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Bright and Airy Ocean View Home with Roof Top Deck 86 Steps to the Sand and Clea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-4BR/2BA Ocean View Home with Roof Top Deck

Bright and airy ocean view home steps to the beach

Still have one week left in July/August 7/29 to 8/5

Bright and airy ocean view home. Quiet no drive area of Bethune Beach, just south of New Smyrna Beach just steps from ocean and bay.

Short walk to great seafood and cold drinks. Shorter walk to great fishing and a family of Manatees you can swim with, as wall as Dolphins feeding in the lagoon. Canaveral National Seashore and boat ramp just down the road.

Amenities: Ocean view roof top deck with umbrella and picnic table over looking the ocean. Screened in dining area and porch. Downstairs kids bunk room, sleeps four, has foosball, Ping Pong, TV, VCR and games. House includes a river Canoe, Ocean Kayak, Bikes, Beach chairs and sand toys. Pets considered.

Things to do near by: Walk to Manatees and Dolphin in the lagoon, bay fishing, bait shop, and JB's Fish Camp for oysters, crabs, cold beer and glorious sunsets. Two miles to Canaveral National Seashore and the best fishing in Florida. Search for sea shells on the beach or walk it at night and you may see a mother sea turtle laying her eggs or a nest hatching.

Put the Kayak and Canoe in Mosquito lagoon and explore Florida as Columbus saw it.

See the sights: Approximately 1 hour to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World

Approximately 20-30 minutes to Daytona Beach and cruse ship casinos

Approximately 1 hour to Cocoa Beach/Ron Johns Surf Shop

Approximately 45 minutes to Kennedy Space Center

More Details

Brian and Kathy Ricci
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017


Bethune Volusia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk/game room
  • Bedroom #4 is a Game room and Bunk beds. It has a ping pong table air hockey, and a foosball table as well. Living room has a pull out sofa bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house includes an Ocean Kayak and a River Canoe as well as everything else you would need, just bring your personal items, your favorite foods and beverages, and get ready to relax and have a great time.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Bright and Airy Ocean View Home with Roof Top Deck 86 Steps to the Sand and Clea
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Great family/multiple family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a larger family or multi-family home on a quiet beach for your vacation, this is the place for you. The house is clean and comfortable (had a very lived-in feel) and had fun beach decorations. The bonus is a large downstairs area with bunk beds and a game room/tv room which are teenage boys loved claiming as their own. The roof-top deck is spacious and has room to sunbath and picnic with amazing views of the ocean and sunrise/sunset and, if you are lucky, a group of dolphins swimming along the coast--incredible! There is also a screened-in porch that was so pleasant to sit in and enjoy the outdoors without the bugs. The owner is extremely helpful, accommodating, and responsive and even sent us a packet of info. about the area, things to do, and places to eat. We loved taking the kayak that the owner has to the Bethune park area about a mile or so from the house to see Manatee and dolphin close up. Also, to have access to beach chairs, sand toys, boogie boards and a grill was great for our family. And you can't beat being a block away from the beach for the price! We definitely enjoyed our stay and appreciate the owner's hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family had a great time, Mary Beth, and thank you for such a kind review...It is our little piece of heaven, and it will always be our commitment to share it with as many guests as possible, making them feel it is their home. Great having you ! Brian and Kathy
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Edmond, Oklahoma

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 absolutely loved our stay at Brian and Kathy's beach house! I only wish we could have stayed longer. We felt like we were staying at our own place...very relaxed and comfortable home. The walk to the beach was nothing at all (basically in the back yard), and the house had everything we needed to take with us to enjoy our time out there. There are boogie boards, beach chairs, sand toys, and beach blankets, and even a beach cart to haul it all in! We spent so much time enjoying the beach we didn't even put the kayak to use in the river...maybe next time. The beach was extremely quiet. We were almost always the only family out there, much different from the areas around the condos where you could tell there were large crowds. We also enjoyed spotting manatees in the river at Bethune Beach Park, and drove just a couple miles south to Canaveral National Seashore where we saw more manatees and a couple of dolphins! And you can't miss JB's Fishcamp for an incredible meal on the deck overlooking the river!

Overall, we just absolutely loved it here. The home was very clean and a lot of areas have been nicely updated. The rooftop deck was such a beautiful place to watch the waves and take in the sunrise/sunset! There is also a market just a couple miles to the north, so a very convenient spot to grab anything you might have forgotten. Just bring some good food and bottle of wine and you're all set for a wonderful stay at the beach! Thank you Brian and Kathy for making this place available to travelers like us. I think this was the perfect way to introduce our boys to the ocean!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Absolutely fantastic views! The owner was easy to contact and very helpful! I can't wait till we get to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Misty, Makes us feel rewarded when our guests have a great time in our little peace of paradise. Hope we can cater to you a gain. Brian and Kathy
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This location was amazing for a quiet beach getaway. Far removed from noisy shops and restaurants (which were just a quick car ride away), steps from a private and quiet beach, and walking distance to an adorable little park on the river that hosts dolphins and manatees.

The house is spacious and clean, and the roof top deck is amazing to watch sunrises or sunsets from. We could not have asked for a better place to stay with our two dogs. They enjoyed having way more space to walk around in than a hotel room, loved laying out in the sun on the roof, and we loved having a small fenced in back yard to take them outside.

The owner was very responsive and helpful, and it was obvious that he truly wanted us to enjoy our stay. He (and the awesome neighbor across the street) gave us a lot of local insight for the area. We had a great time and definitely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife Kathy (retired Disney) and I (ex Embassy Suite, Hilton)Truly want all of our guest to feel at home in their beach house. We know hospitality, we do what ever we can to make their stay a Wow!! From the first email, to the day they check out, we are at their disposal. We try to get an idea of what they are looking for in a perfect vacation, and give as much info to get them on their way, It might be were, and how to fish, recommendations for restaurants, shops, and local sights to see. We have been on this beach for 30 years, and can help our guests with anything they need. Please come and vacation at the Beach House on the Moon. Brian and Kathy
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Really positive experience - will visit again

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and well suited to our large group which included a mixture of young adults, middle aged adults and children.

Everyone in our group had positive things to say about the house. We chose to make almost every meal at home and found the kitchen well organized. We loved the rooftop deck and the screened porch but the nearby beach was especially nice. We visited late in the year and had the beach to ourselves much of the time.

The owners were on top of every question and were both kind and helpful. This is a trip we would gladly repeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocoee, FL

Great Location & Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for 6 people and easy beach access. Nice location, close to very good restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive input, Kathy and I strive to do our utmost to make each of our guest happy, and go out of our way to turn their stay into a Wow! Thank you Brian and Kathy
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Orland international
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
JB's Fish Camp
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
New Smyrna public course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
A1A and state Rd 44
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
JB's Fish Camp
Car: recommended

This charming home is located just steps from the ocean and its quiet beaches as well as walking distance to the Indian river and Mesquito lagoon, with some of the best fishing in Fla. Put the Ocean Kayak or the Canoe (Included with the house) in the lagoon for a day of fishing, birding, and dolphin/Manatee watching.

Take a walk on our secluded beach and look for sea turtle nests, you may even see the hatch lings or the mother Turtle laying her eggs at night. Want a little more action, just an hour from Disney world and Universal Studios and Harry Potter. Spend the day in Canaveral National Seashore and tour the El Dora House, serca Mid 1800s, and explore the lagoon as Columbus saw it . Kennedy Space center 45 min away..

Golf: Fifteen minutes to New Smyrna Municipal Golf course. Very reasonable rates and pretty good play.

Many other courses near by.


Rates & Availability

Bethune Volusia Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Save up to 40% on short term bookings one to two weeks out!
Deposit and cleaning fee required.
If you have a budget let us know and we will try and work with you.

Home fills up quickly so you may want to book your Fall ad winter rentals now!
Weekly 795.00 to 1,400.00
Monthly 2,500.00 to 3,995.00
Nightly when available 135.00 to 200.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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