Dream of the Dolphin

Dream of the Dolphin

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

"Dream of the Dolphin" Ocean Front Retreat.

All photos are taken from the property.

Escape frenetic city life to the sound of pounding surf at your

doorstep and miles of broad beach and Cape Cod style dunes in both

directions.

Perched directly on a beach whose water is rated #1 in the US for cleanest water quality by the National Resources Defense Council, this ideal beach hideaway is located on a barrier island at the narrowest point where the Bay meets the open ocean (with only about 1500 feet between) you can count the dolphins (literally dozens on an average

day) from your living room.

Or watch the sun rise over the ocean from the deck or corner desk looking out over the dunes (WIFI as well as hard line internet access from the desk).

Situated on the last pristine beach in the Mid-Atlantic region with 75 acres of

protected dunes buffering you in both directions, this is the

essence of the Quiet Resorts of residential (unincorporated) Fenwick

Island. You can swim in the ocean, body surf and boogie board, kayak

with the dolphins or walk miles in both directions on an unobstructed protected

beach with dunes on one side and ocean on the other. All without getting in a car.

And bring your dog, to walk or to swim in the surf, because this area

of beach is one of the very few in the nation that permits dogs on

the beach 365 days a year, 24 hrs per day (on leash, of course). And

well behaved dogs are welcome in this house (until recently, the

primary residence of a 3 legged golden retriever who was forced to

relocate?). The Pompeii style Italian tile floor is dog-friendly.

Located 1 mile from Fenwick Island town, 2 miles from South

Bethany, and 2 miles from the action of Ocean City, this 2 bedroom, 2

bath condo is one of only 4 units directly on the beach in this

private oasis. Views are for miles down the beach in both directions and the beach is broad and flat, flanked by the largest dunes in Delaware or Maryland, right in

your front yard.

Little Assawoman Bay is directly across the road -- the ocean and the Bay are extremely close here, and 1/4 mile down the road is a place to kayak, throw sticks for your dog or kitesail etc. You also enjoy a grassy yard and cultivated flora (and fauna too, in the form of a red fox on the dune at day break and rabbits nibbling the edible plants).

Sleeping 6, this cozy retreat is almost as large as 3-4 BR TH's nearby (1250 sq ft). It is ideal for a family (one species or two), for couples (the queen futon bed in the living room presenting perhaps the most desirable alternative, hearing the waves clearly all night, or for a small "circle of friends" to spend a relaxing week away from it all.

One guest commented that this house feels like actually being in the boat in

Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea"-- it is so at one with the ocean

and the sand. You can enjoy the breezes and the views through the

two sets of floor to ceiling glass doors, even while checking

your email on the high speed cable at the corner desk in the living

room,. And you will eat, drink and be merry on the generous deck

with outdoor dining furniture (and a barbeque grill below).

Or, as one lovely guest mentioned, you can "find each other" in this tranquil setting.

This house was furnished for the owner who spent summers here from 1999-2006, including Tommy Bahama dresser, Island Rattan and Pottery Barn furniture, Architectural Ceramics Italian tile in living area and MBR, hardwood in the guest room. In addition to its proximity to Bethany and Ocean City, with its Boardwalk and kids' activities, this beach hideaway is 25 min to Rehoboth, with its sophisticated nightlife and shopping (and tax free outlets).

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Columbia, MD
5

Perfect Getaway...

  • 5 of 5
What an absolutely lovely vacation home. We spent a wonderful week here in late April with our two golden retrievers. We all had a wonderful time. We have been coming to the Delaware shore for years and have been looking for the perfect place to stay. We wanted an oceanfront location and an awesome view... and finally we’ve found it. When you look out from the living room, the ocean is “right there.” This condo was perfect for us... plenty of room... bright and sunny... a nice deck. We will be back!!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Fairfax, VA USA
5

A Great Geataway!

  • 5 of 5
We had the most relaxing time right on the ocean!
Loved the view and easy access to the beach. All the great places and restaurants we remembered from years ago were close by. We even found some delightful new places!
The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed.
We would definitely love to go back!
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Bear, DE, USA
5

Amazing & Wonderful

Amazing & Wonderful
  • 5 of 5
We arrived on a sunny warm day in early April to find the most amazing view and charming cozy beach house. There was no one around and we felt like we owned the beach. The house has everything you need. We cooked in every night. We had 4 adults, 1 dog and one 3 year old and did not feel cramped. We took advantage of the awesome fireplace at night. The porch is the single best feature of this house with the floor to ceiling doors that open to the roomy porch with huge table. We would sit for hours on the porch and saw the sun rise every morning. We saw many people fishing from the beach at a distance but no one was nearby. We went to the Ocean City boardwalk one day which was about 10 minutes by car. The last day there we saw a pod of dolphins go by. We are taking that as a sign that we need to come back. This is a beautiful place and is highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Coatesville, PA, USA
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
The best Beach vaca my family has ever had! WE loved this place!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Front Royal, va
5

Amazing condo right on the beach!!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we got there, everything was fantastic! The location, the landlord, the condo, the view, everything! The pictures of the condo, do not do it justice....the fact that the condo was dog friendly was even better! The condo was clean, beds comfy, kitchen fully stocked with utensils, so we were able to cook breakfast every morning without having to get showered and dressed to go out. We grilled out steaks on the grill one night and ate them on the deck while watching the sun set....this was a total all around phenomenal time!! When it was time to head to the beach, we walked only steps and we were there! We will be back!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Dream of the Dolphin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7031053
202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Front Royal, va
5

Amazing condo right on the beach!!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we got there, everything was fantastic! The location, the landlord, the condo, the view, everything! The pictures of the condo, do not do it justice....the fact that the condo was dog friendly was even better! The condo was clean, beds comfy, kitchen fully stocked with utensils, so we were able to cook breakfast every morning without having to get showered and dressed to go out. We grilled out steaks on the grill one night and ate them on the deck while watching the sun set....this was a total all around phenomenal time!! When it was time to the beach, we walked only steps and we were there! We will be back!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Direct Ocean front with unobstructed views north and south and

private crosswalk over the dunes to the beach. Little Assawoman Bay

is directly across the street, providing opportunities for kite

sailing, wind surfing, boating, fishing, kayaking, clamming or

crabbing). And of course, beachcombing, hiking, biking, bird

watching, sightseeing/shopping, fine and casual dining and nightlife,

amusement parks and miniature golf are all available nearby.

300,000 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins summer here and come in very close to shore to entertain you numerous times a day. They can be seen from the deck and even from inside the house when jumping and cavorting.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $190 - $428

    Weekly Rate: $1230 - $2995

    Monthly Rate: $1230 - $2995


  • rates for 2014 season:
    January-March 2014: $185 per night, 3 night minimum
    April 2014: $195 per night, 3 night minimum
    May 1-14: $250 per night, 3 night min
    May 15-26: 265 per nite 3 nite min except Memorial Day
    Memorial Day week/weekend: $2150 per week/$290.00 per night, 4 night min for Memorial Day weekend
    Sunday-Sunday weekly rentals only June-September:
    Week of June 1: $ 2295 per week
    Weeks of June 8-Aug 24: $2995 per week
    Weeks of Aug 31 and Sept 7: $ 2495 per week
    Weeks of Sept 14 : $2295 per week
    Week of Sept 21: $1995 per week/$295 per nite (3 nite min)
    Sept 28- Oct 15 : $ 1995 per week OR
    $ 285 night 3 night minimum
    October 16-November 19 and Nov 24-Dec 20: $195 night, 3 night minimum; Thankgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays: 250 per nite w/ 3 nite minimum.
    Cleaning fee of $100 plus a $250 refundable damage deposit will be added. Pet fee of $150 for weekly rental or $100 for long weekends will be added. Pet must be approved in advance (let us know species and breed-- only 1 pet at a time permitted)

Amenities

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • High speed internet access at pottery barn desk with ocean view Sleeps 6 Air-conditioned 2 BR and 2 BA (queen beds in both BRs and queen futon couch in LR) Large Deck Beautifully landscaped yard barbeque grill (to use only on asphalt, not on covered areas) Off street parking Cable TV/VCR and CD player in LR and Cable TV/DVD in master BR Washer / Drier Kitchen equipped for a feast: microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, blender etc.
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