About the property
- House1680 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 28 nights
2 Large Bedrooms With 2 Bathrooms Near Downtown Deland
Grandma’s Place is a beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that was lovingly tended to by grandma. 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 and a huge walk-in closet. 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. A gas Grill is provided right off the porch. 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 Mardi Gras on Mainstreet Dog Parade, The Christmas Boat Parade, Juried Art festivals, Bike Week, and several holiday parades like Veterans day and homecoming. Also the area hosts fishing tournaments so if you're a fisherman, bring your boat as there is plenty of parking at Grandma's Place including a covered carport. MainStreet DeLand Association - Deland, FL link can show you the upcoming calendar of events.
New Smyrna 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. We provide beach supplies for your stay so no need to bring or buy a cooler, beach chairs or towels. Both places hold Bike Weeks in October and March each year. Deland hosts a coinciding Bike Weekend.
Deland is home to Stetson University and the Stetson Mansion wired for electricity by Thomas Edison himself, as well as multiple art museums and theaters.
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 fishing near the Whitehair bridge on Hwy 44. The St Johns River also has lots of wildlife including alligators. The manatees winter at beautiful Blue Springs just 15 minutes away. If you do bring your boat, pay attention to the no wake and manatee zones to help protect the large "sea cows". The town just South of us, Sanford, has a Riverboat Cruise that is a great way of touring the river.
And of course, Orlando’s world class attractions are just an hour away, including Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, 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. Inside Grandma's Place you'll find a guest binder which also lists the areas art museums, theaters and historic sites as well as recommendations from guests before you. Remember, you are visiting sunny Florida so take advantage of our wonderful weather to see everything this beautiful place offers.
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 Place will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!
Max. Adults 6 -One King Bed & one Queen Bed and we can provide a Queen Air Mattress and/or a single cot if needed.
No events, parties or large gatherings
Minimum age of primary renter 25
Please note that violating the maximum occupancy may result in a fine equal to the cost of the reservations
Photo I.D. may be required upon check-in
No smoking inside
One small pet instantly approved with pet fee - other Pets considered
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Bill Watford
About Bill Watford I am a native Floridian. There are a lot of nice cities in Florida and my two favorite small towns are Deland on the east side of the state and Cedar Key due west on the Gulf of Mexico. I started buying houses to rent as an investment while I had a full time day job, my first in 1985 and I still own it - the Cedar House of Deland. My full time job today is managing the vacation rentals and short stay properties that I own. I have several in Deland: The Units of the Deland Marigold, Grandma's Place, and The Cedar House. I also have two in Cedar Key: The TreeHouse and Goose Cove Cottage. I enjoy what I do and am passionate about seeing that my guests have a great experience while staying in one of my properties.
Bill Watford purchased this House in 2007
Why Bill Watford chose West De Land
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean and convenient
Great stay will be back
Grandma's Place was what the doctor prescribed!
Couldn't ask for a better place to relax, enjoy nature and feel like home. House was very clean, kitchen was stocked with a good amount of dishes and pans. The King size bed was very comfortable. With also had all the modern amenities available to us. Location couldn't be better - we walked historic downtown, rented a canoe at Blue Spring and a pontoon to enjoy the St John River and Silver Glen Springs. Also visited DeLeon Springs and hiked local State parks. Bill the owner was very responsive to all our inquiries. If you want to have a quite time and enjoy nature...Grandma's Place is the place to be!
Wonderful little house!
We only stayed at Grandma's Place for 2 nights and it met all of our needs. Cozy and comfortable with necessary amenities nearby. Would recommend to others looking to rent in this area.
Great location, large rooms but the house was dirty.
I liked the convenient location, the large rooms and the price. I left the owner a note explaining that the house was really dirty. We spent the greater part of one day of our vacation washing all of the silverware and the containers that they go in as well as dishes. I spilled a bit of water on the kitchen floor and wiped it up and the rag was black with dirt. We saw popcorn kernels on the carpets. A dirty house is a real turn off for me and I am not a super neat person! Also, I called the owner on Monday but never got a response. I hope he is ok.
The pillow case on the MBR was yellow with sweat stain, Luckily, I had brought my own.
I have several properties in Deland and how clean and well maintained they are is what is often mentioned in reviews. I have an experienced long term cleaning person that knows the importance of taking care of details to make sure that every property is guest ready prior to each arrival. We were training a new person on this occasion and we failed to properly inspect the work prior to quest arrival. It is my responsibility to make sure the details are taken care of to the earn a great review for each guest stay. I'm so sorry that this happened, I sincerely want each stay to be great. If for any reason upon check in or any time during a stay if anything fails to meet your expectations please call and leave a voice message, text or email me and I'll take care of the issue right away.
Great house Great location
We had a blast and will definitely stay here again.
This house is perfect for a stay in DeLand. Very convenient location, only a mile from town and very quiet and clean. Fully fenced back yard and screened porch gives nice outdoor privacy and was perfect for us traveling with our dog.
Furniture is repurposed and house decorated like grandmas house so it may appear stuck in time in the online photos, but it is very clean and freshly painted, with rooms larger and more comfortable than they appear.
The kitchen is nicely equipped, and tv and Internet worked perfectly.
The owners are a pleasure to do business with and answered any questions I had in a professional and timely manner.
Al in all, this is a great place, well taken care of, and offered at a fair price.
I would choose to stay here again.
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
Additional information about rental rates
On 2 night minimum Kids 15 and younger stay free. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. 3 night minimum for festivals, events in Volusia county and holidays.