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Your Beautiful & Private Retreat In NSB!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Private Waterfront Home Surrounded by Gardens, Dock And Pool. Pet Friendly!

Experience the Old Florida Charm of New Smyrna Beach.Located on the beautiful Intracoastal waterway, this completely renovated circa 1883 two (2) story carriage house is within walking distance to the quaint shops and cafes of New Smyrna's historic downtown.

Known for its' thriving arts community, festivals and events, New Smyrna offers exciting experiences as well as the tranquil feeling of a welcoming hometown. Art galleries, antique shops,museums,parks,marinas and scenic Riverside Drive add to its' character. This lovely and unique vacation home is conveniently located just two miles from the stunning wide golden beaches, tennis, golf and the night life of lively Flagler Avenue. New Smyrna Beach's Dunes walkway, dog beach and local bike trails are particular favorites. A short drive to Orlando with its' many attractions including Disney and Universal. Also nearby are historic St. Augustine, Mt. Dora (antiques), Daytona (famous beaches, boardwalk & speedway) and the space coast.

Private Boat Dockage Available ( up to 20') Call to inquire



SPECIAL WEEKLY($995) & MONTHLY($3,500) RATES! Nightly rates ($165) Come & Enjoy! FULLY LICENSED & INSURED

More Details

Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger

Herb and Susie have lovingly completed the restoration of this beautiful and unique circa 1883 property, consisting of four buildings.They are the main house, cottage, gardener workshop and the *Carriage House (*vacation home) located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Now semi-retired, Herb and Susie love to add gardens, stone walls and statuary. Veggies and Herbs too. Susie, commercial artist/Illustrator ....collector of art and all things odd, whimsical and lovely.

loves to add unique items and original art to the homes and gardens. Settling in New Smyrna Beach was the BEST choice for us. It truly has everything that we love to do and in a relaxed Floridian atmosphere. LIFE IS GOOD!

Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger purchased this house in 2003

Why Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger chose Historic District

Location • Comfort • Atmosphere • Private Pool & *Dock

(* site pricing excludes boat dockage) Boat dockage available-call to inquire.

• Personal Attention • Lots Of Extras • Tranquility


What makes this house unique

Enjoy the very private and quiet atmosphere this extraordinary vacation home has to offer. Experience the feeling of home with its' original art, stained glass and comfy furnishings. You will enjoy the use of the pool and *dock (*price excludes boat dockage-boat dockage available at additional charge) overlooking the sparkling waters and mangroves.This lovely, restored two story home has 980 sq. ft. with A.C./heat. Rear sun-deck has 140 sq. ft. with outdoor grill overlooking the pool and extensive gardens.

• Private *dock (*excludes boat dockage) and pool. Boat dockage available at an additional fee.

• ONE (1) parking space & a brick walkway entrance to the Carriage House

• DOG FRIENDLY* (*size and breed) fenced - in yard

(includes playmates Reggie & Roxy/American Cockers).

• Two sitting rooms (one with queen bed pull-out sofa, with memory foam mattress).

• Bedroom (Queen with comfy memory gel-foam) has electric fireplace and convenient 1/2 bath/storage.Privacy curtains in Bedroom (with access to 1/2 bath )for when additional guests* stay in the 1st floor living room.

• Charming 'I love Lucy' retro fully-equipped kitchen with gas

stove, microwave, toaster oven, disposal, indoor grill, blender, waffle maker, mixer, popcorn maker, crock pot, coffee maker,

Personal safe

Bar equipment, & more.

• Desk area for your computer and extended

echo Wi-Fi.

• NEW customized over-sized shower in bathroom.

• 3 flatscreen T.V's with Netflix/Amazon,2 radios with CD players.

• Attached laundry room with washer/dryer.

• Bikes & fishing equipment

Don't be surprised by a visit from a dolphin or two as you sip your morning coffee on the dock.

Relax in the lush gardens & share from the herb garden, where fountains complete the serene setting.

We feel so fortunate to have hosted so many wonderful guests.Each one leaving a unique and lasting imprint on this very special space. SPECIAL WEEKLY & MONTHLY RATES !


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Property must be re-rented to receive refund (minus cancellation fee $300.00)
  • Weekly & Monthly rates available- contact owner for details
  • Jan., Feb. & March - Monthly Rentals Only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand New Customized Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , A toilet and sink have been added to the 1st floor.
  • !st floor 1/2 Bath has toliet /sink and storage area.Full Bathroom (2nd floor) has New Customized Over- Sized Shower.sink and toilet. Start-up toiletries, paper goods and lots of towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Sleeps 2 (with new queen mattress and comfy memory foam-gel topper.) Has electric fireplace, 32" flatscreenTV with Netflix & Cable. Retro radio with CD player. Plenty of closet space.Extra linens and extra pillows and quilts.Privacy curtains in the bedroom (with access to the 1/2 bath) for when additional guests stay in the 1st floor living room. *The queen sofa will accommodate up to two (2) guests of the tenant.The VRBO site rate is based on two (2) guests. A fee of 20.00 per night per additional guest will apply.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Your Beautiful & Private Retreat In NSB!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

A wonderful and magical Christmas Carriage Home with superb hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My wife, Joan, and I (along with our Yorkie, Bailey!) spent two weeks from Dec 16 to Jan 1 at Susie and Herb’s Riverside Carriage Home. What a wonderful time we had. From the moment we arrived, Susie and Herb’s hospitality and attention to detail was second to none. The home was decorated for Christmas including stockings for us! The Main House was also completely decorated with a warm and inviting sense of the Holiday season. Over our 2 week stay, Susie and Herb were the utmost hosts providing us everything we needed including recommendations for dining, sightseeing and local activities. We felt totally “at home”. We started as guests, but now we are friends — the best Christmas gift we could have received. We would definitely come back and we highly recommend this property with Susie and Herb as the hosts!

Tom and Joan Lewis

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joan and Tom, Thank you so much for your "heartfelt" review. Truly, it was a magical holiday. What a wonderful way to welcome 2018! We enjoy and appreciate all of our lovely guests. It's often we share the gift of a lasting and treasured friendship...year after year with each visit. Cheers, Susie & Herb
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The Guest House was in perfect and clean condition with a beautiful garden setting around.

  • 5 of 5

The location is unique and wonderful, the sleeping comfort was very good and everything was clean and well taken care off.

A perfect house for a couple.

The owners Susi and Herb are very nice people and made our stay very enjoyable

They made us feel very welcome.

We are looking forward to come again to this unique place

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brettina and Klaus, We were thrilled to accommodate our first guests from Germany. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your next visit.Thank you for choosing our New Smyrna vacation retreat. Cheers, Susie & Herb
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My experience was nothing short of Wonderful in every way.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I entered the front gate I said Hallelujah Hallelujah. If you want serenity, you will find it here.

If you ache for the rivers and ocean this is your place. Here, Herb and Susie welcome you with open arms,

Anticipate your every need then send you off home again with peace and happiness.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for an oasis after the death of my mother. Susie & Herb's carriage house was charming & private. I loved sharing this gem with 2 of my friends. Amazing lobster rolls with butter 3 miles away at Heavenly Cafe. We had the pool to ourselves. Loved having coffee or wine on the deck and taking an evening walk. We are planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy, As you know ...we LOVED having you visit again as you did in "15. We enjoy all of our guests....but when they return over the years...well....they are like family. Thank you so much!
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The Land of Snow and Ice

Serenity Now!

  • 5 of 5

There are times in life when a peaceful existence is desired to balance a hectic life and this address was absolutely the port in the storm! Right from the moment we stepped onto the property until we left, we knew were in a special place. We were then taken care of with the wonderful brand of Susie and Herb hospitality! They showed us everything we needed to know and then left us to explore this beautiful vacation property. If ever there was a sanctuary this is it. Complete with gorgeous butterflies. And when we left, Susie and Herb said goodbye with warm cornbread muffins. Who does this?! Susie and Herb with their southern hospitality!!

Loved it!

me & he

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would highly recommend this charming retreat located near the heart of New Smyrna Beach, Florida!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic stay at the quaint little cottage in New Smyrna. Susie and Herb did an excellent job of communicating with and welcoming us in as treasured guests. The gardens were lush and beautiful and the cottage itself was absolutely darling.

The porch was a charming oasis for quiet solitude and a cup of coffee. Our only problem with this tranquil retreat was that we didn't want to explore Florida, we were so content staying in at the cottage! We would highly recommend this vacation spot for its convenient location to the cute little downtown as well as the nice beaches that are close by. We loved our stay and are looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Half Wall / Many along Flagler Ave.Beachside
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hidden Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Deland Fl.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dolphin View/ Cork Screw /many more
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: recommended

Easily accessible from I 95 or I 4 to Rt 44 directly into New Smyrna Beach. Nearby airports include Orlando, Sanford and Daytona International. When you call or email, you will be speaking directly with the owners. We will be pleased to send you maps and suggestions for dining, sightseeing and local entertainment. Call Today!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Special pricing for weekly & monthly stays. 50%Deposit of Rental due @Booking / Balance due 14 Days prior to arrival. Security Deposit (Refundable)*If applicable, the security deposit will be refunded ( via mail) within 7 Days of departure.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 day received written notice required (via postal mail). If property is re-rented, you will be returned your deposit less a $300.00 (per month) cancellation fee. Jan. and Feb.March are booked at a one month min.stay.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: The VRBO site pricing is based on two (2) guests. The fee for additional guests is $20.00 per guest per night.Check-in @ 4:00 P.M. Check-out @ 11 A.M.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.