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bonus bedroom, 2.5 baths plus extra shower. Airy breezeway, a perfect getaway
There is a bonus bedroom in a private area in the part of the house that is separated by the breezeway. It has its own powder room and is wonderful for your visitors.The upstairs master bedroom boasts beautiful glass and wood sliding closet doors, Saatva organic mattress, antique furnishings and TV with ROKU . Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds. It has a shared bathroom separated by a pocket door.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We do not have safety gates. 3rd bdrm separated We do not have safety gates. 3rd bdrm separated
Pets allowed - 1 well behaved dog only. No cats or other animal 1 well behaved dog only. No cats or other animal
No parties/events - We do not allow underage partying of any kind We do not allow underage partying of any kind
No smoking - any device that blows smoke is not allowedany device that blows smoke is not allowed
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 28 - this is a strict policythis is a strict policy
- NO loud parties. Don't leave bikes outside when not in use. Put trash and recycling out on Sat./Sun night unless other arrangements are made.
- Absolutely no renters under the age of 21 without the rental contract signer meeting minimum age requirement
- If you are bringing a dog, Pet Addendum must be completed within 1 week of booking. MUST pick up poop in yard or neighborhood every time!
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
About Helene Miller
Hello travelers! We found our property on Capri Drive in 2001 when it was only a sandy road. There are cousins that live all around us and that is how we learned about it. We spent most of our lives together in Springfield, PA where Charlie was a sporting goods store owner supplying the surrounding public and private schools, swim teams, club sports, etc with sports uniforms, equipment, shoes and everything in between. He made a dramatic career change in 2009 and went back to his alma mater Villanova University to become an English and Social Studies teacher. We moved to our cottage by the sea for a while where he taught high school in Flagler County but we were missing our 4 children and 15 grandchildren back in the Philadelphia area. So back we came where Charlie is now teaching in an urban school. We live in the West Powelton section of the city and love the urban life. I was a Jazzercise instructor for 25 glorious years until I went to a full time job while Charlie was back in school as well as being a full time mom, grandmom and caregiver for my own mother. Need I say more? I work part time also in the Philadelphia School District as an assistant in the younger grade classrooms and love it. We always miss our cottage by the sea when we are not there but are thrilled to share it with others and delight in hearing about your own experiences there if you like to share.
Helene Miller purchased this House in 2012
Why Helene Miller chose Avalon by the Sea
We simply love Ormond by the Sea and, in fact, our little subdivision of 3 streets (Capri, Avalon and Via Madrid) is actually called Avalon by the Sea. It is peaceful and lovely there, a simple beach life not sullied by loud bars and boardwalk noises. Our home is positioned 300 yards from the ocean and 200 yards from the river and, in the quiet evenings, you can hear the ocean crashing onto the shore as you sit and relax in the breezeway. We named our home Somewhere Beyond the Sea because my mother just loved Bobby Darin and that was one of his signature songs. I just love having family within walking distance of us and, when we vacation there, we spend a lot of time together.
What makes this House unique
Our area is not crowded. It is an "Old Florida" feel-laid back, lots of open area with many areas designated as state lands and therefore cannot be built upon. We have a thriving community of activists who assist during the annual sea turtle migrations. The house is approximately 1.5 hours from Disney World and other Orlando attractions. Daytona Beach and the famous Speedway is a 15-20 minute drive, St. Augustine and New Smyrna Beach are both about 40 minutes drive (in opposite directions!). You can walk to the Lagerhead Restaurant at the top of the road for nightly music, happy hour, lunch, dinner and weekend breakfasts. The new Tanger shopping mall is opened in Daytona Beach right off of I-95. We designed our home to truly be a beach house. You will get that feeling as soon as you walk in. The house inspires relaxation and fun! The house has colored cement floors except for the master bedroom which has a high end wood tone laminate. Inside the showers is also a rustic cement. We simply love the breezeway and spend a lot of time there eating, relaxing, reading, etc. There is even a shower in the breezeway perfect for rinsing off after coming in from the beach. We call it the "inside-outside shower" :-) We love to cook and we have stocked the kitchen with that in mind. Whether you cook, grill on the propane/charcoal grill out back, order pizza or eat out, you will find everything you need in the kitchen.