Once you cross the state line from bustling Ocean City, Maryland to Fenwick Island, Delaware, you can feel the change in ambiance almost immediately: it's just a little quieter here, a more serene and calm alternative to its ever-moving neighbor.This natural tranquility is what defines the Delaware resort town, and what sets it apart from the city to the south.
Along with the neighboring community of Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island is one of the First State’s “Quiet Resorts,” so named because of its peaceful Atlantic beachfront. Delaware’s southernmost resort town also has scores of cottages along the beach, many of which can be rented out weekly during the season, and quality residential communities either within the official limits of the resort or in nearby towns. Fenwick Island homes for sale have all the charm you'd expect from a Mid-Atlantic town. Each is as unique as the people who call this wonderful little town their home.
Welcome To Maisons Sur Mer-house On The Sea! Discover This Coastal Beauty Nestled Between The Little Assawoman Bay & The Atlantic Ocean! Breathtaking Views & Details Abound In This Spacious Custom Home With 7,660 Sq. Ft. Heated & 13,616 Sq. Ft. To...
1509 Bunting Avenue, Fenwick Island, DE - $3,350,000
Oceanfront In The Quiet Resort Of Fenwick Island!! Luxury Living At Its Finest! An Excellent Opportunity To Own Your Very Special Paradise Right On The Beach. Bring The Family Down For The Summer Or Take Advantage Of The Home As A Great Rental Inv...
1711 Bunting Avenue, Fenwick Island, DE - $2,749,000
The Most Sought After Location In Fenwick Island. Corner Of Lewes Street And The Ocean Front. From This Location One Can Expect Unsurpassed Ocean Views To The South East, East, Northeast And North. Potential Bay Views Also Will Be Enjoyed After ...
1311 Bunting Avenue, Fenwick Island, DE - $2,499,000
Direct Ocean Front On A Sought After Corner Lot In The Northern Section Of Fenwick Island. Older Home That Has Been Very Well Maintained. Seller Is Just The Second Owner Since The Home Was Built. Enjoy The Quite Even In The Height Of Summer Due T...
10 E Essex Street, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,849,999
Park Your Car In The Paved Driveway And Walk Or Ride Your Bike To All That Fenwick Life Provides. Short Skip To The Lifeguarded Beach. Same Street As The Dairy Queen So Who Can Ask For More? Vast Open Spaces Within Including 6 Bedrooms (two Mast...
1004 North Schulz, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,450,000
Wonderful Bay Front Property On 1.5 Lots. Home Is An Excellent Rental And Is A Comfortable Beach Retreat. Water Views Everywhere Including To The East Looking Directly Up Canal. Summer Rentals So Showing On Saturdays Only During The Season. Di...
3 Queens Quest Unit 3, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,385,000
Equisite Oceanfront Townhome Completely Renovated With The Finest Finishes And Offering Panoramic Views Of The Beach Or The Bay From Every Room. Each Oversized Bedroom Has Its Own Private Bathroom And The Master Suite With Wet Bar Spans The Entire...
40133 Fenwick Avenue, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,199,000
Stunning Ocean Block Single Family Beach House, Located 3rd From The Ocean, With Fabulous Ocean Views! Each Room Either Boasts An Ocean View Or Has Access To A Deck With Ocean Views On One Of The Multiple Wrap Around Decks. This Professionally Dec...
40093 ( 11) Oceanside, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,100,000
Fenwick Island, Extraordinary Opportunity. Double Lot With Cottage. Relax And Enjoy The Bay Views And Sunsets After A Long Day On The Beach. Adorable Two Bedroom, 1 Bath Traditional Beach Cottage, Spacious Living Room, Just 240 Ft. From The Ba...
37574 Lighthouse Rd Unit 2 East, Fenwick Island, DE - $1,045,000
Luxury Brand New 4 Bedroom And 4.5 Bath Ocean Block 2400 Sq. Ft. Townhome With An Elevator No Condo, Hoa Or City Taxes. Main Living Area Is On The Top Level To Maximize View Of The Ocean And The Surrounding Area. The Convenience Of This Location W...
37574 Lighthouse Rd Unit 1 West, Fenwick Island, DE - $995,000
Luxury Brand New 4 Bedroom And 4.5 Bath Ocean Block 2400 Sq. Ft Townhome With An Elevator. No Condo, Hoa Or Town Taxes Main Living Area Is On The Top Level To Maximize View Of The Ocean And Surrounding Area. The Convenience Of This Location Withi...
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When Fenwick Island was incorporated in the 1950s, local sentiment demanded that the town not be overly developed. That sentiment has prevailed even today as the town remains a small community—the most recent census reveals it has a population of just 379 people—with a first-class beach, award-winning restaurants, and boasting a quiet way of life along the coast. The most luxurious of beach homes you'll find here are designed to take full advantage of the coastal beauty of the area with sprawling, oceanfront lots and astounding floorplans that accomodate large families or groups of guests looking to relax in this mid-Atlanic paradise. For the truly discerning homeowner, these Fenwick Island beach homes for sale provide bayfront swimming pools, Chef's kitchens, custom bathrooms, wrap-around balconies, bright sunrooms, and plenty of oversized windows to let in the maximum amount of light and seaside air. If you're looking for an escape, you can't do better than this.
Given the small size of this community, it shouldn't be surprising to find that many of the homes are priced to reflect that exclusivity, with multi-million dollar estates being quite common here. However, for a more modest $500,000 you can find so truly darling beach cottages in Fenwick Island real estate listings that are just blocks from the beach and include their own special set of luxury features like vaulted ceilings, skylights, and wrap-around decks with retractable awnings. These homes make for terrific hideaways or investment properties, but they could easily accomodate year round living. Popular communities in or around Fenwick Island include The Refuge at Dirickson Creek, Lighthouse Lakes, Bayside Fenwick Island, and King’s Grant.
Named for English settler Thomas Fenwick, Fenwick Island sits directly on the Transpeninsular Line and is most known for the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Built in 1858, the lighthouse is 87 feet tall and is today meticulously maintained by a committed group of volunteers. The famed light sits almost directly on the Delaware-Maryland state line and is open for tours during certain times of the year. It is also the only lighthouse in coastal Delaware that today is accessible via land, as the lighthouses in the Rehoboth/Dewey area are either out on the Delaware Breakwater or located on a lightship.
One of the gems of this southern Delaware beach town is Fenwick Island State Park, which is a three-mile barrier island and is a great spot for relaxing and enjoying a quiet day in coastal Delaware. Boasting 344 acres of peaceful enjoyment, the park has one of the few areas in Delaware with a designated surfing area. You can also drive your vehicles on the beach with a surf fishing vehicle tag, allowing for a great day of fishing and relaxation.
There are dining options galore in Fenwick Island, including such popular spots as Harpoon Hannah’s, Catch 54, Papa Grande’s, Just Hooked and the Fenwick Crab House. In fact, there are dozens of excellent conveniences along the coastal highway, from banks to bathing suits, that make it easy to take care of your daily needs. But if you do feel like a little more excitement from time to time, Ocean City is literally just across the street waiting for you. This bustling city is a hotbed of activities and festivals that will keep you busy, from Sunfest and the Festival of Lights to the annual World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition. In Fenwick Island real estate, you can have it all—peace, serenity, and excitement are all close at hand.
If you choose to make Fenwick Island your new home at the Delaware beaches, the Oldfather Group stands ready to assist you from the initial housing assessment all the way through the final contract signing. We take our hard-earned reputation in Delaaware real estate seriously and our team is ready to show you the "Oldfather Difference." Give us a call today and let’s get the ball rolling!
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