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Life's a Beach -Private Beach House W/ Pool & Heated Spa

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

**Are your preferred dates booked? Contact us anyway! We recently acquired another Daytona property (4 bed/2 bath with pool) and may be able to book you into that one. HomeAway ID 3927195. URL: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3927195**

Why stay in a condominium or hotel when you can have your own private beach house with pool and heated spa? This house, owned by author Julie Compton and her husband Rick, is located in Daytona Beach Shores, close enough (5 minutes by car) to the heart of Daytona to enjoy all of the attractions, yet far enough to escape the crowds. You can walk to the beach, a mere block and a half away, or drive your car right onto the sand if you prefer. A park with a playground, tennis court, and fitness trail is at the end of the street, and a block away on the river side is the perfect spot to watch the sunsets.

The house is close to everything the area has to offer: the beach, the river, a water park, Daytona Beach Pier, Daytona International Speedway, miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, turtle sanctuary, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and much more. For those who can't imagine Florida without Disney, the house is only a short drive (60-75 minutes) from Orlando and all of its numerous attractions: Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld, etc. The Kennedy Space Center is less than an hour away, and only 25 minutes away is Blue Springs State Park, where you can see the manatees.

The house itself is adorable, bright and clean. It has four bedrooms: three with queen beds, and one with a twin and pop-up trundle (which can be used as two twins, or put together to make a king). The fourth bedroom and second bath is in a separate building, perfect for a bit of extra privacy. The pool has a heated spa* and an outdoor shower - perfect to relax in after a day at the beach.
(*additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire)

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside house. Smoking outside on pool deck allowed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The house is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and ocean (2 blocks)....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The house is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and ocean (2 blocks)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rental nearby....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Tennis court in the park at the end of our street....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 11 - May 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500
4th of July/Coke Zero Race
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750
flat fee
Fall/Winter (low)
Sep 12 - Feb 12, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,250
Biketoberfest
Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2015
5 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,250
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,100
flat fee
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100
flat fee
Daytona 500 Race Week
Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Bike Week
Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2016
8 night min stay

$3,200
flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Security deposit may be higher than quoted for parties of 6 or more people, in winter months, and for special events.

Additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire.

Ask about multi-week discounts.

We often have flexibility for shorter stays, even for periods with weekly minimums; please inquire.

Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JCB). We also accept personal checks.


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Location

8.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Daytona Beach International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daytona Beach Shores

Car: Recommended

We are 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport, and 75 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Julie and Rick Compton are native Midwesterners, but since leaving the heartland they've lived in various spots along the East coast. Though for years they traveled to Florida for vacations, it wasn't until Rick accepted a job near Orlando that they became regular beachcombers. After a number of Saturdays at the beach where they bemoaned the drive home and wished they had a place nearer the ocean to call their own, they took the plunge and decided to buy a beach getaway. They bought the beach house in the spring of 2005, and Julie spent several months painting and decorating as the pool was built. The first rental was in the fall of that same year. As an author, Julie spent many days at the house writing, and the whole family used the house for vacations throughout the year. A little over a year ago, they were lucky enough to buy another home for themselves and finally move to the beach permanently. They continue to rent this property, and hope their guests get as much enjoyment from being there as they did!

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
The house is a short drive from the Daytona International Speedway, for which -- in addition to the wide, soft sandy beaches -- Daytona is famous. It's conveniently located for vacationers who come for the Daytona 500 Race, or for the many bikers who arrive for Bike Week in the spring or Biketoberfest in the fall. Two blocks to the east is the beach; a block to the west is the river, with its magnificent sunsets. A few miles north of the house is the Daytona Pier and Main Street; a few miles south is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and a turtle sanctuary. The numerous Orlando attractions are close enough for vacationers to visit on day trips. The Comptons chose to buy a house in Daytona because it was one of the closest beaches to their former permanent home near Orlando, and they also have many wonderful memories of the area from their college days, when they were 'spring breakers' themselves!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There's nothing like coming home from a day at the beach to your own private spot with pool and spa . . .


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 'Life's a Beach' private pool and spa

    'Life's a Beach' private pool and spa

  • Bedroom No. 1 - Queen Size Bed

    Bedroom No. 1 - Queen Size Bed

  • Bedroom No. 3 - Two Twin Beds

    Bedroom No. 3 - Two Twin Beds

  • Bathroom No. 1

    Bathroom No. 1

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Front of home

    Front of home

  • Bikers, Race Fans, Beachcombers . . . everyone's welcome!

    Bikers, Race Fans, Beachcombers . . . everyone's welcome!

  • Van Ave. beach access, steps from the house - walk on or drive on - your choice!

    Van Ave. beach access, steps from the house - walk on or drive on - your choice!

  • Scenes from the Daytona boardwalk (about 4 miles north of the house).

    Scenes from the Daytona boardwalk (about 4 miles north of the house).

  • The Dairy Bar, for ice cream & such (it DOES have the best chili dog in town!)

    The Dairy Bar, for ice cream & such (it DOES have the best chili dog in town!)

  • The top deck bar at Joe's Crab Shack, on the Daytona pier.

    The top deck bar at Joe's Crab Shack, on the Daytona pier.

  • Morning glories growing wild in the dunes . . .

    Morning glories growing wild in the dunes . . .

  • Bright and Cheerful Family Room

    Bright and Cheerful Family Room

  • Bedroom No. 2 - Queen Size Bed

    Bedroom No. 2 - Queen Size Bed

  • Bedroom No. 4 - Queen Size Bed

    Bedroom No. 4 - Queen Size Bed

  • Bathroom No. 2

    Bathroom No. 2

  • Family Room and Dining

    Family Room and Dining

  • Beach House Pool

    Beach House Pool

  • McElroy Park is at the end of our street. There are tennis courts, too!

    McElroy Park is at the end of our street. There are tennis courts, too!

  • Dawn at the beach . . . Gorgeous!

    Dawn at the beach . . . Gorgeous!

  • Crabby Joe's - a bathing suit and flip flops type of place!

    Crabby Joe's - a bathing suit and flip flops type of place!

  • The historic bandshell at the Daytona pier (during a Memorial Day concert).

    The historic bandshell at the Daytona pier (during a Memorial Day concert).

  • The Ferris wheel & the Slingshot at sunset (seen from Joe's Crab Shack rooftop),

    The Ferris wheel & the Slingshot at sunset (seen from Joe's Crab Shack rooftop),

  • Kayaking on the river . . .

    Kayaking on the river . . .

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