Heron surveying the tidal lake and sanctuary
1200 sq. ft. - Accommodates 6 - 2 Bedrooms - 2.0 Bathrooms

Fenwick Island Vacation Home - Herons View

A winner in the 2013 & 2014 " BEST STAY IN FENWICK ISLAND" poll by DelMarVa Beach Boomers!


Fenwick Island, DE is just a picturesque ferry ride across the Delaware Bay from the Jersey shore. The Cape May - Lewes ferry shortens your trip to the pristine beaches of Delaware so book your beach vacation today!

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

Located just 2 miles west of the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and a 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.

Unwind in our 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath ( plus outside private shower) lake front town home that sleeps 6. ( Queen, 2 twins, sofa bed and futon) Our vacation home, Herons View, features breathtaking views, outstanding upgrades, and meticulous attention to the details that will make this vacation your best ever.

Enjoy the expansive lake view and fall asleep with the breeze coming off the lake.

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.

Just walk out your front door to swim, relax in the hot tub, play tennis, go fishing or crabbing, take a walk past the 5 lakes, go birdwatching, play horseshoes or shuffleboard - all of this, and MORE, await you at Mallard Lakes in Fenwick Island, DE.

Henry, our resident heron, visits our lake every day.

When you're ready to explore, it's all so close.

Hungry? Check out the coastal cuisine!

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

Water sports? We've got them - parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, pontoon boats and the newest water sport, stand up paddleboarding - all within minutes of Herons View.

Check out the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail to visit local wineries and breweries to sample their products.

Bird watchers will enjoy Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, the James Farm Ecological Preserve and Assawoman Wildlife Refuge where you can climb the observation tower for a stunning view of the Ocean City skyline and bay.

FREE outdoor performances less than 1 mile from Mallard Lakes! Music, theater, opera, children’s shows, all under the stars at the Freeman Stage.

Bargain hunting? Visit the Outlet Shops in Ocean City and  or enjoy the TAX FREE Outlet Shops in Rehoboth Beach (both locations open year round).

Ride the tram or stroll on the 3 mile long Ocean City, MD, boardwalk  just  minutes south. Rehoboth Beach and its boardwalk is just  minutes north. Known for its inexpensive kiddie rides (some just 25 cents each! ) , funky shops and restaurants, Rehoboth Beach will delight everyone in your family.

Contact owner for information about additional vacation rentals in the Mallard Lakes community. 


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  • Check in time is 2PM. Check out time is 11AM.
  • Rental guidelines :
  • Adult renters must be over 25
  • No smoking
  • No pets (kennel @ 4 miles away)
  • A $300 good care deposit for keys, pool passes, and damage or loss is fully refundable within 30 days of departure assuming no damage, loss, bank charges, or excessive cleaning . To protect your deposit, we ask that you call us within 24 hours of your arrival if there are any existing conditions that are of concern to you or may affect the refund of your deposit.
  • The total rental fee plus the good care deposit is usually due in 2 installments, with the final balance due 60 days prior to your arrival. If the reservation is made within 30 days of arrival, full payment of the security deposit and rental is due immediately .
  • Bring your favorite sheets, pillow cases and towels . Cozy blankets, comforters and pillows are provided for all beds.
  • 60 days notice is required for cancellation without penalty.
  • Cancellations made prior to 60 days before arrival will incur no     penalty.
  • Cancellations made within 45-59  days of arrival will incur a $100   cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 31-44 days of arrival will incur a $250 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 30 days of arrival will incur a $400 cancellation fee.
  • If a local mandatory evacuation order is issued, any rental fees will be refunded for the number of lost days or you may reschedule for the same amount of days lost at a time when the home is not already booked.  



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We do not charge a cleaning or amenities fee

Fenwick Island , DE , United States

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. Prepare the catch of the day in your fully equipped cooks kitchen and enjoy dinner overlooking the lake 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

Nearest Airport : Sussex County Airport at 20 Miles

Nearest Ferry : Cape May - Lewes Ferry at 20 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Rt 54, Lighthouse Road at 0.5 Miles

Nearest Beach : Fenwick Island State Park at 2 Miles

Nearest Barpub : Smitty McGees at 0.25 Miles

Nearest Golf : Bear Trap Dunes at 5 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Harpoon Hannas at 1 Miles

Car: recommended

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Guest Reviews

Last minute getaway

This property is located in such a peaceful area. As soon as you walk in you feel al sense of ease and comfort. This house is so clean and well kept. The sun room is an amazing spot to eat and watch the outdoors. Its a short 5 minute drive to the beach. There are plenty of great places to eat in the area or just stay at home and cook. The tennis courts are in perfect shape. This is a property I would return to again and again.

by Frank Submitted Date of Stay:


Relaxing and just right for what I needed as a retreat. Condo is very comfortable, and had everything I needed. The view of the pond and the pine tree with the breeze was like being in a hammock, a sweet way to unwind. Just a quick drive to the State Park, and the bay, with nature walks, and coffee shop in Bethany was just my speed. I didn't take advantage of the pool or the other amenities but I suspect they were great and welcoming for anyone who wanted to use them. Everyone was so friendly! Thanks so much!

by T.M. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highchairs to Hummingbirds!

From our first meal ( quickly found the high chair for a very hungry 1 yr old) to our last, the attention to detail that the owners of Herons View had in place afforded a very relaxing, stress free vacation. Having everything needed available gave us more time to sit out on the patio watching the antics of the resident well mannered ducks. Was also treated to a special surprise of a humming bird. Everyone we came into contact with in Mallard Lakes was friendly. We parked our car and was able to safely bike for a tasty meal. Enjoyed the winery and appreciated the discount coupon.

by S.L. Submitted Date of Stay:

Quiet yet close to everything

We chose Fenwick due to it's distance from the hustle and bustle of Ocean City. Herons view is convenient to wonderful dining, right on Fenwick Island as well as a much less crowded beach! When not at the beach we enjoyed the birdlife along the lake, some nice morning walks and a clean and orderly pool facility. As hoped for, the condo is clean, quiet, well kept, and well appointed.

by Diane Submitted Date of Stay:

Family fun

The house was delightful and sooooo relaxing! we enjoyed the patio overlooking the water. My 4 yrs old grandson also enjoyed watching the geese and ducks, as well as playing in the playground and walking in the fishing docks. What a beautiful place to relax! The property was clean, well mentained. Located in a very quiet neighborhood, convenient (5 mins) to OC, close enough to Rehoboth and Bethany beach. Loved the Rehoboth shopping Mall (designer outlets!). The owner were very pleasant and nice, everything ran smoothly from day one, a good customer service skill!. We will definitely recommend the property to our family and friends. Thanks Pat for giving us the opportunity to rent your lovely house. Hope to be in Delaware again on our next vacation. Tony, Myrna and Camden

by Tom Submitted Date of Stay:

Chocolate Festival Weekend!

"My husband and I spent a 4 day weekend at Herons View recently. We were there to follow the allure of a chocolate festival being held in Rehoboth Beach. The beach house not only lived up to our expectations...it far exceeded them. All of the necessary instructions that we needed to make this a "home away from home" were well documented and organized. We found everything exactly where it was to be. As for the house itself...the decorating and furnishings made the place cozy and comfortable. All that you could possibly need had been thought of and either provided for you or mentioned in the pre-arrival instructions so you knew what to bring with you. Definitely a place to return to often."

by Sharon L. from Emmaus, PA. Submitted Date of Stay:

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Herons View

My family and I had a wonderful time at Herons View. The townhome was spacious, decorated nicely, and well located. We were able to easily visit Rehoboth Beach with its huge outlets, Ocean City, as well as the wonderful local shops and restaurants in Fenwick Island. After spending the day shopping, walking on the beaches and boardwalk, and eating wonderful seafood, it was very nice to return to the townhome and watch the geese and ducks on the water from the relative privacy of the sunroom. Unlike most of the other condos and townhomes in the area, Herons View afforded some measure of privacy with more mature trees and peaceful views of the water. Since returning, I have recommended Herons View to numerous friends, acquaintances, and family members. The Luftmans were extremely courteous and conscientious property owners. Not only did they provide an accurate description of their townhome, they provided numerous brochures and information on local activities and sites. They even went so far as to provide a binder of menus from most if not all of the restaurants in the area. I highly recommend Herons View. Thank you, Pat for permitting us to stay in your townhome.

by Rebecca from West VA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Columbus Day Weekend @ Heron's View

We loved our stay at Herons View! Our son was in a soccer tourney nearby and the location was perfect - just minutes from both the tournament and the beach. It was so nice to stay a few nights here instead of crammed into a hotel along Ocean Hwy. The 2BR home was as nice as the reviews suggested. Good size bedrooms, kitchen and family room. The community is nice and looks like a great location for an in-season beach trip. Looking forward to returning!

by Scott & Trish Submitted Date of Stay:

Great Girls' Getaway!

I sat on the porch with my coffee, watching the heron, the ducks and the geese land and take off on the lake. This is a beautiful way to spend a relaxing long weekend or longer with family, friends or just by yourself. Close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more. Clean and comfortable, I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a carefree getaway.

by Nora I. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect Get Away!

We are repeat visitors at Heron's View. The property is so well kept and relaxing atmosphere. We would be there every weekend if we could. The lake is so beautiful and the birds are amazing to just sit and watch. We love the peace and quiet that surrounds you there, The neighborhood cafe is great for a home cooked meal and friendly atmosphere. So close to the beach and all that goes with that. You really can not find a nicer more affordable get away. We love it!!!

by Susan K. Submitted Date of Stay:

Charming Beach Community

This beach house is very cute, and well decorated to fit the theme of "Heron's View". The house is large and comfortable, and it is inside a very nice community where you can go and swim at one of two pools, play tennis, shuffleboard, and basketball! The view in the morning is wonderful as you sit outside and enjoy the view of the lake, the ducks, the birds, and the magnificent heron (that is when he/she decides to come over). My overall trip was quite enjoyable because of the lovely environment, wonderful beaches, and a fantastic place to stay.

by Elyse I. Submitted Date of Stay:

Loved it..AGAIN!

This was our 3rd season at Heron's View! We absolutely love it. It's our "home" at the beach. The property is very clean and well maintained. We enjoy the view of the lake and wildlife. This year a group of ducks and geese walked right up to the sun room! We went to the pool one day (clean & well maintained, too!). Since we love the beach, we appreciate the close proximity of Heron's View to Fenwick Island State Park. There are plenty of choices for mini golf on Coastal Highway. Check out Harpoon Hannahs for a great meal and don't forget Dumser's for ice cream! I absolutely would recommend Heron's View to family and friends : )

by Robin S. from Eldersburg, MD. Submitted Date of Stay:

Mini-week getaway

A perfect place for a Beach and sightseeing getaway. Close to everything. we went to Assateague Island, Ocean City Boardwalk, Bethany Beach, Dewey and Rehobeth Beach. My wife and I spent 4 days, 3 nights here. Very tranquil, and quiet. Your place was nicely furnished and immaculate. Coffee every morning in the sun foom, and dont forget fresh steamed crabs from the local fish market 2 minutes away and Harpoon Hannas. Thanks Pat and Henry.

by John G. from Nanuet, NY . Submitted Date of Stay:

Home Amenities


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Kids Toys
  • Boardgames
  • Radio


  • Outdoor Pool


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Central Heating
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap


  • Cooler


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Screened Porch
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Sandbox
  • Walkway to Water

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Blender

Attractions & Activities:

  • Golf Course
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Restaurant Guide

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