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Life's a Beach -Private beach house w/ pool & heated spa

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

Why stay in a condominium or hotel when you can have your own private beach house with pool and heated spa? This house, owned by author and Realtor Julie Compton and her husband Rick, is located in Daytona Beach Shores, close enough (5 minutes by car) to the heart of Daytona to enjoy all of the attractions, yet far enough to escape the crowds. You can walk to the beach, a mere block and a half away, or drive your car right onto the sand if you prefer. A park with a playground, tennis court, and fitness trail is at the end of the street, and a block away on the river side is the perfect spot to watch the sunsets.

The house is close to everything the area has to offer: the beach, the river, a water park, Daytona Beach Pier, Daytona International Speedway, miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, turtle sanctuary, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and much more. For those who can't imagine Florida without Disney, the house is only a short drive (60-75 minutes) from Orlando and all of its numerous attractions: Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld, etc. The Kennedy Space Center is less than an hour away, and only 25 minutes away is Blue Springs State Park, where you can see the manatees.

The house itself is adorable, bright and clean. It has four bedrooms: three with queen beds, and one with a twin and pop-up trundle (which can be used as two twins, or put together to make a king). The fourth bedroom and second bath is in a separate building, perfect for a bit of extra privacy. The pool has a heated spa* and an outdoor shower - perfect to relax in after a day at the beach.

(*additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire)

(Please Note: We do NOT advertise the house on Craigslist; if you see the house there, it is an unauthorized listing.)

More Details

Julie Compton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Julie Compton

Julie and Rick Compton are native Midwesterners, but since leaving the heartland they've lived in various spots along the East coast. Though for years they traveled to Florida for vacations, it wasn't until Rick accepted a job near Orlando that they became regular beachcombers. After a number of Saturdays at the beach where they bemoaned the drive home and wished they had a place nearer the ocean to call their own, they took the plunge and decided to buy a beach getaway. They bought the beach house in the spring of 2005, and Julie spent several months painting and decorating as the pool was built. The first rental was in the fall of that same year. As an author, Julie spent many days at the house writing, and the whole family used the house for vacations throughout the year. A little over a year ago, they were lucky enough to buy another home for themselves and finally move to the beach permanently. They continue to rent this property, and hope their guests get as much enjoyment from being there as they did!

Julie Compton purchased this house in 2005

Why Julie Compton chose Florida Central East

The house is a short drive from the Daytona International Speedway, for which -- in addition to the wide, soft sandy beaches -- Daytona is famous. It's conveniently located for vacationers who come for the Daytona 500 Race, or for the many bikers who arrive for Bike Week in the spring or Biketoberfest in the fall. Two blocks to the east is the beach; a block to the west is the river, with its magnificent sunsets. A few miles north of the house is the Daytona Pier and Main Street; a few miles south is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and a turtle sanctuary. The numerous Orlando attractions are close enough for vacationers to visit on day trips. The Comptons chose to buy a house in Daytona because it was one of the closest beaches to their former permanent home near Orlando, and they also have many wonderful memories of the area from their college days, when they were 'spring breakers' themselves!

What makes this house unique

There's nothing like coming home from a day at the beach to your own private spot with pool and spa . . .


Daytona Beach Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The 4th bedroom and 2nd bath are located in a separate building, perfect for an extra bit of privacy! We also have a port-a-crib available for guest use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Life's a Beach -Private beach house w/ pool & heated spa
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Perfect little oasis

  • 5 of 5

Great location and well stocked with everything needed for two families looking to share a day at the beach or pool. The welcome gift and items shared by previous visitors where a wonderful surprise. All this made our trip feel like we were staying with family. The location is perfect for accessing all that Daytona Beach and the local area has to offer. Don't miss Pat's Riverside Cafe if you want a great breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was perfect for my family of six! It was equipped with everything we needed for the our week in Daytona. Upon arrival, there was snacks, drinks and even chilled wine awaiting us. That was very much so needed after our 11 hour drive. The fourth bedroom was wonderful. It was located in the pool house. Perfect for mom and dad. And the kids thought they were on top of the world having their very own house. Would definitely return and recommend this home to anyone! Thank you for everything Julie and Rick!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home exceeded our expectations. The pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my two grown children, son-in-law, and 2 1/2 year old grandson stayed for 1 week. We loved the house. All our needs were met. Pool toys, sand toys, beach chairs, cart for carrying things to beach, ice-chest, beach towel, fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, separate guest house worked perfect for older son. Just a 2 block walk to beach, quiet neighborhood, convenient location. Pool and hot tub nice to relax around while grilling out. Julie is a wonderful host and was available for any questions/requests very quickly. We visited several springs a short drive (1 hour - 1 1/2 hour) away (Blue Spring and Alexander Springs) which were beautiful. The water was very cold, but once in, it felt great. We even got to swim with the Manatee's at Blue Spring! Great family trip with great memories made!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Week on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a clean home greeted by some snacks, wine and a birthday balloon. Such a sweet surprise. It was an easy walk to the beach everyday with plenty of beach chairs and toys in the shed for us to use. We loved the location. So close to the playground and grocery store.

The bedrooms were perfect for 5 adults and 3 kids. Would definitely book this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, nothing to complain about.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Life's a Beach was Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing!!!!!! We all had a great time a the beach house along with all the attractions. Thanks you for all the snacks and soft drinks. We really enjoyed the pool and all the toys for the pool and the beach. It was very clean and very well maintained. Julie was great!!! The board walk, Bubba Gump's, the light house was great along with the walks on the beach at night. I will recommend this beach house to anyone that is looking for a very nice place to stay. As a thank you, we also left behind a pack of 32 waters, a big package of gravy mix, laundry detergent, fabric softener and a few others things for other guest to enjoy. We will differently be back to enjoy the house and attractions again next year. THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Daytona Beach International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Daytona Beach Shores
Car: recommended

We are 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport, and 75 minutes from Orlando International Airport.


Rates & Availability

Daytona Beach Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Biketoberfest 2016
Oct 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017/New Year's
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Low Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Race Week 2018
Feb 11 2018 - Feb 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Bike Week 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

*Race Week and Bike Week, full balance due 60 days prior to arrival
*Reservation/Security deposit may be higher than quoted for larger parties, in winter months (for pool propane), and for special weeks.
*Additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire.
*Ask about multi-week discounts.
*We often have flexibility for shorter stays, even for periods with nightly or weekly minimums; please inquire.
*Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JCB). We also accept personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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