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Family Friendly Direct Oceanfront 3BR/3BA 2nd Flr. Corner Unit

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on the quiet, non-driving side of beautiful New Smyrna Beach, this renovated, NON-SMOKING and NO PETS, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, completely furnished, true direct- oceanfront (25 feet from the beach with 100% unobstructed views), 2nd floor, corner condo unit offers the peace and tranquility associated with being directly on the ocean.

THIS UNIT IS VERY CHILD FRIENDLY (toys, games, books, DVD's, dolls, pack n' play crib, baby monitors, high chair and much more). Our property is also very close to a park with a children's playground where you can see manatees swimming by in the intercoastal waterway. Our family has owned this condo since 2003.

We invite you to read more about our special beach condo by reading the online guest reviews. One warning however, after 11 years of owning this property we have had two guests that posted guest reviews that were mean spirited and unfortunately not factually accurate. The last guest posted theirs almost 1 year from when they stayed and included lies about our home. They never once contacted us during or after their stay to allow us to correct any problem they were having. If you decide to stay in our home and have ANY issues while you are there please call us or our property management company and we will take care of whatever issue you are having. Our goal is having all of our guest being 100% happy with our home and helping create a long lasting wonderful memory for families.

Details on our condo:


An upgraded kitchen with a full selection of large and small appliances, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes and glassware. There are also 3 bar stools so you can enjoy informal meals on the extended kitchen counter. Plus the fantastic views of the beach from the many windows will make meal preparations a delight.


The spacious living room has fantastic unobstructed views of the beach and ocean (which are only 25 feet from our balcony). There is a very comfortable new couch and loveseat and a wicker Pottery Barn chair and footstool and all new carpeting. You have easy access to the direct oceanfront balcony where there are chairs (and a table) for dining or reading. Plus we also offer a 32' LCD flat screen TV in the living room, with a DVD Player offering Free Netflix access to over 20,000 movies. The best part however is one we had nothing to do with - the incredible views of the beach and ocean (you will often see manatees swimming nearby along with pelicans looking for a quick meal).


Our master bedroom has a large king size bed (new comforter May 2014), private full bath, large closet, access to direct oceanfront balcony and new (10/2014) 32' LCD flat screen TV with easy access to both Netflix and HuluPlus at the touch of a button. The views from the master bedroom are outstanding with direct unobstructed views of the beach and ocean.


The second and third bedrooms each have two twin beds and full bathrooms. A pack n' play crib is also available for our guests. There is also a top-of-the-line Aerobed self-inflating air mattress (very comfortable) along with a floor mattress. Each room has flat screen TV's with one having a new 32' smart TV with free access to both Netflix and HuluPlus available. The linens and bed spreads are all newly purchased (May 2014) for our guests to enjoy. In the third bedroom there is a collection of sporting equipment (for our guests to enjoy), plus many children’s books and toys. In the second bedroom the closet has puzzles and games along with baby monitors, and bed side rails for each of the twin beds.


Our condo is one only a handful that has 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom bath has walk in shower. The second bedroom bath has a shower/tub and can be accessed from the second bedroom as well as the hallway. The third bedroom has a private shower/tub.


Crown molding and 5 1/4 inch baseboards throughout. Six panel doors with upgraded hardware. Up-to-date knock down texture on the ceiling and walls (you should see what it looked like before – and other similar units still have the old popcorn texture because it is so difficult to remove). Total living area is a spacious 1706 square feet.


This special Condo with east and south exposures offers completely unobstructed views of the ocean from the living room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom and covered beautifully tiled patio. An abundance of windows and sliding glass doors brings in natural light that brightens all rooms.


The second floor location is the perfect elevation to enjoy views of the ocean, surf and beach while seated in the living room, making a feast in the kitchen, having dinner in the dining area, lounging in the master bedroom or just relaxing on the porch. Access is also convenient by elevator, or one quick flight of stairs. The beach is literally 25 feet from our condo. You can talk with people at the beach while on the balcony. There is a manicured lawn between the condo and the soft sands of the beach.


Guests also have access to tennis rackets, kites, basketball, toys for the kids, puzzles and games for all ages, a collection of books, videos, DVD's, CD's and cassette tapes, beach toys, boogie boards, skim board, pool inflatables, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and beach buggy to easily transport all items to the beach.


All of our renters have access to the property's penthouse recreation lounge which provides an area for special gatherings and recreation complete with kitchen facilities, 2 billiards tables, card tables, collection of books and puzzles. The roof deck opens to panoramic views of the beach and the river and is an excellent place to enjoy spectacular sunrises and space shuttle launches.


Our condo is professionally cleaned after the departure of each guest. We also do a full deep cleaning every 6 months. We have a Dyson vacuum cleaner which is the highest rated on the market.


The condominium offers a new entry gate system shortly making this one of only a few facilities in New Smyrna Beach with restricted gated access. In addition, high speed wireless internet access is now available for all renters so you can stay connected to the world while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves.

Enjoy the many activities that come with being on 14 miles of the finest sandy beach. Be warned once you stay here you'll want to come back again and again and again. We recommend that you call today to reserve your space as our condo books up very quickly. And, if you have never been to New Smyrna Beach in the Fall and Winter find out for yourself why the locals feel it is the best kept secret in town - New Smyrna Beach in the Fall and Winter is one of the best times to visit. No crowds, outstanding weather, lower prices and close to a private beach all to yourself.


Our family lives in nearby Winter Park, Florida and has owned this lovely condo for over 13 years. We also own two homes in beautiful Deer Valley Resort (Park City, Utah). You can view them on VRBO – listing 55322 and 68593. We love to share our vacation properties with other families. Our goal is to help create happy memories for our guests. During the 13 years we have owned vacation properties (3 in New Smyrna Beach and 3 in Deer Valley, Utah at one point) we have received so many wonderful comments from our guests. Every year this condo is reserved for over 30 weeks by guests from all over the country. Truthfully over the last 11 years there have been times where things were not perfect – a child may have had an accident in the pool so the pool needs to be shut down until the pool company can clean it appropriately. Sometimes there has been a leaky toilet in one of the units above our condo so that needs to be repaired before our ceiling is repaired. Sometimes the professional cleaning crew that is hired by our property management company has missed something. As with homeownership things will happen but what is most important is what happens when things are not perfect. We always try to make guests happy. If there is a problem it will be addressed. All we ask is for our guests to communicate with us and our property management company in New Smyrna Beach and the onsite property manager and the issue will be taken care of. We will do whatever it takes to have happy guests.

We hope you too can enjoy our beautiful beach condo. CHECK OUT OR NEW VACATION PROPERTY WEBSITE - HeringVacationProperties Dot Com Happy Vacationing!

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Martin Hering
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Martin Hering

Our family lives nearby in Winter Park, Florida and we love staying in our beach condo as much as possible. With our children in school and involved in many activities we usually have to enjoy the property vicariously through our guests who often send us emails and photos telling us how much they have enjoyed their stay at our special beach home.

Martin Hering purchased this condo in 2003

Why Martin Hering chose Florida Central East

New Smyrna Beach is the beach where families from Central Florida (Orlando) have been going to for many years. There are many other choices for beaches in the area (Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Ponce Inlet, and others) but New Smyrna Beach is the number one choice amongst locals here in Orlando. Why? It is very family friendly, easy access to Orlando (1 hour drive), and has a beautiful 14 mile pristine beach. The easy drive to Orlando allows guests to enjoy Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios and other fun attractions that Orlando offers.

What makes this condo unique

The Southwind condo is one of the few properties that are gated which makes our beach area much more private. Our condo is the only one on the beach that has a manicured lawn between the property and the beach making it very much like a private home. Our property is located on the southern end of the beach which does not allow cars to drive on the beach (the north side does allow cars to drive on the beach). With our unit being on the second floor corner unit you have incredible views of the beach and ocean. Our unit has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths which is great for our family. Most 3 bedroom units on the beach only have 2 baths. There is a huge difference between our condo and most others. We bought this property with the goal to make it the most guest friendly one on the beach. We love having families with children enjoy our condo and have added many amenities for children that very few other properties have (baby monitors, side rails for beds, many many toys, games, books, DVD's, and more. Check out our guest comments and see what other families have said that have stayed in our condo and we hope to share our unit with you too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful first time visit to New Smyrna! The condo was beautiful and had a great view of the ocean. We have no complaints and cannot wait to come back soon! Our family was very pleased and we created memories that will last a lifetime!
May 2008
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Direct Oceanfront 3BR/3BA 2nd Flr. Corner Unit
average rating of 4.675676 based on 96 reviews
Orlando, Florida

We Love this Beach Condo - our favorite on New Smyrna Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Second Stay at your beautiful, ocean front condo on New Smyrna Beach. We have been going to New Smyrna for the past 20 years and this is by far our favorite condominium, in our favorite complex. It is large, open, sunny and beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything you would need for a perfect vacation! The views are incredible and the owners were extremely helpful! We will be back next year and would recommend this unit to anyone! Minutes away from many great restaurants or eat in the large, kitchen that has everything you need to make wonderful meals and memories. Perfect for families with young children, teenagers, friends or a girls week!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate the many repeat guests that continue to come back each year. As a result we are proud to have the highest occupancy property on the beach. This allows us to continue to add more and more amenities to our home. And, we always invite suggestions from our guests on what we can do to make it even more perfect.
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Nashville, TN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

New Smyrna Beach has been the destination of our family beach vacation for the past 27 years. This condo (and the Southwind) is the best yet. I cannot say enough good things about our visit there. Immaculate, spacious, tastefully decorated (but uncluttered), comfortable, wonderful view, owners and managers helpful, friendly and courteous. The owners have made every effort to see that their guests have everything needed for a pleasant stay. This uncrowded part of the beach is a little bit of paradise. Staying here was part of a memorable experience for our family.

The Gatlins

Nashville, TN

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2004
  • Stayed: May 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here and it was great! The condo was well-stocked and the beach was amazing. Plenty of sun and sand to fill our hearts. The pool was great and the kids even played shuffleboard! Beach was not crowded at all and we were there over Labor Day weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being located on the south side of New Smyrna Beach offers more privacy while still having easy access to restaurants and shopping. Plus there are no cars on the south end of the beach which is a huge plus. During the off season staying in our upgraded 2nd floor corner unit oceanfront beach condo will feel like you are on your own private beach.
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Most relaxing beach vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

As a beach junkie, I have very high expectations, and this vacation met all of them. First, the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to facilitate our stay and give great local recommendations.

The condo is beautifully furnished and right on the beach. We would watch the sunrise over the ocean from the balcony, head down to the beach to play, hit the pool on the way back, and relax while playing games in the condo. Many days, it was like having a private beach sharing with a few families. If we weren't body surfing or fishing, we were taking in sea life including lots of dolphins, crabs, and manta rays.

New Smyrna Beach is very quaint with a small-town feel which is tough to find on nice beaches. Cool restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops all made the stay even more fun when we weren't chilling, and the people were very friendly.

With the beautiful condo, awesome owners, and gorgeous beach, this is a "must return" for us. Simply, a wonderful time, and I can't recommend more highly. I hope you get to experience what our family did.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the great joys for our family is being able to own and share our beautiful direct oceanfront beach condo with so many wonderful families and then hearing about their memorable visits to our home and New Smyrna Beach. We will continue to find ways to keep our direct oceanfront, 2nd floor, corner unit the nicest in New Smyrna Beach. My daughter and I just returned from a day at New Smyrna Beach and were able to walk on the pristine 14 mile beach. Incredible. The sand was so powder fine it looked and felt like being on a Caribbean island. We also played ping-pong and pool in the top floor lounge, swam in the oceanfront pool, walked along downtown New Smyrna Beach and found numerous new intriguing restaurants and shops. We also discovered a health food store that offers fresh foods, tasty take-away food items, and other items we haven't found even at Whole Foods. Great find. Can't wait to return with our whole family to enjoy New Smyrna Beach and finally be able to stay at our condo (it is booked almost every week).
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Zephyrhills, FL

Excellent Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at this Southwind Condo. So convenient to have a bathroom in each bedroom. Every bedroom felt private because of the layout. The little ones loved all of the toys available! The condo was nice and clean upon arrival. Beautiful ocean view with easy beach access. Also enjoyed the pool. Will definitely be returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. One of the nice perks of staying in our direct oceanfront condo is that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Most 3 bedroom condos on the beach only have 2 bathrooms. We certainly agree that the beach and ocean views from our 2nd floor corner unit are amazing. And, being 25 feet from the beach and on the second floor with easy access to the stairs and elevator you can be at the beach within a minute. We look forward to your returning again next year.
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Lake Mary FL

Perfect beach home

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this beach condo for a week, and we're very glad it was available to us. The owner, realtor, and condo rep were extremely friendly, helpful, and nice. The condo was very comfortable, the kitchen was user friendly, and the owners went out of their way to provide extras, such as beach chairs, rafts, boogie boards, books, and movies. If you have small children, there are plenty of toys. The gated entry was a great safety feature. We loved the pool and the easy access to the beach. The balcony was well furnished and great for watching the ocean and beach activity. There were many very good restaurants a short drive away. It was wonderful also to have the use of the elevator when we arrived and departed. We highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74.5 Miles
Orlando International Airport (1 hour 11 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
Highway A1A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mi Mexico (plus many others nearby)
Nearest Beach
Directly on New Smyrna Beach

Recreation Room on 12th Floor (with 2 pool tables, card tables, couches, deck with incredible direct oceanfront views), Tennis (on-site), Basketball (on-site), Shuffleboard (on-site), Horseshoes (on-site), Five Golf Courses nearby, Canaveral National Seashore Park, Walt Disney World, Magic, Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway, Jet-skiing


Rates & Availability

New Smyrna Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Mgt Processing $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

WE CATER TO WEEKLY GUESTS AND DO NOT OFFER NIGHTLY OR MONTHLY RATES. All bookings go through our long established property management company located directly in New Smyrna Beach. Fifteen percent premium added for Holiday week of 4th of July.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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New Smyrna Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1786 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom private bath with shower and tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Bedroom bath with entry to room and also hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third Bedroom Private Bath with Tub/Shower
  • Showers in all bathrooms with tubs in 2 bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with beautiful direct oceanfront views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Third Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds
    Other - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Aerobed Air Mattress, Pack N' Play Crib & Floor Mattress
  • King size beds (1) Comfortable King Bed in master bedroom with all new bedspreads (May 2014)., Twin or Single Beds (4) We offer a total of 4 twin beds - 2 in 2nd bedroom and 2 in 3rd bedroom. There are side rails available in each bedroom for small children. We just added new bed spreads for all the beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have a nice pack n' play crib for families with children to use. We also have a complimentary Aerobed air mattress which is self inflating and self deflating. Very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Access to 12th floor Recreation Room which has 2 pool tables, lounge, card tables, kitchen and a deck with outstanding views of the beach (excellent for watching Space Shuttle Launches at nearby Kennedy Space Center), 32' LCD Flat Screen TV, Cable TV in every room, Wireless High Speed Internet Access, DVD/CD Player, New Refrigerator, New AC System, Complete Selection of Small and Large Appliances including Ice Cream Maker, Crock Pot, Blender, Cook Books, Washer & Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Large Community Pool, Children Toy's and Games, Library of Books (wide assortment), CDs, DVDs, Casettes and Videos, Local Restaurant Menu Folder, NO SMOKING and NO PETS

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