|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Enjoy year-round comfortable climate with lots of sunshine, surf and ocean breeze. A short walk to sunrise over the Atlantic or sunset over the Halifax River, (Intercoastal Waterway).
Filtered soft water throughout house flows from city main though our purification system.
Livingroom is open to well equipped kitchen and dinette with 4 chairs. Sliding glass doors seperate the kitchen from Florida room, which has a drop-leaf table and 4 more chairs, queen pull-out sofa, leather chair and ottoman.
One bedroom has king bed, dresser and 2 chests of drawers, TV, dvd player. The second bedroom has queen bed, dresser, chest of drawers, desk, chair and TV.
One bath has tub with shower, the other bath has walk-in shower. Towels are furnished.
Roomy laundry & utility room features front load washer and dryer, iron,vacuum, steam mop, more.
Outdoor furniture is provided, along with 3 bicycles a utility wagon, beach umbrellas, rafts, beach towels for enjoying the outdoors and ocean.
A variety of books, games, dvd collections are provided for your enjoyment also.
Tropical gardens surround the cottage, adding to the cozy, relaxed atmosphere and privacy.
A native of Western NC, I grew up in Asheville and spent summers in Lake Lure where my parents built a summer home, which became the family hideaway for relaxation and recreation. Eventually the Lake Lure hideaway became my year-round home. In 1999,my time share week in Ormond Beach became my new hideaway which I enjoyed so much that I never exchanged for another location.
After raising four children and spending 33 years as a school teacher and counselor, I retired, but spent another 7 years working in schools part-time and currently serving as a town commissioner in Lake Lure.
In 2010 I married my husband, Bill who is retired from US Air Force and US Postal Service. Together we enjoy working in crafts and community activities. Bill is a woodworker who specializes in converting obsolete and antique post office box doors into coin banks and handgun safes. I create unique hand-braided wool rugs and demonstrate at historic landmarks and the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair. We enjoy escapes to Ormond Beach, and have furnished the cottage to provide a restful reflection of our enjoyment of seascapes and tropical plants. We personally planted and maintain palms, ornamentals, and tropical plants, beginning with a habiscus which was a Mother's Day gift and made the trip from NC in 2009! The cottage is our current hideaway, where we look forward to spending more time soon and sharing with family, friends, and guests who will enjoy and find comfort and renewal.
Mary Ann Silvey purchased this cottage in 2008
For three years I looked at condos and houses for a place where I could spend more time in Florida during my retirement years. Ormond was my choice because the climate is comfortable year-round. Cold days are rare in winter, and the ocean breeze provides relief from Summer's heat. Since my family included 'Diva', a sweet, loving Doberman Pinccher, the cottage had room, inside and out to provide privacy and allow pets to be included. The fenced back yard was a definite plus for us. We have cultivated flowering jasmine vines which have covered the fence, creating privacy for outdoor living, dining and sunning. The garage and storage shed provide ample storage for lawn furniture, bicycles, beach gear, utility wagon and even the fully decorated Christmas tree.
2015 addition: New HP printer.
2014 updates: Full service digital cable TV service, flat screen HDTV, unlimited cable internet, new roof, digital conrol for irrigation system with battery backup.
Save your drinking water money! City water passes though our purification system and results in pure, soft water throughout the cottage. Plumbing and hot water system were replaced in 2010.
A well provides irrigation for the lawn and gardens automatically. A timer controls the sprinkler system after dark, while you sleep.
Located between Flagler and Daytona Beaches, surrounded by state parks & recreation areas on the Halifax River and a short drive to ocean piers, the cottage is only a short walk to the quiet, non-commercial beach. Restaurants, shopping, theaters,art museum, library and family entertainment or nite spots are conveniently located a short drive away.
Historic St. Augustine, shopping outlets, Ponce Lighthouse, Casino Cruises, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Speedway are nearby attractions. Drive an hour
southwest of Daytona on I-4 to Orlando or Sanford Airports and central Florida attractions, including Disney, Seaworld, Universal Studios, LeggoLand and more. Jacksonville airport is 1 1/2 hours North on I-95.
The house has everything one needs to relax at the ocean. The owners even have bikes and a cart to take to the beach if so desired. The neighborhood is very nice and only 1 mile from a really nice dog park/city park with playground equipment. The beach is just a walk down the road and the river is even closer. Ormond Beach is a great place to visit and the house is perfect for a small family or two couples exploring the area.
A clean little cottage in a nice oceanside neighborhood... We even got a laugh about how detailed the owners were about labeling everything down to listing all the DVD's available in a binder... The beds were very comfortable and although the kitchen is small it is well equipped for cooking... FYI - They have an entire collection of Dean Martin Variety Hour shows on DVD - LOL... Lots of restaurant, bar and grocery store choices within a mile of the house... And of course the beach is a short walk...
We stayed a few nights over the Labor Day weekend and found the nearby beaches to be beautiful, within walking distance, and fairly quiet for the long weekend. Property was clean and was exactly as advertised. Our dogs enjoyed the fenced off backyard, and we liked being within a short drive to many great restaurants.
We stayed at this beautiful property for 2 weeks. Everything is as stated on the website. Very close to the river, quite neighborhood. We saw some very beautiful sunsets just around the curve from the house. You will not be disappointed if you book this home, nice fenced yard for the puppies too. Thank you Mary Ann for a great 2 weeks.
We were so happy here. Ormond-by-the-sea is an area that is central to all the fun places yet far enough away to feel private. This home was fully appointed with many personal touches to make your stay absolutely perfect. The fenced in back yard was perfect for my dogs and the neighborhood is nice and safe for walking. The description of home was perfectly accurate. It was clean and comfortable. The owner answered an inquiry I had right away. I would absolutely recommend the property to my friends and family and I would definitely rent again.
We have visited Florida many times over the last 25 years, but never experienced the comfort, peaceful, and quiet neighborhood we stayed at here in MaryAnn's home. As u get older I guess all the noise and congestion from being in a cramped hotel gets to u, this place has spoiled us in one week. We would really like to come back here real soon, even if it is just to relax. The pictures shown of the place are super, but it is even more beautiful being here. Everything was right here at our fingertips, and we needed for nothing. The home is very private and the fenced in backyard was amazing for just sitting out and reading and drinking your coffee. The neighbors on both side were so sweet, one of them helped my husband move his little trailer that he pulled down. The other neighbor had a camper for sale and when our friends came over and he took all of us to look at it, I loved it but I told my husband, I would much rather rent from MaryAnn instead of having the camper. The home was in walking distance to the intercoastal waterway 1 block and 2 1/2 blocked to ocean but with my back and spine issues, I drove up and parked right at the beach and spent the day. If MaryAnn will have us again, I surely will book with her again. My husband loved the enclosed garage so he could keep his motorcycle inside and not have to worry about it. The big standup shower off from the Florida room was awesome, I had to throw that in here! I really can't say enough about this home, except if u r looking to rent, this is the place! Thanks again, MaryAnn
Two State Parks nearby with multiple public parks and recreation areas on Halifax River and Oceanside.
Drive-on-beach access in Ormond to Daytona is 5 miles south.
Ocean pier on Flagler Beach is 10 miles north.
Historic St Augustine and shopping outlets are 40-50 miles north
Daytona Beach and Speedway are 10-15 miles south. Art Museum 5 miles south.
Orlando Airport and Disney, Seaword, LeggoLand, and Universal theme parks are approximately 1- 1 1/2 hour drive on I-4 southwest.
Jacksonville Airport is about 75 miles north.
Notebook and brochures of a variety of area attractions and activities is provided.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest|
|1-time pro cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
Winter months usually are booked a year in advance.
Please call to discuss any questions or concerns about fees or terms. 828-625-9360. Flexible arrangements can be made for payment. Initial deposit to reserve property is not refundable unless cancellation allows time to rent the time you reserved to another guest. Owner prefers payments by personal or bank check, but also accepts booking by credit card or Paypal payments. Payments on website also offer travel cancellation insurance and damage insurance to travelers.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.