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Comfy Beds - Close to Beach, Springs, Theme Parks, Stetson Univ & Skydive Deland

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,960 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Nicely Furnished, Three Bedrooms, One Bath, Peacefull County Living in the City

The Cedar House of Deland is a beautifully furnished large 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 2 beautiful acres within the city limits of Deland. With two queen bedrooms and a king, it sleeps six very comfortably. The master bedroom has its own sitting area and its own entrance from the outside and is located on the opposite side from the other two bedrooms in case you need extra privacy. The second bedroom with a view of the landscaped property, has two huge walk in closets. We've even had guests who used one for their baby's room- we have a crib if needed.The black canopied bed of bedroom three adds an interesting flair to the decor. Both the second and third bedrooms share the hallway with the remodeled bath and large walk in pantry for the kitchen. The bath has two granite topped vanities making it easy for two people to get ready to go out at the same time. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make your favorite meals, including pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker with coffee,and linens. The laundry room is right off the kitchen with a door leading to the privacy fenced back yard. The dining area is large with sufficient room for a four seat oak dining table and china hutch as well as a marble bistro table for two. The Cedar House of Deland would comfortably house a large family on holiday for a month and not feel claustrophobic. Equally suitable for a couples getaway. The brand new deck out front is ideal for those vacationers who love the beautiful weather of Florida. It overlooks the pretty landscaping making it feel like a secluded home although you are just a quick walk away from the city tennis courts and brand new recreation center of Deland. The football stadium is there as is the skate park and a lake with ducks. A large craft festival is housed in this park area every year. And you are only 1 mile from the center of historic downtown Deland with its small town feel, many shops, restaurants and theaters, and events.

Located on two Peaceful wooded acres in the city just a mile from the center of Deland, The Cedar House gives you easy access to everything Central Florida has to offer. Owners Bill and Erin are close by so let them know if you need anything special for your stay.

Deland has been awarded the “Best Small Town in Florida” many times and holds regular festivals including the Mardi Gras Mainstreet Dog Parade, The Christmas Boat Parade, Juried Art festivals, and several holiday parades like Veterans day and homecoming.The 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 coinciding Bike Weekends.

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 the Cedar House 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 area 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 The Cedar House will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!


Max. Adults 6 with One King Bedroom & Two Queen Bedrooms. 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- you can smoke on front deck or in the backyard

One small pet instantly approved with pet fee - other Pets considered

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 1985

Why Bill Watford chose DeLand

This property is located only 10 blocks from the center of Deland, an historic town with a rich culture going back to the Mid 1800’s. It has been voted the Best Small Town in America several times. This property’s location is a block from the city tennis courts and Earl Brown park with a lake with lots of ducks. This is also the location for the annual arts and craft fair and the skate park. If you are here for a Stetson football or baseball game, you can walk to the game.

What makes this house unique

Two acres that seem to be in the country although you close to downtown and all of the activities there. With three super nice bedrooms, you have room for your whole family. The front porch is an awesome place to relax in the beautiful Florida weather. The owners, Bill & Erin really thought through what would make guests feel at home and designed this place around that.


DeLand House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1960 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2 Marble Top Vanities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with Sitting Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 large Walk in Closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 post - Cool Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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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Comfy Beds - Close to Beach, Springs, Theme Parks, Stetson Univ & Skydive Deland
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Good location.

  • 5 of 5

This house is situated between Daytona Beach and Orlando Florida. We visited both places and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The house was great. The owner allowed us to bring our dogs with us because we evacuated from South Carolina due to hurricane Florence. He was very hospitable and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

We picked this house because it was 15mins away from the marina we where launching from, and it was great! Everything was fairly close to the house, the place was spacious, one of the ac had a bit of an issue cooling but no big deal the rest where nice and cold! Plenty of space in the front and very well cover as we did have a boat and 2 jet skies that we left un hooked while we explore the town and got some food and supplies. Overall it was a very good experience we where very happy and comfortable in the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

It was great very cozy and clean would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Awesome, Clean and Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home with plenty of space inside and out. Will book for any stay in Deland area.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nice home Close to everything we need Allows pets Owner is hands on

  • 5 of 5

Visited family

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Would recommend, nice little cozy place in the middle of town easy drive everywhere

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house easily fits 4 people with room to spare. Place was fairly cleaned upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona or Sanford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hontoon Island
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Deland Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Water Ski St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach or New Smryna Beach
Car: necessary

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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