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Grandma's Place, Nice House Near Historic Downtown Deland

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Large Bedrooms With 2 Bathrooms Near Downtown Deland

Grandma’s house is a beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that was lovingly tended to by our grandmother. From the custom draperies to the soothing wall colors, everything about this place says comfort. The master bedroom has a private full bath with shower. The exceptionally large second bedroom has an extra-long king size bed but if your group is larger than 4, we can add a queen size air mattress to the room to accommodate additional guests. Its full bathroom is just next to the bedroom door. Owners Bill and Erin are close by so let us know if you need anything special for your stay. The screened-in back porch is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy nature overlooking the landscaped fenced back yard. Located on a quiet street, a stay in this centrally located property gives you easy access to everything Central Florida has to offer.

Deland has been awarded the “Best Small Town in Florida” many times and holds regular festivals including the Dog Parade, The Christmas Boat Parade, Juried Art festivals, and several holiday parades like Veterans day and homecoming. MainStreet DeLand Association - Deland, FL link can show you the upcoming calendar of events.

New Smryna Beach is a quick 35 minute drive and world famous Daytona Beach with its awesome Daytona International Speedway - NASCAR racing is also 35 minutes away. Both beaches allow driving and parking on the beach.

Deland is home to Stetson University and the Stetson Mansion wired for electricity by Thomas Edison himself,..

De Leon Springs State Park is nearby with The Old Spanish Sugar Mill , famous for its pancakes made right at your table- a must for breakfast lovers. You can pack a picnic lunch and relax all day under the huge shade trees, enjoy canoeing on the river or a swim in the natural spring at this beautiful state park. The St John’s river runs through Deland and offers many types of activities at the nearby marina which also has a rustic seafood restaurant right on the water.

And of course, Orlando’s world class attractions are just an hour away, including Disney World, Epcot, SeaWorld, famous International Drive and Universal Studios with its newest Harry Potter themed attractions. Day trips might include U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum in Cape Canaveral, the world class Outlet shopping area in Saint Augustine- the oldest settlement in America, or a trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Gainesville, home to the University of Florida is two hours north and Florida’s gulf coast to the West is about 3 hours. Tarpon Springs on the Gulf coast is another easy day trip. Awesome off shore fishing is offered at several nearby marinas, weather permitting. These include Reel Deal Offshore Fishing in Ponce Inlet.

The Daytona airport is only 25 minutes away as is the Sanford International Airport served by many European travelers. The Orlando International airport is approximately 1 hour away.

There is plenty to do and see in Central Florida and Grandma’s House will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Bill Watford

We are a local DeLand family with 30 years of real estate management experience. We also own the DeLand Marigold apartments, and two other VRBO properties in Cedar Key, Fl. These include the Treehouse, VRBO #467642 and Goose Cove Cottage VRBO #467643.

Bill Watford purchased this house in 2007

Why Bill Watford chose Florida

My wife's mother lived in this house for 20 years and now she lives with us. We purchased the property from her in 2007. She originally chose this home because of its location in a peaceful neighborhood and proximity to historic downtown full of locally-owned shops and restaurants. It is also only 3 miles away from the beautiful St. Johns River.

What makes this house unique

Inside, the home is laid out like two suites each with bedroom and bathroom. Adjacent to the living area is a screened patio that faces the landscaped private fenced backyard, a relaxing place for morning coffee or tea. The whole property is designed around comfort and quietness.


Lasburys Sunset Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Or on request a queen size air mattress is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
35 Minute drive to New Smyrna Beach or Daytona Beach, 15 Minute drive to Deleon Springs State Park or Blue Springs State Park. Beach amenities including lawn chairs, beach towels, and cooler are provided.


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Grandma's Place, Nice House Near Historic Downtown Deland
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Corpus Christi, Texas

House is very clean, close to downtown an if you need to go to Orlando only 25 back

  • 5 of 5

Will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a nice house in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. We had everything that we needed. The Deland area has many interesting things to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Comfortable Pet Friendly House with great location

  • 4 of 5

This is an older home but very well kept. It was the perfect set up for our dog with a fenced in backyard and screened in porch. The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood and close to the historic downtown which is a quaint area with shops and good restaurant choices. It is an ideal location for other sightseeing such as Disneyworld, Universal Studios, the ocean beaches... We also enjoyed the hiking and biking trails in the area. The owner, Bill, was great in responding to any and all communications and contacted us during our stay to check if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the accurate and informative review. Deland and Grandma"s Place are close to lots of great things to see and do, yet when you are relaxing at the end of the day you are safe with peace and quite.
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comfortable stay and convenient for attractions

  • 4 of 5

comfortable stay in home and very convenient location for attractions.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is both comfortable and convenient, thank you so much.
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for a few days and needed a clean, conveniently located place to stay. This fit the bill. It is not fancy, but it has the basics and Bill is nearby in case of any problems and very eager to make sure we were happy and all was well. We didn't have any problems, but he would have been on them if needed. It is literally only about 2 minutes to downtown (which has lot of cool bars, restaurants, and shops) and about 5 minutes out to where we were rowing on Lake Beresford.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the helpful review. Please come again.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay at Grandma's Place during Biketoberfest 2016. The house was amazingly clean and well kept. Bill did a great job preparing the place before I arrived, even the yard was surprisingly clean after Hurricane Matthew had just went through town three days earlier. I even surprised Bill and arrived a couple of hours early and he was gracious enough to let us check in early. The house is in a great location in a quite neighborhood and was the perfect starting point for a day on the bike. Everything seemed to be in great working order and the house is a very good size. If you are looking for a place in close proximity to beaches and other attractions, without being located in all the hustle and bustle, I wouldn't hesitate to pick this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well written, Helpful and Informative review.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona or Sanford
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hontoon Island
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Public Courses
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Deland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
State Highway 44 or New York Ave
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Water Ski St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach or New Smryna Beach
Car: recommended

Ideal Location: Enjoy the very best of both old and new Florida without living and sleeping in the crowds and noise. From visiting the famous Daytona Beach, kayaking in the St Johns River, taking a trip to Disney or Seaworld, swimming with the Manatees at Blue Springs or Ponce De Leon Springs, renting a House Boat at Hontoon, surfing at New Smryna, choosing between 3 nearby water parks, to strolling Historic Downtown Deland, each day can be a new adventure. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Lasburys Sunset Terrace House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $90
One Time Cleaning fee $75

On 2 night minimum Kids 15 and younger stay free.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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