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Old 02-24-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Default peninsula on the indian river bay

Is anyone familiar with the peninsula in delaware? If so please share your experiences. We are considering purchasing there and would truly appreciate information. Are there any other community you might recommend ?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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I can only offer what I have heard. We did not look there because we have been told by a friend who rented there that compared to other places the fees are rather expensive for homeowners. They have been renting for a few summers to see where they wish to buy eventually. That said, there are many amenities that have to be paid for and if you use them, you get what you pay for and might enjoy it. They loved the property but not for a "buy" for them.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Try googling "Peninsula Delaware receivership". The last article I read about this community was that they got another 4 years to build the club house. I believe they are required to complete the club house and the extremely high yearly condo/hoa fees could go even higher after they spend the money to complete the club house.

Mary2014
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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As posted they are in financial trouble. They has been some construction going on there. Even during peak summer there do not seem to be too many people there. I look at it across a small inlet as I walk my dogs. I love the area but with their financial problems I don't think I would put my money in a property there.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Default peninsula on the indian river bay

If the peninsula is having financial trouble? Can anyone refer any other gated communities like that. It was so nice inside.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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FWIW we're headed there for the "Discovery Package" tour either next week or the week after that. I'll try to post some photos and our observations. In addition to the concerns already stated, we wonder about isolation, since it's on the west side of the water--it seems like a long distance to drive to Lewes or Rehoboth.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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FWIW we're headed there for the "Discovery Package" tour either next week or the week after that. I'll try to post some photos and our observations. In addition to the concerns already stated, we wonder about isolation, since it's on the west side of the water--it seems like a long distance to drive to Lewes or Rehoboth.
I'm a little puzzled by the"west side of the water"
Since I live on Long Neck within sight of the Peninsula I can tell you it is not too isolated for those wanting a quiet atmosphere. There are 3 major supermarkets quite close.3 drug stores, Too many restaurants (more than can survive with the current population). Fire and ambulance stations are quite close.I don't see any provisions for docking a boat but wouldn't be suprpised if they have a boat ramp. If not Massey's Landing is not far. I can make it from my driveway to shopping,movies or finer dining on Rt1 in 20 minutes OFF SEASON. Would avoid it if possible during summer.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm a little puzzled by the"west side of the water"
Since I live on Long Neck within sight of the Peninsula I can tell you it is not too isolated for those wanting a quiet atmosphere. There are 3 major supermarkets quite close.3 drug stores, Too many restaurants (more than can survive with the current population). Fire and ambulance stations are quite close.I don't see any provisions for docking a boat but wouldn't be suprpised if they have a boat ramp. If not Massey's Landing is not far. I can make it from my driveway to shopping,movies or finer dining on Rt1 in 20 minutes OFF SEASON. Would avoid it if possible during summer.
Very reassuring to hear it's closer to things than I thought. Sorry I worded that weirdly. Shoulda said the west side of the bay. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

Speaking about such things, has anyone else here gone on one of these "discovery package" weekends? Should we expect high pressure sales meetings or do they just let you explore the property on your own?
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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Default Discovery Package

Please do give us an update on your "Discovery Package" experience. My wife and I are planning a visit to DE in mid-April and will be touring a number of communities with an eye toward retiring there.

Don't think the Peninsula was on our list, but we could add it. We have a wide range of areas to explore, including Millvale by the Sea, Independence, Baywood, Cedar Valley, Bay Crossing, Heritage Shores and Champions Club.

Any feedback or comments from residents or parties familiar with these properties would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Arezzo, Italy and Lewes, DE
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I went to Millville by the Sea last spring. I considered it but wound up at Bayfront at Rehoboth instead. I really liked the models at Millville, the prices were reasonable and, if I remember correctly, the HOA fees were reasonable compared to some of the others I saw like Bayside and Bayforest (they are in Fenwick and Ocean View, respectively). Millville is not on or close enough to walk to water (bay and wetlands) and they did not leave any trees (might not have been any there in the first place) so it was a little barren. I believe the HOA fees at Bay Crossing are around $3000 a year which is pretty close to what the other communities charge that do not have a golf course. Millville is not an over 55 community (neither is mine but almost everyone there is either close to or over 55). You might also want to add Bay Pointe to your list to check out their website. It is established although they are still building. There are many communities around Lewes and Rehoboth, Ocean View and Bethany. The major problem is narrowing them down!
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