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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

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


If the Availability Calendar is not showing due to a HA glitch, please contact Pat at 610-392-9675 for immediate information on availability.

Also check out our other Mallard Lakes rental, SUNSCAPE, HOME AWAY listing # 3762405

11/01/16-03/31/17 Nightly $ 95 Weekly $ 595

04/01/17-05/25/17 Nightly $115 Weekly $ 695

05/26/17-09/03/17 Weekly $1045

09/04/17-10/31/17 Nightly $115 Weekly $ 695

$300 REFUNDABLE Good Care Deposit

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.

Call now for immediate booking 610-966-0167

More Details

Pat or Henry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 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. Call now for immediate booking 610-966-0167

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

From our Guestbook:

Hi, Pat.

Thank you for the Welcome Home greeting.

We had a wonderful time at Heron's View. Everyone liked your home and thank you for allowing us to rent it this past weekend.

I liked how everything we needed had a place and your instructions were very helpful. Most of all, I liked how relaxing it was being there - breezes from the sunroom, sounds of water right outside, etc.

The girls were ooh'ing and aah'ing while checking out the seashore decorations and the sunroom with the blue and turquoise sheers. Julia's favorite color right now is blue, so she especially liked the sunroom. And she liked the F E N W I C K tiles on the wall right across from the kitchen.

Abby liked having time to play games with her uncle.

We enjoyed all the muscle cars and loud engines in Ocean City while we were driving to dinner on Friday evening.

Philip, Chrissy and the girls went to the boardwalk on Saturday afternoon.

We look forward to coming to Heron's View again.

Thank you so much, Pat.
Oct 2015
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Selbyville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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. Call now for immediate booking 610-966-0167
  • 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
  • Call now for immediate booking 610-966-0167 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • 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
Call now for immediate booking 610-966-0167 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 winery & vineyard where you can sample a variety of local wines, 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Fenwick Island Waterfront Retreat in family friendly Mallard Lakes - NO FEES!
average rating of 4.9506173 based on 105 reviews

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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Perfect For Us

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. All accommodations are considered...Even the little things such as extra pillows/blankets, sewing kit and flashlights. The owner is knowledgeable and replies to all inquiries quickly and accurately. The family oriented community is quiet, clean and nice while providing an array of amenities available to the renter.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to welcome you again, Tom! Best, Pat
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Wonderful experience can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean and cozy! We loved watching the herons and got some beautiful pictures! All the little touches in the place are charming, Pat was very accommodating and a pleasure to work and chat with. Thanks Pat!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Kay, I'm so happy I was able to meet you and fulfill that "special request'" to make your birthday visit extra special! We hope to welcome you to HERONS VIEW again - come back in the spring when the Mama & Papa herons can be seen sitting on their nest in the tidal lake - then you can watch their babies learn to fly! Best, Pat
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House was perfect. Great neighborhood & amenities

  • 5 of 5

Pat was great to work with. The house was just as described and very clean. The area is very close to restaurants, beaches and other attractions. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad we were able to welcome you for the race in Rehoboth- well done! Please come and visit HERONS VIEW again! Best, Pat
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  • 5 of 5

This is now my fourth time at Herons View and it gets better every time!! You could not ask for a better place to stay. Very clean, cozy, quite, great location, and well equipped with everything you need for the perfect relaxing vacation. This place soothes the soul. I love Fenwick Island and I would not consider staying anywhere else. I feel so lucky that I have found this little slice of heaven. I have already booked my fifth stay. The owner Pat Luftman is wonderful to work with and is willing to answer any and all questions regarding your stay. She takes great pride in her property and it shows in the property itself and the friendly service she provides. Do yourself a favor book this property for your next vacation you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place the perfect vacation. This is my third time here at Herons View and counting down the days, hours, minutes to my fourth. Clean, comfy, quite, great location, wonderful amenities, everything you need or want for a wonderful stay. The owner Pat is terrific to work with and is quick to answer any questions you may have. Five stars does not describe this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, S, we're so honored to count you among our returning guests. When we receive reviews as nice as yours, we feel we are accomplishing what we set out to do - share our love of Mallard Lakes and Fenwick Island so folks like you can visit and make your own memories here. Thank you for taking the time to send a review! Best, Pat
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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 610-966-0167 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


Rates & Availability

Selbyville Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
VALUE - No booking fee
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
SHOULDER - No booking fee
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
SUMMER - No booking fee
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
SHOULDER - No booking fee
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.

HOME AWAY is currently experiencing some technical issues with quotable rates. Please see rates below or call us to confirm.
05/27/16-09/04/16 Weekly $1045

09/05-16-10/31/16 Nightly $115 Weekly $695

11/01/16-03/31/17 Nightly $ 95 Weekly $595

$300 REFUNDABLE Good Care Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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