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Lighthouse View ~ Striking Bay View on 3 Balconies/Walk to the Ocean

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Fenwick Island Townhome Rental Photos and Description


Begin your vacation in our sunny, spacious townhome that we call "Our Happy Place" in the gated community of Lighthouse View for sweeping views of the Little Assawoman Bay. Enjoy its welcoming atmosphere with a 2nd Floor cheery Living Room, bright Kitchen and inviting Dining Room. From the Living Room and Master Bedroom, step out onto the Balcony with a drink and watch the boats go by, take a nap or simply gaze at the water and watch the birds at play. You MUST see the views of the Bay from our townhome ... it's like being in another world!

As you view the picturesque Fenwick Island Lighthouse from the Kitchen, Dining Room and 3rd Floor Balcony, imagine that the ocean is waiting for you just over the horizon with its generous soft, sandy beaches - only a walk away. After a full day of sun and fun at the beach, cool off in our "Pool on the Bay"' Beautiful ...

Convenient to Ocean City, MD, it offers easy accessibility to events, amusements, unbeatable shopping, fine dining, and recreational sports.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John & Dianne Flora
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About John & Dianne Flora

My wife and I currently live in Newark, Delaware. I am a Delaware native and she is a long-time transplant from Louisiana. I have been coming to Delaware beaches since I was in high school. My children have grown up on these beaches and continue to enjoy them as adults.

John & Dianne Flora purchased this townhome in 2004

Why John & Dianne Flora chose Delaware

My wife treasures our townhome, but has developed a deep love of the ocean, especially the Fenwick Island beach and its natural beauty. Our dream was to have our own place at the beach to enjoy. So now we do. And we want to share that enjoyment with you!

What makes this townhome unique

Vacationing at the Fenwick Island beach for many years is what brought us to discover our Lighthouse View townhome. The first time we saw the unit as it was being built, it made us feel so relaxed that we wanted to stay and indefinitely enjoy the serenity of that unbelievable view.

And that's the story of how we came to call it 'Our Happy Place!'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your giving us the opportunity to rent your home. We were so comfortable! It was great and we would love to rent again next year.

Thank you!
Jul 2012
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Lighthouse View ~ Striking Bay View on 3 Balconies/Walk to the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing property!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the perfect place this would be the one! Not only are the views spectacular but this place is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool is a very short walk away and very seldom crowded. You can walk to the beach and then there is high stakes bar and grille right around the corner. Walgreens is right next door so if you forget anything you can walk to get it. The owners Dianne and John go out of there way to make your stay and vacation a memorable one! We plan on going back next year and our grandson's first vacation here was more than we could ever have expected....plenty of room for him to roam around, the pictures don't do this place justice. I would HIGHLY recommend this place!!!! I'm a realtor....I know a great place when I see it :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia, John & Family: What an outstanding review you gave of "Our Happy Place!" You summed it up quite graciously. We are so very glad we were able to provide the opportunity for you and your family to make your grandson's first vacation truly unforgettable and full of fun and discovery. And we're thrilled that you'll be returning next year!!! You were such wonderful guests. Thank you all for discovering Fenwick Island and Lighthouse View, but especially Our Happy Place!
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Beltsville, MD

Very clean and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice and clean!

Location was great, only a few minutes away from beach by car (or 15-20 minutes walk).

House was well decorated and fully equipped with all you need for your getaway.

It was easy and smooth communication with Dianne and John.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was very kind of you to offer your thoughts on "Our Happy Place!" It's much appreciated that you liked our decor, our proximity to the beach, and the cleanliness of our townhome. We pride ourselves on offering our guests an inviting and relaxing environment for a getaway or vacation where the amenities of home are easily accessible. And it was our pleasure working with you! We hope to see you in the future. Thanks again!
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2nd time just as pleased if not more than the 1st

  • 5 of 5

Second stay and quite simply these are the nicest people to rent from anywhere. I regretfully went elsewhere last year and thought about this property the entire vacation. So glad we came back this year and hope to never miss again. John n Diane put so much love and effort into this property and make you feel like family. It is perfect if you want the hustle n bustle or if you want a quiet serene laid back experience. The ultimate relaxation spot on one of three balconies having a cocktail watching the bay activities. Tons of space and cleaner than anywhere you've stayed guaranteed!!! Thank you again John n Diane, you guys are great! My little girl loved it and called it 'her new beach house' all week. I again hope we can make it hers at least one week per year. She cried when we left.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say, Nate? You are a rare jewel that we have had the pleasure of befriending through "Our Happy Place!" Your first visit two years ago was so memorable that you wrote a most remarkable review that tugged at our heartstrings. And then we missed you last year, only to be surprised when you contacted us at the end of the season to say you "made a mistake and wanted to come back." Of course you could! After we had a good chuckle, we were thrilled to learn that you, your wife and your adorable little girl were coming back to us. You surely made our day, and it was wonderful to see you again in July. We are humbled by your gracious and generous words. The best part is that your daughter now calls Our Happy Place "My new beach house." It doesn't get any better than that! We really look forward to seeing you all again next summer. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts, Nate!
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Beautiful Townhome

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed and this townhouse for a week in June 2015. I can't write enough positive comments about the house and the amenities. The house was cleaner than any rental that I have ever stayed in. The time the owners put into making sure the house was in perfect condition and comfortable was very evident. If you travel with little ones, there are baby gates, a high chair and beach toys. The kitchen was stocked with all of the basics; spices, sugar, tea, oils...basically anything you need. The garage was very useful for storing our bikes and beach items. We spent a great deal of time on the balcony, since the view was beautiful and it was so relaxing. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, your very kind words make it all worthwhile as to the time and effort we put into preparing "Our Happy Place" for our guests! It's good to know we have succeeded in making you feel welcome and at home while you're on vacation with your family. We are always pleased when our guests relax and take advantage of our beautiful bay view from our balconies! We certainly enjoyed getting to know you and welcome you all back at any time. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us in Our Happy Place!
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Golf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The People: I stayed in touch with Dianne (mostly) and John leading up to our visit. They were extremely responsive which I really appreciated. Emails, text messages and phone calls were responded to promptly and courteously.

The Location: Having heard all about Ocean City golfing, my 4-some decided to try it this year. This Fenwick Island condo was close enough to all of the golf courses. We could have found a closer place, but it would have been nowhere near as nice as this one. As we were there pre-season, some of the shops were still closed. The one that surprised us the most was on Friday morning when we walked to the Dunkin Donuts at the corner and found it to be closed. But that worked out just fine because the luncheonette on the same block was a much better choice. The condo is within walking distance to the beach, but is even closer to Harpoon Hanna's. I never went to the beach.

The Condo: PHENOMENAL! I drew short straw and got a nice view facing the lighthouse. If you get the Master bedroom, go buy a panoramic camera. It looks out over the bay and just makes you feel at peace even after a bad round of golf where you missed the putt on the 18th and had to buy dinner. Not that something like that actually happened to me at Rum Pointe. Besides, the wind picked up just as I was putting. Anyway... the deck was the perfect place for my morning coffee and my evening cocktail(s).

The Golf: Would play these again... Bear Trap Dunes, River Run, & Rum Pointe. Would skip... Man O' War. I have been on several golf trips with this group of friends and we all agreed that this was the nicest place we have ever stayed.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a personalized viewpoint of "Our Happy Place" and the surrounding area you offer, Stu! Your review is invaluable when seen through a golfer's eyes because you provide an analysis and suggestions in an arena we know very little about. And the reader feels as if he/she is walking in your shoes.You are both to the point and a bit humorous in your writings which make it a very enjoyable read! It was our pleasure to host your Golfing Getaway and work with you to make it as memorable as possible. We thank you and certainly hope you all will return to Our Happy Place and Fenwick Island!
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Beautiful TH on the bay. Perfect for Familys

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful with views of the bay from both master suites and living room. Very spacious with 3 levels and 4 total bedrooms. It is perfect for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Melissa! We love it when our guests enjoy the beautiful bay views and the vista that can be enjoyed from our 3 decks. And we're glad you were comfortable and felt at home in Our Happy Place. We were delighted to share it with you. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
High Stakes Bar & Grill (Near Walgreen's)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bayside Resort Golf Club, Fenwick Island
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Coastal Highway/Delaware 1 into Ocean City, MD
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Harpoon Hannah's (on 54) & Catch 54 (across Bay)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fenwick Island State Park & Ocean City, Maryland
Car: recommended

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse has long been an important landmark along the Delaware coast since it was first lit in 1859. Check their website for visitors hours. It's a 'must-see.' Fenwick Island features sprawling sandy beaches on the ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay, offering watersports enthusiasts the chance to explore nature by boating, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking or even paddle boarding! Nearby you will find Shark's Cove Marina which is across the Bay from our townhome, Action Watercraft Rentals by Harpoon Hannah's and Coastal Kayak on Coastal Highway/DE 1.

There is a live outdoor Theater, Freeman Stage, for concerts, musicals and plays.

A 'must-do' is Thunder Lagoon Water Park which has a diverse offering of water sports, including The Lazy River and Viking Ship rides. Viking Golf Amusements offers mini-golf courses and go carts. Stroll the Popcorn Co. Boardwalk for a variety of classic beach treats. Across the street, you'll adore Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard and the renowned Fisher's Popcorn - both 'must places.' And spend time on the boardwalks of Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Maryland, and go shopping at the Rehoboth Beach outlets. Our beautiful beach towns offer all of the 'Good Times' you could want!


Rates & Availability

Fenwick Island Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Payment may be made by personal check to JOHN FLORA.

The rental week for the Summer rate is from SATURDAY to SATURDAY.
Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is by 10:00 a.m. for ALL rates,
with the exception of Nightly rates where times may be adjusted by the Owner.

NOTE: We only accept family rentals. NO student or senior week rentals, please.

Deposit of 50% of Rental Rate due immediately at Booking.
Final 50% Payment and $250 Refundable Security Deposit (required) due 30 days prior to Check-in Date.

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Fenwick Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Alternate Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • The large Master Bath on the 3rd Floor offers 2 sinks, abundant storage and a large shower. The Hall Bath on the 3rd Floor (shared by Front Bedrooms #1 and #2) provides 1 sink, ample storage and a combination tub/shower. The Alternate Master Bath on the 1st Floor has 1 sink and a shower. The Powder Room on the 2nd Floor is centrally located between the Living Room and the Dining Room. A NOTE ABOUT TOWELS: Towels are not included and can be rented and dropped off and picked up at your door. Local rental services include Bethany & Resort Rental Service (302-539-6244) and Coastal Rentals & Hydraulics (302-539-5211).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom w/Cathedral Ceiling - 1 queen
    Front Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Front Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Alternate Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The spacious Master Bedroom getaway is on the 3rd Floor, offering a full Bath, generous Walk-in Closet and Balcony to enjoy the Bay. Front Bedrooms #1 and #2 on the 3rd Floor have 1 queen and 2 twin beds, respectively, and share the Hall Bath. An adjoining Balcony overlooks the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The 1st Floor Alternate Master Bedroom has a full Bath and Walk-in Closet, and you can access the Deck and walk down the steps to the edge of the Bay. A NOTE ABOUT LINENS: Bed linens are not included and can be rented and dropped off and picked up at your door. Local rental services include Bethany & Resort Rental Service (302-539-6244) and Coastal Rentals & Hydraulics (302-539-5211). All beds have mattress covers, comforters/quilts, blankets, and standard covered pillows. Extra pillows are provided.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Along with beach chairs, many beach toys and body boards, we provide umbrellas, a wind shield (if needed) and a large cooler for an enjoyable day at the beach. The nearest beach is within walking distance - only 1/2 mile up Rt. 54 towards the ocean with public parking. Fenwick Island Permit Parking ocean side can be purchased at Fenwick Island Town Hall/Police Station for time frames ranging from a day to a month. Information and rates are posted in our townhome. Fenwick Island State Park is 1.5 miles up Coastal Highway. It has a concession stand with restrooms. The daily vehicle entrance fee is: $10 Non-Resident; $5 Resident.

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