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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 - 28 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!


Max. Adults 6 One King Bed & one Queen Bed can provide a Queen Air Mattress and/or A single cot in 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 other Pets considered has a fenced backyard

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 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 Lasburys Sunset Terrace

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at grandmas. The location is close to downtown and Daytona.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and convenient to Stetson

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at grandmas house. We were in town visiting my son at Stetson and wanted something close and comfortable for us. It was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, spacious house in quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend, dog, and I stayed at "Grandma's House" for a couple of weeks after the hurricane. The house is very spacious with more than enough room for two people. I would say that 4 adults and a couple of small kids could comfortably stay in the house and have plenty of room. The neighborhood is pretty quiet. The fenced in backyard was perfect for our dog. Everything was well maintained and clean. The house is supplied with everything you would need to live for a couple weeks and even has some extra things like bags to take to the beach.

The location is great. 4-5 minutes to downtown DeLand where there are a bunch of local restaurants and shops to check out. Just about 40 minutes from the house to be parked on the beach in Daytona. 45 - an hour to downtown Orlando (depending on traffic). There's a few state parks, national forest, St. Johns River, and Blue Spring park all within 15 minutes if you like nature stuff or swimming/boating.

Bill, the owner is a really nice guy who responded quickly to any questions we had. The entire process was simple and smooth from start to finish. We would definitely stay there again if we need a place in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. You will feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house. Very clean and all the amenities we needed. We will stay again when in Deland. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Downtown DeLand Historic District
Skydive DeLand
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Stetson Mansion
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $90

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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