Dustin & Mariya Oldfather

Company: Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty, The Oldfather Group
C.E.O The Oldfather Group; REALTOR
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From the first moment Dustin & Mariya Oldfather caught each other’s eye during a chance meeting on Second Street in Rehoboth Beach, this place has held special meaning to them. Though road trips have taken them up and down the entire eastern seaboard and they’ve visited exciting locales around the globe—the windy streets of Chicago, the tropical sands of Key West, romantic Niagara Falls, Mariya’s birthplace in Bulgaria and romantic Buenos Aires—no place has captured their hearts in quite the same way as the coast of Southern Delaware.

The Perfect Sanctuary

Undoubtedly, Dustin & Mariya share a fondness for the area because it’s where they met, but for them, it’s so much more. The peaceful pond right behind their waterfront home is the perfect sanctuary to unwind and share a bottle of wine with friends after a long day or exciting journey. These adventurers also love nature and enjoy invigorating bike rides or hikes through the woods. They share a passion for gourmet food and appreciate the abundance of fine local dining. Their philosophy of life is to live it to the fullest by continually experiencing new things, and they relish knowing they can do it here.

Even before that day on Second Street, Dustin & Mariya’s lives traveled similar paths. They both were committed to higher education, pursuing extremely rigorous studies. While Dustin trained at the Florida Naval Base and studied molecular biology and nuclear physics, Mariya completed a challenging curriculum of math, language and computers, obtaining her degree in accounting from the prestigious University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. From the moment they met, they respected each other’s intellect, wit and core values. But more importantly, they admired their mutual desire to embrace life on the coast.

True Professionals

It’s no surprise that Dustin & Mariya have been able to turn their fondness for the coast into a successful career as real estate professionals. As a team specializing in Southern Delaware’s extraordinary coastal communities, they are able to provide their clients with more than information and guidance toward their home purchase or sale. They offer genuine enthusiasm for the lifestyle and a desire to help their clients make the most of it.

When you combine Dustin’s innovative thinking and extensive knowledge of mortgage programs with Mariya’s strong analytical, financial and organization skills you experience a noticeable advantage in today’s complex market. Add their technical savvy, heavy Internet presence and use of virtual tours and you have two valuable resources in real estate. Both Dustin & Mariya are also certified Senior Housing Specialists and work closely with many local builders so they are able to help clients in every stage of their investment portfolio, from new construction to downsizing.

Dustin & Mariya will soon be published in a book with multiple Best Selling author, Brian Tracy, called Counter Attack - Business Strategies for Explosive Growth in the New Economy. Their property marketing has been featured in The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, Extraordinary Properties Magazine Journal and Delaware News Journal. They have appeared on CBS, FOX and WRDE television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and real estate.

Extraordinary Coastal Living

If you’ve made the decision to embrace life on the coast or would to get top dollar selling your home, Dustin & Mariya are true professionals who focus closely on helping you do just that, and they strive to provide a higher standard of service. When you’re ready to Experience Extraordinary Coastal Living, turn to Dustin & Mariya for the knowledge and enthusiasm necessary to achieve your ultimate goals.

Serving Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Milton and Millsboro Delaware.

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Weekend Happenings in Coastal Delaware

2 July 2015, 3:00 am

This weekend in southern Delaware, it's all about the red, the white and the blue as the area's beach towns celebrate the founding of our nation in grand style. So whether you're sitting on the beach, or on a boat in the ocean, or even taking in an Independence Day festival that's a short distance from the coast, there's something for you and your family to enjoy this Fourth of July weekend.

Read this week's “Weekender Blog” below to see where and when to partake in the festivities planned for this holiday weekend. And be sure to check back again next week as we continue to keep you informed on the summertime goings on in and around the Delaware beaches.

Now here are a few of our favorite events planned for this weekend:

  • Independence Day in Bethany Beach (July 4). Beginning at noon with a “Let Freedom Ring” themed parade through the resort town that will feature marching bands and plenty of local entertainment, the Independence Day celebration in Bethany is one you don't want to miss. There will also be family-friendly events throughout the day and a fireworks display at dusk, followed by music from the Vigilantes.

  • Fourth of July Festival in Laurel (July 4). Enjoy small town charm in Laurel on Saturday, July 4, at one of the area's largest Independence Day celebrations. Start the day off with a carnival at 10:30 a.m., followed by a cornhole tournament, pie-eating contest, vendors and a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. For more information, visit www.townoflaurel.net.

  • Fireworks in Dewey Beach (July 4). Enjoy a professional fireworks display over the Rehoboth Bay starting at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday July 4. The fireworks will be set off from a barge in the middle of the bay and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey.

  • Lewes' Old Fashioned 4th of July (July 4)Continuing a long tradition, the City of Lewes will be holding it's old fashioned July 4 festivities again this year. Including children's games on historic Second Street, the fabulous and always memorable boat parade on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the popular and definitely different Doo-Dah Parade, this is an event you don't want to miss. Visit the Lewes Chamber of Commerce for more information.

  • Fireworks in Rehoboth (July 5). On Sunday, July 5, an always spectacular fireworks display will be launched from the beach and visible up and down the boardwalk and shoreline. Fireworks time is approximately 9:15 p.m.

These are just a few of this weekend’s fun-filled events here in coastal Delaware. For more ideas on what you can do with your friends and/or family, contact your local chamber of commerce or town hall.

And be on the lookout again next week for more great ideas from the Oldfather Group. Now get out there and enjoy all the things that make living at the Delaware beaches such a wonderful experience!

Weekend Happenings in Coastal Delaware

25 June 2015, 3:00 am

This weekend, the 2015 festival season really kicks into high gear as the first major event of the summer takes place in Lewes – the annual Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. This is definitely the highlight for the final weekend of June, but it's certainly not the only fun and exciting thing to do here at the Delaware beaches.

And we've definitely got you covered here in our weekly "Weekender Blog," brought to you by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

So take a few minutes and read about some of the happenings scheduled for this weekend at and near the Delaware beaches. And then get out there and have some fun!

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival (June 27-28). The 2015 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, at the Lewes Historic Complex on Shipcarpenter Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 per person, per day for adults, and children under 12 are free. Last year, the festival attracted more than 5,500 visitors and the 2015 festival will feature more than 70 sea glass artists, decoy carvers, waterfowl artists and much more. For more information, visit www.historiclewes.org.

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill (June 27). Come experience the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum’s premier program. Watch park staff and active duty Coast Guardsmen reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun, a small cannon and a rescue from the “wreck pole." Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for children ages 6-12. Children age five and under are free. For more information, visit HERE.


Kids’ Catch-All Fishing Tournament (June 26-28). The Second Annual “Kids Catch-All Tournament” will be held June 26-28 at the Indian River Marina. This year will feature two days of fishing for children ages 3 to 18. Games, fun and dinner is scheduled to end the first day of fishing and a cookout and awards ceremony concludes the final day of fishing. For additional information or questions, call 302-227-3071.

Paddle Second Chance (June 27-28). Paddle Second Chance will again raise funds for Operation Second Chances this weekend, with the race/festival scheduled for Saturday June 28, and the main race day slated for Sunday June 29, at Holts Landing State Park in Millville. The main event will be a five mile course for experienced paddlers, as well as a two-and-a-half mile run for beginners. Sunday will wrap up with an awards ceremony and community picnic for everyone in attendance. For more information, visit www.delmarvaboardsportadventures.com.


Movie Night on the Beach (June 29). Held every Monday night during the season, these family-friendly movies are fun for everyone. Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to the beach for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week's selections are "The Box Trolls" (Dewey Beach) and "Paddington" (Bethany Beach).


These are just a few of this weekend’s fun-filled events here in coastal Delaware. For more ideas on what you can do with your friends and/or family, contact your local chamber of commerce or town hall.

And be on the lookout again next week for more great ideas from the Oldfather Group. Now get out there and enjoy all the things that make living at the Delaware beaches such a wonderful experience!