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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)
(Please Note: We do NOT advertise the house on Craigslist; if you see the house there, it is an unauthorized listing.)
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
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
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Cleaning$125 + tax
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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We are 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport, and 75 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
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 . . .