Red House!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for bringing the mattress situation to our attention. We are going to check all of them and replace where needed. Hope you will visit us again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $0
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.5%

Check in is 3 PM, and check out is 10 AM.
We do not rent partial weeks from May 15 to October 15
Cleaning fee is included.
Bed linens, towels are not included and can be rented and dropped off and picked up at your door.
Security Deposit is $1000 and is r

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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