About the property
- Cottage1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage surrounded by tropical gardens
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.
Mary Ann Silvey
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Mary Ann Silvey
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
Why Mary Ann Silvey chose Ormond-by-the-Sea
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
2016 New custom built wooden gates replaced the chain link ones, and keep pets more secure in back yard. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay!
We really enjoyed our winter vacation here. Everything we needed was here and we were quite comfortable during our stay! Mary Ann was wonderful about keeping me up to date about our rental and wanting to know if there was anything we needed. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
I would welcome you back! Sharing my “hideaway” with others has been a pleasure and made friends from near and far. I value your review, as I keep a “to do” list to make improvements.
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We had terrible experience Case #13194748
We had a terrible experience we opened a case with HomeAway! Please make sure you walk in and check the appliances, smell the bedding, and check the bathrooms because when you walk-in it looks clean and organized but when you start to try to use things it’s that you realize that is dirty. Also, don’t leave without calling HomeAway customer Service and/or the owner because you will not get a refund even when you provide pictures to support your complaint. The microwave, the toaster, the range, the oven, the plate mats…. were all dirty. The bathroom was also dirty and we didn’t unpack the bathroom stuff because the cabinets were old rusty and dirty. The bedding and furniture didn’t smell pleasant either. We have used HomeAway before and this is the first time we have this experience.
After more than five years of all very positive reviews and many repeat guests, I was in shock and disbelief when these guests left without notice after 3 days of their 4 night reservation and asked for a refund!
They had not responded to their check-in welcome, and there was no complaint or communication at all from them during the three days they occupied the house. On the 3rd day, they sent a message saying they had found an available cabin on the beach, had moved there, and asked for a refund for 2 nights and cleaning fee.
They said a video was taken before they left (not when they arrived),which could be sent to show me the house was "very dirty". Further communication was vague and not very clear regarding problem details. There was no opportunity for housekeeper to go act on their complaint before they left, and they said perhaps she was not honest!
I have a strict policy of "no refunds" and a 3 night minimum clearly stated on website and rental agreement.
However, in order to be fair, I decided to not act hastily, look into the situation further and told them I would get back to them.
I spoke with the housekeeper, a customer service person at Homeaway and a friend who operates a B & B and rents cabins for their experienced input.
I then waited until my next guests arrived on December 26. They checked in and did a walk through inspection, as requested in check-in information. They sent a very positive message and reported no problems or questions.
Having taken time to consider all the circumstances, I felt confident in letting them know that I had decided a refund was not justified.
I now understand the importance of rating travelers, as well as property reviews. These ratings can help homeowners to avoid unpleasant situations and scams. In addition good ratings can give assurance and promote good matches.
Walking distance from the beach.
Very nice and quiet area. Peaceful.
It's perfect located close to everything and still allows you a sense of privacy and serenity.
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Like Being at Home
When you go on vacation there is that fine line of packing way too much to packing too little. For me it is not a vacation if I can't do things with my hands, some type of craft, etc. But doing a craft at home and doing a craft somewhere else can almost cause stress for me. I mean, what if I forget to pack something. But, perhaps my favorite thing about going to this house is it was "like being at home."
I needed reading glasses, which I don't usually wear, but there they were in a glass bowl waiting for me to put them on. "Boy, I wish I had a little school glue!" And there it is in the laundry room! "If I had a piece of tape to hold the corner of this paper down." And there it is, in that glass bowl!
But it was more like home than that! The beds were comfortable! There was some type of breeze in the house no matter where we were as long as we had a ceiling fan on. Sometimes it's not about how cool it is in the house but the air moving that is more important to us.
We were allowed to take our dogs and one of my dogs seemed extremely happy to be there. Not sure what that was about but it was good to see. I was able to just open the back door and let them out into the securely fenced in yard. (They are 12 and 14 pounds.)
We were close enough to the beach to walk and enjoyed the beach breeze every day. The week we were there the weather was beautiful!
A few times I walked through the neighborhood with one of my dogs. The neighbors seem very friendly and I even met a few furry friends while out.
The flowers there are also beautiful! There was one day that I went out and picked several varieties of flowers and made a lovely arrangement. I wish I could upload at picture of it on this review.
We usually go to Ormond once a year and this house has been one of our favorites. I recommend it to any family that has between 2-4 members. I promise you, you will enjoy your stay.
48 Camellia Dr Ormond Beach Vacation Home
This is a wonderfully comfortable 2 bedroom house, with everything in it that you could possibly want for a vacation, including bicycles and beach gear and if it's not there, Mary Anne the owner will get it for you! On a quiet friendly street close to the beach and a lovely garden as well, which our dog really enjoyed! The perfect place to come and relax and spend time on the beach.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Winter months usually are booked a year in advance. Please call to discuss any questions or concerns about fees or terms. 828-243-3787. 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. Payments on website also offer travel cancellation insurance and damage insurance options.