Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Beach House with new sparkling private pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,448 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1448 sq.ft.,garage, full size washer and dryer, central air.

Bright and cheery beach and pool home, only a short walk to one of the most pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. This is a particularly family-friendly stretch of beach; no cars are allowed. Newly sodded and landscaped property, fenced in private back yard featuring a large pool and hot tub. Stylishly appointed Living room under a cathedral ceiling features a handsome fireplace and finely tuned Yamaha piano. Sliding doors lead to a spacious and comfortable Florida room. The eat in kitchen is bright and cheery and fully equipped . There are two bedrooms with queen sized beds, and two full baths. The single car garage holds two bikes, 2 sets of golf clubs, 4 beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and a pull cart. There is plenty of room in the driveway for guests' cars, and even room to park your boat. Outdoor gas grill, bed linens, bath and beach towels, hair dryers, iron and board all included.

More Details

Ruth A Edwards
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Ruth A Edwards

I grew up in a northern suburb of Philadelphia. I work in a small hospital in Philadelphia as an Operating room nurse. I have three grown children,a handsome 4 year old grandson and a grandaughter on the way! In April 2015 my fiance Tom and I will be getting married. I vacationed in New Smyrna Beach as a teenager and young adult.

Ruth A Edwards purchased this house in 2014

Why Ruth A Edwards chose Florida Central East

A native of Pennsylvania, I enjoyed living in New Smyrna Beach for 8 1/2 years while my children were growing up. I relocated to Pennsylvania 10 years ago to be near my aging parents, but frequently return to re-experience the charm of New Smyrna. While in Pennsylvania I met Tom, now my fiance, who became as enchanted as I with this fabulous island paradise. (New Smyrna Beach is one of the barrier islands of Florida's Atlantic coast.) We bought this cottage as our future retirement home. For now, we're happy to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

Escape the cold harsh winter; make your getaway to this tropical barrier island on Florida's Atlantic coast. Soak in the relaxed, laid back atmosphere for which this Southern artist community is famous. Take long, leisurely walks on the beach in the morning, swim laps in your private pool in the afternoon, ride bikes through the quiet neighborhood, and relax and enjoy a cocktail in your private hot tub in the evening. Grill dinner on the gas grill out back, or enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants this town has to offer. Explore New Smyrna's legendary night life. There are so many options available.

Are you a piano player? We have a Yamaha upright piano for your enjoyment. Are you a golfer? Try one of New Smyrna's three golf courses. You might care to visit the charming shops on Flagler Avenue, or rent a motor scooter to explore the island, or try your luck at one of the tables on the Victory Casino Cruise ship. The possibilities are endless. One word of warning: you may never want to leave.


New Smyrna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1448 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , double sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Back bedroom - 1 queen , Rocker
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Double air mattress available for an occasional visitor. (Maximum of 5 people total.)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming Beach House with new sparkling private pool!
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Augusta, Georgia

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed having the pool, it was nice to come home to after a long day on the beach. The use of the beach buggy made our short walk to the beach very easy. The beach is very clean and family friendly. We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back next year. Thank you for sharing it with us! - The Metts Family.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Ontario, Canada

Great proximity to beach, nice house

  • 4 of 5

Ruth was incredibly prompt and professional in all of our dealings with her. The booking was quick and easy, and the house was an easy 45 minute drive from the Sanford airport.

The house was clean and had lots of amenities you would not get in a condo or timeshare, such as kitchen sundries, board games, books, and laundry detergent. The only thing lacking were some dishrags (which must have just been an oversight), and the seat on one of the bikes had disintegrated, so we weren't able to go out for bike rides together. The TV was a bit outdated, but we didn't turn it on once, so it was no problem!

Unfortunately, the pool and hot tub would not heat for us, so we could not use them for the first 3 days of our trip. I mistakenly emailed the owner at the VRBO email address, rather than calling her cell phone, which delayed us getting a response. As it turned out, the gas had been shut off after the previous renters closed their account for the gas hook-up. Once this was figured out and the gas company came, we were able to enjoy a BBQ our last night in the pool and hot tub. It was absolutely fantastic. I should mention that Ruth gave us a discount for the inconvenience, which was appreciated.

I would stay here again, and would recommend to others. The price was not exorbitant, and Ruth was friendly and easy to deal with. I would come to New Smyrna Beach again any time we are seeking a quiet, warm and sunny destination!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wow, an amazing home!

  • 4 of 5

We had such a nice time at Miss Ruth's home. It was beautiful and the backyard with pool and spa was amazing. The beach was a quick 5 minute walk and was not crowded at all. I think we have found a gem on the East coast of Florida. I am already trying to convince my husband to let us go back in June since our trip was cut short by the hurricane. Thank you Ruth for opening up your home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I"s so glad you had a nice time! We love our pool and spa in the back yard too, and the beach never seems crowded here! I look forward to your return visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this house and it was everything promised! The house was very clean, inviting and pleasant, the perfect home away from home. My children loved the pool and we loved how close the house is to the beach. The pictures shown online are very accurate. We would definitely return if we are in the area again. The beach was not crowded and the sand was like powder! Again the amenities were wonderful, the kitchen was beyond well equipped, you could cook anything. Having access to a full size washer/dryer was so nice during a trip as well. I can't say enough nice things about this place. Truly a tropical oasis!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Connie for your wonderful review, I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! I look forward to hearing from you for next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Atlanta Georgia

Stay at Silver Sands

  • 4 of 5

Ruth we have really enjoyed your NSB home. It is very cozy and clean Pool is beautiful and it is an overall treasure. We have found some great restaurants and are talking about when

we can return. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and my beach home! We find our beach home to be a treasure, in an interesting town, with great little shops and wonderful restaurants. Looking forward to your return visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
St. Augustine, FL

Great owner! Clean, cozy house with great location and backyard oasis!

  • 5 of 5

First off- Ruth, the owner, was a pleasure. She was very accommodating and made the booking process extremely easy and convenient for out last minute trip.

The house and lawn were recently updated and look great. It was clean, cozy, and comfortable with everything you'll need during your stay. (washer/dryer, grill, pool floats, chairs, beach toys, you name it!) I was pleasantly surprised that all of the bedding, linens, dishes/flatware, bathrooms etc. were all squeaky clean. Nothing puts a damper on your excitement like walking into a house where things don't look well kept- not to worry here!

The brand new pool, spa, and tropical backyard were superb! There's nothing quite like waking up and stumbling out into your gorgeous private backyard with a cocktail. (Don't judge me! This IS vacation after all! :-P ) The accent lighting was also a nice perk for night time swims. The included Yamaha upright piano was a HUGE bonus for me and really added to the trip- I loved playing and relaxing during our downtime (What good is a vacation without a couple storms? This is Florida!)

Location was great with grocery shopping no more than two minutes down A1A. The beach just two blocks away with plenty of parking available. Head north on A1A ten minutes and there are tons of restaurants to choose from, (The Mexican place on the corner is really good by the way) head south ten minutes and you have scenic hiking and pristine uninhabited beaches at Canaveral National Seashore and Turtle Mound. Green dunes and windswept terrain as far as the eye can see. Awesome!

The overall stay was great and would highly recommend it! A couple things worth noting (but this is really nit-picky, so take with a grain of salt). We got there around 10pm the day of check-in so we wanted to get the pool and spa going for the next day- not knowing how long it would take to heat. The pool/spa instructions can be a bit confusing and we thought we were doing something wrong as we could not get the spa to start warming. Fortunately the pool guy happened to clean the pool the next day and figured out the heater had to be activated on the side of the house before it would start heating. As it turns out the spa doesn't take long at all to heat and we were doing it correctly- just has to be turned on!

Super small detail here since when weather permits, you won't be watching much TV- but if nasty weather creeps up it would be nice to have a flatscreen TV to plug in a Roku/AppleTV/Chromecast.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Taylor, for your super detailed and wonderful review. I appreciate your kind words. I try very hard to be accommodating to my guests as they are like family and friends to me. We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and beach town, we love love it too! Thank you for your suggestion, I will definitely look into getting a flat screen TV for next year! We look forward to having you as a returning guest!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
24.7 Miles
Daytona Beach International airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Chases Beach front bar and resturant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
New Smyrna Municipal Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.1 Miles
Route 44
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mi Mexico
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: necessary

Daytona International Speedway only 30 minutes away.

Disney World, Epcot, Universal, Sea World 90 minutes southwest.

St. Augustine 90 minutes north.

Blue Springs State Park- 60 minutes- manatee winter here in the crystal clear springs just off the St. John's river.


Rates & Availability

New Smyrna Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
winter months (3 mos.)
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

Swimming at your own risk. Children MUST be supervised at ALL TIMES due to pool in back yard .
Additional costs: Natural Gas Account must be placed in Guest's name for the duration of your stay if staying one month or longer. Florida Public Utilities charges $23.00 plus about $0.37/day customer service charge, plus for amt of gas you use. Natural gas supplies only the gas grill, pool, Spa/hot tub.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties