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

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes house description

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) 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

              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
              • Near The Ocean

              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

                  • 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

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early Winter
                      Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200 $225
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,250
                      Christmas/New Year's
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,100
                      Winter
                      Jan 4 - Feb 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $200 $225
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,250
                      Early Spring
                      Feb 8 - Feb 14, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      Daytona 500 Race Week
                      Feb 15 - Feb 23, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Spring
                      Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      Bike Week
                      Mar 7 - Mar 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Spring/Summer
                      Mar 16 - Jun 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      4th of July/Coke Zero Race
                      Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      Summer
                      Jul 6 - Sep 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $125 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • 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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                      Last updated: 12/14/2014
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                      Location

                      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 spends many days at the house writing, and the whole family uses the house for vacations throughout the year. They hope guests get as much enjoyment from being there as they do!

                      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 is one of the closest beaches to their permanent home near Orlando, and they also have many wonderful memories of it 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

                      • Beach House Pool

                        Beach House Pool

                      • 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

                      • Daytona Beach Shores Home

                        Daytona Beach Shores 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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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $200 - $429 per night (USD)
                      30

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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