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

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Selbyville Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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


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

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

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

$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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Pat or Henry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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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Fenwick Island Waterfront Retreat in family friendly Mallard Lakes - NO FEES!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 100 reviews

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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super nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo, very clean well supplied with everything you could need or want. Will come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for visiting and look forward to welcoming you back next summer! Best, Pat
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Wonderful stay at Heron's View

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Heron'sView! The house was spotless and so convenient to pools, walking, tennis, shopping, restaurants, and the beach. As perfectly described by the owners, we enjoyed all the conveniences and relaxation within arm's length. The owners not only had the house stocked for dining and cooking ( if desired) but also DVD's, books, and HBO for movies. We have traveled through Europe, Bermuda, the islands, Las Vegas, etc. but never enjoyed a more relaxing vacation. We would highly recommend Heron's View for anyone ( or any family) who enjoys relaxing, unwinding, the beach, Boardwalk, swimming, and leisurely sight seeing. Staying in this charming house (with a beautiful view of one of the lakes) has spoiled us for even considering a hotel room vacation ever again. The owners anticipated every need - from directions, to discount coupons, to beach bags, to even a beach lunchbox!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that HERONS VIEW was such a wonderful experience for you in your first stay in a private home versus a standard hotel room. It was our pleasure to host you and hope you visit us again!
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Great Property to stay 2 adults + 2 kids

  • 5 of 5

Great location, on the lake 5 min. drive from the beach, many options for the kids: Pool, beach, kayaks, mini-golf and more...

2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor with full bath and nice living room + dining room and a kitchen on the first floor.

Once checking in you must turn the water heater on ASAP - it takes some time for the water to heat for 2 showers...

Once Checking out you will need to clean and vacuum after your own mess...

Bring your bed sheets and towels and have fun fun fun !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We 're so happy you enjoyed your visit, Erez! Yes, we charge NO cleaning fee to our guests as many others do. We provide our guests with a short cleaning list that can be completed in no time at all. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again to HERONS VIEW! Best, Pat
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Relaxing and scenic

  • 5 of 5

Mom and I had such a wonderful time in this charming vacation home and neighborhood. It was just what he doctor ordered to get away and unwind. Pat is such a pleasure to deal with. The home has a beachy feel. The location is perfect- very close to the beach and many activities. Warren's Station Family Restaurant has great food and service, and it's very close to Mallard Lakes. This is my new favorite place to go- no more hectic Ocean City MD and their crazy taxes for me! Mallard Lakes in Fenwick Island rocks!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: M, we're so happy you discovered Mallard Lakes and HERONS VIEW. Warrens Station has the BEST Manhattan clam chowder I've ever had and their seafood is so fresh! It's 1 of our favorites too. We look forward to welcoming you back to HERONS VIEW . Best, Pat
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at herons view. Place is so clean, neat and homely. It is a great place for families with kids. Pat is a wonderful host who arranged our arrival at a short notice which I really appreciate.

Things to do around include. A visit to ocean city. Sales tax free shopping in malls at reheboth Beach. If you prefer a non commercial Beach, Fenwick island state park is a place to check out. So many places for great seafood. Crab cakes are the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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
SHOULDER - No booking fee
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
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

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

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Selbyville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 3 - outdoor shower , Outside
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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