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Beach Paradise-Amazing pool & secluded backyard. Steps to beach & Flagler!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, backyard with pool. Central to beach and Flagler Avenue!

The Surf Shack is the perfect getaway to a small town designated to surf culture. Call for negotiable rates. The Surf Shack gives visitors a home away from home to relax and enjoy their vacation. With a private backyard paradise including a tropical heated pool, hammock, lounge chairs, and grill, families are able to enjoy the sun without having to leave the property. If you're in the mood for some sand, it's only a stone's throw away! The beach is located one block away from the Surf Shack. When the beach day comes to an end, there is a heated outdoor shower to rinse off sand and salt before refreshing and heading out to discover Flagler Avenue. Flagler Avenue is just a short two block walk to a strip of exciting bars, restaurants, boutiques and shops—perfect to window shop on a cool night. The Shack consists of one king bed in master suite, a full bed and twin bed in guest room. Another twin bed and futon in a third room off the garage. Also queen size and full size pullout sofas in living room. Beautiful sunroom and a large outdoor dining table to enjoy that perfect Florida weather. House is located on quiet, safe street that is around the corner from the great beach local culture!

Wendy Spencer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Wendy Spencer

We are the Spencers! Our family fell in love with New Smyrna Beach a little over ten years ago and we haven't been able to stay away since. We are originally from the other coast of Florida, but being that we are a surfing family, New Smyrna Beach has been our home away from home where we can enjoy the waves. Not only is the beach beautiful, but the locals have become family.

Wendy Spencer purchased this house in 2003

Why Wendy Spencer chose Collins

We purchased this property because it central to all of the amenities New Smyrna Beach has to offer. We had to have a piece of this little surfing culture for ourselves. Being steps away from the beach and a block away from Flagler Avenue, we couldn't get any luckier.

What makes this house unique

The Surf Shack's backyard is the cherry on top. With a beautiful in ground pool, picnic table, a grill area and lounge chairs, our family has made countless memories with friends and family members over the years. After a long day at the beach, there is a hammock swinging close to the pool to relax in. The Surf Shack is perfect for our family of six, but can comfortably fit more for a family get together. The Surf Shack is the serene getaway for our family when we want to take a weekend to surf, relax and make incredible memories together.


Collins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Paradise-Amazing pool & secluded backyard. Steps to beach & Flagler!
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GREAT beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house if cozy, clean, colorful and well stocked. The beds are comfortable and the location is GREAT to Flagler Street activities. The salt water pool is amazing and the beach across the street to steal a peak at the morning sunrise is the BEST. The Owner is friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend this home and will return often!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surf lovers (and everyone else's) paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking for a house in the area for a short, last minute, get away weekend. We wanted to be close to the beach, close to the main street and be able to have a pool. Well, we found all of that in a very picturesque home!

The house is very comfortable and cozy. It has all of the kitchen items you may need for fun, carefree eating. We grilled often and it cooked our meals really well. You can right outside by the grill and the pool. The Surf Shack was definitely made for outdoor living. The hammock just invites you for a siesta after your meal. The pool is nice and deep, kept at a very comfortable temperature.

The Shack is close to everything. Just steps away for the beach, a block away from the entrance to the driving beach section and the main street where you get to experience what NSB is all about.

Steve was just so helpful! He accommodated us in a last minute mad rush... He is just such a great person to deal with, gave us great tips and suggestions for NSB. He was very kind and made sure that we were all set up.

This is the kind of place that you go where you want to relax, have fun and enjoy Florida living. It did fit our family well, we are simple people and wanted a place to go that you did not have to worry about the white couch or the white rugs, or have to worry that the kids are going to break some horribly expensive decoration. Here, what makes the house the warmest I have ever had the opportunity to rent are the pictures of the family on the walls, the children growing up, the graduation pictures and the summer vacations surfing. This is what makes a house feel like a home. If you are lucky enough to rent there, you will see for yourself what I mean. It's not the looks, it's the feeling that the house gives you...

All I can say is, Steve, thank you for welcoming us so warmly into your family home. We are looking forward to many returns!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were WONDERFUL guests. Your review warmed out hearts. We love to share the Surf Shack with families like yours. Hope you made some forever memories!!
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Fun family bungalow beach home steps from beach and Flagler Avenue -- HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four rented this this bright and personality-filled home recently, the week of August 4-10, 2016. Simple, clean, well-kept, this beach home is just across from the boardwalk to the beach. You turn out of the house to the left, cross the two-way residential street, walk across the boardwalk, cross a small parking lot (where there is a child's playground and clean public restroom to use while on the beach/outdoor shower to rinse gear off on your way back) to a second short boardwalk and you are on the sand. (Look for turtles in the dunes there!) In total, it was about 5 minutes for us to get from the house to staking our spot on the beach.

I would better describe Flagler Avenue as not two blocks away but separated by one street. The blocks are like half blocks. Flagler is bustling with activity and shops and so much fun and this home is so close yet tucked away in a quiet, residential area. There is a 7/11 we ran back and forth to for odds and ends which made it very easy, and we really enjoyed the Flagler Tavern and That's Amore, a little Italian restaurant tucked away on Pine Street for our couple of dinners out. Otherwise, we cooked and ate at the house, enjoying use of outdoor grill, coffee maker, and blender for smoothies, and a kitchen adequately stocked to dine in.

There is a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a second room next door with a full and twin bed. There is one bath. There is a third bedroom, the Board Room, accessed thru the kitchen door entrance to the garage. A perfect room for a couple of kids or teens who like their own space. My 11 y.o. son was comfortable in there. Beds and couches are comfortable and clean.

The pool is a warm, clean, saline-based pool and a wonderful, post-beach luxury that we enjoyed every day and evening. It's great to sit outside in the morning with a cup of coffee, or relax with a book in the hammock. There is a convenient outdoor side shower with hot/cold lines to rinse off.

The house is stocked with pool and beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, and beach toys. Wifi worked great, there is a washer and dryer in the garage that we used quite a bit, a blow dryer and a good number of starter items like paper towels, toilet paper, cooking oil and spices. There were a number of goodies left for us and our kids upon our arrival making us feel welcome! This is not a rental, but a family beach home shared with guests! We WILL be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

You can't ask for a better location. You're literally a few minutes walk across the street to the beach or to Flagler Ave. and all the shops & restaurants. Pool is great and the owners are friendly and responsive. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So very glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again. :)
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Start of summer vacation for my Teacher friends.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the Surf Shack! So relaxing and beautiful. Plenty of room, so close to the beach, and a gorgeous backyard with an amazing salt water pool. I would stay again in a heart beat if I am ever over that way again for vacation. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were terrific guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back!! Wendy and Family
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  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Surf Shack for a week in March. The strengths of this property are location, 2 houses away from the dock walkway to the beach, 2-3 blocks walking to plenty of restaurants, both family friendly and gourmet foodie options available. We like a fairly active vacation so being close to the beach made going for a walk super accessible, played sand volleyball at the beach park 1 block away when our sons tennis team joined us for a beach day after a tournament in Orlando, we played tennis at another park 6 blocks away that are lighted as well if you want to play at night. The pool area is definitely a highlight with plenty of seating around the pool to relax. Its a little older property but the owners have made this a very fun, comfortable, casual place that a family or in our case a couple who wanted a little more space than a condo would enjoy very much.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.04 Miles
Daytona Beach International
Nearest Barpub
Flagler Tavern, Traders, Tayton Obriens, many more
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Smyrna Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
Breakers, Clancys, Casa Verde, many more
Nearest Beach
New Smyrna Beach
Car: not necessary

Beautiful, serene beach town perfect for locals and tourists. Great local restaurants, shopss, art galleries and boutiques on nearby Flagler Avenue to visit. Rentals for all outdoor/ beach activities nearby for visitors to surf, fish, bike, etc .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Special holidays and events are booked at a premium. Contact owner for details. There is no charge for payment by e-check. A 2.5% transaction fee will be assessed for credit card payments. Rates do not include Sales Tax and Cleaning Fee. $500 Security Deposit is required. Note: Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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