About Leonard McNeese
My spouse and I are retired and live at Sunrise where we have owned three condos for the past 22 years. We enjoy Sunrise and believe you will also. We rent our own condos to ensure they are clean, in good condition, well furnished and managed in a guest-friendly manner. During your stay, we welcome your questions and will address your concerns personally. Thank you for your interest in the Redmon Condo at Sunrise. We are dedicated to ensuring that your vacation will be an enjoyable and memorable one and that you will want to return for another visit. We would like to have you stay in our condo and look forward to hearing from you. You can reach us at 386-424-0912, via cell phone at 865-310-6794, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Leonard McNeese purchased this Condo in 1993
Why Leonard McNeese chose New Smyrna Beach
This condo has many upscale features that are uncommon in rental condos including new cabinets and granite countertops, crown molding and baseboards, highest quality sliding glass doors and windows, and excellent amenities. Located on the no-drive beach which has been voted the “Best Beach of Florida” for the past five years by Orlando Sentinel readers. This is the closest beach to Orlando and all Central Florida attractions. In addition, Motor Boating, one of America’s most influential boating magazines, featured a glowing two-page text and photo spread on New Smyrna Beach. Our friendly community is described as “laid back,” “about as good as it gets,” “low key and mellow,” “a small town with its own special qualities,” “seductive” and “an undiscovered paradise.” Smarter Travel recently rated New Smyrna Beach as one of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida. National Geographic rated New Smyrna Beach as one of the World’s 20 best surf towns. With 13 miles of beach, 300 surfable days a year, warm water, and great fishing. New Smyrna Beach is the laid-back center of high-performance surfing. It is famous for its consistency and its steep, wedging waves that break near Ponce Inlet which offer perfect ramps for aspiring East Coast professionals and hot local talent to do all manner of trickery. If you feel like getting schooled by some of the best surfers on the East Coast, head down to the inlet when a northeast swell is tearing in off the Atlantic, crack open a beverage, and watch the local guys soar above the lips of waves. New Smyrna Beach was featured in a major metropolitan news outlet. Jimmy Jacobs, who writes for the Atlanta-based Examiner.com, posted a review of his kayaking adventure and overnight visit in New Smyrna Beach. More than just a paddling review, Jimmy's write-up is a mini-travelogue. To quote him, "whether you are kayaking or not, the New Smyrna Beach area has activities and amenities to satisfy all your travel whims."
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This condo had it all. It was fully equipped with all you needed from the kitchen, to the items to take on the beach. The view was stunning, and so relaxing. We were there to get away from the everyday schedule and the clock. And we did just that. This condo was beautiful, with nice update furniture (which was very comfortable) to the light airy feel when you enter. You have a full view of the beach. While we were there, we saw storms going and coming. It was a beautiful scenery. We hated to leave. The only thing that was not that good were the beds had firm mattresses. But that was all.
Wonderful Oceanfront Condo
The Redmon condo was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed. The oceanfront view fantastic. We enjoyed the beach and the pool. The condo was equipped with beach chairs, umbrella etc. The beach towels and extra beach totes were much appreciated as we flew in. The owners, Gene and Barb were very gracious and accommodating.
It really doesn't get any better than this!
I've been vacationing in New Smyrna Beach literally my entire life, making multiple trips on a yearly basis. I've stayed in a host of beachfront properties, including various condos and a house. New Smyrna Beach is my life-long home away from home, so I speak with a good deal of experience. First of all, Sunrise Condo is located on the non-driving portion of New Smyrna Beach, and what a difference that makes! Congestion on the beach is greatly reduced on this portion of the island, and it's just a generally cleaner, more exclusive, and more relaxing area.
As for Sunrise Condo itself, I'd say that this property has few rivals in New Smyrna Beach. It's a beautiful building on a beautiful property, all well maintained. The pool area was spacious and close to the beach, and the beach access was well maintained and convenient.
The photographs of this particular room accurately speak for themselves. This was the most immaculate condo I've ever had the pleasure of inhabiting. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious, comfortable and accommodating, and the kitchen was exceptionally well stocked. The furnishings and decor throughout the condo are comfortable and inviting, and what a view of the ocean! The pictures don't do the view justice, which is always an important criteria for my vacations! A nice bonus was the custom turtle glass windows that eliminate the need for night coverage due to turtle protection laws.
Finally, Gene and Barbara, the condo owners, are some of the nicest and most considerate people you will meet. They truly get the concept of southern hospitality! Gene made rental arrangements simple and painless, and was prompt and thorough in all communications. Gene greeted us when we arrived and walked us through the condo, showing us everything that we needed to know, going above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied. It's refreshing to deal with actual property owners who live in the same building, instead of outsourced property management.
My conclusion should be obvious at this point, but I'll still say it. I can't highly enough recommend this property. I can't muster a single complaint or issue that I encountered, although I'm confident that Gene would have addressed any issues or concerns that may have arisen. If you're looking for the ultimate life escape vacation destination, look no further!
STOP>>> Look no further because it is as beautiful in person as it is in the photos!
It is my pleasure to right this review for this beautiful condo. You might be like me not sure if should respond, because of all the scams that you hear about over the internet, but rest assure you have selected the right location. The reservation process was simple, the owners got right back with us with approval, they kept in contact and responded to all of our questions for a smooth transaction. Our final payment went through our credit union that we had to do a special check before processing the balance to make sure everything was creditable and they approved our balance payment with no hesitation. Which meant that they have a good record and this was not a scam. We were there, checked out and have already received our full deposit refund. So, if it's available don't hesitate my family and I was glad we didn't!
We had the pleasure of being there for 4 nights last month and the view is to die for! We were greeted by the owners when we arrived and when we went into the condo it was as beautiful in person as it was on the site. You can see the beach from the master bedroom, the living room/dining room/kitchen/balcony, they had a office area that had the view of the beach as well and I was able to work and not miss out on seeing my family at the beach. Wifi and cable was available... washer/dryer, the rooms were large and spacious, nice walk in closet for storing your items away, they had the chairs w/cart that we could take down to the beach area, it was just a wonderful experience.
The condo was cleaned and well organized. If you like to cook, you will be in heaven, because they have EVERYTHING you can think of to prepare a wonderful meal for your family! The only thing you need to bring is the food items, because you have all new appliances, toaster oven, coffee pot (small appliances needed) all of the kitchen items, plates, cooking utensils, serving dishes/bowls, pots/pans, baking pans. etc. you think of it they had it, it made preparing a meal on vacation alot of fun!
So, I close by saying when you leave the condo, remember to leave it in the condition that we did. So, that when we come back next year, we will enjoy our stay again. Special Thanks to the owners!
The Mitchell and Guyton Family
This was our first time renting at Sunrise condos...we come to NSB every year for a week or more...
People we met were Wonderful, very sweet and social. If you have small children or babies note there is NO UMBRELLA nor are you allowed to bring any.....so you basically bake in the sun...
I would recommend that photos of anyone's unit that have not been updated , please do so before placing them on HOMEAWAY, because when we arrived our condo Did NOT look like their pictures.
Overall, our stay was very nice and we would come back.
We are pleased Cheryl had a very nice stay and would come back. After staying in our condo for a week, Cheryl wanted to stay five additional days. Our condo was not available and she moved to another condo at Sunrise.
We are puzzled by two comments in Cheryl’s review.
Our HOMEAWAY pictures were taken during late December 2015 by a professional photographer and nothing has changed in our condo since that time. The second condo to which Cheryl moved has not been updated and does not look like our condo. It appears her comments refer to the second condo which I do not own. Condos at Sunrise are individually owned and their condition varies widely.
We provide an umbrella, beach chairs, chaises, boogie boards, and a wide assortment of other beach toys for our guests as well as a wagon for transporting items to the beach. Our guests often bring other beach items including tents and additional umbrellas which they can use on the beach as desired. We do not know what is provided in the second condo to which Cheryl moved.
Excellent Home on the Beach!
We've been visiting New Smyrna Beach for the past 5 years and couldn't have picked a cleaner and more beautiful condo. Everything that we could ever need (and then some) was available at our finger tips. It was very comfortable with many upgrades. It was great to have Gene and Barbara just downstairs to give us great tips on where to eat while vacationing. The condo was also equipped with some beach chairs, beach toys and towels! The ocean front view is amazing with 3 turtle nests right outside the condo! Our family of 6 slept wonderfully and we are especially fond of the sleeper sofa! Just the sleeper sofa would bring us back! I would highly recommend their place for sure! Thanks for the great vacation and deluxe accommodations!
Since ancient times, the New Smyrna Beach (NSB) barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened animals find refuge here, including sea turtles who nest on its shore. Like Indians and early settlers, you too can find tranquility. Swim in the ocean, fish in the lagoon, stroll down a wooded trail. Or reflect on the longest expanse of pristine shore in Florida. Some things to do:
Walk the beach: A tender breeze ruffles sea oats and beach grass on dunes as it slips down to a wide golden beach stretching beneath a shimmering, yellow sun that sits in a scrubbed blue sky. There is no better place than the 13 miles of pristine sands for soaking in invigorating sun rays or building a miniature medieval country of sand castles. NSB was voted Best Beach by Orlando Sentinel readers on multiple occasions and for the past five consecutive years!
Ride a bike: Miles of wide, hard-packed-sand beach are ideal for an easy sightseeing bike ride or an early morning look for shells washed ashore the previous night.
Go surf fishing or fish Mosquito Lagoon: Shallow waters just off the beach are ideal for catching pompano, red fish, whiting, blue fish, and an occasional flounder. NSB is the red fish capitol of the world. Boat rentals, charters and expert guide services make fishing easy, and these resources are almost as plentiful as the fish themselves.
Explore Canaveral National Seashore is a barrier island park and recreational playground with 24 miles of undeveloped wide beaches and lagoons, the longest stretch on the east coast of Florida. Mosquito Lagoon, comprising over two-thirds of the park, is designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is part of the 155-mile long Indian River Lagoon, which is the most diverse and productive estuary in North America. Mosquito Lagoon supports nationally-recognized commercial and recreational fisheries for finfish, clams, oysters, blue crabs and shrimp.
Watch a turtle burrowing, a manatee swimming or a porpoise playing: Sea turtles build about 5000 nests annually from April to September. About 50 days later turtle hatchlings emerge from eggs and make a perilous journey over the beach to the surf. Manatees or "sea-cows" love the rivers and lagoons and can be seen lazing along the water surface. Right whales and porpoises swim just off the beach and porpoises play in the Intercoastal Waterway.
Bird watching: From osprey to white-faced ibis, bird lovers have a very special treat including the early spring mating ritual of resident Florida Sandhill Cranes. See pelicans soaring and diving for fish, and egrets, gulls, sandpipers, and terns on the beach. Visit Black Point Wildlife Drive, a six-mile self-guided scenic drive that winds through pine flatwoods and impounded marsh and provides excellent views of many species of wildlife including bald eagles, anhinga, storks, and many other unusual birds as well as many alligators. Large numbers of waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds can be seen during the spring and fall migration periods and winter. This estuary is the most biologically diverse ecosystem in North America with over 400 species of birds alone!
Visit Turtle Mound: Located along Mosquito Lagoon, this archeological site, built by Native Americans between 800 AD and 1400 AD, consists of 1.5 million bushels of oyster shells. Rising 35 feet above surrounding landscape, it provides a panoramic view for miles and is favored for watching migrating hawks and oceanic birds.
Visit Eldora House: Built in the 19th century, Eldora House was a major stop-over for shippers and travelers in the riverboat community of Eldora. Located on a barrier island once occupied by Indians, as evidenced by numerous oyster and clam-shell mounds still dotting the landscape. Eldora House was one of the first large houses and was later Eldora Hotel, an overnight resting place for travelers on steamboat paddle-wheelers. One of the last original homes "State House" or "Eldora House," was renovated to become Eldora History Museum.
Fall in love with the arts! NSB is home to world-renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, a tranquil seminary for artists worldwide that hosts a wide variety of events. Every 1st Saturday is Gallery Walk on historic downtown Canal Street. Enjoy the work of over 100 artists. Every 4th Saturday is Art Walk on Flagler Avenue. Stroll from the river to the ocean while enjoying wine, music and art!
Kayak or paddleboard marshlands or beach surf or go boating on the Indian River: Silently and gracefully skimming on peaceful water in a kayak or on a paddleboard is a local pastime. Watch manatees up close at water level and see a variety of waterfowl and wildlife. From secluded lagoons and estuaries to the ocean, kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating adventures await.
Surfing: National Geographic rated NSB as one of the World’s 20 best surf towns. With 13 miles of beach, 300 surfable days a year and warm water, NSB is center of high performance surfing.