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Fenwick Island Waterfront Retreat in family friendly Mallard Lakes - NO FEES!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2+ bedrooms, 1.5 baths, outside shower, hot tub, 5 minutes to the beach!

NO BOOKING FEE - NO AMENITIES FEE - NO CLEANING FEE

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Also visit our other unit, SUNSCAPE, HomeAway # 3762405

HERONS VIEW won 'Best Stay in Fenwick Island' !

Welcome to slower, lower Delaware and HERONS VIEW - off the beaten path yet so close to it all.

Located just 2 miles west of the beach and an easy 2.5 hour drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, HERONS VIEW at Mallard Lakes in Fenwick Island, DE, is your home away from home at the beach.

Mallard Lakes is a shore town community with all the amenities you are looking for. Safe, family friendly and close to it all, HERONS VIEW is your home base for exploring all there is to enjoy in Delaware and Maryland.

NO ADDITIONAL AMENITIES FEE! We include a complimentary amenities pass with your rental.

Mallard Lakes is brimming with complimentary amenities - 2 pools, each with a children's shallow end, plus an inviting hot tub. Free WiFi included at both pool areas, as well as in the townhome. Our scenic community also includes 5 lakes - 2 tidal and 3 freshwater. Bring your kayak or canoe and paddle away. Play tennis, basketball, beach volleyball and shuffleboard. Your children can safely ride their bikes or play on our 2 playgrounds while you stroll the walking trails and rest at the lovely gazebo overlooking the largest lake.

In season, Mallard Lakes hosts free events for our guests - water aerobics classes, steel drum concerts, teen swim nights, rainy day movies, game night socials and more.

Ride the tram or stroll on the 3 mile long Ocean City, MD, boardwalk, just minutes away. Rehoboth Beach and it's boardwalk are just minutes north. Known for it's inexpensive kiddie rides (most just 50 cents each!) , funky shops and restaurants, Rehoboth Beach will delight everyone in your family.

Assateague Island National Seashore and its famous wild ponies are just a short drive from HERONS VIEW.

Hungry? Check out the coastal cuisine at nearby Harpoon Hannah's, Seacrets and dozens of other restaurants.

From nature preserves to kayaking, bird watching to nature cruises, art galleries to biking, Slower Lower Delaware has it all.

Nature lovers can explore the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, James Farm Ecological Preserve and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Looking for watersports? We have them all - parasailing, windsurfing, bay and surf fishing, pontoon boats, jet skis, and the newest craze - stand up paddleboarding, all within minutes of Herons View.

Explore the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail where you can tour local wineries and breweries, complete with samples of course!

Enjoy outdoor performances under the stars at the Freeman Stage, a half mile from HERONS VIEW - enjoy music, children's shows, theater, opera, oldies bands, and symphony orchestras. Most shows are free!

Bargain hunting? Visit the Outlet Shops in Ocean City and tax free Rehoboth Beach (both locations open year round )

Interested in Mid-Atlantic shipwrecks? Peruse our map and coffee table book then visit the nearby FREE Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum to view artifacts from the Titanic, Atocha and more.

Enjoy world class performances with stars like David Copperfield and Broadway style productions like Hairspray at Broadway in Salisbury and Clear Space Theater

in Rehoboth Beach.

Additional Amenities: 3 Season Sun Room - sun drenched relaxation overlooking the lake with central air conditioning and heat , patio table,, comfy futon, ceiling fan and that fabulous lake view!

Additional Kitchen Features - Disposal , beadboard cabinetry, beadboard wainscoting , under cabinet puck lighting , tile floor, full complement of cookware, serving platters, flatware, stemware and dinnerware, insulated cooler and freezer packs for those days at the beach.

More Details

Owner
Pat or Henry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Pat or Henry

Our family 1st vacationed here at Mallard Lakes in 1996. We fell in love with the relaxing pace, the family friendly atmosphere and the safe surroundings. Our children learned to ride their bikes here and learned how to catch a crab right off the docks. We love being close to it all, yet apart in our own private oasis here in slower, lower Delaware. Come and experience Herons View at Mallard Lakes for yourself.

Pat or Henry purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Pat or Henry chose Delaware

The Mallard Lakes community is off the beaten path yet so close to it all. Swim in 1 of our 2 pools or visit the beach, just 5 minutes from Herons View. Your children can play safely on our 2 playgrounds, basketball court and tennis courts.

What makes this townhome unique

Our guests comment that the peace and serenity found at Herons View are their favorite aspect of their visit. Whether it's having your breakfast on the outside patio overlooking the lake or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, your spirit will surely thank you for choosing Herons View.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to thank you for allowing my family to rent Herons View. Although we have previously been to Mallard Lakes 3 times, your home by far exceeded expectations. It was just like being at home with almost everything we needed being available at our fingertips.I really appreciate how your home is maintained. All the decorations from the shower curtain to the tranquility picture above the fireplace were simple reminders to me to rest, relax and breath. These things combined with the back porch and view of the lake were a welcomed escape from the daily stresses of life.





I especially appreciated the Game Center and library. With all the devices out there now a days, kids and adults can lose sight of really connecting through games and discussing books.





One night we arrived from the beach rather late. I looked at the porch and was a little upset that I had not left the porch light on. To my pleasure, the motion detector signaled our presence and turned on the light. How very thoughtful- not only to be concerned about your property, but also about your renters and their safety.





Overall, we had a wonderful time. The only thing I would consider changing is the toilet seat in the main bathroom. Being a soft material, I imagine it will tear up on the top rather soon. It has ripped on the bottom. Also, the main bedroom said queen size, but feel more like a full size, perhaps because my husband is over 6 feet and we normally sleep in a king size bed.





As everyone else has said, I am glad we came, but hate to leave.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Selbyville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Private outside shower with dressing area,HOT and cold water
  • Master Bath on 2nd floor : Relaxing over-sized soaking tub, Rain shower head, Expansive skylight, Double vanity, and Custom tile work. Guest bath and Private, spacious HOT outdoor shower with dressing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen pillowtop
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in sunroom
    Bedroom 4 - Sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bring your favorite linens and towels. Comforters, pillows and blankets are provided for all beds. Master Bedroom on 2nd floor features: Scenic lake view, queen pillow top bed, premium bed pillows, dresser and night stands, ceiling fan, 2 closets, AM/FM clock radio, and full length mirror. Guest Room on 2nd floor (the tropical fish room) features: 2 twin beds, fluffy bed pillows, ceiling fan, dresser and night stand, and ample closet space. Sleeper sofa in living room - we suggest adding the Japanese futon provided atop ( or under!) the full size sleeper sofa mattress for added comfort. Futon in sunroom - fall asleep listening to the lake fountain and night fowl
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Call now for immediate booking Sandy sunbathing beach with picnic tables and charcoal grills Free water aerobics classes in season A short walk across the street you'll find....a bakery, restaurants, a sports bar, shopping, hair salon and more. The beach , Fenwick Island State Park and the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse ( open seasonally for tours) are a 5 minute drive away. Grocery stores, espresso bar , pharmacies, pizzeria ,go karts, miniature golf ( indoor & outdoor), cinemas, ice cream shops, nature preserves, and bookstores are also all within a 5 minute drive. Local maps, brochures, menus and discount coupon books are provided at Herons View for your convenience.

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FUN FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation! Heron's View is a comfortable townhouse in a great location. We enjoyed having the option of going to the beach or to the pool, the kids enjoyed the playgrounds, hand line crabbing at the dock, playing shuffleboard, shooting basketball, and riding their bikes/scooters around the community.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsey, I'm so happy you enjoyed your 2 week stay at HERONS VIEW! Reserve early for next summer as we have several weeks booked at HERONS VIEW and SUNSCAPE already! Best, Pat
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Just breathe...

  • 5 of 5

A comfy beachy home with everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. Enjoy being away from the crowds but the location offers everything you need in a close proximity.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amy! Yes, Mallard Lakes is an oasis tucked away but close to everything. We look forward to welcoming you next week for your 3rd visit this summer! Best, Pat
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Herons View was a home away from home for us on our recent vacation. The home was very comfortable and well taken care of. Herons View is close to the beach, restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities. It was perfectly located between the resort towns of Ocean City and Rehobeth. However, it was just far enough away from the overcrowded Ocean City beaches and traffic. The beaches at Fenwick Island are cleaner and less crowded. The activities at Mallard Lakes were perfect for a family with children of any age. I would definitely recommend Herons View for anyone looking for a relaxing and carefree vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark, we enjoyed welcoming you !
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Serene

  • 5 of 5

Herons View was an extremely enjoyable vacation. I wish we were able to stay longer. The grounds were very quiet and easy access to canoes, pools, the gorgeous lake 4 steps off the patio that receives beautiful sunrises. The unit is kept up very nicely and the decor gets you cozy feeling right at home. The best part about visiting at the end of March is fairly nice weather and easy/quick access to Ocean City and miniature gold without the summer lines. Pat & Henry are so pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend Herons View any day.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Those sunrises over the lake ARE spectacular, aren't they, Erika? Hopefully you were also able to catch the pink sunsets from the entry side of HERONS VIEW. Yes, come and stay longer next time! Maybe in the fall? Best, Pat
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Perfect, quiet, has everything !

  • 5 of 5

Better than listed. Decorations and little things show great attention to detail. Pat is prompt and stays in touch. Location is in the middle between Ocean City and Rehoboth. Only a short drive to Coastal Highway. Great place to 'get away'. You definitely don't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lynda, happy you enjoyed your visit! Best, Pat
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Heron's View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay during a winter storm as the house was cozy and warm. The owners provided helpful recommendations for walks and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana, I'm so happy you enjoyed your mid-winter visit to HERONS VIEW. Yes, Assawoman Nature area is a lovely area to take a walk or enjoy the view of the bay from the observation tower. And Mio Fratello, just a stroll across the street from HERONS VIEW, has fantastic Italian food and takes reservations all year round, even during the busy summer season. We hope you'll return to Mallard Lakes again! Best, Pat
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sussex County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Smitty McGees
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bear Trap Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 54, Lighthouse Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harpoon Hannas
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fenwick Island State Park
Car: recommended

Call for immediate booking.

Relax, refresh and renew at Herons View in Mallard Lakes, your home away from home at the beach. Our home features breathtaking views, outstanding upgrades, and meticulous attention to the details that will make this vacation your best ever. Enjoy the expansive lake view as the herons, ducks and seagulls ply the lake for their dinner. Just walk out your front door to swim, play tennis, go fishing or crabbing, take a walk past the 5 lakes, go birdwatching, play basketball or sunbathe near the tidal lake. After a day on the beach at nearby Fenwick Island State Park, refresh yourself with a hot shower in your private, spacious outside shower. Have your evening wine on the 6' x 14' patio overlooking the lake Prepare the catch of the day in your fully equipped cooks kitchen and enjoy dinner at the patio table as the sun goes down. Fall asleep to the sounds of crickets and waterfowl. Mallard Lakes is a shore town community with all the amenities you are looking for. Peace and quiet, sun and fun, and care free living await you at Mallard Lakes.

Other Activities: Crabbing, bird watching, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, walking paths

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Adult renters must be over 25/No smoking /No pets/( kennel @ 4 miles)
Check in 2PM / Check out 11AM during Summer - We frequently offer early check in and late check out in the off season.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
NO ADDITIONAL AMENITIES FEE!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.