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Dolphin II Bayfront Retreat w/ Ocean Views--Pool

Dolphin II Bayfront Retreat w/ Ocean Views--Pool


Property Details

Updated: Nov 29, 2014
Townhome, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Escape frenetic city life to the serenity of heron and osprey calls, sunset over Little Assawoman Bay (literally, your back yard) with panoramic Bay views from 2 balconies and windows on 3 levels-- YET-- just across the street from the pounding surf of the most desirable section of the Delaware State Park seashore --

Rated #1 again this year for clean swimming water by National Resources Defense Council. There is even an ocean view from picture window in the stairwell. Email for additional nature photos taken by Sept renter or for more pix of interior and views.

This ideal 4 bedroom hideaway in desirable King’s Grant is on a unique barrier island at the nexus of the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay-- at this point only a few hundred yards apart. In almost no other venue on either coast is there such direct access to both.

At your doorstep and literally in front and under your balconies is the Bay, with views of numerous islands and wetlands, with its attendant wildlife--and the pier for your use for boating, crabbing or just swinging your legs. The pool, just steps from your door, is ON THE BAY with stunning views and breezes for swimming, reading or just contemplation.

And just cross the two lane road to the walkway over the most significant dunes in the 20+ mile stretch of beach from Rehoboth to Ocean City. Unlike the other towns, Fenwick Island has always protected its dunes from over-development and they are of a size and wildness rarely seen, with 75 acres of protected (undeveloped) dunes and beach for 2.5 miles, beginning literally a few feet from your crossover at the far end of King’s Grant.

Stroll the miles of broad beach and Cape Cod style dunes with the ocean on one side and the bay on the other, counting the pods of dolphin (over 300,000 of them make this area their summer home) who frequently come into the breakers area to say hello and put on a show with their acrobatics.

Situated on the edge of 50 acres of protected dunes to the acreage, this is the

essence of the Quiet Resort of residential (unincorporated) Fenwick

Island. You can swim in the ocean or the pool, body surf and boogie board, kayak on the bay or with the dolphins in the ocean, crab or take prized photographs from the pier, fish from either the pier or in the ocean surf across the street, or walk 2+ miles north on an unobstructed protected beach with dunes on one side and ocean on the other til you reach South Bethany. Or walk 2 miles to Ocean City in the other direction. 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 (only one at a time please) where the new bamboo floors are indestructible, as well as charming.

Fabulous photo opps on the Bay high season or off season, when a roaring fire is a fitting end to an autumn or spring day at the beach.

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

Bethany, and 2 miles from the action of Ocean City, this 3-4 bedroom, 3.5

bath townhouse is part of the premier King’s Grant association.

Sleeping 8 (not including LR sleep sofas), this house is ideal for a family (one species or two), for 2-3 couples or for a small "circle of friends" to spend a relaxing week away from it all. Improvements made in winter 2010 include new expanded screened in lower deck, enlarged open lower deck, and much larger open upper deck off MBR; all new doors, sliders and windows, and new siding and front porch deck.

High speed wireless access means you can stay in touch while counting the herons and egrets in the bay on one of the three decks.

And you will snack, drink and be merry on the decks, dine with full bay views (and make full use of the electric barbeque grill).

This house is fully furnished, including complete cook’s kitchen, a desk in the 4th bedroom/den on the ground floor, and two queen beds, pair of twins and euro sofabed in den sleeps two. 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).

Direct Bay front with unobstructed views north and south and west, as well as a small ocean view from the front of the house. King’s Grant has both a pier on the bay and a crosswalk over the dunes to the beach (right across the street) . Little Assawoman Bay provides 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome

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3 Reviews

Dolphin II Bayfront Retreat w/ Ocean Views--Pool
-202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
South Orange, NJ

Beautiful sunsets every night!

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from a fantastic week at the Dolphin II. We were looking for a place that would allow us to take our two small dogs with us. The condo is amazing with views from every room. We enjoyed the sunset on the balcony every evening. Getting to the Ocean was easy. We just crossed the street and took a lovely boardwalk path over the dunes. Our dogs enjoyed the quiet never crowded beach. It was paradise. It was also very nice to have a pool in the complex.
There is plenty to do in Fenwick, just a quick bike ride away. We enjoyed kayaking and stand up paddle boarding just one mile up the road.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoy this place as much as we do. It's a unique combination of the bay and ocean and it's nice to know that you appreciated all of the parameters. Thank you for weighing in with your review.
Dolphin II Bayfront Retreat w/ Ocean Views--Pool
-202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Silver Spring, MD, USA

Amazing week at the beach with our dog

  • 5 of 5
Great house and amazing location. We loved the less-developed natural part of Fenwick Island where this property is located. Complex has a nice pool and the house has gorgeous views of the bay. The ocean is literally across the street (albeit a pretty busy highway) with great beach access as part of this complex. Dog are allowed on this part of the beach 24x7 and our lab mix loved it! Note -- beach is unguarded in this section, but also very open and not at all crowded. Surf fishing with drive-on beach access is very close.

Layout of the house is fine -- while it sleeps eight, six is a little more comfortable, if they are adults. Warning -- the top level loft is great for kids/teenagers, since there is a separate bath, but all the noise from the main level travels up! Decor and furnishing are basic and sufficient. Kitchen was well stocked. Deck, screened porch and balcony are wonderful for watching the bay.

Centrally located -- very quick trip up to Bethany or down to Fenwick, and not very far from Ocean City, for dining, attractions, shopping. Nothing really walkable from the house -- except for the beach!

We'd definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dolphin II Bayfront Retreat w/ Ocean Views--Pool
-202 3650408
Fenwick Island Delaware
Washington DC

splendid week at the beach

  • 5 of 5
This property is absolutely worth investigating. Ideal location (accurately described above) in an uncrowded northern strip of Fenwick Island. Ocean beach was always uncrowded, clean, and welcoming for both humans and pets. On very hot days, or as a retreat for reading and dozing with restrooms close by, the pool is an attractive option. Close to amenities, but not caught up in honky-tonk frenzy. The unit is comfortably set up and furnished, lacking only a screened porch. We kayaked on the bay and appreciated the panoramic bay views and sunsets. Great for a multi-generation family that enjoys each other.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Opportunities for boogie boarding, kite sailing, wind surfing, boating, fishing, kayaking, clamming or crabbing all at your doorstep or very close by. 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.


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Updated: Nov 29, 2014

Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $190 - $428

    Weekly Rate: $1295 - $2995

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Sunday through Sunday weekly rental June-Sept
    rates for 2014 season:
    January-March 2013: $190 per night, 3 night minimum
    April 2014: $195 per night, 3 night minimum
    May 1-14: $250 per night, 3 night min
    May 15-23: 265 per nite 3 nite min except Memorial Day
    Memorial Day week/weekend: $2250 per week/$295.00 per night, 4 night min for Memorial Day weekend
    Sunday-Sunday weekly rentals only June-September:
    Week of June 1: $ 2395 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 and Sept 21: $2375 per week
    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/Hanakkah and New Year's holidays: 250 per nite w/ 4 nite minimum.
    Cleaning fee of 115 plus a 250 refundable damage deposit 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 per condo rules)


Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Family

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bathroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Pool directly on the Bay Private Pier onto Assawoman Bay at your doorstep Kings Grant walkway to most private beach in DE right across the street 3 new (2010) Bayfront decks (1 on each of 3 floors) and screened porch All new doors and windows and front porch (2010) and siding High speed wireleess internet access Sleeps 8 Air-conditioned 4 BR (or 3 BR plus den with desk and daybed) and 3.5 BA (queen beds in two BRs, twin beds in 3rd story BR and Euro Lounge/sofa bed (sleeps 2) in 4th BR/office (also has desk) Ocean view thru window in stairs on front of house electric barbeque grill Off street parking (2 spaces)(plus guest parking passes) Cable TV/dvd player in LR and Cable TV in master BR Washer / Drier (full size) Kitchen equipped for a feast: every possible kitchen toy and dish; microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, blender etc. Direct Bay front on Assawoman Bay with unobstructed views north and south and private crosswalk over the dunes to the beach on ocean side.
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