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Harbour House-on the Halifax River - Summer Specials Starting from $250/Night!

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Enjoy this completely renovated historic home with all the modern conveniences.

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Last updated: 08/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Great for large groups, weddings or events! Harbour House has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main house with a separate apartment/bridal suite on the top floor. The apartment includes one additional bedroom, a full bathroom, TV room, laundry room and a full kitchen, giving the home a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This home sleeps up to 16 people and can host up to 80 people for weddings and events. The cost to use the home as a venue is $1,500 and includes a 2 night stay and full use of the property and bridal suite. The cost to use the home as a vacation rental is based on our normal seasonal rates.

Built in 1894, Harbour House is one of the four original homes on county record in historic Daytona Beach. The Scottish family that originally built the home, carved their family crest into the door. That crest was preserved and now sits at the top of the arch in the entry way. Located on the Halifax River, the original owners founded Daytona Boat Works which is the oldest operating business in Daytona Beach. In the 1940's, the boat yard was used to build submarine chasers for WWII. The house is one of only two houses left standing of the original 4 homes on S. Beach Street. This area of Beach Street was the original Daytona due to the proximity to the Halifax. Through the years the house has witnessed its fair share of pirates, rum runners and navy vessels sailing by the front door. In fact, we discovered a look-out post in the attic, and a large metal container that we suspect is part of a distillery used during the prohibition era.

The home is now about 3700 square feet and has original hardwood throughout. We also managed to preserve the original staircase and woodwork. The 31 windows in the house are all the original sash and weight windows of that time period. We have made them functional and added an energy efficient film to give you a beautiful view and with complete privacy during the day. While historic with original cornices, fireplace and high ceilings, Harbour House has a modern and fresh interior design reflecting modern families. The kitchen is designed to host large family meals with plenty of cabinet space, new appliances and even a convection microwave. If you are planning an event, the large private back yard has plenty of parking, and a place for tables, band or whatever you want to create. We have also converted the old servant’s quarters to a bedroom with a private bathroom. Great for kids!

All of the upstairs bedrooms feature an unobstructed sunrise view of the beautiful Halifax River. A local artist created all of the original designs and faux finishes on the bedroom, bathroom, and dining room walls. Our local craftsmen (Willie and Anthony) labored for six months to get every detail perfect. Each room has an HD TV with Direct TV - No need to fret if you want to go to the beach but your favorite show is on- each room is equipped with DVR!

This home is right in the heart of original Daytona and we have local ties to Halifax Marina for discounts on keeping your boat in the water in one of their slips! Ask Scott for more details.

We require all guests to be at least 21 years old, with a valid ID. Any guests under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs with clipped nails to protect the hardwood floors. Yard is not fully fenced. Flea control a must before arrival. Dogs cannot sleep on the beds....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 13-16

  • Green Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Apartment Bedroom: 1 queen

    Part of fully functional separate apartment...moreless

  • Downstairs Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    This room has a set of bunk beds w a twin and double...moreless

  • Master Lavender: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Can convert the king bed into two twin beds....moreless

  • Blue Room: 1 king

    Can be converted into two twins...moreless

  • Sleeps up to 13 in beds but we can provide full and twin air mattresses allowing for up to 16 guests. All bedrooms come equipped with an HD TV and DVR! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Green Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    enjoy the restored tub and retro style...moreless

  • Separate Apartment Bathroom: toilet, shower

    separate bathroom in the upstairs apartment. ...moreless

  • 4 Full Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several interesting local books purchased from the Daytona library...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BlueRay of course. even 3D glasses...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Cool room-- housing a pool table...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Able to use smart phone converter as music through TVs...moreless

  • Television:

    65'' inch HD TV in the main room and separate TVs in all of the bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys and childrens provided Corn hole out on the porch...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located right on historic Beach Street in downtown Daytona....moreless

  • Water View:

    Relaxing marina view from living room, master bedroom and guest room. Wonderful to sit and watch the boats go by!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the Halifax river part of Florida's inter coastal waterway. Easy boat access with the Halifax public marina across the street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 10-12. Rolling table from the kitchen can seat additional guests...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air-conditing throughout ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new stacking washer and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Original circa 1892 wood burning fireplace ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered secure garage available upon request, may be additional charges....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    800+ count cotton sheets. Pillows are hypo allergenic and have pillow coverings for all pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable leather coaches and lighting make this a relaxing environment for reading, TV viewing, and watching the boats go by....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for 5 cars in the back. Street parking allowed...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new stacking washer and dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    All new stainless appliances, dishes and platters for large groups...moreless

  • Microwave:

    convection microwave, suitable platters and instructions...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony overlooking the back-yard in in front of the upstairs apartment....moreless

  • Boat:

    Available for rent from the marina across the street....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around porch great for looking at the harbor view with your morning coffee. In the back yard large cobblestone area for parking, grilling and family picnics...moreless

  • Golf:

    Less then 5 miles form the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, kayak, and paddle boards available for rental from 3 Brothers Boards on Beach Street ....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge back lawn for weddings or all of your events...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New propane BBQ and picnic table in the back yard. Propane tank provided and can be refilled at any 7-11, Ace Hardware or Publix. Refill at your own cost, leave a starter amount for the next guest....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Local courts by Jackie Robinson stadium 5 minutes from the house....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Private surfing arranged with international surfing expert Enrico. Introductory lessons on surf terminology, ocean safety, and wave awareness. Learn a love and respect for the ocean . Quality boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Brand new 4-6 person hot-tub with massage jets and LED lights. Personalize your spa experience with lighting....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Biketober Fest
Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$750 $250
Sun
Christmas/New Year Rates
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
Race Week
Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$750
Spring Break
Mar 2 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$500
Bike Week
Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$750
Cheerleading Int'l Chmpshp
Apr 7 - Apr 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$600
Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$600
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$600
Coke 400/4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$750
Biketoberfest
Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,000
Thanksgiving/Turkey Rod Run
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $250
Sun
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $500
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Once booked, you may check in at 11am on the first day of your reservation and check-out by 4pm on the last day of your reservation. We sincerely hope you enjoy this home!

Please call me for any pricing information :)


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Daytona International Airport - under 10 minutes
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chart House /McKays Tavern/Wine me
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Halifax Marina/ Halifax Yacht Club-Boats for hire
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Daytona Beach Golf under 2 miles
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Sun Rail train in Deland
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Walk to Historic downtown Beach Street- Great food
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daytona Beach- right off of Orange AV

Car: Recommended

Enjoy your vacation in one of the 4 original homes of Daytona Beach. The house was built by Scottish shipbuilders around 1894. We've lovingly restored the home to its former glory with a modern flair. You can sail in, dock your boat and stay in a historic home with all of the modern conveniences.

Walk to The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, located downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue.

The location of this home offers guests something truly special: The opportunity to browse locally owned shops and services, savor the unique flavors of authentic cuisine and enjoy entertainment and attractions—all in a beautiful riverfront location unlike any other. Take a free tour of the Angella & Phelps chocolate factory and enjoy free samples.

Baseball fan? Watch the Tortugas play in the historic Jackie Robinson Stadium on the waterfront. Tickets are only 7 dollars and in the summer there are fireworks every Saturday from the stadium. Beach Street has museums, exhibits, outdoor festivals, aquatic activities, nightclubs, cafés and Florida’s oldest Saturday Farmers’ Market. Anchoring the North Block of Beach Street is the state-of-the-art News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, which hosts performers from around the world.

Want to learn something new? Try 3 brothers paddle boarding and ask for Eric. You don't need any previous experience and will have a great view of the Halifax river from a different perspective. If you go early in the morning, you have a good chance of seeing manatees.

And of course, you are 5 minutes away from the 'World's Most Famous Beach'. 23 miles of beautiful white sand beaches.

Back in the early 1900's when cars were first raced on the beach, the top speed in 1902 was an amazing 57 miles per hour. The last land speed record set on the beach was in 1935 when Sir Malcolm Campbell drove the world famous 'Bluebird' at 276 miles per hour on the beach!

Today driving on the hard-packed sand is allowed on 18-miles of the beach during daytime hours and speeds are only 10 miles per hour. Five miles of beach are now reserved for visitors who wish not to have to share the beach with cars.

The beach is also famous for the Sunbathing, surfing, frisbee, sandcastle building, people watching, volleyball, swimming, running, bicycling, car cruising, bikini watching, kite flying, picnicing, riding floats, relaxing, riding motorbikes, sitting under umbrellas, looking for shells, sailing, jet sking, skim boarding, fishing, enjoying beauty contests, eating 'beach dogs' or snowcones, walking the boardwalk, playing video games, enjoying the skyride, sail boarding, jogging, enjoying free concerts, comparing tans, meeting new friends, or take a romantic walk on the beach at night with the moonlight sparkling on the water, etc.... Whew! Or if that sounds like too much ..you might just sit in a chair and watch the ocean.

Feel the need for speed? Watch NASCAR and International Formula 1 racing from Daytona International Speedway- less then 5 miles from the house! Enjoy the Daytona 500 Nascar, Rolex 24 Sportscar and Daytona super cross motorcycle championship racing.

There is always live music at the many bars and restaurants along the A1A beach side. We enjoy local wine tastings at WineMe owned by Ashley and Greg. I recommend you hang there during one of the many festivals .

Harbour House is a wonderful venue for weddings and special events! If you've always wanted to get married on the beach, or in Florida, this is the place for you! The view is spectacular and there's an additional apartment/bridal suite on the top floor of the home.

Enjoy all Daytona has to offer!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I started my vacation home business, Beach Chic Living, out of a desire to provide a great place for my scattered family to come and stay. After traveling on business throughout the world, I truly felt Daytona Beach was one of the best places I had ever been so I purchased my own vacation home here. I decided to rent out that home when I was traveling, and realized I had created something that people really liked! Soon, my guests and family needed a larger place to stay and so I found the a large historic home on the Halifax river. I fell in love with the history and unique benefits this house had to offer. While it was an ambitious renovation, I had help from the local community and was blessed with the good fortune to find some local craftsman who guided us through every stage of the renovation. We are thrilled with the results and hope you are as well. Here you will find comfort and style in a historic setting in the heart of downtown Daytona.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is one of very few homes in Daytona Beach that are historic yet completely renovated. The location is perfect for so many Daytona activities. The main attractions are all within a few miles. It's walking distance to unique local shops and restaurants on Beach Street and directly on the Halifax River. Watch the boats go by from the upstairs master bedroom or watch the sun come up from the 'Blue Room' as we like to call it. Another unique benefit is being able to walk across the street to Chart House for the best steaks in Daytona and sunset views of the harbor. We've put a film on the original windows so that you can see out but no one can see in during the day. This keeps the house cool and comfortable and allows you to take advantage of all of the great views that Harbor House has to offer.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Enjoy this completely renovated historic home with all the modern conveniences.

    Enjoy this completely renovated historic home with all the modern conveniences.

  • The original family crest is captured in the woodwork in the entry way

    The original family crest is captured in the woodwork in the entry way

  • The pool room is a favorite of guests. During events we change this to a buffet.

    The pool room is a favorite of guests. During events we change this to a buffet.

  • Black & white tile in the full tub and shower. This is adjacent to the Master BR

    Black & white tile in the full tub and shower. This is adjacent to the Master BR

  • This staircase  is original to the home.

    This staircase is original to the home.

  • The 'blue room" overlooks the Harbour. The king size bed converts to twins

    The 'blue room" overlooks the Harbour. The king size bed converts to twins

  • Serious backyard fun with a new hydro jet hot-tub, a large BBQ grill, and smoker

    Serious backyard fun with a new hydro jet hot-tub, a large BBQ grill, and smoker

  • Your wedding/event here! 1500 includes 2nights reception up to 80 & bridal suite

    Your wedding/event here! 1500 includes 2nights reception up to 80 & bridal suite

  • Ask us about wedding/event pricing - For events with up to 100 guests!

    Ask us about wedding/event pricing - For events with up to 100 guests!

  • Available for intimate destination weddings and events!

    Available for intimate destination weddings and events!

  • Bedroom in the separate upstairs apartment- come with a separate washer/ dryer

    Bedroom in the separate upstairs apartment- come with a separate washer/ dryer

  • Upstairs fully equipped kitchen in the separate aprtment/bridal suite

    Upstairs fully equipped kitchen in the separate aprtment/bridal suite

  • Relax on the front porch with a cold beverage and watch the boats go by.

    Relax on the front porch with a cold beverage and watch the boats go by.

  • Full working kitchen with granite throughout both full kitchens and 4 bathroom

    Full working kitchen with granite throughout both full kitchens and 4 bathroom

  • Ask about our wedding packages! Guests customize this room for special events!

    Ask about our wedding packages! Guests customize this room for special events!

  • Downstairs bathroom connected to the bedroom 
bedroom with a  separate 
shower

    Downstairs bathroom connected to the bedroom bedroom with a separate shower

  • The master bedroom features a view of the Halifax River and an en-suite bathroom.

    The master bedroom features a view of the Halifax River and an en-suite bathroom.

  • Upstairs bedroom with both a full and a twin bed. Great view of the back yard.

    Upstairs bedroom with both a full and a twin bed. Great view of the back yard.

  • The beautiful view you will see when you look out the front and upstairs windows

    The beautiful view you will see when you look out the front and upstairs windows

  • New propane grill. guest responsible for filling and refilling propane tank

    New propane grill. guest responsible for filling and refilling propane tank

  • All wedding/events include full use of property and bridal suite!

    All wedding/events include full use of property and bridal suite!

  • Perfect for a honeymoon night!  Private upstairs apartment w/internet/cable/tv

    Perfect for a honeymoon night! Private upstairs apartment w/internet/cable/tv

  • The second fully equipped kitchen in the upstairs apartment.  Both have granite.

    The second fully equipped kitchen in the upstairs apartment. Both have granite.

  • A favorite location for Biketoberfest and Bikeweek - only 1/2 mile from main st.

    A favorite location for Biketoberfest and Bikeweek - only 1/2 mile from main st.

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Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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