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Mallard Lakes family friendly townhome in Fenwick Island - NO FEES! Sleeps 6

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


About the property

2+ bedrooms, 1.5 baths plus outside private shower, 5 minutes to the beach!


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

Also see our other unit, HERONS VIEW, Home Away # 272235

Welcome to SUNSCAPE at Mallard Lakes, a quiet oasis in lower, slower Delaware.

* Waterfront townhome featuring 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, plus private outdoor shower with dressing area

* 2 Queens, 1 Queen Sofa Bed plus Twin flip chair bed - sleeps 6

* Decadent en suite master bath featuring an expansive skylight and double vanities

* Sip your morning coffee or evening wine in the sunroom overlooking the lake or enjoy the outdoor Adirondack chairs while watching the sunset

*Fully equipped kitchen ( plus breakfast bar with seating) with everything you need to cook gourmet meals plus coffee maker, toaster, etc.

* Living room, dining room, sunroom and master suite overlook the lake


* Free WiFi, premium cable TV and DVD player in living room, TV & DVD player in Master Suite

* DVD, game and book library, beach toys


* 1 minute walk to pools, hot tub, restaurants, shopping

* 5 minute drive to uncrowded Fenwick island State Park beach, water park, water sports, mini golf, grocery stores, cinema

* 2.5 hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia & DC

ON SITE COMMUNITY AMENITIES: ( no additional fees!)

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

*Off season, we are frequently able to offer our guests a complimentary early check in and late checkout.

* 2 pools ( free WiFi at pools) and 5 lakes ( 3 freshwater and 2 tidal) with docks and fountains

* Tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing, crabbing, basketball court, shuffleboard, water aerobics classes, beach volleyball court

* Walking paths and gazebo overlooking the tidal lake and great blue heron nesting sanctuary

* Sandy sunbathing beach

* Charcoal grills and picnic tables

More Details

Pat and Henry Luftman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Pat and Henry Luftman

Our family vacationed here every summer since 1996. We bought HERONS VIEW, our 1st Mallard Lakes vacation home, in 2009 and SUNSCAPE, our 2nd vacation home, in 2014.

Pat and Henry Luftman purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Pat and Henry Luftman chose Selbyville

Mallard Lakes is a hidden gem in lower, slower Delaware. Packed with amenities in a family friendly community but oh, so close to it all.

What makes this townhome unique

Only minutes from the excitement of the Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE boardwalks, you can return to your waterfront retreat to relax and chill out.


Selbyville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • 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:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor private shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water, dressing area
    1st floor bath - toilet , Sink
    En suite master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Expansive skylight, double sinks and vanities
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, comfortable comforters and pillows
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , En suite bathroom, ceiling fan, comforters, pillows
    Living Room Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comforters and pillows plus twin flip chair
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Mallard Lakes family friendly townhome in Fenwick Island - NO FEES! Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Comfortable, convenient, tranquil

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at Mallard Lakes, and my stay at Sunscape exceeded my expectations. Pat is an exemplar of hospitality. She was caring and responsive throughout the rental process--from initial inquiry through departure. Detailed instructions made everything easy. I wanted a tranquil place to work on my book, and Sunscape filled the bill. During my stay I felt comfortable and safe. It was nice to be secluded without being isolated. Grocery stores and restaurants are nearby. The house is relaxing and supplied with all the amenities anyone might need, including discount cards for nearby stores. Having my morning coffee complemented by watching the herons on the lake outside the sunroom was an unexpected treat, and got my day off to an inspired start. I highly recommend Sunscape as a place to stay, and the Luftmans as caring owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margery, I'm so happy to hear you made progress on your book! ( I hope you'll let me know when it's published!) This was the 1st time we hosted a guest for a month long rental and I wish I could write a review for YOU! You were the perfect guest and we hope to welcome you again. Good luck with the rest of the book! Best, Pat
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Philadelphia, PA

Was just as expected

  • 5 of 5

The description is pretty accurate, and it was just as expected. Great stay.


  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mario, come and see us again! Best, Pat
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A beautiful, relaxing home in Mallard Lakes!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at Sunscape the last week of August. The home is adorable and very comfortable, with all the amenities you need. We have stayed at Mallard Lakes many times over the years, in many different rentals. This is definitely one of the nicest. The owners were incredibly friendly and responsive, they made the rental process very easy. They even responded immediately to a late evening text asking a question about the home and were willing to send someone over that night for help if needed (we didn't, and everything was fine). My son is 2-years-old and we love the idea of starting family beach vacation traditions with him; we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, I'm smiling as I write this because our son was also 2 when we first started vacationing at Mallard Lakes! :):) ( He's now 23 and we own 2 vacation rentals there, SUNSCAPE and HERONS VIEW) We do pride ourselves in being very responsive to questions from our guests, both before and during their stay. We hope your travel home was uneventful and we hope to welcome you back to SUNSCAPE in the future! Best, Pat
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Middletown, DE

NYE Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at SUNSCAPE was relaxing and a nice change of pace. Since it was cold out, we didn't really get to do much outdoors. We visited the beach a few times. DiscoverSea Museum was closed until March. There are definitely alot of different board games in the TV Stand. No need to bring your own. There was plenty of room for our party of 6. The bathroom is spacious and has a huge beautiful skylight. The decor was beachy and comfortable. My best friend and I enjoyed catching up in the sun room. We loved the windows. My children, 11 and 7, enjoyed the herons in the lake. They also liked the 2nd TV in the master. My son slept on the blue futon chair. Overall, our stay was awesome. My only feedback to the homeowners (only because we are foodies and cooked all of our meals at home and is nit picky just based on what we like) was the state of the pots and pans. They were Teflon and scratched. We generally use stainless steel. Oh, and maybe long tongs and 1 sharp knife. The kitchen was well appointed with everything that is needed. There are specific instructions and everything was labeled well. Plus, the home was very warm. We were surprised with how warm the house was even after turning down the heat. Pat was also lovely to deal with, responding to my emails quickly. Lastly, Pat also returned my deposit right away (same day actually.) Overall, our experience with Pat and SUNSCAPE was wonderful. Thank you for sharing your home with us. I hope that my children did not bother the neighbors too much. Happy New Year!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi R, thank you for the lovely review! So happy you could spend New Years Eve at SUNSCAPE to begin your year. Thanks for the feedback about the pots and pans - I'll be checking out those after-holiday sales for a new set, as well as some tongs and a sharper knife. All will be in place for your return visit! Here's to a happy and healthy New Year to you all! Best, Pat
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Everything we wanted and more

  • 5 of 5

A charming and comfortable place. Plenty of room to spread out and relax. We enjoyed the patio overlooking the lake every night. Located close to the many places to see and go. We enjoyed four of the local eateries in walking distance from the front door. Breakfast at the Countryside cafe, Lunch and late night snacks at Billy's Sub Shop, Happy Hour and Keno at Smitty McGee's, and Early Bird Dining at Mio Fratello. Pat and Henry couldn't have been more responsive and accommodating as we set up the booking. We will definitely be back for more....

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Pat
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and spent a cozy weekend together in this townhome in Fenwick island. Although it rained all weekend the house was so comfy we were able to kick back and relax. Pat had supplied all the creature comforts of home. The beach was only a 5 minute drive away, grocery stores were close by as were many restaurants. Pat was always very quick to respond and even contacted us with ideas for a rainy weekend! I highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, G, so much to do, even on a rainy day! The OC Life Saving Museum, the outstanding Ward Waterfowl Decoy Museum, tax free shopping at Tanger Outlets, indoor mini golf and YES, even indoor ice skating! So glad you enjoyed yourselves, please come back soon! Best, Pat
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Smitty McGees
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 54 Lighthouse Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mio Fratello
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fenwick Island State Park
Car: necessary

So much to see and do in the Fenwick Island area! Magic shows, live theater, museums, mini-golf, go karts, every water sport you've ever dreamed of, nature tours, cinema and so much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

VALUE SEASON 11/01/17-03/31/18 NIGHTLY $ 95 WEEKLY $595

SHOULDER SEASON 04/01/18-05/24/18 NIGHTLY $115 WEEKLY $695

SUMMER SEASON 05/28/18-08/31/18 WEEKLY $1045

SHOULDER SEASON 09/01/18-10/31/18 NIGHTLY $115 WEEKLY $695

No booking fees! No additional amenities fee.

No cleaning fee - guest agrees to complete check out cleaning list, usually takes no more than 30 minutes to complete.

50% due upon booking, remainder 60 days prior to arrival date.

$300 fully refundable good care deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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