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Lighthouse View ~ Striking Bay View on 3 Balconies/Walk to the Ocean

Fenwick Island, DE, USA
  • Townhome
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights


Begin your vacation in our sunny, spacious townhome that we call "Our Happy Place" in the gated community of Lighthouse View for sweeping views of the Little Assawoman Bay. Enjoy its welcoming atmosphere with a 2nd Floor cheery Living Room, bright Kitchen and inviting Dining Room. From the Living Room and Master Bedroom, step out onto the Balcony with a drink and watch the boats go by, take a nap or simply gaze at the water and watch the birds at play. You MUST see the views of the Bay from our townhome ... it's like being in another world!

As you view the picturesque Fenwick Island Lighthouse from the Kitchen, Dining Room and 3rd Floor Balcony, imagine that the ocean is waiting for you just over the horizon with its generous soft, sandy beaches - only a walk away. After a full day of sun and fun at the beach, cool off in our "Pool on the Bay"' Beautiful ...

Convenient to Ocean City, MD, it offers easy accessibility to events, amusements, unbeatable shopping, fine dining, and recreational sports.


John & Dianne Flora

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About John & Dianne Flora

My wife and I currently live in Newark, Delaware. I am a Delaware native and she is a long-time transplant from Louisiana. I have been coming to Delaware beaches since I was in high school. My children have grown up on these beaches and continue to enjoy them as adults.

John & Dianne Flora purchased this Townhome in 2004

Why John & Dianne Flora chose Fenwick Island

My wife treasures our townhome, but has developed a deep love of the ocean, especially the Fenwick Island beach and its natural beauty. Our dream was to have our own place at the beach to enjoy. So now we do. And we want to share that enjoyment with you!

What makes this Townhome unique

Vacationing at the Fenwick Island beach for many years is what brought us to discover our Lighthouse View townhome. The first time we saw the unit as it was being built, it made us feel so relaxed that we wanted to stay and indefinitely enjoy the serenity of that unbelievable view. And that's the story of how we came to call it 'Our Happy Place!'


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom w/Cathedral Ceiling
        1 queen
      • Front Bedroom #1
        1 queen
      • Front Bedroom #2
        2 twin/ single
      • Alternate Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • The spacious Master Bedroom getaway is on the 3rd Floor, offering a full Bath, generous Walk-in Closet and Balcony to enjoy the Bay. Front Bedrooms #1 and #2 on the 3rd Floor have 1 queen and 2 twin beds, respectively, and share the Hall Bath. An adjoining Balcony overlooks the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The 1st Floor Alternate Master Bedroom has a full Bath and Walk-in Closet, and you can access the Deck and walk down the steps to the edge of the Bay. A NOTE ABOUT LINENS
        Bed linens are not included and can be rented and dropped off/picked up at the door of our townhouse. Local rental services include Gale Force Rentals at galeforcerentals.com (800.321.1592) and Coastal Rentals & Hydraulics at coastalrentalsde.com (302-539-5211). You can compare costs between the two services. All beds have mattress covers, comforters/quilts, blankets, and standard covered pillows. Extra pillows are provided as well.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Hall Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Alternate Master Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Powder Room
      • The large Master Bath on the 3rd Floor offers 2 sinks, abundant storage and a large shower. The Hall Bath on the 3rd Floor (shared by Front Bedrooms #1 and #2) provides 1 sink, ample storage and a combination tub/shower. The Alternate Master Bath on the 1st Floor has 1 sink and a shower. The Powder Room on the 2nd Floor is centrally located between the Living Room and the Dining Room. A NOTE ABOUT TOWELS
        Towels are not included and can be rented and dropped off/picked up at the door of our townhouse. Local rental services include Gale Force Rentals at galeforcerentals.com (800.321.1592) and Coastal Rentals & Hydraulics at coastalrentalsde.com (302-539-5211). You can compare costs between the two services.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          The nearest beach is 1/2 mile up Rt. 54 towards the ocean w/public parking. Fenwick Island offers permit parking thru the Police Station. Fenwick Island State Park is 1/1-2 mile up Coastal Highway.
        • Monument View
          The Fenwick Island Lighthouse is directly in front of you from the Kitchen and Dining Room windows and the 3rd Floor mini-Balcony. It's a working lighthouse, so it lights up at night!
        • Near The Ocean
          You can walk to the ocean since it's only 1/2 mile away.
        • Town
          You can walk to the center of Fenwick Island for an awesome water park, restaurants, shops and mini-golf.
        • Water View
          You have a wide-open vista of the bay to enjoy from our balconies!
        • Waterfront
          'Our Happy Place' backs up to the Little Assawoman Bay.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air with 2 units for comfortable cooling
                    • Garage
                      The one-car Garage is located at ground level and is accessible from the Entry Hall.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Heating with 2 units for comfortable heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi (Wireless high-speed internet)
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      The Clothes Dryer is located in the 1st Floor Laundry Closet. Dryer sheets are provided. The iron and board are located in the closet, along with spray starch.
                    • Living Room
                      In addition to the sofas, oversized pillows allow for comfortable lounging. Throws stored in the wicker chest add to your comfort. Watch our HD flat screen TV with HBO & Starz or listen to music.
                    • Parking
                      There is a one-car driveway with available community parking spots.
                    • Telephone
                      Local Service Only
                    • Washing Machine
                      The Washing Machine is located in the 1st Floor Laundry Closet. Laundry detergent, stain remover and bleach are provided.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                          The full-size Microwave also provides 2 levels of nightlights.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          There is a 12-cup Coffee Maker. Sugar, Splenda, 3 flavors of Coffeemate and filters are available for your use. A teapot and supplies for making tea, and a mix of teas, are available.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Supplies are provided for cleaning dishes, as well as all other home cleaning products you might need. Trash bags are supplied as well.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          The Kitchen is fully equipped. All dishes, glasses (Tervis/wine/beer/daiquiri glasses), utensils, pots & pans are provided, as well as numerous serving dishes & a blender for your special drinks.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 10 is supplied, with numerous large serving dishes. Glass baking dishes, corn-on-the-cob dishes/holders, a jumbo stock pot, crab mallets/dishes & salad dishes are all provided.
                        • Oven
                          Baking dishes, cookie sheets and a pizza sheet are provided in case you need them.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Toilet tissue, paper towels, napkins, salt & pepper, Canola & extra virgin olive oils, regular & balsamic & wine vinegars, and basic spices, as well as Italian and barbecue spices, are all supplied.
                        • Refrigerator
                          There is a side-by-side Refrigerator with dispensible water and ice from the door.
                        • Stove
                          The electric Stovetop/Oven is located under the Microwave.
                        • Toaster
                          A 4-slice toaster is easily accessible.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The table in our separate Dining Room seats 8. The Breakfast Bar accommodates 3. And there is a 2-person pub set across from the Breakfast Bar.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (5) Comcast Digital Preferred service is provided throughout. HD Digital Preferred is available in the Living Room and Master Bedroom with HBO & Starz.
                                • Stereo
                                  There are radio/cd players throughout the home.
                                • Television
                                  (5) There are televisions in the Living Room and all 4 Bedrooms. In the Living Room is a 53-inch Toshiba HD Flat Screen and in the Master Bedroom is a 40-inch Toshiba HD Flat Screen.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys and body boards are available in the Garage for a day at the beach.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Enjoy our 4 Balconies and Striking Views from the Front and Back of Our Happy Place.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      An outdoor 4-burner gas grill is available in the garage for use outside in the driveway


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The pool overlooks the Bay and provides an awesome view.


                                                • museums
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Along with beach chairs, many beach toys and body boards, we provide umbrellas, a wind shield (if needed) and a large cooler for an enjoyable day at the beach. The nearest beach is within walking distance - only 1/2 mile up Rt. 54 towards the ocean with public parking. Fenwick Island Permit Parking ocean side can be purchased at Fenwick Island Town Hall/Police Station for time frames ranging from a day to a month. Information and rates are posted in our townhome. Fenwick Island State Park is 1.5 miles up Coastal Highway. It has a concession stand with restrooms. The daily vehicle entrance fee is: $10 Non-Resident; $5 Resident.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  10 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Very clean and well decorated

                                                                  HPBeltsville, MD

                                                                  It was very nice and clean!

                                                                  Location was great, only a few minutes away from beach by car (or 15-20 minutes walk).

                                                                  House was well decorated and fully equipped with all you need for your getaway.

                                                                  It was easy and smooth communication with Dianne and John.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much! It was very kind of you to offer your thoughts on "Our Happy Place!" It's much appreciated that you liked our decor, our proximity to the beach, and the cleanliness of our townhome. We pride ourselves on offering our guests an inviting and relaxing environment for a getaway or vacation where the amenities of home are easily accessible. And it was our pleasure working with you! We hope to see you in the future. Thanks again!

                                                                  2nd time just as pleased if not more than the 1st

                                                                  Nate O.

                                                                  Second stay and quite simply these are the nicest people to rent from anywhere. I regretfully went elsewhere last year and thought about this property the entire vacation. So glad we came back this year and hope to never miss again. John n Diane put so much love and effort into this property and make you feel like family. It is perfect if you want the hustle n bustle or if you want a quiet serene laid back experience. The ultimate relaxation spot on one of three balconies having a cocktail watching the bay activities. Tons of space and cleaner than anywhere you've stayed guaranteed!!! Thank you again John n Diane, you guys are great! My little girl loved it and called it 'her new beach house' all week. I again hope we can make it hers at least one week per year. She cried when we left.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  What can we say, Nate? You are a rare jewel that we have had the pleasure of befriending through "Our Happy Place!" Your first visit two years ago was so memorable that you wrote a most remarkable review that tugged at our heartstrings. And then we missed you last year, only to be surprised when you contacted us at the end of the season to say you "made a mistake and wanted to come back." Of course you could! After we had a good chuckle, we were thrilled to learn that you, your wife and your adorable little girl were coming back to us. You surely made our day, and it was wonderful to see you again in July. We are humbled by your gracious and generous words. The best part is that your daughter now calls Our Happy Place "My new beach house." It doesn't get any better than that! We really look forward to seeing you all again next summer. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts, Nate!

                                                                  Beautiful Townhome

                                                                  Janice R.

                                                                  My family and I stayed and this townhouse for a week in June 2015. I can't write enough positive comments about the house and the amenities. The house was cleaner than any rental that I have ever stayed in. The time the owners put into making sure the house was in perfect condition and comfortable was very evident. If you travel with little ones, there are baby gates, a high chair and beach toys. The kitchen was stocked with all of the basics; spices, sugar, tea, oils...basically anything you need. The garage was very useful for storing our bikes and beach items. We spent a great deal of time on the balcony, since the view was beautiful and it was so relaxing. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Janice, your very kind words make it all worthwhile as to the time and effort we put into preparing "Our Happy Place" for our guests! It's good to know we have succeeded in making you feel welcome and at home while you're on vacation with your family. We are always pleased when our guests relax and take advantage of our beautiful bay view from our balconies! We certainly enjoyed getting to know you and welcome you all back at any time. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us in Our Happy Place!

                                                                  Golf Getaway

                                                                  Stuart J.Rockaway

                                                                  The People: I stayed in touch with Dianne (mostly) and John leading up to our visit. They were extremely responsive which I really appreciated. Emails, text messages and phone calls were responded to promptly and courteously.

                                                                  The Location: Having heard all about Ocean City golfing, my 4-some decided to try it this year. This Fenwick Island condo was close enough to all of the golf courses. We could have found a closer place, but it would have been nowhere near as nice as this one. As we were there pre-season, some of the shops were still closed. The one that surprised us the most was on Friday morning when we walked to the Dunkin Donuts at the corner and found it to be closed. But that worked out just fine because the luncheonette on the same block was a much better choice. The condo is within walking distance to the beach, but is even closer to Harpoon Hanna's. I never went to the beach.

                                                                  The Condo: PHENOMENAL! I drew short straw and got a nice view facing the lighthouse. If you get the Master bedroom, go buy a panoramic camera. It looks out over the bay and just makes you feel at peace even after a bad round of golf where you missed the putt on the 18th and had to buy dinner. Not that something like that actually happened to me at Rum Pointe. Besides, the wind picked up just as I was putting. Anyway... the deck was the perfect place for my morning coffee and my evening cocktail(s).

                                                                  The Golf: Would play these again... Bear Trap Dunes, River Run, & Rum Pointe. Would skip... Man O' War. I have been on several golf trips with this group of friends and we all agreed that this was the nicest place we have ever stayed.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  What a personalized viewpoint of "Our Happy Place" and the surrounding area you offer, Stu! Your review is invaluable when seen through a golfer's eyes because you provide an analysis and suggestions in an arena we know very little about. And the reader feels as if he/she is walking in your shoes.You are both to the point and a bit humorous in your writings which make it a very enjoyable read! It was our pleasure to host your Golfing Getaway and work with you to make it as memorable as possible. We thank you and certainly hope you all will return to Our Happy Place and Fenwick Island!

                                                                  Beautiful TH on the bay. Perfect for Familys

                                                                  Melissa C.

                                                                  This property was beautiful with views of the bay from both master suites and living room. Very spacious with 3 levels and 4 total bedrooms. It is perfect for a family vacation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so very much, Melissa! We love it when our guests enjoy the beautiful bay views and the vista that can be enjoyed from our 3 decks. And we're glad you were comfortable and felt at home in Our Happy Place. We were delighted to share it with you. Please come again!

                                                                  Beautiful house, convenient location

                                                                  Carrie S.

                                                                  The house was very comfortable, clean and attractive. Wonderful views from the balconies- what a treat to start the day with coffee overlooking the bay! Dianne and John were friendly and helpful and thought of everything you could need in a rental. The location was very convenient to the beach, restaurants and shopping. We had an excellent dinner at Catch 54, which you can see from the house. Overall we had a great time at Fenwick Island and the house played a large part in our experience!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much, Carrie, for your very kind words about your stay in Our Happy Place! You hit the nail on the head about its comfortability and the relaxation that comes from simply gazing on our beautiful bay view. And you found out that we're conveniently located to everything in Fenwick Island. We're glad we could make your visit one that hopefully you'll always remember!


                                                                  Fenwick Island, DE, USA

                                                                  The Fenwick Island Lighthouse has long been an important landmark along the Delaware coast since it was first lit in 1859. Check their website for visitors hours. It's a 'must-see.' Fenwick Island features sprawling sandy beaches on the ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay, offering watersports enthusiasts the chance to explore nature by boating, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking or even paddle boarding! Nearby you will find Shark's Cove Marina which is across the Bay from our townhome, Action Watercraft Rentals by Harpoon Hannah's and Coastal Kayak on Coastal Highway/DE 1. There is a live outdoor Theater, Freeman Stage, for concerts, musicals and plays. A 'must-do' is Thunder Lagoon Water Park which has a diverse offering of water sports, including The Lazy River and Viking Ship rides. Viking Golf Amusements offers mini-golf courses and go carts. Stroll the Popcorn Co. Boardwalk for a variety of classic beach treats. Across the street, you'll adore Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard and the renowned Fisher's Popcorn - both 'must places.' And spend time on the boardwalks of Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Maryland, and go shopping at the Rehoboth Beach outlets. Our beautiful beach towns offer all of the 'Good Times' you could want!


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Payment may be made by personal check to JOHN FLORA. The rental week for the Summer rate is from SATURDAY to SATURDAY. Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is by 10:00 a.m. for ALL rates, with the exception of Nightly rates where times may be adjusted by the Owner. NOTE: We only accept family rentals. NO student or senior week rentals, please.

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