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Beautiful New Smyrna Beach, FL. Vacation Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 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




More Details

Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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 New Smyrna Beach

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.

• Separate driveway with two( 2) parking spaces & 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,

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 !


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!


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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Beautiful New Smyrna Beach, FL. Vacation Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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: Jul 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magical Time!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a more lovely place to celebrate our 26th anniversary! Susie and Herb's Carriage House rental is truly a gem of NSB! The moment we walked through the gate, I was in love with the beauty, and charm of the gardens! Our stay was memorable and magical, and we truly felt relaxed and more lighthearted! The decor of the cottage is fun and whimsical, with a fabulous selection of art and antiquities. Along with the tranquil setting, lush tropical garden, private pool area, as well as dock over the intercoastal waterway, our senses were filled in every direction! Susie is a jewel herself! On arrival we enjoyed a gift basket of goodies especially chosen to celebrate our anniversary! Her sense of style is warm, loving, charismatic, artsy, flamboyant, detailed, and exudes hospitality at every turn! Herb is a southern gentleman!

The location is ideal, and our visit from start to finish more than exceeded our highest expectations! We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willis, VA

It like you stepped into a magazine

  • 5 of 5

Herb and Susie were on nice. This place is amazing and private. Only minutes away from the beach. Perfect, beautiful location in New Smyrna. I loved it

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danvers, Ma.

Fantastic Cottage & Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first rental experience with Home Away! I wanted to write a Review of this outstanding vacation rental. This is a fantastic and well appointed cottage for a couple or single traveler looking for the perfect visit or getaway. I live in Boston, and I have been traveling to Daytona Beach and NSB for many years. My son and his wife live in the area. On this occasion I traveled to celebrate the birth, and meet my first grandchild. (Sarah) I am a widower, I have traveled alone for years. I've been a slave to the beachside hotels, resorts & a few B&B's looking for a change. As we all know, no matter the stars, they all lack privacy, personal amenities, the ability to relax and host family and guests, and with the high traffic the cleanliness and property maintenance suffers and feels institutional. As I pulled into the driveway, I could see the love and care that has been put into the home and landscape. I stepped out of the car, and I was greeted by Susie with a smile and the keys to the cottage. I walked into the door, I first noted all of the photos on the site are a exact representation of the cottage and the amenities. The rental was immaculate, there was a gift basket waiting with goodies, snacks, wine and coffee for the am.. The cottage was fully equipped with everything that would be needed for the week. All I needed to do was make my list, and a trip to the grocery store. The property is located on the intercostal, and the cottage is in the rear of the main house. As you sit on the balcony in the shade of the trees, you can view the meditation garden and private pool. You are only a mile or two from the shops and cafes on Flagler and beachside. There are beach cruiser bicycles for the guests to peddle to the sand or lunch at the Breakers!! There is also a wonderful dock to sit and relax enjoying the serenity at sunset. The owners Susie and Herb were wonderful and attentive hosts, making you feel wanted, and like a family member on a visit. I feel the price point was fair and reasonable considering the outstanding accommodations. Now that the stork has made the delivery, of my little granddaughter!! I'll be heading to the palm trees and beach at a faster pace and more often. Let the blessings and the magic begin!! In the future this will be my first stop for lodging in NSB. "5 STARS!!" Regards, David G.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Year!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our 3rd stay at the Carriage House. Susie and Herb greeted us like family and we immediately settled in to the warm and unique rental property. It's a little jewel with it's fanciful yet comfortable quarters. The yard is like an arboretum that invigorates your senses with the beautiful flowers, statuary and lush foliage. We continued to explore downtown Canal Street with it's eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, as well as beachside on Flagler Avenue. There are 3 beaches at our disposal as well as the lovely pool on the property. Our hosts are generous with their time and suggestions about activities in the nearby area. We can't wait to return next year and continue with our adventures in the great little beach town that is NSB!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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.