About Selbyville

Vacationers looking for quaint towns, beautiful countryside, and access to nearby beaches know to book a Selbyville vacation rental. Enjoy all the perks of a beach town—without the hustle and bustle—in a picturesque inland community.

Where is Selbyville, DE?

You’ll find our Selbyville vacation rentals right on the Delaware-Maryland border, about 20 miles inland from the coast. With a population of just under 2,500 and a location within driving distance from major cities, it’s no wonder vacationers escape here for some peace and quiet. Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are all within a few hours of this hidden gem. 

Things to do near our Selbyville vacation rentals

Many people visit Selbyville to spend a weekend—or longer—in one of our beautiful resort rentals. The area is home to many high-end communities where guests can golf, play tennis, splash in the swimming pools, participate in resort events, and more. But there are also plenty of travelers who love Selbyville for its off-the-beaten-path location and simple way of life. In fact, southern Delaware is fondly referred to as the “slower lower” for this very reason.

If you like to spend time outdoors, you’re in luck. Our Selbyville vacation rentals are near a number of natural areas and state parks. Combine this with Delaware’s year-round mild weather, and you’ve got a great opportunity to head outside no matter what time you decide to visit.

Trap Pond State Park is about 18 miles away from the town of Selbyville, and a great place to spend an afternoon kayaking or hiking. The trails here are easy and wind around the pond, which looks much more like a small lake, and through beautiful trees (hint: it’s an excellent place for fall leaf-peeping.) A kayak rental site is ready to equip you with everything you need for a day on the water. Be sure to paddle through the incredible copse of cypress trees that grow directly from the water for a peaceful and beautiful experience.

History buffs and architecture geeks will delight in a visit to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Located just five miles south of our Selbyville vacation rentals into Maryland, this beautiful church was completed in 1759 is now a museum. Guided tours of the church and grounds are available upon request, or you can simply visit to find a moment of peace and admire the beautiful Flemish architecture.

If you like to pamper yourself, a visit to Zen Spa for a facial or massage is a must. Or you can catch a live performance at the Freeman Stage, whether it’s dance, theatre, music, or even children’s shows. When it’s time for a bite to eat, the delightfully retro Doyle’s Restaurant is a must. It’s the oldest operating diner in the state, and you can even enjoy your milkshake in the original 1930s diner.

And, of course, a day spent sunbathing or splashing at the beach is always just a short drive away. Selbyville sits just a short driving distance from popular beach areas like Rehoboth Beach, as well as more tranquil shorelines, like those of Fenwick Island State Park. 

There’s so much to see and do in southern Delaware, even if it is called the “slower lower.” Kick and back and enjoy it with our Selbyville vacation rentals—choose your favorite and start planning your getaway today.