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Beautiful Waterfront 60 Acre Country Ranch, St. John's River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, Sleeps 8 to 10, 3 story 15 year old ranch home

The ranch is a beautiful, 3 story, 3 bedroom , 2 bath home in the middle of 60 beautiful acres. Located on a large lake connecting to the St. John's River with total seclusion and privacy. This is a one of a kind vacation with all the comforts and still within 35 minutes of Daytona and New Smyrna Beaches and one hour from Orlando. Other attractions are Two Springs (20 minute drive), great restaurants, golf, snorkeling, boat rentals, fishing , scuba diving, hiking and great fishing and boating. all located near historic Deland. We also have added wireless high speed internet and a new 55 inch Sony High Definition TV with its own Movie room for evening entertainment with DVD . We also have a screened in pool with hot tub. The ranch also has a dock and boat ramp on Lake Beresford . There are springs just 4 miles down the river to visit by boat where you can picnic swim or snorkel. By boat there are miles of beautiful river and tributaries to explore or relax on the wraparound porch. The Ranch is perfect for weddings of any size, or family functions, reunions, or business events, with unlimited parking. There is a downstairs room als that can be used to set up food, dance etc. there is no other property that compares in the area.

Weddings and family gatherings: no other property in the area offers the expansive property and privacy for the perfect country wedding or family gathering.

More Details

Roy Zimmer
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


DeLand House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 1 loft sleeping area
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 kings, 2 queens and , 2 fulls. Pool, hot tub, dock, swings, boat ramp and pond. The ranch also has a 55 inch large screen high Definition TV with its own movie room for evening entertainment with seating for 6


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Beautiful Waterfront 60 Acre Country Ranch, St. John's River
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

A Touch of Old Florida

  • 5 of 5

Located on Lake Beresford, the property is just a few miles from both Deland and Orange City. Both towns have every amenity you might need. The property, however, is expansive and you will never feel the intrusion of anyone else (alright, maybe a few cows in the pasture and Oscar, the alligator in the pond). From the main road, you'll go down a lengthy lane to get to the house which seems to be two houses joined at the hip. You have exclusive use of the residence and pool. The home is spacious and has everything you might need. There is a large wrap-around deck at the second floor level to enjoy light breezes. To be candid, the home is not new and modern, and it is not rustic. The décor is rather dated but it does have everything a larger group might want... including privacy.

We were a family of two grandparents, two kids, and three grand-children. All of our needs were met. The owners met us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the property. They were available when we departed. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views of lake

  • 3 of 5

Great location for what we had planned. Enjoyed the porch and views.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't praise it enough

  • 5 of 5

They guys had a wonderful trip. They were out on a skydiving training trip. Hosts were super friendly and very helpful. Beautiful house in a wonderful location. Home from home. Fast WiFi. Had everything they needed for a really relaxing stay. I was a bit nervous as I've never rented through a site like this before but it all went so smoothly. We will definitely book again when they guys go back to the USA to train. Thank you from Volosity The British Freestyle Skydiving Team.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zanesville, Ohio

Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My family, 3 adults and 2 teenagers stayed for a week in late July. And, found it to be very quiet and extremely relaxing. The owners were extremely easy to work with and very welcoming. The property was exactly as it was shown and described. The house was clean and stocked very well with many extras that most places do not supply. The weather was extremely hot and humid. But the dual central air conditioning units kept the house wonderfully cool. One of my favorite part of the house was that the bedrooms were separated nicely so they all were perfectly quiet. The movie room had a big screen tv but, it was 3D and there were no glasses or movies. So, we were unable to utilize it. The teenagers were completely engrossed with their phones so, it was not a problem at all. The wrap around porch was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the piece and quiet. The ceiling fan made sitting outside during the evening perfect and there were no annoying bugs at all. The house was convenient to all shopping and Daytona Beach was a 25 minute drive. Overall, I would highly recommend this property to families of any size. And, if we vacation in that area again I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been staying here for 5yrs and wish we would have found it along time ago...The owners are excellent to work with..the place is my home away from home very peaceful amd pleasant. .we are here from first of March till mid month. ..

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington NC

What a slice of Heaven in Fla

  • 5 of 5

The family decided to make a new tradition and have Thanksgiving in Fla. We chose this place based on it's closeness to everything we had planned. The house and surrounding acres are great and you can drive to anything you want to do. It had all the room and comfort one could want. We visited Disney for a day and I pulled the boat down for some fishing on the lake. All the Manatees were a pleasant surprise with a mother and baby coming within 20 feet of the boat and checking us out. Deland was a great place to eat and restock on the groceries. Daytona was a short drive for some great seafood. For large family gatherings it was perfect.

It was everything the ad said it was and more. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Deland, fla.
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Deland, Fla
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Lakes, colleges, golf, boating , swimming , diving, skydiving , fishing, natural setting with 1,100 feet on the water.

Pool, Hot tub, Weddings, family gatherings. Company picknics, ranch,

the most private setting you can find in Central Florida.

Other Activities: Sky Diving


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $150

$1100-$1600/week, depending on season and in party
Higher rates for holidays and special events
Discounts for 2 or more weeks and discounts for 3 or less in your party

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.