Large Home 4 Masters, 1 Min Walk to Beach, Chef's Kitchen, 18 Sleeping Options
About Mary McDevitt
YOUR HOSTS The person you will interact the most is Mary, our rental manager. She has been working for us for the last 11 years. Besides the usual rental tasks that she does, she loves to assist prospective renters and folks who need to know more about the island before booking, and guide new renters in finding what they need to have a great vacation. She gets great reviews from past renters who needed something-Mary work to meet their need! I’m Ralph, the owner, and I hail from Ohio—would you believe me if I told you I didn’t see the Atlantic Ocean until I was 21 years old? But once I visited Delaware, I was hooked. In 1985, I began building the kind of beachfront getaways I’d want to escape to—ones that make spending time on the shore easy and provide room for the whole family. I’d take suggestions from guests to incorporate to each new home—and each one got better and better. When you stay at The Indian Home, you’ll have the personal attention of myself and Mary. We’re here to help you with whatever you need. Welcome to Fenwick Island—our happy place!
Mary McDevitt purchased this House in 2005
Why Mary McDevitt chose Fenwick Island
Designed, Built and Managed With 32 years of Beach Vacation Rental Experience Since 1985 we have built and rented 12 Beach Vacation Rental Homes. We included all that accumulated experience in building the Sunset Home. One important design we incorporated into this home is a gorgeous open floor, expansive great room. Located on the top floor, the design eliminates barriers and highlights the many water views the home has. Designed for large groups of up to 16, the openness also reduces the barriers to communication and supports great conversations and connecting and interacting with family and/or group of friends. Something we learned in building earlier homes, was that in addition to reducing barriers to connecting with each other, a great vacation also requires folks to retreat, read, or just relax with just one or two other guests. So this home offers 7 different places to have a little "getaway" as well as the entire back yard with a dining for 14, lots of chairs, hammock, pool, pool toys and heated swimming pool.
What makes this House unique
What Sets the Red Home Apart from Other Homes? No Other Rental Property in Fenwick Has A Heated Pool and Hot tub (except our Sunset Home and Red Home - Home away listing nos.- #119156, and #171546) All of the unique features of this home are shown in the previous text. The town hall is a 5 minute walk and it has a great playground for children - a basketball half-court, and a shuffle board court and a picnic area. In a 15 minute ride there are two local kayak touring companies that provide tours. Plus, an large amusement park is just a few miles away as well as two boardwalks.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had an amazing time at the house...we are hoping to come back next year. There is a couple of things that I wanted you to be aware of.... 1. the toilet paper roll holder in 1st floor was broken when we arrived. 2. the patio door didn't lock in the bedroom on 1st floor since we work at a window manufacturer--we fixed the issue :)
Lori and her family were pleasant guests and I'm happy to have hosted them. Communication throughout the process was clear and easy. They left my house in great shape and thanks or fixing the patio door that was great. They are welcome back anytime!
A lovely home with a great layout and well equipped.
Peaceful location with great beach views.
The house was clean but worn. The owner very accommodating and responsive.
Lee and his group were easy, pleasant guests and I'm happy to have hosted them. Communication throughout the process was clear and easy. After check in, they were low-impact--not noisy and no problems. They left my house in good shape and caused no damages. They are welcome back anytime!
Great Beach Week
Our second time staying at the Indian House was very enjoyable. Great House and great weather.
Clean, spacious, well furnished beach rental for all ages
Loved all the amenities and space this beachside property comfortably offered our group of 15 - complete with ocean views from the top floor window and deck! Plenty of dishwares, kitchen linens, detergents, paper products for use during our stay. Lots of attention to detail for vacationers! Perfect spring days of short walks to the beach or bike rides to the local shops, and gathering on the top floor in the chilly evenings for dinner enjoying the gas fireplace. We give this only 4 stars as the hot tub was finicky to operate due to a filter that kept coming loose that prevented the unit from working properly. Even with a service call, it still wasn’t usable. Hoping that gets resolved for the next round of guests to this perfect rental!
Mid winter getaway
The house was just perfect for my group of 13 50 somethings. A great open floor plan that allowed everyone to mingle without bumping into each other. Kitchen was perfect for light food prep and breakfast cooking. The only thing that would improve the house would be an elevator, lol. Lots of steps with luggage.
Perfect weekend getaway
House was perfect. 12 adults stayed comfortably, and Mary was incredibly responsive to all our questions. I’d absolutely stay here again.
I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at our house and found everything to your satisfaction. Hopefully, we will see you again! We have already rented almost 50% of our prime weeks next year so if you are interested in summer 2018 please contact me.
Mary McDevitt (Rental Manager)
RESORT POINTE CUSTOM HOMES, LLC.
Fenwick is called the Quiet Resort. There are no loud outdoor parties, or raucous behavior. Fenwick's fine police insure that!
Relax in the soothing 6 person hot tub. Enjoy the tennis courts at 141st Street in Ocean City. Keep in shape while on vacation – work out at the two gyms that are within a 10 minute car ride. Take a ½ day fishing outing for six with drinks and food. Arrange an eco-kayak tour in salt pond or bay only 1/2 mile away.
Tucked along the southern border of the state, just alongside Ocean City, MD, the town of Fenwick Island is the Delaware beach destination that has everything a family needs. To the north, Fenwick Island State Park offers limitless opportunities for sunbathing, fishing, windsurfing and more. In town, there are endless opportunities for kids' fun, whether it's a round of putt-putt, a go-kart ride, or some delightfully wet waterslide fun at Viking Golf Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Water Park.
Nearby Fenwick Island State Park is a great spot for surf fishing, windsurfing and other outdoor activities. In town, the proximity of many beach homes to the bay make it an ideal spot for those who love to bring their boats and spend their days on the water.
As many moms and dads will attest, Delaware’s beaches are just the spot to keep the kids affordably entertained and happily occupied -- whether its a full day of soaking-wet entertainment at a waterpark, or taken on a side trip for a chilly ice cream cone and some salt-water taffy.
There is a live outdoor Theater, Freeman Stage, for concerts, musicals and plays-and children acting classes
Enjoy the tennis courts at 141st Street in Ocean City. Keep in shape while on vacation – work out at the two gyms that are within a 10 minute car ride. Take a ½ day fishing outing for six with drinks and food. Arrange an eco-kayak tour in salt pond. See the following site for details – c-kayak.com/tour.asp.
Fun food like Kohr Brothers soft ice cream, Fishers popcorn, funnel cakes, fries, pizza, hoagies, etc, and a farmers market are also within a 10 minute walk. Also in that walking distance is a bike shop with bike rentals, many retail stores, and the well known, DiscoverSea Shipwreck museum with recovered shipwreck artifacts and coins. www.discoversea.com .
You can take a short walk to the pristine beach for swimming and surf fishing, wander for miles in the adjacent Delaware Seashore Park. There are numerous golf courses, bike paths, three boardwalks, and superb dining in 2 states. There are nightly magic shows in Ocean View, a live theater, Freeman Stage at Bayside with times for children’s theater school, and a boot camp 7 AM class on the beach two blocks away.
Ocean and bay water sports - charter boat fishing, wind surfing. Local water sports: swimming, crabbing, clamming, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, sport fishing, beach combing, surfing, shelling, windsurfing.
About a half hour from Fenwick, is Rehoboth Beach: The town is much larger than Bethany and boasts many shopping and dining options. You can also go antiquing. There is also fabulous sales tax free outlet shopping at 140 Outlet stores. Lewes: Smaller than Rehoboth but a good day trip...very quaint.
Make memories at Funland (on the boardwalk at 1 Delaware Ave., Rehoboth Beach): Since 1962, families have made memories amid the vintage amusement rides and arcade games at this landmark-by-the-sea. Kid-friendly activities are essential to Funland’s legacy – and when it’s time to head home, stop by for a treat at nearby Grotto Pizza, Dolle's or the Candy Kitchen.
About a mile from Fenwick Island is the heart of Ocean City Maryland. The city has a long boardwalk with an amusement park with a roller coaster, bars, dance clubs, museums, shopping, and many other stores and activities.
The house is open for rental all year. We do rent partial weeks but not from May 15 to September 20.
The following are also provided:
*pack & play playyard
Nearby Golf Courses:
Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View
Salt Pond Bethany Beach
Cripple Creek Golf And Country Club Dagsboro
Kings Creek Country Club Rehoboth Beach
Old Landing Golf Course Rehoboth Beach
Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach
The Rookery Milton
Sussex Pines CC-Georgetown
Other Activities: 140 tax free outlet stores in Rehoboth Beach