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Oceanfront on No-Drive Beach - Relax and Enjoy the Serenity

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful ground floor apartment right on the ocean. Quiet location on a 14 mile beach, but less than 75 minutes from Disney World, Sea World, and other Orlando Theme Parks. Parking close to your front door, no steps to the pool. Ideal for families with children or a relaxing holiday for those without.

Combine visits to the Theme Parks with lazy days on the beach. Spend time swimming, surfing, building sandcastles and shell collecting, or walking and wildlife watching on Canaveral National Seashore just down the beach.

If you feel more energetic hire a bike or play tennis or shuffleboard. A short drive will take you to several local golf courses or the shops and nightlife at Daytona Beach. Watch the thrill of a rocket launch from right in front of the apartment.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Liz

My husband Neville is an engineer and I'm a Chartered Accountant - both with our own businesses in the UK, so we love the chance to get away from work pressures and relax at our ocean front condo in New Smyrna Beach. Even our adult twins still want to come on vacation with us every year.

Liz purchased this condo in 2000

Why Liz chose New Smyrna Beach

When the twins were small, we had a little condo in Orlando - great for visiting Theme Parks, but not much else. One day we saw an ad for New Smyrna Beach and thought that it would be good to take the kids to the beach for the day - little knowing that we were going to fall in love with the place and end up buying here. From the moment we arrived we felt at home - the people are so friendly, you feel totally safe (crime is low here) and the beaches are amazing - white sand, beautiful shells, clean and spacious - and we knew we'd have to come back. We researched the type of properties available and decided we liked Bethune Beach best - it's at the quiet end of New Smyrna Beach, close to Canaveral National Seashore and with the ocean on one side of us and the river across the road. We chose a ground floor oceanfront condo - so the kids could run in and out to the pool (although we have subsequently also bought a 4th floor unit in the same building - the views from there are fantastic) and set out to make it our second home, but one that we'd share with other vacationers.

What makes this condo unique

When we stay here we can choose to either relax in the condo (there's plenty of books here) or by the pool; we walk on the beach and just enjoy the peace with only the sound of the waves - watching the surfers or the sea birds or looking at some of the beautiful oceanfront houses; or we go across the road and watch the dolphins feeding and the pelicans joining in. You can hire kayaks to venture out into the river - or book 'ecotours' by boat - it's a fisherman's and bird watcher's paradise out on the river.

There's a restaurant across the road (amazing sunset views from there); a bait and tackle shop for quick snacks - or a Publix a few miles down the road. Orlando is only a hour away to drive - but a lifetime away in the pace of life. Whilst the Theme Parks are only a few minutes past Orlando, we haven't visited them for years, we just can't drag ourselves away from here! Occasionally we'll go to the shopping mall at Daytona - but we're always glad to get back to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very convenient to pool and beach. Quiet, family atmosphere.
Jun 2010
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Bethune Volusia Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks; large walk in shower with grab handle
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , plus a roll out bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Baby equipment can be hired locally


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Oceanfront on No-Drive Beach - Relax and Enjoy the Serenity
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Sanford, FL

Great 3 bedroom ground floor unit right on the beach

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Very nice unit on the ground floor of this complex - great to be on the no drive portion of New Smyrna. Full kitchen allowed us to prepare our meals - didn't miss the wait times at restaurants over the holiday weekend. Plenty of room - grounds and pool are well kept and the property is gated. Great owners and local contacts were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Daytona Beach International
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
JBs Fishcamp
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
New Smyrna Beach
Car: recommended

Dolphin watching on the beach, spacecraft launches, public children's play park on the inland water with fishing jetty and if you are lucky dolphins and manatees to be seen in the summer


Rates & Availability

Bethune Volusia Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 20 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 18
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
mid season 18
Apr 21 2018 - May 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
early summer 18
May 20 2018 - Jun 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
July 4, 18
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
main summer 18
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administration fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cleaning fee includes two loads of laundry only; excess laundry will be charged for at $25 per load.
Rates are subject to change until rental agreement signed and deposit has been received
Monthly rates are 4 weekly (not calendar months)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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